Mark J. Guiltinan

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Professor, Plant Science

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Arabidopsis and other model species to advance research with tropical crops: core research areas are plant development, regulation of gene expression, mechanisms of plant defense responses, key metabolic pathway, genetic transformation, starch biosynthesi

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Recent Publications

Cadmium phytoextraction by Helianthus annuus (sunflower), Brassica napus cv Wichita (rapeseed), and Chyrsopogon zizanioides (vetiver)

Benavides, B. J., Drohan, P. J., Spargo, J. T., Maximova, S. N., Guiltinan, M. J. & Miller, D. A., Feb 2021, In: Chemosphere. 265, 129086.

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Transcriptomic analyses of cacao flavonoids produced in photobioreactors

Gallego, A. M., Rojas, L. F., Valencia, W. G., Atehortúa, L., Urrea, A. I., Fister, A. S., Guiltinan, M. J., Maximova, S. & Pabón-Mora, N., Dec 2021, In: BMC genomics. 22, 1, 551.

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Genomic structural variants constrain and facilitate adaptation in natural populations of Theobroma cacao, the chocolate tree

Hämälä, T., Wafula, E. K., Guiltinan, M. J., Ralph, P. E., dePamphilis, C. W. & Tiffin, P., Aug 31 2021, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 118, 35, e2102914118.

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Inter-species functional compatibility of the Theobroma cacao and Arabidopsis FT orthologs: 90 million years of functional conservation of meristem identity genes

Prewitt, S. F., Shalit-Kaneh, A., Maximova, S. N. & Guiltinan, M. J., Dec 2021, In: BMC plant biology. 21, 1, 218.

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Widely distributed variation in tolerance to Phytophthora palmivora in four genetic groups of cacao

Fister, A. S., Leandro-Muñoz, M. E., Zhang, D., Marden, J. H., Tiffin, P., dePamphilis, C., Maximova, S. & Guiltinan, M. J., Feb 1 2020, In: Tree Genetics and Genomes. 16, 1, 1.

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Gene Expression Modularity Reveals Footprints of Polygenic Adaptation in Theobroma cacao

Hämälä, T., Guiltinan, M. J., Marden, J. H., Maximova, S. N., Depamphilis, C. W. & Tiffin, P., Jan 1 2020, In: Molecular biology and evolution. 37, 1, p. 110-123 14 p.

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Clovamide, a Hydroxycinnamic Acid Amide, Is a Resistance Factor Against Phytophthora spp. in Theobroma cacao

Knollenberg, B. J., Li, G. X., Lambert, J. D., Maximova, S. N. & Guiltinan, M. J., Dec 23 2020, In: Frontiers in Plant Science. 11, 617520.

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Metabolomic profile of cacao cell suspensions growing in blue light/dark conditions with potential in food biotechnology

Gallego, A. M., Rojas, L. F., Rodriguez, H. A., Mora, C., Atehortúa, L., Urrea, A. I., Guiltinan, M. J., Maximova, S. N., Gaquerel, E., Zuluaga, M. & Pabón-Mora, N., Nov 1 2019, In: Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture. 139, 2, p. 275-294 20 p.

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Resistant and susceptible cacao genotypes exhibit defense gene polymorphism and unique early responses to Phytophthora megakarya inoculation

Pokou, D. N., Fister, A. S., Winters, N., Tahi, M., Klotioloma, C., Sebastian, A., Marden, J. H., Maximova, S. N. & Guiltinan, M. J., Mar 1 2019, In: Plant molecular biology. 99, 4-5, p. 499-516 18 p.

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Glucocorticoid receptor-regulated TcLEC2 expression triggers somatic embryogenesis in Theobroma cacao leaf tissue

Fister, A. S., Landherr, L., Perryman, M., Zhang, Y., Guiltinan, M. J. & Maximova, S. N., Nov 2018, In: PloS one. 13, 11, e0207666.

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