Fall 2018 Departmental Publications: Faculty & Students | Department of Biological Sciences

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November 30, 2018

Fall 2018 Departmental Publications: Faculty & Students

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  1. Bhattarai, K., Shanmugam Rajasekar, S., Dixon, R.A. and Monteros, M.J. (2018). Agronomic performance and lignin content of HCT down-regulated alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.). Bioenergy Research 11, 505-515.
  2. Liu, W., Mazarei, M., Ye, R., Peng, Y., Shao, Y., Baxter, H.L., Sykes, R.W.,Turner, G.B., Davis, M.F., Wang, Z-Y., Dixon, R.A. and Stewart, Jr, C.N. (2018). Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) promoters for green tissue-specific expression of the MYB4 transcription factor for reduced-recalcitrance transgenic switchgrass. Biotechnology for Biofuels 11, 122. doi.org/10.1186/s13068-018-1119-7.
  3. Ban, Z., Mitchell, A.J., Liu, B., Qin, H., Zhang, F.,Weng, J-k., Dixon, R.A. and Wang, G. (2018). Identification of two non-catalytic chalcone isomerase-fold proteins for prenylchalone production in Humulus lupulus reveals auxillary components in flavonoid biosynthesis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 115, E5223-E5232.
  4. Muchero, W., Bryan, A.C., Chen, J-G., Guo, H-B., Tschaplinski, T., Singan, V.R., Lindquist, E., Payyavula, R.S., Barros-Rios, J., Dixon, R.A., Engle, N., Yee, K., Sykes, R.W., Jawdy, S., Gunter, L.E., Thompson, O., DiFazio, S.P., Evans, L.M., Winkler, K., Collins, C., Schmutz, J., Guo, H., Kalluri, U., Rodriguez, M., Feng, K., Xie, M., and Tuskan, G.A. (2018). A 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase-like gene is a transcriptional regulator of phenylpropanoid and flavonoid pathways. Plant Cell 30(7): tpc.00168.2018. 10.1105/tpc.18.00168.
  5. Rao, X., Chen, X., Hui Shen, H., Qin Ma, Q., Li, G., Tang, Y., Pena, M.,York, W., Frazier, T., Lenaghan, S., Xiao, X., Chen, F. and Dixon, R.A. (2018). Gene regulatory networks for lignin biosynthesis in switchgrass (Panicum virgatum). Plant Biotechnology Journal, doi- 10.1111/pbi.13000
  6. Li, Y., Shuai, L., Kim, H., Motagamwala, A.H., Mobley, J.K.,Yue, F., Yuki Tobimatsu, Y., Havkin-Frenkel, D., Chen, F., Dixon, R.A., Luterbacher. J.S., Dumesic, J.A. and Ralph, J. (2018). An "Ideal lignin" facilitates full biomass utilization. Science Advances 4, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aau2968
  7. Faraji, M., Fonseca, L.L., Escamilla-Treviño, L., Barros-Rios, J., Engle, N.,Yang, Z.K., Tschaplinski, T.J., Dixon, R.A. and Voit, E.O. (2018). A dynamic model of lignin biosynthesis in Brachypodium distachyon. Biotechnology for Biofuels 11, 253. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13068-018-1241-6
  8. Temple, S., Jaime Barros-Rios, J. and Dixon, R.A. (2018). Lignin engineering in forage crops. Current Opinion in Biotechnology 56, 48-54
  9. Yanding Li, Li Shuai, Hoon Kim, Ali Hussain Motagamwala, Justin K. Mobley, Fengxia Yue, Yuki Tobimatsu, Daphna Havkin-Frenkel, Fang Chen, Richard A. Dixon, Jeremy S. Luterbacher, James A. Dumesic and John Ralph (2018) An "ideal lignin" facilitates full biomass utilization. Science Advances 4: eaau2968.
  10. Gregg T Beckham, Kelly Meek, Michelle L Reed, Rui Katahira, Michael L. Stone, Eric M. Anderson, Fang Chen, Richard A. Dixon, Yuriy Roman-Leshkov. (2018) Reductive Catalytic Fractionation of C-Lignin. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 6(9):11211-11218Peer-reviewed journal articles (for consistency, I suggest using following format)
  11. Longo, A., Miles, C., Dickstein, R. (2018) Genome Mining of Plant NPFs Reveals Varying Conservation of Signature Motifs Associated with the Mechanism of Transport. Front. Plant Sci. accepted for publication

  12. Montag, L.F.A, Winemiller, K.O., Keppeler, F.W., Leão, H., Benone, N.L., Torres, N.R., Prudente, B.S., Begot, T.O., Bower, L.M., Saenz, D.E., Lopez-Delgado, E.O., Morales, Y.Q., Hoeinghaus, D.J., and Juen, L. 2018. Land cover, riparian zones and instream habitat influence stream fish assemblages in the eastern Amazon. Ecology of Freshwater Fish DOI: 10.1111/eff.12455

  13. Nalam, V., Louis, J., Patel, M., Shah, J. (2018). Arabidopsis-green Peach Aphid Interaction: Rearing the Insect, No-choice and Fecundity Assays, and Electrical Penetration Graph Technique to Study Insect Feeding Behavior. Bio-Protocol, 8(15), 1-24. www.bio-protocol.org/e2950

  14. Prewitt, S.F., Ayre, B.G., and McGarry, R.C. (2018) Cotton CENTRORADIALIS / TERMINAL FLOWER 1 / SELF-PRUNING genes functionally diverged to differentially impact plant architecture. Journal of Experimental Botany. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/ery324

  15. Li X., Teitgen A.M., Shirani A., Ling J., Busta L., Cahoon R.E., Zhang W., Li Z., Chapman K.D., Berman D., Zhang C., Minto R.E., Cahoon E.B. (2018) Discontinuous fatty acid elongation yields hydroxylated seed oil with improved function. Nature Plants 4: 711-720

The Department of Biological Sciences commend our Faculty and Students on their research efforts and hard work, which often results in newpaper articles, journal publications & speaking engagements.