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Natalia Dudareva


  • Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry

Horticulture and Landscape Architecture 

  • Distinguished Professor of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

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Area of Expertise:  Plant Molecular Biology

Selected Publications

Widhalm, J., & Dudareva, N. (2015). A familiar ring to it: Biosynthesis of plant benzoic acids. Mol. Plant, 8(83-97). Retrieved from

Muhlemann, J., Klempien, A., & Dudareva, N. (2014). Floral volatiles: from biosynthesis to function. Plant, Cell & Environ, 37, 1936-1949. Retrieved from;jsessionid=445AED1A470D605195A67DDF9BE1D68D.f03t02?systemMessage=Wiley+Online+Library+will+be+disrupted+9th+Aug+from+10-2+BST+for+essential+maintenance.+Pay+Per+View+will+be+unavailable+from+10

Gutensohn, M., Nguyen, T. H., McMahon III, R., Kaplan, I., Pichersky, E., & Dudareva, N. (2014). Metabolic engineering of monoterpene biosynthesis in tomato fruits via introduction of the non-canonical substrate neryl diphosphate. Metab. Eng, 24, 107-116. Retrieved from

Dornfeld, C., Weisberg, A., Ritesh, K., Dudareva, N., Jelesko, J., & Maeda, H. (2014). Phylobiochemical characterization of class-Ib aspartate/prephenate aminotransferases reveals evolution of the plant arogenate phenylalanine pathway. Plant Cell, 26, 3101-3114. Retrieved from

Pan, H., Zhou, R., Louie, G., Muhlemann, J., Bomati, E., Bowman, M., . . . Wang, X. (2014). Structural studies of cinnamoyl-CoA reductase and cinnamyl-alcohol dehydrogenase, key enzymes of monolignol biosynthesis. The Plant Cell, 26, 3709-3727. Retrieved from

Muhlemann, J., Woodworth, B., Morgan, J., & Dudareva, N. (2014). The monolignol pathway contributes to biosynthesis of volatile phenylpropenes in flowers. New Phytol, 204, 661-670. Retrieved from

Block, A., Widhalm, J., Fatihi, A., Cahoon, R., Wamboldt, Y., Elowsky, C., . . . Basset, G. (2014). The origin and biosynthesis of the benzenoid moiety of ubiquinone (coenzyme Q) in plants. The Plant Cell, 26, 1938-1948. Retrieved from

Coruzzi, G., Last, R., Dudareva, N., & Amrhein, N. (in press). Amino acids. In Biochemistry and molecular biology of plants.

Yoo, H., Widhalm, J., Qian, Y., Maeda, H., Cooper, B., Jannasch, A., . . . Dudareva, N. (2013). An alternative pathway contributes to phenylalanine biosynthesis in plants via a cytosolic tyrosine: phenylpyruvate aminotransferase. Nat. Commun, 4, 2833 doi:10.1038/ncomms3833. Retrieved from

Doudareva, N., Klempien, A., Muhlemann, J., & Kaplan, I. (2013). Biosynthesis, function and metabolic engineering of plant volatile organic compounds. New Phytologist, 198, 16-32. Retrieved from

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