SELECTED RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS IN FOOD SECURITY, MICROBIOMES, PLANT-MICROBE INTERACTIONS, RESTORATION, AND NATURAL PRODUCT CHEMISTRY
Lucero ME, DeBolt S, Unc A, Ruiz-Font A, Reyes LR, McCulley R, Alderman SC, Dinkins RD, Barrow JR, Samac DA 2014. Using Microbial Community Interactions within Plant Microbiomes to Advance an Evergreen Agricultural Revolution. In: M. Oelbermann ed. Sustainable agroecosystems in climate change mitigation, Wageningen Academic Publishers, 2014, p. 183-202
Microbiomes and Plant-Microbe Interactions
Tahtamouni ME, Khresat S, Lucero ME, Sigala J, Unc A, 2016. Diversity of endophytes across the soil-plant continuum for Atriplex spp. in arid environments. Journal of Arid Land 8:241-253.Osuna-Avila P, Barrow J, Lucero M, Aaltonen RE. 2012. Relationship between plant lipid bodies and fungal endophytes. Revista Terra Latinoamericana 30: 39-45.
Barrow, J.R., and Lucero, M.E. (2011) Transfer and incorporation of heritable symbiotic fungi into non-host plants. . The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture (Washington, DC, US)
Lucero M 2011. Detection of uncultured seed-borne endophytes in Atriplex canesens. In: S. Sorvari and A. M. Pirttilä eds. Prospects and applications for plant-associated microbes. A laboratory manual part b: Fungi
Barrow J, Lucero M, Reyes-Vera I, Havstad K. 2007. Endosymbiotic fungi structurally integrated with leaves reveals a lichenous condition of C4 grasses. In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology – Plant 43: 65-70.
Nelson C, Unc A, Lombard K, Lucero M, Perkins, S. 2014. Impact of seed exposure to plant material on plant growth and development on remediated arid lands. American Society of Mining and Reclamation Journal. 3(1):41-69.
Hao G-Y, Lucero ME, Sanderson SC, Zacharias EH, Holbrook NM. 2013. Polyploidy enhances the occupation of heterogeneous environments through hydraulic related trade-offs in Atriplex canescens (Chenopodiaceae). New Phytologist.
Lucero ME, Mueller W, Hubstenberger J, Phillips GC, O’Connell MA. 1999. Tolerance to nitrogenous explosives and metabolism of TNT by cell suspensions of Datura innoxia. In Vitro Cell. Dev. Biology-Plant 35: 480-486.
Natural Product Chemistry
Lucero ME, Estell RE, Fredrickson E. 2010. Composition of Ceanothus gregii oil as determined by steam distillation and solid-phase microextraction. Journal of Essential Oil Research 22: 140-142. Lucero M, Estell R, Tellez M, Fredrickson E. 2009. A retention index calculator simplifies identification of plant volatile organic compounds. Phytochemical Analysis 20: 378-384. Calculator spreadsheet
Lucero ME, Fredrickson EL, Estell RE, Morrison AA, Richman DB. 2006. Volatile composition of Gutierrezia sarothrae (broom snakeweed) as determined by steam distillation and solid phase microextraction. Journal of Essential Oil Research 18: 121-125.
Hyder PW, Fredrickson EL, Estell RE, Lucero ME, Remmenga MD. 2005. Loss of phenolic compounds from leaf litter of creosotebush [Larrea tridentata (sess. & moc. Ex dc.) cov.] and tarbush (Flourensia cernua dc.). Journal of Arid Environments 61: 79-91.
Lucero ME, Estell RE, Sedillo RL. 2005. The composition of Dalea formosa oil determined by steam distillation and solid-phase microextraction. Journal of Essential Oil Research 17: 645-647. (preprint only)
Medina AL, Lucero ME, Holguin FO, Estell RE, Posakony JJ, Simon J, O’Connell MA. 2005. Composition and antimicrobial activity of Anemopsis californica leaf oil. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 53: 8694-8698.
Hyder PW, Fredrickson EL, Estell RE, Lucero ME. 2002. Transport of phenolic compounds from leaf surface of creosotebush and tarbush to soil surface by precipitation. Journal of Chemical Ecology 28: 2475-2482.