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Dr. Harry J. Klee

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Office:Building 885
Phone:352-392-8249
E-mail:hjklee@ufl.edu
For more information, visit Dr. Klee's website. 

Eminent Scholar and Professor

Areas of Research

  • Genetics and biochemistry of flavor
  • Tomato fruit development

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., University of Massachusetts
  • B.S., University of Massachusetts

Teaching Responsibilities

Program Personnel 

  • Denise Tieman, Research Assistant Professor
  • Mark Taylor
  • Dawn Bies

Selected Publications 

  • VOGEL JT, WALTER MH, GIAVALISCO P, LYTOVCHENKO A, KOHLEN W, CHARNIKHOVA T, SIMKIN AJ, GOULET C, STRACK D, BOUWMEESTER HJ, FERNIE AR, KLEE HJ. 2010. Slccd7 Controls Strigolactone Biosynthesis, Shoot Branching and Mycorrhiza-Induced Apocarotenoid Formation in Tomato. Plant J., 61: 300-311.
  • TIEMAN DM, ZEIGLER M, SCHMELZ E, TAYLOR MG, RUSHING S, JONES JB, KLEE HJ. 2010. Functional Analysis of a Tomato Salicylic Acid Methyl Transferase and Its Role in Synthesis of the Flavor Volatile Methyl Salicylate. Plant J. 62: 113–123.
  • VOGEL J, TIEMAN DM, SIMS C, ODABASI A, CLARK DG, KLEE HJ. 2010. Carotenoid Content Impacts Taste Perception in Tomato. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 90: 2233-2240.
  • MALONEY GS, KOCHEVENKO A, TIEMAN DM, TOHGE T, KRIEGER U, ZAMIR D, TAYLOR MG, FERNIE AR, KLEE HJ. 2010. Characterization of the Branched-Chain Amino Acid Aminotransferase Enzyme Family In Solanum Lycopersicum. Plant Physiol. 153: 925-936.
  • DAL CIN V, TIEMAN DM, TOHGE T, MCQUINN R, DE VOS RCH, OSORIO S, SCHMELZ EA, TAYLOR MG SMITS-KROON MT, SCHUURINK RC, HARING MA, GIOVANNONI JJ, FERNIE AR, KLEE HJ. 2011. Ectopic Expression Of A Myb Transcription Factor Defines A Set Of Co-Regulated Tomato Phenylalanine And Phenylpropanoid Synthesis Genes. Plant Cell 23: 2738–2753.
  • MAGEROY MH, FLOYSTAD A, TAYLOR MG, TIEMAN DM, KLEE HJ. 2012. A Solanum Lycopersicum Catechol-O-Methyltransferase Involved In Synthesis Of The Flavor Molecule Guaiacol. Plant J. 69: 1043-1051.
  • GUAN JC, SUZUKI M, KOCH K, KLEE HJ, MCCARTY DR. 2012. Strigolactone Signaling Affects Branching And Ear Architecture Phenotypes Implicated In Domestication Of Maize. Plant Physiol. 160: 1303-1317.
  • TIEMAN DM, MCINTYRE L, BLANDON-UBEDA A, BIES D, ODABASI A, RODRIGUEZ G, VAN DER KNAAP E, TAYLOR M, GOULET C, MAGEROY MH, SNYDER D, COLQUOUN T, MOSKOWITZ H, SIMS C, CLARK D, BARTOSHUK L, KLEE H. 2012. The Chemical Interactions Underlying Tomato Flavor Preferences. Current Biology 22:1-5.
  • KAMIYOSHIHARA Y, TIEMAN DM, HUBER DJ, KLEE HJ. 2012. Ligand-Induced Alterations in the Phosphorylation State of Ethylene Receptors in Tomato Fruit. Plant Physiol. 160: 488–497.
  • GOULET C, MAGEROY MH, LAM N, FLOYSTAD A, TIEMAN DM, KLEE HJ. 2012. The Role of an Esterase in Flavor Volatile Variation within the Tomato Clade. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. Usa. 109: 19009-19014.
  • KLEE H, GIOVANNONI J. 2011. Genetics and Control of Tomato Fruit Ripening and Quality Attributes. Ann. Rev. Genet. 45: 41-59.