NC1203: Lipids In Plants: Improving and Developing Sustainability of Crops ("LIPIDS of Crops")

(Multistate Research Project)

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SAES-422 Reports





Bansal S, Kim H-J, Na G, Hamilton ME, Cahoon EB, Lu C, Durrett TP. (2018) Towards the synthetic design of camelina oil enriched in tailored acetyl-triacylglycerols with medium-chain fatty acids. Journal of Experimental Botany 69:4395

Belayneh HD, Wehling RL, Cahoon EB, Ciftci ON (2018) Lipid composition and emulsifying properties of Camelina sativa seed lecithin. Food Chemistry 242:139

Chikara S, Abdullah H, Akbari P, Ablordeppey K, Parkash Dhankher O. (2018) Combined expression of GPD1 and DGAT1 increased oil and seed yield in Camelina sativa. Plant Biotechnology 16:1034

Li X, Teitgen AM, Shirani A, Ling J, Busta L, Cahoon RE, Zhang W, Li Z, Chapman KD, Berman D, Zhang C, Minto RE, Cahoon EB (2018) Discontinuous fatty acid elongation yields hydroxylated seed oil with improved function. Nature Plants 4:711

Narayanan S, Prasad PVV, Welti R. (2018) Alterations in wheat pollen lipidome during high day and night temperature stress. Plant, Cell and Environment 41:1749

Paper JM, Mukherjee T, Schrick K. (2018) Bioorthogonal click chemistry for fluorescence imaging of choline phospholipids in plants. Plant Methods 14:31

Raju SKK, Barnes A, Schnable JC, Roston RL. (2018) “Low-temperature tolerance in land plants: Are transcript and membrane responses conserved?” Plant Science doi: 10.1016/j.plantsci.2018.08.002

Shiva S, Enninful R, Roth MR, Tamura P, Jagadish K, Welti R. (2018) An efficient modified method for plant leaf lipid extraction results in improved recovery of phosphatidic acid. Plant Methods 14:1

Yu XH, Cahoon RE, Horn PJ, Shi H, Prakash RR, Cai Y, Hearney M, Chapman KD, Cahoon EB, Schwender J, Shanklin J (2018) Identification of bottlenecks in the accumulation of cyclic fatty acids in camelina seed oil. Plant Biotechnology Journal 16: 1926-1938

Yurchenko O, Kimberlin A, Mehling M, Koo AJ, Chapman KD, Mullen RT, Dyer JM. (2018) Response of high leaf-oil Arabidopsis thaliana plant lines to biotic or abiotic stress. Plant Signaling and Behavior 13: e1464361.


Abdullah HM, Chikara S, Akbari P, Schnell DJ, Pareek A, Dhankher OM. (2018). Comparative transcriptome and metabolome analysis revealed the bottlenecks for increasing the seed and oil yields in transgenic Camelina sativa expressing diacylglycerol acyltransferase 1 and glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase. Biotechnology for Biofuels, 11 (1): 335. doi: 10.1186/s13068-018-1326-2.

Ahsan N, Wilson RS, Thelen JJ. (2018) Absolute Quantitation of Plant Proteins. Curr Protoc Plant Biol. 3:1-13.

Augustin JM, Brock JR, Augustin MM, Wellinghoff RL, Shipp M, Higashi Y, Kumssa TT, Cahoon EB, Kutchan TM (2019) Field performance of terpene-producing Camelina sativa. Industrial Crops and Products 136: 50-58.

Busta L, Yim W, LaBrant EW, Wang P, Grimes L, Malyszka K, Cushman JC, Santos P, Kosma DK, Cahoon EB (2018) Identification of genes encoding enzymes catalyzing the early steps of carrot polyacetylene biosynthesis. Plant Physiology 178: 1507-1521.

Fruehan C, Johnson D, Welti R. 2018. LipidomeDB Data Calculation Environment has been updated to process direct-infusion multiple reaction monitoring data. Lipids 53, 1019-1020. doi: 10.1002/lipd.12111.

Hur M, Ware R, Park J, McKenna A, Rodgers R, Nikolau B, Wurtele E, Marshall A. 2018. Statistically significant differences in composition of petroleum crude oils revealed by volcano plots generated from ultrahigh resolution fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectra. Energy and Fuels. Fuels 32:1026–1212 DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b03061

Kambhampati S, Li J, Evans BS, Allen DK. 2019. Accurate and efficient amino acid analysis for protein quantification using hydrophilic interaction chromatography coupled tandem mass spectrometry. Plant Methods 15:46-58

Karanbir Aulakh and Timothy P. Durrett. 2019. The plastid lipase PLIP1 is critical for seed viability in diacylglycerol acyltransferase 1 mutant seed. Plant Physiology 180: 1962-1974. doi: 10.1104/pp.19.00600

Kim S, Nusinow DA, Sorkin M, Pruneda-Paz J, Wang X. 2019. Interaction and Regulation Between Lipid Mediator Phosphatidic Acid and Circadian Clock Regulators. Plant Cell 31:399-416.

Koenig A, Benning C, Hoffmann-Benning, S. 2020. Lipid trafficking and signaling in plants. Invited review for “Lipid Signaling and Metabolism” (Elsevier), edited by James Ntambi; planned publication date: 1/2020

Kun Wang, Timothy P. Durrett and Christoph Benning. 2019. Functional Diversity of Glycerolipid Acylhydrolases in Plant Metabolism and Physiology. Progress in Lipid Research. (in press)

Li J, Wang X. 2019. Phospholipase D and phosphatidic acid in plant immunity.  Plant Science 279:45-50

Li S, Jia S, Hou L, Nguyen H, Sato S, Holding D, Cahoon E, Zhang C, Clemente T, Yu B (2019) Mapping of transgenic alleles in soybean using a Nanopore-based sequencing strategy. Journal of Experimental Botany 70: 3825-3833.

Li-Beisson Y, Thelen JJ, Fedosejevs E, Harwood JL. (2019) The lipid biochemistry of eukaryotic algae. Prog Lipid Res. 74:31-68.

McClain S, Stevenson SE, Brownie C, Herouet-Guicheney C, Herman RA, Ladics GS, Privalle L, Ward JM, Doerrer N, Thelen JJ. (2018) Variation in Seed Allergen Content from three Varieties of Soybean Cultivated in Nine Different Locations in Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana. Front Plant Sci. 9:1025.

McGinn M, Phippen WB, Chopra R, Bansal S, Jarvis BA, Phippen ME, Dorn KM, Esfahanian M, Nazarenus TJ, Cahoon EB, Durrett TP, Marks MD, Sedbrook JC (2019) Molecular tools enabling pennycress (Thlaspi arvense) as a model plant and oilseed cash cover crop. Plant Biotechnol J 17: 776-788

Mukherjee, T., Lerma-Reyes, R., Thompson, K.A., Schrick, K. 2019. Making glue from seeds and gums: Working with plant-based polymers to introduce students to plant biochemistry.  Biochem Mol Biol Educ 47:468-475. DOI:10.1002/bmb.21252

Narayanan S, Prasad PVV, Welti R. 2018. Alterations in wheat pollen lipidome during high day and night temperature stress. Plant Cell Environ. 41, 1749-1761. doi: 10.1111/pce.13156. 

Qi M, Zheng W, Zhao X, Hohenstein J, Kandel Y, O'Conner S, Wang Y, Du C, Nettleton D, MacIntosh GC, Tylka GL, Wurtele ES, Whitham SA, Li L. 2018. QQS orphan gene and its interactor NF-YC4 reduce susceptibility to pathogens and pests. Plant Biotechnology. DOI:10.1111/pbi.12961. PMID:29878511

Romsdahl T, Shirani A, Minto RE, Zhang C, Cahoon EB, Chapman KD, Berman D (2019) Nature-guided synthesis of advanced bio-lubricants. Scientific Reports 9: 11711

Singh U, Hur M, Dorman K, Wurtele E. 2019. MetaOmGraph: a workbench for interactive exploratory data analysis of large expression datasets. bioRxiv. 1:698969.

Vogel PA, Bayon de Noyer S, Park H, Nguyen H, Hou L, Changa T, Khang HL, Ciftci ON, Wang T, Cahoon EB, Clemente TE (2019) Expression of the Arabidopsis WRINKLED 1 transcription factor leads to higher accumulation of palmitate in soybean seed. Plant Biotechnology Journal 17: 1369-1379.

Wilson RS, Thelen JJ. (2018) In Vivo Quantitative Monitoring of Subunit Stoichiometry for Metabolic Complexes. J Proteome Res. 17:1773-1783.

Xie L, Cahoon E, Zhang Y, Ciftci ON (2019) Extraction of astaxanthin from engineered Camelina sativa seed using ethanol-modified supercritical carbon dioxide. Journal of Supercritical Fluids 143: 171-178.

Yang F, Kimberlin AN, Elowsky CG, Liu Y, Gonzalez-Solis A, Cahoon EB, Alfano JR (2019) A plant immune receptor degraded by selective autophagy. Molecular Plant 12:113-123

Zhang N, Rao RSP, Salvato F, Havelund JF, Møller IM, Thelen JJ, Xu D. (2018) MU-LOC: A Machine-Learning Method for Predicting Mitochondrially Localized Proteins in Plants. Front Plant Sci. 9:634.

Zhang, Q., Wijk, R., Zarza, X., Shahbaz, M., Vermeer, J.E.M., Guardia, A., Scuffi, D., García-Mata,  C., Van den Ende, W., Hoffmann-Benning, S., Haring, M., Laxalt, A.M., and Munnik, T. 2018. Knock-down of Arabidopsis PLC5 Reduces Primary Root growth and Secondary Root Formation while Overexpression Improves Drought Tolerance and Causes Stunted Root Hair Growth" Plant Cell Physiol.  doi: 10.1093/pcp/pcy120

Zhou X, Chen X, Du Z, Zhang Y, Zhang W, Kong X, Thelen JJ, Chen C, Chen M. (2019) Terpenoid Esters Are the Major Constituents From Leaf Lipid Droplets of Camellia sinensis. Front Plant Sci. 26;10:179.


  1. MetaOmGraph.(PMR, ) Java software enabling users to input and evaluate big data sets. v2019
  1. Plant, Eukaryotic and Microbial Metabolomics Systems Resource (PMR, ) A public database for metabolomics data and associated transcriptomics and most recently MS-imaging data from multiple species.
  1. LipidomeDB Data Calculation Environment ( An online site for data processing for direct-infusion mass spectral data.



Cahoon EB, Iskandarov U, Collins-Silva J, Kim HJ (2019) Novel acyltransferases and methods of using. US 10,280,431 B2. 

Clemente TE, Park H, Cahoon EB, Nguyen H (2018) Method for the production of high saturated, low polyunsaturated soybean oil. US Patent # US10,100,325B2.

Timothy Durrett, Tam N.T. Tran and Catherine Kornacki (2018) Improved enzymes for the synthesis of acetyltriacylglycerols. PCT Application PCT/US2018/029590

Thelen JJ, Salie MJ (2016) Increasing plant oil content by altering a negative regulator of acetyl-CoA carboxylase. PCT/US2016/041386.  Licensed to Yield10 Bioscience.

Thelen JJ (2017) Increasing plant oil content by improving activity of acetyl-CoA carboxylase. PCT/US17/40851.  Licensed to Yield10 Bioscience.

Thelen JJ, Ye Y (2018) Increasing seed oil content by manipulating carboxyltransferse interactor protein expression.  Disclosure filed.


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