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Philip J. White


Ph.D. in Natural Sciences, University of Manchester, 1987

Current position

Professor in Biology, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Researcher in Plant Nutritional Genomics, The James Hutton Institute, Dundee, United Kingdom


  1. Adu, M. O., Chatot, A., Wiesel, L., Bennett, M. J., Broadley, M. R., White, P. J. and Dupuy, L. X. (2014). A scanner system for high-resolution quantification of variation in root growth dynamics of Brassica rapa genotypes. J Exp Bot 65(8): 2039-2048.
  2. George, T. S., Brown, L. K., Ramsay, L., White, P. J., Newton, A. C., Bengough, A. G., Russell, J. and Thomas, W. T. (2014). Understanding the genetic control and physiological traits associated with rhizosheath production by barley (Hordeum vulgare). New Phytol 203(1): 195-205.
  3. Ribeiro, K. M., Barreto, B., Pasqual, M., White, P. J., Braga, R. A. and Dupuy, L. X. (2014). Continuous, high-resolution biospeckle imaging reveals a discrete zone of activity at the root apex that responds to contact with obstacles. Ann Bot 113(3): 555-563.
  4. Downie, H. F., Adu, M. O., Schmidt, S., Otten, W., Dupuy, L. X., White, P. J. and Valentine, T. A. (2014). Challenges and opportunities for quantifying roots and rhizosphere interactions through imaging and image analysis. Plant Cell Environ. (Epub ahead of print)
  5. Shi, L., Shi, T., Broadley, M. R., White, P. J., Long, Y., Meng, J., Xu, F. and Hammond, J. P. (2013). High-throughput root phenotyping screens identify genetic loci associated with root architectural traits in Brassica napus under contrasting phosphate availabilities. Ann Bot 112(2): 381-389.
  6. White, P. J. (2013). Improving potassium acquisition and utilisation by crop plants. J Plant Nutr Soil Sci 176(3): 305-316.
  7. White, P. J., George, T. S., Dupuy, L. X., Karley, A. J., Valentine, T. A., Wiesel, L. and Wishart, J. (2013). Root traits for infertile soils. Front Plant Sci 4: 193.
  8. White, P. J., George, T. S., Gregory, P. J., Bengough, A. G., Hallett, P. D. and McKenzie, B. M. (2013). Matching roots to their environment. Ann Bot 112(2): 207-222.
  9. Lux, A., Martinka, M., Vaculik, M. and White, P. J. (2011). Root responses to cadmium in the rhizosphere: a review. J Exp Bot 62(1): 21-37.
  10. Dupuy, L., Vignes, M., McKenzie, B. M. and White, P. J. (2010). The dynamics of root meristem distribution in the soil. Plant Cell Environ 33(3): 358-369.
Protocols by Philip J. White
  1. Scanner-based Time-lapse Root Phenotyping