CABBI Research Publications

(CABBI researchers in bold)

Khanna, M., Wang, W., Wang, M. June 14, 2020. “Assessing the Additional Carbon Savings with Biofuel.” BioEnergy Research. DOI: 10.1007/s12155-020-10149-0.

Huang, X., Wang, B., Wang, Y., Jiang, G., Feng, J., Zhao, H. June 8, 2020. “Photoenzymatic Enantioselective Intermolecular Radical Hydroalkylation.” Nature (2020). DOI: 10.1038/s41586-020-2406-6.
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Volk, M., Lourentzou, I., Mishra, S., Vo, L., Zhai, C., Zhao, H. June 2, 2020. “Biosystems Design by Machine Learning.” ACS Synthetic Biology. DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.0c00129.

Yan, Q., Simmons, T.R., Cordell, W.T.Hernandez Lozada, N.J., Breckner, C.J., Chen, X., Jindra, M.A., Pfleger, B.F. May 29, 2020. “Metabolic Engineering of β-Oxidation to Leverage Thioesterases for Production of 2-Heptanone, 2-Nonanone, and 2-Undecanone.” Metabolic Engineering. DOI: 10.1016/j.ymben.2020.05.008.
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Zhu, P., Yu, X., Wang, C., Zhang, Q., Liu, W., McSweeney, S., Shanklin, J., Lam, E., Liu, Q. May 7, 2020. “Structural Basis for Ca2+-Dependent Activation of a Plant Metacaspase.” Nature Communications 11:2249. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-15830-8.
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Fatma, Z., Schultz, C., Zhao, H. April 23, 2020. “Recent Advances in Domesticating Non-Model Microorganisms.” Biotechnology Progress. DOI: 10.1002/btpr.3008.

Von Haden, A.C., Yang, W.H., DeLucia, E.H. April 20, 2020. “Soils’ Dirty Little Secret: Depth‐Based Comparisons can be Inadequate for Quantifying Changes in Soil Organic Carbon and Other Mineral Soil Properties.” Global Change Biology. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.15124.
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Cahoon, E.B., Li-Beisson, Y. April 15, 2020. “Plant Unusual Fatty Acids: Learning from the Less Common.” Current Opinion in Plant Biology 55, 66-73. DOI: 10.1016/j.pbi.2020.03.007.

Yang, P.Zhao, Q., Cai, X. April 3, 2020. “Machine Learning-Based Estimation of Land Productivity in the Contiguous U.S. Using Biophysical Predictors.” Environmental Research Letters. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab865f.
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Previous Publications & Data from CABBI Researchers

JANUARY-MARCH 2020

Cheng, M.H., Sun, L., Jin, Y.S., Dien, B., Singh, V. March 31, 2020. “Production of Xylose-Enriched Hydrolysate from Bioenergy Sorghum and its Conversion to β-Carotene Using an Engineered Saccharomyces cerevisiae.” Bioresource Technology 308:123275. DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2020.123275.
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Xue, P., Si, T., Mishra, S., Zhang, L., Choe, K., Sweedler, J.V., Zhao, H. March 26, 2020. “A Mass Spectrometry-Based High-Throughput Screening Method for Engineering Fatty Acid Synthases with Improved Production of Medium Chain Fatty Acids.” Biotechnology and Bioengineering. DOI: 10.1002/bit.27343.
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Parajuli, S., Kannan, B., Karan, R., Liu, H., Garcia-Ruiz, E., Kumar, D., Singh, V., Zhao, H., Long, S.P., Shanklin, J., Altpeter, F. March 21, 2020. “Towards Oilcane: Engineering Hyperaccumulation of Triacylglycerol into Sugarcane Stems.” GCB Bioenergy. DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12684.
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Jiang, C., Guan, K., Pan, M., Ryu, Y., Peng, B., Wang, S. March 20, 2020. “BESS-STAIR: A Framework to Estimate Daily, 30-Meter, and All-Weather Crop Evapotranspiration Using Multi-Source Satellite Data for the U.S. Corn Belt.” Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 24, 1251-1273, 2020. DOI: 10.5194/hess-24-1251-2020.
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Huang, X., Cao, M., Zhao, H. March 13, 2020. “Integrating Biocatalysis with Chemocatalysis for Selective Transformations.” Current Opinion in Chemical Biology 55:161-170. DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2020.02.004.

Clark, T., Guo, L., Morgan, J., Schwender, J. Feb. 4, 2020. “Modeling Plant Metabolism: From Network Reconstruction to Mechanistic Models.” Annual Review of Plant Biology 2020 71: 3.1–3.24. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-arplant-050718-10221.

Wang, B., Zhao, H. Feb. 1, 2020. “Unleashing the Power of Energy Storage: Engineering β-Oxidation Pathways for Polyketide Production.” Synthetic and Systems Biotechnology 5(1):21-22. DOI: 10.1016/j.synbio.2020.01.002.

Cao, M., Fatma, Z., Song, X., Hsieh, P.H., Tran, V., Lyon W., Sayadi, M., Shao, Z., Yoshikuni, Y., Zhao, H. Jan. 31. 2020. “A Genetic Toolbox for Metabolic Engineering of Issatchenkia orientalis.” Metabolic Engineering 59:87-97. DOI: 10.1016/j.ymben.2020.01.005.
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Cortes-Peña, Y., Kumar, D., Singh, V., Guest, J.S. Jan. 30, 2020. “BioSTEAM: A Fast and Flexible Platform for the Design, Simulation, and Techno-Economic Analysis of Biorefineries under Uncertainty.” ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering.  DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b07040.
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Oh, E.J., Jin, Y.S. Jan. 9, 2020. “Engineering of Saccharomyces cerevisiae for Efficient Fermentation of Cellulose.” FEMS Yeast Research. DOI: 10.1093/femsyr/foz089.

Dien, B.S., Anderson, W.F., Cheng, M.H., Knoll, J.E., Lamb, M., O’Bryan, P.J., Singh, V., Sorensen, R.B., Strickland, T.C., Slininger, P.J. Jan. 8, 2020. “Field Productivities of Napier Grass for Production of Sugars and Ethanol.” ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering 8:2052-2060. DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b06637
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Bhatia, S.K., Jagtap, S.S., Bedekar, A.A., Bhatia, R.K., Patel, A.K., Pant, D., Banu, J.R., Rao, C.V., Kim, Y.G., Yang Y.H. Jan. 2, 2020. “Recent Developments in Pretreatment Technologies on Lignocellulosic Biomass: Effect of Key Parameters, Technological Improvements, and Challenges.” Bioresource Technology. DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2019.122724.

OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2019

Wu, G., Guan, K., Jiang, C., Peng, B., Kimm, H., Chen, M., Yang, X., Wang, S., Suyker, A.E., Bernacchi, C.J., Moore, C.E., Zeng, Y., Berry, J.A., Cendrero-Mateo, M.P. Dec. 27, 2019. “Radiance-Based NIRv as a Proxy for GPP of Corn and Soybean.” Environmental Research Letters. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab65cc.
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Ren, H., Shi, C., Zhao, H. Dec. 27, 2019. “Computational Tools for Discovering and Engineering Natural Product Biosynthetic Pathways.” iScience. DOI: 10.1016/j.isci.2019.100795.

Johansson, R., Meyer, S., Whistance, J., Thompson, W., Debnath, D. Dec. 9, 2019. “Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction and Cost from the United States Biofuel Mandate.” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 119:109513. DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2019.109513.
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Debnath, D., Khanna, M., Rajagopal, D., Zilberman, D. Dec. 4, 2019. “The Future of Biofuels in an Electrifying Global Transportation Sector: Imperative, Prospects and Challenges.” Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 41:563-582. DOI: 10.1093/aepp/ppz023. 

Hong, S., Zhang, X., Lake, R.J., Pawel, G.T., Guo, Z., Pei, R., Lu, Y. Nov. 26, 2019. “A Photo-Regulated Aptamer Sensor for Spatiotemporally Controlled Monitoring of ATP in the Mitochondria of Living Cells.” Chemical Science. DOI: 10.1039/c9sc04773e.
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HamediRad, M., Chao, R., Weisberg, S., Lian, J., Sinha, S., Zhao, H. Nov. 13, 2019. “Towards a Fully Automated Algorithm-Driven Platform for Biosystems Design.” Nature Communications 10:5150. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-13189-z.
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Lane, S., Zhang, Y., Yun, E.J., Ziolkowski, L., Zhang, G., Jin, Y.S., Avalos, J.L. Oct. 21, 2019. “Xylose Assimilation Enhances Production of Isobutanol in Engineered Saccharomyces cerevisiae.” Biotechnology and Bioengineering. DOI: 10.1002/bit.27202.
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Jagtap, S.S., Bedekar A.A., Liu J.J., Jin, Y.S., Rao, C.V. Oct. 18, 2019. “Production of Galactitol from Galactose by the Oleaginous Yeast Rhodosporidium toruloides IFO0880.” Biotechnology for Biofuels. 12:250. DOI: 10.1186/s13068-019-1586-5.
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Yang, P., Ng, T.L., Cai, X. Oct. 16, 2019. “Reward-Based Participant Management for Crowd-Sourcing Rainfall Monitoring: An Agent-Based Model Simulation.” Water Resources Research. DOI: 10.1029/2018WR024447.
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Chen, M., Parton, W.J., Hartman, M.D., Del Grosso, S.J., Smith, W.K., Knapp, A., Lutz, S., Derner, J.D., Tucker, C.J., Ojima, D.S., Volesky, J.D., Stephenson, M.B., Schacht, W.H., Gao, W. Oct. 8, 2019. “Assessing Precipitation, Evapotranspiration, and NDVI as Controls of U.S. Great Plains Plant Production.” Ecosphere 10: e02889. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.2889. 
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JULY-SEPTEMBER 2019

Park, J.O., Tanner, L.B., Wei, M.H., Khana, D.B., Jacobson, T.B., Zhang, Z., Rubin, S.A., Li, S.H.J., Higgins, M.B., Stevenson, D.M., Amador-Noguez, D., Rabinowitz, J.D. Sept. 23, 2019. “Near-Equilibrium Glycolysis Supports Metabolic Homeostasis and Energy Yield.” Nature Chemical Biology 15:1001-1008. DOI: 10.1038/s41589-019-0364-9.
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Cheng, M.H., Wang, Z., Dien, B.S., Slininger, P.J.W., Singh, V. Sept. 20, 2019. “Economic Analysis of Cellulosic Ethanol Production from Sugarcane Bagasse Using a Sequential Deacetylation, Hot Water and Disk Refining Pretreatment Processes.” Processes 7:642. DOI: 10.3390/pr7100642.
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Zhang, Y., Lane, S., Chen, J.M., Hammer, S.K., Luttinger, J., Yang, L., Jin, Y.S., Avalos, J.L. Sept. 20, 2019. “Xylose Utilization Stimulates Mitochondrial Production of Isobutanol and 2-methyl-1-butanol in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.” Biotechnology for Biofuels 12:223. DOI: 10.1186/s13068-019-1560-2.
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Kurambhatti, C., Kumar, D., Singh, V. Sept. 1, 2019. “Impact of Fractionation Process on the Technical and Economic Viability of the Corn Dry Grind Ethanol Process.” Processes 7:578. DOI: 10.3390/pr7090578.
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Kwak, S., Yun, E.J., Lane, S., Oh, E.J., Kim, K.H., Jin, Y.S. Aug. 29, 2019. “Redirection of the Glycolytic Flux Enhances Isoprenoid Production in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.” Biotechnology Journal. DOI: 10.1002/biot.201900173.
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Von Haden, A.C., Marín-Spiotta, E., Jackson, R.D., Kucharik, C.J. Aug. 23, 2019. “Soil Microclimates Influence Annual Carbon Loss via Heterotrophic Soil Respiration in Maize and Switchgrass Bioenergy Cropping Systems.” Agricultural and Forest Meteorology Volume 279. DOI:10.1016/j.agrformet.2019.107731.
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De bruyn, M., Sener, C., Petrolini, D.D., McClelland, D.J., He, J., Ball, M.R., Liu, Y., Martins, L., Dumesic, J.A., Huber, G.W., and Weckhuysen, B.M. Aug. 20, 2019. “Catalytic Hydrogenation of Dihydrolevoglucosenone to Levoglucosanol with a Hydrotalcite/Mixed Oxide Copper Catalyst.” Green Chemistry. DOI: 10.1039/C9GC00564A.
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Saifuddin, M., Bhatnagar, J.M., Segrè, D., Finzi, A.C. Aug. 8, 2019. “Microbial Carbon Use Efficiency Predicted from Genome-Scale Metabolic Models.” Nature Communications 10, Article 3568. DOI: 10.1038/s41467019-11488-z.
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Sun. Y., Kwak, S., Jin, Y.S. Aug. 2, 2019. “Vitamin A Production by Engineered Saccharomyces cerevisiae from Xylose Via Two-Phase in situ Extraction.” ACS Synthetic Biology. DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.9b00217.
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Fan, J., Zhou, C., Yu, L., Li, P., Shanklin, J., Xu, C. July 17, 2019. “Diversion of Carbon Flux from Sugars to Lipids Improves the Growth of an Arabidopsis Starchless Mutant.” Plants. 8(7): 229. DOI: 10.3390/plants8070229.
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Peshkin, L., Gupta, M., Ryazanova, L., Wühr, M. July 16, 2019. “Bayesian Confidence Intervals for Multiplexed Proteomics Integrate Ion-Statistics with Peptide Quantification Concordance.” Molecular and Cellular Proteomics. 18:2-14. DOI:10.1074/mcp.TIR119.001317.
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Wang, Y., Yu, X., Zhao, H. July 5, 2019. “Biosystems Design by Directed Evolution.” AIChE Journal e16716. DOI: 10.1002/aic.16716.

APRIL-JUNE 2019

Tran, V.G., Cao, M., Fatma, Z., Song, X., Zhao, H. June 26, 2019. “Development of a CRISPR/Cas9-Based Tool for Gene Deletion in Issatchenkia orientalis.” mSphere 4:e00345-19. DOI: 10.1128/mSphere.00345-19.
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DeLucia, E.H., Chen, S., Guan, K., Peng B., Li, Y., Gomez-Casanovas, N., Kantola, I.B., Bernacchi, C.J., Huang, Y., Long, S.P., Ort, D.R. June 18, 2019. “Are We Approaching a Water Ceiling to Maize Yields in the United States?” Ecosphere 10(6):e02773. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.2773.
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Cheng, M., Dien, B.S., Lee, D.K., Singh, V. June 18, 2019. “Sugar Production from Bioenergy Sorghum by Using Pilot-Scale Continuous Hydrothermal Pretreatment Combined with Disk Refining.” Bioresource Technology 289:121663. DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2019.121663.
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Anand, M., Miao, R., Khanna, M. May 23, 2019. “Adopting Bioenergy Crops: Does Farmers’ Attitude Toward Loss Matter?“ Agricultural Economics 50 (4), 435-450. DOI: 10.1111/agec.12501.
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Tejera, M., Boersma N., VanLoocke, A., Archontoulis S., Dixon, P., Miguez, F., Heaton, E. May 22, 2019. “Multi-year and Multi-site Establishment of the Perennial Biomass Crop Miscanthus × giganteus Using a Staggered Start Design to Elucidate N Response.” BioEnergy Research. DOI: 10.1007/s12155-019-09985-6.
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Yu, X., Cai, Y., Chai, J., Schwender, J., Shanklin, J. May 13, 2019. “Expression of a Lychee PHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINE:DIACYLGLYCEROL CHOLINEPHOSPHOTRANSFERASE with an Escherichia coli CYCLOPROPANE SYNTHASE Enhances Cyclopropane Fatty Acid Accumulation in Camelina Seed.” Plant Physiology 180: 1351-1361. DOI: 10.1104/pp.19.00396.
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Schultz, J.C., Cao, M., Zhao H. April 30, 2019. “Development of a CRISPR/Cas9 System for High-Efficiency Multiplexed Gene Deletion in Rhodosporidium toruloides.” Biotechnology and Bioengineering. DOI: 10.1002/bit.27001.
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Li, Y., Guan, K., Schnitkey, G.D., DeLucia, E., Peng, B. April 29, 2019. “Excessive Rainfall Leads to Maize Yield Loss of a Comparable Magnitude to Extreme Drought in the United States.” Global Change Biology 2019. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14628.
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Von Haden, A.C., Kucharik, C.J., Jackson, R.D., Marín-Spiotta, E. April 27, 2019. “Litter Quantity, Litter Chemistry, and Soil Texture Control Changes in Soil Organic Carbon Fractions under Bioenergy Cropping Systems of the North Central U.S.” Biogeochemistry. DOI: 10.1007/s10533-019-00564-7.
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HamediRad, M., Weisberg, S., Chao, R., Lian, J., Zhao, H. April 23, 2019. “Highly Efficient Single-Pot Scarless Golden Gate Assembly.” ACS Synthetic Biology. DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.8b00480.
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Yan, Q., Pfleger, B.F. April 22, 2019. “Revisiting Metabolic Engineering Strategies for Microbial Synthesis of Oleochemicals.” Metabolic Engineering. DOI: 10.1016/j.ymben.2019.04.009.

Clark, L.V., Dwiyanti, M.S., Anzoua, K.G., Brummer, J.E., Ghimire, B.K., Głowacka, K., Hall, M., Heo, K., Jin, X., Lipka, A.E., Peng, J., Yamada, T., Yoo, J.H., Yu, C.Y., Zhao, H., Long, S.P., Sacks, E.J. April 10, 2019. “Genome‐Wide Association and Genomic Prediction for Biomass Yield in a Genetically Diverse Miscanthus sinensis Germplasm Panel Phenotyped at Five Locations in Asia and North America.” GCB Bioenergy. DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12620.
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Li, S., Courbet, G., Ourry, A., Ainsworth, E.A. April 2, 2019. “Elevated Ozone Concentration Reduces Photosynthetic Carbon Gain but Does Not Alter Leaf Structural Traits, Nutrient Composition or Biomass in Switchgrass.” Plants 2019, 8(4), 85. DOI: 10.3390/plants8040085.
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JANUARY-MARCH 2019

Zhao, Y., Kim, J.Y., Karan, R., Jung, J.H., Pathak, B., Williamson, B., Kannan, B., Wang, D., Fan, C., Yu, W., Dong, S., Srivastava, V., Altpeter, F. March 27, 2019. “Generation of a Selectable Marker Free, Highly Expressed Single Copy Locus as Landing Pad for Transgene Stacking in Sugarcane.” Plant Molecular Biology 99-509:1-17. DOI: 10.1007/s11103-019-00856-4.
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Mirts, E.N., Bhagi-Damodaran, A., Lu, Y. March 26, 2019. “Understanding and Modulating Metalloenzymes with Unnatural Amino Acids, Non-Native Metal Ions, and Non-Native Metallocofactors.Accounts of Chemical Research 52:935-944. DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.9b00011.

Dong, H., Clark, L.V., Lipka, A.E., Brummer, J.E., Głowacka, K., Hall, M.C., Heo, K., Jin, X., Peng, J., Yamada, T., Ghimire, B.K., Yoo, J.H., Yu, C.Y., Zhao, H., Long, S.P., Sacks, E.J. March 22, 2019. “Winter Hardiness of Miscanthus (III): Genome‐Wide Association and Genomic Prediction for Overwintering Ability in Miscanthus sinensis.” GCB Bioenergy. DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12615.

Shen, F., Sun, R., Yao, J., Li, J., Liu, Q., Price, N.D., Liu, C., Wang Z. March 8, 2019. “OptRAM: In-silico Strain Design via Integrative Regulatory-Metabolic Network Modeling.” PLOS Computational Biology. e1006835. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1006835.
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Tye, B.W., Commins, N., Ryazanova, L.V., Wühr, M., Springer, M., Pincus, D., Churchman, L.S. March 7, 2019. “Proteotoxicity from Aberrant Ribosome Biogenesis Compromises Cell Fitness.” eLife. 8:e43002. DOI: 10.7554/eLife.43002.
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Wang, Z., Dien, B.S., Rausch, K.D., Tumbleson, M.E., Singh, V. March 1, 2019. “Improving Ethanol Yields with Deacetylated and Two-Stage Pretreated Corn Stover and Sugarcane Bagasse by Blending Commercial Xylose-Fermenting and Wild Type Saccharomyces Yeast.” Bioresource Technology. 282:103-109. DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2019.02.123.
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Kwak S., Jo J.H., Yun E.U., Jin Y.S., Seo J.H., March 2019. “Production of Biofuels and Chemicals from Xylose Using Native and Engineered Yeast Strains.” Biotechnology Advances 37:271-283. DOI: 10.1016/j.biotechadv.2018.12.003.

Dunivin, T.K., Choi, J., Howe, A., Shade A. Feb. 26 2019. “RefSoil+: A Reference Database for Genes and Traits of Soil Plasmids.” mSystems 4:e00349-18. DOI: 10.1128/mSystems.00349-18.
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Bradley, P.H., Gibney, P.A., Botstein, D., Troyanskaya, O.G., Rabinowitz, J.D. Feb. 26, 2019. “Minor Isozymes Tailor Yeast Metabolism to Carbon Availability.” mSystems 4:1-19. DOI: 10.1128/mSystems.00170-18
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Wang, J., Li, Y., Zhu, F., Ming, R., Chen, L. Feb. 21, 2019. “Genome-Wide Analysis of Nitrate Transporter (NRT/NPF) Family in Sugarcane Saccharum spontaneum L.” Tropical Plant Biology. DOI: 10.1007/s12042-019-09220-8.
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Oh E.J., Wei N., Kwak S., Kim H., Jin Y.S. Feb. 20, 2019. “Overexpression of RCK1 Improves Acetic Acid Tolerance in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.” Journal of Biotechnology 292:1-4. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2018.12.013.
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Cheng M.H., Huang H., Dien B.S.Singh V. Feb. 16, 2019. “The Costs of Sugar Production from Different Feedstocks and Processing Technologies.” Biofuels, Bioproducts, and Biorefining. DOI:10.1002/bbb.1976.

Zhang, S., Jagtap, S.S.,Deewan, A., Rao, C.V. Jan. 20, 2019. “pH Selectively Regulates Citric Acid and Lipid Production in Yarrowia lipolytica W29 During Nitrogen-limited Growth on Glucose.” Journal of Biotechnology 290: 10-15. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2018.10.012.
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Yu, L., Fan, J., Xu, C. Jan. 8, 2019. “Peroxisomal fatty acid β-oxidation negatively impacts plant survival under salt stress.” Plant Signaling & Behavior 14. DOI: 10.1080/15592324.2018.1561121
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Pappireddi, N., Martin, L., Wühr, M. Jan. 4, 2019. “A Review on Quantitative Multiplexed Proteomics.” ChemBioChem. DOI:10.1002/cbic.201800650.

SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER 2018

Wang L., Xing X., Chen L., Yang L., Su X., Rabitz H., Lu W., Rabinowitz J.D. Dec. 26, 2018. “Peak Annotation and Verification Engine for Untargeted LC-MS Metabolomics.” Analytical Chemistry. 91:1838-1846. DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.8b03132.
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Dien, B.S., Mitchell, R.B., Bowman, M.J., Jin, V.L., Quarterman, J., Schmer, M.R., Singh, V., Slininger, P.J. Dec. 4, 2018. “Bioconversion of Pelletized Big Bluestem, Switchgrass, and Low-Diversity Grass Mixtures into Sugars and Bioethanol.” Frontiers in Energy Research 6: 1-15. DOI: 10.3389/fenrg.2018.00129.
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Kim, S.M., Lee, D.K., Thapa, S., Dien, B.S., Tumbleson, M.E., Rausch, K.D., Singh V. December 2018. “Cellulosic ethanol potential of feedstocks grown on marginal land.” Transactions of the ASABE 61(6): 1775-1782. DOI: 10.13031/trans.12945.
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Kurambhatti, C.V., Kumar, D., Rausch, K.D., Tumbleson, M.E., Singh, V. October 2018. “Ethanol Production from Corn Fiber Separated after Liquefaction in the Dry Grind Process.” Energies 201811 (11), 2921. DOI: 10.3390/en11112921.
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Kurambhatti, C.V., Kumar, D., Rausch, K.D., Tumbleson, M.E., Singh, V. October 2018. “Increasing Ethanol Yield through Fiber Conversion in Corn Dry Grind Process.” Bioresource Technology, Volume 270, Pages 742-745,  DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2018.09.120.
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Zhang, J., Zhang, X., Tang, H., Zhang, Q., Hudson, M., Chen, L., Chifumi, N., Ming, R. Oct. 8, 2018. “Allele-defined Genome of the Autopolyploid Sugarcane Saccharum spontaneum L.” Nature Genetics Vol. 50, Issue 11, pp.1565-1573, DOI: 10.1038/s41588-018-0237-2.
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Teter, J., Yeh, S., Khanna, M., Berndes, G. Sept. 28, 2018. “Water Impacts of U.S. biofuels: Insights from an Assessment Combining Economic and Biophysical Models.” PLOS (Public Library of Science) ONE 13(9): e0204298, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0204298.
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Xu Y.F., Lu W., Chen J.C., Johnson S.A., Gibney P.A., Thomas D.G., Grown G., May A.L., Campagna S.R., Yakunin A.F., Botstein D., Rabinowitz J.D. Sept. 21, 2018. “Discovery and Functional Characterization of a Yeast Sugar Alcohol Phosphatase.” ACS Chemical Biology, 13:3011-3020. DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.8b00804.
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Clifton‐Brown, J., Harfouche, A., Smart, L.B., Awty‐Carroll, D., Clark, L.V., Huang, L., McCalmont, J.P., Robson, P., Sacks, E.J., Swaminathan, K., Taylor, G. Sept. 19, 2018. “Breeding Progress and Preparedness for Mass‐scale Deployment of Perennial Lignocellulosic Biomass Crops Switchgrass, Miscanthus, Willow, and Poplar.” GCB Bioenergy, DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12566.

Mirts, E.N., Petrik, I.D., Hosseinzadeh, P., Nilges, M.J., Lu, Y. Sept. 14, 2018. “A Designed Heme-[4Fe-4S] Metalloenzyme Catalyzes Sulfite Reduction Like the Native Enzyme.” Science Vol. 361, Issue 6407, pp. 1098-1101, DOI: 10.1126/science.aat8474.
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Si, T., Tian, Q., Min, Y., Zhang, L., Sweedler, J.V., van der Donk, W.A., Zhao, H. Sept. 5, 2018. “Rapid Screening of Lanthipeptide Analogs via In-Colony Removal of Leader Peptides in Escherichia coli.” Journal of the American Chemical Society 2018, 140, 11884-11888. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b05544.
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SUMMER 2018

Jagtap S.S., Rao C.V. Aug. 24, 2018. “Microbial Conversion of Xylose into Useful Bioproducts.” Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 102:9015-9036. DOI: 10.1007/s00253-018-9294-9.

Bansal, S., Kim, H.J., Na, G., Hamilton, M.E., Cahoon, E.B., Lu, C., Durrett, T.P. Aug. 14, 2018. “Towards the Synthetic Design of Camelina Oil Enriched in Tailored Acetyl-triacylglycerols with Medium-chain Fatty Acids.” Journal of Experimental Botany 69,: 4395-4402. DOI: 10.1093/jxb/ery225.
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Asao, S., Parton, W.J., Chen, M., Gao. W. Aug. 13, 2018. “Photodegradation Accelerates Ecosystem N Cycling in a Simulated California Grassland.” Ecosphere 9(8):e02370. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.2370.
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Litman Z.C., Wang Y., Zhao H., Hartwig J.F. Aug. 13, 2018. “Cooperative Asymmetric Reactions Combining Photocatalysis and Enzymatic Catalysis.” Nature 560, 335-359 (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0413-7.
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Lane S., Dong J., Jin Y.S. July 2018. “Value-added Biotransformation of Cellulosic Sugars by Engineered Saccharomyces cerevisiae.” Bioresource Technology, 260: 380-394. DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2018.04.013.

Li, A., Jia, S., Yobi, A., Ge, Z., Sato, S.J., Zhang, C., Angelovici, R., Clemente, T.E., Holding, D.R. June 20, 2018. “Editing of an Alpha-kafirin Gene Family Increases Digestibility and Protein Quality in Sorghum.” Plant Physiology00200.2018. DOI: 10.1104/pp.18.00200.
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EARLY 2018

Jang, C., Chen, L., Rabinowitz, J.D. May 3, 2018. “Metabolomics and Isotope Tracing.” Cell,173:822-837. DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2018.03.055

Lian, J., Mishra, S., Zhao, H. April 25, 2018. “Recent Advances in Metabolic Engineering of Saccharomyces cerevisiae: New Tools and Their Applications.” Metabolic Engineering. DOI: 10.1016/j.ymben.2018.04.011.

Zhu, X., Liang, C., Masters, M.D., Kantola, I.B., DeLucia, E.H. April 23, 2018. “The Impacts of Four Potential Bioenergy Crops on Soil Carbon Dynamics as Shown by Biomarker Analyses and DRIFT Spectroscopy.” Global Change Biology Bioenergy, 10, 489-500. DOI: 10.1111.gcbb.12520.
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Lian, J., HamediRad, M., Zhao, H. April 18, 2018. “Advancing Metabolic Engineering of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Using the CRISPR/Cas System.” Biotechnology Journal. DOI: 10.1002/biot.201700601.

Sonnett M., Young, E., Wühr, M. March 9, 2018. “Accurate, Sensitive, and Precise Multiplexed Proteomics Using the Complement Reporter Ion Cluster.” Analytical Chemistry. DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.7b04713.
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Lian, J., Bao, Z., Hu, S., Zhao, H. Feb. 20, 2018. “Engineered CRISPR/Cas9 System for Multiplex Genome Engineering of Polyploid Industrial Yeast Strains.” Biotechnology and Bioengineering. DOI: 10.1002/bit.26569.
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HamediRad, M., Lian, J., Li, H., Zhao, H. Feb. 20, 2018. “RNAi-assisted Genome Evolution Unveils Yeast Mutants with Improved Xylose Utilization.” Biotechnology and Bioengineering,115:1552-1560. DOI: 10.1002/bit.26570.
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