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2024 Walter E. & Helen Parke Loomis and IPB Symposium.

2024 Walter E. & Helen Parke Loomis and IPB Symposium.

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About Plant Biology

The Interdepartmental Plant Biology (IPB), previously Interdepartmental Plant Physiology Major (IPPM), educates scientists in basic plant biology, including but not limiting to plant molecular biology, plant cell biology, plant physiology, and plant organismal biology and provides training in the most state of the art methods and technologies. Graduate study in IPB, leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees, is offered through eight participating departments: AgronomyBiochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology (BBMB)Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE)ChemistryEcology, Evolution and Organismal Biology (EEOB)Genetics Development & Cell Biology (GDCB)Horticulture, and Plant Pathology.

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Recent Publications

Lübberstedt Lab (2023): Overcoming roadblocks for in vitro nurseries in plants: induction of meiosis. Front Plant Sci. 2023 Jun 2;14:1204813. Doi: 10.3389/fpls.2023.1204813.

Kelley and Růžička labs (2023): N6-adenosine methylation of mRNA integrates multilevel auxin response and ground tissue development in  Arabidopsis. Development, first published online Sep 13.

Kelley and Walley labs (2023): A Practical Guide to Inferring Multi-Omics Networks in Plant Systems. In: Kaufmann, K., Vandepoele, K. (eds) Plant Gene Regulatory Networks. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 2698. Humana, New York, NY.

Kelley Lab (2023): Changes in cell wall composition due to a pectin biosynthesis enzyme GAUT10 impact root growth. Plant Physiology

Kelley Lab (2023): Roles of auxin pathway proteins in maize biology. Journal of Experimental Botany,

Kelley Lab (2023): The Class VIII myosin ATM1 is required for root apical meristem function. Development

Kelley Lab (2023): Maize seedling growth and hormone response assays using the rolled towel method. Current Protocols, first published Oct 4. Cover Article.

Vollbrecht Lab (2023): Interspecies transfer of RAMOSA1 orthologs and promoter cis sequences impacts maize inflorescence architecture. Plant Physiol. 2023 Feb 12;191(2):1084-1101. doi: 10.1093/plphys/kiac559.

Wang Lab (2023):  New T-DNA binary vectors with NptII selection and RUBY reporter for efficient maize transformation and targeted mutagenesis. Plant Physiol. 2023 Aug 3;192(4):2598-2603. doi: 10.1093/plphys/kiad231.

Wang Lab (2023): Enhancing Maize Transformation and Targeted Mutagenesis through the Assistance of Non-Integrating Wus2 Vector. Plants (Basel). 2023 Jul 28;12(15):2799. doi: 10.3390/plants12152799.

Wang Lab (2022): CRISPR RNA-guided integrase enables high-efficiency targeted genome engineering in Agrobacterium tumefaciens. Plant Biotechnol J. 2022 Jun 11. doi: 10.1111/pbi.13872.

Kelley and Walley Labs (2022): Temporal and spatial auxin responsive networks in maize primary roots. Quantitative Plant Biology, Volume 3, e21.

Wang Lab (2022): An Improved Agrobacterium-Mediated Transformation and Genome-Editing Method for Maize Inbred B104 Using a Ternary Vector System and Immature Embryos." Front Plant Sci. 2022 May 4;13:860971. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2022.860971. eCollection 2022.

Kelley Lab (2022): An unknown protein influences maize yield via sugar and auxin. New Phytol. 2022 Apr;234(2):337-339. doi: 10.1111/nph.18027. Epub 2022 Feb 26.

Fei Lab (2022): Genetic Transformation of Recalcitrant Upland Switchgrass Using Morphogenic Genes. Front Plant Sci. 2022 Feb 8;12:781565. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2021.781565. eCollection 2021.

Wise Lab (2022): SGT1-Specific Domain Mutations Impair Interactions with the Barley MLA6 Immune Receptor in Association with Loss of NLR Protein. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 2022 Mar;35(3):274-289. doi: 10.1094/MPMI-08-21-0217-R. Epub 2022 Mar 18.

Wang Lab (2022): Efficient Protoplast Isolation and DNA Transfection for Winter Oilseed Crops, Pennycress (Thlaspi arvense ) and Camelina (Camelina sativa). Methods Mol Biol. 2022;2464:153-171. doi: 10.1007/978-1-0716-2164-6_12.

Zabotina Lab (2022): Critical Determinants in ER-Golgi Trafficking of Enzymes Involved in Glycosylation. Plants (Basel). 2022 Feb 4;11(3). pii: plants11030428. doi: 10.3390/plants11030428.

Jiang, Hirsch, and Hufford Labs (2022): Author Correction: Benchmarking transposable element annotation methods for creation of a streamlined, comprehensive pipeline. Genome Biol. 2022 Mar 8;23(1):76. doi: 10.1186/s13059-022-02645-7.