Dr. Dario Cantu

Associate Professor of Systems Biology-AES
Viticulture & Enology
Viticulture and Enology
2146 RMI - North
Davis, CA 95616
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Plant and microbial genomics, genetic resistance to diseases, bioinformatics


Peer Reviewed

  • Cantu, D.; Yang, B.; Ruan, R.; Li, K.; Menzo, V.; Fu, D.; Chern, M.; Ronald, P.; Dubcovsky, J. (2013). "Comparative analysis of protein-protein interactions in the defense response of rice and wheat." BMC Genomics 14(1): 166.
  • Cantu, D; Segovia, V.; MacLean, D.; Bayles, R.; Chen, X. M.; Kamoun, S.; Dubcovsky, J.; Saunders, D.G.O.; Uauy, C. (2013). "Genome analyses of the wheat yellow (stripe) rust pathogen Puccinia striiformis." BMC Genomics 14: 270.
  • Lowe, I.; Cantu, D.; Dubcovsky, J. (2011). "Durable resistance to the wheat rusts: integrating systems biology and traditional phenotype-based research methods to guide the deployment of resistance genes." Euphytica 179(1): 69-79.
  • Cantu, D.; Pearce, S. P.; Distelfeld, A.; Christiansen, M. W.; Uauy, C.; Akhunov, E.; Fahima, T.; Dubcovsky, J. (2011). "Effect of the down-regulation of the high Grain Protein Content (GPC) genes on the wheat transcriptome during monocarpic senescence." Bmc Genomics 12
  • Cantu, D.; Govindarajulu, M.; Kozik, A.; Wang, M. N.; Chen, X. M.; Kojima, K. K.; Jurka, J.; Michelmore, R. W.; Dubcovsky, J. (2011). "Next Generation Sequencing Provides Rapid Access to the Genome of Puccinia striiformis." Plos One 6(8)
  • Cantu, D.; Vanzetti, L. S.; Sumner, A.; Dubcovsky, M.; Matvienko, M.; Distelfeld, A.; Michelmore, R. W.; Dubcovsky, J. (2010). "Small RNAs, DNA methylation and transposable elements in wheat." Bmc Genomics 11
  • Cantu, D.; Greve, L. C.; Labavitch, J. M.; Powell, A. L. T. (2009). "Characterization of the cell wall of the ubiquitous plant pathogen Botrytis cinerea." Mycological Research 113: 1396-1403.
  • Cantu, D.; Blanco-Ulate, B.; Yang, L.; Labavitch, J. M.; Bennett, A. B.; Powell, A. L.T. (2009). "Ripening-regulated susceptibility of tomato fruit to Botrytis cinerea." Plant Physiol 150(3): 1434-1449.
  • Faoro, F.; Maffi, D.; Cantu, D.; Iriti, M. (2008). "Chemical-induced resistance against powdery mildew in barley: the effects of chitosan and benzothiadiazole." Biocontrol 53: 387-401.
  • Cantu, D.; Vicente, A. R.; Labavitch, J. M.; Bennett, A. B.; Powell, A. L. T. (2008). "Strangers in the matrix: plant cell walls and pathogen susceptibility." Trends in Plant Science 13(11): 610-617.
  • Cantu, D.; Vicente, A. R.; Greve, L. C.; Dewey, F. M.; Bennett, A. B.; Labavitch, J. M.; Powell, A. L. T. (2008). "The intersection between cell wall disassembly, ripening, and fruit susceptibility to Botrytis cinerea." Proc Nat Acad Sci 105(3): 859-864.
  • Cantu, D.; Vicente, A. R.; Greve, L. C.; Labavitch, J. M.; Powell, A. L. T. (2007). "Genetic determinants of textural modifications in fruits and role of cell wall polysaccharides and defense proteins in the protection against pathogens." Fresh Produce 1: 101-110.
  • Cantu, D.; Greve, L. C.; Lurie, S.; Labavitch, J. M. (2006). "Detection of uronic oxidase activity in ripening peaches." Phytochemistry 67(1): 13-18.

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