Eduardo Blumwald

Professor and Will W. Lester Chair
Department of Plant Sciences
University of California, Davis

Fields of interest: 

Membrane transport, plant responses to environmental stress, stress physiology, biotechnology


Recent publications:

Qin H, Gu A, Zhang J, Sum L, Kuppu S, Zhang Y, Burow M, Payton P, Blumwald E, Zhang H (2011): 
Regulated expression of an isopentenyltransferase gene (IPT) in peanut significantly improves drought tolerance and increases yield under field conditions.
Plant Cell Physiol. 52: 1904-1914.

Bassil E, Tajima H, Liang Y-C, Ohto M, Ushijima K, Nakano R, Esumi T, Coku A,Blumwald E (2011): 
The Arabidopsis Na+/H+ Antiporters NHX1 and NHX2 Regulate Vacuolar pH and K+ Homeostasis to Control Growth Flower Development and Reproduction
Plant Cell 23: 3482-3511.

Katz, E; ,Boo, K-H; Kim  HY, Eigenheer, RA, Phinney,BS;  Shulaev, V; Negre-Zakharov,V;  Sadka, A; Blumwald, E. (2011):
Label-free shotgun proteomics and metabolite analysis reveal a significant metabolic shift during Citrus fruit development.
Journal Experimental Botany 62: 5367-5384.

Peleg, Z, Reguera, M., Walia, H., Blumwald, E. (2011): 
Cytokinin mediated source-sink   modifications improve drought tolerance and increases grain yield in rice under water stress,
Plant Biotechnology Journal 9:747-758.

Bassil E., Ohto, M., Esumi, T., Tajima, H., Zhu Z., Belmonte, M., Peleg, Z., Yamaguchi,T.,Blumwald, E. (2011): 
The Arabidopsis intracellular Na+/H+ antiporters AtNHX5 and AtNHX6 are implicated in novel endosomal functions associated with plant growth and development.
Plant Cell. 23:224-239.

Rivero M, Walia H, Blumwald E (2010): 
Cytokinin-dependent protection of photosynthetic  protein complexes during water deficit.
Plant Cell Physiology 51:1929-1941.

Rivero RM, Shulaev V, Blumwald, E. (2009): 
Cytokinin-dependent photorespiration and the protection of photosynthesis during water deficit.
Plant Physiology 150:1380-1393.

Rivero, RM., Kojima, M., Gepstein A., Sakakibara, H., Mittler, R., Gepstein, S., and Blumwald, E. (2007): 
Delayed leaf senescence induces extreme drought tolerance in a flowering plant.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 104:19631-19636. 

Cagnac, O., Leterrier, M., Yeager, M. and Blumwald, E. (2007): 
Identification and characterization of vnx1p, a novel type of vacuolar monovalent cation/H+ antiporter of Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
J. Biol. Chem. 282: 24284-24293.

Yamaguchi, T., Aharon, G.S., Sottosanto, J.B. & Blumwald, E. (2005): 
Vacuolar Na+/H+ antiporter cation selectivity is regulated by calmodulin from within the vacuole in a Ca2+– and pH-dependent manner.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci USA. 102:16107-16112.