Gerald Tuskan

Biosciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Telephone : (865) 576-8141
Email : tuskanga@ornl.gov
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Gerald A. Tuskan

Corporate Fellow [Group Leader]

  • Ph.D., Genetics, Texas A&M University, 1984
  • M.S., Forest Genetics, Mississippi State University, 1980
  • B.S., Forest Management, Northern Arizona University, 1978

Research Interests:

  • Genetic basis of tree growth and development with emphasis on biomass accumulations, carbon allocation and cell wall chemistry
  • Populus genomics - assembly of the draft sequence, comparative genomics and functional gene identification
  • Short-rotation woody crop silvicultural systems

Recent Publications:

    • Myburg AA, Grattapaglia D, Tuskan GA, et al.. The Genome of Eucalyptus grandis. Nature 2014 11 June. doi:10.1038/nature13308.
    • McKown AD, Klápště J, Guy RD, Geraldes A, Porth I, Hannemann J, Friedmann M, Muchero W, Tuskan GA, Ehlting J, Cronk QC, El-Kassaby YA, Mansfield SD, Douglas CJ. Genome-wide association implicates numerous genes underlying ecological trait variation in natural populations of Populus trichocarpa. New Phytol. 2014 Apr 22. doi: 10.1111/nph.12815. [Epub ahead of print].
    • Yin H, Chen CJ, Yang J, Weston DJ, Chen JG, Muchero W, Ye N, Tschaplinski TJ, Wullschleger SD, Cheng ZM, Tuskan GA, Yang X. 2014. Functional Genomics of Drought Tolerance in Bioenergy Crops. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences 33:205–224 doi: 10.1080/07352689.2014.870417.
    • Li Z, Czarnecki O, Chourey K, Yang J, Tuskan GA, Hurst GB, Pan C, Chen JG. Strigolactone-regulated proteins revealed by iTRAQ-based quantitative proteomics in Arabidopsis. J Proteome Res. 2014 Mar 7;13(3):1359-72. doi: 10.1021/pr400925t. Epub 2014 Feb 24.
    • DePaoli HC, Borland AM, Tuskan GA, Cushman JC, Yang X. Synthetic biology as it relates to CAM photosynthesis: challenges and opportunities. J Exp Bot. 2014 Feb 24. doi: 10.1093/jxb/eru038.[Epub ahead of print].
    • Borland AM, Hartwell J, Weston DJ, Schlauch KA, Tschaplinski TJ, Tuskan GA, Yang X, Cushman JC. Engineering crassulacean acid metabolism to improve water-use efficiency. Trends Plant Sci. 2014 Feb 19. pii: S1360-1385(14)00021-1. doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2014.01.006. [Epub ahead of print] Review.
    • Muchero W, Labbé J, Ranjan P, DiFazio SP, Tuskan GA. 2014. Genome Resequencing in Populus: Revealing Large-Scale Genome Variation and Implications on Specialized-Trait Genomics. In Challenges and Opportunities for the World's Forests in the 21st Century (pp. 587-595). Springer Netherlands. ISBN 978-94-007-7076-8.
    • Tisserant E, Malbreil M, Kuo A, Kohler A, Symeonidi A, Balestrini R, Charron P, Duensing N, Frei dit Frey N, Gianinazzi-Pearson V, Gilbert LB, Handa Y, Herr JR, Hijri M, Koul R, Kawaguchi M, Krajinski F, Lammers PJ, Masclaux FG, Murat C, Morin E, Ndikumana S, Pagni M, Petitpierre D, Requena N, Rosikiewicz P, Riley R, Saito K, San Clemente H, Shapiro H, van Tuinen D, Bécard G, Bonfante P, Paszkowski U, Shachar-Hill YY, Tuskan GA, Young JP, Sanders IR, Henrissat B, Rensing SA, Grigoriev IV, Corradi N, Roux C, Martin F. Genome of an arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus provides insight into the oldest plant symbiosis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Dec 10;110(50):20117-22. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1313452110. Epub 2013 Nov 25. Erratum in: Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jan 7;111(1):563. Young, Peter W [corrected to Young, J Peter W].
    • Ma T, Wang J, Zhou G, Yue Z, Hu Q, Chen Y, Liu B, Qiu Q, Wang Z, Zhang J, Wang K, Jiang D, Gou C, Yu L, Zhan D, Zhou R, Luo W, Ma H, Yang Y, Pan S, Fang D, Luo Y, Wang X, Wang G, Wang J, Wang Q, Lu X, Chen Z, Liu J, Lu Y, Yin Y, Yang H, Abbott RJ, Wu Y, Wan D, Li J, Yin T, Lascoux M, Difazio SP, Tuskan GA, Wang J, Liu J. Genomic insights into salt adaptation in a desert poplar. Nat Commun. 2013;4:2797. doi: 10.1038/ncomms3797. Erratum in: Nat Commun. 2014;5:3454. Jianquan, Liu [corrected to Liu, Jianquan].
    • Weston DJ, Wullschleger SD, Tuskan GA. Extending the Arabidopsis flowering paradigm to a mass flowering phenomenon in the tropics. Mol Ecol. 2013 Sep;22(18):4603-5.doi: 10.1111/mec.12473.
    • Shakya M, Gottel N, Castro H, Yang ZK, Gunter L, Labbé J, Muchero W, Bonito G, Vilgalys R, Tuskan G, Podar M, Schadt CW. A multifactor analysis of fungal and bacterial community structure in the root microbiome of mature Populus deltoides trees. PLoS One. 2013 Oct 16;8(10):e76382. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0076382. eCollection 2013.
    • Porth I, Klapšte J, Skyba O, Hannemann J, McKown AD, Guy RD, DiFazio SP, Muchero W, Ranjan P, Tuskan GA, Friedmann MC, Ehlting J, Cronk QC, El-Kassaby YA, Douglas CJ, Mansfield SD. Genome-wide association mapping for wood characteristics in Populus identifies an array of candidate single nucleotide polymorphisms. New Phytol. 2013 Nov;200(3):710-26. doi: 10.1111/nph.1242. Epub 2013 Jul 26.
    • Tschaplinski TJ, Plett JM, Engle N, Deveau A, Cushman K, Martin MZ, Doktycz MJ, Tuskan G, Brun A, Kohler A, Martin FM. Populus trichocarpa and Populus deltoides Exhibit Different Metabolomic Responses to Colonization by the Symbiotic fungus Laccaria bicolor. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 2014 Feb 18. doi.org/10.1094/MPMI-09-13-0286-R. [Epub ahead of print]

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