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Luca Comai

Education

Ph.D in Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis

Current position

Professor, Department of Plant Biology and Genome Center, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, USA

Publications (since 2012)

  1. Kuppu, S., Tan, E. H., Nguyen, H., Rodgers, A., Comai, L., Chan, S. W. and Britt, A. B. (2015). Point Mutations in Centromeric Histone Induce Post-zygotic Incompatibility and Uniparental Inheritance. PLoS Genet 11(9): e1005494.
  2. Inagaki, S., Henry, I. M., Lieberman, M. C. and Comai, L. (2015). High-Throughput Analysis of T-DNA Location and Structure Using Sequence Capture. PLoS One 10(10): e0139672.
  3. Tsai, H., Ngo, K., Lieberman, M., Missirian, V. and Comai, L. (2015). Tilling by sequencing. Methods Mol Biol 1284: 359-380.
  4. Cardenas-Conejo, Y., Carballo-Uicab, V., Lieberman, M., Aguilar-Espinosa, M., Comai, L. and Rivera-Madrid, R. (2015). De novo transcriptome sequencing in Bixa orellana to identify genes involved in methylerythritol phosphate, carotenoid and bixin biosynthesis. BMC Genomics 16(1): 877.
  5. Henry, I. M., Zinkgraf, M. S., Groover, A. T. and Comai, L. (2015). A System for Dosage-Based Functional Genomics in Poplar. Plant Cell 27(9): 2370-2383.
  6. Tan, E. H., Henry, I. M., Ravi, M., Bradnam, K. R., Mandakova, T., Marimuthu, M. P., Korf, I., Lysak, M. A., Comai, L. and Chan, S. W. (2015). Catastrophic chromosomal restructuring during genome elimination in plants. Elife 4.
  7. Burkart-Waco, D., Ngo, K., Lieberman, M. and Comai, L. (2015). Perturbation of parentally biased gene expression during interspecific hybridization. PLoS One 10(2): e0117293.
  8. Maheshwari, S., Tan, E. H., West, A., Franklin, F. C., Comai, L. and Chan, S. W. (2015). Naturally occurring differences in CENH3 affect chromosome segregation in zygotic mitosis of hybrids. PLoS Genet 11(1): e1004970.
  9. Akagi, T., Henry, I. M., Tao, R. and Comai, L. (2014). Plant genetics. A Y-chromosome-encoded small RNA acts as a sex determinant in persimmons. Science 346(6209): 646-650.
  10. Ravi, M., Marimuthu, M. P., Tan, E. H., Maheshwari, S., Henry, I. M., Marin-Rodriguez, B., Urtecho, G., Tan, J., Thornhill, K., Zhu, F., Panoli, A., Sundaresan, V., Britt, A. B., Comai, L. and Chan, S. W. (2014). A haploid genetics toolbox for Arabidopsis thaliana. Nat Commun 5: 5334.
  11. Comai, L. (2014). Genome elimination: translating basic research into a future tool for plant breeding. PLoS Biol 12(6): e1001876.
  12. Henry, I. M., Nagalakshmi, U., Lieberman, M. C., Ngo, K. J., Krasileva, K. V., Vasquez-Gross, H., Akhunova, A., Akhunov, E., Dubcovsky, J., Tai, T. H. and Comai, L. (2014). Efficient Genome-Wide Detection and Cataloging of EMS-Induced Mutations Using Exome Capture and Next-Generation Sequencing. Plant Cell 26(4): 1382-1397.
  13. Henry, I. M., Nagalakshmi, U., Lieberman, M. C., Ngo, K. J., Krasileva, K. V., Vasquez-Gross, H., Akhunova, A., Akhunov, E., Dubcovsky, J., Tai, T. H. and Comai, L. (2014). Efficient Genome-Wide Detection and Cataloging of EMS-Induced Mutations Using Exome Capture and Next-Generation Sequencing. Plant Cell 26(4): 1382-1397.
  14. Henry, I. M., Dilkes, B. P., Tyagi, A., Gao, J., Christensen, B. and Comai, L. (2014). The BOY NAMED SUE quantitative trait locus confers increased meiotic stability to an adapted natural allopolyploid of Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 26(1): 181-194.
  15. Burkart-Waco, D., Ngo, K., Dilkes, B., Josefsson, C. and Comai, L. (2013). Early disruption of maternal-zygotic interaction and activation of defense-like responses in Arabidopsis interspecific crosses. Plant Cell 25(6): 2037-2055.
  16. Tsai, H., Missirian, V., Ngo, K. J., Tran, R. K., Chan, S. R., Sundaresan, V. and Comai, L. (2013). Production of a high-efficiency TILLING population through polyploidization. Plant Physiol 161(4): 1604-1614.
  17. Cooper, J. L., Henikoff, S., Comai, L. and Till, B. J. (2013). TILLING and ecotilling for rice. Methods Mol Biol 956: 39-56.
  18. Inacio, A., Pinho, J., Pereira, P. M., Comai, L. and Coelho, M. M. (2012). Global analysis of the small RNA transcriptome in different ploidies and genomic combinations of a vertebrate complex--the Squalius alburnoides. PLoS One 7(7): e41158.
  19. Shi, X., Ng, D. W., Zhang, C., Comai, L., Ye, W. and Chen, Z. J. (2012). Cis- and trans-regulatory divergence between progenitor species determines gene-expression novelty in Arabidopsis allopolyploids. Nat Commun 3: 950.
  20. Missirian, V., Henry, I. M., Comai, L. and Filkov, V. (2012). POPE: Pipeline of Parentally-Biased Expression. In: Măndoiu, Ion, Sunderraman, Rajshekhar, Zelikovsky, Alexander (Eds.). Bioinformatics Research and Applications - Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2012, Volume 7292/2012, 177-188.
  21. Seymour, D. K., Filiault, D. L., Henry, I. M., Monson-Miller, J., Ravi, M., Pang, A., Comai, L., Chan, S. W. and Maloof, J. N. (2012). Rapid creation of Arabidopsis doubled haploid lines for quantitative trait locus mapping. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109(11): 4227-4232.
  22. Monson-Miller, J., Sanchez-Mendez, D. C., Fass, J., Henry, I. M., Tai, T. H. and Comai, L. (2012). Reference genome-independent assessment of mutation density using restriction enzyme-phased sequencing. BMC Genomics 13: 72.
  23. Burkart-Waco, D., Josefsson, C., Dilkes, B., Kozloff, N., Torjek, O., Meyer, R., Altmann, T. and Comai, L. (2012). Hybrid incompatibility in Arabidopsis is determined by a multiple-locus genetic network. Plant Physiol 158(2): 801-812.
Protocols by Luca Comai
  1. Chromosome Dosage Analysis in Plants Using Whole Genome Sequencing