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Pat Schnable

Distinguished Professor



Office: 2035B Carver Co-Lab

Phone: 515-294-0975









Department: Agronomy

Research Interests: genetics, molecular biology, genomics

Brief description of current research:

One of the primary goals that motivates genetic research at the Schnable Laboratory is crop improvement. We approach this goal from several different directions, researching individual genes and processes as well as comprehensive genomics projects. We also participate in the Computationally Engineered Plant Working Group.

Recent publications:

Soltis, D. E., M. A. Gitzendanner, G. Stull, M. Chester, A. Chanderbali, S. Chamala, I. E. Jordon-Thaden, P. S. Soltis, P. S. Schnable, and W. B. Barbazuk, 2013: The potential of genomics in plant systematics. Taxon, 62, 886-898, doi:10.12705/625.13.

Liu, S., A. P. Hsia, and P. S. Schnable, 2013: Digestion-ligation-amplification (DLA): a simple genome walking method to amplify unknown sequences flanking mutator (Mu) transposons and thereby facilitate gene cloning. Methods Mol. Biol., 1057, 167-176, doi:10.1007/978-1-62703-568-2_12.

Muthreich, N., C. Majer, M. Beatty, A. Paschold, A. Schutzenmeister, Y. Fu, W. A. Malik, P. S. Schnable, H. P. Piepho, H. Sakai, and F. Hochholdinger, 2013: Comparative transcriptome profiling of maize (Zea mays L.) coleoptilar nodes during shoot-borne root initiation. Plant Physiol., 163, 419-430, doi:10.1104/pp.113.221481.

Shnable, P. S., and N. M. Springer, 2013: Progress toward understanding heterosis in crop plants. Annu. Rev. Plant Biol., 64, 71-88, doi:10.1146/annurev-arplant-042110-103827.

Li, L., K. A. Petsch, R. Shimizu, S. Liu, W. W. Xu, K. Ying, J. Yu, M. J. Scanlon, P. S. Schnable, M. C. P. Timmermans, N. M. Springer, and G. J. Muehlbauer, 2013: Mendelian and non-mendelian regulation of gene expression in maize. PLoS Genetics, e1003202.