J. Andrew C. Smith
  • Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, UK
  • Plant science


Ph.D. in Botany, University of Glasgow; Habilitation (Botany), Technische Universität Darmstadt

Current position

Andrew Smith is a Professor of Plant Sciences at the University of Oxford (UK). His research interests are in cell physiology, biochemistry, and plant adaptations to environmental stress.

Publications (selected relevant articles)

  1. Snowden, C. J., Thomas, B., Baxter, C. J., Smith, J. A. and Sweetlove, L. J. (2015). A tonoplast Glu/Asp/GABA exchanger that affects tomato fruit amino acid composition. Plant J 81(5): 651-660.
  2. Antony, E., Taybi, T., Courbot, M., Mugford, S. T., Smith, J. A. C. and Borland, A. M. (2008). Cloning, localization and expression analyses of vacuolar sugar transporters in the CAM plant Ananas comosus (pineapple). J Exp Bot 59: 1895–1908.
  3. Ingle, R. A., Fricker, M. D. and Smith, J. A. (2008). Evidence for nickel/proton antiport activity at the tonoplast of the hyperaccumulator plant Alyssum lesbiacum. Plant Biol (Stuttg) 10(6): 746-753.
  4. Hafke, J. B., Hafke, Y., Smith, J. A., Lüttge, U. and Thiel, G. (2003). Vacuolar malate uptake is mediated by an anion-selective inward rectifier. Plant J 35(1): 116-128.
  5. McRae, S. R., Christopher, J. T., Smith, J. A. C. and Holtum, J. A. M. (2002). Sucrose transport across the vacuolar membrane of Ananas comosus. Funct Plant Biol 29: 717–724.
  6. Pantoja, O. and Smith, J. A. (2002). Sensitivity of the plant vacuolar malate channel to pH, Ca2+ and anion-channel blockers. J Membr Biol 186(1): 31-42.
  7. Wissing, F. and Smith, J. A. (2000). Vacuolar chloride transport in Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L. measured using the fluorescent dye lucigenin. J Membr Biol 177(3): 199-208.
  8. Cheffings, C. M., Pantoja, O., Ashcroft, F. M. and Smith, J. A. (1997). Malate transport and vacuolar ion channels in CAM plants. J Exp Bot 48 Spec No: 623-631.
  9. Barkla, B. J., Zingarelli, L., Blumwald, E. and Smith, J. (1995). Tonoplast Na+/H+ Antiport Activity and Its Energization by the Vacuolar H+-ATPase in the Halophytic Plant Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L. Plant Physiol 109(2): 549-556.
  10. Bettey, M. and Smith, J. A. (1993). Dicarboxylate transport at the vacuolar membrane of the CAM plant Kalanchoë daigremontiana: sensitivity to protein-modifying and sulphydryl reagents. Biochim Biophys Acta 1152(2): 270-279.
  11. Warren, M., Smith, J. A. and Apps, D. K. (1992). Rapid purification and reconstitution of a plant vacuolar ATPase using Triton X-114 fractionation: subunit composition and substrate kinetics of the H(+)-ATPase from the tonoplast of Kalanchoë daigremontiana. Biochim Biophys Acta 1106(1): 117-125.
  12. White, P. J., Marshall, J. and Smith, J. A. (1990). Substrate kinetics of the tonoplast h-translocating inorganic pyrophosphatase and its activation by free mg. Plant Physiol 93(3): 1063-1070.
  13. White, P. J. and Smith, J. A. (1989). Proton and anion transport at the tonoplast in crassulacean-acid-metabolism plants: specificity of the malate-influx system in Kalanchoë daigremontiana. Planta 179(2): 265-274.