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

Cellulose Cell Walls Cell Wall Arabidopsis Plant Cells Pectins Polysaccharides Cells Mechanics Xyloglucan Cellulose Microfibrils Xyloglucans Microfibrils Microtubules Spectroscopy Acids Expansins Cellulose Synthase Growth Enzymes Cell Growth Mutants Sugars Atomic Force Microscopy Biomass

Most Recent Papers

Saccharide analysis of onion outer epidermal walls

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

Expanding wheat yields with expansin

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

Author Correction

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

Mutations in the Pectin Methyltransferase QUASIMODO2 influence cellulose biosynthesis and wall integrity in arabidopsis

Juan Du, Alex Kirui, Shixin Huang, Lianglei Wang, William J. Barnes, Sarah N. Kiemle, Yunzhen Zheng, Yue Rui, Mei Ruan, Shiqian Qi, Seong H. Kim, Tuo Wang, Daniel J. Cosgrove, Charles T. Anderson, Chaowen Xiao, 2020, Plant Cell on p. 3576-3597

Distinguishing Mesoscale Polar Order (Unidirectional vs Bidirectional) of Cellulose Microfibrils in Plant Cell Walls Using Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopy

Mohamadamin Makarem, Yoshiharu Nishiyama, Xiaoran Xin, Daniel M. Durachko, Ying Gu, Daniel J. Cosgrove, Seong H. Kim, 2020, Journal of Physical Chemistry B on p. 8071-8081

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

Anisotropic Motions of Fibrils Dictated by Their Orientations in the Lamella

Sriramvignesh Mani, Daniel J. Cosgrove, Gregory A. Voth, 2020, Journal of Physical Chemistry B on p. 3527-3539

Expansin gene loss is a common occurrence during adaptation to an aquatic environment

Nathan Hepler, Alexa Bowman, Robert Carey, Daniel Cosgrove, 2020, PLANT JOURNAL on p. 666-680

Most-Cited Papers

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

Plant cell wall extensibility

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

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

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

Plant expansins

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

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

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

Cellulose-pectin spatial contacts are Inherent to never-dried Arabidopsis primary cell walls

Tuo Wang, Yong Bum Park, Daniel J. Cosgrove, Mei Hong, 2015, Plant Physiology on p. 871-884

Spatial organization of cellulose microfibrils and matrix polysaccharides in primary plant cell walls as imaged by multichannel atomic force microscopy

Tian Zhang, Yunzhen Zheng, Daniel J. Cosgrove, 2016, Plant Journal on p. 179-192