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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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James Thomson (Jim)
Crop Improvement and Genetics Research
Research Geneticist

Phone: (510) 559-5721
Fax: (510) 559-5818
Room 2122
USDA, ARS, PWA, WRRC-CIU
800 BUCHANAN STREET
ALBANY, CA, 94710

Projects
Molecular Tools for Improved Crop Biotechnology
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 425198
Utilization of Founder Lines for Improved Soybean Oil and Meal Content via Site-specific Recombination
Reimbursable (R)
  Accession Number: 425699
Improved Recombinase Technology for Targeted Marker Free Integration and Founder Line Production for Risk Assessment
Reimbursable (R)
  Accession Number: 420060
Developing and Deploying New Tools for Crop Plant Biotechnology
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 421372
Founder Lines for Improved Citrus Biotechnology
Trust (T)
  Accession Number: 422344
The Development of Novel Blood and Cara Cara Like Citrus Varieties
Trust (T)
  Accession Number: 423994

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Transgene autoexcision in switchgrass pollen mediated by the Bxb1 recombinase Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Somleva, M.N., Chang, A.X., Ryan, K.P., Thilmony, R.L., Peoples, O., Snell, K.D., Thomson, J.G. 2014. Transgene autoexcision in switchgrass pollen mediated by the Bxb1 recombinase. BioMed Central (BMC)Biotechnology. 14:79; DOI:10.1186/1472-6750-14-79.
Gene targeting in embryonic stem cells, II: conditional technologies - (Book / Chapter) - (02-Apr-14)
Down with DON: Strategies for precise transgene delivery and rnai-based suppression of fusarium - (Abstract Only) - (08-Nov-13)
Precise excision of plastid DNA by the large serine recombinase Bxb1 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shao, M., Kumar, S., Thomson, J.G. 2014. Precise excision of plastid DNA by the large serine recombinase Bxb1. Plant Biotechnology Journal. 12:322-329 DOI: 10.1111/pbi.12139.
Founder lines for improved citrus biotechnology - (Trade Journal)
Thomson, J.G., Stover, E.W. 2013. Founder lines for improved citrus biotechnology. Citrograph. 38-39.
Bxb1 recombinase mediates site-specific deletions in transgenic wheat - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blechl, A.E., Lin, J.W., Shao, M., Thilmony, R.L., Thomson, J.G. 2012. Bxb1 recombinase mediates site-specific deletions in transgenic wheat. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter. doi:10.1007/s11105-012-0454-2.
The Bxb1 recombination system demonstrates heritable transmission of site-specific excision in Arabidopsis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomson, J.G., Chan, R., Smith, J.D., Thilmony, R.L., Yau, Y., Wang, Y., Ow, D.W. 2012. The Bxb1 recombination system demonstrates heritable transmission of site-specific excision in Arabidopsis. BioMed Central (BMC)Biotechnology. 12:9 doi:10.1186/1472-6750-12-9.
Novel sull binary vectors enable an inexpensive foliar selection method in Arabidopsis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomson, J.G., Cook, M.A., Guttman, M.E., Smith, J.D., Thilmony, R.L. 2011. Novel sull binary vectors enable an inexpensive foliar selection method in Arabidopsis. BMC Research Notes. 4(44) Available: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1756-0500/4/44.
A Rapid and Quantitative Recombinase Activity Assay - (Abstract Only) - (01-Nov-10)
Recombinase technology: applications and possibilities - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, Y., Yau, Y., Perkins-Balding, D., Thomson, J.G. 2010. Recombinase Technology: Applications and Possibilities. Plant Cell Reports. 30(3):267-285.
The phiC31 Recombinase Demonstrates Heritable Passage of Site-specific Genomic Excision in Arabidopsis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomson, J.G., Chan, R., Thilmony, R.L., Ow, D.W. 2010. The phiC31 Recombinase Demonstrates Heritable Passage of Site-specific Genomic Excision in Arabidopsis. BioMed Central (BMC)Biotechnology. Available: doi:10.1186/1472-6750-10-17.
Genome Sequencing and Analysis of the Model Grass Brachypodium Distachyon. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vogel, J.P., Garvin, D.F., Gu, Y.Q., Lazo, G.R., Anderson, O.D., Bragg, J.N., Chingcuanco, D.L., Weng, Y., Belknap, W.R., Thomson, J.G., Dardick, C.D., Baxter, I.R. 2010. Genome sequencing and analysis of the model grass Brachypodium distachyon. Nature. 463:763-768.
Plant defensins: Defense, development and application - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stotz, H., Thomson, J.G., Yueju, W. 2009. Plant defensins: Defense, development and application. Plant Signaling and Behavior.4(11):1010-1012.
ParA resolvase catalyzes site-specific excision of DNA from the Arabidopsis genome - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomson, J.G., Yuan-Yeu, Y., Blanvillain, R., Chiniquy, D., Thilmony, R.L., Ow, D.W. 2009. ParA resolvase catalyzes site-specific excision of DNA from the Arabidopsis genome. Transgenic Research. 18:237-248.
A Simple and Inexpensive Method for Sending Binary Vector Plasmid DNA by Mail - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thilmony, R.L., Thomson, J.G. 2008. A simple and inexpensive method for sending binary vector plasmid dna by mail. Plant Biotechnology. 25:403-406.
Germinal transmission of site-specific excised genomic DNA by the bacterial ParA resolvase - (Abstract Only)
Thomson, J.G., Yau, Y., Blanvillian, R., Ow, D.W. 2008. Germinal transmission of site-specific excised genomic DNA by the bacterial ParA resolvase. Plant & Animal Genomes XVI Conference, San Diego, CA, January 13-17, 2008.
The parA resolvase performs site-specific genomic excision in Arabidopsis - (Abstract Only)
Thomson, J.G., Blanvillian, R., Yau, Y., Ow, D.W. 2007. The parA resolvase performs site-specific genomic excision in Arabidopsis. Plant & Animal Genomes XIV Conference, San Diego, CA, January 13-17, 2007.
Site-Specific Recombination Systems for the Genetic Manipulation of Eukaryotic Genomes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomson, J.G., Ow, D.W. 2006. Site-Specific Recombination Systems for the Genetic Manipulation of Eukaryotic Genomes. Genesis 44(10):465-476.
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