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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: OPPORTUNITIES & LIMITS TO PERTURBING FORAGE PLANT BIOCHEMISTRY, GROWTH, & DEVELOPMENT FOR IMPROVING FORAGE NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS IN DAIRY SYS Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Synthesis of 1-O-methylchlorogenic acid: reassignment of structure for MCGA3 isolated from bamboo (Phyllostachys edulis) leaves     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zeller, W.E. 2014. Synthesis of 1-O-methylchlorogenic acid: reassignment of structure for MCGA3 isolated from bamboo (Phyllostachys edulis) leaves. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 62:1860-1865.
Gene expression patterns, localization, and substrates of polyphenol oxidase in red clover (Trifolium pratense L.). - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Webb, K.J., Cookson, A., Allison, G., Sullivan, M.L., Winters, A.L. 2013. Gene expression patterns, localization, and substrates of polyphenol oxidase in red clover (Trifolium pratense L.). Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 61(31):7421-7430.
Acetone enhances the direct analysis of total condensed tannins in plant tissues by the butanol-HCl-iron assay - (Abstract Only)
(20-Dec-12)
Impacts of flavanoid monomers and simple hydrolyzable tannins on ammonia emissions from dairy manure - (Abstract Only)
(20-Dec-12)
Perennial peanut (Arachis glabrata Benth.) contains polyphenol oxidase (PPO) and PPO substrates that can reduce post-harvest proteolysis     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sullivan, M.L., Foster, J.L. 2013. Perennial peanut (Arachis glabrata Benth.) contains polyphenol oxidase (PPO) and PPO substrates that can reduce post-harvest proteolysis. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 93(10):2421-2428.
Cell wall composition throughout development for the model grass Brachypodium distachyon     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rancour, D.M., Marita, J.M., Hatfield, R.D. 2012. Cell wall composition throughout development for the model grass Brachypodium distachyon. Frontiers in Plant Science. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2012.00266.
Artificial micro RNA (amiRNA) induced gene silencing in alfalfa (Medicago sativa)     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Verdonk, J.C., Sullivan, M.L. 2013. Artificial micro RNA (amiRNA) induced gene silencing in alfalfa (Medicago sativa). Botany. 91:117-122.
Metabolic engineering of novel lignin in biomass crops     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vanholme, R., Morreel, K., Darrah, C., Oyarce, P., Grabber, J.H., Ralph, J., Boerjan, W. 2012. Metabolic engineering of novel lignin in biomass crops. New Phytologist. 196:978-1000.
Epigallocatechin gallate incorporation into lignin enhances the alkaline delignification and enzymatic saccharification of cell walls - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Elumalai, S., Tobimatsu, Y., Grabber, J.H., Pan, X., Ralph, J. 2012. Epigallocatechin gallate incorporation into lignin enhances the alkaline delignification and enzymatic saccharification of cell walls. Biomacromolecules. 5(1):1-14.
Efficacy of various naturally occurring caffeic acid derivatives in preventing post-harvest protein losses in forages     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sullivan, M.L., Zeller, W.E. 2012. Efficacy of various naturally occurring caffeic acid derivatives in preventing post-harvest protein losses in forages. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 93:219-226.
Identifying new lignin bioengineering targets: impact of epicatechin, quercetin glycoside, and gallate derivatives on the lignification and fermentation of maize cell walls - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Grabber, J.H., Ress, D., Ralph, J. 2012. Identifying new lignin bioengineering targets: impact of epicatechin, quercetin glycoside, and gallate derivatives on the lignification and fermentation of maize cell walls. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 60:5152-5160.
Oxidation of ortho-diphenols in red clover with and without polyphenol oxidase (PPO) activity and their role in PPO activation and inactivation     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, M.R., Tweed, J.K., Sullivan, M.L. 2013. Oxidation of ortho-diphenols in red clover with and without polyphenol oxidase (PPO) activity and their role in PPO activation and inactivation. Grass and Forage Science. 68(1):83-92.
Sodium hydroxide pretreatment of genetically modified switchgrass for improved enzymatic release of sugars     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, Z., Li, R., Xu, J., Marita, J.M., Hatfield, R.D., Qu, R., Cheng, J.J. 2012. Sodium hydroxide pretreatment of genetically modified switchgrass for improved enzymatic release of sugars. Bioresource Technology. 110:364-370.
Co-ensiling temperate grasses to improve protein use efficiency in ruminants - (Proceedings)
Marita, J.M., Hatfield, R.D., Brink, G.E., Mertens, D.R. 2012. Co-ensiling temperate grasses to improve protein use efficiency in ruminants. In: Proceedings of the XVI International Silage Conference, July 2-4, 2012, Hameenlina, Finland. p. 132-133.
Polyphenol oxidase activity in co-ensiled temperate grasses - (Abstract Only)
(02-Jan-12)
Synthesis of (+) and (-)-phaselic acid - (Abstract Only)
Zeller, W.E. 2012. Synthesis of (+) and (-)-phaselic acid [abstract]. American Chemical Society. Paper No. AGFD 168.
Progress in the synthesis of 1-O-methylchlorogenic acid - (Abstract Only)
Zeller, W.E. 2012. Progress in the synthesis of 1-O-methylchlorogenic acid [abstract]. American Chemical Society. Paper No. AGFD 184.
Hydroxycinnamate conjugates as potential monolignol replacements: In vitro lignification and cell wall studies with rosmarinic acid     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tobimatsu, Y., Elumalai, S., Grabber, J.H., Davidson, C.L., Pan, X., Ralph, J. 2012. Hydroxycinnamate conjugates as potential monolignol replacements: In vitro lignification and cell wall studies with rosmarinic acid. Review Article. 5:676-686.
Synthesis of (+)- and (-)-phaselic acid     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zeller, W.E. 2013. Synthesis of (+)- and (-)-phaselic acid. Synthetic Communications. 43(10):1345-1350.
Concentrations and apparent digestibility of lignin and carbohydrate fractions in cell walls of whole-crop cereal silages - (Abstract Only)
Wallsten, J., Hatfield, R.D. 2011. Concentrations and apparent digestibility of lignin and carbohydrate fractions in cell walls of whole-crop cereal silages. Journal of Dairy Science. 94(E-Supplement 1):233-234.
Red clover HCT2, a hydroxycinnamoyl-coenzyme A:malate hydroxycinnamoyl transferase, plays a crucial role in biosynthesis of phaselic acid and other hydroxycinnamoyl-malate esters in vivo     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sullivan, M.L., Zarnowski, R. 2011. Red clover HCT2, a hydroxycinnamoyl-coenzyme A:malate hydroxycinnamoyl transferase, plays a crucial role in biosynthesis of phaselic acid and other hydroxycinnamoyl-malate esters in vivo. Plant Physiology. 155:1060-1067.
Evaluating the response of artificially lignified maize cell walls to pretreatments and enzymatic hydrolysis - (Proceedings)
Elumalai, S., Grabber, J.H., Ralph, J., Pan, X. 2011. Evaluating the response of artificially lignified maize cell walls to pretreatments and enzymatic hydrolysis. 16th International Symposium on Wood, Fiber and Pulping Industry, 8-10 June 2011, Tianjin, China. Abstract 535-V1.
Auto-Oxidation of Ortho-Diphenolic Substrate and Deactivation of Polyphenol Oxidases (Catecholase) During Wilting and Post Harvest Damage in Red Clover - (Abstract Only)
(02-Aug-10)
Molecular Biology Approaches to Solve Forage Crop Limitations: Improving Protein Utilization and Preventing Leaf Loss in Alfalfa - (Abstract Only)
Sullivan, M.L. 2010. Molecular Biology Approaches to Solve Forage Crop Limitations: Improving Protein Utilization and Preventing Leaf Loss in Alfalfa [abstract]. Gordon Research Conference on Plant Molecular Biology, July 18-23, 2010, Holderness, New Hampshire.
Hct2, a Novel Hydroxycinnamoyl-Malate Transferase, Is Responsible for Phaselic Acid (2-O-Caffeoyl-L-Malate) Biosynthesis in Red Clover - (Abstract Only)
(24-Jun-10)
Enzymatic Processes Involved in the Incorporation of Hydroxycinnamates into Grass Cell Walls     Reprint Icon - (Review Article)
Hatfield, R.D., Marita, J.M. 2010. Enzymatic Processes Involved in the Incorporation of Hydroxycinnamates into Grass Cell Walls. Phytochemistry Reviews. 9:35-45.
In Vitro Proteolytic Inhibition, Polyphenol Oxidase Activity, and Soluble O-Diphenols in Grasses and Cereals - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Marita, J.M., Hatfield, R.D., Brink, G.E. 2010. In Vitro Proteolytic Inhibition, Polyphenol Oxidase Activity, and Soluble O-Diphenols in Grasses and Cereals. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. 58:959-966.
Immunogold Labelling to Localize Polyphenol Oxidase (PPO) During Wilting of Red Clover Leaf Tissue and the Effect of Removing Cellular Matrices on PPO Protection of Glycerol-Based Lipid in the Rumen - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, M.R., Tweed, J.K., Cookson, A., Sullivan, M.L. 2010. Immunogold Labelling to Localize Polyphenol Oxidase (PPO) During Wilting of Red Clover Leaf Tissue and the Effect of Removing Cellular Matrices on PPO Protection of Glycerol-Based Lipid in the Rumen. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 90(3):503-510.
Red Clover Coumarate 3'-Hydroxylase (CYP98A44) is Capable of Hydroxylating P-Coumaroyl-Shikimate but not P-Coumaroyl-Malate: Implications for the Biosynthesis of Phaselic Acid     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sullivan, M.L., Zarnowski, R. 2010. Red Clover Coumarate 3'-Hydroxylase (CYP98A44) is Capable of Hydroxylating P-Coumaroyl-Shikimate but not P-Coumaroyl-Malate: Implications for the Biosynthesis of Phaselic Acid. Planta. 231(2):319-328.
Hydroxycinnamoyl-CoA:Malate Hydroxycinnamoyl Transferase is Crucial for 2-O-Caffeoyl-L-Malate Biosynthesis in Red Clover and Defines a New Pathway for Hydroxycinnamoyl-Malate Ester Biosynthesis - (Abstract Only)
Sullivan, M.L. 2010. Hydroxycinnamoyl-CoA:Malate Hydroxycinnamoyl Transferase is Crucial for 2-O-Caffeoyl-L-Malate Biosynthesis in Red Clover and Defines a New Pathway for Hydroxycinnamoyl-Malate Ester Biosynthesis [abstract]. Gordon Research Conference on Plant Metabolic Engineering, July 12-17, 2009, Waterville Valley, New Hampshire.
A Novel Red Clover Hydroxycinnamoyl Transferase Has Enzymatic Activities Consistent With a Role in Phaselic Acid Biosynthesis     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sullivan, M.L. 2009. A Novel Red Clover Hydroxycinnamoyl Transferase Has Enzymatic Activities Consistent With a Role in Phaselic Acid Biosynthesis. Plant Physiology. 150:1866-1879.
Incorporation of Monolignol Conjugates into Lignin for Improved Processing - (Abstract Only)
Ralph, J., Grabber, J.H., Lu, F., Kim, H., Marita, J.M., Hatfield, R.D. 2009. Incorporation of Monolignol Conjugates into Lignin for Improved Processing. Proceedings of IUFRO Rusts of Pines Conference. p. 11.
Grass Lignin Acylation: p-Coumaroyl Transferase Activity and Cell Wall Characteristics of C3 and C4 Grasses - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hatfield, R.D., Marita, J.M., Frost, K., Grabber, J.H., Ralph, J., Lu, F., Kim, H. 2009. Grass Lignin Acylation: p-Coumaroyl Transferase Activity and Cell Wall Characteristics of C3 and C4 Grasses. Planta. 229:1253-1267.
Incorporation of Monolignol Conjugates into Lignin for Improved Processing - (Proceedings)
Ralph, J., Grabber, J.H., Lu, F., Kim, H., Marita, J.M., Hatfield, R.D. 2009. Incorporation of Monolignol Conjugates into Lignin for Improved Processing. In: Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Symposium on Wood, Fiber, and Pulping Chemistry, June 15-18, 2009, Oslo, Norway. Paper O-014.
Thioacidolysis Marker Compound for Ferulic Acid Incorporation into Angiosperm Lignins (and an Indicator for Cinnamoyl-coenzyme-A Reductase Deficiency - (Proceedings)
Ralph, J., Kim, H., Lu, F., Grabber, J.H., Leple, J., Berrio-Sierra, J., Mir, D., Jouanin, L., Boerjan, W., Lapierre, C. 2009. Thioacidolysis Marker Compound for Ferulic Acid Incorporation into Angiosperm Lignins (and an Indicator for Cinnamoyl-coenzyme-A Reductase Deficiency. In: Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Symposium on Wood, Fiber, and Pulping Chemistry, Oslo, Norway, (2009); pp Paper P-071.
Soybean Stem Lignin Concentration Relates to Resistance to Sclerotinia Sclerotiorum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peltier, A.J., Hatfield, R.D., Grau, C.R. 2009. Soybean stem lignin concentration relates to resistance to Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Plant Disease. 93(2):149-154.
Variability of Grass Lignin Acylation - (Abstract Only)
Hatfield, R.D., Marita, J.M., Frost, K. 2008. Variability of grass lignin acylation [abstract]. The Pan American Congress on Plants and Bioenergy, June 22-25, 2008, Merida, Mexico. Abstract M705, p. 36.
Quinone Methides in Lignification - (Book / Chapter)
(19-May-08)
Multiple Hydroxycinnamoyl Transferases from Red Clover Differ in Sequence, Expression Pattern, and Enzymatic Activity     Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Sullivan, M.L. 2008. Multiple hydroxycinnamoyl transferases from red clover differ in sequence, expression pattern, and enzymatic activity [abstract]. 41st North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference and 20th Trifolium Conference, June 1-4, 2008, Irving, Texas. Available: http://www.naaic.org/Meetings/National/2008meeting/proceedings/Sullivan.pdf
A Novel Red Clover Hydroxycinnamoyl Transferase Has Enzymatic Activities Consistent with a Role in Phasalic Acid [2-O-(Caffeoyl)-L-Malate] Biosynthesis - (Abstract Only)
Sullivan, M.L., Hatfield, R.D. 2008. A novel red clover hydroxycinnamoyl transferase has enzymatic activities consistent with a role in phasalic acid [2-o-(caffeoyl)-l-malate] biosynthesis [abstract]. Gordon Research Conference on Plant Molecular Biology, July 13-18, 2008, Holderness, New Hampshire.
Characteristics of Polyphenol Oxidases - (Abstract Only)
Hatfield, R.D., Sullivan, M.L., Schmitz, G. 2008. Characteristics of polyphenol oxidases [abstract]. The 2008 Joint Meeting of the American Society of Plant Biologists and the Sociedad Mexicana de Bioquimica Rama: Bioquimica y Biologia Molecular de Plantas, June 26-July 1, 2008, Merida, Mexico. Abstract P04010. p. 103.
Characterization of a P-Coumaroyl Transferase Responsible for the Incorporation of Pca into Grass Cell Walls - (Abstract Only)
Hatfield, R.D., Marita, J.M. 2008. Characterization of a p-coumaroyl transferase responsible for the incorporation of pCA into grass cell walls [abstract]. Ferulate '08: An International Conference on Hydroxycinnamates and Related Plant Phenolics, August 25-27, 2008, Minneapolis, Minnesota. p. 53.
Rapid 2d Nmr Method for Determining P-Coumarate and Ferulate Levels in Corn (And Other Grass) Cell Walls - (Proceedings)
Kim, H., Ralph, J., Grabber, J.H., Jung, H.G. 2008. Rapid 2D NMR method for determining p-coumarate and ferulate levels in corn (and other grass) cell walls. In: Ferulate 08 Abstracts, August 25-27, 2008, Minneapolis, Minnesota. p. 48.
Identification of the Structure and Origin of a Thioacidolysis Marker Compound for Ferulic Acid Incorporation into Angiosperm Lignins (And An Indicator for Cinnamoyl-Coa Reductase Deficiency) - (Proceedings)
Ralph, J., Kim, H., Lu, F., Grabber, J.H., Boerjan, W., Lapierre, C. 2008. Identification of the structure and origin of a thioacidolysis marker compound for ferulic acid incorporation into angiosperm lignins (and an indicator for cinnamoyl-CoA reductase deficiency). In: Ferulate 08 Abstracts, August 25-27, 2008, Minneapolis, Minnesota. p. 25.
Role of Red Clover Ppo in Pathogen Resistance - (Abstract Only)
Winters, A.L., Gill, S., Heywood, S., Parveen, I., Sullivan, M.L., Webb, K.J. 2008. Role of red clover PPO in pathogen resistance [abstract]. XXIVth International Conference on Polyphenols, July 8-11, 2008, Salamanca, Spain. Abstract No. T3.28.
Evidence for Cleavage of Lignin by a Brown Rot Fungus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(14-Feb-08)
Down-Regulation of Cinnamoyl-Coa Reductase (Ccr) in Poplar Investigated with Chemometrics and 2d-Nmr - (Proceedings)
Oman, T., Ralph, J., Boerjan, W., Hedenstrom, M. 2008. Down-regulation of cinnamoyl-coa reductase (CCR) in poplar investigated with chemometrics and 2D-NMR. In: Proceedings of the Funcfiber 2008 International Symposium on the Biology and Biotechnology of Wood, March 10-12, 2008, Umea, Sweden. p. 65.
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