Mark Guiltinan

J. Franklin Styer Professor of Horticultural Botany; Professor of Plant Molecular Biology; Director, Endowed Program in the Molecular Biology of Cocoa

Mark Guiltinan

Research Summary

Plant functional genomics, metabolomics and biotechnology. Identification of key genes for disease resistance and important traits in the tree crop Theoboma cacao, the Chocolate tree.

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Genes Cacao Theobroma Cacao Genome Pathogens Genomics Transcription Factors Leaves Proteins Infection Glucocorticoid Receptors Somatic Embryogenesis Polymers Phytophthora Oomycetes Genotype Tissues Arabidopsis Synthesis Dexamethasone Hydrogen Anti Bacterial Agents Proanthocyanidins Clostridium Hydrogen Production

Most Recent Papers

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

Désiré N. Pokou, Andrew S. Fister, Noah Winters, Mathias Tahi, Coulibaly Klotioloma, Aswathy Sebastian, James Harold Marden, Siela Maximova, Mark Guiltinan, 2019, Plant molecular biology on p. 499-516

Transcriptomic analyses of cacao cell suspensions in light and dark provide target genes for controlled flavonoid production

Adriana M. Gallego, Luisa F. Rojas, Oriana Parra, Héctor A. Rodriguez, Juan C. Mazo Rivas, Aura Inés Urrea, Lucía Atehortúa, Andrew S. Fister, Mark Guiltinan, Siela Maximova, Natalia Pabón-Mora, 2018, Scientific reports

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

Andrew S. Fister, Lena Landherr Sheaffer, Melanie Perryman, Yufan Zhang, Mark Guiltinan, Siela Maximova, 2018, PloS one

Transient expression of CRISPR/Cas9 machinery targeting TcNPR3 enhances defense response in theobroma cacao

Andrew S. Fister, Lena Landherr Sheaffer, Siela Maximova, Mark Guiltinan, 2018, Frontiers in Plant Science

Erratum

Andrew S. Fister, Luis C. Mejia, Yufan Zhang, Edward Allen Herre, Siela Maximova, Mark Guiltinan, 2016, BMC Genomics

Theobroma cacao L. pathogenesis-related gene tandem array members show diverse expression dynamics in response to pathogen colonization

Andrew S. Fister, Luis C. Mejia, Yufan Zhang, Edward Allen Herre, Siela Maximova, Mark Guiltinan, 2016, BMC genomics

Protocol

Andrew S. Fister, Zi Shi, Yufan Zhang, Emily E. Helliwell, Siela Maximova, Mark Guiltinan, 2016, Plant Methods

Enhanced resistance in Theobroma cacao against oomycete and fungal pathogens by secretion of phosphatidylinositol-3-phosphate-binding proteins

Emily E. Helliwell, Julio Vega-Arreguín, Zi Shi, Bryan Bailey, Shunyuan Xiao, Siela Maximova, Brett M. Tyler, Mark Guiltinan, 2016, Plant Biotechnology Journal on p. 875-886

Tc-MYBPA an Arabidopsis TT2-like transcription factor and functions in the regulation of proanthocyanidin synthesis in Theobroma cacao

Yi Liu, Zi Shi, Siela Maximova, Mark J. Payne, Mark Guiltinan, 2015, BMC Plant Biology

Enhanced somatic embryogenesis in Theobroma cacao using the homologous BABY BOOM transcription factor

Sergio L. Florez, Rachel L. Erwin, Siela Maximova, Mark Guiltinan, Wayne R. Curtis, 2015, BMC Plant Biology

High-Impact Papers

The genome of Theobroma cacao

Xavier Argout, Jerome Salse, Jean Marc Aury, Mark Guiltinan, Gaetan Droc, Jerome Gouzy, Mathilde Allegre, Cristian Chaparro, Thierry Legavre, Siela Maximova, Michael Abrouk, Florent Murat, Olivier Fouet, Julie Poulain, Manuel Ruiz, Yolande Roguet, Maguy Rodier-Goud, Jose Fernandes Barbosa-Neto, Francois Sabot, Dave Kudrna, Jetty Siva S. Ammiraju, Stephan C. Schuster, John Edward Carlson, Erika Sallet, Thomas Schiex, Anne Dievart, Melissa Kramer, Laura Gelley, Zi Shi, Aurélie Bérard, Christopher Viot, Michel Boccara, Ange Marie Risterucci, Valentin Guignon, Xavier Sabau, Michael Axtell, Zhaorong Ma, Yufan Zhang, Spencer Brown, Mickael Bourge, Wolfgang Golser, Xiang Song, Didier Clement, Ronan Rivallan, Mathias Tahi, Joseph Moroh Akaza, Bertrand Pitollat, Karina Gramacho, Anglique D'Hont, Dominique Brunel, Diogenes Infante, Ismael Kebe, Pierre Costet, Rod Wing, W. Richard McCombie, Emmanuel Guiderdoni, Francis Quetier, Olivier Panaud, Patrick Wincker, Stephanie Bocs, Claire Lanaud, 2011, Nature Genetics on p. 101-108

Proanthocyanidin synthesis in Theobroma cacao

Yi Liu, Zi Shi, Siela Maximova, Mark J. Payne, Mark Guiltinan, 2013, BMC Plant Biology

Genome and secretome analysis of the hemibiotrophic fungal pathogen, Moniliophthora roreri, which causes frosty pod rot disease of cacao

Lyndel W. Meinhardt, Gustavo Gilson L. Costa, Daniela P.T. Thomazella, Paulo José P.L. Teixeira, Marcelo F. Carazzolle, Stephan C. Schuster, John Edward Carlson, Mark Guiltinan, Piotr Mieczkowski, Andrew Farmer, Thiruvarangan Ramaraj, Jayne Crozier, Robert E. Davis, Jonathan Shao, Rachel L. Melnick, Gonçalo A.G. Pereira, Bryan A. Bailey, 2014, BMC genomics

Pervasive effects of a dominant foliar endophytic fungus on host genetic and phenotypic expression in a tropical tree

Luis C. Mejía, Edward A. Herre, Jed P. Sparks, Klaus Winter, Milton N. García, Sunshine A. Van Bael, Joseph Stitt, Zi Shi, Yufan Zhang, Mark Guiltinan, Siela Maximova, 2014, Frontiers in Microbiology

Enhanced somatic embryogenesis in Theobroma cacao using the homologous BABY BOOM transcription factor

Sergio L. Florez, Rachel L. Erwin, Siela Maximova, Mark Guiltinan, Wayne R. Curtis, 2015, BMC Plant Biology

Functional analysis of the theobroma cacao NPR1 gene in arabidopsis

Zi Shi, Siela Maximova, Yi Liu, Joseph Verica, Mark Guiltinan, 2010, BMC Plant Biology

Hydrogen production by Clostridium acetobutylicum ATCC 824 and megaplasmid-deficient mutant M5 evaluated using a large headspace volume technique

Sang Eun Oh, Yi Zuo, Husen Zhang, Mark Guiltinan, Bruce Ernest Logan, John Ragan, 2009, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy on p. 9347-9353

Biodegradable polyphosphazenes containing antibiotics

Zhicheng Tian, Yufan Zhang, Xiao Liu, Chen Chen, Mark Guiltinan, Harry R. Allcock, 2013, Polymer Chemistry on p. 1826-1835

Deficiency of maize starch-branching enzyme i results in altered starch fine structure, decreased digestibility and reduced coleoptile growth during germination

Huan Xia, Marna Yandeau-Nelson, Donald B. Thompson, Mark Guiltinan, 2011, BMC Plant Biology

Genes acquired by horizontal transfer are potentially involved in the evolution of phytopathogenicity in moniliophthora perniciosa and moniliophthora roreri, two of the major pathogens of cacao

Ricardo Augusto Tiburcio, Gustavo Gilson Lacerda Costa, Marcelo Falsarella Carazzolle, Jorge Mauŕcio Costa Mondego, Stephen C. Schuster, John Edward Carlson, Mark Guiltinan, Bryan A. Bailey, Piotr Mieczkowski, Lyndel W. Meinhardt, Gonçalo Amarante Guimarães Pereira, 2010, Journal of Molecular Evolution on p. 85-97