YEC Geneticist Jeff Tomkins pro-ID website and book Design and Complexity of the Cell!
|August 20, 2013||Posted by scordova under Genetics, Genomics, Intelligent Design, News|
Jeff Tomkins was a faculty member of Clemson, was reviewer of mainstream biology journals, and ran Clemson’s Genomics Institute. Like biologist Robert Carter, he’s given up a promising career in secular academia and research to devote himself to resisting the falsehoods in evolutionary biology.
I wrote about his presentation at ICC 2013: Geneticist Jeff Tomkins vs. Evolutionary biologist who got laughed off stage.
His website is:
He also wrote a pro-ID book for creationists.
which normally retails at $32, but which can be purchased at a deep discount here:
The Design and Complexity of the Cell
The functions within the cells of our bodies are foundational to our existence. Understanding these functions has made the environment and the processes of our lifestyles healthier, more enjoyable, and more productive. All of humanity has benefited from the life sciences and the scientists who have dedicated their considerable skills to uncovering the functions and processes of the multifaceted variety of cells.
Although scientists have discovered, documented, and developed wonderful insights about the complex information, precise sequential processes, and unique interwoven controls within cells, there is a huge chasm among scientists when they try to understand how these highly efficient processes got started in the first place.
The majority of scientifically trained biologists and geneticists are taught that the apparent design that is observed in cells is the result of only random chemical and energy processes operating over eons of time. Such a belief system prompts their thinking to rest on purely natural logic, producing materialistic conclusions — and often ignoring or marginalizing the implications of careful engineering and design.
There are, however, multiple thousands of scientists who accept the Bible’s message that there is a Creator who planned the creation, designed the intricate engineering efficiencies in that creation, and then built the product: our planet and its wonderfully unique life and functions. That belief system not only fits empirically with what is observed (design, precise function, operational efficiencies, etc.), but provides insight that enables creation-based scientists to grasp the significance of the information more readily — without having to invent a supposed eons-long story for the development of what is actually observed.
Dr. Jeffrey Tomkins and his contributing colleagues have provided an excellent resource that will document and help explain the intricate processes of cells and give keen insight for “clearly seeing” the obvious hand of the Creator in the “things that are made” (Romans 1:20).
Here are his recent blog entries, just for starters:
8/17/13 Pseudogenes Regulate Immune Responses in Humans
8/10/13 Plants Use Underground ‘Fungal Internet’ to Communicate
7/27/13 Pseudogenes Are Functional, Not Genomic Fossils
7/21/13 Novel ‘Junk DNA’ Sequences Jumpstart Protein Production
7/14/13 Plants Use Math to Ration Food Use
7/6/13 New Ape Genome Sequencing Has Problems
6/30/13 Does Minimal Plant Genome Prove Junk DNA?
6/24/13 Pseudogene Functions Both Forwards and Backwards
6/16/13 Recombination Study Defies Human-Chimp Evolution
6/9/13 Marketing Myostatin Inhibitors with Fake Science
5/31/13 Long Complex Gene Tails Defy Evolution
5/18/13 Modern Y-Chrom Variation Surpasses Archaic Humans
5/12/13 Coelacanths: Evolutionists Still Fishing in Shallow Water
5/7/2013 Plant Epigenome Research Negates Evolution
4/30/13 Pseudogene Plays Important Role in Cell Cycle
4/25/13 Embryology Gene Control Confounds Evolution
4/20/13 Beta-Globin Pseudogene Is Functional After All
4/11/13 Circular RNAs Increase Cell Bio-Complexity
4/3/13 Complex Bioengineering in Blooming Flowers
3/27/13 Complexity of Cell’s ‘Molecular Shredder’ Revealed
3/21/13 Transposable Elements Key in Genome Regulation
3/10/13 ‘Talking’ Ants Are Evidence for Creation
2/21/13 Chimp Genome vs. Human – 70% Similarity
2/14/13 Another Cambrian Discovery Discredits Evolution – See more at: http://designed-dna.org/#sthash.oBFVWa0H.dpuf
1. Tomkins CV:
Jeffrey P. Tomkins
Ph.D. – Genetics, Clemson University, Clemson, SC (1996)
M.S. – Plant Science, University of Idaho, Moscow (1990)
B.S. – Agriculture Educ, Washington State University, Pullman (1985)
2009 to present – ICR Research Associate (Genomics & Bioinformatics)
2002 to 2009 – Assistant Professor, Dep. Genetics and Biochem., Clemson Univ., SC
2002 to 2008 – Adjunct Faculty, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston
2002 to 2006 – Director, Clemson University Genomics Institute, Clemson, SC
1998 to 2001 – Research Assistant Professor, Clemson Univ., Genomics Institute, SC
1997 to 1998 – Postdoctoral Fellow, Clemson Univ. Genomics Institute, SC
1990 to 1997 – Agriculture Sci. Associate, Agronomy Dep., Clemson Univ., SC
1988 to 1990 – Instructional Assistant, Plant Sci. Dep., Univ. Idaho, Moscow
Courses Taught – Clemson University
GEN 300, Fundamental Genetics, 3cr (undergraduate genetics for non-majors)
GEN/BIOCH 812, Physiological Genetics, 3cr (upper level graduate course)
GEN/BIOCH 820, Genomics and Proteomics, 3cr (upper level graduate course)
GEN 730, Biotechnology: Genomic and Proteomics, 3cr (graduate course – science ed)
American Society of Human Genetics
Creation Research Society
Sigma Xi – The Scientific Research Society
Alpha Epsilon Lambda – Academic Excellence & Leadership Honor Society
Gamma Sigma Delta – Honor Society of Agriculture
1) Tomkins, J.P. 2012. More Than a Monkey: The Human-Chimp DNA Similarity Myth. Create
Space Publishing, sold on Amazon.com.
2) Tomkins, J. and N. Jeanson. 2011. Cells: Intelligently Designed Building Blocks of Life. ICR,
Creation Science Journal Publications
1) Tomkins, J. 2013. Comprehensive Analysis of Chimpanzee and Human Chromosomes
Reveals Average DNA Similarity of 70%. Answers Research Journal 6:63-69.
2) Tomkins, J. and J. Bergman. 2012. Genomic monkey business – estimates of nearly identical
human-chimp DNA similarity revaluated using omitted data. Journal of Creation 26:94-100..
3) Bergman, J. and J. Tomkins. 2012. Is the Human Genome Nearly Identical to Chimpanzee? A
Reassessment of the Literature. Journal of Creation 26:54-60.
4) Tomkins, J. 2011. Genome-Wide DNA Alignment Similarity (Identity) for 40,000 Chimpanzee
DNA Sequences Queried against the Human Genome is 86 – 89%. Answers Research Journal
5) Tomkins, J. 2011. The Junk DNA Myth Takes a Well-Deserved Hit. A review of “The Myth of
Junk DNA” by Jonathan Wells. Journal of Creation 25:23-27.
6) Tomkins, J. 2011. Response to Comments on “How Genomes are Sequenced and Why it
Matters: Implications for Studies in Comparative Genomics of Humans and Chimpanzees.”
Answers Research Journal 4:161-162.
7) Tomkins, J. 2011. How genomes are sequenced and why it matters. Answers Research
8) Bergman, J and J. Tomkins. 2011. The chromosome 2 fusion model of human evolution – part
1: re-evaluating the evidence. Journal of Creation 25:106-110.
9) Tomkins, J. and J. Bergman. 2011. The chromosome 2 fusion model of human evolution –
part 2: re-analysis of the genomic data. Journal of Creation 25:111-127.
10) Tomkins, J. and J. Bergman. 2011. Telomeres: implications for aging and evidence for
intelligent design. Journal of Creation 25:86-97.
Secular Journal Publications
1) Blair M., N. Hurtado, C. Chavarro, M. Munoz-Torres, M. Giraldo, F. Pedraza, J. Tomkins,
Wing R. 2011. Gene-based SSR markers for common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) derived from
root and leaf tissue ESTs: an integration of the BMc series. BMC Plant Biology. Mar 22;11:50.
2) Zuccolo A., J. Bowers , J. Estill, Z. Xiong, M. Luo, A. Sebastian, J. Goicoechea, K. Collura , Y.
Yu, Y. Jiao, J. Duarte, H. Tang, S. Ayyampalayam, S. Rounsley, D. Kudma, A. Paterson, J. Pires,
A. Chanderbali, D. Soltis, S. Chamala, B. Barbazuk, P. Soltis, V. Albert, H. Ma, D. Mandoli, J.
Banks, J. Carlson, J. Tomkins , C. Depamphilis, R. Wing, J. Leebens-Mack. 2011. A physical
map for the Amborella trichopoda genome sheds light on the evolution of angiosperm genome
structure. Genome Biology. 27;12(5):R48.
3) Fang, G. C., B. P. Blackmon, D. C. Henry, M. E. Staton, C. A. Saski, S. A. Hodges, H. Luo,
and J. P. Tomkins. 2010. Genomic tools development for Aquilegia: construction of a BACbased
physical map. BMC Genomics 11:621.
4) Adelberg, J.W., M.P. Delgado, J.P. Tomkins. 2010. Spent medium analysis for liquid culture
micropropagation of Hemerocallis on Murashige and Skoog medium. In Vitro Cellular
Developmental Biology 46:95-107.
5) Sisco, P.H., R.R. Sederoff, J.P. Tomkins, J.E. Carlson, T.L. Kubisiak, M.E. Staton, F.V.
Hebard, S.L. Anagnostakis, W.A. Powell, and C.P. Smith. 2009. The United States National
Science Foundation Project on developing genomic tools for the study of the Fagaceae:
Castanea, Quercus, and Fagus. Acta Horticulturae (ISHS) 844:267-274.
6) Zhu, S., C. Saski, H. Boerma, J.P. Tomkins, J. All and W.A. Parrott. 2009. Construction of a
BAC library for a defoliating insect-resistant soybean and identification of candidate clones using
a novel approach. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter . 27:229-235.
7) Wilfert, L., M. Munoz-Torres, C. Reber-Funk, R. Schmid-Hempel, J. Tomkins, J.Gadau, and P.
Schmid-Hempel. 2009. Construction and characterization of a BAC-library for a key pollinator, the
bumblebee Bombus terrestris. L. Insectus Sociaux. doi: 10.1007/s00040-008-1034-1.
8) Schlueter, J., J. Goicoechea, K. Collura, N. Gill, J. Lin, Y. Yu, D. Kudrna, A. Zuccolo, C.
Vallejos, M. Torres, M. Blair, J. Tohme, J. Tomkins, P. McClean, R. Wing and S. Jackson. 2008.
BAC-end Sequence Analysis and a Draft Physical Map of the Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris
L.) Genome. Tropical Plant Biology. 1:40-48.
9) Wu, Y., D.C. Henry, K. Heim, J.P. Tomkins, and C.Y. Kuan. 2008. Straw blood cell count,
growth, inhibition and comparison to apoptotic bodies. BMC Cell Biology. 9:26 doi: 10.1186/1471-
10) Xu, Z., R. J. Kohel1, S. G. Song, J. Cho, J. Yu, S. Yu, J.P. Tomkins, and J. Z. Yu. 2008. An
integrated genetic and physical map of homeologous chromosomes 12 and 26 in Upland cotton
(G. hirsutum L.). BMC Genomics. 9:108. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-9-108.
11) Lewers, K.S., C.A. Saski, B.J. Cuthbertson, D.C. Henry, M.E. Staton, D.S. Main, A.L.
Dhanaraj, L.J. Rowland and J.P. Tomkins. 2008. A blackberry (Rubus L.) expressed sequence
tag library for the development of simple sequence repeat markers. BMC Plant Biology. 8:69
12) Zhebentyayeva, T.N., G.Swire-Clark, L.L. Georgi, L. Garay, S. Jung, S. Forrest, D. Main, B.
Blackmon, J. Tomkins, W.V. Baird, G.L. Reighard, AG Abbott. 2008. A framework physical map
for peach a model Rosaceae species. Tree Genetics and Genomes. http://www.springerlink.com
13) Shoemaker, R., D. Grant, T. Olson, W. Warren, R. Wing, Y. Yu, H. Kim, P. Cregan, B.
Joseph, M. Futrell-Griggs, W. Nelson, J. Davito, J. Walker, J. Wallis, C. Kremitski, D. Scheer, S.
Clifton, T. Graves, H. Nguyen, X. Wu, M. Luo, J. Dvorak, R. Nelson, S. Cannon, J. Tomkins, J.
Schmutz, G. Stacey, and S. Jackson. 2008. Microsatellite Discovery from BAC End Sequences
and Genetic Mapping to Anchor the Soybean Physical and Genetic Maps. Genome. 51:294-302
14) Saski, C., S. Lee, S. Fjellheim, C. Guda, R. Jansen, H. Luo, J. Tomkins, O. Rognli, H.
Daniell, Jihong Liu Clarke. 2007. Complete chloroplast genome sequence of Hordeum vulgare,
Sorghum bicolor and Agrostis stolonifera, and comparative analyses with other grass genomes.
Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 115:1432-2242.
15) Wu, Y., R.C. Laughlin, D.C. Henry, D.E. Krueger, J.S. Hudson, C.Y. Kuan, J. He, J. Reppert,
J.P. Tomkins. 2007. Naturally occurring and stress induced tubular structures from mammalian
cells, a survival mechanism. BMC Cell Biology. 16:8-36.
16) Dunning Hotopp, J., M. Clark, D. Oliveira, J. Foster, P. Fischer, M. Torres, J. Giebel, S.
Wang, J. Ingram, R. Nene, J. Shepard, N. Ishmael, N. Kumar, J. Tomkins, S. Richards, D. Spiro,
E. Ghedin, B. Slatko, H. Tettelin, J. Werren. 2007. Widespread Lateral Gene Transfer from
Bacteria to Eukaryotes. Science. 317:1753-1756.
17) Adelberg, J., M.P. Delgado, and J.P. Tomkins. 2007. In vitro sugar and water use in diploid
and tetraploid genotypes of daylily (Hemerocallis spp.) in liquid medium as affected by density
and plant growth regulators. HortScience. 42:325-328.
18) Normand, P., P. Lapierre, L. Tisa, J. Gogarten, N. Alloisio1, E. Bagnarol1, C. Bassi, A. Berry,
D. Bickhart, N. Choisne, A. Couloux, B. Cournoyer, S. Cruveiller, V. Daubin, N. Demange, M.
Francino, E. Goltsman, Y. Huang, O. Kopp, L. Labarre, A. Lapidus, C. Lavire1, J. Marechal1, M.
Martinez, J. Mastronunzio, B. Mullin, J. Niemann, P. Pujic, T. Rawnsley, Z. Rouy, C.
Schenowitz6, A. Sellstedt, F. Tavares, J.P. Tomkins, D. Vallenet, C. Valverde, L. Wall, Y. Wang,
C. Medigue, and D. R. Benson. 2007. Genome characteristics of facultatively symbiotic Frankia
sp. strains reflect host range and host plant biogeography. Genome Research. 17:7-15.
19) Liang, H., E.G. Fang, J.P. Tomkins, M. Luo, D. Kudrna, K. Arumuganathan, S. Zhao, S.E.
Schlarbaum, , J.A. Banks, C.W. dePamphilis, D.F. Mandoli, R.A. Wing, and J.E. Carlson, 2007.
Development of a BAC library resource for yellow poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera ) and the
identification of genomic regions associated with flower development and lignin biosynthesis.
Tree Genetics and Genomes. http://www.springerlink.com doi:10.1007 s11295-006-0057-x.
20) Cunningham, C, J. Hikima, M.J. Jenny, R.W. Chapman, G.C. Fang, C. Saski, M.L. Lundqvist,
R.A. Wing, P.M. Cupit, P.S. Gross, G.W. Warr, J.P. Tomkins. 2006. New Resources for Marine
Genomics: Bacterial Artificial Chromosome Libraries for the Eastern and Pacific Oysters
(Crassostrea virginica and C. gigas). Marine Biotechnology. 8:521-533.
21) Blenda, A., J. Scheffler, B. Scheffler, M. Palmer, J. Lacape, C, Jesudurai, Sook Jung, S,
Muthukumar, P. Yellambalase, S. Ficklin, M. Staton, R. Eschelman, M. Ulloa, S. Saha, B. Burr, S.
Lui, T. Zhang, D. Fang, J. Yu, A. Pepper, S. Kumpatla, J. Jacobs, J. Tomkins, R. Cantrell, and
D. Main. 2006. CMD: A Cotton Microsatellite Database Resource for Gossypium Genomics. BMC
22) Jansen R.K., C. Kaittanis, S.B. Lee, C. Saski, J. Tomkins, A.J. Alverson, H. Daniell. 2006.
Phylogenetic analyses of Vitis (Vitaceae) based on complete chloroplast genome sequences:
effects of taxon sampling and phylogenetic methods on resolving relationships among rosids.
BMC Evolutionary Biology. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2164/7/132.
23) Daniell, H., S. Lee, J. Grevich, C. Saski, Quesada-Vargas T. Guda, J. Tomkins, and R.
Jansen. 2006. Complete chloroplast genome sequences of Solanum bulbocastanum, Solanum
lycopersicum and comparative analyses with other Solanaceae genomes. Theoretical and
Applied Genetics. 112:1503-1518.
24) Frelichowski, J.E., Jr, M. Palmer, D. Main, J.P. Tomkins, R.G. Cantrell, D. Stelly, J. Yu, R.J.
Kohel, M. Ulloa. 2006. Cotton genome mapping with new microsatellites from Acala ‘Maxxa’
BAC-ends. Molecular Genetics and Genomics. 275:479-491.
25) Danko, A.S., C.A. Saski, J.P. Tomkins, and D. L. Freedman. 2006. Involvement of
Coenzyme M During Aerobic Biodegradation of Vinyl Chloride and Ethene by Pseudomonas
strain AJ and Ochrobactrum strain TD. J. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 72:3756-
26) Saski C., S. Lee, H. Daniell, T. Wood, J. Tomkins, H. Kim, and R. Jansen. 2005. Complete
chloroplast genome sequence of Glycine max and comparative analyses with other legume
genomes. Plant Molecular Biology. 59:309-322.
27) Ammiraju, J.S., M. Luo, J.L. Goicoechea, W. Wang, D. Kudrna, C. Mueller, J. Talag, H. Kim,
N.B. Sisneros, B. Blackmon, E. Fang, J.P. Tomkins, D. Brar, David MacKill, S. McCouch, N.
Kurata, G. Lambert, D.W. Galbraith, K. Arumuganathan, K. Rao, J.G. Walling, N. Gill, Y. Yu, P.
SanMiguel, C. Soderlund, S. Jackson and R.A. Wing. 2005. The Oryza bacterial artificial
chromosome library resource: Construction and analysis of 12 deep-coverage large-insert BAC
libraries that represent the 10 genomes types of the genus Oryza. Genome Research. 16:140-
28) Adelberg, J.W., M.P. Delgado and J.P. Tomkins. 2005. Ancymidol and liquid media improve
micropropagation of Hemerocallis hybrid cv. ‘Todd Monroe’ on a thin film bioreactor. J.
Horticultural Science and Biotechnology. 80:774-778.
29) Margulies, E.H. NISC Comparative Sequencing Program, V.V. Maduro, P. J. Thomas, J.P.
Tomkins, C.T. Amemiya, M. Luo, and E.D. Green. 2005. Comparative sequencing provides
insights about the structure and conservation of marsupial and monotreme genomes.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS). 102:3354-3359.
30) Horn, R., A. Lecouls, A. Callahan, A. Dandekar, L. Garay, P. McCord, W. Howad, H. Chan, I.
Verde, D. Main, S. Jung, L. Georgi, S. Forrest, J. Mook, T. Zhebentyayeva, Y. Yu, H. Kim, C.
Jesudurai, B. Sosinski, P. Arus, V. Baird, D. Parfitt, G. Reighard, R. Scorza, J. Tomkins, R.
Wing, and A. Abbott. 2005. Candidate gene database and transcript map for peach, a model
species for fruit trees. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 110:1419-1428.
31) Wang, W., M. Tanurdzic, M. Luo, N. Sisneros, H. Kim, J. Weng, D. Kudrna, C. Mueller, K.
Arumuganathan, J. Carlson, C. Chapple, C. dePamphilis, D. Mandoli, J. Tomkins, R. Wing, and
J. Banks. 2005. Construction of a bacterial artificial chromosome library from the spikemoss
Selaginella moellendorffii: A resource for plant comparative genomics. BMC Plant Biology. 5:10
32) Jung, S, A. Abbott, C. Jesudurai, J. Tomkins and D. Main. 2005. Frequency, type,
localization and annotation of simple sequence repeats in Rosaceae ESTs. Functional and
Integrative Genomics. 5:136-143.
33) Tomkins, J., M. Fregene, D. Main, H. Kim, R. Wing, and J. Tohme. 2004. Bacterial artificial
chromosome (BAC) library resource for positional cloning of pest and disease resistance genes
in Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz). Plant Molecular Biology. 56:555-561.
34) Jung, S., C. Jesudurai, M. Staton, Z. Du, I. Cho, A. Abbott, J. Tomkins, and D. Main. 2004.
GDR: Genome Database for Rosaceae: integrated web resources for Rosaceae genomics and
genetics research. BMC Bioinformatics. 5:130 (http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2105/5/130).
35) Sajjaphan, K, N. Shapir, L. Wackett, M. Palmer, B. Blackmon, J. Tomkins, and M.
Sadowsky. 2004. Arthrobacter aurescens TC1 atrazine catabolism genes trzN, atzB, and atzC
are linked on a 160-kilobase region and are functional in Escherichia coli. Applied and
Environmental Microbiology. 70:4402-4407.
36) Tomkins, J.P., M. Luo, G.C. Fang, D. Main, J.L. Goicoechea, M. Atkins, D.A. Frisch, R.E.
Page, E. Guzman-Novoa, G. Hunt, and R.A. Wing. 2002. New Genomic Resources for Honey
Bee (Apis mellifera L.); Development of a deep-coverage BAC library and a preliminary STC
database. Genetics and Molecular Research. 4:306-316.
37) Chen, M, G. Presting, W. Barbazuk, J. Goicoechea, B. Blackmon, G. Fang, H. Kim, D. Frisch,
Y. Yu, S. Sun, S. Higingbottom, J. Phimphilai, D. Phimphilai, S. Thurmond, B. Gaudette, P. Li, J.
Liu, J. Hatfield, D. Main, K. Farrar, C. Henderson, L. Barnett, R. Costa, B. Williams, S. Walser, M.
Atkins, C. Hall, M. Budiman, J. Tomkins, M. Luo, I. Bancroft, J. Salse, F. Regad, T. Mohapatra,
N. Singh, A. Tyagi, C. Soderlund, R. Dean, and R.Wing. 2002. An Integrated Physical and
Genetic Map of the Rice Genome. The Plant Cell. 14: 537-545.
38) Tomkins, J.P., G. Davis, D. Main, N. Duru, T. Musket, J.L. Goicoechea, D.A. Frisch, E.H.
Coe Jr.,and R.A. Wing. 2002. Construction and characterization of a deep-coverage bacterial
artificial chromosome library for maize. Crop Science. 42:928-933.
39) Tomkins, J.P., D.G. Peterson, T.J. Yang, D. Main, E.F. Ablett, R.J. Henry, L.S. Lee, T.A.
Holton, D. Waters and R.A. Wing 2001. Grape (Vitis vinifera L.) BAC Library Construction,
Preliminary STC analysis, and Identification of Clones Associated with Flavonoid and Stilbene
Biosynthesis. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture. 52:287-291.
40) Tomkins, J.P., D.G. Peterson, T.J. Yang, D. Main, T.A. Wilkins, A.H. Paterson, R.A. Wing.
2001. Development of genomic resources for cotton (Gosypium hirsutum): BAC library
development, preliminary STC analysis, and identification of clones associated with fiber
development. Molecular Breeding. 8:255-261.
41) Martinez, B., J.P. Tomkins, L. P. Wackett, R. Wing, and M. J. Sadowsky. 2001. Complete
Nucleotide Sequence and Organization of Catabolic Plasmid pADP-1 from Pseudomonas sp.
Strain ADP. Journal of Bacteriology. 183:5684-5697.
42) Tomkins, J.P., T.C. Wood, M.G. Stacey, J.T. Loh, A. Judd, J. L. Goicoechea, G. Stacey, M.J.
Sadowsky, and R.A. Wing. 2001. A Marker-Dense Physical Map of the Bradyrhizobium
japonicum Genome. Genome Research. 11:1434-1440.
43) Tomkins, J.P., T. Wood, A. Westman, L.S. Barnes, and R.A. Wing. 2001. Evaluation of
genetic variation in the daylily (Hemerocallis spp.) using AFLP markers. Theoretical and Applied
44) Yu, Y., J.P. Tomkins, R. Waugh, D. A. Frisch, D. Kudrna, A. Kleinhofs, R. S. Brueggeman,
G. J. Muehlbauer, R. P. Wise, R. A. Wing. 2000. A bacterial artificial chromosome library for
barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) and the identification of clones containing putative resistance genes.
Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 101:1093-1099.
45) Lin, Y., X. Draye, X. Qian, S. Ren, L. Zhu, J.P. Tomkins, R. Wing, Z. Li, and A. H. Paterson.
2000. Locus-specific contig assembly in highly-duplicated genomes using the BAC-RF method.
Nucleic Acids Research. Vol 28, article e23.
46) Druka, A., D. Kudrna, F. Han, A. Kilian, B. Steffenson, D. Frisch; J. Tomkins, R. Wing, A.
Kleinhofs. 2000. Physical mapping of the barley stem rust resistance gene rpg4. Molecular and
General Genetics. 264:283-290.
47) Shipe, E.R., J.D. Mueller, S.A Lewis, P.F. Williams, and J.P. Tomkins. 2000. Registration of
‘Musen’ soybean. Crop Science. 40:1496-1497.
48) Shipe, E.R., J.D. Mueller, S.A Lewis, P.F. Williams, and J.P. Tomkins. 2000. Registration of
‘Motte’ soybean. Crop Science. 40:1497-1498.
49) Mao, L., T.C. Wood, Y. Yu, M.A. Budiman, J.P. Tomkins, S. Woo, M. Sasinowski, G.
Presting, D. Frisch, S. Goff, R.A. Dean, and R.A. Wing. 2000. Rice transposable elements: A
survey of 73,000 Sequence-Tagged Connectors. Genome Research. 10:982-990.
50) Peterson, D., J.P.Tomkins, D.A. Frisch, R.A. Wing, and A.P. Paterson. 2000. Construction of
plant bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) libraries: an illustrated guide. Journal of Agricultural
Genomics. Vol 5 (http://www.ncgr.org/research/jag/index.html).
51) Tomkins, J.P., H. Miller-Smith, M. Sasinowski, S. Choi, H. Sasinowska, M. Verce, D.L.
Freedman, R.A. Dean, and R.A. Wing. 1999. Physical map and gene survey of the Ochrobactrum
anthropi genome using bacterial artificial chromosome contigs. Microbial and Comparative
52) Tomkins, J.P., R. Mahalingham, H. Miller-Smith, J.L. Goicoechea, H.T. Knapp, and R.A.
Wing. 1999. A soybean bacterial artificial chromosome library for PI 437654 and the identification
of clones associated with cyst nematode resistance. Plant Molecular Biology. 41:25-32.
53) Tomkins, J.P., Y. Yu, H. Miller-Smith, D.A. Frisch, S. Woo, and R.A. Wing. 1999. A bacterial
artificial chromosome library for sugarcane. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 99:419-424.
54) Shipe, E.R., J.D. Mueller, S.A Lewis, P.F. Williams, and J.P. Tomkins. 1997. Registration of
‘Dillon’ soybean. Crop Science. 37:1983.
55) Tomkins, J.P., and E.R. Shipe. 1997. Environmental adaptation of long-juvenile soybean
cultivars and elite strains. Agronomy Journal. 89:257-262.
56) Tomkins, J.P., and E.R. Shipe. 1996. Soybean growth and agronomic performance in
response to the long-juvenile trait. Crop Science. 36:1144-1149.
57) Tomkins, J.P., and M.H. Hall. 1991. Stimulation of alfalfa bud and shoot development with
cytokinins. Agronomy Journal. 83:577-581.
Secular Book Chapters
1) Cuthbertson, B., J. Rickey, Y. Wu, G. Powell, and J. Tomkins. 2006. Exploitation of the daylily
petal senescence model as a source for novel proteins that regulate programmed cell death in
plants. Y. Blume, D.J. Durzan, and P. Smertenko (editors). In Volume 371 NATO Science Series:
Life and Behavioural Sciences. Cell Biology and Instrumentation: UV Radiation, Nitric Oxide and
Cell Death in Plants. Pages 297-306. IOS Press, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2) Tomkins, J.P., T.C. Wood, and D. Main. 2005. DNA Sequencing for Genome Analysis. In
Analytical Techniques in DNA Sequencing. B.K. Nunnally (editor). Pp. 157-176. Taylor & Francis
Books Inc, Boca Raton, FL.
3) Normand, P., S. Felix, N. Alloisio, J. Marechal, C. Lavire, A. Berry, B. Mullin, J. Tomkins, N.
Choisne, N. Demange, T. Cong, A. Coulloux, D. Vallenet, S. Cruveiller and C. Medigue. 2005.
Toward deciphering the genome of Frankia alni strain ACN14a. In Biological Nitrogen Fixation,
Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment. Book Series: Current Plant Science and
Biotechnology in Agriculture (vol 41). Springer Press, Netherlands.
4) Wood, T.C. and J.P. Tomkins. 2004. Genomic Sequencing. In Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell
Biology and Molecular Medicine. R.A. Meyers (editor). Vol. 5. Pages 513-536. Wiley-VCH Verlag
Publishing. Weinheim, Germany.
5) Tomkins, J.P. 2003. Plant Bacterial Artificial Chromosome Libraries: Advances in Their
Development and Application. In Recent Research Developments in Plant Molecular Biology. Pp.
139 to 156. Research Signpost Publishers, Kerala, India.
6) Gemmill, R., R. Bolin, H. Albertson, J.P. Tomkins, and R.A. Wing. 2001. Pulsed-field
electrophoresis for long-range restriction mapping. In Current Protocols in Human Genetics. Pp.
5.1.1 to 5.1.28. John Wiley and Sons Inc., N.Y., N.Y.
7) Tomkins, J., H. Smith, J. Loh, A. Judd, D. Frisch, G. Stacey, M. Sadowsky, and R. Wing.
2000. Development of a physical map and sequence tagged connector framework for the
Bradyrhizobium japonicum genome. In Nitrogen Fixation: From Molecules to Crop Productivity.
Book Series: Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture (vol 38). Springer Press,
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