Prof David Day

Position/s:Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
School of Biological Sciences
Phone: +61 8 82012683
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Location: Registry (216)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Research and supervision

Research expertise

  • Plant biology

Research interests

My research combines biochemistry with molecular biology and genomics, to solve problems in cellular processes in plants. Our focus is on mitochondrial electron transport and its associated carbon and nitrogen metabolism, and nutrient transport across symbiotic membranes in nitrogen fixing legumes.

Supervisory interests

  • Cell biology
  • Plant biology
  • Respiration in plant growth

Publications

Refereed journal articles
  • Ng, S., Giraud, E., Duncan, O., Law, S.R., Wang, Y., Xu, L., et al. (2013). Cyclin-dependent Kinase E1 (CDKE1) Provides a Cellular Switch in Plants between Growth and Stress Responses. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 288(5) pp. 3449-3459. [10.1074/jbc.M112.416727]
  • Chai, T., Simmonds, D., Day, D.A., Colmer, T.D. and Finnegan, P.M. (2012). A GmAOX2b antisense gene compromises vegetative growth and seed production in soybean. Planta, 236(1) pp. 199-207. [10.1007/s00425-012-1601-6]
  • Gandin, A., Duffes, C., Day, D.A. and Cousins, A.B. (2012). The Absence of Alternative Oxidase AOX1A Results in Altered Response of Photosynthetic Carbon Assimilation to Increasing CO2 in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant and Cell Physiology, 53(9) pp. 1627-1637. [10.1093/pcp/pcs107]
  • Barton, D., Cole, L., Collings, D., Liu, D., Smith, P., Day, D., et al. (2011). Cell-to-cell transport via the lumen of the endoplasmic reticulum. The Plant Journal, 66(5) pp. 806-817. [10.1111/j.1365-313X.2011.04545.x]
  • Millar, A., Whelan, J., Soole, K. and Day, D. (2011). Organization and regulation of mitochondrial respiration in plants. Annual Review of Plant Biology, 62 pp. 79-104. [10.1146/annurev-arplant-042110-103857]
  • Smith, C., Barthet, M., Melino, V., Smith, P., Day, D. and Soole, K. (2011). Alterations in the Mitochondrial Alternative NAD(P)H Dehydrogenase NDB4 Lead to Changes in Mitochondrial Electron Transport Chain Composition, Plant Growth and Response to Oxidative Stress. Plant and Cell Physiology, 52(7) pp. 1222-1237. [10.1093/pcp/pcr073]
  • Chai, T., Simmonds, D., Day, D.A., Colmer, T.D. and Finnegan, P.M. (2010). Photosynthetic Performance and Fertility Are Repressed in GmAOX2b Antisense Soybean . Plant Physiology, 152(3) pp. 1638-1649. [10.1104/pp.109.149294]
  • Ho, A.Y., Day, D.A., Brown, M.H. and Marc, J. (2009). Arabidopsis phospholipase D{delta} initiator of cytoskeleton-mediated signalling to fundamental cellular processes. Functional Plant Biology, 36(2) pp. 190-198. [doi:10.1071/FP08222]
  • Armstrong, A., Badger, M., Day, D., Barthet, M., Smith, P., Millar, A., et al. (2008). Dynamic changes in the mitochondrial electron transport chain underpinning cold acclimation of leaf respiration. Plant Cell and Environment, 31(8) pp. 1156-1169. [DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3040.2008.01830.x]
  • Garmier, M., Carroll, A., Delannoy, E., Vallet, C., Day, D., Small, I., et al. (2008). Complex I dysfunction redirects cellular and mitochondrial metabolism in arabidopsis. Plant Physiology, 148 pp. 1324-1341. [doi: 10.1104/pp.108.125880]

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Book chapters
  • Day, D. (2004). Mitochondrial structure and function in plants. In David A. Day, A. Harvey Millar and Jim Whelan, ed. Plant Mitochondria: from Genome to Function. Massachusetts: Kluwer, pp. 1-10.
Refereed journal articles
  • Ng, S., Giraud, E., Duncan, O., Law, S.R., Wang, Y., Xu, L., et al. (2013). Cyclin-dependent Kinase E1 (CDKE1) Provides a Cellular Switch in Plants between Growth and Stress Responses. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 288(5) pp. 3449-3459. [10.1074/jbc.M112.416727]
  • Gandin, A., Duffes, C., Day, D.A. and Cousins, A.B. (2012). The Absence of Alternative Oxidase AOX1A Results in Altered Response of Photosynthetic Carbon Assimilation to Increasing CO2 in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant and Cell Physiology, 53(9) pp. 1627-1637. [10.1093/pcp/pcs107]
  • Chai, T., Simmonds, D., Day, D.A., Colmer, T.D. and Finnegan, P.M. (2012). A GmAOX2b antisense gene compromises vegetative growth and seed production in soybean. Planta, 236(1) pp. 199-207. [10.1007/s00425-012-1601-6]
  • Smith, C., Barthet, M., Melino, V., Smith, P., Day, D. and Soole, K. (2011). Alterations in the Mitochondrial Alternative NAD(P)H Dehydrogenase NDB4 Lead to Changes in Mitochondrial Electron Transport Chain Composition, Plant Growth and Response to Oxidative Stress. Plant and Cell Physiology, 52(7) pp. 1222-1237. [10.1093/pcp/pcr073]
  • Barton, D., Cole, L., Collings, D., Liu, D., Smith, P., Day, D., et al. (2011). Cell-to-cell transport via the lumen of the endoplasmic reticulum. The Plant Journal, 66(5) pp. 806-817. [10.1111/j.1365-313X.2011.04545.x]
  • Millar, A., Whelan, J., Soole, K. and Day, D. (2011). Organization and regulation of mitochondrial respiration in plants. Annual Review of Plant Biology, 62 pp. 79-104. [10.1146/annurev-arplant-042110-103857]
  • Chai, T., Simmonds, D., Day, D.A., Colmer, T.D. and Finnegan, P.M. (2010). Photosynthetic Performance and Fertility Are Repressed in GmAOX2b Antisense Soybean . Plant Physiology, 152(3) pp. 1638-1649. [10.1104/pp.109.149294]
  • Ho, A.Y., Day, D.A., Brown, M.H. and Marc, J. (2009). Arabidopsis phospholipase D{delta} initiator of cytoskeleton-mediated signalling to fundamental cellular processes. Functional Plant Biology, 36(2) pp. 190-198. [doi:10.1071/FP08222]
  • Liu, D., Kuhlmey, B., Smith, P., Day, D., Faulkner, C. and Overall, R. (2008). Reflection across plant cell boundaries in confocal laser scanning microscopy. Journal of Microscopy, 231(2) pp. 349-357. [DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2818.2008.02068.x]
  • Garmier, M., Carroll, A., Delannoy, E., Vallet, C., Day, D., Small, I., et al. (2008). Complex I dysfunction redirects cellular and mitochondrial metabolism in arabidopsis. Plant Physiology, 148 pp. 1324-1341. [doi: 10.1104/pp.108.125880]
  • Carrie, C., Murcha, M., Kuehn, K., Duncan, O., Barthet, M., Smith, P., et al. (2008). Type II NAD(P)H dehydrogenases are targeted to mitochondria and chloroplasts or peroxisomes in arabidopsis thaliana. FEBS Letters, 582(20) pp. 3073-3079. [doi:10.1016/j.febslet.2008.07.061]
  • Armstrong, A., Badger, M., Day, D., Barthet, M., Smith, P., Millar, A., et al. (2008). Dynamic changes in the mitochondrial electron transport chain underpinning cold acclimation of leaf respiration. Plant Cell and Environment, 31(8) pp. 1156-1169. [DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3040.2008.01830.x]
  • Millar, A., Small, I., Day, D. and Whelan, J. (2008). Mitochondrial Biogenesis and Function in Arabidopsis. The Arabidopsis Book, 6(e0111) [Link]
  • Winger, A., Taylor, N., Heazlewood, J., Day, D. and Millar, A. (2007). Identification of intra- and intermolecular disulphide bonding in the plant mitochondrial proteome by diagonal gel electrophoresis. Proteomics, 7(22) pp. 4158-4170. [DOI: 10.1002/pmic.200700209]
  • Winger, A., Taylor, N., Heazlewood, J., Day, D. and Millar, A. (2007). The cytotoxic lipid peroxidation product 4-hydroxy-2-nonenal covalently modifies a selective range of proteins linked to respiratory function in plant mitochondria. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 282(52) pp. 37436-37447. [doi: 10.1074/jbc.M702385200]
  • Elhafez, D., Murcha, M.W., Clifton, R., Soole, K.L., Day, D.A. and Whelan, J. (2006). Characterization of mitochondrial alternative NAD(P)H dehydrogenases in arabidopsis: intraorganelle location and expression. Plant and Cell Physiology, 47(1) pp. 43-54. [doi:10.1093/pcp/pci221]
  • Winger, A., Millar, A. and Day, D. (2005). Sensitivity of plant mitochondrial terminal oxidases to the lipid peroxidation product 4-hydroxy-2-nonenal (HNE) Biochemical Journal, 387 pp. 865-870. [doi: 10.1042/BJ20042044]
  • Ribas-Carbo, M., Taylor, N., Giles, L., Busquets, S., Finnegan, P., Day, D., et al. (2005). Effects of water stress on respiration in soybean leaves. Plant Physiology, 139(1) pp. 466-473. [doi: 10.1104/pp.105.065565]
  • Noguchi, K., Taylor, N., Millar, A., Lambers, H. and Day, D. (2005). Response of mitochondria to light intensity in the leaves of sun and shade species. Plant Cell and Environment, 28(6) pp. 760-771. [DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3040.2005.01322.x]
  • Clifton, R., Lister, R., Parker, K., Sappl, P., Elhafez, D., Millar, A., et al. (2005). Stress-induced co-expression of alternative respiratory chain components in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Molecular Biology, 58(2) pp. 193-212. [DOI: 10.1007/s11103-005-5514-7]
  • Taylor, N., Heazlewood, J., Day, D. and Millar, A. (2005). Differential impact of environmental stresses on the pea mitochondrial proteome. Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, 4(8) pp. 1122-1133. [doi: 10.1074/mcp.M400210-MCP200]
  • Shane, M., Cramer, M., Funayama-Noguchi, S., Cawthray, G., Millar, A., Day, D., et al. (2004). Developmental Physiology of Cluster-Root Carboxylate Synthesis and Exudation in Harsh Hakea. Expression of Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxylase and the Alternative Oxidase. Plant Physiology, 135 pp. 549-560. [10.1104/pp.103.035659]
  • Barnard, P., Baker, M., Berners-Price, S. and Day, D. (2004). Mitochondrial permeability transition induced by dinuclear gold(I)-carbene complexes: potential new antimitochondrial antitumour agents. Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 98(10) pp. 1642-1647. [doi:10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2004.05.011]
  • Moore, C., Cook-Johnson, R.J., Rudhe, C., Whelan, J., Day, D.A., Wiskich, J.T., et al. (2003). Identification of AtNDI1, an Internal Non-Phosphorylating NAD(P)H Dehydrogenase in Arabidopsis Mitochondria. Plant Physiology, 133(4) pp. 1968-1978. [doi:10.1104/pp.103.029363]

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