Research Topics

Genomes and Genes

Elisabeth Truernit


Affiliation: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Country: Switzerland


  1. Truernit E, Bauby H, Belcram K, Barthélémy J, Palauqui J. OCTOPUS, a polarly localised membrane-associated protein, regulates phloem differentiation entry in Arabidopsis thaliana. Development. 2012;139:1306-15 pubmed publisher
    ..We propose that OPS participates in vascular differentiation by interpreting longitudinal signals that lead to the transformation of vascular initials into differentiating protophloem cells. ..
  2. Coiro M, Truernit E. Xylem Characterization Using Improved Pseudo-Schiff Propidium Iodide Staining of Whole Mount Samples and Confocal Laser-Scanning Microscopy. Methods Mol Biol. 2017;1544:127-132 pubmed publisher
    ..The method can be used for characterizing xylem cell structure in different organs and species without the need for tissue sectioning. ..
  3. Truernit E. Plant Physiology: Unveiling the Dark Side of Phloem Translocation. Curr Biol. 2017;27:R348-R350 pubmed publisher
    ..Owing to a recent study, we now have a better understanding of how these molecules exit the phloem at their final destinations. ..
  4. Tucker M, Roodbarkelari F, Truernit E, Adamski N, Hinze A, Lohmüller B, et al. Accession-specific modifiers act with ZWILLE/ARGONAUTE10 to maintain shoot meristem stem cells during embryogenesis in Arabidopsis. BMC Genomics. 2013;14:809 pubmed publisher
    ..Reduced SQN expression levels in Col-0 correlate with transposon insertions adjoining the transcriptional start site, which may contribute to stem cell maintenance in other ZLL-independent accessions. ..
  5. Roodbarkelari F, Du F, Truernit E, Laux T. ZLL/AGO10 maintains shoot meristem stem cells during Arabidopsis embryogenesis by down-regulating ARF2-mediated auxin response. BMC Biol. 2015;13:74 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results indicate that maintenance of shoot meristem stem cells by AGO10 involves negative regulation of auxin signaling and, via REV-mediated downregulation of ARF2 expression, auxin response. ..