Colin P Osborne

Summary

Affiliation: University of Sheffield
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Evolution of C4 plants: a new hypothesis for an interaction of CO2 and water relations mediated by plant hydraulics
    Colin P Osborne
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 367:583-600. 2012
  2. pmc The penalty of a long, hot summer. Photosynthetic acclimation to high CO2 and continuous light in "living fossil" conifers
    Colin P Osborne
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Plant Physiol 133:803-12. 2003
  3. pmc Nature's green revolution: the remarkable evolutionary rise of C4 plants
    Colin P Osborne
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 361:173-94. 2006
  4. doi request reprint Low temperature effects on leaf physiology and survivorship in the C3 and C4 subspecies of Alloteropsis semialata
    Colin P Osborne
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    J Exp Bot 59:1743-54. 2008
  5. pmc Ecological selection pressures for C4 photosynthesis in the grasses
    Colin P Osborne
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 276:1753-60. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Carbon loss by deciduous trees in a CO2-rich ancient polar environment
    Dana L Royer
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Nature 424:60-2. 2003
  7. doi request reprint Partitioning the components of relative growth rate: how important is plant size variation?
    Mark Rees
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 176:E152-61. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Seasonal differences in photosynthesis between the C3 and C4 subspecies of Alloteropsis semialata are offset by frost and drought
    Douglas G Ibrahim
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Plant Cell Environ 31:1038-50. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Ecophysiological traits in C3 and C4 grasses: a phylogenetically controlled screening experiment
    Samuel H Taylor
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    New Phytol 185:780-91. 2010
  10. pmc Water-use responses of 'living fossil' conifers to CO2 enrichment in a simulated Cretaceous polar environment
    Laura Llorens
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Ann Bot 104:179-88. 2009

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Publications19

  1. pmc Evolution of C4 plants: a new hypothesis for an interaction of CO2 and water relations mediated by plant hydraulics
    Colin P Osborne
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 367:583-600. 2012
    ..The evolution of C(4) photosynthesis therefore simultaneously improved plant carbon and water relations, conferring strong benefits as atmospheric CO(2) declined and ecological demand for water rose...
  2. pmc The penalty of a long, hot summer. Photosynthetic acclimation to high CO2 and continuous light in "living fossil" conifers
    Colin P Osborne
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Plant Physiol 133:803-12. 2003
    ..Preliminary calculations using A indicated that winter carbon losses through deciduous leaf abscission and respiration were recovered by 10 to 25 d of canopy carbon fixation during summer, thereby explaining the productivity paradox...
  3. pmc Nature's green revolution: the remarkable evolutionary rise of C4 plants
    Colin P Osborne
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 361:173-94. 2006
    ..We suggest that future research must redress the substantial imbalance between experimental investigations and analyses of the geological record...
  4. doi request reprint Low temperature effects on leaf physiology and survivorship in the C3 and C4 subspecies of Alloteropsis semialata
    Colin P Osborne
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    J Exp Bot 59:1743-54. 2008
    ..These results therefore suggest that C(3) members of this subtropical species may gain an advantage over their C(4) counterparts at low temperatures via protection from freezing injury rather than higher photosynthetic rates...
  5. pmc Ecological selection pressures for C4 photosynthesis in the grasses
    Colin P Osborne
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 276:1753-60. 2009
    ..Our analyses warn against evolutionary inferences based solely upon the high occurrence of extant C(4) species in dry habitats, and provide a novel interpretation of this classic ecological association...
  6. ncbi request reprint Carbon loss by deciduous trees in a CO2-rich ancient polar environment
    Dana L Royer
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Nature 424:60-2. 2003
    ..We therefore reject the carbon-loss hypothesis as an explanation for the deciduous nature of polar forests...
  7. doi request reprint Partitioning the components of relative growth rate: how important is plant size variation?
    Mark Rees
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 176:E152-61. 2010
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  8. doi request reprint Seasonal differences in photosynthesis between the C3 and C4 subspecies of Alloteropsis semialata are offset by frost and drought
    Douglas G Ibrahim
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Plant Cell Environ 31:1038-50. 2008
    ..This study highlights previously unrecognized roles for climatic extremes in determining the ecological success of C(3) and C(4) grasses...
  9. doi request reprint Ecophysiological traits in C3 and C4 grasses: a phylogenetically controlled screening experiment
    Samuel H Taylor
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    New Phytol 185:780-91. 2010
    ..Phylogenetic bias is therefore a crucial factor to be considered when comparing the ecophysiology of C(3) and C(4) species...
  10. pmc Water-use responses of 'living fossil' conifers to CO2 enrichment in a simulated Cretaceous polar environment
    Laura Llorens
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Ann Bot 104:179-88. 2009
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  11. pmc A molecular phylogeny of the genus Alloteropsis (Panicoideae, Poaceae) suggests an evolutionary reversion from C4 to C3 photosynthesis
    Douglas G Ibrahim
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Ann Bot 103:127-36. 2009
    ..semialata; and (b) infer evolutionary relationships between species within the Alloteropsis genus...
  12. doi request reprint Phylogenetic niche conservatism in C4 grasses
    Hui Liu
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
    Oecologia 170:835-45. 2012
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  13. doi request reprint Functional Traits Differ between Cereal Crop Progenitors and Other Wild Grasses Gathered in the Neolithic Fertile Crescent
    Jennifer Cunniff
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 9:e87586. 2014
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  14. doi request reprint Molecular dating, evolutionary rates, and the age of the grasses
    Pascal Antoine Christin
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, 80 Waterman St, Providence, RI 02912, USA Department of Biology and Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, 24 Kincaid Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, USA Department of Ecology and Evolution, Biophore, Quartier Sorge, University of Lausanne, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Quartier Sorge, University of Lausanne, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Syst Biol 63:153-65. 2014
    ..These results emphasize the importance of considering markers from multiple genomes and alternative fossil placements when addressing evolutionary issues that depend on ages estimated for important groups. ..
  15. doi request reprint A non-targeted metabolomics approach to quantifying differences in root storage between fast- and slow-growing plants
    Rebecca R L Atkinson
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    New Phytol 196:200-11. 2012
    ..We conclude that the increased investment in these reserves is an important resource allocation strategy underlying the growth-survival trade-off in plants...
  16. doi request reprint Did greater burial depth increase the seed size of domesticated legumes?
    Thomas A Kluyver
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    J Exp Bot 64:4101-8. 2013
    ..The results do not support the hypothesis that burial under cultivation was a general selection mechanism for increased seed mass during the domestication of grain legumes, but it may have acted in particular species or regions. ..
  17. pmc Parallel recruitment of multiple genes into c4 photosynthesis
    Pascal Antoine Christin
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Genome Biol Evol 5:2174-87. 2013
    ..The significant bias in gene recruitment indicates that some genes are more suitable for a novel function, probably because the mutations they accumulated brought them closer to the characteristics required for the new function. ..
  18. doi request reprint Consequences of C4 photosynthesis for the partitioning of growth: a test using C3 and C4 subspecies of Alloteropsis semialata under nitrogen-limitation
    Brad S Ripley
    Botany Department, Rhodes University, PO Box 94, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa
    J Exp Bot 59:1705-14. 2008
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  19. ncbi request reprint Drought constraints on C4 photosynthesis: stomatal and metabolic limitations in C3 and C4 subspecies of Alloteropsis semialata
    Brad S Ripley
    Botany Department, Rhodes University, PO Box 94, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa
    J Exp Bot 58:1351-63. 2007
    ..The mechanism may explain the paradox of why C4 species decline in arid environments despite high water-use efficiency...