Finlayson, Scott individual record
Associate Professor

The main focus of my research program is investigating the roles of environmental signals as conditioners of plant growth and development, and discovering the mechanisms through which they work. Current research interests include defining the pathways and mechanisms associated with the regulation of branch development by light signals (and other signals), using both crop and model species. I also have a broad interest in how phytohormones participate in the regulation of growth and development and stress responses.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles41
  • Lee, S., Zargar, O., Reiser, C., Li, Q., Muliana, A., Finlayson, S. A., Gomez, F. E., & Pharr, M. (2020). Time-dependent mechanical behavior of sweet sorghum stems. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. 106, 103731-103731.
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  • Holalu, S. V., Reddy, S. K., Blackman, B. K., & Finlayson, S. A. (2020). PIF4 and PIF5 regulate axillary branching via bud abscisic acid and stem auxin signaling.. PLANT CELL AND ENVIRONMENT.
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  • Lei, J., Jayaprakasha, G. K., Singh, J., Uckoo, R., Borrego, E. J., Finlayson, S. A., ... Zhu-Salzman, K. (2019). CIRCADIAN CLOCK-ASSOCIATED1 controls resistance to aphids by altering indole glucosinolate production.. Plant Physiol. 181(3), 1344-1359.
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  • Liu, R., & Finlayson, S. A. (2019). Sorghum tiller bud growth is repressed by contact with the overlying leaf.. PLANT CELL AND ENVIRONMENT.
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  • Pucciariello, O., Legris, M., Rojas, C. C., Iglesias, M. J., Hernando, C. E., Dezar, C., ... Casal, J. J. (2018). Rewiring of auxin signaling under persistent shade. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES. 115(21), 5612-5617.
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Conference Papers5
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Texas A&M University; Soil & Crop Science; 2474 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2474