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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Most Recent Papers

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

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

Erratum

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

Protocol

Andrew S. Fister, Zi Shi, Yufan Zhang, Emily E. Helliwell, Siela N. Maximova, Mark J. 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 N. Maximova, Brett M. Tyler, Mark J. Guiltinan, 2016, Plant Biotechnology Journal on p. 875-886

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

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

Proteome analysis during pod, zygotic and somatic embryo maturation of Theobroma cacao

Nicolas Niemenak, Edward Kaiser, Siela N. Maximova, Tatiana Laremore, Mark J. Guiltinan, 2015, Journal of Plant Physiology on p. 49-60

Characterization of a stearoyl-acyl carrier protein desaturase gene family from chocolate tree, theobroma cacao L

Yufan Zhang, Siela N. Maximova, Mark J. Guiltinan, 2015, Frontiers in Plant Science on p. 1-12

Yield performance and bean quality traits of cacao propagated by grafting and somatic embryo-derived cuttings

Ricardo Goenaga, Mark Guiltinan, Siela Maximova, Ed Seguine, Heber Irizarry, 2015, HortScience on p. 358-362

High-Impact Papers

The genome of Theobroma cacao

Xavier Argout, Jerome Salse, Jean Marc Aury, Mark J. Guiltinan, Gaetan Droc, Jerome Gouzy, Mathilde Allegre, Cristian Chaparro, Thierry Legavre, Siela N. 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 E. 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 J. 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 J. 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 E. Carlson, Mark J. 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

Functional analysis of the theobroma cacao NPR1 gene in arabidopsis

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

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

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

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 J. Guiltinan, Siela N. Maximova, 2014, Frontiers in Microbiology

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 J. Guiltinan, Bruce E. Logan, John M. Regan, 2009, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy on p. 9347-9353

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 J. 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 E. Carlson, Mark J. Guiltinan, Bryan A. Bailey, Piotr Mieczkowski, Lyndel W. Meinhardt, Gonçalo Amarante Guimarães Pereira, 2010, Journal of Molecular Evolution on p. 85-97

Starch-branching enzyme IIa is required for proper diurnal cycling of starch in leaves of maize

Marna D. Yandeau-Nelson, Lieve Laurens, Zi Shi, Huan Xia, Alison M. Smith, Mark J. Guiltinan, 2011, Plant Physiology on p. 479-490