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Mark Wilkinson

Role(s):
Post Doctoral Research Scientist
Plant Sciences
Harpenden
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Phone:
+44 (0) 1582 763 133 ext: +44 1582 938887
Location:
Rothamsted Research, West Common, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2JQ
Publications     Reprint No: 16425 Wilkinson, M. D., Edlin, D. A. N., Harwood, J. L., Lazzeri, P. A. & Jones, H. D. (1999). The effect of agriculturally-relevant environmental factors on the expression and stability of genes affecting wheat lipids. In Abstracts SET for Britain 99, House of Commons, London, 10 March 1999       Reprint No: 16426 Edlin, D. A. N., Kille, P., Wilkinson, M. D., Jones, H. D. & Harwood, J. L. (1999). Effects on leaf lipid metabolism in transgenic wheat varieties containing the Pisum sativum glycerol 3-phosphate acyltransferase gene. In Abstracts 16th Long Ashton International Symposium on Biotechnology of Cereals: Tools, Targets and Triumphs, Long Ashton, 13-15 September 1999       Reprint No: 16427 Wilkinson, M. D., Edlin, D. A. N., Harwood, J. L., Lazzeri, P. A. & Jones, H. D. (1999). The effect of agriculturally-relevant environmental factors on the expression and stability of genes affecting wheat lipids. In Abstracts 16th Long Ashton International Symposium on Biotechnology of Cereals: Tools, Targets and Triumphs, Long Ashton 13-15 March 1999       Reprint No: 16826 Wilkinson, M. D., Edlin, D. A. N., Lazzeri, P. A., Kille, P., Harwood, J. L. & Jones, H. D. (2000). The effect of agriculturally relevant environmental factors on the expression and stability of genes affecting wheat lipids. In Abstracts Annual Meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology, Exeter, 27-31 March 2000 C3.1.       Reprint No: 17220 Jones, H. D. & Wilkinson, M. D. (2001). Transformation of elite wheat varieties for improved end-use qualities: modification of gibberellin levels and pre-harvest sprouting. In Wheat in a Global Environment: Proceedings 6th International Wheat Conference, Budapest, 5-9 June 2000 Z. Bedo & L. Lang, eds, 203-209. Kluwer Academic, Dordrecht.       Reprint No: 17224 Edlin, D. A. N., Kille, P., Wilkinson, M. D., Jones, H. D. & Harwood, J. L. (2000). Morphological and metabolic changes in transgenic wheat with altered glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase or acyl-acyl carrier protein (ACP) thioesterase activities. Biochemical Society Transactions 28, 682-683.       Reprint No: 17437 Stone, M. C., Wilkinson, M. D., Huttly, A. K., Lenton, J. R. & Jones, H. D. (2001). Hormonal and developmental regulation of alpha-amylase in transgenic wheat. In Abstracts SEB Annual Meeting, Canterbury, 2-6 April 2001 P7.78.       Reprint No: 17517 Pastori, G. M., Wilkinson, M. D., Steele, S. H., Sparks, C. A., Jones, H. D. & Parry, M. A. J. (2001). Age-dependent transformation frequency in elite wheat varieties. Journal of Experimental Botany 52, 857-863.       Reprint No: 17952 Wilkinson, M. D., Edlin, D. A. N., Kille, P., Harwood, J. L. & Jones, H. D. (2001). Transformation of elite wheat varieties for improved agronomic and end-use qualities: modification of lipid biosynthesis and gibberellin levels. In Plants of the Balkan Peninsula: into the Next Millennium. Proceedings 2nd Balkan Botanical Congress, Istanbul, 14-18 May 2000       Reprint No: 18235 McKibbin, R. S., Wilkinson, M. D., Bailey, P. C., Flintham, J. E.,Andrew, L. M., Lazzeri, P. A., Gale, M. D., Lenton, J. R. & Holdsworth, M. J. (2002). Transcripts of Vp-1 homeologues are misspliced in modern wheat and ancestral species. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 99, 10203-10208.       Reprint No: 18565 Wilkinson, M. D., McKibbin, R. S., Bailey, P. C., Flintham, J. E., Gale, M. D., Lenton, J. R. & Holdsworth, M. J. (2002). Use of comparative molecular genetics to study pre harvest sprouting in wheat. Euphytica 126, 27-33.       Reprint No: 19073 Wilkinson, M. D., Lenton, J. R. & Holdsworth, M. J. (2003). Transcripts of Vp-1 homologues are misspliced in modern wheat and ancestral species. In Proceedings 10th International Wheat Genetics Symposium, Paestum, Italy, 1-6 September 2003 1069-1071.       Reprint No: 19379 Wilkinson, M. D., Flintham, J., Gale, M., Lenton, J. R. & Holdsworth, M. J. (2003). Transcripts of Vp-1 homeologues are misspliced in modern wheat and ancestral species. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A 134, S200.       Reprint No: 19384 Evans, D. J., Stone, M., Appleford, N. E. J., Wilkinson, M. D.,Jones, H. D., Ma, Q., Croker, S. J., Phillips, A. L., Hedden, P. & Lenton, J. R. (2003). Production and characterization of transgenic wheat with altered gibberellin catabolism. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A 134, S218.       Reprint No: 20200 Chamba, E. B., Halford, N. G., Forsyth, J., Wilkinson, M. & Shewry, P. R. (2005). Molecular cloning of beta-kafirin, a methionine-rich protein of sorghum grain. Journal of Cereal Science 41, 381-383.       �     Reprint No: 20448 Chen, M., Wilkinson, M., Tosi, P., He, G. & Shewry, P. R. (2005). Novel puroindoline and grain softness protein alleles in Aegilops species with the C, D, S, M and U genomes. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 111, 1159-1166.       Reprint No: 20708 Wilkinson, M. D., Lenton, J. R. & Holdsworth, M. J. (2005). Transcripts of Vp-1 homoeologues are alternatively spliced within the Triticeae tribe. Euphytica 143, 243-246.   Book Review: M. D. Wilkinson (2005) Methods in molecular biology, volume 286. Transgenic plants. Methods and protocols. Peña L, ed. 2005. Totowa, New Jersey: Humana Press. $115 (hardback). 448 pp.  Annals of Botany 2005 95(6):1068       Y. Yang, Y.Z. Ma, S. Xu, X, X. M. Chen, H. He, Z. Yu, M. Wilkinson, H. D. Jones, P. r. Shewry and L. Q. Xia (2007). Isolation and Characterization of Novel Viviparous-1 genes in Common Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Journal of Experimental Botany 58, No.11 pp2863-2871.    Nigel E.J. Appleford†, Mark D. Wilkinson, Qian Ma‡, Daniel J. Evans, Marlon C. Stone, Stephen P. Pearce, Stephen J. Powers, Stephen G. Thomas, Huw D. Jones, Andrew L. Phillips, Peter Hedden* and John R. Lenton (2007). Decreased shoot stature and grain α-amylase activity following ectopic expression of a gibberellin 2-oxidase gene in transgenic wheat.  Journal of Experimental Botany, Vol 58, No. 12, pp 3213-3226 (joint first author)    Jones HD, Wilkinson M, Doherty A and Wu H (2007) High Throughput Agrobacterium Transformation of Wheat: a Tool for Functional Genomics. In: Wheat Production in Stressed Environments. Proceedings of the 7th International Wheat Conference, 27 November - 2 December 2005, Mar del Plata, Argentina. Series: Developments in Plant Breeding , Vol. 12. Buck, H.T.; Nisi, J.E.; Salomón, N. (Eds.) 2007, XXI, 795 p. Springer Netherlands    Mark Wilkinson, Yongfang Wan, Paola Tosi, Michelle Leverington, John Snape; Rowan Mitchell and Peter Shewry (2008) Identification and Genetic Mapping of Variant Forms of Puroindoline b Expressed in Developing Wheat Grain.  Journal of Cereal Science 48: 722-728    Mariann Rakszegi, Mark D. Wilkinson, Paola Tosi, Alison Lovegrove, Geza Kovacs, Zoltan Bedo and Peter R. Shewry (2009) Puroindoline Genes and Proteins in Tetraploid and Hexaploid Species of Triticum.  Journal of Cereal Science 49: 202-211)    Cecilia Tamas, Boglarka Kisgyorgy-Nemeth, Mariann Rakszegi, Mark Wilkinson, Moon-Sik Yang, Laszlo Lang Zoltan Bedo (2009).  Transgenic approach to improve wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) nutritional quality.  Plant Cell Rep 28: 1085-1094.   Peter R Shewry, Jackie Freeman, Mark Wilkinson, Till Pellny and Rowan A C Mitchell (2010). Challenges and Opportunities for Using Wheat for Biofuel Production. Energy Crops, N.G Halford and Angela Karp eds; RSC Publishing; pp13-26 (Book Chapter)   Csilla Nemeth, Jackie Freeman, Huw D Jones, Caroline Sparks, Mark D Wilkinson, Annica A.M. Andersson, Per Åman, Fabienne Guillon, Luc Saulnier, Rowan AC Mitchell and Peter R Shewry(2010). Down-regulation of the CSLF6 gene results in decreased (1,3; 1,4)-β-D-glucan in endosperm of wheat.  Plant Physiology Vol. 152: 1209-1218.   G. A. Toole, G. Le Gall, I. J. Colquhoun, C. Nemeth, L. Saulnier, A. Lovegrove, T. Pellny, M. D. Wilkinson, J. Freeman, R. A. C. Mitchell, E. N. C. Mills, P. R. Shewry (2010). Temporal and spatial changes in cell wall composition in developing grains of wheat cv. Hereward.  Planta 232: 677-689. Glycosyl transferases in family 61 mediate arabinofuranosyl transfer onto xylan in grasses (2012) Nadine Anders, Mark D. Wilkinson, Alison Lovegrove, Jacqueline Freeman, Theodora Tryfona, Till K. Pellny, Thilo Weimar, Jennifer C. Mortimer, Katherine Stott, John M. Baker, Michael Defoin-Platel, Peter R. Shewry, Paul Dupree, and Rowan A. C. Mitchell.  PNAS; vol. 109; No.3; 989-993.    Patent Application GB1106964.8 – ‘A Method to Decrease the Viscosity of Flour’  Mark D. Wilkinson, Nathalie Castells-Brooke, Peter R. Shewry (2012).  Diversity of sequences encoded by the Gsp-1 genes in wheat and other grass species.  Journal of Cereal Science 57 (2013) 1-9 Lovegrove Alison, Wilkinson Mark D., Freeman Jackie, Pellny Till K., Tosi Paola, Saulnier Luc, Shewry Peter R., Mitchell Rowan A.C. (2013). RNAi suppression of genes in glycosyl transferase families 43 and 47 in wheat starchy endosperm causes large decreases in arabinoxylan content.  Joint first authorship. Plant Physiology, Vol 163; pp95-107.

Qualifications

1996:

PhD in Biology (St Patrick's University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, EIRE)