1989 …2018

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David Smyth works in the School of Biological Sciences at Monash University as an Emeritus Professor.

David's research areas of interest are:

  • How genes regulate the morphogenesis of flowers.
  • Using Arabidopsis thaliana as a model species to uncover regulatory genes.
  • Understanding the structure and function of the PETAL LOSS protein, its regulation, and to uncover the signals involved in petal initiation.

Research area keywords

  • flower development
  • arabidopsis petals
  • morphogenesis positional cloning
  • molecular genetics