Chuck Dietrich

Former Graduate Student


  • B.S., Northeast Missouri State University (Truman State University), 1994
  • Ph.D., Interdepartmental Plant Physiology, Iowa State University, 2001


  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, 2002-2007
  • Research Scientist, Monsanto, St. Louis, MO., 2007-Present


* Authors contributed equally to the article
  • Li L, D Li, S Liu, X Ma, CR Dietrich, HC Hu, G Zhang, Z Liu, J Zheng, G Wang, PS Schnable (2013) The maize glossy13 gene, cloned via BSR-Seq and Seq-Walking encodes a putative ABC transporter required for the normal accumulation of epicuticular waxes. PLoS One, in press.
    [ Abstract | Full Text PDF | Supplemental Materials | doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0082333 | PMID: 24324772 ]
  • Liu S, HD Chen, I Makarevitch, R Shirmer, SJ Emrich, CR Dietrich, WB Barbazuk, NM Springer, PS Schnable (2010) High-throughput genetic mapping of mutants via quantitative single nucleotide polymorphism typing. Genetics, in press.
    [ Abstract | Full Text PDF | Supplemental Materials | doi:10.1534/genetics.109.107557 | PMID: 19884313 | Cited 64 times ]
  • Liu S, CR Dietrich, PS Schnable (2009) DLA-based strategies for cloning insertion mutants: cloning the gl4 locus of maize using Mu transposon tagged alleles. Genetics, in press.
    [ Abstract | Full Text PDF | Supplemental Materials | doi:10.1534/genetics.109.108936 | PMID: 19805815 ]
  • Dietrich CR, MA Perera, MD Yandeau-Nelson, RB Meeley, BJ Nikolau, PS Schnable (2005) Characterization of two gl8 paralogs reveals that the 3-ketoacyl reductase component of fatty acid elongase is essential for maize (Zea mays L.) development. Plant J, in press.
    [ Abstract | Full Text PDF | doi:10.1111/j.1365-313X.2005.02418.x | PMID: 15941398 | Cited 73 times ]
  • Xu X, CR Dietrich, R Lessire, BJ Nikolau, PS Schnable (2002) The endoplasmic reticulum-associated maize GL8 protein is a component of the acyl-coenzyme A elongase involved in the production of cuticular waxes. Plant Physiol, in press.
    [ Abstract | Full Text PDF | doi:10.1104/pp.010621 | PMID: 11891248 | Cited 80 times ]
  • Dietrich CR, F Cui, ML Packila, J Li, DA Ashlock, BJ Nikolau, PS Schnable (2002) Maize Mu transposons are targeted to the 5' untranslated region of the gl8 gene and sequences flanking Mu target-site duplications exhibit nonrandom nucleotide composition throughout the genome. Genetics, in press.
  • Frame BR, H Zhang, SM Cocciolone, LV Sidorenko, CR Dietrich, SE Pegg, S Zhen, PS Schnable, K Wang (2000) Production of transgenic maize from bombarded type II callus: effect of gold particle size and callus morphology on transformation efficiency. In Vitro Cell Dev Biol-Plant, in press.
    [ Abstract | Full Text PDF | doi:10.1007/s11627-000-0007-5 | Cited 175 times ]
  • Xu X, CR Dietrich, M Delledonne, Y Xia, TJ Wen, DS Robertson, BJ Nikolau, PS Schnable (1997) Sequence analysis of the cloned glossy8 gene of maize suggests that it may code for a beta-ketoacyl reductase required for the biosynthesis of cuticular waxes. Plant Physiol, in press.
    [ Abstract | Full Text PDF | doi:10.1104/pp.115.2.501 | PMID: 9342868 | Cited 97 times ]