1971 …2023

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Personal profile


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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research area keywords

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

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