Research Publications: (total 180)

1968 – 2007 (Selected)

Quatrano, R. S. (1968). Rhizoid formation in Fucus zygotes:  Dependence on protein and RNA synthesis. Science162: 468-470.

Quatrano, R. S. (1973). Separation of processes associated with cellular differentiation in two-celled Fucus embryos. Developmental Biology 30: 209-213.

Hogsett, W. E. and Quatrano, R. S. (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., Kloareg, B., and Quatrano, R. S. (1988). Cell wall is required for fixation of the embryonic axes in Fucus zygotesScience 239: 187-190.

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

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

Kropf, D. L., Berge, S. K., and Quatrano, R. S. (1989). Actin localization during Fucus embryogenesis. The Plant Cell1: 191-200.

Marcotte, W. R. Jr., Russell, S. H., and Quatrano, R. S. (1989). Abscisic acid responsive sequences from the Em gene of wheat. The Plant Cell 1: 969-976.

Guiltinan, M. J., Marcotte, W. R. Jr., and Quatrano, R. S. (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., Marcotte, W. R. Jr., Rosenkrans, L., Cocciolone, S. M., Vasil, I. K., Quatrano, R. S., and McCarty, D. R. (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., Gertulla, S.. Shaw, S. L., and Quatrano, R. S. (1996). Localization of actin mRNA during the establishment of cell polarity and early cell divisions in Fucus embryos. The Plant Cell 8: 189-201.

Hill, A., Nantel, A., Rock, C. D., and Quatrano, R. S. (1996). A conserved domain of the viviparous-1 gene product enhances the DNA-binding activity of the bZIP factor EmBP-1 and other transcription factors. Journal of Biological Chemistry 271: 3366-3374.

Razik, M. A. and Quatrano, R. S. (1997). Effect of the nuclear factors EmBP1 and Viviparous1 on the transcription of the Em gene in HeLa nuclear extracts. The Plant Cell 9: 1791-1803.

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

Schultz, T., Medina, J., Hill, A., and Quatrano, R. S. (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.

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 patensThe Plant Cell 17: 2327-2339. 

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 patensThe Plant Cell 17:3051-3065.

Cove, D. J., Bezanilla, M., Harries, P., and Quatrano, R. S. (2006) Mosses as model systems for the study of metabolism and development. IN: Annual Review of Plant Biology. 57:497-520. 

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 patensCell Motility and the Cytoskeleton. 63: 162-171. 

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

2008 – 2018 (Selected)

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. 

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 Physiology. 148: 2050-2058. 

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

Cove, D.J., Perroud, P.F., Charron, A.J., McDaniel, S.F., Khandelwal, A. and Quatrano, R.S. (2009) The mossPhyscomitrella patens: a novel model system for plant development and genomic studies. Cold Spring Harbor Protocol, 2009, pdb emo115.

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

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

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.  

Wu, S-Z.,  Ritchie, J. A., Pan, A., Quatrano, R. S., and Bezanilla, M.  (2011).  Myosin VIII regulates protonemal patterning and developmental timing in the moss Physcomitrella patens.  Molecular Plant 4: 909-921.

Yotsui, I., Saruhashi, M., Kawato, T., Taji, T., Hayashi, T., Quatrano, R., and Sakata, Y. (2013).  ABI3 regulates ABA-responsive gene expression by interacting with the NF-Y complex in Physcomitrella patens.  New Phytologist 199:  101-109.

Liang, Z., Demko, V., Wilson, R., Johnson, K., Rafi, A., Perroud, P-F., Quatrano, R.S., Sen, Z., Shalchian-Tabrizi, K., Otegui, M., Olsen, O-A. and Johansen, W. (2013).  The catalytic domain CysPc of the DEK1 calpain is functionally conserved in land plants.  Plant Journal 75:  742-754. 

Thole, J., Perroud, P-F., Quatrano, R., and Running, M.  (2014).  Prenylation is required for polar cell elongation, cell adhesion, and differentiation in Physcomitrella patens.  The Plant Journal 78:  441-451.

Perroud, P-F., Demko, V., Johansen, W., Wilson, R., Olsen, O-A., and Quatrano, R. S.  (2014).  Defective Kernel 1 (DEK1) is required for three-dimensional growth in Physcomitrella patens.  New Phytologist 203:794-804.

Demko, V., Perroud, P-F., Johansen, W., Delwiche, C., Cooper, E., Remme, P., Ako, A., Kugler, K., Mayer, K., Quatrano, R., and Olsen, O-A.  (2014).  Genetic analysis of DEK1 Loop function in three-dimensional body patterning in Physcomitrella patens.  Plant Physiology 166:  903-919.

Demko V., Ako E., Perroud, P-F., Quatrano R. and Olsen O-A. (2016) The phenotype of the Crinkly4 deletion mutant of Physcomitrella patens suggests a broad role in developmental regulation in early land plants. Planta 44:275-84.

Plavskin Y, Nagashima A, Perroud PF, Hasebe M, Quatrano RS, Atwal GS, Timmermans MC. (2016). Ancient trans-acting sirnas confer robustness and sensitivity onto the auxin response. Developmental Cell 36, 276-289.

Hackenberg, D., Perroud, PF, Quatrano, R. and Pandey, S. (2016). Sporophyte formation and life cycle completion in the moss Physcomitrella patens requires heterotrimeric G-proteins. Plant Physiology 172: 1154-1166.

Yotsui, I., Serada, S., Naka, T., Saruhashi, M., Taji, T., Hayashi, T., Quatrano, RS., Sakata,Y.  (2016). Large-scale proteome analysis of abscisic acid and ABSCISIC ACID INSENSITIVE3-dependent proteins related to desiccation tolerance in Physcomitrella patens.  Biochemical Biophysical Research Communications. 471: 589-595.

Xia J., Wang X., Perroud P-F., He Y., Quatrano R. and Zhang W.(2016) Endogenous Small-Noncoding RNAs and Potential Functions in Desiccation Tolerance in Physcomitrella patensScientific Reports6: 30118. 

Demko V., Ako E., Perroud, P-F.,Quatrano R. and Olsen O-A. (2016) The phenotype of the Crinkly4 deletion mutant of Physcomitrella patenssuggests a broad role in developmental regulation in early land plants. Planta44:275-84. 

Plavskin Y., Nagashima A., Perroud P-F., Hasebe M., Quatrano R.S., Atwal G.S. and M.C.P Timmermans. (2016) Ancient trans-Acting siRNAs Confer Robustness and Sensitivity onto the Auxin Response. Dev. Cell36: 276–289.

Lang Daniel., etal. (multiple authors including Ralph S. Quatrano)(2018). The Physcomitrella patenschromosome-scale assembly reveals moss genome structure and evolution. Plant Journal93, 515–533. 

Perroud, Pierre-Francois, etal. (multiple authors including Ralph S. Quatrano) (2018). The Physcomitrella patensgene atlas project: large scale RNA-seq based expression data. In Press DOI:10.1111/tpj.13940


James C. Litts, William R. Marcotte, Jr. and Ralph S. Quatrano.  DNA promoter fragments from wheat.   U.S. Patent #5,139,954. August 18, 1992.

Ralph S. Quatrano, Yoichi Sakata and Izumi Yotsui. Plants having increased desiccation tolerance, increased drought tolerance, or increased water use efficiency.  U.S. Patent # 9,243,261. January 26, 2016.