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Studying the interactions between plants, microbes and the environment

Phillips, A.Z., Wheeler, T., Woodward, J., Bart, R. (2018) “Pseudomonas syringae pathogen causes foliar disease of Upland Cotton in Texas” Plant Disease. Accepted. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-11-17-1700-PDN

Gomez, M.A., Lin, Z.D., Moll T., Luebbert, C., Chauhan, R.D., Vijayaraghavan, A., Renninger, K., Beyene, G., Taylor, N.J., Carrington, J.C., Staskawicz, B.J., Bart, R. Simultaneous CRISPR/Cas9-mediated editing of cassava eIF4E isoforms nCBP-I and nCBP-2 confers elevated resistance to cassava brown streak disease. Submitted. doi.org/10.1101/209874

Hummel, A. W., Chauhan, R. D., Cermak, T., Mutka, A. M., Vijayaraghavan, A., Boyher, A., Starker, C. G., Bart, R., Voytas, D. F. and Taylor, N. J. (2018), Allele exchange at the EPSPS locus confers glyphosate tolerance in cassava. Plant Biotechnol J. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1111/pbi.12868

Odipio, J., Alicai, T., Ingelbrecht, I., Nusinow D.A., Bart, R., Taylor, N.J. (2017) Efficient CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing of Phytoene desaturase in Cassava. Frontiers in Plant Science 8:1780. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.01780

Veley, K.M., Berry, J.C., Fentress, S.J., Schachtman, D.P., Baxter, I., Bart, R. (2017) High-throughput profiling identifies resource use efficient and abiotic stress tolerant sorghum varieties.  Plant Direct, 2017;00:1–13. https://doi.org/10.1002/pld3.23

Phillips, A.Z., Berry, J.C., Wilson, M.C., Vijayaraghavan, A., Burke, J., Bunn, I., Allen, T.W., Wheeler, T., Bart, R. (2017)  Genomics-enabled analysis of the emergent disease cotton bacterial blight. PLoS Genetics 13(9): e1007003. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1007003

Michelmore, R., Coaker, G., Bart, R., et.al. (2017) Foundational and translational research opportunities to improve plant health. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 30, no.7: 515-516. https://doi.org/10.1094/MPMI-01-17-0010-CR

Bart, R.S., Taylor, N.J. (2017) New opportunities and challenges to engineer disease resistance in cassava, a staple food of African small-holder farmers. PLOS Pathogens. 13, no.5. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1006287 

Wilson, M.C., Mutka, A.M., Hummel, A.W., Berry, J., Chauhan, R.D., Vijayaraghavan, A., Taylor, N.J., Voytas, D.F., Chitwood, D.H., Bart, R.S. (2017) Gene expression analysis provides insight into the physiology of the important staple food crop cassava. New Phytologist, 213, no.4:1632-1641. doi:10.11112/nph.14443

Ramu, P., Esuma W., Kawuki R., Rabbi I.Y., Egesi, C., Bredeson J.V., Bart, R.S., Verma J., Buckler, E.S., Lu F. (2017) Cassava haplotype map highlights fixation of deleterious mutations during clonal propagation. Nature Genetics, 49: 959-963. doi:10.1038/ng.3845

Pauli, D., Chapman, S.C., Bart, R., Topp, C.N., Lawrence-Dill, C.J., Poland, J., Gore, M.A. (2016) The quest for understanding phenotypic variation via integrated approaches in the field environment. Plant Physiology, 172, no.2: 622-634. https://doi.org/10.1104/pp.16.00592

Fahlgren N, Bart R, Herrera-Estrella L, Rellan-Alvarez R, Chitwood DH, Dinneny JR. Plant scientists: GM technology is safe. Science. 2016;351(6275):824-824. doi:10.1126/science.351.6275.824-a.

Mutka, A.M., Fentress, S.J., Sher, J.W., Berry, J.C., Pretz, C., Nusinow, D.A., Bart, R.S. (2016) Quantitative, image-based phenotyping methods provide insight into spatial and temporal dimensions of plant disease. Plant Physiology, 172, no. 2: 650-660. dx.doi.org/10.1104/pp.16.00984

Bredeson, J.V., Lyons, J.B., Prochnik, S.E., Wu, G.A., Ha, C.M., Edsinger-Gonzales, E., Grimwood, J., Schmutz, J., Rabbi, I.Y., Egesi, C., Nauluvula, P., Lebot, V., Ndunguru, J., Mkamilo, G., Bart, R. S., Setter, T.L., Gleadow, R.M., Kulakow, P., Ferguson, M.E., Rounsley, S., Rokhsar, D. S. (2016). Sequencing Wild and Cultivated Cassava and Related Species Reveals Extensive Interspecific Hybridization and Genetic Diversity. Nat. Biotechnol., 34, no. 5: 562–570. doi:10.1038/nbt.3535 

Chern, M., Xu Q, Bart, R.S., Bai, W., Ruan, D., Sze-To, W.H., Canlas, P.E., Jain, R., Chen, X., Ronald, P.C. (2016) A Genetic Screen Identifies a Requirement for Cysteine-Rich–Receptor-Like Kinases in Rice NH1 (OsNPR1)-Mediated Immunity. PLoS Genet., 12(5): e1006049. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1006049

Wang, H., Beyene, G., Zhai, J., Feng, S., Fahlgren, N., Taylor, N., Bart, R., Carrington, J.C., Jacobsen, S.E., Ausin, I.  (2015). CG gene body DNA methylation changes and evolution of duplicated genes in cassava.  PNAS, 112 (44) 13729-13734; published ahead of print October 19, 2015,doi:10.1073/pnas.1519067112

Schwartz, A.R., Potnis, N., Timilsina, S., Wilson, M.,  Patane, J.,  Martins, J.,  Minsavage, G.V.,  Dahlbeck, D.,  Akhunova, A.,  Almeida, N.,  Vallad, G.E.,  Barak, J.D.,  White, F.F.,  Miller, S.A.,  Ritchie, D.,  Goss, E.,  Bart, R.S.,  Setubal, J.C.,  Jones, J.B., Staskawicz, B.J.  (2015). Phylogenomics of Xanthomonas field strains infecting pepper and tomato reveals diversity in effector repertoires and identifies determinants of host specificity. Front. Microbiol., 6:535. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00535

Mutka, A. & Bart. R. (2015). Image-based phenotyping of plant disease symptoms. Front. Plant Sci., 5:734. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00734 

Schwessinger, B., Bart, R., Krasileva, K., Coaker, G. (2015). Focus issue on plant immunity: from model systems to crop species. Front. Plant Sci., 6:195. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.00195

Timilsina, S., Jibrin, M., Potnis, N., Minsavage, G., Kebede, M., Schwartz, A., Bart, R., Staskawicz, B., Boyer, C., Vallad, G., Pruvost, O., Jones, J.B., Goss, E.M. (2014).  Multilocus sequence analysis of xanthomonads causing bacterial spot of tomato and pepper reveals strains generated by recombination among species and recent global spread of Xanthomonas gardneri. Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 81:1520-1529. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03000-14.

Cohn, M.*, Bart, R.*, Shybut, M., Dahlbeck, D., Gomez, M., Morbitzer, R., Hou, B. H., Frommer, W. B., Lahaye, T., Staskawicz, B. J. (2014). Xanthomonas axonopodis virulence is promoted by a transcription activator like (TAL) effector mediated induction of a SWEET sugar transporter in cassava. Mol. Plant Microbe Interact., 27: 1186-1198. http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/MPMI-06-14-0161-R. *Equal contribution.

Arrieta-Ortiz, M. L., Rodriguez-R, L. M., Perez-Quintero, A. L., Poulin, L., Díaz, A. C., Arias Rojas, N., Trujillo, C., Restrepo Benavides, M. Bart, R., et al. (2013). Genomic Survey of Pathogenicity Determinants and VNTR Markers in the Cassava Bacterial Pathogen Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. Manihotis Strain CIO151. PLoS One, 8(11), e79704. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0079704

Bart, R., Cohn, M., Kassen, A., McCallum, E. J., Shybut, M., Petriello, A., Krasileva, K., Dahlbeck, D., Medina, C., Alicai, T., Kumar, L., Moreira, L.M., Rodrigues Neto, J., Verdier, V., Santana, M.A., Kositcharoenkul, N., Vanderschuren, H., Gruissem, W., Bernal, A. & Staskawicz, B.  (2012). High-throughput genomic sequencing of cassava bacterial blight strains identifies conserved effectors to target for durable resistance. PNAS, 109(28), E1972–E1979. doi:10.1073/pnas.1208003109

Bart, R. S., Chern, M., Vega-Sánchez, M. E., Canlas, P., & Ronald, P. C. (2010). Rice Snl6, a cinnamoyl-CoA reductase-like gene family member, is required for NH1-mediated immunity to Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae. PLoS Genetics, 6(9), e1001123. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1001123

Park, C.-J., Bart, R., Chern, M., Canlas, P. E., Bai, W., & Ronald, P. C. (2010). Overexpression of the endoplasmic reticulum chaperone BiP3 regulates XA21-mediated innate immunity in rice. PloS One, 5(2), e9262. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0009262

Ding, X., Richter, T., Chen, M., Fujii, H., Seo, Y. S., Xie, M., et al. (2009). A rice kinase-protein interaction map. Plant Physiol., 149(3), 1478–1492. doi:10.1104/pp.108.128298

Park, C.-J., Peng, Y., Chen, X., Dardick, C., Ruan, D., Bart, R., et al. (2008). Rice XB15, a protein phosphatase 2C, negatively regulates cell death and XA21-mediated innate immunity. PLoS Biol., 6(9), e231. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060231

Bart, R., Chern, M., Park, C.-J., Bartley, L., & Ronald, P. C. (2006a). A novel system for gene silencing using siRNAs in rice leaf and stem-derived protoplasts. Plant Methods, 2(1), 13. doi:10.1186/1746-4811-2-13

Bart, R., Ronald, P., & Hake, S. (2006b). Fertility versus disease resistance, a hard choice. Genes & Develop., 20(10), 1215–1217. doi:10.1101/gad.1437706