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Publications

Edossa Wayima, Ayalew Ligaba-Osena, Kifle Dagne, Kassahun Tesfaye, Eunice Machuka, Samuel Mutiga and Emmanuel Delhaize. Screening of diverse Ethiopian durum wheat accessions for aluminium tolerance. (Submitted)

Ayalew Ligaba-Osena, Kay DiMarco, Tom Richard & Bertrand Hankoua. 2018. The maize Corngrass1 miRNA-regulated developmental alterations are restored by a bacterial ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase in transgenic tobacco. 2018 (10): 1-13

Ayalew Ligaba-Osena, Jenna Jones, Emanuel Donkor, Sanjeev Chandrayan, Farris Poole, Chang-Hao Wu, Claire Vieille, Michael W. W. Adams & Bertrand Hankoua. 2018. Novel bioengineered cassava expressing an archaeal starch degradation system and a bacterial ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase for starch self-digestibility and yield increase. Front Plant Sci. Vol. 9, February 26, 2018 (Jenna Jones and Emanuel Donkor are undergraduates)

Ayalew Ligaba-Osena, Bertrand Hankoua, Kay DiMarco, Robert Pace, Mark Crocker, Jesse McAtee, Nivedita Nagachar, Ming Tien & Tom Richard. 2017. Reducing biomass recalcitrance by heterologous expression of a bacterial peroxidase in tobacco. Sci Rep, 7: 17104

Ayalew Ligaba-Osena, Zhangjun Fei, Jiping Liu, Yumin Xu, Jon Shaff, Sung-Chul Lee, Sheng Luan, Joerg Kudla, Leon Kochian & Miguel Piñeros. 2017. Loss-of-function mutation of the calcium sensor CBL1 increases aluminum-sensitivity in Arabidopsis. New Phytol. 214, 830–841

Rita Kusi-Appiah Hayford, Ayalew Ligaba-Osena, Mayavan Subramani, Adrianne Brown, Latha Melmaiee, Khwaja Hossain & Venu (Kal) Kalavacharla. 2017. Expression analysis of the common bean histone deacetylase gene at Different Developmental Stages and during Cold Stress. Int J Genomics 2017, Article ID 2502691

Ayalew Ligaba, Ingo Dreyer, Armine Margaryan, David J Schneider, Leon Kochian & Miguel Piñeros. 2013. Functional, structural and phylogenetic analysis of domains underlying the Al sensitivity of the aluminum-activated malate/anion transporter, TaALMT1. Plant J 76:766-180

Ayalew Ligaba, Lyza Maron, Miguel Piñeros, Jon Shaff & Leon Kochian. 2012. Maize ZmALMT2 is a root anion transporter that mediates constitutive root malate efflux.  Plant Cell Environ. 35: 1185-1200

Ayalew Ligaba, Maki Katsuhara, Mineo Shibasaka & Gemechis Djira. 2011. Cloning and functional analysis of major intrinsic proteins in barley: abiotic stresses modulate expression of barley MIP genes. Compt Rend Biol. 334: 127-139.

Ayalew Ligaba & Maki Katsuhara. 2010. Insights into the salt tolerance mechanisms in barley (Hordeum vulgare) from comparisons of cultivars that differ in salt sensitivity. J Plant Res, 123: 105-118.

Ayalew Ligaba, Leon Kochian & Miguel Piñeros. 2009. Phosphorylation at S384 regulates the activity of the TaALMT1 malate transporter that underlines aluminum resistance in wheat. Plant J 60:411-423

Ayalew Ligaba, Maki Katsuhara, Wataru Sakamoto & Hideaki Matsumoto. 2007. The BnALMT1 protein that is an aluminum-activated malate transporter is localized in the plasma membrane. Plant Signal Behav 2: 255-257.

Ayalew Ligaba, Maki Katsuhara, Peter. R. Ryan, Mineo Shibasaka & Hideaki Matsumoto. 2006. The BnALMT1and BnALMT2 genes from Brassica napus L. encode aluminum-activated malate transporters that enhance the aluminum resistance of plant cells. Plant Physiol 142: 1294-1303.

Hong Shen., Fei Long He, Takayuki Sasaki, Yoko Yamamoto, Shao Jian Zheng, Ayalew Ligaba, Xiaolong Yan, Sung Ju Ahn, Mineo Yamaguchi, Hideo Sasakawa & Hideaki Matsumoto. 2005. Citrate secretion coupled with the modulation of soybean root tip under aluminum stress: Up-regulation of transcription, translation and threonine-oriented phosphorylation of plasma membrane H+-ATPase. Plant Physiol 138, 287-296

Ayalew Ligaba, Hong Shen, Koichi Shibata, Yoko Yamamoto, Shigemi Tanakamaru, & Hideaki Matsumoto. 2004. The role of phosphorus in aluminum-induced citrate and malate exudation from rape (Brassica napus L.). Physiol Plant 120: 575-584

Ayalew Ligaba, Mineo Yamaguchi, Hong Shen, Takayuki Sasaki, Yoko Yamamoto & Hideaki Matsumoto. 2004. Phosphate deficiency enhances plasma membrane H+-ATPase activity and citrate exudation in greater purple lupin (Lupinus pilosus). Funct Plant Biol. 31: 1075-1083

Hong Shen, Ayalew Ligaba, Mineo Yamaguchi, Hiroki Osawa, Koichi Shibata, Xialolong Yan & Hideaki Matsumoto. 2004. Effect of K-252a and abscisic acid on the efflux of citrate from Soybean (Glycine max). J Exp Bot. 55: 663-671