Dr Rob Day

Research Fellow, Otago Genomics Ltd
  • Biochemistry Department
  • School of Biomedical Sciences
  • University of Otago
  • P.O. Box 56
  • 710 Cumberland St
  • Dunedin 9054 , New Zealand
  • Tel.: 64 3 479-7868
  • Fax: 64 3 479-7866
  • Email:robert.day@otago.ac.nz

Selected Publications

Hongyu Zhang, Ming Luo, Robert C Day, Mark J Talbot, Aneta Ivanova, Anthony R Ashton, Abed M Chaudhury, Richard C Macknight, Maria Hrmova, and Anna M Koltunow., Developmentally regulated HEART STOPPER, a mitochondrially targeted L18 ribosomal protein gene, is required for cell division, differentiation, and seed development in Arabidopsis., Journal of Experimental Botany 2015, Link »

Rowan P Herridge, Robert C Day, and Richard C Macknight, The role of the MCM2-7 helicase complex during Arabidopsis seed development., Plant Molecular Biology 2014, Link »

Robert Day and Richard Macknight, Screening for imprinted genes using high-resolution melting analysis of PCR amplicons., Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, NJ) 2014 vol. 1112 pp. 71-83, Link »

Margi I Butler, Peter A Stockwell, Michael A Black, Robert C Day, Iain L Lamont, and Russell T M Poulter, Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae from Recent Outbreaks of Kiwifruit Bacterial Canker Belong to Different Clones That Originated in China., PLoS ONE 2013 vol. 8 (2) p. e57464, Link »

Macknight, R.C., Herridge, R.P., Day, R. (2012). Using Transcriptomics to Reveal Gene Networks of Seed Development in Arabidopsis. Seed Development:OMICS Technologies toward Improvement of Seed Quality and Crop Yield (Springer) p99-110 p319-323. Editors: Agrawal, G.K. and Rakwal, R. ISBN 978-94-007-4748-7.

Day, R.C. and Beck, C.W. (2011). Transdifferentiation from Cornea to Lens in Xenopus laevis depends on BMP signalling and involves upregulation of wnt signalling. BMC Developmental Biology: 2011, 11:54

Herridge, R.P., Day, R.C., Baldwin, S, B.A., Macknight, R.C. (2011). Rapid analysis of seed size in Arabidopsis for mutant and QTL discovery. Plant Methods: Feb 8;7(1):3.

Day, R. (2010). Laser microdissection of paraffin-embedded plant tissues for transcript profiling. Methods in molecular biology: Plant Developmental Biology (Clifton, NJ) (2010) vol. 655 pp. 321-46

Fenby N., Pu H., Pennell R., Praekelt U., Day R., Scott R. (2010). An uncoupling screen for autonomous embryo mutants in Arabidopsis thaliana. Sex Plant Reprod. PMID: 20454908

Robert C. Day, Sabine Mueller and Richard C. Macknight (2009). Identification of cytoskeleton-associated genes expressed during Arabidopsis syncytial endosperm development. Plant Signaling & Behavior, Volume 4, Issue 9.

Day, R.C., Herridge R.P., Ambrose, B.A., Macknight, R.C. (2008). Transcriptome analysis of proliferating arabidopsis endosperm reveals biological implications for the control of syncytial division, cytokinin signalling, and gene expression regulation. Plant Physiology;10.1104/ pp.108.128108

Pearl, E.J., Barker, D., Day, R.C. and Beck, C.W. (2008). Identification of genes associated with regenerative success of Xenopus laevis hindlimbs. BMC Developmental Biology, 8: Article 66.

Day, R.C., McNoe, L., Macknight R.C. (2007). Evaluation of Global RNA Amplification and Its Use for High-Throughput Transcript Analysis of Laser-Microdissected Endosperm. International Journal of Plant Genomics, vol. 2007, Article ID 61028. doi:10.1155/2007/61028

Day, R.C., McNoe, L., Macknight R.C. (2007). Technical Focus: Transcript analysis of laser microdissected plant cells. Physiologia Plantarum 129(2): 267-282.

Tiwari, S, Spielman, M., Day, R.C., Scott, R,J. (2006). Proliferative phase endosperm promoters from Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 4: 393-407.

Day R.C., Grossniklaus U., Macknight R.C. (2005). Be more specific! Laser-assisted microdissection of plant cells. Trends Plant Sci, 10:397-406.

Gomez-Vasquez, R., Day, R., Buschmann, H., Randles, S., Beeching, J.R., Cooper, R.M. (2004). Phenylpropanoids, phenylalanine ammonia lyase and peroxidases in elicitor-challenged cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) suspension cells and leaves. Annals of Botany, 94(1): 87-97.