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Matias Kirst

Matias Kirst

Assistant Professor, Quantitative Genetics, University of Florida

Phone: (352) 846-0900

367 Newins-Ziegler Hall
P.O. Box 110410
Gainesville, FL 32611-0410



Ph.D. North Carolina State University, 2004

Research Interests:

Matias Kirst joined the School of Forest Resources and Conservation in 2005 as an Assistant Professor in Quantitative Genetics. In addition to his affiliation to the SFRC, he is also a member of the Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Program (PMCB) and the University of Florida Genetics Institute (UFGI). His group in Quantitative Genomics Research is part of the Forest Genomics Laboratory. Research is focused in three areas: (1) Fundamental Genomic Research in the genetic regulation of gene expression and gene expression networks; (2) Applied Genomic Research for the discovery of genes, metabolic and regulatory networks that control variation in wood quality, growth and other important traits for the forestry and agronomic industry; and (3) Technology and genomic tool development

Publications List:

Grattapaglia, D. and M. Kirst. Eucalyptus applied genomics: from gene sequences to breeding tools. New Phytologist (in press).
Maron, L.G., M. Kirst, C. Mao, M. Menossi and L.V. Kochian. Transcriptional profiling of Al toxicity and tolerance responses in maize roots. New Phytologist (in press).
Ma, C.-X., Q. Yu, A. Berg, D. Drost†, E. Novaes†, G. Fu, J.S. Yap, A. Tang, M. Kirst, Y. Cui and R. Wu. (2008) A pleiotropic model for mapping phenotypic plasticity of a count trait. Genetics 179: 627-636.
Gore, M., P. Bradbury, R. Hogers, M. Kirst, E. Verstege, J. van Oeveren, J. Peleman, E. Buckler and M. van Eijk. (2007) Evaluation of target preparation methods for single feature polymorphism detection in large complex plant genomes. Crop Science 47: S135-S148.
Kirst, M., R. Caldo, P. Casati, G. Tanimoto, V. Walbot, R.P. Wise and E.S. Buckler. (2006) Genetic diversity contribution to errors in short-oligonucleotide microarray analysis. Plant Biotechnology Journal 4: 489-498.
Tuskan, G.A., S.P. DiFazio, U. Hellsten, S. Jansson, S. Rombauts, N. Putnam, L. Sterck, J. Bohlmann, J. Schein, R.R. Bhalerao, R.P. Bhalerao, D. Blaudez, W. Boerjan, A. Brun, A. Brunner, V. Busov, M. Campbell, J. Carlson, M. Chalot, J. Chapman, G. Chen, D. Cooper, P.M. Coutinho, J. Couturier, S.F. Covert, R. Cunningham, J. Davis, S. Degroeve, C. dePamphilis, J. Detter, B. Dirks, I. Dubchak, S. Duplessis, J. Ehlting, B. Ellis, K. Gendler, D. Goodstein, M. Gribskov, I. Grigoriev, A. Groover, L. Gunter, B. Hamberger, B. Heinze, Y. Helariutta, B. Henrissat, D. Holligan, N. Islam-Faridi, M. Jones-Rhoades, R. Jorgensen, C. Joshi, J. Kangasjärvi, J. Karlsson, C. Kelleher, R. Kirkpatrick, M. Kirst, A. Kohler, U. Kalluri, F. Larimer, J. Leebens-Mack, J.C. Leplé, A. Déjardin, G. Pilate, P. Locascio, S. Lucas, F. Martin, B. Montanini, C. Napoli, D.R. Nelson, C.D. Nelson, K.M. Nieminen, O. Nilsson, G. Peter, R. Philippe, A. Poliakov, S. Ralph, P. Richardson, C. Rinaldi, K. Ritland, P. Rouzé, D. Ryaboy, A. Salamov, J. Schrader, B. Segerman, F. Sterky, C. Souza, C. Tsai, P. Unneberg, K. Wall, S. Wessler, G. Yang, T. Yin, C. Douglas, G. Sandberg, Y. van de Peer and D. Rokhsar (2006) The genome of western black cottonwood, Populus trichocarpa (Torr. & Gray ex Brayshaw). Science 313:1596-1604.
Tieman, D.M., M. Zeigler, E.A. Schmelz, M.G. Taylor, P. Bliss, M. Kirst and H.J. Klee. (2006) Identification of loci affecting flavour volatile emissions in tomato fruits. Journal of Experimental Botany 57:887-896.
Kirst, M., C.J. Basten, A. Myburg, Z.-B. Zeng and R. Sederoff. (2005) Genetic architecture of transcript level variation in differentiating xylemof Eucalyptus hybrids. Genetics 169: 2295-2303.
Kirst, M., C.M. Cordeiro, G.D.S.P. Rezende and D. Grattapaglia. (2005).. Power of microsatellite markers for fingerprinting and parentage analysis in Eucalyptus grandis breeding populations. Journal of Heredity 96:161-166.

Egertsdotter, U., L.M. van Zyl, J. MacKay, G. Peter, M. Kirst, C. Clark, R. Whetten and R. Sederoff. (2004) Gene expression during formation of earlywood and latewood in loblolly pine: expression profiles of 350 genes. Plant Biology 6:654-663.

Kirst, M., A. Myburg, M.E. Kirst, J. Scott and R. Sederoff. (2004) Quantitative analysis of transcript variation on microarrays reveals coordinated downregulation of lignin gene transcripts associated with two quantitative trait loci for growth in a Eucalyptus hybrid backcross. Plant Physiology 135:2368-2378.
Kirst, M., A.F. Johnson, C. Baucom, E. Ulrich, K. Hubbard, R. Staggs, C. Paule, E. Retzel, R. Whetten and R. Sederoff. (2003) Apparent homology of expressed genes from wood-forming tissues of loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) with Arabidopsis thaliana. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A 100:7383-7388.
Brondani, R.P.V., Gaiotto, F.A., Missiaggia, A.A., Kirst, M., Gribel, R. & Grattapaglia, D. (2003) Microsatellite markers for Ceiba pentandra (Bombacaceae), and endangered tree species of the Amazon forest. Molecular Ecology Notes 3:177-179.