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Beasley JT, Bonneau JP, Sanchez-Palacios JT, Moreno-Moyano LT, Callahan DL, Tako E, Glahn RP, Lombi E, Johnson AAT (2019) Metabolic engineering of bread wheat improves grain iron concentration and bioavailability. Plant Biotechnology Journal doi: 10.1111/pbi.13074

Bonneau JP, O’Brien M, Plett DC, Johnson AAT (2019) Genetic pathways important for iron nutrition and biofortification of bread wheat. Annual Plant Reviews online doi: 10.1002/9781119312994.apr0628

Tan GZH, Das Bhowmik SS, Hoang TML, Karbaschi MR, Long H, Cheng A, Bonneau JP, Beasley JT, Johnson AAT, Williams B, Mundree SG (2018) Investigation of baseline iron levels in Australian chickpea and evaluation of a transgenic biofortification approach. Frontiers in Plant Science 9: 788

Rojo FP, Nyman RKM, Johnson AAT, Navarro MP, Ryan MH, Erskine W, Kaur P (2018) CRISPR-Cas systems: ushering in the new genome editing era. Bioengineered 9: 214-221

Tan GZH, Das BSS, Hoang TML, Karbaschi MR, Johnson AAT, Williams B, Mundree SG (2017) Finger on the pulse: pumping iron into chickpea. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 1755

Beasley JT, Bonneau JP, Johnson AAT (2017) Characterisation of the nicotianamine aminotransferase and deoxymugineic acid synthase genes essential to Strategy II iron uptake in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). PLoS ONE 12: e0177061

Selby-Pham J, Lutz A, Moreno-Moyano LT, Boughton BA, Roessner U, Johnson AAT (2017) Diurnal changes in transcript and metabolite levels during the iron deficiency response of rice. Rice 10: 14

Macknight RC, Laing WA, Bulley SM, Broad RC, Johnson AAT, Hellens RP (2017) Increasing ascorbate levels in crops to enhance human nutrition and plant abiotic stress tolerance. Current Opinion in Biotechnology 44: 153-160

Moreno-Moyano LT, Bonneau JP, Sánchez-Palacios JT, Tohme J, Johnson AAT (2016) Association of increased grain iron and zinc concentrations with agro-morphological traits of biofortified rice. Frontiers in Plant Science 7: 1463

Bonneau J, Baumann U, Beasley J, Li Y, Johnson AAT (2016) Identification and molecular characterization of the nicotianamine synthase gene family in bread wheat. Plant Biotechnology Journal 14: 2228-39

Fernando SC, Goodger JQD, Gutierrez SS, Johnson AAT, Woodrow IE (2016) Plant regeneration through indirect organogenesis and genetic transformation of Eucalyptus polybractea R.T. Baker. Industrial Crops and Products 86: 73-78

Trijatmiko KR, Dueñas C, Tsakirpaloglou N, Torrizo L, Arines FM, Adeva C, Balindong J, Oliva N, Sapasap MV, Borrero J, Rey J, Francisco P, Nelson A, Nakanishi H, Lombi E, Tako E, Glahn RP, Stangoulis J, Chadha-Mohanty P, Johnson AAT, Tohme J, Barry G, Slamet-Loedin IH (2016) Biofortified indica rice attains iron and zinc nutrition dietary targets in the field. Scientific Reports 6: 19792

Li B, Byrt CS, Qiu J, Baumann U, Hrmova M, Evrard A, Johnson AAT, Birnbaum KD, Mayo GM, Jha D, Henderson SW, Tester M, Gilliham M, Roy SJ (2016) Identification of a stelar-localised transport protein that facilitates root-to-shoot transfer of chloride in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology 170: 1014-1029

Kyriacou B, Moore KL, Paterson D, de Jonge MD, Howard DL, Stangoulis J, Tester M, Lombi E, Johnson AAT (2014) Localization of iron in rice grain using synchrotron X-ray fluorescence microscopy and high resolution secondary ion mass spectrometry. Journal of Cereal Science 59: 173-180

Foroughi S, Baker AJM, Roessner U, Johnson AAT, Bacic A, Callahan DL (2014) Hyperaccumulation of zinc by Noccaea caerulescens results in a cascade of stress responses and changes in the elemental profile. Metallomics 6: 1671-1682

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Kopittke PM, de Jonge MD, Wang P, McKenna BA, Lombi E, Paterson DJ, Howard DL, James SA, Spiers KM, Ryan CG, Johnson AAT, Menzies NW (2014) Laterally resolved speciation of arsenic in roots of wheat and rice using fluorescence-XANES imaging. New Phytologist 201: 1251-1262

Johnson AAT (2013) Enhancing the chelation capacity of rice to maximise iron and zinc concentrations under elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide. Functional Plant Biology 40: 101-108

Gleadow R, Johnson AAT, Tausz M (2013) Crops for a future climate. Functional Plant Biology 40: iii-vi

Evrard A, Bargmann BOR, Birnbaum KD, Tester M, Baumann U, Johnson AAT (2012) Fluorescence-activated cell sorting for analysis of cell type-specific responses to salinity stress in Arabidopsis and rice. In S Shabala, TA Cuin, eds, Plant Salt Tolerance: Methods and Protocols, Vol 913. Humana Press, New York, NY, USA, pp 265-276

Kovalchuk N, Wu W, Eini O, Bazanova N, Pallotta M, Shirley N, Singh R, Ismagul A, Eliby S, Johnson A, Langridge P, Lopato S (2012) The scutellar vascular bundle–specific promoter of the wheat HD-Zip IV transcription factor shows similar spatial and temporal activity in transgenic wheat, barley and rice. Plant Biotechnology Journal 10: 43-53

Kovalchuk N, Smith J, Bazanova N, Pyvovarenko T, Singh R, Shirley N, Ismagul A, Johnson A, Milligan AS, Hrmova M, Langridge P, Lopato S (2012) Characterization of the wheat gene encoding a grain-specific lipid transfer protein TdPR61, and promoter activity in wheat, barley and rice. Journal of Experimental Botany 63: 2025-2040

Johnson AAT, Kyriacou B, Callahan DL, Carruthers L, Stangoulis J, Lombi E, Tester M (2011) Constitutive overexpression of the OsNAS gene family reveals single-gene strategies for effective iron- and zinc-biofortification of rice endosperm. PLoS ONE 6: e24476

Aizat WM, Preuss JM, Johnson AAT, Tester MA, Schultz CJ (2011) Investigation of a His-rich arabinogalactan protein for micronutrient biofortification of cereal grain. Physiologia Plantarum 143: 271-286

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Cotsaftis O, Plett D, Johnson AAT, Walia H, Wilson C, Ismail AM, Close TJ, Tester M, Baumann U (2011) Root-specific transcript profiling of contrasting rice genotypes in response to salinity stress. Molecular Plant 4: 25-41

Kovalchuk N, Li M, Wittek F, Reid N, Singh R, Shirley N, Ismagul A, Eliby S, Johnson AAT, Milligan AS, Hrmova M, Langridge P, Lopato S (2010) Defensin promoters as potential tools for engineering disease resistance in cereal grains. Plant Biotechnology Journal 8: 47-64

Plett D, Johnson AAT, Jacobs A, Tester M (2010) Cell type-specific expression of sodium transporters improves salinity tolerance of rice. GM Crops 1: 273-275

Plett D, Safwat G, Gilliham M, Skrumsager Møller I, Roy S, Shirley N, Jacobs A, Johnson AAT, Tester M (2010) Improved salinity tolerance of rice through cell type-specific expression of AtHKT1;1. PLoS ONE 5: e12571