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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Maureen Whalen
Pacific West Area
Associate Area Director

Phone: (510) 559-6071
Fax: (510) 559-6170
Room 2026
USDA, ARS, PWA
800 BUCHANAN STREET
ALBANY, CA, 94710


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Expression of the cytoplasmic mevalonate pathway in chloroplasts to reduce substrate limitations for cytoplasmically-produced terpenoid secondary products - (Abstract Only)
Cornish, K., Kumar, S., Mcmahan, C.M., Whalen, M.C. 2013. Expression of the cytoplasmic mevalonate pathway in chloroplasts to reduce substrate limitations for cytoplasmically-produced terpenoid secondary products [abstract]. 3rd International Symposium on Chloroplast Genomics and Genetic Engineering (ISCGGE) Conference, May 8-11, 2013, Brunswich, New Jersey.
Development of crops to produce industrially useful natural rubber - (Book / Chapter)
Whalen, M.C., McMahan, C.M., Shintani, D. 2013. Development of crops to produce industrially useful natural rubber. In: Bach, T.J. and Rohmer, M., editors. Isoprenoid Synthesis in Plants and Microorganisms: New Concepts and Experimental Approaches. New York, NY: Springer Science+Business Media p. 329-346.
Analysis of cold-acclimated guayule transcriptome - (Abstract Only) - (10-Sep-12)
The role of the small rubber particle protein in determining rubber yields and polymer length in Russian dandelion - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Collins Silva, J., Nural, A.T., Scott, D.J., Hathwaik, U., Woosley, R., Schegg, K., Mcmahan, C.M., Whalen, M.C., Cornish, K., Shintani, D.K. 2012. The role of the small rubber particle protein in determining rubber yields and polymer length in Russian dandelion. Phytochemistry. 79:46-56.
Transcriptome and gene expression analysis in cold-acclimated guayule (Parthenium argentatum)rubber-producing tissue - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ponciano, G.P., Mcmahan, C.M., Wengshuang, X., Lazo, G.R., Coffelt, T.A., Collins-Silva, J., Nural-Taban, A., Golley, M., Shintani, D.K., Whalen, M.C. (2012). Transcriptome and gene expression analysis in cold-acclimated guayule (Parthenium argentatum)rubber-producing tissue. Phytochemistry. 79:57-66.
Sustainability of Natural Rubber-Producing Crops in the United States: Applied Biotechnology Lessons 2000-2010 - (Proceedings)
Mcmahan, C.M., Shintani, D.K., Cornish, K., Coffelt, T.A., Ray, D.T., Whalen, M.C. 2010. Sustainability of Natural Rubber-Producing Crops in the United States: Applied Biotechnology Lessons 2000-2010. Association of the Advancement of Industrial Crops (AAIC) 22nd Annual Meeting, 2010 New Crops: Exploring Diversity, Preserving our Future, Fort Collins, CO, September 18-22, 2010.
Application of cisgenesis for development of disease-resistant potatoes - (Abstract Only)
Ponciano, G.P., Rommens, C., Rockhold, D.R., Whalen, M.C., Belknap, W.R. 2010. Application of cisgenesis for development of disease-resistant potatoes. The First Agriculture and Food Fair, April 26 to 30, 2010, Guatemala City, Guatemala.
Natural Rubber Quantification in Sunflower Using an Automated Solvent Extractor - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pearson, C.H., Cornish, K., Mcmahan, C.M., Rath, D.J., Whalen, M.C. 2010. Natural Rubber Quantification in Sunflower Using an Automated Solvent Extractor. Industrial Crops and Products. 31:469-475.
Guayule (Parthenium argentatum)pyrolysis and analysis by PY-GC/MS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boateng, A.A., Mullen, C.A., McMahan, C.M., Whalen, M.C., Cornish, K. 2010. Guayule (Parthenium argentatum)pyrolysis and analysis by PY-GC/MS. Journal of Analytical & Applied Pyrolysis. 87:14-23.
Rapid Field Measurement of Rubber Content in Russian Dandelion - (Abstract Only)
Mcmahan, C.M., Himmelsbach, D.S., Brichta, J.L., Chanon, A., Ehrensing, D., Kleinhenz, M.D., Whalen, M.C. 2009. Rapid Field Measurement of Rubber Content in Russian Dandelion. Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops (AAIC) 2009 International Conference, Termas de Chillan, November 14-19th.
Energy-dense liquid fuel intermediates by pyrolysis of guayule (Parthenium argentatum) shrub and bagasse - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boateng, A.A., Mullen, C.A., Goldberg, N.M., Hicks, K.B., Mcmahan, C.M., Whalen, M.C., Cornish, K. 2009. Energy-dense liquid fuel intermediates by pyrolysis of guayule (Parthenium argentatum) shrub and bagasse. Fuel. 88:2207-2215.
Expression of the cytoplasmic mevalonate pathway in chloroplasts - (Abstract Only)
Whalen, M.C., Kumar, S., Lin, J.T., Hahn, F.M., Cornish, K., Mcmahan, C.M. 2009. Expression of the cytoplasmic mevalonate pathway in chloroplasts. Terpnet 2009.
The functional analyses of the cis-prenyltransferase and the rubber elongation factor in rubber biosynthesis - (Abstract Only)
Shintani, D., Collins, J., Distefano, M., Hathwaik, U., Henry, O., Mcmahan, C.M., Whalen, M.C., Xie, W. 2009. The functional analyses of the cis-prenyltransferase and the rubber elongation factor in rubber biosynthesis. Terpnet 2009.
Initiation of rubber biosynthesis: in vitro comparisons of benzophenone-modified diphosphate analogue structure in three natural rubber-producing species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xie, W., Mcmahan, C.M., Whalen, M.C., Distefano, M., Degraw, A., Cornish, K., Shintani, D. 2008. Initiation of rubber biosynthesis: in vitro comparisons of benzophenone-modified diphosphate analogue structure in three natural rubber-producing species. Phytochemistry. 69:2539-2545.
Bio-Oil from Guayule Bagasse - (Abstract Only)
Mcmahan, C.M., Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A., Goldberg, N.M., Hicks, K.B., Cornish, K., Whalen, M.C. 2008. Bio-oil from guayule bagasse. Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops 2008 Annual Meeting, September 7-11, College Station, TX.
High-Performance Stereospecific Elastomers from Bioreactors - (Proceedings)
Mcmahan, C.M., Whalen, M.C. 2008. High-performance stereospecific elastomers from bioreactors. International Latex Conference, Cleveland, OH, July 22-23, 2008. pp 130-143.
Standard Operating Protocol for Growing Transgenic Sunflower Plants in Contained Environments - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pearson, C.H., Rath, D.J., Mcmahan, C.M., Cornish, K., Whalen, M.C. 2008. Standard Operating Protocol for Growing Transgenic Sunflower Plants in Contained Environments. Crop Management at www.cropmanagement.org. 10.1094/CM-2008-0910-01-PS. Available: http://plantmanagementnetwork.org/pub/cm/perspective/2008/protocol/.
Development of microsatellite markers in Parthenium ssp. - (Abstract Only)
Brown, A., Mcmahan, C.M., Shintani, D., Whalen, M.C. 2008. Development of microsatellite markers in Parthenium ssp. Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops.
Identification of a host 14-3-3 Protein that Interacts with Xanthomonas effector AvrRxv - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Whalen, M.C., Richter, T., Zakhareyvich, K., Yoshikawa, M., Al-Azzeh, D., Adefioye, A., Spicer, G., Mendoza, L.L., Morales, C.Q., Klassen, V., Perez-Baron, G., Toebe, C.S., Tzovolous, A., Gerstman, E., Evans, E., Thompson, C., Lopez, M., Ronald, P.C. 2008. Identification of a host 14-3-3 Protein that Interacts with Xanthomonas effector AvrRxv. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology. 72:46-55.
The rationale for transforming sunflower into a rubber-producing crop - (Proceedings)
Pearson, C.H., Cornish, K., Mcmahan, C.M., Whalen, M.C., Rath, D., Dong, N., Wong, S.R. 2007. The rationale for transforming sunflower into a rubber-producing crop. Proceedings Assoc for Advancement of Industrial Crops (AAIC) Annual Meeting. In: Issues in New Crops and New Uses, Editors, Janick, J. and Whipkey, A. Alexandria, Virginia, American Society for Horticultural Science Press. p. 72-77.
Using Peat Pellets in Liquid Media to Root Sunflower Tissue Culture Plants - (Proceedings)
Pearson, C.H., Cornish, K., Mcmahan, C.M., Whalen, M.C., Rath, D., Dong, N., Wong, S.R. 2007. Using Peat Pellets in Liquid Media to Root Sunflower Tissue Culture Plants. Proceedings Assoc for Advancement of Industrial Crops (AAIC) Annual Meeting. In: Issues in New Crops and New Uses, Editors, Janick, J. and Whipkey, A. Alexandria, Virginia, American Society for Horticultural Science Press. p. 78-81.
The Functional Identification of Rubber Biosynthetic Genes in Plants - (Abstract Only)
Shintani, D.K., Whalen, M.C., Mcmahan, C.M., Cornish, K., Distefano, M. 2007. The Functional Identification of Rubber Biosynthetic Genes in Plants. Annual Meeting of the Phytochemical Society of North America.
Development of Crops To Produce Industrially Useful Natural Rubber - (Abstract Only)
Whalen, M.C., Xie, W., Mcmahan, C.M., Shintani, D. 2007. Development of Crops To Produce Industrially Useful Natural Rubber. Terpnet 2007.
Pathogenesis-Related Gene Expression in Rice is Correlated with Developmentally Controlled Xa21-mediated Resistance against Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ponciano, G., Masayasu, Y., Lee, J., Ronald, P., Whalen, M.C. 2007. Pathogenesis-Related Gene Expression in Rice is Correlated with Developmentally Controlled Xa21-mediated Resistance against Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology. 69: 131-139.
The Potential for Sunflower as a Rubber-Producing Crop for the United States - (Proceedings)
Cornish, K., Pearson, C.H., Rath, D., Dong, N., McMahan, C.M., Whalen, M.C. 2006. The Potential for Sunflower as a Rubber-Producing Crop for the United States. Proceedings of the First Symposium on Sunflower Industrial Uses, University of Udine, Italy; September 10-14, 2006.
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