Rodney P Eyles

Rodney P Eyles
Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) | IGC

Doctor of Philosophy


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Currently researching a VIGS based approach for discovering the basis of naturally occurring resistance to CBSD and CMD in casssava.


Publications (26)
Plant root architecture is regulated by the initiation and modulation of cell division in regions containing pluripotent stem cells known as meristems. In roots, meristems are formed early in embryogenesis, in the case of the root apical meristem (RAM), and during organogenesis at the site of lateral root or, in legumes, nodule formation. Root meri...
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MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are nonprotein coding RNAs between 20 and 22 nucleotides long that attenuate protein production. Different types of sequence data are being investigated for novel miRNAs, including genomic and transcriptomic sequences. A variety of machine learning methods have successfully predicted miRNA precursors, mature miRNAs, and other non...
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With over 25,000 species, the drivers of diversity in the Orchidaceae remain to be fully understood. Here we outline a multi‐tiered sequence capture strategy aimed at capturing 100’s of loci to enable phylogenetic resolution from subtribe to subspecific levels in orchids of the tribe Diurideae. For the probe design, we mined subsets of 18 transcrip...
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The Australian sexually deceptive orchid, Chiloglottis trapeziformis, employs a unique UV-B-dependent floral volatile, chiloglottone 1, for specific male wasp pollinator attraction. Chiloglottone 1 and related variants (2,5-dialkylcyclohexane-1,3-diones), represent a unique class of specialized metabolites presumed to be the product of cyclization...
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Plant root architecture is regulated by the formation and function of meristems at the sites of root organogenesis. Meristem formation requires the generation of stem cell niches which produce the new cells of the growing organ. microRNAs (miRNAs) have emerged as regulators of many key biological functions in plants including root organogenesis. To...
Supplementary Figure S1: The graph shows the relationship of sensitivity and specificity over 28 boosting runs. The insert in the middle of the graph zooms in to show details. It can be seen that the accuracy improves only little with varying levels of boosting trials. Supplementary Figure S2: A representative decision tree output from running C5.0...


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Projects (3)
Archived project
Tissue-Specific Floral Transcriptome Analysis of the Sexually Deceptive Orchid Chiloglottis trapeziformis Provides Insights into the Biosynthesis and Regulation of Its Unique UV-B Dependent Floral Volatile, Chiloglottone 1
To develop and test a VIGS system of gene knockdown in cassava