yucca

Summary

Summary: A genus (and common name) in the AGAVACEAE family. It is known for SAPONINS in the root that are used in SOAPS.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Evaluation of the mutagenic activity of phenolics from the bark of Yucca schidigera Roezl
    Hanna Czeczot
    Department of Biochemistry, Medical University of Warsaw, 1 Banacha Str, 02 097 Warsaw, Poland
    Acta Pol Pharm 60:357-62. 2003
  2. doi Comparative anti-platelet and antioxidant properties of polyphenol-rich extracts from: berries of Aronia melanocarpa, seeds of grape and bark of Yucca schidigera in vitro
    Beata Olas
    Department of General Biochemistry, University of Lodz, 90 237 Lodz, Poland
    Platelets 19:70-7. 2008
  3. doi A test of host-associated differentiation across the 'parasite continuum' in the tri-trophic interaction among yuccas, bogus yucca moths, and parasitoids
    David M Althoff
    Department of Biology, Syracuse University, 130 College Place, Syracuse, NY 13244, USA
    Mol Ecol 17:3917-27. 2008
  4. doi Host specificity and reproductive success of yucca moths (Tegeticula spp. Lepidoptera: Prodoxidae) mirror patterns of gene flow between host plant varieties of the Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia: Agavaceae)
    Christopher Irwin Smith
    Department of Biology, Willamette University, OR 97301, USA
    Mol Ecol 18:5218-29. 2009
  5. ncbi Patterns of genetic structure among populations of an oligophagous pollinating yucca moth (Tegeticula yuccasella)
    J Leebens-Mack
    Department of Biology, 612 Mueller Laboratory, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Hered 95:127-35. 2004
  6. ncbi Steroidal saponins from the stem of Yucca elephantipes
    Ying Zhang
    State Key Laboratory of Phytochemistry and Plant Resources in West China, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650204, PR China
    Phytochemistry 69:264-70. 2008
  7. doi Geographic isolation trumps coevolution as a driver of yucca and yucca moth diversification
    David M Althoff
    Dept of Biology, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244, United States
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 62:898-906. 2012
  8. pmc Pattern and timing of diversification in Yucca (Agavaceae): specialized pollination does not escalate rates of diversification
    Christopher Irwin Smith
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83844, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 275:249-58. 2008
  9. doi The effects of Yucca schidigera and Quillaja saponaria on DNA damage, protein oxidation, lipid peroxidation, and some biochemical parameters in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats
    A Fatih Fidan
    Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Afyonkarahisar Kocatepe University, 03200 Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
    J Diabetes Complications 22:348-56. 2008
  10. doi Host-associated divergence and incipient speciation in the yucca moth Prodoxus coloradensis (Lepidoptera: Prodoxidae) on three species of host plants
    C S Drummond
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83844, USA
    Heredity (Edinb) 105:183-96. 2010

Research Grants

  1. Auxin Biosynthesis and Signaling Mechanisms
    Yunde Zhao; Fiscal Year: 2010
  2. Auxin Biosynthesis and Signaling Mechanisms
    Yunde Zhao; Fiscal Year: 2009
  3. Auxin Biosynthesis and Signaling Mechanisms.
    Yunde Zhao; Fiscal Year: 2007
  4. In-Vitro Mordenite Fiber Dissolution at Acidic pH
    Dale Stephenson; Fiscal Year: 2002

Detail Information

Publications156 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Evaluation of the mutagenic activity of phenolics from the bark of Yucca schidigera Roezl
    Hanna Czeczot
    Department of Biochemistry, Medical University of Warsaw, 1 Banacha Str, 02 097 Warsaw, Poland
    Acta Pol Pharm 60:357-62. 2003
    ..These phenolic compounds have been isolated and identified from the hark of Yucca schidigera. All of them were found to be non-toxic and non-mutagenic for testing doses in any of the S...
  2. doi Comparative anti-platelet and antioxidant properties of polyphenol-rich extracts from: berries of Aronia melanocarpa, seeds of grape and bark of Yucca schidigera in vitro
    Beata Olas
    Department of General Biochemistry, University of Lodz, 90 237 Lodz, Poland
    Platelets 19:70-7. 2008
    ..study was to investigate and compare the anti-platelet action of extracts from three different plants: bark of Yucca schidigera, seeds of grape and berries of Aronia melanocarpa (chokeberry)...
  3. doi A test of host-associated differentiation across the 'parasite continuum' in the tri-trophic interaction among yuccas, bogus yucca moths, and parasitoids
    David M Althoff
    Department of Biology, Syracuse University, 130 College Place, Syracuse, NY 13244, USA
    Mol Ecol 17:3917-27. 2008
    ..Here, I examined the importance of host-associated differentiation in a parasitoid wasp that develops on yucca moths in the genus Prodoxus...
  4. doi Host specificity and reproductive success of yucca moths (Tegeticula spp. Lepidoptera: Prodoxidae) mirror patterns of gene flow between host plant varieties of the Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia: Agavaceae)
    Christopher Irwin Smith
    Department of Biology, Willamette University, OR 97301, USA
    Mol Ecol 18:5218-29. 2009
    ..using a natural experiment that examines the role of natural selection on phenotype matching between yuccas and yucca moths (Tegeticula spp...
  5. ncbi Patterns of genetic structure among populations of an oligophagous pollinating yucca moth (Tegeticula yuccasella)
    J Leebens-Mack
    Department of Biology, 612 Mueller Laboratory, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Hered 95:127-35. 2004
    ..The pollination association between yuccas and yucca moths is a classic example of an obligate mutualism often suggested to have been affected by coevolution...
  6. ncbi Steroidal saponins from the stem of Yucca elephantipes
    Ying Zhang
    State Key Laboratory of Phytochemistry and Plant Resources in West China, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650204, PR China
    Phytochemistry 69:264-70. 2008
    ..A (4), and the five furostanol bisdesmosides, elephanosides B-F (6-10), were isolated from the stems of Yucca elephantipes Regel. (Agavaceae). Their structures were determined by detailed chemical and spectroscopic analysis...
  7. doi Geographic isolation trumps coevolution as a driver of yucca and yucca moth diversification
    David M Althoff
    Dept of Biology, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244, United States
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 62:898-906. 2012
    ..important in diversification of obligate mutualistic interactions such as the one between yuccas and pollinating yucca moths...
  8. pmc Pattern and timing of diversification in Yucca (Agavaceae): specialized pollination does not escalate rates of diversification
    Christopher Irwin Smith
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83844, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 275:249-58. 2008
    The yucca-yucca moth interaction is one of the most well-known and remarkable obligate pollination mutualisms, and is an important study system for understanding coevolution...
  9. doi The effects of Yucca schidigera and Quillaja saponaria on DNA damage, protein oxidation, lipid peroxidation, and some biochemical parameters in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats
    A Fatih Fidan
    Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Afyonkarahisar Kocatepe University, 03200 Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
    J Diabetes Complications 22:348-56. 2008
    The aim of this study was to examine the effects of Yucca schidigera, Quillaja saponaria, and a mixture of both plants on streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Animals were allocated into five groups with 10 rats each...
  10. doi Host-associated divergence and incipient speciation in the yucca moth Prodoxus coloradensis (Lepidoptera: Prodoxidae) on three species of host plants
    C S Drummond
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83844, USA
    Heredity (Edinb) 105:183-96. 2010
    A wide range of evolutionary processes have been implicated in the diversification of yuccas and yucca moths, which exhibit ecological relationships that extend from obligate plant-pollinator mutualisms to commensalist herbivory...
  11. doi Determination of steroidal glycosides in Yucca gloriosa flowers by LC/MS/MS
    Paola Montoro
    Dipartimento di Scienze Farmaceutiche, Universita degli Studi di Salerno, Via Ponte Don Melillo, 84084 Fisciano SA, Italy
    J Pharm Biomed Anal 52:791-5. 2010
    ..spectrometry (MS/MS) method, was developed for the quantitative analysis of the steroidal glycosides occurring in Yucca gloriosa flowers...
  12. ncbi Testing the out-of-Florida hypothesis on the origin of cheating in the yucca-yucca moth mutualism
    Kari A Segraves
    Department of Biology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37235, USA
    Evolution 58:2266-79. 2004
    ..We used the obligate pollination mutualism between yuccas and yucca moths to examine the origins of a nonpollinating cheater moth, Tegeticula intermedia, and its pollinating sister ..
  13. doi Distinguishing coevolution from covicariance in an obligate pollination mutualism: asynchronous divergence in Joshua tree and its pollinators
    Christopher Irwin Smith
    University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83843, USA
    Evolution 62:2676-87. 2008
    ..history of a putative case of codivergence in the obligate pollination mutualism between Joshua trees (Yucca brevifolia) and two sister species of pollinating yucca moths (Tegeticula spp...
  14. ncbi Antifungal activity of steroidal glycosides from Yucca gloriosa L
    A Favel
    Laboratory of Botany and Cryptogamy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Marseille, France
    Phytother Res 19:158-61. 2005
    The antifungal activity of a crude steroidal glycoside extract from Yucca gloriosa flowers, named alexin, was investigated in vitro against a panel of human pathogenic fungi, yeasts as well as dermatophytes and filamentous species...
  15. ncbi Characterizing the interaction between the bogus yucca moth and yuccas: do bogus yucca moths impact yucca reproductive success?
    David M Althoff
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Idaho, Rm 252 Life Sciences South, Moscow, ID, 83844 3051, USA
    Oecologia 140:321-7. 2004
    b>Yucca moths are most well known for their obligate pollination mutualism with yuccas, where pollinator moths provide yuccas with pollen and, in exchange, the moth larvae feed on a subset of the developing yucca seeds...
  16. doi Feeding saponin-containing Yucca schidigera and Quillaja saponaria to decrease enteric methane production in dairy cows
    L Holtshausen
    Agriculture and Agri Food Canada, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada T1J 4B1
    J Dairy Sci 92:2809-21. 2009
    An experiment was conducted in vitro to determine whether the addition of saponin-containing Yucca schidigera or Quillaja saponaria reduces methane production without impairing ruminal fermentation or fiber digestion...
  17. ncbi Relative effects of phenolic constituents from Yucca schidigera Roezl. bark on Kaposi's sarcoma cell proliferation, migration, and PAF synthesis
    Ciro Balestrieri
    Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Second University of Naples, Via L De Crecchio 7, 80138 Naples, Italy
    Biochem Pharmacol 71:1479-87. 2006
    Yuccaols (A, B, C) are phenolic constituents isolated from Yucca schidigera bark characterized by unusual spirostructures made up of a C15 unit and a stilbenic portion closely related to resveratrol...
  18. ncbi Hypocholesterolemic property of Yucca schidigera and Quillaja saponaria extracts in human body
    Sang Woo Kim
    Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Miz Medi Hospital, Seoul, Korea
    Arch Pharm Res 26:1042-6. 2003
    This study was undertaken to observe the effects of the blend of partially purified Yucca schidigera and Quillaja saponaria extracts on cholesterol levels in the human's blood and gastrointestinal functions, and to determine if a new ..
  19. ncbi Inhibition of oxidative stress in blood platelets by different phenolics from Yucca schidigera Roezl. bark
    Beata Olas
    Department of General Biochemistry, Institute of Biochemistry, University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland
    Nutrition 19:633-40. 2003
    ..trans-3,3',5,5'tetrahydroxy-4'-methoxystilbene, and yuccaols A and C isolated from the bark of Yucca schidigera on oxidative stress in resting blood platelets and blood platelets activated by different agonists (..
  20. ncbi Inhibition of blood platelet adhesion and secretion by different phenolics from Yucca schidigera Roezl. bark
    Beata Olas
    Department of General Biochemistry, Institute of Biochemistry, University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland
    Nutrition 21:199-206. 2005
    b>Yucca schidigera is a plant that grows in Mexico, and it has a very high level of saponins and phenolic compounds with antioxidant action. The products of Y...
  21. ncbi Inhibition of inducible nitric oxide synthase expression by yuccaol C from Yucca schidigera roezl
    Stefania Marzocco
    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Salerno, via Ponte Don Melillo 84084, Fisciano, Salerno, Italy
    Life Sci 75:1491-501. 2004
    b>Yucca schidigera extract finds wide commercial application in foods, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals...
  22. ncbi Anti-platelet effects of different phenolic compounds from Yucca schidigera Roezl. bark
    Beata Olas
    Department of General Biochemistry, Institute of Biochemistry, University of Lodz, Poland
    Platelets 13:167-73. 2002
    ..including trans-3,3',5,5'-tetrahydroxy-4'-methoxystilbene and yuccaols A and C were isolated from the bark of Yucca schidigera...
  23. ncbi Yucca schidigera bark: phenolic constituents and antioxidant activity
    Sonia Piacente
    Dipartimento di Scienze Farmaceutiche, Universita degli Studi di Salerno, Via Ponte Don Melillo, 84084 Fisciano, Salerno, Italy
    J Nat Prod 67:882-5. 2004
    ..constituents with unusual spirostructures, named yuccaols D (1) and E (2), were isolated from the MeOH extract of Yucca schidigera bark. Their structures were established by spectroscopic (ESIMS and NMR) analysis...
  24. ncbi Strong conservation of floral scent composition in two allopatric yuccas
    Glenn P Svensson
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina, Coker Life Sciences Building, 700 Sumter St, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    J Chem Ecol 32:2657-65. 2006
    Floral scent has been suggested to play a key role in the obligate pollination mutualism between yuccas and yucca moths...
  25. ncbi Application of flow cytometry and microscopical methods to characterize the effect of herbal drugs on Leishmania Spp
    A Plock
    Institute of Pharmacy, Humboldt University Berlin, Goethestr. 54, 13086 Berlin, Germany
    Exp Parasitol 97:141-53. 2001
    ..Eighteen extracts showed at least 50% inhibition at 100 microg/ml. The ethanolic extract from Yucca filamentosa L. showed the strongest leishmanicidal activity (100% inhibition at 5 microg/ml)...
  26. pmc Limiting cheaters in mutualism: evidence from hybridization between mutualist and cheater yucca moths
    Kari A Segraves
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83844 3051, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 272:2195-201. 2005
    ..The yucca-yucca moth pollination mutualism is an excellent model in this context as there have been two origins of cheating ..
  27. ncbi Yucca gloriosa: a source of phenolic derivatives with strong antioxidant activity
    Carla Bassarello
    Dipartimento di Scienze Farmaceutiche, Universita degli Studi di Salerno, Via Ponte Don Melillo, 84084 Fisciano, Salerno, Italy
    J Agric Food Chem 55:6636-42. 2007
    On the basis of the biological activities exhibited by the phenolic constituents of Yucca schidigera, the antioxidant activity of the methanol extract of Yucca gloriosa roots was evaluated in the TEAC assay...
  28. ncbi Comparative studies of the antioxidant effects of a naturally occurring resveratrol analogue -- trans-3,3',5,5'-tetrahydroxy-4'-methoxystilbene and resveratrol -- against oxidation and nitration of biomolecules in blood platelets
    Beata Olas
    Department of General Biochemistry, Institute of Biochemistry, University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland
    Cell Biol Toxicol 24:331-40. 2008
    The action of two phenolic compounds isolated from the bark of Yucca schidigera: trans-3,3',5,5'-tetrahydroxy-4'-methoxystilbene and its analogue -- resveratrol (trans-3,4',5-trihydroxystilbene, present also in grapes and wine) on ..
  29. ncbi Antioxidant and insect growth regulatory activities of stilbenes and extracts from Yucca periculosa
    Patricio Torres
    Botany Department, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, University of Concepcion, Concepcion, Chile
    Phytochemistry 64:463-73. 2003
    The methanol extract from the bark of Yucca periculosa F...
  30. ncbi Dietary manipulation to reduce aerial ammonia concentrations in nursery pig facilities
    J J Colina
    Department of Animal Science, University of Nebraska, Lincoln 68583-0908, USA
    J Anim Sci 79:3096-103. 2001
    ..trials (preliminary study) and three 5-wk trials (major study) were conducted to determine the effects of adding Yucca schidigera extract or anhydrous calcium chloride to nursery diets on the growth performance of nursery pigs and ..
  31. ncbi Investigation of spectrophotometrically determined substances in Yucca extract by GC/MS, TLC and on-column injection GC
    Yoko Uematsu
    Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Public Health, 3 24 1, Hyakunin cho, Shinjuku ku, Tokyo 169 0073, Japan
    Shokuhin Eiseigaku Zasshi 45:141-5. 2004
    Spectrophotometrically determined substances in Yucca extract, listed as "Yucca foam extract" in the "List of Existing Food Additives in Japan", were investigated by GC/MS, TLC and GC...
  32. ncbi A new steroidal saponin, yuccalan, from the leaves of Yucca smalliana
    Yu Lan Jin
    Division of Applied Bioscience and Biotechnology, Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 500 757, Korea
    Arch Pharm Res 30:543-6. 2007
    An extract of the leaves of Yucca smalliana Fern. (Agavaceae) showed potential antimicrobial activity...
  33. ncbi Three-way coexistence in obligate mutualist-exploiter interactions: the potential role of competition
    William F Morris
    Department of Biology, Duke University, Box 90338, Durham, North Carolina 27708 0338, USA
    Am Nat 161:860-75. 2003
    ..Our results suggest that mutualist/exploiter coexistence may be more easily achieved than previously thought, thus highlighting the need for a better understanding of competition among and between mutualists and exploiters...
  34. ncbi Comparison of natural background dose rates for residents of the Amargosa Valley, NV, to those in Leadville, CO, and the states of Colorado and Nevada
    Dade W Moeller
    Dade W Moeller and Associates, Inc, 257 River Island Road, New Bern, NC 28562, USA
    Health Phys 91:338-53. 2006
    ..Rule (40 CFR Part 197) for establishing a dose rate standard for limiting radionuclide releases from the proposed Yucca Mountain high-level radioactive waste repository during the time period from 10 to 10 years after closure...
  35. ncbi Effect of steroidal saponin from Yucca schidigera extract on ruminal microbes
    Y Wang
    Agriculture and Agri Food Canada Research Centre, Lethbridge, AB, Canada and Desert King International, Chula Vista, CA, USA
    J Appl Microbiol 88:887-96. 2000
    The effects of steroidal saponins (SAP) isolated from Yucca schidigera extract on ruminal bacteria and fungi were investigated in pure culture studies...
  36. doi In vitro efficacies of oils, silicas and plant preparations against the poultry red mite Dermanyssus gallinae
    Veronika Maurer
    Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Ackerstrasse, 5070, Frick, Switzerland
    Exp Appl Acarol 48:31-41. 2009
    ..and seven plant preparations (derived from Chrysanthemum cineariaefolium, Allium sativum, Tanacetum vulgare, Yucca schidigera, Quillaja saponaria, Dryopteris filix-mas, and Thuja occidentalis) were tested at various ..
  37. doi Evidence for the inhibition of the terminal step of ruminal alpha-linolenic acid biohydrogenation by condensed tannins
    R Khiaosa-ard
    Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich, Institute of Animal Science, Universitaetstrasse 2, CH 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Dairy Sci 92:177-88. 2009
    ..9% of dietary dry matter (DM)] or saponins from Yucca schidigera (1.1% of DM)...
  38. ncbi Innervation of a lizard auditory organ having gap junctions between most hair cells: a serial transmission electron microscopy study
    M R Miller
    Department of Anatomy, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    J Comp Neurol 293:223-35. 1990
    Two apical unidirectional and 16 basal bidirectional papillar hair cells of the yucca night lizard, Xantusia vigilis, were serially sectioned for transmission electron microscopy (TEM) to determine the pattern of hair cell innervation...
  39. ncbi Production of amines in equine cecal contents in an in vitro model of carbohydrate overload
    S R Bailey
    Department of Veterinary Basic Sciences, Royal Veterinary College, London, UK
    J Anim Sci 80:2656-62. 2002
    ..3 g/100 mL), and plant steroidal saponin (Yucca schidigera extract; 0...
  40. ncbi The saturated zone at Yucca Mountain: an overview of the characterization and assessment of the saturated zone as a barrier to potential radionuclide migration
    A A Eddebbarh
    Earth and Environmental Sciences Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM 87545, USA
    J Contam Hydrol 62:477-93. 2003
    The US Department of Energy is pursuing Yucca Mountain, Nevada, for the development of a geologic repository for the disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste, if the repository is able to meet applicable radiation ..
  41. ncbi Impacts of stable element intake on 14C and 129I dose estimates
    Dade W Moeller
    Dade Moeller and Associates Inc, New Bern, NC 28562, USA
    Health Phys 89:349-54. 2005
    ..of (14)C or (129)I that would be present in the ground water due to potential releases from the proposed Yucca Mountain high-level radioactive waste repository during the first 10,000 y after closure...
  42. pmc Glucose and auxin signaling interaction in controlling Arabidopsis thaliana seedlings root growth and development
    Bhuwaneshwar S Mishra
    National Institute for Plant Genome Research, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi, India
    PLoS ONE 4:e4502. 2009
    ..Auxin signaling and transport has been earlier shown to be controlling plant root length, number of lateral roots, root hair and root growth direction...
  43. doi Short communication: assessment of the potential of cinnamaldehyde, condensed tannins, and saponins to modify milk fatty acid composition of dairy cows
    C Benchaar
    Agriculture and Agri Food Canada, Dairy and Swine Research and Development Centre, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada J1M 1Z3
    J Dairy Sci 92:3392-6. 2009
    ..essential oil; Cinnamon cassia), condensed tannins from quebracho trees (Schinopsis balansae), or saponins from Yucca schidigera altered the milk fatty acid profile of dairy cows...
  44. ncbi Estimation of past seepage volumes from calcite distribution in the Topopah Spring Tuff, Yucca Mountain, Nevada
    Brian D Marshall
    US Geological Survey, Federal Center, MS 963, Denver, CO 80225 0046, USA
    J Contam Hydrol 62:237-47. 2003
    ..and opal record the past seepage of water into open fractures and lithophysal cavities in the unsaturated zone at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, site of a proposed high-level radioactive waste repository...
  45. ncbi Preliminary 3-D site-scale studies of radioactive colloid transport in the unsaturated zone at Yucca Mountain, Nevada
    G J Moridis
    Earth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    J Contam Hydrol 60:251-86. 2003
    ..of permanent disposal of high-level nuclear waste in a repository to be situated in the unsaturated zone (UZ) at Yucca Mountain (YM), Nevada...
  46. ncbi Tritium and 36Cl as constraints on fast fracture flow and percolation flux in the unsaturated zone at Yucca Mountain
    M Guerin
    Earth Sciences Division, E O Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    J Contam Hydrol 51:257-88. 2001
    An analysis of tritium and 36Cl data collected at Yucca Mountain, Nevada suggests that fracture flow may occur at high velocities through the thick unsaturated zone...
  47. doi Acid generation upon thermal concentration of natural water: the critical water content and the effects of ionic composition
    April L Pulvirenti
    Department of Chemistry, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC 20064, United States
    J Contam Hydrol 109:62-81. 2009
    Thermal evaporation of a variety of simulated pore waters from the region of Yucca Mountain, Nevada, produced acidic liquids and gases during the final stages of evaporation...
  48. ncbi Pollination and seed predation by moths on Silene and allied Caryophyllaceae: evaluating a model system to study the evolution of mutualisms
    Susan Kephart
    Department of Biology, Willamette University, Salem, OR 97301, USA
    New Phytol 169:667-80. 2006
    ..The two pre-eminent examples--fig wasps and yucca moths--show little variation in the interaction: the primary pollinator is an obligate mutualist...
  49. ncbi Antimutagenic effect of resveratrol against Trp-P-1
    F Uenobe
    Osaka Kyoiku University, Department of Health Science, Japan
    Mutat Res 373:197-200. 1997
    The methanol extract of Yucca schidigera (YE) showed a suppressive effect on umu gene expression of the SOS response induced by 3-amino-1,4-dimethyl-5H-pyrido[4,3-b]indole (Trp-P-1) in Salmonella typhimurium TA1535/pSK1002...
  50. ncbi Experimental and numerical simulation of dissolution and precipitation: implications for fracture sealing at Yucca Mountain, Nevada
    Patrick F Dobson
    Earth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, 1 Cyclotron Road, 94720, USA
    J Contam Hydrol 62:459-76. 2003
    Plugging of flow paths caused by mineral precipitation in fractures above the potential repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada could reduce the probability of water seeping into the repository...
  51. ncbi Chemical analyses of pore water from boreholes USW SD-6 and USW WT-24, Yucca Mountain, Nevada
    In C Yang
    U S Geological Survey, Denver Federal Center, MS 421, Box 25046, CO 80225, USA
    J Contam Hydrol 62:361-80. 2003
    ..of pore water extracted from cores of boreholes USW SD-6 in the central part and USW WT-24 in the northern part of Yucca Mountain, Nevada, show significant vertical and lateral variations in dissolved-ion concentrations...
  52. ncbi Factors affecting dose estimates for long-term performance assessments: case study-Armagosa Valley
    Dade W Moeller
    Dade Moeller and Associates, 257 River Island Road, New Bern, NC 28562 3669, USA
    Health Phys 92:127-33. 2007
    ..Although the examples discussed are based on data from the Amargosa Valley located near the proposed Yucca Mountain high-level radioactive waste repository, the factors evaluated are common to any such assessment...
  53. ncbi Morphology and life cycle of a new species of Didymium (Myxomycetes) from arid areas of Mexico
    D Wrigley de Basanta
    Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC, Plaza de Murillo 2, 28014 Madrid, Spain
    Mycologia 100:921-9. 2008
    ..This species was obtained from moist chamber cultures of Yucca spp...
  54. ncbi Uncertainties in coupled thermal-hydrological processes associated with the Drift Scale Test at Yucca Mountain, Nevada
    S Mukhopadhyay
    Earth Sciences Division, E O Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, CA 94720, USA
    J Contam Hydrol 62:595-612. 2003
    ..fractured tuff is essential for evaluating the performance of the potential radioactive waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada...
  55. doi Measurement of airborne particle concentrations near the Sunset Crater volcano, Arizona
    Roland R Benke
    Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses, Southwest Research Institute, 6220 Culebra Road, San Antonio, TX 78238 5166, USA
    Health Phys 96:97-117. 2009
    ..were performed at this analog site to improve the understanding of natural and human-induced processes at Yucca Mountain, Nevada...
  56. doi Species identification and sibship assignment of sympatric larvae in the yucca moths Tegeticula synthetica and Tegeticula antithetica (Lepidoptera: Prodoxidae)
    Christopher S Drummond
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Idaho, PO Box 443051, Moscow, ID 83844, USA Department of Biology, Willamette University, 900 State Street, Salem, OR 97301, USA
    Mol Ecol Resour 9:1369-72. 2009
    Ecological interactions between yucca moths (Tegeticula, Prodoxidae) and their host plants (Yucca, Agavaceae) are exemplary of obligate plant-pollinator mutualism and co-evolution...
  57. ncbi Effects of dietary supplementation with Yucca schidigera Roezl ex Ortgies and its saponin and non-saponin fractions on rat metabolism
    C F Duffy
    Alltech European Biosciences Research Center, The National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
    J Agric Food Chem 49:3408-13. 2001
    b>Yucca schidigera Roezl ex Ortgies, family Lillaceae, was fractionated with butan-1-ol to yield a butanol extractable fraction (BE; saponin fraction) and a non-butanol fraction (NBE; non-saponin fraction)...
  58. ncbi Characterization of flow and transport processes within the unsaturated zone of Yucca Mountain, Nevada, under current and future climates
    Yu Shu Wu
    Earth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    J Contam Hydrol 54:215-47. 2002
    ..presents a large-scale modeling study characterizing fluid flow and tracer transport in the unsaturated zone of Yucca Mountain, Nevada, a potential repository site for storing high-level radioactive waste...
  59. pmc Integration of auxin and salt signals by the NAC transcription factor NTM2 during seed germination in Arabidopsis
    Jungmin Park
    Department of Chemistry, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
    Plant Physiol 156:537-49. 2011
    ..Consistent with the inhibitory effects of auxin on germination, germination of YUCCA 3-overexpressing plants containing elevated levels of active auxin was more severely influenced by salt...
  60. doi The short-rooted vitamin B6-deficient mutant pdx1 has impaired local auxin biosynthesis
    Hao Chen
    Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St Louis, MO 63132, USA
    Planta 229:1303-10. 2009
    ..pdx1 also suppresses the root hair growth defects in the auxin overproduction mutant yucca. These data indicate that pdx1 is impaired in Trp-dependent auxin biosynthesis, which may contribute to the short-..
  61. ncbi Chemical and colloidal analyses of natural seep water collected from the exploratory studies facility inside Yucca Mountain, Nevada, USA
    James V Cizdziel
    Harry Reid Center for Environmental Studies, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154 4009, USA
    Environ Geochem Health 30:31-44. 2008
    b>Yucca Mountain is being considered as a geological repository for the USA's spent nuclear fuel and high-level nuclear waste...
  62. ncbi Patterns of speciation in the Yucca moths: parallel species radiations within the Tegeticula yuccasella species complex
    David M Althoff
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho 83844 3051, USA
    Syst Biol 55:398-410. 2006
    The interaction between yuccas and yucca moths has been central to understanding the origin and loss of obligate mutualism and mutualism reversal...
  63. doi Redirection of tryptophan metabolism in tobacco by ectopic expression of an Arabidopsis indolic glucosinolate biosynthetic gene
    Heather Nonhebel
    Molecular and Cellular Biology Group, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
    Phytochemistry 72:37-48. 2011
    ..IAOx and IAN were also examined in the Arabidopsis activation tagged yucca mutant, and no accumulation of IAOx was found above the limits of detection but accumulation of IAN (3-fold above ..
  64. ncbi Significance of 14C and 228Ra in terms of the proposed Yucca Mountain high-level radioactive waste repository
    Dade W Moeller
    Dade Moeller and Associates Inc, 257 River Island Road, New Bern, NC 28562, USA
    Health Phys 91:238-48. 2006
    ..that have either been identified as being potentially significant in terms of releases from the proposed Yucca Mountain high-level radioactive waste repository, or are specifically cited for consideration and evaluation in ..
  65. ncbi Assessment of the diversity and species specificity of the mutualistic association between Epicephala moths and Glochidion trees
    Atsushi Kawakita
    Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Yoshida nihonmatsu cho, Sakyo, Kyoto 606 8501, Japan
    Mol Ecol 15:3567-81. 2006
    ..Our results parallel recent findings in ecologically similar associations, namely the fig-fig wasp and yucca-yucca moth mutualisms, and contribute to a more general understanding of the factors that determine ecological and ..
  66. ncbi Effect of heterogeneity in fracture permeability on the potential for liquid seepage into a heated emplacement drift of the potential repository
    C B Haukwa
    Earth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, CA 94720, USA
    J Contam Hydrol 62:509-27. 2003
    ..seepage and moisture distribution in the vicinity of a waste emplacement drift in the unsaturated zone (UZ) of Yucca Mountain...
  67. doi A model-averaging method for assessing groundwater conceptual model uncertainty
    Ming Ye
    Department of Scientific Computing, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
    Ground Water 48:716-28. 2010
    This study evaluates alternative groundwater models with different recharge and geologic components at the northern Yucca Flat area of the Death Valley Regional Flow System (DVRFS), USA...
  68. ncbi A reaction-transport model for calcite precipitation and evaluation of infiltration fluxes in unsaturated fractured rock
    Tianfu Xu
    Earth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    J Contam Hydrol 64:113-27. 2003
    ..addressed in site characterization and flow and transport modeling of the potential nuclear-waste repository at Yucca Mountain, NV, USA...
  69. ncbi Transport of radon gas into a tunnel at Yucca Mountain--estimating large-scale fractured tuff hydraulic properties and implications for the operation of the ventilation system
    André Unger
    Earth Sciences Department, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave, West, Ontario, Canada, N2L 361
    J Contam Hydrol 70:153-71. 2004
    ..concentrations have been monitored as part of the operation of a tunnel (the Exploratory Studies Facility-ESF) at Yucca Mountain to ensure worker safety...
  70. ncbi Warren K. Sinclair keynote address: contemporary issues in risk-informed decision making on the disposition of radioactive waste
    B John Garrick
    Health Phys 91:430-8. 2006
    ..the experience of the probabilistic performance assessments for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant and the proposed Yucca Mountain high-level waste repository, could result in the right path forward for the regulation and management of ..
  71. ncbi Insect growth inhibition by tocotrienols and hydroquinones from Roldana barba-johannis
    Carlos L Cespedes
    Chemical Ecology Lab 2C, Natural Products Department, Chemistry Institute, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Av Universidad 3000, Coyoacan 04510, Mexico
    Phytochemistry 65:1963-75. 2004
    ..were fully comparable in activity to those known natural insect growth inhibitors such as gedunin and methanol extracts of Cedrela salvadorensis and Yucca periculosa. These substances may be useful as natural insecticidal agents.
  72. ncbi Plutonium oxidation and subsequent reduction by Mn(IV) minerals in Yucca Mountain tuff
    Brian A Powell
    Department of Environmental Engineering and Science, Clemson University, Anderson, South Carolina 29630, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 40:3508-14. 2006
    Plutonium oxidation state distribution on Yucca Mountain tuff and synthetic pyrolusite (beta-MnO2) suspensions was measured using synchrotron X-ray micro-spectroscopy and microimaging techniques as well as ultrafiltration/..
  73. doi Qualitative and quantitative analysis of steroidal saponins in crude extract and bark powder of Yucca schidigera Roezl
    Mariusz Kowalczyk
    Department of Biochemistry, Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation, State Research Institute, Puławy, Poland
    J Agric Food Chem 59:8058-64. 2011
    Steroidal saponins in commercial stem syrup and in extract of a bark of Yucca schidigera were identified with high-performance liquid chromatography ion trap mass spectrometry and quantitated using ultraperformance liquid chromatography ..
  74. ncbi Performance assessment model development and analysis of radionuclide transport in the unsaturated zone, Yucca Mountain, Nevada
    Bruce A Robinson
    Earth and Environmental Sciences Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Mail Stop T003, NM 87545, USA
    J Contam Hydrol 62:249-68. 2003
    ..and use of a particle-tracking model to perform radionuclide-transport simulations in the unsaturated zone at Yucca Mountain, Nevada...
  75. ncbi Effects of carbadox, copper, or Yucca shidigera extract on growth performance and visceral weight of young pigs
    J T Yen
    R L Hruska U S Meat Animal Research Center, USDA, Clay Center, NE 68933 0166
    J Anim Sci 71:2140-6. 1993
    ..a 16% CP corn-soybean meal basal diet (B), B + 55 ppm of carbadox, B + 250 ppm of copper (Cu), or B + 125 ppm of Yucca shidigera extract for 56 d (four pens/diet; eight pigs/pen)...
  76. ncbi Sensitivity analyses of the standards for the proposed Yucca Mountain repository--a review, evaluation, and commentary
    Dade W Moeller
    Dade W Moeller and Associates, Inc, 257 River Island Road, New Bern, NC 28562, USA
    Health Phys 88:459-68. 2005
    The standards and regulations for the proposed Yucca Mountain high level radioactive waste repository, which were developed and promulgated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S...
  77. pmc yucca6, a dominant mutation in Arabidopsis, affects auxin accumulation and auxin-related phenotypes
    Jeong Im Kim
    Center for Plant Environmental Stress Physiology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47906 2010, USA
    Plant Physiol 145:722-35. 2007
    ..These mutants exhibit hyperactivation of genes belonging to the YUCCA family, encoding putative flavin monooxygenase enzymes that result in increased endogenous auxin levels...
  78. ncbi Microbial impacts to the near-field environment geochemistry: a model for estimating microbial communities in repository drifts at Yucca Mountain
    Darren M Jolley
    Framatome ANP DE and S, 1180 Town Center Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89144, USA
    J Contam Hydrol 62:553-75. 2003
    ..on the geochemistry of the area adjacent to and within nuclear waste packages in the proposed repository drifts at Yucca Mountain, Nevada...
  79. ncbi Visualization experiment to investigate capillary barrier performance in the context of a Yucca Mountain emplacement drift
    Vincent C Tidwell
    Flow Visualization and Processes Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, Geohydrology Department, P O Box 5800 Mail Stop 0735, Albuquerque, NM 87185, USA
    J Contam Hydrol 62:287-301. 2003
    ..barriers as engineered backfill systems to divert water away from radioactive waste potentially stored in a Yucca Mountain emplacement drift is investigated...
  80. ncbi Benefit and cost curves for typical pollination mutualisms
    William F Morris
    Biology Department, Duke University, Box 90338, Durham, North Carolina 27708 0338, USA
    Ecology 91:1276-85. 2010
    ..curves in pollination mutualisms comes from highly specialized pollinating seed-consumer mutualisms, such as the yucca moth-yucca interaction...
  81. ncbi Flow and transport in the drift shadow in a dual-continuum model
    J E Houseworth
    Earth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, CA 94720, USA
    J Contam Hydrol 62:133-56. 2003
    The current concept for high-level radioactive waste disposal at Yucca Mountain is for the waste to be placed in underground tunnels (or drifts) in the middle of a thick unsaturated zone...
  82. ncbi High incidence of sensitization to ornamental plants in allergic rhinitis
    V Mahillon
    Clinic of ENT, Saint Pierre University Hospital, Free University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
    Allergy 61:1138-40. 2006
    ..A few indoor plants have been described as potential allergens, in single case reports of allergic rhinitis. There is no data evaluating the prevalence of allergic sensitization to these plants...
  83. doi Contractile roots in succulent monocots: convergence, divergence and adaptation to limited rainfall
    Gretchen B North
    Department of Biology, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA 90041, USA
    Plant Cell Environ 31:1179-89. 2008
    ..Thus, CRs in the species examined may provide a mechanism for greater water uptake near the soil surface in regions with limited rainfall...
  84. ncbi Micropropagation and field performance of Yucca valida
    Mario Arce-Montoya
    Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste Apdo, Postal 128, La Paz 23090, Baja California Sur, Mexico
    Plant Cell Rep 25:777-83. 2006
    b>Yucca valida is an important potential source of steroidal saponins closely related to Yucca schidigera, the species that is commercially exploited from the wild as a source of steroidal extracts...
  85. ncbi The phylogeny of yuccas
    Olle Pellmyr
    Department of Biology, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83844 3051, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 43:493-501. 2007
    The genus Yucca is widely recognized for its pollination mutualism with yucca moths. Analysis of diversification in this interaction has been hampered by the lack of a robust phylogeny for the genus...
  86. ncbi Observation of biological samples using a scanning microwave microscope
    Jewook Park
    Center for Strongly Correlated Materials Research, School of Physics, Seoul National University, 25 327B, Kwanak Gu 151 742, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Ultramicroscopy 102:101-6. 2005
    ..The concentration dependence of the signals shows that our scanning microwave microscope technique can be useful for investigating the local electric behavior of biological samples with a simple model of ionic conduction...
  87. ncbi Modeling flow and transport in unsaturated fractured rock: an evaluation of the continuum approach
    Hui Hai Liu
    Earth Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, USA
    J Contam Hydrol 62:173-88. 2003
    ..using data from an infiltration test carried out in a densely fractured rock within the unsaturated zone of Yucca Mountain, Nevada...
  88. pmc Economic contract theory tests models of mutualism
    E Glen Weyl
    Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:15712-6. 2010
    ..model of mutualism finds that HS are unlikely to evolve de novo, and published data on legume-rhizobia and yucca-moth mutualisms are consistent with PFF and not with HS...
  89. doi Alterations to the protein profile of bladder carcinoma cell lines induced by plant extract MINA-05 in vitro
    Terry Nguyen-Khuong
    Minomic Pty Ltd, Frenchs Forest, New South Wales, Australia
    Proteomics 9:1883-92. 2009
    ..This study implies that the ability of MINA-05 to retard cellular proliferation is attributed to its ability to alter cell cycling, metabolism, protein degradation and the cancer cell environment...
  90. ncbi Physical and chemical determinants of colloid transport and deposition in water-unsaturated sand and Yucca Mountain tuff material
    A P Gamerdinger
    Department of Chemistry, Washington State University, Richland 99352, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 35:2497-504. 2001
    Colloid mobility was determined in a system consisting of quartz sand or crushed Yucca Mountain tuff, simulated groundwater (J-13), and hydrophilic latex particles. Water content (theta) and ionic strength (I; DI water, 0...
  91. doi Is Yucca Mountain a long-term solution for disposing of US spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste?
    M C Thorne
    Mike Thorne and Associates Limited, Quarry Cottage, Hamsterley, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 3NJ, UK
    J Radiol Prot 32:175-80. 2012
    ..The Blue Ribbon Commission was not chartered as a siting commission. Accordingly, it did not evaluate Yucca Mountain or any other location as a potential site for the storage or disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high-..
  92. ncbi Effects of natural plant extracts on ruminal protein degradation and fermentation profiles in continuous culture
    P W Cardozo
    Departament de Ciencia Animal i dels Aliments, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Spain
    J Anim Sci 82:3230-6. 2004
    ..5 mg/kg DM of extracts of garlic (GAR), cinnamon (CIN), yucca (YUC), anise (ANI), oregano (ORE), or pepper (PEP)...
  93. doi Effects of extracts of Humulus lupulus (hops) and Yucca schidigera applied alone or in combination with monensin on rumen fermentation and microbial populations in vitro
    Nelmy Narvaez
    Lethbridge Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri Food Canada, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
    J Sci Food Agric 93:2517-22. 2013
    Acids in hops (Humulus lupulus) and saponins in yucca (Yucca schidigera) have been found to possess antimicrobial properties similar to that of monensin and could be an alternative to in-feed antibiotics...
  94. doi Effects of gene flow on phenotype matching between two varieties of Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia; Agavaceae) and their pollinators
    J B Yoder
    Department of Plant Biology, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN 55108, USA
    J Evol Biol 26:1220-33. 2013
    ..possible effects of gene flow on plant-pollinator trait matching in two varieties of Joshua tree (Agavaceae: Yucca brevifolia)...
  95. pmc Disturbed local auxin homeostasis enhances cellular anisotropy and reveals alternative wiring of auxin-ethylene crosstalk in Brachypodium distachyon seminal roots
    David Pacheco-Villalobos
    Department of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
    PLoS Genet 9:e1003564. 2013
    ..Rather, expression of YUCCA genes, which are rate-limiting for conversion of IPA to auxin, is increased in Bdtar2l mutants...
  96. pmc The jasmonic acid signaling pathway is linked to auxin homeostasis through the modulation of YUCCA8 and YUCCA9 gene expression
    Mathias Hentrich
    Department of Plant Physiology, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitätsstraβe 150, 44780, Bochum, Germany
    Plant J 74:626-37. 2013
    ..Here, we report the transcriptional regulation of two Arabidopsis YUCCA genes, YUC8 and YUC9, by oxylipins...
  97. pmc Coordination between apoplastic and symplastic detoxification confers plant aluminum resistance
    Xiao Fang Zhu
    State Key Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, College of Life Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China
    Plant Physiol 162:1947-55. 2013
    ..Here, we found that three auxin overproducing mutants, yucca, the recessive mutant superroot2, and superroot1 had increased aluminum sensitivity, while a transfer DNA ..
  98. ncbi Modeling colloid transport for performance assessment
    J S Contardi
    US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, MS T 7F27, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    J Contam Hydrol 47:323-33. 2001
    ..is expected to contribute to isolation at the proposed high-level nuclear waste (HLW) geologic repository at Yucca Mountain, NV (YM)...
  99. ncbi Flow and transport in unsaturated fractured rock: effects of multiscale heterogeneity of hydrogeologic properties
    Quanlin Zhou
    Earth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road Mailstop 90 1116, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    J Contam Hydrol 60:1-30. 2003
    ..A model for the unsaturated zone of Yucca Mountain, Nevada, is developed to represent complex heterogeneity at two different scales: (1) layer scale ..
  100. doi Hemolytic and antimicrobial activities differ among saponin-rich extracts from guar, quillaja, yucca, and soybean
    Sherif M Hassan
    Biotechnology Research Center, Suez Canal University, Ismailia City, Egypt
    Appl Biochem Biotechnol 162:1008-17. 2010
    ..of eight serial concentrations ranged from 5-666 microg/mL of saponin-rich extracts from guar meal (GM), quillaja, yucca, and soybean were tested in 96-well plates and read by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay plate-well as 650 nm...
  101. doi Lauriston S. Taylor Lecture: Yucca mountain radiation standards, dose/risk assessments, thinking outside the box, evaluations, and recommendations
    Dade W Moeller
    Dade W Moelller and Associates, Inc, 257 River Island Road, New Bern, NC 28562 3669, USA
    Health Phys 97:376-91. 2009
    The Yucca Mountain high-level radioactive waste repository is designed to contain spent nuclear fuel and vitrified fission products...

Research Grants11

  1. Auxin Biosynthesis and Signaling Mechanisms
    Yunde Zhao; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..During the last grant period, we demonstrated that the YUCCA (YUC) flavin monooxygenases play an essential role in auxin biosynthesis and various developmental processes ..
  2. Auxin Biosynthesis and Signaling Mechanisms
    Yunde Zhao; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..During the last grant period, we demonstrated that the YUCCA (YUC) flavin monooxygenases play an essential role in auxin biosynthesis and various developmental processes ..
  3. Auxin Biosynthesis and Signaling Mechanisms.
    Yunde Zhao; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We have characterized a dominant auxin overproduction mutant, yucca, and this provides us with a unique opportunity to design new strategies to examine auxin-related processes...
  4. In-Vitro Mordenite Fiber Dissolution at Acidic pH
    Dale Stephenson; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Recently, it was discovered in the subsurface of the proposed nuclear waste repository in Yucca Mountain, Nevada where workers were reportedly being exposed to fibrous mordenite aerosols during drilling ..