Journal Articles & Other Academic Publications

Check-in often! We update this page as soon as an IPREFER collaborator provides us with new information. All authors in bold text are affiliated with the IPREFER project.


  • Koirala, Nasib, David Barker, Carin A. Helfer, Winthrop B. Phippen, Nicholas Heller, Alexander W. HardWells, Samantha & Alexander J. Lindsey. A process to enhance germination of a wild pennycress variety. (2022). Seed Science & Technology, Vol. 50 (2), August 2022, 195-205(11). OPEN ACCESS
  • Nunn, Adam, Isaac Rodríguez-Arévalo, Zenith Tandukar, Katherine Frels, Adrián Contreras-Garrido, Pablo Carbonell-Bejerano, Panpan Zhang, Daniela Ramos-Cruz, Katharina Jandrasits, Christa Lanz, Anthony Brusa, Marie Mirouze, Kevin Dorn, Brice Jarvis, John Sedbrook, Donald L. Wyse, Christian Otto, David Langenberger, Peter F. Stadler, Detlef Weigel, M. David Marks, James A. Anderson, Claude Becker & Ratan Chopra (corresponding author). 2022. Chromosome-level Thlaspi arvense genome provides new tools for translational research and for a newly domesticated cash cover crop of the cooler climates. Plant Biotechnology. doi: OPEN ACCESS
  • Tandukar, Zenith, Ratan Chopra, Katherine Frels, Brett Heim, M.David Marks & James A. Anderson. 2022. Genetic dissection of seed characteristics in field pennycress via genome-wide association mapping studies. The Plant Genome, 00, e20211.
  • Verhoff, Kyle, Win Phippen, Nicholas Heller, Alex Lindsey. 2022. Winter-type oilseed pennycress crop staging guide. Crop, Forage, and Turfgrass, 8, e20165. See the accompanying Winter-Type Oilseed Pennycress Staging Guide.
  • Yang, Liangcheng, Lucas D. Lamont, John C. Sedbrook, Nicholas J. Heller and David E. Kopsell. (2022) Anaerobic Digestion of Cereal Rye Cover Crop. Fermentation 8(11):617.


  • Betts, K., Wells, Samantha S., Sarangi, D., Bernards, Mark L., Wyse, D.L. 2021. Field pennycress (Thlaspi arvense) response to herbicides applied postemergence. Weed Science Society of America, Annual Meeting Proceedings 60:20.
  • Esfahanian, Maliheh, Tara J. Nazarenus, Meghan M. Freund, Gary Mcintosh, Winthrop B. Phippen, Mary E. Phippen, Timothy P. Durrett, Edgar B. Cahoon & John C. Sedbrook. 2021. “Generating pennycress (Thlaspi arvense) seed triacylglycerols and acetyl-triacylglycerols containing medium-chain fatty acids.” Energy Res. January 28, 2021. doi: 10.3389/fenrg.2021.620118. The Supplementary Material for this article can be found online at:
  • Hagaman, Matthew, Darner, Rebekka, Sparks, Rachel, Schoenfelder, Emily & Wm. Hunter. “Cover Crop Science Project Book: An Inquiry-based Project Book for 4-H Youth.”
  • Jarvis, Brice A., T.B. Romsdahl, Michaela McGinn, T.J. Nazarenus, E.B. Cahoon, K.D. Chapman & John C. Sedbrook. (2021). “CRISPR/Cas9-induced fad2 and rod1 mutations stacked with fae1 confer high oleic acid seed oil in pennycress (Thlaspi arvense L.).” Frontiers Plant Sci. 12:652319.
  • Marks, M.David, Ratan Chopra, & John.C. Sedbrook. (2021). “Technologies enabling rapid crop improvements for sustainable agriculture: Example pennycress (Thlaspi arvense L.).” Emerg. Topics Life Sci. ETLS20200330.
  • Ott Matthew A., G. Gardner, Krishna M. Rai, D.L. Wyse, M.David Marks & Ratan Chopra. (2021). TRANSPARENT TESTA 2 allele confers major reduction in pennycress (Thlaspi arvense L.) seed dormancy. Industrial Crops & Products. 174 (2021) 114216. OPEN ACCESS:


  • Chopra, Ratan, Folstad, Nicole & M. David Marks. (2020). “Combined genotype and fatty-acid analysis of single small field pennycress (Thlaspi arvense) seeds increases the throughput for functional genomics and mutant line selection.” Ind Crops Prod., 156: 112823.
  • Chopra, Ratan, Evan. B. Johnson, Ryan Emenecker, Edgar B. Cahoon,  Joe Lyons, Daniel J. Kliebenstein, Erin Daniels, Kevin M. Dorn, Maliheh Esfahanian, Nicole Folstad, Katherine Frels, Michaela McGinn, Matthew Ott,  Cynthia Gallaher, Kayla Altendorf, Alexandra Berroyer, Baraem Ismail,  James A. Anderson, Donald L. Wyse, Tim Ulmasov, John C. Sedbrook, & M.David Marks. (2020). “Identification and stacking of crucial traits required for the domestication of pennycress.Nat Food, 1 (2020): 84–91. This paper was the subject of a “News & Views” article: Britt, Anne B. “From stinkweed to oilseed.” Nat Food 1: 84-91.
  • Sedbrook, John, C. & Timothy P. Durrett. (2020). “Pennycress, carbon wise: Labeling experiments reveal how pennycress seeds efficiently incorporate carbon into biomass.” J. Exp. Botany, 71: 2842-2846.
  • Tyl, Catrin, Lee DeHann, Katherine Frels, Prabin Bajgain, M.David Marks & James A. Anderson. (2020). “Emerging crops with enhanced ecosystem services: Progress in breeding and processing for food use.” Cereal Foods World, 65, 2  DOI:


  • Cubins, Julija, A., Samantha S. Wells, Katherine Frels, Matthew A., Ott, Frank Forcella, Gregg A. Johnson, Mainder K. Walia, Roger L. Becker,  & Russ W. Gesch. (2019). “Management of pennycress as a winter annual cash cover crop: A review.Agron. Sustain. Dev. 39, 46 (2019): 46, OPEN ACCESS.