Winters NP, Wafula EK, Knollenberg BJ, Hämälä T, Timilsena PR, Perryman M, Zhang D, Sheaffer LL, Praul CA, Ralph PE, Prewitt S, Leandro-Muñoz ME, Delgadillo-Duran DA, Altman NS, Tiffin P, Maximova SN, dePamphilis CW, Marden JH, Guiltinan MJ. A combination of conserved and diverged responses underlies Theobroma cacao's defense response to Phytophthora palmivora. BMC Biol. 2024 Feb 16;22(1):38. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12915-024-01831-2. PMID: 38360697; PMCID: PMC10870529.


Guarín, Daniel and Martín-López, Javier M. and Libohova, Zamir and Benavides-Bolaños, Jhony and Maximova, Siela and Guiltinan, Mark and Spargo, John T. and da Silva, Mayesse and Fernandez, Alejandro and Drohan, Patrick J., Accumulation of Cadmium in Soils, Litter and Leaves in Cacao Farms in the North Sierra Nevada De Santa Marta, Colombia. (2023) Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4622655 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4622655

Daniel Guarin, Nadia Rodríguez Hamamura, Jesús Blancas Cortez, Jhony Benavides, John Spargo, Mark Guiltinan, Siela Maximova, Otilia Acha de la Cruz, Patrick J. Drohan: Cadmium contamination in cacao farms of Piura, North Peru: A comprehensive assessment of geogenic and anthropogenic sources and implications for future production, Environmental Challenges, (2023) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envc.2023.100765.

Alejandro Gil, Mark Brennan, Anil Kumar Chaudhary, Siela N. Maximova, Evaluation of cacao projects in Colombia: The case of the rural Productive Partnerships Project (PAAP), Evaluation and Program Planning, Volume 97, (2023) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2023.102230


Tuomas Hämälä, Eric K. Wafula, Mark J. Guiltinan, Paula E. Ralph, Claude W. dePamphilis, and Peter Tiffin: Genomic structural variants constrain and facilitate adaptation in natural populations of Theobroma cacao, the chocolate tree. Proc. Natl. Acad Sci. PNAS August 31, 2021 118 (35) e2102914118; https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2102914118

Adriana M. Gallego, Luisa F. Rojas, Wilmar G. Valencia, Lucía Atehortúa, Aura I. Urrea, Andrew S. Fister, Mark J. Guiltinan, Siela N. Maximova & Natalia Pabón-Mora: Transcriptomic analyses of cacao flavonoids produced in photobioreactors. BMC Genomics 22, 551 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-021-07871-0 https://bmcgenomics.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12864-021-07871-0

Prewitt SF, Shalit-Kaneh A, Maximova SN, Guiltinan MJ: Inter-species functional compatibility of the Theobroma cacao and Arabidopsis FT orthologs: 90 million years of functional conservation of meristem identity genes. BMC Plant Biol 2021, 21(1):218.

Libohova Z, Martín-López JM, Silva Md, Lagoueyte C, Cruz J, Drohan P, Maximova S, Guiltinan M, Ferruzzi MG, Guarín D et al: Soil and plant genomics survey of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Region, Colombia. USDA Report 2021.

Benavides BJ, Drohan PJ, Spargo JT, Maximova SN, Guiltinan MJ, Miller DA: Cadmium phytoextraction by Helianthus annuus (sunflower), Brassica napus cv Wichita (rapeseed), and Chyrsopogon zizanioides (vetiver). Chemosphere 2021, 265:129086.


Knollenberg B, Li G-X, Lambert J, Maximova S, Guiltinan M: Clovamide, a Hydroxycinnamic Acid Amide, Is a Resistance Factor Against Phytophthora spp. in Theobroma cacao. Frontiers in Plant Science 2020, 11:2119.  https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.617520

Fister AS, Leandro-Muñoz ME, Zhang D, Marden JH, Tiffin P, dePamphilis C, Maximova S, Guiltinan MJ: Widely distributed variation in tolerance to Phytophthora palmivora in four genetic groups of cacao. Tree Genetics & Genomes 2020, 16(1). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11295-019-1396-8


Tuomas Hämälä, Mark J Guiltinan, James H Marden, Siela N Maximova, Claude W dePamphilis, Peter Tiffin, Gene Expression Modularity Reveals Footprints of Polygenic Adaptation in Theobroma cacao, Molecular Biology and Evolution, msz206, https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msz206

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., et al. (2019). Metabolomic profile of cacao cell suspensions growing in blue light/dark conditions with potential in food biotechnology. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture (PCTOC). DOI 10.1007/s11240-019-01679-3. https://rdcu.be/bPOey

Pokou, D.N., Fister, A.S., Winters, N., Tahi, M., Klotioloma, C., Sebastian, A., Marden, J.H., Maximova, S.N., and Guiltinan, M.J. (2019). Resistant and susceptible cacao genotypes exhibit defense gene polymorphism and unique early responses to Phytophthora megakarya inoculation. Plant Mol Biol (2019) 99: 499. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30739243


Fister, A.S., Landherr, L., Perryman, M., Zhang, Y., Guiltinan, M.J., and Maximova, S.N. (2018). Glucocorticoid receptor-regulated TcLEC2 expression triggers somatic embryogenesis in Theobroma cacao leaf tissue. PLOS ONE 13, e0207666. Open Access Link

Maximova, S., and Guiltinan, M. (2018). The potential of somatic embryogenesis for commercial-scale propagation of elite cacao varieties. In Achieving sustainable cultivation of cocoa, P. Umaharan, ed. (Burleigh Dodds Scientific Publishing). (https://shop.bdspublishing.com/store/bds/detail/product/3-190-9781838793548)

Gallego AM, Rojas LF, Parra O, Rodriguez HA, Mazo Rivas JC, Urrea AI, Atehortúa L, Fister AS, Guiltinan MJ, Maximova SN et al: Transcriptomic analyses of cacao cell suspensions in light and dark provide target genes for controlled flavonoid production. Scientific Reports 2018, 8(1):13575. Open Access Link

Fister, A. S., Landherr, L., Maximova, S. N. & Guiltinan, M. J. Transient Introduction of CRISPR/Cas9 Machinery Targeting TcNPR3 Enhances Defense Response in Theobroma cacao. Plant Biotechnology Frontiers in Plant Science, March 2, 2018. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2018.00268


Mejía, L., Herre, E., Sparks, J., Winter, K., García, M., Van Bael, S., Stitt, J., Shi, Z., Zhang, Y., Guiltinan, M. & Maximova, S. Pervasive effects of a dominant foliar endophytic fungus on host genetic and phenotypic expression in a tropical tree (reprint). Recent Advances in Symbiosis Research: Integrative Approaches, 52-67 ISBN: 9782889450152 (2017).

Leandro-Muñoz, M. E., Tixier, P., Germon, A., Rakotobe, V., Phillips-Mora, W., Maximova, S. & Avelino, J. Effects of microclimatic variables on the symptoms and signs onset of Moniliophthora roreri, causal agent of Moniliophthora pod rot in cacao. PLOS ONE 12, e0184638, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0184638 (2017).

Ali, S. S., Shao, J., Lary, D. J., Kronmiller, B. A., Shen, D., Strem, M. D., Amoako-Attah, I., Akrofi, A. Y., Begoude, B. A. D., ten Hoopen, G. M., Coulibaly, K., Kebe, B. I., Melnick, R. L., Guiltinan, M. J., Tyler, B. M., Meinhardt, L. W. & Bailey, B. A. Phytophthora megakarya and Phytophthora palmivora, Closely Related Causal Agents of Cacao Black Pod Rot, Underwent Increases in Genome Sizes and Gene Numbers by Different Mechanisms. Genome Biology and Evolution 9, 536-557, doi:10.1093/gbe/evx021 (2017).


Fister, A., Mejia, L., Zhang, Y., Herre, E., Maximova, S., and Guiltinan, M. (2016). Theobroma cacao L. pathogenesis-related gene tandem array members show diverse expression dynamics in response to pathogen colonization. BMC Genomics 17, 363. doi:10.1186/s12864-016-2693-3 (PDF Download with Supp. Files) (Download Open Access via Springer Nature https://rdcu.be/6i40)

Fister, A.S., Shi, Z., Zhang, Y., Helliwell, E.E., Maximova, S.N., and Guiltinan, M.J. (2016). Protocol: transient expression system for functional genomics in the tropical tree Theobroma cacao L. Plant Methods 12, 19. DOI 10.1186/s13007-016-0119-5 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26973706


Maximova, S. N., Guiltinan, M. J., Chapter 3 - Tissue Culture, I. & Laliberté, B., End, M., eds. Supplying new cocoa planting material to farmers: a review of propagation methodologies. 67-87 (Bioversity International, Rome, Italy, 2015). (PDF Download)

Helliwell EE, Vega-Arreguin J, Shi Z, Bailey B, Xiao S, Maximova SN, Tyler BM, Guiltinan MJ: Enhanced resistance in Theobroma cacao against oomycete and fungal pathogens by secretion of phosphatidylinositol-3-phosphate-binding proteins. Plant Biotechnology Journal 2015. 10.1111/pbi.12436 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/pbi.12436/full

Fister, A. S., O'Neil, S. T., Shi, Z., Zhang, Y., Tyler, B. M., Guiltinan, M. J. & Maximova, S. N. Two Theobroma cacao genotypes with contrasting pathogen tolerance show aberrant transcriptional and ROS responses after salicylic acid treatment. J Exp Bot, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26163705 (2015).

Liu, Y., Shi, Z., Maximova, S., Payne, M. J. & Guiltinan, M. J. Tc-MYBPA an Arabidopsis TT2-like transcription factor and functions in the regulation of proanthocyanidin synthesis in Theobroma cacao. BMC Plant Biology 15, doi:10.1186/s12870-015-0529-y (2015). http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2229/15/160

Guiltinan M, Maximova S: Applications of Genomics to the Improvement of Cacao. In: Chocolate and Health : Chemistry, Nutrition and Therapy. Edited by Wilson P, Hurst WJ: The Royal Society of Chemistry; 2015. http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/chapterhtml/2015/bk9781849739122-00067?isbn=978-1-84973-912-2&sercode=bk

Florez, S. L., Erwin, R. L., Maximova, S. N., Guiltinan, M. J. & Curtis, W. R. Enhanced somatic embryogenesis in Theobroma cacao using the homologous BABYBOOM transcription factor. BMC Plant Biol 15, 121, doi:10.1186/s12870-015-0479-4 (2015). (PDF)

Niemenak, N., Kaiser, E., Maximova, S. N., Laremore, T. & Guiltinan, M. J. Proteome analysis during pod, zygotic and somatic embryo maturation of Theobroma cacao. Journal of Plant Physiology 180, 49-60, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25889873 (2015).

Zhang Y, Maximova SN, Guiltinan MJ: Characterization of a stearoyl-acyl carrier protein desaturase gene family from chocolate tree, Theobroma cacao L. Frontiers in Plant Science 2015, 6(DOI 10.3389/fpls.2015.00239). http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpls.2015.00239/abstract

Goenaga, R., Guiltinan, M., Maximova, S., Seguine, E. & Irizarry, H. Yield Performance and Bean Quality Traits of Cacao Propagated by Grafting and Somatic Embryo-derived Cuttings. HortScience 50, 358-362 (2015). http://hortsci.ashspublications.org/content/50/3/358.abstract


Mejía LC, Herre EA, Sparks JP, Winter K, García MN, Van Bael SA, Stitt J, Shi Z, Zhang Y, Guiltinan MJ, Maximova SN: Pervasive effects of a dominant foliar endophytic fungus on host genetic and phenotypic expression in a tropical tree. Frontiers in Microbiology 2014, 5. DOI 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00479. http://journal.frontiersin.org/Journal/10.3389/fmicb.2014.00479/abstract

Maximova S, Florez S, Shen X, Niemenak N, Zhang Y, Curtis W, Guiltinan M: Genome-wide analysis reveals divergent patterns of gene expression during zygotic and somatic embryo maturation of Theobroma cacao L., the chocolate tree. BMC Plant Biology 2014, 14(1):185. http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2229-14-185.pdf

Zhang Y, Smith P, Maximova SN, Guiltinan MJ: Application of glycerol as a foliar spray activates the defence response and enhances disease resistance of Theobroma cacao. Molecular Plant Pathology doi:10.1111/mpp.12158 (2014). http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mpp.12158/pdf

Zhang, Y., Clemens, A., Maximova, S. N. & Guiltinan, M. J. The Theobroma cacao B3 domain transcription factor TcLEC2 plays a duel role in control of embryo development and maturation. BMC Plant Biol 14, 106, doi:10.1186/1471-2229-14-106 (2014). http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2229-14-106.pdf

Meinhardt, L. W., Costa, G. G., Thomazella, D. P., Teixeira, P. J., Carazzolle, M. F., Schuster, S. C., Carlson, J. E., Guiltinan, M. J., Mieczkowski, P., Farmer, A., Ramaraj, T., Crozier, J., Davis, R. E., Shao, J., Melnick, R. L., Pereira, G. A. & Bailey, B. A. Genome and secretome analysis of the hemibiotrophic fungal pathogen, Moniliophthora roreri, which causes frosty pod rot disease of cacao: mechanisms of the biotrophic and necrotrophic phases. BMC genomics 15, 164, doi:10.1186/1471-2164-15-164 (2014). http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2164/15/164


Yi, L., Zi, S., S, M., Payne, M., and Guiltinan, M.J. (2013). Proanthocyanidin synthesis in theobroma cacao: genes encoding anthocyanidin synthase, anthocyanidin reductase, and leucoanthocyanidin reductase. BMC Plant Biology 13, 202. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2229/13/202

Shi, Z., Zhang, Y., Maximova, S., and Guiltinan, M.J. (2013). TcNPR3 from Theobroma cacao functions as a repressor of the pathogen defense response. BMC Plant Biology 13, 204. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2229/13/204/abstract

Shi, Z., Maximova, S., Liu, Y., Verica, J., and Guiltinan, M.J. (2013). The Salicylic Acid Receptor NPR3 Is a Negative Regulator of the Transcriptional Defense Response during Early Flower Development in Arabidopsis. Molecular Plant 6, 802-816. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1674205214600411

Tian ZC, Zhang YF, Liu X, Chen C, Guiltinan MJ, Allcock HR. (2013) Biodegradable polyphosphazenes containing antibiotics: synthesis, characterization, and hydrolytic release behavior. Polym Chem-Uk 4(6):1826-1835. http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlepdf/2013/py/c2py21064a

Bailey, B.A., Crozier, J., Sicher, R.C., Strem, M.D., Melnick, R., Carazzolle, M.F., Costa, G.G.L., Pereira, G.A.G., Zhang, D., Maximova, S., Guiltinan, M., and Meinhardt, L. (2013). Dynamic changes in pod and fungal physiology associated with the shift from biotrophy to necrotrophy during the infection of Theobroma cacao by Moniliophthora roreri. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology 81, 84-96. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0885576512000732?via%3Dihub


Costa, G.G.L., Cabrera, O.G., Tiburcio, R.A., Medrano, F.J., Carazzolle, M.F., Thomazella, D.P.T., Schuster, S.C., Carlson, J.E., Guiltinan, M.J., Bailey, B.A., Mieczkowski, P., Pereira, G.a.A.G., and Meinhardt, L.W. (2012). The mitochondrial genome of Moniliophthora roreri, the frosty pod rot pathogen of cacao. Fungal Biology 116, 551-562. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1878614612000244

Mejia, L., Guiltinan, M., Shi, Z., Landherr, L., and Maximova, S. (2012). Expression of Designed Antimicrobial Peptides in Theobroma cacao L. Trees Reduces Leaf Necrosis Caused by Phytophthora spp. In Small Wonders: Peptides for Disease Control (American Chemical Society). pp. 379-395. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/bk-2012-1095.ch018


Xia, H., Yandeau-Nelson, M., Thompson, D., and Guiltinan, M. (2011). Deficiency of maize starch-branching enzyme I results in altered starch fine structure, decreased digestibility and reduced coleoptile growth during germination. BMC Plant Biology 11, 95. <pdf version>

Yandeau-Nelson, M., Laurens, L., Shi, Z., Xia, H., Smith, A., and Guiltinan, M. (2011). Starch Branching Enzyme IIa is required for proper diurnal cycling of starch in leaves of Zea mays. Plant Physiology Online Open Access 156, 479-490. <pdf version>


*Argout, X., *Salse, J., *Aury, J., *Guiltinan, M., Droc, G., Gouzy, J., Allegre, M., Chaparro, C., Legavre, T., Maximova, S., Abrouk, M., Murat, F., Fouet, O., Poulain, J., Ruiz, M., Roguet, Y., Rodier-Goud, M., Barbosa-Neto, J., Sabot, F., Kudrna, D., Ammiraju, J., Schuster, S., Carlson, J., Sallet, E., Schiex, T., Dievart, A., Kramer, M., Gelley, L., Shi, Z., Bérard, A., Viot, C., Boccara, M., Risterucci, A., Guignon, V., Sabau, X., Axtell, M., Ma, Z., Zhang, Y., Brown, S., Bourge, M., Golser, W., Song, X., Clement, D., Rivallan, R., Tahi, M., Akaza, J., Pitollat, B., Gramacho, K., D'Hont, A., Brunel, D., Infante, D., Kebe, I., Costet, P., Wing, R., McCombie, W., Guiderdoni, E., Quetier, F., Panaud, O., Wincker, P., Sidibe-Bocs, S., and Lanaud, C. (2010). (*These authors contributed equally to this work) The genome of Theobroma cacao. Nature Genetics: Published online: 26 December 2010 | doi:10.1038/ng.736 <pdf version> <supplement>

Aikpokpodion, P., Kolesnikova-Allen, M., Adetimirin, V., Guiltinan, M., Eskes, A., Motamayor, J., and Schnell, R. (2010). Population structure and molecular characterization of Nigerian field genebank collections of cacao, Theobroma cacao L. Silvae Genetica 59: 273-289. <pdf version>

Shi, Z., Maximova, S., Lui, Y., Verica, J., and Guiltinan, M. (2010). Functional Analysis of the Theobroma cacao NPR1 Gene in Arabidopsis. BMC Plant Biology , 10-248. <pdf version>

Micheli, F., Guiltinan, M., Gramacho, K., Wilkinson, M., Figueira, A., Cascardo, J., Maximova, S., and Lanaud, C. (2010). Functional Genomics of Cacao. In Advances in Botanical Research, J.-C. Kader and M. Delseny, eds (Burlington: Academic Press), pp. 119-177.

Cakirer, M., Ziegler, G., and Guiltinan, M. (2010). Seed Color as an Indicator of Flavanol Content in Theobroma cacao L. In Chocolate, Fast Foods and Sweeteners: Consumption and Health, M.R. Bishop, ed (Hauppauge, NY: Nova Publishers), pp. 257-270. <pdf version>

Tiburcio, R., Costa, G., Carazzolle, M., Mondego, J., Schuster, S., Carlson, J., Guiltinan, M., Bailey, B., Mieckowski, P., Meinhardt, L., and Pereira, G. (2010). 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. Journal of Molecular Evolution 70, 85-97. <pdf version>


Marelli, J.P., Maximova, S.N., Gramacho, K.P., Kang, S., and Guiltinan, M.J. (2009). Infection biology of Moniliophthora perniciosa on Theobroma cacao and alternate solanaceous hosts. Tropical Plant Biology 2, 149-160. <pdf version>

Oh, S., Zuo, Y., Zhang, H., Guiltinan, M., Logan, B., and Regan, J. (2009). Hydrogen production by Clostridium acetobutylicum ATCC 824 and megaplasmid-deficient mutant M5 evaluated using a large headspace volume technique. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 34, 9347-9353. <pdf version>


Argout, X., Fouet , O., Wincker, P., Gramacho, K., Legavre, T., Sabau, X., Risterucci, A., Da Silva, C., Cascardo, J., Allegre, M., Kuhn, D., Verica, J., Courtois, B., Loor, R., Regis, B., Sounigo, O., Ducamp, M., Guiltinan, M., Ruiz, M., Alemanno, L., Machado, R., Phillips, W., Schnell, R., Gilmour, M., Rosenquist, E., Butler, D., Maximova, S., and Lanaud, C. (2008). Towards the understanding of the cocoa transcriptome: Production and analysis of an exhaustive dataset of ESTs of Theobroma cacao generated from various tissues and under various conditions. BMC Genomics 9, 512. <pdf version>

Guiltinan, M., Verica, J., Zhang, D., and Figueira, A. (2008). Genomics of Theobroma cacao, the Food of the Gods. In Genomics of Tropical Crop Plants, P. Moore and R. Ming, eds (New York: Springer. <pdf version>

Maximova, S., Young, A., Pishak, S., and Guiltinan, M. (2008). Field performance of Theobroma cacao L. plants propagated via somatic embryogenesis. In Vitro Cell. Dev. Biol. - Plant 44, 487-493. <pdf version>

Maximova, S.N., Lock, T.C., and Guiltinan, M.J. (2008). Cocoa. In A Compendium of Transgenic Crop Plants, C. Kole and T. Hall, eds (Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing), pp. 85-98. <pdf version>

Melnick, R., Zidack, N., Bailey, B., Maximova, S., Guiltinan, M., and Backman, P. (2008). Bacterial endophytes: Bacillus spp. from vegetable crops as potential biological control agents of black pod rot of cacao. Biological Control 46, 46-56. <pdf version>

Mondego, J., Carazzolle, M., Costa, G., Formighieri, E., Parizzi, L., Cotomacci, C., Vidal, R., Nascimento, L., Estrela, R., Guiltinan, M., Bailey, B., Meinhardt, L., Cascardo, J., and Pereira, G. (2008). A genome survey of Moniliophthora perniciosa gives new insights about cacao Witches' Broom Disease. BMB Genomics 9, 548. <pdf version>

Swanson, J.-D., JE, C., and MJ, G. (2008). Comparative flower development in Theobroma cacao based on temporal morphological indicators. International Journal of Plant Sciences 169, 1187-1199. <pdf version>


Guiltinan, M. (2007). Cacao. In Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry: Transgenic Crops V, E. Pua and M. Davey, eds (Berlin Heidelbelg: Springer-Verlag), pp. 497-518. <pdf version>

Li, J., Guiltinan, M., and Thompson, D. (2007). Mutation of the maize sbe1a and ae genes alters morphology and physical behavior of wx-type endosperm starch granules. Carbohydr Res 342, 2619-2627. <pdf version>


Li, J., Guiltinan, M.J., and Thompson, D.B. (2006). The use of laser differential interference contrast microscopy for the characterization of starch granule ring structure. Starch/Starke 58, 1-5. <pdf version>

Maximova, S.N., Marelli, J.P., Young, A., Pishak, S., Verica, J.A., and Guiltinan, M.J. (2006). Over-expression of a cacao class I chitinase gene in Theobroma cacao L. enhances resistance against the pathogen, Colletotrichum gloeosporioides. Planta 224, 740-749. <pdf version>

Swanson, J., Carlson, J., and Guiltinan, M. (2006). Use of image analysis software as a tool to visualize non-radioactive signals in plant in situ analysis. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter 24, 105a-105e. <pdf version>

Traore, A., and Guiltinan, M. (2006). Effects of carbon source and explant type on somatic embryogenesis of four cacao genotypes. HortScience 41, 753-758. <pdf version>


Bailey, B., Bae, H., Strem, M.D., Antunez de Mayolo, G., and Guiltinan, M.J. (2005). Gene expression in leaves of Theobroma cacao in response to mechanical wounding, ethylene, or methyl jasmonate. Plant Science 128, 1247-1258. <pdf version>

Bailey, B.A., Bae, H., Strem, M.D., Antunez de Mayolo, G., Guiltinan, M.J., Verica, J.A., Maximova, S.N., and Bowers, J.H. (2005). Developmental expression of stress response genes in Theobroma cacao leaves and their response to Nep1 treatment and a compatible infection by Phytophthora megakarya. Plant Physiol Biochem 43, 611-622. <pdf version>

Maximova, S.N., Young, A., Pishak, S., Miller, C., Traore, A., and Guiltinan, M.J. (2005). Integrated system for propagation of Theobroma cacao L. In Protocol for somatic embryogenesis in woody plants, S.M. Jain and P.K. Gupta, eds (Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer), pp. 209-229. <pdf version>

Yao, Y., Guiltinan, M.J., and Thompson, D.B. (2005). High-performance size-exclusion chromatography (HPSEC) and fluorophore-assisted carbohydrate electrophoresis (FACE) to describe the chain-length distribution of debranched starch. Carbohydr Res 340, 701-710. <pdf version>


Tomscha, J.L., Trull, M.C., Deikman, J., Lynch, J.P., and Guiltinan, M.J. (2004). Phosphatase under-producer mutants have altered phosphorus relations. Plant Physiol 135, 334-345. <pdf version>

Verica, J.A., Maximova, S.N., Strem, M.D., Carlson, J.E., Bailey, B.A., and Guiltinan, M.J. (2004). Isolation of ESTs from cacao (Theobroma cacao L.) leaves treated with inducers of the defense response. Plant Cell Rep 23, 404-413. <pdf version>

Yao, Y., Thompson, D.B., and Guiltinan, M.J. (2004). Maize starch-branching enzyme isoforms and amylopectin structure. In the absence of starch-branching enzyme IIb, the further absence of starch-branching enzyme Ia leads to increased branching. Plant Physiol 136, 3515-3523. <pdf version>


Antunez de Mayolo, G., Maximova, S.N., Pishak, S., and Guiltinan, M.J. (2003). Moxalactam as a counter-selection antibiotic for Agrobacterium-mediated transformation and its positive effects on Theobroma cacao somatic embryogenesis. Plant Science 164, 607-615. <pdf version>

Maximova, S., Miller, C., Antunez de Mayolo, G., Pishak, S., Young, A., and Guiltinan, M.J. (2003). Stable transformation of Theobroma cacao L. and influence of matrix attachment regions on GFP expression. Plant Cell Rep 21, 872-883. <pdf version>

Traore, A., Maximova, S.N., and Guiltinan, M.J. (2003). Micropropagation of Theobroma cacao using somatic embryo-derived plants. In Vitro Cell. Dev. Biol. - Plant 39, 332-337. <pdf version>


Blauth, S.L., Kim, K.N., Klucinec, J., Shannon, J.C., Thompson, D., and Guiltinan, M. (2002). Identification of Mutator insertional mutants of starch-branching enzyme 1 (sbe1) in Zea mays L. Plant Mol Biol 48, 287-297. <pdf version>

Maximova, S.N., Alemanno, L., Young, A., Ferriere, N., Traore, A., and Guiltinan, M.J. (2002). Efficiency, genotypic variability, and cellular origin of primary and secondary somatic embryogenesis of Theobroma cacao L. In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology - Plant 38, 252-259. <pdf version>

Yao, Y., Guiltinan, M., Shannon, J., and Thompson, D. (2002). Single kernel sampling method for maize starch analysis while maintaining kernel vitality. Cereal Chemistry 79, 757-762. <pdf version>


Blauth, S.L., Yao, Y., Klucinec, J.D., Shannon, J.C., Thompson, D.B., and Guiltinan, M.J. (2001). Identification of Mutator insertional mutants of starch-branching enzyme 2a in corn. Plant Physiology 125, 1396-1405. <pdf version>


Carlini, L.E., Ketudat, M., Parsons, R.L., Prabhakar, S., Schmidt, R.J., and Guiltinan, M.J. (1999). The maize EmBP-1 orthologue differentially regulates opaque2-dependent gene expression in yeast and cultured maize endosperm cells. Plant Mol Biol 41, 339-349. <pdf version>

Kim, K.N., and Guiltinan, M.J. (1999). Identification of cis-acting elements important for expression of the starch-branching enzyme I gene in maize endosperm. Plant Physiol 121, 225-236. <pdf version>

Niu, X., Renshaw-Gegg, L., Miller, L., and Guiltinan, M.J. (1999). Bipartite determinants of DNA-binding specificity of plant basic leucine zipper proteins. Plant Mol Biol 41, 1-13. <pdf version>


Eckardt, N.A., McHenry, L., and Guiltinan, M.J. (1998). Overexpression of deltaEmBP, a truncated dominant negative version of the wheat G-box binding protein EmBP-1, alters vegetative development in transgenic tobacco. Plant Mol Biol 38, 539-549. <pdf version>

Kim, K.N., Fisher, D.K., Gao, M., and Guiltinan, M.J. (1998). Molecular cloning and characterization of the Amylose-Extender gene encoding starch branching enzyme IIB in maize. Plant Mol Biol 38, 945-956. <pdf version>

Kim, K.N., Fisher, D.K., Gao, M., and Guiltinan, M.J. (1998). Genomic organization and promoter activity of the maize starch branching enzyme I gene. Gene 216, 233-243. <pdf version>

Li, Z., Traore, A., Maximova, S., and Guiltinan, M.J. (1998). Somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration from floral explants of cacao (Theobroma cacao L.) using thidiazuron. In Vitro, Plant 34, 293-299. <pdf version>

Maximova, S.N., Dandekar, A.M., and Guiltinan, M.J. (1998). Investigation of Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of apple using green fluorescent protein: high transient expression and low stable transformation suggest that factors other than T-DNA transfer are rate-limiting. Plant Mol Biol 37, 549-559. <pdf version>

Tomscha, J.L., Dewald, A., Lynch, J.P., Guiltinan, M.J., and Deikman, J. (1998). Constitutive Phosphatase Secretion Mutants in Arabidopsis thaliana. Current Topics in Plant Physiology 19, 376-378.


Gao, M., Fisher, D.K., Kim, K.N., Shannon, J.C., and Guiltinan, M.J. (1997). Independent genetic control of maize starch-branching enzymes IIa and IIb. Isolation and characterization of a Sbe2a cDNA. Plant Physiol 114, 69-78. <pdf version>

Trull, M.C., Guiltinan, M.J., Lynch, J.P., and Deikman, J. (1997). The responses of wild-type and ABA mutant Arabidopsis thaliana plants to phosphorus starvation. Plant Cell Environ 20, 85-92. <pdf version>


Chang, C., Moll, B.A., Evenson, K.B., and Guiltinan, M.J. (1996). In vitro plantlet regeneration from cotyledon, hypocotyl and root explants of hybrid seed geranium. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture 45, 61-66. <pdf version>

Fisher, D.K., Gao, M., Kim, K.N., Boyer, C.D., and Guiltinan, M.J. (1996). Two closely related cDNAs encoding starch branching enzyme from Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Mol Biol 30, 97-108. <pdf version>

Fisher, D.K., Gao, M., Kim, K.N., Boyer, C.D., and Guiltinan, M.J. (1996). Allelic Analysis of the Maize amylose-extender Locus Suggests That Independent Genes Encode Starch-Branching Enzymes IIa and IIb. Plant Physiol 110, 611-619. <pdf version>

Gao, M., Fisher, D.K., Kim, K.N., Shannon, J.C., and Guiltinan, M.J. (1996). Evolutionary conservation and expression patterns of maize starch branching enzyme I and IIb genes suggests isoform specialization. Plant Mol Biol 30, 1223-1232. <pdf version>

Guiltinan, M.J., and Niu, X. (1996). cDNA encoding a wheat (Triticum aestivum cv. Chinese spring) glycine-rich RNA-binding protein. Plant Mol Biol 30, 1301-1306. <pdf version>

Niu, X., Adams, C.C., Workman, J.L., and Guiltinan, M.J. (1996). Binding of the wheat basic leucine zipper protein EmBP-1 to nucleosomal binding sites is modulated by nucleosome positioning. Plant Cell 8, 1569-1587. <pdf version>

Renshaw-Gegg, L., and Guiltinan, M.J. (1996). Optimization of PCR template concentrations for in vitro transcription-translation reactions. Biotechnology Letters 18, 679-682. <pdf version>


Fisher, D.K., and Guiltinan, M.J. (1995). Rapid, efficient production of homozygous transgenic tobacco plants with Agrobacterium tumefaciens: a seed-to-seed protocol. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter 13, 278-289. <pdf version>

Fisher, D.K., Kim, K.N., Gao, M., Boyer, C.D., and Guiltinan, M.J. (1995). A cDNA encoding starch branching enzyme I from maize endosperm. Plant Physiol 108, 1313-1314. <pdf version>

Guiltinan, M.J., and McHenry, L. (1995). Epitope tagging for the detection of fusion protein expression in transgenic plants. Methods Cell Biol 49, 143-151. <pdf version>

Shcherban, T.Y., Shi, J., Durachko, D.M., Guiltinan, M.J., McQueen-Mason, S.J., Shieh, M., and Cosgrove, D.J. (1995). Molecular cloning and sequence analysis of expansins--a highly conserved, multigene family of proteins that mediate cell wall extension in plants. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 92, 9245-9249. <pdf version>


Guiltinan, M.J., and Deikman, J. (1994). Molecular and Genetic Approaches to the Study of Plant Hormone Action. Horticultural Reviews 16, 1. <pdf version>

Guiltinan, M.J., and Miller, L. (1994). Molecular characterization of the DNA-binding and dimerization domains of the bZIP transcription factor, EmBP-1. Plant Mol Biol 26, 1041-1053. <pdf version>

Niu, X., and Guiltinan, M.J. (1994). DNA binding specificity of the wheat bZIP protein EmBP-1. Nucleic Acids Res 22, 4969-4978. <pdf version>

Tonoike, H., Han, I.S., Jongewaard, I., Doyle, M., Guiltinan, M., and Fosket, D.E. (1994). Hypocotyl expression and light downregulation of the soybean tubulin gene, tubB1. Plant J 5, 343-351. <pdf version>


Pla, M., Vilardell, J., Guiltinan, M.J., Marcotte, W.R., Niogret, M.F., Quatrano, R.S., and Pages, M. (1993). The cis-regulatory element CCACGTGG is involved in ABA and water-stress responses of the maize gene rab28. Plant Mol Biol 21, 259-266. <pdf version>

Quatrano, R.S., Guiltinan, M.J., and Marcotte, W.R. (1993). Regulation of gene expression by abscisic acid, in Control of Plant Gene Expression, pp. 69-90, CRC press, Boca Raton, FL. <pdf version>


Marcotte, W.R., Jr., Guiltinan, M.J., and Quatrano, R.S. (1992). ABA-regulated gene expression: cis-acting sequences and trans-acting factors. Biochem Soc Trans 20, 93-97. <pdf version>


DeVos, K.M., Atkinson, M.D., Chinoy, C.N., Guiltinan, M.G., Quatrano, R.S., and Gale, M.D. (1991). Chromosomal location and variability in wheat, barley and rye of a wheat gene encoding a bZIP protein (EmBP-1). Theoret. App. Genet. 82, 665-667. <pdf version>

Pedersen, T.J., Arwood, L.J., Spiker, S., Guiltinan, M.J., and Thompson, W.F. (1991). High mobility group chromosomal proteins bind to AT-rich tracts flanking plant genes. Plant Mol Biol 16, 95-104. <pdf version>


Guiltinan, M.J., Marcotte, W.R., Jr., and Quatrano, R.S. (1990). A plant leucine zipper protein that recognizes an abscisic acid response element. Science 250, 267-271. <pdf version>


Bustos, M.M., Guiltinan, M.J., Cyr, R.J., Anhdoot, D., and Fosket, D.E. (1989). Light regulation of beta-tubulin gene expression during internode development in soybean (Glycine max [L.] Merr.). Plant Physiology 91, 1157-1161. <pdf version>

Bustos, M.M., Guiltinan, M.J., Jordano, J., Begum, D., Kalkan, F.A., and Hall, T.C. (1989). Regulation of beta-glucuronidase expression in transgenic tobacco plants by an A/T-rich, cis-acting sequence found upstream of a French bean beta-phaseolin gene. Plant Cell 1, 839-853. <pdf version>

Guiltinan, M.J., Thomas, J.C., Nessler, C.L., and Thomas, T.L. (1989). Expression of DNA binding proteins in carrot somatic embryos that specifically interact with a cis regulatory element of the French bean phaseolin gene. Plant Mol Biol 13, 605-610. <pdf version>

Thomas, J.C., Guiltinan, M.J., Bustos, S., Thomas, J.C., and Nessler, C.L. (1989). Carrot (Daucus carota) hypocotyl transformation usingAgrobacterium tumefaciens Plant Cell Reports 8, 354-357. <pdf version>


Guiltinan, M.J., Schelling, M.E., Ehtesham, N.Z., Thomas, J.C., and Christensen, M.E. (1988). The nucleolar RNA-binding protein B-36 is highly conserved among plants. Eur J Cell Biol 46, 547-553. <pdf version>


Cyr, R.J., Bustos, M.M., M.J., G., and Fosket, D.E. (1987). Developmental modulation of tubulin protein and mRNA levels during somatic embryogenesis in cultured carrot cells. Planta 171, 365-376. <pdf version>

Cyr, R.J., Sotak, M., Bustos, M.M., Guiltinan, M.J., and Fosket, D.E. (1987). Changes in the relative electrophoretic mobility of higher plant tubulin subunits in SDS-polyacrylamide gels. Biochimica et biophysica acta 914, 28-34. <pdf version>

Guiltinan, M.J., Ma, D.P., Barker, R.F., Bustos, M.M., Cyr, R.J., Yadegari, R., and Fosket, D.E. (1987). The isolation, characterization and sequence of two divergent B-tubulin genes from soybean (Glycine max L.). Plant Molecular Biology 10, 171-184. <pdf version>

Guiltinan, M.J., Velten, J., Bustos, M.M., Cyr, R.J., Schell, J., and Fosket, D.E. (1987). The expression of a chimeric soybean beta-tubulin gene in tobacco. Molecular and General Genetics 207, 328-334. <pdf version>


Fosket, D., Radin, D., and Guiltinan, M. (1983). Chemical induction of carotenogenesis and its relationship to chromoplast differentiation in cultured plant tissues. In Biosynthesis and Function of Plant Lipids, W. Thompson, J. Mudd, and M. Gibbs, eds (Waltham, MA: American Society of Plant Physiologists), pp. 195-215. <pdf version>

Berns, M.W., Wile, A., Dahlman, A., Johnson, F., Burns, R., Sperling, D., Guiltinan, M., Siemens, A., Walter, R., and Hammer-Wilson, M. (1983). Cellular uptake, excretion and localization of hematoporphyrin derivative (HPD). Adv Exp Med Biol 160, 139-150.


Berns, M.W., Dahlman, A., Johnson, F.M., Burns, R., Sperling, D., Guiltinan, M., Siemens, A., Walter, R., Wright, W., Hammer-Wilson, M., and Wile, A. (1982). In vitro cellular effects of hematoporphyrin derivative. Cancer Res 42, 2325-2329. <pdf version>

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