Bullet Blender Publications: Plants, Algae and Fungi

Publications where the Bullet Blender® was used to process samples from plants, algae or fungi, both single-celled and multicellular.


Nguyen, H. M., Yadav, N. S., Barak, S., Lima, F. P., Sapir, Y., & Winters, G. (2020). Responses of Invasive and Native Populations of the Seagrass Halophila stipulacea to Simulated Climate Change. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6, 812. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00812
Diamos, A. G., Rosenthal, S. H., & Mason, H. S. (2016). 5′ and 3′ Untranslated Regions Strongly Enhance Performance of Geminiviral Replicons in Nicotiana benthamiana Leaves. Frontiers in Plant Science, 7. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2016.00200
Riga, P., Benedicto, L., García-Flores, L., Villaño, D., Medina, S., & Gil-Izquierdo, Á. (2016). Rootstock effect on serotonin and nutritional quality of tomatoes produced under low temperature and light conditions. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, 46, 50–59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfca.2015.11.003
Davis, T. S., Bosque-Pérez, N. A., Popova, I., & Eigenbrode, S. D. (2015). Evidence for additive effects of virus infection and water availability on phytohormone induction in a staple crop. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 3. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2015.00114
Mohammad, A.-I. A. (2015). Electrophoretic analysis of proteins from different date  palm  (Phoenix dactylifera L.) cultivars in Saudi Arabia. African Journal of Biotechnology, 14(15), 1325–1333. https://doi.org/10.5897/AJB2014.14398
Tierno, R., López, A., Riga, P., Arazuri, S., Jarén, C., Benedicto, L., & Ruiz de Galarreta, J. I. (2015). Phytochemicals determination and classification in purple and red fleshed potato tubers by analytical methods and near infrared spectroscopy: Phytochemicals in potato tubers. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, n/a-n/a. https://doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.7294
Kraaijeveld, K., de Weger, L. A., Ventayol García, M., Buermans, H., Frank, J., Hiemstra, P. S., & den Dunnen, J. T. (2015). Efficient and sensitive identification and quantification of airborne pollen using next-generation DNA sequencing. Molecular Ecology Resources, 15(1), 8–16. https://doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.12288
Mora, Y., Diaz, R., Vargas-Lagunas, C., Peralta, H., Guerrero, G., Aguilar, A., Encarnacion, S., Girard, L., & Mora, J. (2014). Nitrogen-Fixing Rhizobial Strains Isolated from Common Bean Seeds: Phylogeny, Physiology, and Genome Analysis. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 80(18), 5644–5654. https://doi.org/10.1128/AEM.01491-14
Devanathan, S., Erban, A., Perez-Torres, R., Kopka, J., & Makaroff, C. A. (2014). Arabidopsis thaliana Glyoxalase 2-1 Is Required during Abiotic Stress but Is Not Essential under Normal Plant Growth. PLoS ONE, 9(4), e95971. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0095971
Riga, P., Medina, S., García-Flores, L. A., & Gil-Izquierdo, Á. (2014). Melatonin content of pepper and tomato fruits: Effects of cultivar and solar radiation. Food Chemistry, 156, 347–352. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2014.01.117
Shen, Y.-H., Chen, Y.-H., Liu, H.-Y., Chiang, F.-Y., Wang, Y.-C., Hou, L.-Y., Lin, J.-S., Lin, C.-C., Lin, H.-H., Lai, H.-M., & Jeng, S.-T. (2014). Expression of a gene encoding β-ureidopropionase is critical for pollen germination in tomatoes. Physiologia Plantarum, 150(3), 425–435. https://doi.org/10.1111/ppl.12085
Mohammad. (2013). ELECTROPHORETIC ANALYSIS OF PROTEIN PATTERNS IN DATE PALM “KHALAS” CULTIVAR LEAFLETS AMONG DIFFERENT LOCATIONS OF AL-AHSA. American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences, 8(4), 343–349. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajabssp.2013.343.349
Wu, P. H., Liu, C. H., Tseng, K. M., Liu, Y. C., Chen, C. C., Yang, P. P., Huang, Y. X., Chen, W. H., & Wang, H. L. (2013). Low irradiance alters carbon metabolism and delays flower stalk development in two orchids. Biologia Plantarum, 57(4), 764–768. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10535-013-0340-2
Kwon, D. H., Park, J. H., & Lee, S. H. (2013). Screening of lethal genes for feeding RNAi by leaf disc-mediated systematic delivery of dsRNA in Tetranychus urticae. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology, 105(1), 69–75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pestbp.2012.12.001
Qualley, A. V., Widhalm, J. R., Adebesin, F., Kish, C. M., & Dudareva, N. (2012). Completion of the core -oxidative pathway of benzoic acid biosynthesis in plants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109(40), 16383–16388. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1211001109
Mamedov, T., Ghosh, A., Jones, R. M., Mett, V., Farrance, C. E., Musiychuk, K., Horsey, A., & Yusibov, V. (2012). Production of non-glycosylated recombinant proteins in Nicotiana benthamiana plants by co-expressing bacterial PNGase F: Production of non-glycosylated recombinant proteins in Nicotiana benthamiana. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 10(7), 773–782. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7652.2012.00694.x
Augustine, R. C., Pattavina, K. A., Tuzel, E., Vidali, L., & Bezanilla, M. (2011). Actin Interacting Protein1 and Actin Depolymerizing Factor Drive Rapid Actin Dynamics in Physcomitrella patens. The Plant Cell, 23(10), 3696–3710. https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.111.090753
Mamedov, T., & Yusibov, V. (2011). Green algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii possess endogenous sialylated N-glycans. FEBS Open Bio, 1, 15–22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fob.2011.10.003
Rommens, C. M., Shakya, R., Heap, M., & Fessenden, K. (2010). Tastier and Healthier Alternatives to French Fries. Journal of Food Science, 75(4), H109–H115. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1750-3841.2010.01588.x


Thapa, H. R., Naik, M. T., Okada, S., Takada, K., Molnár, I., Xu, Y., & Devarenne, T. P. (2016). A squalene synthase-like enzyme initiates production of tetraterpenoid hydrocarbons in Botryococcus braunii Race L. Nature Communications, 7, 11198. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms11198
Kent, M., Welladsen, H. M., Mangott, A., & Li, Y. (2015). Nutritional Evaluation of Australian Microalgae as Potential Human Health Supplements. PLOS ONE, 10(2), e0118985. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0118985
Li, Y., Xiao, G., Mangott, A., Kent, M., & Pirozzi, I. (2015). Nutrient efficacy of microalgae as aquafeed additives for the adult black tiger prawn, Penaeus monodon. Aquaculture Research, 46. https://doi.org/10.1111/are.12815
von Alvensleben, N., Stookey, K., Magnusson, M., & Heimann, K. (2013). Salinity Tolerance of Picochlorum atomus and the Use of Salinity for Contamination Control by the Freshwater Cyanobacterium Pseudanabaena limnetica. PLoS ONE, 8(5), e63569. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0063569
Edwards, C. D., Beatty, J. C., Loiselle, J. B. R., Vlassov, K. A., & Lefebvre, D. D. (2013). Aerobic transformation of zinc into metal sulfide by photosynthetic microorganisms. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 97(8), 3613–3623. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00253-012-4636-5
Edwards, C. D., Beatty, J. C., Loiselle, J. B., Vlassov, K. A., & Lefebvre, D. D. (2013). Aerobic transformation of cadmium through metal sulfide biosynthesis in photosynthetic microorganisms. BMC Microbiology, 13(1), 161. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2180-13-161


Rasool, A., Ahmed, M. S., & Li, C. (2016). Overproduction of squalene synergistically downregulates ethanol production in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Chemical Engineering Science, 152, 370–380. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ces.2016.06.014
Orgil, O., Mor, H., Matityahu, A., & Onn, I. (2016). Identification of a region in the coiled-coil domain of Smc3 that is essential for cohesin activity. Nucleic Acids Research, gkw539. https://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkw539
Shwartz, M., Matityahu, A., & Onn, I. (2016). Identification of Functional Domains in the Cohesin Loader Subunit Scc4 by a Random Insertion/Dominant Negative Screen. G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics, g3.116.031674. https://doi.org/10.1534/g3.116.031674
Zheng, Y., Xie, J., Huang, X., Dong, J., Park, M. S., & Chan, W. K. (2016). Binding studies using Pichia pastoris expressed human aryl hydrocarbon receptor and aryl hydrocarbon receptor nuclear translocator proteins. Protein Expression and Purification, 122, 72–81. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pep.2016.02.011
Mashock, M. J. (2016). Examining mechanism of toxicity of copper oxide nanoparticles to Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Caenorhabditis elegans. Marquette University.
Avbelj, M., Zupan, J., Kranjc, L., & Raspor, P. (2015). Quorum-Sensing Kinetics in Saccharomyces cerevisiae : A Symphony of ARO Genes and Aromatic Alcohols. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 63(38), 8544–8550. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jafc.5b03400
Meyer, R. E., Chuong, H. H., Hild, M., Hansen, C. L., Kinter, M., & Dawson, D. S. (2015). Ipl1/Aurora-B is necessary for kinetochore restructuring in meiosis I in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 26(17), 2986–3000. https://doi.org/10.1091/mbc.E15-01-0032
Aylward, F. O., Khadempour, L., Tremmel, D. M., McDonald, B. R., Nicora, C. D., Wu, S., Moore, R. J., Orton, D. J., Monroe, M. E., Piehowski, P. D., Purvine, S. O., Smith, R. D., Lipton, M. S., Burnum-Johnson, K. E., & Currie, C. R. (2015). Enrichment and Broad Representation of Plant Biomass-Degrading Enzymes in the Specialized Hyphal Swellings of Leucoagaricus gongylophorus, the Fungal Symbiont of Leaf-Cutter Ants. PLOS ONE, 10(8), e0134752. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0134752
Desai, J., Cheng, S., Ying, T., Nguyen, M., Clancy, C., Lanni, F., & Mitchell, A. (2015). Coordination of Candida albicans Invasion and Infection Functions by Phosphoglycerol Phosphatase Rhr2. Pathogens, 4(3), 573–589. https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens4030573
Zhang, L., Li, X., Hill, R. C., Qiu, Y., Zhang, W., Hansen, K. C., & Zhao, R. (2015). Brr2 plays a role in spliceosomal activation in addition to U4/U6 unwinding. Nucleic Acids Research, 43(6), 3286–3297. https://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkv062
Orgil, O., Matityahu, A., Eng, T., Guacci, V., Koshland, D., & Onn, I. (2015). A Conserved Domain in the Scc3 Subunit of Cohesin Mediates the Interaction with Both Mcd1 and the Cohesin Loader Complex. PLOS Genetics, 11(3), e1005036. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1005036
Kurtzman, C. P., & Robnett, C. J. (2014). Three new anascosporic genera of the Saccharomycotina: Danielozyma gen. nov., Deakozyma gen. nov. and Middelhovenomyces gen. nov. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 105(5), 933–942. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10482-014-0149-9
Wiedner, S. D., Ansong, C., Webb-Robertson, B.-J., Pederson, L. M., Fortuin, S., Hofstad, B. A., Shukla, A. K., Panisko, E. A., Smith, R. D., & Wright, A. T. (2013). Disparate Proteome Responses of Pathogenic and Nonpathogenic Aspergilli to Human Serum Measured by Activity-Based Protein Profiling (ABPP). Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, 12(7), 1791–1805. https://doi.org/10.1074/mcp.M112.026534
Wiedner, S. D., Burnum, K. E., Pederson, L. M., Anderson, L. N., Fortuin, S., Chauvigne-Hines, L. M., Shukla, A. K., Ansong, C., Panisko, E. A., Smith, R. D., & Wright, A. T. (2012). Multiplexed Activity-based Protein Profiling of the Human Pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus Reveals Large Functional Changes upon Exposure to Human Serum. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 287(40), 33447–33459. https://doi.org/10.1074/jbc.M112.394106
Yin, Y., Liu, Y., Jin, H., Wang, S., Zhao, S., Geng, X., Li, M., & Xu, F. (2012). Polyethylene glycol-mediated transformation of fused egfp-hph gene under the control of gpd promoter in Pleurotus eryngii. Biotechnology Letters, 34(10), 1895–1900. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10529-012-0985-5
Suzuki, Y., Murray, S. L., Wong, K. H., Davis, M. A., & Hynes, M. J. (2012). Reprogramming of carbon metabolism by the transcriptional activators AcuK and AcuM in Aspergillus nidulans: Transcription factors controlling carbon metabolism. Molecular Microbiology, 84(5), 942–964. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2958.2012.08067.x

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