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Lu KJ, van 't Wout Hofland N, Mor E, Mutte S, Abrahams P, Kato H, Vandepoele K, Weijers D, De Rybel B. Evolution of vascular plants through redeployment of ancient developmental regulators. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1912470117. PMID: 31874927.

Smit M, McGregor S, Sun H, Gough C, Bågman AM, Soyars CL, Kroon JTM, Gaudinier A, Williams CJ, Yang X, Nimchuk ZL, Weijers D, Turner SR, Brady SM, Etchells P. A PXY-Mediated Transcriptional Network Integrates Signaling Mechanisms to Control Vascular Development in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. doi: 10.1105/tpc.19.00562. PMID: 31806676.

Xiang D, Quilichini TD, Liu Z, Gao P, Pan Y, Li Q, Nilsen KT, Venglat P, Esteban E, Pasha A, Wang Y, Wen R, Zhang Z, Hao Z, Wang E, Wei Y, Cuthbert R, Kochian LV, Sharpe A, Provart N, Weijers D, Gillmor CS, Pozniak C, Datla R. The Transcriptional Landscape of Polyploid Wheats and Their Diploid Ancestors during Embryogenesis and Grain Development. Plant Cell. 2019. 12:2888-2911. doi: 10.1105/tpc.19.00397. PMID: 31628162.

Yang B, Wendrich JR, De Rybel B, Weijers D, Xue HW. Rice microtubule-associated protein IQ67-DOMAIN14 regulates grain shape by modulating
microtubule cytoskeleton dynamics.
Plant Biotechnol J. 2019. doi: 10.1111/pbi.13279. PMID: 31622529.

Radoeva T, Vaddepalli P, Zhang Z, Weijers D. Evolution, Initiation, and
Diversity in Early Plant Embryogenesis.
Dev Cell. 2019. 50(5):533-543. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2019.07.011. Review. PMID: 31505175.

Dresselhaus T, Weijers D. Special issue: cellular omics methods in plant reproduction research. Plant Reprod. 2019 Mar;32(1):1-3. doi: 10.1007/s00497-019-00366-9. PMID: 30805715.

Yoshida S, van der Schuren A, van Dop M, van Galen L, Saiga S, Adibi M, Möller B, Ten Hove CA, Marhavy P, Smith R, Friml J, Weijers D. A SOSEKI-based coordinate system interprets global polarity cues in Arabidopsis. Nat Plants. 2019 Feb;5(2):160-166. doi: 10.1038/s41477-019-0363-6. PMID: 30737509.


Radoeva T, Lokerse AS, Llavata-Peris CI, Wendrich J, Xiang D, Liao CY, Vlaar L, Boekschoten M, Hooiveld G, Datla R, Weijers D. A Robust Auxin Response Network Controls Embryo and Suspensor Development through a bHLH Transcriptional Module. Plant Cell. 2018 Dec 20. pii: tpc.00518.2018. doi: 10.1105/tpc.18.00518. PMID: 30573473.

Palovaara J, Weijers D. Adapting INTACT to analyse cell-type-specific transcriptomes and nucleocytoplasmic mRNA dynamics in the Arabidopsis embryo. Plant Reprod. 2018 Nov 15. doi: 10.1007/s00497-018-0347-0. PMID: 30430248.

Chakrabortty B, Willemsen V, de Zeeuw T, Liao CY, Weijers D, Mulder B, Scheres B. A Plausible Microtubule-Based Mechanism for Cell Division Orientation in Plant Embryogenesis. Curr Biol. 2018 Oct 8;28(19):3031-3043.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.07.025. PMID: 30245102.

Radoeva T, Saiga S, Weijers D. Cell-Type-Specific Promoter Identification Using Enhancer Trap Lines. Methods Mol Biol. 2018;1830:127-139. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-8657-6_8. PMID: 30043368.

Mutte SK, Kato H, Rothfels C, Melkonian M, Wong GK, Weijers D. Origin and evolution of the nuclear auxin response system. Elife. 2018 Mar 27;7:e33399. doi: 10.7554/eLife.33399. PMID:29580381

Liao CY, Weijers D. A toolkit for studying cellular reorganization during early embryogenesis in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant J. 2018 Mar;93(6):963-976. doi: 10.1111/tpj.13841. PMID:29383853

Lu KJ, De Rybel B, van Mourik H, Weijers D. Regulation of intercellular TARGET OF MONOPTEROS 7 protein transport in the Arabidopsis root. Development. 2018 doi: 10.1242/dev.152892.

Weijers D, Nemhauser J, Yang Z. Auxin: small molecule, big impact. J Exp Bot. 2018 Jan 4;69(2):133-136. doi: 10.1093/jxb/erx463. PubMed PMID: 29309681.


Palovaara J, Saiga S, Wendrich JR, van 't Wout Hofland N, van Schayck JP, Hater F, Mutte S, Sjollema J, Boekschoten M, Hooiveld GJ, Weijers D. Transcriptome dynamics revealed by a gene expression atlas of the early Arabidopsis embryo. Nat Plants. 2017 Nov;3(11):894-904. doi:10.1038/s41477-017-0035-3. PubMed PMID: 29116234.

Kato H, Nishihama R, Weijers D, Kohchi T. Evolution of nuclear auxin signaling: lessons from genetic studies with basal land plants. J Exp Bot. 2017 Aug 7. doi: 10.1093/jxb/erx267. PubMed PMID: 28992186.

Roosjen M, Paque S, Weijers D. Auxin Response Factors: output control in auxin biology. J Exp Bot. 2017 Jul 24. doi: 10.1093/jxb/erx237. PubMed PMID: 28992135.

Cherenkov P, Novikova D, Omelyanchuk N, Levitsky V, Grosse I, Weijers D, Mironova V. Diversity of cis-regulatory elements associated with auxin response in Arabidopsis thaliana. J Exp Bot. 2017 Jul 27. doi: 10.1093/jxb/erx254. PubMed PMID: 28992117.

Wendrich JR, Möller BK, Li S, Saiga S, Sozzani R, Benfey PN, De Rybel B, Weijers D. Framework for gradual progression of cell ontogeny in the Arabidopsis root meristem. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Oct 17;114(42):E8922-E8929. doi:10.1073/pnas.1707400114. Epub 2017 Oct 2. PubMed PMID: 28973915.

de Vries SC, Weijers D. Plant embryogenesis. Curr Biol. 2017 Sep 11;27(17):R870-R873. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.05.026. PubMed PMID: 28898655.

de Luis Balaguer MA, Fisher AP, Clark NM, Fernandez-Espinosa MG, Möller BK, Weijers D, Lohmann JU, Williams C, Lorenzo O, Sozzani R. Predicting gene regulatory networks by combining spatial and temporal gene expression data in Arabidopsis root stem cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Sep 5;114(36):E7632-E7640. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1707566114. PubMed PMID: 28827319.

Andrés-Colás N, Zhu Q, Takenaka M, De Rybel B, Weijers D, Van Der Straeten D. Multiple PPR protein interactions are involved in the RNA editing system in Arabidopsis mitochondria and plastids. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Aug 15;114(33):8883-8888. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1705815114. PubMed PMID: 28761003.

Frommhagen M, Mutte SK, Westphal AH, Koetsier MJ, Hinz SWA, Visser J, Vincken JP, Weijers D, van Berkel WJH, Gruppen H, Kabel MA. Boosting LPMO-driven lignocellulose degradation by polyphenol oxidase-activated lignin building blocks. Biotechnol Biofuels. 2017 May 10;10:121. doi: 10.1186/s13068-017-0810-4. PubMed PMID: 28491137.

Möller BK, Ten Hove CA, Xiang D, Williams N, López LG, Yoshida S, Smit M, Datla R, Weijers D. Auxin response cell-autonomously controls ground tissue initiation in the early Arabidopsis embryo. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Mar 21;114(12):E2533-E2539. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1616493114. PubMed PMID: 28265057.

Roychoudhry S, Kieffer M, Del Bianco M, Liao CY, Weijers D, Kepinski S. The developmental and environmental regulation of gravitropic setpoint angle in Arabidopsis and bean. Sci Rep. 2017 Mar 3;7:42664. doi: 10.1038/srep42664. PubMed PMID: 28256503.

Muñoz A, Mangano S, González-García MP, Contreras R, Sauer M, De Rybel B, Weijers D, Sánchez-Serrano JJ, Sanmartín M, Rojo E. RIMA-Dependent Nuclear Accumulation of IYO Triggers Auxin-Irreversible Cell Differentiation in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 2017 Mar;29(3):575-588. doi: 10.1105/tpc.16.00791. PubMed PMID: 28223441.

Wendrich JR, Boeren S, Möller BK, Weijers D, De Rybel B. In Vivo Identification of Plant Protein Complexes Using IP-MS/MS. Methods Mol Biol. 2017;1497:147-158. PubMed PMID: 27864765.

Rios AF, Radoeva T, De Rybel B, Weijers D, Borst JW. FRET-FLIM for Visualizing and Quantifying Protein Interactions in Live Plant Cells. Methods Mol Biol. 2017;1497:135-146. PubMed PMID: 27864764.

Mellor N, Adibi M, El-Showk S, De Rybel B, King J, Mähönen AP, Weijers D, Bishopp A. Theoretical approaches to understanding root vascular patterning: a consensus between recent models. J Exp Bot. 2017 Jan;68(1):5-16. doi: 10.1093/jxb/erw410. PubMed PMID: 27837006.


Weijers D. Phyllotaxis: A Matthew Effect in Auxin Action. Curr Biol. 2016 Dec 5;26(23):R1233-R1235. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.10.019. PubMed PMID: 27923132.

Simonini S, Deb J, Moubayidin L, Stephenson P, Valluru M, Freire-Rios A, Sorefan K, Weijers D, Friml J, Østergaard L. A noncanonical auxin-sensing mechanism is required for organ morphogenesis in Arabidopsis. Genes Dev. 2016 Oct 15;30(20):2286-2296. Erratum in: Genes Dev. 2017 Sep 1;31(17):1821. PubMed PMID: 27898393.

Palovaara J, de Zeeuw T, Weijers D. Tissue and Organ Initiation in the Plant Embryo: A First Time for Everything. Annu Rev Cell Dev Biol. 2016 Oct 6;32:47-75. Review. PubMed PMID: 27576120.

Goh T, Toyokura K, Wells DM, Swarup K, Yamamoto M, Mimura T, Weijers D, Fukaki H, Laplaze L, Bennett MJ, Guyomarc'h S. Quiescent center initiation in the Arabidopsis lateral root primordia is dependent on the SCARECROW transcription factor. Development. 2016 Sep 15;143(18):3363-71. doi:10.1242/dev.135319. PubMed PMID: 27510971.

Paque S, Weijers D. Q&A: Auxin: the plant molecule that influences almost anything. BMC Biol. 2016 Aug 10;14(1):67. doi: 10.1186/s12915-016-0291-0. PubMed PMID: 27510039.

Radoeva T, Ten Hove CA, Saiga S, Weijers D. Molecular Characterization of
Arabidopsis GAL4/UAS Enhancer Trap Lines Identifies Novel Cell-Type-Specific Promoters.
Plant Physiol. 2016 Jun;171(2):1169-81. doi: 10.1104/pp.16.00213. PubMed PMID: 27208300.

Weijers D. A Female Identity Switch Helps Keep Only One Egg in the Basket. Dev Cell. 2016 Apr 4;37(1):5-6. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2016.03.011. PubMed PMID: 27046825.

Guo L, Jiang L, Zhang Y, Lu XL, Xie Q, Weijers D, Liu CM. The
anaphase-promoting complex initiates zygote division in Arabidopsis through degradation of cyclin B1.
Plant J. 2016 Apr;86(2):161-74. doi: 10.1111/tpj.13158. PubMed PMID: 26952278.

de Zeeuw T, Weijers D. Plant Organogenesis: Rules of Order. Curr Biol. 2016 Feb 22;26(4):R157-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.12.058. PubMed PMID: 26906484.

Weijers D, Wagner D. Transcriptional Responses to the Auxin Hormone. Annu Rev Plant Biol. 2016 Apr 29;67:539-74. doi: 10.1146/annurev-arplant-043015-112122. Review. PubMed PMID: 26905654.

Adibi M, Yoshida S, Weijers D, Fleck C. Centering the Organizing Center in
the Arabidopsis thaliana Shoot Apical Meristem by a Combination of Cytokinin Signaling and Self-Organization.
PLoS One. 2016 Feb 12;11(2):e0147830. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0147830. PubMed PMID:

Wagner D, Weijers D. Editorial overview: Growth and development: Signals and communication in plant pluripotency, differentiation and growth. Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2016 Feb;29:v-ix. doi: 10.1016/j.pbi.2016.01.001. Epub 2016 Jan 22. PubMed PMID: 26809788.

Herud O, Weijers D, Lau S, Jürgens G. Auxin responsiveness of the
MONOPTEROS-BODENLOS module in primary root initiation critically depends on the nuclear import kinetics of the Aux/IAA inhibitor BODENLOS.
Plant J. 2016 Jan;85(2):269-77. doi: 10.1111/tpj.13108. PubMed PMID: 26714008.


Vera-Sirera, F., De Rybel, B., Úrbez, C., Kouklas, E., Pesquera, M., Álvarez-Mahecha, J.C., Minguet, E.G., Tuominen, H., Carbonell, J., Borst, J.W., Weijers, D., Blázquez, M.A. (2015) A bHLH-Based Feedback Loop Restricts Vascular Cell Proliferation in Plants. Dev Cell Nov 23;35(4):432-43. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2015.10.022

Šimášková, M., O'Brien, J.A., Khan, M., Van Noorden, G., Ötvös, K., Vieten, A., De Clercq, I., Van Haperen, J.M., Cuesta, C., Hoyerová, K., Vanneste, S., Marhavý, P., Wabnik, K., Van Breusegem, F., Nowack, M., Murphy, A., Friml, J., Weijers, D., Beeckman, T., Benková, E. (2015) Cytokinin response factors regulate PIN-FORMED auxin transporters. Nat Commun Nov 6;6:8717. doi: 10.1038/ncomms9717

Smit, M.E., Weijers, D. (2015) The role of auxin signaling in early embryo pattern formation. Curr Opin Plant Biol Oct 20;28:99-105. doi: 10.1016/j.pbi.2015.10.001

Wendrich, J.R., Möller, B.K., Uddin, B., Radoeva, T., Lokerse, A.S., De Rybel, B., Weijers, D. (2015) A set of domain-specific markers in the Arabidopsis embryo. Plant Reprod Jul 28. PMID: 26216537

Pi, L., Aichinger, E., van der Graaff, E., Llavata-Peris, C.I., Weijers, D., Hennig, L., Groot, E., Laux, T. (2015) Organizer-Derived WOX5 Signal Maintains Root Columella Stem Cells through Chromatin-Mediated Repression of CDF4 Expression. Dev Cell Jun 8;33(5):576-88. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2015.04.024

Wendrich, J.R., Liao, C-Y., van den Berg, W.A., De Rybel, B., Weijers, D. (2015) Ligation-independent cloning for plant research. Methods Mol Biol 1284:421-31. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-2444-8_21

Liao, C-Y., Smet, W., Brunoud, G., Yoshida, S., Vernoux, T., Weijers, D. (2015). Reporters for sensitive and quantitative measurement of auxin response. Nat Methods Feb 2. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.3279

Ten Hove, C.A., Lu, K-J., Weijers, D. (2015). Building a plant: cell fate specification in the early Arabidopsis embryo. Development 2015 Feb 1;142(3):420-430.

Robert, H.S., Grunewald, W., Sauer, M., Cannoot, B., Soriano, M., Swarup, R., Weijers, D., Bennett, M., Boutilier, K., Friml, J. (2015). Plant embryogenesis requires AUX/LAX-mediated auxin influx. Development Jan 23. pii: dev.115832


van Dop, M., Liao, C-Y., Weijers, D. (2014). Control of oriented cell division in the Arabidopsis embryo. Curr Opin Plant Biol Oct 25;23C:25-30. doi: 10.1016/j.pbi.2014.10.004

De Rybel, B.*, Adibi, M.*, Breda, A.S., Wendrich, J.R., Smit, M.E., Novák, O., Yamaguchi, N., Yoshida, S., Van Isterdael, G., Palovaara, J., Nijsse, B., Boekschoten, M.V., Hooiveld, G., Beeckman, T., Wagner, D., Ljung, K., Fleck, C., Weijers, D. (2014). Integration of growth and patterning during vascular tissue formation in Arabidopsis. Science 8 August 2014: Vol. 345 no. 6197 DOI: 10.1126/science.1255215

Radoeva, T., Weijers, D. (2014). A roadmap to embryo identity in plants. Trends Plant Sci Jul 10. pii: S1360-1385(14)00170-8. doi: 10.1016/j.tplants

Kajala, K., Ramakrishna, P., Fisher, A., Bergmann, D.C., De Smet, I., Sozzani, R., Weijers, D., Brady, S.M. (2014). Omics and modelling approaches for understanding regulation of asymmetric cell divisions in arabidopsis and other angiosperm plants. Ann Bot Jun;113(7):1083-1105.

Yoshida, S.*, Barbier de Reuille, P.*, Lane, B., Bassel, G.W., Prusinkiewicz, P., Smith, R.S., Weijers, D. (2014). Genetic control of plant development by overriding a geometric division rule. Dev Cell Apr 14;29(1):75-87. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2014.02.002.

Weijers, D. (2014). Genetic control of identity and growth in the early Arabidopsis embryo. Biochem Soc Trans Apr;42(2):346-51. doi: 10.1042/BST20130218

Boer, D.R.*, Freire-Rios, A.*, van den Berg, W.A.*, Saaki, T., Manfield, I.W., Kepinski, S., López-Vidrieo, I., Franco-Zorrilla, J.M., de Vries, S.C., Solano, R., Weijers, D.*, Coll, M.* (2014). Structural Basis for DNA Binding Specificity by the Auxin-Dependent ARF Transcription Factors. Cell Jan 30;156(3):577-89. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.12.027


Robert, H.S., Grones, P., Stepanova, A.N., Robles, L.M., Lokerse, A.S., Alonso, J.M., Weijers, D., Friml, J. (2013). Local auxin sources orient the apical-basal axis in Arabidopsis embryos. Curr Biol Dec 16;23(24):2506-12. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2013.09.039

Grunewald, W., De Smet, I., De Rybel, B., Robert, H.S., van de Cotte, B., Willemsen, V., Gheysen, G., Weijers, D., Friml, J., Beeckman, T. (2013). Tightly controlled WRKY23 expression mediates Arabidopsis embryo development. EMBO Rep Dec;14(12):1136-42. doi: 10.1038/embor.2013.169

De Rybel, B., Breda, A.S., Weijers, D. (2013). Prenatal plumbing - vascular tissue formation in the plant embryo. Physiol Plant doi: 10.1111/ppl.12091

Galbiati, F., Sinha Roy, D., Simonini, S., Cucinotta, M., Ceccato, L., Cuesta, C., Simaskova, M., Benkova, E., Kamiuchi, Y., Aida, M., Weijers, D., Simon, R., Masiero, S., Colombo, L. (2013) An integrative model of the control of ovule primordia formation. Plant J. doi: 10.1111/tpj.12309

De Smet,I., Lau, S., Ehrismann, J. S., Axiotis, I., Kolb, Kientz, M., Weijers, D. and Jurgens,G. (2013). Transcriptional repression of BODENLOS by HD-ZIP transcriptionfactor HB5 in Arabidopsis thaliana. J Exp Bot, 64(10), 3009-3019. doi:10.1093/jxb/ert137

Palovaara,J., Saiga, S., & Weijers, D. (2013). Transcriptomics approaches in theearly Arabidopsis embryo. Trends Plant Sci. doi:10.1016/j.tplants.2013.04.011

Wendrich,J.R., & Weijers, D. (2013). The Arabidopsis embryo as a miniaturemorphogenesis model. New Phytol, 199(1), 14-25. doi: 10.1111/nph.12267

Yoshida,S., Saiga, S., & Weijers, D. (2013). Auxin regulation of embryonic rootformation. Plant Cell Physiol, 54(3), 325-332. doi: 10.1093/pcp/pcs170

Llavata-Peris, C., Lokerse, A., Möller,B., De Rybel, B., & Weijers, D. (2013). Imaging of phenotypes, geneexpression, and protein localization during embryonic root formation inArabidopsis. Methods Mol Biol, 959, 137-148. doi:10.1007/978-1-62703-221-6_8

De Rybel B.*, Möller B.*, Yoshida S., GrabowiczI., Barbier de Reuille P., Boeren S., Smith R.S., Borst J.W., Weijers D. (2013). AbHLH complex controls embryonic vascular tissue establishment and indeterminategrowth in Arabidopsis. Dev. Cell 24: 426–437. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2012.12.013


Saiga,S., Möller, B.,Watanabe-Taneda, A., Abe, M., Weijers, D., and Komeda, Y. (2012). Control ofembryonic meristem initiation in Arabidopsis by PHD-finger protein complexes. Development139, 1391-1398.

Rademacher,E.H.*, Lokerse,A.S.*, Schlereth, A., Llavata-Peris, C.I., Bayer, M., FreireRios, A., Borst, J.W., Lukowitz, W., Juergens, G., and Weijers, D. (2012).Different auxin response machineries control distinct cell fates in the earlyplant embryo. Dev. Cell 22, 211-222.


Xiang, D., Yang, H., Venglat, P., Cao, Y., Wen, R., Ren, M., Stone, S., Wang,E., Wang, H., Xiao, W., Weijers, D., Berleth, T., Laux, T., Selvaraj, G., andDatla, R. (2011). POPCORN functions in the auxin pathway to regulate embryonicbody plan and meristem organization in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell,E-pub ahead of print doi:10.1105/tpc.111.091777

Rademacher,E.H.*, Möller,B.*, Lokerse, A.S.*, Llavata-Peris, C.I., van den Berg, W.and Weijers, D. (2011). A cellular expression map of the Arabidopsis AUXINRESPONSE FACTOR family. The Plant Journal 68, 597-606

ZwiewkaM, Feraru E, Möller B, Hwang I, Feraru MI, Kleine-Vehn J, Weijers D,Friml J. (2011). The AP-3 adaptor complex is required for vacuolar function inArabidopsis. Cell Res. 21, 1711-1722.

Bishopp A, Help H, El-Showk S, Weijers D, Scheres B, Friml J, Benková E,Mähönen AP and Helariutta Y. (2011). A Mutually Inhibitory Interaction betweenAuxin and Cytokinin Specifies Vascular Pattern in Roots. Curr Biol. 21,917-926.

DeRybel, B.*, vanden Berg, W.*, Lokerse, A., Liao, C.-Y., van Mourik, H., Möller,B., Llavata-Peris, C., and Weijers, D. (2011). A versatile set ofLigation-Independent Cloning vectors for functional studies in plants. PlantPhysiol. 156, 1292-1299


DeRybel, B.,Vassileva, V., Parizot, B., Demeulenaere, M., Grunewald, W., Audenaert, D., VanCampenhout, J., Overvoorde, P., Janssen, L., Vanneste, S.,  Möller, B.,Wilson, M., Holman, T., Van Isterdaele, G., Brunoud, G., Vuylsteke, M., Vernoux, T., De Veylder, L., Inze, D., Weijers, D., Bennett, M. and Beeckman,T. (2010). A novel Aux/IAA28 signalling cascade activates GATA23-dependentspecification of lateral root founder cell identity. Curr. Biol.20, 1697-1706.

LlavataPeris, C.I.*, Rademacher,E.H*. and Weijers, D. (2010). Green beginnings - pattern formation in theearly plant embryo. Curr. Top. Dev. Biol. 91, 1-27.

Schlereth,A.S., Moller, B., Liu, W., Flipse, J., Kientz, M., Rademacher, E.H.,Schmid, M., Juergens, G. and Weijers, D. (2010). MONOPTEROS controls embryonicroot formation by regulating a mobile trancription factor. Nature 464,913-916.

Marin,E., Jouannet, V., Herz, A., Lokerse, A.S., Weijers, D., Vaucheret, H.,Nussaume, L., Crespi, M.D. and Maizel, A. (2010). miR390, TAS3 ta-siRNAs andtheir ARF targets define an auto-regulatory network quantitatively controllinglateral root growth. Plant Cell 22, 1104-1117.

de Smet,I., Lau, S., Voss, U., Vanneste, S., Benjamins, R., Rademacher, E.H.,Schlereth A., De Rybel, B., Vassileva, V., Grunewald, W., Naudts, M.,Levesque, M.P., Ehrismann, J.S., Inze, D., Luschnig, C., Benfey, P.N., Weijers,D., van Montagu, M.C.E., Bennett, M.J., Juergens, G. and Beeckman, T. (2010)Bimodular auxin response controls organogenesis in Arabidopsis. Proc.Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 107, 2705-2710.


Möller,B. and Weijers, D.(2009). Auxin control of embryo patterning. Cold Spring HarborPerspectives 1, a001545.

Lokerse,A.S., and Weijers,D. (2009). Auxin enters the matrix - Assembly of response machineries forspecifc outputs. Curr. Opin. Plant Biol. 12, 520-526.

Cole,M., Chandler, J., Weijers, D., Jacobs, B., Comelli, P., and Werr, W. (2009). DORNROSCHENis a direct target of the auxin response factor MONOPTEROS in the Arabidopsisembryo. Development 136, 1643-1651.

Smith,M., Willmann, M., Wu, G., Berardini, T., Möller, B., Weijers, D. andPoethig, R.S. (2009). Cyclophilin40 is required for miRNA activity in Arabidopsis.Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106, 5424-5429.

Weijers, D., and Friml, J. (2009). Snapshot: Auxin signaling and transport. Cell136, 1172-1173.


Laplaze, L., Benkova, E., Casimiro, I., Maes, L., Vanneste, S., Swarup, R.,Weijers, D., Calvo, V., Parizot, B., Herrera, B., Offringa, R., Graham, N., Doumas,P., Friml, J., Bogusz, D., Beeckman, T., and Bennett, M. (2008). Cytokinins actdirectly on lateral root founder cells to inhibit root branching. PlantCell 19, 3889-3900.


Michniewicz, M., Zago, M.K., Abas, L., Weijers, D., Schweighofer, A., Meskiene,I., Heisler, M.G., Ohno, C., Zhang, J., Huang, F., Schwab, R., Weigel, D.,Meyerowitz, E.M., Luschnig, C., Offringa, R., and Friml, J. (2007).Antagonistic regulation of PIN phosphorylation by PP2A and PINOID directs auxinflux. Cell 130, 1044-1056.

Dharmasiri, S., Dharmasiri, N., Weijers, D., Karunarathna, N., Jürgens, G, andEstelle, M. (2007). AXL and AXR1 have redundant functions in RUB conjugationand growth and development in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 52, 114-123.

Rademacher, E.H., and Weijers, D. (2007). Got root? – Initiation of theembryonic root meristem. Int. J. Plant Dev. Biol. 1, 122-126.


Weijers, D.*, Schlereth, A.*, Ehrismann, J.S., Schwank, G., Kientz, M., andJürgens, G. (2006). Auxin triggers transient, local signalling for cellspecification in Arabidopsis embryogenesis. Dev. Cell 10,265-270.

Friml, J., Benfey, P., Benková, E., Bennett, M., Berleth, T., Geldner, N.,Grebe, M., Hejátko, J., Jürgens, G., Laux, T., Lindsey, K., Lukowitz, W.,Luschnig, C., Offringa, R., Scheres, B., Swarup, R., Torres-Ruiz, R., Weijers,D., and Zažímalová, E. (2006). Apical/basal polarity: Why plant cells do notstand on their heads. Trends Plant Sci. 11, 12-14.


Weijers, D., Sauer, M., Meurette, O., Friml, J., Ljung, K., Sandberg, G.,Hooykaas, P., and Offringa, R. (2005). Maintenance of embryonic auxindistribution for apical-basal patterning by PIN-FORMED dependent auxintransport in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 17, 2517-2526.

Dharmasiri, N.*, Dharmasiri, S.*, Weijers, D.*, Lechner, E., Yamada, M.,Hobbie, L., Ehrismann, J.S., Jürgens, G., and Estelle, M. (2005). Plantdevelopment is regulated by a family of auxin receptor F-box proteins. Dev.Cell 9, 109-119.

Weijers, D*., Benkova, E.*, Jäger, K., Schlereth, A., Hamann, T., Kientz, M.,Willmoth, J.C., Reed, J.W., and Jürgens, G. (2005). Developmental specificityof auxin response by pairs of ARF and Aux/IAA transcriptional regulators. EMBOJ. 24, 1874-1885.

Weijers, D., and Jürgens, G. (2005). Auxin and embryo axis formation: the endsin sight? Curr. Opin. Plant Biol. 8, 32-37.


Weijers, D., and Jürgens, G. (2004). Funneling auxin action: specificity insignal transduction. Curr. Opin. Plant Biol. 7, 687-693.

Friml, J., Yang, X., Michniewicz, M., Weijers, D., Quint, A., Tietz, O.,Benjamins, R., Ouwerkerk, P.B.F., Ljung, K., Sandberg, G., Hooykaas, P.J.J.,Palme, K., and Offringa, R. (2004). A PINOID-pependent binary switch inapical-basal PIN polar targeting directs auxin efflux. Science306, 862-865.

Fiers, M., Hause, G., Boutilier, K., Casamitjana-Martinez, E., Weijers, D.,Offringa, R., van der Geest, L., van Lookeren-Campagne, M., and Liu, C.-M.(2004). Mis-expression of the CLV3/ESR-like gene CLE19 in Arabidopsis leads toa consumption of root meristem. Gene 327, 37-49.


Weijers, D., van Hamburg, J.-P., van Rijn, E., Hooykaas, P.J.J., and Offringa,R. (2003). Diphtheria Toxin-mediated cell ablation reveals interregionalcommunication during Arabidopsis seed development. Plant Physiol.133, 1882-1892. (5.9)

Friml, J., Vieten, A., Sauer, M., Weijers, D., Schwarz, H., Hamann, T.,Offringa, R., and Jürgens, G. (2003). Efflux-dependent auxin gradientsestablish the apical–basal axis of Arabidopsis. Nature 426,147-153.


Weijers, D., Geldner, N., Offringa, R., and Jürgens, G. (2001). Seeddevelopment: Early paternal gene activity in Arabidopsis. Nature414, 709-710. (32.2)

Weijers, D., Franke-van Dijk, M., Vencken, R.-J., Quint, A., Hooykaas, P.J.J.,and Offringa, R. (2001). An Arabidopsis Minute-like phenotype caused by asemi-dominant mutation in a RIBOSOMAL PROTEIN S5 gene. Development128, 4289-4299.

Benjamins, R., Quint, A., Weijers, D., Hooykaas, P.J.J., and Offringa, R.(2001). The PINOID protein kinase regulates organ development in Arabidopsis byenhancing polar auxin transport. Development 128, 4057-4067.