1. Staff

Elison Blancaflor, Ph.D. Publications

Publication List

Xie, H., Engle, N. L., Venketachalam, S., Yoo, C. G., Barros, J., Lecoultre, M., Howard, N., Li, G., Sun, L., Srivastava, A. C., Pattathil, S., Pu, Y., Hahn, M. G., Ragauskas, A. J., Nelson, R. S., Dixon, R. A., Tschaplinski, T. J., Blancaflor, E. B. & Tang, Y. (2019). Combining loss of function of FOLYLPOLYGLUTAMATE SYNTHETASE1 and CAFFEOYL-COA 3-O-METHYLTRANSFERASE1 for lignin reduction and improved saccharification efficiency in Arabidopsis thaliana. Biotechnology for Biofuels, 12, 108 doi: 10.1186/s13068-019-1446-3 .

Pislariu, C. I., Sinharoy, S., Torres-Jerez, I., Nakashima, J., Blancaflor, E. B. & Udvardi, M. K. (2019). The nodule-specific PLAT-domain protein NPD1 is required for nitrogen-fixing symbiosis. Plant Physiology, (epub ahead of print).

Blancaflor, E. B. & Sparks, J. A. (2019). Scientists explore ways to encourage root formation in pecans, legumes. Noble News & Views, 37 (4), 7-8.

Seethepalli, A., Guo, H., Liu, X. W., Griffiths, M., Almtarfi, H., Li, Z., Liu, S., Zare, A., Fritschi, F. B., Blancaflor, E. B., Ma, X - F. & York, L. M. (2019). RhizoVision Crown: An integrated hardware and software platform for root crown phenotyping. BioRxiv, (preprint), doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/569707.

Singh, R., Lee, S., Ortega, L., Ramu, V. S., Muthappa, S., Blancaflor, E. B., Rojas, C. M. & Mysore, K. S. (2018). Two chloroplast-localized proteins: AtNHR2A and AtNHR2B, contribute to callose deposition during nonhost disease resistance in Arabidopsis. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 31 (12), 1280-1290 https://doi.org/10.1094/MPMI-04-18-0094-R .

Blancaflor, E. B., Nakashima, J. & Kolape, J. (2018). Noble microscopes: inspiring the next generation of ag scientists. Noble News & Views, September 3.

Kwon, T., Sparks, J. A., Liao, F. & Blancaflor, E. B. (2018). ERULUS is a plasma membrane-localized receptor-like kinase that specifies root hair growth by maintaining tip-focused cytoplasmic calcium oscillations. Plant Cell, 30 (6), 1173-1177 doi: 10.1105/tpc.18.00316.

Paez-Garcia, A., Sparks, J. A., de Bang, L. & Blancaflor, E. B. (2018). Plant actin cytoskeleton: New functions from old scaffold. In Sahi V., Baluška F. (eds), Concepts in Cell Biology - History and Evolution. Plant Cell Monographs. (pp. 103-137). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Yoo, C-M, Naramoto, S., Sparks, J. A., Khan, B.R., Nakashima, J., Fukuda, H. & Blancaflor, E. B. (2018). Deletion analysis of AGD1 reveals domains crucial for plasma membrane recruitment and function in root hair polarity. Journal of Cell Science, 131 (2), jcs203828 doi: 10.1242/jcs.203828.

Takahashi, M., Umetsu, K., Oono, Y., Higaki, T., Blancaflor, E. B. & Rahman, A. (2017). Small acidic protein 1 and and SCFTIR1 ubiquitin proteasome pathway act in concert to induce 2, 4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid-mediated alteration of actin in Arabidopsis roots. Plant Journal, 89 (5), 940-956 doi: 10.1111/tpj.13433.

Khan, B. R., Faure, L., Chapman, K. D. & Blancaflor, E. B. (2017). A chemical genetic screen uncovers a small molecule enhancer of the N-acylethanolamine degrading enzyme, fatty acid amide hydrolase, in Arabidopsis. Scientific Reports, 7 (41121), doi:10.1038/srep41121.

Khan, B. R., Wherritt, D. J., Huhman, D. V., Sumner, L. W., Chapman, K. D. & Blancaflor, E. B. (2016). Malonylation of glucosylated N-Lauroylethanoamine: A new pathway that determines N-Acylethanolamine metabolic fate in plants. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 291 (53), 27112-27121 doi:10.1074/jbc.M116.751065.

Takahashi, M., Umetsu, K., Oono, Y., Higaki, T., Blancaflor, E. B. & Rahman, A. (2016). SMALL ACIDIC PROTEIN 1 (SMAP1) and SCFTIR1 ubiquitin proteasome pathway act in concert to induce 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid-mediated alteration of actin in Arabidopsis roots. Plant Journal, 89 (5), 940-956 doi: 10.1111/tpj.13433.

Sparks, J. A., Kwon, T., Renna, L., Liao, F., Brandizzi, F. & Blancaflor, E. B. (2016). HLB1 is a tetratricopeptide repeat domain-containing protein that operates at the intersection of the exocytic and endocytic pathways at the TGN/EE in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell, 28 (3), 746-769 doi:10.1105/tpc.15.00794.

Dyachok, J., Paez-Garcia, A., Yoo, C. M., Palanichelvam, K. & Blancaflor, E. B. (2016). Fluorescence imaging of the cytoskeleton in plant roots. In Gavin, Ray H. (ed.), Cytoskeleton Methods and Protocols: Methods and Protocols. (pp. 139-153). New York, NY: Humana Press.

Chapman, K. D., Keereetaweep, J. & Blancaflor, E. B. (2015). Metabolism and Actions of N-Acylethanolamines in Seedling Development. FASEB Journal, 29, 1.

Teaster, N. D., Sparks, J. A., Blancaflor, E. B. & Hoagland, R. E. (2015). Interactions of auxinic compounds on Ca2+ signaling and root growth in Arabidopsis thaliana. American Journal of Plant Sciences, 6 (19), 2989-3000 doi: 10.4236/ajps.2015.619294.

Srivastava, A. C., Chen, F., Ray, T., Pattathil, S., Pena, M. J., Avci, U., Li, H., Huhman, D. V., Backe, J., Urbanowicz, B., Miller, J. S., Bedair, M., Wyman, C. E., Sumner, L. W., York, W. S., Hahn, M. G., Dixon, R. A., Blancaflor, E. B. & Tang, Y. (2015). Loss of function of folylpolyglutamate synthetase 1 reduces lignin content and improves cell wall digestibility in Arabidopsis. Biotechnology for Biofuels, 8 (224), doi: 10.1186/s13068-015-0403-z.

Paez-Garcia, A., Motes, C. M., Scheible, W-R., Chen, R., Blancaflor, E. B. & Monteros, M. J. (2015). Root traits and phenotyping strategies for plant improvement. Plants, 4 (2), 334-355 doi: 10.3390/plants4020334.

Keereetaweep, J., Blancaflor, E. B., Hornung, E., Feussner, I. & Chapman, K. D. (2015). Lipoxygenase derived 9-hydro(pero)xides of linoleoylethanolamide interact with ABA signaling to arrest root development during Arabidopsis seedling establishment. Plant Journal, 82 (2), 315-327 doi: 10.1111/tpj.12821.

Faure, L., Cavazos, R., Khan, B. R., Petros, R. A., Koulen, P., Blancaflor, E. B. & Chapman, K. D. (2015). Effects of synthetic alkamides on Arabidopsis fatty acid amide hydrolaseactivity and plant development. Phytochemistry, 110, 58-71 doi:10.1016/j.phytochem.2014.11.011.

Kwon, T., Sparks, J. A., Nakashima, J., Allen, S. N., Tang, Y. & Blancaflor, E. B. (2015). Transcriptional response of Arabidopsis seedlings during spaceflight reveals peroxidase and cell wall remodeling genes associated with root hair development. American Journal of Botany, 102 (1), 21-35 doi: 10.3732/ajb.1400458.

Nakashima, J., Sparks, J. A., Carver, J. A., Stephens, S. D., Kwon, T. & Blancaflor, E. B. (2014). Delaying seed germination and improving seedling fixation: lessons learned during science and payload verification tests for Advanced Plant EXperiments (APEX) 02-1 in space. Gravitational and Space Research, 2 (1), 54-67.

Dyachok, J., Sparks, J. A., Liao, F., Wang, Y - S. & Blancaflor, E. B. (2014). Fluorescent protein-based reporters of the actin cytoskeleton in living plant cells: fluorophore variant, actin binding domain and promoter considerations. Cytokeleton, 71 (5), 311-327 doi: 10.1002/cm.21174.

Reyes-Hernandez, B. J., Srivastava, A. C., Ugartechea-Chirino, Y., Shishkova, S., Ramos-Parra, P. A., Lira-Ruan, V., Diaz de la Garza, R. I., Dong, G., Moon, J-C., Blancaflor, E. B. & Dubrovsky, J. G. (2014). The root indeterminacy-to-determinacy developmental switch is operated through a folate-dependent pathway in Arabidopsis thaliana. New Phytologist, 202 (4), 1223-1236 doi: 10.1111/nph.12757.

Faure, L., Nagarajan, S., Hwang, H., Montgomery, C. L., Khan, B. R., John, G., Koulen, P., Blancaflor, E. B. & Chapman, K. D. (2014). Synthesis of phenoxyacyl-ethanolamides and their effects on fatty acid amide hydrolase activity. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 289 (13), 9340-9351 doi:10.1074/jbc.M113.533315.

Blancaflor, E. B., Kilaru, A., Keereetaweep, J., Khan, B. R., Faure, L. & Chapman, K. D. (2014). N-Acylethanolamines: lipid metabolites with functions in plant growth and development. Plant Journal, 79 (4), 568-583 doi:10.1111/tpj.12427.

Nakashima, J., Liao, F., Sparks, J. A., Tang, Y. & Blancaflor, E. B. (2014). The actin cytoskeleton is a suppressor of the endogenous skewing behaviour of Arabidopsis primary roots in microgravity. Plant Biology, 16, 142-150 doi:10.1111/plb.12062.

Yoo, C. M. & Blancaflor, E. B. (2013). Overlapping and divergent signaling pathways for ARK1 and AGD1 in the control of root hair polarity in Arabidopsis thaliana. Frontiers in Plant Physiology, 4 (528), doi:10.3389/fpls.2013.00528.

Keereetaweep, J., Blancaflor, E. B., Hornung, E., Feussner, I. & Chapman, K. D. (2013). Ethanolamide oxylipins of linolenic acid can negatively regulate arabidopsis seedling development. Plant Cell, 25 (10), 3824-3840 doi:10.1105/tpc.113.119024.

Pislariu, C., Sinharoy, S., Kryvoruchko, I., Torres-Jerez, I., Wen, J. Q., Wang, M., Krom, N., Cheng, X., Nakashima, J., Zhang, S., Taylor, M., Tang, Y., Blancaflor, E. B., Chen, F., Mysore, K. S., Benedito, V. A., Murray, J., Oldroyd, G., Ratet, P. & Udvardi, M. K. (2013). Functional genomics of symbiotic nitrogen fixation in Medicago truncatula. In International Plant & Animal Genome Conference Proceedings XXI January 12-16, 2013 .San Diego, California: Plant & Animal Genome.

Blancaflor, E. B. (2013). Regulation of plant gravity sensing and signaling by the actin cytoskeleton. American Journal of Botany, 100 (1), 1-10 doi:10.3732/ajb.1200283.

Yoo, C. M., Quan, L. & Blancaflor, E. B. (2012). Divergence and redundancy in CSLD2 and CSLD3 function during Arabidopsis thaliana root hair and female gametophyte development. Frontiers in Plant Science, 3, 111 doi:10.3389/fpls.2012.00111.

Chapman, K. D. & Blancaflor, E. B. (2012). Amidase mediated modulation of N-Acylethanolamine (NAE) signaling (abstract). In 3rd Biennial Physical Biosciences Research Meeting,October 14-17, 2012 (pp. 22-23). Potomac, Maryland: Biennial Physical Biosciences.

Yoo, C. M., Quan, L., Cannon, A. E., Wen, J. Q. & Blancaflor, E. B. (2012). AGD1, a class 1 ARF-GAP, acts in common signaling pathways with phosphoinositide metabolism and the actin cytoskeleton in controlling Arabidopsis root hair polarity. Plant Journal, 69 (6), 1064-1076 doi:10.1111/j.1365-313X.2011.04856.x.

Meckfessel, M. H., Blancaflor, E. B., Plunkett, M., Dong, Q. & Dickstein, R. (2012). Multiple domains in MtENOD8 protein including the signal peptide target it to the symbiosome. Plant Physiology, March 13, doi:10.1104/pp.111.191403.

Teaster, N. D., Keereetaweep, J., Kilaru, A., Wang, Y - S., Tang, Y., Tran, C. N., Ayre, B.G., Chapman, K. D. & Blancaflor, E. B. (2012). Overexpression of fatty acid amide hydrolase induces early flowering in Arabidopsis thaliana. Frontiers in Plant Physiology, 3 (32), doi:10.3389/fpls.2012.00032.

Dyachok, J., Zhu, L., Liao, F., He, J., Huq, E. & Blancaflor, E. B. (2011). SCAR mediates light-induced root elongation in Arabidopsis through photoreceptors and proteasomes. Plant Cell, 23 (10), 3610–3626 doi:10.1105/tpc.111.088823.

Zhou, C., Han, L., Pislariu, C., Nakashima, J., Fu, C-X., Jiang, Q., Quan, L., Blancaflor, E. B., Tang, Y., Bouton, J. H., Udvardi, M. K., Xia, G. & Wang, Z - Y. (2011). From model to crop: identification of a STAY-GREEN gene from the model legume Medicago truncatula and effective use of gene in improving quality of alfalfa (M. sativa). Plant Physiology, 157 (3), 1483–1496 doi:10.1104/pp.111.185140.

Srivastava, A. C., Tang, Y., Diaz Garza, R. I., & Blancaflor, E. B. (2011). The plastidial folylpolyglutamate synthetase and root apical meristem maintenance. Plant Signaling & Behavior, 6 (5), 751-754 doi:10.1104/pp.110.138278.

Cotter, M. Q., Teaster, N. D., Blancaflor, E. B. & Chapman, K. D. (2011). N-Acylethanolamine (NAE) inhibits growth in Arabidopsis thaliana seedlings via ABI3-dependent and -independent pathways. Plant Signaling & Behavior, 6 (5), 671-679 doi:10.4161/psb.6.514704.

Chapman, K. D., & Blancaflor, E. B. (2011). N-Acylethanolamine metabolism in plants – a regulatory pathway diverged from endocannabinoid signaling in mammals ? . ASBMB Today, January, 34-35.

Srivastava, A. C., Ramos-Parra, P. A. , Bedair, M., Robledo-Hernandez, A. L. , Tang, Y., Sumner, L. W., Diaz Garza, R. I., & Blancaflor, E. B. (2011). The folylpolyglutamate synthetase plastidial isoform is required for postembryonic root development in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology, 155 (3), 1237–1251 doi:10.1104/pp.110.168278.

Ge, L., Gou, X., Yuan, T., Strout, G. W., Nakashima, J., Blancaflor, E. B., Tian, H. Q. & Russell, S. D. (2011). Migration of sperm cells during pollen tube elongation in Arabidopsis thaliana: behavior during transport, maturation and upon dissociation of male germ unit associations. Planta, 233 (2), 325–332 doi:10.1007/s00425-010-1305-8.

Guo, Z., Fujioka, S., Blancaflor, E. B. , Miao, S., Guo, X., & Li, J. (2010). TCP1 modulates brassinosteroid biosynthesis by regulating the expression of the key biosynthetic gene DWARF4 in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell, 22 (4), 1161–1173 DOI:10.1105/tpc.109.069203.

Kim, S-C., Chapman, K. D. & Blancaflor, E. B. (2010). Fatty acid amide lipid mediators in plants. Plant Science, 178 (5), 411-419 doi:10.1016/j.plantsci.2010.02.017.

Srivastava, A. C., Palanichelvam, K., Ma, J., Steele, J., Blancaflor, E. B. , & Tang, Y. (2010). Collection and analysis of expressed sequence tags derived from laser capture microdissected switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L. Alamo) vascular tissues. BioEnergy Research, February 14, DOI:10.1007/s12155-010-9080-8.

Chapman, K. D. & Blancaflor, E. B. (2010). Fatty acid amide hydrolase and the metabolism of N-acylethanolamine lipid mediators in plants. In Munnik T. (eds), Lipid Signaling in Plants. Plant Cell Monographs. (pp. 293-306). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag.

Rincon-Zachary, M., Teaster, N. D., Sparks, J. A., Valster, A. H., Motes, C. M., & Blancaflor, E. B. (2010). Fluorescence resonance energy transfer-sensitized emission of yellow cameleon 3.60 reveals root zone-specific calcium signatures in Arabidopsis in response to aluminum and other trivalent cations. Plant Physiology, 152, 1442-1458 DOI:10.1104/pp.109.147256.

Hou, G. & Blancaflor, E. B. (2009). Fern root development. In Beeckman, T. (ed.), In Annual Plant Reviews Volume 37: Root Development. (pp. 192-208). Malden, Massachusetts, USA: Blackwell Publishing.

Kim, S-C., Kang, L., Nagaraj, S., Blancaflor, E. B. , Mysore, K. S., & Chapman, K. D. (2009). Mutations in Arabidopsis fatty acid amide hydrolase reveal that catalytic activity influences growth but not sensitivity to abscisic acid or pathogens. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 284 (49), 34065-34074 DOI:10.1074/jbc.M109.059022.

Dyachok, J., Yoo, C. M., Palanichelvam, K. & Blancaflor, E. B. (2009). Sample preparation for fluorescence imaging of the cytoskeleton in fixed and living plant roots. In Gavin, R. H. (eds.), Cytoskeleton Methods and Protocols. Methods in Molecular Biology (Methods and Protocols), vol 586. (pp. 157-169). Totowa, New Jersey: Humana Press.

Gomez, S. K. , Javot, H. , Deewatthanawong, P., Torres-Jerez, I., Tang, Y., Blancaflor, E. B., Udvardi, M. K., & Harrison, M. J. (2009). Medicago truncatula and Glomus intraradices gene expression in cortical cells harboring arbuscules in the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis. BMC Plant Biology, 9 (10), DOI:10.1186/1471-2229-9-10.

Kang, L., Wang, Y - S., Uppalapati, S. R., Wang, K., Tang, Y., Vadapalli, V., Venables, B. J., Chapman, K. D., Blancaflor, E. B. , & Mysore, K. S. (2008). Overexpression of a fatty acid amide hydrolase compromises innate immunity in Arabidopsis. Plant Journal, 56 (2), 336-349 DOI:10.1111/j.1365-313X.2008.03603.x.

Bernal, A. J., Yoo, C. M., Mutwil, M., Jensen, J. K., Hou, G., Blaukopf, C., Sorensen, I., Blancaflor, E. B. , Scheller, H., & Willats, W. G. (2008). Functional analysis of the cellulose synthase like genes CSLD1, CSLD2 and CSLD4 in tip growing Arabidopsis cells. Plant Physiology, 148 (3), 1238-1253 DOI:10.1104/pp.108.121939.

Zhao, J., Cheng, N - H., Motes, C. M., Blancaflor, E. B. , Moore, M., Gonzales, N., Padmanaban, S., Sze, H., Ward, J. M., & Hirschi, K. D. (2008). AtCHX13 is a plasma membrane K+ transporter. Plant Physiology, 148 (2), 796-807 DOI:10.1104/pp.108.124248.

Blancaflor, E. B. (2008). Plant microscopy: Perils and promises P-22 . In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology, 44 (Sup. S/2008 WORLD CONGRESS ON IN VITRO BIOLOGY ABS), S25-S26 DOI:10.1007/s11626-008-9104-2.

Yoo, C. M., Wen, J. Q., Motes, C. M., Sparks, J. A., & Blancaflor, E. B. (2008). A class I ADP-ribosylation factor GTPase-activating protein is critical for maintaining directional root hair growth in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology, 147 (4), 1659-1674 DOI:10.1104/pp.108.119529.

Wang, Y - S., Yoo, C. M., & Blancaflor, E. B. (2008). Improved imaging of actin filaments in transgenic Arabidopsis plants expressing a green fluorescent protein fusion to the C- and N-termini of the fimbrin actin-binding domain 2. New Phytologist, 177 (2), 525-536 DOI:10.1111/j.1469-8137.2007.02261.x.

Valster, A. H. & Blancaflor, E. B. (2008). Mechanisms of gravity perception in higher plants . In P. H. Masson & S. Gilroy (eds.), Plant Tropisms. (pp. 3-19). Ames, Iowa USA: Blackwell Publishing.

Guo, D., Jin, Y., Wussler, C., Blancaflor, E. B. , Motes, C. M., & Versaw, W. K. (2008). Functional analysis of the Arabidopsis PHT4 family of intracellular phosphate transporters. New Phytologist, 177 (4), 889-898 DOI:10.1111/j.1469-8137.2007.02331.x.

Liu, J - Z., Blancaflor, E. B. , & Nelson, R. S. (2007). The structure of the Tobacco mosaic virus replication complex is modulated by the 126-kDa protein and complex and protein traffic along microfilaments. In F. Sanchez, C. Quinto, I. M. Lopez-Lara & O. Geiger (Eds.) , Biology of Plant Microbe Interactions. .

Samuels, T. D., Ju, J - H., Ye, C-M., Motes, C. M., Blancaflor, E. B. , & Verchot-Lubicz, J. (2007). Subcellular targeting and interactions among the Potato virus X TGB proteins. Virology, 367 (2), 375-389 DOIi:10.1016/j.virol.2007.05.022.

Kilaru, A., Blancaflor, E. B., Venables, B. J., Tripathy, S., Mysore, K. S. & Chapman, K. D. (2007). The N-acylethanolamine-mediated regulatory pathway in plants. Chemistry and Biodiversity, 4 (8), 1933-1955 doi:10.1002/cbdv.200790161.

Teaster, N. D., Motes, C. M., Tang, Y., Wiant, W. C., Cotter, M. Q., Wang, Y - S., Kilaru, A., Venables, B. J., Hasenstein, K. H., Blancaflor, E. B. , & Chapman, K. D. (2007). N-acylethanolamine metabolism interacts with abscisic acid signaling in Arabidopsis thaliana seedlings. Plant Cell, 19 (8), 2454 DOI:10.1105/tpc.106.048702.

Rahman, A., Bannigan, A., Sulaman, W., Pechter, P., Blancaflor, E. B. , & Baskin, T. (2007). Auxin, actin, and growth of the Arabidopsis thaliana primary root. Plant Journal, 50 (3), 514-528.

Narasimhamoorthy, B., Blancaflor, E. B. , Bouton, J. H., Payton, M., & Sledge, M. K. (2007). A comparison of hydroponics, soil, and root staining methods for evaluation of aluminum tolerance in Medicago truncatula (Barrel Medic) germplasm. Crop Science, 47 (Jan-Feb), 321-328.

Wang, Y - S., Shrestha, R., Kilaru, A., Wiant, W. C., Venables, B. J., Chapman, K. D., & Blancaflor, E. B. (2006). Manipulation of Arabidopsis fatty acid amide hydrolase expression modifies plant growth and sensitivity to N-acylethanolamines. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 103 (32), 12197-12202.

Blancaflor, E. B. , Wang, Y - S., & Motes, C. M. (2006). Organization and function of the actin cytoskeleton in developing root cells. International Review of Cytology, 252, 219-264 doi:10.1016/S0074-7696(06)52004-2.

Blancaflor, E. B. , & Chapman, K. D. (2006). Similarities between endocannabinoid signaling in animal systems and N-acylethanolamine metabolism in plants. In B. F. Mancuso & S. D.Volkmann (Eds.), Communication in Plants – Neuronal Aspects of Plant Life. (pp. 205-219). Heidelberg, Germany: Spinger-Verlag.

Jones, D. L., Blancaflor, E. B. , Kochian, L. V., & Gilroy, S. (2006). Spatial coordination of aluminium uptake, production of reactive oxygen species, callose production and wall rigidification in maize roots. Plant, Cell and Environment, 29 (7), 1309-1318.

Chapman, K. D., Shrestha, R., Blancaflor, E. B. , & Dixon, R. A. (2005). Plant fatty acid amide hydrolases. United States Patent , US 2005/0028233 A1.

Zhang, J., Broeckling, C. D., Blancaflor, E. B., Sledge, M. K., Sumner, L. W., & Wang, Z - Y. (2005). Overexpression of WXP1, a putative Medicago truncatula AP2 domain-containing transcription factor gene, increases cuticular wax accumulation and enhances drought tolerance in transgenic alfalfa (Medicago truncatula). Plant Journal, 42 (5), 689-707 doi:10.1111/j.1365-313X.2005.02405.x.

Motes, C. M., Pechter, P., Yoo, C. M., Wang, Y - S., Chapman, K. D. & Blancaflor, E. B. (2005). Differential effects of two phospholipase D inhibitors, 1-butanol and N-acylethanolamine, on In vivo cytoskeletal organization and Arabidopsis seedling growth. Protoplasma, 226 (3-4), 109-123 doi: 10.1007/s00709-005-0124-4.

Ju, J - H., Samuels, T. D., Wang, Y - S., Blancaflor, E. B. , Payton, M., Mitra, R., Krishnamurthy, K., Nelson, R. S., & Verchot-Lubicz, J. (2005). The Potato virus X TGBp2 movement protein associates with endoplasmic reticulum-derived vesicles during virus infection. Plant Physiology, 138 (4), 1877-1895 doi:10.1104/pp.105.066019.

Shin, H., Shin, H - S., Guo, Z., Blancaflor, E. B. , Masson, P. H., & Chen, R. (2005). Complex regulation of Arabidopsis Agr1/pin2-mediated root gravitropic response and basipetal auxin transport by cantharidin-sensitive protein phosphatases. Plant Journal, 42, 188-200.

Liu, J-Z, Blancaflor, E. B. , & Nelson, R. S. (2005). The Tobacco mosaic virus 126-Kilodalton protein, a constituent of the virus replication complex, alone or within the complex aligns with and traffics along microfilaments. Plant Physiology, 138, 1853-1865 doi:10.1104/pp.105.065722.

Achnine, L., Blancaflor, E. B. , Rasmussen, S., & Dixon, R. A. (2004). Colocalization of L-phenylalanine ammonia-lyase & cinnamate 4-hydroxylase for metabolic channeling in phenylpropanoid biosynthesis. Plant Cell, 16, 3098-3109.

Hou, G., Hill, N. S., & Blancaflor, E. B. (2004). Developmental anatomy and auxin response of lateral root formation in Ceratopteris richardii. Journal of Experimental Botany, 55 (397), 685-693.

Wang, Y - S., Motes, C. M., Mohamalawari, D. R., & Blancaflor, E. B. (2004). Green fluorescent protein fusions to Arabidopsis fimbrin 1 for spatio-temporal imaging of F-actin dynamics in roots. Cell Motility and the Cytoskeleton, 59, 79-93.

Hou, G., Kramer, V. L., Wang, Y - S., Chen, R., Perbal, G., Gilroy, S. & Blancaflor, E. B. (2004). The promotion of gravitropism in Arabidopsis roots upon actin disruption is coupled with the extended alkalinization of the columella cytoplasm and a persistent lateral auxin gradient. Plant Journal, 39, 113-135 & cover image doi: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2004.02114.x.

Mitra, R., Krishnamurthy, K., Blancaflor, E. B., Payton, M., Nelson, R. S. & Verchot-Lubicz, J. (2003). The Potato virus X TGBp2 protein association with the endoplasmic reticulum plays a role in but is not sufficient for viral cell-to-cell movement. Virology, 312 (1), 35-48 doi:10.1016/S0042-6822(03)00180-6.

Blancaflor, E. B. , Hou, G., & Chapman, K. D. (2003). Elevated levels of N-lauroylethanolamine, an endogenous constituent of desiccated seeds, disrupt normal root development in Arabidopsis thaliana seedlings. Planta, 217, 206-217.

Hou, G., Mohamalawari, D. R., & Blancaflor, E. B. (2003). Enhanced gravitropism of roots with a disrupted cap actin cytoskeleton. Plant Physiology, 131 (3), 1360-1373.

Xu, P., Blancaflor, E. B. , & Roossinck, M. J. (2003). In spite of induced multiple defense responses, tomato plants infected with Cucumber mosaic virus and D satellite RNA succumb to systemic necrosis. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 16 (6), 467-476 doi:M-2003-0320-01R.

Blancaflor, E. B. , & Masson, P. H. (2003). Plant gravitropism. Unraveling the ups and down of a complex process. Plant Physiology, 133 (4), 1677-1690.

Krishnamurthy, K., Heppler, M., Mitra, R., Blancaflor, E. B. , Payton, M., Nelson, R. S., & Verchot-Lubicz, J. (2003). The Potato virus X TGBp3 protein associates with the ER network for virus cell-to-cell movement. Virology, 309 (1), 135-151 doi:10.1016/S0042-6822(02)00102-2.

Blancaflor, E. B. , Hou, G., & Mohamalawari, D. R. (2003). The promotive effect of latrunculin B on maize root gravitropism is concentration dependent. Advances in Space Research, 31 (10), 2215-2220 doi:10.1016/S0273-1177(03)00247-3.

Blancaflor, E. B. (2002). The cytoskeleton and gravitropism in higher plants. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation, 21 (2 ), 120-136 doi: 10.1007/s003440010041.

Fasano, J. M., Swanson, S. J., Blancaflor, E. B. , Dowd, P. E., & Kao, T.-H. (2001). Changes in root cap Ph are required for the gravity response of the Arabidopsis root. Plant Cell, 13 (April), 907-921.

Collings, D. A., Zsuppan, G., Allen, N. S. & Blancaflor, E. B. (2001). Demonstration of prominent actin filaments in the root columella. Planta, 212 (3), 392-403 doi:10.1007/s004250000406.

Blancaflor, E. B., Zhao, L. & Harrison, M. J. (2001). Microtubule organization in root cells of Medicago truncatula during development of an arbuscular mycorrhizal symbosis with Glomus versiforme. Protoplasma, 217 (4), 154-165 doi:10.1007/bf01283396.

Blancaflor, E. B. , & Hasenstein, K. H. (2000). Methods for detection and identification of F-actin in fexed and permeabilized plant tissues. Actin: A Dynamic Framework for Multiple Plant cell Functions. (pp. 601-606). .

Blancaflor, E. B. (2000). Cortical actin filaments potentially interact with cortical microtubules in regulating polarity of cell expansion in primary roots of maize (Zea mays L.). Journal of Plant Growth Regulation, 19, 406-414 doi:10.1007/s003440000044.

Blancaflor, E. B. (2000). Glycerol permeabilization of fluorescently-labeled phalloidin improves actin visualization in vibratome-sectioned roots. Microscopy and Microanalysis , 6, 470-471.

Blancaflor, E. B. & Gilroy, S. (2000). Plant cell biology in the new millennium: New tools and new insights. American Journal of Botany, 87 (11), 1547-1560 doi:10.2307/2656730 .