Charles Anderson

Thematic Area Lead, Climate and Ecosystem Change
Titles and Affiliations
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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Projects

Recent Publications

Stomatal opening efficiency is controlled by cell wall organization in Arabidopsis thaliana

Keynia, S., Jaafar, L., Zhou, Y., Anderson, C. T. & Turner, J. A., Sep 1 2023, In: PNAS Nexus. 2, 9, pgad294.

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Measuring calcium content in plants using NEXAFS spectroscopy

Rongpipi, S., Barnes, W. J., Siemianowski, O., Del Mundo, J. T., Wang, C., Freychet, G., Zhernenkov, M., Anderson, C. T., Gomez, E. W. & Gomez, E. D., 2023, In: Frontiers in Plant Science. 14, 1212126.

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Assessing lignocellulosic biomass as a source of emergency foods

Siva, N. & Anderson, C. T., Jan 2023, In: Current Research in Food Science. 7, 100586.

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Galactosylation of xyloglucan is essential for the stabilization of the actin cytoskeleton and endomembrane system through the proper assembly of cell walls

Xiang, M., Yuan, S., Zhang, Q., Liu, X., Li, Q., Leng, Z., Sha, J., Anderson, C. T. & Xiao, C., Sep 13 2023, In: Journal of experimental botany. 74, 17, p. 5104-5123 20 p.

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Bottom-up multiscale modelling of guard cell walls reveals molecular mechanisms of stomatal biomechanics

Yi, H. & Anderson, C. T., 2023, In: In Silico Plants. 5, 2, diad017.

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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.

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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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Automated 3D segmentation of guard cells enables volumetric analysis of stomatal biomechanics

Davaasuren, D., Chen, Y., Jaafar, L., Marshall, R., Dunham, A. L., Anderson, C. T. & Wang, J. Z., Dec 9 2022, In: Patterns. 3, 12, 100627.

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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.

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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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