Jenny Mortimer

Associate Professor Jenny Mortimer

Associate Professor

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Agriculture is facing huge challenges, including climate change, growing populations, and degrading soils. The replacement of fossil fuels with biobased solutions (biofuels and bioproducts) also requires huge amounts of plant biomass. Development of sustainable and robust crops, tuned to produce desirable produts, will be part of the solution.

We’re interested in how the plant makes and uses complex multi-unit sugar chains (polysaccharides). In particular, we explore the plant cell wall – a structure that surrounds every plant cell, and acts like a skeleton. It provides support to the plant, and protection from the environment and predators. The plants cell wall is also really important to humans. It provides us with dietary fiber, animal feed, fuel, building materials, paper, fabric etc. It is also a carbon-sink, since it is a store of carbon sucked out of the air and fixed during photosynthesis.

Some of the questions we are asking include “how is the plant cell wall made?”, “what else does the plant do with complex sugars?”, “do plants with altered cell walls interact differently with their environment, including with microbes?” and “why are there so many glycosyltransferases?”. We apply knowledge to engineer plants with biomass tailored for downstream processes.

More recently, we’ve become interested in how to understand this sort of biology across scale, and how to connect findings in the lab with findings in the field. By applying the principles of synthetic biology (design-build-test-learn), we aim to understand the roles of complex glycans, and predicitively engineer them to produce sustainble, robust crops. This includes designing plants for closed environment agriculture ("vertical farming") and for growth in Space!

This research has led us down some interesting routes, including work with glycosylinositolphosphorylceramides (GIPCs) – glycosylated sphingolipids which dominate the outer leaflet of the plant plasma membrane. The sugar headgroups point into the apoplast, and we have identified a number of glycosyltransferases responsible for their synthesis, and shown that they are critical for plant surivival. We also have some interesting observations on the importance of the GIPC glycans in plant-microbe interactions (pathogens and beneficial microbes), cellulose synthesis and cell-cell adhesion, but there is lot more to do to establish mechanism.

The species we work on span model systems (Arabidopsis, Brachypodium) to crops (sorghum, switchgrass, poplar), and future crops (duckweed).

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2021 - ongoing Associate Professor University of Adelaide
    2021 - ongoing Affiliate Staff Scientist Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    2020 - 2020 Adjunct Associate Professor University of Adelaide
    2018 - 2021 Staff Scientist Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    2016 - 2020 Deputy VP, Feedstocks Division Joint BioEnergy Institute
    2014 - ongoing Director of Plant Systems Biology Joint BioEnergy Institute
    2014 - 2018 Reserch Scientist Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    1998 - 1999 Lab Technician Zylepsis
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2003 - 2008 University of Cambridge United Kingdom PhD
    2002 - 2003 University of Exeter United Kingdom Masters (MRes)
    1999 - 2002 University of Bristol United Kingdom BSc(Hons)
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2013 - 2014 RIKEN FPR Research Fellow RIKEN Japan
    2007 - 2013 Postdoctoral Researcher University of Cambridge United Kingdom
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2022 Silva, T. N., Thomas, J. B., Dahlberg, J., Rhee, S. Y., & Mortimer, J. C. (2022). Progress and challenges in sorghum biotechnology, a multipurpose feedstock for the bioeconomy. Journal of Experimental Botany, 73(3), 646-664.
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    2022 Munson, C. R., Gao, Y., Mortimer, J. C., & Murray, D. T. (2022). Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance as a Tool to Probe the Impact of Mechanical Preprocessing on the Structure and Arrangement of Plant Cell Wall Polymers. Frontiers in Plant Science, 12, 9 pages.
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    2022 Yang, L., Zhao, M., Sha, G., Sun, Q., Gong, Q., Yang, Q., . . . Li, G. (2022). The genome of the rice variety LTH provides insight into its universal susceptibility mechanism to worldwide rice blast fungal strains. Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal, 20, 1012-1026.
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    2022 Gao, Y., & Mortimer, J. C. (2022). Reimagining Lignin for the Biorefinery. Plant and Cell Physiology, 63(6), 734-736.
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    2022 Ferreira, S. S., Goeminne, G., Simoes, M. S., de Almeida Pina, A. V., Alves de Lima, L. G., Pezard, J., . . . Cesarino, I. (2022). Transcriptional and metabolic changes associated with internode development and reduced cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenase activity in sorghum. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BOTANY, 27 pages.
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    2022 Mortimer, J. C., & Gilliham, M. (2022). SpaceHort: redesigning plants to support space exploration and on-earth sustainability. Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 73, 246-252.
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    2021 Verhertbruggen, Y., Bouder, A., Vigouroux, J., Alvarado, C., Geairon, A., Guillon, F., . . . Chateigner-Boutin, A. L. (2021). The TaCslA12 gene expressed in the wheat grain endosperm synthesizes wheat-like mannan when expressed in yeast and Arabidopsis. Plant Science, 302, 110693.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS4 Europe PMC1
    2021 Ohtani, M., Kotake, T., Mortimer, J. C., & Demura, T. (2021). The Mechanics and Biology of Plant Cell Walls: Resilience and Sustainability for Our Future Society.. Plant Cell Physiol, 62(12), 1787-1790.
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    2021 Dewhirst, R. A., Lei, J., Afseth, C. A., Castanha, C., Wistrom, C. M., Mortimer, J. C., & Jardine, K. J. (2021). Are methanol-derived foliar methyl acetate emissions a tracer of acetate-mediated drought survival in plants?. Plants, 10(2), 1-14.
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    2021 Demirer, G. S., Silva, T. N., Jackson, C. T., Thomas, J. B., W. Ehrhardt, D., Rhee, S. Y., . . . Landry, M. P. (2021). Nanotechnology to advance CRISPR–Cas genetic engineering of plants. Nature Nanotechnology, 16(3), 243-250.
    DOI Scopus30 WoS29 Europe PMC16
    2021 Jing, B., Ishikawa, T., Soltis, N., Inada, N., Liang, Y., Murawska, G., . . . Mortimer, J. C. (2021). The Arabidopsis thaliana nucleotide sugar transporter GONST2 is a functional homolog of GONST1.. Plant direct, 5(3), 1-13.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS4 Europe PMC1
    2021 Moore, W. M., Chan, C., Ishikawa, T., Rennie, E. A., Wipf, H. M. L., Benites, V., . . . Scheller, H. V. (2021). Reprogramming sphingolipid glycosylation is required for endosymbiont persistence in Medicago truncatula. Current Biology, 31(11), 2374-2385.e4.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS5 Europe PMC1
    2021 Cassim, A. M., Navon, Y., Gao, Y., Decossas, M., Fouillen, L., Grélard, A., . . . Mongrand, S. (2021). Biophysical analysis of the plant-specific GIPC sphingolipids reveals multiple modes of membrane regulation. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 296, 1-21.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS12 Europe PMC3
    2021 Mortimer, J. (2021). Editorial Feature: Meet the PCP Editor—Jenny Mortimer. Plant and Cell Physiology, 62(5), 747-748.
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    2021 Cole, B., Bergmann, D., Blaby-Haas, C. E., Blaby, I. K., Bouchard, K. E., Brady, S. M., . . . Dickel, D. E. (2021). Plant single-cell solutions for energy and the environment. Communications Biology, 4(1), 12 pages.
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    2021 Dewhirst, R. A., Handakumbura, P., Clendinen, C. S., Arm, E., Tate, K., Wang, W., . . . Jardine, K. J. (2021). High Temperature Acclimation of Leaf Gas Exchange, Photochemistry, and Metabolomic Profiles in Populus trichocarpa. ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, 5(8), 1813-1828.
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    2020 Mortimer, J. C., & Scheller, H. V. (2020). Synthesis and Function of Complex Sphingolipid Glycosylation. Trends in Plant Science, 25(6), 522-524.
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    2020 Eng, T., Herbert, R., Martinez, U., Wang, B., Chen, J., Brown, B., . . . Mukhopadhyay, A. (2020). Iron Supplementation Eliminates Antagonistic Interactions Between Root Associated Bacteria.
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    2020 Hori, C., Takata, N., Lam, P. Y., Tobimatsu, Y., Nagano, S., Cullen, D., & Mortimer, J. (2020). Identifying transcription factors that reduce wood recalcitrance and improve enzymatic degradation of xylem cell wall in Populus.. Sci Rep, 10(1), 22043.
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    2020 Mason, P. J., Furtado, A., Marquardt, A., Hodgson-Kratky, K., Hoang, N. V., Botha, F. C., . . . Henry, R. J. (2020). Variation in sugarcane biomass composition and enzymatic saccharification of leaves, internodes and roots. Biotechnology for Biofuels, 13(1), 19 pages.
    DOI Scopus1 Europe PMC1
    2020 Baral, N. R., Dahlberg, J., Putnam, D., Mortimer, J. C., & Scown, C. D. (2020). Supply cost and life-cycle greenhouse gas footprint of dry and ensiled biomass sorghum for biofuel production. ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 8(42), 15855-15864.
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    2020 Yang, M., Baral, N. R., Simmons, B. A., Mortimer, J. C., Shih, P. M., & Scown, C. D. (2020). Erratum: Accumulation of high-value bioproducts in planta can improve the economics of advanced biofuels (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.(2020) 117 (8639–8648) DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2000053117). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117(43), 27061.
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    2020 Vejlupkova, Z., Warman, C., Sharma, R., Scheller, H. V., Mortimer, J. C., & Fowler, J. E. (2020). No evidence for transient transformation via pollen magnetofection in several monocot species.
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    2020 Gao, Y., Lipton, A. S., Wittmer, Y., Murray, D. T., & Mortimer, J. C. (2020). A grass-specific cellulose–xylan interaction dominates in sorghum secondary cell walls. Nature Communications, 11(1), 10 pages.
    DOI Scopus27 WoS25 Europe PMC11
    2020 Dewhirst, R. A., Afseth, C. A., Castanha, C., Mortimer, J. C., & Jardine, K. J. (2020). Cell wall O-acetyl and methyl esterification patterns of leaves reflected in atmospheric emission signatures of acetic acid and methanol. PLOS ONE, 15(5), 1-16.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS4 Europe PMC1
    2020 Yang, M., Baral, N. R., Simmons, B. A., Mortimer, J. C., Shih, P. M., & Scown, C. D. (2020). Accumulation of high-value bioproducts in planta can improve the economics of advanced biofuels. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(15), 8639-8648.
    DOI Scopus31 WoS28 Europe PMC8
    2020 Sharma, R., Liang, Y., Lee, M. Y., Pidatala, V. R., Mortimer, J. C., & Scheller, H. V. (2020). Agrobacterium-mediated transient transformation of sorghum leaves for accelerating functional genomics and genome editing studies. BMC Research Notes, 13(1), 1-7.
    DOI Scopus13 Europe PMC5
    2020 Vejlupkova, Z., Warman, C., Sharma, R., Scheller, H. V., Mortimer, J. C., & Fowler, J. E. (2020). No evidence for transient transformation via pollen magnetofection in several monocot species. Nature Plants, 6(11), 1323-1324.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS11 Europe PMC9
    2020 Hori, C., Yu, X., Mortimer, J. C., Sano, R., Matsumoto, T., Kikuchi, J., . . . Ohtani, M. (2020). Impact of abiotic stress on the regulation of cell wall biosynthesis in populus trichocarpa. Plant Biotechnology, 37(3), 1-11.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS7 Europe PMC1
    2020 Eng, T., Herbert, R. A., Martinez, U., Wang, B., Chen, J. C., Brown, J. B., . . . Mukhopadhyay, A. (2020). Iron Supplementation Eliminates Antagonistic Interactions Between Root-Associated Bacteria. Frontiers in Microbiology, 11, 1-11.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS5 Europe PMC3
    2020 Dewhirst, R. A., Mortimer, J. C., & Jardine, K. J. (2020). Do Cell Wall Esters Facilitate Forest Response to Climate?. Trends in Plant Science, 25(8), 729-732.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2019 Yan, D., Yadav, S. R., Paterlini, A., Nicolas, W. J., Petit, J. D., Brocard, L., . . . Helariutta, Y. (2019). Publisher Correction: Sphingolipid biosynthesis modulates plasmodesmal ultrastructure and phloem unloading (Nature Plants, (2019), 5, 6, (604-615), 10.1038/s41477-019-0429-5). Nature Plants, 5(9), 1023.
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    2019 Yan, D., Yadav, S. R., Paterlini, A., Nicolas, W. J., Petit, J. D., Brocard, L., . . . Helariutta, Y. (2019). Sphingolipid biosynthesis modulates plasmodesmal ultrastructure and phloem unloading.. Nature plants, 5(6), 604-615.
    DOI Scopus42 WoS38 Europe PMC21
    2019 Sharma, R., Liang, Y., Lee, M. Y., Pidatala, V., Mortimer, J. C., & Scheller, H. V. (2019). Agrobacterium-mediated transient transformation of sorghum leaves for accelerating functional genomics and genome editing studies.. Research Square.
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    2019 Langley, S., Eng, T., Wan, K. H., Herbert, R. A., Klein, A. P., Yoshikuni, Y., . . . Mukhopadhyay, A. (2019). Complete Genome Sequence of Agrobacterium sp. Strain 33MFTa1.1, Isolated from Thlaspi arvense Roots. Microbiology Resource Announcements, 8(37), 1-3.
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    2019 Sharma, R., Liang, Y., Lee, M. Y., Pidatala, V. R., Mortimer, J. C., & Scheller, H. V. (2019). Agrobacterium-mediated transient transformation of sorghum leaves for accelerating functional genomics and genome editing studies. biorxiv.
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    2019 Dewhirst, R. A., Afseth, C. A., Castanha, C., Mortimer, J. C., & Jardine, K. J. (2019). Cell wall O-acetyl and methyl esterification patterns of leaves reflected in atmospheric emission signatures of acetic acid and methanol. biorxiv.
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    2019 Mortimer, J. C. (2019). Plant synthetic biology could drive a revolution in biofuels and medicine. Experimental Biology and Medicine, 244(4), 323-331.
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    2019 Yan, J., Huang, Y., He, H., Han, T., Di, P., Sechet, J., . . . Zhang, A. (2019). Xyloglucan endotransglucosylase-hydrolase30 negatively affects salt tolerance in Arabidopsis. Journal of Experimental Botany, 70(19), 5495-5506.
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    2019 Yoshida, S., Kim, S., Wafula, E. K., Tanskanen, J., Kim, Y. M., Honaas, L., . . . Shirasu, K. (2019). Genome Sequence of Striga asiatica Provides Insight into the Evolution of Plant Parasitism. Current Biology, 29(18), 3041-3052.
    DOI Scopus62 WoS66 Europe PMC29
    2019 Herbert, R. A., Eng, T., Martinez, U., Wang, B., Langley, S., Wan, K., . . . Mortimer, J. C. (2019). Rhizobacteria Mediate the Phytotoxicity of a Range of Biorefinery-Relevant Compounds. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 38(9), 1911-1922.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2019 Liang, Y., Eudes, A., Yogiswara, S., Jing, B., Benites, V. T., Yamanaka, R., . . . Loqué, D. (2019). A screening method to identify efficient sgRNAs in Arabidopsis, used in conjunction with cell-specific lignin reduction. Biotechnology for Biofuels, 12(1), 1-15.
    DOI Scopus25 WoS22 Europe PMC13
    2019 Bouchez, P., Teixeira Benites, V., Baidoo, E. E. K., Mortimer, J. C., Sullivan, M. L., Scheller, H. V., & Eudes, A. (2019). Production of clovamide and its analogues in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Lactococcus lactis. Letters in Applied Microbiology, 69(3), 181-189.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS6 Europe PMC3
    2019 Baral, N. R., Sundstrom, E. R., Das, L., Gladden, J., Eudes, A., Mortimer, J. C., . . . Scown, C. D. (2019). Approaches for More Efficient Biological Conversion of Lignocellulosic Feedstocks to Biofuels and Bioproducts. ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 7(10), 9062-9079.
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    2019 Temple, H., Mortimer, J. C., Tryfona, T., Yu, X., Lopez-Hernandez, F., Sorieul, M., . . . Dupree, P. (2019). Two members of the DUF579 family are responsible for arabinogalactan methylation in Arabidopsis. Plant Direct, 3(2), 1-4.
    DOI Scopus15 WoS15 Europe PMC6
    2018 Ebert, B., Birdseye, D., Liwanag, A. J. M., Laursen, T., Rennie, E. A., Guo, X., . . . Scheller, H. V. (2018). The three members of the Arabidopsis Glycosyltransferase Family 92 are functional β-1,4-galactan synthases. Plant and Cell Physiology, 59(12), 2624-2636.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS15 Europe PMC9
    2018 Li, G., Jones, K. C., Eudes, A., Pidatala, V. R., Sun, J., Xu, F., . . . Ronald, P. C. (2018). Overexpression of a rice BAHD acyltransferase gene in switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) enhances saccharification. BMC Biotechnology, 18(1), 1-10.
    DOI Scopus25 WoS25 Europe PMC12
    2018 Faria-Blanc, N., Mortimer, J. C., & Dupree, P. (2018). A transcriptomic analysis of xylan mutants does not support the existence of a secondary cell wall integrity system in arabidopsis. Frontiers in plant science, 9, 1-12.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS17 Europe PMC10
    2018 Laursen, T., Stonebloom, S. H., Pidatala, V. R., Birdseye, D. S., Clausen, M. H., Mortimer, J. C., & Scheller, H. V. (2018). Bifunctional glycosyltransferases catalyze both extension and termination of pectic galactan oligosaccharides. The Plant Journal, 94(2), 340-351.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS15 Europe PMC9
    2018 Ishikawa, T., Fang, L., Rennie, E. A., Sechet, J., Yan, J., Jing, B., . . . Mortimer, J. C. (2018). GLUCOSAMINE INOSITOLPHOSPHORYLCERAMIDE TRANSFERASE1 (GINT1) Is a GlcNAc-Containing Glycosylinositol Phosphorylceramide Glycosyltransferase.. Plant physiology, 177(3), 938-952.
    DOI Scopus25 WoS24 Europe PMC10
    2018 Sechet, J., Htwe, S., Urbanowicz, B., Agyeman, A., Feng, W., Ishikawa, T., . . . Mortimer, J. C. (2018). Suppression of Arabidopsis GGLT1 affects growth by reducing the L-galactose content and borate cross-linking of rhamnogalacturonan-II.. The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology, 96(5), 1036-1050.
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    2017 Lenarčič, T., Albert, I., Böhm, H., Hodnik, V., Pirc, K., Zavec, A. B., . . . Nürnberger, T. (2017). Eudicot plant-specific sphingolipids determine host selectivity of microbial NLP cytolysins.. Science (New York, N.Y.), 358(6369), 1431-1434.
    DOI Scopus94 WoS96 Europe PMC39
    2017 Tartaglio, V., Rennie, E. A., Cahoon, R., Wang, G., Baidoo, E., Mortimer, J. C., . . . Scheller, H. V. (2017). Glycosylation of inositol phosphorylceramide sphingolipids is required for normal growth and reproduction in Arabidopsis. The Plant Journal, 89(2), 278-290.
    DOI Scopus33 WoS32 Europe PMC17
    2017 Pidatala, V. R., Mahboubi, A., & Mortimer, J. C. (2017). Structural Characterization of Mannan Cell Wall Polysaccharides in Plants Using PACE.. Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE, 2017(128), 1-7.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS2 Europe PMC1
    2017 Liang, Y., Richardson, S., Yan, J., Benites, V. T., Cheng-Yue, C., Tran, T., . . . Loqué, D. (2017). Endoribonuclease-Based Two-Component Repressor Systems for Tight Gene Expression Control in Plants. ACS Synthetic Biology, 6(5), 806-816.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS8 Europe PMC4
    2016 Zhang, Y., Nikolovski, N., Sorieul, M., Vellosillo, T., McFarlane, H. E., Dupree, R., . . . Dupree, P. (2016). Golgi-localized STELLO proteins regulate the assembly and trafficking of cellulose synthase complexes in Arabidopsis.. Nature communications, 7(1), 1-14.
    DOI Scopus72 WoS67 Europe PMC36
    2016 Simmons, T. J., Mortimer, J. C., Bernardinelli, O. D., Pöppler, A. -C., Brown, S. P., deAzevedo, E. R., . . . Dupree, P. (2016). Folding of xylan onto cellulose fibrils in plant cell walls revealed by solid-state NMR.. Nature communications, 7(1), 1-9.
    DOI Scopus217 WoS212 Europe PMC81
    2016 Rogowski, A., Briggs, J. A., Mortimer, J. C., Tryfona, T., Terrapon, N., Lowe, E. C., . . . Bolam, D. N. (2016). Erratum: Glycan complexity dictates microbial resource allocation in the large intestine (Nature Communications (2015) 6 (7481) DOI:10.1038/ncomms8481). Nature Communications, 7(1), 1 page.
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    2016 Eudes, A., Zhao, N., Sathitsuksanoh, N., Baidoo, E. E. K., Lao, J., Wang, G., . . . Loqué, D. (2016). Expression of S-adenosylmethionine Hydrolase in Tissues Synthesizing Secondary Cell Walls Alters Specific Methylated Cell Wall Fractions and Improves Biomass Digestibility.. Frontiers in bioengineering and biotechnology, 4(JUL), 1-10.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS5 Europe PMC2
    2016 Fang, L., Ishikawa, T., Rennie, E. A., Murawska, G. M., Lao, J., Yan, J., . . . Mortimer, J. C. (2016). Loss of Inositol Phosphorylceramide Sphingolipid Mannosylation Induces Plant Immune Responses and Reduces Cellulose Content in Arabidopsis.. The Plant cell, 28(12), 2991-3004.
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    2015 Dupree, R., Simmons, T. J., Mortimer, J. C., Patel, D., Iuga, D., Brown, S. P., & Dupree, P. (2015). Probing the molecular architecture of arabidopsis thaliana secondary cell walls using two- and three-dimensional <sup>13</sup>C solid state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Biochemistry, 54(14), 2335-2345.
    DOI Scopus59 WoS56 Europe PMC20
    2015 Sawake, S., Tajima, N., Mortimer, J. C., Lao, J., Ishikawa, T., Yu, X., . . . Kotakea, T. (2015). KONJAC1 and 2 are key factors for GDP-mannose generation and affect l-ascorbic acid and glucomannan biosynthesis in arabidopsis. Plant Cell, 27(12), 3397-3409.
    DOI Scopus29 WoS29 Europe PMC14
    2015 Rogowski, A., Briggs, J. A., Mortimer, J. C., Tryfona, T., Terrapon, N., Lowe, E. C., . . . Bolam, D. N. (2015). Glycan complexity dictates microbial resource allocation in the large intestine. Nature Communications, 6(1), 15 pages.
    DOI Scopus241 WoS239 Europe PMC145
    2015 Mortimer, J. C., Faria-Blanc, N., Yu, X., Tryfona, T., Sorieul, M., Ng, Y. Z., . . . Dupree, P. (2015). An unusual xylan in Arabidopsis primary cell walls is synthesised by GUX3, IRX9L, IRX10L and IRX14. Plant Journal, 83(3), 413-426.
    DOI Scopus60 WoS56 Europe PMC45
    2014 Rogowski, A., Baslé, A., Farinas, C. S., Solovyova, A., Mortimer, J. C., Dupree, P., . . . Bolam, D. N. (2014). Evidence that GH115 α-glucuronidase activity, which is required to degrade plant biomass, is dependent on conformational flexibility. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 289(1), 53-64.
    DOI Scopus47 WoS42 Europe PMC25
    2014 Richards, S. L., Laohavisit, A., Mortimer, J. C., Shabala, L., Swarbreck, S. M., Shabala, S., & Davies, J. M. (2014). Annexin 1 regulates the H₂O₂-induced calcium signature in Arabidopsis thaliana roots. The Plant Journal, 77(1), 136-145.
    DOI Scopus90 WoS81 Europe PMC54
    2014 Rautengarten, C., Ebert, B., Moreno, I., Temple, H., Herter, T., Link, B., . . . Orellana, A. (2014). The Golgi localized bifunctional UDP-rhamnose/UDP-galactose transporter family of Arabidopsis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(31), 11563-11568.
    DOI Scopus79 WoS83 Europe PMC56
    2013 Bromley, J. R., Busse-Wicher, M., Tryfona, T., Mortimer, J. C., Zhang, Z., Brown, D. M., & Dupree, P. (2013). GUX1 and GUX2 glucuronyltransferases decorate distinct domains of glucuronoxylan with different substitution patterns. Plant Journal, 74(3), 423-434.
    DOI Scopus116 WoS113 Europe PMC69
    2013 Wang, Y., Mortimer, J. C., Davis, J., Dupree, P., & Keegstra, K. (2013). Identification of an additional protein involved in mannan biosynthesis. Plant Journal, 73(1), 105-117.
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    2013 Goué, N., Mortimer, J. C., Nakano, Y., Zhang, Z., Josserand, M., Ohtani, M., . . . Demura, T. (2013). Secondary cell wall characterization in a BY-2 inductive system. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture, 115(2), 223-232.
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    2013 Li, X., Jackson, P., Rubtsov, D. V., Faria-Blanc, N., Mortimer, J. C., Turner, S. R., . . . Dupree, P. (2013). Development and application of a high throughput carbohydrate profiling technique for analyzing plant cell wall polysaccharides and carbohydrate active enzymes. Biotechnology for Biofuels, 6(1), 12 pages.
    DOI Scopus33 WoS29 Europe PMC18
    2013 Mortimer, J. C., Yu, X., Albrecht, S., Sicilia, F., Huichalaf, M., Ampuero, D., . . . Dupree, P. (2013). Abnormal glycosphingolipid mannosylation triggers salicylic acid-mediated responses in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell, 25(5), 1881-1894.
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    2013 Van Acker, R., Vanholme, R., Storme, V., Mortimer, J. C., Dupree, P., & Boerjan, W. (2013). Lignin biosynthesis perturbations affect secondary cell wall composition and saccharification yield in Arabidopsis thaliana. Biotechnology for Biofuels, 6(1), 17 pages.
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    2012 Anders, N., Wilkinson, M. D., Lovegrove, A., Freeman, J., Tryfona, T., Pellny, T. K., . . . Mitchell, R. A. C. (2012). Glycosyl transferases in family 61 mediate arabinofuranosyl transfer onto xylan in grasses. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(3), 989-993.
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    2012 Laohavisit, A., Shang, Z., Rubio, L., Cuin, T. A., Véry, A. -A., Wang, A., . . . Davies, J. M. (2012). Arabidopsis annexin1 mediates the radical-activated plasma membrane Ca²⁺- and K⁺-permeable conductance in root cells. The Plant Cell, 24(4), 1522-1533.
    DOI Scopus140 WoS128 Europe PMC93
    2010 Yamaguchi, M., Goué, N., Igarashi, H., Ohtani, M., Nakano, Y., Mortimer, J. C., . . . Demura, T. (2010). VASCULAR-RELATED NAC-DOMAIN6 and VASCULAR-RELATED NAC-DOMAIN7 effectively induce transdifferentiation into xylem vessel elements under control of an induction system. Plant Physiology, 153(3), 906-914.
    DOI Scopus196 WoS189 Europe PMC126
    2010 Mortimer, J. C., Miles, G. P., Brown, D. M., Zhang, Z., Segura, M. P., Weimar, T., . . . Dupree, P. (2010). Absence of branches from xylan in Arabidopsis gux mutants reveals potential for simplification of lignocellulosic biomass. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 107(40), 17409-17414.
    DOI Scopus220 WoS218 Europe PMC145
    2009 Mortimer, J. C., Coxon, K. M., Laohavisit, A., & Davies, J. M. (2009). Heme-independent soluble and membrane-associated peroxidase activity of a zea mays annexin preparation. Plant Signaling and Behavior, 4(5), 428-430.
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    2009 Rubio, L., Laohavisit, A., Mortimer, J. C., Dark, A., & Davies, J. M. (2009). Salt stress signalling involves ATP release and Arabidopsis annexin 1. COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY A-MOLECULAR & INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY, 153A(2), S193-S194.
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    2009 Laohavisit, A., Mortimer, J. C., Demidchik, V., Coxon, K. M., Stancombe, M. A., Macpherson, N., . . . Davies, J. M. (2009). Zea mays annexins modulate cytosolic free Ca<sup>2+</sup> and generate a Ca<sup>2+</sup>-permeable conductance. Plant Cell, 21(2), 479-493.
    DOI Scopus111 WoS104 Europe PMC35
    2009 Goubet, F., Barton, C. J., Mortimer, J. C., Yu, X., Zhang, Z., Miles, G. P., . . . Dupree, P. (2009). Cell wall glucomannan in Arabidopsis is synthesised by CSLA glycosyltransferases, and influences the progression of embryogenesis. Plant Journal, 60(3), 527-538.
    DOI Scopus135 WoS138 Europe PMC94
    2009 Demidchik, V., Shang, Z., Shin, R., Thompson, E., Rubio, L., Laohavisit, A., . . . Davies, J. M. (2009). Plant extracellular ATP signalling by plasma membrane NADPH oxidase and Ca<sup>2+</sup> channels. Plant Journal, 58(6), 903-913.
    DOI Scopus162 WoS153 Europe PMC93
    2009 Laohavisit, A., Mortimer, J. C., Demidchik, V., Coxon, K. M., Stancombe, M. A., Macpherson, N., . . . Davies, J. M. (2009). Zea mays annexins modulate cytosolic free Ca2+ and generate a Ca2+-permeable conductance.. The Plant cell, 21(2), 479-493.
    DOI Europe PMC37
    2008 Mortimer, J. C., Laohavisit, A., Miedema, H., & Davies, J. M. (2008). Voltage, reactive oxygen species and the influx of calcium. Plant Signaling and Behavior, 3(9), 698-699.
    DOI Scopus6 Europe PMC4
    2008 Macpherson, N., Takeda, S., Shang, Z., Dark, A., Mortimer, J. C., Brownlee, C., . . . Davies, J. M. (2008). NADPH oxidase involvement in cellular integrity. Planta, 227(6), 1415-1418.
    DOI Scopus27 WoS28 Europe PMC21
    2008 Ridlova, G., Mortimer, J. C., Maslen, S. L., Dupree, P., & Stephens, E. (2008). Oligosaccharide relative quantitation using isotope tagging and normal-phase liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 22(17), 2723-2730.
    DOI Scopus43 WoS43 Europe PMC27
    2008 Mortimer, J. C., Laohavisit, A., Macpherson, N., Webb, A., Brownlee, C., Battey, N. H., & Davies, J. M. (2008). Annexins: Multifunctional components of growth and adaptation. Journal of Experimental Botany, 59(3), 533-544.
    DOI Scopus180 WoS168 Europe PMC112
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2020 Gao, Y., & Mortimer, J. C. (2020). Unlocking the architecture of native plant cell walls via solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance. In C. T. Anderson, E. S. Haswell, & R. Dixit (Eds.), Methods in Cell Biology (Vol. 160, pp. 121-143). Cambridge, United States: Elsevier.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS8 Europe PMC4
    2017 Mortimer, J. C. (2017). Structural Analysis of Cell Wall Polysaccharides Using PACE.. In Methods in Molecular Biology (Vol. 1544, pp. 223-231). Springer New York.
    DOI Scopus3 Europe PMC2
    2017 Lao, J., Smith-Moritz, A. M., Mortimer, J. C., & Heazlewood, J. L. (2017). Enrichment of the Plant Cytosolic Fraction.. In Isolation of Plant Organelles and Structures (Vol. 1511, pp. 213-232). Springer New York.
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  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2019 Moore, W., Chan, C., Ishikawa, T., Rennie, E., Mortimer, J., & Scheller, H. V. (2019). Reprogramming of GIPC glycosylation by GINT1 is critical for the persistence of perimicrobial membranes in Medicago truncatula. In MOLECULAR PLANT-MICROBE INTERACTIONS Vol. 32 (pp. 200). Glasgow, SCOTLAND: AMER PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOC.
    2019 Mortimer, J. (2019). Engineered plant cell walls for improved biomass: exploring the effects on cell wall nanoarchitecture using solid state NMR. In ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY Vol. 257 (pp. 1 page). Orlando, FL: AMER CHEMICAL SOC.
    2018 Scheller, H. V., Moore, W. M., Fang, L., Chan, C., Ishikawa, T., Ebert, B., . . . Mortimer, J. C. (2018). Sphingolipid glycosylation and its role in membrane organization and plant-microbe interactions. In GLYCOBIOLOGY Vol. 28 (pp. 1020). New Orleans, LA: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC.
    2017 Zhang, Y., Nikolovksi, N., Sorieul, M., Vellosillo, T., McFarlane, H., Dupree, R., . . . Dupree, P. (2017). Golgi-localized STELLO proteins regulate the assembly and trafficking of cellulose synthase complexes. In ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY Vol. 253 (pp. 1 page). San Francisco, CA: AMER CHEMICAL SOC.
    2017 Fang, L., Jing, B., Ishikawa, T., Rennie, E., Scheller, H., & Mortimer, J. (2017). Sphingolipid glycosylation in plants: Some implications for cellulose biosynthesis. In ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY Vol. 253 (pp. 1 page). San Francisco, CA: AMER CHEMICAL SOC.
    2017 Simmons, T., Mortimer, J., Bernardinelli, O., Poppler, A. -C., Brown, S., Azevedo, E., . . . Dupree, P. (2017). Folding of xylan onto cellulose fibrils in plant cell walls revealed by solid-state NMR. In ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY Vol. 253 (pp. 1 page). San Francisco, CA: AMER CHEMICAL SOC.
    2015 Mortimer, J. C., Ishikawa, T., Fang, L., Jing, B., Rennie, E., Inada, N., . . . Dupree, P. (2015). Glycosylated sphingolipid biosynthesis and function in Arabidopsis. In GLYCOBIOLOGY Vol. 25 (pp. 1266-1267). San Francisco, CA: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC.
    2014 Ebert, B., Rautengarten, C., Schultink, A., Pauly, M., Herter, T., Mortimer, J., . . . Scheller, H. (2014). Identification of novel nucleotide sugar transporters in plants and animals. In GLYCOBIOLOGY Vol. 24 (pp. 1183). Honolulu, HI: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC.
  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Principal Supervisor Enhancing the nutritional quality of duckweed, a novel crop for Space and Closed Environmental Agriculture Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ryan Andre Edwards
    2022 Co-Supervisor Cell Wall Remodeling and Metabolism under Metallic Nanoparticle Stress Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Muhammad Nadeem
    2022 Co-Supervisor Biomanufacturing in plants. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Matthew Fox Morgan
    2022 Principal Supervisor Developing Duckweed as a Novel Protein Crop for Closed Environment Agriculture and Off Planet Applications Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jonathan Harriman Diab
    2022 Principal Supervisor Development of structurally enhanced gluten-free noodles from a combination of malted corn and duckweed-faba protein isolate Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Chigozie Emmanuel Ofoedu
  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 83133615
  • Email: jenny.mortimer@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: Waite
  • Building: Plant Research Centre, floor 2
  • Org Unit: School of Agriculture, Food and Wine - WT

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