William Barnes Department of Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA
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Charles T. Anderson
  • Department of Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA
  • 1 Author merit


Ph.D of Cell and Molecular Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2008

Current position

Assistant Professor of Biology, Department of Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, PA


  1. Xiao, C., Barnes, W. J., Zamil, M. S., Yi, H., Puri, V. M. and Anderson, C. T. (2016). Activation tagging of Arabidopsis POLYGALACTURONASE INVOLVED IN EXPANSION2 promotes hypocotyl elongation, leaf expansion, stem lignification, mechanical stiffening, and lodging. Plant J.
  2. Rui, Y., Yi, H., Kandemir, B., Wang, J. Z., Puri, V. M. and Anderson, C. T. (2016). Integrating cell biology, image analysis, and computational mechanical modeling to analyze the contributions of cellulose and xyloglucan to stomatal function. Plant Signal Behav 11(6): e1183086.
  3. McClosky, D. D., Wang, B., Chen, G. and Anderson, C. T. (2016). The click-compatible sugar 6-deoxy-alkynyl glucose metabolically incorporates into Arabidopsis root hair tips and arrests their growth. Phytochemistry 123: 16-24.
  4. Rui, Y. and Anderson, C. T. (2016). Functional Analysis of Cellulose and Xyloglucan in the Walls of Stomatal Guard Cells of Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol 170(3): 1398-1419.
  5. Xiao, C., Zhang, T., Zheng, Y., Cosgrove, D. J. and Anderson, C. T. (2016). Xyloglucan Deficiency Disrupts Microtubule Stability and Cellulose Biosynthesis in Arabidopsis, Altering Cell Growth and Morphogenesis. Plant Physiol 170(1): 234-249.
  6. Pandey, J. L., Kiemle, S. N., Richard, T. L., Zhu, Y., Cosgrove, D. J. and Anderson, C. T. (2016). Investigating Biochemical and Developmental Dependencies of Lignification with a Click-Compatible Monolignol Analog in Arabidopsis thaliana Stems. Front Plant Sci 7: 1309.
  7. Kapp, N., Barnes, W. J., Richard, T. L. and Anderson, C. T. (2015). Imaging with the fluorogenic dye Basic Fuchsin reveals subcellular patterning and ecotype variation of lignification in Brachypodium distachyon. J Exp Bot 66(14): 4295-4304.
  8. Bukowski, N., Pandey, J. L., Doyle, L., Richard, T. L., Anderson, C. T. and Zhu, Y. (2014). Development of a clickable designer monolignol for interrogation of lignification in plant cell walls. Bioconjug Chem 25(12): 2189-2196.
  9. Xiao, C., Somerville, C. and Anderson, C. T. (2014). POLYGALACTURONASE INVOLVED IN EXPANSION1 functions in cell elongation and flower development in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 26(3): 1018-1035.
  10. McCarthy, T. W., Der, J. P., Honaas, L. A., dePamphilis, C. W. and Anderson, C. T. (2014). Phylogenetic analysis of pectin-related gene families in Physcomitrella patens and nine other plant species yields evolutionary insights into cell walls. BMC Plant Biol 14: 79.
1 Protocol published
Acetyl Bromide Soluble Lignin (ABSL) Assay for Total Lignin Quantification from Plant Biomass
Authors:  William J. Barnes and Charles T. Anderson, date: 03/05/2017, view: 1859, Q&A: 0
Lignin is the second most abundant biopolymer on Earth, providing plants with mechanical support in secondary cell walls and defense against abiotic and biotic stresses. However, lignin also acts as a barrier to biomass saccharification for biofuel ...