Studying the interactions between plants, microbes and the environment

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Ramu P, Esuma W, Kawuki R, Rabbi IY, Egesi C, Bredeson JV, Bart RS, Buckler ES, Lu F. Cassava HapMap: Managing genetic load in a clonal crop species. Accepted, Nature Genetics. doi.org/10.1101/077123  

Wilson M, Mutka A, Hummel A, Berry J, Chauhan R, Vijayaraghavan A, Taylor N, Voytas D, Chitwood D, Bart R. (2017). Gene expression atlas for the food security crop cassava. New Phytologist, 213, no.4: 1632-1641. doi:10.1111/nph.14443 


Mutka AM, Fentress SJ, Sher JW, Berry JC, Pretz C, Nusinow DA, Bart RS. (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 


Wang, H., Beyene, G., Zhai, J., Feng, S., Fahlgren, N., Taylor, N. J., Bart, R., Carrington, J. C., Jacobsen, S. E., and Ausin, I. (2015). “CG Gene Body DNA Methylation Changes and Evolution of Duplicated Genes in Cassava.” PNAS 112, no. 44: 13729–13734. doi:10.1073/pnas.1519067112


Mutka A & Bart R (2014). Image-based phenotyping of plant disease symptoms. Front. Plant Sci. 5:734. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00734


Cohn, M*, Bart, RS*, Shybut M, Dahlbeck D, Gomez M, Morbitzer R, Hou BH, Frommer WB, Lahaye T, & Staskawicz BJ (2014). Xanthomonas axonopodis virulence is

promoted by a transcription activator-like (TAL) effector-mediated induction of a SWEET sugar transporter in cassava. MPMI (Mol Plant Microbe Interact). 27(11):1186-98. doi: 10.1094/MPMI-06-14-0161-R. *Equal contribution. Editor’s Pick.


Arrieta-Ortiz M.L, Rodriguez-R LM, Perez-Quintero AL, Poulin L, Díaz AC, 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 EJ, Shybut M, Petriello A, et al. (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 RS, Chern M, Vega-Sánchez ME, Canlas P, & Ronald PC (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 PE, Bai W, & Ronald PC (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 YS, Xie M, et al. (2009). A rice kinase-protein interaction map. Plant Physiology, 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 Biology, 6(9), e231. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060231

Bart R, Chern M, Park C-J, Bartley L, & Ronald PC (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 & Development, 20(10), 1215–1217. doi:10.1101/gad.1437706