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    Alisa Huffaker

    TitleAssistant Professor
    SchoolUniversity of California, San Diego
    DepartmentCell and Developmental Biology
    Address9500 Gilman Drive #0116
    CA La Jolla 92093
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      1. Ding Y, Huffaker A, Köllner TG, Weckwerth P, Robert CAM, Spencer JL, Lipka AE, Schmelz EA. Selinene volatiles are essential precursors for maize defense promoting fungal pathogen resistance. Plant Physiol. 2017 Sep 20. PMID: 28931629.
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      2. Nakata R, Kimura Y, Aoki K, Yoshinaga N, Teraishi M, Okumoto Y, Huffaker A, Schmelz EA, Mori N. Inducible De Novo Biosynthesis of Isoflavonoids in Soybean Leaves by Spodoptera litura Derived Elicitors: Tracer Techniques Aided by High Resolution LCMS. J Chem Ecol. 2016 Dec; 42(12):1226-1236. PMID: 27826811.
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      3. Vaughan MM, Huffaker A, Schmelz EA, Dafoe NJ, Christensen SA, McAuslane HJ, Alborn HT, Allen LH, Teal PE. Interactive Effects of Elevated [CO2] and Drought on the Maize Phytochemical Defense Response against Mycotoxigenic Fusarium verticillioides. PLoS One. 2016; 11(7):e0159270. PMID: 27410032; PMCID: PMC4943682.
      4. Christensen SA, Huffaker A, Hunter CT, Alborn HT, Schmelz EA. A maize death acid, 10-oxo-11-phytoenoic acid, is the predominant cyclopentenone signal present during multiple stress and developmental conditions. Plant Signal Behav. 2016; 11(2):e1120395. PMID: 26669723; PMCID: PMC4883972.
      5. Tzin V, Fernandez-Pozo N, Richter A, Schmelz EA, Schoettner M, Schäfer M, Ahern KR, Meihls LN, Kaur H, Huffaker A, Mori N, Degenhardt J, Mueller LA, Jander G. Dynamic Maize Responses to Aphid Feeding Are Revealed by a Time Series of Transcriptomic and Metabolomic Assays. Plant Physiol. 2015 Nov; 169(3):1727-43. PMID: 26378100; PMCID: PMC4634079.
      6. Christensen SA, Huffaker A, Kaplan F, Sims J, Ziemann S, Doehlemann G, Ji L, Schmitz RJ, Kolomiets MV, Alborn HT, Mori N, Jander G, Ni X, Sartor RC, Byers S, Abdo Z, Schmelz EA. Maize death acids, 9-lipoxygenase-derived cyclopente(a)nones, display activity as cytotoxic phytoalexins and transcriptional mediators. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Sep 08; 112(36):11407-12. PMID: 26305953; PMCID: PMC4568653.
      7. Vaughan MM, Christensen S, Schmelz EA, Huffaker A, McAuslane HJ, Alborn HT, Romero M, Allen LH, Teal PE. Accumulation of terpenoid phytoalexins in maize roots is associated with drought tolerance. Plant Cell Environ. 2015 Nov; 38(11):2195-207. PMID: 25392907.
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      8. Ni X, Toews MD, Buntin GD, Carpenter JE, Huffaker A, Schmelz EA, Cottrell TE, Abdo Z. Influence of brown stink bug feeding, planting date and sampling time on common smut infection of maize. Insect Sci. 2014 Oct; 21(5):564-71. PMID: 24963742.
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      9. Murakami S, Nakata R, Aboshi T, Yoshinaga N, Teraishi M, Okumoto Y, Ishihara A, Morisaka H, Huffaker A, Schmelz EA, Mori N. Insect-induced daidzein, formononetin and their conjugates in soybean leaves. Metabolites. 2014 Jul 04; 4(3):532-46. PMID: 25000357; PMCID: PMC4192678.
      10. Vaughan MM, Huffaker A, Schmelz EA, Dafoe NJ, Christensen S, Sims J, Martins VF, Swerbilow J, Romero M, Alborn HT, Allen LH, Teal PE. Effects of elevated [CO2 ] on maize defence against mycotoxigenic Fusarium verticillioides. Plant Cell Environ. 2014 Dec; 37(12):2691-706. PMID: 24689748; PMCID: PMC4278449.
      11. Schmelz EA, Huffaker A, Sims JW, Christensen SA, Lu X, Okada K, Peters RJ. Biosynthesis, elicitation and roles of monocot terpenoid phytoalexins. Plant J. 2014 Aug; 79(4):659-78. PMID: 24450747.
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      12. Shen J, Tieman D, Jones JB, Taylor MG, Schmelz E, Huffaker A, Bies D, Chen K, Klee HJ. A 13-lipoxygenase, TomloxC, is essential for synthesis of C5 flavour volatiles in tomato. J Exp Bot. 2014 Feb; 65(2):419-28. PMID: 24453226; PMCID: PMC3904703.
      13. Dafoe NJ, Thomas JD, Shirk PD, Legaspi ME, Vaughan MM, Huffaker A, Teal PE, Schmelz EA. European corn borer (Ostrinia nubilalis) induced responses enhance susceptibility in maize. PLoS One. 2013; 8(9):e73394. PMID: 24023868; PMCID: PMC3759431.
      14. Huffaker A, Pearce G, Veyrat N, Erb M, Turlings TC, Sartor R, Shen Z, Briggs SP, Vaughan MM, Alborn HT, Teal PE, Schmelz EA. Plant elicitor peptides are conserved signals regulating direct and indirect antiherbivore defense. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Apr 02; 110(14):5707-12. PMID: 23509266; PMCID: PMC3619339.
      15. Anderson RG, Casady MS, Fee RA, Vaughan MM, Deb D, Fedkenheuer K, Huffaker A, Schmelz EA, Tyler BM, McDowell JM. Homologous RXLR effectors from Hyaloperonospora arabidopsidis and Phytophthora sojae suppress immunity in distantly related plants. Plant J. 2012 Dec; 72(6):882-93. PMID: 22709376.
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      16. Schmelz EA, Huffaker A, Carroll MJ, Alborn HT, Ali JG, Teal PE. An amino acid substitution inhibits specialist herbivore production of an antagonist effector and recovers insect-induced plant defenses. Plant Physiol. 2012 Nov; 160(3):1468-78. PMID: 23008466; PMCID: PMC3490598.
      17. Ni X, Wilson JP, Toews MD, Buntin GD, Lee RD, Li X, Lei Z, He K, Xu W, Li X, Huffaker A, Schmelz EA. Evaluation of spatial and temporal patterns of insect damage and aflatoxin level in the pre-harvest corn fields to improve management tactics. Insect Sci. 2014 Oct; 21(5):572-83. PMID: 23956115.
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      18. Dafoe NJ, Huffaker A, Vaughan MM, Duehl AJ, Teal PE, Schmelz EA. Rapidly induced chemical defenses in maize stems and their effects on short-term growth of Ostrinia nubilalis. J Chem Ecol. 2011 Sep; 37(9):984-91. PMID: 21833765.
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      19. Ni X, Wilson JP, Buntin GD, Guo B, Krakowsky MD, Lee RD, Cottrell TE, Scully BT, Huffaker A, Schmelz EA. Spatial patterns of aflatoxin levels in relation to ear-feeding insect damage in pre-harvest corn. Toxins (Basel). 2011 07; 3(7):920-31. PMID: 22069748; PMCID: PMC3202857.
      20. Huffaker A, Kaplan F, Vaughan MM, Dafoe NJ, Ni X, Rocca JR, Alborn HT, Teal PE, Schmelz EA. Novel acidic sesquiterpenoids constitute a dominant class of pathogen-induced phytoalexins in maize. Plant Physiol. 2011 Aug; 156(4):2082-97. PMID: 21690302; PMCID: PMC3149930.
      21. Schmelz EA, Kaplan F, Huffaker A, Dafoe NJ, Vaughan MM, Ni X, Rocca JR, Alborn HT, Teal PE. Identity, regulation, and activity of inducible diterpenoid phytoalexins in maize. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Mar 29; 108(13):5455-60. PMID: 21402917; PMCID: PMC3069164.
      22. Huffaker A, Dafoe NJ, Schmelz EA. ZmPep1, an ortholog of Arabidopsis elicitor peptide 1, regulates maize innate immunity and enhances disease resistance. Plant Physiol. 2011 Mar; 155(3):1325-38. PMID: 21205619; PMCID: PMC3046589.
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