Daniel Cosgrove

Eberly Chair and Professor of Biology

Daniel Cosgrove

Research Summary

Mechanism of plant growth. Function and evolution of expansins. Biochemistry and rheology of plant cell walls. Growth responses to light, hormones, and water stress and other stimuli.

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Publication Tags

Cell Wall Cellulose Cell Walls Plant Cells Xyloglucan Polysaccharides Arabidopsis Xyloglucans Mechanics Enzymes Acids Lignin Expansins Biomass Cellulose Microfibrils Cells Cellulose Synthase Microtubules Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Growth Microfibrils Proteins Cell Growth Cell Biology Sugars

Most Recent Papers

A rich and bountiful harvest

Alice Y. Cheung, Daniel J. Cosgrove, Ikuko Hara-Nishimura, Gerd Jürgens, Clive Lloyd, David G. Robinson, L. Andrew Staehelin, Dolf Weijers, 2022, Plant Cell on p. 53-71

Saccharide analysis of onion outer epidermal walls

Liza A. Wilson, Fabien Deligey, Tuo Wang, Daniel J. Cosgrove, 2021, Biotechnology for Biofuels

Conservation of endo-glucanase 16 (EG16) activity across highly divergent plant lineages

Hila Behar, Kazune Tamura, Edward R. Wagner, Daniel J. Cosgrove, Harry Brumer, 2021, Biochemical Journal on p. 3063-3078

Molecular insights into the complex mechanics of plant epidermal cell walls

Yao Zhang, Jingyi Yu, Xuan Wang, Daniel M. Durachko, Sulin Zhang, Daniel J. Cosgrove, 2021, Science on p. 607-711

Expanding wheat yields with expansin

Daniel J. Cosgrove, 2021, New Phytologist on p. 403-405

A Rich and Bountiful Harvest: Key Discoveries in Plant Cell Biology

Daniel Cosgrove, 2021, Plant Cell on p. 18

Author Correction

Tian Zhang, Dimitrios Vavylonis, Daniel M. Durachko, Daniel J. Cosgrove, 2020, Nature Plants on p. 1504

Cellulose synthase interactive1- and microtubule-dependent cell wall architecture is required for acid growth in Arabidopsis hypocotyls

Xiaoran Xin, Lei Lei, Yunzhen Zheng, Tian Zhang, Sai Venkatesh Pingali, Hugh O'neill, Daniel J. Cosgrove, Shundai Li, Ying Gu, Bruno Moulia, 2020, Journal of Experimental Botany on p. 2982-2994

Non-enzymatic action of expansins

Daniel J. Cosgrove, 2020, Journal of Biological Chemistry on p. 6782

Global cellulose biomass, horizontal gene transfers and domain fusions drive microbial expansin evolution

William R. Chase, Olga Zhaxybayeva, Jorge Rocha, Daniel J. Cosgrove, Lori R. Shapiro, 2020, New Phytologist on p. 921-938

Most-Cited Papers

Plant cell wall extensibility

Daniel J. Cosgrove, 2016, Journal of Experimental Botany on p. 463-476

A revised architecture of primary cell walls based on biomechanical changes induced by substrate-specific endoglucanases

Yong Bum Park, Daniel J. Cosgrove, 2012, Plant Physiology on p. 1933-1943

Re-constructing our models of cellulose and primary cell wall assembly

Daniel J. Cosgrove, 2014, Current Opinion in Plant Biology on p. 122-131

Comparative structure and biomechanics of plant primary and secondary cell walls

Daniel J. Cosgrove, Michael C. Jarvis, 2012, Frontiers in Plant Science

Plant expansins

Daniel J. Cosgrove, 2015, Current Opinion in Plant Biology on p. 162-172

Xyloglucan and its interactions with other components of the growing cell wall

Yong Bum Park, Daniel J. Cosgrove, 2015, Plant and Cell Physiology on p. 180-194

Lignin-polysaccharide interactions in plant secondary cell walls revealed by solid-state NMR

Xue Kang, Alex Kirui, Malitha C. Dickwella Widanage, Frederic Mentink-Vigier, Daniel J. Cosgrove, Tuo Wang, 2019, Nature Communications

Changes in cell wall biomechanical properties in the xyloglucan-deficient xxt1/xxt2 mutant of Arabidopsis

Yong Bum Park, Daniel J. Cosgrove, 2012, Plant Physiology on p. 465-475

Diffuse growth of plant cell walls

Daniel J. Cosgrove, 2018, Plant Physiology on p. 16-27

Sensitivity-enhanced solid-state NMR detection of expansin's target in plant cell walls

Tuo Wang, Yong Bum Park, Marc A. Caporini, Melanie Rosay, Linghao Zhong, Daniel J. Cosgrove, Mei Hong, 2013, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 16444-16449