Publications

When it comes to interdisciplinary collaboration, the titles of GLBRC publications speak for themselves. Each new year of operation has seen more publications from multiple labs that span our research themes, accelerating the Center's production of the basic research that generates technology to convert cellulosic biomass to advanced biofuels and bioproducts.
Year Publication Keywords
2016
Guo J, Cole J, Zhang Q, Brown T, Tiedje J (2016) Microbial community analysis with ribosomal gene fragments from shotgun metagenomes. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 82: 157-166
Sustainability
2016
Abraha M, Gelfand I, Hamilton S, Shao C, Su Y-J, Robertson P, Chen J (2016) Ecosystem water-use efficiency of annual corn and perennial grasslands: contributions from land-use history and species composition. Ecosystems 19: 1001-1012
Sustainability
2016
Dickinson Q, Bottoms S, Hinchman L, McIlwain S, Li S, Myers C, Boone C, Coon J, Hebert A, Sato T, et al (2016) Mechanism of imidazolium ionic liquids toxicity in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and rational engineering of a tolerant, xylose-fermenting strain. Microbial Cell Factories 15: 17
Conversion
2016
Lewin G, Johnson A, Soto R, Perry K, Book A, Horn H, Pinto-Tomas A, Currie C (2016) Cellulose-enriched microbial communities from leaf-cutter ant (Atta colombica) refuse dumps vary in taxonomic composition and degradation ability. PLOS ONE 11: e0151840
Deconstruction
2016
Cotten C, Reed J (2016) Applications of constraint-based models for biochemical production. In Biotechnology for Biofuel Production and Optimization. Elsevier, pp 201-226
Conversion
2016
Mottiar Y, Vanholme R, Boerjan W, Ralph J, Mansfield S (2016) Designer lignins: harnessing the plasticity of lignification. Current Opinion in Biotechnology 37: 190-200
Feedstocks
2016
Cai Y, Zhang K, Kim H, Hou G, Zhang X, Yang H, Feng H, Miller L, Ralph J, Liu C-J (2016) Enhancing digestibility and ethanol yield of Populus wood via expression of an engineered monolignol 4-O-methyltransferase. Nature Communications 7: 11989
Feedstocks
2016
McDaniel MD, Grandy A, Tiemann L, Weintraub MN (2016) Eleven years of crop diversification alters decomposition dynamics of litter mixtures incubated with soil. Ecosphere 7: e01426
Sustainability
2016
Shade A (2016) Diversity is the question, not the answer. ISME Journal 11: 1-6
Sustainability
2016
Fox A, Kim T, Bahlai C, Woltz M, Gratton C, Landis D (2016) Cover crops have neutral effects on predator communities and biological control services in annual cellulosic bioenergy cropping systems. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 232: 101-109
Sustainability
2016
Liang C, Jesus da, Duncan D, Quensen J, Jackson R, Balser T, Tiedje J (2016) Switchgrass rhizospheres stimulate microbial biomass but deplete microbial necromass in agricultural soils of the upper Midwest, USA. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 94: 173-180
Sustainability
2016
Oates L, Duncan D, Gelfand I, Millar N, Robertson P, Jackson R (2016) Nitrous oxide emissions during establishment of eight alternative cellulosic bioenergy cropping systems in the North Central United States. Global Change Biology – Bioenergy 8: 539-549
Sustainability
2016
Horn P, Benning C (2016) The plant lipidome in human and environmental health. Science 353: 1228-32
Feedstocks
2016
Lopes M, Morais C, Kominek J, Cadete R, Soares M, Uetanabaro A, Fonseca C, Lachance M-A, Hittinger C, Rosa C (2016) Genomic analysis and D-xylose fermentation of three novel Spathaspora species: Spathaspora girioi sp. nov., Spathaspora Hagerdaliae f. a., sp. nov. and Spathaspora gorwiae f. a., sp. nov. FEMS Yeast Research 16: fw044
Conversion
2016
Kumar R, Singh S, Balan V (2016) Valorization of lignocellulosic biomass in a biorefinery: from logistics to environmental and performance impact. Nova Publishers
Deconstruction
2016
Helmich K, Pereira J, Gall D, Heins R, McAndrew R, Bingman C, Deng K, Holland K, Noguera D, Simmons B, et al (2016) Structural basis of stereospecificity in the bacterial enzymatic cleavage of β-aryl ether bonds in lignin. Journal of Biological Chemistry 291: 5234-5246
Feedstocks, Conversion
2016
Liang C, Kao-Kniffin J, Sanford G, Wickings K, Balser T, Jackson R (2016) Microorganisms and their residues under restored perennial grassland communities of varying diversity. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 103: 192-200
Sustainability
2016
Oates L, Duncan D, Sanford G, Liang C, Jackson R (2016) Bioenergy cropping systems that incorporate native grasses stimulate growth of plant-associated soil microbes in the absence of nitrogen fertilization. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 233: 396-403
Sustainability
2016
Leducq J-B, Nielly-Thibault L, Charron G, Eberlein C, Verta J-P, Samani P, Sylvester K, Hittinger C, Bell G, Landry C (2016) Speciation driven by hybridization and chromosomal plasticity in a wild yeast. Nature Microbiology 1: 15003
Conversion
2016
Poovaiah C, Bewg W, Lan W, Ralph J, Coleman H (2016) Sugarcane transgenics expressing MYB transcription factors show improved glucose release. Biotechnology for Biofuels 9: 143
Feedstocks
2016
Wu W, Henao C, Maravelias C (2016) A superstructure representation, generation, and modeling framework for chemical process synthesis. American Institute of Chemical Engineers Journal 62: 3199-3214
Deconstruction
2016
Adkins A, Thelen K (2016) Switchgrass ash content response to harvest timing and two harvest/storage methods of a bioenergy cropping system in the Great Lakes Region. American Journal of Biomass and Bioenergy 5: 98-110
Sustainability
2016
Ma W, Kong Q, Mantyla J, Yang Y, Ohlrogge J, Benning C (2016) 14-3-3 protein mediates plant seed oil biosynthesis through interaction with AtWRI1. The Plant Journal 88: 228-235
Feedstocks
2016
Sato T, Tremaine M, Parreiras L, Herbert A, Myers K, Higbee A, Sardi M, McIlwain S, Ong I, Breuer R, et al (2016) Directed evolution reveals unexpected epistatic interactions that alter metabolic regulation and enable anaerobic xylose use by Saccharomyces cerevisiae. PLOS Genetics 12: e1006372
Conversion
2016
Yang S, Fei Q, Zhang Y, Contreras L, Utturkar S, Brown S, Himmel M, Zhang M (2016) Zymomonas mobilis as a model system for production of biofuels and biochemicals. Microbial Biotechnology 9: 199-717
Conversion