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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Improvement and Utilization of Natural Rubber and Castor Oil-Producing Industrial Crops

Location: Crop Improvement & Utilization Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Toxin content of commercial castor cultivars     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mckeon, T.A., Auld, D., Brandon, D.L., Leviatov, S., He, X. 2014. Toxin content of commercial castor cultivars. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. DOI: 10.1007/s11746-014-2505-3.
Quantification of TAG and DAG in lesquerella (Physaria fendleri) oil by HPLC and MS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(12-May-14)
Effect of non-rubber constituents on guayule and Hevea rubber intrinsic properties - (Abstract Only)
(01-May-14)
Effect of glyphosate on the castor plant Ricinus communis L - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mckeon, T.A., Brichta, J.L. 2014. Effect of glyphosate on the castor plant Ricinus communis L. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology. DOI: 10.1016/j.bcab.2014.03.002.
Nanocomposites of natural rubber and polyaniline-modified cellulose nanofibrils     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Silva, M.J., Sanches, A.O., Madeiros, E.S., Mattoso, L.H., Mcmahan, C.M., Malmonge, J.A. 2014. Nanocomposites of natural rubber and polyaniline-modified cellulose nanofibrils. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry. 117:387-392.
Identification and quantification of tetraacylglycerols in lesquerella oil by HPLC and MS - (Abstract Only)
(08-Jan-14)
Delicious, healthy dishes incorporating whole grain wheat, brown rice and buckwheat - (Proceedings)
Horigane, A., Momma, M., Ohtani, T., Kawakami, O., Yokoyama, T., Asano, M., Mckeon, T.A. 2013. Delicious, healthy dishes incorporating whole grain wheat, brown rice and buckwheat. Proceedings of the UJNR 42nd Food and Agriculture Panel: p. 39-40.
Identification of tetraacylglycerols in lesquerella oil by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry of the lithium adducts     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lin, J.T., Chen, G.Q. 2013. Identification of tetraacylglycerols in lesquerella oil by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry of the lithium adducts. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. 90:1831-1836.
Identification of TAG and DAG and their FA constituents in Lesquerella (Physaria fendleri) oil by HPLC and MS     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lin, J.T., Chen, G.Q. 2013. Identification of TAG and DAG and their FA constituents in Lesquerella (Physaria fendleri) oil by HPLC and MS. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. 90:1819-1829.
Expression of the cytoplasmic mevalonate pathway in chloroplasts to reduce substrate limitations for cytoplasmically-produced terpenoid secondary products - (Abstract Only)
Cornish, K., Kumar, S., Mcmahan, C.M., Whalen, M.C. 2013. Expression of the cytoplasmic mevalonate pathway in chloroplasts to reduce substrate limitations for cytoplasmically-produced terpenoid secondary products [abstract]. 3rd International Symposium on Chloroplast Genomics and Genetic Engineering (ISCGGE) Conference, May 8-11, 2013, Brunswich, New Jersey.
Reducing the toxicity of castor seed meal through processing treatments - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
McKeon, T.A., Shim, K., He, X. 2012. Reducing the toxicity of castor seed meal through processing treatments. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology. doi.org/10.1016/j.bcab.2012.12.001.
Laboratory and field studies of guayule modified to overexpress HMGR - (Abstract Only)
Mcmahan, C.M. 2013. Laboratory and field studies of guayule modified to overexpress HMGR [abstract]. Tire Technology Expo 2013, February 5-7, 2013 Cologne, Germany.
Phenotype analysis of Russian dandelion root tissues from the national plant germplasm system collection - (Abstract Only)
(17-Sep-12)
Metabolic Engineering oil biosyntesis pathways in Lesquerella Fendleri(Abstract) - (Abstract Only)
(15-Sep-12)
Guayule resin detection and influence on guayule rubber - (Abstract Only)
(10-Sep-12)
Analysis of cold-acclimated guayule transcriptome - (Abstract Only)
(10-Sep-12)
Ericameria Nauseosa (rubber rabbitbrush): a complementary rubber feedstock to augment the guayule rubber production stream - (Abstract Only)
Shintani, D., Hathwaik, U., Miller, G., Robbins, C., Mcmahan, C.M. 2012. Ericameria Nauseosa (rubber rabbitbrush): a complementary rubber feedstock to augment the guayule rubber production stream [abstract]. Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops (AAIC) November 12-15, 2012, Sonoma, California.
Securing the future of natural rubber – an American tire and bio-energy platform from guayule - (Abstract Only)
(10-Sep-12)
A review on the challenges for increassed production of castor - (Review Article)
Severino, L.S., Auld, D.L., Baldanzi, M., Chen, G.Q., He, X., Crosby, W., Machado, O.L., Morris, J.B., Zieler, H. 2012. A review on the challenges for increassed production of castor. Agronomy Journal. 104(4):853-880.
Mass spectrometry of the lithium adducts of diacylglycerols containing hydroxy FA in castor oil and two normal FA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lin, J.T., Chen, G.Q., Hou, C.T. 2013. Mass spectrometry of the lithium adducts of diacylglycerols containing hydroxy FA in castor oil and two normal FA. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. 90:33-38.
Ratios of regioisomers of minor acylglycerols less polar than triricinolein in castor oil estimated by mass spectrometry and the biosynthesis of tetraacylglycerols in castor - (Abstract Only)
Lin, J.T. 2012. Ratios of regioisomers of minor acylglycerols less polar than triricinolein in castor oil estimated by mass spectrometry and the biosynthesis of tetraacylglycerols in castor. International Symposium on Biocatalysis and Biotechnology: Functional Food and Industrial Products. Rohnert Park, California, 0.
Ratios of regioisomers of minor acylglycerols less polar than triricinolein in castor oil estimated by mass spectrometry - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lin, J.T., Chen, G.Q. 2012. Ratios of regioisomers of minor acylglycerols less polar than triricinolein in castor oil estimated by mass spectrometry. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11746-012-2083-1.
Identification of minor acylglycerols less polar than triricinolein in castor oil by mass spectrometry - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lin, J.T., Chen, G.Q. 2012. Identification of minor acylglycerols less polar than triricinolein in castor oil by mass spectrometry. American Chemistry Society Abstracts. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11746-012-2082-2.
Ratios of regioisomers of minor acylglycerols less polar than triricinolein in castor oil estimated by mass spectrometry (Abstract) - (Abstract Only)
Lin, J.T. 2012. Ratios of regioisomers of minor acylglycerols less polar than triricinolein in castor oil estimated by mass spectrometry (Abstract). Abstract of Agronomy Meetings. 0.
The role of the small rubber particle protein in determining rubber yields and polymer length in Russian dandelion - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Collins Silva, J., Nural, A.T., Scott, D.J., Hathwaik, U., Woosley, R., Schegg, K., Mcmahan, C.M., Whalen, M.C., Cornish, K., Shintani, D.K. 2012. The role of the small rubber particle protein in determining rubber yields and polymer length in Russian dandelion. Phytochemistry. 79:46-56.
Transcriptome and gene expression analysis in cold-acclimated guayule (Parthenium argentatum)rubber-producing tissue - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ponciano, G.P., Mcmahan, C.M., Wengshuang, X., Lazo, G.R., Coffelt, T.A., Collins-Silva, J., Nural-Taban, A., Golley, M., Shintani, D.K., Whalen, M.C. (2012). Transcriptome and gene expression analysis in cold-acclimated guayule (Parthenium argentatum)rubber-producing tissue. Phytochemistry. 79:57-66.
Transformation of Lesquerella fendleri with the new binary vector pGPro4-35S - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, G.Q., Thilmony, R.L., Lin, J.T. 2012. Transformation of Lesquerella fendleri with the new binary vector pGPro4-35S. Online Journal of Biological Sciences. 11(3)90-95. DOI: 10.3844/ojbsci.2011.90.95.
Identification of diacylglycerol and triacylglycerols containing 11,12,13-trihydroxy-9,14-octadecadienoic acid in castor oil by mass spectrometry - (Abstract Only)
(10-Nov-11)
Valorization of guayule as a feedstock for lignocellulosic biorefineries using ammonia fiber expansion (AFEX) pretreatment - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chundawat, S.P.S., Chang, L., Gunawan, C., Balan, V., Mcmahan, C., Dale, B.E. 2012.Guayule as a feedstock for lignocellulosic biorefineries using ammonia fiber expansion (AFEX) pretreatment. Industrial Crops and Products. 37: 486-492.
Blends of guayule natural rubber latex with commercial latex polymers - (Proceedings)
Mcmahan, C.M. 2011. Blends of guayule natural rubber latex with commercial latex polymers. Meeting Proceedings. 199-223.
Identification of minor acylglycerols less polar than triricinolein in castor oil by mass spectrometry and the proposed biosynthetic pathway of castor oil - (Abstract Only)
(31-May-11)
Seasonal and clonal variations in technological and thermal properties of raw Hevea natural rubber     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Galiani, P.D., Martins, M.A., De Souza Goncalves, P., Mcmahan, C.M., Mattoso, L.C. 2011. Seasonal and clonal variations in technological and thermal properties of raw Hevea natural rubber. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 122(4): 2749-2755.
Unraveling the mystery of natural rubber biosythesis part I: investigation of the composition and growth of in vitro natural rubber using high resolution size exclusion chromatography - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chiang, K.C., Xie, W., Mcmahan, C.M., Puskas, J. 2011. Unraveling the mystery of natural rubber biosythesis part I: investigation of the composition and growth of in vitro natural rubber using high resolution size exclusion chromatography. Rubber Chemistry and Technology. 84(2):166-177.
Effective elimination of chimeric tissue in transgenics for the stable genetic transformation of lesquerella fendleri - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, G.Q. 2011. Effective Elimination of Chimeric Tissue in Transgenics for the Stable Genetic Transformation of Lesquerella fendleri. HortScience. 46(1):86-90.
Identification of diacylglycerol and triacylglycerols containing 11,12,13-trihydroxy-9,14-octadecadienoic acid in castor oil by mass spectrometry - (Abstract Only)
Lin, J.T. 2011. Identification of diacylglycerol and triacylglycerols containing 11,12,13-trihydroxy-9,14-octadecadienoic acid in castor oil by mass spectrometry [abstract]. American Chemical Society. Paper No. 168.
Use of Quantitative PCR for Determining Copy Numbers of Transgenes in Lesquerella fendleri - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, G.Q., Lin, J.T. 2010. Use of Quantitative PCR for Determining Copy Numbers of Transgenes in Lesquerella fendleri. American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Science. 5(3):415-421.
Sustainability of Natural Rubber-Producing Crops in the United States: Applied Biotechnology Lessons 2000-2010 - (Proceedings)
Mcmahan, C.M., Shintani, D.K., Cornish, K., Coffelt, T.A., Ray, D.T., Whalen, M.C. 2010. Sustainability of Natural Rubber-Producing Crops in the United States: Applied Biotechnology Lessons 2000-2010. Association of the Advancement of Industrial Crops (AAIC) 22nd Annual Meeting, 2010 New Crops: Exploring Diversity, Preserving our Future, Fort Collins, CO, September 18-22, 2010.
Develop a New Lesquerella fendleri Crop for Castor Oil Production - (Abstract Only)
Chen, G.Q. 2010. Develop a New Lesquerella fendleri Crop for Castor Oil Production. Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops 22nd Annual Meeting, 2010 New Crops: Exploring Diversity, Preserving our Future, Fort Collins, CO, September 18 to 22, 2010.
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