Carolyn Hutcheon

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Camelina sativa, an oilseed crop in the Brassicaceae family, has inspired renewed interest due to its potential for biofuels applications. Little is understood of the nature of the C. sativa genome, however. A study was undertaken to characterize two genes in the fatty acid biosynthesis pathway, fatty acid desaturase (FAD) 2 and fatty acid elongase (FAE) 1,(More)
Camelina sativa is a promising under-exploited oilseed crop with potential to become a biofuel feedstock. The ability to transform C. sativa would allow for the rapid introduction of novel traits into this emerging crop. We report the development of an Agrobacterium-based floral dip transformation method, requiring no vacuum-infiltration step, with(More)
Particle bombardment has been used for soybean transformation for more than 20 yr, but the integration and segregation of transgene inserts in the soybean genome have not been clearly documented. Over the past 5 yr, we processed several hundred transgenic events. In each experiment, the expression cassettes of the gene of interest (GOI) and hygromycin(More)
Recognition of peptidoglycan is integral to detection of gram-positive bacterial pathogens. In a recent issue of Cell, Wolf et al. (2016) report that detection of the N-acetylglucosamine component of peptidoglycan by the glycolytic enzyme hexokinase activates the NLRP3 inflammasome, revealing an intriguing interplay between pathogen detection and metabolism.
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