Cynthia (Cindy) Marie Ross Friedman


Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

Papini A, Mosti S, Ross Friedman C, Pacini E, Brighigna L.  (ACCEPTED July 2013).  Comparing nectary ultrastructure and secretory modes in three species of Tillandsia L. (Bromeliaceae) that have different pollinators.  Botany.  

Wang H-F, Qiu J-X, Breuste J, Ross Friedman, C,  Zhou, WQ, Wang XK (IN PRESS March 2013).  Variations of urban greenness across urban structural units in Beijing, China.  Urban Forestry & Urban Greening.

Wang, H-F, López-Pujol, J., Ross Friedman, C. Fraser, L.H., and Huang, G-H. (IN PRESS August 2013).  What will the dam do? Assessment of plant communities and diversity status in the Poyang Lake wetland—Yangtze River Basin, China. Collectanea Botanica.

Friedman, B.M.C., Abraham, M.G., Paetkau, M., Taylor, S.R., and Ross Friedman, C.  (2013).  Use of a varying turn-density coil (VTDC) to generate a constant gradient magnetic field and to demonstrate the magnetic force on a permanent magnet.   The Canadian Journal of Physics. 91(3): 226-230. 10.1139/cjp-2012-0405

Ross Friedman, C.M., Ross, B. N., and Martens, G.D.  (2013).  An antibody against a conserved C-terminal consensus motif from plant alternative oxidase (AOX) isoforms 1 and 2 labels plastids in the explosive dwarf mistletoe (Arceuthobium americanum, Santalaceae) fruit exocarp. Protoplasma. DOI: 10.1007/s00709-012-0414-6

Wang, H-F., Lencinas M.V., Ross Friedman, C.M., Zhu, Z.-X.,  and Qiu, J.-X. (2012).  Understory plant diversity assessment of Szemao pine (Pinus kesiya var.langbianensis plantations in Yunnan, China. Collectanea Botanica.  31: 51-65.

Martin, L.L., Ross Friedman, C.M., and Phillips, L.A. (accepted February 2012).  Discovery, culture, and ITS identification of fungal endophytes in the lodgepole pine dwarf mistletoe (Arceuthobium americanum; Santalaceae) and their antagonism of native Cladosporium (Davidiellaceae) host pathogens in vitro. American Journal of Botany.

Ross Friedman, C.M., Ross, B. N., and Martens, G.D.  (2012).  An antibody against a conserved C-terminal consensus motif from plant alternative oxidase (AOX) isoforms 1 and 2 labels plastids in the explosive dwarf mistletoe (Arceuthobium americanum, Santalaceae) fruit exocarp.  Protoplasma. DOI: 10.1007/s00709-012-0414-6

Friedman, B.M.C. and Ross Friedman, C.M. (2011).  Terminal velocity of canola oil, hexane and gasoline drops rising in water due to buoyancy.  International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research.  2(12): http://www.ijser.org/onlineResearchPaperViewer.aspx?Terminal-Velocity-of-Canola-Oil-Hexane-and-Gasoline-Drops-Rising-in-Water-due-to-Buoyancy.pdf

Martin, L.L., Ross Friedman, C.M., and Smith, R.G.  (2011).  Callus culture of Arceuthobium americanum Nutt. ex Englem. and explant response to varying auxin and cytokinin concentrations.  Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology. 21(1): 1-10.

Dwarka, A., Ross Friedman, C.M., MacKay, M.E., and Nelson, D. (2011).  Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) identification of a female-specific genetic marker in Arceuthobium americanum (lodgepole pine dwarf mistletoe) using random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) analysis.  Botany. 89: 369–377.

Wang, H-F., Lencinas M.V., Ross Friedman, C.M., Wang, X.-K., and Qiu, J.-X.  (2011).  The impact of Eucalyptus plantation on plant diversity following clearing of secondary evergreen broad-leaved forest in Yunnan, China.  New Forests.  42(1): 101-116, DOI 10.1007/s11056-010-9240-x

Pernitsky, K.Y., Mason, Q.D., Cinel, B., and Ross Friedman, C.M. (2011). Discovery and partial purification of an antibiotic from lodgepole pine dwarf mistletoe (Arceuthobium americanum) active against Gram-positive organisms including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Journal of Medicinal Plants Research.  5(9): 1722-1727.

Azad, M.A., Huttunen-Hennelly, H.E.K., Ross Friedman, C.M.  (2011).  Bioactivity and the first TEM immunogold studies of short de novo designed antimicrobial peptides  Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.  55(5): 2137-2145.  DOI:10.1128/AAC.01148-10

Koziura, K.J., Ross Friedman, C.M., and Smith, R.G.  (2010).  Effects of methanolic and hexanes-derived dwarf mistletoe (Arceuthobium) extracts on the viability of salmon cells in culture: do these extracts induce necrosis and/or apoptosis?  Plant Products Research. 14: 1-5.

Vaudry, C.J., Ross Friedman, C.M., and Cinel, B. (2010).  Biosurfactants in dwarf mistletoe (Arceuthobium).  Plant Products Research. 14: 6-13.

Wang, H-F., Ross Friedman, C.M., Shin, J-C., and Zheng, Z-Y.  (2010). Anatomy of leaf abscission in the Amur honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii, Caprifoliaceae): a scanning electron microscopy study.  Protoplasma 247(1-2): 111-116, DOI: 10.1007/s00709-010-0159-z

Kelly, S.K., Ross Friedman, C.M., and Smith, R.G.  (2009).  Vesicular cells of the lodgepole pine dwarf mistletoe (Arceuthobium americanum) fruit: development, cytochemistry, and lipid analysis.  Botany 87: 1177-1185.

Wang, H-F., Ross Friedman, C.M., Zhang, Z-X., and Qin, H-N.  (2009).  Early reproductive developmental anatomy in Decaisnea (Lardizabalaceae) and its systematic implications.  Annals of Botany 104(6): 1243-1253; doi:10.1093/aob/mcp232.

Ross Friedman, C.M. Ross, B.N., and Martens, G.D. (2009).  Antibodies raised against tobacco aquaporins of the PIP2 class label the viscin tissue of the explosive dwarf mistletoe fruit.  Plant Biology 12: 229-233.

Fraser, L.H., Greenall, A., Carlyle, C., Turkington, R., and Ross Friedman, C.M. (2009).  Adaptive phenotypic plasticity of Pseudoroegneria spicata: response of stomatal density, leaf area and biomass to changes in water supply and increased temperature.  Annals of Botany 103: 769-775.

Ross Friedman, C.M. and Sumner, M.J. (2009). Maturation of Arceuthobium americanum (dwarf mistletoe) fruit.  International Journal of Plant Sciences 170(3): 290–300.

Littley, E., Ross Friedman, C.M. and Flood, N.  (2008).  Effect of Arceuthobium americanum (dwarf mistletoe) infection on lodgepole pine needles.  Northwest Science 82(3): 237-240.

Chhikara, A. and Ross Friedman, C.M. (2008).   The effects of male and female Arceuthobium americanum (lodgepole pine dwarf mistletoe) infection on the relative positioning of vascular bundles, starch distribution, and starch content in Pinus contorta var. latifolia (lodgepole pine) needles.  Botany. 86(5): 339-543.

Stewart, C.D. and Ross, C.M. (2006).  Embryological comparison between the dwarf mistletoe Arceuthobium americanum growing on lodgepole pine in BC and on jack pine in Manitoba. Davidsonia 17(4): 107-115.

Ross, C.M. (2006). Viscin cells in the dwarf mistletoe Arceuthobium americanum – “green springs” with potential roles in explosive seed discharge and seed adhesion.  Davidsonia 17(3): 75-86.

Ross, C.M. (2005). A new way of describing meiosis: using the fractal dimension to predict the onset of metaphase I. International Journal of Biological Sciences 1:123-125.

Ross, C.M. and Sumner, M.J. (2005). Early endosperm and embryo development in the dwarf mistletoe Arceuthobium americanum (Viscaceae). International Journal of Plant Sciences 166(6): 901-907.

Ross, C.M. and Sumner, M.J. (2005). The fertilized embryo sac and caecum in the dwarf mistletoe Arceuthobium americanum (Viscaceae).  Canadian Journal of Botany 83(5): 459-466.

Ross, C.M. and Sumner, M.J. (2004). Development of the unfertilized embryo sac and pollen tubes in the dwarf mistletoe Arceuthobium americanum (Viscaceae). Canadian Journal of Botany 82(11): 1566-1575.

6.5 Peer-Reviewed (Refereed) Journal Articles Submitted (students underlined)

Mostia S., Ross Friedman C., Piccolina F, Di Falcoa P. and Papinia, A. (submitted May 2012).  The unusual tegumental tissues of the Lunaria annua (Brassicaceae) seed: a developmental study using light and electron microscopy.  Flora.

Wang, H-F.,Lencinas M.V., Ross Friedman, C.M., Zhu, Z.-X., and Qiu, J.-X. (submitted May 2012).  Understory plant diversity assessment of Szemao pine (Pinus kesiya var. langbianensis (A.Chev) Gaussen) Plantations in Yunnan, China.  PLoS ONE.

6.6 Peer-Reviewed (Refereed) Book Chapters Published or In Press (students underlined)

Wang, H-F., Wang, Z-S., Ross Friedman, C. and Lopez-Pujol, J. (in press 2012).  Conservation of the Cathay silver fir, Cathaya argyrophylla: a Chinese evergreen “living fossil”.  Invited book chapter (review). In: Evergreens: Types, Ecology and Conservation.  Eds.: Adriano D. Bezerra and Tadeu S. Ferreira.  Nova Science Publishers, Inc. ISBN 978-1-61942-177-6.

Ross Friedman, C.M., and Wang, H.F.  (2012).  Quantifying Meiosis: Use of the Fractal dimension, Df, to Describe and Predict Prophase I Substages and Metaphase I.  Invited book chapter (original research).  In: Meiosis.  Ed.: Andrew Swan.  In Tech Publishers.  ISBN 979-953-307-212-7   pp. 303-320.