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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Identifying and Manipulating Key Determinants of Photosynthetic Production and Partitioning

Location: Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit

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

Light sheet microscopy reveals more gradual light attenuation in light green versus dark green soybean leaves - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(01-Jun-16)
Elevated CO2 and temperature increase soil C losses from a soy-maize ecosystem - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Black, C.K., Davis, S.C., Hudiburg, T.W., Bernacchi, C.J., DeLucia, E.H. 2016. Elevated CO2 and temperature increase soil C losses from a soy-maize ecosystem. Global Change Biology. DOI:10.111/gcb.13378.
Physiological evidence for plasticity in glycolate/glycerate transport during photorespiration - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Walker, B.J., South, P.F., Ort, D.R. 2016. Physiological evidence for plasticity in glycolate/glycerate transport during photorespiration. Photosynthesis Research. 129:93-103.
Multimodal lightsheet, structured illumination and Airyscan superresolution microscopy of chloroplast size and its impact on light propagation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(12-May-16)
Importance of biophysical effects on climate warming mitigation potential of biofuel crops over the conterminous United Sta - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(06-May-16)
Changes in leaf area, nitrogen content and canopy photosynthesis in soybean exposed to an ozone concentration gradient - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oikawa, S., Ainsworth, E.A. 2016. Changes in leaf area, nitrogen content and canopy photosynthesis in soybean exposed to an ozone concentration gradient. Environmental Pollution. 215:347-355.
Assessing the potential to decrease the Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone with Midwest US perennial cellulosic feedstock production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Van Loocke, A., Twine, T., Kucharik, C., Bernacchi, C.J. 2016. Assessing the potential to decrease the Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone with Midwest US perennial cellulosic feedstock production. Global Change Biology Bioenergy. DOI:10.1111/gcbb/12385.
Has the sensitivity of soybean cultivars to ozone pollution increased with time? An analysis of published dose-response data - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Osborne, S.A., Mills, G., Hayes, F., Ainsworth, E.A., Buker, P., Emberson, L. 2016. Has the sensitivity of soybean cultivars to ozone pollution increased with time? An analysis of published dose-response data. Global Change Biology. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13318.
The importance of intraspecific variation in tree responses to elevated [CO2]: breeding and management of future forests - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ainsworth, E.A. 2016. The importance of intraspecific variation in tree responses to elevated [CO2]: breeding and management of future forests. Tree Physiology. 36:679-681.
The influence of drought-heat stress on long term carbon fluxes of bioenergy crops grown in the Midwestern US - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(21-Mar-16)
The plastid casein kinase 2 phosphorylates Rubisco activase at the Thr-78 site but is not essential for regulation of Rubisco activation state - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, S., Bender, K.W., Walker, B.J., Salvucci, M.E., Zielinski, M.E., Spalding, M.H., Ort, D.R., Huber, S.C. 2016. The plastid casein kinase 2 phosphorylates Rubisco activase at the Thr-78 site but is not essential for regulation of Rubisco activation state. Frontiers in Plant Science. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00404.
Influence of transient flooding on methane fluxes from subtropical pastures - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chamberlain, S.D., Gomez-Casanovas, N., Walter, M., Boughton, E., Bernacchi, C.J., DeLucia, E., Groffman, P.M., Keel, E.W., Sparks, J.P. 2016. Influence of transient flooding on methane fluxes from subtropical pastures. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences. 121:965-977.
Manipulating photorespiration to increase plant productivity. Recent advances and perspectives for crop improvement - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Betti, M., Bauwe, H., Bush, F., Fernie, A.R., Keech, O., Levey, M., Ort, D.R., Parry, M., Sage, R., Timm, S., Walker, B.J., Weber, A. 2016. Manipulating photorespiration to increase plant productivity. Recent advances and perspectives for crop improvement. Journal of Experimental Botany. 67(10):2977-2988.
An improved approach for measuring the impact of multiple CO2 conductances on the apparent photorespiratory CO2 compensation point through slope-intercept regression - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Walker, B.J., Skabelund, D.C., Busch, F., Ort, D.R. 2016. An improved approach for measuring the impact of multiple CO2 conductances on the apparent photorespiratory CO2 compensation point through slope-intercept regression. Plant Cell and Environment. 39:1109-1203.
Nitrogen deposition and greenhouse gas emissions from grasslands: uncertainties and future directions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gomez-Casanovas, N., Hudiburg, T., Bernacchi, C.J., Parton, W., DeLucia, E. 2016. Nitrogen deposition and greenhouse gas emissions from grasslands: uncertainties and future directions. Global Change Biology. 22:1348-1360.
The costs of photorespiration to food production now and in the future - (Literature Review)
Walker, B.J., VanLoocke, A., Bernacchi, C.J., Ort, D.R. 2016. The costs of photorespiration to food production now and in the future. Annual Reviews of Plant Biology. 67:107-129.
The grain drain. Ozone effects on historical maize and soybean yields - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
McGrath, J.M., Betzelberger, A.M., Wang, S., Shook, E., Zhu, X., Long, S.P., Ainsworth, E.A. 2015. The grain drain. Ozone effects on historical maize and soybean yields. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 112:14390-14395.
Has photosynthetic capacity increased with 80 years of soybean breeding? An examination of historical soybean cultivars - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Koester, R.P., Nohl, B.M., Diers, B.W., Ainsworth, E.A. 2016. Has photosynthetic capacity increased with 80 years of soybean breeding? An examination of historical soybean cultivars. Plant Cell and Environment. 39:1058-1067.
A comparative analysis of transcriptomic, biochemical and physiological responses to elevated ozone identifies species-specific mechanisms of resilience in legume crops - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yendrek, C.R., Koester, R.P., Ainsworth, E.A. 2015. A comparative analysis of transcriptomic, biochemical and physiological responses to elevated ozone identifies species-specific mechanisms of resilience in legume crops. Journal of Experimental Botany. doi:10.1093/jxb/erv404.
Candidate perennial bioenergy grasses have a higher albedo than annual row crops in the Midwestern US - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, J.N., VanLoocke, A., Gomez-Casanovas, N., Bernacchi, C.J. 2015. Candidate perennial bioenergy grasses have a higher albedo than annual row crops in the Midwestern US. Global Change Biology Bioenergy. 21:4237-4249.
Canopy warming caused photosynthetic acclimation and reduced seed yield in maize grown at ambient and elevated [CO2] - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ruiz-Vera, U.M., Siebers, M.H., Drag, D.W., Ort, D.R., Bernacchi, C.J. 2015. Canopy warming caused photosynthetic acclimation and reduced seed yield in maize grown at ambient and elevated [CO2]. Global Change Biology. 21:4237-4249.
Redesigning photosynthesis to sustainably meet global food and bioenergy deman - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ort, D.R., Merchant, S.S., Alric, J., Barkan, A., Blankenship, R.E., Bock, R., Croce, R., Hanson, M.R., Long, S.P., Moore, T.A., et al. 2015. Redesigning photosynthesis to sustainably meet global food and bioenergy deman. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 112(28):8529-8536.
Inoculation with an enhanced N2-fixing Bradyrhizobium japonicum strain (USDA110) does not alter soybean (Glycine max Merr.) response to elevated [CO2] - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sanz-Saez, A., Heath, K.D., Burke, P.V., Ainsworth, E.A. 2015. Inoculation with an enhanced N2-fixing Bradyrhizobium japonicum strain (USDA110) does not alter soybean (Glycine max Merr.) response to elevated [CO2]. Plant Cell and Environment. DOI: 10.1111/pce.12577.
An autophosphorylation site database for leucine-rich repeat receptor-like kinases in Arabidopsis thaliana - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mitra, S.K., Chen, R., Dhundaydham, M., Wang, X., Blackburn, R.K., Kota, U., Goshe, M.B., Schwartz, D., Huber, S.C., Clouse, S.D. 2015. An autophosphorylation site database for leucine-rich repeat receptor-like kinases in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Journal. 82(6):1042-1060.
Improved method for measuring the apparent CO2 photocompensation point resolves the impact of multiple internal conductances to CO2 to net gas exchange - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Walker, B.J., Ort, D.R. 2015. Improved method for measuring the apparent CO2 photocompensation point resolves the impact of multiple internal conductances to CO2 to net gas exchange. Plant Cell and Environment. 38:2462-2474.
Diurnal depression in leaf hydraulic conductance at ambient and elevated [CO2] and reveals anisohydric water management in field-grown soybean - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Locke, A.M., Ort, D.R. 2015. Diurnal depression in leaf hydraulic conductance at ambient and elevated [CO2] and reveals anisohydric water management in field-grown soybean. Environmental and Experimental Botany. 116:39-46.
Photosynthetic energy conversion efficiency: setting a baseline for gauging future improvements in important food and biofuel crops - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Slattery, R.A., Ort, D.R. 2015. Photosynthetic energy conversion efficiency: setting a baseline for gauging future improvements in important food and biofuel crops. Plant Physiology. 168:383-392.
Functional analysis of the BRI1 receptor kinase by Thr-for-Ser substitution in a regulatory autophosphorylation site - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oh, M., Bender, K.W., Kim, S., Wu, X., Suelki, L., Zielinski, R.E., Clouse, S.D., Huber, S.C. 2015. Functional analysis of the BRI1 receptor kinase by Thr-for-Ser substitution in a regulatory autophosphorylation site. Frontiers in Plant Physiology. 6:562.
Glutaredoxin GrxC2 catalyzes the glutathionylation and inactivation of Arabidopsis BRI1-ASSOCIATED RECEPTOR-LIKE KINASE 1 (BAK1) in vitro - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bender, K.W., Wang, X., Cheng, G., Kim, H., Zielinski, R.E., Huber, S.C. 2015. Glutaredoxin GrxC2 catalyzes the glutathionylation and inactivation of Arabidopsis BRI1-ASSOCIATED RECEPTOR-LIKE KINASE 1 (BAK1) in vitro. Biochemical Journal. 467(3):399-413.
Terrestrial ecosystems in a changing environment - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bernacchi, C.J., VanLoocke, A. 2015. Terrestrial ecosystems in a changing environment. Annual Reviews of Plant Biology. 66:599-622.
The influence of photosynthetic acclimation to rising CO2 and warmer temperatures on leaf and canopy photosynthesis models - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bagley, J.E., Rosenthal, D.M., Ruiz-Vera, U.M., Siebers, M., Kumar, P., Ort, D.R., Bernacchi, C.J. 2015. The influence of photosynthetic acclimation to rising CO2 and warmer temperatures on leaf and canopy photosynthesis models. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 29:194-206.
Heat waves imposed during early pod development in soybean (Glycine max) cause significant yield loss despite a rapid recovery from oxidative stress - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Siebers, M.H., Yendrek, C.R., Drag, D., Locke, A.M., Rios Acosta, L., Leakey, A., Ainsworth, E.A., Bernacchi, C.J., Ort, D.R. 2015. Heat waves imposed during early pod development in soybean (Glycine max) cause significant yield loss despite a rapid recovery from oxidative stress. Global Change Biology. 8(21):3114-3125.
Biophysical impacts of climate-smart agriculture in the Midwest United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bagley, J.E., Miller, J.N., Bernacchi, C.J. 2015. Biophysical impacts of climate-smart agriculture in the Midwest United States. Plant, Cell & Environment. doi: 10.111/pce.12485.
Photosynthetic terpene hydrocarbon production for fuels and chemicals - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, X., Ort, D.R., Yuan, J. 2015. Photosynthetic terpene hydrocarbon production for fuels and chemicals. Plant Biotechnology Journal. 13(2):137-146.
Identical substitutions in magnesium chelatase paralogs result in chlorophyll deficient soybean mutants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Campbell, B.W., Mani, D., Curtin, S.J., Slattery, R.A., Michno, J., Ort, D.R., Schaus, P.J., Palmer, R.G., Orf, J.H., Stupar, R.M. 2015. Identical substitutions in magnesium chelatase paralogs result in chlorophyll deficient soybean mutants. Genes, Genomes, Genetics. 5(1):123-131.
Distinct transcriptional profiles of ozone stress in soybean (Glycine max) flowers and pods - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Leisner, C.P., Ming, R., Ainsworth, E.A. 2014. Distinct transcriptional profiles of ozone stress in soybean (Glycine max) flowers and pods. Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. 14:335.
Oligomerization, membrane association and in vivo phosphorylation of sugarcane UDP-glucose pyrophosphorylase - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Soares, J., Gentile, A., Scosato, V., Da C. Lima, A., Kiyota, E., Dos Santos, M.L., Paittoni, C.V., Huber, S.C., Aparicio, R., Menossi, M. 2014. Oligomerization, membrane association and in vivo phosphorylation of sugarcane UDP-glucose pyrophosphorylase. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 289:33364-33377.
The biophysical link between climate, water, and vegetation in bioenergy agro-ecosystems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bagley, J.E., Davis, S.C., Georgescu, M., Hussain, M., Miller, J.N., Nesbitt, S.W., VanLoocke, A., Bernacchi, C.J. 2014. The biophysical link between climate, water, and vegetation in bioenergy agro-ecosystems. Biomass and Bioenergy. 71:187-201.
Is there the potential to adapt soybean (Glycine max Merr.) to future [CO2]? An analysis of the yield response of 18 genotypes in free air CO2 enrichment - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bishop, K.A., Long, S.P., Betzelberger, A.M., Ainsworth, E.A. 2014. Is there the potential to adapt soybean (Glycine max Merr.) to future [CO2]? An analysis of the yield response of 18 genotypes in free air CO2 enrichment. Plant Cell and Environment. 38(9):1765-1774. doi: 10.1111/pce.12443.
Greenness indices from digital cameras predict the timing and seasonal dynamics of canopy-scale photosynthesis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Toomey, M., Friedl, M., Frolking, S., Hufkens, K., Klosterman, S., Sonnentag, O., Baldocchi, D.D., Bernacchi, C.J., Brzostek, E., Burns, S.P. et al. 2015. Greenness indices from digital cameras predict the timing and seasonal dynamics of canopy-scale photosynthesis. Ecological Applications. 25(1):99-115.
Inconsistency of mesophyll conductance estimate causes the inconsistency for the estimates of maximum rate of Rubisco carboxylation among the linear, rectangular, and non-rectangular hyperbola biochemical models of leaf... - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sun, J., Feng, Z., Leakey, A., Zhu, X., Bernacchi, C.J., Ort, D.R. 2014. Inconsistency of mesophyll conductance estimate causes the inconsistency for the estimates of maximum rate of Rubisco carboxylation among the linear, rectangular, and non-rectangular hyperbola biochemical models of leaf.... Plant Science. DOI: 10.1016/j.plantsci.2014.06.015.
Impacts of rising tropospheric ozone on photosynthesis and metabolite levels on field grown soybean - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sun, J., Feng, Z., Ort, D.R. 2014. Impacts of rising tropospheric ozone on photosynthesis and metabolite levels on field grown soybean. Plant Science. DOI: 10.1016/j.plantsci.2014.06.012.
Biochemical acclimation, stomatal limitation and precipitation patterns underlie decreases in photosynthetic stimulation of Soybean (Glycine max) at elevated [CO2] and temperatures under fully open air field conditions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rosenthal, D.M., Ruiz-Vera, U.M., Siebers, M.H., Gray, S.B., Bernacchi, C.J., Ort, D.R. 2014. Biochemical acclimation, stomatal limitation and precipitation patterns underlie decreases in photosynthetic stimulation of Soybean (Glycine max) at elevated [CO2] and temperatures under fully open air field conditions. Plant Science. 226:136-146.
How seasonal temperature or water inputs affect the relative response of C3 crops to elevated [CO2]: A global analysis of open top chamber and Free Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) studies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bishop, K.A., Leakey, A., Ainsworth, E.A. 2014. How seasonal temperature or water inputs affect the relative response of C3 crops to elevated [CO2]: A global analysis of open top chamber and Free Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) studies. Food and Energy Security. DOI: 10.1002/fes3.44.
Limits on yield in the corn belt - (Review Article)
Ort, D.R., Long, S.P. 2014. Limits on yield in the corn belt. Science. 344:484-485.
Historical gains in soybean (Glycine max Merr.) seed yield are driven by linear increases in light interception, energy conversion, and partitioning efficiencies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Koester, R.P., Skoneczka, J.A., Cary, T.R., Diers, B.W., Ainsworth, E.A. 2014. Historical gains in soybean (Glycine max Merr.) seed yield are driven by linear increases in light interception, energy conversion, and partitioning efficiencies. Journal of Experimental Botany. 65(12):3311-3321.
The Carboxy-terminus of BAK1 regulates kinase activity and is required for normal growth of Arabidopsis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oh, M., Wu, X., Kim, S.Y., Clouse, S.D., Huber, S.C. 2014. The Carboxy-terminus of BAK1 regulates kinase activity and is required for normal growth of Arabidopsis. Frontiers in Plant Physiology. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00016.
Impact of Ca2+ on structure of soybean CDPKß and accessibility of the Tyr-24 autophosphorylation site - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oh, M., Wu, X., Huber, S.C. 2013. Impact of Ca2+ on structure of soybean CDPKß and accessibility of the Tyr-24 autophosphorylation site. Plant Signaling and Behavior. 8(12):e27671-1-5.
Sites of ozone sensitivity in diverse maize inbred lines - (Abstract Only)
Ainsworth, E.A., Brown, P.J., Leakey, A., McIntyre, L.M., Barrios-Perez, I., Dalsing, B., Erice, G., Leisner, C., Montes, C., Morse, A. 2014. Sites of ozone sensitivity in diverse maize inbred lines [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. Paper No. P171.
Genetic and environmental limitations on crop responses to elevated [CO2] - (Abstract Only)
(29-May-13)
Analysis of soybean leaf metabolism and seed coat transcriptome reveal sink strength is maintained under abiotic stress conditions - (Abstract Only)
(29-May-13)
Ozone's suffocating effect on soybean physiology, growth and yield - (Abstract Only)
(29-May-13)
Photosynthetic targets for improving crop tolerance to ozone - (Abstract Only)
(29-May-13)
Identifying physiological gains in the historic Midwest soybean germplasm - (Abstract Only)
(29-May-13)
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