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Sergey Shabala


Ph.D. in Plant Physiology, Inst. Exp. Botany, Minsk, Byelorussia

Current position

Professor in Plant Physiology, Stress Physiology Research Group Leader, Co-Director, Australia-China Research Centre for Plant Stress Biology, School of Land and Food, University of Tasmania, Australia
Editor-in-Chief for Functional Plant Biology


Ten career best publications (*indicates corresponding author)

  1. Shabala, S.*, Bose, J. and Hedrich, R. (2014). Salt bladders: do they matter? Trends Plant Sci 19(11): 687-691. (IF = 13.48)
  2. Shabala, S.* and Cuin, T. A. (2008). Potassium transport and plant salt tolerance. Physiol Plant 133(4): 651-669. (IF = 3.26; 226 citation)
  3. Fuglsang, A. T., Guo, Y., Cuin, T. A., Qiu, Q., Song, C., Kristiansen, K. A., Bych, K., Schulz, A., Shabala, S., Schumaker, K. S., Palmgren, M. G. and Zhu, J. K. (2007). Arabidopsis protein kinase PKS5 inhibits the plasma membrane H+ -ATPase by preventing interaction with 14-3-3 protein. Plant Cell 19(5): 1617-1634. (IF = 9.57; 118 citations)
  4. Chen, Z., Pottosin, II, Cuin, T. A., Fuglsang, A. T., Tester, M., Jha, D., Zepeda-Jazo, I., Zhou, M., Palmgren, M. G., Newman, I. A. and Shabala, S.* (2007). Root plasma membrane transporters controlling K+/Na+ homeostasis in salt-stressed barley. Plant Physiol 145(4): 1714-1725. (IF = 7.39; 126 citations)
  5. Shabala, S.*, Demidchik, V., Shabala, L., Cuin, T. A., Smith, S. J., Miller, A. J., Davies, J. M. and Newman, I. A. (2006). Extracellular Ca2+ ameliorates NaCl-induced K+ loss from Arabidopsis root and leaf cells by controlling plasma membrane K+ -permeable channels. Plant Physiol 141(4): 1653-1665. (IF = 7.39; 160 citations)
  6. Chen, Z., Newman, I., Zhou, M., Mendham, N., Zhang, G., Shabala, S.* (2005). Screening plants for salt tolerance by measuring K+ flux: a case study for barley. Plant Cell Environ 28: 1230-1246. (IF = 5.91; 165 citations)
  7. Demidchik, V.*, Shabala, S. N., Coutts, K. B., Tester, M. A. and Davies, J. M. (2003). Free oxygen radicals regulate plasma membrane Ca2+- and K+-permeable channels in plant root cells. J Cell Sci 116(Pt 1): 81-88. (IF = 6.11; 153 citations)
  8. Babourina, O., Newman, I. and Shabala, S.* (2002). Blue light-induced kinetics of H+ and Ca2+ fluxes in etiolated wild-type and phototropin-mutant Arabidopsis seedlings. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99(4): 2433-2438. (IF = 9.81; 65 citations)
  9. Shabala, S. N.* and Lew, R. R. (2002). Turgor regulation in osmotically stressed Arabidopsis epidermal root cells. Direct support for the role of inorganic ion uptake as revealed by concurrent flux and cell turgor measurements. Plant Physiol 129(1): 290-299. (IF = 7.39; 97 citations)
  10. Shabala, S.* and Newman, I. I. (1999). Light-induced changes in hydrogen, calcium, potassium, and chloride ion fluxes and concentrations from the mesophyll and epidermal tissues of bean leaves. Understanding the ionic basis of light-induced bioelectrogenesis. Plant Physiol 119(3): 1115-1124. (IF = 7.39; 89 citations)
  11. Shabala, S. N.*, Newman, I. A. and Morris, J. (1997). Oscillations in H+ and Ca2+ ion fluxes around the elongation region of corn roots and effects of external pH. Plant Physiol 113(1): 111-118. (IF = 7.39; 150 citations)
Protocols by Sergey Shabala
  1. MIFE Technique-based Screening for Mesophyll K+ Retention for Crop Breeding for Salinity Tolerance