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Research Project: Domestic Production of Natural Rubber and Industrial Seed Oils

Location: Bioproducts Research

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

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.

Transcriptomic and evolutionary analysis of the mechanisms by which P. argentatum, a rubber producing perennial, responds to drought Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nelson, A.D., Ponciano, G.P., McMahan, C.M., Ilut, D.C., Pugh, N.A., Elshikha, D.E., Hunsaker, D.J., Pauli, D. 2019. Transcriptomic and evolutionary analysis of the mechanisms by which P. argentatum, a rubber producing perennial, responds to drought. Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. 19:494. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12870-019-2106-2.

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.

Development of novel processes for aqueous extraction of natural rubber from Taraxacum kok-saghyz (TK) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ramirez-Cadavid, D., Cornish, K., Hathwaik, U.I., Kozak, R., McMahan, C.M., Michel, F. 2019. Development of novel processes for aqueous extraction of natural rubber from Taraxacum kok-saghyz (TK). Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology. 94(8):2452-2464. https://doi.org/10.1002/jctb.6027.

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 - (Book / Chapter)
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.

Molecular species of triacylglycerols in the rubber particles of Parthenium argentatum and Hevea brasiliensis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hathwaik, U.I., Lin, J.T., McMahan, C.M. 2018. Molecular species of triacylglycerols in the rubber particles of Parthenium argentatum and Hevea brasiliensis. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology. 16:107-114. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bcab.2018.07.019.

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.

Proteins and amino acids as biobased polymer modifiers - (Abstract Only)
Mcmahan, C.M., Hathwaik, U.I., Torres, L.F., Lhamo, D., Orts, W.J. 2017. Proteins and amino acids as biobased polymer modifiers. [abstract].

Structural characteristics of the molecular species of tetraacylglycerols in lesquerella (Physaria fendleri) oil elucidated by mass spectrometry - (Abstract Only)
Lin, J.T. 2017. Structural characteristics of the molecular species of tetraacylglycerols in lesquerella (Physaria fendleri) oil elucidated by mass spectrometry. [Abstract].

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 - (Book / Chapter)
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.

Composition of Acylglycerols in Castor Oil and their Biosynthetic Pathway - (Book / Chapter)
Lin, J.T. 2018. Castor and Lesquerella oils: production, composition, and uses. In: Chen, G.Q., editor. Composition of Acylglycerols in Castor Oil and their Biosynthetic Pathway. New York, NY: Nova Science Publisher Inc. p. 1-18.

Fructan reduction by downregulation of 1-SST in guayule - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dong, N., Dong, C., Ponciano, G.P., Holtman, K.M., Placido, D.F., Coffelt, T.A., Whalen, M.C., McMahan, C.M. 2017. Fructan reduction by downregulation of 1-SST in guayule. Industrial Crops and Products. doi: 10.1016/j.indcrop.2017.04.034.

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].

Thermomyces lanuginosus STm: a source of thermostable hydrolytic enzymes for novel application in extraction of high-quality natural rubber from Taraxacum kok-saghyz (rubber dandelion) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sikandar, S., Ujor, V.C., Ezeji, T.C., Rossington, J.L., Michel, F.C., Mcmahan, C.M., Ali, N., Cornish, K. 2017. Thermomyces lanuginosus STm: a source of thermostable hydrolytic enzymes for novel application in extraction of high-quality natural rubber from Taraxacum kok-saghyz (rubber dandelion). Industrial Crops and Products. 103(2017):161-168. doi:10.1016/j.indcrop.2017.03.044.

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.

Effect of non-rubber constituents on Guayule and Hevea rubber intrinsic properties - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Monadjemi, S., McMahan, C.M., Cornish, K. 2016. Effect of non-rubber constituents on Guayule and Hevea rubber intrinsic properties. Journal of Research Updates in Polymer Science. 5(5):87-96. doi: 10.6000/1929-5995.2016.05.03.1.

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].

Castor (Ricinus communis L.) - (Book / Chapter)
McKeon, T.A. 2016. Castor (Ricinus communis L.). In: McKeon, T.A, Hayes, D.G., Hildebrand, D.F.,Weselake, R.J., editors. Industrial Oil Crops. Waltham, MA: Elsevier Academic Press and Urbana, IL: AOCS Press. p. 75-112.

Introduction to industrial crops - (Book / Chapter)
McKeon, T.A., Hayes, D.G., Hildebrand, D.H., Weselake, R.J. 2016. Introduction to industrial crops. In: McKeon, T.A., Hayes, D.G., Hildebrand, D.F., Weselake, R.J., editors. Industrial Oil Crops. Waltham, MA: Elsevier Academic Press and Urbana, IL: AOCS Press. p. 1-13.

Improved method for extraction of castor seed for toxin determination - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
McKeon, T.A., Brandon, D.L., He, X. 2015. Improved method for extraction of castor seed for toxin determination. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology. 5:56-57. doi: 10.1016/j.bcab.2015.12.007.

Analysis of castor by ELISAs that distinguish Ricin and Ricinus communis agglutinin (RCA) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brandon, D.L., McKeon, T.A., Patfield, S.A., He, X. 2016. Analysis of castor by ELISAs that distinguish Ricin and Ricinus communis agglutinin (RCA). Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. 93:359-363.

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)

A sustainability review of domestic rubber from the guayule plant - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rasutis, D., Soratana, K., Mcmahan, C.M., Landis, A. 2015. A sustainability review of domestic rubber from the guayule plant. Industrial Crops and Products. 70:383-394.

Conductive elastomers by a new latex process - (Proceedings)
Mcmahan, C.M., Malmonge, J.A. 2015. Conductive elastomers by a new latex process. Meeting Abstract. International Latex Conference, Akron, Ohio, August 11-12, 2015.

Amino acid modifiers in guayule rubber compounds - (Abstract Only)
Mcmahan, C.M., Lhamo, D. 2015. Amino acid modifiers in guayule rubber compounds. Meeting Abstract. Tire Technology Expo 2015, Green Tire Materials Session, February 10-12, 2015, Cologne, Germany.

A study of protein and amino acids in guayule natural rubber - (Proceedings)
Mcmahan, C.M., Lhamo, D. 2014. A study of protein and amino acids in guayule natural rubber. Meeting Abstract. American Chemical Society International Elastomer Conference, October 14-16, 2014.