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Villarino, G. H.; Flores-Vergara, M.; Hu, Q; Sehra, B.; Robles,L.; Brumos, J.; Stepanova, A.N.; Manrique, S.; Colombo, L.; Sundberg, E.; Heber, S.; Franks, R.G. "Temporal and Spatial domain-specific transcriptomic analysis of a vital reproductive meristem in Arabidopsis thaliana" (under review).

Villarino, et al. (2015) under review (BioRxiv preprint)

Oneal,E.; Willis, J.H.; Franks, R.G. "Disruption of endosperm development is a major cause of hybrid seed invibility between Mimulus guttatus and M. nudatus"." (under review)

Oneal et al. (2015) under review (BioRxiv preprint)

Sehra, B and Franks, R.G. (2015) Auxin and cytokinin act during gynoecial patterning and the development of ovules from the meristematic medial domain. WIREs Dev Bio. (2015). Pre-review version available

Larsson, E., Roberts, C.J., Claes, A.R., Franks, R.G., Sundberg, E., (2014). Polar Auxin Transport is Essential for Medial versus Lateral Tissue Specification and Vascular-mediated Valve Outgrowth in Arabidopsis Gynoecia. Plant Physiol. Vol. 166, pp. 1998–2012;

Wynn A.N., Seaman A. A., Jones A.L., Franks R.G. (2014) Novel functional roles for PERIANTHIA and SEUSS during floral organ identity specification, floral meristem termination and gynoecial development. Frontiers in Plant Science. Vol 5, No. 00130. DOI=10.3389/fpls.2014.00130;

Franks RG. (2014). Scanning electron microscopy analysis of floral development. Methods Mol Biol. 1110:263-73. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-9408-9_13. PMID: 24395262

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. (2014). Flower development: open questions and future directions. Methods Mol Biol. 1110:103-24. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-9408-9_5. PMID: 24395254

Larsson E, Franks RG, Sundberg E. (2013). Auxin and the Arabidopsis thaliana gynoecium. J Exp Bot. Jun;64(9):2619-27. doi: 10.1093/jxb/ert099. Epub 2013 Apr 12. Review. PMID: 23585670

Lee BH, Wynn AN, Franks RG, Hwang YS, Lim J, Kim JH. (2013). The Arabidopsis thaliana GRF-INTERACTING FACTOR gene family plays an essential role in control of male and female reproductive development. Dev Biol. Dec 16. pii: S0012-1606(13)00654-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2013.12.009. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 2435574

Zhang J, Franks RG, Liu X, Kang M, Keebler JE, Schaff JE, Huang HW, Xiang QY. (2013). De novo Sequencing, Characterization, and Comparison of Inflorescence Transcriptomes of Cornus canadensis and C. florida (Cornaceae). PLoS One. Dec 27;8(12):e82674. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0082674. PMID: 24386108

Liu J, Franks RG, Feng CM, Liu X, Fu CX, Jenny Xiang QY. (2013). Characterization of the sequence and expression pattern of LFY homologues from dogwood species (Cornus) with divergent inflorescence architectures. Ann Bot. Nov;112(8):1629-41. doi: 10.1093/aob/mct202. Epub 2013 Sep 19. PMID: 24052556

Liu, X., Feng, C. M., Franks, R., Qu, R. D., Xie, D. Y., & Xiang, Q. Y. J., (2013). Plant regeneration and genetic transformation of C. canadensis: a non-model plant appropriate for investigation of flower development in Cornus (Cornaceae). Plant Cell Reports, 32(1), 77-87

Feng, C.-M., Liu, X., Yu, Y., Xie, D.Y., Franks, R.G., Xiang, Q.-Y.J., (2012). Evolution of Bract Development and B-class MADS Box Gene Expression in Petaloid Bracts of Cornus s. l. (Cornaceae) New Phytologist, 196(2), 631-643.

Wynn, A.N., Rueschhoff, E.E., Franks, R.G., (2011). Transcriptomic characterization of a synergistic genetic interaction during carpel margin meristem development in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plos One 6, e26231.

Nole-Wilson, S.§, Rueschhoff, E.E.§, Bhatti, H. and Franks, R.G., (2010) Synergistic Disruptions in the seuss cyp85A2 Double Mutant Reveal a Role for Brassinolide Synthesis during Gynoecium and Ovule Development. BMC Plant Biology - BMC Plant Biology 2010, 10:198 doi:10.1186/1471-2229-10-198
§ Authors contributed equally to this article.

Nole-Wilson, S. Azhakanandam, S. and Franks R.G. (2010) Polar Auxin Transport together with AINTEGUMENTA and REVOLUTA Coordinate Early Arabidopsis Gynoecium Development. Developmental Biology,

Bao, F., Azhakanandam, S., and Franks, R.G. (2009) SEUSS and SEUSS-LIKE Transcriptional Adaptors Regulate Floral and Embryonic Development in Arabidopsis
Plant Physiology, 152(2):821-836;

Azhakanandam, S., Nole-Wilson, S., Bao, F. and Franks, R.G. (2008) SEUSS and AINTEGUMENTA Mediate Patterning and Ovule Initiation during Gynoecium Medial Domain Development. Plant Physiology, 146(3):1165-1181;

Franks, R.G., Liu, Z., and Fischer, R.L. (2006) SEUSS and LEUNIG regulate cell proliferation, vascular development and organ polarity in Arabidopsis petals. Planta 224: 801–811. [pdf file]

Bao, X., Franks, R.G., Levin, J.Z., and Liu, Z. 2004. Repression of AGAMOUS by BELLRINGER in floral and inflorescence meristems. The Plant Cell 16: 1478-1489. [pdf file]

Franks, R.G., Wang, C., Levin, J.Z., and Liu, Z. 2002. SEUSS, a member of a novel family of plant regulatory proteins, represses floral homeotic gene expression with LEUNIG. Development 129: 253-263. [pdf file]

Franks, R.G., and Liu, Z. 2001. Floral homeotic gene regulation. Horticultural Reviews 27: 41-77.

Liu, Z., Franks, R.G., and Klink, V.P. 2000. Regulation of gynoecium marginal tissue formation by LEUNIG and AINTEGUMENTA. Plant Cell 12: 1879-1892. [pdf file]

Wharton, K.A., Jr., Franks, R.G., Kasai, Y., and Crews, S.T. 1994. Control of CNS midline transcription by asymmetric E-box-like elements: similarity to xenobiotic responsive regulation. Development 120: 3563-3569.

Franks, R.G., and Crews, S.T. 1994. Transcriptional activation domains of the single-minded bHLH protein are required for CNS midline cell development. Mech Dev. 45: 269-77.

Crews, S.T., Franks, R.G., Hu, S., Matthews, B., and Nambu, J.R. 1992. The Drosophila single-minded gene and the molecular genetics of CNS midline development. J. Exp. Zool. 261: 234-244.

Nambu, J.R., Franks, R.G., Hu, S., and Crews, S.T. 1990. The single-minded gene of Drosophila is required for the expression of genes important for the development of CNS midline cells. Cell 63: 63-75.