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Refereed Journals


Sun Y, Tian L, Chang J, Shi S, Zhang J, Xie H, Cai Y, Chen D, Kuramae EE, van Veen JA, Li W, Tran LP, Tian C (2021). Rice domestication influences the composition and function of the rhizosphere bacterial chemotaxis systems. Plant Soil (doi: 10.1007/s11104-021-05036-2).

Kumari P, Singh S, Yadav S, Tran LP (2021). Influence of different types of explants in chickpea regeneration using thidiazuron seed-priming. J Plant Res (doi: 10.1007/s10265-021-01312-5).

Salahvarzi M, Nasr Esfahani M, Shirzadi N, Burritt DJ, Tran LP (2021). Genotype- and tissue-specific physiological and biochemical changes of two chickpea (Cicer arietinum) varieties following a rapid dehydration. Physiol Plant 172:1822-34.

Liu S, Sun Y, Wu X, Li W, Liu Y, Tran LP (2021). Driving factor analysis of ecosystem services balance for watershed management in the Lancang River Valley, Southwest China Land 10:522.

Zhang S, Guo Y, Zhang Y, Guo J, Li K, Fu W, Jia Z, Li W, Tran LP, Jia KP, Miao Y (2021). Genome-wide identification, characterization and expression profiles of the CCD gene family in Gossypium species. 3 Biotech 11:249. 

Younes NA, Rahman MM, Wardany AA, Dawood MFA, Mostofa MG, Keya SS, Abdel Latef A, Tran LP (2021). Antioxidants and bioactive compounds in licorice root extract potentially contribute to improving growth, bulb quality and yield of onion (Allium cepa). Molecules 26:2633

Tian L, Wang E, Lin X, Chang J, Chen H, Wang J, Chen D, Tran LP, Tian C (2021). Wild rice harbors more root endophytic fungi than cultivated rice in the F1 offspring after crossbreeding. BMC Genomics 22:278

Echeverria A, Larrainzar E, Li W, Watanabe Y, Sato M, Tran CD, Moler JA, Hirai MY, Sawada Y, Tran LP, Gonzalez EM (2021). Medicago sativa and Medicago truncatula show contrasting root metabolic responses to drought. Front Plant Sci 12:652143.

Saha G, Mostofa MG, Rahman MM, Tran LP (2021). Silicon-mediated heat tolerance in higher plants: A mechanistic outlook. Plant Physiol Biochem 166:341-7.

Hoang XLT, Prerostova S, Thu NBA, Thao NP, Vankova R, Tran LP (2021). Histidine kinases: diverse functions in plant development and responses to environmental conditions. Annu Rev Plant Biol 72:297-323.

Mostofa MG, Rahman MM, Nguyen KH, Li W, Watanabe Y, Tran CD, Zhang M, Itouga M, Fujita M, Tran LP (2021). Strigolactones regulate arsenate uptake, vacuolar-sequestration and antioxidant defense responses to resist arsenic toxicity in rice roots. J Hazard Mater 325:125589.

Hosseini MS, Samsampour D, Zahedi SM, Zamanian K, Rahman M, Mostofa MG, Tran LP (2021). Melatonin alleviates drought impact on growth and essential oil yield of lemon verbena by enhancing antioxidant responses, mineral balance, and abscisic acid content. Physiol Plant (doi: 10.1111/ppl.13335).

Mostofa MG, Rahman MM, Ansary MMU, Keya SS, Abdelrahman M, Miah MG, Tran LP (2021). Silicon in mitigation of abiotic stress-induced oxidative damage in plants. Crit Rev Biotechnol (doi: 10.1080/07388551.2021.1892582).


Siddiqui N, Mostofa MG, Rahman M, Tahjib-Ul-Arif, Das AK, Mohi-Ud-Din M, Rohman MM, Hafiz HR, Ansary MU, Tran LP (2020). Glutathione improves rice tolerance to submergence: insights into its physiological and biochemical mechanisms J Biotechnol (doi: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2020.11.011).

Nasr Esfahani M, Inoue K, Nguyen KH, Chu HD, Watanabe Y, Kanatani A, Burritt DJ, Mochida K, Tran LP (2020). Phosphate or nitrate imbalance induces stronger molecular responses than combined nutrient deprivation in roots and leaves of chickpea plants. Plant Cell Environ doi: 10.1111/pce.13935.

Chen L, Yang H, Fang Y, Guo W, Chen H, Zhang X, Dai W, Chen S, Hao Q, Yuan S, Zhang C, Huang Y, Shan Z, Yang Z, Qiu D, Liu X, Tran LP, Zhou X, Cao D (2020). Overexpression of GmMYB14 improves high-density yield and drought tolerance of soybean through regulating plant architecture mediated by the brassinosteroid pathway. Plant Biotech J doi: 10.1111/pbi.13496.

Patel MK, Kumar M, Li W, Luo Y, Burritt DJ, Alkan N, Tran LP (2020). Enhancing salt tolerance of plants: from metabolic reprogramming to exogenous chemical treatments and molecular approaches. Cells 9:E2492 doi: 10.3390/cells9112492.

Carreras-Villaseñor, N., Rico-Ruiz, G., Chavez-Montes, R., Yong-Villalobos, L., López Hernández, J.F., Martínez-Hernandez, P., Herrera-Estrella, L., Herrera-Estrella, A., López-Arredondo, D. (2020). Assessment of the ptxD gene as a growth and selective marker in Trichoderma atroviride using Pccg6, a novel constitutive promoter. Microbial Cell Factories 19:69, doi.org/10.1186/s12934-020-01326-z.

Gonzalez-Morales, S., Pacheco, N., Brito-Bello, A., Herrera-Estrella, L., Lopez-Arredondo, D. (2020). Metabolic engineering of phosphite metabolism in Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942 as an effective measure to control biological contaminants in outdoor raceway ponds. Biotechnology for Biofuels 13:19, https://doi.org/10.1186/s13068-020-01759-z.

Benedetti, M., Barera, S., Longoni, P., Guardini, Z., Herrero-Garcia, N., Bolzonella, D., Lopez-Arredondo, D., Herrera-Estrella, L., Goldschmidt-Clermont, M., Bassi, R., Dall'Osto, L. (2020). A microalgal-based preparation with synergistic cellulolytic and detoxifying action towards chemical-treated lignocellulose. Plant Biotechnology Journal. doi: 10.1111/PBI.13447.

Wang, S., Chen, A., Xie, K., Yang, X., Chen, J., Lopez-Arredondo, D., Luis Herrera-Estrella L., Xu, G. (2020). Functional analysis of the OsNPF4.5 nitrate transporter reveals a conserved mycorrhizal pathway of nitrogen acquisition in plants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) 117(28): 16649-16659, www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.2000926117.

Oropeza-Aburto, A., Cervantes-Perez, S.A, Albert, V.A, L Herrera-Estrella. (2020) Agrobacterium tumefaciens mediated transformation of the aquatic carnivorous plant Utricularia gibba (2020). Plant Methods 16:50, https://doi.org/10.1186/s13007‐020‐00592‐7.
Ruiz‐Aguilar, B., Raya‐González, J., López‐Bucio, J.S., Reyes de la CruZ, H., Herrera‐Estrella, L., Ruiz‐Herrera, L.F., Martínez‐Trujillo, M., López‐Bucio, J.(2020) . Plant Cell Environment 43:1989-1999, https://doi.org/10.1111/pce.13786.

Cutolo, E., Tosoni, M., Barera, S., Herrera-Estrella, L., Dall'Osto, L., Bassi, R. (2020). A Phosphite Dehydrogenase Variant with Promiscuous Access to Nicotinamide Cofactor Pools Sustains Fast Phosphite-Dependent Growth of Transplastomic Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Plants 9(4):473, https://doi.org/10.3390/plants9040473.

Guo, W.,Chen,L., Herrera-Estrella, L., Cao, D., Phan Tran, L-S. (2020). Altering Plant Architecture to Improve Performance and Resistance. Trends in Plant Science, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tplants.2020.05.009

Zhizhong Gong, Liming Xiong, Huazhong Shi, Shuhua Yang, Luis R Herrera-Estrella, Guohua Xu, Dai-Yin Chao, Jingrui Li, Peng-Yun Wang, Feng Qin, Jigang Li, Yanglin Ding, Yiting Shi, Yu Wang, Yongqing Yang, Yan Guo, Jian-Kang Zhu. (2020). Plant abiotic stress response and nutrient use efficiency. SCIENCE CHINA Life Sciences, Volume 63 , Issue 5 : 635-674(2020) https://doi.org/10.1007/s11427-020-1683-x


Martha Rendón-Anaya, Enrique Ibarra-Laclette, Alfonso Méndez-Bravo, Tianying Lan, Chunfang Zheng, Lorenzo Carretero-Paulet, Claudia Anahí Perez-Torres, Alejandra Chacón-López, Gustavo Hernandez-Guzmán, Tien-Hao Chang, Kimberly M Farr, W Brad Barbazuk, Srikar Chamala, Marek Mutwil, Devendra Shivhare, David Alvarez-Ponce, Neena Mitter, Alice Hayward, Stephen Fletcher, Julio Rozas, Alejandro Sánchez Gracia, David Kuhn, Alejandro F Barrientos-Priego, Jarkko Salojärvi, Pablo Librado, David Sankoff, Alfredo Herrera-Estrella, Victor A Albert, Luis Herrera-Estrella (2019): The avocado genome informs deep angiosperm phylogeny, highlights introgressive hybridization, and reveals pathogen-influenced gene space adaptation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 08/2019;, DOI:10.1073/pnas.1822129116


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