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Gary Stacey

Gary Stacey

MSMC Endowed Professor of Plant Sciences and Biochemistry

Phone: 573-884-4752
staceyg@missouri.edu
271e Life Sciences Center

The Stacey laboratory focuses on understanding plant signaling pathways that regulate plant-microbe interactions; for example, the initial signaling involved in the establishment of the nitrogen-fixing legume symbiosis. This research has expanded to study the functional genomics of the soybean root hair cell, a single-cell model for systems biology. The lab is examining the root hair response to rhizobia, which are nitrogen-fixing soil bacteria, as well as its response to various stresses such as heat and drought. Another lab focus is signaling between plants and bacterial or fungal pathogens; such as the role of chitin as an elicitor of plant disease resistance. The laboratory is working to improve the genetic and genomic tools available to study soybean, Missouri’s foremost crop. Thus, the lab has work underway that moves from very basic studies using plant models, such as Arabidopsis, to basic soybean studies to actual field studies with more practical, applied goals.

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The Role of Plant Innate Immunity in the Legume-Rhizobium Symbiosis. Cao Y, Halane MK, Gassmann W, Stacey G. Annual Review of Plant Biology; 68:535-561.

Featured in this article: Walter Gassmann, Gary Stacey.

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OPT3 is a component of the iron-signaling network between leaves and roots and misregulation of OPT3 leads to an over-accumulation of cadmium in seeds. Mendoza-Cózatl DG, Xie Q, Akmakjian GZ, Jobe TO, Patel A, Stacey MG, Song L, Demoin DW, Jurisson SS, Stacey G, Schroeder JI. Molecular Plant; 7(9):1455-1469.

Featured in this article: David Mendoza-Cózatl, Minviluz (Bing) Stacey, Gary Stacey.

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Arabidopsis OPT6 is an oligopeptide transporter with exceptionally broad substrate specificity. Pike S, Patel A, Stacey G, Gassmann W. Plant and Cell Physiology; 50(11):1923-1932.

Featured in this article: Sharon Pike, Gary Stacey, Walter Gassmann.

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The arabidopsis AtOPT3 protein functions in metal homeostasis and movement of iron to developing seeds. Stacey MG, Patel A, McClain WE, Mathieu M, Remley M, Rogers EE, Gassmann W, Blevins DG, Stacey G. Plant Physiology; 146(2):589-601.

Featured in this article: Minviluz (Bing) Stacey, Walter Gassmann, Gary Stacey.

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Expression analyses of Arabidopsis oligopeptide transporters during seed germination, vegetative growth and reproduction. Stacey MG, Osawa H, Patel A, Gassmann W, Stacey G. Planta; 223(2):291-305.

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ScOPT1 and AtOPT4 function as proton-coupled oligopeptide transporters with broad but distinct substrate specificities. Osawa H, Stacey G, Gassmann W. Biochemical Journal; 393(1):267-275.

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