Elizabeth Pilon-Smits Emeritus Professor

Office: Biology 446

Phone: (970) 491-4991

Education

  • Ph.D., Utrecht University, The Netherlands

About

In the Pilon-Smits lab we do multidisciplinary research that ranges from cells to whole plants to ecosystems. An important common denominator is selenium (Se): an essential element with anticarcinogenic and antiviral properties, but also a toxin and environmental pollutant. We study plant Se tolerance and accumulation using genetic/genomic tools and biotechnology and biochemistry. At the same time, we are very interested in ecological and evolutionary aspects of Se hyperaccumulation: the capacity of certain species to accumulate Se up to 1% of dry weight. Our findings indicate that Se hyperaccumulation has evolved as a protection from biotic stresses. A better understanding of plant Se metabolism and hyperaccumulation may ultimately lead to the development of pathogen- and pest-resistant, anticarcinogenic, Se-fortified crops, and plants with superior properties for the phytoremediation of Se-polluted soils and waters. Plant species we use in our research are the hyperaccumulator Stanleya pinnata, non-hyperaccumulator relatives Stanleya elata, Brassica juncea and Arabidopsis thaliana, and, recently, Cannabis sativa (hemp).

Publications

  • Effects of Selenium Hyperaccumulators on Soil Se Distribution and Vegetation Properties.Jason Jason Bixler Reynolds, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits American Journal of Botany.
  • Distribution and chemical form of selenium in Neptunia amplexicaulis from Central Queensland, Australia. Elizabeth AHPilon-Smits Metallomics.
  • Getting to the root of selenium hyperaccumulation – Localization and speciation of root selenium and its effects on nematodesChristine N. Prins, Laura Jean Hantzis, J. Valdez Barillas, Jennifer Jocarole Cappa, S. Fakra, C. M. de Tomasel, Diana H. Wall, E. A. H. Pilon-Smits Soil Systems, 47, 2019.
  • On the Ecology of Selenium Accumulation in PlantsPilon-Smits, Elizabeth A. H. PLANTS-BASEL, 7, 2019.
  • Selenium Biofortification Differentially Affects Sulfur Metabolism and Accumulation of Phytochemicals in Two Rocket Species (Eruca Sativa Mill. and Diplotaxis Tenuifolia) Grown in HydroponicsStefano Dall'Acqua, Andrea Ertani, Elizabeth A. Pilon-Smits, Marta Fabrega-Prats, Michela Schiavon PLANTS-BASEL, 3, 2019.
  • Understanding selenium metabolism in plants and its role as a beneficial elementReshu Chauhan, Surabhi Awasthi, Sudhakar Srivastava, Sanjay Dwivedi, Pilon-Smits, Elizabeth A. H., Om P. Dhankher, Rudra D. Tripathi CRITICAL REVIEWS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 21, 2019.
  • Identification and physiological comparison of plant species that show positive or negative co-occurrence with selenium hyperaccumulators. Jason Jason Bixler Reynolds, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits Metallomics, 2019.
  • Exploring the Potential of Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) for Selenium Biofortification and Phytoremediation.Elizabeth AHPilon-Smits Environmental Science and Technology.
  • Selenium tolerance, accumulation, localization and speciation in a Cardamine hyperaccumulator and a non-hyperaccumulator. Elizabeth AHPilon-Smits Science of the Total Environment.
  • Selenium Accumulation, Speciation and Localization in Brazil Nuts (Bertholletia excelsa).Elizabeth AHPilon-Smits Plants, 8, 2019.
  • Getting to the Root of Selenium Hyperaccumulation – Localization and Speciation of Root Selenium and its Effects on NematodesElizabeth AHPilon-Smits Soil Systems, 2019.
  • MisunderstoodElizabeth AHPilon-Smits Patagonia film 15 min online, 2019.
  • Comparison of ATP sulfurylase 2 from selenium hyperaccumulator Stanleya pinnata and non-accumulator Stanleya elata reveals differential intracellular localization and enzyme activity levelsYing Jiang, Michela Schiavon, Leonardo W. Lima, Tripti, Rachel R. Jones, El Mehdawi, Ali F., Suzanne Royer, Zhaohai Zeng, Yuegao Hu, Pilon-Smits, Elizabeth A. H., Marinus Pilon BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-GENERAL SUBJECTS, 11, 2018.
  • Fungal Endophyte Alternaria tenuissima Can Affect Growth and Selenium Accumulation in Its Hyperaccumulator Host Astragalus bisulcatusStormy D. Lindblom, Ami L. Wangeline, Barillas, Jose R. Valdez, Berthal Devilbiss, Sirine C. Fakra, Pilon-Smits, Elizabeth A. H. FRONTIERS IN PLANT SCIENCE, 2018.
  • Influence of sulfate supply on selenium uptake dynamics and expression of sulfate/selenate transporters in selenium hyperaccumulator and nonhyperaccumulator Brassicaceae El Mehdawi, Ali F., Ying Jiang, Zack S. Guignardi, Ahmad Esmat, Marinus Pilon, Pilon-Smits, Elizabeth A. H., Michela Schiavon NEW PHYTOLOGIST, 1, 2018.
  • Mechanisms of selenium hyperaccumulation in plants: A survey of molecular, biochemical and ecological cuesLeonardo Warzea Lima, Pilon-Smits, Elizabeth A. H., Michela Schiavon BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-GENERAL SUBJECTS, 11, 2018.
  • Plant selenium hyperaccumulation-Ecological effects and potential implications for selenium cycling and community structureR. Jason, Jason Jason Bixler Reynolds, Pilon-Smits, Elizabeth A. H. BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-GENERAL SUBJECTS, 11, 2018.
  • Transcriptome-wide comparison of selenium hyperaccumulator and nonaccumulator Stanleya species provides new insight into key processes mediating the hyperaccumulation syndromeJiameng Wang, Jennifer Jocarole Cappa, Jonathan P. Harris, Patrick P. Edger, Wen Zhou, J. Chris Pires, Michael Adair, Sarah A. Unruh, Mark Simmons, Michela Schiavon, Pilon-Smits, Elizabeth A. H. PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY JOURNAL, 9, 2018.
  • Selenium species influence Se uptake, translocation and biofortification in common buckwheat and tartary buckwheatYing Jiang, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits, Ali Farag Mehdawi, Michela Schiavon, Frontiers in Plant Science, 2018.
  • Plant Selenium Hyperaccumulation Affects Rhizosphere: Enhanced Species Richness and Altered Species CompositionAlyssa Taylor Cochran, Jess Lynne Metcalf, Robin Knight, Ingrid van der Meer, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits Phytobiomes, 2018.
  • Ecology of selenium in plantsSelenium in plantsQuinn Colin, Ali Farag Mehdawi, Pilon-smits Book, 2017.
  • Evolutionary aspects of plant selenium accumulationSelenium in plantsJason Jason Bixler Reynolds, Jennifer Jocarole Cappa, Pilon-smits Book, 2017.
  • Mechanisms of plant selenium hyperaccumulationSelenium in plants Pilon-smits, Book, 2017.
  • Selenium in Plants Pilon-smits, Zhiqing Lin, Lenny Winkel Springer, 2017.
  • Tansley review: The fascinating facets of plant selenium accumulation - biochemistry, physiology, evolution and ecology.Michela Schiavon, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits The New phytologist, 2017.
  • Selenium biofortification and phytoremediation phytotechnologies Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits, Michela Schiavon Journal of Environmental Quality, 2017.
  • Selenium Biofortification in Radish Enhances Nutritional Quality via Accumulation of Methyl-Selenocysteine and Promotion of Transcripts and Metabolites Related to Glucosinolates, Phenolics, and Amino Acids.Michela Schiavon, C Berto, M Malagoli, A Trentin, P Sambo, S Dall'Acqua, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits Frontiers in plant science, 2016.
  • Superoxide generated from the glutathione-mediated reduction of selenite damages the iron-sulfur cluster of chloroplastic ferredoxin.B Fisher, D Yarmolinsky, Salah Esmat Abdel-Ghany, Marinus Pilon, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits, M Sagi, D Van Hoewyk Plant physiology and biochemistry : PPB / Societe francaise de physiologie vegetale, 2016.
  • Comparative effects of selenate and selenite on selenium accumulation, morphophysiology, and glutathione synthesis in Ulva australis.Michela Schiavon, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits, A Citta, A Folda, M P. Rigobello, F Dalla Vecchia Environmental science and pollution research international, 15, 2016.
  • Symphyotrichum ericoides populations from seleniferous and nonseleniferous soil display striking variation in selenium accumulationAli F. El Mehdawi, Mark W. Paschke, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits New Phytologist, 1, 2015.
  • Progress toward clonable inorganic nanoparticles.Thomas Wen-Tung Ni, L C. Staicu, Richard Stephen Nemeth, C L. Schwartz, David Crawford, J D. Seligman, W J. Hunter, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits, Chris J. Ackerson Nanoscale, 41, 2015.
  • Pseudomonas moraviensis subsp. stanleyae, a bacterial endophyte of hyperaccumulator Stanleya pinnata, is capable of efficient selenite reduction to elemental selenium under aerobic conditions.L C. Staicu, Chris J. Ackerson, P Cornelis, L Ye, R L. Berendsen, W J. Hunter, Scott Douglas Noblitt, Chuck S. Henry, Jennifer Jocarole Cappa, R L. Montenieri, A O. Wong, L Musilova, M Sura-de Jong, E D. van Hullebusch, P N. Lens, Jason Jason Bixler Reynolds, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits Journal of applied microbiology, 2, 2015.
  • Molybdenum accumulation, tolerance and molybdenum-selenium-sulfur interactions in Astragalus selenium hyperaccumulator and nonaccumulator species.R A. DeTar, É R. Alford, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits Journal of plant physiology, 2015.
  • Symphyotrichum ericoides populations from seleniferous and nonseleniferous soil display striking variation in selenium accumulation.A F. El Mehdawi, Mark W. Paschke, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits The New phytologist, 1, 2015.
  • Electrocoagulation of colloidal biogenic selenium.L C. Staicu, E D. van Hullebusch, P N. Lens, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits, M A. Oturan Environmental science and pollution research international, 4, 2015.
  • Do selenium hyperaccumulators affect selenium speciation in neighboring plants and soil? An X-Ray Microprobe Analysis.A F. El Mehdawi, S D. Lindblom, Jennifer Jocarole Cappa, S C. Fakra, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits International journal of phytoremediation, 8, 2015.
  • Effects of selenium biofortification on crop nutritional quality.M Malagoli, Michela Schiavon, S dall'Acqua, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits Frontiers in plant science, 2015.
  • Evolution of selenium hyperaccumulation in Stanleya (Brassicaceae) as inferred from phylogeny, physiology and X-ray microprobe analysis.Jennifer Jocarole Cappa, C Yetter, S Fakra, P J. Cappa, R DeTar, C Landes, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits, Mark Simmons The New phytologist, 2, 2015.
  • Exploring the importance of sulfate transporters and ATP sulphurylases for selenium hyperaccumulation-a comparison of Stanleya pinnata and Brassica juncea (Brassicaceae).Michela Schiavon, Marinus Pilon, M Malagoli, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits Frontiers in plant science, 2015.
  • Microbial-enhanced Selenium and Iron Biofortification of Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)--Applications in Phytoremediation and Biofortification.M Yasin, A F. El-Mehdawi, A Anwar, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits, M Faisal International journal of phytoremediation, 1-6, 2015.
  • Selenium hyperaccumulators harbor a diverse endophytic bacterial community characterized by high selenium resistance and plant growth promoting properties.M Sura-de Jong, Jason Jason Bixler Reynolds, K Richterova, L Musilova, L C. Staicu, I Chocholata, Jennifer Jocarole Cappa, S Taghavi, D van der Lelie, T Frantik, I Dolinova, M Strejcek, Alyssa Taylor Cochran, P Lovecka, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits Frontiers in plant science, 2015.
  • Selenium-fortified wheat: potential of microbes for biofortification of selenium and other essential nutrients.M Yasin, A F. El-Mehdawi, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits, M Faisal International journal of phytoremediation, 8, 2015.
  • Roles of rhizobial symbionts in selenium hyperaccumulation in Astragalus (Fabaceae)Élan R. Alford, Stormy D. Lindblom, Marco Pittarello, John L. Freeman, Sirine C. Fakra, Matthew A. Marcus, Corey D. Broeckling, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits, Mark W. Paschke American journal of botany, 11, 2014.
  • Roles of rhizobial symbionts in selenium hyperaccumulation in Astragalus (Fabaceae).É R. Alford, S D. Lindblom, M Pittarello, J L. Freeman, S C. Fakra, M A. Marcus, C Broeckling, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits, Mark W. Paschke American journal of botany, 11, 2014.
  • Analysis of selenium accumulation, speciation and tolerance of potential selenium hyperaccumulator Symphyotrichum ericoides.A F. El Mehdawi, Jason Jason Bixler Reynolds, Christine N. Prins, S D. Lindblom, Jennifer Jocarole Cappa, S C. Fakra, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits Physiologia plantarum, 1, 2014.
  • Characterization of selenium and sulfur accumulation across the genus Stanleya (Brassicaceae): A field survey and common-garden experiment.Jennifer Jocarole Cappa, P J. Cappa, A F. El Mehdawi, J M. McAleer, Mark Simmons, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits American journal of botany, 5, 2014.
  • Evolutionary aspects of elemental hyperaccumulation.Jennifer Jocarole Cappa, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits Planta, 2, 2014.
  • Sulfur-selenium-molybdenum interactions distinguish selenium hyperaccumulator Stanleya pinnata from non-hyperaccumulator Brassica juncea (Brassicaceae).J Harris, K A. Schneberg, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits Planta, 2, 2014.
  • Inoculation of selenium hyperaccumulator Stanleya pinnata and related non-accumulator Stanleya elata with hyperaccumulator rhizosphere fungi--investigation of effects on Se accumulation and speciation.S D. Lindblom, S C. Fakra, J Landon, P Schulz, Brian L. Tracy, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits Physiologia plantarum, 1, 2014.
  • Selenium fertilization alters the chemical composition and antioxidant constituents of tomato (Solanum lycopersicon L.).Michela Schiavon, S Dall'acqua, A Mietto, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits, P Sambo, A Masi, M Malagoli Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 44, 2013.
  • Inoculation of Astragalus racemosus and Astragalus convallarius with selenium-hyperaccumulator rhizosphere fungi affects growth and selenium accumulation.S D. Lindblom, S C. Fakra, J Landon, P Schulz, Brian L. Tracy, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits Planta, 3, 2013.
  • Selenium hyperaccumulation by Astragalus (Fabaceae) does not inhibit root nodule symbiosisÉlan R. Alford, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits, Sirine C. Fakra, Mark W. Paschke American journal of botany, 12, 2012.
  • Selenium hyperaccumulation by Astragalus (Fabaceae) does not inhibit root nodule symbiosis.E R. Alford, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits, S C. Fakra, Mark W. Paschke American journal of botany, 12, 2012.
  • Transcriptome profiling of genes differentially modulated by sulfur and chromium identifies potential targets for phytoremediation and reveals a complex S-Cr interplay on sulfate transport regulation in B. juncea.Michela Schiavon, G Galla, M Wirtz, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits, V Telatin, S Quaggiotti, R Hell, G Barcaccia, M Malagoli Journal of hazardous materials, 2012.
  • Accumulation of selenium in Ulva sp. and effects on morphology, ultrastructure and antioxidant enzymes and metabolites.Michela Schiavon, I Moro, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits, V Matozzo, M Malagoli, F Dalla Vecchia Aquatic toxicology (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 2012.
  • Selenium distribution and speciation in the hyperaccumulator Astragalus bisulcatus and associated ecological partners.J R. Valdez Barillas, C F. Quinn, J L. Freeman, S D. Lindblom, S C. Fakra, M A. Marcus, Todd Michael Gilligan, É R. Alford, A L. Wangeline, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits Plant physiology, 4, 2012.
  • Interactions of selenium hyperaccumulators and nonaccumulators during cocultivation on seleniferous or nonseleniferous soil--the importance of having good neighbors.Ali Farag Mehdawi, Jennifer Jocarole Cappa, S C. Fakra, James R. Self, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits The New phytologist, 1, 2012.
  • Ecological aspects of plant selenium hyperaccumulation.A F. El Mehdawi, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits Plant biology (Stuttgart, Germany), 1, 2012.
  • Selenium hyperaccumulator plants Stanleya pinnata and Astragalus bisulcatus are colonized by Se-resistant, Se-excluding wasp and beetle seed herbivores.J L. Freeman, M A. Marcus, S C. Fakra, J Devonshire, Stephanie McGrath, C F. Quinn, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits PloS one, 12, 2012.
  • Enhanced decomposition of selenium hyperaccumulator litter in a seleniferous habitatÑevidence for specialist decomposers?Colin F. Quinn, Karl A. Wyant, Ami L. Wangeline, Jeremy Shulman, Miriam L. Galeas, Jose Valdez, James R. Self, Mark W. Paschke, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits Plant and soil, 1-2, 2011.
  • Effects of selenium accumulation on reproductive functions in Brassica juncea and Stanleya pinnata.Christine N. Prins, Laura Jean Hantzis, C F. Quinn, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits Journal of experimental botany, 15, 2011.
  • Selenium accumulation in flowers and its effects on pollination.C F. Quinn, Christine N. Prins, J L. Freeman, A M. Gross, Laura Jean Hantzis, Jason Jason Bixler Reynolds, Yang Si, P A. Covey, G S. Bañuelos, I J. Pickering, S C. Fakra, M A. Marcus, H S. Arathi, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits The New phytologist, 3, 2011.
  • Selenium hyperaccumulators facilitate selenium-tolerant neighbors via phytoenrichment and reduced herbivory.A F. El Mehdawi, C F. Quinn, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits Current biology : CB, 17, 2011.
  • Adenosine 5'-phosphosulfate reductase (APR2) mutation in Arabidopsis implicates glutathione deficiency in selenate toxicity.K Grant, N M. Carey, M Mendoza, J Schulze, Marinus Pilon, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits, D van Hoewyk The Biochemical journal, 2, 2011.
  • Characterization of rhizosphere fungi from selenium hyperaccumulator and nonhyperaccumulator plants along the eastern Rocky Mountain Front Range.A L. Wangeline, Jose Valdez, S D. Lindblom, K L. Bowling, F Brent Reeves, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits American journal of botany, 7, 2011.
  • Effects of selenium hyperaccumulation on plant-plant interactions: evidence for elemental allelopathy?A F. El Mehdawi, C F. Quinn, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits The New phytologist, 1, 2011.
  • Selenium accumulation in plants--phytotechnological applications and ecological implications.J R. Valdez Barillas, C F. Quinn, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits International journal of phytoremediation, 2011.
  • Selenium accumulation, distribution, and speciation in spineless prickly pear cactus: a drought- and salt-tolerant, selenium-enriched nutraceutical fruit crop for biofortified foods.G S. Bañuelos, S C. Fakra, S S. Walse, M A. Marcus, S I. Yang, I J. Pickering, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits, J L. Freeman Plant physiology, 1, 2011.
  • MetallophytesÑa view from the rhizosphereÉlan R. Alford, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits, Mark W. Paschke Plant and Soil, 1-2, 2010.
  • Selenium hyperaccumulation offers protection from cell disruptor herbivores.C F. Quinn, J L. Freeman, Jason Jason Bixler Reynolds, Jennifer Jocarole Cappa, S C. Fakra, M A. Marcus, S D. Lindblom, E K. Quinn, L E. Bennett, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits BMC ecology, 2010.
  • Molecular mechanisms of selenium tolerance and hyperaccumulation in Stanleya pinnata.J L. Freeman, M Tamaoki, Cecil Stushnoff, C F. Quinn, Jennifer Jocarole Cappa, J Devonshire, S C. Fakra, M A. Marcus, Stephanie McGrath, D Van Hoewyk, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits Plant physiology, 4, 2010.
  • Selenium in higher plants: understanding mechanisms for biofortification and phytoremediation.Y G. Zhu, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits, F J. Zhao, P N. Williams, A A. Meharg Trends in plant science, 8, 2009.
  • Physiological functions of beneficial elements.Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits, C F. Quinn, W Tapken, M Malagoli, Michela Schiavon Current opinion in plant biology, 3, 2009.
  • Selenium protects the hyperaccumulator Stanleya pinnata against black-tailed prairie dog herbivory in native seleniferous habitats.J L. Freeman, C F. Quinn, S D. Lindblom, E M. Klamper, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits American journal of botany, 6, 2009.
  • Phytoremediation of selenium using transgenic plants.Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits, D L. LeDuc Current opinion in biotechnology, 2, 2009.
  • Effects of agronomic practices on phytoremediation of an aged PAH-contaminated soilPaul E. Olson, Ana Castro, Mark Joern, Nancy M. DuTeau, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits, Kenneth F. Reardon Journal of environmental quality, 4, 2008.
  • Heavy metal tolerance and accumulation in Indian mustard (Brassica juncea L.) expressing bacterial gamma-glutamylcysteine synthetase or glutathione synthetase.S Reisinger, Michela Schiavon, N Terry, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits International journal of phytoremediation, 5, 2008.
  • Interactions between chromium and sulfur metabolism in Brassica juncea.Michela Schiavon, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits, M Wirtz, R Hell, M Malagoli Journal of environmental quality, 4, 2008.
  • Cooperative ethylene and jasmonic acid signaling regulates selenite resistance in Arabidopsis.M Tamaoki, J L. Freeman, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits Plant physiology, 3, 2008.
  • The role of selenium in protecting plants against prairie dog herbivory: implications for the evolution of selenium hyperaccumulation.C F. Quinn, J L. Freeman, M L. Galeas, E M. Klamper, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits Oecologia, 2, 2008.
  • Transcriptome analyses give insights into selenium-stress responses and selenium tolerance mechanisms in Arabidopsis.D Van Hoewyk, H Takahashi, E Inoue, Ann Marie Hess, M Tamaoki, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits Physiologia plantarum, 2, 2008.
  • Selenium hyperaccumulation reduces plant arthropod loads in the field.M L. Galeas, E M. Klamper, L E. Bennett, J L. Freeman, Boris C. Kondratieff, C F. Quinn, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits The New phytologist, 3, 2008.
  • Characterization of metal tolerance and accumulation in Grevillea exul var exul.J Rabier, I Laffont-Schwob, S Bouraïma-Madjèbi, V Léon, P Prudent, J Viano, M W. Nabors, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits International journal of phytoremediation, 5, 2007.
  • Comparison of plant families in a greenhouse phytoremediation study on an aged polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon-contaminated soil.P E. Olson, A Castro, M Joern, N M. DuTeau, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits, Kenneth F. Reardon Journal of environmental quality, 5, 2007.
  • Selenium: deterrence, toxicity, and adaptation.C F. Quinn, M L. Galeas, J L. Freeman, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits Integrated environmental assessment and management, 3, 2007.
  • Characterization of Arabidopsis thaliana SufE2 and SufE3: functions in chloroplast iron-sulfur cluster assembly and Nad synthesis.N M. , S Ollagnier-de-Choudens, Y Sanakis, Salah Esmat Abdel-Ghany, C Rousset, H Ye, M Fontecave, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits, Marinus Pilon The Journal of biological chemistry, 25, 2007.
  • Chloroplast iron-sulfur cluster protein maturation requires the essential cysteine desulfurase CpNifS.D Van Hoewyk, Salah Esmat Abdel-Ghany, C M. Cohu, S K. Herbert, P Kugrens, Marinus Pilon, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 13, 2007.
  • Variation in selenium tolerance and accumulation among 19 Arabidopsis thaliana accessions.L Zhang, A R. Ackley, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits Journal of plant physiology, 3, 2007.
  • Transgenic Indian mustard overexpressing selenocysteine lyase or selenocysteine methyltransferase exhibit enhanced potential for selenium phytoremediation under field conditions.G Bañuelos, D L. LeDuc, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits, N Terry Environmental science & technology, 2, 2007.
  • Seasonal fluctuations of selenium and sulfur accumulation in selenium hyperaccumulators and related nonaccumulators.M L. Galeas, L H. Zhang, J L. Freeman, M Wegner, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits The New phytologist, 3, 2007.
  • Selenium accumulation protects plants from herbivory by Orthoptera via toxicity and deterrence.J L. Freeman, S D. Lindblom, C F. Quinn, S Fakra, M A. Marcus, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits The New phytologist, 3, 2007.
  • Mapping quantitative trait loci associated with selenate tolerance in Arabidopsis thalianaLihong Zhang, Patrick F. Byrne, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits New Phytologist, 1, 2006.
  • Selenium-tolerant diamondback moth disarms hyperaccumulator plant defense.J L. Freeman, C F. Quinn, M A. Marcus, S Fakra, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits Current biology : CB, 22, 2006.
  • Spatial imaging, speciation, and quantification of selenium in the hyperaccumulator plants Astragalus bisulcatus and Stanleya pinnata.J L. Freeman, L H. Zhang, M A. Marcus, S Fakra, Stephanie McGrath, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits Plant physiology, 1, 2006.
  • Constitutive expression of a high-affinity sulfate transporter in Indian mustard affects metal tolerance and accumulation.S D. Lindblom, Salah Esmat Abdel-Ghany, B R. Hanson, S Hwang, N Terry, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits Journal of environmental quality, 3, 2006.
  • CpSufE activates the cysteine desulfurase CpNifS for chloroplastic Fe-S cluster formation.H Ye, Salah Esmat Abdel-Ghany, Theodore D. Anderson, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits, Marinus Pilon The Journal of biological chemistry, 13, 2006.
  • Biogenesis of iron-sulfur cluster proteins in plastids.Marinus Pilon, Salah Esmat Abdel-Ghany, D Van Hoewyk, H Ye, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits Genetic engineering, 2006.
  • CpNifS-dependent iron-sulfur cluster biogenesis in chloroplasts.H Ye, Marinus Pilon, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits The New phytologist, 2, 2006.
  • Mapping quantitative trait loci associated with selenate tolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana.L Zhang, Patrick F. Byrne, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits The New phytologist, 1, 2006.
  • Overexpression of AtCpNifS enhances selenium tolerance and accumulation in Arabidopsis.D Van Hoewyk, G F. Garifullina, A R. Ackley, Salah Esmat Abdel-Ghany, M A. Marcus, S Fakra, K Ishiyama, E Inoue, Marinus Pilon, H Takahashi, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits Plant physiology, 3, 2005.
  • Iron-sulfur cluster biogenesis in chloroplasts. Involvement of the scaffold protein CpIscA.Salah Esmat Abdel-Ghany, H Ye, G F. Garifullina, L Zhang, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits, Marinus Pilon Plant physiology, 1, 2005.
  • Field trial of transgenic Indian mustard plants shows enhanced phytoremediation of selenium-contaminated sediment.G Bañuelos, N Terry, D L. Leduc, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits, B Mackey Environmental science & technology, 6, 2005.
  • The chloroplast NifS-like protein of Arabidopsis thaliana is required for iron-sulfur cluster formation in ferredoxin.H Ye, G F. Garifullina, Salah Esmat Abdel-Ghany, L Zhang, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits, Marinus Pilon Planta, 4, 2005.
  • Exploring the selenium phytoremediation potential of transgenic Indian mustard overexpressing ATP sulfurylase or cystathionine-gamma-synthase.T Van Huysen, N Terry, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits International journal of phytoremediation, 2, 2004.
  • Overexpression of ATP sulfurylase in Indian mustard: effects on tolerance and accumulation of twelve metals.A L. Wangeline, J L. Burkhead, K L. Hale, S D. Lindblom, N Terry, Marinus Pilon, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits Journal of environmental quality, 1, 2004.
  • Ecology of rhizosphere bioremediationPE Olson, Kenneth F. Reardon, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits Phytoremediation: transformation and control of contaminants, 2003.
  • Selenium accumulation protects Brassica juncea from invertebrate herbivory and fungal infectionBrady Hanson, Gulnara F. Garifullina, Stormy Dawn Lindblom, Ami Wangeline, Ashley Ackley, Karen Kramer, Andrew P. Norton, Christopher B. Lawrence, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits New Phytologist, 2, 2003.
  • Overexpression of cystathionine-gamma-synthase enhances selenium volatilization in Brassica juncea.T Van Huysen, Salah Esmat Abdel-Ghany, K L. Hale, D LeDuc, N Terry, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits Planta, 1, 2003.
  • The Arabidopsis thaliana CUTA gene encodes an evolutionarily conserved copper binding chloroplast protein.J L. Burkhead, Salah Esmat Abdel-Ghany, J M. Morrill, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits, Marinus Pilon The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology, 6, 2003.
  • Analysis of transgenic Indian mustard plants for phytoremediation of metal-contaminated mine tailings.L E. Bennett, J L. Burkhead, K L. Hale, N Terry, Marinus Pilon, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits Journal of environmental quality, 2, 2003.
  • Enhanced selenium tolerance and accumulation in transgenic Arabidopsis expressing a mouse selenocysteine lyase.Marinus Pilon, J D. Owen, G F. Garifullina, T Kurihara, H Mihara, N Esaki, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits Plant physiology, 3, 2003.
  • Characterization of a NifS-like chloroplast protein from Arabidopsis. Implications for its role in sulfur and selenium metabolism.Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits, G F. Garifullina, Salah Esmat Abdel-Ghany, S Kato, H Mihara, K L. Hale, J L. Burkhead, N Esaki, T Kurihara, Marinus Pilon Plant physiology, 3, 2002.
  • Stimulation of microbial polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon biodegradation by plant chemicals.ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETYKenneth F. Reardon, PE Olson, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits, J Lowell, NM DuTeau, Donald A. Klein2001.
  • Molybdenum sequestration in Brassica species. A role for anthocyanins?K L. Hale, Stephanie McGrath, E Lombi, Stephen Stack, N Terry, I J. Pickering, G N. George, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits Plant physiology, 4, 2001.
  • Breeding mercury-breathing plants for environmental cleanup.Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits, Marinus Pilon Trends in plant science, 6, 2000.
  • Cadmium tolerance and accumulation in Indian mustard is enhanced by overexpressing gamma-glutamylcysteine synthetase.Y L. Zhu, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits, A S. Tarun, S U. Weber, L Jouanin, N Terry Plant physiology, 4, 1999.
  • Overexpression of ATP sulfurylase in indian mustard leads to increased selenate uptake, reduction, and tolerance Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits, S Hwang, C Mel Lytle, Y Zhu, J C. Tai, R C. Bravo, Y Chen, T Leustek, N Terry Plant physiology, 1, 1999.
  • Overexpression of glutathione synthetase in indian mustard enhances cadmium accumulation and tolerance Y Liang Zhu, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits, L Jouanin, N Terry Plant physiology, 1, 1999.
  • Rate-limiting steps in selenium assimilation and volatilization by indian mustard M P. de Souza, Elizabeth AH Pilon-Smits, C M. Lytle, S Hwang, J Tai, T S. Honma, L Yeh, N Terry Plant physiology, 4, 1998.