Dylan K. Kosma
  • University of Nevada
  • Plant science


Ph.D. in Horticulture, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2009

Current position

Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Reno Nevada, Nevada, USA


*Corresponding author

  1. Kosma, D. K.*, Rice, A. and Pollard, M. (2015). Analysis of aliphatic waxes associated with root periderm or exodermis from eleven plant species. Phytochemistry 117: 351-362.
  2. Liu, J., Tjellström, H., McGlew, K., Shaw, V., Rice, A., Simpson, J., Kosma, D., Ma, W., Yang, W., Stawsine, M., Cahoon, E., Durrett, T. P., Ohlrogge, J. (2015). Field production, purification and analysis of high-oleic acetyl-triacylglycerols from transgenic Camelina sativa. Ind Crop Prod 65: 259-268.
  3. Kosma, D. K.*, Murmu, J., Razeq, F. M., Santos, P., Bourgault, R., Molina, I. and Rowland, O. (2014). AtMYB41 activates ectopic suberin synthesis and assembly in multiple plant species and cell types. Plant J 80(2): 216-229.
  4. Vishwanath, S. J., Kosma, D. K., Pulsifer, I. P., Scandola, S., Pascal, S., Joubès, J., Dittrich-Domergue, F., Lessire, R., Rowland, O. and Domergue, F. (2013). Suberin-associated fatty alcohols in Arabidopsis: distributions in roots and contributions to seed coat barrier properties. Plant Physiol 163(3): 1118-1132.
  5. Sanjaya, Miller, R., Durrett, T. P., Kosma, D. K., Lydic, T. A., Muthan, B., Koo, A. J., Bukhman, Y. V., Reid, G. E., Howe, G. A., Ohlrogge, J. and Benning, C. (2013). Altered lipid composition and enhanced nutritional value of Arabidopsis leaves following introduction of an algal diacylglycerol acyltransferase 2. Plant Cell 25(2): 677-693.
  6. Kosma, D. K.*, Molina, I., Ohlrogge, J. B. and Pollard, M. (2012). Identification of an Arabidopsis fatty alcohol:caffeoyl-Coenzyme A acyltransferase required for the synthesis of alkyl hydroxycinnamates in root waxes. Plant Physiol 160(1): 237-248.
  7. Nadakuduti, S. S., Pollard, M., Kosma, D. K., Allen, C., Jr., Ohlrogge, J. B. and Barry, C. S. (2012). Pleiotropic phenotypes of the sticky peel mutant provide new insight into the role of CUTIN DEFICIENT2 in epidermal cell function in tomato. Plant Physiol 159(3): 945-960.
  8. Lü, S., Zhao, H., Parsons, E. P., Xu, C., Kosma, D. K., Xu, X., Chao, D., Lohrey, G., Bangarusamy, D. K., Wang, G., Bressan, R. A. and Jenks, M. A. (2011). The glossyhead1 allele of ACC1 reveals a principal role for multidomain acetyl-coenzyme A carboxylase in the biosynthesis of cuticular waxes by Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol 157(3): 1079-1092.
  9. Mamrutha, H. M., Mogili, T., Jhansi Lakshmi, K., Rama, N., Kosma, D., Udaya Kumar, M., Jenks, M. A. and Nataraja, K. N. (2010). Leaf cuticular wax amount and crystal morphology regulate post-harvest water loss in mulberry (Morus species). Plant Physiol Biochem 48(8): 690-696.
  10. Kosma, D. K., Nemacheck, J. A., Jenks, M. A. and Williams, C. E. (2010). Changes in properties of wheat leaf cuticle during interactions with Hessian fly. Plant J 63(1): 31-43.
  11. Ebbs, S. D., Kosma, D. K., Nielson, E. H., Machingura, M., Baker, A. J. and Woodrow, I. E. (2010). Nitrogen supply and cyanide concentration influence the enrichment of nitrogen from cyanide in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L.). Plant Cell Environ 33(7): 1152-1160.
  12. Kosma, D. K., Parsons, E. P., Isaacson, T., Lu, S., Rose, J. K. and Jenks, M. A. (2010). Fruit cuticle lipid composition during development in tomato ripening mutants. Physiol Plant 139(1): 107-117.
  13. Kosma, D. K., Bourdenx, B., Bernard, A., Parsons, E. P., Lü, S., Joubès, J. and Jenks, M. A. (2009). The impact of water deficiency on leaf cuticle lipids of Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol 151(4): 1918-1929.
  14. Isaacson, T., Kosma, D. K., Matas, A. J., Buda, G. J., He, Y., Yu, B., Pravitasari, A., Batteas, J. D., Stark, R. E., Jenks, M. A. and Rose, J. K. (2009). Cutin deficiency in the tomato fruit cuticle consistently affects resistance to microbial infection and biomechanical properties, but not transpirational water loss. Plant J 60(2): 363-377.
  15. Mang, H. G., Laluk, K. A., Parsons, E. P., Kosma, D. K., Cooper, B. R., Park, H. C., AbuQamar, S., Boccongelli, C., Miyazaki, S., Consiglio, F., Chilosi, G., Bohnert, H. J., Bressan, R. A., Mengiste, T. and Jenks, M. A. (2009). The Arabidopsis RESURRECTION1 gene regulates a novel antagonistic interaction in plant defense to biotrophs and necrotrophs. Plant Physiol 151(1): 290-305.
  16. Lü, S., Song, T., Kosma, D. K., Parsons, E. P., Rowland, O. and Jenks, M. A. (2009). Arabidopsis CER8 encodes LONG-CHAIN ACYL-COA SYNTHETASE 1 (LACS1) that has overlapping functions with LACS2 in plant wax and cutin synthesis. Plant J 59(4): 553-564.
  17. Kosma, D. K. and Jenks, M. A. (2007). Eco-physiological and molecular genetic determinants of plant cuticle function in drought and salt stress tolerance. In: Jenks, M. A., Hasegawa, P. M. and Jain, S. M.(eds). Advances in Molecular-Breeding toward Drought and Salt Tolerant Crops. Springer Publishing, Inc.