Chris Somerville

Summary

Affiliation: Stanford University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Imaging plant cell death: GFP-Nit1 aggregation marks an early step of wound and herbicide induced cell death
    Sean R Cutler
    Department of Botany, University of Toronto, 25 Willcocks St, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3B2, Canada
    BMC Plant Biol 5:4. 2005
  2. ncbi Chris Somerville
    Chris Somerville
    Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution, 260 Panama Street, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Curr Biol 14:R872-3. 2004
  3. ncbi Cellulose synthesis in higher plants
    Chris Somerville
    Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution, and Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Annu Rev Cell Dev Biol 22:53-78. 2006
  4. ncbi Biofuels
    Chris Somerville
    Carnegie Institution, Department of Plant Biology, 260 Panama Street, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Curr Biol 17:R115-9. 2007
  5. ncbi Toward a systems approach to understanding plant cell walls
    Chris Somerville
    Carnegie Institution, Department of Plant Biology, 260 Panama Street, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Science 306:2206-11. 2004
  6. pmc Complexes with mixed primary and secondary cellulose synthases are functional in Arabidopsis plants
    Andrew Carroll
    Department of Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Plant Physiol 160:726-37. 2012
  7. pmc Glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored proteins are required for cell wall synthesis and morphogenesis in Arabidopsis
    C Stewart Gillmor
    Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Plant Cell 17:1128-40. 2005
  8. pmc EDR2 negatively regulates salicylic acid-based defenses and cell death during powdery mildew infections of Arabidopsis thaliana
    Sonja Vorwerk
    Carnegie Institution, Department of Plant Biology, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    BMC Plant Biol 7:35. 2007
  9. pmc The Arabidopsis irregular xylem8 mutant is deficient in glucuronoxylan and homogalacturonan, which are essential for secondary cell wall integrity
    Staffan Persson
    Carnegie Institution, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Plant Cell 19:237-55. 2007
  10. pmc Prefoldin 6 is required for normal microtubule dynamics and organization in Arabidopsis
    Ying Gu
    Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution for Science, 260 Panama Street, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:18064-9. 2008

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications24

  1. pmc Imaging plant cell death: GFP-Nit1 aggregation marks an early step of wound and herbicide induced cell death
    Sean R Cutler
    Department of Botany, University of Toronto, 25 Willcocks St, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3B2, Canada
    BMC Plant Biol 5:4. 2005
    ..Live cell imaging using GFP-tagged markers is a powerful way to provide dynamic portraits of a cellular process that can in turn provide a descriptive foundation valuable for future biochemical and genetic investigations...
  2. ncbi Chris Somerville
    Chris Somerville
    Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution, 260 Panama Street, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Curr Biol 14:R872-3. 2004
    b>Chris Somerville is Director of the Carnegie Institution Department of Plant Biology and a professor of Biological Sciences at Stanford University. He grew up in the Canadian north and was educated at the University of Alberta...
  3. ncbi Cellulose synthesis in higher plants
    Chris Somerville
    Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution, and Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Annu Rev Cell Dev Biol 22:53-78. 2006
    ..Genetic studies in Arabidopsis have identified a number of genes that contribute to the overall process of cellulose synthesis, but the role of these proteins is not yet known...
  4. ncbi Biofuels
    Chris Somerville
    Carnegie Institution, Department of Plant Biology, 260 Panama Street, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Curr Biol 17:R115-9. 2007
  5. ncbi Toward a systems approach to understanding plant cell walls
    Chris Somerville
    Carnegie Institution, Department of Plant Biology, 260 Panama Street, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Science 306:2206-11. 2004
    ..However, progress in integrating biophysical, developmental, and genetic information into a useful model will require a system-based approach...
  6. pmc Complexes with mixed primary and secondary cellulose synthases are functional in Arabidopsis plants
    Andrew Carroll
    Department of Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Plant Physiol 160:726-37. 2012
    ..These results demonstrate that sufficient parallels exist between the primary and secondary complexes for cross-functionality and open the possibility that mixed complexes of primary and secondary CESAs may occur at particular times...
  7. pmc Glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored proteins are required for cell wall synthesis and morphogenesis in Arabidopsis
    C Stewart Gillmor
    Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Plant Cell 17:1128-40. 2005
    ....
  8. pmc EDR2 negatively regulates salicylic acid-based defenses and cell death during powdery mildew infections of Arabidopsis thaliana
    Sonja Vorwerk
    Carnegie Institution, Department of Plant Biology, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    BMC Plant Biol 7:35. 2007
    ..In spite of the importance of this defense response, relatively little is known about the plant components that execute the cell death program or about its regulation in response to pathogen attack...
  9. pmc The Arabidopsis irregular xylem8 mutant is deficient in glucuronoxylan and homogalacturonan, which are essential for secondary cell wall integrity
    Staffan Persson
    Carnegie Institution, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Plant Cell 19:237-55. 2007
    ....
  10. pmc Prefoldin 6 is required for normal microtubule dynamics and organization in Arabidopsis
    Ying Gu
    Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution for Science, 260 Panama Street, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:18064-9. 2008
    ..These results support the concept that the function of microtubules is critically dependent on the absolute amount of tubulins...
  11. ncbi A MAPKK kinase gene regulates extra-embryonic cell fate in Arabidopsis
    Wolfgang Lukowitz
    Department of Plant Biology, 260 Panama Street, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Cell 116:109-19. 2004
    ..Our results imply that a MAP kinase cascade acts as a molecular switch promoting extra-embryonic fate...
  12. pmc Nonmotile cellulose synthase subunits repeatedly accumulate within localized regions at the plasma membrane in Arabidopsis hypocotyl cells following 2,6-dichlorobenzonitrile treatment
    Seth DeBolt
    Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Plant Physiol 145:334-8. 2007
  13. doi Cellulosic biofuels
    Andrew Carroll
    Department of Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Annu Rev Plant Biol 60:165-82. 2009
    ..This review describes the major topics of enquiry concerning cellulosic biofuels with an emphasis on those areas of research and development that include research problems of interest to plant biologists...
  14. pmc Characterization of synthetic hydroxyproline-rich proteoglycans with arabinogalactan protein and extensin motifs in Arabidopsis
    José M Estevez
    Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Plant Physiol 142:458-70. 2006
    ..The observations reveal a high level of complexity in the synthesis, secretion, and turnover of the glycoproteins...
  15. pmc Alpha-glucosidase I is required for cellulose biosynthesis and morphogenesis in Arabidopsis
    C Stewart Gillmor
    Carnegie Institution, Department of Plant Biology, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    J Cell Biol 156:1003-13. 2002
    ..Thus in Arabidopsis cells, like yeast, N-glycan trimming is apparently required for the function of only a small subset of N-glycoproteins...
  16. ncbi FlAsH-based live-cell fluorescent imaging of synthetic peptides expressed in Arabidopsis and tobacco
    José M Estevez
    Carnegie Institution, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Biotechniques 41:569-70, 572-4. 2006
    ....
  17. ncbi The role of plant cell wall polysaccharide composition in disease resistance
    Sonja Vorwerk
    Carnegie Institute, and Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, CA 94305, USA
    Trends Plant Sci 9:203-9. 2004
    ..Recently, several genetic studies have provided new lines of evidence implicating cell wall polysaccharides as factors in host-pathogen interactions...
  18. ncbi A fortunate choice: the history of Arabidopsis as a model plant
    Chris Somerville
    Carnegie Institution, 260 Panama Street, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Nat Rev Genet 3:883-9. 2002
    ..Here, we review some of the key events that led to the uptake of Arabidopsis as a model plant and to the growth of the Arabidopsis community...
  19. ncbi Cellularisation in the endosperm of Arabidopsis thaliana is coupled to mitosis and shares multiple components with cytokinesis
    Mikael Blom Sørensen
    Laboratoire de Reproduction et Développement des Plantes, UMR 5667, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, 46 allee d Italie, F 69364 Lyon, Cedex 07, France
    Development 129:5567-76. 2002
    ..The analysis of this mutant might identify a specific checkpoint for the onset of cellularisation...
  20. pmc Identification and characterization of the Arabidopsis PHO1 gene involved in phosphate loading to the xylem
    Dirk Hamburger
    Institut d Ecologie Biologie et Physiologie Végétales, Batiment de Biologie, Universite de Lausanne, CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Plant Cell 14:889-902. 2002
    ..The Arabidopsis genome contains 10 additional genes showing homology with PHO1. Thus, PHO1 defines a novel class of proteins involved in ion transport in plants...
  21. ncbi A conserved role for kinesin-5 in plant mitosis
    Alex Bannigan
    Biology Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    J Cell Sci 120:2819-27. 2007
    ..These results are among the first reports of any motor with a major role in anastral spindle structure in plants and demonstrate that the conservation of kinesin-5 motor function throughout eukaryotes extends to vascular plants...
  22. ncbi Plant neurobiology: no brain, no gain?
    Amedeo Alpi
    Trends Plant Sci 12:135-6. 2007
  23. ncbi The billion-ton biofuels vision
    Chris Somerville
    Science 312:1277. 2006
  24. pmc Transcriptional coordination of the metabolic network in Arabidopsis
    Hairong Wei
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Plant Physiol 142:762-74. 2006
    ..These methods and results will aid in the prioritization of candidates for genetic analysis of metabolism in plants and contribute to the improvement of functional annotation of the Arabidopsis genome...