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Ajaya Biswal
Associate Research Scientist


E-mail: biswalajaya@ccrc.uga.edu
Telephone: 706-542-4499
Fax: 706-542-4412

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CH Lund, A Stenbaek, MA Atmodjo, RE Rasmussen, IE Moller, SM Erstad, AK Biswal, D Mohnen, J Mravec, Y Sakuragi. 2020. Pectin synthesis and pollen tube growth in Arabidopsis involves three GAUT1 Golgi-anchoring proteins: GAUT5, GAUT6 and GAUT7. Front Plant Sci Sep 11;11:585774: doi: 10.3389/-fpls.2020.585774. PMID:33072156

M. Li, CG Yoo, Y Pu, AK Biswal, AK Tolbert, D Mohnen, AJ Ragauskas. 2019. Downregulation of pectin biosynthesis gene GAUT4 leads to reduced ferulate and lignin-carbohydrate cross-linking in switchgrass. Accepted in Communications Biology-Nature : -.

M Li, CG Yoo, Y. Pu, AK Biswal, AK Tolbert, D. Mohnen, AJ Ragauskas. 2019. Downregulation of pectin biosynthesis gene GAUT4 leads to reduced ferulate and lignin-carbohydrate cross-linking in switchgrass. Communications Biology - Nature Jan 17;2:22: doi:10.1038/-. PMID:30675520

EK Holwerda, RS Worthen, N Kothari, RC Lasky, BH Davison, C Fu, ZY Wang, RA Dixon, AK Biswal, D Mohnen, RS Nelson, HL Baxter, M Mazarei, W Muchero, GA Tuskan, CM Cai, EE Gjersing, MF Davis, ME Himmel, CE Wyman, P Gilna, LR Lynd. 2019. Multiple levers for overcoming the recalcitrance of lignocellulosic biomass. Biotechnol Biofuels Jan 17; 12:15: doi: 10.1186/s13-. PMID:30675183

HB Chhetri, D Macaya-Sanz, D Kainer, AK Biswal, JG Chen, C Collins, LM Evans, K Hunt, SS Mohanty, T Rosenstiel, D Ryno , K Winkeler, X Yang, D Jacobson, D Mohnen, W Muchero, SH Strauss, TJ Tschaplinski, GA Tuskan, SP DiFazio. 2019. Multi-trait genome-wide association analysis of Populus trichocarpa identifies key polymorphisms controlling morphological and physiological traits. New Phytol 223(1): 293-309.

AK Biswal, MA Atmodjo, S. Pattahil, R Amos, X. Yang, K. Winkeler, CC Collins, SS Mohanty, D. Ryno, L. Tan, I. Gelineo-Albersheim, K. Hunt, RW Sykes, GB Turner, A. Ziebell, MF Davis, SR Decker, MG Hahn, D. Mohnen. 2018. Working towards recalcitrance mechanisms: increased xylan and homogalacturonan production by overexpression of GAlactUronosylTransferase12 (GAUT12) causes increased recalcitrance and decreased growth in Populus. Biotechnol Biofuels 11: 9-. PMID:29371885

AK Biswal, MA Atmodjo, M Li, HL Baxter, CG Yoo, Y. Pu, Y-C Lee, M. Mazarei, IM Black, J-Y Zhang, H Ramanna, AL Bray, ZR King, PR LaFayette, S. Pattathil, BS Donohoe, SS Mohanty, D. Ryno, K Yee, OA Thompson, M Rodriguez, A Dumitrache, J Natzke, K. Winkeler, CC Collins, X. Yang, L. Tan, RW Sykes, EL Gjersing, A. Ziebell, GB Turner, SR Decker, MG Hahn, BH Davison, MK Udvardi, J.R. Mielenz, MF Davis, RS Nelson, WA Parrott, AJ Ragauskas, CN Stewart, D. Mohnen. 2018. Sugar release and growth of biofuel crops are improved by downregulation of pectin biosynthesis. Nature Biotechnol. 36: 249-257. PMID:29431741

M. Mazarei, HL Baxter, M Li, AK Biswal, K.S. Kim, X Meng, Y. Pu, WA Wuddineh, J-Y Zhang, GB Turner, RW Sykes, MF Davis, MK Udvardi, Z-Y Wang, D. Mohnen, AJ Ragauskas, N Labbe, CN Stewart. 2018. Functional analysis of cellulose synthase CesA4 and CesA6 genes in switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) by overexpression and RNAi-mediated gene silencing . Front. Plant Sci. Aug 3:9: 1114- . PMID:30127793

M Mazarei, HL Baxter, M Li, AK Biswal, K Kim, X Meng, Y Pu, WA Wuddineh, J-Y Zhang, GB Turner, RW Sykes, MF Davis, MK Udvardi, Z-Y Wang, D Mohnen, AJ Ragauskas, N Labbe, CN Stewart. 2018. Functional analysis of cellulose synthase CesA4 and CesA6 genes in switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) by overexpression and RNAi-mediated gene silencing . Front. Plant Sci. August 03, 2018: doi.org/10.3389/-fpls.2018.0114.

AK Biswal, MA Atmodjo, M Li, HL Baxter, CG Yoo, Y. Pu, YC Lee, M. Mazarei, IM Black, JY Zhang, H Ramanna, AL Bray, ZR King, PR LaFayette, S. Pattathil, BS Donohoe, SS Mohanty, D. Ryno, K Yee, OA Thompson, M Rodriguez Jr, A Dumitrache, J Natzke, K. Winkeler, CC Collins, XX Yang, L. Tan, RW Sykes, EL Gjersing, A. Ziebell, GB Turner, SR Decker, MG Hahn, BH Davison, MK Udvardi, J.R. Mielenz, MF Davis, RS Nelson, WA Parrott, AJ Ragauskas, CN Stewart Jr, D. Mohnen. 2018. Sugar release and growth of biofuel crops are improved by downregulation of pectin biosynthesis. Nature Biotechnology 36(3): 249-257. PMID:29431741

M Mazarei, HL Baxter, M Li, AK Biswal, K Kim, X Meng, Y Pu, WA Wuddinch, JY Zhang, GB Turner, RW Sykes, MF Davis, MK Udvardi, ZY Wang, D Mohnen, AJ Ragauskas, N Labbe, CN Steward Jr. 2018. Functional analysis of cellulose synthase CesA4 and CesA6 genes in switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) by overexpression and RNAi-mediated gene silencing. Front. Plant Sci. Aug 3; 9: 1114-. PMID:30127793

D Macaya-Sanz, J-G Chen, UC Kalluri, W Muchero, TJ Tschaplinski, LE Gunter, SJ Simon, AK Biswal, AC Bryan, R Payyavula, M. Xie, Y. Yang, W.J. Zhang, D. Mohnen, GA Tuskan, SP DiFazio. 2017. Agronomic performance of Populus deltoides trees engineered for biofuel production. Biotechnol Biofuels 10: 253-. PMID:29213313

RS Nelson, CN Stewart, J Gou, S Holladay, L. Gallego-Giraldo, A Flanagan, DGJ Mann, H Hisano, WA Wuddineh, CR Poovaiah, AC Srivastava, AK Biswal, H. Shen, LL Escamilla-Trevino, J. Yang, CF Hardin, R Nandakumar, C. Fu, W.J. Zhang, X Xiao, R Percifield, F. Chen, JL Bennetzen, M.K. Udvardi, M. Mazarei, RA Dixon, ZY Wang, Y Tang, D. Mohnen, BH Davison. 2017. Development and use of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) transformation pipeline by the BioEnergy Science Center to evaluate plants for reduced cell wall recalcitrance. Biotechnol Biofuels 10: 309-. PMID:29299059

AK Biswal, L. Tan, MA Atmodjo, J.D. DeMartini, I. Gelineo-Albersheim, K. Hunt, IM Black, SS Mohanty, D. Ryno, CE Wyman, D. Mohnen. 2017. Comparison of four glycosyl residue composition methods for effectiveness in detecting sugars from cell walls of dicot and grass tissues. Biotechnol Biofuels 10: 182-. PMID:28725262

A Dumitrache, J Natzke, M Rodriguez, K Yee, OA Thompson, C.R. Poovaiah, H. Shen, M. Mazarei, H.L. Baxter, C. Fu, Z-Y Wang, A.K. Biswal, G Li, Y Tang, CN Stewart, R.A. Dixon, RS Nelson, D. Mohnen, J.R. Mielenz, M.S. Brown, BH Davison. 2016. Transgenic switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) targeted for reduced recalcitrance to bioconversion: a two-year comparative analysis of field-grown lines modified for target gene or genetic element expression. Plant Biotechnol J 15: 688-697. PMID:27862852

A.K. Biswal, Z. Hao, S. Pattathil, X. Yang, K. Winkeler, C. Collins, S.S. Mohanty, E.A. Richardson, I. Gelineo-Albersheim, K. Hunt, D. Ryno, R.W. Sykes, G.B. Turner, A. Ziebell, E. Gjersing, W. Lukowitz, M.F. Davis, S.R. Decker, M.G. Hahn, D. Mohnen. 2015. Downregulation of GAUT12 in Populus deltoides by RNA silencing results in reduced recalcitrance, increased growth and reduced xylan and pectin in a woody biofuel feedstock. Biotechnology for Biofuels 8: 41-. PMID:25802552

AK Biswal, K. Soeno, ML Gandla, P Immerzeel, S. Pattathil, J Lucenius, R Serimaa, MG Hahn, T Moritza, LJ Jonsson, M Israelsson-Nordstrom, EJ Mellerowicz. 2014. Aspen PL1 family pectate lyase PtxtPL1-27 mobilizes matrix polysaccharides from woody tissues and improves saccharification yield. Biotechnol Biofuels 7: 11 DOI: 10.1186/-1754-6834-7-11. PMID:24450583

D Chung, S Pattathil, AK Biswal, MG Hahn, D Mohnen, J Westpheling. 2014. Deletion of a gene cluster encoding pectin degrading enzymes in Caldicellulosiruptor bescii revelas an important role for pectin in a plant biomass recalcitrance. Biotechnol. Biofuels 7(1): 147-. PMID:25324897

I. Kataeva, M. Forston, S.-J. Yang, S. Pattathil, A.K. Biswal, F.L. Poole II, T.P. Thomas, P. Azadi, V. Olman, D.L. Lewis, C. Doeppke, T. Tschaplinsky, M. Davis, D. Mohnen, Y. Xu, A. Ragauskas, R.M. Kelly, M.G. Hahn, M.W.W. Adams. 2013. Extremely thermophilic bacteria exploit high temperature to deconstruct untreated plant biomass. Energy Environ. Sci. 6: 2186-2195.

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