Dr. Deborah Delmer

Dr. Deborah Delmer

Position Title
Professor Emeritus


Research Interests

Identification of genes involved in synthesis of cellulose and callose in higher plants; mode of action of herbicide(s) which affect cellulose biosynthesis.

Specialties / Focus

  • Cell and Developmental Biology


  • 1963 BA Bacteriology Indiana University
  • 1968 PhD Cell Biology University of California, San Diego


Holland N, D Holland, T Helentjaris, K Dhugga, B Xoconostle-Cazares, and DP Delmer. . A comparative analysis of the plant cellulose synthase gene family. Plant Physiology. :In Press

Delmer DP. 1999. Cellulose biosynthesis: exciting times for a difficult field of study. Annual Review of Plant Physiology and Plant Molecular Biology. 50:245-276

Potikha T, C Collins, D Johnson, DP Delmer, and A Levine. 1999. The involvement of hydrogen peroxide in the differentiation of secondary walls in cotton fibers. Plant Physiology. 119:849-858