Rushton DL, Tripathi P, Rabara R, Lin J, Ringler P, Boken AK, Langum TJ, Schmidt L, Boomsma DD, Emme N, Chen X, Finer JJ, Shen QJ, Rushton PJ (2012) WRKY transcription factors: key components in abscisic acid signaling. Plant Biotechnology Journal 10:2-11

Pomeranz M, Zhang L, Finer J, Jang J-C (2011) Can AtTZF1 act as a transcriptional activator or repressor in plants? Plant Signaling & Behavior 6:5 719-722

Pomeranz M, Finer J, Jang J-C (2011) Putative molecular mechanisms underlying tandem CCCH zinc finger protein mediated plant growth, stress, and gene expression responses. Plant Signaling & Behavior 6:5 644-648

Finer JJ (2011) Visualizing transgene expression, In (eds: CN Stewart, A Touraev, V Citovsky, T Tzfira), “Plant Transformation Technologies” pp. 109-122, Wiley Publishing Co. Hoboken, NJ

Hernandez-Garcia CM, Bouchard RA, Rushton PJ, Jones ML, Chen X, Timko MP, Finer JJ (2010) High level transgenic expression of soybean (Glycine max) GmERF and Gmubi gene promoters isolated by a novel promoter analysis pipeline. BMC Plant Biology 10:237, doi:10.1186/1471-2229-10-237

Waterland NL, Finer JJ, Jones ML (2010) Abscisic acid applications decrease stomatal conductance and delay wilting in drought-stressed chrysanthemums. HortTechnology 20:896-901

Waterland NL, Campbell CA, Finer JJ, Jones ML (2010) Benzyladenine and gibberellic acid application prevents abscisic acid induced leaf chlorosis in pansies and violas. HortScience 45:925-933

Waterland NL, Campbell CA, Finer JJ, Jones ML (2010) Abscisic acid application enhances drought stress tolerance in bedding plants. HortScience 45:409-413

Hernandez-Garcia CM, Chiera JM, Finer JJ (2010) Robotics and dynamic image analysis for studies of gene expression in plant tissues. Journal of Visualized Experiments

Finer JJ (2010) Plant Nuclear Transformation. In (eds. F Kempken, C Jung) “Genetic Modification of Plants, Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry” vol 64, pp 3-21, Springer, Dordrecht

Widholm JM, Finer JJ, Vodkin LO, Trick HN, LaFayette P, Li J, Parrott W (2010) Soybean. In (eds. F Kempken, C Jung) “Genetic Modification of Plants, Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry” vol 64, pp 473-498, Springer, Dordrecht

Pomeranz MC, Lin P-C, Finer J, Jang J-C (2010) AtTZF gene family localizes to cytoplasmic foci. Plant Signaling & Behavior 5:2 1-3

Pomeranz MC, Hah C, Lin P-C, Kang SG, Finer JJ, Blackshear PJ, Jang J-C (2010) The Arabidopsis tandem zinc finger protein AtTZF1 traffics between the nucleus and cytoplasmic foci and binds both DNA and RNA. Plant Physiology 152:151-165

Hernandez-Garcia CM, Martinelli AP, Bouchard RA, Finer JJ (2009) A soybean (Glycine max) polyubiquitin promoter gives strong constitutive expression in transgenic soybean. Plant Cell Reports 28: 837-849

Dhillon T, Chiera JM, Lindbo JA, Finer JJ (2009) Quantitative evaluation of six different viral suppressors of silencing using image analysis of transient GFP expression. Plant Cell Reports 28:639-647

Wu C, Chiera JM, Ling PP, Finer JJ (2008) Isoxaflutole treatment leads to reversible tissue bleaching and allows for more effective detection of GFP in transgenic soybean tissues. In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology – Plant 6:540-547

Finer JJ, Larkin KM (2008) pp 103-125 In (ed. PB Kirti) Handbook of New Technologies for Genetic Improvement of Legumes, “Genetic transformation of soybean using particle bombardment and SAAT approaches” CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida

Chiera JM, Lindbo JA, Finer JJ (2008) Quantification and extension of transient GFP expression by the co-introduction of a suppressor of silencing. Transgenic Research 17:1143-1154

Finer JJ, Dhillon T (2008) Transgenic Plant Production, pp 245-272 In: Plant Biotechnology and Genetics: Principles, Techniques and Applications, ed. C. Neal Stewart, Jr. Wiley and Sons, New York

Finer JE, Finer JJ (2007) A simple method for reducing moisture condensation on Petri dish lids. Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture 91:299-304

Chiera JM, Bouchard RA, Dorsey SL, Park EH, Buenrostro-Nava MT, Ling PP, Finer JJ (2007) Isolation of two highly active soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) promoters and their characterization using a new automated image collection and analysis system. Plant Cell Reports. 26:1501-1509

Finer JJ (2006) Tracking of transgene expression in soybean using robotics and GFP. In Proceedings of the International Symposium of Plant Biotechnology, "Prospects of Plant Biotechnology in Bio-industry", Institute of Biotechnology, Yeungnam University, Korea, pp 17-22 - pdf

Chiera JM, Streeter JG, Finer JJ (2006) Ononitol and pinitol production in transgenic soybean containing the inositol methyl transferase gene from Mesembryanthemim crystallinum. Plant Science 171:647-654

Buenrostro-Nava MT, Ling PP, Finer JJ (2006) Comparative analysis of 35S and Lectin promoters in transgenic soybean tissue using an automated image acquisition system and image analysis. Plant Cell Reports 25:290-296

Finer JJ, Beck SL, Buenrostro-Nava MT, Chi YT, Ling PP (2006) In (Eds. S Dutta Gupta, Y Ibaraki) Plant Tissue Culture Engineering, 31-46 “Monitoring Gene Expression in Plant Tissues; Using green fluorescent protein with automated image collection and analysis” Springer, Dordrecht

Buenrostro-Nava MT, Ling PP, Finer JJ (2005) Development of an automated image acquisition system for monitoring gene expression and tissue growth. Transactions of the Amer Soc for Agric Eng 42:841-847- pdf

Chiera JM, Finer JJ, Grabau EA (2004) Ectopic expression of a soybean phytase in developing seeds of Glycine max to improve phosphorus availability. Plant Molec Biol 56:895-904 - pdf

Buenrostro-Nava MT, Ling PP, Finer JJ (2003) In (Ed. I Vasil) Plant Biotechnology 2002 and Beyond. 293-295 “Development of an automated image collection system for generating time-lapse animations of plant tissue growth and green fluorescent protein gene expression.” Kluwer Acad Pub, Dordrecht

Dinkins RD, Reddy MSS, Meurer CA, Yan B, Trick HN, Finer JJ, Thibaud-Nissen F, Parrott WA, Collins GB (2001) Increased sulfur amino acids in soybean plants overexpressing the maize 15 kDa zein protein. In Vitro Cellular Developmental Biology - Plant 37:742-747 - pdf

Meurer CA, RD Dinkins, CT Redmond, KP McAllister, DT Tucker, DR Walker, WA Parrott, HN Trick, JS Essig, HM Frantz, JJ Finer, and GB Collins (2001) Embryogenic response of multiple soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] cultivars across three locations. In Vitro Cell Dev Biol - Plant 37: 62-67 - pdf

Finer KR, KM Larkin, BJ Martin, JJ Finer (2001) Proximity of Agrobacterium to living plant tissues induces conversion to a filamentous bacterial form. Plant Cell Reports 20:250-255  - pdf
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Finer KR, JJ Finer (2000) Use of Agrobacterium expressing green fluorescent protein to evaluate colonization of sonication-assisted Agrobacterium-mediated transformation-treated soybean cotyledons. Lett Appl Microbiol 30:406-410 - pdf
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Santarém ER, JJ Finer (1999) Transformation of soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merrill) using proliferative embryogenic tissue maintained on semi-solid medium. In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology - Plant. 35:451-455 pdf

Ponappa T, Brzozowski AE, Finer JJ (1999) Transient expression and stable transformation of soybean using the jellyfish green fluorescent protein (GFP) Plant Cell Reports 19:6-12 - pdf
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Buenrostro-Nava MT, Frantz HM, Ling PP, Finer JJ (1999) Animation and image analysis for evaluation of soybean (Glycine max L. Merrill.) somatic embryo growth. Soybean Genetics Newsletter 26 (

Finer JJ, KR Finer, T Ponappa (1999) Particle Bombardment-mediated Transformation. In (Eds. J Hammond, PB McGarvey, V Yusibov) Volume 240, 59-80. Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology, "Plant Biotechnology: New Products and Applications" Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg - pdf

Trick HN, JJ Finer (1999) Induction of somatic embryogenesis and genetic transformation of Ohio buckeye (Aesculus glabra Willd.). In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology - Plant 35:57-60 pdf

Santarém ER, HN Trick, JS Essig, JJ Finer (1998) Sonication-assisted Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of soybean immature cotyledons: optimization of transient expression. Plant Cell Reports 17:752-759 - pdf
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Trick HN, JJ Finer (1998) Sonication-assisted Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of soybean (Glycine max [L.] Merrill) embryogenic suspension culture tissue. Plant Cell Reports 17:482-488 - pdf
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Trick HN, JJ Finer (1997) SAAT: Sonication Assisted Agrobacterium-mediated Transformation. Transgenic Research 6:329-336 - pdf

Trick HN, RD Dinkins, ER Santarem, R Di, V Samoylov, CA Meurer, DR Walker, WA Parrott, JJ Finer, GB Collins (1997) Recent advances in soybean transformation. Plant Tiss Cult Biotech 3:9-26 pdf

Santarem ER, B Pelissier, JJ Finer (1997) Effect of explant orientation, pH, solidifying agent and wounding on initiation of soybean somatic embryos. In Vitro Cell and Dev Biol - Plant. 33:13-19 - pdf

Finer JJ, KR Finer, ER Santarem (1996) Plant cell transformation, physical methods for. In (ed. RA Meyers) "Encyclopedia of Molecular Biology and Molecular Medicine" pp458-465, VCH Publishers, Weinheim

Vain P, KR Finer, DE Engler, RC Pratt, JJ Finer (1996) Intron-mediated enhancement of gene expression in maize (Zea mays L.) and bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.). Plant Cell Reports 15:489-494 - pdf

Hadi MZ, MD McMullen, JJ Finer (1996) Transformation of 12 different plasmids into soybean via particle bombardment. Plant Cell Reports 15:500-505 pdf

Finer JJ, TS Cheng, DPS Verma (1996) Soybean transformation: Technologies and progress. In (eds. DPS Verma and R Shoemaker) "Soybean Biotechnology" pp 249-262, CAB International, UK

Finer JJ (1995) Direct somatic embryogenesis. In (eds. OL Gamborg and GC Phillips) "Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture - Fundamental Methods" pp 91-102, Springer-Verlag, Berlin

Finer JJ (1994) Plant regeneration via embryogenic suspension cultures. In (eds. RA Dixon and RA Gonzales) "Plant Cell Culture: A Practical Approach" pp 99-125, Oxford University Press, Oxford. Get pdf (big one)

Ma H, MD McMullen, JJ Finer (1994) Identification of a homeobox-containing gene with enhanced expression during soybean (Glycine max L.) somatic embryo development. Plant Molecular Biology 24:465-473. Get pdf

Vain P, N Keen, J Murillo, C Rathus, C Nemes, JJ Finer (1993) Development of the Particle Inflow Gun. Plant Cell Tiss Org Cult 33:237-246. - pdf

Sato S, Newell C, Kolacz K, Tredo L, Finer J, Hinchee M (1993) Stable transformation via particle bombardment in two different soybean regeneration systems. Plant Cell Rep 12:408-413.

Ma H, MD McMullen, JJ Finer (1993) A pyruvate kinase cDNA from soybean somatic embryos. Plant Physiol 102:1345.

Vain P, MD McMullen, JJ Finer (1993) Osmotic treatment enhances particle bombardment-mediated transient and stable transformation of maize. Plant Cell Reports 12:84-88 - pdf

Finer JJ, P Vain, MW Jones, MD McMullen (1992) Development of the particle inflow gun for DNA delivery to plant cells. Plant Cell Reports 11:232-238 - pdf

Lagrimini LM, J Vaughn, J Finer, K Klotz, P Rubaihayo (1992) Expression of a chimeric tobacco peroxidase gene in transgenic tomato plants. J Amer Soc Hort Sci 117:1012-1016

Hoelzle I, JJ Finer, MD McMullen, JG Streeter (1992) Induction of glutamine synthetase activity in nonnodulated roots of Glycine max, Phaseolus vulgaris and Pisum sativum. Plant Physiol 100:525-528.

Finer JJ, MD McMullen (1991) Transformation of soybean via particle bombardment of embryogenic suspension culture tissue. In Vitro Cell and Develop Biol - Plant 27P:175-182 - pdf

Finer JJ, RW Saxton, BL Norris, JA Steele, S Rahnema (1991) Growth and disinfestation of 6 different bacteria in embryogenic suspension cultures of cotton. Plant Cell Rep 10:380-383 - pdf

Finer JJ, McMullen MD (1990) Transformation of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) via particle bombardment. Plant Cell Rep 8:586-590 - pdf

Finer JJ, Kriebel HB, Becwar MR (1989) Initiation of embryogenic callus and suspension cultures of eastern white pine (Pinus strobus L.) Plant Cell Rep 8:203-206 - pdf

Nagasawa A, Finer JJ (1989) Plant regeneration from embryogenic suspension cultures of Chinese yam (Dioscorea opposita Thunb.). Plant Sci 60:263-271 - pdf

Nagasawa A, Finer JJ (1988) Induction of morphogenic callus cultures from leaf tissue of garlic. HortSci 23:1068-1070 - pdf

Finer JJ (1988) Plant regeneration from somatic embryogenic suspension cultures of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) Plant Cell Rep 7:399-402 - pdf

Nagasawa A, Finer JJ (1988) Development of morphogenic suspension cultures of garlic (Allium sativum L.) Plant Cell Tiss Org Cult 15:183-187

Finer JJ, Nagasawa A (1988) Development of an embryogenic suspension culture of soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merrill]. Plant Cell Tiss Org Cult 15:125-136 - pdf

Finer JJ (1988) Apical proliferation of embryogenic tissue of soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merrill]. Plant Cell Rep 7:238-241 - pdf

Finer JJ (1987) Direct somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration from immature embryos of hybrid sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) on a high sucrose-containing medium. Plant Cell Rep 6:372-37 - pdf