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Andrew Groover


Plant Biology
Geneticist, USDA Forest Service, Institute of Forest Genetics

1731 Research Park Dr, Davis CA 95618


1997 PhD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Biology
1991 MS University of Georgia Forest Genetics
1988 BS University of Georgia Forest Science

Research Interests:

My lab studies the developmental biology of forest trees. We also develop molecular genetic and genomic tools for gene discovery and characterization for the model forest trees in the genus Populus.

CBS Graduate Group Affiliations:

Plant Biology  

Specialties / Focus:

Plant Biology
Cell and Developmental Biology
Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and Genomics


Last updated 4/11/2012
Du J, Miura E, Robischon M, Martinez C, and Groover A (2011). The Populus Class III HD ZIP transcription factor POPCORONA affects cell differentiation during secondary growth of woody stems. PLoS ONE 6(2): e17458.

Robischon M, Du J, Miura E, and Groover A (2011). The Populus Class III HD ZIP, popREVOLUTA, influences cambium initiation and patterning of woody stems. Plant Physiology. 155, 1214-11225.

Groover A, and Spicer R (2010). The evolution of development of vascular cambia and secondary growth. New Phytologist. 186: 577-592

Du J, and Groover A (2010). Transcriptional control of secondary growth and wood formation. J. Integrative Plant Biol. 52(1): 17-27.

Du J, Mansfield S, and Groover A (2009). The Populus Homeobox Gene ARBORKNOX2 Regulates Cell Differentiation During Secondary Growth. Plant Journal. 60: 1000-1014.

Groover A (2007). Will genomics guide a greener forest biotech? Trends in Plant Science, 12: 234-238.

Abzhanov A, Extavour C, Groover A, Hodges S, Hoekstra H, Kramer E, and Monteiro A (2008). Are we there yet? Tracking the development of new model systems. Trends in Genetics 24: 353-360.

A. Groover, S. Mansfield, S. DiFazio, G. Dupper, J. Fontana, R. Millar, and Y. Wang (2006). The Populus homeobox gene ARBORKNOX1 reveals overlapping mechanisms regulating the shoot apical meristem and the vascular cambium. Plant Mol Biol, 61: 917-932.

Tuskan GA, Difazio S, Jansson S, Bohlmann J, Grigoriev I, Hellsten U, Putnam N, Ralph S, Rombauts S, Salamov A, Schein J, Sterck L, Aerts A, Bhalerao RR, Bhalerao RP, Blaudez D, Boerjan W, Brun A, Brunner A, Busov V, Campbell M, Carlson J, Chalot M, Chapman J, Chen GL, Cooper D, Coutinho PM, Couturier J, Covert S, Cronk Q, Cunningham R, Davis J, Degroeve S, Dejardin A, Depamphilis C, Detter J, Dirks B, Dubchak I, Duplessis S, Ehlting J, Ellis B, Gendler K, Goodstein D, Gribskov M, Grimwood J, Groover A, Gunter L, Hamberger B, Heinze B, Helariutta Y, Henrissat B, Holligan D, Holt R, Huang W, Islam-Faridi N, Jones S, Jones-Rhoades M, Jorgensen R, Joshi C, Kangasjarvi J, Karlsson J, Kelleher C, Kirkpatrick R, Kirst M, Kohler A, Kalluri U, Larimer F, Leebens-Mack J, Leple JC, Locascio P, Lou Y, Lucas S, Martin F, Montanini B, Napoli C, Nelson DR, Nelson C, Nieminen K, Nilsson O, Pereda V, Peter G, Philippe R, Pilate G, Poliakov A, Razumovskaya J, Richardson P, Rinaldi C, Ritland K, Rouze P, Ryaboy D, Schmutz J, Schrader J, Segerman B, Shin H, Siddiqui A, Sterky F, Terry A, Tsai CJ, Uberbacher E, Unneberg P, Vahala J, Wall K, Wessler S, Yang G, Yin T, Douglas C, Marra M, Sandberg G, Van de Peer Y, Rokhsar D. (2006). The genome of black cottonwood, Populus trichocarpa (Torr. & Gray). Science, 15: 1596-1604.

A. Groover and M. Robischon (2006). Developmental mechanisms regulating secondary growth in woody plants. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 9: 55-58.

A. Groover (2005). What genes make a tree a tree? Trends Plant Sci. 10: 210-214.

A. Groover, J. Fontana, G. Dupper, C. Ma, R. Martienssen, S. Strauss, and R. Meilan (2004). Gene and enhancer trap tagging of vascular-expressed genes in poplar trees. Plant Physiol. 134: 1742-1751.

M. Byrne*, A. Groover*, F. Fontana, and R. Martienssen (2003). Phyllotactic pattern and stem cell fate are determined by the Arabidopsis Homeodomain protein BELLRINGER. Development in press (*shared first authorship)

A. Groover, J. Fontana, J Arroyo, C. Yordan, W McCombie, and R. Martienssen (2003). Secretion trap tagging of secreted and membrane-spanning proteins using Arabidopsis gene traps. Plant Physiol. 132, 698-708.

A. Groover and A. Jones (2003). IAA8 expression during vascular cell differentiation. Plant Mol. Biol. 51, 427-435.