Charles Anderson

Cofunded Faculty Member
Titles and Affiliations
Associate Professor, Biology

Research Summary

Our lab studies plant cell wall dynamics, with the goal of informing efforts to produce sustainable food, materials, and bioenergy from plants. We use in vivo imaging and cell biological, molecular, biochemical, and genetic approaches in the model plants Arabidopsis thaliana and Physcomitrella patens to investigate three biological processes: de novo cell wall formation, cell wall modification, and cell wall degradation.

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Recent Publications

Polygalacturonase activity promotes aberrant cell separation in the quasimodo2 mutant of Arabidopsis thaliana

Barnes, W. J., Zelinsky, E. & Anderson, C. T., Dec 2022, In: Cell Surface. 8, 100069.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Do woody vines use gelatinous fibers to climb?

Chery, J. G., Glos, R. A. E. & Anderson, C. T., Jan 2022, In: New Phytologist. 233, 1, p. 126-131 6 p.

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Author Correction: Dynamics of pectic homogalacturonan in cellular morphogenesis and adhesion, wall integrity sensing and plant development (Nature Plants, (2022), 8, 4, (332-340), 10.1038/s41477-022-01120-2)

Du, J., Anderson, C. T. & Xiao, C., Jun 2022, In: Nature Plants. 8, 6, p. 721 1 p.

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Dynamics of pectic homogalacturonan in cellular morphogenesis and adhesion, wall integrity sensing and plant development

Du, J., Anderson, C. T. & Xiao, C., Apr 2022, In: Nature Plants. 8, 4, p. 332-340 9 p.

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Pectin methyltransferase QUASIMODO2 functions in the formation of seed coat mucilage in Arabidopsis

Du, J., Ruan, M., Li, X., Lan, Q., Zhang, Q., Hao, S., Gou, X., Anderson, C. T. & Xiao, C., Jul 2022, In: Journal of Plant Physiology. 274, 153709.

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Super-resolution imaging illuminates new dynamic behaviors of cellulose synthase

Duncombe, S. G., Chethan, S. G. & Anderson, C. T., Jan 2022, In: Plant Cell. 34, 1, p. 273-286 14 p.

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A glossary of plant cell structures: Current insights and future questions Get access

Kang, B. H., Anderson, C. T., Arimura, S. I., Bayer, E., Bezanilla, M., Botella, M. A., Brandizzi, F., Burch-Smith, T. M., Chapman, K. D., Dünser, K., Gu, Y., Jaillais, Y., Kirchhoff, H., Otegui, M. S., Rosado, A., Tang, Y., Kleine-Vehn, J., Wang, P. & Zolman, B. K., Jan 2022, In: Plant Cell. 34, 1, p. 10-52 43 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

Arabidopsis pavement cell morphogenesis requires FERONIA binding to pectin for activation of ROP GTPase signaling

Lin, W., Tang, W., Pan, X., Huang, A., Gao, X., Anderson, C. T. & Yang, Z., Feb 7 2022, In: Current Biology. 32, 3, p. 497-507.e4

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Stomata-mediated interactions between plants, herbivores, and the environment

Lin, P. A., Chen, Y., Ponce, G., Acevedo, F. E., Lynch, J. P., Anderson, C. T., Ali, J. G. & Felton, G. W., Mar 2022, In: Trends in Plant Science. 27, 3, p. 287-300 14 p.

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Fifteen compelling open questions in plant cell biology

Roeder, A. H. K., Otegui, M. S., Dixit, R., Anderson, C. T., Faulkner, C., Zhang, Y., Harrison, M. J., Kirchhelle, C., Goshima, G., Coate, J. E., Doyle, J. J., Hamant, O., Sugimoto, K., Dolan, L., Meyer, H., Ehrhardt, D. W., Boudaoud, A. & Messina, C., Jan 2022, In: Plant Cell. 34, 1, p. 72-102 31 p.

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PECTATE LYASE LIKE12 patterns the guard cell wall to coordinate turgor pressure and wall mechanics for proper stomatal function in Arabidopsis

Chen, Y., Li, W., Turner, J. A. & Anderson, C. T., Sep 2021, In: Plant Cell. 33, 9, p. 3134-3150 17 p.

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Nanoscale dynamics of cellulose digestion by the cellobiohydrolase TrCel7A

Haviland, Z. K., Nong, D., Kuntz, K. L. V., Starr, T. J., Ma, D., Tien, M., Anderson, C. T. & Hancock, W. O., Sep 1 2021, In: Journal of Biological Chemistry. 297, 3, 101029.

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A pectin methyltransferase modulates polysaccharide dynamics and interactions in Arabidopsis primary cell walls: Evidence from solid-state NMR

Kirui, A., Du, J., Zhao, W., Barnes, W., Kang, X., Anderson, C. T., Xiao, C. & Wang, T., Oct 15 2021, In: Carbohydrate Polymers. 270, 118370.

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Silencing the alarm: an insect salivary enzyme closes plant stomata and inhibits volatile release

Lin, P. A., Chen, Y., Chaverra-Rodriguez, D., Heu, C. C., Zainuddin, N. B., Sidhu, J. S., Peiffer, M., Tan, C. W., Helms, A., Kim, D., Ali, J., Rasgon, J. L., Lynch, J., Anderson, C. T. & Felton, G. W., Apr 2021, In: New Phytologist. 230, 2, p. 793-803 11 p.

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Integrated multi-wavelength microscope combining TIRFM and IRM modalities for imaging cellulases and other processive enzymes

Nong, D., Haviland, Z. K., Kuntz, K. V., Tien, M., Anderson, C. T. & Hancock, W. O., Jun 1 2021, In: Biomedical Optics Express. 12, 6, p. 3253-3264 12 p.

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