Minviluz (Bing) Stacey, Ph. D. - Principal Investigator


Division of Plant Sciences
National Center for Soybean Biotechnology
201 Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
Telephone: (573) 884-3045
Email: staceym at missouri.edu


University of the Philippines           B.S., Microbiology
University of Tennessee                PhD., Microbiology


2015         Research Assistant Professor
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Plant Sciences Division


2007- 2014         Research Scientist
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Plant Sciences Division

2002-2007               Post-Doctoral Research Associate
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Plant Sciences Division

1997-2001               Post-Doctoral Research Associate
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Departments of Microbiology and Botany

1990-1996               Teaching/Research Assistant
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Department of Microbiology

1989-1990                Research Assistant
University of Vermont

1984-1989                Research Assistant
The International Rice Research Institute
and CORE Foundation, Inc., Philippines


Stacey M.G., Patel A, McClain WE, Mathieu M, Remley M, Rogers EE, Gassmann W, Blevins DG, Stacey G. 2008. The Arabidopsis AtOPT3 protein functions in metal homeostasis and movement of iron to developing seeds.  Plant Physiol 146: 589-601.

Wan J., Zhang X.C., Neece D., Ramonell K.M., Clough S., Kim S.Y., Stacey M.G., Stacey G. 2008.  A LysM receptor-like kinase plays a critical role in chitin signaling and fungal resistance in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 20: 471-81.

Stacey, M.G., Osawa, H., Patel, A., Gassmann, W. and Stacey, G. 2006.  Expression analyses of Arabidopsis oligopeptide transporters during seed germination, vegetative growth and reproduction. Planta 223(2):291-305.

Stacey, M.G., S. Koh and G. Stacey.  2002. AtOPT3, a member of the oligopeptide transporter family, is essential for embryo development in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell  14:2799-2811.

Stacey, M.G., O.R. Kopp, T.-H. Kim and A.G. von Arnim. 2000. Modular domain structure of Arabidopsis COP1. Reconstruction of activity and mutational analysis of a nuclear localization signal in planta. Plant Physiol 124: 979-989.

Stacey, M.G. and A. G. von Arnim. 1999. A novel motif mediates the targeting of the Arabidopsis COP1 protein to subnuclear foci.  J Biol Chem 274: 27231-27236.

Stacey, M.G., S. N. Hicks and A. G. von Arnim. 1999.  Discrete domains mediate the light-responsive nuclear and cytoplasmic localization of Arabidopsis COP1. Plant Cell 11: 349-363.

Von Arnim, A.G., X.W. Deng and  M.G. Stacey. 1998.  Cloning vectors for the expression of green fluorescent protein fusion proteins in transgenic plants. Gene 9: 221(1):35-43.

Garcia, M.L., J. Dunlap., J. Loh, and G. Stacey. 1996.  Phenotypic characterization and regulation of the nolA gene of Bradyrhizobium japonicumMol. Plant-Microbe Int 9:625-635.

Loh, J., J.P. Yuen-Tsai, M.G. Stacey, A. Welborn and G. Stacey. 2001. Cell density-dependent regulation of Bradyrhizobium  japonicum nod genes. Mol Microbiol 42:37-46.

Loh, J., M.G. Stacey, M. J. Sadowsky and G. Stacey. 1999.  The Bradyrhizobium japonicum nolA gene encodes three functionally distinct proteins. J Bacteriol 181: 1544-1554.

Loh, J., M. Garcia and G. Stacey. 1997. NodV and NodW, a second flavonoids recognition system regulating nod gene expression in Bradyrhizobium japonicumJ Bacteriol 179:3013-3020.

Lopez-Lara, I.M., L. Blok-Tip, C. Quinto, M.L. Garcia, G. Stacey, G.V. Bloemberg, G.E.M. Lamers, B.J.J. Lugtenberg, J.E. Thomas-Oates and H. Spaink. 1996. NodZ od Bradyrhizobium extends the nodulation host range of Rhizobium by adding a fucosyl residue to nodulation signals.  Mol Microbiol21:397-408.

Ladha, J.K., M. Garcia, R.P. Pareek, and G. Rarivoson. 1992. Relative contributions to nitrogenase (acetylene reducing) activity of stem and root nodules in Sesbania rostrataCan J Microbiol 38: 577-583.

Ladha, J.K., M.L. Garcia, S. Miyan, A.T. Padre, and I Watanabe. 1989. Survival of Azorhizobium caulinodans in the soil, rhizosphere of wetland rice under Sesbania rostrata rice rotation. Appl Environ Microbiol 55: 454-460.

Ladha, J.K., S. Miyan, and M.L. Garcia. 1989. Sesbania rostrata green manure for lowland rice: Growth, N fixation, Azorhizobium spp. inoculation and effects on succeeding crop yields and nitrogen balance. Biol. Fert. Soils 7: 191-197.


• Elucidation of the functional role of Oligopeptide transporters (OPTs) in
plant growth and development

• Transposon tagging and fast neutron mutagenesis in soybean as a resource for
translational genomics


•  Structure-function analyses of the Arabidopsis CONSTITUTIVE
PHOTOMORPHOGENIC1 (COP1) protein in response to light signal

• Regulation of nod gene expression in Bradyrhizobium japonicum

• Associative Biological Nitrogen fixation in rice