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Veronica Gregis
Senior Postdoc

Topic of Research : Identification of pathways leading flower meristem (FM) formation and differentiation in Arabidopsis thaliana.


  • Functional conservation between rice and Arabidopsis MADS-box transcription factors V. Gregis, F. Fornara, M. Kater, L. Colombo. Flowering Newsletters, 2004; 37:11-18.
  • AGL24, SHORT VEGETATIVE PHASE, and APETALA1 redundantly control AGAMOUS during early stages of flower development in Arabidopsis - V. Gregis, A.Sessa, L. Colombo, M.M. Kater. The Plant Cell, 2006;18(6):1373-82.
  • Simonini S, Roig-Villanova I, Gregis V, Colombo B, Colombo L, Kater MM. Basic pentacysteine proteins mediate MADS domain complex binding to the DNA for tissue-specific expression of target genes in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 2012 Oct;24(10):4163-72.
  • The rice StMADS11-like genes OsMADS22 and OsMADS47 cause floral reversions in Arabidopsis without complementing the svp and agl24 mutants. F.Fornara*, V. Gregis*, N. Pelucchi, L. Colombo and M. Kater. Journal of Experimental Botany, 2008; 59: 2181-2190. * These authors contributed equally to this work.
  • AGAMOUS-LIKE24 and SHORT VEGETATIVE PHASE determine floral meristem identity in Arabidopsis.” V. Gregis, A. Sessa, L. Colombo and M. M. Kater. The Plant Journal, 2008; 56(6): 891-902.
  • “The Arabidopsis floral meristem identity genes AP1, AGL24 and SVP directly repress class B and C floral homeotic genes” V. Gregis, A. Sessa, Carmen Dorca-Fornell and M. M. Kater. The Plant Journal, 2009; 60(4): 626-37.
  • “New technologies to analyse regulatory pathways controlling plant development” A. Sessa, V. Gregis, and M. M. Kater. Capitolo del libro: ”Biotecnologie vegetali un’opportunità per un’agricoltura sostenibile” G.Gavazzi ed. Maggioli 2010. ISBN 978-88-387-4464-5.
  • “The Arabidopsis SOC1-like genes AGL42, AGL71 and AGL72 promote flowering in the shoot apical and axillary meristems”. C. Dorca-Fornell*, V. Gregis*, V. Grandi, G. Coupland L. Colombo and M. M. Kater. The Plant Journal 2011;67(6):1006-17. * These authors contributed equally to this work.
  • “Uncovering genetic and molecular interactions among floral meristem identity genes in Arabidopsis thaliana”. V. Grandi*, V. Gregis*, M. M. Kater. The Plant Journal 2012; 69(5):881-93. * These authors contributed equally to this work.
  • “BPC Proteins Mediate MADS-domain Complex Binding to the DNA for Tissue Specific Expression of Target Genes in Arabidopsis thaliana” S. Simonini, I. Roig-Villanova, V. Gregis, B. Colombo, L. Colombo and M. M. Kater. The Plant Cell 2012; 24(10):4163-72.
  • “Identification of pathways directly regulated by SHORT VEGETATIVE PHASE during vegetative and reproductive development in Arabidopsis” V. Gregis*, F. Andrés*, A. Sessa*, R.F. Guerra, S. Simonini, J.L. Mateos, S. Torti, F. Zambelli, GM. Prazzoli, G. Pavesi, L. Colombo, G. Coupland and M.M. Kater. Genome biology 2013 Jun 11;14(6):R56. *These authors contributed equally to this work.
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