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Dr. David McMillin

Dr. David McMillin

Educational Background
B.S., Biology, Georgia Southern University
M.S., Plant Genetics, Texas A & M University
Ph.D., Genetics, North Carolina State University

In the Classroom
Dr. McMillin teaches a variety of courses in biology including general biology and genetics.

Dr. McMillin's students in Biology lab Dr. McMillin's students in Biology lab
Dr. McMillin's students in Biology lab Dr. McMillin's students in Biology lab

Training
Plant Genetics, Molecular Genetics

Research Interests
Genetics, Molecular Genetics, Biochemical Genetics, Use of PCR, The Use of Biochemical and DNA (Biomarkers) Markers, pathogen characterization

Publications
1. Hart, G.E., D.E. McMillin and E.R. Sears. 1976. Determination of the chromosomal location of a glutamate oxaloacetate transaminase structural gene using Triticum-Agropyron translocations. Genetics 83: 49-61.

2. McMillin, D.E., D.G. Roupakias and J.G. Scandalios. 1979. Chromosomal location of two mitochondrial malate dehydrogenase structural genes in Zea mays using trisomics and B-A translocations. Genetics 92: 1241-1250.

3. McMillin, D.E. and J.G. Scandalios. 1980. Duplicated cytosolic malate dehydrogenase genes in Zea mays. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 77:4866-4870.

4. Roupakias, D.G., D.E. McMillin and J.G. Scandalios. 1980. Chromosomal location of the catalase structural genes in Zea mays, using B-A translocations. Theor. Appl. Genet. 58: 211-218.

5. Scandalios, J.G., D.Y. Chang, D.E. McMillin, A.S. Tsaftaris and R.H. Moll. 1980. Genetic regulation of the catalase developmental program in maize scutellum: identification of a temporal regulatory gene. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S. 77: 5360-5364.

6. Tsaftaris, A.S., J.G. Scandalios and D.E. McMillin. 1981. Gene dosage effects on catalase expression in maize. J. of Hered. 72: 11-14.


7. McMillin, D.E. and J.G. Scandalios. 1981. Genetic analysis of the two groups of duplicated genes coding for mitochondrial malate dehydrogenase in Zea mays: Possible origin of MDH genes by chromosome segment duplication. Mol. Gen. Genet. 182: 211-221.

8. McMillin, D.E. and J.G. Scandalios. 1982. Genetic, immunological, and gene dosage studies of mitochondrial and cytosolic MDH variants in maize. J. of Hered. 73: 177-182.

9. McMillin, D.E. and J.G. Scandalios. 1983. Genetic analysis of the duplicated mitochondrial and cytosolic malate dehydrogenase isozymes in maize. In: Isozymes: Current Topics in Biological and Medical Research. Editors, M.C. Rattazzi, J.G. Scandalios and G.S. Whitt. 8: 67-90, A.R. Liss, New York.

10. McMillin, D.E. 1983. Plant isozymes: A historical perspective. In: Isozymes in Plant Genetics and Breeding, Part A. Editors, S.D. Tanksley and T.J. Orton. pp. 3-13, Elsevier, B.V. Amsterdam.

11. McMillin D.E., R.E. Allan and D.E. Roberts. 1986. Association of an isozyme locus and strawbreaker foot rot resistance derived from Aegilops ventricosa in wheat. Theor. Appl. Genet. 72: 743-747.

12. McMillin, D.E. and R.E. Allan. 1987. The Use of Isozyme Loci as Markers in Transferring Genes for Disease Resistance in Plants, 16:145-155 in Isozymes: Current Topics in Biological and Medical Research.

13. McMillin, D.E. 1988 Endopeptidase Variation in Hexaploid Wheat; Applications to Breeding Programs. 7th Int. Wheat Genet. Symp. pp.585-587.

14. McMillin, D.E., L.L. Muldrow, S.J. Leggette, Y. Abdulahi, and U.M. Ekanemesang. 1991. Molecular Screening of Clostridium difficile Toxins A & B Genetic Determinants & Identification of Mutant Strains. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 78:75-80.

15. McMillin, D.E., L.L. Muldrow, S.J. Leggette. (1992) Simultaneous detection of toxin A and toxin B genetic determinants of Clostridium difficile using the multiplex polymerase chain reaction. Can. J. Microbio. 38: 81-83.

16. McMillin, D.E., L.L. Muldrow. (1992). Typing of Toxic Strains of Clostridium difficile Using DNA Fingerprints Generated With Arbitrary PCR Primers. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 92: 5-10.

17. Hassett, S.W., D.E. McMillin and J.W. Johnson. (1993) Aconitase and Glucose Phosphate Isomerase Variation in Hexaploid Wheat. Can. J. Plant Sci. 73:734-748.

18. McMillin, D.E., J.W. Johnson and J.J. Roberts. (1993) Linkage Between a Biochemical Marker and a Gene Conferring Leaf Rust Resistance (Lr19) in Wheat. Crop Science 33:1201-1204.

19. Johnson, J.W., D.E. McMillin and J.J. Roberts (1993) The Use of Isozymes as Markers for Pest Resistance Loci. in 8th Int. Wheat Genet. Symp. (615-618)

20. McMillin, D.E. and L.L. Muldrow (1994) Polymerase Chain Reaction Analysis, Detection and Typing of Toxin Producing Clostridium difficile. in Biodeterioration Research 4 (637-648)

21. Mathis, J.N. and D.E. McMillin. (1997) Detection of genetic variation in Bradyrhizobium japonicum USDA 110 variants using DNA fingerprints generated with a GC rich arbitrary PCR primer. In: (eds.) G.H. Elcan, RG Upchurch Current Issues in Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation, Kluwer Academic Press, The Netherlands. pp.81-86.

22. Raymer, P.L., O.M. Lindstrom and D.E. McMillin. (1995) Improving cold tolerance of spring canola. In D. Murphy (ed.) Rapeseed Today and Tomorrow- Proc. of the Ninth International Rapeseed Congress, Cambridge, United Kingdom. July 4-7. pp. 1178-1180.

23. Mathis, J.N. and D.E. McMillin. (1996) Detection of genetic variation in Bradyrhizobium japonicum USDA 110 variants using DNA fingerprints generated with a GC rich arbitrary PCR primer. Plant and Soil Science 186:81-85.

24. Mathis, J.N., D.E. McMillin, R.A. Champion and P.G. Hunt. (1997) Genetic variation it two cultures of Bradyrhizobium japonicum 110 differing in their ability to impart drought tolerance in soybean. Current Micro. 34:1-6.

25. Mathis.J. , L. Pilkinton and D. McMillin. (1999) Detection and trancription of toxin DNA in a non-toxigenic strain of Clostridium difficile. Current Micro. 38:324-328.

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