Faculty of Biological Sciences

Dr Tom Bennett

University Academic Fellow in Molecular Plant Science
School of Biology

Background: BSc. Biology, University of Leeds, 2002 PhD Biology, University of York, 2006

Contact:  Manton 9.02, +44(0) 113-34-38614, email address for  

You can read more about Dr Bennett's interests here:
http://www.plants.leeds.ac.uk/people/groups_ben.php


Research Interests

Systemic regulation of plant development

Modules taught

BIOL5294M - MSc Bioscience Research Project Proposal
BIOL5392M - Bioscience MSc Research Project
BLGY1211 - Applied Biology and Agriculture
BLGY1236 - Practical Applied Biology
BLGY1303 - Tutorials for Biology and Genetics

Seale M, Bennett T, Leyser O BRC1 expression regulates bud activation potential but is not necessary or sufficient for bud growth inhibition in Arabidopsis Development 144 1661-1673, 2017
DOI:10.1242/dev.145649
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Bennett T, Liang Y, Seale M, Ward S, Müller D, Leyser O Strigolactone regulates shoot development through a core signalling pathway. Biol Open 5 1806-1820, 2016
DOI:10.1242/bio.021402
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Liang Y, Ward S, Li P, Bennett T, Leyser O SMAX1-LIKE7 Signals from the Nucleus to Regulate Shoot Development in Arabidopsis via Partially EAR Motif-Independent Mechanisms. Plant Cell 28 1581-1601, 2016
DOI:10.1105/tpc.16.00286
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Bennett T, Hines G, van Rongen M, Waldie T, Sawchuk MG, Scarpella E, Ljung K, Leyser O Connective Auxin Transport in the Shoot Facilitates Communication between Shoot Apices. PLoS biology 14 e1002446-, 2016
DOI:10.1371/journal.pbio.1002446
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Soundappan I, Bennett TA, Morffy N, Liang Y, Stanga JP, Abbas A, Leyser O, Nelson DC SMAX1-LIKE/D53 family members enable distinct MAX2-dependent responses to strigolactones and karrikins in Arabidopsis Plant Cell 27 3143-3159, 2015
DOI:10.1105/tpc.15.00562
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Bennett T PIN proteins and the evolution of plant development. Trends in plant science 20 498-507, 2015
DOI:10.1016/j.tplants.2015.05.005
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Bennett TA, Liu MM, Aoyama T, Wang XY, Bierfreund NM, Braun M, Coudert Y, Dennis RJ, O'Connor D, White CD, Decker EL, Refski R, Harrison CJ Plasma membrane targeted PIN proteins drive shoot development in a moss Current Biology 24 2776-2785, 2014
DOI:10.1016/j.cub.2014.09.054
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Bennett TA, Leyser O Strigolactone signalling: standing on the shoulders of DWARFs Current Opinion in Plant Biology 22 7-13, 2014
DOI:10.1016/j.pbi.2014.08.001
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Bennett TA, van den Toorn A, Willemsen V, Scheres B Precise control of plant stem cell activity through parallel regulatory inputs Development 141 4055-4064, 2014
DOI:10.1242/dev.110148

Bennett T, Brockington SF, Rothfels C, Graham SW, Stevenson D, Kutchan T, Rolf M, Thomas P, Wong GK, Leyser O, Glover BJ, Harrison CJ Paralogous radiations of PIN proteins with multiple origins of noncanonical PIN structure. Molecular biology and evolution 31 2042-2060, 2014
DOI:10.1093/molbev/msu147
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Bennett T, Hines G, Leyser O Canalization: what the flux? Trends in genetics : TIG 30 41-48, 2014
DOI:10.1016/j.tig.2013.11.001
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Bainbridge K, Bennett T, Crisp P, Leyser O, Turnbull C Grafting in Arabidopsis. Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.) 1062 155-163, 2014
DOI:10.1007/978-1-62703-580-4_7
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Bennett TA, Leyser O The Auxin Question: A Philosophical Overview In Auxin and Its Role in Plant Development , 2014

Bennett T, van den Toorn A, Sanchez-Perez GF, Campilho A, Willemsen V, Snel B, Scheres B SOMBRERO, BEARSKIN1, and BEARSKIN2 regulate root cap maturation in Arabidopsis. The Plant cell 22 640-654, 2010
DOI:10.1105/tpc.109.072272
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Bennett T, Scheres B Root development-two meristems for the price of one? Current topics in developmental biology 91 67-102, 2010
DOI:10.1016/s0070-2153(10)91003-x
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Prusinkiewicz P, Crawford S, Smith RS, Ljung K, Bennett T, Ongaro V, Leyser O Control of bud activation by an auxin transport switch. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 106 17431-17436, 2009
DOI:10.1073/pnas.0906696106
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Willemsen V, Bauch M, Bennett T, Campilho A, Wolkenfelt H, Xu J, Haseloff J, Scheres B The NAC domain transcription factors FEZ and SOMBRERO control the orientation of cell division plane in Arabidopsis root stem cells. Developmental cell 15 913-922, 2008
DOI:10.1016/j.devcel.2008.09.019
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Bennett T, Leyser O Something on the side: axillary meristems and plant development. Plant molecular biology 60 843-854, 2006
DOI:10.1007/s11103-005-2763-4
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Bennett T, Sieberer T, Willett B, Booker J, Luschnig C, Leyser O The Arabidopsis MAX pathway controls shoot branching by regulating auxin transport. Current biology : CB 16 553-563, 2006
DOI:10.1016/j.cub.2006.01.058
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Bainbridge K, Bennett T, Turnbull C, Leyser O Grafting. Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.) 323 39-44, 2006
DOI:10.1385/1-59745-003-0:39
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Waters MT, Gutjahr C, Bennett T, Nelson DC Strigolactone Signaling and Evolution Annual Review of Plant Biology 68 -,
DOI:10.1146/annurev-arplant-042916-040925
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