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Mikel Shybut


B.A. in Biological Chemistry, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA, 2010

Current position

Graduate student in Plant and Microbial Biology, Staskawicz Lab, UC Berkeley


  1. Cohn, M.*, Shybut, M.*, Dahlbeck, D. and Staskawicz, B. (2015). Assays to assess virulence of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. manihotis on cassava. Bio-protocol 5(13): e1522.
  2. Cohn, M., Bart, R. S., Shybut, M., Dahlbeck, D., Gomez, M., Morbitzer, R., Hou, B.-H., Frommer, W. B., Lahaye, T. and Staskawicz, B. J. (2014). Xanthomonas axonopodis virulence is promoted by a transcription activator-like effector-mediated induction of a SWEET sugar transporter in cassava. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 27(11): 1186-1198.
  3. Bart, R., Cohn, M., Kassen, A., McCallum, E. J., Shybut, M., Petriello, A., Krasileva, K., Dahlbeck, D., Medina, C. and Alicai, T. (2012). High-throughput genomic sequencing of cassava bacterial blight strains identifies conserved effectors to target for durable resistance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109(28): E1972-E1979.
  4. DeRidder, B. P., Shybut, M. E., Dyle, M. C., Kremling, K. A. and Shapiro, M. B. (2012). Changes at the 3'-untranslated region stabilize Rubisco activase transcript levels during heat stress in Arabidopsis. Planta 236(2): 463-476.
Protocols by Mikel Shybut
  1. Assays to Assess Virulence of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. manihotis on Cassava