David Horvath's unofficial web pages
much more useful than my official web page
This is my unofficial web site which is specifically not to be confused with my official USDA web site. Herein you will find information about my family along with some (hopefully) recent pictures, my scientific interests, and research and activity in The Society for Creative Anachronism.
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My work address is:
USDA/ARS/Bioscience Research Lab
1605 Albrecht Blvd.
Fargo ND 58105
Now Dec. 2015. Wow, it has been a while since I have updated any of this. Sorry. So, some professional news first My student Xinyuan Hao has successfully graduated and is working as a post-doc at the Tea Institute in Hangzhou China. We just received word the other day that it looks like his manuscript on the functional analysis of the teaplant DAM gene will likely be accepted after we make a bunch of (all easily doable) revisions. This paper shows that poplar, when over-expressing the tea DAM gene, will not cease growth and enter dormancy under short photoperiods - even though environmental factors still repress the FT genes in the poplar. Thus, this work shows that growth cessation in poplar can be uncoupled from FT expression.
I am still working on several manuscripts where the data is in, we just have to get things into a publishable state. The closest to submitting is one with Sharon Clay's group on an RNAseq analysis on corn growing with or with out weeds through V8 or corn at V8 where the weeds were removed at V4 (early in the critical weed free period). We also have to complete our assembly and analysis of the leafy spurge gene space. We have a good assembly, but need to see if we can use our transcriptome data to piece together some of our contigs. I also have to finish off the last of the manual annotation of the chloroplast assembly we did with the genome sequence data. I also have a manuscript with a colleague from China (Dr. Dasheng Liu) on an RNAseq study on alligatorweed which has recently expanded it's range into northern China. This paper was recently rejected, so we have to do some major revisions before submitting again.
I have updated my publication list and added links to manuscripts where I could, so you all can read my papers if you are interested.