Liam Dolan


Attrill ST and Dolan L (2024) KATANIN-mediated microtubule severing is required for MTOC formation and function in Marchantia polymorpha. Development 151(20):dev202672 preprint bioRxiv:2024.01.04.574198.

Attrill ST and Dolan L (2024) Microtubules and actin filaments direct nuclear movement during the polarisation of Marchantia spore cells. bioRxiv:2024.02.23.581750.

Merai Z, Graeber K, Xu F, et al. (2024) Long days induce adaptive secondary dormancy in seed of the Mediterranean plant Aethionema arabicum. bioRxiv:2024.01.08.574645.

Wallner ES, Mair A, Handler D, et al. (2024) Spatially resolved proteomics of the Arabidopsis stomatal lineage identifies polarity complexes for cell divisions and stomatal pores. Dev Cell 59(9):1096-109 preprint bioRxiv:2023.11.03.564551.


Aguilar-Cruz A, Flores-Sandoval E, Gutierrez-Ramos X, et al. (2023) Control of cell fate specification and patterning by an ancestral microRNA. bioRxiv:2023.09.09.556951.

Casey A and Dolan L (2023) Genes encoding cytochrome P450 monooxygenases and glutathione S-transferases associated with herbicide resistance evolved before the origin of land plants. PLoS One 18(2):e0273594.

Casey A, Köcher T, Caygill S, et al. (2023) Transcriptome changes in chlorsulfuron-treated plants are caused by acetolactate synthase inhibition and not induction of a herbicide detoxification system in Marchantia polymorpha. Pestic Biochem Physiol 191:105370 preprint bioRxiv:2022.08.31.505973.

Casey C, Köcher T, Champion C, et al. (2023) Reduced coenzyme Q synthesis confers non-target site resistance to the herbicide thaxtomin A. PLoS Genet 19(1):e1010423 preprint bioRxiv:2022.09.13.507736.

Caygill S and Dolan L (2023) ATP binding cassette transporters and uridine diphosphate glycosyltransferases are ancient protein families that evolved roles in herbicide resistance through exaptation. PLoS One 18(9):e0287356 preprint bioRxiv:2023.06.06.543864.

Dona M, Bradamante G, Bogojevic Z, et al. (2023) A versatile CRISPR-based system for lineage tracing in living plants. Plant J 115(5):1169-84 preprint bioRxiv:2023.02.09.527713.

Hisanaga T, Romani F, Wu S, et al. (2023) The Polycomb repressive complex 2 deposits H3K27me3 and represses transposable elements in a broad range of eukaryotes. Curr Biol 33(20):4367-80 preprint bioRxiv:2022.10.24.513474.

Hisanaga T, Wu S, Schafran P, et al. (2023) The ancestral chromatin landscape of land plants. New Phytol 240(5):2085-101 preprint bioRxiv:2022.10.21.513199.

Mulvey H and Dolan L (2023) RHO of plant signaling was established early in streptophyte evolution. Curr Biol 33(24):5515-25.

Mulvey H and Dolan L (2023) ROP GTPase of plants regulates polarized cell growth and cell division orientation during morphogenesis. Curr Biol 33(14):2897-911 preprint bioRxiv:2023.05.23.541913.

Streubel S, Deiber S, Roetzer J, et al. (2023) Meristem dormancy in Marchantia polymorpha is regulated by a liverwort-specific miRNA and a clade III SPL gene. Curr Biol 33(4):660-74 preprint bioRxiv:2022.10.03.510622.

Streubel S, Deiber S, Roetzer J, et al. (2023) Meristem dormancy in a dichotomous branching system is regulated by a liverwort-specific miRNA and a clade III SPL gene in Marchantia polymorpha. Curr Biol 33(4):660-74 preprint bioRxiv:2022.10.03.510622.

Wallner ES, Dolan L, Bergmann DC (2023) Arabidopsis stomatal lineage cells establish bipolarity and segregate differential signaling capacity to regulate stem cell potential. Dev Cell 58(18):1643-56.


Bowman JL, Arteaga-Vazquez M, Berger F, et al. (2022) The Renaissance and Enlightenment of Marchantia as a model system. Plant Cell 34(10):3512-42.

Casey A and Dolan L (2022) Genes encoding cytochrome P450 monooxygenases and glutathione S-transferases associated with herbicide resistance evolved before the origin of land plants. bioRxiv:2022.08.12.503801.


Champion C, Lamers J, Jones VAS, et al. (2021) Microtubule associated protein WAVE DAMPENED2-LIKE (WDL) controls microtubule bundling and the stability of the site of tip-growth in Marchantia polymorpha rhizoids. PLoS Genet 17(6):e1009533.

Hetherington AJ, Bridson SL, Jones AL, et al. (2021) An evidence-based 3D reconstruction of Asteroxylon mackiei the most complex plant preserved from the Rhynie chert. eLife 10:e69447 preprint bioRxiv:2021.04.11.439326.

Roeder AHK, Otegui MS, Dixit R, et al. (2021) Fifteen compelling open questions in plant cell biology. Plant Cell 34(1):72-102.

Walker J, Zhang J, Liu Y, et al. (2021) Extensive N4 cytosine methylation is essential for Marchantia sperm function. bioRxiv:2021.02.12.428880.

Wang L, Jia X, Zhang Y, et al. (2021) Loss of two families of SPX domain-containing proteins required for vacuolar polyphosphate accumulation coincides with the transition to phosphate storage in green plants. Mol Plant 14(5):8838-46.


Cannell N, Hetherington AJ, Emms D, et al. (2020) Multiple metabolic innovations and losses are associated with major transitions in land plant evolution. Curr Biol 30(10):1783-800.

Dolan L (2020) Plant Evolution: An ancient mechanism protects plants and algae from heat stress. Curr Biol 30(6):R277-8

Hetherington AJ, Berry CM, Dolan L (2020) Multiple origins of dichotomous and lateral branching during root evolution. Nat Plants 6(5):454–9.

Hetherington AJ, Emms DM, Kelly S, et al. (2020) Gene expression data support the hypothesis that Isoetes rootlets are true roots and not modified leaves. Sci Rep 10(1):21547.

Thamm A, Saunders TE, Dolan L (2020) Independent evolution of lateral inhibition mechanisms in different lineages of land plants: MpFEW RHIOZIDS1 miRNA-mediated lateral inhibition controls rhizoid cell patterning in Marchantia polymorpha. Curr Biol 30(10):1905-15.


Bonnot C, Hetherington AJ, Champion C, et al. (2019) Neofunctionalisation of basic helix loop helix proteins occurred when plants colonized the land. New Phytol 223(2):993-1008

Hetherington AJ and Dolan L (2019) Evolution: Diversification of Angiosperm Rooting Systems in the Early Cretaceous. Curr Biol 29(20):R1081-93

Hetherington AJ and Dolan L (2019) Rhynie chert fossils demonstrate the independent origin and gradual evolution of lycophyte roots. Curr Opin Plant Biol 47:119-26. 

Hetherington AJ, Emms DM, Kelly S, et al. (2019) Gene expression data support the hypothesis that Isoetes rootlets are true roots and not modified leaves. bioRxiv:2019.12.16.878298.

Naramoto S, Jones VAS, Trozzi N, et al. (2019) A conserved regulatory mechanism mediates the convergent evolution of plant shoot lateral organs. PLoS Biol 17(12):e3000560

Westermann J, Streubel S, Franck CM, et al. (2019) An evolutionarily conserved receptor-like kinase signalling module controls cell wall integrity during tip-growth. Curr Biol 29(23):3899-908. 

Xu L, Zhao H, Wan R, et al. (2019) Identification of vacuolar phosphate efflux transporters in land plants. Nat Plants 5(1):84-94.

Zhang S, Habets M, Breuninger H, et al. (2019) Evolutionary and functional analysis of a Chara plasma membrane H+-ATPase. Front Plant Sci 10:1707


BhosaleR, GiriJ, Pandey BK, et al. (2018) A mechanistic framework for auxin dependent Arabidopsis root hair elongation to low external phosphate. Nat Commun 9(1):1409.

Edwards D, Kenrick P, Dolan L (2018) History and contemporary significance of the Rhynie cherts—our earliest preserved terrestrial ecosystem. Philos Trans R Soc Lon B Biol Sci 373(1739):20160489.

Hetherington AJ and Dolan L (2018) Stepwise and independent origins of roots among land plants. Nature 561(7722):235-8

Hetherington AJ and Dolan L (2018) Bilaterally symmetric axes with rhizoids comprised the rooting structure of the common ancestor of vascular plants. Phil Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 373(1739):20170042

Hirano T, Konno H, Takeda S, et al. (2018) PtdIns(3,5)P 2 mediates root hair shank hardening in Arabidopsis. Nat Plants 4(11):888-97.

Honkanen S, Thamm A, Arteaga-Vazquez M, et al. (2018) Negative regulation of conserved RSL class I bHLH transcription factors evolved independently among land plants. eLife 7:e38529

Nishiyama T, Sakayama de Vries J, et al. (2018) The Chara genome: secondary complexity and implications for plant terrestrialization. Cell 174(2):448-64

Zhang C, Simpson R, Kim CM, et al. (2018) Do longer root hairs improve P uptake? Testing the hypothesis with transgenic Brachypodium distachyon lines overexpressing endogenous RSL genes. New Phytol 217(4):1654-66. 


Bonnot C, Proust H, Pinson B, et al. (2017) Functional PTB phosphate transporters are present in streptophyte algae and early diverging land plants. New Phytol 214(3):1158-71

Bowman JL, Kohchi T, Yamato KT et al. (2017) Insights into Land Plant Evolution Garnered from the Marchantia polymorpha Genome. Cell 171(2):287-304.

Dolan L (2017) Root hair development in the grasses and cereals (Poaceae). Curr Opin Genet Dev 45:76-81.

Hetherington AJ and Dolan L (2017) The evolution of lycopsid rooting structures; conservatism and disparity. New Phytol 215(2):538-44.

Jones VAS and Dolan L (2017) MpWIP regulates air pore complex development in the liverwort Marchantia polymorpha. Development 144(8):1472-6

Kim CM, C Han, Dolan L (2017) RSL class I genes positively regulate root hair development in Oryza sativa. New Phytol 213(1):314-23

Lennon S and Dolan L (2017) The New Phytologist Tansley Medal 2016. New Phytol 213(4):1561


Brueninger H, Thamm A, Streubel A, et al. (2016) Diversification of a transcription factor family led to the evolution of antagonistically acting genetic regulators of root hair growth. Curr Biol 26(12):1622-8

Catarino B, Hetherington AJ, Emms DM, et al. (2016) The stepwise increase in the number of transcription factor families in the Precambrian predated the diversification of plants on land. Mol Biol Evol 33(11):2815-9.

Dolan L (2016) Q & A: Liam Dolan. Curr Biol 26(3):R85-6

Hetherington AJ, Berry C, Dolan L (2016) Networks of highly branched stigmarian rootlets developed on the first giant trees. Proc Nac Acad Sci USA 113(24):6695-700

Hetherington AJ, Dubrovsky J, Dolan L (2016) Unique cellular organization in the oldest root meristem. Curr Biol 26(12):1629-33

Honkanen S and Dolan L (2016) Growth regulation in tip-growing cells that develop on the epidermis. Curr Opin Plant Biol 34:77-83

Honkanen S, Jones VAS, Morieri G, et a. (2016) The mechanism forming the cell surface of tip-growing rooting cells is conserved among land plants. Curr Biol 26(23):3238-3244.

Horn R, Wingen LU, Snape JW, et al. (2016) Mapping of quantitative trait loci for root hair length in wheat identifies loci that co-locate with loci for yield components. J Exp Bot 67(15):4535-43

Kim CM and Dolan L (2016) ROOT HAIR DEFECTIVE SIX-LIKE class I genes promote root hair development in the grass Brachypodium distachyon. PLoS Genet 12(8):e1006211

Lennon S and Dolan L (2016) The New Phytologist Tansley Medal 2015. New Phytol 210(1):5.

Ortiz-Ramírez C, Hernandez-Coronado M, Thamm A, et al. (2016) A transcriptome atlas of Physcomitrella patens provides insights into the evolution and development of land plants. Mol Plant 9(2):205-220.

Proust H, Honkanen S, Jones V, et al. (2016) RSL class I genes controlled the development of epidermal structures in the common ancestor of land plants. Curr Biol 26(1):93-9

Vijayakumar P, Datta S, Dolan L (2016) ROOT HAIR DEFECTIVE SIX-LIKE4 (RSL4) promotes root hair elongation by transcriptionally regulating the expression of genes required for cell growth. New Phytol 212(4):944-53.


Bowman JL, Araki T, Arteaga-Vazquez MA, et al. (2015) The naming of names: guidelines for gene nomenclature in Marchantia. Plant Cell Physiol 57(2):257-61.

Datta S, Prescott H, Dolan L (2015) Intensity of a pulse of RSL4 transcription factor synthesis determines Arabidopsis root hair cell size. Nat Plants 1:15138

Romeu-Dalmau C, Bonsall, MB, Willis KJ, et al. (2015) Asiatic cotton can generate similar economic benefits to Bt cotton under rainfed conditions. Nat Plants 1:15072.

Saint-Marcoux D, Proust H, Dolan L, et al. (2015) Identification of reference genes for real-time quantitative PCR experiments in the liverwort Marchantia polymorpha. PLoS One 10(3):e0118678

Tam T, Catarino B, Breuninger H, et al. (2015) A conserved regulatory mechanism controls rooting cell development in land plants. Proc Nat Acad Sci USA 112(29):E3959-68


Becker JD, Takeda S, Borges F, et al. (2014) Transcriptional profiling of Arabidopsis root hairs and pollen defines an apical cell growth signature. BMC Plant Biol 14:197

Dolan L (2014) Symmetric development: transcriptional regulation of symmetry transition in plants. Curr Biol 24(24):R1172-4


Dolan L (2013) Pointing PINs in the right direction: a potassium transporter is required for the polar localization of auxin efflux carriers. New Phytol 197(4):1027-8.

Garnett T, Appleby MC, Balmford A, et al. (2013) Sustainable Intensification in Agriculture: premises and policies. Science 341(6141):33-4

Pires ND, Keke Y, Breuninger H, et al. (2013) Recruitment and remodeling of an ancient gene regulatory network during land plant evolution. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 110(23):9571-6


Jones VAS and Dolan L (2012) The evolution of root hairs and rhizoids. Ann Bot 110(2):205-12

Lenton TM, Crouch M, Johnson M, et al. (2012) First plants cooled the Ordovician. Nat Geosci 5:86–9

Martinka M, Dolan L, Pernas-Ochoa M, et al. (2012) Endodermal cell-cell contact is required for spatial control of Casparian band development in Arabidopsis thaliana. Ann Bot 110(2):361-71.

Pires ND and Dolan L (2011) Morphological evolution in land plants: new designs with old genes. Philos Trans R Soc B Biol Sci 367(1588):508-18.


Datta S, Kim C, Pernas M, et al. (2011) Root hairs: development growth and evolution at the plant-soil interface. Plant and Soil 246:1–14.

Jang G, Dolan L 2011 Auxin promotes the transition from chloronema to caulonema in moss protonema by positively regulating PpRSL1 and PpRSL2 in Physcomitrella patens. New Phytol192(2):319-27.

Jang G, Pires N, Keke Y, et al. (2011) RSL genes are sufficient for rhizoid system development in early diverging land plants. Development 138(11):2273-81

Kim C and Dolan L (2011) Root hair development involves asymmetric cell division in Brachypodium distachyon and symmetric division in Oryza sativa. New Phytol 192(3):601-10.


Keke Y, Bell E, Menand B, et al. (2010) A basic helix loop helix transcription factor controls cell growth and size in root hairs. Nat Genet 42(3):264-7.

Pernas-Ochoa M, Ryan E, Dolan L (2010) SCHIZORHIZA controls tissue system complexity in plants. Curr Biol 20(9):818-23

Pires ND and Dolan L (2010) Early evolution of bHLH proteins in plants. Plant Signal Behav 5(7):911-2

Pires ND and Dolan L (2010) Origin and diversification of basic helix-loop helix proteins in plants. Mol Biol Evol 27(4):862-74.


Drea S, Derbyshire P, Koumproglou R, et al. (2009) In situ analysis of gene expression in plants. Methods Mol Biol 513:229-42.

Dolan L (2009) Meristems: the root of stem cell regulation. Curr Biol 19(11):R459-60.

Dolan L (2009) Body building on land: morphological evolution of land plants. Curr Opin Plant Biol 12(1):4-8

Posé D, Castanedo I, Borsani O, et al. (2009) Identification of the Arabidopsis dry2/sqe1-5 mutant reveals a central role for sterols in drought tolerance and regulation of reactive oxygen species. Plant J 59(1):63-76.

Shaw PJ and Dolan L (2008) Chromatin and Arabidopsis root development. Semin Cell Dev Biol 19(6):580-5.

Derbyshire P, Drea S, Shaw P, et al. (2008) Proximal distal patterns of transcription factor gene expression during Arabidopsis root development. J Exp Bot 59(2):235-45.

Takeda S, Gapper C, Kaya H, et al. (2008) Local positive feedback regulation determines cell shape in root hair cells. Science 319(5867):1241-4

Macpherson N, Takeda S, Shang Z, et al. (2008) NADPH oxidase involvement in cellular integrity. Planta 227(6):1415-8

Dolan L (2008) Plant evolution: TALES of development. Cell 133(5):771-3.

SavageNS, Walker T, Panciera Y, et al. (2008) A mutual support mechanism through intercellular movement of CAPRICE and GLABRA3 can pattern the Arabidopsis root epidermis. PLoS Biol 6(9):e235.

Ortega-Martinez O, Pernas-Ochoa M, Carol R, et al. (2007) Ethylene modulates stem cells division in the Arabidopsis thaliana root. Science 317(5837):507-10.


MenandB, Keke Y, JouannicS, et al. (2007) An ancient mechanism controls the development of cells with a rooting function in land plants. Science 316(5830):1477-80.

Dolan L (2007) Plant science. SCARECROWS at the border. Science 316(5823):377-8.

Menand B, Calder G, Dolan L (2007) Both chloronemal and caulonemal expand by tip growth in the moss Physcomitrella patens. J Exp Bot 58(7):1843-9.

Kim CM, Park SH, Je BI, et al. (2007) OsCSLD1, a cellulose synthase-like D1 gene, is required for root hair morphogenesis in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Plant Physiol 143(3):1220-30.

Vellosillo T, Martínez M, Lopéz MA, et al. (2007) Oxylipins produced by the 9-lipoxygenase pathway in Arabidopsis regulate lateral root development and defense responses through a novel signaling cascade. Plant Cell 19(3):831-46.

Gapper K and Dolan L (2006) Control of plant development by reactive oxygen species. Plant Physiol 141(2):341-5.

Carol R and Dolan L (2006). The role of reactive oxygen species in cell growth: lessons from root hairs. J Exp Bot 57(8):1829-34.

Collier S, Pendle A, Boudonck K, et al. (2006) A distant coilin homologue is required for the formation of Cajal bodies in Arabidopsis. Mol Biol Cell 17(7):2942-51.

Dolan L (2006) Positional information and mobile transcriptional regulators determine cell pattern in the Arabidopsis root epidermis. J Exp Bot 57(1):51-4.

Dolan L and Freeling M (2005) Growth and development: fossils, phenotype and form. Curr Opin Plant Biol 8(1):2–4.

Grabov A, Ashley M, Rigas S, et al. (2005)Morphometric analysis of root shape. New Phytol 165(2):641-51.

Drea S, Leeder D, Arnold BC, et al. (2005) Systematic spatial analysis of gene expression during wheat caryopsis development. Plant Cell 17(8):2172-85.

Drea S, Corsar J, Crawford B, et al. (2005) A streamlined method for systematic, high resolution in situ analysis of mRNA distribution in plants. Plant Methods 1(1):8.

Carol RJ, Takeda S, Linstead P, et al. (2005) A RhoGDP dissociation inhibitor spatially regulates growth in root hair cells. Nature 438(7070):1013-6.

Wegel E, Pilling E, Calder G, et al. (2005) 3-D modelling of wheat endosperm development. New Phytol 168(1):253-62.

Vicente-Agullo F, Rigas S, Debrosses G, et al. (2004) Potassium carrier TRH1 is required for auxin transport in Arabidopsis roots. Plant J 40(4):523-35.

Dolan L and Langdale J (2004) New insights into plant development in New England. Development 131(21):5215-20.

Dolan L and Davies J (2004) Cell expansion in roots. Curr Opin Plant Biol 7(1):33-9.

Foreman J, Demedchik V, Bothwell J, et al. (2003) Reactive oxygen species produced by NADPH oxidase regulate plant cell growth. Nature 422(6930):442-6.

Desbrosses G, Joseffson C, Rigas S, et al. (2003) AKT1 and TRH1 are required during root hair elongation in Arabidopsis. J Exp Bot 54(383):781-8.

Webb M, Jouannic S, Foreman J, et al. (2002) Cell specification in the Arabidopsis root epidermis requires the activity of ECTOPIC ROOT HAIR3 – a katanin-p60 protein. Development 129(1):123-31.

Carol R and Dolan L (2002) Building a hair: tip growth in Arabidopsis thaliana root hairs. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 357(1422):815-21.

Mylona J, Linstead P, Dolan L (2002) SCHIZORIZA controls an asymmetric cell division and restricts epidermal identity in the Arabidopsis root. Development 129(18):4327-34.

Seifert G, Wells B, Barber C, et al. (2002) Galactose biosynthesis in Arabidopsis: genetic evidence for substrate channelling from UDP-D-Galactose into cell wall polymers. Curr Biol 12(21):1840-5.

Dolan L (2001) The role of ethylene in root hair growth in Arabidopsis. J Plant Nutr Soil Sci 164(2):141–5.

Foreman J and Dolan L (2001) Root hairs as a model system for studying plant cell growth. Annal Bot 88(1):1–7.

Dolan L and Costa S (2001) Evolution and genetics of root hair stripes in the root epidermis. J Exp Bot 52(Spec Issue):413-7.

Dolan L (2001) Plant Development: The benefits of change of scene. Curr Biol 11(17):R702-4.

Dolan L (2001) How and where to build a root hair. Curr Opin Plant Biol 4(6):550-4.

Ryan E, Steer M, Dolan L (2001) Cell Biology and genetics of root hair formation in Arabidopsis thaliana.Protoplasma 215(1-4):140-9.

Favery B, Ryan E, Boudonck K, et al. (2001) KOJAK encodes a cellulose synthase-like protein required for root hair cell morphogenesis in Arabidopsis. Genes Dev 15(1):79-89.

Rigas S, Desbrosses G, Haralampidis K, et al. (2001) TRH1 encodes a potassium transporter required for tip growth in Arabidopsis root hairs. Plant Cell 13(1):139-51.

Dolan L (2001) Root patterning: SHORT ROOT on the move. Curr Biol 11(23):R983-5.


Gonzalez-Melendi P, Beven A, Boudonck K, et al. (2000) The nucleus: a highly organized but dynamic structure. J Microsc 198(Pt 3):199-207.

Parker JS, Cavell AC, Dolan L, et al. (2000) Genetic interactions during root hair morphogenesis in Arabidopsis.Plant Cell 12(10):1961-74.

Costa S and Dolan L (2000) Development of the root pole and cell patterning in Arabidopsis roots. Curr Opin Genet Dev 10(4):405-9.

Kidner C, Sundaresan V, Roberts K, et al. (2000) Clonal analysis of the Arabidopsis root confirms that position, not lineage, determines cell fate.Planta 211(2):191-9.

Cnops G, Wang X, Linstead P, et al. (2000) TORNADO1 and TORNADO2 are required for the specification of radial and circumferential pattern in Arabidopsis roots. Development 127(15):3385-94.

Cao XF, Linstead P, Kieber J, et al. (1999) Differential ethylene sensitivity is involved in cell differentiation of the Arabidopsis root epidermis. Physiol Plant 106(3):311-7.

Dolan L and Okada K (1999) Signalling in cell type specification. Sem Cell Dev Biol 10(2):149–56.

Gravato Nobre MJ, McClure MA, Dolan L, et al. (1999) Meloidogyne incognita surface antigen epitopes in infected Arabidopsis roots. J Nematol 31(2):212-23

Boudonck K, Dolan L, Shaw, P (1999) The movement of coiled bodies visualized in living plant cells bythe green fluorescent protein. Mol Biol Cell 10(7):2297-307.

Berger F, Linstead P, Dolan L, et al. (1998) Stomata patterning on the hypocotyl of Arabidopsis thaliana is controlled by genes involved in the control of root epidermis patterning. Dev Biol 194(2):226-34.

Berger F, Hung C, Dolan L, et al. (1998) Control of cell division in the root epidermis of Arabidopsis thaliana. Dev Biol 194(2):235-45.

Dolan L and Poethig RS (1998) The OKRA leaf shape mutation in cotton is active in all cell layers of the leaf. Am J Bot 85(3):322-7.

Dolan L and Poethig RS (1998) Clonal analysis of leaf development in cotton. Am J Bot  85(3):315-22.

Dolan L and Scheres B (1998) Root development: shooting in the dark? Sem Cell Dev Biol 9(2):201–6.

Schneider K, Mathur J, Wells B, et al. (1998) The ROOT HAIRLESS 1 gene encodes a nuclear protein required for root hair initiation in Arabidopsis. Genes Dev 12(13):2013-21.

Dolan L (1998) Pointing roots in the right direction: the role of auxin transport in response to gravity. Genes Dev 12(14):2091-5.

Berger F, Haseloff J, Schiefelbein J, et al. (1998) Positional information in root epidermis is defined during embryogenesis and acts in domains with strict boundaries. Curr Biol 8(8):421-30.

Dolan L, Linstead P, Kidner C, et al. (1998) Cell fate in plants. Lessons from the Arabidopsis root. Symp Soc Exp Biol 51:11-7.

Boudonck K, Dolan L, Shaw P (1998) Coiled body numbers in the Arabidopsis root epidermis are regulated by cell type, developmental stage and cell cycle parameters. J Cell Sci 111(24):3687-94.

Ryan E, Grierson C, Cavell A, et al. (1998) TIP1 is required for both tip growth and non-tip growth in Arabidopsis. New Phytol 138(1):49–58.

Crookshanks M, Dolan L, Taylor G (1998) A model system to study the effects of elevated CO2 on the developmental physiology of roots: the use of Arabidopsis thaliana. J Exp Bot 49(320):593–7.

Dolan L (1997) The role of ethylene in the development of plant form. J Exp Bot 48(2):201–10.

Dolan L, Linstead P, Roberts K (1997) Developmental regulation of pectic polysaccharides in the root meristem of Arabidopsis. J Exp Bot 48(3):713–720.

Dolan L (1997) SCARECROW: specifying asymmetric cell divisions throughout development. Trends Plant Sci2(1):1–2.

Schneider K, Wells B, Dolan L, et al. (1997) Structural and genetic analysis of epidermal cell differentiation in Arabidopsis primary roots. Development 124(9):1789-98.

Grierson C, Roberts K, Feldmann KA, et al. (1997) The COW1 locus of Arabidopsis acts after RHD2, and in parallel with RHD3 and TIP1, to determine shape, rate of elongation and number of root hairs produced from each site of hair formation. Plant Physiol 115(3):981-90

Di Cristina M, Sessa G, Dolan L, et al. (1996) The ArabidopsisATHB10 (GLABRA2) is a HD-ZIP protein required for repression of ectopic root hair formation. Plant J 10(3):393-402.

Dolan L (1996) Pattern in the root epidermis: an interplay of diffusible signals and cellular geometry. Annal Bot 77(6):547–53.

Dolan L and Roberts K (1995) Two ways to skin a plant: the analysis of shoot and root epidermal development in Arabidopsis.Bioessays 17(10):865–72.

Taylor G, Flowers T, Crookshanks M, et al. (1995) Effects of elevated CO2 on cellular mechanisms, growth and development of trees with particular reference to hybrid poplar. Forestry 68(4):379–90.

Dolan L and Roberts K (1995) Secondary thickening in roots of Arabidopsis thaliana: anatomy and cell surface changes. New Phytol 131(1):121–8.

Gravato Nobre MJ, von Mende N, Dolan L, et al. (1995) Immunolabelling of cell surfaces of Arabidopsis thaliana roots following infection by Meloidogyne incognita (Nematoda). J Exp Bot 46(11):1711–20.

Dolan L, Linstead P, Roberts K (1995) An AGP epitope distinguishes a central metaxylem initial from other vascular initials in the Arabidopsis root. Protoplasma 189(3-4):149–55.

Dolan L and Roberts K (1995) Plant development pulled up by the roots. Curr Opin Genet Dev 5(4):432-8.

Dolan L and Roberts K (1995) The development of cell pattern in the root epidermis. Philos Tran R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 350(1331):95-9.

Tanimoto M, Roberts K, Dolan L (1995) Ethylene is a positive regulator of root hair cell development in Arabidopsisthaliana. Plant J 8(6):943-8.

Dolan L, Duckett CM, Grierson C, et al. (1994) Clonal relationships and cell patterning in the root epidermis of Arabidopsis.Development 120(9):2465–75.

Duckett CM, Oparka KJ, Prior D, et al. (1994) Dye coupling in the root epidermis of Arabidopsis is progressively reduced during development. Development 120(11):3247–55.

Dolan L, Janmaat K, Willemsen V, et al. (1993) Cellular organization of the Arabidopsis thaliana root. Development 119(1):71-84.

Dolan L and Poethig RS (1991) Genetic analysis of leaf development in cotton. Development 113(Supplement 1):39–46.

Whelan J, Dolan L, Harmey MA (1988) Import of precursor proteins into Vicia faba mitochondria. FEBS Letters 236(1):217–20.

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