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Frank Harmon
Plant Gene Expression Center
Research Molecular Biologist

Phone: (510) 559-5939
Fax: (510) 559-5678
Room 1026E

USDA, ARS, PWA, PGEC
800 BUCHANAN STREET
ALBANY, CA 94710
Projects
Conserved Genes and Signaling Networks that Control Environmental Responses of C4 Grain Crops
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 434411
Developing Tools to Accelerate Genetic Improvement for Woody Horticultural Crops
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 439498
Regulatory Mechanisms Controlling Plant Development, Biotic and Abiotic Stress Responses, and Microbiome Interactions
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 440675
Molecular Approaches: Identifying Regulatory Mechanisms Controlling Plant Growth, Development and Survival and the Role of the Microbiome
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 433309

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
72-hour diurnal RNA-seq analysis of fully expanded third leaves from maize, sorghum, and foxtail millet at 3-hour resolution Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lai, X., Bendix, C., Zhang, Y., Schnable, J.C., Harmon, F.G. 2021. 72-hour diurnal RNA-seq analysis of fully expanded third leaves from maize, sorghum, and foxtail millet at 3-hour resolution. BMC Research Notes. 14. Article 24. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13104-020-05431-5.
A sorghum gigantea mutant attenuates florigen gene expression and delays flowering time Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Abdul-Awal, S., Chen, J., Xin, Z., Harmon, F.G. 2020. A sorghum gigantea mutant attenuates florigen gene expression and delays flowering time. Plant Direct. 4(11). Article e00281. https://doi.org/10.1002/pld3.281.
Temporal regulation of metabolome and proteome in photosynthetic and photorespiratory pathways contributes to maize heterosis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, Z., Zhu, A., Song, Q., Chen, H.Y., Harmon, F.G., Chen, Z. 2020. Temporal regulation of metabolome and proteome in photosynthetic and photorespiratory pathways contributes to maize heterosis. The Plant Cell. 32(12):3706-3722. https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.20.00320.
Interspecific analysis of diurnal gene regulation in panicoid grasses identifies known and novel regulatory motifs Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lai, X., Bendix, C., Yan, L., Zhang, Y., Schnable, J., Harmon, F.G. 2020. Interspecific analysis of diurnal gene regulation in panicoid grasses identifies known and novel regulatory motifs. BMC Genomics. 21. Article 428. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-020-06824-3.
MicroRNAs and new biotechnological tools for its modulation and improving stress tolerance in plants Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Basso, M.F., Ferreira, P.G., Kobayashi, A.K., Harmon, F.G., Nepomuceno, A.L., Molinari, H.C., Grossi-de-Sa, M.F. 2019. MicroRNAs and new biotechnological tools for its modulation and improving stress tolerance in plants. Plant Biotechnology Journal. 17(8):1482-1500. https://doi.org/10.1111/pbi.13116.
Insights into soybean transcriptome reconfiguration under hypoxic stress: Functional, regulatory, structural, and compositional characterization Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nakayama, T.J., Rodrigues, F.A., Neumaier, N., Marcolina-Gomes, J., Molinari, H.B., Santiago, T.R., Formighieri, E.F., Basso, M.F., Farias, J.R., Emygdio, B.M., De Oliveira, A.C., Campos, A.D., Borem, A., Coleman-Derr, D.A., Mertz-Henning, L.M., Nepomuceno, A. 2017. Insights into soybean transcriptome reconfiguration under hypoxic stress: Functional, regulatory, structural, and compositional characterization. PLoS One. 12(11):e0187920. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0187920.
SPF45-related splicing factor for phytochrome signaling promotes photomorphogensis by regulating pre-mRNA splicing in arabidopsis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xin, R., Zhu, L., Salome, P.A., Mancini, E., Marshall, C.M., Harmon, F.G., Yanovsky, M.J., Weigel, D., Huq, E., 2017. SPF45-related splicing factor for phytochrome signaling promotes photomorphogensis by regulating pre-mRNA splicing in Arabidopsis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences(PNAS). 114(33):E7018-E7027. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1706379114.
Functional characterization of a putative glycine max ELF4 transgenic aradopsis and its role during flowering control - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gomes, J.M., Henning, L.M., Fuganti-Pagliarini, R., Nepomuceno, A.L., Nakayama, T.J., Molinari, H.B., Basso, M.F., Harmon, F.G. 2017. Functional characterization of a putative glycine max ELF4 transgenic aradopsis and its role during flowering control. Frontiers in Plant Science. 8:618. doi:10.3389/fpls.201.00618.
Accurate measurement of transgene copy number in crop plants using droplet digital PCR Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Collier, R.A., Dasgupta, K., Xing, Y., Hernandez, B., Shao, M., Rohozinski, D., Kovak, E., Lin, J.W., De Oliveira, M., Stover, E.W., Mc Cue, K.F., Harmon, F.G., Blechl, A.E., Thomson, J.G., Thilmony, R.L. 2017. Accurate measurement of transgene copy number in crop plants using droplet digital PCR. Plant Journal. 90:1014-1025. https://doi.org/10.1111/tpj.13517.
The Arabidopsis sickle mutant exhibits altered circadian clock responses to cool tempatures and tempature-dependent alternative splicing - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Marshall, C., Tartaglio, V., Duarte, M., Harmon, F.G. 2016. The Arabidopsis sickle mutant exhibits altered circadian clock responses to cool tempatures and tempature-dependent alternative splicing. The Plant Cell. 28(10):2560-2575. doi:10.1105/tpc.16.00223.
Temporal shift of circadian-mediated gene expression and carbon fixation contributes to biomass heterosis in maize hybrids - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ko, D., Song, Q., Rohozinski, D., Taylor, S., Juenger, T.E., Harmon, F.G., Chen, Z. 2016. Temporal shift of circadian-mediated gene expression and carbon fixation contributes to biomass heterosis in maize hybrids. PLoS Genetics. 12(7):e1006197.
Transcriptome-wide identification of reference genes for expression analysis of soybean responses to drought stress along the day - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gomes, J.M., Rodrigues, F.A., Fuganti-Pagliarini, R., Nakayama, T.J., Reis, R., Farias, J.B., Harmon, F.G., Nepomuceno, A.L. 2015. Transcriptome-wide identification of reference genes for expression analysis of soybean responses to drought stress along the day. PLoS One. 10(9):e0139051.
Daytime soybean transcriptome fluctuations during water deficit stress - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rodrigues, F.A., Fuganti-Pagliarini, R., Gomes, J.M., Nakayama, T.J., Molinari, H.C., Lobo, F.P., Harmon, F.G., Nepomuceno, A.L. 2015. Daytime soybean transcriptome fluctuations during water deficit stress. BMC Genomics. 16:505. doi:10.1186/s12864-015-1731-x.
Circadian clock genes universally control key agricultural traits Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Benedix, C., Marshall, C., Harmon, F.G. 2015. Circadian clock genes universally control key agricultural traits. Molecular Plant. 8(8):1135-1152. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molp.2015.03.003.
Setaria viridis floral-dip: A simple and rapid Agrobacterium-medicated transformation method - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martins, P.K., Nakayama, T.J., Ribeiro, A.P., Brio Da Cunha, B.A., Nepomuceno, A., Harmon, F.G., Kobayashi, A.K., Molinari, H.C. 2015. Setaria viridis floral-dip: A simple and rapid Agrobacterium-medicated transformation method. Plant Biotechnology. 6:61-63.
Gibberllin driven growth in elf3 mutants requires PIF4 and PIF5 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harmon, F.G., Thines, B., Wu, A., Filo, J., Eliason, E. 2015. Gibberllin driven growth in elf3 mutants requires PIF4 and PIF5. Plant Signaling and Behavior. 10(3):e992707). doi: 10.4161/15592324.2014.992707.
The time of day effects of warm temperature on flowering time involve PIF4 and PIF5 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thines, B.C., Youngwon, Y., Duarte, M.I., Harmon, F.G. 2014. The time of day effects of warm temperature on flowering time involve PIF4 and PIF5. Journal of Experimental Botany. 65(4):1141-51. DOI: 10.1093/jxb/ert487.
Diurnal oscillations of soybean circadian clock and drought responsive genes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gomes, J.M., Rodrigues, F.A., Fuganti-Pagliarini, R., Nakayama, T.J., Bendix, C., Celeya, R., Molinari, H.B., Nepomuceno, A.L., Harmon, F.G. 2014. Diurnal oscillations of soybean circadian clock and drought responsive genes. PLoS One. 9(1):e86402. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0086402.
The homeologous Zea mays gigantea genes: characterization of expression and novel mutant alleles - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mendoza, J.H., Bendix, C., Meeley, R., Harmon, F.G. 2012. The homeologous Zea mays gigantea genes: characterization of expression and novel mutant alleles. Maydica. 57:260-265.
The circadian clock-associated gene zea mays gigantea1 affects maize developmental transitions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bendix, C., Stanley, D., Mendoza, J.H., Meeley, R., Harmon, F.G. 2013. The circadian clock-associated gene zea mays gigantea1 affects maize developmental transitions. Plant Cell and Environment. 36(7):1379–1390.
Ambient temperature response establishes ELF3 as a required component of the Arabidopsis core circadian clock - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thines, B., Harmon, F.G. 2010. Ambient temperature response establishes ELF3 as a required component of the Arabidopsis core circadian clock. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 107(7):3257-3262.
Four easy pieces: mechanisms underlying circadian regulation of growth and development - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thines, B., Harmon, F.G. 2010. Four easy pieces: mechanisms underlying circadian regulation of growth and development. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 14:1–7.
Coordination of the maize transcriptome by a conserved circadian clock - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Khan, S., Rowe, S.C., Harmon, F.G. 2010. Coordination of the maize transcriptome by a conserved circadian clock. Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. 10:126.
Genome Sequencing and Analysis of the Model Grass Brachypodium Distachyon. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vogel, J.P., Garvin, D.F., Gu, Y.Q., Lazo, G.R., Anderson, O.D., Bragg, J.N., Chingcuanco, D.L., Weng, Y., Belknap, W.R., Thomson, J.G., Dardick, C.D., Baxter, I.R. 2010. Genome sequencing and analysis of the model grass Brachypodium distachyon. Nature. 463:763-768.
Genome Sequencing and Analysis of the Model grass Brachypodium distachyon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harmon, F.G., Rowe, S.C., Schnable, J. 2010. Genome Sequencing and Analysis of the Model grass Brachypodium distachyon. Nature. 463(7282)763-8.
CUL1 Regulates TOC1 Protein Stability in the Arabidopsis Circadian Clock - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harmon, F.G., Imaizumi, T., Gray, W.M. 2008. CUL1 Regulates TOC1 Protein Stability in the Arabidopsis Circadian Clock. Plant Journal. 55(4):568-579.
PRR3 Is a Vascular Regulator of TOC1 Stability in the Arabidopsis Circadian Clock - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Para, A., Farre, E.M., Imaizumi, T., Pruneda-Paz, J., Harmon, F.G., Kay, S.A. 2007. PRR3 Is a Vascular Regulator of TOC1 Stability in the Arabidopsis Circadian Clock. The Plant Cell. Published on November 30, 2007; 10.1105/tpc.107.054775.
A Constitutive Shade-Avoidance Mutant Implicates TIR-NBS-LRR Proteins in Arabidopsis Photomorphogenic Development - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Faigon-Soverna, A., Harmon, F.G., Storani, L., Karayekov, E., Staneloni, R.J., Gassmann, W., Mias, P., Casal, J.J., Kay, S.A., Yanovsky, M.J. 2006. A Constitutive Shade-Avoidance Mutant Implicates TIR-NBS-LRR Proteins in Arabidopsis Photomorphogenic Development. The Plant Cell 18(11):2919-2928.