Doctor Ryan McQuinn

Doctor Ryan McQuinn

Senior Lecturer in Intensive Food Production,
Food Sciences



  • PhD (Plant Bio) Cornell University

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Food Sciences


Phone: (02) 4570 1296
Location: M15.G.46

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Journal Articles

  • McQuinn, R., Leroux, J., Sierra, J., Escobar-Tovar, L., Frusciante, S., Finnegan, E., Diretto, G., Giuliano, G., Giovannoni, J., Leon, P. and Pogson, B. (2023), 'Deregulation of ?-carotene desaturase in Arabidopsis and tomato exposes a unique carotenoid-derived redundant regulation of floral meristem identity and function', Plant Journal, vol 114, no 4 , pp 783 - 804.
  • Leroux, J., Truong, T., Pogson, B. and McQuinn, R. (2022), 'Detection and analysis of novel and known plant volatile apocarotenoids', Methods in Enzymology, vol 670 , pp 311 - 368.
  • Sierra, J., McQuinn, R. and Leon, P. (2022), 'The role of carotenoids as a source of retrograde signals : impact on plant development and stress responses', Journal of Experimental Botany, vol 73, no 21 , pp 7139 - 7154.
  • Escobar-Tovar, L., Sierra, J., Hernandez-Munoz, A., McQuinn, R., Mathioni, S., Cordoba, E., Colas Des Francs-Small, C., Meyers, B., Pogson, B. and Leon, P. (2021), 'Deconvoluting apocarotenoid-mediated retrograde signaling networks regulating plastid translation and leaf development', The Plant Journal, vol 105, no 6 , pp 1582 - 1599.
  • McQuinn, R., Gapper, N., Gray, A., Zhong, S., Tohge, T., Fei, Z., Fernie, A. and Giovannoni, J. (2020), 'Manipulation of ZDS in tomato exposes carotenoid- and ABA-specific effects on fruit development and ripening', Plant Biotechnology Journal, vol 18, no 11 , pp 2210 - 2224.
  • Osorio, S., Carneiro, R., Lytovhenko, A., McQuinn, R., Sorensen, I., Vallarino, J., Giovannoni, J., Fernie, A. and Rose, J. (2020), 'Genetic and metabolic effects of ripening mutations and vine detachment on tomato fruit quality', Plant Biotechnology Journal, vol 18, no 1 , pp 106 - 118.
  • Watkins, J., Li, M., McQuinn, R., Chan, K., McFarlane, H., Ermakova, M., Furbank, R., Mares, D., Dong, C., Chalmers, K., Sharp, P., Mather, D. and Pogson, B. (2019), 'A GDSL esterase/lipase catalyzes the esterification of lutein in bread wheat', The Plant Cell, vol 31, no 12 , pp 3092 - 3112.
  • Rivers, J., Truong, T., Pogson, B. and McQuinn, R. (2019), 'Volatile apocarotenoid discovery and quantification in Arabidopsis thaliana : optimized sensitive analysis via HS-SPME-GC/MS', Metabolomics, vol 15, no 5 .
  • McQuinn, R., Wong, B. and Giovannoni, J. (2018), 'AtPDS overexpression in tomato : exposing unique patterns of carotenoid self-regulation and an alternative strategy for the enhancement of fruit carotenoid content', Plant Biotechnology Journal, vol 16, no 2 , pp 482 - 494.
  • Pankratov, I., McQuinn, R., Schwartz, J., Bar, E., Fei, Z., Lewinsohn, E., Zamir, D., Giovannoni, J. and Hirschberg, J. (2016), 'Fruit carotenoid-deficient mutants in tomato reveal a function of the plastidial isopentenyl diphosphate isomerase (IDI1) in carotenoid biosynthesis', The Plant Journal, vol 88, no 1 , pp 82 - 94.
  • Hou, X., Rivers, J., Leon, P., McQuinn, R. and Pogson, B. (2016), 'Synthesis and function of apocarotenoid signals in plants', Trends in Plant Science, vol 21, no 9 , pp 792 - 803.
  • Chan, K., Phua, S., Crisp, P., McQuinn, R. and Pogson, B. (2016), 'Learning the languages of the chloroplast : retrograde signaling and beyond', Annual Review of Plant Biology, vol 67 , pp 25 - 53.
  • McQuinn, R., Giovannoni, J. and Pogson, B. (2015), 'More than meets the eye : from carotenoid biosynthesis, to new insights into apocarotenoid signaling', Current Opinion in Plant Biology, vol 27 , pp 172 - 179.

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