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Immanen J., Nieminen K., Smolander OP., Kojima M., Alonso Serra J., Koskinen P., Zhang J., Elo A., Mähönen AP., Street N., Bhalerao RP., Paulin L., Auvinen P., Sakakibara H., and Helariutta Y (2016). Cytokinin and auxin display distinct but interconnected distribution and signaling profiles to stimulate cambial activity. Curr Biol  8;26(15):1990-1997.

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Jonsson K., Gendre D., Singh R., Boutte Y and Bhalerao R (2017). Ethylene Regulates Differential Growth via BIG ARF-GEF-Dependent Post-Golgi Secretory Trafficking in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 29(5):1039-1052.


Gorshkova T, Mokshina N, Chernova T, Ibragimova N, Salnikov V, Mikshina P, Tryfona T, Banasiak A, Immerzeel P, Dupree P and Mellerowicz EJ (2015). Aspen tension wood fibers contain b-(1→4)-galactans and acidic arabinogalactans retained by cellulose microfibrils in gelatinous walls. Plant Physiology, 169(3):2048-63.

Chong S-L, Koutaniemi S, Juvonen M, Derba-Maceluch M, Mellerowicz EJ and Tenkanen M (2015). Glucuronic acid in Arabidopsis thaliana xylans carries a novel pentose substituent. Int J Biol Macromol, 79:807-812.

Rabęda I, Bilski H, Mellerowicz EJ, Napieralska A, Suski S, Woźny A and Krzesłowska M (2015). Colocalization of low-methylesterified pectins and Pb deposits in the apoplast of aspen roots exposed to lead. Environ Pollut, 205: 315-326.

Chong S-L, Derba-Maceluch M, Koutaniemi S, Gómez LD, McQueen-Mason SJ, Tenkanen M and Mellerowicz EJ (2015). Active fungal GH115 α-glucuronidase produced in Arabidopsis thaliana affects only the UX1-reactive glucuronate decorations on native glucuronoxylans. BMC Biotechnol, 18;15:56.

Pawar PM-A, Derba-Maceluch M, Chong S-L, Gómez LD, Miedes E, Banasiak A, Ratke C, Gaertner C, Mouille G, McQueen-Mason SJ, Molina A, Sellstedt A, Tenkanen M and Mellerowicz EJ (2015). Expression of fungal acetyl xylan esterase in Arabidopsis thaliana improves saccharification of stem lignocellulose. Plant Biotechnol J, accepted.

Ratke C, Pawar PM-A, Balasubramanian VK, Naumann M, Lönnäs Duncranz M, Derba-Maceluch M, Gorzsás A, Endo S, Ezcurra I and Mellerowicz EJ (2015). Populus GT43 family members group into distinct sets required for primary and secondary wall xylan biosynthesis and include useful promoters for wood modification. Plant Biotechnol J, 13: 26-37.

Derba-Maceluch M, Awano T, Takahashi J, Lucenius J, Ratke C, Kontro I, Busse-Wicher M, Kosik O, Tanaka R, Winzéll A, Kallas Å, Lesniewska J, Berthold F, Immerzeel P, Teeri TT, Ezcurra I, Dupree P, Serimaa R, and Mellerowicz EJ (2015). Suppression of xylan transglycosylase PtxtXyn10A affects cellulose microfibril angle in secondary wall in aspen wood. New Phytol 205: 666–681.

Gandla ML, Derba-Maceluch M, Liu X, Gerber L, Master ER, Mellerowicz EJ and Jönsson LJ (2015). Expression of a fungal glucuronoyl esterase in Populus: effects on wood properties and saccharification efficiency. Phytochemystry, 112: 210-220.

Pawar PM-A, Derba-Maceluch M, Chong S-L, Gómez LD, Miedes E, Banasiak A, Ratke C, Gaertner C, Mouille G, McQueen-Mason SJ, Molina A, Sellstedt A, Tenkanen M, Mellerowicz EJ. (2016).Expression of fungal acetyl xylan esterase in Arabidopsis thaliana improves saccharification of stem lignocellulose. Plant Biotechnol J14: 387–397.

Chen Z-Q, Abramowicz K, Raczkowski R, Ganea S, Wu H, Lundqvist S-O, Mörling T, Sjöstedt de Luna S, García Gil MR, Mellerowicz EJ. (2016). Method for accurate fiber length determination from increment cores for large-scale population analyses in Norway spruce. Holzforschung 70(9): 829–838

Chen Z-Q, Karlsson B, Mörling T, Olsson L, Mellerowicz EJ, Wu HX, Lundqvist S-O, García Gil MR. (2016). Genetic analysis of fiber dimensions and their correlation with stem diameter and solid-wood properties in Norway spruce. Tree Genetics & Genomes 12: 123.

Fernandez-Moreno JP, Malitsky S, Lashbrooke J, Biswal A, Racovita R, Mellerowicz EJ, Jetter R, Orzaez D, Aharoni A*, Granell A*. (2016). An efficient method for medium-throughput screening of cuticular wax composition in different crop species. Metabolomics 12:73.

WO2013137810-A1: Increasing saccharification potential in plant useful e.g. for producing genetically modified plant, involves overexpressing polynucleotide encoding acetyl xylan esterase polypeptide in at least one cell type in plant. Inventors: EJ Mellerowicz, M Derba-Maceluch, PM Pawar, M Latha Gandla, L Jönsson.

Bygdell J, Srivastava V, Obudulu O, Srivastava MK, Nilsson R, SundbergB, Trygg J, Mellerowicz EJ, Wingsle G. (2017) Protein expression in developing tension wood in Populus, monitored at high tissue resolution. J Exp Bot, 15;68: 3405–3417.

Pawar P M-A, Derba-Maceluch M, Chong SL, Gandla ML, Bashar SS, Sparrman T, Ahvenainen P, Hedenström M, Özparpucu M, Rüggeberge M, Serimaa R, Lawoko M, Tenkanen M, Jönsson LJ, Mellerowicz EJ. (2017). In muro deacetylation of xylan increases lignin extractability and improves saccharification of aspen wood. Biotechnol Biofuels, 20;10:98. - SSF

Pawar P M-A, Ratke C, Balasubramanian VB, Chong SL, Gandla ML, Adriasola M, Sparrman T, Hedenström M, Szwaj K, Derba-Maceluch M, Ezcurra I, Tenkanen M, Jönsson LJ, Mellerowicz EJ.  (2017). Downregulation of RWA genes in hybrid aspen affects xylan acetylation and wood processing properties. New Phytol 214: 1491–1505. - SSF


Pesquet E, Zhang B, Gorzsás A, Puhakainen T, Serk H, Escamez S, Barbier O, Gerber L, Courtois-Moreau C, Alatalo E, Paulin L, Kangasjärvi J, Sundberg B, Goffner D and Tuominen H. (2013) Non-cell autonomous post-mortem lignification of tracheary elements in Zinnia elegans. Plant Cell, 25, 1314-28.

Derbyshire P, Ménard D, Green P, Saalbach G, Buschmann H, Lloyd CW and Pesquet E. (2015) Proteomic analysis of microtubule interacting proteins over the course of xylem tracheary element formation in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell, 27(10):2709-26.

Barros J, Serk H, and Pesquet E. (2015) The Cell Biology of Lignification in Higher Plants. Ann Bot, 115(7):1053-74.

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Vera-Sirera F, De Rybel B, Úrbez C, Kouklas E, Pesquera M, Álvarez-Mahecha JC, Minguet EG, Tuominen H, Carbonell J, Borst JW, Weijers D and Blázquez MA (2015). A bHLH-based feedback loop restricts vascular cell proliferation in plants. Dev Cell   23;35(4):432-43.

Wrzaczek M, Vainonen JP, Stael S, Tsiatsiani L, Help H, Gauthier A, Kaufholdt D, Bollhöner B, Lamminmäki A, Staes A, Gevaert K, Tuominen H, Van Breusegem F, Helariutta Y, Kangasjärvi J. (2015). GRIM REAPER peptide binds to receptor kinase PRK5 to trigger cell death in Arabidopsis. EMBO J. 2;34(1):55-6.

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Escamez S, André D, Zhang B, Bollhöner B, Pesquet E, Tuominen H. (2016). METACASPASE9 modulates autophagy to confine cell death to the target cells during Arabidopsis vascular xylem differentiation. Biol Open 6;5(2):122-9.

Pesquet E. (2016). The COST action FP1105-a research network to understand wood cell wall structure, biopolymer interaction and composition. Holzforschung 70(12): 1103-1104.

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Soler M, Plasencia A, Lepikson-Neto J, Camargo ELO, Dupas A, Ladouce N, Pesquet E, Mounet F, Larbat R, Grima-Pettenati J (2016). "The woody-preferential gene EgMYB88 regulates the biosynthesis of phenylpropanoid-derived compounds in wood" Front Plant Sci. 22;7:1422.

Van de Wouwer D, Vanholme R, Decou R, Goeminne G, Audenaert D, Nguyen L, Höfer R, Pesquet E, Vanholme B, Boerjan W. (2016). Chemical Genetics Uncovers Novel Inhibitors of Lignification, Including p-Iodobenzoic Acid Targeting CINNAMATE-4-HYDROXYLASE. Plant Physiol 172(1):198-220.

Decou R, Serk H, Ménard D, Pesquet E. (2017). Analysis of Lignin Composition and Distribution Using Fluorescence Laser Confocal Microspectroscopy. Methods Mol Biol 1544:233-247. - SSF

Escamez S, Latha Gandla M, Derba-Maceluch M, Lundqvist S-O, Mellerowicz EJ, Jönsson LJ and Tuominen H. (2017). A collection of genetically engineered Populus trees reveals wood biomass traits that predict glucose yield from enzymatic hydrolysis. BioRxiv 124396; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/124396 - SSF

Jokipii-Lukkari S, Sundell D, Nilsson O, Hvidsten TR, Street NR, Tuominen H (2017). NorWood: A gene expression resource for evo-devo studies of wood development. New Phytol doi: 10.1111/nph.14458. [Epub ahead of print] - SSF

Ménard D, Serk H, Decou R, Pesquet E. (2017). Establishment and Utilization of Habituated Cell Suspension Cultures for Hormone-Inducible Xylogenesis. Methods Mol Biol 1544:37-57. - SSF

Sundell D,  Street NR, Kumar M, Mellerowicz EJ, Kucukoglu M, Johnsson K, Kumar V, Mannapperuma C, Delhomme N, Nilsson O, Tuominen H, Pesquet E, Fischer U, Niittylä T,  Sundberg B, Hvidsten TR. (2017). AspWood: High-spatial-resolution transcriptome profiles reveal uncharacterized modularity of wood formation in Populus tremula. Plant Cell 29: 1585–1604. - SSF

Escamez S and Tuominen H (2017). Contribution of cellular autolysis to tissular functions during plant development. Curr Opin Plant Biol 35:124-130.

Escamez S, Bollhöner B and Tuominen H (2017). Quick histochemical staining methods to detect cell death in xylem elements of plant tissues. In Xylem: Methods and Protocols. de Lucas M, Etchells JP (eds) Springer, pp. 27-36.

Minina EA, Coll NS, Tuominen H, Bozhkov P (2017). Metacaspases versus caspases in development and cell fate regulation. Cell Death Differ 24(8):1314-132.

Soler M, Plasencia A, Larbat R, Pouzet C, Jauneau A, Rivas S, Pesquet E, Lapierre C, Truchet I, Grima-Pettenati J. (2017). The Eucalyptus linker histone variant EgH1.3 cooperates with the transcription factor EgMYB1 to control lignin biosynthesis during wood formation. New Phytol 213(1):287-299.