Prof Michael Wilkinson

Prof Michael Wilkinson

Chair in Upland Agroecosystems

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Yang, S., Wilkinson, M., Wang, Y., Li, J., Paull, J. 2017. Gene Function Expression Profile of Faba bean (Vicia faba) Seeds. Journal of Applied Microbiology and Biochemistry 1 (3) 3:11

Wilkinson, M., Szabo, C., Ford, C., Yarom, Y., Croxford, A., Camp, A., Gooding, P. 2017. Replacing Sanger with Next Generation Sequencing to improve coverage and quality of reference DNA barcodes for plants. Scientific Reports 7 46040 10.1038/srep46040 Cadair

Ronca, S., Allainguillaume, J., Ford, C., Warren, J., Wilkinson, M. 2017. GM Risk Assessment: pollen carriage from Brassica napus to B. rapa varies widely between pollinators. Basic and Applied Ecology 19 pp. 36-44. 10.1016/j.baae.2017.01.007 Cadair

Wilkinson, M.J., Ronca, S., Riley, M.J., Warren, J., Ford, C.S., Breen, J. 2017. Characterizing difference in pollen carriage by bumblebee species in unimproved pastures. 19th EGF Symposium 2017.


Ellison, A.R., Rodrigues Lopez, C.M., Morán, P., Breen, J., Swain, M., Megias, M., Hegarty, M., Wilkinson, M.J., Pawluk, R., Consuegra Del Olmo, S. 2015. Epigenetic regulation of sex ratios may explain natural variation in self-fertilization rates. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 282 (1819) pp. 1900. 10.1098/rspb.2015.1900 Cadair


Rodríguez-López, C.M., Lloyd, A.J., Leonard, K., Wilkinson, M.J. 2012. Differential Effect of Three Base Modifications on DNA Thermostability Revealed by High Resolution Melting. Analytical Chemistry 84 (17) pp. 7336-7342. 10.1021/ac301459x Cadair

Nzeduru, C.V., Ronca, S., Wilkinson, M.J.Palli, S.R. 2012. DNA Barcoding Simplifies Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Crops in Biodiverse Regions. PLoS One 7 (5) e35929 10.1371/journal.pone.0035929 Other Cadair

S Wening, S., Croxford, A.E., Ford, C.S., Thomas, W.T.B., Forster, B.P., Okyere-Boateng, G., Nelson, S.P.C., Caligari, P.D.S., Wilkinson, M.J. 2012. Ranking the value of germplasm: new oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) breeding stocks as a case study. Annals of Applied Biology 160 (2) pp. 145-156. 10.1111/j.1744-7348.2011.00527.x Cadair

de Vere, N., Rich, T.C.G., Ford, C.R., Trinder, S.A., Long, C., Moore, C.W., Satterthwaite, D., Davies, H., Allainguillaume, J., Ronca, S., Tatarinova, T., Garbett, H., Walker, K., Wilkinson, M.J. 2012. DNA barcoding the native flowering plants and conifers of Wales. PLoS One 7 (6) e37945 10.1371/journal.pone.0037945 Cadair


Geyer, K.K., Rodríguez-López, C.M., Hoffmann, K.F., Chalmers, I.W., Munshi, S.E., Truscott, M., Heald, J.K., Wilkinson, M.J., Hoffmann, K.F. 2011. Cytosine methylation regulates oviposition in the pathogenic blood fluke Schistosoma mansoni. Nature Communications 2 424 10.1038/ncomms1433 Cadair

Lloyd, A.J., Wilkinson, M.J., Guzmán Asenjo, B., Rodriguez Lopez, C.M. 2011. Direct detection and quantification of methylation in nucleic acid sequences using high resolution melting analysis. Analytical Chemistry 82 (21) pp. 9100-9108. 10.1021/ac1024057 Cadair

Wilkinson, M.J. 2011. Does flax have the answer to the GM mix-up? Heredity 106 (6) pp. 907-908. 10.1038/hdy.2010.135 Cadair

Haider, N., Wilkinson, M.J. 2011. A set of plastid DNA-specific universal primers for flowering plants. Russian Journal of Genetics (Genetika) 47 (9) pp. 1066-1077. 10.1134/S1022795411090079 Cadair


Wilkinson, M.J., Caligari, P.D.S., Dear, P.H., Vu, T. 2010. BAC-HAPPY mapping (BAP mapping): a new and efficient protocol for physical mapping. PLoS One 5 (2) pp. paper e9089. 10.1371/journal.pone.0009089 Cadair

Gamarra, J.G., Ironside, J., De Vere, N., Allainguillaume, J., Wilkinson, M.J. 2010. Research-based Residential Fieldwork Learning: Double Bonus? Bioscience Education 16 (1) pp. 1-9. 10.3108/beej.16.6 Cadair

Wilkinson, M.J. 2010. Rules on experimental design to detect rare gene flow. Does flax have the answer to the GM mix up? Heredity 106 (6) pp. 907-908. Other Cadair

Micheli, F., Maximova, S., Gramacho, K.P., Guiltinan, M., Wilkinson, M.J., Lanaud, C., de Oliveira Figueira, A.V., de Mattos Cascardo, J.C. 2010. Functional genomics of Cacao. Advances in Botanical Research 55 (3) pp. 119-177. 10.1016/B978-0-12-380868-4.00003-X Cadair

Beaumont, M.A., Wilkinson, M.J., Battey, N.H., Chiurugwi, T. 2010. Adaptive divergence and speciation among sexual and pseudoviviparous populations of Festuca. Heredity 106 (5) pp. 854-861. 10.1038/hdy.2010.128 Cadair

Dunwell, J.M., Wilkinson, M.J., Nelson, S., Wening, S., Sitorus, A.C., Mienanti, D., Alfiko, Y., Croxford, A.E., Ford, C.S., Forster, B.P., Caligari, P.D.S. 2010. Production of haploids and doubled haploids in oil palm. BMC Plant Biology 10 pp. Paper 218. 10.1186/1471-2229-10-218 Cadair

Vu, T., Caligari, P.D.S., Wilkinson, M.J. 2010. A simple, high throughput method to locate single copy sequences from Bacterial Artificial Chromosome (BAC) libraries using High Resolution Melt analysis. BMC Genomics 11 (301) 301 10.1186/1471-2164-11-301 Cadair Other

Wetten, A.C., Rodriguez Lopez, C.M., Wilkinson, M.J. 2010. Progressive erosion of genetic and epigenetic variation in callus-derived cocoa (Theobroma cacao) plants. New Phytologist 186 (4) pp. 856-868. 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2010.03242.x Cadair


Wilkinson, M.J., Sicilia Bravo, H., Wetten, A.C., Rodriguez Lopez, C.M. 2009. Detection of somaclonal variation during cocoa somatic embryogenesis characterised using Cleaved Amplified Polymorphic Sequence (CAPS) and the new freeware Artbio. Molecular Breeding 25 (3) pp. 501-516. 10.1007/s11032-009-9348-x Cadair

Elliott, L.M., Mason, D.C., Allainguillaume, J., Wilkinson, M.J. 2009. Use of airborne remote sensing to detect riverside Brassica rapa to aid in risk assessment of transgenic crops. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 3 pp. paper no. 033562. 10.1117/1.3269615 Cadair

Wilkinson, M.J., Rodriguez Lopez, C.M., Adu-Gyamfi, R., Fang, J., Wetten, A. 2009. Use of secondary somatic embryos promotes genetic fidelity in cryopreservation of cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.). Agricultural and Food Science 18 (2 (Special issue)) pp. 152-159. 10.2137/145960609789267579 Cadair Other

King, G.J., Allender, C.J., Allainguillaume, J., Norris, C., Welters, R., Wilkinson, M.J., Cuccato, G., Harwood, T., Ford, C.S. 2009. Rapeseed cytoplasm gives advantage in wild relatives and complicates genetically modified biocontainment. New Phytologist 183 (4) pp. 1201-1211. 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2009.02877.x Cadair

Haider, N., Wilkinson, M.J., Allainguillaume, J. 2009. Spontaneous capture of oilseed rape (Brassica napus) chloroplasts by wild B. rapa: implications for the use of chloroplast transformation for biocontainment. Current Genetics 55 (2) pp. 139-150. 10.1007/s00294-009-0230-5 Cadair

Ford, C.S., Ayres, K.L., Toomey, N., Haider, N., Stahl, J.V.A., Kelly, L.J., Wikström, N., Hollingsworth, P.M., Duff, R.J., Hoot, S.B., Cowan, R.S., Chase, M.W., Wilkinson, M.J. 2009. Selection of candidate coding DNA barcoding regions for use on land plants. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 159 (1) pp. 1-11. 10.1111/j.1095-8339.2008.00938.x Cadair

Tepfer, M., Wilkinson, M.J. 2009. Fitness and beyond: preparing for the arrival of GM crops with ecologically important novel characters. Environmental Biosafety Research 8 (1) pp. 1-14. 10.1051/ebr/2009003 Cadair

Hollingsworth, P.M., Forrest, L.L., Spouge, J.L., Hajibabaei, M., Ratnasingham, S., van der Bank, M., Chase, M.W., Cowan, R.S., Erickson, D.L., Fazekas, A.J., Graham, S.W., James, K.E., Kim, K., Kress, W.J., Schneider, H., van AlphenStahl, J., Barrett, S.C.H., van den Berg, C., Bogarin, D., Burgess, K.S., Cameron, K.M., Carine, M., Chacon, J., Clark, A., Clarkson, J.J., Conrad, F., Devey, D.S., Hedderson, T.A.J., Ford, C.S., Hollingsworth, M.L., Husband, B.C., Kelly, L.J., Kesanakurti, P.R., Kim, J.S., Kim, Y., Lahaye, R., Lee, H., Long, D.G., Madriñán, S., Maurin, O., Meusnier, I., Newmaster, S.G., Park, C., Percy, D.M., Petersen, G., Richardson, J.E., Salazar, G.A., Savolainen, V., Seberg, O., Wilkinson, M.J., Yi, D., Little, D.P. 2009. A DNA Barcode for land plants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 106 (31) pp. 12794-12797. 10.1073/pnas.0905845106 Cadair

Kumar, M., Saranpaa, P., Barnett, J.R., Wilkinson, M.J. 2009. Juvenile-mature wood transition in pine: correlation between wood properties and candidate gene expression profile. Euphytica 166 (3) pp. 341-355. 10.1007/s10681-008-9815-1 Cadair

Geyer, K., Rodrigues Lopez, C.M., Wilkinson, M.J., Hoffmann, K.F. 2009. The Schistosoma mansoni genome is methylated. The Schistosome Molecular Toolbox Workshop. Cadair


Caligari, P.D.S., Rogers, T., Croxford, A.E., Wilkinson, M.J. 2008. High-resolution melt analysis to identify and map sequence-tagged site anchor points onto linkage maps: a white lupin (Lupinus albus) map as an exemplar. New Phytologist 180 (3) pp. 594-607. 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2008.02588.x Cadair

Kiaer, L.P., Jorgensen, R.B., Poulsen, G., Andersen, N.S., Andersen, B.A., D'Hertefeldt, T., Wilkinson, M.J. 2008. Processes affecting genetic structure and conservation: a case study of wild and cultivated Brassica rapa. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 56 (2) pp. 189-200. 10.1007/s10722-008-9354-6 Cadair Other

Croxford, A.E., Lopez, C.M.R., Wilkinson, M.J. 2008. High-resolution melt analysis for SNP discovery, linkage mapping and analysis of DNA methylation. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology 150 (3) Abstracts, Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Experimental-Biology, Marseille, FRANCE, JUL 06-10. pp. S49-S50. 10.1016/j.cbpa.2008.04.035 Cadair

Tricker, P., Gibbings, G., Cryer, N., Hadley, P., Wilkinson, M.J. 2008. Epigenetic control of stomatal number in response to humidity environment. 2008 Society of Experimental Biology Annual Main Meeting. 10.1016/j.cbpa.2008.04.518 Cadair

Amoah, S., Wilkinson, M.J., King, G., Dunwell, J.M. 2008. Understanding the relationship between DNA methylation and phenotypic plasticity in crop plants. 10.1016/j.cbpa.2008.04.364 Cadair

Wilkinson, M.J., Rodriguez Lopez, C.M. 2008. Detection of methylation in nucleic acid sequences. Cadair


Jones, H.D., Wilkinson, M., Doherty, A., Wu, H. 2007. High throughput Agrobacterium transformation of wheat: A tool for functional genomics. In H. T. Buck., J. E. Nisi., N. Salomon. (eds) Wheat Production in Stressed Environments: Proceedings of the 7th International Wheat Conference. Developments in Plant Breeding, vol. 12 7th International Wheat Conference (7 IWC). Springer Nature pp. 693-699. Cadair

Cavalcanti, J.J.V., Wilkinson, M.J. 2007. The first genetic maps of cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.). Euphytica 157 (1-2) pp. 131-143. 10.1007/s10681-007-9403-9 Cadair

Yang, Y., Ma, Y.Z., Xu, Z.S., Chen, X.M., He, Z.H., Yu, Z., Wilkinson, M., Jones, H., Shewry, P.R., Xia, L.Q. 2007. Isolation and characterization of Viviparous-1 genes in wheat cultivars with distinct ABA sensitivity and pre-harvest sprouting tolerance. Journal of Experimental Botany 58 (11) pp. 2863-2871. 10.1093/jxb/erm073 Cadair

Chase, M.W., Cowan, R.S., Hollingsworth, P.M., van den Berg, C., Madriñán, S., Peterson, G., Seberg, O., Jørgsensen, T., Cameron, K.M., Carine, M., Pederson, N., Hedderson, T.A.J., Conrad, F., Salazar, G.A., Richardson, J.E., Hollingsworth, M.L., Barraclough, T., Kelly, L., Wilkinson, M.J. 2007. A proposal for a standardised protocol to barcode all land plants. Taxon 56 (2) pp. 295-299. Cadair Other


Ford, C.S., J Allainguillaume, J., Allender, C.J., Cuccato, G., Grilli-Chantler, P., Wilkinson, M.J. 2006. Spontaneous gene flow from rapeseed (Brassica napus) to wild Brassica oleracea. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences pp. 3111-3115. 10.1098/rspb.2006.3686 Cadair


Battey, N.H., Wilkinson, M.J., Albani, M.C. 2004. The development of ISSR-derived SCAR markers around the SEASONAL FLOWERING LOCUS (SFL) in Fragaria vesca. Theoretical and Applied Genetics pp. 571-579. 10.1007/s00122-004-1654-4 Other Cadair


Wilkinson, M.J., Elliott, L.J., Allainguillaume, J., Shaw, M.W., Norris, C., Welters, R. 2003. Hybridization between Brassica napus and B-rapa on a national scale in the United Kingdom. Science 302 (5644) pp. 457-459. 10.1126/science.1088200 Other Cadair