• P.O. Box 65 (Viikinkaari 1), Biocenter 3

    00014 University of Helsinki

    Finland

Organization profile

Organisation Profile

Our group is studying plant systems biology. We develop methods for combining different omics data sources and apply them in practise to answer biological questions regarding evolution, speciation, adaptation and host-microbe interactions in plants. Currently our main focus is the Betulaceae family, where we are establishing silver birch (Betula pendula) as the model species. In addition to silver birch we are also assembling the black alder genome (Alnus glutinosa).

Our work on host-microbe interactions has so far concentrated in the analysis of human gut microbiota. It forms a relatively closed ecosystem which can be quantified with 16S based techniques and metagenomic sequencing, and the host genome is very well annotated, making it suitable for a model ecosystem. In the following years the methodological approaches developed in this work will be applied to study plant-microbe interactions.

The group is part of Finnish Center of Excellence in Molecular Biology of Primary Producers.

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Projects

Publications

CRK2 and C-terminal Phosphorylation of NADPH Oxidase RBOHD Regulate Reactive Oxygen Species Production in Arabidopsis

Kimura, S., Hunter, K., Vaahtera, L., Tran, C., Citterico, M., Vaattovaara, A., Rokka, A., Stolze, S. C., Harzen, A., Meißner, L., Wilneks, M. M. T., Hamann, T., Toyoga, M., Nakagami, H. & Wrzaczek, M., 8 Apr 2020, In : Plant Cell. 32, 4, p. 1063–1080 18 p.

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Open Access

ELIMAKI Locus Is Required for Vertical Proprioceptive Response in Birch Trees

Alonso Serra, J. A., Shi, X., Peaucelle, A., Rastas, P., Bourdon, M., Immanen, J., Takahashi, J., Koivula, H., Eswaran, G., Muranen, S. J., Help-Rinta-Rahko, H., Smolander, O-P., Su, C., Safronov, O., Gerber, L., Salojärvi, J., Hagqvist, R., Mähönen, A. P., Helariutta, Y. & Nieminen, K., 24 Feb 2020, In : Current Biology. 30, 4, p. 589-599 16 p.

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PROTEIN PHOSPHATASE 2A-B 'gamma Controls Botrytis cinerea Resistance and Developmental Leaf Senescence

Durian, G., Rahikainen, M., Vuorinen, K., Gollan, P. J., Brosche, M., Salojarvi, J., Glawischnig, E., Winter, Z., Li, S., Noctor, G., Aro, E-M., Kangasjärvi, J., Overmyer, K., Burow, M. & Kangasjärvi, S., Feb 2020, In : Plant Physiology. 182, 2, p. 1161-1181 21 p.

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The photoreceptor UVR8 mediates the perception of both UV-B and UV-A wavelengths up to 350 nm of sunlight with responsivity moderated by cryptochromes

Rai, N., O'Hara, A., Farkas, D., Safronov, O., Ratanasopa, K., Wang, F., Lindfors, A. V., Jenkins, G. I., Lehto, T., Salojärvi, J., Brosché, M., Strid, Å., Aphalo, P. J. & Morales, L. O., 24 Mar 2020, In : Plant, Cell and Environment. 15 p.

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Arabidopsis RCD1 coordinates chloroplast and mitochondrial functions through interaction with ANAC transcription factors

Shapiguzov, A., Vainonen, J., Hunter, K. A., Tossavainen, H. P. M., Tiwari, A., Järvi, S., Hellman, M. H., Aarabi, F., Alseekh, S., Wybouw, B., Van Der Kelen, K., Nikkanen, L., Krasensky-Wrzaczek, J., Sipari, N. H., Keinänen, M., Tyystjaervi, E., Rintamäki, E., De Rybel, B., Salojärvi, J. T., Van Breusegem, F. & 6 others, Fernie, A. R., Brosche, M. J., Permi, P. E. I., Aro, E-M., Wrzaczek, M. A. & Kangasjärvi, J. S., 15 Feb 2019, In : eLife. 8, 35 p., e43284.

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Activities

Plant and Animal Genomes Conference XXVI

Sitaram Rajaraman (Poster Presentation)
15 Jan 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Keystone Meeting: Plant Signaling: Molecular Pathways and Network Integration

Aleksia Vaattovaara (Poster Presentation)
21 Jan 201824 Jan 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Plant and Animal Genomes Conference XXVI

Sitaram Rajaraman (Speaker: Presenter)
13 Jan 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Population Genomics of Silver Birch

Jarkko Salojärvi (Speaker)
13 Jan 201718 Jan 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Analysis of genomic sequencing data

Jarkko Salojärvi (Speaker)
11 Dec 201713 Dec 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk