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Brian Dilkes


  • Associate Professor of Biochemistry

Horticulture and Landscape Architecture 

  • Associate Professor of Horticulture
WSLR Room B036B

Area of Expertise:

  • Genetics

Courses currently taught:

  • AGRY 32000, Genetics
  • HORT 53000, Advanced Plant Genetics

Additional Links:

B. Dilkes Lab Page

Brian Dilkes at Google Scholar

Brian Dilkes on OpenWetWare

Dilkes lab at the Purdue Interdisciplinary Life Science Ph. D. Program

Awards & Honors

(2013) Seeds of Success. Purdue University.

Selected Publications

Chang, P., Dilkes, B., McMahon, S., Comai, L., & Nuzhdin, S. (2010). Homoeolog-specific retention and use in allotetraploid Arabidopsis suecica depends on parent of origin and network partners. Genome Biology, 11(12), R125. Retrieved from

Henry, I. M., Dilkes, B., Miller, E. S., Burkhart-Waco, D., & Comai, L. (2010). Phenotypic Consequences of Aneuploidy in Arabidopsis thaliana. Genetics, 186. Retrieved from

Pignatta, D. P., Dilkes, B., Yoo, S. Y., Henry, I. M., Doerge, R. W., Chen, Z. J., & Comai, L. (2010). Differential sensitivity of the Arabidopsis thaliana transcriptome and enhancers to the effects of genome doubling. New Phytologist, 186. Retrieved from

Henry, I. M., Dilkes, B., Tyagi, A., Lin, H. S., & Comai, L. (2009). Dosage and parent-of-origin effects shaping aneuploid swarms in A. thaliana. Heredity, 103(8), 458–468. Retrieved from

Dilkes, B., & Baxter, I. (2012). Elemental profiles reflect plant adaptations to the environment. Science, 336(6089), 1661-1663. Retrieved from

Burkart-Waco, D., Josefsson, C., Dilkes, B., Kozloff, N., Torjek, O., Meyer, R., . . . Comai, L. (2012). Hybrid incompatibility in Arabidopsis is determined by a multi-locus genetic network.. Plant Physiology, 158(2), 801-812. Retrieved from

Correa, R., Stanga, J., Larget, B., Roznowski, A., Shu, G., Dilkes, B., & Baum, D. A. (2011). An assessment of transgenomics as a tool for identifying genes involved in the evolutionary differentiation of closely related plant species. New Phytologist, 193(2), 494-503. Retrieved from