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TOPIC OF RESEARCH
  • Ovule development in Rice
  • Flower development, The role of MADS-Box transcription factors
  • Fruit development
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SEEDSTICK is a Master Regulator of Development and Metabolism in the Arabidopsis Seed Coat.
Mizzotti C., Ezquer I., Paolo D., Rueda-Romero P., Guerra RF., Battaglia R., Rogachev I., Aharoni A., Kater MM., Caporali E., Colombo L. PLoS Genet. 2014 Dec 18;10(12):e1004856. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1004856. eCollection 2014.
PMID: 25521508 [PubMed - in process]
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Genetic regulation and structural changes during tomato fruit development and ripening.
Pesaresi P, Mizzotti C, Colombo M, Masiero S. Front Plant Sci. 2014 Apr 23;5:124. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00124.
PMID: 24795731 [eCollection 2014]
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Ovule development, a new model for lateral organ formation.
Cucinotta M, Colombo L, Roig-Villanova I. Front Plant Sci. 2014 Mar 27;5:117. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00117. eCollection 2014.
PMID: 24723934 [PubMed - in process]
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Analysis of the arabidopsis REM gene family predicts functions during flower development.
Mantegazza O, Gregis V, Mendes MA, Morandini P, Alves-Ferreira M, Patreze CM, Nardeli SM, Kater MM, Colombo L. Ann Bot. 2014 Jul 6. pii: mcu124. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 25002525 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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An integrative model of the control of ovule primordia formation.
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. Plant J. 2013 Nov;76(3):446-55. doi: 10.1111/tpj.12309. Epub 2013 Sep 19.
PMID: 23941199 [PubMed - in process]
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The Arabidopsis NF-YA3 and NF-YA8 Genes Are Functionally Redundant and Are Required in Early Embryogenesis.
Fornari M, Calvenzani V, Masiero S, Tonelli C, Petroni K.
PLoS One. 2013 Nov 26;8(11):e82043. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0082043.
PMID: 24303077 [PubMed - in process] Free PMC Article
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MADS domain transcription factors mediate short-range DNA looping that is essential for target gene expression in Arabidopsis.
Mendes MA, Guerra RF, Berns MC, Manzo C, Masiero S, Finzi L, Kater MM, Colombo L.
Plant Cell. 2013 Jul;25(7):2560-72. doi: 10.1105/tpc.112.108688. Epub 2013 Jul 11.
PMID: 23847151 [PubMed - in process]
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Maternal control of PIN1 is required for female gametophyte development in Arabidopsis.
Ceccato L, Masiero S, Sinha Roy D, Bencivenga S, Roig-Villanova I, Ditengou FA, Palme K, Simon R, Colombo L.
PLoS One. 2013 Jun 17;8(6):e66148. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0066148. Print 2013.
PMID: 23799075 [PubMed - in process] Free PMC Article
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Identification of pathways directly regulated by SHORT VEGETATIVE PHASE during vegetative and reproductive development in Arabidopsis.
Gregis V, Andrés F, Sessa A, Guerra RF, Simonini S, Mateos JL, Torti S, Zambelli F, Prazzoli GM, Bjerkan KN, Grini PE, Pavesi G, Colombo L, Coupland G, Kater MM. Genome Biol. 2013 Jun 11;14(6):R56. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 23759218 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] Free PMC Article
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Toward understanding the role of CYP78A9 during Arabidopsis reproduction.
Sotelo-Silveira M, Cucinotta M, Colombo L, Marsch-Martínez N, de Folter S. Plant Signal Behav. 2013 Aug 1;8(8). doi:pii: e25160. 10.4161/psb.25160. Epub 2013 Jun 3.
PMID: 23733073 [PubMed - in process]
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Cytochrome P450 CYP78A9 is involved in Arabidopsis reproductive development.
Sotelo-Silveira M, Cucinotta M, Chauvin AL, Chávez Montes RA, Colombo L, Marsch-Martínez N, de Folter S. Plant Physiol. 2013 Jun;162(2):779-99. doi: 10.1104/pp.113.218214. Epub 2013 Apr 22.
PMID: 23610218 [PubMed - in process] Free PMC Article
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Expression-based and co-localization detection of arabinogalactan protein 6 and arabinogalactan protein 11 interactors in Arabidopsis pollen and pollen tubes.
Costa M, Nobre MS, Becker JD, Masiero S, Amorim MI, Pereira LG, Coimbra S. BMC Plant Biol. 2013 Jan 8;13:7. doi: 10.1186/1471-2229-13-7.
PMID: 23297674 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article
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The non-specific lipid transfer protein N5 of Medicago truncatula is implicated in epidermal stages of rhizobium-host interaction.
Pii Y, Molesini B, Masiero S, Pandolfini T. BMC Plant Biol. 2012 Dec 7;12:233. doi: 10.1186/1471-2229-12-233.
PMID: 23217154 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article
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Basic pentacysteine proteins mediate MADS domain complex binding to the DNA for tissue-specific expression of target genes in Arabidopsis.
Simonini S, Roig-Villanova I, Gregis V, Colombo B, Colombo L, Kater MM. Plant Cell. 2012 Oct;24(10):4163-72. doi: 10.1105/tpc.112.103952. Epub 2012 Oct 9.
PMID: 23054472 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article
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Versatile roles of Arabidopsis plastid ribosomal proteins in plant growth and development.
Romani I, Tadini L, Rossi F, Masiero S, Pribil M, Jahns P, Kater M, Leister D, Pesaresi P. Plant J. 2012 Aug 18. doi: 10.1111/tpj.12000. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 22900828 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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The transcription factors BEL1 and SPL are required for cytokinin and auxin signaling during ovule development in Arabidopsis.
Bencivenga S, Simonini S, Benková E, Colombo L. Plant Cell. 2012 Jul;24(7):2886-97. doi: 10.1105/tpc.112.100164. Epub 2012 Jul 10.
PMID: 22786869 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article
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The MADS box genes SEEDSTICK and ARABIDOPSIS Bsister play a maternal role in fertilization and seed development.
Mizzotti C, Mendes MA, Caporali E, Schnittger A, Kater MM, Battaglia R, Colombo L. Plant J. 2012 May;70(3):409-20. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2011.04878.x. Epub 2012 Jan 16.
PMID: 22176531 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The Arabidopsis SOC1-like genes AGL42, AGL71 and AGL72 promote flowering in the shoot apical and axillary meristems.
Dorca-Fornell C, Gregis V, Grandi V, Coupland G, Colombo L, Kater MM. Plant J. 2011 Sep;67(6):1006-17. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2011.04653.x. Epub 2011 Jul 1.
PMID: 21609362 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Functional analysis of all AGAMOUS subfamily members in rice reveals their roles in reproductive organ identity determination and meristem determinacy.
Dreni L, Pilatone A, Yun D, Erreni S, Pajoro A, Caporali E, Zhang D, Kater MM. Plant Cell. 2011 Aug;23(8):2850-63. doi: 10.1105/tpc.111.087007. Epub 2011 Aug 2.
PMID: 21810995 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article
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Overlapping and antagonistic activities of BASIC PENTACYSTEINE genes affect a range of developmental processes in Arabidopsis.
Monfared MM, Simon MK, Meister RJ, Roig-Villanova I, Kooiker M, Colombo L, Fletcher JC, Gasser CS. Plant J. 2011 Jun;66(6):1020-31. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2011.04562.x. Epub 2011 Apr 6.
PMID: 21435046 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The emerging importance of type I MADS box transcription factors for plant reproduction.
Masiero S, Colombo L, Grini PE, Schnittger A, Kater MM. Plant Cell. 2011 Mar;23(3):865-72. doi: 10.1105/tpc.110.081737. Epub 2011 Mar 4. Review.
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Cross talk between the sporophyte and the megagametophyte during ovule development.
Bencivenga S, Colombo L, Masiero S. Sex Plant Reprod. 2011 Jun;24(2):113-21. doi: 10.1007/s00497-011-0162-3. Epub 2011 Feb 5. Review.
PMID: 21298290 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

The genome of the domesticated apple (Malus × domestica Borkh.).
Velasco R, Zharkikh A, Affourtit J, Dhingra A, Cestaro A, Kalyanaraman A, Fontana P, Bhatnagar SK, Troggio M, Pruss D, Salvi S, Pindo M, Baldi P, Castelletti S, Cavaiuolo M, Coppola G, Costa F, Cova V, Dal Ri A, Goremykin V, Komjanc M, Longhi S, Magnago P, Malacarne G, Malnoy M, Micheletti D, Moretto M, Perazzolli M, Si-Ammour A, Vezzulli S, Zini E, Eldredge G, Fitzgerald LM, Gutin N, Lanchbury J, Macalma T, Mitchell JT, Reid J, Wardell B, Kodira C, Chen Z, Desany B, Niazi F, Palmer M, Koepke T, Jiwan D, Schaeffer S, Krishnan V, Wu C, Chu VT, King ST, Vick J, Tao Q, Mraz A, Stormo A, Stormo K, Bogden R, Ederle D, Stella A, Vecchietti A, Kater MM, Masiero S, Lasserre P, Lespinasse Y, Allan AC, Bus V, Chagné D, Crowhurst RN, Gleave AP, Lavezzo E, Fawcett JA, Proost S, Rouzé P, Sterck L, Toppo S, Lazzari B, Hellens RP, Durel CE, Gutin A, Bumgarner RE, Gardiner SE, Skolnick M, Egholm M, Van de Peer Y, Salamini F, Viola R. Nat Genet. 2010 Oct;42(10):833-9. doi: 10.1038/ng.654. Epub 2010 Aug 29.
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VERDANDI is a direct target of the MADS domain ovule identity complex and affects embryo sac differentiation in Arabidopsis.
Matias-Hernandez L, Battaglia R, Galbiati F, Rubes M, Eichenberger C, Grossniklaus U, Kater MM, Colombo L. Plant Cell. 2010 Jun;22(6):1702-15. doi: 10.1105/tpc.109.068627. Epub 2010 Jun 25.
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Genetic interaction between AINTEGUMENTA (ANT) and the ovule identity genes SEEDSTICK (STK), SHATTERPROOF1 (SHP1) and SHATTERPROOF2 (SHP2).
Losa A, Colombo M, Brambilla V, Colombo L. Sex Plant Reprod. 2010 Jun;23(2):115-21. doi: 10.1007/s00497-009-0130-3. Epub 2009 Dec 30.
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A new role for the SHATTERPROOF genes during Arabidopsis gynoecium development.
Colombo M, Brambilla V, Marcheselli R, Caporali E, Kater MM, Colombo L. Dev Biol. 2010 Jan 15;337(2):294-302. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2009.10.043. Epub 2009 Nov 6.
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A PLENA-like gene of peach is involved in carpel formation and subsequent transformation into a fleshy fruit.
Tadiello A, Pavanello A, Zanin D, Caporali E, Colombo L, Rotino GL, Trainotti L, Casadoro G. J Exp Bot. 2009;60(2):651-61. doi: 10.1093/jxb/ern313.
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Mutants, overexpressors, and interactors of Arabidopsis plastocyanin isoforms: revised roles of plastocyanin in photosynthetic electron flow and thylakoid redox state.
Pesaresi P, Scharfenberg M, Weigel M, Granlund I, Schröder WP, Finazzi G, Rappaport F, Masiero S, Furini A, Jahns P, Leister D. Mol Plant. 2009 Mar;2(2):236-48. doi: 10.1093/mp/ssn041. Epub 2008 Aug 11.
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AGAMOUS-LIKE24 and SHORT VEGETATIVE PHASE determine floral meristem identity in Arabidopsis.
Gregis V, Sessa A, Colombo L, Kater MM. Plant J. 2008 Dec;56(6):891-902. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2008.03648.x. Epub 2008 Aug 6.
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Arabidopsis ovule development and its evolutionary conservation.
Colombo L, Battaglia R, Kater MM. Trends Plant Sci. 2008 Aug;13(8):444-50. doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2008.04.011. Epub 2008 Jun 19. Review.
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The rice StMADS11-like genes OsMADS22 and OsMADS47 cause floral reversions in Arabidopsis without complementing the svp and agl24 mutants.
Fornara F, Gregis V, Pelucchi N, Colombo L, Kater M. J Exp Bot. 2008;59(8):2181-90. doi: 10.1093/jxb/ern083. Epub 2008 May 2.
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AGL23, a type I MADS-box gene that controls female gametophyte and embryo development in Arabidopsis.
Colombo M, Masiero S, Vanzulli S, Lardelli P, Kater MM, Colombo L. Plant J. 2008 Jun;54(6):1037-48. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2008.03485.x. Epub 2008 Mar 13.
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Ovule integument identity determination in Arabidopsis.
Brambilla V, Kater M, Colombo L. Plant Signal Behav. 2008 Apr;3(4):246-7.
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A complex containing PGRL1 and PGR5 is involved in the switch between linear and cyclic electron flow in Arabidopsis.
DalCorso G, Pesaresi P, Masiero S, Aseeva E, Schünemann D, Finazzi G, Joliot P, Barbato R, Leister D. Cell. 2008 Jan 25;132(2):273-85. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2007.12.028.
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The D-lineage MADS-box gene OsMADS13 controls ovule identity in rice.
Dreni L, Jacchia S, Fornara F, Fornari M, Ouwerkerk PB, An G, Colombo L, Kater MM. Plant J. 2007 Nov;52(4):690-9. Epub 2007 Sep 17.
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Genetic and molecular interactions between BELL1 and MADS box factors support ovule development in Arabidopsis.
Brambilla V, Battaglia R, Colombo M, Masiero S, Bencivenga S, Kater MM, Colombo L. Plant Cell. 2007 Aug;19(8):2544-56. Epub 2007 Aug 10.
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Functional conservation of MADS-box factors controlling floral organ identity in rice and Arabidopsis.
Kater MM, Dreni L, Colombo L. J Exp Bot. 2006;57(13):3433-44. Epub 2006 Sep 12. Review.
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AGL24, SHORT VEGETATIVE PHASE, and APETALA1 redundantly control AGAMOUS during early stages of flower development in Arabidopsis.
Gregis V, Sessa A, Colombo L, Kater MM. Plant Cell. 2006 Jun;18(6):1373-82. Epub 2006 May 5.
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Functional analysis of MADS-box genes controlling ovule development in Arabidopsis using the ethanol-inducible alc gene-expression system.
Battaglia R, Brambilla V, Colombo L, Stuitje AR, Kater MM. Mech Dev. 2006 Apr;123(4):267-76. Epub 2006 Mar 2.
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Nuclear photosynthetic gene expression is synergistically modulated by rates of protein synthesis in chloroplasts and mitochondria.
Pesaresi P, Masiero S, Eubel H, Braun HP, Bhushan S, Glaser E, Salamini F, Leister D. Plant Cell. 2006 Apr;18(4):970-91. Epub 2006 Mar 3.
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EU-OSTID: a collection of transposon insertional mutants for functional genomics in rice.
van Enckevort LJ, Droc G, Piffanelli P, Greco R, Gagneur C, Weber C, González VM, Cabot P, Fornara F, Berri S, Miro B, Lan P, Rafel M, Capell T, Puigdomènech P, Ouwerkerk PB, Meijer AH, Pe' E, Colombo L, Christou P, Guiderdoni E, Pereira A. Plant Mol Biol. 2005 Sep;59(1):99-110.
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The Arabidopsis TFIID factor AtTAF6 controls pollen tube growth.
Lago C, Clerici E, Dreni L, Horlow C, Caporali E, Colombo L, Kater MM. Dev Biol. 2005 Sep 1;285(1):91-100.
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ROSINA (RSI), a novel protein with DNA-binding capacity, acts during floral organ development in Antirrhinum majus.
Roccaro M, Li Y, Masiero S, Saedler H, Sommer H. Plant J. 2005 Jul;43(2):238-50.
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Comprehensive interaction map of the Arabidopsis MADS Box transcription factors.
de Folter S, Immink RG, Kieffer M, Parenicová L, Henz SR, Weigel D, Busscher M, Kooiker M, Colombo L, Kater MM, Davies B, Angenent GC. Plant Cell. 2005 May;17(5):1424-33. Epub 2005 Apr 1.
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BASIC PENTACYSTEINE1, a GA binding protein that induces conformational changes in the regulatory region of the homeotic Arabidopsis gene SEEDSTICK.
Kooiker M, Airoldi CA, Losa A, Manzotti PS, Finzi L, Kater MM, Colombo L. Plant Cell. 2005 Mar;17(3):722-9. Epub 2005 Feb 18.
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TBP-associated factors in Arabidopsis.
Lago C, Clerici E, Mizzi L, Colombo L, Kater MM. Gene. 2004 Nov 24;342(2):231-41.
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Transcript profiling of transcription factor genes during silique development in Arabidopsis.
de Folter S, Busscher J, Colombo L, Losa A, Angenent GC. Plant Mol Biol. 2004 Oct;56(3):351-66.
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INCOMPOSITA: a MADS-box gene controlling prophyll development and floral meristem identity in Antirrhinum. Masiero S, Li MA, Will I, Hartmann U, Saedler H, Huijser P, Schwarz-Sommer Z, Sommer H. Development. 2004 Dec;131(23):5981-90.
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Functional characterization of OsMADS18, a member of the AP1/SQUA subfamily of MADS box genes.
Fornara F, Parenicová L, Falasca G, Pelucchi N, Masiero S, Ciannamea S, Lopez-Dee Z, Altamura MM, Colombo L, Kater MM. Plant Physiol. 2004 Aug;135(4):2207-19. Epub 2004 Aug 6.
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MADS-box protein complexes control carpel and ovule development in Arabidopsis.
Favaro R, Pinyopich A, Battaglia R, Kooiker M, Borghi L, Ditta G, Yanofsky MF, Kater MM, Colombo L. Plant Cell. 2003 Nov;15(11):2603-11. Epub 2003 Oct 10.
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Cytoplasmic N-terminal protein acetylation is required for efficient photosynthesis in Arabidopsis.
Pesaresi P, Gardner NA, Masiero S, Dietzmann A, Eichacker L, Wickner R, Salamini F, Leister D. Plant Cell. 2003 Aug;15(8):1817-32.
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Molecular and phylogenetic analyses of the complete MADS-box transcription factor family in Arabidopsis: new openings to the MADS world.
Parenicová L, de Folter S, Kieffer M, Horner DS, Favalli C, Busscher J, Cook HE, Ingram RM, Kater MM, Davies B, Angenent GC, Colombo L. Plant Cell. 2003 Jul;15(7):1538-51.
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Ternary complex formation between MADS-box transcription factors and the histone fold protein NF-YB.
Masiero S, Imbriano C, Ravasio F, Favaro R, Pelucchi N, Gorla MS, Mantovani R, Colombo L, Kater MM. J Biol Chem. 2002 Jul 19;277(29):26429-35. Epub 2002 Apr 23.
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Pelucchi N,Fornara F, Favalli C, Masiero S, Lago C, Pè EM, Colombo L, Kater MM (2002). Comparative analysis of rice MADS-box genes expressed during flower development Sexual Plant Reproduction 15: 113-122 (DOI)

Favaro R, Immink RG, Ferioli V, Bernasconi B, Byzova M, Angenent GC, Kater M, Colombo L(2002). Ovule-specific MADS-box proteins have conserved protein-protein interactions in monocot and dicot plants. Molecular genetics and genomics 268(2): 152-9 (PUBMED)

Greco R, Ouwerkerk PB, Sallaud C, Kohli A, Colombo L, Puigdomènech P, Guiderdoni E, Christou P, Hoge JH, Pereira A (2001). Transposon insertional mutagenesis in rice. Plant physiology 125(3): 1175-7 (PUBMED)

Kater MM, Franken J, Carney KJ, Colombo L, Angenent GC (2001). Sex determination in the monoecious species cucumber is confined to specific floral whorls. The Plant cell 13(3): 481-93 (PUBMED)

Greco R, Ouwerkerk PB, Taal AJ, Favalli C, Beguiristain T, Puigdomènech P, Colombo L, Hoge JH, Pereira A (2001). Early and multiple Ac transpositions in rice suitable for efficient insertional mutagenesis. Plant molecular biology 46(2): 215-27 (PUBMED)

Dresselhaus T. Colombo L (2001). 2nd International Apomixis Conference Como, Italy, 24-28 April 2001. Sexual Plant Reproduction 14: 245-251 (DOI)

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