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Martin Steer

Occasional Lecturer

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Email: martin.steer@ucd.ie

Biography

dob 19 August 1942
 
BSc (Hons) Botany, University of Bristol, 1963
PhD Ultrastructure and Biochemistry of Avena sativa Leaf Chloroplasts, Queen's University of Belfast, 1966
DSc, University of Bristol, 1986 

1966-1968 Post doctoral fellow, University of Wisconsin, Madison

1968 - 1984 Lecturer/Reader in Department of Botany, Queen's University of Belfast

1984 Appointed to the Chair of Botany, UCD. Retired, appointed Emeritus Professor, 2007
        Director of Electron Microscopy Laboratory, UCD 1985 - 2002

1990 Elected to Member of Royal Irish Academy (MRIA)
         Originator and first Editor of Biology and Environment, Proceedings of the Royal irish Academy, Series B 
         Appointed Managing Editor of New Survey of Clare Island publication series
         Appointed Chairman of the New Survey of Clare Island Committee
 
1984 - present, Microscopical Society of Ireland, member, Secretary, President, past-President, life member.
          Co-organiser of EUREM '96 at UCD, the '4-yearly' meeting of the European Societies of (Electron) Microscopy

Professional

 

Associations

Association: Royal Irish Academy - elected member 1990, Function/Role:
Association: Microscopical Society of Ireland - Past President, Function/Role: Past President
Association: Microscopical Society of Ireland - Honorary Lifetime Member, Function/Role: Honorary Lifetime Member
                     

Other Activities

Managing Editor - New Survey of Clare Island Publication Series, Royal Irish Academy

Formerly Managing Editor of Biology & Environment, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy

Editor/Reviewer for International Journals:
     Journal of Experimental Botany
     Protoplasma
     Plant Cell & Environment
     Caryologia

Referee for Irish/UK/USA/Canada Research Councils

Publications

Books

Jones R. and Steer M. (eds); (2009) Darwin, Praeger & the Clare Island Surveys. Dublin, Ireland: Royal Irish Academy. [Details]
Bowsher C., Steer M. and Tobin A.; (2008) Plant Biochemistry. United Kingdom: Garland Science, Taylor & Francis Group LLC. [Details]
Dawson K, Devlin, Klymkowski, Rochev, Steer M, and Widom; (2000) Dynamic Cell Interactive CD-ROM Cell and Molecular Biology textbook. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. [Details]
- Dawson K, Devlin, Klymkowski, Rochev, Steer M, and Widom; (2000) Dynamic Cell Interactive CD-ROM Cell and Molecular Biology textbook. : Springer-Verlag. [Details]
Cottell, D and MW Steer; (1998) Electron Microscopy 96 Volume 1: Techniques and Instrumentation. Brussels: Committee of European Societies of Microscopy. [Details]
Cottell, D and MW Steer; (1998) Electron Microscopy 96 Volume 3: Biology. Brussels: Committee of European Societies of Microscopy. [Details]
Cottell, D and MW Steer; (1998) Electron Microscopy 96 Volume 2: Materials Science. Brussels: Committee of European Societies of Microscopy. [Details]
Gunning, B. E. S. and Steer, M. W.; (1996) Plant Cell Biology - Structure and Function. Boston: Jones and Bartlett. [Details]
Gunning, BES and Steer, MW; (1996) Bildatlas zur Biologie der Pflanzenzelle ' Struktur und Funktion. Stuggart, Germany: Gustav Fischer Verlag. [Details]
Gunning, B. E. S. and Steer, M. W.; (1996) Plant Cell Biology - Structure and Function. : Jones and Bartlett. [Details]
Gunning, BES and Steer, MW; (1996) Bildatlas zur Biologie der Pflanzenzelle Struktur und Funktion. : Gustav Fischer Verlag. [Details]
Gunning, BES and MW Steer; (1986) Plant Cell Biology, an ultrastructural approach. *: *. [Details]
Gunning, BES and MW Steer; (1986) Plant Cell Biology, an ultrastructural approach. *: *. [Details]
Earnshaw, JC and MW Steer; (1983) The application of laser light scattering to the study of biological motion. New York, London: Plenum. [Details]
Steer, MW; (1981) Understanding Cell Structure. : Cambridge University Press. [Details]
Steer, MW; (1981) Understanding Cell Structure. *: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
Gunning, BES and MW Steer; (1977) Biologie der Pflanzenzelle (translated by K.D. Zaar). Stuttgart, New York: Gustav Fischer. [Details]
Gunning, BES and MW Steer; (1975) Ultrastructure and the biology of plant cells. London: Arnold. [Details]
Gunning, BES and MW Steer; (1975) Plant Cell Biology: an ultrastructural approach. London: Arnold. [Details]

Book Chapters

Steer, M.; (2009) 'Highlights of the New Survey of Clare Island 1992 - 2009' In: Jones, R. and Steer, M (eds). Darwin, Praeger and the Clare Island Surveys. Dublin, Ireland: Royal Irish Academy. , pp.24-30 [Details]
Geitmann, A. & Steer, M.; (2006) 'The architecture and properties of the pollen tube cell wall' In: Malho, R (eds). The Pollen Tube: a Cellular and Molecular Perspective. Berlin & Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag. , pp.177-200 [Details]
Steer, MW and D O'Driscoll; (1991) 'Vesicle dynamics and membrane turnover in plant cells' In: Steer, MW and D O'Driscoll; (eds). Endo- and Exocytosis and Vesicle Traffic in Plants. London: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
Steer, MW and D ODriscoll; (1991) 'Vesicle dynamics and membrane turnover in plant cells' In: ed. C. Hawes, JOD Coleman and DE Evans, Cambridge University Press (eds). Endo- and Exocytosis and Vesicle Traffic in Plants. , pp.129-142 [Details]
Steer, MW; (1991) 'Quantitative morphological analysis' In: ed. JL Hall and C. Hawes, Academic Press, London and San Diego (eds). Electron Microscopy of Plant Cells. , pp.84-104 [Details]
Steer, MW; (1991) 'Quantitative morphological analysis' In: Steer, MW; (eds). Electron Microscopy of Plant Cells. London and San Diego: Academic Press. [Details]
Steer, MW; (1990) 'The role of actin in tip growth' In: Steer, MW; (eds). Tip Growth in Plant and Fungal Cells. New York: Academic Press. [Details]
Steer, MW; (1990) 'The role of actin in tip growth' In: In: ed. IB Heath, Academic Press, New York (eds). Tip Growth in Plant and Fungal Cells. , pp.119-145 [Details]
Steer, MW,; (1988) 'Stereological analysis of heterogeneous solids in biology' In: Steer, MW,; (eds). Systems and Control Encyclopedia Theory. *: Technology, Applications, Pergamon Press. [Details]
Steer, MW,; (1988) 'Stereological analysis of heterogeneous solids in biology' In: Technology, Applications, Pergamon Press (eds). Systems and Control Encyclopedia Theory. , pp.4598-4601 [Details]
Steer, MW; (1985) 'Vesicle dynamics' In: Steer, MW; (eds). Botanical Microscopy. *: Oxford University Press. [Details]
Steer, MW; (1985) 'Vesicle dynamics' In: ed. AW Robards. Oxford University Press (eds). Botanical Microscopy. , pp.129-155 [Details]
Steer, MW, JM Picton; (1984) ' Control of cell wall formation in pollen tubes: The interaction of dictyosome activity with the rate of tip extension' In: Steer, MW, JM Picton; (eds). Structure, Function and Metabolism of Plant Cell Walls. *: American Society of Plant Physiologists. [Details]
Steer, MW, JM Picton; (1984) 'Control of cell wall formation in pollen tubes: The interaction of dictyosome activity with the rate of tip extension' In: In eds. WM Dugger and S. Bartnicki-Garcia. Published by American Society of Plant Physiologists (eds). Structure, Function and Metabolism of Plant Cell Walls. , pp.483-494 [Details]
Steer, MW.; (1983) 'Structure and movement in cells' In: Steer, MW.; (eds). The application of laser light scattering to the study of biological motion ed. New York: NATO ASI, Plenum Press Ltd. [Details]
Steer, MW; (1983) 'Applications of laser light scattering to biological systems' In: Steer, MW; (eds). The application of laser light scattering to the study of biological motion. New York: NATO ASI, Plenum Press Ltd. [Details]
Steer, WM; (1983) 'Vesicles' In: Steer, WM; (eds). The application of laser light scattering to the study of biological motion. New York: NATO ASI, Plenum Press Ltd. [Details]
Picton, JM, MW Steer and JC Earnshaw; (1983) 'Vesicle dynamics in pollen tubes' In: Picton, JM, MW Steer and JC Earnshaw; (eds). The application of laser light scattering to the study of biological motion. New York: NATO ASI, Plenum Press Ltd. [Details]
Steer, MW.; (1983) 'Structure and movement in cells' In: JW Earnshaw and MW Steer. NATO ASI, Plenum Press Ltd. New York (eds). The application of laser light scattering to the study of biological motion ed. , pp.31-41 [Details]
Steer, MW.; (1983) 'Applications of laser light scattering to biological systems' In: In ed. JC. Earnshaw and MW Steer. NATO ASI, Plenum Press Ltd. New York pp (eds). The application of laser light scattering to the study of biological motion. , pp.43-49 [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

STEER, MW; (1989) 'CALCIUM CONTROL OF POLLEN-TUBE TIP GROWTH'. BIOLOGICAL BULLETIN, 176 :18-20. [Details]
ODRISCOLL, D,STEER, MW; (1990) 'THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MARKER FOR ESTIMATING THE RATE OF ENDOCYTOSIS IN PLANT-CELLS'. CELL BIOLOGY INTERNATIONAL REPORTS, 14 :981-988. [Details]
Derksen, J., Janssen, G-J., Wolters-Arts, M., Lichtscheidl, I., Adlassnig, W., Ovecka, M., Doris, F. and Steer, M. (2011) 'Wall architecture with high porosity is established at the tip and maintained in growing pollen tubes of Nicotiana tabacum'. The Plant Journal, 68 (3):495-506. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Favery, B; Ryan, E; Foreman, J; Linstead, P; Boudonck, K; Steer, M; Shaw, P; Dolan, L; ; (2001) 'KOJAK encodes a cellulose synthase-like protein required for root hair cell morphogenesis in Arabidopsis'. Genes & Development, 15 (1):79-89. [Details]
Favery, B,Ryan, E,Foreman, J,Linstead, P,Boudonck, K,Steer, M,Shaw, P,Dolan, L; (2001) 'KOJAK encodes a cellulose synthase-like protein required for root hair cell morphogenesis in Arabidopsis'. Gene, 15 :79-89. [Details]
Ryan, E,Steer, M,Dolan, L; (2001) 'Cell biology and genetics of root hair formation in Arabidopsis thaliana'. Protoplasma, 215 :140-149. [Details]
Ryan,E.,Steer,M., and Dolan,L.; (2001) 'Cell biology and genetics of root hair formation in Arabidopsis thaliana'. Protoplasma, 215 :140-149. [Details]
Favery,B.,Ryan,E.,Foreman,J.,Linstead,P.,Boudonck,K.,Steer,M.,Shaw,P., and Dolan,L.; (2001) 'KOJAK encodes a cellulose synthase-like protein required for root hair cell morphogenesis in Arabidopsis'. Genes & Development, 15 :79-89. [Details]
Ryan, E; Steer, M; Dolan, L; ; (2001) 'Cell biology and genetics of root hair formation in Arabidopsis thaliana'. Protoplasma, 215 (1-4):140-149. [Details]
Ryan, E; Grierson, CS; Cavell, A; Steer, M; Dolan, L; ; (1998) 'TIP1 is required for both tip growth and non-tip growth in Arabidopsis'. New Phytologist, 138 (1):49-58. [Details]
Ryan, E,Grierson, CS,Cavell, A,Steer, M,Dolan, L; (1998) 'TIP1 is required for both tip growth and non-tip growth in Arabidopsis'. New Phytologist, 138 :49-58. [Details]
Ryan, E. C., Grierson, C., Cavell, A., Steer, M., and Dolan, L.; (1998) 'TIPI is required for both tip growth and non-tip growth in Arabidopsis'. New Phytologist, 138 :49-58. [Details]
Doris, FP; Steer, MW; ; (1996) 'Effects of fixatives and permeabilisation buffers on pollen tubes: Implications for localisation of actin microfilaments using phalloidin staining'. Protoplasma, 195 (1-4):25-36. [Details]
Doris, FP,Steer, MW; (1996) 'Effects of fixatives and permeabilisation buffers on pollen tubes: Implications for localisation of actin microfilaments using phalloidin staining'. Protoplasma, 195 :25-36. [Details]
Doris, F. and Steer, M. W.; (1996) 'Effects of fixatives and permeabilisation buffers on pollen tubes: implications for localisation of actin microfilaments using phalloidin staining'. Protoplasma, 195 :25-36. [Details]
OLEARY, VB; GALLAGHER, TF; WILSON, G; STEER, M; ; (1995) 'THE ISOLATION AND CLONING OF A GENE - CONTROLLING PLANT MORPHOLOGY'. Journal of Cellular Biochemistry, -1 (NA):458-458. [Details]
OLEARY, VB; GALLAGHER, TF; WILSON, G; STEER, M; ; (1995) 'The Isolation of a Gene - controlling plant morphology'. JOURNAL OF CELLULAR BIOCHEMISTRY, -1 (NA):458-458. [Details]
OLEARY, VB; GALLAGHER, TF; WILSON, G; STEER, M; ; (1995) 'The Isolation of a Gene - controlling plant morphology'. JOURNAL OF CELLULAR BIOCHEMISTRY, -1 (NA):458-458. [Details]
Derksen, J, Rutten, T, van Amstel, T, de Vin, A, Doris, F. and Steer, M.; (1995) 'Regulation of pollen tube growth'. Acta Botanica Neerlandica, 44 (2):93-119. [Details]
DERKSEN, J; RUTTEN, T; VANAMSTEL, T; DEWIN, A; DORIS, F; STEER, M; ; (1995) 'REGULATION OF POLLEN-TUBE GROWTH'. Acta Botanica Neerlandica, 44 (2):93-119. [Details]
ODRISCOLL, D; READ, SM; STEER, MW; ; (1993) 'DETERMINATION OF CELL-WALL POROSITY BY MICROSCOPY - WALLS OF CULTURED-CELLS AND POLLEN TUBES'. Acta Botanica Neerlandica, 42 (2):237-244. [Details]
ODRISCOLL, D,HANN, C,READ, SM,STEER, MW; (1993) 'ENDOCYTOTIC UPTAKE OF FLUORESCENT DEXTRANS BY POLLEN TUBES GROWN IN-VITRO'. Protoplasma, 175 :126-130. [Details]
ODRISCOLL, D,READ, SM,STEER, MW; (1993) 'DETERMINATION OF CELL-WALL POROSITY BY MICROSCOPY - WALLS OF CULTURED-CELLS AND POLLEN TUBES'. Acta Botanica Neerlandica, 42 :237-244. [Details]
ODRISCOLL, D; HANN, C; READ, SM; STEER, MW; ; (1993) 'ENDOCYTOTIC UPTAKE OF FLUORESCENT DEXTRANS BY POLLEN TUBES GROWN IN-VITRO'. Protoplasma, 175 (3-4):126-130. [Details]
ODRISCOLL, D,WILSON, G,STEER, MW; (1991) 'LUCIFER YELLOW AND FLUORESCEIN ISOTHIOCYANATE UPTAKE BY CELLS OF MORINDA-CITRIFOLIA IN SUSPENSION-CULTURES IS NOT CONFINED TO THE ENDOCYTOTIC PATHWAY'. JOURNAL OF CELL SCIENCE, 100 :237-241. [Details]
OSBORNE, B,DORIS, F,CULLEN, A,MCDONALD, R,CAMPBELL, G,STEER, M; (1991) 'GUNNERA-TINCTORIA - AN UNUSUAL NITROGEN-FIXING INVADER - THIS WATER-LOVING SPECIES MAY OFFER INSIGHTS INTO THE DEVELOPMENT OF TERRESTRIAL PLANTS'. Bioscience, 41 :224-234. [Details]
Steer, MW; (1991) 'Endomembrane systems in plant cells'. Progress in Botany, 52 :10-18. [Details]
Osborne, B. A., Doris, F., Cullen, A., McDonald, R., Campbell, G. C. and Steer, M. W.; (1991) 'Gunnera tinctoria: an unusual nitrogen-fixing invader'. Bioscience, 41 :224-234. [Details]
Steer, MW,; (1991) 'Endomembrane systems in plant cells'. PROGRESS IN BOTANY, . [Details]
Osborne, BA, F Doris, A Cullen, R McDonald, G Campbell and MW Steer; (1991) 'Gunnera tinctoria: an unusual nitrogen-fixing invader'. BIOSCIENCE, . [Details]
Steer, MW and JM Steer; (1989) 'Pollen tube tip growth (invited Tansley Review)'. NEW PHYTOLOGIST, . [Details]
Steer, MW and JM Steer; (1989) 'Pollen tube tip growth (invited Tansley Review)'. New Phytologist, 111 :323-358. [Details]
Steer, MW; (1989) 'Calcium control of pollen tube tip growth'. Biological Bulletin, 176 :18-20. [Details]
Steer, MW; (1988) 'The role of calcium in exocytosis and endocytosis in plant cells'. PHYSIOLOGIA PLANTARUM, . [Details]
PHILLIPS, GD,PRESHAW, C,STEER, MW; (1988) 'DICTYOSOME VESICLE PRODUCTION AND PLASMA-MEMBRANE TURNOVER IN AUXIN-STIMULATED OUTER EPIDERMAL-CELLS OF COLEOPTILE SEGMENTS FROM AVENA-SATIVA (L)'. Protoplasma, 145 :59-65. [Details]
Steer, MW; (1988) 'The role of calcium in exocytosis and endocytosis in plant cells'. Physiologia Plantarum, 72 :213-220. [Details]
Steer, MW; (1988) 'Plasma membrane turnover in plant cells'. Journal of Experimental Botany, 39 :987-996. [Details]
Steer, MW; (1988) 'Plasma membrane turnover in plant cells'. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BOTANY, . [Details]
Phillips, GD, C. Preshaw and MW. Steer; (1988) ' Estimation of the rate of dictyosome vesicle production and plasma membrane recycling in auxin-stimulated outer epidermal cells of coleoptile segments from Avena sativa (L)'. PROTOPLASMA, . [Details]
Watt, WM, CK Morrell, DL Smith and MW Steer,; (1987) 'Cystolith development and structure in Pilia cadierei (Urticaceae)'. ANNALS OF BOTANY, . [Details]
WATT, WM,MORRELL, CK,SMITH, DL,STEER, MW; (1987) 'CYSTOLITH DEVELOPMENT AND STRUCTURE IN PILEA-CADIEREI (URTICACEAE)'. Annals of Botany, 60 :71-84. [Details]
Picton, JM and MW Steer; (1985) 'The effects of ruthenium red, lanthanum, fluorescein isothiocyanate and trifluoperazine on vesicle transport, vesicle fusion and tip extension in pollen tubes'. PLANTA, . [Details]
Steer, MW, JM Picton and JC Earnshaw; (1985) 'Laser light scattering in biological research'. Advances in Botanical Research, 11 :1-69. [Details]
Steer, MW, JM Picton and JC Earnshaw; (1985) 'Laser light scattering in biological research'. ADVANCES IN BOTANICAL RESEARCH, . [Details]
Herd, YR and MW Steer,; (1984) 'Microsporogenesis in genetic male-sterile lines of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.)'. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY, . [Details]
Steer, MW; (1984) 'Mitosis in Bryophytes'. Advances in Bryology, 2 :1-64. [Details]
Steer, MW, JM Picton and JC Earnshaw; (1984) 'Diffusive motions in living cytoplasm probed by laser Doppler microscopy'. Journal of Microscopy, 134 :143-149. [Details]
Shannon, TM and MW Steer; (1984) 'The root cap as a test system for the evaluation of Golgi inhibitors: I. Structure and Dynamics of the secretory system and response to solvents'. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BOTANY, . [Details]
Shannon, TM, JM Picton and MW Steer; (1984) 'The inhibition of dictyosome vesicle formation in higher plant cells by cytochalasin'. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CELL BIOLOGY, . [Details]
Colhoun, CW, YR Herd and MW Steer; (1984) 'Acetolysis-resistant structures in tapetal cells of male-sterile barley'. CARYOLOGIA, . [Details]
Steer, MW; (1984) 'Mitosis in Bryophytes'. ADVANCES IN BRYOLOGY, . [Details]
Steer, MW, JM Picton and JC Earnshaw; (1984) 'Diffusive motions in living cytoplasm probed by laser Doppler microscopy'. JOURNAL OF MICROSCOPY, . [Details]
Shannon, TM and MW Steer; (1984) 'The root cap as a test system for the evaluation of Golgi inhibitors: II. Effect of potential inhibitors on slime droplet formation and structure of the secretory system'. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BOTANY, . [Details]
Picton, JM and MW Steer; (1983) 'Membrane recycling and the control of secretory activity in pollen tubes'. JOURNAL OF CELL SCIENCE, . [Details]
Colhoun, CW and MW Steer,; (1983) 'The cytological effects of the gametocides Ethrel and RH-531 on microsporogenesis in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.)'. PLANT CELL AND ENVIRONMENT, . [Details]
Quaite, E, RE Parker and MW Steer; (1983) 'Plant cell extension: structural implications for the origin of the plasma membrane'. PLANT CELL AND ENVIRONMENT, . [Details]
Picton MJ and MW Steer; (1983) ' The effect of cycloheximide on dictyosome activity in Tradescantia pollen tubes determined using cytochalasin'. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CELL BIOLOGY, . [Details]
Clarke, E and MW Steer; (1983) 'Cytoplasmic structure of germinated and ungerminated pollen grains of Tradescantia virginiana'. CARYOLOGIA, . [Details]
Picton, JM and MW Steer; (1983) 'Evidence for the role of Ca2+ ions in tip extension in pollen tubes'. PROTOPLASMA, . [Details]
Shannon, TM, Y Henry, JM Picton and MW Steer; (1982) 'Polarity in higher plant dictyosomes'. PROTOPLASMA, . [Details]
Colhoun, CW and MW Steer; (1982) 'Gametocide induction of male sterility: a review and observations on the site of action in the anther'. REVUE DE CYTOLOGIE ET DE BIOLOGIE VEGETALES LE BOTANIST, 5 :283-302. [Details]
Picton, JW and MW Steer; (1982) 'A model for the mechanism of tip extension in pollen tubes'. JOURNAL OF THEORETICAL BIOLOGY, . [Details]
Colhoun, CW and MW Steer; (1981) 'Microsporogenesis and the mechanism of cytoplasmic male sterility in maize'. ANNALS OF BOTANY, . [Details]
Picton, JM and MW Steer; (1981) 'Determination of secretory vesicle production rates by dictyosomes in pollen tubes of Tradescantia using cytochalasin'. JOURNAL OF CELL SCIENCE, . [Details]
Henry, Y and MW Steer; (1980) ' A re-examination of the induction of phloem transfer cell development in pea leaves (Pisum sativum)'. PLANT CELL AND ENVIRONMENT, . [Details]
Earnshaw, JC and MW Steer; (1979) 'Studies of cellular dynamics by Laser Doppler microscopy'. PESTICIDE SCIENCE, . [Details]
Earnshaw, J.C. and M.W. Steer; (1979) 'Laser Doppler microscopy'. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL MICROSCOPICAL SOCIETY(OXFORD), . [Details]
MW Steer; (1979) 'The application of stereological techniques to plant material'. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL MICROSCOPICAL SOCIETY(OXFORD), . [Details]
Steer, MW; (1977) 'Differentiation of the tapetum in Avena I. The cell surface'. JOURNAL OF CELL SCIENCE, . [Details]
Steer, MW and D Kernoghan; (1977) 'Nuclear and cytoplasmic genome relationships in the genus Avena. Analysis by isoelectric focusing of ribulose biphosphate carboxylase subunits'. Biochemical Genetics, 15 :273-286. [Details]
Steer, MW; (1977) 'Differentiation of the tapetum in Avena II. The endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi apparatus'. Journal of Cell Science, 28 :71-86. [Details]
Steer, MW; (1977) 'Differentiation of the tapetum in Avena I. The cell surface'. Journal of Cell Science, 25 :125-138. [Details]
Steer, MW; (1977) 'Differentiation of the tapetum in Avena II. The endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi apparatus'. JOURNAL OF CELL SCIENCE, . [Details]
Steer, MW and D Kernoghan; (1977) 'Nuclear and cytoplasmic genome relationships in the genus Avena. Analysis by isoelectric focusing of ribulose biphosphate carboxylase subunits'. BIOCHEMICAL GENETICS, . [Details]
Steer, MW and H. Thomas; (1976) 'Evolution of Avena sativa: origin of the cytoplasmic genome'. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF GENETIC CYTOLOGY, . [Details]
Steer, MW and H. Thomas; (1976) 'Evolution of Avena sativa: origin of the cytoplasmic genome'. Canadian Journal of Genetic Cytology, 18 :769-771. [Details]
Forde, J and MW Steer; (1976) ' The use of quantitative electron microscopy in the study of lipid composition of membranes'. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BOTANY, . [Details]
Forde, J and MW Steer; (1976) 'Cytoplasmic streaming in Elodea'. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY, . [Details]
Steer, MW; (1975) 'Evolution in the genus Avena: inheritance of different forms of ribulose diphosphate carboxylase'. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF GENETIC CYTOLOGY, . [Details]
Steer, MW; (1975) 'Evolution in the genus Avena: inheritance of different forms of ribulose diphosphate carboxylase'. Canadian Journal of Genetic Cytology, 17 :337-344. [Details]
Steer, MW,; (1974) 'The development of tapetal cells in Avena sativa L'. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY, . [Details]
Steer, MW,; (1974) 'The development of tapetal cells in Avena sativa L'. Electron Microscopy, II :594-595. [Details]
Steer, MW, JHW. Holden and BES Gunning; (1970) ' Avena chloroplasts: species relationships and the occurrence of stromacentres'. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF GENETIC CYTOLOGY, . [Details]
Steer, MW, JHW. Holden and BES Gunning; (1970) 'Avena chloroplasts: species relationships and the occurrence of stromacentres'. Canadian Journal of Genetic Cytology, 12 :21-27. [Details]
Steer, MW and EH Newcomb; (1969) 'Development and dispersal of P-protein in the phloem of Coleus blumei Benth'. JOURNAL OF CELL SCIENCE, . [Details]
Steer, MW and EH Newcomb; (1969) 'Observations on tubules derived from the endoplasmic reticulum in leaf glands of Phaseolus vulgaris'. Protoplasma, 67 :33-50. [Details]
Steer, MW and EH Newcomb; (1969) 'Development and dispersal of P-protein in the phloem of Coleus blumei Benth'. Journal of Cell Science, 4 :155-169. [Details]
Steer, MW and EH Newcomb; (1969) 'Observations on tubules derived from the endoplasmic reticulum in leaf glands of Phaseolus vulgaris'. PROTOPLASMA, . [Details]
Steer, MW, BES Gunning, TA Graham and DJ Carr; (1968) 'Isolation properties and structure of Fraction 1 protein from Avena sativa (L)'. PLANTA, . [Details]
Gunning, BES, MW Steer and MP Cochrane,; (1968) 'Occurrence, molecular structure and induced formation of the 'stromacentre' in plastids'. JOURNAL OF CELL SCIENCE, . [Details]
Newcomb, EH, MW Steer, PK Hepler and WP Wergin,; (1968) 'An atypical crista resembling a 'tight junction' in bean root mitochondria'. JOURNAL OF CELL BIOLOGY, . [Details]
Steer, MW, BES Gunning, TA Graham and DJ Carr; (1968) 'Isolation properties and structure of Fraction 1 protein from Avena sativa (L)'. Planta, 79 :254-267. [Details]

Other Journals

Doran, A. & Steer, M.; (2005) 'The making of a root hair: the developmental genetics approach' Biologist 52 (4) :213-217. [Details]

Conference Publications

Greenland, A. J. Meyerowitz, E. M. and Steer, M. W.; (1997) Control of Plant Development: Genes and Signals Symposium of the Society for Experimental Biology, Vol.51. Company of Biologists, Cambridge [Details]
             

Reports

Osborne, B. A. and Steer, M. W.; (1990) Grapevine. Newsletter of the Botany Department, UCD. Reports [Details]
                                                                         

Research

Research Interests

Genetic mechanisms involved in the formation of the Arabidopsis root hair.
Selection and breeding of birch to develop commercial timber quality birch for Irish forestry.

Genetic improvement of Irish birch
Supported by a grant from COFORD, 1999 to present
Irish forestry needs a source of timber quality native birch to meet demands for compulsory broadleaf planting and for afforestation of poor sites. Plus trees were identified across country and seeds and scion wood were collected. The latter were used for controlled crosses and further seed production. Seedlings from over 70 lines are planted out as field trials on three different soil types. A total of 26,000 trees are being monitored for growth performance. These trees also represent a source for genetic material to investigate biodiversity issues and for developing quality trait markers for high value timber trees.

This year we were asked to initiate a similar research programme focused on alder.
Techniques range from plant performance measurements and statistical analysis of large data sets to molecular biology for diversity and trait analysis.
Laboratory team consists of one post doc and technical staff.


     

Collaborators

 

External Collaborators

Department of Experimental Botany, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Department of Cell Biology, John Innes Institute, University of East Anglia, Norwich, England