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Qin, Y., Wysocki, R.Y., Somogyi, A., Feinstein, Y., Franco, J.Y., Tsukamoto, T., Dunatunga, D., Levy, C., Smith, S., Simpson, R., Gang, D., Johnson, M.A., and Palanivelu, R. (2011). Sulfinylated Azadecalins act as functional mimics of a pollen germination stimulant in Arabidopsis pistils. Plant Journal. (in press).

Palanivelu, R., and Johnson, M.A. (2010). Functional genomics of pollen tube-pistil interactions in Arabidopsis. Biochemical Society Transactions. 38 (2): 593597.

Johnson, M.A. (2010). Fertilization: monogamy by mutually assured destruction. Curr Biol. Jul 13;20(13):R571-3.

Johnson, M.A., Kost B. (2010). Pollen tube development. Methods Mol Biol. 655:155-76.

Wong, L. J., Leydon, A. R., Johnson, M. A. (2010). HAP2(GCS1)-Dependent Gamete Fusion Requires a Positively Charged Carboxy-Terminal Domain. PLoS Genet 6, e1000882.

Wong, L. J., Johnson, M. A. (2010). Is HAP2-GCS1 an ancestral gamete fusogen? Trends in Cell Biology Volume 20, Issue 3, 134-41.

Frank, A. C. and Johnson, M. A. (2009). Expressing the diphtheria toxin A subunit from the HAP2(GCS1) promoter blocks sperm maturation and produces single sperm-like cells capable of fertilization. Plant Physiol.

Qin, Y., Leydon, A. R., Manziello, A., Pandey, R., Mount, D., Denic, S., Vasic, B., Johnson, M. A. and Palanivelu, R. (2009). Penetration of the stigma and style elicits a novel transcriptome in pollen tubes, pointing to genes critical for growth in a pistil. PLoS Genet 5, e1000621.

Johnson, M. A. and Bender, J. (2009). Reprogramming the epigenome during germline and seed development. Genome Biol 10, 232.

von Besser, K., Frank, A. C., Johnson, M. A. and Preuss, D. (2006). Arabidopsis HAP2 (GCS1) is a sperm-specific gene required for pollen tube guidance and fertilization. Development 133, 4761-9.

Johnson, M. A. and Lord, E. M. (2006). Extracellular Guidance Cues and Intracellular Signaling Pathways that Direct Pollen Tube Growth. In The Pollen Tube: A cellular and molecular perspective, vol. 3 (ed. R. Malho), pp. 223-242. Heidelberg: Springer.

Johnson, M. A., von Besser, K., Zhou, Q., Smith, E., Aux, G., Patton, D., Levin, J. Z. and Preuss, D. (2004). Arabidopsis hapless mutations define essential gametophytic functions. Genetics 168, 971-82.

Johnson, M. A. and Preuss, D. (2002). Plotting a course: multiple signals guide pollen tubes to their targets. Dev Cell 2, 273-81.

Johnson, M. A. and Preuss, D. (2003). On your mark, get set, GROW! LePRK2-LAT52 interactions regulate pollen tube growth. Trends Plant Sci 8, 97-9.