Deborah P. Delmer

Deborah Delmer

Position Title
Professor Emeritus

Department of Plant Biology, College of Biological Sciences

1002 Life Sciences Addition

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