Ronald Pierik

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Affiliation: Utrecht University
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Shade avoidance: phytochrome signalling and other aboveground neighbour detection cues
    Ronald Pierik
    Plant Ecophysiology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, Padualaan 8, 3584 CH Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Exp Bot 65:2815-24. 2014
  2. pmc Petiole hyponasty: an ethylene-driven, adaptive response to changes in the environment
    Joanna K Polko
    Plant Ecophysiology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, Padualaan 8, 3584 CH Utrecht, The Netherlands
    AoB Plants 2011:plr031. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Growth-mediated stress escape: convergence of signal transduction pathways activated upon exposure to two different environmental stresses
    Ronald Pierik
    Plant Ecophysiology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    New Phytol 189:122-34. 2011
  4. pmc Auxin and ethylene regulate elongation responses to neighbor proximity signals independent of gibberellin and della proteins in Arabidopsis
    Ronald Pierik
    Plant Ecophysiology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, 3584 CA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Plant Physiol 149:1701-12. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Differential petiole growth in Arabidopsis thaliana: photocontrol and hormonal regulation
    Frank F Millenaar
    Plant Ecophysiology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, 3584 CA, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    New Phytol 184:141-52. 2009
  6. pmc Auxin transport through PIN-FORMED 3 (PIN3) controls shade avoidance and fitness during competition
    Diederik H Keuskamp
    Plant Ecophysiology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, 3584 CH, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:22740-4. 2010
  7. pmc Endogenous abscisic acid as a key switch for natural variation in flooding-induced shoot elongation
    Xin Chen
    Plant Ecophysiology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Plant Physiol 154:969-77. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Blue-light-mediated shade avoidance requires combined auxin and brassinosteroid action in Arabidopsis seedlings
    Diederik H Keuskamp
    Plant Ecophysiology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, Padualaan 8, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Plant J 67:208-17. 2011
  9. pmc Ethylene promotes hyponastic growth through interaction with ROTUNDIFOLIA3/CYP90C1 in Arabidopsis
    Joanna K Polko
    Plant Ecophysiology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, Padualaan 8, 3584 CH Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Exp Bot 64:613-24. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Perception of low red:far-red ratio compromises both salicylic acid- and jasmonic acid-dependent pathogen defences in Arabidopsis
    Mieke de Wit
    Plant Ecophysiology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, Padualaan 8, 3584 CH, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Plant J 75:90-103. 2013

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Publications31

  1. ncbi request reprint Shade avoidance: phytochrome signalling and other aboveground neighbour detection cues
    Ronald Pierik
    Plant Ecophysiology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, Padualaan 8, 3584 CH Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Exp Bot 65:2815-24. 2014
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  2. pmc Petiole hyponasty: an ethylene-driven, adaptive response to changes in the environment
    Joanna K Polko
    Plant Ecophysiology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, Padualaan 8, 3584 CH Utrecht, The Netherlands
    AoB Plants 2011:plr031. 2011
    ..Since ethylene is a central agent triggering hyponasty, we focus on ethylene in controlling different stages during plant development and summarize current knowledge on the relationship between ethylene and cell growth...
  3. doi request reprint Growth-mediated stress escape: convergence of signal transduction pathways activated upon exposure to two different environmental stresses
    Ronald Pierik
    Plant Ecophysiology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    New Phytol 189:122-34. 2011
    ..We propose that gibberellin and expansins, a family of cell wall-loosening proteins, represent elements of a conserved growth machinery that is activated by stress-specific signaling events to regulate escape from stress...
  4. pmc Auxin and ethylene regulate elongation responses to neighbor proximity signals independent of gibberellin and della proteins in Arabidopsis
    Ronald Pierik
    Plant Ecophysiology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, 3584 CA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Plant Physiol 149:1701-12. 2009
    ..We propose that this novel ethylene and auxin control of shade avoidance interacts with DELLA abundance but also controls independent targets to regulate adaptive growth responses to surrounding vegetation...
  5. doi request reprint Differential petiole growth in Arabidopsis thaliana: photocontrol and hormonal regulation
    Frank F Millenaar
    Plant Ecophysiology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, 3584 CA, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    New Phytol 184:141-52. 2009
    ....
  6. pmc Auxin transport through PIN-FORMED 3 (PIN3) controls shade avoidance and fitness during competition
    Diederik H Keuskamp
    Plant Ecophysiology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, 3584 CH, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:22740-4. 2010
    ..We conclude that low R:FR modulates the auxin distribution by a change in the cellular location of PIN3, and that this control can be of great importance for plants growing in dense vegetations...
  7. pmc Endogenous abscisic acid as a key switch for natural variation in flooding-induced shoot elongation
    Xin Chen
    Plant Ecophysiology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Plant Physiol 154:969-77. 2010
    ..palustris and Rumex acetosa), we suggest that natural selection results in similar modification of regulatory pathways within and between species...
  8. doi request reprint Blue-light-mediated shade avoidance requires combined auxin and brassinosteroid action in Arabidopsis seedlings
    Diederik H Keuskamp
    Plant Ecophysiology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, Padualaan 8, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Plant J 67:208-17. 2011
    ....
  9. pmc Ethylene promotes hyponastic growth through interaction with ROTUNDIFOLIA3/CYP90C1 in Arabidopsis
    Joanna K Polko
    Plant Ecophysiology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, Padualaan 8, 3584 CH Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Exp Bot 64:613-24. 2013
    ..Together, the results show that ROT3 modulates ethylene-induced petiole movement and that this function is likely BR related...
  10. doi request reprint Perception of low red:far-red ratio compromises both salicylic acid- and jasmonic acid-dependent pathogen defences in Arabidopsis
    Mieke de Wit
    Plant Ecophysiology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, Padualaan 8, 3584 CH, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Plant J 75:90-103. 2013
    ..Our results indicate that foraging for light through the shade-avoidance response is prioritised over plant immune responses when plants are simultaneously challenged with competition and pathogen attack...
  11. doi request reprint Canopy light cues affect emission of constitutive and methyl jasmonate-induced volatile organic compounds in Arabidopsis thaliana
    Wouter Kegge
    Plant Ecophysiology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, 3584 CH, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    New Phytol 200:861-74. 2013
    ..Studies on plant-plant and plant-insect interactions through VOCs should take into account the light quality within dense stands when extrapolating to natural and agricultural field conditions...
  12. pmc Light quality-mediated petiole elongation in Arabidopsis during shade avoidance involves cell wall modification by xyloglucan endotransglucosylase/hydrolases
    Rashmi Sasidharan
    Plant Ecophysiology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Plant Physiol 154:978-90. 2010
    ..Consistently, knockout mutants for two of these XTH genes also had reduced or absent shade avoidance responses to these light signals. These results point toward the cell wall as a vital regulatory point during shade avoidance...
  13. doi request reprint Ethylene-induced differential petiole growth in Arabidopsis thaliana involves local microtubule reorientation and cell expansion
    Joanna K Polko
    Plant Ecophysiology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    New Phytol 193:339-48. 2012
    ..This work provides evidence that ethylene stimulates cell expansion in a tissue-specific manner and that it is associated with tissue-specific changes in the arrangement of CMTs along the petiole...
  14. ncbi request reprint DELLA protein function in growth responses to canopy signals
    Tanja Djakovic-Petrovic
    Plant Ecophysiology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, Sorbonnelaan 16, 3584 CA, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Plant J 51:117-26. 2007
    ..These data provide novel information on the regulation of shade-avoidance under ecologically important conditions, defining the importance of DELLA proteins and GA and unravelling the existence of GA- and DELLA-independent mechanisms...
  15. pmc Plant neighbor detection through touching leaf tips precedes phytochrome signals
    Mieke de Wit
    Plant Ecophysiology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, 3584 CH Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:14705-10. 2012
    ..This signal occurs before light signals and appears to be the earliest means of above-ground plant-plant signaling in horizontally growing rosette plants...
  16. pmc Cell wall modification involving XTHs controls phytochrome-mediated petiole elongation in Arabidopsis thaliana
    Rashmi Sasidharan
    Plant Ecophysiology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Plant Signal Behav 5:1491-2. 2010
    ..Shade also resulted in rapid apoplastic acidification which is necessary for the optimal activity of cell wall modifying proteins such as XTHs and expansins...
  17. doi request reprint Plasticity as a plastic response: how submergence-induced leaf elongation in Rumex palustris depends on light and nutrient availability in its early life stage
    Heidrun Huber
    Radboud University Nijmegen, Institute for Water and Wetland Research, Department of Experimental Plant Ecology, Heyendaalseweg 135, 6525 AJ Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    New Phytol 194:572-82. 2012
    ..Internal resource status interacts with cues perceived at different developmental stages in determining plastic responses to the environment...
  18. pmc A kinetic analysis of hyponastic growth and petiole elongation upon ethylene exposure in Rumex palustris
    Zohreh Heydarian
    Plant Ecophysiology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, Padualaan 8, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Ann Bot 106:429-35. 2010
    ..These responses are initiated by the gaseous plant hormone ethylene, which accumulates inside plants due to physical entrapment. This study aimed to investigate the kinetics of ethylene-induced leaf hyponasty and petiole elongation...
  19. ncbi request reprint The Janus face of ethylene: growth inhibition and stimulation
    Ronald Pierik
    Plant Ecophysiology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, Sorbonnelaan 16, 3584 CA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Trends Plant Sci 11:176-83. 2006
    ..Focusing on photosynthesis and cell expansion, we highlight several mechanisms through which ethylene affects plant growth, thereby interacting with various other signal transduction routes...
  20. pmc Ethylene-induced differential growth of petioles in Arabidopsis. Analyzing natural variation, response kinetics, and regulation
    Frank F Millenaar
    Plant Ecophysiology, Utrecht University, 3584 CA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Plant Physiol 137:998-1008. 2005
    ..Therefore, we conclude that Ler is missing an essential component between the primary ethylene signal transduction chain and a downstream part of the hyponastic growth signal transduction pathway...
  21. pmc Auxin perception and polar auxin transport are not always a prerequisite for differential growth
    Martijn van Zanten
    Plant Ecophysiology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Plant Signal Behav 4:899-901. 2009
    ..We conclude that ethylene- and low light-induced hyponastic growth occurs at least partly via separate signaling routes, despite their strong similarities in response kinetics...
  22. doi request reprint Shade tolerance: when growing tall is not an option
    Charlotte M M Gommers
    Plant Ecophysiology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, Padualaan 8, 3584 CH Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Trends Plant Sci 18:65-71. 2013
    ..We argue that molecular approaches using model and non-model species should help identify the molecular pathways that underpin shade tolerance, thus providing knowledge for further crop improvement...
  23. pmc Blue light regulated shade avoidance
    Diederik H Keuskamp
    Plant Ecophysiology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Plant Signal Behav 7:514-7. 2012
    ..thaliana plants differ in their hormonal regulation. These studies also show there is a regulatory overlap with the R:FR-regulated SAS...
  24. pmc Physiological regulation and functional significance of shade avoidance responses to neighbors
    Diederik H Keuskamp
    Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Plant Signal Behav 5:655-62. 2010
    ..Using this mechanistic knowledge as a starting point, we will discuss how the SAS functions in the context of the complex multi-facetted environments that plants usually grow in...
  25. ncbi request reprint New perspectives in flooding research: the use of shade avoidance and Arabidopsis thaliana
    Ronald Pierik
    Department of Plant Ecophysiology, Utrecht University, Sorbonnelaan 16, 3584 CA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Ann Bot 96:533-40. 2005
    ..It will, however, be difficult to gain further knowledge using these methods. Consequently, new approaches are required...
  26. doi request reprint Plant science. Plant stress profiles
    Laurentius A C J Voesenek
    Plant Ecophysiology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, Sorbonnelaan 16, 3584 CA Utrecht, Netherlands
    Science 320:880-1. 2008
  27. pmc Interactions between auxin, microtubules and XTHs mediate green shade- induced petiole elongation in arabidopsis
    Rashmi Sasidharan
    Plant Ecophysiology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 9:e90587. 2014
    ..Based on the results we hypothesize that cMTs can mediate petiole elongation during shade avoidance by regulating the expression of cell wall modifying proteins via control of auxin distribution. ..
  28. pmc The regulation of cell wall extensibility during shade avoidance: a study using two contrasting ecotypes of Stellaria longipes
    Rashmi Sasidharan
    Plant Ecophysiology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, 3584 CA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Plant Physiol 148:1557-69. 2008
    ..Ecotypic differences demonstrate how responses to environmental stimuli are differently regulated to survive a particular habitat...
  29. ncbi request reprint Ecology of plant volatiles: taking a plant community perspective
    Ronald Pierik
    Plant Ecophysiology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, 3584 CH, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Plant Cell Environ 37:1845-53. 2014
    ..Finally, we will outline the most urgent questions to be addressed in the future. ..
  30. pmc Two Rumex species from contrasting hydrological niches regulate flooding tolerance through distinct mechanisms
    Hans van Veen
    Department of Plant Ecophysiology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, 3584 CH Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Plant Cell 25:4691-707. 2013
    ..Learning how these contrasting flood adaptive strategies evolved in nature will be instrumental for the development of stress-tolerant crop varieties that deliver enhanced yields in a changing climate...
  31. doi request reprint Biogenic volatile organic compounds and plant competition
    Wouter Kegge
    Plant Ecophysiology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, Padualaan 8, 3584 CH Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Trends Plant Sci 15:126-32. 2010
    ..It is suggested that BVOCs provide information about neighbouring competitors, such as their identity or growth rate, that classic neighbour detection signals cannot provide...