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.


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., … 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., … 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., … 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., … 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, May). Examining mechanism of toxicity of copper oxide nanoparticles to Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Caenorhabditis elegans. Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI.
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., … 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., … 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., … 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., … 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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