Colin P Osborne

Summary

Affiliation: University of Sheffield
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Leaf cold acclimation and freezing injury in C3 and C4 grasses of the Mongolian Plateau
    Mei zhen Liu
    State Key Laboratory of Vegetation and Environmental Change, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100093, China
    J Exp Bot 59:4161-70. 2008
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  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. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  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. 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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  1. pmc Leaf cold acclimation and freezing injury in C3 and C4 grasses of the Mongolian Plateau
    Mei zhen Liu
    State Key Laboratory of Vegetation and Environmental Change, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100093, China
    J Exp Bot 59:4161-70. 2008
    ..Cold acclimation via osmoregulation represents a previously undescribed mechanism to explain the persistence of C4 plants in cool climates...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  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. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  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. 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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  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. pmc Chicken farming in grassland increases environmental sustainability and economic efficiency
    Meizhen Liu
    The State Key Laboratory of Vegetation and Environment Change, Institute of Botany, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
    PLoS ONE 8:e53977. 2013
    ..Although the Chinese Government has made huge efforts to restore degraded grasslands, a considerable attempt has unfortunately failed due to an inadequate consideration of economic benefits to local communities...
  13. pmc Differential freezing resistance and photoprotection in C3 and C4 eudicots and grasses
    Mei zhen Liu
    State Key Laboratory of Vegetation and Environmental Change, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100093, China
    J Exp Bot 64:2183-91. 2013
    ..Instead, freezing tolerance was more closely associated with life history and ecological preference in these Mongolian species...
  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. doi request reprint C4 photosynthesis boosts growth by altering physiology, allocation and size
    Rebecca R L Atkinson
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Nat Plants 2:16038. 2016
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  17. doi request reprint Evolutionary implications of C3 -C4 intermediates in the grass Alloteropsis semialata
    Marjorie R Lundgren
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
    Plant Cell Environ 39:1874-85. 2016
    ..C3 A. semialata, present in colder climates, likely represents a reversal from a C3 -C4 intermediate state, indicating that, unlike C4 photosynthesis, evolution of the C3 -C4 phenotype is not irreversible. ..
  18. pmc Were Fertile Crescent crop progenitors higher yielding than other wild species that were never domesticated?
    Catherine Preece
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
    New Phytol 207:905-13. 2015
    ..Explaining why Neolithic agriculture was founded on these species, therefore, remains an important unresolved challenge. ..
  19. 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. ..
  20. doi request reprint Yield responses of wild C3 and C4 crop progenitors to subambient CO2 : a test for the role of CO2 limitation in the origin of agriculture
    Jennifer Cunniff
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Alfred Denny Building, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
    Glob Chang Biol . 2016
    ..These results suggest that the grain production of both C3 and C4 crop progenitors was limited by the atmospheric conditions of the last glacial period, with important implications for the origins of agriculture...
  21. pmc Reduced plant water status under sub-ambient pCO2 limits plant productivity in the wild progenitors of C3 and C4 cereals
    Jennifer Cunniff
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, Alfred Denny Building, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Ann Bot 118:1163-1173. 2016
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  22. doi request reprint Genetic enablers underlying the clustered evolutionary origins of C4 photosynthesis in angiosperms
    Pascal Antoine Christin
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University
    Mol Biol Evol 32:846-58. 2015
    ..However, the identity of these C4-suitable genes varies among clades of angiosperms, and C4 phenotypes in distant angiosperm groups thus represent genuinely independent realizations, based on different genetic precursors. ..
  23. doi request reprint The recurrent assembly of C4 photosynthesis, an evolutionary tale
    Pascal Antoine Christin
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
    Photosynth Res 117:163-75. 2013
    ..Based on the latest findings in C4 research, we present the evolutionary tale of C4 photosynthesis, with a focus on the general evolutionary phenomena that it so wonderfully exemplifies. ..
  24. pmc Physiological advantages of C4 grasses in the field: a comparative experiment demonstrating the importance of drought
    Samuel H Taylor
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Glob Chang Biol 20:1992-2003. 2014
    ..We suggest that these drought responses are important for understanding the advantages of C4 photosynthesis under field conditions...
  25. pmc 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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  26. doi request reprint Carbon source-sink limitations differ between two species with contrasting growth strategies
    Angela C Burnett
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
    Plant Cell Environ 39:2460-2472. 2016
    ..Alleviating sink limitation during vegetative development could be important for maximizing growth of elite cereals under future elevated [CO2 ]...
  27. doi request reprint Genome biogeography reveals the intraspecific spread of adaptive mutations for a complex trait
    Jill K Olofsson
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
    Mol Ecol . 2016
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  28. 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. ..
  29. 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. ..
  30. 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...
  31. doi request reprint Photosynthetic innovation broadens the niche within a single species
    Marjorie R Lundgren
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
    Ecol Lett 18:1021-9. 2015
    ..Over macroevolutionary timescales, this immediate effect can be blurred by subsequent specialisation towards more extreme niches. ..
  32. doi request reprint How can we make plants grow faster? A source-sink perspective on growth rate
    Angela C White
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    J Exp Bot 67:31-45. 2016
    ..Such a holistic perspective on source-sink interactions will allow the development of a more integrated, whole-system level understanding of growth, with benefits across multiple disciplines. ..
  33. pmc Water relations traits of C4 grasses depend on phylogenetic lineage, photosynthetic pathway, and habitat water availability
    Hui Liu
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK Key Laboratory of Vegetation Restoration and Management of Degraded Ecosystems, South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xingke Road 723, Tianhe District, Guangzhou 510650, PR China
    J Exp Bot 66:761-73. 2015
    ..This work expands our understanding of ecophysiology in major C4 grass lineages, with implications for explaining their regional and global distributions in relation to climate...
  34. doi request reprint The evolutionary ecology of C4 plants
    Pascal Antoine Christin
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
    New Phytol 204:765-81. 2014
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  35. doi request reprint Deconstructing Kranz anatomy to understand C4 evolution
    Marjorie R Lundgren
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    J Exp Bot 65:3357-69. 2014
    ..Furthermore, the distribution of anatomical traits across C3 and C4 taxa has important implications for the functional diversity observed among C4 lineages and for the approaches used to identify genetic determinants of C4 anatomy. ..
  36. pmc Shared origins of a key enzyme during the evolution of C4 and CAM metabolism
    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
    J Exp Bot 65:3609-21. 2014
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  37. 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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  38. 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...