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Grace Chen
Bioproducts Research
Plant Physiologist

Phone: (510) 559-5627
Fax: (510) 559-5818
Room 1116

800 BUCHANAN ST
ALBANY, CA 94710
Projects
Domestic Production of Natural Rubber and Resins
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 438153
Characterization of a Novel Triacylglycerol Remodeling Pathway for Accumulation of Industrially Valuable Fatty Acids in Physaria Fendleri
Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement (R)
  Accession Number: 439186
Expression and Function of Rubber Particle Proteins
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 437019

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Genetic engineering of lesquerella with increased ricinoleic acid content in seed oil Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, G.Q., Johnson, K., Nazarenus, T.J., Ponciano, G.P., Morale, E., Cahoon, E.B. 2021. Genetic engineering of lesquerella with increased ricinoleic acid content in seed oil. Plant Journal. 10(6):1093. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants10061093.
Transcriptome analysis and identification of lipid genes in Physaria lindheimeri, a genetic resource for hydroxy fatty acids in seed oil Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, G.Q., Kim, W., Johnson, K., Park, M., Lee, K., Kim, H. 2021. Transcriptome analysis and identification of lipid genes in Physaria lindheimeri, a genetic resource for hydroxy fatty acids in seed oil. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 22:514. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms22020514.
Regiobiochemical analysis reveals the role of castor LPAT2 in the accumulation of hydroxy fatty acids in transgenic lesquerella seeds Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, G.Q., Lin, J.T., Van Erp, H., Johnson, K., Lu, C. 2020. Regiobiochemical analysis reveals the role of castor LPAT2 in the accumulation of hydroxy fatty acids in transgenic lesquerella seeds. Biocatalysis and Biotransformation. 25:10167. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bcab.2020.101617.
Variant castor lysophosphatidic acid acyltransferases acylate ricinoleic acid in seed oil Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, H., Park, M., Lee, K., Suh, M., Chen, G.Q. 2020. Variant castor lysophosphatidic acid acyltransferases acylate ricinoleic acid in seed oil. Industrial Crops and Products. 150:112245. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indcrop.2020.112245.
Fatty acid composition and oil content of seeds from perilla germplasm of Republic of Korea Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, H., Lee, K., Jeon, I., Jung, H., Heo, J., Kim, T., Chen, G.Q. 2019. Fatty acid composition and oil content of seeds from perilla germplasm of Republic of Korea. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 66(7):1615-1624. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10722-019-00803-8.
Lesquerella FAD3-1 gene is responsible for the biosynthesis of trienoic acid and dienoic hydroxy fatty acids in seed oil Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, K., Kim, E., Jeon, I., Lee, Y., Chen, G.Q., Kim, H. 2019. Lesquerella FAD3-1 gene is responsible for the biosynthesis of trienoic acid and dienoic hydroxy fatty acids in seed oil. Industrial Crops and Products. 134:257–264. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indcrop.2019.04.008.
Recurrent selection for improved oil content in castor bean Reprint Icon ()
Chen, G.Q., Johnson, K., Morale, E. 2018. Recurrent selection for improved oil content in castor bean. In: Kole, C., Robinowicz, P. editors. The Castor Bean Genome. Compendium of Plant Genomes. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature. p.67-75. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97280-0_4.
A bicistronic transgene system for genetic modification of Parthenium argentatum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ponciano, G.P., Dong, N., Chen, G.Q., McMahan, C.M. 2018. A bicistronic transgene system for genetic modification of Parthenium argentatum. Plant Biotechnology Reports. 12(2):149-155. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11816-018-0478-7.
A transgene design for enhancing oil content in Arabidopsis and Camelina seeds Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhu, Y., Xie, L., Chen, G.Q., Lee, M., Loque, D., Scheller, H.V. 2018. A transgene design for enhancing oil content in Arabidopsis and Camelina seeds. Biotechnology for Biofuels. 11:46. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13068-018-1049-4.
A high-oil castor cultivar developed through recurrent selection Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, G.Q., Johnson, K., Morales, E., Ibanez, A.M., Lin, J.T. 2017. A high-oil castor cultivar developed through recurrent selection. Industrial Crops and Products. 111:8-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indcrop.2017.09.064.
Structures of hydroxy fatty acids as the constituents of triacylglycerols in Philippine wild edible mushroom, Ganoderma lucidum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lin, J.T., Hou, C.T., Dulay, R.M., Ray, K.J., Chen, G.Q. 2017. Structures of hydroxy fatty acids as the constituents of triacylglycerols in Philippine wild edible mushroom, Ganoderma lucidum. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology. 12/148-151. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bcab.2017.09.010.
Seed development and hydroxy fatty acid biosynthesis in physaria lindheimeri - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, G.Q., Riiff, T.J., Johnson, K., Morales, J.S., Kim, H.U., Lee, K., Lin, J.T. 2017. Seed development and hydroxy fatty acid biosynthesis in physaria lindheimeri. Industrial Crops and Products. 108(108):410-415.
Rapid development of a castor cultivar with increased oil content - (Abstract Only)
Chen, G.Q. 2017. Rapid development of a castor cultivar with increased oil content. [Abstract].
Lesquerella, a potential new oilseed crop for producing industrial bioproducts - (Abstract Only)
Chen, G.Q. 2017. Lesquerella, a potential new oilseed crop for producing industrial bioproducts. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting.[Abstract].
Quantification of the molecular species of acylglycerols containing hydroxy fatty acids in lesquerella oils using high-performance liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry ()
Lin, J.T. Chen, G.Q. 2018. Castor and Lesquerella oils: production, composition, and uses. In: Chen, G.Q., editor. Quantification if the Molecular Species of Acylglycerols Containing Hydroxy Fatty Acids in Lesquerella Oil Using High-performance Liquid Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry. New York, NY: Nova Science Publisher Inc. p. 19-34.
Biotechnology for improved hHydroxy fatty acid production in oilseed lesquerella - (Abstract Only)
Chen, G.Q. 2017. Biotechnology for improved hHydroxy fatty acid production in oilseed lesquerella. [Abstract].
Structural characteristics of the molecular species of tetraacylglycerols in lesquerella (Physaria fendleri) oil elucidated by mass spectrometry - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lin, J.T., Chen, G.Q. 2017. Structural characteristics of the molecular species of tetraacylglycerols in lesquerella (Physaria fendleri) oil elucidated by mass spectrometry. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology. 10(10):167-173. doi: 10.1016/j.bcab.2017.03.005.
Rapid development of a castor cultivar with increased oil content - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, G.Q., Johnson, K., Morales, E., Mackey, B.E., Lin, J.T. 2016. Rapid development of a castor cultivar with increased oil content. Industrial Crops and Products. 94:586-588. doi:10.1016.j.indcrop.2016.09.020.[Corrigendum: Industrial Crops and Products: 2017, p.101:103.]
Metabolic Engineering for Improved Hydroxy Fatty Acid Production in Lesquerella - (Abstract Only)
Chen, G.Q. 2016. Metabolic Engineering for Improved Hydroxy Fatty Acid Production in Lesquerella. Meeting Abstract. [abstract].
Transcriptome analysis and identification of genes associated with omega-3 fatty acid biosynthesis in Perilla frutescens (L.) var. frutescens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, H., Lee, K., Donghwan, S., Lee, J., Chen, G.Q., Hwang, S. 2016. Transcriptome analysis and identification of genes associated with omega-3 fatty acid biosynthesis in Perilla frutescens (L.) var. frutescens. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 17:474. doi: 10.1186/s12864-016-2805-0.
Expression of castor LPAT2 enhances ricinoleic acid content at the sn-2 position of triacylglycerols in lesquerella seed - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, G.Q., Van Erp, H., Martin-Moreno, J., Johnson, K., Morales, J.S., Browse, J., Eastmond, P.J., Lin, J.T. 2016. Expression of castor LPAT2 enhances ricinoleic acid content at the sn-2 position of triacylglycerols in lesquerella seed. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 17(4):507. doi: 10.3390/ijms17040507.
Application of genomic tools for lesquerella crop improvement - (Abstract Only)
Chen, G.Q. 2016. Application of genomic tools for lesquerella crop improvement. 4th International Conference on Plant Genomics. [abstract].
Ratios of regioisomers of the molecular species of triacylglycerols in lesquerella (Physaria fendleri) oil estimated by mass spectrometry - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lin, J.T., Fagerquist, C.K., Chen, G.Q. 2016. Ratios of regioisomers of the molecular species of triacylglycerols in lesquerella (Physaria fendleri) oil estimated by mass spectrometry. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. 93(2):183-191. doi: 10.1007/s11746-015-2769-2.
Transcriptome analysis of lesquerella: a potential industrial oilseed crop for hydroxy fatty acid production - (Abstract Only)
Exploring seed oil biosynthetic pathway in lesquerella (Physaria fendleri), an important industrial crop - (Abstract Only)
Identification of hydroxy fatty acid and triacylglycerol metabolism-related genes in lesquerella through seed transcriptome analysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, G.Q., Kim, H. 2015. Identification of hydroxy fatty acid and triacylglycerol metabolism-related genes in lesquerella through seed transcriptome analysis. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 16:230 (21 p.) DOI 10.1186/s12864-015-1413-8.
Current progress towards the metabolic engineering of plant oil for hydroxy fatty acids production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, K., Chen, G.Q., Kim, H. 2014. Current progress towards the metabolic engineering of plant oil for hydroxy fatty acids production. Plant Cell Reports. 34:603-615. DOI 10.1007/s00299-015-1736-6.
Identification of a 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA reductase gene highly expressed in the root tissue of Taraxacum kok-saghyz - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ponciano, G.P., Chen, G.Q. 2014. Identification of a 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA reductase gene highly expressed in the root tissue of Taraxacum kok-saghyz. American Journal of Plant Sciences. 5:3603-3608.
Quantification of the molecular species of tetraacylglycerols in lesquerella (Physaria fendleri) Oil by HPLC and MS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lin, J.T., Chen, G.Q. 2014. Quantification of the molecular species of tetraacylglycerols in lesquerella (Physaria fendleri) Oil by HPLC and MS. Enliven: Bio Analytical Techniques. 1(1):1-5.
Mining lesquerella seed transcriptome for oil and meal improvement and translational research - (Abstract Only)
Chen, G.Q. 2014. Mining lesquerella seed transcriptome for oil and meal improvement and translational research. Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops Conference. http://www.aaic.org/meetings.htm#Past_programs: 2014, page 31..
Quantification of TAG and DAG in lesquerella (Physaria fendleri) oil by HPLC and MS Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lin, J.T., Chen, G.Q. 2014. Quantification of TAG and DAG in lesquerella (Physaria fendleri) oil by HPLC and MS. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. 91:1417-1424 DOI: 10.1007/s11746-014-2486-2.
Biotechnology for improving hydroxy fatty acid production in lesquerella - (Abstract Only)
Identification of tetraacylglycerols in lesquerella oil by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry of the lithium adducts Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lin, J.T., Chen, G.Q. 2013. Identification of tetraacylglycerols in lesquerella oil by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry of the lithium adducts. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. 90:1831-1836.
Identification of TAG and DAG and their FA constituents in Lesquerella (Physaria fendleri) oil by HPLC and MS Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lin, J.T., Chen, G.Q. 2013. Identification of TAG and DAG and their FA constituents in Lesquerella (Physaria fendleri) oil by HPLC and MS. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. 90:1819-1829.
Metabolic Engineering oil biosyntesis pathways in Lesquerella Fendleri(Abstract) - (Abstract Only)
A review on the challenges for increassed production of castor ()
Severino, L.S., Auld, D.L., Baldanzi, M., Chen, G.Q., He, X., Crosby, W., Machado, O.L., Morris, J.B., Zieler, H. 2012. A review on the challenges for increassed production of castor. Agronomy Journal. 104(4):853-880.
Mass spectrometry of the lithium adducts of diacylglycerols containing hydroxy FA in castor oil and two normal FA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lin, J.T., Chen, G.Q., Hou, C.T. 2013. Mass spectrometry of the lithium adducts of diacylglycerols containing hydroxy FA in castor oil and two normal FA. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. 90:33-38.
Ratios of regioisomers of minor acylglycerols less polar than triricinolein in castor oil estimated by mass spectrometry - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lin, J.T., Chen, G.Q. 2012. Ratios of regioisomers of minor acylglycerols less polar than triricinolein in castor oil estimated by mass spectrometry. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11746-012-2083-1.
Identification of minor acylglycerols less polar than triricinolein in castor oil by mass spectrometry - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lin, J.T., Chen, G.Q. 2012. Identification of minor acylglycerols less polar than triricinolein in castor oil by mass spectrometry. American Chemistry Society Abstracts. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11746-012-2082-2.
Transformation of Lesquerella fendleri with the new binary vector pGPro4-35S - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, G.Q., Thilmony, R.L., Lin, J.T. 2012. Transformation of Lesquerella fendleri with the new binary vector pGPro4-35S. Online Journal of Biological Sciences. 11(3)90-95. DOI: 10.3844/ojbsci.2011.90.95.
Effective elimination of chimeric tissue in transgenics for the stable genetic transformation of lesquerella fendleri - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, G.Q. 2011. Effective Elimination of Chimeric Tissue in Transgenics for the Stable Genetic Transformation of Lesquerella fendleri. HortScience. 46(1):86-90.
Identification of diacylglycerol and triacylglycerol containing 11,12,13-trihydroxy-9-14-octadecadienoic acids in castor oil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lin, J.T., Chen, G.Q. 2011. Identification of diacylglycerol and triacylglycerol containing 11,12,13-trihydroxy-9-14-octadecadienoic acids in castor oil. New Biotechnology. 28(2):203-208. DOI: 10.1016/j.nbt2010.10.004.
Use of Quantitative PCR for Determining Copy Numbers of Transgenes in Lesquerella fendleri - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, G.Q., Lin, J.T. 2010. Use of Quantitative PCR for Determining Copy Numbers of Transgenes in Lesquerella fendleri. American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Science. 5(3):415-421.
Draft genome sequence of the oilseed species Ricinus communis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chan, A.P., Crabtree, J., Zhao, Q., Lorenzi, H., Orvis, J., Puiu, D., Melake-Berhan, A., Jones, K.M., Redman, J., Chen, G.Q., Cahoon, E.B., Gedil, M., Stanke, M., Wortman, J.R., Fraser-Liggett, C.M., Ravel, J., Rabinowicz, P.D. 2010. Draft genome sequence of the oilseed species Ricinus communis. Nature Biotechnology. 28(9):951-956.
Develop a New Lesquerella fendleri Crop for Castor Oil Production - (Abstract Only)
Chen, G.Q. 2010. Develop a New Lesquerella fendleri Crop for Castor Oil Production. Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops 22nd Annual Meeting, 2010 New Crops: Exploring Diversity, Preserving our Future, Fort Collins, CO, September 18 to 22, 2010.
Hydroxy fatty acid synthesis and lipid gene expression during seed development in Lesquerella fendleri (L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, G.Q., Lu, C., Lin, J.T. 2011. Hydroxy fatty acid synthesis and lipid gene expression during seed development in Lesquerella fendleri (L.). Industrial Crops and Products. doi:101.1016/j.indcrop.2010.08.03.
Acylglycerols Containing Trihydroxy Fatty Acids in Castor Oil and the Regiospecific Quantification of Triacylglycerols - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lin, J.T., Chen, G.Q. 2010. Acylglycerols Containing Trihydroxy Fatty Acids in Castor Oil and the Regiospecific Quantification of Triacylglycerols. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. 87:1371-1379.
Lesquerella fendleri (L.), a new crop for Safe Hydroxy Fatty Acid Production - (Abstract Only)
Chen, G.Q. 2010. Lesquerella fendleri (L.), a new crop for Safe Hydroxy Fatty Acid Production. The 19th International Symposium on Plant Lipids, July 11-16, 2010, Cairns, Australia.
Metabolic Engineering Pathways in Lesquerella fendleri (L.) for Safe Hydroxy Fatty Acid Production - (Abstract Only)
Chen, G.Q. 2010. Metabolic Engineering Pathways in Lesquerella fendleri (L.) for Safe Hydroxy Fatty Acid Production. Third Annual Congress of Industrial Biotechnology, July 25-27, 2010, Dalian, China.
Engineering Lesquerella for Safe Castor Oil Production - (Abstract Only)
Chen, G.Q. 2009. Engineering Lesquerella for Safe Castor Oil Production. The Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops (AAIC) 21st Annual Meeting in Termas de Chillan, Chillan, Chile, November 14-19th, 2009.
Seed Development in Lesquerellar fendleri (L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, G.Q., Vang, L., Lin, J.T. 2009. Seed Development in Lesquerellar fendleri (L.). HortScience. 44:1415-1418.
Biotechnology for Castor oil Production - (Abstract Only)
Chen, G.Q. 2009. Biotechnology for Castor oil Production. In Vitro Biology Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, June 6-10, 2009.
Expression profile of the genes involved in reserve synthesis in castor (Ricinus communis L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, G.Q. 2010. Expression profile of the genes involved in reserve synthesis in castor (Ricinus communis L.). Recent Progress in Medicinal Plants.30:271-291.
Engineering of Hydroxyl Fatty Acids for Industrial Application - (Abstract Only)
Chen, G.Q. 2009. Engineering of Hydroxyl Fatty Acids for Industrial Application. Gordon Research Conference, Plant Lipids: Structure, Metabolism and Function, Galveston, Texas, February 1 to 6, 2009.
Biotechnology For hydroxy Fatty Acid Production in Oilseed - (Abstract Only)
Chen, G.Q. 2008. Biotechnology For hydroxy Fatty Acid Production in Oilseed. 20th Annual Meeting of the Association ofr the Advancement of Industrial Crops (AAIC), College Station, TX, September 7 to 11, 2008.
Seed Development in Castor (Ricinus communis L.): Morphology, Reserve Synthesis and Gene Expression ()
Chen, G.Q. 2009. Seed Development in Castor (Ricinus communis L.): Morphology, Reserve Synthesis and Gene Expression. In: Hayworth, G, editor. Reliability Engineering Advances. Hauppauge, NY:Nova Science Publishers. p. 305-330.
Searching for a Safe Source of Castor Oil Production through Metabolic Engineering - (Abstract Only)
Chen, G.Q. 2008. Searching for a Safe Source of Castor Oil Production through Metabolic Engineering. 18th International Symposium on Plant Lipids, Bordeaux, France, July 20-25, 2008.
IN VITRO REGENERATION CASTOR (RICINUS COMMUNIS L.) USING COTYLEDON EXPLANTS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ahn, Y., Chen, G.Q. 2008. In vitro regeneration castor (ricinus communis l.) using cotyledon explants. HortScience. 55:10043-10049.
TEMPORAL AND SPATIAL EXPRESSION OF 2S ALBUMIN IN CASTOR (Ricinus communis L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ahn, Y., Chen, G.Q. 2007. Temporal and spatial expression of 2s albumin in castor (ricinus communis l.). Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 55:10043-10049.
Ricinus communis contains and acyl-CoA synthetase that preferentially activates ricinoleate to its CoA thioester - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
He, X., Chen, G.Q., Kang, S.T., Mckeon, T.A. 2007. Ricinus communis contains and acyl-CoA synthetase that preferentially activates ricinoleate to its CoA thioester. Lipids Journal. 42:931-938.
DEVELOPING A SAFE SOURCE OF CASTOR OIL - (Abstract Only)
Chen, G.Q., Mckeon, T.A., Lin, J.T. 2007. Developing a safe source of castor oil. Proceedings JOCS/AOCS World Congress.
Expression Profiles of Genes Involved in Fatty Acid and Triacyblycerol Synthesis in Castor Bean (Ricinus communis L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, G.Q., Turner, C., He, X., Nguyen, T.T., McKeon, T.A., Chingcuanco, D.L. 2007. Expression Profiles of Genes Involved in Fatty Acid and Triacyblycerol Syntheses in Castor Bean (Ricinus communis L.). Lipids. 41:263-274.
Engineering New Crops for Safe Castor Oil Production - (Proceedings)
Chen, G.Q., Ahn, Y., Vang, L. 2007. Engineering New Crops for Safe Castor Oil Production. Proceedings of Int'l Association of Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology.
Detection of castor contamination by real-time polymerase chain reaction - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
He, X., Brandon, D.L., Chen, G.Q., McKeon, T.A., Carter, J.M. 2007. Detection of castor contamination by real-time polymerase chain reaction. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 55(2):545-550.
Castor oil: Biosynthesis and Uses - (Abstract Only)
Mckeon, T.A., He, X., Chen, G.Q., Lin, J.T. 2007. Castor oil: Biosynthesis and Uses. 226th American Chemical Society National Meeting.
DEVELOPMENT OF AN EFFICIENT PLANT REGENERATION PROTOCOL THROUGH ADVENTITIOUS SHOOT FORMATION IN CASTOR (RICINUS COMMUNIS L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ahn, Y., Vang, L., Mckeon, T.A., Chen, G.Q. Development of an efficient plant regeneration protocol through adventitious shoot formation in castor (ricinus communis l.). In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology - Plants.
HIGH-FREQUENCY PLANT REGENERATION THROUGH ADVENTITIOUS SHOOT FORMATION IN CASTOR (RICINUS COMMUNIS L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ahn, Y., Vang, L., Mckeon, T.A., Chen, G.Q. 2007. High-frequency plant regeneration through adventitious shoot formation in castor (ricinus communis l.). In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology - Plants. 43: 9-15.
The Enzymology of Castor Oil Biosynthesis - (Abstract Only)
McKeon, T.A., He, X., Chen, G.Q., Lin, J.T. 2006. The Enzymology of Castor Oil Biosynthesis. Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops Conference.
BIOAVAILABILITY OF CRUDE RICIN IN FOOD MATRICES - (Abstract Only)
Cheng, L.W., Brandon, D.L., He, X., Chen, G.Q., Carter, J.M. 2006. Bioavailability of crude ricin in food matrices. [Abstract]. ACS National Meeting and Exposition. Poster AGFD 64
DETECTION OF CASTOR CONTAMINATION IN GROUND BEEF BY REAL-TIME PCR - (Abstract Only)
He, X., Brandon, D.L., Chen, G.Q., Mckeon, T.A., Carter, J.M. 2006. Detection of castor contamination in ground beef by real-time pcr. [Abstract]. ACS National Meeting and Exposition. Poster AGFD 18.
CASTOR SEED DEVELOPMENT AND STORAGE LIPID BIOSYNTHESIS - (Abstract Only)
Chen, G.Q., Ahn, Y., Vang, L. 2006. Castor seed development and storage lipid biosynthesis. In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology - Plants.
PLANT REGENERATION AND TRANSFORMATION IN CASTOR (RICINUS COMMUNIS L.), AN IMPORTANT OIL CROP - (Abstract Only)
Ahn, Y., Vang, L., Chen, G.Q. 2006. Plant regeneration and transformation in castor (ricinus communis l.), an important oil crop. In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology - Plants.
DIACYLGLYCEROL ACYLTRANSFERASE ACTIVITY AND TRIACYLGLYCEROL SYNTHESIS IN GERMINATING CASTOR SEED COTYLEDONS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
He, X., Chen, G.Q., Lin, J.T., Mckeon, T.A. 2006. Diacylglycerol acyltransferase activity and triacylglycerol synthesis in germinating castor seed cotyledons. Lipids. Vol. 41, Number 3: 281-285, 2006.
TOWARD THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SAFE CASTOR CROP: EXPRESSION PATTERN COMPARISON OF RICIN AND 2S ALBUMIN GENES AND PHYLOGENY ANALYSIS OF 2S ALBUMINS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, G.Q., He, X., Ahn, Y., Vang, L., Mckeon, T.A. 2006. Toward the development of a safe castor crop: expression pattern comparison of ricin and 2s albumin genes and phylogeny analysis of 2s albumins. Recent Progress in Medicinal Plants. 15: pp. 453-463
PROFILING OF ENDOSPERM-REGULATED GENE EXPRESSION IN DEVELOPING CASTOR SEEDS TO STUDY TRANSCRIPTIONAL REGULATION - (Abstract Only)
Chen, G.Q., Ahn, Y., Vang, L., Mckeon, T.A. 2006. Profiling of endosperm-regulated gene expression in developing castor seeds to study transcriptional regulation. Plant and Animal Genome Conference.
CASTOR OIL BOISYNTHESIS AND EXPRESSION PROFILES OF LIPID GENES IN DEVELOPING SEED OF RICINUS COMMUNIS L. (CASTOR BEAN) - (Abstract Only)
Chen, G.Q., Turner, C., He, X., Mckeon, T.A. 2005. Castor oil boisynthesis and expression profiles of lipid genes in developing seed of ricinus communis l. (castor bean). Meeting Abstract.
QUANTITATIVE TRANSCRIPT PROFILING OF LIPID BIOSYNTHESIS GENES IN DEVELOPING CASTOR SEEDS. - (Abstract Only)
Chen, G.Q., Ahn, Y., He, X., Mckeon, T.A. 2005. Quantitative transcript profiling of lipid biosynthesis genes in developing castor seeds.. National Plant Lipid Cooperative Meeting.
ENDOSPERM MORPHOLOGY AND TRANSCRIPT PROFILES OF STORAGE PROTEINS IN DEVELOPING CASTOR SEEDS. - (Abstract Only)
Chen, G.Q., Ahn, Y., He, X., Mckeon, T.A. 2005. Endosperm morphology and transcript profiles of storage proteins in developing castor seeds.. World Congress on In Vitro Biology.
MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION OF THE ACYL-COA-DEPENDENT DIACYLGLYCEROL ACYLTRANSFERASE IN PLANTS ()
He, X., Chen, G.Q., Lin, J.T., Mckeon, T.A. 2005. Molecular characterization of the acyl-coa-dependent diacylglycerol acyltransferase in plants. Research Signpost: Recent Research Developments in Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 2:69-86.
EFFECT OF DIACYLGLYCEROL ACYLTRANSFERASE ON LIPID METABOLISM IN DEVELOPING SEEDS OF CASTOR - (Abstract Only)
He, X., Chen, G.Q., Lin, J.T., Mckeon, T.A. 2005. Effect of diacylglycerol acyltransferase on lipid metabolism in developing seeds of castor. Annual Meeting and Expo of the American Oil Chemists' Society.
A SIMPLE AND SENSITIVE ASSAY FOR DISTINGUISHING THE EXPRESSION OF RICIN AND RICINUS COMMUNIS AGGLUTININ GENE IN DEVELOPING CASTOR SEED (RICINUS COMMUNIS L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, G.Q., He, X., McKeon, T.A. 2005. A simple and sensitive assay for distinguishing the expression of ricin and ricinus communis agglutinin gene in developing castor seed (Ricinus communis L.). Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 53(6):2358-2361.
REGULATION OF DIACYLGLYCEROL ACYLTRANSFERASE IN DEVELOPING SEEDS OF CASTOR - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
He, X., Chen, G.Q., Lin, J.T., Mckeon, T.A. 2005. Regulation of diacylglycerol acyltransferase in developing seeds of castor. Lipids. 39: pp. 865-871
2S ALBUMIN GENE EXPRESSION IN CASTOR PLANT (RICINUS COMMUNIS L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, G.Q., He, X., Liao, L., McKeon, T.A. 2004. 2s Albumin Gene Expression in Castor Plant (Ricinus communis L.). Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. 81(9):867-872.
CLONING AND CHARACTERIZATION OF CASTOR DGAT - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
He, X., Chen, G.Q., Lin, J.T., Mckeon, T.A. 2004. Cloning and characterization of castor dgat. Lipids Journal.39:311-318
APPLICATION OF LIPASES TO DEVELOP NOVEL ACYLTRANSFERASE SUBSTRATES - (Proceedings)
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