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Michael Mickelbart

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Associate Professor
PhD, Purdue University


Contact Info:

mmickelb@purdue.edu
(765) 494-7902


Training Group(s):
Integrative Plant Sciences


Current Research Interests:

• The genetic basis of plant water use

• Stomatal development and water use

• Use of stable isotopes to study plant processes



Selected Publications:

McLachlan, D.H., J. Lan, C.-M. Geilfus, A.N. Dodd, T. Larson, A.Baker, H. Horak, H. Kollist, Z. He, I. Graham, M.V. Mickelbart, and A.M. Hetherington. 2016. The breakdown of stored triacylglycerols is required during light-induced stomatal opening. Current Biology 26:707–712.

Sandoval, J.F., C.Y. Yoo, M.J. Gosney, and M.V. Mickelbart. 2016. Growth of Arabidopsis thaliana and Eutrema salsugineum in a closed growing system designed for quantification of plant water use. Journal of Plant Physiology 193:110–118.

Mickelbart, M.V., P.M. Hasegawa, and J. Bailey-Serres. 2015. Abiotic stress tolerance: Genetic mechanisms of abiotic stress tolerance that translate to crop yield stability. Nature Reviews Genetics 16:237–251.

Stanton, K.M. and M.V. Mickelbart. 2014. Maintenance of water uptake and reduced water loss contribute to water stress tolerance of Spiraea alba Du Roi and Spiraea tomentosa L. Horticulture Research 1, 14033 doi:10.1038/hortres.2014.33.

Baxter, I., G. Ziegler, B. Lahner, M.V. Mickelbart, R. Foley, J. Danku, P. Armstrong, D. Salt, and O. Hoekenga. 2014. Single kernel ionomic profiles are highly heritable indicators of genetic and environmental influences on elemental accumulation in maize grain (Zea mays). PLoS One 9(1): e87628. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0087628.

Schaffer, B., P.M. Gil, M.V. Mickelbart, and A.W. Whiley. 2013. Ecophysiology. In: B. Schaffer, B.N. Wolstenholme, and A.W. Whiley (eds.). The Avocado: Botany Production and Uses, 2nd Edition. CAB International Press, Wallingford, UK 416 pp.

Weng, H., C.Y. Yoo, M.J. Gosney, P.M. Hasegawa, and M.V. Mickelbart. 2012. Poplar GTL1 is a Ca2+/calmodulin-binding transcription factor that functions in plant water use efficiency and drought tolerance. PLoS One 7:e32925.

Yoo, C.Y., P.M. Hasegawa, and M.V. Mickelbart. 2011. Regulation of stomatal density by the GTL1 transcription factor for improving water use efficiency. Plant Signalling & Behavior 6:1069-1071.

Mickelbart, M.V., P.M. Hasegawa, and D.E. Salt. 2010. Responses and Adaptations to Abiotic Stress. In: L. Taiz and E. Zeiger (eds.). Plant Physiology, 5th Ed. Sinauer Associates, Inc., Sunderland, Massachusetts.

Yoo, C.Y., H.E. Pence, J.B. Jin, K. Miura, M.J. Gosney, P.M. Hasegawa, and M.V. Mickelbart. 2010. The Arabidopsis GTL1 transcriiption factor regulates water use efficiency and drought tolerance. The Plant Cell 22:4128-4141.

Orsini, F., M.P. D'Urzo, G. Inan, S. Serra, D.H.-Oh, M.V. Mickelbart, F. Consiglio, X. Li, J.C. Jeong, D.-J. Yun, H.J. Bohnert, R.A. Bressan, and A. Maggio. 2010. A comparative study of salt tolerance parameters in eleven wild relatives of Arabidopsis thaliana. Journal of Experimental Botany 61:3787-3798.

Peel, G.J., M.V. Mickelbart, and D. Rhodes. 2010. Choline metabolism in glycinebetaine accumulating and non-accumulating near-isogenic lines of Zea mays and Sorghum bicolor. Phytochemistry 71:404-414.

Yoo, C.Y., H.E. Pence, P.M. Hasegawa, and M.V. Mickelbart. 2009. Regulation of transpiration to improve crop water use. Critical Reviews in Plant Science 28:410-431.

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