Rank: Adjunct Full Professor (Research Leader, Research Plant Physiologist)
Areas of Interest
Research; physiology and molecular biology of N fixation in legumes.
Vance has been involved in legume N2 fixation, N and C metabolism, and plant-microbe interaction research for 30 years. During the last 15 years he has also been involved in studies of plant adaptation to P stress. His early work focused on root nodule development and the role of plant enzymes in nodule N assimilation. He was the first to isolate and characterize AS, AAT, PEPC, NADH-GOGAT, and MDH from legume nodules, produce antibodies to the proteins, and isolate the genes. Through studies of ineffective nodules he established the paradigm that root nodule formation is analogous to a highly controlled disease process. He collaborated in the development of alfalfa germplasm incapable of N2 fixation and nodulation which has been shared with more than 100 laboratories. His work on P-stress induced cluster roots in white lupin has been instrumental in defining how plants adapt to the stress of low P. His laboratory has demonstrated a close link between the induction of P-deficiency induced genes in roots and their regulation by plant sugars. Most recently Vance has been an international leader in the functional genomics of symbiotic nitrogen fixation and root responses to P-deficiency. His project has sequenced a total of some 70,000ESTs from Medicago, Lupinus, and Phaseolus and characterized the whole genome transcript expression response in these species.
Uhde-Stone, C., J. Liu, K.E. Zinn, D.L. Allan, and C.P. Vance. 2005. Transgenic proteoid roots of white lupin: a vehicle for characterizing and silencing root genes involved in adaptation to P stress. Plant J. 44:840-853.
Liu, J., D.A. Samac, B. Bucciarelli, D.L. Allan, and C.P. Vance. 2005. Signaling of phosphorus deficiency induced gene expression in white lupin requires sugars and phloem transport. Plant J. 41:257-268.
Ivashuta, S., J. Liu, J. Liu, D.P. Lohar, S. Haridas, B. Bucciarelli, K.A. VandenBosch, C.P. Vance, M.J. Harrison, and J.S. Gantt. 2005. RNA interference identifies a calcium-dependent protein kinase involved in Medicago truncatula root development. Plant Cell 17:2911-2921.
Ramirez, M., M.A. Graham, L. Blanco-Lopez, S. Silvente, A. Medrano-Soto, M.W. Blair, G. Hernandez, C.P. Vance, and M. Lara. 2005. Sequencing and analysis of common bean ESTs. Building a foundation for functional genomics. Plant Physiol. 137:1211-1227.
Tesfaye, M., D.A. Samac, and C.P. Vance. 2006. Insights into symbiotic nitrogen fixation in Medicago truncatula. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 19:330-341.
Bucciarelli, B., J. Hanan, D.E. Palmquist, and C.P. Vance. 2006. A standardized method for analysis of Medicago truncatula phenotypic development. Plant Physiol. 142:207-219.
Tesfaye, M., K.A. Silverstein, B. Bucciarelli, D.A. Samac, and C.P. Vance. 2006. The Affymetrix Medicago GeneChip Array is applicable for transcript analysis of alfalfa (Medicago sativa). Funct. Plant Biol. 33:783-788.
Graham, M.A., M. Ramirez, O. Valdes-Lopez, M. Lara, M. Tesfaye, C.P. Vance, and G. Hernandez. 2006. Identification of candidate phosphorus stress induced genes in Phaseolus vulgaris L. through clustering analysis across several plant species. Funct. Plant Biol. 33:789-797.
Liu, J., S.S. Miller, M. Graham, B. Bucciarelli, C.M. Catalano, D.J. Sherrier, D.A. Samac, S. Ivashuta, M. Fedorova, P. Matsumoto, J.S. Gantt, and C.P. Vance. 2006. Recruitment of novel calcium-binding proteins for root nodule symbiosis in Medicago truncatula. Plant Physiol. 141:167-177.
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