Stefan Bauer Energy Biosciences Institute, University of California, USA
1 protocol

Ana Ibáñez Energy Biosciences Institute, University of California, USA
1 protocol

Nadav Sorek Energy Biosciences Institute, University of California, USA
2 protocols

Tamara Vellosillo Carnegie Institution for Science
2 protocols

Trevor Yeats
  • Energy Biosciences Institute, University of California, USA
Research focus
  • Plant science
  • 2 Author merit


Ph.D. in Plant Biology, Cornell University, 2012

Current position

Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell University


  1. Yeats, T. H., Sorek, H., Wemmer, D. E. and Somerville, C. R. (2016). Cellulose Deficiency Is Enhanced on Hyper Accumulation of Sucrose by a H+-Coupled Sucrose Symporter. Plant Physiol 171(1): 110-124.
  2. Yeats, T. H., Huang, W., Chatterjee, S., Viart, H. M., Clausen, M. H., Stark, R. E. and Rose, J. K. (2014). Tomato Cutin Deficient 1 (CD1) and putative orthologs comprise an ancient family of cutin synthase-like (CUS) proteins that are conserved among land plants. Plant J 77(5): 667-675. (Featured Article)
  3. Sorek, N., Yeats, T. H., Szemenyei, H., Youngs, H. and Somerville, C. R. (2014). The implications of lignocellulosic biomass chemical composition for the production of advanced biofuels. BioScience: bit037.
  4. Buda, G. J., Barnes, W. J., Fich, E. A., Park, S., Yeats, T. H., Zhao, L., Domozych, D. S. and Rose, J. K. (2013). An ATP binding cassette transporter is required for cuticular wax deposition and desiccation tolerance in the moss Physcomitrella patens. Plant Cell 25(10): 4000-4013.
  5. Yeats, T. H. and Rose, J. K. (2013). The formation and function of plant cuticles. Plant Physiol 163(1): 5-20.
  6. Neumetzler, L., Humphrey, T., Lumba, S., Snyder, S., Yeats, T. H., Usadel, B., Vasilevski, A., Patel, J., Rose, J. K., Persson, S. and Bonetta, D. (2012). The FRIABLE1 gene product affects cell adhesion in Arabidopsis. PLoS One 7(8): e42914.
  7. Yeats, T. H.*, Martin, L. B.*, Viart, H. M., Isaacson, T., He, Y., Zhao, L., Matas, A. J., Buda, G. J., Domozych, D. S., Clausen, M. H. and Rose, J. K. (2012). The identification of cutin synthase: formation of the plant polyester cutin. Nat Chem Biol 8(7): 609-611.(* Co-first authors)
  8. Acuna, R., Padilla, B. E., Florez-Ramos, C. P., Rubio, J. D., Herrera, J. C., Benavides, P., Lee, S. J., Yeats, T. H., Egan, A. N., Doyle, J. J. and Rose, J. K. (2012). Adaptive horizontal transfer of a bacterial gene to an invasive insect pest of coffee. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109(11): 4197-4202.
  9. Yeats, T. H., Buda, G. J., Wang, Z., Chehanovsky, N., Moyle, L. C., Jetter, R., Schaffer, A. A. and Rose, J. K. (2012). The fruit cuticles of wild tomato species exhibit architectural and chemical diversity, providing a new model for studying the evolution of cuticle function. Plant J 69(4): 655-666.
  10. Matas, A. J., Yeats, T. H., Buda, G. J., Zheng, Y., Chatterjee, S., Tohge, T., Ponnala, L., Adato, A., Aharoni, A., Stark, R., Fernie, A. R., Fei, Z., Giovannoni, J. J. and Rose, J. K. (2011). Tissue- and cell-type specific transcriptome profiling of expanding tomato fruit provides insights into metabolic and regulatory specialization and cuticle formation. Plant Cell 23(11): 3893-3910.
  11. Wang, Z., Guhling, O., Yao, R., Li, F., Yeats, T. H., Rose, J. K. and Jetter, R. (2011). Two oxidosqualene cyclases responsible for biosynthesis of tomato fruit cuticular triterpenoids. Plant Physiol 155(1): 540-552.
  12. Wang, Z., Yeats, T., Han, H. and Jetter, R. (2010). Cloning and characterization of oxidosqualene cyclases from Kalanchoe daigremontiana enzymes catalyzing up to 10 rearrangement steps yielding friedelin and other triterpenoids. Journal of Biological Chemistry 285(39): 29703-29712.
  13. Yeats, T. H., Howe, K. J., Matas, A. J., Buda, G. J., Thannhauser, T. W. and Rose, J. K. (2010). Mining the surface proteome of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) fruit for proteins associated with cuticle biogenesis. J Exp Bot 61(13): 3759-3771.
  14. Debono, A., Yeats, T. H., Rose, J. K., Bird, D., Jetter, R., Kunst, L. and Samuels, L. (2009). Arabidopsis LTPG is a glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored lipid transfer protein required for export of lipids to the plant surface. Plant Cell 21(4): 1230-1238.
  15. Yeats, T. H. and Rose, J. K. (2008). The biochemistry and biology of extracellular plant lipid-transfer proteins (LTPs). Protein Sci 17(2): 191-198.
  16. Guhling, O., Hobl, B., Yeats, T. and Jetter, R. (2006). Cloning and characterization of a lupeol synthase involved in the synthesis of epicuticular wax crystals on stem and hypocotyl surfaces of Ricinus communis. Archives of biochemistry and biophysics 448(1): 60-72.
2 Protocols published
Rapid Determination of Cellulose, Neutral Sugars, and Uronic Acids from Plant Cell Walls by One-step Two-step Hydrolysis and HPAEC-PAD
Authors:  Trevor Yeats, Tamara Vellosillo, Nadav Sorek, Ana B. Ibáñez and Stefan Bauer, date: 10/20/2016, view: 12753, Q&A: 1
The plant cell wall is primarily composed of the polysaccharides cellulose, hemicellulose and pectin. The structural and compositional complexity of these components are important for determining cell wall function during plant growth. Moreover, ...
Analysis of in vivo Cellulose Biosynthesis in Arabidopsis Cells by Spinning Disk Confocal Microscopy
Authors:  Tamara Vellosillo, Trevor Yeats and Nadav Sorek, date: 10/05/2015, view: 7010, Q&A: 0
Cellulose is a main component of plant cell walls. Tools to analyze cellulose mainly rely on analytical chemistry, which yields information about cellulose amounts and structure, but cannot be applied to intact tissues. Moreover, these methods ...
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