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Agricultural Research Service

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Alisa Huffaker
Chemistry Research Unit
Research Molecular Biologist

Phone: (352) 374-5765
Fax: (352) 374-5707

1700 S.W. 23RD DR
GAINESVILLE, FL, 32608

Projects
Disease Defense Responses Signaling in Maize
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 425017
METABOLOMICS: IDENTIFICATION OF INDUCIBLE BIOACTIVE METABOLITES IN PLANTS WITH JAPAN
Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 422680
METABOLOMICS: IDENTIFICATION OF INDUCIBLE BIOACTIVE METABOLITES IN PLANTS
Reimbursable (R)
  Accession Number: 422420

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Effects of elevated CO2 on maize defense against mycotoxigenic Fusarium verticillioides - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (24-Mar-14)
Biosynthesis, regulation and roles of monocot terpenoid phytoalexins - (Review Article) - (17-Jan-14)
A 13-Lipoxygenase, Tomloxc, Is Essential for Synthesis of Five Carbon Flavor Volatiles in Tomato - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shen, J., Tieman, D., Jones, J.B., Taylor, M.G., Schmelz, E.A., Huffaker, A., Bies, D., Chen, K., Klee, H.J. 2014. A 13-lipoxygenase, TomloxC, is essential for synthesis of five carbon flavor volatiles in tomato. Journal of Experimental Botany. 65(2):419-428.
Seed treatment with live or dead Fusarium verticillioides equivalently reduces the severity of subsequent stalk rot - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martins, V.F., Vaughan, M.M., Huffaker, A., Schmelz, E.A., Christensen, S.A., Sims, J.W., Benda, N.D., Swerbilow, J.C., Alborn, H.T., Teal, P.E. 2013. Seed treatment with live or dead Fusarium verticillioides equivalently reduces the severity of subsequent stalk rot. Journal of Phytopathology. 1-4.
European corn borer (Ostrinia nubilalis) induced defenses in maize enhance susceptibility in maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dafoe, N.J., Thomas, J.D., Shirk, P.D., Legaspi, M.E., Vaughan, M.M., Huffaker, A., Teal, P.E., Schmelz, E.A. 2013. European corn borer (Ostrinia nubilalis) induced defenses in maize enhance susceptibility in maize. PLoS One. 8(9):1-18.
Maize pathogens suppress inducible phytoalexin production to thwart innate plant immunity - (Abstract Only) - (25-Jul-13)
Isolation and identificaton of novel terpenoid phytoalexins in maize - (Abstract Only) - (17-Jul-13)
Maize kauralexins: insights into structure, function, and biosynthesis - (Abstract Only) - (05-Jun-13)
Plant elicitor peptides are conserved signals regulating direct and indirect anti-herbivore defense - (Abstract Only) - (01-Mar-13)
An amino acid substitution inhibits specialist herbivore production of a competitive antagonist effector and recovers insect-induced plant defenses - (Abstract Only) - (01-Mar-13)
Plant elicitor peptides are conserved signals regulating direct and indirect anti-herbivore defense - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huffaker, A., Pearce, G., Veyrat, N., Erb, M., Turlings, T.C., Sartor, R., Shen, Z., Briggs, S.P., Vaughan, M.M., Alborn, H.T., Teal, P.E., Schmelz, E.A. 2013. Plant elicitor peptides are conserved signals regulating direct and indirect anti-herbivore defense. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 110(14):5707-5712.
An amino acid substitution inhibits specialist herbivore production of an antagonist effector and recovers insect-induced plant defenses Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schmelz, E.A., Huffaker, A., Carroll, M.J., Alborn, H.T., Ali, J.G., Teal, P.E. 2012. An amino acid substitution inhibits specialist herbivore production of an antagonist effector and recovers insect-induced plant defenses . Plant Physiology. 160(3):1468-1478.
Roles of plant elicitor peptides and their cognate PEPR receptors - (Abstract Only) - (04-Jun-12)
A newly identified tomato peptide induces cytosolic calcium and may correspond to pathogen defense-related endogenous peptides in Arabidopsis - (Abstract Only) - (04-Jun-12)
Role of AtPep6 as a signal in Arabidopsis plants - (Abstract Only) - (04-Jun-12)
Plant responses to hidden herbivores: European corn borer (ECB; Ostrinia nubilalis) attack on maize induces both defense and susceptibility - (Abstract Only) - (04-Jun-12)
Evaluation of spatial and temporal patterns of insect damage and aflatoxin level in the pre-harvest corn fields to improve management tactics - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (26-Mar-12)
Homologous RXLR effectors from Hyaloperonospora arabidopsidis and Phytophthora sojae suppress immunity in distantly related plants Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Anderson, R.G., Casady, M.S., Fee, R.A., Vaughan, M.M., Deb, D., Fedkenheuer, K., Huffaker, A., Schmelz, E.A., Tyler, B.M., Mcdowell, J.M. 2012. Homologous RXLR effectors from Hyaloperonospora arabidopsidis and Phytophthora sojae suppress immunity in distantly related plants. Plant Journal. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2012.05079.x.
Maize terpene volatiles serve as precursors to an array of defensive phytoalexins following insect and pathogen attack - (Abstract Only) - (14-Feb-12)
Endogenous signals regulating herbivore-associated volatile emissions - (Abstract Only) - (03-Feb-12)
Maize terpene volatiles serve as precursors to an array of defensive phytoalexins following insect and pathogen attack - (Abstract Only) - (03-Feb-12)
Effects of global climate change on maize volatile production - (Abstract Only) - (03-Feb-12)
Kauralexins: newly discovered ent-kaurane-related diterpenoid phytoalexins in maize - (Abstract Only) - (07-Aug-11)
Maize defense response against the european corn borer (Ostrinia nubilaslis): a losing battle? - (Abstract Only) - (07-Aug-11)
Rapidly induced chemical defenses in maize stems and their effects on short-term growth of Ostrinia nubilalis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dafoe, N.J., Huffaker, A., Vaughan, M.M., Duehl, A.J., Teal, P.E., Schmelz, E.A. 2011. Rapidly induced chemical defenses in maize stems and their effects on short-term growth of Ostrinia nubilalis. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 37:984-991.
Spatial patterns of aflatoxin levels in relation to ear-feeding insect damage in pre-harvest corn - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ni, X., Wilson, J.P., Buntin, G., Guo, B., Krakowsky, M.D., Lee, R., Cottrell, T.E., Scully, B.T., Huffaker, A., Schmelz, E.A. 2011. Spatial patterns of aflatoxin levels in relation to ear-feeding insect damage in pre-harvest corn. Toxins. 3(7):920-931.
Novel acidic sesquiterpenoids constitute a dominant class of pathogen-induced phytoalexins in maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huffaker, A., Kaplan, F., Vaughan, M.M., Dafoe, N.J., Ni, X., Rocca, J.R., Alborn, H.T., Teal, P.E., Schmelz, E.A. 2011. Novel acidic sesquiterpenoids constitute a dominant class of pathogen-induced phytoalexins in maize. Plant Physiology. 156:2082-2097.
Drought stress suppresses phytoalexin production against Fusarium verticilliodes - (Abstract Only) - (07-Jun-11)
Endogenous peptide elicitors in higher plants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yamaguchi, Y., Huffaker, A. 2011. Endogenous peptide elicitors in higher plants. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 14:351-357.
The endogenous peptide signal, ZmPep1, regulates maize innate immunity and enhances disease resistance - (Abstract Only) - (23-Feb-11)
Maize Kauralexins: inducible diterpenoid phytoalexins protect against fungal pathogens - (Abstract Only) - (23-Feb-11)
Identity, regulation, and activity of inducible diterpenoid phytoalexins in maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schmelz, E.A., Kaplan, F., Huffaker, A., Dafoe, N.J., Vaughan, M.M., Ni, X., Rocca, J.R., Alborn, H.T., Teal, P.E. 2011. Identity, regulation, and activity of inducible diterpenoid phytoalexins in maize. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 108(13):5455-5460.
ZmPep1, an ortholog of Arabidopsis elicitor Peptide 1, regulates maize innate immunity and enhances disease resistance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huffaker, A., Dafoe, N.J., Schmelz, E.A. 2011. ZmPep1, an ortholog of Arabidopsis elicitor Peptide 1, regulates maize innate immunity and enhances disease resistance. Plant Physiology. 155(30):1325-1338.
Peptide regulation of Maize defense reponses - (Abstract Only) - (12-May-10)
Induced defenses in maize following attack by the European corn borer (Ostrinia nubilalis) - (Abstract Only) - (12-May-10)
Proteins induced in corn (Zea mays) in response to the European corn borer (Ostrinia nubilalis) - (Abstract Only) - (03-May-10)
Pepr2 Is a Second Receptor for the Pep1 and Pep2 Peptides and Contributes to Defense Responses in Arabidopsis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yamaguchi, Y., Huffaker, A., Bryan, A.C., Tax, F.E., Ryan, C.A. 2010. PEPR2 is a second receptor for the Pep1 and Pep2 peptides and contributes to defense responses in arabidopsis. The Plant Cell. 22:508-522.
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