Selected Publications

Guotian Li, Rashmi Jain, Mawsheng Chern, Nikki T. Pham, Joel A. Martin, Tong Wei, Wendy S. Schackwitz, Anna M. Lipzen, Phat Q. Duong, Kyle C. Jones, Liangrong Jiang, Deling Ruan, Diane Bauer, Yi Peng, Kerrie W. Barry, Jeremy Schmutz, and Pamela C. Ronald. The Sequences of 1,504 Mutants in the Model Rice Variety Kitaake Facilitate Rapid Functional Genomic Studies. (pdf)

Rory N. Pruitt, Anna Joe, Weiguo Zhang, Wei Feng, Valley Stewart, Benjamin Schwessinger, Jose R. Dinneny, and Pamela C. Ronald. A microbially derived tyrosine-sulfated peptide mimics a plant peptide hormone. (pdf)
Asafu-Adjaye et al., An Ecomodernist Manifesto: A manifesto to use humanity’s extraordinary powers in service of creating a good anthropocene. 2015.
Moving beyond pro/con debates over genetically engineered crops. 2016.
Asafu-Adjaye et al., An Ecomodernist Manifesto: A manifesto to use humanity’s extraordinary powers in service of creating a good anthropocene. 2015.

Randy W. Schekman, Jennifer Doudna, Richard A. Muller, and Pamela Ronald. 2016. Consensus & Controversy in Science: Genes, GMOs & Climate. The Morton L. Mandel Public Lecture.

Mawsheng Chern, Rebecca S. Bart, Wei Bai, Deling Ruan, Patrick E. Canlas, Rashmi Jain, Xuewei Chen, Pamela C. Ronald. A Genetic Screen Identifies Two Novel Rice Cysteine-rich Receptor-like Kinases That Are Required for the Rice NH1-mediated Immune Response. PloS Genetics. 12(5): e1006049. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1006049
Li G, Chern M, Jain R, Martin JA, Schackwitz WS, Jiang L, Vega-Sánchez ME, Lipzen AM, Barry KW, Schmutz J, Ronald PC. March 24, 2016. Genome-wide Sequencing of 41 Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Mutated Lines Reveals Diverse Mutations Induced by Fast-neutron Irradiation. (pdf)
Schwessinger B, Li X, Ellinghaus TL, Chan LJ, Wei T, Joe A, Thomas N, Pruitt R, Adams PD, Chern MS, Petzold CJ, Liu CC, Ronald PC. A second-generation expression system for tyrosine-sulfated proteins and its application in crop protection. November 27, 2015. (pdf)
science-advance-logo Rory N. Pruitt, Benjamin Schwessinger, Anna Joe, Nicholas Thomas, Furong Liu, Markus Albert, Michelle R. Robinson, Leanne Jade G. Chan, Dee Dee Luu, Huamin Chen, Ofir Bahar, Arsalan Daudi, David De Vleesschauwer, Daniel Caddell, Weiguo Zhang, Xiuxiang Zhao, Xiang Li, Joshua L. Heazlewood, Deling Ruan, Dipali Majumder, Mawsheng Chern, Hubert Kalbacher, Samriti Midha, Prabhu B. Patil, Ramesh V. Sonti, Christopher J. Petzold, Chang C. Liu, Jennifer S. Brodbelt, Georg Felix and Pamela C. Ronald. July 3, 2015. The rice immune receptor XA21 recognizes a tyrosine-sulfated protein from a Gram-negative bacterium. (pdf)
Nicholas Holton, Vladimir Nekrasov, Pamela C. Ronald, Cyril Zipfel. The Phylogenetically-Related Pattern Recognition Receptors EFR and XA21 Recruit Similar Immune Signaling Components in Monocots and Dicots. January 21, 2015. (pdf)
Pamela C. Ronald. June 12, 2014. How Scare Tactics on GMO Foods Hurt Everybody. (pdf)
Pamela C. Ronald. 2014. Lab to Farm: Applying Research on Plant Genetics and Genomics to Crop Improvement. (pdf)
Plant Engineers Sow Debate, Scientific American Classics: The Birth of the Great GMO Debate.
Home P.C. Ronald, Boston Review, September 1, 2013. “The Truth about GMOs. (pdf)
P.C. Ronald. 2012. Would Rachel Carson Embrace ‘Frankenfoods’? pdf, August 12, 2012.
P. C.  Ronald. 2012. Genetic engineering and ecologically-based farming. Wired magazine, In Press.
Pamela C. Ronald. 2011.  Plant Genetics, Sustainable Agriculture and Global Food Security. 2011. Genetics 188: 11-20. DOI: 10.1534/genetics.111.128553 (pdf)
Pamela C. Ronald and James E. McWilliams. “Seeds of Hope” New York Times OpEd. May 15, 2010.
P. C. Ronald and B. Beutler. 2010. Plant and Animal sensors of conserved microbial signatures. Science. 330:1061-1064. Science Magazine Highlighted Research
N. V. Fedoroff, D. S. Battisti, R. N. Beachy, Cooper, A. Fischhoff, N. Hodges,V. Knauf, D. Lobell, B. J. Mazur, D. Molden, M. P. Reynolds, P. C. Ronald, M. W. Rosegrant, P. A. Sanchez, A. Vonshak, J.-K. Zhu. 2010. Radically Rethinking Agriculture for the 21st Century. Science 327, 833 (2010) DOI: 10.1126/science.1186834. (pdf)
Ronald P. 2009. Foreign Invaders:The environmental consequences of transgene flow. Harvard International Review. 31(2):58-60.
Ronald P. 2008. What if Organic Farmers joined forces with Genetic Engineers? Conservation Magazine Vol 9:3.Conservation Magazine’s overriding goal is to engage the top thinkers and writers of our time in conservation’s evolving narrative.
Ronald P. 2008. The new organic: The future of food may depend on an unlikely marriage: organic farmers and genetic engineering. The Boston Globe, March 16, 2008.(pdf)
 Jung K, An G and Ronald P. 2008. Towards A Better Bowl of Rice: Assigning biological function to 60,000 rice genes. Nature Reviews Genetics. 9:91-101. (pdf)
Ronald P and Adamchak R. Tomorrow’s Table: A marriage of genetic engineering and organic farming. 2008Oxford University Press.
Ronald P. 2004. Food for the Gods. Science 304:1112-1113. (pdf)
 Ronald P. 1997. Making Rice Disease Resistant. Scientific American, 277:100-105. (pdf)
Ronald P and H. Leung. 2002. The Most Precious Things Are Not Jade and Pearls. Science 296, 58-60. (pdf)
nature-biotech-logo Jeffrey L. Bennetzen, Jeremy Schmutz, Hao Wang, Ryan Percifield1, Jennifer Hawkins, Ana Clara Pontaroli, Matt Estep, Liang Feng, Justin N. Vaughn, Jane Grimwood, Jerry Jenkins, Kerrie Barry, Erika Lindquist, Uffe Hellsten, Shweta Deshpande, Xuewen Wang, Xiaomei Wu, Therese Mitros, Jimmy Triplett, Xiaohan Yang, Chu-Yu Ye, Margarita Mauro-Herrara, Lin Wang, Pinghua Li, Manoj Sharma, Rita Sharma, Pamela C. Ronald, Olivier Panaud, Elizabeth A. Kellogg, Tom Brutnell, Andrew Doust, Gerald A. Tuskan, Daniel Rokhsar, and Katrien M. Devos. 2012. Full Genome Sequence Analysis of the Model Plant Setaria. Nature Biotechnology, in press
Insuk Lee, Young-Su Seo, Dusica Coltrane, Sohyun Hwang, Taeyun Oh, Edward M. Marcotte, and Pamela C. Ronald. 2011. Genetic dissection of the biotic stress response using a genome-scale gene network for rice. PNAS, 108(45) doi: 10.1073/pnas.1110384108 (pdf)
Young-Su Seo, Mawsheng Chern, Laura E. Bartley, Muho Han, Ki-Hong Jung, Insuk Lee, Harkamal Walia, Todd Richter, Xia Xu, Peijian Cao, Wei Bai, Rajeshwari Ramanan, Fawn Amonpant, Loganathan Arul, Patrick E. Canlas, Randy Ruan, Chang-Jin Park, Xuewei Chen, Sohyun Hwang, Jong-Seong Jeon, Pamela C. Ronald. 2011. Towards Establishment of a Rice Stress Response Interactome. PLoS Genet 7(4): e1002020. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1002020 (pdf).
Park, Chang-Jin and Ronald, Pamela. Cleavage and nuclear localization of the rice XA21 immune receptor. 2012. Nature Communications 3, #920. doi:10.1038/ncomms1
Chiniquy Dawn, Vaishali Sharma, Andrew Carroll, Edward Baidoo, Alex Schultink, Jesper Harholt, Markus Pauly Henrik Scheller, Pamela Ronald. 2012. XAX1 from Glycosyltransferase Family 61 Mediates Xylosyltransfer to Rice Xylan. PNAS 109, # 42, 17117-17122.
Han SW, Lee SW, Ofir BaharBenjamin SchwessingerMichelle R. RobinsonJared B. ShawJames A. MadsenJennifer S. Brodbelt and P. C. Ronald. 2012. Tyrosine sulfation in a Gram-negative bacterium. Nature Communications, Nature Communications 3:1153 (pdf)
Genome sequence analysis of the model grass Brachypodium distachyon: insights into grass genome evolution. 2010. The International Brachypodium Initiative. Nature 463, 763-76.
Dardick C and P. C. Ronald 2006. Plant and Animal Pathogen Recognition Receptors Signal through Non-RD Kinases. PloS Pathogens. 2(1):e2.
Fukao T, Kenong X, Ronald P. and Bailey-Serres J. 2006. A variable cluster of ethylene responsive-like factors regulates metabolic and developmental acclimation responses to submergence in rice. Plant Cell. 18: 1791-1802.
Park CJ, Ying Peng, Rebecca Bart, Xuewei Chen, DeLing Ruan, Patrick E. Canlas, Christopher Dardick, and P. C. Ronald. 2008. Rice XB15, a protein phosphatase 2C, negatively regulates programmed cell death and XA21-mediated innate immunity. PLoS Biology. 6(9): e23
Xu K, Xu X, Fukao T, Canlas P, Heuer S, Bailey-Serres J, Ismail A, Ronald P, Mackill D. 2006. Sub1A encodes an ethylene responsive-like factor that confers submergence tolerance to rice. Nature. 442: 705-708. Selected by Faculty of 1000 Biology as one of the most important advances in the field. Awarded CGIAR prize for outstanding scientific article.
Xu K, Xu X, Ronald P, Mackill DJ. 2000. A high-resolution linkage map in the vicinity of the rice submergence tolerance locus Sub1. MGG. 263:681-689.
Wang GL, Ruan DL, Song WY, Sideris S, Chen L, Pi LY, Zhang S, Zhang Z, Fauquet C, Gaut BS, Whalen MC and P. C. Ronald 1998. The rice disease resistance gene, Xa21D, encodes a receptor-like molecule with a LRR domain that determines race specific recognition and is subject to adaptive evolution. Plant Cell 10:765-779.
Song W, Pi L, Wang G, Gardner J, Holsten T, P. C. Ronald 1997. Evolution of the Rice Xa21 Disease Resistance Gene Family. Plant Cell 9:1279-1287.
Bureau T, Ronald P, Wessler S. 1996. A systematic survey reveals the predominance of small inverted repeat elements in wild type rice genes. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 93:8524-8529.
Jiang J, Wang G-L, Ronald P, Gill B, Ward. 1995. Metaphase and Interphase mapping of the rice genome using bacterial artificial chromosomes. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 92:4487-4491.
Kearney B, Ronald PC, Dahlbeck D, Staskawicz B. 1988. Molecular basis for evasion of plant host defence in bacterial spot disease of pepper. Nature 332:541-543.
Song W-Y, Wang G-L, Zhu L-H, Fauquet C, P. C. Ronald 1995. A receptor kinase-like protein encoded by the rice disease resistance gene Xa21. Science, 270:1804-1806.

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