Current Models for Transcriptional Regulation of Secondary Cell Wall Biosynthesis in Grasses (open access)

Current Models for Transcriptional Regulation of Secondary Cell Wall Biosynthesis in Grasses

This article reviews current advances in secondary cell wall regulation in grasses, and discusses the commonalities and the differences between grasses and dicots.
Date: November 18, 2017
Creator: Rao, Xiaolan & Dixon, R. A.
System: The UNT Digital Library
A dynamic model of lignin biosynthesis in Brachypodium distachyon (open access)

A dynamic model of lignin biosynthesis in Brachypodium distachyon

This article proposes a dynamic mathematical model that integrates various datasets and other information regarding the lignin pathway in Brachypodium distachyon and permits explanations for some counterintuitive observations.
Date: September 19, 2018
Creator: Faraji, Mojdeh; Fonseca, Luis L.; Escamilla-Treviño, Luis; Barros, Jaime; Engle, Nancy L.; Yang, Zamin K. et al.
System: The UNT Digital Library
An “ideal lignin” facilitates full biomass utilization (open access)

An “ideal lignin” facilitates full biomass utilization

This article describes the ideal nature of the Catechyl lignin (C-lignin) via a revised compositional characterization of the vanilla seed coat fiber, new features of the C-lignin's reactivity and stability, and successful attempts at converting it to monomers in near-quantitative yields.
Date: September 28, 2018
Creator: Li, Yanding; Shuai, Li; Kim, Hoon; Hussain Motagamwala, Ali; Mobley, Justin K.; Yue, Fengxia et al.
System: The UNT Digital Library
Editorial: Advances in Plant-Hemipteran Interactions (open access)

Editorial: Advances in Plant-Hemipteran Interactions

This editorial discusses sixteen manuscripts which address the physiology and molecular biology of plant-hemipteran interactions at different levels.
Date: September 21, 2017
Creator: Shah, Jyoti & Walling, Linda
System: The UNT Digital Library
Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) promoters for green tissue‑specific expression of the MYB4 transcription factor for reduced‑recalcitrance transgenic switchgrass (open access)

Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) promoters for green tissue‑specific expression of the MYB4 transcription factor for reduced‑recalcitrance transgenic switchgrass

This article describes the identification and functional characterization of three switchgrass green tissue-specific promoters in endogenous plant tissues as well as in transgenic rice.
Date: December 1, 2017
Creator: Liu, Wusheng; Mazarei, Mitra; Ye, Rongjian; Peng, Yanhui; Shao, Yuanhua; Baxter, Holly L. et al.
System: The UNT Digital Library
Dynamic Changes in Transcriptome and Cell Wall Composition Underlying Brassinosteroid‑Mediated Lignification of Switchgrass Suspension Cells (open access)

Dynamic Changes in Transcriptome and Cell Wall Composition Underlying Brassinosteroid‑Mediated Lignification of Switchgrass Suspension Cells

This article provides an overview of the dynamic compositional changes during brassinosteroid-induced cell wall remodeling, and identifies candidate genes for future plant genetic engineering to overcome cell wall recalcitrance.
Date: August 8, 2017
Creator: Rao, Xiaolan; Shen, Hui; Pattathil, Sivakumar; Hahn, Michael G.; Gelineo-Albersheim, Ivana; Mohnen, Debra et al.
System: The UNT Digital Library
Characterization of UGT716A1 as a Multi-substrate UDP:Flavonoid Glucosyltransferase Gene in Ginkgo biloba (open access)

Characterization of UGT716A1 as a Multi-substrate UDP:Flavonoid Glucosyltransferase Gene in Ginkgo biloba

This article discusses the generation of a transcriptomic dataset of G. biloba leaf tissue by high-throughput RNA sequencing to better understand flavonoid glucosylation in G. biloba.
Date: September 29, 2017
Creator: Su, Xiaojia; Shen, Guoan; Di, Shaokang; Dixon, R. A. & Pang, Yongzhen
System: The UNT Digital Library
Development and Use of a Switchgrass (Panicum Virgatum L.) Transformation Pipeline by the Bioenergy Science Center to Evaluate Plants for Reduced Cell Wall Recalcitrance (open access)

Development and Use of a Switchgrass (Panicum Virgatum L.) Transformation Pipeline by the Bioenergy Science Center to Evaluate Plants for Reduced Cell Wall Recalcitrance

This article provides information on the organization and outcomes of the BioEnergy Science Center Transformation Pipeline, and supplies useful information when developing coordinated, large-scale, multi-institutional reverse genetic pipelines to improve crop traits.
Date: September 14, 2017
Creator: Nelson, Richard S.; Stewart, C. Neal, Jr.; Gou, Jiqing; Holladay, Susan; Gallego-Giraldo, Lina; Flanagan, Amy et al.
System: The UNT Digital Library
The Unique Fold and Lability of the [2fe‑2s] Clusters of Neet Proteins Mediate Their Key Functions in Health and Disease (open access)

The Unique Fold and Lability of the [2fe‑2s] Clusters of Neet Proteins Mediate Their Key Functions in Health and Disease

This article discusses the NEET fold and its structural elements.
Date: February 12, 2018
Creator: Karmi, Ola; Marjault, Henri-Baptiste; Pesce, Luca; Carloni, Paolo; Onuchic, José N.; Jennings, Patricia A. et al.
System: The UNT Digital Library
Agronomic Performance and Lignin Content of HCT Down-Regulated Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) (open access)

Agronomic Performance and Lignin Content of HCT Down-Regulated Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.)

This article evaluates HCT down-regulated alfalfa plants for their forage composition and agronomic performance in the greenhouse and under field conditions.
Date: May 5, 2018
Creator: Bhattarai, Kishor; Rajasekar, Shanmugam; Dixon, R. A. & Monteros, Maria J.
System: The UNT Digital Library
Noncatalytic chalcone isomerase-fold proteins in Humulus lupulus are auxiliary components in prenylated flavonoid biosynthesis (open access)

Noncatalytic chalcone isomerase-fold proteins in Humulus lupulus are auxiliary components in prenylated flavonoid biosynthesis

This article characterizes two noncatalytic chalcone isomerase (CHI)-like proteins using engineered yeast harboring all genes required for demethylxanthohumol (DMX) production.
Date: February 6, 2018
Creator: Ban, Zhaonan; Qin, Hao; Mitchell, Andrew J.; Liu, Baoxiu; Zhang, Fengxia; Weng, Jing-Ke et al.
System: The UNT Digital Library
Identification of bottlenecks in the accumulation of cyclic fatty acids in camelina seed oil (open access)

Identification of bottlenecks in the accumulation of cyclic fatty acids in camelina seed oil

This article proposes a model for the accumulation of substantial levels of cyclopropane fatty acids (CPA) in camelina, and discusses the differences between CPA accumulation in camelina and Arabidopsis.
Date: July 10, 2017
Creator: Yu, Xiao-Hong; Cahoon, Rebecca E.; Horn, Patrick J.; Shi, Hai; Prakash, Richa R.; Cai, Yuanheng et al.
System: The UNT Digital Library
Development and use of a switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) transformation pipeline by the BioEnergy Science Center to evaluate plants for reduced cell wall recalcitrance (open access)

Development and use of a switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) transformation pipeline by the BioEnergy Science Center to evaluate plants for reduced cell wall recalcitrance

Article examines the creation of a transformation pipeline (TP) to produce plants with decreased recalcitrance and a laboratory information management system (LIMS) for data compilation from these plants. While many genes accepted into the TP resulted in transgenic switchgrass without modified lignin or biomass content, a group of genes with potential to improve lignocellulosic biofuel yields was identified. Results from transgenic lines targeting xyloglucan and lignin structure provide examples of the types of information available on switchgrass lines produced within BioEnergy Science Center (BESC).
Date: December 22, 2017
Creator: Nelson, Richard S.; Stewart, C. Neal; Gou, Jiqing; Holladay, Susan; Gallego-Giraldo, Lina; Flanagan, Amy et al.
System: The UNT Digital Library
Editorial: Microbial C1 Metabolism and Biotechnology (open access)

Editorial: Microbial C1 Metabolism and Biotechnology

This article is an editorial on the research topic Microbial C1 Metabolism and Biotechnology. This special topic presents studies focused on the fundamental aspects of C1 metabolism in diverse microbial systems with the ability to convert anthropogenic greenhouse gases into valuable products.
Date: August 27, 2021
Creator: Xiong, Wei; Kalyuzhnaya, Marina G. & Henard, Calvin
System: The UNT Digital Library
Re-engineering Plant Phenylpropanoid Metabolism With the Aid of Synthetic Biosensors (open access)

Re-engineering Plant Phenylpropanoid Metabolism With the Aid of Synthetic Biosensors

Article that provides a brief overview of current research on synthetic biology and metabolic engineering approaches to control phenylpropanoid synthesis and phenylpropanoid-related biosensors, advocating for the use of biosensors and genetic circuits as a step forward in plant synthetic biology to develop autonomously-controlled phenylpropanoid-producing plant biofactories.
Date: September 16, 2021
Creator: Ferreira, Savio S. & Antunes, Mauricio S.
System: The UNT Digital Library
Combining semi-synthesis with plant and microbial biocatalysis: new frontiers in producing a chemical arsenal against cancer (open access)

Combining semi-synthesis with plant and microbial biocatalysis: new frontiers in producing a chemical arsenal against cancer

This article demonstrates the methods of semi-synthesis and biocatalysis that can be used as modules in succession and in different combinations to produce 6,8-dibromogenkwanin, a derivative of the anticancer natural product apigenin.
Date: June 4, 2018
Creator: Gary, Samuel; Adegboye, Janet; Popp, Brian; Cocuron, Jean-Christophe; Woodrum, Brooklyn & Kovinich, Nik
System: The UNT Digital Library
Integrative omics identification, evolutionary and structural analysis of low affinity nitrate transporters in diatoms, diNPFs (open access)

Integrative omics identification, evolutionary and structural analysis of low affinity nitrate transporters in diatoms, diNPFs

This article reports a comprehensive characterization of the Nitrate Transporter 1/Peptide Transporter Family (NPF) in diatoms, diNPFs.
Date: April 7, 2021
Creator: Santin, Anna; Caputi, Luigi; Longo, Antonella; Chiurazzi, Maurizio; d’Alcalà, Maurizio Ribera; Russo, Monia Teresa et al.
System: The UNT Digital Library
Targeted Metabolic Profiles of the Leaves and Xylem Sap of Two Sugarcane Genotypes Infected with the Vascular Bacterial Pathogen Leifsonia xyli subsp. xyli (open access)

Targeted Metabolic Profiles of the Leaves and Xylem Sap of Two Sugarcane Genotypes Infected with the Vascular Bacterial Pathogen Leifsonia xyli subsp. xyli

This article identifies discriminant metabolites between a resistant (R) and a susceptible (S) sugarcane variety at the early stages of pathogen colonization (30 and 120 days after inoculation—DAI) by untargeted and targeted metabolomics of leaves and xylem sap using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). The data represent a valuable resource of potential biomarkers for metabolite-assisted selection of resistant varieties to RS.
Date: April 12, 2021
Creator: Castro-Moretti, Fernanda R.; Cocuron, Jean-Christophe; Cia, Maria C.; Cataldi, Thais R.; Labate, Carlos A.; Alonso, Ana Paula et al.
System: The UNT Digital Library
Structural analysis of a plant fatty acid amide hydrolase provides insights into the evolutionary diversity of bioactive acylethanolamides (open access)

Structural analysis of a plant fatty acid amide hydrolase provides insights into the evolutionary diversity of bioactive acylethanolamides

Article reporting the three-dimensional crystal structures of the signal-terminating enzyme fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) from Arabidopsis in its apo and ligand-bound forms at 2.1- and 3.2-Å resolutions, respectively.
Date: November 12, 2018
Creator: Aziz, Mina; Wang, Xiaoqiang; Tripathi, Ashutosh; Bankaitis, Vytas A. & Chapman, Kent Dean
System: The UNT Digital Library