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Elison Blancaflor, Ph.D. Publications

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Takahashi, M., Umetsu, K., Oono, Y., Higaki, T., Blancaflor, E. B. & Rahman, A. (2017). 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.

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 Ray H. Gavin (Ed.), Cytoskeleton Methods and Protocols : Methods and Protocols. (pp. 139-153). Springer New York: Springer Science & Business Media New York.

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, v.79 no.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., Nakashima, J., Blancaflor, E. B., Yuan, T., & 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, 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 T. Munnik (Ed.), 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.), Root Development: Annual Plant Reviews. (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. (Ed.), Cytoskeleton Methods and Protocols : Methods in Molecular Biology series. (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, 1933-1955.

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, 109-123.

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.

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), 35-34 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, 120-136.

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.

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, 154-165.

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.

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.