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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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James Thomson (Jim)
Crop Improvement and Genetics Research
Genetics

Phone: (510) 559-5721
Fax: (510) 559-5818
Room 2122

USDA, ARS, PWA, WRRC-CIU
800 BUCHANAN STREET
ALBANY , CA 94710

Projects
Molecular Tools for Improved Crop Biotechnology
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 425198
The Development of Novel Blood and Cara Cara Like Citrus Varieties
Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement (R)
  Accession Number: 430795
Design and Delivery of Therapeutic Proteins for HLB Protection
Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement (R)
  Accession Number: 431779
Utilization of Founder Lines for Improved Citrus Biotechnology via RMCE
Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement (T)
  Accession Number: 428373
Development of Mature Budwood Transformation Technology
Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement (T)
  Accession Number: 428553
The Development of Novel Blood and Cara Cara Like Citrus Varieties
Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement (T)
  Accession Number: 423994

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Draft Genome Sequence of Agrobacterium rhizogenes Strain NCPPB2659 -
Valdes, J., Collier, R.A., Wang, Y., Huo, N., Gu, Y.Q., Thilmony, R.L., Thomson, J.G. 2002. Draft Genome Sequence of Agrobacterium rhizogenes Strain NCPPB2659. Genome Announcements. 4:1-2.
Purple is the new Orange -
Dasgupta, K., Shao, M., Thomson, J.G. 2016. Purple is the new Orange. Citrograph. 7(3):54-58.
Genetic transformation in citrus: Thinking outside the box -
Peixoto De Olivei, M.L., Thomson, J.G., Stover, E.W. 2016. Genetic transformation in citrus: Thinking outside the box [abstract]. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Horticulture Science. August 8-11, 2016, Atlanta, Georgia
High-efficiency propagation of mature 'Washington Navel' orange and juvenile "Carrizo" citrange using axillary shoot proliferation -
De Oliveira, M.L., Thomson, J.G., Stover, E.W. 2016. High-efficiency propagation of mature 'Washington Navel' orange and juvenile "Carrizo" citrange using axillary shoot proliferation. HortTechnology. 26:278-286.
Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of Mexican lime (Citrus aurantifolia Swingle) using optimized systems for epicotyls and cotelydons -
De Oliveira, M.L.P, Moore, G., Thomson, J.G., Stover, E.W. 2015. Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of Mexican lime (Citrus aurantifolia Swingle) using optimized systems for epicotyls and cotelydons. Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology. 6:657-668.
Utilization of founder lines for improved Citrus biotechnology via RMCE -
Oliveira, M.L., Stover, E.W., Thomson, J.G. 2016. Utilization of founder lines for improved Citrus biotechnology via RMCE. Citrograph. 7:56-60.
Gene stacking by recombinases -
Srivastava, V., Thomson, J.G. 2015. Gene stacking by recombinases. BioMed Central (BMC)Biotechnology. doi: 10.1111/pbi.12459.
A bacterial gene codA encoding cytosine deaminase is an effective conditional negative selectable marker in Glycine max -
Shao, M., Michno, J., Blechl, A.E., Thomson, J.G. 2015. A bacterial gene codA encoding cytosine deaminase is an effective conditional negative selectable marker in Glycine max. BioMed Central (BMC)Biotechnology. doi: 10.1007/s00299-015-1818-5.
The codA gene as a negative selection marker in Citrus -
Thomson, J.G., Stover, E.W., Peixoto De Olivei, M.L. 2015. The codA gene as a negative selection marker in Citrus. BioMed Central (BMC)Biotechnology. 4:264.
Recombinase technology for precise genome engineering -
Thomson, J.G., Blechl, A.E. 2015. Recombinase technology for precise genome engineering. In: Zhang, F., Puchta, H., Thomson, J.G., editors. Advances in new technology for targeted modification of plant genomes. New York, NY: Springer. p. 113-144.
The development of novel Blood and Cara cara like citrus varieties -
Thomson, J.G., Dasgupta, K., Thilmony, R.L. 2015. The development of novel Blood and Cara cara like citrus varieties. Citrograph. 6:3/65-69.
Development of consumer-friendly transgenic citrus plants with potential broad spectrum resistance to HLB, Citrus canker, Phytopthora and other exotic diseases -
Louzada, E., Thomson, J.G. 2015. Development of consumer-friendly transgenic citrus plants with potential broad spectrum resistance to HLB, Citrus canker, Phytopthora and other exotic diseases. Citrograph. 6:3/42-46.
Developing exchange/recombinase founder lines to introduce huanglongbing (HLB) resistance genes into citrus -
Transgene autoexcision in switchgrass pollen mediated by the Bxb1 recombinase -
Somleva, M.N., Chang, A.X., Ryan, K.P., Thilmony, R.L., Peoples, O., Snell, K.D., Thomson, J.G. 2014. Transgene autoexcision in switchgrass pollen mediated by the Bxb1 recombinase. BioMed Central (BMC)Biotechnology. 14:79. doi: 10.1186/1472-6750-14-79.
Gene targeting in embryonic stem cells, II: conditional technologies -
Down with DON: Strategies for precise transgene delivery and rnai-based suppression of fusarium -
Precise excision of plastid DNA by the large serine recombinase Bxb1 Reprint Icon -
Shao, M., Kumar, S., Thomson, J.G. 2014. Precise excision of plastid DNA by the large serine recombinase Bxb1. Plant Biotechnology Journal. 12:322-329 DOI: 10.1111/pbi.12139.
Founder lines for improved citrus biotechnology -
Thomson, J.G., Stover, E.W. 2013. Founder lines for improved citrus biotechnology. Citrograph. 38-39.
Bxb1 recombinase mediates site-specific deletions in transgenic wheat -
Blechl, A.E., Lin, J.W., Shao, M., Thilmony, R.L., Thomson, J.G. 2012. Bxb1 recombinase mediates site-specific deletions in transgenic wheat. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter. doi:10.1007/s11105-012-0454-2.
The Bxb1 recombination system demonstrates heritable transmission of site-specific excision in Arabidopsis Reprint Icon -
Thomson, J.G., Chan, R., Smith, J.D., Thilmony, R.L., Yau, Y., Wang, Y., Ow, D.W. 2012. The Bxb1 recombination system demonstrates heritable transmission of site-specific excision in Arabidopsis. BioMed Central (BMC)Biotechnology. 12:9 doi:10.1186/1472-6750-12-9.
Novel sull binary vectors enable an inexpensive foliar selection method in Arabidopsis -
Thomson, J.G., Cook, M.A., Guttman, M.E., Smith, J.D., Thilmony, R.L. 2011. Novel sull binary vectors enable an inexpensive foliar selection method in Arabidopsis. BMC Research Notes. 4(44) Available: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1756-0500/4/44.
A Rapid and Quantitative Recombinase Activity Assay -
Recombinase technology: applications and possibilities -
Wang, Y., Yau, Y., Perkins-Balding, D., Thomson, J.G. 2010. Recombinase Technology: Applications and Possibilities. Plant Cell Reports. 30(3):267-285.
The phiC31 Recombinase Demonstrates Heritable Passage of Site-specific Genomic Excision in Arabidopsis -
Thomson, J.G., Chan, R., Thilmony, R.L., Ow, D.W. 2010. The phiC31 Recombinase Demonstrates Heritable Passage of Site-specific Genomic Excision in Arabidopsis. BioMed Central (BMC)Biotechnology. Available: doi:10.1186/1472-6750-10-17.
Genome Sequencing and Analysis of the Model Grass Brachypodium Distachyon. -
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.
Plant defensins: Defense, development and application -
Stotz, H., Thomson, J.G., Yueju, W. 2009. Plant defensins: Defense, development and application. Plant Signaling and Behavior.4(11):1010-1012.
ParA resolvase catalyzes site-specific excision of DNA from the Arabidopsis genome -
Thomson, J.G., Yuan-Yeu, Y., Blanvillain, R., Chiniquy, D., Thilmony, R.L., Ow, D.W. 2009. ParA resolvase catalyzes site-specific excision of DNA from the Arabidopsis genome. Transgenic Research. 18:237-248.
A Simple and Inexpensive Method for Sending Binary Vector Plasmid DNA by Mail -
Thilmony, R.L., Thomson, J.G. 2008. A simple and inexpensive method for sending binary vector plasmid dna by mail. Plant Biotechnology. 25:403-406.
Germinal transmission of site-specific excised genomic DNA by the bacterial ParA resolvase -
Thomson, J.G., Yau, Y., Blanvillian, R., Ow, D.W. 2008. Germinal transmission of site-specific excised genomic DNA by the bacterial ParA resolvase. Plant & Animal Genomes XVI Conference, San Diego, CA, January 13-17, 2008.
The parA resolvase performs site-specific genomic excision in Arabidopsis -
Thomson, J.G., Blanvillian, R., Yau, Y., Ow, D.W. 2007. The parA resolvase performs site-specific genomic excision in Arabidopsis. Plant & Animal Genomes XIV Conference, San Diego, CA, January 13-17, 2007.
Site-Specific Recombination Systems for the Genetic Manipulation of Eukaryotic Genomes Reprint Icon -
Thomson, J.G., Ow, D.W. 2006. Site-Specific Recombination Systems for the Genetic Manipulation of Eukaryotic Genomes. Genesis 44(10):465-476.
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