F. Thompson - University Research Professor
regulation and silencing
Molecular and cell biology of plant gene regulation, including
chromatin structure and gene silencing. Plant transformation
and genetic engineering.
G. C., G. Hall, S. Michalowski, W. Newman, A. K. Weissinger,
S. Spiker and W.F. Thompson. (1996). High level transgene
expression in plant cells: Effects of a strong SAR from tobacco. Plant Cell 8, 899-913.
Spiker, S. and W. F. Thompson
(1996) Matrix attachment regions and transgene expression
in plants. Plant Physiology 110, 15-21.
W. F., G. C. Allen, G. H. Jr. and S. Spiker. (1996). Matrix
attachment regions and transgene expression. In P. Gustafson
and R. B. Flavell (ed.), Genomes of Plants and Animals (Proceedings
of the 21st Stadler Genetics Symposium). New York, Plenum
Press, pp 243-269.
Frances, S. and W. F. Thompson (1997). The dark adaptation response of the de-etiolated pea
mutant, lip1, is modulated by external signals and endogenous
Physiol., 115: 23-28.
Petracek, M. E., L. F. Dickey, S. Huber, and W. F. Thompson
changes in abundance and polyriBOsome association of ferredoxin
mRNA are dependent on photosynthesis. Plant Cell 9: 2291-2300.
Tanzer, M. M., W. F. Thompson, M. D. Law, E. A. Wernsman and
S. Uknes (1997). Characterization
of post-transcriptionally suppressed transgene expression
that confers resistance to tobacco etch virus infection in
tobacco. Plant Cell 9: 1411-1423.
W. F., A. F. Bevan, B. Wells, and P. Shaw (1997). Sites of rDNA transcription are widely disppersed through
the nucleolus in Pisum sativum and can comprise single genes. Plant J. 12: 571-581.
Dickey, L. F., M. E. Petracek, E. R. Hansen, and W. F. Thompson
(1998). Light regulation of Fed-1 mRNA requires an element in the 5’
untranslated region and correlates with differential polyriBOsome
Cell 10: 475-484.
Kjemtrup, S., K. S. Sampson, C. Peele, L. V. Nguyen, M. A.
Conkling, W. F. Thompson, and D. Robertson (1998). Gene silencing from plant DNA carried by a geminivirus. Plant J. 14, 91-100
Petracek, M. E., L. F.
Dickey, T. T. Nguyen, C. Gatz, D. A. Sowinski, G. C. Allen,
and W. F. Thompson. (1998) Ferredoxin mRNA is destabilized
by changes in photosynthetic electron transport. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 95, 9009-9013.
P., L. V. Nguyen, E. A. Wernsman, W. F. Thompson, and M. A.
Conkling (1999) Transposon tagging of the Sulfur gene of tobacco
using engineered maize Ac/Ds elements. Genetics 153, 1919-1928.
Michalowski, S.M., G. C. Allen, G. E. Hall, W. F. Thompson
and S. Spiker (1999) Characterization of randomly-obtained
matrix attachment regions (MARs) from higher plants. Biochemistry 38, 12795-12804.
Ulker, B., G. C. Allen, S. L. Spiker, W. F. Thompson, and
A. K. Weissinger (1999) A tobacco matrix attachment region reduces the loss
of transgene expression in the progeny of transgenic tobacco
plants. Plant J. 18: 253-263.
P., B. Worland, A. Kohli, J. W. Snape, P. Christou, G. C.
Allen and W. F. Thompson (1999) Matrix attachment regions increase transgene expression
levels and stability in transgenic rice plants and their progeny.
Plant J. 18: 233-242.
G. C., S Spiker, and W. F. Thompson (2000) Use of matrix attachment regions (MARs) to minimize
transgene silencing. Plant Molecular Biology 43, 361-376. (Invited review in special issue)
Ling, J., Wells, D. R., Tanguay, R. L., Dickey, L. F., Thompson,
W. F. and Gallie, D. R. (2000). Heat shock protein HSP101
binds to the Fed-1 internal light regulatory element and mediates
its high translational activity. Plant Cell 12, 1213-1228.
J., A. Scott and W. F. Thompson (2000) Stringent control of
transgene expression in Arabidopsis thaliana using the Top10
promoter system. Plant
J. 21: 579-588.
M. E., T. Nuygen, W. F. Thompson and L. F. Dickey (2000) Premature
Termination codons destabilize Fed-1 mRNA when Fed-1 is translated. Plant J.21: 563-569.