The Stephen Moose Corn Functional Lab At Illinois



Moose, S.P. and F. E. Below (2008)  Biotechnology approaches to improving maize nitrogen use efficiency, book chapter in Molecular Genetic Approaches to Maize Improvement, A.L. Kriz and B. A. Larkins (eds.)  Springer-Verlag.

Seebauer, J., Moose, S.P., Fabbri, B., Crossland, L. and Below, F.E. (2004)  Amino acid metabolism in young maize earshoots: implications for assimilate movement and nitrogen signaling.  Plant Physiol. 136: 4326-4334

Vegetative Phase Change in Maize

Lauter, N., Moscou, M.J., Habiger, J., and Moose, S.P. (2008)  Quantitative genetic dissection of shoot architecture traits in maize: towards a functional genomics approach.  The Plant Genome 1: 99-110.

Lauter, N., Kampani, A., Carlson, S., Goebel, M. and Moose, S.P. (2005) microRNA172 downregulates glossy15 to promote vegetative phase change in maize. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci 102: 9412-9417.

Moose, S.P., Lauter, N.L., and Carlson, S.R. (2004). The maize macrohairless1 locus specifically promotes leaf blade macrohair initiation and responds to factors regulating leaf identity. Genetics 166: 1451-1461.

Moose, S. P. and P.H. Sisco (1996).  Glossy15, an APETALA2-like gene from maize that regulates leaf epidermal cell identity.  Genes and Development 10: 3018-3027.

Moose, S. P. and P. H. Sisco (1994). Glossy15 controls the epidermal juvenile-to-adult phase transition in maize.  The Plant Cell 6: 1343-1355.

Illinois Long Term Selection Lines

Uribelarrea, M., Moose, S.P., and Below, F.E. (2007)  Divergent selection for grain protein affects nitrogen use efficiency in maize hybrids.  Field Crops Res. 100: 82-90.

Hwang, Y.S., Ciceri, P., Parsons, R., Moose, S.P., Schmidt, R.J. and Huang, N. (2004)  The maize O2 and PBF proteins act additively to promote transcription of storage protein gene promoters in rice endosperm cells.  Plant and Cell Physiology 45: 1509-1518.

Moose, S.P., Rocheford, T.R. and Dudley, J.W. (2004).  Maize selection turns 100: a 21st century genomics tool.  Trends in Plant Science 9: 358-364. 

Uribelarrea, M., Below, F.E. and Moose, S.P.  (2004).  Grain composition and productivity of maize hybrids derived from the Illinois Protein Strains in response to variable nitrogen supply. Crop Science 44: 1593-1600. 

Below, F.E., Seebauer, J.R, Uribelerrea, M., Schneerman, M.C. and Moose, S.P. (2004)  Accompanying changes in crop physiology from long-term selection for grain protein in maize.  Plant Breeding Reviews 24(1): 133-151.

Vicente-Carbajosa, J., Moose, S. P., Parson, R.L., and R. J. Schmidt (1997).  A maize zinc-finger protein binds the prolamin box in zein gene promoters and interacts with the basic leucine zipper transcriptional activator Opaque2Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 94: 7685-7690.

Fontes, E.B.P, Chank, B.B., Wrobel, R.L., Moose, S.P., O’Brian, G.R., Wurtzel, E.T., and R.S. Boston (1991).  Characterization of an immunoglobulin binding protein homolog in the maize floury-2 endosperm mutant.  The Plant Cell 3: 483-496.

Energy Corn

White, W.G., Moose, S.P., Weil, C.F., McCann, M.C., Carpita, N.C. and Below, F.E. (2009)  Tropical Maize – Exploiting maize genetic diversity to develop a novel annual crop for cellulosic biomass and sugar production.  Book chapter in Cellulosic Ethanol, M. Buckeridge ed., Springer.


Swaminathan, K., Alabady, M., Varala, K., De Paoli, E., Ho, I., Rokhsar, D., Ming, R., Green, P.J., Meyers, B.C., Moose, S.P., and Hudson, M. (2010)  Surveying the structure and expression of genomic repetitive elements from Miscanthus x giganteusGenome Biology.

Moose, S.P., Muszynski, M. and Guo, M. (2009)  Putting the function in maize genomics.  The Plant Genome 2: 103-106.

Gray, J., Bevan, M., Brutnell, T., Buell, C.R., Cone, K., Hake, S., Jackson, D., Kellogg, E., Lawrence, C., McCouch, S., Mockler, T., Moose, S., Paterson, A., Peterson, T., Rokshar, D., Souza, G.M., Springer, N., Stein, N., Timmermans, M., Wang, G.-L. & Grotewold, E. (2009)  A recommendation for naming transcription factor proteins in the grasses.  Plant Physiology 149: 4-6.

Moose, S.P. and Mumm, R.H. (2008)  Molecular breeding as the foundation for 21st century plant improvement.  Plant Physiology  147: 969-977.

Wang, D., Portis, A.R., Moose, S.P. and Long, S.P. (2008)  Cool C4 photosynthesis – Pyruvate Pi Dikinase expression and activity corresponds to the exceptional cold tolerance of carbon assimilation in Miscanthus x giganteusPlant Physiology 148: 557-567.

Wang, D., Naidu, S.L., Portis, A.R., Moose, S.P. and Long, S.P. (2008)  Can the cold tolerance of C4 photosynthesis in Miscanthus x giganteus relative to Zea mays be explained by differences in activities and thermal properties of Rubisco?  Journal of Experimental Botany 59: 1779-1787.

Guo, H. and Moose, S.P. (2003)  Conserved noncoding sequences among cultivated cereal genomes identify candidate regulatory sequence elements and patterns of promoter evolution. Plant Cell 15: 1143-1158.

Naidu, S.L., Al-Shoabi, K.A., Raines, C.A., Moose, S.P., and Long, S.P. (2003)  Cold-tolerant C4 photosynthesis in Miscanthus x giganteusPlant Physiology 132: 1688-1697.

Xu, F.-X., Laguda, E., Moose, S.P., and Riechers, D.  (2002)  Tandemly duplicated safener-induced glutathione S-transferase genes from Triticum tauschii contribute to genome- and organ-specific expression in hexaploid wheat.  Plant Physiology 130: 362-373.

Salvador, R., Moose, S. Chassy, B. and Hodge, K. (2002)  Magnanimous Iowans – a case study in bioethics, in Life Science Ethics, G.L. Comstock, ed.  Iowa State Press.