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Dylan Jones

Dylan Jones

Postdoctoral researcher
Cereal symbioses

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I did my PhD, in plant science at the University of Nottingham, investigating root anatomy in a range of species, with focuses on understanding the vestigialization of duckweed roots, and identifying drought tolerant root traits in pearl millet. I have now joined Uta Paszkowski’s lab, and will be researching arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis in cassava.


Alexander Ware, Dylan H. Jones, Paulina Flis, Elina Chrysanthou, Kellie E. Smith, Britta M.C. Kümpers, Levi Yant, Jonathan A. Atkinson, Darren M. Wells, Rahul Bhosale, Anthony Bishopp, Loss of ancestral function in duckweed roots is accompanied by progressive anatomical reduction and a re-distribution of nutrient transporters,
Current Biology, 2023,

Jones Dylan H., Atkinson Brian S., Ware Alexander, Sturrock Craig J., Bishopp Anthony, Wells Darren M, Preparation, Scanning and Analysis of Duckweed Using X-Ray Computed Microtomography, Frontiers in Plant Science, 2021