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Department of Plant and Microbial Biology


Simonini S, Bemer M, Bencivenga S, Pires N, Gagliardini V, Desvoyes B, Van der Graaff E, Gutierrez C, and Grossniklaus U. (2021) The Polycomb group protein MEDEA controls cell proliferation and embryonic patterning in Arabidopsis. Developmental Cell 56: 1945-1960.

Arribas-Hernández L, Simonini S, Hansen MH, Botterweg Paredes E, Bressendorff S, Dong Y, Østergaard L, Brodersen P. (2020) Recurrent requirement for the m6A-ECT2/ECT3/ECT4 axis in plant organogenesis. Development 147: dev189134.

Chung Y, Zhu Y, Wu MF, Simonini S, Kuhn A, Armenta-Medina A, Jin R, Østergaard L, Gillmor CS, Wagner D. (2019) Auxin Response Factors promote organogenesis by chromatin-mediated repression of the pluripotency gene SHOOTMERISTEMLESS. Nature Communication 10: 886.

Simonini S, Østergaard L. (2019) Female reproductive organ formation: A multitasking endeavor. Curr Top Dev Biol. 131:337-371.

Simonini S, Mas P, Mas C, Østergaard L, Hart D. (2018) Auxin perception is a property of an unstructured domain in the Auxin Response Factor ETTIN of Arabidopsis thaliana. Sci Rep. 10: 13563.

Simonini S, Stephenson P, Østergaard L. (2018) A molecular framework controlling style morphology in Brassicaceae. Development 145: dev158105.

Simonini S, Bencivenga S, Trick M, Østergaard L. (2017) Auxin-Induced Modulation of ETTIN Activity Orchestrates Gene Expression in Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell 29: 1864-1882.

Simonini S, Deb J, Moubayidin L, Stephenson P, Sorefan K, Freire Rios A, Weijers D , Friml J, Østergaard L. (2016) A non-canonical auxin-sensing mechanism is required for organ morphogenesis in Arabidopsis. Genes and Dev. 30: 2286-2296.

Simonini S, Kater MM. (2014) Class I BASIC PENTACYSTEINE factors regulate HOMEOBOX genes involved in meristem size maintenance. J Exp Bot. 65: 1455-65.

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. (2013) An integrative model of the control of ovule primordia formation. Plant J. 76: 446-55.

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. (2013) Identification of pathways directly regulated by SHORT VEGETATIVE PHASE during vegetative and reproductive development in Arabidopsis. Genome Biol. 14: R56.

Lindner M, Simonini S, Kooiker M, Gagliardini V, Somssich M, Hohenstatt M, Simon R, Grossniklaus U, Kater MM. (2013) TAF13 interacts with PRC2 members and is essential for Arabidopsis seed development. Dev Biol. 379: 28-37.

Simonini S, Roig-Villanova I, Gregis V, Colombo B, Colombo L, Kater MM. (2012) BPC proteins mediate MADS-domain complex binding to the DNA for tissue specific expression of target genes in Arabidopsis thaliana. The Plant Cell 24:4163-72.

Bencivenga S, Simonini S, Benkova E, Colombo L. (2012). The Transcription Factors BEL1 and SPL are Required for Cytokinin and Auxin Signaling During Ovule Development in Arabidopsis.  The Plant Cell 24:2886-2897.