PLANT MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY. I am primarily interested in the biochemistry of plant nectars and the molecular basis of nectar secretion. Other areas of interest include plant defense against pathogens and membrane trafficking in plants.
Selected Recent Publications
Xu, W.W., Carter, C. (2010) Parallel multiplicity and error discovery rate (EDR) in microarray experiments. BMC Bioinformatics, 11: 465.
Hampton, M., Xu, W.W., Kram, B.W., Chambers, E., Ehrnriter, J., Gralewski, J.H., Joyal, T., Carter, C.J. (2010) Identification of differential gene expression in Brassica rapa nectaries through expressed sequence tag analysis. PLoS ONE, 5: e8782. (undergraduate researchers underlined)
Agee A.E., Surpin, M., Sohn, E.J., Girke, T., Rey, A.R., Kram, B.W., Carter, C., Wentzell, A.M., Kliebenstein, D.J., Jin, H.C., Park, O.K., Jin, H., Hicks, G.R., Raikhel, N. (2010) MODIFIED VACUOLE PHENOTYPE1 is an Arabidopsis myrosinase-associated protein involved in endomembrane protein trafficking. Plant Physiology, 152: 120-32
Ruhlmann, J.M., Kram, B.W., Carter, C.J. (2010) CELL WALL INVERTASE 4 is required for nectar production in Arabidopsis. Journal of Experimental Botany, 61: 395-404
Kram, B.W., Carter, C.J. (2009) Arabidopsis thaliana as a model for functional nectary analysis. Sexual Plant Reproduction, 22: 235-246
Kram, B.W.*, Xu, W.W.*, Carter, C.J. (2009) Uncovering the Arabidopsis thaliana nectary transcriptome: investigation of differential gene expression in floral nectariferous tissues. BMC Plant Biol 9: 92 (*equal contribution)
Kram, B.W., Bainbridge, E.A., Perera, M.A.D., Carter C. (2008) Identification, cloning and characterization of a GDSL lipase secreted into the nectar of Jacaranda mimosifolia. Plant Mol Biol 68: 173-183. (undergraduate researcher underlined)
Sohn, E.J., Rojas-Pierce, M., Pan, S., Carter, C., Serrano-Mislata, A., Madueño, F., Rojo, E., Surpin, M., Raikhel, N.V. (2007) The shoot meristem identity gene TFL1 is involved in flower development and trafficking to the protein storage vacuole. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 104: 18801-18806.
Robert, S., Zouhar, J., Carter, C., Raikhel, N. (2007) Isolation of intact vacuoles from Arabidopsis rosette leaf-derived protoplasts. Nature Protoc 2: 259-262.
Carter, C., Healy, R., O’Tool, N.M., Naqvi, S.M., Ren, G., Park, S., Beattie, G.A., Horner, H.T., Thornburg, R.W. (2007) Tobacco nectaries express a novel NADPH oxidase that is implicated in the defense of floral reproductive tissues against microorganisms. Plant Physiol 143: 389-399.
Carter, C., Shafir, S., Vaknin, L., Palmer, R.G., Thornburg R. (2006) A novel role for proline in plant floral nectars. Naturwissenschaften 93:72-79.
Surpin, M.*, Rojas-Pierce, M.*, Carter, C.*, Hicks, G.R.*,Vasquez, J., Raikhel, N.V. (2005) The power of chemical genomics to study the link between endomembrane system components and gravitropic response. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 102: 4902-4907. (*equal contribution)
Carter, C.J.*, Pan, S.*, Zouhar, J.*, Avila, E.L., Girke, T., Raikhel, N.V. (2004) The vegetative vacuole proteome of Arabidopsis thaliana reveals predicted and unexpected proteins. Plant Cell 16: 3285-3303. (*equal contribution)
* indicates equal contribution towards manuscript
- BIOL 2101 Cell Biology
- BIOL 3990 Plant Cell & Molecular Biology
- BIOL 5232 Molecular Biology Lab
- BIOL 4235 Biotechnology
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