@ The University of West Alabama

Busby P, Soman C., Wagner MR, Friesen ML, Kremer J, Bennett A, Morsy M, Eisen JA, Leach JE, and Dangl JL. Research priorities for harnessing plant microbiomes in sustainable agriculture, PLOS Biology 2017. [PDF]


Morsy M. (2015). Microbial Symbionts: A Potential Bio-Boom. Journal of Investigative Genomics, Vol 2, issue 1. [PDF]


Safaa Al-Hamdani, Austen Stoelting, and Morsy M. (2015). Influence of Symbiotic Interaction between Fungus, Virus, and Tomato Plant in Combating Heat Stress. American Journal of Plant Sciences. 6: 1633-1640. [PDF]

Morsy M, and Stewart J McD (2012). Expression profiling of two rice (Oryza sativa) genotypes differing in chilling tolerance using cDNA-AFLP. B.R. Wells Rice Research Studies.  R.J. Norman and K.A.K. Moldenhauer (editors). Arkansas Agriculture Experiment Station Research Series, 600: 78–85. [PDF]

Feldman TS, Morsy M and Roossinck MJ (2012). Are communities of microbial symbionts more diverse than communities of macrobial hosts? Fungal Biology, 116: 465–477. [PDF]

Vaghchhipawala ZE, Vasudevan B, Lee S, Morsy M, Mysore KS (2012). Agrobacterium May Delay Plant Nonhomologous End-Joining DNA Repair via XRCC4 to Favor T-DNA Integration. Plant Cell, 24: 4110–4123. [PDF]

Morsy M, Oswald J, He J, Tang Y, and Roossinck MJ (2010). Teasing apart a three-way symbiosis: transcriptome analyses of Curvularia protuberata in response to viral infection and heat stress. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 401: 225–230. [PDF]

Morsy M, Gouthu S, Orchard S, Thorneycroft D, Harper J, Mittler R, and Cushman C (2008). Charting Plant Interactomes: Possibilities and Challenges. Trends in Plant Sciences 13: 183–191. [PDF]

Laxmi A, Pan J, Morsy M, and Chen R (2008). Light plays an essential role in intracellular distribution of auxin efflux carrier PIN2 in Arabidopsis thaliana. PLoS ONE 1: 1–11.

Ciftci-Yilmaz S, Morsy M, Song LP, Coutu A, Krizek B, Lewis M, Warren D, Cushman J, Connolly E, and Mittler R (2007). The EAR-motif of the C2H2 zinc-finger protein Zat7 plays a key role in the defense response of Arabidopsis to salinity stress. Journal of Biological Chemistry 282: 9260–9268.

Morsy M, Jouve L, Hausman JF, and Stewart J McD (2007). Alteration of oxidative and carbohydrate metabolism under abiotic stress in two rice (Oryza sativa L.) genotypes contrasting in chilling tolerance. Journal of Plant Physiology 164: 157–167.

Morsy M, and Stewart J McD (2006a). Oslti6a Protein-Protein Interaction Is Not Detected by the GAL4 Yeast Two-Hybrid System. B.R. Wells Rice Research Studies.  R.J. Norman, J.F. Meullenet and K.A.K. Moldenhauer (editors). Arkansas Agriculture Experiment Station Research Series 550. [PDF]

Morsy M, and Stewart J McD (2006b). Functional characterization of OsLti6a using yeast heterologous expression. B.R. Wells Rice Research Studies.  R.J. Norman, J.F. Meullenet and K.A.K. Moldenhauer (editors). Arkansas Agriculture Experiment Station Research Series 550. [PDF]


Morsy M, Almutairi AM, Gibbons J, Yun SJ, and de los Reyes BG (2005). The OsLti6 genes encoding low molecular weight membrane proteins are differentially expressed in rice cultivars with contrasting sensitivity to low temperature. Gene 344: 171–180.

De los Reyes B, Morsy M, Gibbons J, Varma TSN, Antoine W, McGrath JM, Halgern R, and Redus M (2003). A snapshot of the low temperature stress transcriptome of developing rice seedlings (Oryza sativa L.) via ESTs from subtracted cDNA library. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 107: 1071–1082.