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Project Publications: University of California-San Diego: Molecular Mechanisms of Heavy Metal Detoxification and Engineering Accumulation in Plants

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Molecular Mechanisms of Heavy Metal Detoxification and Engineering Accumulation in Plants

Project Leader: Julian I. Schroeder
Grant Number: P42ES010337
Funding Period: 2017-2023
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  • Kushwaha P, Tran A, Quintero D, Song M, Yu Q, Yu RT, Downes M, Evans RM, Babst-Kostecka AA, Schroeder JI, Maier RM. 2023. Zinc accumulation in Atriplex lentiformis is driven by plant genes and the soil microbiome. Sci Total Environ 899:165667. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.165667 PMID:37478925



  • Xie Q, Yu Q, Jobe TO, Pham A, Ge C, Guo Q, Liu J, Liu H, Zhang H, Zhao Y, Xue S, Hauser F, Schroeder JI. 2021. An amiRNA screen uncovers redundant CBF and ERF34/35 transcription factors that differentially regulate arsenite and cadmium responses. Plant Cell Environ 44(5):1692-1706. doi:10.1111/pce.14023 PMID:33554343 PMCID:PMC8068611
  • Yu Q, Zhang Z, Wang M, Scavo A, Schroeder JI, Qiu B. 2021. Identification and characterization of SaeIF1 from the eukaryotic translation factor SUI1 family in cadmium hyperaccumulator Sedum alfredii. Planta 253:12. doi:10.1007/s00425-020-03539-3 PMID:33389204 PMCID:PMC7847809
  • Zhang L, Takahashi Y, Schroeder JI. 2021. Protein kinase sensors: An overview of new designs for visualizing kinase dynamics in single plant cells. Plant Physiol 187(2):527-536. doi:10.1093/plphys/kiab277


  • Cooper AM, Felix D, Alcantara F, Zaslavsky I, Work A, Watson P, Pezzoli K, Yu Q, Zhu D, Scavo A, Zarabi Y, Schroeder JI. 2020. Monitoring and mitigation of toxic heavy metals and arsenic accumulation in food crops: a case study of an urban community garden. Plant Direct 4(1):e00198. doi:10.1002/pld3.198 PMID:31956855 PMCID:PMC6957986
  • Hsu P, Dubeaux G, Takahashi Y, Schroeder JI. 2020. Signaling mechanisms in abscisic acid-mediated stomatal closure. The Plant Journal 15:doi:10.1111/tpj.15067 PMID:33145840
  • Schulze S, Dubeaux G, Ceciliato PH, Munemasa S, Nuhkat M, Yarmolinsky D, Aguilar J, Diaz R, Azoulay-Shemer T, Steinhorst L, Offenborn JN, Kudla J, KOLLIST H, Schroeder JI. 2020. A role for calcium-dependent protein kinases in differential CO2- and ABA-controlled stomatal closing and low CO2-induced stomatal opening in Arabidopsis. New Phytologist 15:doi:10.1111/nph.17079 PMID:33187027
  • Takahashi Y, Zhang J, Hsu P, Ceciliato PH, Dubeaux G, Munemasa S, Ge C, Zhao Y, Hauser F, Schroeder JI. 2020. MAP3Kinase-dependent SnRK2-kinase activation is required for abscisic acid signal transduction and rapid osmotic stress response. Nat Commun 11(1):12. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-13875-y PMID:31896774 PMCID:PMC6940395
  • Tamayo LI, Lin H, Ahmed A, Shahriar H, Hasan R, Sarwar G, Eunus H, Ahsan H, Pierce BL. 2020. Research Participants Attitudes towards Receiving Information on Genetic Susceptibility to Arsenic Toxicity in Rural Bangladesh. Public Health Genomics 23:69-76. doi:10.1159/000505632 PMID:32069464 PMCID:PMC7605079


  • Bailey-Serres J, Parker JE, Ainsworth EA, Oldroyd GE, Schroeder JI. 2019. Genetic strategies for improving crop yields. Nature 575:109-118. doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1679-0 PMID:31695205 PMCID:PMC7024682
  • Ceciliato PH, Zhang J, Liu Q, Shen X, Hu H, Liu C, Shaffner AR, Schroeder JI. 2019. Intact leaf gas exchange provides a robust method for measuring the kinetics of stomatal conductance responses to abscisic acid and other small molecules in Arabidopsis and grasses. Plant Methods 15:10. doi:10.1186/s13007-019-0423-y PMID:31019545 PMCID:PMC6472101
  • Hauser F, Ceciliato PH, Lin Y, Guo D, Gregerson J, Abbasi N, Youhanna D, Park J, Dubeaux G, Shani E, Poomchongkho N, Schroeder JI. 2019. A seed resource for screening functionally redundant genes and isolation of new mutants impaired in CO2 and ABA responses. J Exp Bot 70:641-65. doi:10.1093/jxb/ery363 PMID:30346611 PMCID:PMC6322574
  • Park J, Kim T, Takahashi Y, Schwab R, Dressano K, Stephan AB, Ceciliato PH, Ramirez E, Garin V, Huffaker A, Schroeder JI. 2019. Chemical genetic identification of a lectin receptor kinase that transduces immune responses and interferes with abscisic acid signaling. The Plant Journal doi:10.1111/tpj.14232 PMID:30659683 PMCID:PMC6488365


  • Dangl J, Osbourn A, Orzaez D, Li Z, Long SP, Schroeder JI. 2018. What Is the Next Frontier in Plant Engineering?. Cell 174(3):499-500. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2018.07.012 PMID:30053421
  • Hsu P, Takahashi Y, Munemasa S, Merilo E, Laanemets K, Waadt R, Patar D, KOLLIST H, Schroeder JI. 2018. Abscisic acid-independent stomatal CO2 signal transduction pathway and convergence of CO2 and ABA signaling downstream of OST1 kinase. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 115:E9971-E9980. doi:10.1073/pnas.1809204115 PMID:30282744 PMCID:PMC6196521
  • Li Z, Takahashi Y, Scavo A, Brandt B, Nguyen D, Rieu P, Schroeder JI. 2018. Abscisic acid-induced degradation of Arabidopsis guanine nucleotide exchange factor requires calcium-dependent protein kinases. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 115(19):E4522-E4531. doi:10.1073/pnas.1719659115 PMID:29686103 PMCID:PMC5948973
  • Toldsepp K, Zhang J, Takahashi Y, Sindarovska y, Horack H, Ceciliato PH, Koolmeister K, Wang Y, Vaahtera L, Jakobson L, Park J, BROSCHE M, KOLLIST H, Schroeder JI. 2018. Mitogen-activated protein kinases MPK4 and MPK12 are key components mediating CO2-induced stomatal movements. The Plant Journal 96:1018-1035. doi:10.1111/tpj.14087 PMID:30203878 PMCID:PMC6261798
  • Zhang Y, Nasser V, Pisanty O, Omary M, Wulff N, Donato MD, Tal I, Hauser F, Hao P, Roth O, Fromm H, Schroeder JI, Geisler M, Nour-Eldin HH, Shani E. 2018. A transportome-scale amiRNA-based screen identifies redundant roles of Arabidopsis ABCB6 and ABCB20 in auxin transport. Nat Commun 9:4204. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-06410-y PMID:30310073 PMCID:PMC6182007
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