Selected Publications

Becraft, P.W. (2013) Using transposons for genetic mosaic analysis of plant development. In Plant Transposable Elements: Methods and Protocols (Peterson, T. ed): Humana Press, pp. 21-42.

Product DetailsNow available !  Becraft, P.W. ed (2013) Seed Genomics.  Wiley-Blackwell.

Olsen, O.-A. and Becraft, P.W. (2013) Endosperm Development. In Seed Genomics (Becraft, P.W. ed.)  Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 43-62.

Becraft PW, Gutierrez-Marcos J (2012) Endosperm development: dynamic processes and cellular innovations underlying sibling altruism. WIREs Developmental Biology.  doi: 10.1002/wdev.31

Becraft PW (2012) Endosperm Imprinting: A Child Custody Battle? Current Biology 22: R93-R95

Myers, A.M., James, M.G., Lin, Q., Yi, G., Stinard, P.S., Hennen-Bierwagen, T.A., and Becraft, P.W. (2011). Maize opaque5 encodes monogalactosyldiacylglycerol synthase and specifically affects galactolipids necessary for amyloplast and chloroplast function. Plant Cell 23. DOI: 10.1105/tpc.111.087205 [PDF]

Yi, G., Lauter, A. M., Scott, M. P., Becraft, P. W., 2011. The thick aleurone1 mutant defines a negative regulation of maize aleurone cell fate that functions downstream of dek1. Plant Physiol. DOI 10.1104/pp.111.177725

Becraft, P. W., Yi, G., 2011. Regulation of aleurone development in cereal grains. J Exp Bot. 62, 1669-1675.

Yi, G., Luth, D., Goodman, T. D., Lawrence, C. J., Becraft, P. W., (2009) High-throughput linkage analysis of Mutator insertion sites in maize. Plant J. 58, 883-892. [PDF]

Becraft, P. W. (2007). Aleurone cell development. In "Endosperm - Development and Molecular biology" (O.-A. Olsen, Ed.), pp. 45-56. Springer. [PDF]

Settles, A. M., Holding, D., Tan, B., Latshaw, S., Liu, J., Suzuki, M., Li, L., O'Brien, B., Fajardo, D., Wroclawska, E., Tseung, C.-W., Lai, J., Hunter, C., Avigne, W., Baier, J., Messing, J., Hannah, L. C., Koch, K., Becraft, P., Larkins, B., and McCarty, D. (2007). Sequence-indexed mutations in maize using the UniformMu transposon-tagging population. BMC Genomics 8, 116. [PDF]

Cao, X., Costa, L. M., Biderre-Petit, C., Kbhaya, B., Dey, N., Perez, P., McCarty, D. R., Gutierrez-Marcos, J. F., and Becraft, P. W. (2007). Abscisic acid and stress signals induce Viviparous1 expression in seed and vegetative tissues of maize. Plant Physiol. 143, 720-731. [PDF]

Cao, X., Li, K., Suh, S.-G., Guo, T., and Becraft, P. W. (2005). Molecular analysis of the CRINKLY4 gene family in Arabidopsis thaliana. Planta 220, 645-657. [PDF]

Lai, J., Dey, N., Kim, C.-S., Bharti, A. K., Rudd, S., Mayer, K. F. X., Larkins, B., Becraft, P., and Messing, J. (2004). Characterization of the maize endosperm transcriptome and its comparison to the rice genome. Genome Research 14, 1932-1937. [PDF]

Becraft, P. W., Li, K., Dey, N., and Asuncion-Crabb, Y. T. (2002). The maize dek1gene functions in embryonic pattern formation and in cell fate specification. Development 129, 5217-5225. [PDF]

Becraft, P. W. (2002). Receptor kinase signaling in plant development. Annu. Rev. Cell Devel. Biol. 18, 163-192. [PDF]

Becraft, P. W., Kang, S.-H., and Suh, S.-G. (2001). The maize CRINKLY4 receptor kinase controls a cell-autonomous differentiation response. Plant Physiol. 127, 486-496. [PDF]

Becraft, P. W. (2001) Cell fate specification in the cereal endosperm. Semin Cell Dev Biol 12, 387-394. [PDF]

Jin, P., Guo, T. and Becraft, P. W. (2000) The maize CR4 receptor-like kinase mediates a growth factor-like differentiation response. Genesis 27, 104-116. [PDF]

Becraft, P. W. and Asuncion-Crabb, Y. (2000). Positional cues specify and maintain aleurone cell fate in maize endosperm development.  Development 127, 4039-4048. [PDF]
(See also: Thompson, R. D. (2000). Turning fields into grains. Nature 408, 39-41.)

Becraft, P. W. (1999). Development of the leaf epidermis. Curr. Topics Devel. Biol. 45, 1-40.

Timmermans, M., Hudson, A., Becraft, P. W. and Nelson, T. (1999). ROUGH SHEATH2: a Myb-domain factor that represses knox homeobox genes in maize leaf and floral primordia. Science 284, 151-153. [PDF]
(See also: This Week in Science (1999). Turning Out a New Leaf. Science 284, 9.)




Becraft, P. W. (1998). Receptor kinases in plant development. Trends Plant Sci. 3, 384-388. [PDF]



Becraft, P. W., Stinard, P. S. and McCarty, D. R. (1996) CRINKLY4: a TNFR-like receptor kinase involved in maize epidermal differentiation. Science 273, 1406-1409. [PDF]
(See also: Marx, J. (1996). Plants, like animals, may make use of peptide signals. Science 273, 1338-1339.)

Schneeberger, R. G., Becraft, P. W., Hake, S. and Freeling, M. (1995) Ectopic expression of the KNOX homeobox gene rough sheath1 transforms cell fate in the maize leaf. Genes and Development 9, 2292-2304.

Becraft, P. W. and Freeling, M. (1994) Genetic analysis of Rough sheath1 developmental mutants of maize. Genetics 136, 295-311.

Becraft, P. W., and Freeling, M. (1991) Sectors of liguleless-1 tissue interrupt an inductive signal during maize leaf development. Plant Cell 3, 801-807. [PDF]


Becraft, P. W., Bongard-Pierce, D. K., Sylvester, A. W., Poethig, R. S., and Freeling, M. (1990) The liguleless-1 gene acts tissue specifically in maize leaf development. Developmental Biology 141, 220-232.