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Publications

2022

Mattiello L, Rüetgers M, Sua-Rojas MF, Tavares R, Soares JS, Begcy K, Menossi M (2022). Molecular and computational strategies to increase the efficiency of CRISPR-based techniques. Frontier in Plant Science. 13:868027.

Kim T, Dias FO, Gentile A, Menossi M, Begcy K (2022) ScRpb4, encoding an RNA polymerase subunit from sugarcane, is ubiquitously expressed and resilient to changes in response to stress conditions. Agriculture 12(1), 81.

Preciado J, Begcy K, Liu T (2022) The Arabidopsis HDZIP Class II Transcription Factor ABIG1 Functions in Leaf Development. Journal of Experimental Botany. 73(7):1978-1991.

Kalaman H, Wilson S, Mallinger R, Knox G, Kim T, Begcy K, van Santen E (2022) Evaluation of Native and Non-native Ornamentals as Pollinator Plants in Florida: II. Floral Resource Value. HortScience 57(1):137–143. 

2021

Preciado J, Begcy K, Liu T (2021) Arabidopsis ABIG1 Functions in Laminar Growth and Polarity Formation through Regulation by REVOLUTA and KANADI. bioRxv doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.06.16.448748

Enders L, Begcy K (2021) Unconventional routes to developing insect-resistant crops. Molecular Plant, 14:1439-1453

Lieberman-Lazarovich M, Kim T, Singh PK, Begcy K (2021) Epigenetics in horticultural crops: consequences and applications in abiotic stress tolerance. Stress Tolerance in Horticultural Crops, 75-90

Grossman AY, Andrade MHML, Chaves ALA, Mendes Ferreira MT, Techio VH, Lopez Y, Begcy K, Kenworthy KE, Rios EF (2021) Ploidy Level and Genetic Parameters for Phenotypic Traits in Bermudagrass (Cynodon spp.) Germplasm. Agronomy. 11, 912

Kim, T, Samraj S, Jiménez J, Gómez C, Liu T, Begcy K (2021) Genome-wide identification of heat shock factors and heat shock proteins in response to UV and high intensity light stress in lettuce. BMC Plant Biology. 21:185 

 

2020

Oliveira MC, Osipitan OA, Begcy K, Werle R (2020) Cover Crops, Hormones and Herbicides: Priming an Integrated Weed Management Strategy. Plant Science. 301:110550.

Antosz W, Deforges J, Begcy K, Bruckmann A, Poirier Y, Dresselhaus T, Grasser K (2020) Critical role of transcript cleavage in Arabidopsis RNA polymerase II transcriptional elongation. The Plant Cell. 32: 1449–1463

Chen C, Begcy K (2020) Genome-Wide Identification of Allele-Specific Gene Expression in a Parent-of-Origin Specific Manner. Cereal Genomics. Methods in Molecular Biology. 2072: 129-139

Begcy K, , Dresselhaus T (2020). Analysis of Epigenetic Modifications During Vegetative and Reproductive Development in Cereals Using Chromatin Immunoprecipitation (ChIP). Cereal Genomics. Methods in Molecular Biology. 2072: 141-156

2019

Begcy K, Nosenko T, Zhou LZ, Fragner L, Weckwerth W, Dresselhaus T (2019). Male Sterility in Maize after Transient Heat Stress during the Tetrad Stage of Pollen Development. Plant Physiology. 181 (2), 683-700

Begcy K, Mariano ED, Lembke GC, Zingaretti SM, Souza GM, Araujo P, Menossi M (2019). Overexpression of an evolutionary conserved drought-responsive sugarcane gene enhances salinity and drought resilience. Annals of Botany. 124: 691–700

 

2018

Begcy K, Dresselhaus T (2018). Epigenetic responses to abiotic stresses during reproductive development in cereals. Plant Reproduction. 31: 343–355.

Begcy K, Weigert A, Egesa AO, Dresselhaus T (2018). Compared to Australian Cultivars, European Summer Wheat (Triticum aestivum) Overreacts When Moderate Heat Stress Is Applied at the Pollen Development Stage. Agronomy.  8, 99.

Begcy K, Sandhu J, Walia H (2018). Transient Heat Stress During Early Seed Development Primes Germination and Seedling Establishment in Rice. Front. Plant Sci. 9:1768.

 

2017

Begcy K, Dresselhaus T (2017). Tracking maize pollen development by the leaf collar method. Plant Reproduction. 30 (4): 171-178.

Zhao P*, Begcy K*, Dresselhaus T, Sun M (2017). Does Early Embryogenesis in Eudicots andMonocots Involve the Same Mechanism and Molecular Players?. Plant Physiology. 173 (1):130-142.

Werle R, Begcy K, Yerka MK, Mower JP, Dweikat I, Jhala AJ, Lindquist JL (2017). Independent Evolution of Acetolactate Synthase-Inhibiting Herbicide Resistance in Weedy Sorghum Populations Across Common Geographic Regions. Weed Science. 65: 164–176.

 

2016

Chen C, Begcy K, Liu K, Folsom JJ, Wang Z, Zhang C, Walia H (2016). Heat stress yields a unique MADS box transcription factor in determining seed size and thermal sensitivity. Plant Physiology. 171 (1), 606-622.

Pavlovikj N, Begcy K, Behera S, Campbell M, Walia H, Deogun JS (2016). Analysis of Transcriptome Assembly Pipelines for Wheat. Bioinformatics and Biomedicine. 137-140.

 

2015

Begcy K, Walia H (2015). Drought stress delays endosperm development and misregulates genes associated with cytoskeleton organization and grain quality proteins in developing wheat seeds. Plant Science. (240) 109–119.

Schmitz A, Begcy K, Sarath G, Walia H (2015). Rice Ovate Family Protein 2 (OFP2) alters hormonal homeostasis and vasculature development. Plant Science. (241) 177–188.

 

2014

Folsom JJ*, Begcy K*, Hao X, Wang D, Walia H (2014). Rice FIE1 regulates seed size under heat stress by controlling early endosperm development. Plant Physiology. 165 (1): 238-248.

Mattiello L, Begcy K, Rodrigues da Silva F, Jorge RA, Menossi M (2014). Transcriptome analysis highlights changes in the leaves of maize plants cultivated in acidic soil containing toxic levels of Al3+. Molecular Biology Reports. 41 (12): 8107-8116.

Pavlovikj N, Begcy K, Behera S, Campbell M, Walia H, Deogun JS (2014). Comparing and Optimizing Transcriptome Assembly Pipeline for Diploid Wheat. Proceedings of Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Biomedical Informatics. 603-604

Pavlovikj N, Begcy K, Behera S, Campbell M, Walia H, Deogun JS (2014). Evaluating Distributed Platforms for Protein-Guided Scientific Workflow. Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment. 13-18.

Pavlovikj N, Begcy K, Behera S, Campbell M, Walia H, Deogun JS (2014). A Comparison of a Campus Cluster and Open Science Grid Platforms for Protein-Guided Assembly using Pegasus Workflow Management System. Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium Workshop. 546-555.

Pavlovikj N, Begcy K, Behera S, Campbell M, Walia H, Deogun JS (2014). Evaluating Assembly Pipeline for Transcriptomes. Proceedings of Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. BICoB-2014: 163-168.

 

2012

Begcy K, Mariano ED, Gentile A, Lembke GC, Zingaretti SM, Souza GM, Menossi M (2012). A novel stress-induced sugarcane gene confers tolerance to drought, salt and oxidative stress in transgenic tobacco plants. PLoS One 7(9): e44697.

 

2011

Begcy K, Mariano ED, Mattiello L, Nunes AV, Mazzafera P, Maia IG, Menossi M (2011). An Arabidopsis mitochondrial uncoupling protein confers tolerance to drought and salt stress in transgenic tobacco plants. PLoS One 6(8): e23776.

 

Patents

Begcy K, Mariano ED, Lembke GC, Souza GM, Menossi M (2012). Method for producing plants that are resistant to environmental stresses, uses thereof and recombinant DNA vector. WO2012083394

Begcy K, Mariano ED, Lembke GC, Souza GM, Menossi M (2012). Recombinant DNA vector, method for producing plants that are resistant to environmental stresses, and uses thereof. WO2012083393