Kim Richardson

Senior Scientist






Research interests & activities

Plant Biotechnology
Plant Transformation Technology




Islam. I., Leung, S., Burgess, E., Laing, W., Richardson, K., Hofmann, R., Dijkwel, P., and McManus, M. (2015) Knock-down of transcript abundance of a family of Kunitz proteinase inhibitor genes in white clover (Trifolium repens) reveals a redundancy and diversity of gene function. New Phytologist 208 (4): 1188-1201
Patel. M., Milla-Lewis, S., Zhang, W., Templeton, K., Reynolds, C., Richardson, K., Biswas, M., Zuleta, M., Dewey, R., Qu, R., and Puthigae, S. (2014) Overexpression of ubiquitin-like LpHUB1 gene confers drought tolerance in perennial ryegrass. Plant Biotechnology Journal 13 (5) 689-699
Richardson K.A, Maher D.A, Jones C. S, Bryan G. (2013) Genetic transformation of western clover(Trifolium occidentale D. E. Coombe.) as a model for functional genomics and transgene introgression in clonal pasture legume species Plant Methods 9:25-36
Hancock, K.R., Collette, V.E., Fraser, K.M., Greig, M.N., Xue, H., Richardson, K., Jones, C.S., Rasmussen, S. (2012) Expression of the R2R3 MYB transcription factor TaMYB14 from Trifolium arvense activates proanthocyanidin biosynthesis in the legumes T. repens and Medicago sativa Plant Physiology159: 1204-1220
Nieuwenhuizen,N,J Maddumage,R Tsang,G,K Fraser,L,G Cooney,J,M De Silva,H,N Green,S Richardson,K Atkinson,R,G (2011) Mapping, complementation and targets of the cysteine protease actinidin in kiwifruit (Actinidia) Plant Physiology 158:376-388
Zhang N, Zhang S, Borchert S, Richardson K, Schmid J. (2011) High levels of a fungal superoxide dismutase and increased concentration of a PR-10 plant protein in associations between the endophytic fungus Neotyphodium lolii and ryegrass. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 24(8):984-92.
Pacheco, D.M., Vibart, R.E., Richardson, K., Barrett, B.A., (2010) Increasing digestibility of forage for increased productivity: "when" is as important as "by how much" Proceedings of the 4th Australasian Dairy Symposium 4:339-344
Faville, M.J., Richardson, K., Gagic, M., Mace, W., Sun, X., Harrison, S., Knapp, K., Palanisamy, R., Pirlo, S., Rasmussen, S., and Bryan, G. (2010) Genetic improvement of fibre traits in perennial ryegrass Proceedings of the New Zealand Grasslands Association 72:71-78
K. Richardson, D. Maher, G. Cousins, J. Ford, K. Hancock, A. Scott, S. Rasmussen and V. Collette (2008) Targeting of “high anthocyanin†white clovers for increased condensed tannin levels via genetic modification.  Proceedings of the New Zealand Grassland Association 70: 221–224
Winichayakul, s., Cookson, R., Scott, R., Zhou, J., Zou, X. Roldan, M., Richardson, K., Roberts, N. (2008) delivery of grasses with high levels of unsaturated, protected fatty acids.  Proceedings of the New Zealand Grassland Association 70: 211–216
Griffiths,A Faville,M Barrett,B Williams,W Hay,M,J,M Hancock,K,R Scott,A,G Ellison,N,W Collette,V,E Richardson,K Jahufer,M,Z,Z Rasmussen,S Sartie,A,M Woodfield,D,R Easton,H,S Hanley,Z Jones,C 2007 An interdisciplinary approach to exploiting forage genomes 5th International Symposium on the Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf.
Barrett,B.A. Faville, M. Gill, G. Kardailsky, I. Richardson, K. Griffiths, A. Ellison N. W. Jahufer, M.Z.Z. Collette, V.E. Scott, A.G. Hancock, K.R. Woodfield, D.R. Hanley, Z. Jones, C.  (2007)  Forage biotechnologies for profitable and productive dairying.  Proceedings of Dairy Science 2007, Melbourne, Australia.
Zhang,N Raftery,M Richardson,K Christensen,M,J Schmid,J  2007  Neotyphodium lolii induces a limited host defence response by Lolium perenne.  Proceedings of 6th International Symposium on Fungal Endophytes of Grasses


Roberts NJ, Richardson KA, White DRW, (Nov 6, 2014).  METHODS FOR IMPROVING MONOCOT PLANTS.  PCT/IB2015/058477
Roberts NJ, Richardson KA, White DRW, (Nov 6, 2014).  METHODS FOR PLANT IMPROVEMENT. PCT/IB2015/058479
Kardailsky, I Veit, B Forester N, Gagic M; Richardson K, Marty Faville M 2004 Flowering inhibition.  Patent No. 04732883.6-2406-AU20040000634.
Kardailsky, I Veit, B Forester N, Gagic M; Richardson K, Marty Faville M 2004  Flowering induction.  Patent No. 04732882.8-2406-AU2004000633.