Faculty Profile

Rebecca Dickstein

Title
Professor
Department
Biological Sciences
College
College of Science

    

Education

PhD, The Johns Hopkins University, 1985.
Major: Biochemistry
BS, The Pennsylvania State University, 1976.
Major: Biochemistry

Current Scheduled Teaching*

BIOC 6950.737, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2022
BIOC 6950.737, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2022
BIOC 5950.737, Master's Thesis, Fall 2022

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

BIOC 6950.737, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 10W 2022
BIOC 6640.001, Cellular Signal Transduction and Biochemical Regulation, Spring 2022 SPOT
BIOC 6950.737, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2022
BIOC 4900.737, Special Problems, Spring 2022
BIOL 5900.737, Special Problems, Spring 2022
BIOC 4540.001, Biochemistry I, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
BIOC 5540.001, Biochemistry I, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
BIOC 6950.737, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2021
BIOL 5900.737, Special Problems, Fall 2021
BIOC 6600.001, Advanced Molecular Biology, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 6600.001, Advanced Molecular Biology, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
BIOC 6950.737, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2021 Syllabus
BIOL 6940.737, Individual Research, Spring 2021
BIOC 4540.001, Biochemistry I, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
BIOC 5540.001, Biochemistry I, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
BIOC 6950.737, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2020
BIOL 5900.737, Special Problems, Fall 2020
BIOC 6640.001, Cellular Signal Transduction and Biochemical Regulation, Spring 2020
BIOC 6950.737, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2020
BIOL 6950.737, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2020
BIOL 5950.737, Master's Thesis, Spring 2020
BIOC 4540.001, Biochemistry I, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
BIOC 5540.001, Biochemistry I, Fall 2019 SPOT
BIOC 6950.737, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2019
BIOC 6600.001, Advanced Molecular Biology, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 6600.001, Advanced Molecular Biology, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
BIOC 6940.737, Individual Research, Spring 2019
BIOL 6940.737, Individual Research, Spring 2019
BIOC 4540.001, Biochemistry I, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
BIOC 5540.001, Biochemistry I, Fall 2018 SPOT
BIOC 6940.737, Individual Research, Fall 2018
BIOL 4900.737, Special Problems, Fall 2018
BIOC 6940.737, Individual Research, Spring 2018
BIOL 6940.737, Individual Research, Spring 2018
BIOL 4900.737, Special Problems, Spring 2018 Syllabus
BIOC 4540.001, Biochemistry I, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
BIOC 5540.001, Biochemistry I, Fall 2017 SPOT
BIOC 6940.737, Individual Research, Fall 2017
BIOL 6940.737, Individual Research, Fall 2017
BIOL 5950.737, Master's Thesis, Summer 10W 2017
BIOL 4900.737, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2017
BIOL 4005.002, Contemporary Topics in Biology, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
BIOC 6940.737, Individual Research, Spring 2017
BIOL 6940.737, Individual Research, Spring 2017
BIOL 5950.737, Master's Thesis, Spring 2017
BIOC 5680.001, Selected Topics in Biochemistry, Spring 2017 SPOT
BIOL 4900.737, Special Problems, Spring 2017
BIOL 5900.737, Special Problems, Spring 2017
BIOL 5910.737, Special Problems, Spring 2017
BIOL 6900.737, Special Problems, Spring 2017
BIOL 5005.002, TOPICS IN BIOLOGY, Spring 2017 SPOT
BIOC 4540.001, Biochemistry I, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
BIOC 5540.001, Biochemistry I, Fall 2016 SPOT
BIOC 6940.737, Individual Research, Fall 2016
BIOL 6940.737, Individual Research, Fall 2016
BIOC 5900.737, Special Problems, Fall 2016
BIOC 5910.737, Special Problems, Fall 2016
BIOL 5900.737, Special Problems, Fall 2016
BIOL 4900.737, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2016
BIOC 6640.001, Cellular Signal Transduction and Biochemical Regulation, Spring 2016 SPOT
BIOC 6940.737, Individual Research, Spring 2016
BIOL 6940.737, Individual Research, Spring 2016
BIOC 5680.001, Selected Topics in Biochemistry, Spring 2016 SPOT
BIOL 4900.737, Special Problems, Spring 2016
BIOL 5900.737, Special Problems, Spring 2016
BIOL 5910.737, Special Problems, Spring 2016
BIOC 4540.001, Biochemistry I, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
BIOC 5540.001, Biochemistry I, Fall 2015 SPOT
BIOC 6940.737, Individual Research, Fall 2015
BIOL 6940.737, Individual Research, Fall 2015
BIOC 5910.737, Special Problems, Fall 2015
BIOC 6900.737, Special Problems, Fall 2015
BIOL 5900.737, Special Problems, Fall 2015
BIOL 4900.737, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2015
BIOC 6600.001, Advanced Molecular Biology, Spring 2015
BIOL 6600.001, Advanced Molecular Biology, Spring 2015
BIOC 6940.737, Individual Research, Spring 2015
BIOL 6940.737, Individual Research, Spring 2015
BIOL 5950.737, Master's Thesis, Spring 2015
BIOC 5680.001, Selected Topics in Biochemistry, Spring 2015
BIOC 5900.737, Special Problems, Spring 2015
BIOL 5900.737, Special Problems, Spring 2015
BIOC 4540.001, Biochemistry I, Fall 2014 Syllabus
BIOC 5540.001, Biochemistry I, Fall 2014
BIOC 6940.737, Individual Research, Fall 2014
BIOL 5950.737, Master's Thesis, Fall 2014
BIOC 5900.737, Special Problems, Fall 2014
BIOC 5910.737, Special Problems, Fall 2014
BIOC 6900.737, Special Problems, Fall 2014
BIOL 5900.737, Special Problems, Fall 2014
BIOL 5950.737, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2014
BIOC 6640.001, Cellular Signal Transduction and Biochemical Regulation, Spring 2014
BIOC 6940.737, Individual Research, Spring 2014
BIOL 6940.737, Individual Research, Spring 2014
BIOL 5950.737, Master's Thesis, Spring 2014
BIOC 5680.001, Selected Topics in Biochemistry, Spring 2014
BIOL 5900.737, Special Problems, Spring 2014
BIOC 4540.001, Biochemistry I, Fall 2013 Syllabus
BIOC 5540.001, Biochemistry I, Fall 2013
BIOC 6950.737, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2013
BIOC 6940.737, Individual Research, Fall 2013
BIOL 6940.737, Individual Research, Fall 2013
BIOL 6950.737, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W2 2013
BIOC 6600.001, Advanced Molecular Biology, Spring 2013
BIOL 6600.001, Advanced Molecular Biology, Spring 2013
BIOC 6950.737, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2013
BIOC 6940.737, Individual Research, Spring 2013
BIOC 5680.001, Selected Topics in Biochemistry, Spring 2013
BIOL 4900.737, Special Problems, Spring 2013
BIOC 6950.737, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2012
BIOC 6940.737, Individual Research, Fall 2012
BIOC 6910.737, Special Problems, Fall 2012
BIOL 4900.737, Special Problems, Fall 2012
BIOL 5900.737, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2012
BIOC 6640.001, Biochemical Regulation and Signal Transduction, Spring 2012
BIOC 6950.737, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2012
BIOC 6940.737, Individual Research, Spring 2012
BIOC 5680.001, Selected Topics in Biochemistry, Spring 2012
BIOL 6900.737, Special Problems, Spring 2012
BIOC 4540.001, Biochemistry I, Fall 2011 Syllabus
BIOC 5540.001, Biochemistry I, Fall 2011
BIOC 6950.737, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2011
BIOC 6940.737, Individual Research, Fall 2011
BIOL 6940.737, Individual Research, Fall 2011
BIOL 4900.737, Special Problems, Fall 2011
BIOC 6950.737, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W1 2011
BIOC 6600.001, Advanced Molecular Biology, Spring 2011
BIOL 6600.001, Advanced Molecular Biology, Spring 2011
BIOC 6950.737, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2011
BIOC 6940.737, Individual Research, Spring 2011
BIOL 6940.737, Individual Research, Spring 2011
BIOC 5680.001, Selected Topics in Biochemistry, Spring 2011
BIOC 4540.001, Biochemistry I, Fall 2010 Syllabus
BIOC 5540.001, Biochemistry I, Fall 2010
BIOC 6950.737, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2010
BIOC 6940.737, Individual Research, Fall 2010
BIOL 6940.737, Individual Research, Fall 2010
BIOL 5900.737, Special Problems, Fall 2010
BIOC 6640.001, Biochemical Regulation and Signal Transduction, Spring 2010
BIOC 6940.737, Individual Research, Spring 2010
BIOL 6940.737, Individual Research, Spring 2010
BIOC 5680.001, Selected Topics in Biochemistry, Spring 2010
BIOL 4900.737, Special Problems, Spring 2010
BIOL 5900.737, Special Problems, Spring 2010
BIOC 4540.001, Biochemistry I, Fall 2009
BIOC 5540.001, Biochemistry I, Fall 2009
BIOC 6940.737, Individual Research, Fall 2009
BIOL 6940.737, Individual Research, Fall 2009
BIOC 4900.737, Special Problems, Fall 2009
BIOL 6940.737, Individual Research, Summer 5W1 2009
BIOC 6940.737, Individual Research, Spring 2009
BIOL 6940.737, Individual Research, Spring 2009
BIOC 4900.737, Special Problems, Spring 2009
BIOL 6900.737, Special Problems, Spring 2009
BIOC 4540.001, Biochemistry I, Fall 2008
BIOC 5540.001, Biochemistry I, Fall 2008
BIOC 6940.737, Individual Research, Fall 2008
BIOL 6940.737, Individual Research, Fall 2008
BIOC 5900.737, Special Problems, Fall 2008
BIOL 6910.737, Special Problems, Fall 2008
BIOL 6940.737, Individual Research, Summer 5W2 2008
BIOC 4900.737, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2008
BIOL 4900.737, Special Problems, Summer 3W1 2008
BIOC 6640.001, Biochemical Regulation and Signal Transduction, Spring 2008
BIOC 5680.001, Selected Topics in Biochemistry, Spring 2008
BIOC 5900.737, Special Problems, Spring 2008
BIOC 5910.737, Special Problems, Spring 2008
BIOL 6900.737, Special Problems, Spring 2008
BIOC 4540.001, Biochemistry I, Fall 2007
BIOC 5540.001, Biochemistry I, Fall 2007
BIOC 4560.301, Biochemistry Laboratory, Fall 2007
BIOC 4560.302, Biochemistry Laboratory, Fall 2007
BIOC 5560.301, Biochemistry Laboratory, Fall 2007
BIOL 6940.737, Individual Research, Fall 2007
BIOC 5950.737, Master's Thesis, Fall 2007
BIOC 5900.737, Special Problems, Fall 2007
BIOL 4900.737, Special Problems, Fall 2007
BIOL 4910.737, Special Problems, Fall 2007
BIOL 6900.737, Special Problems, Fall 2007
BIOL 5950.737, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2007
BIOL 4900.737, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2007
BIOC 6600.001, Advanced Molecular Biology, Spring 2007
BIOL 6600.001, Advanced Molecular Biology, Spring 2007
BIOL 6940.737, Individual Research, Spring 2007
BIOL 5950.737, Master's Thesis, Spring 2007
BIOC 5680.001, Selected Topics in Biochemistry, Spring 2007
BIOC 5900.737, Special Problems, Spring 2007
BIOL 4900.737, Special Problems, Spring 2007
BIOC 4540.001, Biochemistry I, Fall 2006
BIOC 5540.001, Biochemistry I, Fall 2006
BIOC 6950.737, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2006
BIOC 6940.737, Individual Research, Fall 2006
BIOL 4900.737, Special Problems, Fall 2006
BIOL 5900.737, Special Problems, Fall 2006
BIOC 6640.001, Biochemical Regulation, Spring 2006
BIOC 6640.791, Biochemical Regulation, Spring 2006
BIOL 6950.737, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2006
BIOL 6940.737, Individual Research, Spring 2006
BIOC 5680.001, Selected Topics in Biochemistry, Spring 2006
BIOC 4930.737, Special Problems, Spring 2006
BIOC 5900.737, Special Problems, Spring 2006
BIOL 5900.737, Special Problems, Spring 2006
BIOL 5910.737, Special Problems, Spring 2006
BIOL 5001.001, TOPIC MOLECULAR BIO, Spring 2006
BIOC 4540.001, Biochemistry I, Fall 2005
BIOC 5540.001, Biochemistry I, Fall 2005
BIOC 6950.737, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2005
BIOL 6950.737, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2005
BIOC 6940.737, Individual Research, Fall 2005
BIOC 4900.737, Special Problems, Fall 2005
BIOL 6900.737, Special Problems, Fall 2005
BIOL 6910.737, Special Problems, Fall 2005
BIOC 4900.737, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2005
BIOL 4900.737, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2005
BIOC 6600.001, Advanced Molecular Biology, Spring 2005
BIOL 6600.001, Advanced Molecular Biology, Spring 2005
BIOL 6600.791, Advanced Molecular Biology, Spring 2005
BIOL 6950.737, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2005
BIOL 6940.737, Individual Research, Spring 2005
BIOC 5680.001, Selected Topics in Biochemistry, Spring 2005
BIOL 4900.737, Special Problems, Spring 2005
BIOL 5910.737, Special Problems, Spring 2005
BIOL 6900.737, Special Problems, Spring 2005
BIOL 6910.737, Special Problems, Spring 2005
BIOC 4540.001, Biochemistry I, Fall 2004
BIOC 5540.001, Biochemistry I, Fall 2004
BIOL 6950.737, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2004
BIOL 6940.737, Individual Research, Fall 2004
BIOL 4910.737, Special Problems, Fall 2004
BIOL 5900.737, Special Problems, Fall 2004
BIOL 6900.737, Special Problems, Fall 2004

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Abstracts and Proceedings
Webber, C., D’Souza, N., Stevens, K., Ayre, B. G., Allen, M. S., Chapman, K. D., Dickstein, R. (2012). Natural fiber production, harvesting, and preliminary processing: options and opportunities.
Webber, C., Taylor, M., Ayre, B. G., D’Souza, N., Chapman, K. D., Stevens, K., Dickstein, R., Allen, M. S. (2011). Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus) and sunn hemp (Crotalaria juncea): Monoculture and polyculture production. (187-33), . American Society of Agronomy Meetings.
Webber, C., Dickstein, R., Ayre, B. G., D’Souza, N., Stevens, K., Chapman, K. D., Allen, M. S., Dagnon, K. (2010). Monoculture and polyculture P$\$ production of kenaf and sunn hemp. 44.
Book Chapter
Veerappan, V., Troiani, T., Dickstein, R. (2020). Whole genome sequencing of symbiotic nitrogen fixation mutants from the Medicago truncatula Tnt1 mutant population to identify relevant Tnt1 and MERE1 insertion sites.. The Model Legume Medicago truncatula. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/9781119409144.ch131
Burks, D., Azad, R. K., Wen, J., Dickstein, R. (2018). The M. truncatula genome: genomic data availability. Medicago truncatula: Methods and Protocols. Springer.
Sahelin, M., Bagchi, R., Huang, Y., Adeyemo, O. S., Sherrier, D. J., Dickstein, R. (2015). The Medicago truncatula NIP/LATD transporter is essential for nodulation and appropriate root architecture.. Biological Nitrogen Fixation. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781119053095.ch60/summary
Libault, M., Dickstein, R. (2014). Advances in Functional Genomics Research in Legumes. Legumes in the ‘Omic Era. New York, NY: Springer. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4614-8370-0_2
Journal Article
Dokwal, D., Alonso, A., Cocuron, J., Dickstein, R. (2021). Metabolite shift in Medicago truncatula occurs in phosphorus deprivation. Journal of Experimental Botany. https://academic.oup.com/jxb/advance-article/doi/10.1093/jxb/erab559/6491222
Dokwal, D., Romsdahl, T. B., Kunz, D. A., Alonso, A., Dickstein, R. (2021). Phosphorus deprivation affects composition and spatial distribution of membrane lipids in legume nodules. Plant Physiology. https://watermark.silverchair.com/kiaa115.pdf
Yu, Y., Dickstein, R., Longo, A. (2021). Structural modeling and in planta complementation studies link mutated residues of the Medicago truncatula nitrate transporter NPF1.7 to functionality in root nodules. Frontiers in Plant Science. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpls.2021.685334/full
Roy, S., Liu, W., Nandety, R. S., Crook, A., Mysore, K. S., Pislariu, C. I., Frugoli, J., Dickstein, R., Udvardi, M. K. (2020). Celebrating 20 years of genetic discoveries in legume nodulation and symbiotic nitrogen fixation.. Plant Cell. 32, 15–41. http://www.plantcell.org/content/early/2019/10/24/tpc.19.00279.long
Sun, L., Gill, U. S., Nandety, R. S., Kwon, S., Mehta, P., Dickstein, R., Udvardi, M. K., Mysore, K. S., Wen, J. (2019). Genome-wide analysis of flanking sequences reveals that Tnt1 insertion is positively correlated with gene methylation in Medicago truncatula. Plant Journal. Denton:. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/tpj.14291
Bauchet, G. ., Bett, K. E., Cameron, C. ., Campbell, J. D., Cannon, E. K., Cannon, S. B., Carlson, J. W., Chan, A., Cleary, A., Close, T. J., Cook, D. R., Cooksey, A. M., Coyne, C., Dash, S., Dickstein, R., Farmer, A. D., Fernández-Baca, D., Hokin, S., Jones, E. S., Kang, Y., Monteros, M. ., Muñoz-Amatriaín, M., Mysore, K. S., Pislariu, C. ., Richards, C., Shi, A., Town, C. D., Udvardi, M., von Wettberg, E. B., Young, N. D., Zhao, P. X. (2019). The future of legume genetic data resources: Challenges, opportunities, and priorities. Legume Science. 3, 15. Wiley. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/leg3.16
Longo, A., Miles, N. W., Dickstein, R. (2018). Genome mining of plant NPFs reveals varying conservation of signature motifs associated with the mechanism of transport. Frontiers in Plant Science. 9, 1668. Denton:. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpls.2018.01668/full
de Bang, T. C., Lundquist, P. K., Dai, X., Boschiero, C., Zhuang, Z., Pant, P., Torres-Jerez, I., Roy, S., Nogales, J., Veerappan, V., Dickstein, R., Udvardi, M. K., Zhao, P. X., Scheible, W. (2017). Genome-wide identification of Medicago peptides involved in macronutrient responses and nodulation. Plant Physiology. 175(4), 1669-1689. Rockville, MD: American Society of Plant Biologists. http://www.plantphysiol.org/content/175/4/1669.long
Veerappan, V., Jani, M., Kadel, K., Troiani, T., Gale, R., Mayes, T., Shulaev, E., Wen, J., Mysore, K. S., Azad, R. K., Dickstein, R. (2016). Rapid identification of causative insertions underlying Medicago truncatula Tnt1 mutants defective in symbiotic nitrogen fixation from a forward genetic screen by whole genome sequencing.. BMC Genomics. 17, 141. http://bmcgenomics.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12864-016-2452-5
Veerappan, V., Jani, M., Kadel, K., Troiani, T., Gale, R., Mayes, T., Shulaev, E., Wen, J., Mysore, K. S., Azad, R. K., Dickstein, R. (2016). Rapid identification of causative insertions underlying Medicago truncatula Tnt1 mutants defective in symbiotic nitrogen fixation from a forward genetic screen by whole genome sequencing.. BMC Genomics. 17, 141.
Léran, S., Varala, K., Boyer, J., Chiurazzi, M., Crawford, N., Daniel-Vedele, F., David, L., Dickstein, R., Fernandez, E., Forde, B., Gassmann, W., Geiger, D., Gojon, A., Gong, J., Halkier, B. A., Harris, J. M., Hedrich, R., Limami, A. M., Rentsch, D., Seo, M., Tsay, Y., Zhang, M., Coruzzi, G., Lacombe, B. (2014). A unified nomenclature of NITRATE TRANSPORTER 1/PEPTIDE TRANSPORTER family members in plants. Trends in Plant Science. 19, 5-9. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1360138513001702
Veerappan, V., Kadel, K., Alexis, N., Scott, A., Kryvoruchk, I., Sinharoy, S., Taylor, M., Udvardi, M., Dickstein, R. (2014). Keel petal incision: A simple and efficient technique for genetic crossing in Medicago truncatula.. Plant Methods. 10, 11. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4070640/pdf/1746-4811-10-11.pdf
Webber, C., Dickstein, R., Ayre, B., D’Souza, N., Stevens, K., Chapman, K. D., Allen, M. S., Dagnon, K. (2012). Monoculture and polyculture: kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus) and sunn hemp (Crotalaria juncea). Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Restoration. 7, 26–33.
Webber, C., Dickstein, R., Ayre, B., D’Souza, N., Stevens, K., Chapman, K. D., Allen, M. S., Dagnon, K. (2012). Monoculture and polyculture: kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus) and sunn hemp (Crotalaria juncea). Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Restoration. 7, 26-33.
Bagchi, R., Salehin, M., Adeyemo, O. S., Salazar, C., Shulaev, V., Sherrier, D. J., Dickstein, R. (2012). Functional assessment of the Medicago truncatula NIP/LATD protein demonstrates that it is a high-affinity nitrate transporter.. Plant Physiology. 160(2), 906-16.
Dickstein, R. (2010). A putative transporter is essential for integrating nutrient and hormone signaling with lateral root growth and nodule development in Medicago truncatula..
Dickstein, R. (2010). Control of root architecture and nodulation by the LATD/NIP transporter..
Dickstein, R. (2008). Transcription of ENOD8 in Medicago truncatula nodules directs ENOD8 esterase to developing and mature symbiosomes.
Dickstein, R. (2007). An IRE-like gene, MtIRE, has unique expression during maturation of infected cells in the invasion zone of developing root nodules in Medicago truncatula.
Dickstein, R. (2007). The AGC Kinase MtIRE: A Link to Phospholipid Signaling During Nodulation?.
Dickstein, R. (2004). LIN , a Medicago truncatula gene required for nodule differentiation and persistence of rhizobial infections.
Dickstein, R. (2004). nip , a symbiotic Medicago truncatula mutant that forms root nodules with aberrant infection threads and plant defense-like response.
Dickstein, R. (2004). Purification of ENOD8 proteins from Medicago sativa root nodules and their characterization as esterases.
Dickstein, R. (2004). Rapid analysis of legume root nodule development using confocal microscopy.
Dickstein, R. (2002). Tandemly duplicated ENOD8 genes are differentially expressed in Medicago.
Dickstein, R. (2001). Inferences on the phylogenetic relationships of Succinidae (Mollusca, Pulmonata) based on 18S rRNA gene.
Dickstein, R. (2001). Interactions between Psuedomonas syringae pv. tabaci and two rhizosphere hosts, Medicago sativa and Avena sativa.
Dickstein, R. (1998). An Arabidopsis lipase-like gene within a sequence previously characterized as an intron.
Dickstein, R. (1998). Heat shock response in the salamanders Plethodon jordani and Plethodon cinereus.
Dickstein, R. (1998). Progress on the regulation and function of Enod8, an early nodulin gene from Medicago that may encode a lipolytic enzyme.
Dickstein, R. (1998). The cDNA sequence of Medicago truncatula cv. Jemalong Enod8, a gene associated with nitrogen fixing root nodule organogenesis.
Dickstein, R. (1997). International research efforts on Medicago truncatula: a model for legume biology.
Dickstein, R. (1996). The auxin transport inhibitor N-(1-napthyl) phthalamic acid elicits pseudonodules on non-nodulating mutants of white sweetclover.
Dickstein, R. (1996). Use of World Wide Web home pages as a teaching tool. DataStream Computing Newsletter.
Dickstein, R. (1995). Molecular characterization of a genomic clone of nodulin gene ENOD8 from Medicago sativa cv. Chief. (Accession No. U35073) (PGR95-089).
Dickstein, R. (1994). Regulation of plant nodule-specific genes expressed in alfalfa nodules arrested at an early stage of development.
Dickstein, R. (1993). ENOD8, a novel early nodule-specific gene, is expressed in empty alfalfa nodules.
Dickstein, R. (1991). Nodules elicited by Rhizobium meliloti heme mutants are arrested at an early stage of development.
Dickstein, R. (1990). Nodulin gene expression and ENOD2 localization in effective, nitrogen-fixing and ineffective, bacteria-free nodules of alfalfa.
Dickstein, R. (1988). Developmental regulation of nodule-specific genes in alfalfa root nodules.
Dickstein, R. (1988). Expression of nodule-specific genes in alfalfa root nodules blocked at an early stage of development.
Dickstein, R. (1988). Expression of the Escherichia coli uvrA gene in human cells.
Dickstein, R. (1987). Plant-bacterial signalling in the Rhizobium-legume symbiosis. In: Plant Molecular Biology (D. von Wettstein and N.-H. Chua, eds.).
Dickstein, R. (1983). Regulation of folylpoly--glutamate synthesis in bacteria: In vivo and in vitro synthesis of pteroylpoly--glutamates by Lactobacillus casei and Streptococcus faecalis..
Dickstein, R. (1981). Alpha-amylase assay and substrates for use therein. U.S. Patent No. 4,304,854. December 8, 1981.
Newsletter
Dickstein, R. (2021). Agarita, Evergreen shrub with sharp-pointed leaves and fall berries. Trinity Forks Native Plant Press, August 2021. https://npsot.org/wp/trinityforks/files/2021/08/2021-08-Newsletter.pdf
Dickstein, R. (2021). Purple Passionflower, Vine that is Gulf Fritillary butterfly larval host. Trinity Forks Native Plant Press, May 2021. https://npsot.org/wp/trinityforks/files/2021/05/TFNews_May2021.pdf
Dickstein, R. (2021). Prairie Verbena, Low-growing perennial spring color. Trinity Forks Native Plant Press, February 2021. https://npsot.org/wp/trinityforks/files/2021/02/TFnlr-21.2-p4c.pdf
Dickstein, R. (2020). Indiangrass, Sorghastrum nutans (L.) Nash: Tall, fall-blooming grass. Trinity Forks Native Plant Press, August 2020. https://npsot.org/wp/trinityforks/files/2020/08/TFNews-August2020.pdf
Dickstein, R. (2020). Buttonbush, Cephalanthus occidentalis L.: Perennial shrub for moist areas. Trinity Forks Native Plant Press, May 2020. https://npsot.org/wp/trinityforks/files/2020/05/TFNews_May2020.pdf
Dickstein, R. (2020). Wood Fern, Thelypteris kunthii: Perennial for full- to part-shade and moist soil. Trinity Forks Native Plant Press, February 2020. https://npsot.org/wp/trinityforks/files/2020/02/TFNews_Febr2020.pdf
Dickstein, R. (2019). Fall Obedient Plant, Physostegia virginiana: Shade to part-sun perennial. Other. https://npsot.org/wp/trinityforks/files/2019/09/NICE-Fall-Obedient-Plant-Information-Sheet.pdf
Dickstein, R. (2019). Purple Coneflower, Echinacea purpurea: Part-shade to sun perennial. Other. https://npsot.org/wp/trinityforks/files/2019/05/NICE-Purple-Coneflower-Information-Sheet.pdf
Dickstein, R. (2019). Texas Bluebonnet, Lupinus texensis: State Flower of Texas. Other. https://npsot.org/wp/trinityforks/files/2019/01/NICE-Texas-Bluebonnet-Information-sheet.pdf
Dickstein, R. (2018). Butterfly Milkweed, Asclepias tuberosa: Showy yellow/orange-flowering perennial for sun. Other. https://npsot.org/wp/trinityforks/files/2018/04/2018-03-NICE-Butterfly-Milkweed-Information-sheet.pdf
Dickstein, R. (2018). Desert Willow , Chilopsis linearis : Small tree with showy flowers. Other. https://npsot.org/wp/trinityforks/files/2018/05/2018-06-NICE-Desert-Willow-Information-sheet-2.pdf
Dickstein, R. (2018). Gulf Muhly, Muhlenbergia capillaris: Pink flowering perennial grass. Other. https://npsot.org/wp/trinityforks/files/2018/08/2018-09-NICE-Gulf-Muhly-Information-sheet.pdf
Dickstein, R. (2017). Autumn Sage, Salvia greggii : Small flowering shrub for sun. Other. https://npsot.org/TrinityForks/NICE/Autumn%20Sage.pdf
Dickstein, R. (2017). Chinquapin Oak, Quercus muehlenbergii : Medium-large tree. Other. https://npsot.org/TrinityForks/NICE/Chinquapin%20Oak.pdf
Dickstein, R. (2017). Fragrant Sumac, Rhus trilobata : Medium-size deciduous shrub for fall color. Other. https://npsot.org/TrinityForks/NICE/Fragrant%20Sumac.pdf
Dickstein, R. (2017). Gulf Coast Penstemon, Penstemon tenuis : Spring flowering perennial. Other. https://npsot.org/TrinityForks/NICE/Gulf%20Coast%20Penstemon.pdf
Dickstein, R. (2016). Blackfoot Daisy, Melampodium leucanthum : White-flowering perennial for sun. Other. https://npsot.org/TrinityForks/NICE/Blackfoot%20Daisy.pdf
Dickstein, R. (2016). Bur Oak, Quercus macrocarpa : Majestic tree. Other. https://npsot.org/TrinityForks/NICE/Bur%20Oak.pdf
Dickstein, R. (2016). Cenizo, Leucophyllum frutescens : Texas sage, a purple-flowering shrub for sun. Other. https://npsot.org/TrinityForks/NICE/Cenizo.pdf
Dickstein, R. (2016). Red Columbine, Aquilegia canadensis : Perennial for spring color in shady spots. Other. https://npsot.org/TrinityForks/NICE/Red%20Columbine.pdf
Newspaper
Dickstein, R. (2020). Native Roots: Take solace in the backyard with Wood Fern ‘Thelypteris kunthii’. Denton Record-Chronicle. https://dentonrc.com/life/native_roots/native-roots-take-solace-in-the-backyard-with-wood-fern-thelypteris-kunthii/article_91ff506e-f42a-5d98-88f3-9eb2d79a1540.html
Dickstein, R. (2019). UNT’s Pollinative Prairie has become reality. Denton Record-Chronicle. https://dentonrc.com/news/unt-s-pollinative-prairie-has-become-reality/article_39776067-356c-54c5-86cc-00ec8cf80dc9.html
Dickstein, R. (2019). Old-fashioned favorite now in bloom. Denton Record-Chronicle. https://dentonrc.newsbank.com/doc/news/176413B9816A0F80
Dickstein, R. (2019). Sun perennials available in many colors. Denton Record-Chronicle. Denton, TX:. https://dentonrc.newsbank.com/doc/news/173C8676C1FF71B0
Dickstein, R. (2019). Native Roots: Denton family’s front yard is bluebonnets: State flower of Texas. Denton Record-Chronicle. https://dentonrc.com/life/native_roots/native-roots-denton-family-s-front-yard-is-bluebonnets-state/article_e816790c-7f52-5cf4-93b3-7f6f7742a362.html
Dickstein, R. (2018). Native Roots: Gulf Muhly is good for providing shelter for birds, ladybugs. Denton Record-Chronicle. https://dentonrc.com/life/native_roots/native-roots-gulf-muhly-is-good-for-providing-shelter-for/article_d0fa2ece-00eb-5e28-b053-ff2629af23a9.html
Dickstein, R. (2018). Native Roots: Desert willow is good choice to add to your landscape. Denton Record-Chronicle. https://dentonrc.com/life/native_roots/native-roots-desert-willow-is-good-choice-to-add-to/article_b301381b-1ce9-517b-b223-1b7c80ec4741.html
Dickstein, R. (2018). Butterfly Milkweed: A showy yellow/orange-flowering perennial for sun. Denton Record-Chronicle. Denton Record-Chronicle, Denton, TX:.
Dickstein, R. (2017). Fragrant sumac is shrub that produces fall color. Denton Record-Chronicle. http://www.dentonrc.com/life/native-roots/2017/09/21/native-roots-fragrant-sumac-shrub-produces-fall-color
Dickstein, R. (2017). Native Roots: Autumn Sage is an easy-to-grow, small flowering shrub for sun. Denton Record-Chronicle. http://www.dentonrc.com/life/native-roots/2017/06/22/native-roots-autumn-sage-easy-grow-small-flowering-shrub-sun
Dickstein, R. (2017). American agave in Denton produces spectacular flower stalk. Denton Record-Chronicle. http://www.dentonrc.com/life/native-roots/2017/06/15/native-roots-american-agave-denton-produces-spectacular-flower-stalk
Dickstein, R. (2017). Gulf coast penstemon, a spring flowering perennial with lavendar blossoms. Denton Record-Chronicle. http://www.dentonrc.com/news/news/2017/03/23/native-roots-gulf-coast-penstemon-spring-flowering-perennial-lavender-blossoms
Dickstein, R. (2016). Cenizo, a purple-flowering shrub, perfect for sun, Texas. Denton Record-Chronicle. http://www.dentonrc.com/living-in-denton/homegarden/ home-garden-headlines/20160915-cenizo-a-purple-flowering-shrubperfect- for-sun-texas.ece
Dickstein, R. (2016). Blackfoot daisy flowers can thrive in Texas heat. Denton Record-Chronicle. http://www.dentonrc.com/living-in-denton/home-garden/home-gardenheadlines/ 20160616-becca-dickstein-blackfoot-daisy-flowers-can-thrive-intexas- heat.ece
Dickstein, R. (2016). Red columbine a good perennial for color in shady spots. Denton Record-Chronicle. http://www.dentonrc.com/living-in-denton/home-garden/homegarden- headlines/20160331-becca-dickstein-red-columbine-a-good-perennialfor- color-in-shady-spots.ece
Dickstein, R. (2016). Bur oak an excellent choice to plant in North Texas. Denton Record-Chronicle. http://www.dentonrc.com/living-in-denton/home-garden/homegarden- headlines/20160128-becca-dickstein-bur-oak-an-excellent-choice-toplant- in-north-texas.ece
Dickstein, R. (2015). Azure sage catches eyes. Denton Record-Chronicle. http://www.dentonrc.com/living-in-denton/home-garden/home-gardenheadlines/ 20151001-becca-dickstein-azure-sage-catches-eyes.ece
Dickstein, R. (2015). Red yucca excellent choice for landscape. Denton Record-Chronicle. http://www.dentonrc.com/living-in-denton/home-garden/home-gardenheadlines/ 20150625-red-yucca-excellent-choice-for-landscape.ece
Dickstein, R. (2015). Drought-resistant native excels at erosion control. Denton Record-Chronicle. http://www.dentonrc.com/living-in-denton/home-garden/home-gardenheadlines/ 20150410-becca-dickstein-native-roots.ece
Dickstein, R. (2015). Shrub’s a native sub for crape myrtle. Denton Record-Chronicle. http://www.dentonrc.com/living-in-denton/home-garden/home-gardenheadlines/ 20150219-becca-dickstein-shrubs-a-native-sub-for-crape-myrtle.ece
Dickstein, R. (2014). Little bluestem adds fall color. Denton Record-Chronicle. http://www.dentonrc.com/living-in-denton/home-garden/home-gardenheadlines/ 20141017-becca-dickstein-native-roots.ece
Dickstein, R. (2014). Big red sage fragrant, pretty and hard to find. Denton Record-Chronicle. http://www.dentonrc.com/living-in-denton/home-garden/home-gardenheadlines/ 20140710-becca-dickstein-big-red-sage-fragrant-pretty-and-hard-tofind. ece
Dickstein, R. (2014). Mealy blue sage is long blooming. Denton Record-Chronicle.
Dickstein, R. (2014). Jessamine marks end of winter. Denton Record-Chronicle. http://www.dentonrc.com/living-in-denton/home-garden/home-gardenheadlines/ 20140207-becca-dickstein-native-root.ece

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Harrison, M. J. (Principal), Dickstein, R. (Co-Principal), Sherrier, D. J. (Co-Principal), Frugoli, J. (Co-Principal), Pislariu, C. (Co-Principal), "RESEARCH-PGR: Functional genomics of beneficial legume-microbe interactions," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $5076622 Funded. (May 1, 2021August 31, 2022).
Udvardi, M. (Principal), Dickstein, R. (Co-Principal), Harrison, M. J. (Co-Principal), Pislariu, C. (Co-Principal), Sherrier, D. J. (Co-Principal), Frugoli, J. A. (Co-Principal), Mysore, K. S. (Co-Principal), "RESEARCH-PGR: Functional genomics of beneficial legume-microbe interactions," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $5076622 Funded. (September 1, 2017April 30, 2021).
Udvardi, M. (Principal), Dickstein, R. (Co-Principal), Mysore, K. (Co-Principal), Harrison, M. (Co-Principal), Sherrier, D. J. (Co-Principal), Chen, R. (Co-Principal), "GEPR: Genetic and cellular dissection of mutualistic plant-microbe symbioses in Medicago truncatula.," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $6683108 Funded. (20122019).
Dickstein, R. (Principal), "Collaborative Research: Putative nitrate transporter regulates symbiotic nodule development.," Sponsored by NSF, Federal, $647363 Funded. (20092016).
Shah, J. (Principal), Ayre, B. (Co-Principal), Chapman, K. (Co-Principal), Dickstein, R. (Co-Principal), Wright, A. (Co-Principal), "MRI: Acquisition of a LSM710 Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope to Enhance Plant Research and Training at the University of North Texas," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $377290 Funded. (20112014).
Dickstein, R. (Principal), "REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) Supplement to NSF IOS-0923756," Sponsored by NSF, Federal, $6000 Funded. (20102011).
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  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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