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

Do woody vines use gelatinous fibers to climb?

Chery, J. G., Glos, R. A. E. & Anderson, C. T., 2021, (Accepted/In press) In: New Phytologist.

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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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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., 2021, (Accepted/In press) In: Trends in Plant Science.

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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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Polygalacturonase45 cleaves pectin and links cell proliferation and morphogenesis to leaf curvature in Arabidopsis thaliana

Yang, Y., Anderson, C. T. & Cao, J., Jun 2021, In: Plant Journal. 106, 6, p. 1493-1508 16 p.

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Dynamic Construction, Perception, and Remodeling of Plant Cell Walls

Anderson, C. T. & Kieber, J. J., Apr 29 2020, In: Annual Review of Plant Biology. 71, p. 39-69 31 p.

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BcsAB synthesized cellulose on nickel surface: polymerization of monolignols during cellulose synthesis alters cellulose morphology

Basu, S., Catchmark, J. M., Brown, N. R., Anderson, C. T. & Gorniak, I. P., Jul 1 2020, In: Cellulose. 27, 10, p. 5629-5639 11 p.

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Plant Cell Growth: Do Pectins Drive Lobe Formation in Arabidopsis Pavement Cells?

Cosgrove, D. J. & Anderson, C. T., Jun 8 2020, In: Current Biology. 30, 11, p. R660-R662

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