U Grossniklaus

Summary

Affiliation: University of Zurich
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. pmc Evolutionary origins of the endosperm in flowering plants
    Celia Baroux
    Institute of Plant Biology, Zurich, Switzerland
    Genome Biol 3:reviews1026. 2002
  2. ncbi Genomic imprinting and seed development: endosperm formation with and without sex
    U Grossniklaus
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, CH 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Curr Opin Plant Biol 4:21-7. 2001
  3. pmc Unveiling the gene-expression profile of pollen
    José António da Costa-Nunes
    Institute for Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Centre, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Genome Biol 5:205. 2003
  4. ncbi Pattern formation during early ovule development in Arabidopsis thaliana
    Patrick Sieber
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Centre, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, Zurich 8008, Switzerland
    Dev Biol 273:321-34. 2004
  5. pmc Disruption of the pollen-expressed FERONIA homologs ANXUR1 and ANXUR2 triggers pollen tube discharge
    Aurélien Boisson-Dernier
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Development 136:3279-88. 2009
  6. doi Conserved molecular components for pollen tube reception and fungal invasion
    Sharon A Kessler
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Science 330:968-71. 2010
  7. pmc A versatile and reliable two-component system for tissue-specific gene induction in Arabidopsis
    Lukas Brand
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Centre, University of Zurich, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Plant Physiol 141:1194-204. 2006
  8. doi Arabidopsis female gametophyte gene expression map reveals similarities between plant and animal gametes
    Samuel E Wuest
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Curr Biol 20:506-12. 2010
  9. ncbi Genomic imprinting during seed development
    Celia Baroux
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Adv Genet 46:165-214. 2002
  10. ncbi The Arabidopsis mutant feronia disrupts the female gametophytic control of pollen tube reception
    Norbert Huck
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse107, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Development 130:2149-59. 2003

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Publications69

  1. pmc Evolutionary origins of the endosperm in flowering plants
    Celia Baroux
    Institute of Plant Biology, Zurich, Switzerland
    Genome Biol 3:reviews1026. 2002
    ..The recent resurgence of approaches to evolutionary developmental biology combining comparative biology with phylogenetics provides new understanding of endosperm origins...
  2. ncbi Genomic imprinting and seed development: endosperm formation with and without sex
    U Grossniklaus
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, CH 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Curr Opin Plant Biol 4:21-7. 2001
    ..Maternal-effect phenotypes can result from regulation by genomic imprinting, a phenomenon of critical importance for both sexual and apomictic seed development...
  3. pmc Unveiling the gene-expression profile of pollen
    José António da Costa-Nunes
    Institute for Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Centre, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Genome Biol 5:205. 2003
    ..These studies increase the number of known pollen-expressed genes by as much as 50-fold and have identified many novel genes that are potentially pollen-specific...
  4. ncbi Pattern formation during early ovule development in Arabidopsis thaliana
    Patrick Sieber
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Centre, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, Zurich 8008, Switzerland
    Dev Biol 273:321-34. 2004
    ..Thus, both WUS and PHB affect processes downstream of NZZ action during the transition from proximal--distal to adaxial--abaxial ovule development...
  5. pmc Disruption of the pollen-expressed FERONIA homologs ANXUR1 and ANXUR2 triggers pollen tube discharge
    Aurélien Boisson-Dernier
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Development 136:3279-88. 2009
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  6. doi Conserved molecular components for pollen tube reception and fungal invasion
    Sharon A Kessler
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Science 330:968-71. 2010
    ..Homozygous fer mutants also display PM resistance, revealing a new function for FER and suggesting that conserved components, such as FER and distinct MLO proteins, are involved in both PT reception and PM infection...
  7. pmc A versatile and reliable two-component system for tissue-specific gene induction in Arabidopsis
    Lukas Brand
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Centre, University of Zurich, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Plant Physiol 141:1194-204. 2006
    ..Results demonstrate that we can also induce mutant phenotypes using conditional ectopic gene expression. One of these mutant phenotypes could not have been identified using noninducible ectopic gene expression approaches...
  8. doi Arabidopsis female gametophyte gene expression map reveals similarities between plant and animal gametes
    Samuel E Wuest
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Curr Biol 20:506-12. 2010
    ..A comparison of human and Arabidopsis egg cells for enrichment of functional groups identified several similarities that may represent a consequence of coevolution or ancestral gametic features...
  9. ncbi Genomic imprinting during seed development
    Celia Baroux
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Adv Genet 46:165-214. 2002
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  10. ncbi The Arabidopsis mutant feronia disrupts the female gametophytic control of pollen tube reception
    Norbert Huck
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse107, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Development 130:2149-59. 2003
    ..Apparently, the failure in pollen tube reception results in the continued expression of synergid-specific genes, probably leading to an extended expression of a potential pollen tube attractant...
  11. doi The maternal to zygotic transition in animals and plants
    C Baroux
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol 73:89-100. 2008
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  12. ncbi Transposons and tandem repeats are not involved in the control of genomic imprinting at the MEDEA locus in Arabidopsis
    C Spillane
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol 69:465-75. 2004
  13. ncbi Seed development and genomic imprinting in plants
    Claudia Kohler
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Prog Mol Subcell Biol 38:237-62. 2005
    ..Thus, although imprinting evolved independently in mammals and plants, there are striking similarities at the phenotypic and possibly also mechanistic level...
  14. ncbi The art and design of genetic screens: Arabidopsis thaliana
    Damian R Page
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Nat Rev Genet 3:124-36. 2002
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  15. pmc The RPN1 subunit of the 26S proteasome in Arabidopsis is essential for embryogenesis
    Vladimir Brukhin
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Plant Cell 17:2723-37. 2005
    ..Overall, our data indicate that RPN1 activity is essential during embryogenesis, where it might participate in the destruction of a specific set of protein substrates...
  16. pmc Dynamic regulatory interactions of Polycomb group genes: MEDEA autoregulation is required for imprinted gene expression in Arabidopsis
    Celia Baroux
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Genes Dev 20:1081-6. 2006
    ..A complex network of cross-regulatory interactions among the other known members of the MEA-FIE PcG complex implies distinct functions that are dynamically regulated during reproduction...
  17. doi Intronic regulatory elements determine the divergent expression patterns of AGAMOUS-LIKE6 subfamily members in Arabidopsis
    Stephen E Schauer
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Plant J 59:987-1000. 2009
    ..Together, these results suggest that AGL6 and AGL13 show signs of subfunctionalization, with divergent expression patterns, regulatory sequences and possibly functions...
  18. ncbi The FERONIA receptor-like kinase mediates male-female interactions during pollen tube reception
    Juan Miguel Escobar-Restrepo
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Science 317:656-60. 2007
    ..Our findings show that the female control of pollen tube reception is based on a FER-dependent signaling pathway, which may play a role in reproductive isolation barriers...
  19. ncbi Positive darwinian selection at the imprinted MEDEA locus in plants
    Charles Spillane
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Nature 448:349-52. 2007
    ..The evolution of MEA suggests a late origin of genomic imprinting within the Brassicaceae, whereas imprinting is thought to have originated early within the mammalian lineage...
  20. pmc Arabidopsis MSI1 is a component of the MEA/FIE Polycomb group complex and required for seed development
    Claudia Kohler
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Centre, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, CH 8050 Zurich, Switzerland
    EMBO J 22:4804-14. 2003
    ..Our results establish that MSI1 has an essential function in the correct initiation and progression of seed development...
  21. pmc ARABIDOPSIS TRITHORAX1 dynamically regulates FLOWERING LOCUS C activation via histone 3 lysine 4 trimethylation
    Stephane Pien
    Institute of Plant Biology, Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Zurich CH 8008, Switzerland
    Plant Cell 20:580-8. 2008
    ..This dynamic process stands in contrast with the stable maintenance of homeotic gene expression mediated by trithorax group proteins in animals but resembles the dynamics of plant Polycomb group function...
  22. ncbi Polycomb group and trithorax group proteins in Arabidopsis
    Stephane Pien
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Centre, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1769:375-82. 2007
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  23. ncbi Epigenetic inheritance of expression states in plant development: the role of Polycomb group proteins
    Claudia Kohler
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, CH 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Curr Opin Cell Biol 14:773-9. 2002
    ..This may be related to the absence of PcG proteins thought to be involved in long-term maintenance of PcG repression, suggesting that the mechanisms underlying PcG-mediated repression differ between plants and animals...
  24. ncbi Confocal microscopy of whole ovules for analysis of reproductive development: the elongate1 mutant affects meiosis II
    Philippa J Barrell
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Plant J 43:309-20. 2005
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  25. ncbi The Arabidopsis thaliana MEDEA Polycomb group protein controls expression of PHERES1 by parental imprinting
    Claudia Kohler
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Nat Genet 37:28-30. 2005
    ..Because Polycomb group proteins control parental imprinting in mammals as well, the independent recruitment of similar protein machineries for the imprinting of genes is a notable example of convergent evolution...
  26. pmc Genetic subtraction profiling identifies genes essential for Arabidopsis reproduction and reveals interaction between the female gametophyte and the maternal sporophyte
    Amal J Johnston
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, Zollikerstrasse, University of Zurich, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Genome Biol 8:R204. 2007
    ..The influences of the embryo sac on the surrounding sporophytic tissues were previously thought to be negligible or nonexistent; we investigated the extent of these interactions by transcriptome analysis...
  27. ncbi The first high-resolution DNA "methylome"
    Hanspeter Schöb
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Cell 126:1025-8. 2006
    ..In this issue of Cell, fill this gap by presenting a high-resolution map of DNA methylation in the genome of the flowering plant Arabidopsis...
  28. pmc A gateway cloning vector set for high-throughput functional analysis of genes in planta
    Mark D Curtis
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Centre, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Plant Physiol 133:462-9. 2003
    ..All vectors were derived from pCambia T-DNA cloning vectors, with the exception of a chemically inducible vector, for Agrobacterium sp.-mediated transformation of a wide range of plant species...
  29. pmc The Polycomb-group protein MEDEA regulates seed development by controlling expression of the MADS-box gene PHERES1
    Claudia Kohler
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Genes Dev 17:1540-53. 2003
    ..In summary, our results demonstrate that seed abortion in the medea mutant is largely mediated by deregulated expression of the type I MADS-box gene PHE1...
  30. pmc Genetic interaction of an origin recognition complex subunit and the Polycomb group gene MEDEA during seed development
    Margaret A Collinge
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Plant Cell 16:1035-46. 2004
    ..Either alterations in chromatin structure or the release of cell cycle checkpoints by the mea mutation may allow more cell and nuclear divisions to occur in orc2 homozygous seeds...
  31. ncbi Epigenetics: the flowers that come in from the cold
    Claudia Kohler
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, CH 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Curr Biol 12:R129-31. 2002
    ..Recent findings shed light on this phenomenon by showing that a gene responsible for keeping this memory encodes a member of the Polycomb group of proteins...
  32. ncbi Interaction of the Arabidopsis polycomb group proteins FIE and MEA mediates their common phenotypes
    C Spillane
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, CH 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Curr Biol 10:1535-8. 2000
    ..We propose that an ancient mechanism for chromatin modification has been independently recruited to different developmental processes in the two kingdoms...
  33. pmc The triploid endosperm genome of Arabidopsis adopts a peculiar, parental-dosage-dependent chromatin organization
    Celia Baroux
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Plant Cell 19:1782-94. 2007
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  34. ncbi Epigenetic control of plant development: new layers of complexity
    Andrea Steimer
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Curr Opin Plant Biol 7:11-9. 2004
    ..Moreover, RNA molecules also appear to direct developmentally relevant gene regulation at the transcriptional level by modifying chromatin structure and/or DNA methylation...
  35. pmc Deterministic protein inference for shotgun proteomics data provides new insights into Arabidopsis pollen development and function
    Monica A Grobei
    Center for Model Organism Proteomes, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Genome Res 19:1786-800. 2009
    ..Interestingly, the pollen proteome is most similar to that of seeds, indicating physiological similarities between these developmentally distinct tissues...
  36. ncbi Chromatin modification and remodeling during early seed development
    Celia Baroux
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, CH 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Curr Opin Genet Dev 17:473-9. 2007
    ..Nonetheless, with the emergence of in vivo imaging techniques, laser-capture dissection, and genome-wide chromatin modification profiling, the future promises new, exciting discoveries...
  37. ncbi Cellular efflux of auxin catalyzed by the Arabidopsis MDR/PGP transporter AtPGP1
    Markus Geisler
    Basel Zurich Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Institute of Plant Biology, CH 8007 Zurich, Switzerland
    Plant J 44:179-94. 2005
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  38. doi Chromatin immunoprecipitation protocol for histone modifications and protein-DNA binding analyses in Arabidopsis
    Stephane Pien
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Methods Mol Biol 631:209-20. 2010
    ..This method is quantitative and provides a way to study the dynamic state of chromatin during plant development and also in response to different environmental stimuli...
  39. ncbi Apomixis technology development-virgin births in farmers' fields?
    Charles Spillane
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Nat Biotechnol 22:687-91. 2004
    ..Early consideration of issues relating to biosafety and intellectual property (IP) management can facilitate the acceptance and deployment of apomixis technology in agriculture...
  40. ncbi Evolutionary ecology of the prezygotic stage
    G Bernasconi
    Institute of Environmental Sciences, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Science 303:971-5. 2004
    ..In both groups, understanding the evolution of sex-specific and reproductive traits will require an appreciation of the effects of prezygotic competition on fitness...
  41. pmc Intrachromosomal excision of a hybrid Ds element induces large genomic deletions in Arabidopsis
    Damian R Page
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:2969-74. 2004
    ..Our study of Ds transposition in Arabidopsis revealed previously undescribed mechanisms that lead to large genomic deletions flanking Ds elements, which may contribute to genome dynamics and evolution...
  42. doi Epigenetic variation, inheritance, and selection in plant populations
    S Hirsch
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol 77:97-104. 2012
    ..Here, we review mechanisms of epigenetic regulation, epigenetic responses to environmental challenges, their inheritance, and their implication for adaptation and plant evolution. ..
  43. pmc Adaptation and extinction in experimentally fragmented landscapes
    Sima Fakheran
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies and Zürich Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:19120-5. 2010
    ..The most competitive genotypes were almost eliminated from highly disturbed landscapes, raising concern over the impact of increased levels of human-induced disturbance in natural landscapes...
  44. pmc Genomic origin and organization of the allopolyploid Primula egaliksensis investigated by in situ hybridization
    Alessia Guggisberg
    Institut für Systematische Botanik and Zürich Basel Plant Science Center, Universitat Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Ann Bot 101:919-27. 2008
    ..The present paper is aimed at verifying the hybrid nature of P. egaliksensis using cytogenetic tools, and to investigate the extent to which the parental genomes have undergone genomic reorganization...
  45. pmc LACHESIS restricts gametic cell fate in the female gametophyte of Arabidopsis
    Rita Gross-Hardt
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    PLoS Biol 5:e47. 2007
    ..LIS is homologous to the yeast splicing factor PRP4, indicating that components of the splice apparatus participate in cell fate decisions...
  46. ncbi Nuclear fusions contribute to polyploidization of the gigantic nuclei in the chalazal endosperm of Arabidopsis
    Celia Baroux
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Planta 220:38-46. 2004
    ..Confocal analysis of intact seeds further suggested that free nuclei from the peripheral endosperm get incorporated into the chalazal cyst and likely participate in nuclear fusions...
  47. ncbi Genome-wide high-resolution mapping of exosome substrates reveals hidden features in the Arabidopsis transcriptome
    Julia A Chekanova
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 64110, USA
    Cell 131:1340-53. 2007
    ..These first genome-wide maps of exosome substrates will aid in illuminating new fundamental components and regulatory mechanisms of eukaryotic transcriptomes...
  48. pmc The central cell plays a critical role in pollen tube guidance in Arabidopsis
    Yan hong Chen
    Key Laboratory of Molecular and Developmental Biology, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
    Plant Cell 19:3563-77. 2007
    ..Expression of CCG in the central cell alone is sufficient to restore the normal pollen tube guidance phenotype, demonstrating that the central cell plays a critical role in pollen tube guidance...
  49. doi Genome-scale proteomics reveals Arabidopsis thaliana gene models and proteome dynamics
    Katja Baerenfaller
    Institute of Plant Sciences, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Universitatstrasse 2, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Science 320:938-41. 2008
    ..The Arabidopsis proteome map provides information about genome activity and proteome assembly and is available as a resource for plant systems biology...
  50. ncbi Diverse functions of Polycomb group proteins during plant development
    Jose C Reyes
    Instituto de Bioquimica Vegetal y Fotosintesis, Centro de Investigaciones Isla de la Cartuja, Av Americo Vespucio s n, E 41092 Sevilla, Spain
    Semin Cell Dev Biol 14:77-84. 2003
    ..Thus, the function of PcG proteins has been widely conserved between the plant and animal kingdoms...
  51. pmc SHORT INTEGUMENTS1/SUSPENSOR1/CARPEL FACTORY, a Dicer homolog, is a maternal effect gene required for embryo development in Arabidopsis
    Teresa A Golden
    Department of Biology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, USA
    Plant Physiol 130:808-22. 2002
    ..These results suggest that maternal SIN1/SUS1/CAF functions early in Arabidopsis development, presumably through posttranscriptional regulation of specific mRNA molecules...
  52. ncbi The Arabidopsis ATK1 gene is required for spindle morphogenesis in male meiosis
    Changbin Chen
    Department of Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 USA
    Development 129:2401-9. 2002
    ..Therefore, the ATK1 gene plays a crucial role in spindle morphogenesis in male Arabidopsis meiosis...
  53. ncbi Plant genetics: a decade of integration
    Robert E Pruitt
    Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indianapolis 47907 1155, USA
    Nat Genet 33:294-304. 2003
    ..These enormous changes led to an unprecedented increase in our understanding of the genetic basis and molecular mechanisms of developmental, physiological and biochemical processes, some of which will be discussed in this article...
  54. ncbi Arabidopsis GLAUCE promotes fertilization-independent endosperm development and expression of paternally inherited alleles
    Quy A Ngo
    Section of Plant Biology, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Development 134:4107-17. 2007
    ..These results indicate that factors derived from the female gametophyte activate a subset of the paternal genome of fertilized seeds...
  55. ncbi ATX-1, an Arabidopsis homolog of trithorax, activates flower homeotic genes
    Raul Alvarez-Venegas
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588 0118, USA
    Curr Biol 13:627-37. 2003
    ..Despite this fact, several plant homeotic genes are negatively regulated by plant genes similar to the repressors from the animal PcG. However, plant-activating regulators of the trxG have not been characterized...
  56. pmc Analysis of transposon insertion mutants highlights the diversity of mechanisms underlying male progamic development in Arabidopsis
    Eric Lalanne
    Department of Biology, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH, United Kingdom
    Genetics 167:1975-86. 2004
    ..Gene sequences disrupted in seth insertions suggest essential functions for putative SETH proteins in diverse processes including protein anchoring, cell wall biosynthesis, signaling, and metabolism...
  57. ncbi Identification of new members of Fertilisation Independent Seed Polycomb Group pathway involved in the control of seed development in Arabidopsis thaliana
    Anne Elisabeth Guitton
    EMBO YIP Team, Unite Mixte de Recherche 5667, IFR128 Biosciences Lyon Gerland, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, 46 allee d Italie, F 69364 Lyon Cedex 07, France
    Development 131:2971-81. 2004
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  58. pmc An egg apparatus-specific enhancer of Arabidopsis, identified by enhancer detection
    Wei Yang
    CAMBIA, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Australia
    Plant Physiol 139:1421-32. 2005
    ..The potential application of the EASE element and similar control elements as part of an open-source biotechnology toolkit for apomixis is discussed...
  59. ncbi Arabidopsis CUL3A and CUL3B genes are essential for normal embryogenesis
    Alexis Thomann
    Institut de Biologie Moleculaire des Plantes du CNRS, 12, rue du Général Zimmer, 67084 Strasbourg Cedex, France
    Plant J 43:437-48. 2005
    ..Arrest of embryogenesis occurred at multiple stages of embryo development, but predominantly at the heart stage. At the cytological level, CUL3 loss-of-function mutations affected both embryo pattern formation and endosperm development...
  60. pmc CHR11, a chromatin-remodeling factor essential for nuclear proliferation during female gametogenesis in Arabidopsis thaliana
    Wilson Huanca-Mamani
    Laboratory of Reproductive Development and Apomixis, Department of Genetic Engineering, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados Unidad Irapuato, Apartado Postal 629, CP 36500, Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:17231-6. 2005
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  61. ncbi Regulation of Arabidopsis tapetum development and function by DYSFUNCTIONAL TAPETUM1 (DYT1) encoding a putative bHLH transcription factor
    Wei Zhang
    Department of Biology and the Huck Institutes of Life Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Development 133:3085-95. 2006
    ..Our results support the hypothesis that DYT1 is a crucial component of a genetic network that controls anther development and function...
  62. pmc Different Polycomb group complexes regulate common target genes in Arabidopsis
    Grigory Makarevich
    ETH Zurich, Institute of Plant Sciences and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, Plant Developmental Biology, LFW E 31, Universitatsstrasse 2, Zurich 8092, Switzerland
    EMBO Rep 7:947-52. 2006
    ..We propose that different PcG complexes regulate a common set of target genes during the different stages of plant development...
  63. pmc SETH1 and SETH2, two components of the glycosylphosphatidylinositol anchor biosynthetic pathway, are required for pollen germination and tube growth in Arabidopsis
    Eric Lalanne
    Department of Biology, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH, United Kingdom
    Plant Cell 16:229-40. 2004
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  64. ncbi Genomic imprinting, methylation and molecular evolution of maize Enhancer of zeste (Mez) homologs
    William J Haun
    Department of Plant Biology, University of Minnesota, 1445 Gortner Avenue, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Plant J 49:325-37. 2007
    ..The common imprinted expression of Mez1 and MEDEA, in concert with their likely evolutionary origins, suggests that there may be a requirement for imprinting of at least one E(z)-like gene in angiosperms...
  65. ncbi A Bsister MADS-box gene involved in ovule and seed development in petunia and Arabidopsis
    Stefan de Folter
    Business Unit Bioscience, Plant Research International, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Plant J 47:934-46. 2006
    ..The results presented here demonstrate the importance of the comparative analysis of key regulatory genes in various model systems to fully understand all aspects of plant development...
  66. ncbi Apomixis: a developmental perspective
    Anna M Koltunow
    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Plant Industry, P O Box 350, Glen Osmond, South Australia 5064, Australia
    Annu Rev Plant Biol 54:547-74. 2003
    ..It consolidates the view that apomixis and sexuality are closely interrelated developmental pathways where apomixis can be viewed as a deregulation of the sexual process in both time and space...
  67. pmc Transposon excision from an atypical site: a mechanism of evolution of novel transposable elements
    Marybeth Langer
    Department of Biology, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 2:e965. 2007
    ..Possibility remains, however, for novel repeated DNA sequences produced as a consequence of transposon movement to influence crossover in subsequent generations...
  68. pmc Transcriptional programs of early reproductive stages in Arabidopsis
    Lars Hennig
    Institute of Plant Sciences and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Center, CH 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Plant Physiol 135:1765-75. 2004
    ..Our study provides a basis for targeted reverse-genetic approaches aimed to identify key genes of reproductive development in plants...
  69. ncbi Be more specific! Laser-assisted microdissection of plant cells
    Robert C Day
    Department of Biochemistry, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Trends Plant Sci 10:397-406. 2005
    ..We also discuss how the technology might be exploited to answer some pertinent questions in plant biology...