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Matthew A. Escobar

Education

Ph.D. in Plant Biology, University of California, Davis, USA, August, 2002

Current position

Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, California State University San Marcos, California, USA

Publications

  1. Araji, S., Grammer, T. A., Gertzen, R., Anderson, S. D., Mikulic-Petkovsek, M., Veberic, R., Phu, M. L., Solar, A., Leslie, C. A., Dandekar, A. M. and Escobar, M. A. (2014). Novel roles for the polyphenol oxidase enzyme in secondary metabolism and the regulation of cell death in walnut. Plant Physiol 164(3): 1191-1203.
  2. Wallstrom, S. V., Florez-Sarasa, I., Araujo, W. L., Escobar, M. A., Geisler, D. A., Aidemark, M., Lager, I., Fernie, A. R., Ribas-Carbo, M. and Rasmusson, A. G. (2014). Suppression of NDA-type alternative mitochondrial NAD(P)H dehydrogenases in arabidopsis thaliana modifies growth and metabolism, but not high light stimulation of mitochondrial electron transport. Plant Cell Physiol 55(5): 881-896.
  3. Wallstrom, S. V., Aidemark, M., Escobar, M. A. and Rasmusson, A. G. (2012). An alternatively spliced domain of the NDC1 NAD(P)H dehydrogenase gene strongly influences the expression of the ACTIN2 reference gene in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Sci 183: 190-196.
  4. Ibanez, A. M., Aguero, C. B., Escobar, M. A. and Dandekar, A. M. (2011). Transgenic Fruit and Nut Tree Crops. In: Mou, B. and Scorza,R. (eds). Transgenic Horticultural Crops: Challenges and Opportunities. CRC Press,  pp. 1-29.
  5. Patterson, K., Cakmak, T., Cooper, A., Lager, I., Rasmusson, A. G. and Escobar, M. A. (2010). Distinct signalling pathways and transcriptome response signatures differentiate ammonium- and nitrate-supplied plants. Plant Cell Environ 33(9): 1486-1501.
  6. Lager, I., Andreasson, O., Dunbar, T. L., Andreasson, E., Escobar, M. A. and Rasmusson, A. G. (2010). Changes in external pH rapidly alter plant gene expression and modulate auxin and elicitor responses. Plant Cell Environ 33(9): 1513-1528.
  7. Dandekar, A. M. and Escobar, M. A. (2010). Transgenic Crops: Perennials. In: Heldman, D. R. (ed). Encyclopedia of Biotechnology in Agriculture and Food. Marcel Dekker, pp. 629-632.
  8. Escobar, M. A., Shilling, A., Higgins, P., Uratsu, S. L. and Dandekar, A. M. (2008). Characterization of polyphenol oxidase from walnut. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 133(6): 852-858.
  9. Britton, M. T., Escobar, M. A. and Dandekar, A. M. (2008). The Agrobacterium tumefaciens and Agrobacterium rhizogenes oncogenes. In: Tzfira, T. and Citovsky, V. (eds). Agrobacterium: From Biology to Biotechnology. Springer Publications, pp. 524-563.
  10. Rasmusson, A. G. and Escobar, M. A. (2007). Light and diurnal regulation of plant respiratory gene expression. Physiologia Plantarum 129(1): 57-67.
  11. Escobar, M. A., Geisler, D. A. and Rasmusson, A. G. (2006). Reorganization of the alternative pathways of the Arabidopsis respiratory chain by nitrogen supply: opposing effects of ammonium and nitrate. Plant J 45(5): 775-788.
  12. Escobar, M. A., Franklin, K. A., Svensson, A. S., Salter, M. G., Whitelam, G. C. and Rasmusson, A. G. (2004). Light regulation of the Arabidopsis respiratory chain. Multiple discrete photoreceptor responses contribute to induction of type II NAD(P)H dehydrogenase genes. Plant Physiol 136(1): 2710-2721.
  13. Escobar, M. A., Civerolo, E. L., Polito, V. S., Pinney, K. A. and Dandekar, A. M. (2003). Characterization of oncogene-silenced transgenic plants: implications for Agrobacterium biology and post-transcriptional gene silencing. Mol Plant Pathol 4(1): 57-65.
  14. Escobar, M. A. and Dandekar, A. M. (2003). Agrobacterium tumefaciens as an agent of disease. Trends Plant Sci 8(8): 380-386.
  15. Escobar, M. A. and Dandekar, A. M. (2003). Post-transcriptional gene silencing in plants. In: Barciszewski, J. and Erdmann, V. (eds). Noncoding RNAs: Molecular Biology and Molecular Medicine. Landes Bioscience, pp. 129-140.
  16. Escobar, M. A., Leslie, C. A., McGranahan, G. H. and Dandekar, A. M. (2002). Silencing crown gall disease in walnut (Juglans regia L.). Plant Science 163(3): 591-597.
  17. Escobar, M. A. and Dandekar, A. M. (2002). Transgenic Crops (Perennials). In: Pimentel, D. (ed). Encyclopedia of Pest Management. Marcel Dekker, pp. 850-851.
  18. Escobar, M. A., Civerolo, E. L., Summerfelt, K. R. and Dandekar, A. M. (2001). RNAi-mediated oncogene silencing confers resistance to crown gall tumorigenesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 98(23): 13437-13442.
  19. Escobar, M. A., Park, J.-i., Polito, V. S., Leslie, C. A., Uratsu, S. L., McGranahan, G. H. and Dandekar, A. M. (2000). Using GFP as a scorable marker in walnut somatic embryo transformation. Annals of Botany 85(6): 831-835.
  20. Escobar, M. A. and Dandekar, A. M. (2000). Development of Insect Resistance in Fruit and Nut Tree Crops. In: Jain, S. M. and Minocha, S. C. (eds). Molecular Biology of Woody Plants. Vol. 2. Kluwer Publications, pp. 395-417.
Protocols by Matthew A. Escobar
  1. Assays of Polyphenol Oxidase Activity in Walnut Leaf Tissue
  2. Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated Transformation of Walnut (Juglans regia)