Christine Beveridge

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Christine Beveridge

Christine Anne Beveridge
Alma materUniversity of Tasmania
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Queensland
Thesis"Assimilate partitioning in sweet pea gigas mutant in garden pea" (1989)

Christine Beveridge FAA is an Australian scientist and plant physiologist whose research focuses on the shoot architecture of plants, shrubs and trees. She is an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Queensland, Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Plant Success in Nature and Agriculture,[1] and affiliated professor at the Centre for Crop Science at the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation.[2]

Beveridge has a BSc and PhD from the University of Tasmania. She was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 2015.[3]

In 2018 Beveridge was awarded the ARC Georgina Sweet Laureate Fellowship[4] to research "the genetic mechanisms of shoot branching in agricultural and horticultural plants".[5] In the same year she was elected president of the International Plant Growth Substances Association.[4]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Beveridge, Christine Anne; Kyozuka, Junko (February 2010). "New genes in the strigolactone-related shoot branching pathway". Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 13 (1): 34–39. doi:10.1016/j.pbi.2009.10.003. PMID 19913454.
  • Barbier, Francois F.; Dun, Elizabeth A.; Kerr, Stephanie C.; Chabikwa, Tinashe G.; Beveridge, Christine A. (March 2019). "An Update on the Signals Controlling Shoot Branching". Trends in Plant Science. 24 (3): 220–236. doi:10.1016/j.tplants.2018.12.001. PMID 30797425.
  • Carvalhais, Lilia C.; Rincon-Florez, Vivian A.; Brewer, Philip B.; Beveridge, Christine A.; Dennis, Paul G.; Schenk, Peer M. (March 2019). "The ability of plants to produce strigolactones affects rhizosphere community composition of fungi but not bacteria". Rhizosphere. 9: 18–26. doi:10.1016/j.rhisph.2018.10.002.
  • Chesterfield, Rebecca J.; Vickers, Claudia E.; Beveridge, Christine A. (July 2020). "Translation of Strigolactones from Plant Hormone to Agriculture: Achievements, Future Perspectives, and Challenges". Trends in Plant Science. 25 (11): 1087–1106. doi:10.1016/j.tplants.2020.06.005. PMID 32660772.


  1. ^ "$35 million for a new research centre to grow Australian agriculture". University of Queensland. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Professor Christine Beveridge – UQ Researchers". University of Queensland. Retrieved 29 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Business leader and top researchers recognised with high science honour". Australian Academy of Science. 25 May 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Beveridge, Christine – Biographical entry". Encyclopedia of Australian Science. Retrieved 29 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Fellows receive prestigious ARC Laureate Fellowships". Australian Academy of Science. 3 August 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2020.

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