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Research Project: Molecular and Biochemical Characterization of Biotic and Abiotic Stress on Plant Defense Responses in Maize

Location: Chemistry Research

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

Zea mays volatiles that influence oviposition and feeding behaviors of Spodoptera frugiperda. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Citric acid-mediated abiotic stress tolerance in plants Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tahjib-Ul-Arif, M.; Zahan, M.; Karim, M.; Imran, S.; Hunter, C.T.; Islam, M.; Mia, M.; Hannan, M.; Rhaman, M.S.; Hossain, M.; Brestic, M.; Skalicky, M.; Murata, Y. 2021. Citric acid-mediated abiotic stress tolerance in plants. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 22(13): 7235. http://doi.org/10.3390/ijms22137235.

Fusarium verticillioides induces maize-derived ethylene to promote virulence by engaging fungal G-protein signaling Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Y-S. Park; E.J. Borrego; X. Gao, S.A. Christensen; E. Schmelz; A. Lanubile; D.A. Drab; W. Cody; H. Yan; W-B. Shim; M.V. Kolomiets. 2021. Fusarium verticillioides induces maize-derived ethylene to promote virulence by engaging fungal G-protein signaling. Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions https//doi.org/10.1094/MPMI-09-20-0250-R

Aldoximes are precursors of auxins in Arabidopsis and maize Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Perez, V.E.; Dai, R.; Bing Bai, B.; Tomiczek, B.; Askey, B.; Zhang, Y.; Ding, Y.; Grenning, A.; Block, A.K.; and Kim, J. 2021 Aldoxime-derived auxin biosynthesis occurs in both Arabidopsis and maize. New Phytologist. https://doi: 10.1111/nph.17447

Considerations for using CRISPR/Cas9 in targeted mutagenesis for functional genetics in plants Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hunter, C.T. 2021. Considerations for using CRISPR/Cas9 in targeted mutagenesis for functional genetics in plants. Plants. 10(4): 723. doi.org/10.3390/plants10040723

3-oglycosylation of kaempferol restricts the supply of the benzenoid precursor of ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q) in Arabidopsis thaliana Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Soubeyrand, E.; Latimer, S.; Bermert, A.C.; Keene, S.A.; Johnson, T.S.; Shin, D.; Block, A.K.; Colquhoun, T.A.; Shaefnner, A.R.; Kim, J.; Basset, G.J. 2021. 3-oglycosylation of kaempferol restricts the supply of the benzenoid precursor of ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q) in Arabidopsis thaliana. Phytochemistry. 186,112738. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phytochem.2021.112738.

Brachypodium PHENYLALANINE AMMONIA LYASE (PAL) promotes antiviral defenses against Panicum mosaic virus and its satellites. Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Plant, S.R.; Irigoyen, S.; Liu, J.; Bedre, R.H.; Christensen, S.A.; Schmelz, E.A.; Sedbrook, J.; Scholthof, K.G.; Mandadi, K.K. 2021. Brachypodium phenylalanine ammonia lyase (PAL) promotes antiviral defenses against Panicum mosaic virus and its satellites. mBio. 12:e03518-20. https//doi.org/10.1128/mBio.03518-20

The 13-lipoxygenase MSD2 and the w-3 fatty acid desaturase MSD3 impact Spodoptera frugiperda resistance in Sorghum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Block, A.K.; Xin, Z; and Christensen, S.A. 2020 The 13-lipoxygenase MSD2 and the w-3 fatty acid desaturase MSD3 impact Spodoptera frugiperda resistance in Sorghum. Planta 252:62 https://doi:10.1007/s00425-020-03475-2

Approaches for assessing the impact of Zea mays (Poaceae) on the behavior of Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) and its parasitoid Cotesia marginiventris (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Block, A.K.; Mendoza, J.S.; Rowley, A.L.; Stuhl, C.J.; Meagher Jr, R.L. 2021. Approaches for assessing the Impact of Zea mays on the behavior of Spodoptera frugiperda and its parasitoid Cotesia marginiventris. Florida Entomologist. 103:505-513. https://doi.org/10.1653/024.103.00414

Sunlit, controlled environment growth chambers are essential for comparing plant responses to past, present, and future climates Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Allen, L.H., Boote, K.J., Jones, J.W., Jones, P.H., Pickering, N.B., Baker, J.T., Vu, J.C., Gesch, R.W., Thomas, J.M.G., Prasad, V.P. 2020. Sunlit, controlled-environment chambers are essential for comparing plant responses to various climates. Agronomy Journal. 112(6):4531-4549. https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20428.

Genetic elucidation of complex biochemical traits in crop innate immunity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Plant defense chemicals against insect pests Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yactayo Chang, J.P.; Tang, H.V.; Mendoza, J.S.; Christensen, S.A.; Block, A.K. 2020. Plant defense chemicals against insect pests. Agronomy. 10:1156. 2020 https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10081156.

BonnMu: a novel sequence-indexed resource of transposon induced maize mutations for functional genomics studies Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Marcon, C.; Altrogge, L.; Win Y.N.; Stöcker, T.; Gardiner, J.M.; Portwood, J.L. 2nd; Opitz, N.; Kortz, A.; Baldauf, J.A.; Hunter, C.T.; McCarty, D.R.; Koch, K.E.*; Schoof, H.; Hochholdinger, F. 2020 BonnMu: A sequence-indexed resource of transposon-Induced maize mutations for functional genomics studies. Plant Physiology 184(2):620-631. https://doi: 10.1104/pp.20.00478

Green Leaf volatiles and jasmonic acid enhance susceptibility to anthracnose diseases caused by Colletotrichum graminicola in maize Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gorman, Z., Christensen, S.A., Yan, Y., Ye, Y., Borrego, E., Kolomiets, M.V. 2020. Green Leaf volatiles and jasmonic acid enhance susceptibility to anthracnose diseases caused by Colletotrichum graminicola in maize. Molecular Plant Pathology. 21(5):702-715. https://doi.org/10.1111/mpp.12924.

Fluctuations of CO2 in Free-Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) depress plant photosynthesis, growth, and yield Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Allen, L.H., Kimball, B.A., Bunce, J.A., Toshimoto, M., Harazono, Y., Baker, J.T., Boote, K.J., White, J.W. 2020. Fluctuations of CO2 in Free-Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) depress plant photosynthesis, growth, and yield. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 284. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2020.107899.

Arabidopsis 4-COUMAROYL-COA LIGASE 8 contributes to the biosynthesis of the benzenoid ring of coenzyme Q in peroxisomes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Soubeyrand, E., Kelly, M., Bernert, A.C., Keene, S.A., Latimer, S., Johnson, T.S., Elowsky, C., Colquhoun, T.A., Block, A.K., Basset, G.J. 2019. Arabidopsis 4-COUMAROYL-COA LIGASE 8 contributes to the biosynthesis of the benzenoid ring of coenzyme Q in peroxisomes. Biochemical Journal. 476(22):3521-3532. https://doi.org/10.1042/BCJ20190688.

Setaria viridis as a model for translational genetic studies of jasmonic acid-responsive insect defenses in Zea mays Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hunter III, C.T., Block, A.K., Christensen, S.A., Li, Q., Rering, C.C., Alborn, H.T. 2020. Setaria viridis as a model for translational genetic studies of jasmonic acid-responsive insect defenses in Zea mays. Plant Science. 291, February 2020, 110329. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plantsci.2019.110329.

Xanthomonas translucens commandeers the host rate-limiting step in ABA biosynthesis for disease susceptibility Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peng, Z., Hu, Y., Zhang, J., Huguet-Tapia, J.C., Block, A.K., Park, S., Sapkota, S., Liu, Z., Liu, S., White, F.F. 2019. Xanthomonas translucens commandeers the host rate-limiting step in ABA biosynthesis for disease susceptibility. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 42,vol 16, 20938-20948. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1911660116.

Fighting on two fronts: Elevated insect resistance in flooded maize Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Block, A.K., Hunter III, C.T., Sattler, S.E., Rering, C.C., Mcdonald, S., Basset, G.J., Christensen, S.A. 2019. Fighting on two fronts: Elevated insect resistance in flooded maize. Plant Cell and Environment. https://doi.org/10.1111/pce.13642.

Genetic elucidation of interconnected antibiotic pathways mediating maize innate immunity Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ding, Y.; Murphy, K.M.; Poretsky, E.; Mafu, S.; Yang, B.; Char, S.; Christensen, S.A.; Saldivar, E.; Wu, M.; Wang, Q.; Ji, L.; Schmitz, R.J.; Kremling, K.A.; Buckler, E.S.; Shen, Z.; Briggs, S.P.; Bohlmann, J.; Sher, A.; Castro-Falcon, G.; Hughes, C.C.; Huffaker, A.; Zerbe, P.; Schmelz, E.A. 2020. Genetic elucidation of interconnected antibiotic pathways mediating maize innate immunity. Nature Plants. 6(11):1375-1388. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-020-00787-9.

Specialized naphthoquinones present in Impatiens glandulifera extra-floral nectaries inhibit the growth of fungal nectar microbes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Block, A.K., Yakubova, E., Widhalm, J.R. 2019. Specialized naphthoquinones present in Impatiens glandulifera extra-floral nectaries inhibit the growth of fungal nectar microbes. Plant Direct. 3(5):1-7. https://doi.org/10.1002/pld3.132.

TAT1 and TAT2 tyrosine aminotransferases have both distinct and shared functions in tyrosine metabolism and degradation in Arabidopsis thaliana Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, M., Toda, K., Block, A.K., Maeda, H.A. 2019. TAT1 and TAT2 tyrosine aminotransferases have both distinct and shared functions in tyrosine metabolism and degradation in Arabidopsis thaliana. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 294(10):3563-3576. https://doi.org/10.1074/jbc.RA118.006539.

Herbivorous caterpillars can utilize three mechanisms to alter green leaf volatile emission Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jones, A.C., Seidl-Adams, I., Engelberth, J., Hunter III, C.T., Alborn, H.T., Tumlinson, J.H. 2019. Herbivorous caterpillars can utilize three mechanisms to alter green leaf volatile emission. Environmental Entomology. 48(2):419–425. https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvy191.

The peroxidative cleavage of kaempferol contributes to the biosynthesis of the benzenoid moiety of ubiquinone in plants Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Soubeyrand, E., Johnson, T.S., Latimer, S., Block, A.K., Kim, J., Colquhoun, T.A., Butelli, E., Martin, C., Chapple, C., Basset, G.J. 2018. The peroxidative cleavage of kaempferol contributes to the biosynthesis of the benzenoid moiety of ubiquinone in plants. The Plant Cell. 30:2910-2921. https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.18.00688.

Production and function of terpenoid defense compounds in maize (Zea mays) Reprint Icon - (Review Article)
Block, A.K., Vaughan, M.M., Schmelz, E.A., Christensen, S.A. 2018. Production and function of terpenoid defense compounds in maize (Zea mays). Planta. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00425-018-2999-2.

Exploring the metabolic variation between domesticated and wild tetraploid wheat genotypes in response to corn leaf aphid infestation Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chandrasekhar, K., Shavit, R., Distefeld, A., Christensen, S.A., Tzin, V. 2018. Exploring the metabolic variation between domesticated and wild tetraploid wheat genotypes in response to corn leaf aphid infestation. Plant Signaling and Behavior. 13(6):1-5. https://doi.org/10.1080/15592324.2018.1486148.