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Du ZY, Zienkiewicz K, Vande Pol N, Ostrom NE, Benning C, Bonito GM. “Algal-fungal symbiosis leads to photosynthetic mycelium.” Elife. (2019) Jul 16. doi: 10.7554/eLife.47815

Chen B, Zhang G, Li P, Yang J, Guo L, Benning C, Wang X, Zhao J. “Multiple GmWRI1s are redundantly involved in seed filling and nodulation by regulating plastidic glycolysis, lipid biosynthesis, and hormone signaling in soybean (Glycine max).” Plant Biotechnol J. (2019) Jun 3. doi: 10.1111/pbi.13183

Li L, Lavell A, Meng X, Berkowitz O, Selinski J, van de Meene A, Carrie C, Benning C, Whelan J, De Clercq I, Wang Y. “Arabidopsis DGD1 SUPPRESSOR 1 is a Subunit of the Mitochondrial Contact Site and Cristae Organizing System and Affects Mitochondrial Biogenesis.” Plant Cell. (2019) May 22;. doi: 10.1105/tpc.18.00885

Wang K, Durrett TP, Benning C. “Functional diversity of glycerolipid acylhydrolases in plant metabolism and physiology.” Prog Lipid Res. (2019) May 9;75:100987. doi: 10.1016/j.plipres.2019.100987

Lavell A, Froehlich JE, Baylis O, Rotondo A, Benning C. “A Predicted Plastid Rhomboid Protease Affects Phosphatidic Acid Metabolism in Arabidopsis thaliana.” Plant J. (2019) May 7. doi: 10.1111/tpj.14377

Warakanont J, Li-Beisson Y, Benning C. “LIP4 Is Involved in Triacylglycerol Degradation in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.” Plant Cell Physiol. (2019) Feb 22;. doi: 10.1093/pcp/pcz037

Sadre R, Kuo P, Chen J, Yang Y, Banerjee A, Benning C, Hamberger B. “Cytosolic lipid droplets as engineered organelles for production and accumulation of terpenoid biomaterials in leaves.” Nat Commun. (2019) Feb 20;10(1):853. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-08515-4

Lavell AA, Benning C. “Cellular Organization and Regulation of Plant Glycerolipid Metabolism.” Plant Cell Physiol. (2019) Jan 25. doi: 10.1093/pcp/pcz016

Guo Q, Yoshida Y, Major IT, Wang K, Sugimoto K, Kapali G, Havko NE, Benning C, Howe GA. “JAZ repressors of metabolic defense promote growth and reproductive fitness in Arabidopsis.” Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. (2018) Oct 22;. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1811828115

Du ZY, Alvaro J, Hyden B, Zienkiewicz K, Benning N, Zienkiewicz A, Bonito G, Benning C. “Enhancing oil production and harvest by combining the marine alga Nannochloropsis oceanica and the oleaginous fungus Mortierella elongata.” Biotechnol Biofuels. (2018) Jun 22;11:174. doi: 10.1186/s13068-018-1172-2

Hurlock AK, Wang K, Takeuchi T, Horn PJ, Benning C. “In Vivo Lipid "Tag and Track" Approach Shows Acyl Editing of Plastid Lipids and Chloroplast Import of Phosphatidylglycerol Precursors in Arabidopsis thaliana.” Plant J. (2018) Jun 19;. doi: 10.1111/tpj.13999

Severin GB, Ramliden MS, Hawver LA, Wang K, Pell ME, Kieninger AK, Khataokar A, O'Hara BJ, Behrmann LV, Neiditch MB, Benning C, Waters CM, Ng WL. “Direct activation of a phospholipase by cyclic GMP-AMP in El Tor Vibrio cholerae.” Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. (2018) Jun 11. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1801233115

Wang K, Guo Q, Froehlich JE, Hersh HL, Zienkiewicz A, Howe GA, Benning C. “Two Abscisic Acid Responsive Plastid Lipase Genes Involved in Jasmonic Acid Biosynthesis in Arabidopsis thaliana.” Plant Cell. (2018) Apr 17. doi: 10.1105/tpc.18.00250

Poliner E, Takeuchi T, Du ZY, Benning C, Farré EM. “Nontransgenic Marker-Free Gene Disruption by an Episomal CRISPR System in the Oleaginous Microalga, Nannochloropsis oceanica CCMP1779.” ACS Synth Biol. (2018) Mar 14. doi: 10.1021/acssynbio.7b00362

Poliner E, Farré EM, Benning C. “Advanced genetic tools enable synthetic biology in the oleaginous microalgae Nannochloropsis sp.” Plant Cell Rep. (2018) Mar 6. doi: 10.1007/s00299-018-2270-0

Du ZY, Lucker BF, Zienkiewicz K, Miller TE, Zienkiewicz A, Sears BB, Kramer DM, Benning C. “Galactoglycerolipid Lipase PGD1 Is Involved in Thylakoid Membrane Remodeling in Response to Adverse Environmental Conditions in Chlamydomonas.” Plant Cell. (2018) Feb 5. doi: 10.1105/tpc.17.00446

Tsai CH, Uygun S, Roston R, Shiu SH, Benning C. “Recovery from N Deprivation Is a Transcriptionally and Functionally Distinct State in Chlamydomonas.” Plant Physiol. (2017) Dec 29;. doi: 10.1104/pp.17.01546

Yang Y, Benning C. “Functions of triacylglycerols during plant development and stress.” Curr Opin Biotechnol. (2017) Oct 4;49:191-198. doi: 10.1016/j.copbio.2017.09.003

Kong Q, Ma W, Yang H, Ma G, Mantyla JJ, Benning C, Raines C. “The Arabidopsis WRINKLED1 transcription factor affects auxin homeostasis in roots.” J Exp Bot. (2017) Jul 20;68(16):4627-4634. doi: 10.1093/jxb/erx275

Wang K, Froehlich JE, Zienkiewicz A, Hersh HL, Benning C. “A Plastid Phosphatidylglycerol Lipase Contributes to the Export of Acyl Groups from Plastids for Seed Oil Biosynthesis.” Plant Cell. (2017) Jul 6. pii: tpc.00397.2017. doi: 10.1105/tpc.17.00397

Poliner E, Pulman JA, Zienkiewicz K, Childs K, Benning C, Farré EM. “A toolkit for Nannochloropsis oceanica CCMP1779 enables gene stacking and genetic engineering of the eicosapentaenoic acid pathway for enhanced long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid production.” Plant Biotechnol J. (2017) Jun 12. doi: 10.1111/pbi.12772

Yang Y, Zienkiewicz A, Lavell A, Benning C. “Co-evolution of Domain Interactions in the Chloroplast TGD1, 2, 3 Lipid Transfer Complex Specific to Brassicaceae and Poaceae Plants.” Plant Cell. (2017) May 19. pii: tpc.00182.2017. doi: 10.1105/tpc.17.00182

Benning C. “Plant science from The Plant Journal Editors' perspective.” Plant J. (2017) May;90(4):625-627. doi: 10.1111/tpj.13565

Zienkiewicz K, Zienkiewicz A, Poliner E, Du ZY, Vollheyde K, Herrfurth C, Marmon S, Farré EM, Feussner I, Benning C. “ldqou;Nannochloropsis, a rich source of diacylglycerol acyltransferases for engineering of triacylglycerol content in different hosts.” Biotechnol Biofuels. (2017) Jan 3;10:8. doi: 10.1186/s13068-016-0686-8

Horn PJ, Benning C. “The plant lipidome in human and environmental health.” Science. (2016) Sep 16;353(6305):1228-32. doi:10.1126/science.aaf6206

Kelly AA, Kalisch B, Hölzl G, Schulze S, Thiele J, Melzer M, Roston RL, Benning C, Dörmann P. “Synthesis and transfer of galactolipids in the chloroplast envelope membranes of Arabidopsis thaliana.” Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. (2016) Sep 6. pii: 201609184. doi:10.1073/pnas.1609184113

Wang K, Hersh HL, Benning C. “SENSITIVE TO FREEZING2 aides in resilience to salt and drought in freezing-sensitive tomato.” Plant Physiol. (2016) Sep 6. pii: pp.01183.2016. doi:10.1104/pp.16.01183

Benning C, Sweetlove L. “Synthetic biology for basic and applied plant research.” Plant J. (2016) Jul;87(1):3-4. doi:10.1111/tpj.13245

Ma W, Kong Q, Mantyla JJ, Yang Y, Ohlrogge JB, Benning C. “14-3-3 protein mediates plant seed oil biosynthesis through interaction with AtWRI1.” Plant J. (2016) Jun 20. doi:10.1111/tpj.13244

Barnes AC, Benning C, Roston R. “Chloroplast membrane remodeling during freezing stress is accompanied by cytoplasmic acidification activating SENSITIVE TO FREEZING 2.” Plant Physiol. (2016) May 27. pii:.00286.2016. doi:10.1104/pp.16.00286

Du ZY, Benning C. “Triacylglycerol Accumulation in Photosynthetic Cells in Plants and Algae.” Subcell Biochem. (2016) Mar 30;86:179-205. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-25979-6_8

Handee W, Li X, Hall KW, Deng X, Li P, Benning C, Williams BL, Kuo MH. “An Energy-Independent Pro-longevity Function of Triacylglycerol in Yeast.” PLoS Genet. (2016) Feb;12(2):e1005878. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1005878

Zienkiewicz K, Du ZY, Ma W, Vollheyde K, Benning C. “Stress-induced neutral lipid biosynthesis in microalgae - Molecular, cellular and physiological insights.” Biochim Biophys Acta. (2016)Feb 13. doi:10.1016/j.bbalip.2016.02.008

Yang W, Wittkopp TM, Li X, Warakanont J, Dubini A, Catalanotti C, Kim RG, Nowack EC, Mackinder LC, Aksoy M, Page MD, D'Adamo S, Saroussi S, Heinnickel M, Johnson X, Richaud P, Alric J, Boehm M, Jonikas MC, Benning C, Merchant SS, Posewitz MC, Grossman AR. “Critical role of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii ferredoxin-5 in maintaining membrane structure and dark metabolism.” Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. (2015) Dec 1;112(48):14978-83. doi:10.1073/pnas.1515240112

Warakanont J, Tsai CH, Michel EJ, Murphy GR 3rd, Hsueh PY, Roston RL, Sears BB, Benning C. “Chloroplast lipid transfer processes in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii involving a TRIGALACTOSYLDIACYLGLYCEROL 2 (TGD2) orthologue.” Plant J. (2015) Dec;84(5):1005-1020. doi:10.1111/tpj.13060

Yang Y, Munz J, Cass C, Zienkiewicz A, Kong Q, Ma W, Sedbrook J, Benning C. “Ectopic Expression of WRINKLED1 Affects Fatty Acid Homeostasis in Brachypodium distachyon Vegetative Tissues.” Plant Physiol. (2015) Nov;169(3):1836-47. doi:10.1104/pp.15.01236

Ma W, Kong Q, Grix M, Mantyla JJ, Yang Y, Benning C, Ohlrogge JB. “Deletion of a C-terminal intrinsically disordered region of WRINKLED1 affects its stability and enhances oil accumulation in Arabidopsis.” Plant J. (2015) Sep;83(5):864-74. doi:10.1111/tpj.12933

Poliner E, Panchy N, Newton L, Wu G, Lapinsky A, Bullard B, Zienkiewicz A, Benning C, Shiu SH, Farré EM. “Transcriptional coordination of physiological responses in Nannochloropsis oceanica CCMP1779 under light/dark cycles.” Plant J. (2015) Sep;83(6):1097-113. doi:10.1111/tpj.12944

Tsai CH, Zienkiewicz K, Amstutz CL, Brink BG, Warakanont J, Roston R, Benning C. “Dynamics of protein and polar lipid recruitment during lipid droplet assembly in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.” Plant J. (2015) Aug;83(4):650-60. doi:10.1111/tpj.12917

Benning C. “Fueling research on Chlamydomonas.” Plant J. (2015) May;82(3):363-4. doi:10.1111/tpj.12831

Panchy N, Wu G, Newton L, Tsai CH, Chen J, Benning C, Farré EM, Shiu SH. “Prevalence, evolution, and cis-regulation of diel transcription in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.” G3 (Bethesda). (2014) Oct 28;4(12):2461-71. doi:10.1534/g3.114.015032

Tsai CH, Warakanont J, Takeuchi T, Sears BB, Moellering ER, Benning C. “The protein Compromised Hydrolysis of Triacylglycerols 7 (CHT7) acts as a repressor of cellular quiescence in Chlamydomonas.” Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. (2014) Nov 4;111(44):15833-8. doi:10.1073/pnas.1414567111

Roston RL, Wang K, Kuhn LA, Benning C. “Structural determinants allowing transferase activity in SENSITIVE TO FREEZING 2, classified as a family I glycosyl hydrolase.” J Biol Chem. (2014) Sep 19;289(38):26089-106. doi:10.1074/jbc.M114.576694

Hurlock AK, Roston RL, Wang K, Benning C. “Lipid trafficking in plant cells.” Traffic. (2014) Sep;15(9):915-32. doi:10.1111/tra.12187

Riekhof WR, Naik S, Bertrand H, Benning C, Voelker DR. “Phosphate starvation in fungi induces the replacement of phosphatidylcholine with the phosphorus-free betaine lipid diacylglyceryl-N,N,N-trimethylhomoserine.” Eukaryot Cell. (2014) Jun;13(6):749-57. doi:10.1128/EC.00004-14

Blaby IK, Glaesener AG, Mettler T, Fitz-Gibbon ST, Gallaher SD, Liu B, Boyle NR, Kropat J, Stitt M, Johnson S, Benning C, Pellegrini M, Casero D, Merchant SS. “Systems-level analysis of nitrogen starvation-induced modifications of carbon metabolism in a Chlamydomonas reinhardtii starchless mutant.” Plant Cell. (2013) Nov;25(11):4305-23. doi:10.1105/tpc.113.117580