Recent publications

New Blue: Natural Cyan Blue Coloring Could Replace Synthetic Brilliant Blue

April 12, 2021

Blue coloring in nature is difficult to find; however, there is consumer demand for natural food coloring. Research conducted by Denish et al. (2021) in Science Advances describes the discovery of a cyan blue anthocyanin-based colorant. Synthetic biology and computational protein design tools were leveraged to develop an enzymatic transformation of red cabbage anthocyanins into the desired anthocyanin. This newly discovered cyan blue colorant could replace FD&C Blue No. 1.

Recent Publications: September & October 2020

November 12, 2020
Genome Sequence of Verticillium dahliae Race 1 Isolate VdLs.16 From Lettuce

This recent publication by Chen et al. in Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions presented a high-quality reference genome sequence of Verticillium dahliae race 1 isolate VdLs.16, which is an important fungal pathogen of crop and ornamental plants. This resource is a building block for future research on pathogenicity and population diversity. Read the full article here.

Recent Publications: August 2020

September 17, 2020
Phytopathogen Effectors Use Multiple Mechanisms to Manipulate Plant Autophagy

A recent publication in Cell Host & Microbe by Lal et al. investigated the molecular mechanisms by which plant pathogens manipulate autophagy to increase pathogenicity. The authors found that Pseudomonas syringae HrpZ1, HopF3, and AvrPtoB alter autophagy to enhance infection.

Recent Publications: July 2020

July 29, 2020
Publications from the Genome Center's faculty and staff from July 2020.

Recent Publications: June 2020

July 06, 2020
Publications from Genome Center faculty and staff from June 2020.

Recent Publications: March 2020

April 20, 2020
Recent publications from faculty and staff of the UC Davis Genome Center.

Recent Publications: February 2020

March 18, 2020
Generation of a Novel Rat Model of Angelman Syndrome with a Complete Ube3a Gene Deletion

This recent publication by Dodge et al. (2020) in Autism Research describes Ube3a, the gene responsible for Angelman syndrome. To facilitate future study on Angelman syndrome, the authors have generated a novel rat model with the loss of Ube3a expression. Read more.