Christopher Davies
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
GeneHorticultureVeraisonGene expressionComposition (visual arts)RipeningEnzymeChemistryAuxinBerryHexoseSugarEthyleneAnthocyaninAbscisic acidAromaGrape berryBiochemistryWineBotanyBiology
52Publications
25H-index
3,483Citations
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#1Christine Böttcher (CSIRO: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)H-Index: 17
#2Trent E. Johnson (University of Adelaide)H-Index: 16
Last. Christopher Davies (CSIRO: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)H-Index: 25
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#1Silvia Dal Santo (University of Verona)H-Index: 21
#2Matthew R. Tucker (University of Adelaide)H-Index: 27
Last. Christopher Davies (CSIRO: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)H-Index: 25
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Key message Auxin treatment of grape (Vitis vinifera L.) berries delays ripening by inducing changes in gene expression and cell wall metabolism and could combat some deleterious climate change effects.
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#1Christine Böttcher (CSIRO: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)H-Index: 17
#2Paul K. Boss (CSIRO: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)H-Index: 39
Last. Christopher Davies (CSIRO: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)H-Index: 25
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BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The climate‐change driven uncoupling of grape (Vitis vinifera L.) berry ‘sugar‐ripeness’ and ‘flavour‐ripeness’ necessitates an improved understanding of the sugar/flavour nexus. METHODS AND RESULTS: Analysis of grape metabolites and wine volatiles derived from Riesling berries of peduncle‐girdled and Control bunches over the course of 30 days provided time‐dependent insights into changes to grape and wine composition associated with phloem import. Girdling resulted in stabl...
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#1Christine Böttcher (CSIRO: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)H-Index: 17
#2Paul K. Boss (CSIRO: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)H-Index: 39
Last. Christopher Davies (CSIRO: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)H-Index: 25
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Background and Aims The climate change‐related acceleration of grape (Vitis vinifera L.) berry ‘sugar‐ripeness’ requires an improved understanding of the relationship between berry sugar concentration and wine flavour and aroma. Methods and Results Peduncle‐girdling of Shiraz bunches at three post‐veraison stages identified sugar‐related changes to grape metabolites associated with ripening and to wine volatile compounds. Restricting sugar uptake at 10–14°Brix had severe effects on the accumulat...
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#1Paul K. Boss (CSIRO: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)H-Index: 39
#2Curtis M. Kalua (CSIRO: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)H-Index: 12
Last. Christopher Davies (CSIRO: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)H-Index: 25
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Background and Aims Many variables affect the volatile profile of wine during production, and grape composition is an important source of varietal characters and metabolites for yeast during fermentation. In order to manage wine style through changes in grape composition, the knowledge of when important changes occur in the berries is essential. This study sought to identify stages of berry development that are most critical in defining wine volatile composition. Methods and Results Cabernet Sau...
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#1Christopher DaviesH-Index: 25
#2Christine BöttcherH-Index: 17
Last. Janet NewmanH-Index: 33
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#1A. F. Adam-Blondon (Université Paris-Saclay)H-Index: 9
#2Michael Alaux (Université Paris-Saclay)H-Index: 15
Last. Hadi Quesneville (Université Paris-Saclay)H-Index: 58
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Viticulture, like other fields of agriculture, is currently facing important challenges that will be addressed only through sustained, dedicated and coordinated research. Although the methods used in biology have evolved tremendously in recent years and now involve the routine production of large data sets of varied nature, in many domains of study, including grapevine research, there is a need to improve the findability, accessibility, interoperability and reusability (FAIR-ness) of these data....
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#1Christine Böttcher (CSIRO: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)H-Index: 17
#2Crista A. Burbidge (CSIRO: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)H-Index: 5
Last. Christopher Davies (CSIRO: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)H-Index: 25
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Background Cytokinins are known to play an important role in fruit set and early fruit growth, but their involvement in later stages of fruit development is less well understood. Recent reports of greatly increased cytokinin concentrations in the flesh of ripening kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa (A. Chev.) C.F. Liang & A.R. Ferguson) and grapes (Vitis vinifera L.) have suggested that these hormones are implicated in the control of ripening-related processes.
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#1Christine Böttcher (CSIRO: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)H-Index: 17
#2Crista A. Burbidge (CSIRO: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)H-Index: 5
Last. Christopher Davies (CSIRO: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)H-Index: 25
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The plant hormone jasmonic acid (JA) is essential for stress responses and the formation of reproductive organs, but its role in fruit development and ripening is unclear. Conjugation of JA to isoleucine is a crucial step in the JA signaling pathway since only JA-Ile is recognized by the jasmonate receptor. The conjugation reaction is catalyzed by JA-amido synthetases, belonging to the family of Gretchen Hagen3 (GH3) proteins. Here, in vitro studies of two grapevine (Vitis vinifera L. cv Shiraz)...
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