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Latest News Releases

  • Protecting our diversity: A statement from David Stern

    “BTI is an international institution. The global reach of science, and its ability to traverse and dissolve cultural and national boundaries in the pursuit of knowledge and its applications, count among our core strengths. BTI scientists and staff hail from more than forty countries. We maintain formal research agreements with organizations in China, Japan, the […] more»

  • Blue-bellied insects may play a role in fight against citrus greening

    New research finds that the Asian citrus psyllid responds to the citrus greening bacterium by producing an oxygen-transporting protein called hemocyanin. The protein not only turns them blue, but suggests that they are trying to fight off the infection. more»

  • Global partnerships for improving cassava

    Cassava geneticist Ismail Yusuf Rabbi from the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Ibadan, Nigeria visited BTI and Cornell University last week to discuss his ongoing collaboration with NextGen Cassava. more»

  • BTI researchers share latest research at ag-genomics conference

    The offices of data scientists at BTI emptied out earlier this month as a contingent of researchers flew to San Diego for the 25th annual Plant and Animal Genome Conference. Genomic researchers from around the world gathered at the meeting to network, consult with colleagues and hear the newest advances in genome sequencing technology and […] more»

  • Cilia receives Presidential Early Career Award

    Michelle Cilia has been selected to receive a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), which recognizes outstanding, government-funded scientists who show great potential for becoming leaders in their field and for expanding the frontiers of scientific knowledge. Cilia is a Research Molecular Biologist at the USDA Agricultural Research Service, an Assistant Professor […] more»

Publications

  • Blocking the Q -binding site of photosystem II by tenuazonic acid, a non-host-specific toxin of Alternaria alternata, activates singlet oxygen-mediated and EXECUTER-dependent signalling in Arabidopsis 2015

    Chen, S., Kim, C., Lee, J.M., Lee, H.A., Fei, Z., Wang, L., and Apel, K.
    Plant Cell Environ
  • Multifaceted biological insights from a draft genome sequence of the tobacco hornworm moth, Manduca sexta 2016

    Kanost, M.R., Arrese, E.L., Cao, X., Chen, Y.R., Chellapilla, S., Goldsmith, M.R., Grosse-Wilde, E., Heckel, D.G., Herndon, N., Jiang, H., et al
    Insect Biochem. Mol. Bio. 76,  118-147
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  • Comprehensive Tissue-Specific Transcriptome Analysis Reveals Distinct Regulatory Programs during Early Tomato Fruit Development 2016

    Pattison, R.J., Csukasi, F., Zheng, Y., Fei, Z., van der Knaap, E., Catala, C
    Plant Physiology 10.1104,  pp.​15.​00287
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  • The Potato leafroll virus structural proteins manipulate overlapping, yet distinct protein interaction networks during infection 2015

    DeBlasio, S.L., Johnson, R., Sweeney, M.M., Karasev, A., Gray, S.A., MacCoss, M.J., and Cilia, M.
    Proteomics DOI: 10.1002,  pmic.201400594
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  • Identification of multiple salicylic acid-binding proteins using two high throughput screens 2015

    Manohar, M., Tian, M., Moreau, M., Park, S-W., Choi, H.W., Fei, Z., Friso, G., Asif, M., Manosalva, P., von Dahl, C.C., Shi, K., Ma, S., Dinesh-Kumar, S.P., O'Doherty, I., Schroeder, F.C., van Wijk, K.J., and Klessig, D.F.
    Front. Plant Sci. 5,  777
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  • Nonuniform gene expression pattern detected along the longitudinal axis in the matured rice leaf 2015

    Li, N., Chen, Y-R., Ding, Z., Li, P., Wu Y., Zhang, A., Yu, S., Giovannoni, J.J., Fei, Z., Zhang, W., Xiang, J.Z., Xu, C., Liu, B., and Zhong, S.
    Scientific Reports 5,  Article number: 8015
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  • EXO70I is essential for development of a sub-domain of the periarbuscular membrane during arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis. 2015

    Zhang X, Pumplin N, Ivanov S, Harrison M J.
    Current Biology 25,  2189-2195
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  • Tomato receptor FLAGELLIN-SENSING 3 activates plant immunity. Submitted. 2015

    Hind SR, Strickler SR, Boyle PC, Bao Z, O’Doherty IM, Baccile JA, Dunham DM, Viox EG, Clarke CR, Vinatzer BA, Schroeder FC and Martin GB.
    Submitted
  • The rice tyrosine aminomutase TAM1 is required for beta-tyrosine biosynthesis. Plant Cell, 27, 1265-1278 2015

    Yan J., Aboshi T., Teraishi M., Strickler S.R., Spindel J.E., Tung C.W., Takata R., Matsumoto F., Maesaka Y., McCouch S.R., Okumoto Y., Mori N., and Jander G.
    Plant Cell 27,  1265-1278
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  • Multiple targets of salicylic acid and its derivatives in plants and animals 2016

    Klessig, D. F., Tian, M., and Choi H.-W.
    Immunology (in review)
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  • Potato tuber herbivory increases resistance to aboveground lepidopteran herbivores 2016

    Kumar, P., Vargas Ortiz, E., Garrido, E., Poveda, K., and Jander, G.
    Oecologia 182(1),  177-87
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  • Hornworts, an overlooked window into carbon-concentrating mechanism 2017

    Li, F.-W., J.C. Villarreal, P. Szovenyi
    Trends in Plant Science in press
  • Tomato receptor FLAGELLIN-SENSING 3 binds flgII-28 and activates the plant immune system. 2016

    Hind S. R., S. R. Strickler, P. C. Boyle, D. M. Dunham, Z. Bao, I. M. O'Doherty, J. A. Baccile, J. S. Hoki, E. G. Viox, C. R. Clarke, B. A. Vinatzer, F. C. Schroeder and G. B. Martin
    Nature Plants 2,  16128
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  • An acorn squash (Cucurbita pepo ssp. ovifera) fruit and seed transcriptome as a resource for the study of fruit traits in Cucurbita 2015

    Wyatt, L.E., Strickler, S.R., Mueller, L.A., and Mazourek, M.
    Horticulture Research , 14070,  14070
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  • VIM proteins regulate transcription exclusively through the MET1 cytosine methylation pathway 2014

    Shook, M.S., and Richards, E.J.
    Epigenetics 9,  980–986
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  • Identification of multiple salicylic acid-binding proteins using two high throughput screens 2015

    Manohar, M., Tian, M., Moreau, M., Park, S-W., Choi, H.W., Fei, Z., Friso, G., Asif, M., Manosalva, P., von Dahl, C.C., Shi, K., Ma, S., Dinesh-Kumar, S.P., O'Doherty, I., Schroeder, F.C., van Wijk, K.J., and Klessig, D.F.
    Front. Plant Sci. 5,  777
    Full text...
  • Arabidopsis Chloroplast Mini-Ribonuclease III Participates in rRNA Maturation and Intron Recycling 2015

    Hotto, A.M., Castandet, B., Gilet, L., Higdon, A., Condon, C., and Stern, D.B.
    The Plant Cell tpc.114.134452
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  • Development of an in vitro propagation method for the classified New York State-threatened native species Agrimonia rostellata 2015

    Van Eck, J., Keen, P., and Nuzzo, V.
    Native Plants J 16,  227-233
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