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Mark J. Guiltinan

Mark J. Guiltinan

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Professor of Plant Molecular Biology and Adjunct Professor of Biology

422 Life Sciences
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814)863-7957
Lab Address: 418 Life Sciences
Lab Phone: (814) 863-7958


  1. Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, 1986
  2. Humboldt State University, 1978

Postdoc Training

  1. University of North Carolina, 1998-1999
  2. Rhone Poulenc Agrochimie, 1997-1998
  3. Texas A&M University, 1986-1987

Research Interests

Plant Biotechnology and Molecular Biology

Selected Publications

  • Blauth, S. L., J. Klucinec, J.C. Shannon, D. B. Thompson, and M. J. Guiltinan. 2001. Identification of Mutator insertional mutants of starch branching enzyme 2a (Sbe2a) in Zea mays L. Plant Physiol. 125: 1396-1405.
  • Kim, K.N. and M. J. Guiltinan. 1999. Identification of cis-acting elements important for expression of the starch-branching enzyme 1 gene in maize endosperm. Plant Physiology 121:225-36.
  • Kim, K.-N., M. Gao, D. K. Fisher, and M. J. Guiltinan. 1999. Molecular cloning and characterization of the Amylose -Extender gene encoding starch branching enzyme IIB in maize. Plant Molecular Biology 38:945-956.
  • Kim, K.-N., M. Gao, D. K. Fisher, and M. J. Guiltinan. 1998. Genomic organization and promoter activity of the maize starch branching enzyme 1 gene. Gene 216:233-243.
  • Li, Z., A. Traore, S. Maximova, and M. J. Guiltinan. 1998. Somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration from floral explants of cacao (Theobroma cacao L.) using thidiazuron. In vitro Cell Developmental Biology 34:293-299.