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Horticultural Sciences

Horticultural Sciences

Dr. L. Curtis Hannah

Professor Emeritus

Mailing Address:
Fifield Hall
2550 Hull Road
PO Box 110690
Gainesville, Florida 32611

Phone: (352) 392-6957

  • Areas of Research
    • Plant Molecular Biology
    • Plant Genetics
    • Starch Biosynthesis
    • Transposable Elements
  • Teaching Responsibilities
    • PCB 5056 – Advanced Genetics
  • Educational Background
    • Ph.D., Genetics, University of Wisconsin (1973)
    • M.S., Genetics, Purdue University (1969)
    • B.S., Biochemistry, Purdue University (1967)
  • Work Experience
    • Control of maize leaf necrosis in Kenya and Uganda
    • Incorporation of high-temperature cereal yield genes into eastern Africa.
    • Visiting Scientist, Max-Planck Institute, Koln, Germany (1981)
    • Visiting Scientist, University of Arizona (1993)
  • Honors and Awards
    • UF Research Foundation Professor
    • Purdue Distinguished Alumnus Award
  • Program Personnel
    • Susan Boehlein, Ph.D., Assistant Research Professor
    • Janine Shaw, Senior Biological Scientist
    • Brandon Futch, Field Supervisor

Selected Publications

AuthorsYearTitle / DescriptionPublication
Boehlein SK, Shaw JR Georgelis, N and Hannah LC  2014  Enhanced heat stability of the maize endosperm ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase by manipulation of evolutionarily- identified amino acids. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 543: 1-9.
Boehlein SK, Shaw JR Seon HK, McCarty DR, Stewart J and Hannah LC  2013  The potato tuber, maize endosperm and a chimeric maize-potato ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase exhibit fundamental differences in Pi inhibition. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 537: 210-216.
Boehlein SK, Shaw JR Seon HK, Stewart J and Hannah LC  2013  Deciphering the kinetic mechanisms controlling selected plant ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylases. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 535:215-226.
Steiner, H-Y, Halpin C., Jez J., Kough J., Parrott W and Hannah, LC  2013  Evaluating the Potential for Adverse Interactions within Genetically Engineered Breeding Stacks. Plant Physiol, 161: 1587-1594.
Parrot, W. P., Jez. J. and Hannah, LC  2012  To be or not to be transgenic. Nature Biotechnology, 30: 825 - 826.
Hannah, LC, Futch, B., Bing, J., Shaw, J., Boehlein, S. Stewart, J., Beiriger, R., Georgelis, N., and Greene, TW  2012  shrunken-2 transgene increases maize yield by acting in maternal tissues to increase the frequency of seed development. Plant Cell, 24:2352-2363.
Barbaglia, A., Klusman, M., Higgins, J. Shaw, JR. Hannah LC, Lal, SK  2012  Alternative Splicing and Read-Through Transcription Dramatically Augment the Diversity of Expression of Genes Captured in Helitrons. Genetics, 190:965-975.
Schlosser, A., Martin, J., Hannah, LC, Giroux M  2012  The Maize Leaf Starch Mutation, agps-m1, Has Diminished Field Growth and Productivity. Crop Sci. 52(2): 700-706.
Zhang, J., JM Martin, B. Beecher, C. Lu, LC Hannah, ML Wall, I. Altosaar, and MJ Giroux  2010  The ectopic expression of the wheat puroindoline genes increase germ size and seed oil content in transgenic corn. Plant Molecular Biology, 74:353-365.
Boehlein, Susan D, Janine Shaw, Jon Stewart and L. Curtis Hannah  2010  Studies of the kinetic mechanism of maize endosperm ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase uncovered complex regulatory properties. Plant Physiology 152:1056-1064.
Boehlein, Susan D, Janine Shaw, L. Curtis Hannah and Jon Stewart  2010  Probing Allosteric Binding Sites of the Maize Endosperm ADP-Glucose Pyrophosphorylase. Plant Physiology 152: 85-95.