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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: DEVELOPMENT OF DOMESTIC NATURAL RUBBER-PRODUCING INDUSTRIAL CROPS THROUGH BIOTECHNOLOGY

Location: Crop Improvement & Utilization Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

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.
Biosynthesis of Polyisoprenoids - (Pct (Patent Cooperation Treaty))
Puskas, J., Mcmahan, C.M., Deffieux, A., Kennedy, J.P. 2010. Biosynthesis of Polyisoprenoids. Patent Cooperation Treaty US2009/005985.
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.
Investigation of the Composition and Growth of in-Vitro Natural Rubber Using High Resolution Size Exclusion Chromatography - (Proceedings)
Puskas, J.E., Chiang, C.K., Heidenreich, A., Xie, W., McMahan, C.M. 2009. Investigation of the composition and growth of in-vitro natural rubber using high resolution size exclusion chromatography. Polymer Preprints 2009, 50(1):232-233.
Comparative study on the technological properties of latex and natural rubber from Hancornia speciosa Gomes and Hevea brasiliensis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Malmonge, J.A., Camilo, E.C., Moreno, R.M., Mcmahan, C.M., Mattoso, L. 2009. Comparative study on the technological properties of latex and natural rubber from Hancornia speciosa Gomes and Hevea brasiliensis. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 111:2986-2991.
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/.
Identification of the composition and growth of in vitro natural rubber using high resolution size exclusion chromatography - (Proceedings)
Puskas, J.E., Chiang, C.K., Heidenreich, A., Xie, W., Mcmahan, C.M. 2008. Identification of the composition and growth of in vitro natural rubber using high resolution size exclusion chromatography. American Chemical Society Rubber Division Meeting, Louisville, KY, October 14-16, 2008.
Unraveling the Mystery of Natural Rubber Biosynthesis - (Proceedings)
Puskas, J.E., Li, H., Lindsay, A., Deffieux, A., Peruch, F., Mcmahan, C.M., Xie, W. 2008. Unraveling the Mystery of Natural Rubber Biosynthesis. Proceedings of the International Latex Conference Meeting, Independence, OH, July 22-23, 2008. p. 192-194.
Thermooxidative Study of Raw Natural Rubber from Brazilian Iac 300 Series Clones - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martins, M.A., Moreno, R.M., McMahan, C.M., Brichta, J.L. 2008. Thermooxidative study of raw natural rubber from Brazilian IAC 300 series clones. Thermochimica Acta. 474:62-66.
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.
Natural Rubber Biosynthesis and a Profitable Guayule Crop - (Abstract Only)
Cornish, K., McMahan, C.M. 2007. Natural Rubber Biosynthesis and a Profitable Guayule Crop. Annual Meeting of the Phytochemical Society of North America.
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.
Elemental Analysis and Protein Quantification of Raw Natural Rubber of IAC Series 400 Clones - (Proceedings)
Martins, M.A., Mcmahan, C.M., Goncaves, P.S., Mattoso, L.H. 2007. Elemental Analysis and Protein Quantification of Raw Natural Rubber of IAC Series 400 Clones. Proceedings of the 11th International Seminar on Elastomers.
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.
A photoactive isoprenoid diphosphate analogue containing a stable phosphonate linkage: synthesis and biochemical studies with prenyltransferases - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Degraw, A.J., Zhao, Z., Strickland, C.L., Taban, A., Hsieh, J., Jeffries, M., Xie, W., Shintani, D., Mcmahan, C.M., Cornish, K., Distefano, M. 2007. A photoactive isoprenoid diphosphate analogue containing a stable phosphonate linkage: synthesis and biochemical studies with prenyltransferases. Journal of Organic Chemistry. 72: 4587-4595.
Particle Size Investigation on Natural Rubber from Different Clones of Brazilian Iac Series - (Proceedings)
Martins, M.A., Mcmahan, C.M., Wood, D.F., Moreno, R.M., Mattoso, L.H., Goncalves, P.S. 2007. Particle size investigation on natural rubber from different clones of Brazilian IAC series. The 6th International Symposium on Natural Polymers and Composites, XI International Macromolecular Colloquium, April 22-25, 2007, Gramado, Brazil.
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.
Identification and comparison of natural rubber from two lactuca species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bushman, B.S., Scholte, A.A., Cornish, K., Scott, D.J., Brichta, J.L., Vederas, J.C., Ochoa, O., Michelmore, R.W., Shintani, D.K., Knapp, S.J. 2006. Identification and comparison of natural rubber from two lactuca species. Phytochemistry 67(2006): 2590-2596
Post-Harvest Storage Effects on Guayule Latex Quality from Agronomic Trials - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
McMahan, C.M., Cornish, K., Coffelt, T.A., Nakayama, F.S., Mccoy, R., Brichta, J.L., Ray, D. 2006. Post-harvest Storage Effects on Guayule Latex Quality from Agronomic Trials. Industrial Crops and Products. 24:321-328.
Magnesium Ion Regulation of in Vitro Rubber Biosynthesis by Parthenium Argentatum Gray - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dacosta, B.M., Keasling, J.D., Mcmahan, C.M., Cornish, K. 2006. Magnesium Ion Regulation of In Vitro Rubber Biosynthesis by Parthenium Argentatum Gray. Phytochemistry. 67: 1621-1628.
Magnesium Ion Regulation of the in Vitro Rubber Biosynthesis by Parthenium Argentatum Gray - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dacosta, B.M., Keasling, J.D., Mcmahan, C.M., Cornish, K. 2006. Magnesium ion regulation of the in vitro rubber biosynthesis by parthenium argentatum gray. Phytochemistry.
Astm D1076 Category 4 Latex and Quantifying Guayule (Nrg) and Hevea (Nr) Latex Protein - (Proceedings)
Cornish, K., McMahan, C.M., Xie, W., Williams, J., Nguyen, K.C., Kostyal, D., Marsh, D.T. 2006. Astm d1076 category 4 latex and quantifying guayule (nrg) and hevea (nr) latex protein. Proceedings of the International Latex Conference. pp. 246-261.
Biotechnological Development of Domestic Rubber Producing Crops - (Trade Journal)
Cornish, K., McMahan, C.M., Pearson, C.H., Ray, D.T., Shintani, D.K. 2005. Domestic rubber producing crops. Rubber World. 233(2):40-44.
Biotechnological Development of Rubber-Producing Crops - (Trade Journal)
Cornish, K., McMahan, C.M., Pearson, C.H., Ray, D.T., Shintani, D. 2005. Biotechnological Development of Rubber-Producing Crops. Rubber World. 233(2):40-44
Post-Harvest Storage Conditions on Guayule Latex Quality from Agronomic Trials - (Proceedings)
Mcmahan, C.M., Cornish, K., Mccoy, R.G., Brichta, J.L., Wilson, S., Coffelt, T.A., Nakayama, F.S., Ray, D.T. 2005. Post-harvest storage conditions on guayule latex quality from agronomic trials. In: M.J. Pascual-Villalobos, F. S. Nakayama, C.A. Bailey, E. Correal and W.W. Schloman, Jr., editors. Proceedings of the Association for Advancement of Industrial Crops (AAIC) Annual Meeting, Murcia, Spain, September 17-21, 2005. pp. 575-596.
Post-Harvest Storage Effects on Guayule Latex Quality from Agronomic Trials - (Proceedings)
Mcmahan, C.M., Cornish, K., Mccoy, R.G., Brichta, J.L., Wilson, S., Coffelt, T.A., Nakayama, F.S., Ray, D.T. 2005. Post-harvest storage effects on guayule latex quality from agronomic trials. International Conference on Industrial Crops and Rural Development Proceedings. p. 575-596.
Dynamic Mechanical Properties of Latex Films - (Proceedings)
McMahan, C.M., Pawlowski, H.A., Cornish, K., Williams, J. 2005. Dynamic Mechanical Properties of Latex films. Rubber Division, American Chemical Society.
Quantifying Natural Rubber in Helianthus Annuus Using the Dionex Ase 200 - (Proceedings)
Rath, D.J., Pearson, C.H., Cornish, K., Mcmahan, C.M., Scott, D.J. 2005. Quantifying natural rubber in helianthus annuus using the dionex ase 200. Proceedings of American Chemical Society National Meeting. P.59
Biotechnological Development of Rubber-Producing Crops - (Proceedings)
Cornish, K., Mcmahan, C.M., Pearson, C.H., Ray, D.T., Shintani, D. 2005. Biotechnological development of rubber-producing crops. Proceedings of American Chemical Society National Meeting. P.57
Factors Affect Agrobacterium-Mediated Sunflower Transformation. - (Proceedings)
Dong, N., Williams, N.T., Mcmahan, C.M., Rath, D., Pearson, C., Cornish, K. 2005. Factors affect agrobacterium-mediated sunflower transformation.. In Vitro Biology Meeting. 41, p. 30-A, Spring 2005.
Crosslinking of Latex Films: a Dynamic Mechanical Approach - (Proceedings)
McMahan, C.M., Pawlowski, H.A., Williams, J. 2005. Crosslinking of latex films: a dynamic mechanical approach. Latex International Conference Proceedings. p.7-22.
Regulation of Rubber Biosynthetic Rate and Molecular Weight in Hevea Brasiliensis by Metal Cofactor - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Da Costa, B.M., Keasling, J.D., Cornish, K. 2004. Regulation of rubber biosynthetic rate and molecular weight in hevea brasiliensis by metal cofactor. Biomacromolecules. Vol. 6, No.1, 279-289.
Characterization of Guayule Latex: Variation Across Lines and Plant Tissues - (Proceedings)
Cornish, K., Mcmahan, C.M., Mccoy, R.G., Van Fleet, J.E., Fowler, J.L. Characterization of guayule latex: variation across lines and plant tissues. Latex International Conference Proceedings. p. 239-254. 2004
Characterization of Guayule Latex: Variation Across Lines and Plant Tissues - (Proceedings)
Cornish, K., Mcmahan, C.M., Mccoy, R.G., Van Fleet, J.E., Fowler, J.L. 2004. Characterization of guayule latex: variation across lines and plant tissues. Meeting Proceedings.p. 239-254.
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