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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Bruna Bucciarelli
Plant Science Research
Plant Physiologist

Phone: (612) 625-7038
Fax: (651) 649-5058
USDA-ARS, 411 BORLAUG HALL
1991 UPPER BUFORD CIRCLE
SAINT PAUL, MN, 55108-6026


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Transgene silencing of sucrose synthase in alfalfa stem vascular tissue by a truncated phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase: sucrose synthase construct - (Abstract Only) - (30-May-14)
Legume genomics: understanding biology through DNA and RNA sequencing - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (26-Apr-14)
The Medicago sativa Gene Index 1.2: A web-accessible expression atlas of two Medicago sativa sub-species - (Abstract Only) - (30-Oct-13)
A re-sequencing based assessment of genomic heterogeneity and fast neutron-induced deletions in a common bean cultivar Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
O'Rourke, J.A., Iniguez, L.P., Bucciarelli, B., Roessler, J., Schumtz, J., McClean, P., Jackson, S.A., Hernandez, G., Graham, M.A., Stupar, R.M., Vance, C.P. 2013. A re-sequencing based assessment of genomic heterogeneity and fast neutron-induced deletions in a common bean cultivar. Frontiers in Plant Genetics and Genomics. DOI:10.3389/fpls.2013.00210.
Regulatory patterns of a large family of defensin-like genes expressed in nodules of Medicago truncatula Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nallu, S., Silverstein, K.A., Samac, D.A., Bucciarelli, B., Vance, C.P., VandenBosch, K.A. 2013. Regulatory patterns of a large family of defensin-like genes expressed in nodules of Medicago truncatula. PLoS One. 8(4):e60355.
An RNA-seq transcriptome analysis of orthophosphate-deficient white lupin reveals novel insights into phosphorus acclimation in plants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
O'Rourke, J.A., Yang, S.H., Miller, S.S., Bucciarelli, B., Liu, J., Rydeen, A., Uhde-Stone, C., Tu, Z., Allan, D., Gronwald, J.W., Vance, C.P. 2012. An RNA-seq transcriptome analysis of orthophosphate-deficient white lupin reveals novel insights into phosphorus acclimation in plants. Plant Physiology. 161(1):705-724.
Comparison of stem morphology and anatomy of two alfalfa clonal lines exhibiting divergent cell wall composition Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gronwald, J.W., Bucciarelli, B. 2013. Comparison of stem morphology and anatomy of two alfalfa clonal lines exhibiting divergent cell wall composition. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 93:2858-2863.
Investigating nitrogen deficiency in common beans - (Abstract Only)
O'Rourke, J.A., Iniguez, L.P., Bucciarelli, B., Woodey, J.L., Shoemaker, R.C., Graham, M.A., Cannon, S.B., Mcclean, P.E., Jackson, S.A., Hernandez, G., Vance, C.P. 2012. Investigating nitrogen deficiency in common beans [abstract]. Molecular & Cellular Biology of the Soybean Conference, August 12-15, 2012, Des Moines, Iowa. Available: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/registration/events/soybean/speakeranchor.htm#speaker16.
The transcriptome of common bean: nodules to beans - (Abstract Only)
O'Rourke, J.A., Iniguez, L.P., Bucciarelli, B., Woody, J.L., McClean, P.E., Jackson, S.A., Shoemaker, R.C., Hernandez, G., Vance, C.P. 2011. The transcriptome of common bean: nodules to beans [abstract]. XIV National Congress of Biochemistry and Plant Molecular Biology and 7th Symposium Mexico - USA, November 29-December 2, 2011, Campeche, Mexico. p. 17.
Update on white lupin cluster roots acclimation to phosphorus deficiency - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cheng, L., Bucciarelli, B., Shen, J., Allan, D., Vance, C.P. 2011. Update on white lupin cluster roots acclimation to phosphorus deficiency. Plant Physiology. 156(3):1025-1032.
The transcriptome of common bean: more than nodulation - (Abstract Only)
O'Rourke, J.A., Iniguez, L.P., Bucciarelli, B., Woodey, J.L., McClean, P.E., Jackson, S.A., Shoemaker, R.C., Hernandez, G., Vance, C.P. 2011. The transcriptome of common bean: more than nodulation [abstract]. Plant Biology 2011, American Society of Plant Biologists Annual Meeting, August 6-10, 2011, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Available: http://abstracts.aspb.org/pb2011/public/M20/M2003.html.
Identifying genes involved in nodulation and symbiotic nitrogen fixation (SNF) in Phaseolus vulgaris using RNAseq technology - (Abstract Only)
Iniguez, L.P., O'Rourke, J.A., Bucciarelli, B., Woodey, J.L., Shoemaker, R.C., Hernandez, G., Vance, C.P. 2011. Identifying genes involved in nodulation and symbiotic nitrogen fixation (SNF) in Phaseolus vulgaris using RNAseq technology [abstract]. Plant Biology 2011, American Society of Plant Biologists Annual Meeting, August 6-10, 2011, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Available: http://abstracts.aspb.org/pb2011/public/P15/P15030.html.
White lupin cluster root acclimation to phosphorus deficiency and root hair development involve unique glycerophosphodiester phosphodiesterases Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cheng, L., Bucciarelli, B., Liu, J., Zinn, K., Miller, S.S., Patton-Vogt, J., Allan, D., Shen, J., Vance, C.P. 2011. White lupin cluster root acclimation to phosphorus deficiency and root hair development involve unique glycerophosphodiester phosphodiesterases. Plant Physiology. 156(3):1131-1148.
An integrative approach to genomic introgression mapping - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Severin, A.J., Peiffer, G., Xu, W.W., Hyten, D.L., Bucciarelli, B., O'Rourke, J.A., Bolon, Y.E., Grant, D.M., Farmer, A.D., May, G.D., Vance, C.P., Shoemaker, R.C., Stupar, R.M. 2010. An integrative approach to genomic introgression mapping. Plant Physiology. 154(1):3-12.
Transcript Profiling of Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) Using the GeneChip(R) Soybean Genome Array: Optimizing Analysis by Masking Biased Probes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, S.H., Valdes-Lopez, O., Xu, W.W., Bucciarelli, B., Gronwald, J.W., Hernandez, G., Vance, C.P. 2010. Transcript Profiling of Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) Using the GeneChip(R) Soybean Genome Array: Optimizing Analysis by Masking Biased Probes. Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. 10:85. Available: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2229/10/85.
Molecular Analysis of SCARECROW Genes Expressed in White Lupin Cluster Roots Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sbabou, L., Bucciarelli, B., Miller, S.S., Liu, J., Brhada, F., Filali-Maltouf, A., Allan, D., Vance, C.P. 2010. Molecular Analysis of SCARECROW Genes Expressed in White Lupin Cluster Roots. Journal of Experimental Botany. 61(5):1351-1363.
Transcript Profiling of Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) Using the GeneChip Soybean Genome Array: Optimizing Analysis by Masking Biased Probes - (Abstract Only)
Yang, S.H., Valdes-Lopez, O., Xu, W.W., Bucciarelli, B., Gronwald, J.W., Hernandez, G., Vance, C.P. 2010. Transcript Profiling of Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) Using the GeneChip Soybean Genome Array: Optimizing Analysis by Masking Biased Probes [abstract]. XVIII Plant and Animal Genome Conference Proceedings, January 9-13, 2010, San Diego, California. Abstract P724.
Knock Down of Cell Division Cycle 16 Reveals an Inverse Relationship Between Lateral Root and Nodule Numbers and a Link to Auxin in Medicago truncatula Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kuppusamy, K.T., Ivashuta, S., Bucciarelli, B., Vance, C.P., Gantt, S.J., VandenBosch, K.A. 2009. Knockdown of Cell Division Cycle16 Reveals an Inverse Relationship between Lateral Root and Nodule Numbers and a Link to Auxin in Medicago truncatula. Plant Physiology. 151(3):1155-1166.
Glycerophosphodiester phosphodiesterases play an important role in phosphate recycling and phosphate sensing in white lupin - (Abstract Only)
Cheng, L., Liu, J., Miller, S.S., Bucciarelli, B., Zinn, K.E., Zhang, F., Allan, D.A., Shen, J., Vance, C.P. 2009. Glycerophosphodiester phosphodiesterases play an important role in phosphate recycling and phosphate sensing in white lupin [abstract]. American Society of Plant Biologists Annual Meeting, July 18-22, 2009, Honolulu, Hawaii. Paper No. P08022.
Molecular cloning, characterization and regulation of two different NADH-glutamate synthase cDNAs in bean nodules Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blanco, L., Reddy, P.M., Silvente, S., Bucciarelli, B., Khandual, S., Alvarado-Affantrange, X., Sanchez, F., Miller, S.S., Vance, C.P., Lara-Flores, M. 2008. Molecular cloning, characterization and regulation of two different NADH-glutamate synthase cDNAs in bean nodules. Plant Cell and Environment. 31:454-472.
Scarecrow (SCR) mediates root development in Lupinus albus and Medicago truncatula - (Abstract Only)
Sbabou, L., Podkowinski, J., Bucciarelli, B., Miller, S.S., Allan, D., Vance, C.P. 2007. Scarecrow (SCR) mediates root development in Lupinus albus and Medicago truncatula [abstract]. Botany and Plant Biology 2007 Joint Congress, July 7-11, 2007, Chicago, Illinois. Abstract No. P26023. Available: http://2007.botanyconference.org/engine/search/index.php?func=detail&aid=498.
Sharing phenotypic data: a coding system and a developmental model Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Hanan, J., Bucciarelli, B., Vance, C.P. 2007. Sharing phenotypic data: a coding system and a developmental model. In: Mathesius, U., Journet, E.P., Sumner, L.W., editors. Medicago truncatula Handbook. ISBN 0-9754303-1-9. Available: http://www.noble.org/MedicagoHandbook/.
Standardized Method for Analysis of Medicago Truncatula Phenotypic Development Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bucciarelli, B., Hanan, J., Palmquist, D.E., Vance, C.P. 2006. A standardized method for analysis of Medicago truncatula phenotypic development. Plant Physiology. 142:207-219.
The Affymetrix Medicago Genechip Array Is Applicable for Transcript Analysis of Alfalfa (Medicago Sativa) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tesfaye, M., Silverstein, K.A., Bucciarelli, B., Samac, D.A., Vance, C.P. 2006. The Affymetrix Medicago Genechip Array is applicable for transcript analysis of alfalfa (Medicago sativa). Functional Plant Biology. 33:783-788.
Transcript Analysis of Medicago Spp. - (Abstract Only)
Tesfaye, M., Bucciarelli, B., Samac, D.A., Vance, C.P. 2006. Transcript analysis of Medicago spp. Third International Conference on Legume Genomics and Genetics, April 9-13, 2006, Brisbane, Australia. p. 79.
Recruitment of Novel Calcium-Binding Proteins for Root Nodule Symbiosis in Medicago Truncatula Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, J., Miller, S.S., Graham, M., Bucciarelli, B., Catalano, C.M., Sherrier, D.J., Samac, D.A., Ivashuta, S., Fedorova, M., Matsumoto, P., Gantt, J.S., Vance, C.P. 2006. Recruitment of novel calcium-binding proteins for root nodule symbiosis in Medicago truncatula. Plant Physiology. 141:167-177.
An Assessment of Nodulation and Nitrogen Fixation in Inoculated Inga Oerstediana, a Nitrogen-Fixing Tree Shading Organically Grown Coffee in Chiapas, Mexico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Grossman, J.M., Sheaffer, C., Wyse, D., Bucciarelli, B., Vance, C.P., Graham, P.H. 2006. An assessment of nodulation and nitrogen fixation in inoculated Inga oerstediana, a nitrogen-fixing tree shading organically grown coffee in Chiapas, Mexico. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 38(4):769-784.
Rna Interference Identifies a Calcium-Dependent Protein Kinase Involved in Root Development - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ivashuta, S., Liu, J., Liu, J., Lohar, D.P., Haridas, S., Bucciarelli, B., VandenBosch, K.A., Vance, C.P., Harrison, M.J., Gantt, J.S. 2005. RNA interference identifies a calcium-dependent protein kinase involved in Medicago truncatula root development. The Plant Cell. 17:2911-2921.
Shoot Signals and Molecular Regulation of P-Deficiency Induced Genes in Cluster Roots of White Lupin - (Proceedings)
Liu, J., Yamagishi, M., Uhde-Stone, C., Bucciarelli, B., Samac, D.A., Allan, D., Vance, C.P. 2005. Shoot signals and molecular regulation of P-deficiency induced genes in cluster roots of white lupin. In: Li, C.J., Zhang, F.S., Doberman, A., editors. Plant Nutrition for Food Security, Human Health and Environmental Protection. Proceedings of the 15th Plant Nutrition Colloquium, September 14-19, 2005, Beijing, The People's Republic of China. Beijing: Tsinghua University Press. p. 94-96.
Phenotypic Growth Stage Analysis of Medicago Truncatula under Nutrient Stress - (Abstract Only)
Bucciarelli, B., Vance, C.P. 2005. Phenotypic growth stage analysis of Medicago truncatula under nutrient stress [abstract]. Model Legume Congress, June 5-9, 2005, Pacific Grove, California. Paper No. S15, p. 26.
A Calcium-Dependent Protein Kinase Controls Root Development and Symbiotic Interactions - (Abstract Only)
Ivashuta, S., Liu, J., Liu, J., Lohar, D.P., Haridas, S., Bucciarelli, B., Vandenbosch, K.A., Vance, C.P., Harrison, M.J., Gantt, J.S. 2005. A calcium-dependent protein kinase controls root development and symbiotic interactions. 2005 Model Legume Congress, June 5-9, 2005, Pacific Grove, California. Paper No. S24, p. 35.
Root Nodule Specific Calmodulin-Like Proteins; Co-Opting Genes for Symbiosis - (Abstract Only)
Liu, J., Miller, S.S., Graham, M., Bucciarelli, B., Catalano, C.M., Sherrier, D.J., Samac, D.A., Ivashuta, S., Fedorova, M., Matsumoto, P., Gantt, J.S., Vance, C.P. 2005. Root nodule specific calmodulin-like proteins; co-opting genes for symbiosis. 2nd Australian Model Legume Workshop Proceedings, April 5-8, 2005, Rottnest Island, Western Australia. p. 13.
Expressional Analysis of a Novel R2r3-Myb Gene in White Lupin Roots - (Abstract Only) - (14-Mar-05)
Genome Clustering of Novel Calcium Binding Proteins Involved in Root Nodule Symbiosis - (Abstract Only)
Miller, S.S., Liu, J., Graham, M., Fedorova, M., Bucciarelli, B., Catalano, C., Sherrier, J., Matsumoto, P., Samac, D.A., Gantt, S., Vance, C.P. 2005. Genome clustering of novel calcium binding proteins involved in root nodule symbiosis [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome XIII Abstracts. Paper No. W-206, p. 49.
Signaling of Phosphorus Deficiency Induced Gene Expression in White Lupin Requires Sugars and Phloem Transport Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, J., Samac, D.A., Bucciarelli, B., Allan, D.L., Vance, C.P. 2005. Signaling of phosphorus deficiency induced gene expression in white lupin requires sugars and phloem transport. Plant Journal. 41:257-268.
Localization of Superoxide Dismutases and Hydrogen Peroxide in Legume Root Nodules - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rubio, M.C., James, E.K., Clemente, M.R., Bucciarelli, B., Fedorova, M., Vance, C.P., Becana, M. 2004. Localization of superoxide dismutases and hydrogen peroxide in legume root nodules. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. 17(12):1294-1305.
Identification and Characterization of Novel Calcium Binding Proteins in the Symbiosome Space of M. Truncatula - (Abstract Only)
Liu, J., Miller, S.S., Bucciarelli, B., Fedorova, M., Matsumoto, P., Graham, M., Sherrier, J., Samac, D.A., Gantt, S., Vance, C.P. 2004. Identification and characterization of novel calcium binding proteins in the symbiosome space of M. truncatula [abstract]. American Society of Plant Biologists Annual Meeting, July 24-28, 2004, Orlando, FL. Abstract No. 24004.
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