Ralph S. Quatrano, Ph.D.
Dean of Engineering & Applied Science

Mechanisms of Cellular Differentiation during
Plant Embryogenesis

Telephone: (314) 935-6850     Fax: (314) 935-8692     E-mail: rsq(AT)wustl.edu

Publications (>165 total)

Research and Review Articles (Selected < 2005)

Quatrano, R. S. (1968). Rhizoid formation in Fucus zygotes: Dependence on protein and RNA synthesis. Science 162: 468-470.

Hogsett, W. E. and R. S. Quatrano (1978). Sulfation of fucoidan in Fucus embryos. III. Required for localization in the rhizoid wall. Journal of Cell Biology 78: 866-873.

Kropf, D. L., B. Kloareg and R. S. Quatrano (1988). Cell wall is required for fixation of the embryonic axes in Fucus zygotes. Science 239 (187-190).

Marcotte, W. R. J., C. C. Bayley and R. S. Quatrano (1988). Regulation of a wheat promoter by abscisic acid in rice protoplasts. Nature 335: 454-457.

Feldmann, K. A., M. D. Marks, M. L. Christianson and R. S. Quatrano (1989). A dwarf mutant of Arabidopsis generated by T-DNA insertion mutagenesis. Science 243: 1351-1354.

Guiltinan, M. J., W. R. Marcotte, Jr. and R. S. Quatrano (1990). A plant leucine zipper protein that recognizes an abscisic acid element. Science 250: 267-271.

Knight, C. D., A. Sehgal, K. Atwal, J. C. Wallace, D. J. Cove, D. Coates, R. S. Quatrano, S. Bahadur, P. G. Stockley and A. C. Cuming (1995). Molecular responses to abscisic acid and stress are conserved between moss and cereals. The Plant Cell 7: 499-506.

Vasil, V., W. Marcotte, L. Rosenkrans, S. M. Cocciolone, I. K. Vasil, R. S. Quatrano and D. R. McCarty (1995). Overlap of VP1 and ABA Response Elements in the Em Promoter: G-box elements are sufficient but not necessary for VP1 transactivation. The Plant Cell 7: 1511-1518.

Bouget, F.-Y., S. Gertulla, S. L. Shaw and R. S. Quatrano (1996). Localization of actin mRNA during the establishment of cell polarity and early cell divisions in Fucus embryos. The Plant Cell 8: 189-201.

Cove, D. J., R. S. Quatrano and E. Hartmann (1996). The alignment of the axis of asymmetry in regenerating protoplasts of the moss, Ceratodon purpureus, is determined independently of axis polarity. Development 122: 371-379.

Shaw, S. and R. S. Quatrano (1996). The role of targeted secretion in the establishment of cell polarity and the orientation of the division plane in Fucus zygotes. Development 122: 2623-2630.

Razik, M. A. and R. S. Quatrano (1997). Effect of the nuclear factors EmBP1 and Viviparous1on the transcription of the Em gene in HeLa nuclear extracts. The Plant Cell 9: 1791-1803.

Schultz, T., J. Medina, A. Hill and R. S. Quatrano (1998). 14-3-3 proteins are part of an ABA/VP1 response complex in the Em promoter and interact with VP1 and EmBP1. The Plant Cell 10: 837-848.

Quatrano, R. S. (1978). Development of cell polarity. Annual Review Plant Physiology 29: 487-510.

Rock, C., and R. S. Quatrano. (1995). The role of hormones during seed development. In P. Davies, ed. Plant Hormones: Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. pp. 671-697.

Fowler, J. E. and R. S. Quatrano (1997). Plant cell morphogenesis: plasma membrane interactions with the cytoskeleton and cell wall. Ann Rev Cell & Develop Biol 13: 697-743.

Quatrano, R. S. (1997). Cortical asymmetries direct the establishment of cell polarity and the plane of cell division in Fucus embryos. IN: Cold Spring Harbor Symposium on Quantitative Biology. (Cold Spring Harbor, NY), vol. LXII, pp. 65-70.

Quatrano, R. S. (ed.) (2001). Plant Genomics: Emerging Tools. (Rockville, Maryland; American Society of Plant Biologists), 319 pp.

Cove, D. J. and Quatrano, R. S. (2004). The use of mosses for the study of cell polarity. IN: New Frontiers of Biology. (Eds: A. J. Wood, M. J. Oliver and D. J. Cove) Chapter 11, pp. 189-203. Kluwer (Netherlands). (PDF)

Research and Review Articles (>2005)

Bezanilla, M., Perroud, P-F., Pan, A., Klueh, P., and Quatrano, R. S. (2005). An RNAi system in Physcomitrella patens with an internal marker for silencing allows for rapid identification of loss of function phenotypes. Plant Biology 7: 251-257. (PDF)

Zhang, W., Ruan, J., Ho, T-H. D., You, Y., Yu, T., and Quatrano, R. S. (2005). Cis-regulatory element based targeted gene finding: genome-wide identification of abscisic acid- and abiotic stress-responsive genes in Arabidopsis thaliana. Bioinformatics 21: 3074-3081. (PDF)

Harries, P., Pan, A., and Quatrano, R. S. (2005). Actin-related protein2/3 complex component ARPC1 is required for proper cell morphogenesis and polarized cell growth in Physcomitrella patens. The Plant Cell 17: 2327-2339. (PDF)

Lee, K. J. D., Sakata, Y., Mau, S-L., Pettolino, F., Bacic, A., Quatrano, R. S., Knight, C. D., and Knox, J. P. (2005). Arabinogalactan-proteins (AGPs) are required for apical cell extension in the moss Physcomitrella patens. The Plant Cell 17:3051-3065. (PDF)

Cove, D. J., Bezanilla, M., Harries, P., and Quatrano, R. S. (2006). Mosses as model systems for the study of metabolism and development. Annual Review of Plant Biology. 57:497-520. (PDF) (http://arjournals.annualreviews.org/loi/arplant)

Perroud, P-F., and Quatrano, R. S. (2006). The role of ARPC4 in tip growth and alignment of the polar axis in filaments of Physcomitrella patens. Cell Motility and the Cytoskeleton 63: 162-171. (PDF)

Marella, H., Sakata, Y., and Quatrano, R. S. (2006). Characterization and functional analysis of ABSCISIC ACID INSENSITIVE3-like genes from Physcomitrella patens. The Plant Journal 46: 1032-1044. (PDF)

You, Y-S., Marella, H., Zentella, R., Zhou, Y., Ulmasov, T., Ho, T-H. and Quatrano, R. S. (2006). Use of bacterial quorum sensing components to regulate gene expression in plants. Plant Physiology 140: 1205-1212. (PDF)

Cove, D. J., and Quatrano, R. S. (2006). Agravitropic mutants of the moss Ceratodon purpureus do not complement mutants having a reversed gravitropic response. Plant, Cell and Environment 29: 1379-1387. (PDF)

Tenney, A. E., Wu, J. Q., Langton, L., Klueh, P., Quatrano, R. S., and Brent, M. R. (2006). A tale of two templates: Automatically resolving double traces has many applications, including efficient PCR-based elucidation of alternative splices. Genome Research 17: 212-218. (PDF)

Marella, H. and Quatrano, R. S. (2007). The B2 domain of VIVIPAROUS1 is bi-functional and regulates nuclear localization and transactivation. Planta 225:863-872. (PDF)

Schoonheim, P. J., Sinnige, M. P., Casaretto, J. A., Veiga, H., Bunney, T. D., Quatrano, R. S., and de Boer, A. H. (2007). 14-3-3 adaptor proteins are intermediates in ABA signal transduction during barley seed germination. The Plant Journal 49: 289-301. (PDF)

Quatrano, R. S., McDaniel, S. F., Khandelwal, A., Perroud, P-F., and Cove, D. J. (2007). Physcomitrella patens: mosses enter the genomic age. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 10: 182-189. (PDF)

del Viso, F., Casaretto, J. A., and Quatrano, R. S. (2007). 14-3-3 proteins are components of the transcription complex of the ATEM1 promoter in Arabidopsis. Planta 227: 167-175. (PDF)

Cuming, A., Cho, S. H., Zhou, Y., Kamisugi, Y., Graham, H., and Quatrano, R. S. (2007). Microarray analysis of transcriptional responses to abscisic acid and osmotic, salt, and drought stress in the moss, Physcomitrella patens. New Phytologist 176: 275-287. (PDF)

Khandelwal, A., Chandu, D., Roe, C. M., Kopan, R. and Quatrano, R. S. (2007) Moonlighting activity of presenilin in plants is independent of γ-secretase and evolutionarily conserved. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 104:13337-13342. (PDF)

Rensing, S. A., Lang, D., Zimmer, A., Terry, A., Salamov, A., Shapiro, H., Nishiyama, T., Perroud, P-F., et al. (2008). The Physcomitrella genome reveals insights into the conquest of land by plants. Science 319: 64-69. (Corresponding Author - R. Quatrano). (PDF)

Perroud, P-F. and Quatrano, R.S. (2008). BRICK1 is required for apical cell growth in filaments of the moss Physcomitrella patens but not for gametophore morphology. The Plant Cell 20: 411-422. (pdf)

Khandelwal, A., Elvitigala, T., Ghosh, B., and Quatrano, R. S. (2008). Arabidopsis transcriptome reveals control circuits regulating redox homeostasis and the role of an AP2 transcription factor. Plant Physiology148: 2050-2058. (PDF)

Cove, D. J., Perroud, P-F., Charron, A. J., McDaniel, S. F., Khandelwal, A., and Quatrano, R. S. (2008) The Moss Physcomitrella patens. A Novel Model System for Plant Development and Genomic Studies. IN: Emerging Model Organisms, a Laboratory Manual, Volume I. (Eds: D.A. Crotty and A. Gann) Chapter 3, pp. 69-104. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, New York.

Cho, S. H., von Schwartzenberg, K., and Quatrano, R. S. (2009). The role of abscisic acid in stress tolerance. IN: The Moss Physcomitrella. (Eds: C. D. Knight, D. J. Cove and P.-F. Perroud). Chapter 11, pp. 282-293. Wiley Blackwell (Oxford).

Charron, A., and Quatrano, R. S. (2009). Between a rock and a dry place: the water-stressed moss. Molecular Plant 2: 478-486. (PDF)

Komatsu, K., Nishikawa,Y., Ohtsuka, T., Taji, T. Quatrano, R.S., Tanaka, S., and Sakata, Y. (2009). Functional analyses of the ABI1-related protein phosphatase type 2C reveal evolutionarily conserved regulation of abscisic acid signaling between Arabidopsis and the moss Physcomitrella patens. Plant Molecular Biology 70: 327-340. (PDF)

Hoang, Q.T., Cho, S.H., McDaniel, S.F., Ok, S.H., Quatrano, R.S., and Shin, J.S. (2009). An actinoporin plays a key role in water stress in the moss Physcomitrella patens. New Phytologist. 184: 502-510.

Khandelwal, A, Cho, S. H., Marella, H, Sakata, Y, Perroud, P-F, Pan, A. and R. S. Quatrano. (2010). Role of ABA and ABI3 in desiccation tolerance. Science 327:546. (PDF)

Elvitigala, T.R., Polpitiya, A. D., Wang, W. Stockel, J. Khandelwal, A. Quatrano, R. S., Pakrasi, H. B., and Ghosh, B. J. (2010). High-throughput biological data analysis: A step toward understanding cellular regulation. IEEE Control Systems 30: 81-99. (pdf)

Sakata,Y., Nakamura, I., Taji, T., Tanaka, S., and Quatrano, R. S. (2010). Regulation of the ABA-responsive Em promoter by ABI3 in the moss Physcomitrella patens: role of the ABA response element and the RY element. Plant Signaling and Behavior 5: 1-6.

Kaewsuwan , S., Bunyapraphatsara, N., Cove, D. J., Quatrano, R. S., and Chodok. P. (2010). High level production of adrenic acid in Physcomitrella patens using the algae Pavlova sp. D5-elongase gene. Bioresource Technology 101: 4081-4088. (pdf)

Shakirov, E. V., Perroud, P-F., Nelson, A. D., Cannell, M. E., Quatrano, R. S., and Shippen, D. E. (2010). Protection of telomeres 1 is required for telomere integrity in the moss Physcomitrella patens. The Plant Cell 22: 1838-1848. (pdf)

Perroud, P-F., Cove, D. J., Quatrano, R. S., and McDaniel, S. F. (2010). An experimental method to facilitate the identification of hybrid sporophytes in the moss Physcomitrella patens using fluorescent tagged lines. New Phytologist 191: 301-306. (pdf)

Chodok, P., Cove, D. J., Quatrano, R. S., Kanjana-Opas, A., Kaewsuwan, S. (2011). Metabolic engineering and oil supplementation of Physcomitrella patens for activation of C22 polyunsaturated fatty acid production. Journal of the American Oil Chemists 89: 465-476. (pdf)