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Selected Peer Reviewed Publications:


Costa JH, McDonald AE, Arnholdt-Schmitt B, Fernandes de Melo D. A classification scheme for alternative oxidases reveals the taxonomic distribution and evolutionary history of the enzyme in angiosperms. Mitochondrion. (in press)


Neimanis K, Staples JF, Huner NP, McDonald AE. 2013. Identification, expression, and taxonomic distribution of alternative oxidases in non-angiosperm plants. Gene. 526: 275-286.


McDonald AE, Ivanov A, Bode R, Maxwell D, Rodermel S, and Hüner N. 2011. Flexibility in Photosynthetic Electron Transport: The Physiological Role of Plastoquinol Terminal Oxidase (PTOX). Biochimica et Biophysica Acta- Bioenergetics. 1807: 954-967.

McDonald AE. 2009. Alternative oxidase: what information can protein sequence comparisons give us? Physiologia Plantarum. 137: 328-341.

Frederico A, Zavattieri M, Campos M, Cardoso H, McDonald AE, and Arnholdt-Schmitt B. The gymnosperm Pinus pinea L. contains both AOX gene subfamilies, AOX1 and AOX2. Physiologia Plantarum. 137: 566-577.

McDonald AE, Vanlerberghe GC, and Staples JF. 2009. Alternative Oxidase in Animals: Unique Characteristics and Taxonomic Distribution. Journal of Experimental Biology. 212: 2627-2534.

McDonald AE. 2008. Alternative oxidase: an inter-kingdom perspective on the function and regulation of this broadly distributed ‘cyanide-resistant’ terminal oxidase. Functional Plant Biology. 35: 535-552.

Amirsadeghi S, McDonald AE, and Vanlerberghe GC. 2007. A glucocorticoid-inducible gene expression system can cause growth defects in tobacco. Planta. 226: 453-463.

McDonald AE, and Vanlerberghe GC. 2006. Origins, Evolutionary History, and Taxonomic Distribution of Alternative Oxidase and Plastoquinol Terminal Oxidase. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology- Part D: Genomics and Proteomics. 1: 357-364.

Amirsadeghi S, Robson CA, McDonald AE, and Vanlerberghe GC. 2006. Changes in Plant Mitochondrial Electron Transport Alter Cellular Levels of Reactive Oxygen Species and Susceptibility to Cell Death Signaling Molecules. Plant & Cell Physiology. 47: 1509-1519.

McDonald AE, and Vanlerberghe GC. 2005. Alternative oxidase and plastoquinol terminal oxidase in marine prokaryotes of the Sargasso Sea. Gene. 349: 15-24.

McDonald AE, and Vanlerberghe G. 2004. Branched mitochondrial electron transport in the Animalia: presence of alternative oxidase in several animal phyla. IUBMB Life. 56: 333-341.

Book Chapters:

McDonald AE, and Vanlerberghe GC. 2006. Chapter 11: “New Insights into the Organization and Control of Plant Mitochondrial Metabolism” in W.C. Plaxton and M. McManus eds. Control of Primary Metabolism in Plants. Blackwell Publishing.