Prof Michael James Wilkinson

Prof Michael James Wilkinson

Chair in Upland Agroecosystems

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Gene Function Expression Profile of Faba bean (Vicia faba) SeedsYang, S., Wilkinson, M., Wang, Y., Li, J. & Paull, J. 2017 In : Journal of Applied Microbiology and Biochemistry.1, 3, 3:11
Replacing Sanger with Next Generation Sequencing to improve coverage and quality of reference DNA barcodes for plantsWilkinson, M., Szabo, C., Ford, C., Yarom, Y., Croxford, A., Camp, A. & Gooding, P. 2017 In : Scientific Reports.7, 46040
GM Risk Assessment: pollen carriage from Brassica napus to B. rapa varies widely between pollinatorsRonca, S., Allainguillaume, J., Ford, C., Warren, J. & Wilkinson, M. 2017 In : Basic and Applied Ecology.19, p. 36-449 p.
Characterizing difference in pollen carriage by bumblebee species in unimproved pasturesWilkinson, M. J., Ronca, S., Riley, M. J., Warren, J., Ford, C. S. & Breen, J. 2017 p. 633-635
Control of Gene Expression, Regulation of TranscripionTwyman, R. M. & Wilkinson, M. 2016 Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences. Thomas, B., Murphy, D. J. & Murray, B. G. (eds.). 2nd ed.Elsevier, Vol. 2, p. 138-1479 p.
Epigenetic regulation of sex ratios may explain natural variation in self-fertilization ratesEllison, 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 In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.282, 1819, p. 1900
Meristem micropropagation of cassava (Manihot esculenta) evokes genome-wide changes in DNA methylationKitimu, S. R., Taylor, J., March, T. J., Tairo, F., Wilkinson, M. & Rodríguez López, C. M. 2015 In : Frontiers in Plant Science.6, 590
Epi-fingerprinting and epi-interventions for improved crop production and food qualityRodríguez López, C. M. & Wilkinson, M. 2015 In : Frontiers in Plant Science.6, 397
Assessing the value of imperfect biocontainment nationally: rapeseed in the United Kingdom as an exemplarFord, C. S., Allainguillaume, J., Fu, T-Y. R., Mitchley, J. & Wilkinson, M. 2015 In : New Phytologist.205, 3, p. 1342–1349
DNA methylation biomarkers for predicting pregnancy complicationsBianco-Motto, T., Rodríguez López, C. M., Leemaqz, S., Buckberry, S., McCullough, D., Zhuang, Z., Dekker, G., Wilkinson, M. & Roberts, C. 2015 p. A38-A392 p.
Epigenetic rather than genetic factors may explain phenotypic divergence between coastal populations of diploid and tetraploid Limonium spp. (Plumbaginacaeae) in PortugalRois, A. S., Rodríguez López, C. M., Cortinhas, A., Erben, M., Espirito-Santo, D., Wilkinson, M. & Caperta, A. D. 2013 In : BMC Plant Biology.13, 205
Differential Effect of Three Base Modifications on DNA Thermostability Revealed by High Resolution MeltingRodríguez-López, C. M., Lloyd, A. J., Leonard, K. & Wilkinson, M. J. 2012 In : Analytical Chemistry.84, 17, p. 7336-73427 p.
DNA Barcoding Simplifies Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Crops in Biodiverse RegionsNzeduru, C. V., Ronca, S., Wilkinson, M. J. & Palli, S. R. (ed.) 2012 In : PLoS One.7, 5, e35929
Ranking the value of germplasm: new oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) breeding stocks as a case studyS 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 In : Annals of Applied Biology.160, 2, p. 145-15612 p.
DNA barcoding the native flowering plants and conifers of Walesde 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 In : PLoS One.7, 6, e37945
Cytosine methylation regulates oviposition in the pathogenic blood fluke Schistosoma mansoniGeyer, 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 In : Nature Communications.2, 424
Direct detection and quantification of methylation in nucleic acid sequences using high resolution melting analysisLloyd, A. J., Wilkinson, M. J., Guzmán Asenjo, B. & Rodriguez Lopez, C. M. 2011 In : Analytical Chemistry.82, 21, p. 9100-91089 p.
Does flax have the answer to the GM mix-up?Wilkinson, M. J. 2011 In : Heredity.106, 6, p. 907-9082 p.
A set of plastid DNA-specific universal primers for flowering plantsHaider, N. & Wilkinson, M. J. 2011 In : Russian Journal of Genetics (Genetika).47, 9, p. 1066-107712 p.
Rules on experimental design to detect rare gene flow. Does flax have the answer to the GM mix up?Wilkinson, M. J. 2010 In : Heredity.106, 6, p. 907-9082 p.
Functional genomics of CacaoMicheli, F., Maximova, S., Gramacho, K. P., Guiltinan, M., Wilkinson, M. J., Lanaud, C., de Oliveira Figueira, A. V. & de Mattos Cascardo, J. C. 2010 In : Advances in Botanical Research.55, 3, p. 119-17759 p.
Adaptive divergence and speciation among sexual and pseudoviviparous populations of FestucaBeaumont, M. A., Wilkinson, M. J., Battey, N. H. & Chiurugwi, T. 2010 In : Heredity.106, 5, p. 854-8618 p.
Production of haploids and doubled haploids in oil palmDunwell, 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 In : BMC Plant Biology.10, p. Paper 218
A simple, high throughput method to locate single copy sequences from Bacterial Artificial Chromosome (BAC) libraries using High Resolution Melt analysisVu, T-H-G., Caligari, P. D. S. & Wilkinson, M. J. 2010 In : BMC Genomics.11, 301, 301
Progressive erosion of genetic and epigenetic variation in callus-derived cocoa (Theobroma cacao) plantsWetten, A. C., Rodriguez Lopez, C. M. & Wilkinson, M. J. 2010 In : New Phytologist.186, 4, p. 856-86813 p.
BAC-HAPPY mapping (BAP mapping): a new and efficient protocol for physical mappingWilkinson, M. J., Caligari, P. D. S., Dear, P. H. & Vu, T-H-G. 2010 In : PLoS One.5, 2, p. paper e9089
Research-based Residential Fieldwork Learning: Double Bonus?Gamarra, J. G-P., Ironside, J., De Vere, N., Allainguillaume, J. & Wilkinson, M. J. 2010 In : Bioscience Education.16, 1, p. 1-9
Detection of somaclonal variation during cocoa somatic embryogenesis characterised using Cleaved Amplified Polymorphic Sequence (CAPS) and the new freeware ArtbioWilkinson, M. J., Sicilia Bravo, H., Wetten, A. C. & Rodriguez Lopez, C. M. 2009 In : Molecular Breeding.25, 3, p. 501-51616 p.
Use of airborne remote sensing to detect riverside Brassica rapa to aid in risk assessment of transgenic cropsElliott, L. M., Mason, D. C., Allainguillaume, J. & Wilkinson, M. J. 2009 In : Journal of Applied Remote Sensing.3, p. paper no. 033562
Use of secondary somatic embryos promotes genetic fidelity in cryopreservation of cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.)Wilkinson, M. J., Rodriguez Lopez, C. M., Adu-Gyamfi, R., Fang, J-Y. & Wetten, A. 2009 In : Agricultural and Food Science.18, 2 (Special issue), p. 152-1598 p.
Rapeseed cytoplasm gives advantage in wild relatives and complicates genetically modified biocontainmentKing, G. J., Allender, C. J., Allainguillaume, J., Norris, C., Welters, R., Wilkinson, M. J., Cuccato, G., Harwood, T. & Ford, C. S. 2009 In : New Phytologist.183, 4, p. 1201-121111 p.
Spontaneous capture of oilseed rape (Brassica napus) chloroplasts by wild B. rapa: implications for the use of chloroplast transformation for biocontainmentHaider, N., Wilkinson, M. J. & Allainguillaume, J. 2009 In : Current Genetics.55, 2, p. 139-15012 p.
Selection of candidate coding DNA barcoding regions for use on land plantsFord, 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 In : Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society.159, 1, p. 1-1111 p.
Fitness and beyond: preparing for the arrival of GM crops with ecologically important novel charactersTepfer, M. & Wilkinson, M. J. 2009 In : Environmental Biosafety Research.8, 1, p. 1-1414 p.
A DNA Barcode for land plantsHollingsworth , 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-J., 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-D., Lahaye, R., Lee, H-L., Long, D. G., Madriñán, S., Maurin, O., Meusnier, I., Newmaster, S. G., Park, C-W., Percy, D. M., Petersen, G., Richardson, J. E., Salazar, G. A., Savolainen, V., Seberg, O., Wilkinson, M. J., Yi, D-K. & Little, D. P. 2009 In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.106, 31, p. 12794-127974 p.
Juvenile-mature wood transition in pine: correlation between wood properties and candidate gene expression profileKumar, M., Saranpaa, P., Barnett, J. R. & Wilkinson, M. J. 2009 In : Euphytica.166, 3, p. 341-35515 p.
The Schistosoma mansoni genome is methylatedGeyer, K., Rodrigues Lopez, C. M., Wilkinson, M. J. & Hoffmann, K. F. 2009
High-resolution melt analysis to identify and map sequence-tagged site anchor points onto linkage maps: a white lupin (Lupinus albus) map as an exemplarCaligari, P. D. S., Rogers, T., Croxford, A. E. & Wilkinson, M. J. 2008 In : New Phytologist.180, 3, p. 594-60714 p.
Processes affecting genetic structure and conservation: a case study of wild and cultivated Brassica rapaKiaer, L. P., Jorgensen, R. B., Poulsen, G., Andersen, N. S., Andersen, B. A., D'Hertefeldt, T. & Wilkinson, M. J. 2008 In : Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution.56, 2, p. 189-20012 p.
High-resolution melt analysis for SNP discovery, linkage mapping and analysis of DNA methylationCroxford, A. E., Lopez, C. M. R. & Wilkinson, M. J. 2008 In : Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology.150, 3, p. S49-S505 p.
Epigenetic control of stomatal number in response to humidity environmentTricker, P., Gibbings, G., Cryer, N., Hadley, P. & Wilkinson, M. J. 2008 p. S190-S191
Understanding the relationship between DNA methylation and phenotypic plasticity in crop plantsAmoah, S., Wilkinson, M. J., King, G. & Dunwell, J. M. 2008 p. S145-S145
Detection of methylation in nucleic acid sequencesWilkinson, M. J. & Rodriguez Lopez, C. M. 2008
The first genetic maps of cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.)Cavalcanti, J. J. V. & Wilkinson, M. J. 2007 In : Euphytica.157, 1-2, p. 131-14312 p.
Isolation and characterization of Viviparous-1 genes in wheat cultivars with distinct ABA sensitivity and pre-harvest sprouting toleranceYang, 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 In : Journal of Experimental Botany.58, 11, p. 2863-28719 p.
A proposal for a standardised protocol to barcode all land plantsChase, 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 In : Taxon.56, 2, p. 295-2995 p.
High throughput Agrobacterium transformation of wheat: A tool for functional genomicsJones, H. D., Wilkinson, M., Doherty, A. & Wu, H. 2007 Wheat Production in Stressed Environments: Proceedings of the 7th International Wheat Conference. Buck, H. T., Nisi, J. E. & Salomon, N. (eds.). Springer Nature, p. 693-6997 p. (Developments in Plant Breeding; vol. 12)
Spontaneous gene flow from rapeseed (Brassica napus) to wild Brassica oleraceaFord, C. S., J Allainguillaume, J., Allender, C. J., Cuccato, G., Grilli-Chantler, P. & Wilkinson, M. J. 2006 In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.p. 3111-31155 p.
The development of ISSR-derived SCAR markers around the SEASONAL FLOWERING LOCUS (SFL) in Fragaria vescaBattey, N. H., Wilkinson, M. J. & Albani, M. C. 2004 In : Theoretical and Applied Genetics.p. 571-5799 p.
Hybridization between Brassica napus and B-rapa on a national scale in the United KingdomWilkinson, M. J., Elliott, L. J., Allainguillaume, J., Shaw, M. W., Norris, C. & Welters, R. 2003 In : Science.302, 5644, p. 457-4593 p.