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Professor Frank Wellmer
Professor In, Genetics

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Molecular control of flower develpment in, Current Topics in Developmental Biology: Plant Development and Evolution, 2019, [Thomson, B. and Wellmer, F.] Book Chapter, 2019 URL

Xu, Y. and Prunet, N. and Gan, E.-S. and Wang, Y. and Stewart, D. and Wellmer, F. and Huang, J. and Yamaguchi, N. and Tatsumi, Y. and Kojima, M. and Kiba, T. and Sakakibara, H. and Jack, T.P. and Meyerowitz, E.M. and Ito, T., SUPERMAN regulates floral whorl boundaries through control of auxin biosynthesis, EMBO Journal, 37, (11), 2018, pe97499- Journal Article, 2018 DOI TARA - Full Text

A specific knockdown of transcription factor activities in Arabidopsis in, Plant Transcription factors, 2018, pp81-92 , [Zheng, B. and Thomson, B. and Wellmer, F.] Book Chapter, 2018 DOI

*O'Maoileidigh, D.S., *Stewart, D., Zheng, B., and Coupland, G. and Wellmer, F., Floral homeotic proteins modulate the genetic program for leaf development to suppress trichome formation in flowers, Development, 145, (3), 2018 Journal Article, 2018 DOI TARA - Full Text

Profiling histone modifications in synchronized floral tissues for quantitative resolution of chromatin and transcriptome dynamics in, Plant Chromatin Dynamics, 2018, 271-296 , [Engelhorn, J., Wellmer, F., Carles, C.C.] Book Chapter, 2018 DOI

Thomson, B., Zheng, B., and Wellmer, F. , Floral organogenesis: when knowing your ABCs is not enough., Plant Physiology, 173, (1), 2017, p56-64 Review Article, 2017 DOI

*Goslin, K., *Zheng, B., Serrano-Mislata, A., Rae, L., Ryan, P.T., Kwasniewska, K., Thomson, B., O Maoileidigh, D.S., Madueno, F., *Wellmer, F., and *Graciet, E., Transcription factor interplay between LEAFY and APETALA1/CAULIFLOWER during floral initiation., Plant Physiology, 174, 2017, p1097 - 1109 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Thomson, B., Graciet, E., and Wellmer, F. , Inducible promoter systems for gene perturbation experiments in Arabidopsis., Methods in Molecular Biology, 1629, 2017, p15 - 25 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Serrano-Mislata, A., Goslin, K., Zheng, B., Rae, L., Wellmer, F., Graciet, E., and Madueno, F., Regulatory interplay between LEAFY, APETALA1/CAULIFLOWER and TERMINAL FLOWER1: new insights into an old relationship, Plant Signaling & Behavior, 12, 2017, e1370164 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

O Maoileidigh, D.S., Graciet, E., and Wellmer, F., Strategies for performing dynamic gene perturbation experiments in flowers., Bio-protocol, 6, 2016, pe1774 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Stewart, D., Graciet, E., and Wellmer, F., Molecular and regulatory mechanisms controlling floral organ development. , The FEBS Journal, 283, 2016, p1823-1830 Review Article, 2016 DOI

Drost, H.-G., Bellstaedt, J., O Maoileidigh, D.S., Silva, A.T., Gabel, A., Weinholdt, C., Ryan, P.T., Dekkers, B.J.W., Bentsink, L., Hilhorst, H., Ligterink, W., Wellmer, F., Grosse, I., and Quint, M., Post-embryonic hourglass patterns mark ontogenetic transitions in plant development, Molecular Biology and Evolution, 33, 2016, 1158-1163 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

de Marchi, R., Sorel, M., Mooney, B., Fudal, I., Goslin, K., Kwasniewska, K., Ryan, P.T., Pfalz, M., Kroymann, J, Pollmann, S., Feechan, A., Wellmer, F., Rivas, S., and Graciet, E. , The N-end rule pathway regulates pathogen responses in plants., Scientific Reports, 6, 2016, p26020 Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text DOI

Yamaguchi N, Winter C.M, Wellmer F, Wagner D, Identification of direct targets of plant transcription factors using the GR fusion technique, Methods in molecular biology, 1284, 2015, p123-138 Journal Article, 2015 DOI URL

Wellmer, F., Stewart, D., and O Maoileidigh, D.S., My favourite flowering image: floral organs with trichomes., Journal of Experimental Botany, 66, 2015, p9 - 10 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

O Maoileidigh, D.S., *Thomson, B., *Raganelli, A., Wuest, S.E., Ryan, P.T., Kwasniewska, K., Carles, C.C., Graciet, E., and Wellmer, F., Gene network analysis in Arabidopsis thaliana flower development through dynamic gene perturbations, The Plant Journal, 83, 2015, p344 - 358 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Ryan P.T, Ó'Maoiléidigh D.S, Drost H.-G, Kwasniewska K, Gabel A, Grosse I, Graciet E, Quint M, Wellmer F, Patterns of gene expression during Arabidopsis flower development from the time of initiation to maturation, BMC Genomics, 16, 2015, p488- Journal Article, 2015 URL DOI TARA - Full Text

O'Maoileidigh, D.S. Graciet, E. Wellmer, F., Genetic Control of Arabidopsis Flower Development, Advances in Botanical Research, 72, 2014, p159 - 190 Journal Article, 2014 DOI URL

O Maoileidigh, D.S., Graciet, E., and Wellmer, F., Gene networks controlling Arabidopsis flower development, New Phytologist, 201, 2014, p16 - 30 Review Article, 2014 DOI

Wellmer, F. Graciet, E. Riechmann, J.L., Specification of floral organs in Arabidopsis, Journal of Experimental Botany, 65, (1), 2014, p1 - 9 Review Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text URL DOI

Wellmer F, Bowman JL, Davies B, Ferrándiz C, Fletcher JC, Franks RG, Graciet E, Gregis V, Ito T, Jack TP, Jiao Y, Kater MM, Ma H, Meyerowitz EM, Prunet N, Riechmann JL, Flower development: open questions and future directions., Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.), 1110, 2014, p103-24 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

O'Maoiléidigh DS, Wellmer F, A floral induction system for the study of early Arabidopsis flower development., Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.), 1110, 2014, p307-14 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Pajoro, A., Madrigal, P., Muino, J.M., Matus, T., Jin, J., Mecchia, M.A., Debernardi, J.M., Palatnik, J.F., Balazadeh, S., Arif, M., O Maoileidigh, D.S., Wellmer, F., Krajewski, P., Riechmann, J.L., Angenent, G.C., and Kaufmann, K., Dynamics of chromatin accessibility and gene regulation by MADS-domain transcription factors in flower development., Genome Biology, 15, 2014, pR41- Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

Graciet E, O'Maoiléidigh DS, Wellmer F, Next-Generation Sequencing Applied to Flower Development: ChIP-Seq., Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.), 1110, 2014, p413-29 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

*O Maoileidigh, D.S., *Wuest, S.E., Rae, L., Raganelli, A., Ryan, P.T., Kwasniewska, K., Das, P., Lohan, A.J., Loftus, B., Graciet, E., and Wellmer, F., Control of reproductive floral organ identity specification in Arabidopsis by the C function regulator AGAMOUS, The Plant Cell, 25, 2013, p2482 - 2503 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

*Wuest, S.E., *O Maoileidigh, D.S., Rae, L., Kwasniewska, K., Raganelli, A., Hanczaryk, K., Lohan, A.J., Loftus, B., Graciet, E., and Wellmer, F. , Molecular basis for the specification of floral organs by APETALA3 and PISTILLATA, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 109, 2012, p13452 - 13457 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Wuest, S.E., Vijverberg, K., Schmidt, A., Weiss, M., Gheyselinck, J., Lohr, M., Wellmer, F., Rahnenführer, J., von Mering, C., and Grossniklaus, U. , Arabidopsis female gametophyte gene expression map reveals similarities between plant and animal gametes. , Current Biology, 20, (6), 2010, p506 - 512 Journal Article, 2010 TARA - Full Text DOI

Graciet, E., Mesiti, F., and Wellmer, F., Structure and evolutionary conservation of the plant N-end rule pathway., Plant Journal, 61, 2010, p741 - 751 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

*Kaufmann, K., *Wellmer, F., Muiño, J.M., Ferrier, T., Wuest, S.E., Kumar, V., Serrano-Mislata, A., Madueño, F., Krajewski, P., Meyerowitz, E.M., Angenent, G.C., and Riechmann, J.L. , Orchestration of floral initiation by APETALA1, Science, 328, (5974), 2010, p85 - 89 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Graciet, E. and Wellmer, F., The plant N-end rule pathway: structure and functions, Trends in Plant Science, 15, (8), 2010, p447 - 453 Review Article, 2010 DOI

Wellmer, F. and Riechmann, J.L, Gene networks controlling the initiation of flower development, Trends in Genetics, 26, (12), 2010, p519 - 527 Review Article, 2010 DOI

Graciet, E., Walter, F., O Maoileidigh, D., Pollmann, S., Meyerowitz, E.M., Varshavsky, A., and Wellmer, F. , The N-end rule pathway controls multiple functions during Arabidopsis shoot and leaf development, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA , 106, (32), 2009, p13618 - 1362 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

Das, P., Ito, T., Wellmer, F., Vernoux, T., Dedieu, T., Traas, J., and Meyerowitz, E.M., Floral stem cell termination involves the direct regulation of AGAMOUS by PERIANTHIA., Development, 136, (10), 2009, p1605 - 1611 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

Alves-Ferreira, M., Wellmer, F., Banhara, A., Kumar, V., Riechmann, J.L., and Meyerowitz, E.M. , Global expression profiling applied to the analysis of Arabidopsis stamen development, Plant Physiology, 145, (3), 2007, p747 - 762 Journal Article, 2007 DOI

Carlsson, J., Lagercrantz, U., Sundström, J., Teixeira, R., Wellmer, F., Meyerowitz, E.M., and Glimelius, K. , Microarray analysis reveals altered expression of a large number of nuclear genes in developing cytoplasmic male sterile Brassica napus flowers, Plant Journal, 49, (3), 2007, p452 - 462 Journal Article, 2007 DOI

Sieber, P., Wellmer, F., Gheyselinck, J., Riechmann, J.L., and Meyerowitz, E.M. , Redundancy and specialization among plant microRNAs: role of the miR164 family in developmental robustness., Development, 134, (6), 2007, p1051 - 1060 Journal Article, 2007 DOI

Wellmer, F. , Alves-Ferreira, M. , Dubois, A. , Riechmann, J.L. , Meyerowitz, E.M., Genome-wide analysis of gene expression during early Arabidopsis flower development, PLoS Genetics , 2, (7), 2006, p1012-1024 Journal Article, 2006 DOI TARA - Full Text

Baker, C.C., Sieber, P., Wellmer, F., and Meyerowitz, E.M., The early extra petals1 mutant uncovers a role for microRNA miR164c in regulating petal number in Arabidopsis. , Current Biology, 15, (4), 2005, p303 - 315 Journal Article, 2005 DOI

Wellmer, F. and Riechmann, J.L. , Gene network analysis in plant development by genomic technologies., International Journal of Developmental Biology , 49, (5-6), 2005, p745 - 759 Journal Article, 2005 DOI

*Wagner, D., *Wellmer, F., Dilks, K., William, D., Smith, M.R., Kumar, P.P., Riechmann, J.L., Greenland, A.J., and Meyerowitz, E.M., Floral induction in tissue culture: a system for the analysis of LEAFY-dependent gene regulation., Plant Journal, 39, (2), 2004, p273 - 282 Journal Article, 2004 DOI

Yu, H., Ito, T., Wellmer, F., and Meyerowitz, E.M. , Repression of AGAMOUS-LIKE 24: a critical step in promoting flower development. , Nature Genetics, 36, (2), 2004, p157 - 161 Journal Article, 2004 DOI

Wellmer, F., Riechmann, J.L., Alves-Ferreira, M., and Meyerowitz, E.M., Genome-wide analysis of spatial gene expression in Arabidopsis flowers., Plant Cell, 16, (5), 2004, p1314 - 1326 Journal Article, 2004 DOI

Ito, T., Wellmer, F., Yu, H., Das, P., Ito, N., Alves-Ferreira, M., Riechmann, J.L., and Meyerowitz, E.M., The homeotic protein AGAMOUS controls microsporogenesis by regulation of SPOROCYTELESS., Nature, 430, (6997), 2004, p356 - 360 Journal Article, 2004 DOI

Rügner, A., Frohnmeyer, H., Naeke, C., Wellmer, F., Kircher, S., Schäfer, E., and Harter, K. , Isolation and characterization of four novel parsley proteins that interact with the transcriptional regulators CPRF1 and CPRF2. , Molecular Genetics and Genomics , 265, (6), 2001, p964 - 976 Journal Article, 2001 DOI

Wellmer, F., Schäfer, E., and Harter, K., The DNA binding properties of the parsley bZIP transcription factor CPRF4a are regulated by light., Journal of Biological Chemistry , 276, (9), 2001, p6274 - 6279 Journal Article, 2001 DOI

*Kircher, S., *Wellmer, F., Nick, P., Rügner, A., Schäfer, E., and Harter, K., Nuclear import of the parsley bZIP transcription factor CPRF2 is regulated by phytochrome photoreceptors., Journal of Cell Biology, 144, (2), 1999, p201 - 211 Journal Article, 1999 DOI

Wellmer, F., Kircher, S., Rügner, A., Frohnmeyer, H., Schäfer, E., and Harter, K. , Phosphorylation of the parsley bZIP transcription factor CPRF2 is regulated by light., Journal of Biological Chemistry, 274, (41), 1999, p29476 - 2948 Journal Article, 1999 DOI

Schulenberg, B., Wellmer, F., Lill, H., Junge, W., and Engelbrecht, S., Cross-linking of the chloroplast F0F1-ATPase subunit epsilon to gamma without effects on activity. Epsilon and gamma are parts of the rotor., European Journal of Biochemistry, 249, (1), 1997, p134 - 141 Journal Article, 1997 DOI

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Flower development in, Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences, Academic Press, 2017, pp269 - 274, [Wellmer, F.] Book Chapter, 2017

Genome structure and organization in, B. Buchanan, W. Gruissem, R. Jones , Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plants, New York, Wiley, 2015, [Town, C.D. and Wellmer, F.] Book Chapter, 2015

José Luis Riechmann, Frank Wellmer , Flower Development: Methods and Protocols., Methods in Molecular Biology, Springer, 2014, 1-469pp Book, 2014 DOI

Research Expertise


Gene regulatory networks; Genetics; Genomes, Genomics; Molecular Genetics; Plant Biochemistry; Plant Development; Plant Sciences; Regulatory Biology