Recent Publications

Zhao T-Y, Corum III JW, Meeley RB, Mullen JT, Helentjaris T, Martin D, Downie B. 2006. ALKALINE α-GALACTOSIDASE is present in maize seeds and cultured embryo cells, and accumulates during stress. Seed Science Research. 16: 107-121.

Salaita L, Kar RK, Majee M, Downie AB. 2005. Identification and characterization of activation tagged Arabidopsis mutants exhibiting rapid seed germination. Journal of Experimental Botany. 56: 2059-2069.

Xu Q, Zhang D, Downie B. 2005. Rapid and efficient subcloning of DNA without dephosphorylation or gel electrophoresis. Molecular Biotechnology 29: 111-118.

Xu Q, Belcastro M, Dolan S, Dinkins R, Clarke S, Downie B. 2004. A second protein L-isoaspartyl methyltransferase gene in Arabidopsis produces two transcripts whose products are sequestered in the nucleus. Plant Physiology 136: 2652-2664.

Zhao T-Y, Thacker RR, Corum III JW, Snyder JC, Meeley RB, Obendorf RL, Downie B. 2004. Expression of the maize GALACTINOL SYNTHASE gene family: I) Expression of two different genes during seed development and germination. Physiologia Plantarum 121: 634-646.

Zhao T-Y, Martin D, Meeley RB, Downie B. 2004. Expression of the maize GALACTINOL SYNTHASE gene family: II) Kernel abscission, environmental stress and myo-inositol influences transcript accumulation in developing seeds and callus cells. Physiologia Plantarum 121: 647-655.

Nosarszewski M, Clements AM, Downie AB, Archbold DD. 2004. Sorbitol dehydrogenase expression and activity during apple fruit set and early development. Physiologia Plantarum 121: 391-398.

Wang H, Caruso LV, Downie AB, Perry SE. 2004. The embryo MADS-domain protein AGL15 directly regulates expression of a gene encoding an enzyme involved in gibberellin metabolism. Plant Cell 16: 1206-1219.

Downie B, Dirk LMA, Xu Qψ, Drake J, Zhang Dθ, Dutt M, Levy A, Butterfield DA, Geneve RL, Corum III JWθ, Lindstrom KG, Snyder JC. 2004. A physical, enzymatic, and genetic characterization of perturbations in the brownseed mutants of tomato. Journal of Experimental Botany 55: 961-973.

Siriwitayawan G, Geneve RL, Downie AB. 2003. Seed germination of ethylene perception mutants of tomato and arabidopsis. Seed Science Research 13: 303-314.

Downie B, Zhang D, Dirk LMA, Thacker RR, Pfeiffer J, Drake J, Levy A, Butterfield DA, Buxton JW, Snyder JC. 2003. Communication between the maternal testa and the embryo and/or endosperm affect testa attributes in tomato. Plant Physiology 133: 145-160.

Bradford KJ, Downie AB, Gee OH, Alvarado VY, Yang H, Dahal P. 2003. Abscisic acid and gibberellin differentially regulate expression of genes of the SNF1-related Kinase (SnRK1) complex in tomato seeds. Plant Physiology 132: 1560-1576.

Zhao T-Y, Meeley RB, Downie B. 2003. Aberrant processing of a Maize GALACTINOL SYNTHASE transcript is caused by heat stress. Plant Science 165: 245-256.

Downie B, Gurusinghe S, Dahal P, Thacker RR, Snyder JC, Nonogaki H, Yim K, Fukanaga K, Alvarado V, Bradford KJ. 2003. Expression of a GALACTINOL SYNTHASE gene in tomato seeds is upregulated prior to maturation desiccation and again following imbibition whenever radicle protrusion is prevented. Plant Physiology 131: 1347-1359.

Siriwitayawan G, Downie AB, Geneve RL. 2003. Ethylene evolution is positively correlated with seed vigor in sweet corn and tomato seed lots with differing vigor levels but similar germination capacity. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 128: 608-614.

Downie B, Bewley JD. 2000. Soluble carbohydrate metabolism in white spruce (Picea glauca [Moench.] Voss.) seeds during germination. Physiologia Plantarum 110: 1-12.

Sitrit Y, Hadfield K, Bennett AB, Bradford KJ, Downie AB. 1999. Expression of a polygalacturonase associated with tomato seed germination. Plant Physiology 121: 419-428.

Downie B, Gurusinghe S, Bradford KJ. 1999. Internal anatomy of individual tomato seeds: relationship to abscisic acid and germination physiology. Seed Science Research 9: 117-128.

Cooley MB, Yang H, Dahal P, Mella RA, Downie B, Haigh AM, Bradford KJ. 1999. Expression of vacuolar H+-ATPase in response to gibberellin during tomato seed germination. Plant Physiology 121: 1339-1347.

Downie B, Dirk LMA, Hadfield KA, Wilkins TA, Bennett AB, Bradford KJ. 1998. A gel diffusion assay for quantification of pectin methylesterase activity. Analytical Biochemistry 264: 149-157.

Downie B, Coleman J, Scheer G, Wang BSP, Jensen M, Dhir N. 1998. Alleviation of seed dormancy in white spruce (Picea glauca [Moench.] Voss.) is dependent on the degree of seed hydration. Seed Science and Technology 26: 555-570.