Prof Michael Hall

Prof Michael Hall

Emeritus Professor

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  • University Governor
    • Chairman, Estates Advisory Group


Perception and transduction of hormonal signals in plants, especially ethylene and cytokinins. Protein kinases, monomeric G-protein cascades, MAP kinase cascades. Responses of plants to abiotic stress, particularly metabolic profiling of saline-treated plants.



Novikova, G.V., Mur, L., Nosov, A.V., Fomenkov, A.A., Mironov, K.S., Mamaeva, A.S., Shilov, E.S., Rakitin, V.Y., Hall, M. 2017. Nitric Oxide Has a Concentration-Dependent Effect on the Cell Cycle Acting via EIN2 in Arabidopsis thaliana Cultured Cells. Frontiers in Physiology 8 142 10.3389/fphys.2017.00142 Cadair


Sivakumaran, A., Akinyemi, A., Mandon, J., Cristescu, S.M., Hall, M., Harren, F.J.M., Mur, L. 2016. ABA Suppresses Botrytis cinerea Elicited NO Production in Tomato to Influence H2O2 Generation and Increase Host Susceptibility. Frontiers in Plant Science 7 709 10.3389/fpls.2016.00709 Cadair


Mamaeva, A.S., Fomenkov, A.A., Nosov, A.V., Moshkov, I.E., Mur, L.A.J., Hall, M.A., Novikova, G.V. 2015. Regulatory role of nitric oxide in plants. Russian Journal of Plant Physiology (Fiziologiya rastenii) 62 (4) pp. 427-440. 10.1134/S1021443715040135 Cadair


Mur, L.A.J., Mandon, J., Persijn, S., Cristescu, S.M., Moshkov, I.E., Novikova, G.V., Hall, M., Harren, F.J.M., Hebelstrup, K.H., Gupta, K.J. 2013. Nitric oxide in plants an assessment of the current state of knowledge. AoB PLANTS 5 pls052 10.1093/aobpla/pls052 Cadair

Mur, L.A.J., Prats, E., Pierre, S., Hall, M., Hebelstrup, K.H. 2013. Integrating nitric oxide into salicylic acid and jasmonic acid/ ethylene plant defense pathways. Frontiers in Plant Science 4 215 10.3389/fpls.2013.00215 Cadair


Mur, L.A.J., Laarhoven, L.J.J., Harren, F.J.M., Hall, M., Smith, A.R. 2008. Nitric oxide interacts with salicylate to regulate biphasic ethylene production during the hypersensitive response. Plant Physiology 148 (3) pp. 1537-1546. 10.1104/pp.108.124404 Cadair

Mur, L.A.J., Lloyd, A.J., Cristescu, S.M., Harren, F.J.M., Hall, M., Smith, A. 2008. Biphasic ethylene production during the hypersensitive response in Arabidopsis: A window into defence priming mechanisms? Plant Signaling and Behavior 4 (7) pp. 610-613. 10.4161/psb.4.7.8904 Cadair


Todorova, D., Vaseva-Gemisheva, I., Petrov, P., Stoynova-Bakalova, E., Alexieva, V., Karanov, E., Smith, A.R., Hall, M. 2007. Cytokinin oxidase/dehydrogenase (CKX) activity in wild and ethylene-insensitive mutant eti5 type of Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh plants and the effect of cytokinin N-1-(2-chloro-4-pyridyl)-N-2phenylurea on enzymatic activity and leaf morphology. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 28 (6) pp. 613-617. 10.1007/s11738-006-0057-3 Cadair

Alexieva, V.S., Smith, A.R., Hall, M., Somleva, M., Stanoeva, E., Lachkova, V., Sergiev, I., Karanov, E.N., Todorova, D. 2007. Influence of cytokinins and novel cytokinin antagonists on the senescence of detached leaves of Arabidopsis thaliana. Biologia Plantarum 51 (2) pp. 377-380. 10.1007/s10535-007-0079-8 Cadair

Smith, A.R., Hall, M., Todorova, D., Alexieva, V.S., Karanov, E.N., Sergiev, I. 2007. Polyamine content in Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh during recovery after low and high temperature treatments. Plant Growth Regulation pp. 185-191. 10.1007/s10725-006-9143-1 Cadair


Todorova, D., Genkov, T., Vaseva-Gemisheva, I., Alexieva, V.S., Karanov, E.N., Smith, A., Hall, M. 2005. Effect of temperature stress on the endogenous cytokinin content in Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh plants. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 27 (1) pp. 13-18. 10.1007/s11738-005-0031-5 Cadair


Selivankina, S.Y., Karavaiko, N.N., Maslova, G.G., Zubkova, N.K., Prokoptseva, O.S., Smith, A.R., Hall, M., Kulaeva, O.N. 2004. Cytokinin-binding protein from Arabidopsis thaliana leaves participating in transcription regulation. Plant Growth Regulation 43 (1) pp. 15-26. 10.1023/B:GROW.0000038358.76592.e0 Cadair

Stoynova-Bakalova, E., Petrov, P., Hall, M., Karanov, E.N. 2004. Cell division and cell expansion in cotyledons of Arabidopsis seedlings. New Phytologist pp. 471-479. 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2004.01031.x Cadair

Hall, M., Todorova, D.A., Sergiev, I.G., Alexieva, V.S., Karanov, E.N., Smith, A.R. 2004. Effect of ethylene and its antagonist 1-MCP on the senescence of detached leaves of Arabidopsis thaliana. Biologia Plantarum 48 (4) pp. 593-595. 10.1023/B:BIOP.0000047162.32603.d0 Cadair


Karanov, E.N., Hall, M., Smith, A.R., Todorov, D.T. 2003. Chlorophyllase activity and chlorophyll content in wild type and eti 5 mutant of Arabidopsis thaliana subjected to low and high temperatures. Biologia Plantarum 46 (4) pp. 633-636. 10.1023/A:1024896418839 Cadair

Hall, M., Moshkov, I.E., Mur, L.A.J., Novikova, G.V., Smith, A.R. 2003. Ethylene regulates monomeric GTP-binding protein gene expression and activity in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology 131 (4) pp. 1705-1717. 10.1104/pp.014035 Cadair

Moshkov, I.E., Hall, M., Novikova, G.V., Smith, A.R., Mur, L.A.J. 2003. Ethylene rapidly up-regulates the activities of both monomeric GTP-binding proteins and protein kinase(s) in epicotyls of pea. Plant Physiology pp. 1718-1726. 10.1104/pp.102.015057 Other Cadair

Smith, A.R., Moshkov, I.E., Novikova, G.V., Hall, M. 2003. Nucleoside diphosphate kinase in a possible component of the ethylene signal transduction pathway. Biochemistry 68 (12) pp. 1342-1348. 10.1023/B:BIRY.0000011656.90378.e4 Cadair Other

Todorov, D.T., Karanov, E.N., Hall, M., Smith, A.R. 2003. Chlorophyllase activity and chlorophyll content in wild and mutant plants of Arabidopsis thaliana. Biologia Plantarum 46 (1) pp. 125-127. 10.1023/A:1022355525907 Cadair


Shepelyakovskaya, A.O., Teplova, I.R., Veselov, D.S., Burkhanova, E.A., Bosiev, K.M., Laman, A.G., Vasil'eva, V.S., Kudoyarova, G.R., Hall, M., Brovko, F.A., Kulaeva, O.N. 2002. A cytokinin-binding 70-kD protein is localized predominantly in the root meristem. Russian Journal of Plant Physiology (Fiziologiya rastenii) 49 (1) pp. 99-106. 10.1023/A:1013772530375 Cadair

Hall, M., Novikova, G.V., Moshkov, I.E., Mur, L.A.J., Smith, A.R. 2002. Protein kinases in plants in the transduction of abiotic and biotic signals. Russian Journal of Plant Physiology (Fiziologiya rastenii) 49 (1) pp. 107-119. 10.1023/A:1013724614446 Cadair


Kulaeva, O.N., Yakovleva, L.A., Rakitin, V.Y., Smith, A., Hall, M., Burkhanova, E.A., Kudryakova, N.V. 2001. Ethylene and cytokinin in the control of senescence in detached leaves of Arabidopsis thaliana eti-5 mutant and wild-type plants. Russian Journal of Plant Physiology (Fiziologiya rastenii) 48 (5) pp. 624-627. 10.1023/A:1016708002899 Cadair Other

Smith, A.R., Hall, M., Burkhanova, E.A., Kukina, I.M., Kudryakova, N.V., Kulaeva, O.N., Mikulovich, T.P. 2001. Heat shock pre-treatment enhances the response of Arabidopsis thaliana leaves and Cucurbita pepo cotyledons to benzyladenine. Plant Growth Regulation pp. 195-198. 10.1023/A:1017510832722 Cadair

Moshkov, I.E., Smith, A.R., Novikova, G.V., Mur, L.A.J., Hall, M. 2001. Ethylene signal perception and transduction: multiple paradigms? Biological Reviews 76 (1) pp. 103-108. 10.1111/j.1469-185X.2000.tb00060.x Cadair


Novikova, G.V., Moshkov, I.E., Smith, A.R., Hall, M. 2000. The effect of ethylene on MAPKinase-like activity in Arabidopsis thaliana. FEBS Letters 474 (1) pp. 29-32. 10.1016/S0014-5793(00)01565-9 Cadair