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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Selected Publications
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Li L, Yuan H (2013) Review: Chromoplast biogenesis and carotenoid accumulation. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 539: 102-109


Wang YQ, Yang Y, Fei Z, Yuan H, Fish T, Thannhauser TW, Mazourek M, Kochian LV, Wang X, Li L (2013) Proteomic analysis of chromoplasts from six crop species reveals insights into chromoplast function and development. Journal of Experimental Botany 64:949-961


Li L, Yang Y, Xu Q, Owsiang K, Welsch R, Chitchumroonchokchai C, Lu S, Van Eck J, Deng X, Failla M, Thannhauser TW (2012) The Or gene enhances carotenoid accumulation and stability during post-harvest storage of potato tubers. Molecular Plant 5: 339-352


Yang Y, Xu Q, Owsiany K, Zhang S, Thannhauser TW, Li L (2011) Evaluation of different multidimensional LC-MS/MS pipelines for iTRAQ-based proteomic analysis of potato tubers in response to cold storage. Journal of Proteome Research 10: 4647-4660


Zhou X, McQuinn R, Fei Z, Wolters AM, Van Eck J, Brown C, Giovannoni JJ, Li L (2011) Regulatory control of high levels of carotenoid accumulation in potato tubers. Plant, Cell & Environment 34:1020-1030


Zhou X, Sun TH, Wang N, Ling HQ, Lu S, Li L (2011) The cauliflower Orange gene enhances petiole elongation by suppressing expression of eukaryotic release factor 1. New Phytologist 190: 89-100


Chiu LW, Zhou X, Burke S, Wu X, Prior RL, and Li L (2010) The purple cauliflower arises from activation of a MYB transcription factor. Plant Physiology 154: 1470-1480.


Zhou X, Yuan Y, Yang Y, Rutzke M, Thannhauser TW, Kochian LV, Li L (2009) Involvement of a broccoli COQ5 methyltransferase in the production of volatile selenium compounds. Plant Physiology 151:528-540.


Lu S, Li L (2008) Carotenoid metabolism: the biosynthesis, regulation, and beyond. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology 50:778-785.


Lopez, AB, Van Eck J, Conlin BJ, Paolillo DJ, O’Neill J, Li L (2008) Effect of the cauliflower Or transgene on carotenoid accumulation and chromoplast formation in transgenic potato tubers. Journal of Experimental Botany 59:213-223.


Li L, Van Eck J (2007) Perspectives: metabolic engineering of carotenoid accumulation by creating a metabolic sink. Transgenic Research 16:581-585.


Lu S, Van Eck J, Zhou X, Lopex AB, O'Halloran DM, Cosman KM, Conlin B, Paolillo DJ, Garvin DF, Vrebalov J, Kochian L, V, Kupper H, Earle ED, Cao J, and Li L (2006) The cauliflower Or gene encodes a DnaJ cysteine-rich domain-containing protein that mediates high-levels of b-carotene accumulation.  The Plant Cell 18: 3594-3605.           


Lyi SM, Heller LI, Rutzke M, Welch RM, Kochian LV, Li L (2005) Molecular and biochemical characterization of the selenocysteine Se-methyltransferase gene and Se-methylselenocysteine synthesis in broccoli. Plant Physiology 138:409-420                


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