Doctor Krista Plett

Doctor Krista Plett

Visiting Fellow,
Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Plant:Microbe Interactions,
Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment



  • Phd Queen's University (Canada)

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment
  • Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment


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Location: L9.1.30

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Journal Articles

  • Plett, K., Kohler, A., Lebel, T., Singan, V., Bauer, D., He, G., Ng, V., Grigoriev, I., Martin, F., Plett, J. and Anderson, I. (2021), 'Intra-species genetic variability drives carbon metabolism and symbiotic host interactions in the ectomycorrhizal fungus Pisolithus microcarpus', Environmental Microbiology, vol 23, no 4 , pp 2004 - 2020.
  • Plett, K., Bithell, S., Dando, A. and Plett, J. (2021), 'Chickpea shows genotype-specific nodulation responses across soil nitrogen environment and root disease resistance categories', BMC Plant Biology, vol 21, no 1 .
  • Stuart, E. and Plett, K. (2020), 'Digging deeper : in search of the mechanisms of carbon and nitrogen exchange in ectomycorrhizal symbioses', Frontiers in Plant Science, vol 10 .
  • Wong, J., Plett, K., Natera, S., Roessner, U., Anderson, I. and Plett, J. (2020), 'Comparative metabolomics implicates threitol as a fungal signal supporting colonization of Armillaria luteobubalina on eucalypt roots', Plant, Cell and Environment, vol 43, no 2 , pp 374 - 386.
  • Plett, K., Singan, V., Wang, M., Ng, V., Grigoriev, I., Martin, F., Plett, J. and Anderson, I. (2020), 'Inorganic nitrogen availability alters Eucalyptus grandis receptivity to the ectomycorrhizal fungus Pisolithus albus but not symbiotic nitrogen transfer', New Phytologist, vol 226, no 1 , pp 221 - 231.
  • Plett, J., Plett, K., Wong-Bajracharya, J., Freitas Pereira, M., Dutra Costa, M., Kohler, A., Martin, F. and Anderson, I. (2020), 'Mycorrhizal effector PaMiSSP10b alters polyamine biosynthesis in Eucalyptus root cells and promotes root colonization', New Phytologist Trust, vol 228, no 2 , pp 712 - 727.
  • Plett, K., Raposo, A., Anderson, I., Piller, S. and Plett, J. (2019), 'Protein arginine methyltransferase expression affects ectomycorrhizal symbiosis and the regulation of hormone signaling pathways', Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, vol 32, no 10 , pp 1291 - 1302.
  • Plett, K. (2018), 'Fresh knowledge for an old relationship : new discoveries in molecular mycorrhizal research', New Phytologist, vol 217, no 1 , pp 26 - 28.
  • Plett, K., Raposo, A., Bullivant, S., Anderson, I., Piller, S. and Plett, J. (2017), 'Root morphogenic pathways in Eucalyptus grandis are modified by the activity of protein arginine methyltransferases', BMC Plant Biology, vol 17 .
  • Hortal, S., Plett, K., Plett, J., Cresswell, T., Johansen, M., Pendall, E. and Anderson, I. (2017), 'Role of plant-fungal nutrient trading and host control in determining the competitive success of ectomycorrhizal fungi', The ISME Journal, vol 11, no 12 , pp 2666 - 2676.
  • Plett, J., Plett, K., Bithell, S., Mitchell, C., Moore, K., Powell, J. and Anderson, I. (2016), 'Improved Phytophthora resistance in commercial chickpea (Cicer arietinum) varieties negatively impacts symbiotic gene signalling and symbiotic potential in some varieties', Plant, Cell and Environment, vol 39, no 8 , pp 1858 - 1869.
  • Plett, J., Kohler, A., Khachane, A., Keniry, K., Plett, K., Martin, F. and Anderson, I. (2015), 'The effect of elevated carbon dioxide on the interaction between Eucalyptus grandis and diverse isolates of Pisolithus sp. is associated with a complex shift in the root transcriptome', New Phytologist, vol 206, no 4 , pp 1423 - 1436.
  • Barnes, J., Dreher, M., Plett, K., Brown, R., Crudden, C. and Loock, H. (2008), 'Chemical sensor based on a long-period fibre grating modified by a functionalized polydimethylsiloxane coating', The Analyst, vol 133, no 11 , pp 1541 - 1549.

Conference Papers

  • Barnes, J., Brown, R., Cipot-Wechsler, J., Crudden, C., Du, J., Loock, H. and Plett, K. (2008), 'Long-period gratings in chemical sensing', International Conference on Applications of Photonic Technology, Montreal, Canada.

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