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Demirer G, Silva T, Jackson C, Thomas J, Ehrhardt E, Rhee S, Mortimer JC*, Landry M. Nanotechnology to advance CRISPR/Cas genetic engineering of plants. Nature Nanotechnology (in press)

Jing B, Ishikawa T, Soltis NE, Inada N, Liang Y, Murawska GM, Fang L, Anderberhan F, Pidatala R, Yu X, Baidoo EEK , Kawai-Yamada M, Loque D, Kliebenstein DJ, Dupree P, Mortimer JC*. The Arabidopsis thaliana nucleotide sugar transporter GONST2 is a functional homolog of GONST1. Plant Direct (in press)

Verhertbruggen Y, Bouder A, Vigouroux J, Alvarado C, Geairon A, Guillon F, Wilkinson MD, Stritt F, Pauly M, Lee MY, Mortimer JC, Scheller HV, Mitchell RAC, Voiniciuc C, Saulnier S, Chateigner-Boutin AL (2021) The TaCslA12 gene expressed in the wheat grain endosperm synthesizes wheat-like mannan when expressed in yeast and Arabidopsis. Plant Sciences 302: 110693, doi: 10.1016/j.plantsci.2020.110693.


Gao Y, Lipton AS, Wittmer Y, Murray DT, Mortimer JC* (2020) A grass-specific cellulose–xylan interaction dominates in sorghum secondary cell walls. Nature Communcations, 11:6081, doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-19837-z. Summary from the LBNL/PNNL communications team here.

Cassim AM, Navon Y, Gao Y, Decossas M, Fouillen L, Grélard A, Nagano M, Lambert O, Bahammou D, Van Delft P, Maneta-Peyret L, Simon-Plas F, Heux L, Fragneto G, Mortimer JC, Deleu M, Lins L, Mongrand S. Purification, characterization and influence on membrane properties of the plant-specific sphingolipids GIPC. biorxiv, posted Oct 2nd 2020, doi, 0.1101/2020.10.01.313304

Hori C, Yu X, Mortimer JC, Sano R, Matsumoto T, Kikuchi J, Demura T, Ohtani M (2020) Impact of abiotic stress on the regulation of cell wall biosynthesis in Populus trichocarpa. Plant Biotechnology 37:273-83, doi: 10.5511/plantbiotechnology.20.0326a

Mason, P J, Furtado A, Marquardt A, Hodgson-Kratky K, Hoang Nam V, Botha FC, Papa G, Mortimer JC, Simmons B, Henry RJ (2020) Variation in sugarcane biomass composition and enzymatic saccharification of leaves, internodes and roots. Biotechnology for biofuels 13 (1), 1-19, doi: 10.1186/s13068-020-01837-2

Gao Y, Mortimer JC*. Unlocking the architecture of native plant cell walls via solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance. Methods in Cell Biology vol 160: 121-142, eds Anderson CT, Haswell E, Dixit R, doi: 10.1016/bs.mcb.2020.05.001 

• Baral NR, Dahlberg J, Putnam D, Mortimer JC, Scown CD (2020). Supply Cost and Life-Cycle Greenhouse Gas Footprint of Dry and Ensiled Biomass Sorghum for Biofuel Production. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 8 (42), 15855-15864 doi: abs/10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c03784

•Hori C, Yu C, Mortimer JC, Sano R, Matsumoto T, Kikuchi J, Demura T, Ohtani M. Impact of abiotic stress on the regulation of cell wall biosynthesis in Populus trichocarpa. Plant Biotechnology, 37:273-283, doi: 10.5511/plantbiotechnology.20.0326a

Dewhirst RA, Mortimer JC, Jardine KJ. Cell wall esters facilitate forest responses to climate (Trends in Plant Science, 25: 729-732, doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2020.05.011

•Eng T, Herbert RA, Martinez U, Wang B, Chen J, Brown B, Deutschbauer A, Bissell M, Mortimer JC*, Mukhopadhyay A* (2020) Iron Supplementation Eliminates Antagonistic Interactions Between Root Associated Bacteria. Frontiers in Microbiology 11, 1742, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.01742

•Vejlupkova Z, Warman C, Sharma R, Scheller HV, Mortimer JC, Fowler JE (2020) No evidence for transient transformation via pollen magnetofection in several monocot species. Nature Plants 6: 1323–1324, doi: 10.1101/2020.05.01.071266

Dewhirst RA*, Afseth CA, Castahana C, Mortimer JC, Jardine KJ (2020) Cell wall O-acetyl and methyl esterification patterns of leaves reflected in atmospheric emission signatures of acetic acid and methanol. PLoS One (online May 20th), doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0227591

Mortimer JC*, Scheller HV* (2020) Synthesis and function of complex sphingolipid glycosylation. Trends in Plant Science, 25: 522-524. doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2020.03.007

•Yang M, Baral NR, Simmons BA, Mortimer JC, Shih PM, Scown CD (2020). Accumulation of high-value compound in planta can improve the economics of advanced biofuels. PNAS, online March 27th. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2000053117

Sharma R, Liang Y, Lee MY, Pidatala VR, Mortimer JC*, Scheller HV* (2020) Agrobacterium-mediated transient transformation of sorghum leaves for accelerating functional genomics and genome editing studies. BMC research notes, 13:116; doi: 10.1186/s13104-020-04968-9


• Yoshida S, Kim S, Wafula EK, Tanskanen J, Kim YM, Honaas L, Yang Z, Spallek T, Conn CE, Ichihashi Y, Cheong K, Cui S, Der JP, Gundlach H, Jiao Y, Hori C, Ishida JK, Kasahara H, Kiba T, Kim MS, Koo N, Laohavisit A, Lee YH, Lumba A, McCourt P, Mortimer JC, Mutuku JM, Nomura T, Sasaki-Sekimoto Y, Seto Y, Wang Y, Wakatake T, Sakakibara H, Demura T, Yamaguchi S, Yoneyama K, Manabe R, Nelson DC, Schulman AH, Timko MP, dePamphilis CW, Choi D, Shirasu K (2019). Genome Sequence of Striga asiatica Provides Insight into the Evolution of Plant Parasitism. Current Biology, 29: 3041-3052. e4 , doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2019.07.086
• Langley S, Eng T, Wan KH, Herbert RA, Klein AP, Yoshikuni Y, Tringe SG, Brown JB, Celniker SE, Mortimer JC*, Mukhopadhyay A* (2019). Complete Genome Sequence of Agrobacterium sp. Strain 33MFTa1.1, Isolated from Thlaspi arvense Roots. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 8 (37) e00432-19; doi: 10.1128/MRA.00432-19
Herbert RA, Eng T, Martinez U, Wang B, Langley S, Wan K, Pidatala VR, Hoffman E, Chen JC, Bissell MJ, Brown JB, Mukhopadhyay*, Mortimer JC* (2019). Rhizobacteria mediate the phytotoxicity of a range of biorefinery‐relevant compounds. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 38:1911-1922. doi: 10.1002/etc.4501
• Baral NR, Sundstrom ER, Das L, Gladden J, Eudes A, Mortimer JC, Singer SW, Mukhopadhyay A, Scown CD (2019). Approaches for More Efficient Biological Conversion of Lignocellulosic Feedstocks to Biofuels and Bioproducts. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 7:9062-9079. doi: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b01229
•  Liang, Y, Eudes A, Yogisawa S, Jing B, Benites VT, Yamanaka R, Cheng-Yue C, Baidoo EE, Mortimer JC, Scheller HV, Loque D (2019). A screening method to identify efficient sgRNAs in Arabidopsis, used in conjunction with cell-specific lignin reduction. Biotechnology for Biofuels. 12:130. doi: 10.1186/s13068-019-1467-y
•  Yan J, Huang Y, Huan H, Han T, Di P, Sechet J, Fang L, Liang Y, Scheller HV, Mortimer JC, Ni L, Jiang M, Hou X, Zhang A (2019). Xyloglucan Endotransglucosylase-Hydrolase30 negatively affects salt tolerance in Arabidopsis. Journal of Experimental Botany 70: 5495-5506. doi: 10.1093/jxb/erz311
•  Bouchez P, Benites VT, Baidoo EK, Mortimer JC, Sullivan ML, Scheller HV, Eudes A (2019). Production of clovamide and its analogs in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Lactococcus lactis. Letters in Applied Microbiology 69: 181-189. doi: 10.1111/lam.13190
•  Yan D, Yadav SR, Paterlini A, Nicolas W, Petit J, Brocard L, Belevich I, Grison M, Vatén A, Karami L, el-Showk A, Lee JY, Murawska G, Mortimer JC, Knoblauch M, Jokitalo E, Markham J, Bayer E, Helariutta Y (2019) Sphingolipid biosynthesis modulates plasmodesmal ultrastructure and phloem unloading. Nature Plants 5:604. doi: 10.1038/s41477-019-0429-5
• Temple H, Mortimer JC, Tryfona T, Yu X, Lopez-Hernandez F, Sorieul M, Anders N, Dupree P (2019). Two members of the DUF579 family are responsible for arabinogalactan methylation in Arabidopsis. Plant Direct. 3:e00117. doi: 10.1002/pld3.117
Mortimer JC* (2019). Plant Synthetic Biology Could Drive a Revolution in BioFuels and Medicine. Experimental Biology and Medicine. 244:323-331 doi: 10.1177/1535370218793890


• Li G, Jones JC, Eudes A, Pidatala VR, Sun J, Xu F, Zhang C, Wei T, Jain R, Birdseye D, Canlas PE, Baidoo EEK, Duong PQ, Sharma MK, Singh S, Ruan D, Keasling JD, Mortimer JC, Loqué D, Bartley LE, Scheller HC, Ronald PC. Overexpression of a rice BAHD acyltransferase gene in switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) enhances saccharification. BMC Biotechnology 18(1):54 doi: 10.1186/s12896-018-0464-8
• Sechet J, Htwe S, Urbanowicz B, Agyeman A, Feng W, Ishikawa T, Colomes M, Satish Kumar K, Kawai-Yamada M, Dinneny JR, O’Neill MA, Mortimer JC*. Suppressing Arabidopsis GGLT1 affects growth by reducing the L-galactose content and borate cross-linking of rhamnogalacturonan II. Plant J. Online Early doi: 10.1111/tpj.14088
• Ishikawa T#, Fang L#, Rennie E, Sechet J, Yan J, Jing B, Moore W, Cahoon EB, Scheller HV, Kawai-Yamada M, Mortimer JC*. GINT1 is a GIPC GlcNAc glycosyltransferase. Plant Physiology. Early online May 2018. doi: 10.1104/pp.18.00396
•Laursen T, Stonebloom S, Pidatala V, Birdseye D, Clausen M, Mortimer JC, Scheller, HV. Bi-functional glycosyltransferases catalyze both extension and termination of pectic galactan oligosaccharides. Plant J. 2018 Feb 8. doi: 10.1111/tpj.13860
• Faria-Blanc N#, Mortimer JC#, Dupree P. “A Transcriptomic analysis of xylan mutants does not support the existence of a secondary cell wall integrity system in Arabidopsis.” (2018) Frontiers in Plant Science, 9:384. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2018.00384


•Lenarcic T, Albert I, Bohm H, Hodnik V, Pirc K, Zavec AB, Podobnik M, Pahovnik D, Zagar E, Pruitt R, Greimel P, Yamaji-Hasegawa A, Kobayashi T, Zienkiewicz A, Gomanm J, Mortimer JC, Fang L, Mamode-Cassim A, Deleu M, Lins L, Oecking C, Feussner I, Mongrand S, Anderluh G, Nurnberger T (2017) Eudicot plant-specific sphingolipids determine host selectivity of microbial NLP cytolysins. Science 358:1431-1434. doi: 10.1126/science.aan6874
•Tartaglio V, Rennie EA, Cahoon, R, Wang G, Baidoo E, Mortimer JC, Cahoon EB, Scheller HV (2017). Glycosylation of inositol phosphorylceramide sphingolipids is required for normal growth and reproduction in Arabidopsis. Plant J., 89: 278-290.  doi10.1111/tpj.13382
Pidatala VR#, Mahboubi A#, Mortimer JC* (2017). Structural Characterization of Mannan Cell Wall Polysaccharides in Plants Using PACE. JoVE 128. doi:10.3791/56424
•Liang Y, Richardon S, Yan J, Benites VT, Cheng-Yue C, Tran T, Mortimer JC, Mukohopadhyay A, Keasling JD, Scheller HV, Loque D (2017) Endoribonuclease-based two-component repressor systems for tight gene expression control in plants. ACS Synth Biol 19:805-816. doi: 10.1021/acssynbio.6b00295
•Moritz AM, Mortimer JC, Heazlewood JL (2017). Enrichment of the plant cytosolic fraction. Enrichment of the plant cytosolic fraction. In NL Taylor, AH Millar, eds, The Isolation of Plant Organelles and Structures: Methods and Protocols, Vol 1151. Humana Press, New York.   doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-6533-5_17
Mortimer, JC*. Structural analysis of cell wall polysaccharides using PACE. In M de Lucas, JP Etchells, eds. Xylem: methods and protocols. Springer, Berlin   doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-6722-3_16


•Simmons TJ#, Mortimer JC#, Bernadelli OD, Pöppler AC, Brown SP, Dupree R, Dupree P (2016). Folding of xylan onto cellulose fibrils in plant cell walls revealed by solid-state NMR. Nature Commun., 7:13902     doi10.1038/ncomms13902
Fang L, Ishikawa T, Rennie EA, Murawska GM, Lao J, Yan J, Tsai AYL, Baidoo EEK, Xu J, Keasling JD, Demura T, Kawai-Yamada M, Scheller HV, Mortimer JC* (2016). Loss of inositol phosphorylceramide sphingolipid mannosylation induces plant immune responses and reduces cellulose content in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell (published online 2016/11/28)     doi: 10.1105/tpc.16.00186
•Eudes A, Zhao N, Sathitsuksanoh N, Baidoo EEK, Lao J, Wang G, Yogiswara S, Lee TS, Singh S, Mortimer JC, Keasling J, Simmons BA, Loqué (2016). Expression of S-adenosylmethionine Hydrolase in Tissues Synthesizing Secondary Cell Walls Alters Specific Methylated Cell Wall Fractions and Improves Biomass Digestibility (2016) Front. Bioenerg. Bioeng. 4:58.      doi10.3389/fbioe.2016.00058
• Zhang Y, Nikolovski N, Sorieul M, Vellosillo T, McFarlane H, Ray Dupree R, Kesten C, Driemeier C, Lathe R, Lampugnani E, Yu X, Ivakov A, Doblin M, Mortimer JC, Brown S, Persson S, Dupree P (2016). Golgi-localized STELLO proteins regulate the assembly and trafficking of cellulose synthase complexes in Arabidopsis. Nature Commun., 7: 11656.     doi:10.1038/ncomms11656


• Sawake S, Tajima N, Mortimer JC, Lao J, Ishikawa T, Yu X, Yamanashi Y, Yoshimi Y, Kawai-Yamada M, Dupree P, Tsumuraya Y, Kotake T (2015). KONJAC1 and 2 are Key Factors for Generation of GDP-Mannose and Affect L-Ascorbic Acid and Glucomannan Biosynthesis in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 27:3397-3409.     doi10.1105/tpc.15.00379
Mortimer JC, Blanc NF, Yu X, Anders N, Tryfona T, Sorieul M, YZ Ng, Zhang Z, Stott K, Dupree P (2015). An unusual xylan in Arabidopsis primary cell walls is synthesised by GUX3, IRX9L, IRX10L and IRX14. Plant J., 83:413-426.     doi10.1111/tpj.12898
• Rogowski A, Briggs JA, Mortimer JC, Tryfona T, Terrapon N, Lowe EL, Baslé A, Day AM, Zheng H, Rogers TE, Yadav MP, Henrissat B, Martens EC, Dupree P, Gilbert1 HJ, Bolam DN (2015). Glycan complexity dictates microbial resource allocation in the large intestine. Nature Commun., 6: 7481.     doi: 10.1038/ncomms8481
• Dupree R, Simmons TJ, Mortimer JC, Patel D, Iugu D, Brown S, Dupree P (2015). Probing the Molecular Architecture of Plant Secondary Cell Walls Using Two- and Three-Dimensional 13C Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy Reveals Distinct Xylan Conformations. Biochemistry, 54: 2335-2345. [ACS Editors’ Choice article]     doi10.1021/bi501552k


• Rautengarten C, Ebert B, Moreno I, Temple H, Herter T, Lik B, Doñas D, Moreno A, Saéz-Aguayo S, Blanco MF, Mortimer JC, Schultink A, Reiter WD, Dupree P, Scheller H, Orellana A (2014). The Golgi localized bi-functional UDP-Rhamnose/UDP-Galactose transporter family of Arabidopsis. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 111:11563-11568.     doi10.1073/pnas.1406073111
• Rogowski A, Baslé A, Farinas CS, Solovyova A, Mortimer JC, Dupree P, Gilbert HG, Bolam DN (2014). Evidence that GH115 α-glucuronidase activity, which is required to degrade plant biomass, is dependent on conformational flexibility. JBC, 289:53-64.    doi10.1074/jbc.M113.525295
• Richards SL, Laohavisit A, Mortimer JC, Shabala L, Swarbreck SM, Shabala S, Davies JM (2014). Annexin 1 regulates the H2O2-induced calcium signature in Arabidopsis thaliana roots. Plant J., 77:136-145.     doi10.1111/tpj.12372


• Goue N, Mortimer JC, Zhang Z, Josserand M, Dupree P, Kakegawa K, Demura T (2013). Secondary cell wall characterization in a BY-2 inductive system. Plant Cell Tiss. Org., 115:223-232.      doi10.1007/s11240-013-0354-7
• Li X, Jackson P, Rubtsov DV, Blanc NMF, Mortimer JC, Turner SR, Krogh KB, Johansen KS, Dupree P (2013). Development and application of a high throughput carbohydrate profiling technique for analysing plant cell wall polysaccharides and polysaccharide hydrolases. Biotech. Biofuels, 6:94.     doi: 10.1186/1754-6834-6-94
Mortimer JC, Yu X, Albrecht S, Sicilia F, Huichalaf M, Ampuero D, Murphy AM, Matsunga T, Michaelson L, Matunaga T, Kurz S, Stephens E, Baldwin TC, Ishii T, Napier J, Weber APM, Handford MG, Dupree P (2013). Abnormal glycosphingolipid mannosylation triggers salicylic-acid mediated responses in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell, 25: 1881-1894.    doi: 10.1105/tpc.113.111500
• Van Acker R, Vanholme R, Storme V, Mortimer JC, Dupree P, Boerjan W (2013). Perturbation of lignin biosynthesis in Arabidopsis thaliana affects secondary cell wall composition and saccharification yield. Biotech. Biofuels, 6:46.     doi10.1186/1754-6834-6-46
• Bromley JR, Busse-Wicher M, Tryfona T, Mortimer JC, Zhang Z, Brown D, Dupree P (2013). GUX1 and GUX2 glucuronyltransferases decorate distinct domains of glucuronoxylan with different substitution patterns, Plant J., 74: 423–434.     doi10.1111/tpj.12135
• Wang Y, Mortimer JC, Davis J, Dupree P, Keegstra K (2013). Identification of an additional protein involved in mannan biosynthesis. Plant J. 73: 105-117.     doi10.1111/tpj.1201910.1111/tpj.12019


• Laohavisit A, Shang Z, Rubio L, Cuin T, Véry AA, Mortimer JC, Macpherson N, Yang Y, Coxon KM, Battey NH, Brownlee C, Park O, Schroeder JI, Sentenac H, Shabala S, Webb AAR, Davies JM. (2012) Arabidopsis thaliana Annexin 1 forms the radical-activated plasma membrane Ca2+-permeable channel in root cell growth. Plant Cell. 24:1522-1533.     doi10.1105/tpc.112.097881
• Anders N, Wilkinson MD, Lovegrove A, Freeman J, Tryfona T, Pellny TK, Weimar T, Mortimer JC, Stott K, Baker JM, Defoin-Platel M, Shewry P, Dupree P, Mitchell RAC (2012). Glycosyl transferases in family 61 mediate arabinofuranosyl transfer onto xylan in grasses. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 109: 989-993.     doi10.1073/pnas.1115858109


Mortimer JC, Miles GP, Brown DM, Zhang Z, Segura M, Weimar T, Yu X, Seffen K, Stephens E, Turner SR, Dupree P. (2010) Branches are absent from xylan in Arabidopsis gux mutants: Potential for the simplification of lignocellulosic biomass. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 107: 17409-17414. [This was highlighted as a “Choice from the Recent Literature” by Nature Chemical Biology, 6:790 (2010)].     doi10.1073/pnas.1005456107
• Yamaguchi, Goue N, Igarashi H, Ohtani M, Nakano Y, Mortimer JC, Nishikubo N, Kubo M, Katayama Y, Kakegawa K, Dupree P, Demura T. (2010) Vascular related NAC domain6 (VND6) and VND7 effectively induce transdifferentiation into xylem vessel elements under control of an induction system. Plant Physiol. 153: 906-14.     doi10.1104/pp.110.154013

2005 – 2009

• Goubet F, Barton CJ, Mortimer JC, Yu X, Zhang Z, Miles GP, Seffen K, Richens J, Liepman A, Dupree P. (2009) Cell wall glucomannan in Arabidopsis is synthesised by CSLA glycosyltransferases, and influences the progression of embryogenesis. Plant J. 60: 527-538. [Featured article]     doi10.1111/j.1365-313X.2009.03977.x
• Laohavisit A, Mortimer JC, Demidchik VD, Coxon K, Stancombe M, Macpherson N, Brownlee C, Hofmann A, Webb AAR, Midema H, Battey NH, Davies JM. (2009) Zea mays annexins modulate cytosolic free Ca2+, plasma membrane Ca2+ transport and have peroxidase activity. Plant Cell 21: 479-493.     doi10.1105%2Ftpc.108.059550
• Demidchik VD, Lin S, Shin R, Thompson E, Rubio L, Laohavisit A, Mortimer JC, Chivasa S, Slabas A, Glover B, Schachtman D, Shabala S, Davies J. (2009) Plant extracellular ATP signalling by plasma membrane NADPH oxidase and calcium channels. Plant J. 58: 903-918. [Featured article].     doi: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2009.03830.x
Mortimer JC, Coxon K, Laohavisit A, Davies JM. (2009) Heme-independent soluble and membrane-associated peroxidase activity of a Zea mays annexin preparation. Plant Sig. Behav. 4: 428-430.     doi: 10.4161%2Fpsb.4.5.8297
• Ridlova G, Mortimer JC, Maslen S, Dupree P, Stephens E. (2008) Isotope tagging and normal-phase liquid chromatography mass spectrometry for the relative quantitation of polysaccharides. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 22: 2723-2730.     doi10.1002/rcm.3665
Mortimer JC, Laohavisit A, Miedema H, Davies JM. (2008) Voltage, reactive oxygen species and calcium. Plant Sig. Behav. 3: 1393.     doi: N/A
Mortimer JC, Laohavisit A, Macpherson N, Webb AAR, Brownlee C, Battey NH, Davies JM. (2008) Annexins: multi-functional components of growth and adaptation. J. Ex. Bot. 59(3): 533-544.     doi: 10.1093/jxb/erm344
• Macpherson N, Takeda S, Shang Z, Dark A, Mortimer JC, Brownlee C, Dolan L, Davies JM. (2008) NADPH oxidase involvement in cellular integrity. Planta, 227:1415-1418.     doi10.1007/s00425-008-0716-210.1007/s00425-008-0716-2
Mortimer JC, Batley J, Love CG, Logan E, Edwards D, (2005). Simple sequence repeat (SSR) and GC distribution in the Arabidopsis thaliana genome. J. Plant Biotech. 7: 17-25.     doi: N/A