Dr Jill Harrison

BSc(St.And.), MSc(Edin.), PhD(Edin.)

  • BS8 1TQ


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Research interests

The conquest of land by plants over 450 million years ago was one of the most significant events in our planet's history, and was underpinned by a series of key innovations in plant architecture during evolution.

Our group aims to identify the developmental and genetic basis of two such innovations- three dimensional shoot growth and branching- in a range of model systems representing different stages of plant evolution.

More generally, we are interested in how plant shape arises by development, and wish to transfer knowledge from our model systems to flowering plants to design new shapes and improve productivity.

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Research Output

  • 27 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 2 Chapter in a book
  • 2 Editorial (Academic Journal)
  • 1 Book/Film/Article review (Academic Journal)

Anthoceros genomes illuminate the origin of land plants and the unique biology of hornworts

Li, F-W., Nishiyama, T., Waller, M., Frangedakis, E., Keller, J., Li, Z., Fernandez-Pozo, N., Barker, M. S., Bennett, T. A., Blazquez, M. A., Cheng, S., Cuming, A., de Vries, J., de Vries, S., Delaux, P-M., Diop, I. S., Harrison, C. J., Hauser, D., Hernandez-Garcia, J., Kirbis, A. & 14 others, Meeks, J., Monte, I., Mutte, S. K., Neubauer, A., Quandt, D., Robison, T., Shimamura, M., Rensing, S., Villareal, J. C., Weijers, D., Wicke, S., Wong, G. K-S., Sakakibara, K. & Szövényi, P., 13 Mar 2020, In : Nature Plants. 6, p. 259–272

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Open Access
  • 35 Downloads (Pure)

    Phylogenomic evidence for the monophyly of bryophytes and the reductive evolution of stomata

    Harris, B. J., Harrison, C. J., Hetherington, A. M. & Williams, T., 8 Jun 2020, In : Current Biology. 30, 11, p. 2001-2012.e2 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 6 Downloads (Pure)

    Positional cues regulate dorsal organ formation in the liverwort Marchantia polymorpha

    Suzuki, H., Harrison, C. J., Shimamura, M., Kohchi, T. & Nishihama, R., 23 Mar 2020, In : Journal of Plant Research. 2020

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)