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Selected publications of our team members


Degradation of Lipid Droplets in Plants and Algae-Right Time, Many Paths, One Goal.

Zienkiewicz K, Zienkiewicz A.
Front Plant Sci. 2020 Sep 9;11:579019. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2020.579019. eCollection 2020.

PMID: 33014002 Free PMC article. Review.


Chlamydomonas CHT7 Is Required for an Effective Quiescent State by Regulating Nutrient-Responsive Cell Cycle Gene Expression.

Takeuchi T, Sears BB, Lindeboom C, Lin YT, Fekaris N, Zienkiewicz K, Zienkiewicz A, Poliner E, Benning C.
Plant Cell. 2020 Apr;32(4):1240-1269. doi: 10.1105/tpc.19.00628. Epub 2020 Jan 30.

PMID: 32001503


Disruption of Arabidopsis neutral ceramidases 1 and 2 results in specific sphingolipid imbalances triggering different phytohormone-dependent plant cell death programmes.

Zienkiewicz A, Gömann J, König S, Herrfurth C, Liu YT, Meldau D, Feussner I.
New Phytol. 2020 Apr;226(1):170-188. doi: 10.1111/nph.16336. Epub 2019 Dec 20.

PMID: 31758808


The Microalga Nannochloropsis during Transition from Quiescence to Autotrophy in Response to Nitrogen Availability.

Zienkiewicz A, Zienkiewicz K, Poliner E, Pulman JA, Du ZY, Stefano G, Tsai CH, Horn P, Feussner I, Farre EM, Childs KL, Brandizzi F, Benning C.
Plant Physiol. 2020 Feb;182(2):819-839. doi: 10.1104/pp.19.00854. Epub 2019 Nov 18.

PMID: 31740503 Free PMC article.


CORRECTION: Two Abscisic Acid-Responsive Plastid Lipase Genes Involved in Jasmonic Acid Biosynthesis in Arabidopsis thaliana.

Wang K, Guo Q, Froehlich JE, Hersh HL, Zienkiewicz A, Howe GA, Benning C.
Plant Cell. 2019 Aug 29:tpc.00655.2019. doi: 10.1105/tpc.19.00655. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 31467249 No abstract available.


Enhancing oil production and harvest by combining the marine alga Nannochloropsis oceanica and the oleaginous fungus Mortierella elongata.

Du ZY, Alvaro J, Hyden B, Zienkiewicz K, Benning N, Zienkiewicz A, Bonito G, Benning C.
Biotechnol Biofuels. 2018 Jun 22;11:174. doi: 10.1186/s13068-018-1172-2. eCollection 2018.

PMID: 29977335 Free PMC article.


Two Abscisic Acid-Responsive Plastid Lipase Genes Involved in Jasmonic Acid Biosynthesis in Arabidopsis thaliana.

Wang K, Guo Q, Froehlich JE, Hersh HL, Zienkiewicz A, Howe GA, Benning C.
Plant Cell. 2018 May;30(5):1006-1022. doi: 10.1105/tpc.18.00250. Epub 2018 Apr 17.

PMID: 29666162 Free PMC article.


Galactoglycerolipid Lipase PGD1 Is Involved in Thylakoid Membrane Remodeling in Response to Adverse Environmental Conditions in Chlamydomonas.

Du ZY, Lucker BF, Zienkiewicz K, Miller TE, Zienkiewicz A, Sears BB, Kramer DM, Benning C.
Plant Cell. 2018 Feb;30(2):447-465. doi: 10.1105/tpc.17.00446. Epub 2018 Feb 5.

PMID: 29437989 Free PMC article.


Eudicot plant-specific sphingolipids determine host selectivity of microbial NLP cytolysins.

Lenarčič T, Albert I, Böhm H, Hodnik V, Pirc K, Zavec AB, Podobnik M, Pahovnik D, Žagar E, Pruitt R, Greimel P, Yamaji-Hasegawa A, Kobayashi T, Zienkiewicz A, Gömann J, Mortimer JC, Fang L, Mamode-Cassim A, Deleu M, Lins L, Oecking C, Feussner I, Mongrand S, Anderluh G, Nürnberger T.
Science. 2017 Dec 15;358(6369):1431-1434. doi: 10.1126/science.aan6874.

PMID: 29242345


A Plastid Phosphatidylglycerol Lipase Contributes to the Export of Acyl Groups from Plastids for Seed Oil Biosynthesis.

Wang K, Froehlich JE, Zienkiewicz A, Hersh HL, Benning C.
Plant Cell. 2017 Jul;29(7):1678-1696. doi: 10.1105/tpc.17.00397. Epub 2017 Jul 6.

PMID: 28687655 Free PMC article.


Coevolution of Domain Interactions in the Chloroplast TGD1, 2, 3 Lipid Transfer Complex Specific to Brassicaceae and Poaceae Plants.

Yang Y, Zienkiewicz A, Lavell A, Benning C.
Plant Cell. 2017 Jun;29(6):1500-1515. doi: 10.1105/tpc.17.00182. Epub 2017 May 19.

PMID: 28526713 Free PMC article.


Nannochloropsis, a rich source of diacylglycerol acyltransferases for engineering of triacylglycerol content in different hosts.

Zienkiewicz K, Zienkiewicz A, Poliner E, Du ZY, Vollheyde K, Herrfurth C, Marmon S, Farré EM, Feussner I, Benning C.
Biotechnol Biofuels. 2017 Jan 3;10:8. doi: 10.1186/s13068-016-0686-8. eCollection 2017.

PMID: 28070221 Free PMC article.


Ectopic Expression of WRINKLED1 Affects Fatty Acid Homeostasis in Brachypodium distachyon Vegetative Tissues.

Yang Y, Munz J, Cass C, Zienkiewicz A, Kong Q, Ma W; Sanjaya, Sedbrook J, Benning C.
Plant Physiol. 2015 Nov;169(3):1836-47. doi: 10.1104/pp.15.01236. Epub 2015 Sep 29.

PMID: 26419778 Free PMC article.


Transcriptional coordination of physiological responses in Nannochloropsis oceanica CCMP1779 under light/dark cycles.

Poliner E, Panchy N, Newton L, Wu G, Lapinsky A, Bullard B, Zienkiewicz A, Benning C, Shiu SH, Farré EM.
Plant J. 2015 Sep;83(6):1097-113. doi: 10.1111/tpj.12944. Epub 2015 Aug 20.

PMID: 26216534