Brian Dilkes

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Professor, Department of Biochemistry
Ph.D., University of Arizona

Contact Info:
WSLR B35B's/Dilkes-CV.pdf 

Training Group(s):
Plant Biology

Active Mentor - currently hosting PULSe students for laboratory rotations and recruiting PULSe students into the laboratory; serves on preliminary exam committees

Current Research Interests:

Genetics Evolution Hormones Metabolism Environmental Adaptation

Selected Publications:

Best NB*, Addo-Quaye C, Weil CP, Schulz B, Johal GS, Dilkes BP* 2021 The nuclear pore complex component, aladin1, is necessary for asymmetric cell division in maize. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics

Simpson JP, Wunderlich Cu, Li X, Svedin E, Dilkes B*, Chapple C* 2021 Metabolic Source Isotopic Pair Labeling and Genome-Wide Association Are Complementary Tools for the Identification of Metabolite-Gene Associations in Plants. The Plant Cell

Henderson AN, Khangura RS, Dilkes BP, Sparks EE. 2020 Bracing for sustainable agriculture: the development and function of brace roots in members of Poaceae. Current Opinions in Plant Biology 59: 101985

Khangura RS, Johal GS, and Dilkes BP* 2020 Variation in maize chlorophyll biosynthesis alters plant architecture. Plant Physiology. 184(1):300-315

Khangura RS, Venkata BP, Marla S, Mickelbart MV, Braun DM, Dilkes BP*, Johal GS* 2020 Allelic interactions of induced and natural variation at oil yellow1 impacts flowering time in maize G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics 10(2): 797–810

Khangura RS, Marla S, Venkata BP, Heller NJ, Johal GS, and Dilkes BP* 2019 A Very Oil Yellow1 modifier of the Oil Yellow1-N1989 allele uncovers a cryptic phenotypic impact of cis-regulatory variation in maize. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics 9:375-390

Marla SR, Chu K, Chintamanani S, Multani D, Klempien A, DeLeon A, Bong-suk, Dunkle LD, Dilkes BP, Johal GS 2018 Adult plant resistance in maize to northern leaf spot is a feature of partial loss-of-function alleles of Hm1. Plos Pathogens 14 (10): e1007356

Schaefer RJ, Michno J, Jeffers J, Hoekenga O, Dilkes BP, Baxter B, Myers CL 2018 Integrating co-expression networks with GWAS to prioritize causal genes in maize. Plant Cell 30 (12), 2922-2942

Sindhu A, Janick-Buckner D, Bukner B, Gray J, Zehr U, Dilkes BP*, Johal GS* 2018 Propagation of cell death in dropdead1, a sorghum ortholog of the maize lls1 mutant. PlosOne 13 (9): e0201359

Addo-Quaye C, M Tuinstra, N Carraro, C Weil, BP Dilkes*. 2018 Whole Genome Sequence Accuracy Is Improved by Replication in a Population of Mutagenized Sorghum. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, g3. 300301.2017

Best NB, Johal G, Dilkes BP*. 2017 Phytohormone inhibitor treatments phenocopy brassinosteroid–gibberellin dwarf mutant interactions in maize. Plant Direct. 1(2):1–18.

Addo-Quaye C1, Buescher E1, Best NB, Chaikam V, Baxter I and Dilkes B*. 2017 Gene identification using high throughput sequencing and EMS variation induced inbred lines. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics 7(2):413-425 doi: 10.1534/g3.116.029.660

Best NB, Hartwig T, Budka J, Fujioka S, Johal G, Schulz B, Dilkes BP*. 2016 Brassinosteroids and Gibberellic acids are mutually dependent in the control of maize development. Plant Physiology 171(4): 2633-2647

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