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Dr. Denise Tieman

Research Assistant Professor

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

Office: Building 885 Room 2
Phone: (352) 846-2490

  • Areas of Research

    Tomato flavor chemistry

Selected Publications

AuthorsYearTitle / DescriptionPublication
Tieman, D., Zhu, G. T., Resende, M. F. R., Lin, T., Taylor, M., Zhang, B., Ikeda, H., Liu, Z. Y., Fisher, J., Zemach, I., Monforte, A., Zamir, D., Granell, A., Kirst, M., Huang, S., Klee, H., Nguyen, C., Bies, D., Rambla, J. L., Beltran, K. S. O. 2017 PLANT SCIENCE A chemical genetic roadmap to improved tomato flavor. Science 355, 391-394.
Zhang, B., Tieman, D. M., Jiao, C., Xu, Y., Chen, K., Fe, Z., Giovannoni, J. J., Klee, H. J. 2016 Chilling-induced tomato flavor loss is associated with altered volatile synthesis and transient changes in DNA methylation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 113, 12580-12585.​
Kamiyoshihara, Y., Tieman, D. M., Klee, H. J. 2016 Analyses of Plant UDP-Dependent Glycosyltransferases to Identify Their Volatile Substrates Using Recombinant Proteins. Methods Mol Biol 1363, 199-207.
Liu, Z., Alseekh, S., Brotman, Y., Zheng, Y., Fei, Z., Tieman, D. M., Giovannoni, J. J., Fernie, A. R., Klee, H. J. 2016 Identification of a Solanum pennellii Chromosome 4 Fruit Flavor and Nutritional Quality-Associated Metabolite QTL. Front Plant Sci 7, 1671.
Goulet, C., Kamiyoshihara, Y., Lam, N. B., Richard, T., Taylor, M. G., Tieman, D. M., Klee, H. J. 2015 Divergence in the enzymatic activities of a tomato and Solanum pennellii alcohol acyltransferase impacts fruit volatile ester composition. Mol Plant 8, 153-162.
Shen, J., Tieman, D., Jones, J. B., Taylor, M. G., Schmelz, E., Huffaker, A., Bies, D., Chen, K., Klee, H. J. 2014 A 13-lipoxygenase, TomloxC, is essential for synthesis of C5 flavour volatiles in tomato. J Exp Bot 65, 419-428.
Klee, H. J., Tieman, D. M. 2013 Genetic challenges of flavor improvement in tomato. Trends Genet 29, 257-262.
Goulet, C., Mageroy, M. H., Lam, N. B., Floystad, A., Tieman, D. M., Klee, H. J. 2012 Role of an esterase in flavor volatile variation within the tomato clade. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109, 19009-19014.
Kamiyoshihara, Y., Tieman, D. M., Huber, D. J., Klee, H. J. 2012 Ligand-induced alterations in the phosphorylation state of ethylene receptors in tomato fruit. Plant Physiol 160, 488-497.
Kochevenko, A., Araújo, W. L., Maloney, G. S., Tieman, D. M., Do, P. T., Taylor, M. G., Klee, H. J., Fernie, A. R. 2012 Catabolism of branched chain amino acids supports respiration but not volatile synthesis in tomato fruits. Mol Plant 5, 366-375.
Lee, J. M., Joung, J. G., McQuinn, R., Chung, M. Y., Fei, Z., Tieman, D., Klee, H., Giovannoni, J. 2012 Combined transcriptome, genetic diversity and metabolite profiling in tomato fruit reveals that the ethylene response factor SlERF6 plays an important role in ripening and carotenoid accumulation. Plant J 70, 191-204.
Mageroy, M. H., Tieman, D. M., Floystad, A., Taylor, M. G., Klee, H. J. 2012 A Solanum lycopersicum catechol-O-methyltransferase involved in synthesis of the flavor molecule guaiacol. Plant J 69, 1043-1051.
Tieman, D., Bliss, P., McIntyre, L. M., Blandon-Ubeda, A., Bies, D., Odabasi, A. Z., Rodríguez, G. R., van der Knaap, E., Taylor, M. G., Goulet, C., Mageroy, M. H., Snyder, D. J., Colquhoun, T., Moskowitz, H., Clark, D. G., Sims, C., Bartoshuk, L., Klee, H. J. 2012 The chemical interactions underlying tomato flavor preferences. Curr Biol 22, 1035-1039.