Maurice Bosch
  • Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth University, UK
  • Plant Science
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Ph.D. in Natural Sciences, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2002

Current position

Senior Research Scientist, Institute of Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences (IBERS), Aberystwyth University, UK


Plant Cell wall and bioenergy crops

  1. da Costa, R. M., Lee, S. J., Allison, G. G., Hazen, S. P., Winters, A. and Bosch, M. (2014). Genotype, development and tissue-derived variation of cell-wall properties in the lignocellulosic energy crop Miscanthus. Ann Bot 114(6): 1265-1277.
  2. Bhatia, R. and Bosch, M. (2014). Transcriptional regulators of Arabidopsis secondary cell wall formation: tools to re-program and improve cell wall traits. Front Plant Sci 5: 192.
  3. Slavov, G. T., Nipper, R., Robson, P., Farrar, K., Allison, G. G., Bosch, M., Clifton-Brown, J. C., Donnison, I. S. and Jensen, E. (2014). Genome-wide association studies and prediction of 17 traits related to phenology, biomass and cell wall composition in the energy grass Miscanthus sinensis. New Phytol 201(4): 1227-1239.
  4. Bosch, M. and Hazen, S. P. (2013). Lignocellulosic feedstocks: research progress and challenges in optimizing biomass quality and yield. Front Plant Sci 4: 474.
  5. Ings, J., Mur, L. A., Robson, P. R. and Bosch, M. (2013). Physiological and growth responses to water deficit in the bioenergy crop Miscanthus x giganteus. Front Plant Sci 4: 468.
  6. Xue, J., Bosch, M. and Knox, J. P. (2013). Heterogeneity and glycan masking of cell wall microstructures in the stems of Miscanthus x giganteus, and its parents M. sinensis and M. sacchariflorus. PLoS One 8(11): e82114.
  7. Slavov, G., Allison, G. and Bosch, M. (2013). Advances in the genetic dissection of plant cell walls: tools and resources available in Miscanthus. Front Plant Sci 4: 217.
  8. Bosch, M., Mayer, C. D., Cookson, A. and Donnison, I. S. (2011). Identification of genes involved in cell wall biogenesis in grasses by differential gene expression profiling of elongating and non-elongating maize internodes. J Exp Bot 62(10): 3545-3561.

Plant reproduction

  1. Wilkins, K. A., Bosch, M., Haque, T., Teng, N., Poulter, N. S. and Franklin-Tong, V. E. (2015). Self-incompatibility-induced programmed cell death in field poppy pollen involves dramatic acidification of the incompatible pollen tube cytosol. Plant Physiol 167(3): 766-779.
  2. Klaas, M., Yang, B., Bosch, M., Thorogood, D., Manzanares, C., Armstead, I. P., Franklin, F. C. and Barth, S. (2011). Progress towards elucidating the mechanisms of self-incompatibility in the grasses: further insights from studies in Lolium. Ann Bot 108(4): 677-685.
  3. Nieuwland, J., de Graaf, B. H., Cheung, A. Y. and Bosch, M. (2011). Plant reproduction: does size matter? New Phytol 190(4): 812-815.
  4. Wilkins, K. A.*, Bancroft, J.*, Bosch, M.*, Ings, J., Smirnoff, N. and Franklin-Tong, V. E. (2011). Reactive oxygen species and nitric oxide mediate actin reorganization and programmed cell death in the self-incompatibility response of papaver. Plant Physiol 156(1): 404-416. (*Joint first authors)
  5. Poulter, N. S.*, Bosch, M*. and Franklin-Tong, V. E. (2011). Proteins implicated in mediating self-incompatibility-induced alterations to the actin cytoskeleton of Papaver pollen. Ann Bot 108(4): 659-675. (*Joint first authors)
  6. Bosch, M., Poulter, N. S., Perry, R. M., Wilkins, K. A. and Franklin-Tong, V. E. (2010). Characterization of a legumain/vacuolar processing enzyme and YVADase activity in Papaver pollen. Plant Mol Biol 74(4-5): 381-393.
  7. Poulter, N. S., Wheeler, M. J., Bosch, M. and Franklin-Tong, V. E. (2010). Self-incompatibility in Papaver: identification of the pollen S-determinant PrpS. Biochem Soc Trans 38(2): 588-592.
  8. McKenna, S. T., Kunkel, J. G., Bosch, M., Rounds, C. M., Vidali, L., Winship, L. J. and Hepler, P. K. (2009). Exocytosis precedes and predicts the increase in growth in oscillating pollen tubes. Plant Cell 21(10): 3026-3040.
  9. Bosch, M., Poulter, N. S., Vatovec, S. and Franklin-Tong, V. E. (2008). Initiation of programmed cell death in self-incompatibility: role for cytoskeleton modifications and several caspase-like activities. Mol Plant 1(6): 879-887.
  10. Bosch, M. and Franklin-Tong, V. E. (2008). Self-incompatibility in Papaver: signalling to trigger PCD in incompatible pollen. J Exp Bot 59(3): 481-490.
  11. Bosch, M. and Franklin-Tong, V. E. (2007). Temporal and spatial activation of caspase-like enzymes induced by self-incompatibility in Papaver pollen. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104(46): 18327-18332.
  12. Bosch, M. and Hepler, P. K. (2006). Silencing of the tobacco pollen pectin methylesterase NtPPME1 results in retarded in vivo pollen tube growth. Planta 223(4): 736-745.
  13. Bosch, M. and Hepler, P. K. (2005). Pectin methylesterases and pectin dynamics in pollen tubes. Plant Cell 17(12): 3219-3226.
  14. Bosch, M., Cheung, A. Y. and Hepler, P. K. (2005). Pectin methylesterase, a regulator of pollen tube growth. Plant Physiol 138(3): 1334-1346.
  15. Hepler, P. K., Bosch, M., Cardenas, L., Lovy-Wheeler, A., McKenna, S. T., Wilsen, K. L. and Kunkel, J. G. (2005). Oscillatory pollen tube growth: Imaging the underlying structures and physiological processes. MicroscMicroanal 11: 148-149.
  16. Sanchez, A. M., Bosch, M., Bots, M., Nieuwland, J., Feron, R. and Mariani, C. (2004). Pistil factors controlling pollination. Plant Cell 16 Suppl: S98-106.
  17. Bosch, M., Derksen, J. and Mariani, C. (2003). A functional study of stylarhydroxyproline-rich glyco-proteins during pollen tube growth. Sex Plant Reprod 16(2): 87-98.
  18. Bosch, M., Knudsen, J. S., Derksen, J. and Mariani, C. (2001). Class III pistil-specific extensin-like proteins from tobacco have characteristics of arabinogalactan proteins. Plant Physiol 125(4): 2180-2188.