Brian Ayre

Associate Professor
Categories
Research Area: 
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Contact Information
Brian Ayre
Office: 
LIFE B318
Phone: 
940-565-2975
E-mail Address: 
bgayre@unt.edu
Dr. Ayre's research interests include biochemistry, biotechnology and plant biology.

Dr. Brian Ayre teaches classes in the following subjects: biology, plant physiology and biochemistry.

Degrees:

  • Doctor of Philosophy, in plant molecular biology and biotechnology, University of Alberta
  • Bachelor of Science in genetics program (Honors), University of Manitoba

Experience:

Ayre's specific research projects are in the following topics:

  •  Plant physiology and biotechnology
  • Molecular biology of nutrient transport and carbon partitioning
  • Plant productivity
  • Long-distance signaling in flowering and plant architecture

Selected Publications:

The following are the most recent publications of Ayre's:

  • Dasgupta K, Khaldikar A, Sulpice R, Fisahn J, Stitt M, Ayre BG (2013) Over-expression of sucrose / proton symporters specifically in the phloem enhances phloem loading and transport of sucrose, but oddly triggers perception of a phosphate limitation.  Submitted to Plant Physiology
  • Cao T, Lahiri I, Singh V, Louis J, Shah J, Ayre BG (2013) Metabolic engineering of raffinose-family oligosaccharides in the phloem reveals alterations in carbon partitioning and enhances resistance to green peach aphid.  Frontiers in Plant Physiology 4:263; pg 1-13. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2013.00263
  • Gaxiola RA, Sanchez CA, Paez-Valencia J, Ayre BG, Elser JJ (2012) Genetic manipulation of a “vacuolar” H+-PPase: From salt tolerance to yield Enhancement under phosphorus-deficient soils. Plant Physiology 159: 3-11
  • McGarry RC, Ayre BG (2012) Manipulating plant architecture with phosphatidylethanolamine binding proteins. Plant Science 188–189: 71-81
  • McGarry RC, Ayre BG (2012) Geminivirus-mediated delivery of florigen promotes determinate growth in aerial organs and uncouples flowering from photoperiod in cotton. PLoS One (Public Library of Science) 7: e36746
  • Zhang C, Yu X, Ayre BG, Turgeon R (2012) The origin and composition of cucurbit phloem exudate.  Plant Physiology 158:1873-1182
  • Ayre BG (2011) Membrane-transport systems for sucrose in relation to whole-plant carbon partitioning.  Molecular Plant, 4: 377-394