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Ray A Bressan

Horticulture and Landscape Architecture 

  • Distinguished Professor of Horticulture & Landscape Architecture
WSLR Room 128

Area of Expertise: Molecular Genetics

Stress Physiology

A broad program based on the techniques of in vitro plant cell culture and selection with three major goals: 1) Establish cell systems to study the physiology and biochemistry of variants with increased tolerance to water and salt stress and isolate and study genes involved in cellular tolerance. 2) Regenerate plants in some instances from variant cell lines to attempt recovery of agriculturally useful phenotypes and to study the genetic basis of the phenotype of variants. 3) Estimate the extent and usefulness of phenotypic variability resulting from adventitious morphogenesis in plants.v

Awards & Honors

(2002) Distinguished Professorship. Purdue University.


Bressan, R. A. Activation of the Arabidopsis hypertall (HYT1/YUCCA6) locus affects several auxin mediated responses. U.S. Patent No. 7763772. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Bressan, R. A. Plant PR-5 proteins as mammalian therapeutic agents. U.S. Patent No. 7803854; 7803556. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Selected Publications

Ali, A., Raddatz, N., Aman, R., Kim, S., Park, H. C., Jan, M., . . . Yun, D. (2016). A Single Amino-Acid Substitution in the Sodium Transporter HKT1Associated with Plant Salt Tolerance. Plant Physiology, 171(3), 2112-2126. doi:10.1104/pp.16.00569

Zhao, Y., Chan, Z., Gao, J., Xing, L., Cao, M., Yu, C., . . . Zhu, J. (2016). ABA receptor PYL9 promotes drought resistance and leaf senescence. NATL ACAD SCIENCES, 113(7), 1949-1954. doi:10.1073/pnas.1522840113

Ruggiero, B., Koiwa, H., Manabe, Y., Quist, T. M., Inan, G., Saccardo, F., . . . Maggio, A. (2004). Uncoupling the effects of abscisic acid on plant growth and water relations. Analysis of sto1/nced3, an abscisic acid-deficient but salt stress-tolerant mutant in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology, 136(2), 3134-3147. doi:10.1104/pp.104.046169

Cha, J., Kim, W., Kang, S. B., Kim, J. I., Baek, D., Jung, I. J., . . . Yun, D. (2015). A novel thiol-reductase activity of Arabidopsis YUC6 confers droughttolerance independently of auxin biosynthesis. NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP, 6. doi:10.1038/ncomms9041

Park, H. C., Lee, S., Park, B., Choi, W., Kim, C., Lee, S., . . . Yun, D. (2015). Pathogen Associated Molecular Pattern (PAMP)-Triggered Immunity IsCompromised under C-Limited Growth. KOREAN SOC MOLECULAR & CELLULAR BIOLOGY, 38(1), 40-50. doi:10.14348/molcells.2015.2165

Bressan, R. A., Zhu, J., Van Oosten, M. J., Maggio, A., Bohnert, H. J., & Chinnusamy, V. (2014). Epigenetics Connects the Genome to Its Environment. In PLANT BREEDING REVIEWS, VOL 38 (38, 69-141). COMMERCE PLACE, 350 MAIN STREET, MALDEN 02148, MA USA: WILEY-BLACKWELL.

Park, H. C., Lee, S., Park, B., Choi, W., Kim, C., Lee, S., . . . Yun, D. J. (2014). Pathogen associated molecular pattern (PAMP)-triggered immunity is compromised under C-limited growth. Molecules and Cells, 38(1), 40-50. doi:10.14348/molcells.2015.2165

Van Oosten, M. J., Bressan, R. A., Zhu, J., Bohnert, H. J., & Chinnusamy, V. (2014). The Role of the Epigenome in Gene Expression Control and the EpimarkChanges in Response to the Environment. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences, 33(1), 64-87. doi:10.1080/07352689.2014.852920

Dessanayake, M., Oh, D. H., Yun, D. J., Bressan, R. A., Cheeseman, J. M., & Bohnert, H. J. (2012). The scope of things to come: New paradigms in biotechnology. Plant Biotechnology and Agriculture Prospects for the 21st Century.

Sharkhuu, A., Narasimhan, M. L., Merzaban, J. S., Bressan, R. A., Weller, S., & Gehring, C. (2014). A red and far-red light receptor mutation confers resistance to theherbicide glyphosate. Plant Journal, 78(6), 916-926. doi:10.1111/tpj.12513

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