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  • Parasitic Plants Striga and Phelipanche Dependent upon Exogenous Strigolactones for Germination Have Retained Genes for Strigolactone Biosynthesis 

    Das, Malay; Fernandez-Aparicio, Monica; Yang, Zhenzhen; Huang, Kan; Wickett, Norman J.; Alford, Shannon; Wafula, Eric K.; dePamphilis, Claude; Bouwmeester, Harro; Timko, Michael P.; Yoder, John I.; Westwood, James H. (2015-05)
    Strigolactones are plant hormones with multiple functions, including regulating various aspects of plant architecture such as shoot branching, facilitating the colonization of plant roots by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, ...
  • Reviewing research priorities in weed ecology, evolution and management: a horizon scan 

    Neve, P.; Barney, J. N.; Buckley, Y.; Cousens, R. D.; Graham, S.; Jordan, N. R.; Lawton-Rauh, A.; Liebman, M.; Mesgaran, M. B.; Schut, M.; Shaw, J.; Storkey, J.; Baraibar, B.; Baucom, R. S.; Chalak, M.; Childs, D. Z.; Christensen, S.; Eizenberg, H.; Fernandez-Quintanilla, C.; French, K.; Harsch, M.; Heijting, S.; Harrison, L.; Loddo, D.; Macel, M.; Maczey, N.; Merotto, A., Jr.; Mortensen, D.; Necajeva, J.; Peltzer, D. A.; Recasens, J.; Renton, M.; Riemens, M.; Sonderskov, M.; Williams, M. (2018-08)
    Weedy plants pose a major threat to food security, biodiversity, ecosystem services and consequently to human health and wellbeing. However, many currently used weed management approaches are increasingly unsustainable. ...
  • Transformation and regeneration of the holoparasitic plant Phelipanche aegyptiaca 

    Fernández-Aparicio, Mónica; Rubiales, Diego; Bandaranayake, Pradeepa C.G.; Yoder, John I.; Westwood, James H. (BMC, 2011)
    Background: Transformation and subsequent regeneration of holoparasitic plants has never been reported, in part due to challenges in developing transformation protocols, but also because regeneration of obligate parasites ...
  • Cyberbiosecurity Challenges of Pathogen Genome Databases 

    Vinatzer, Boris A.; Heath, Lenwood S.; Almohri, Hussain MJ J.; Stulberg, Michael J.; Lowe, Christopher; Li, Song (Frontiers, 2019-05-15)
    Pathogen detection, identification, and tracking is shifting from non-molecular methods, DNA fingerprinting methods, and single gene methods to methods relying on whole genomes. Viral Ebola and influenza genome data are ...
  • Genomic and pathogenic properties of Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae strains isolated from apricot in East Azerbaijan province, Iran 

    Vasebi, Yalda; Khakvar, Reza; Faghihi, Mohammad Mehdi; Vinatzer, Boris A. (2019-05)
    Strains of Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae (Pss) were isolated from P. armeniaca in different geographic areas in East Azerbaijan province, Iran, and studied for genetic diversity and host preference. Results of ...
  • Using Hyperspectral and Multispectral Indices to Detect Water Stress for an Urban Turfgrass System 

    Badzmierowski, Mike J.; McCall, David S.; Evanylo, Gregory (MDPI, 2019-08-08)
    Spectral reflectance measurements collected from hyperspectral and multispectral radiometers have the potential to be a management tool for detecting water and nutrient stress in turfgrass. Hyperspectral radiometers collect ...
  • Comparative Metabolomics of Early Development of the Parasitic Plants Phelipanche aegyptiaca and Triphysaria versicolor 

    Clermont, Kristen; Wang, Yaxin; Liu, Siming; Yang, Zhenzhen; dePamphilis, Claude W.; Yoder, John I.; Collakova, Eva; Westwood, James H. (MDPI, 2019-06-13)
    Parasitic weeds of the family Orobanchaceae attach to the roots of host plants via haustoria capable of drawing nutrients from host vascular tissue. The connection of the haustorium to the host marks a shift in parasite ...
  • Perspectives on Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and the Cyberbiosecurity of Freshwater Systems 

    Schmale, David G., III; Ault, Andrew P.; Saad, Walid; Scott, Durelle T.; Westrick, Judy A. (Frontiers, 2019-06-04)
    Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) have been observed in all 50 states in the U.S., ranging from large freshwater lakes, such as the Great Lakes, to smaller inland lakes, rivers, and reservoirs, as well as marine coastal areas ...
  • Local finite-time Lyapunov exponent, local sampling and probabilistic source and destination regions 

    BozorgMagham, A.E.; Ross, S.D.; Schmale, D.G. III (European Geosciences Union, 2015)
    The finite-time Lyapunov exponent (FTLE) is a powerful Lagrangian concept widely used for describing large-scale flow patterns and transport phenomena. However, field experiments usually have modest scales. Therefore, it ...
  • Birch leaves and branches as a source of ice-nucleating macromolecules 

    Felgitsch, Laura; Baloh, Philipp; Burkart, Julia; Mayr, Maximilian; Momken, Mohammad E.; Seifried, Teresa M.; Winkler, Philipp L.; Schmale, David G. III; Grothe, Hinrich (European Geosciences Union, 2018-11-08)
    Birch pollen are known to release ice-nucleating macromolecules (INM), but little is known about the production and release of INM from other parts of the tree. We examined the ice nucleation activity of samples from 10 ...
  • Remote collection of microorganisms at two depths in a freshwater lake using an unmanned surface vehicle (USV) 

    Powers, Craig; Hanlon, Regina; Schmale, David G. III (PeerJ, 2018-01-26)
    Microorganisms are ubiquitous in freshwater aquatic environments, but little is known about their abundance, diversity, and transport. We designed and deployed a remote-operated water-sampling system onboard an unmanned ...
  • Application of alignment-free bioinformatics methods to identify an oomycete protein with structural and functional similarity to the bacterial AvrE effector protein 

    Deb, Devdutta; Mackey, David; Opiyo, Stephen O.; McDowell, John M. (PLOS, 2018-04-11)
    Diverse plant pathogens export effector proteins to reprogram host cells. One of the most challenging goals in the molecular plant-microbe field is to functionally characterize the complex repertoires of effectors secreted ...
  • Comparing time series transcriptome data between plants using a network module finding algorithm 

    Lee, Jiyoung; Heath, Lenwood S.; Grene, Ruth; Li, Song (2019-06-01)
    Abstract Background Comparative transcriptome analysis is the comparison of expression patterns between homologous genes in different species. Since most molecular mechanistic ...
  • Pseudomonas coronafaciens sp. nov., a new phytobacterial species diverse from Pseudomonas syringae 

    Dutta, Bhabesh; Gitaitis, Ronald; Agarwal, Gaurav; Coutinho, Teresa; Langston, David (PLOS, 2018-12-06)
    We propose Pseudomonas coronafaciens sp. nov. as a new species in genus Pseudomonas, which is diverse from P. syringae. We also classified strains from onions which are responsible for yellow bud (YB) disease as P. ...
  • Cowpea chlorotic mottle bromovirus replication proteins support template-selective RNA replication in Saccharomyces cerevisiae 

    Sibert, Bryan S.; Navine, Amanda K.; Pennington, Janice; Wang, Xiaofeng; Ahlquist, Paul (PLOS, 2018-12-26)
    Positive-strand RNA viruses generally assemble RNA replication complexes on rearranged host membranes. Alphaviruses, other members of the alpha-like virus superfamily, and many other positive-strand RNA viruses invaginate ...
  • Legume ipmPIPE: A New Option for Generating, Summarizing, and Disseminating Real-Time Pest Data to Stakeholders 

    Langham, M. A. C.; Schwartz, H. F.; Tolin, S. A.; Golod, J.; Laforest, J.; Cardwell, K. F. (Entomological Society of America, 2011-10-01)
    The Legume Integrated Pest Management Pest Information Platform for Extension and Education (ipmPIPE) leverages a variety of programs and resources based on data collected from legume sentinel or mobile plots in as many ...
  • Intercomparison of Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) Measurements for Atmospheric Science during the LAPSE-RATE Campaign 

    Barbieri, Lindsay; Kral, Stephan T.; Bailey, Sean C. C.; Frazier, Amy E.; Jacob, Jamey D.; Reuder, Joachim; Brus, David; Chilson, Phillip B.; Crick, Christopher; Detweiler, Carrick; Doddi, Abhiram; Elston, Jack; Foroutan, Hosein; González-Rocha, Javier; Greene, Brian R.; Guzman, Marcelo I.; Houston, Adam L.; Islam, Ashraful; Kemppinen, Osku; Lawrence, Dale; Pillar-Little, Elizabeth A.; Ross, Shane D.; Sama, Michael P.; Schmale, David G.; Schuyler, Travis J.; Shankar, Ajay; Smith, Suzanne W.; Waugh, Sean; Dixon, Cory; Borenstein, Steve; de Boer, Gijs (MDPI, 2019-05-10)
    Small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) are rapidly transforming atmospheric research. With the advancement of the development and application of these systems, improving knowledge of best practices for accurate measurement ...
  • “Listening In" on How a Bacterium Takes Over the Plant Vascular System 

    Vinatzer, Boris A. (American Society for Microbiology, 2012-09)
    Bacteria that infect the plant vascular system are among the most destructive kind of plant pathogens because pathogen proliferation in the vascular system will sooner or later shut down the plant’s water and nutrient ...
  • System-level changes following invasion caused by disruption of functional relationships among plant and soil properties 

    Tekiela, Daniel R.; Barney, Jacob (Ecological Society of America, 2015-12)
    The ecological impacts of invasive plants have served to justify the cost of their management, which is estimated to exceed $1 billion annually in the US alone. However, our understanding of the ecological impacts of most ...
  • The iPlant collaborative: cyberinfrastructure for plant biology 

    Goff, Stephen A.; Vaughn, Matthew; McKay, Sheldon; Lyons, Eric; Stapleton, Ann E.; Gessler, Damian; Matasci, Naim; Wang, Liya; Hanlon, Matthew; Lenards, Andrew; Muir, Andy; Merchant, Nirav; Lowry, Sonya; Mock, Stephen; Helmke, Matthew; Kubach, Adam; Narro, Martha; Hopkins, Nicole; Micklos, David; Hilgert, Uwe; Gonzales, Michael; Jordan, Chris; Skidmore, Edwin; Dooley, Rion; Cazes, John; McLay, Robert; Lu, Zhenyuan; Pasternak, Shiran; Koesterke, Lars; Piel, William H.; Grene, Ruth; Noutsos, Christos; Gendler, Karla; Feng, Xin; Tang, Chunlao; Lent, Monica; Kim, Seung-Jin; Kvilekval, Kristian; Manjunath, B. S.; Tannen, Val; Stamatakis, Alexandros; Sanderson, Michael; Welch, Stephen M.; Cranston, Karen A.; Soltis, Pamela; Soltis, Doug; O'Meara, Brian; Ane, Cecile; Brutnell, Tom; Kleibenstein, Daniel J.; White, Jeffery W.; Leebens-Mack, James; Donoghue, Michael J.; Spalding, Edgar P.; Vision, Todd J.; Myers, Christopher R.; Lowenthal, David; Enquist, Brian J.; Boyle, Brad; Akoglu, Ali; Andrews, Greg; Ram, Sudha; Ware, Doreen; Stein, Lincoln; Stanzione, Dan (Frontiers, 2011)
    The iPlant Collaborative (iPlant) is a United States National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project that aims to create an innovative, comprehensive, and foundational cyberinfrastructure in support of plant biology ...

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