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Researcher: Edgar Spalding

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Areas of Expertise
  • Systematics and evolution
  • Ecology
  • Structural plant biology
  • Molecular, cellular, and developmental biology
  • Plant biology
  • Physiological functions of ion channels in plant cells
  • Photosensory transduction
  • Development of morphometric tools
  • Araidopsis thaliana seedling as a model
  • Photomorphogenic role of light
  • Light-induced inhibition of stem elongation in seedlings
  • Phytochrome photoreceptors transduce red light
  • Red and blue photosensory systems interaction
  • Seedling growth and development
  • Automated image-based studies of plant growth and development
Web Site Edgar Spalding's Department of Botany Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Issued Patent(s)
  • 6,858,774 - Mdr-like abc transporter gene from plants, issued February 2005.
USPTO Published Applications
  • 20160093037 - Object characterization, published March 2016.
  • 20020068344 - Mdr-like abc transporter gene from plants, published June 2002.
Recent Publication(s)
  • Role of skd1 regulators lip5 and ist1-like1 in endosomal sorting and plant development. Buono RA, Paez-Valencia J, Miller ND, Goodman K, Spitzer C, Spalding EP, Otegui MS. Plant Physiol. 2016 May;171(1):251-64. doi: 10.1104/pp.16.00240. Epub 2016 Mar 16.

  • Abcb19-mediated polar auxin transport modulates arabidopsis hypocotyl elongation and the endoreplication variant of the cell cycle. Wu G, Carville JS, Spalding EP. Plant J. 2016 Jan;85(2):209-18. doi: 10.1111/tpj.13095. Epub 2016 Jan 5.

  • Mapping quantitative trait loci underlying function-valued traits using functional principal component analysis and multi-trait mapping. Kwak IY, Moore CR, Spalding EP, Broman KW. G3 (Bethesda). 2015 Nov 3;6(1):79-86. doi: 10.1534/g3.115.024133.

  • Image analysis of anatomical traits in stalk transections of maize and other grasses. Heckwolf S, Heckwolf M, Kaeppler SM, de Leon N, Spalding EP. Plant Methods. 2015 Apr 9;11:26. doi: 10.1186/s13007-015-0070-x. eCollection 2015.

View Edgar Spalding's publications at Google Scholar.
Recent Artistic Works
  • Intra-University Collaboration: Mathematics, Genetics
  • Wake Forest University, Biology
Research Tools
  • HYPOTrace: software application that extracts growth and shape information of Arabidopsis seedlings
  • DNA Microarrays
Research Facilities
  • Spalding Lab
E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-265-5294
Current University UW–Madison
Department Botany
Title Professor
Other Appointments
Address Line 1 B135 Birge Hall
Address Line 2 430 Lincoln Drive
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
Bachelor's Degree B.S., Acadia University, Biology, 1985
Master's Degree
PhD Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, Biology, 1990
Other Degrees
Technologies Available for Licensing Measuring Lignin in Corn Stalks