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F. Jing, Chen, K., Yandeau-Nelson, M. D., Dimmas, B. J., "Machine learning model of the catalytic efficiency and specificity of acyl-ACP thioesterase variants generated by natural and in vitro directed evolution", PREPRINT (Version 1) available at Research Square. DOI

K. Chen, Alexander, L. E., Mahgoub, U., Okazaki, Y., Higashi, Y., Takano, K., Loneman, D., Dennison, T. S., Lopez, M., Claussen, R., Peddicord, L., Saito, K., Lauter, N., Dorman, K. S., Nikolau, B. J., Yandeau-Nelson, M. D., "Dynamic product-precursor relationships underlie cuticular lipid accumulation on maize silks", bioRxiv, 2021.03.31.437946, 2021.  DOI

M. J. Burns, Renk, J. S., Eickholt, D. P., Gilbert, A. M., Hattery, T. J., Holmes, M., Anderson, N., Waters, A. J.,  Kalambur, S., Flint-Garcia, S. A., Yandeau-Nelson, M. D., Annor, G. A., Hirsch, C. N., "Predicting Moisture Content During Maize Nixtamalization Using Machine Learning with NIR Spectroscopy", bioRxiv, 2021.05.19.444884, 2021.  DOI

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M. D. Yandeau-Nelson+, Wisser, R. J.+, "Remembering Dr. Nick Lauter (December 13, 1972 – January 7, 2021)", Curr Plant Biol, vol. 27, 100214, 2021. DOI +Co-corresponding authors.


L. E. Alexander, Okazaki, Y., Schelling, M. A., Davis, A., Zheng, Z., Rizhsky, L., Yandeau-Nelson, M. D., Saito, K., Nikolau, B. J., "Maize Glossy2 and Glossy2-like genes have overlapping and distinct functions in cuticular lipid deposition", Plant Physiol, 183: 840-853, 2020. DOI 

C. McNinch, Chen, K., Dennison, T. S.,  Lopez, M. D., Yandeau-Nelson, M. D.+, Lauter, N. L.,+  "A multi-genotype maize silk expression atlas reveals how exposure-related stresses are mitigated following emergence from husk leaves", The Plant Genome, 13:e20040, 2020. DOI   +Co-corresponding authors.


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M. Duenas, Klein, A., Alexander, L., Yandeau-Nelson, M. D., Nikolau, B. J., and Lee, Y. - J., “High-spatial resolution mass spectrometry imaging reveals the genetically programmed, developmental modification of the distribution of thylakoid membrane lipids among individual cells of the maize leaf”, Plant J, vol. 89, 2017. DOI Google Scholar

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