Ju, Y.*, Yuan, J.*, Jones, D.S., Zhang, W., Staiger, C.J., and Kessler, S.A. (2021). Polarized NORTIA accumulation at the filiform apparatus promotes fertilization. Developmental Cell, 56:2938-2951. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.devcel.2021.09.026.

Wang, W., Chen, L., Wang, X., Duan, J., Flynn, R., Wang, Y., Clark, C., Sun, L., Zhang, D., Wang, D., Kessler, S.A., Ma, J. (2021). A transposon-mediated reciprocal translocation promotes environmental adaptation but compromises domesticability of wild soybeans. New Phytologist, 232:1765-1777. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.17671

Sankaranarayanan, S., Ju, Y., and Kessler, S.A. (2020). Reactive oxygen species as mediators of double fertilization in flowering plants.  Frontiers in Plant Biology special issue on Plant Reproduction. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.01199

Sankaranarayanan, S. and Kessler, S.A. (2020). Insight: Pollen tube guidance: Growing straight through walls.  eLife, 9:e61647 doi: 10.7554/eLife.61647

Ju, Y. and Kessler, S.A. (2020). News and Views: Keeping pollen tubes on track. Nature Plants, 6:51-52.  https://www.nature.com/articles/s41477-020-0601-y

Qin, L., Zhou, Z., Li, Q., Zhai, C, Liu, L., Quilichini,T.D., Gao, P., Kessler, S.A., Jaillais, Y., Datla, R., Peng, G., Xiang, D., and Wei, Y. (2020). Specific recruitment of phosphoinositide species to the the plant-pathogen interfacial 1 membrane underlies Arabidopsis sucsceptibility to fungal infection. The Plant Cell, 32:1665-1688.

Yuan, J. and Kessler, S.A. (2019). A genome-wide association study reveals a novel regulator of ovule number and fertility in Arabidopsis thaliana.https://journals.plos.org/plosgenetics/article?id=10.1371/journal.pgen.1007934 PLOS Genetics. https://journals.plos.org/plosgenetics/article?id=10.1371/journal.pgen.1007934

Boachon, B., Lynch, J.H., Ray, S., Yuan, J., Caldo, K.M.P., Junker, R.R., Kessler, S.A., Morgan, J.A., and Dudareva, N. (2019).  Natural fumigation as a mechanism for volatile transport between flower organs. Nature Chemical Biology, 15:583-588.

Henry, L.K., Thomas, S.T., Widhalm, J.R., Lynch, J.H., Davis, T.C., Kessler, S.A., Bohlmann, J., Noel, J.P.,  and Dudareva ,N. (2018). Isopentenyl phosphate contributes to plant terpenoid metabolism. Nature Plants, 4:721-729.

Jones, D.S., Liu, X., Willoughby, A.C., Smith, B.E., Palanivelu, R. and Kessler, S.A. (2018). Cellular distribution of secretory pathway markers in the haploid synergid cells of Arabidopsis thaliana. The Plant Journal, 94:192-202.

Davis, T.C., Jones, D.S., Dino, A.J., Cejda, N.I., Yuan, J., Willoughby, A.C., and Kessler, S.A. (2017). Arabidopsis thaliana MLO Genes Are Expressed in Discrete Domains During Reproductive Development. Plant Reproduction, 30:185-195.

Jones, D.S. and Kessler, S.A. (2017). Cell type-dependent localization of MLO proteins. Plant Signaling & Behavior 12:11, e1393135, DOI:10.1080/15592324.2017.1393135.

Jones, D.S.,Yuan, J., Smith, B.E., Willoughby, A.C., Kumimoto, E.L., and Kessler, S.A. (2017). Mildew Resistance Locus o function in pollen tube reception is linked to its oligomerization and subcellular distribution. Plant Physiology 175:172-185 doi:10.1104/pp.17.00523

Lindner, H., Kessler, S. A., Mueller, L. M., Shimasoto-Asano, H., Boisson-Dernier, A., and Grossniklaus, U. (2015).  TURAN and EVAN mediate pollen tube reception in Arabidopsis synergids through protein glycosylation. PLOS Biology 13:e1002139.

Kessler, S. A.*, Lindner, H., Jones, D.S., and Grossniklaus, U.  (2014). Functional analysis of related CrRLK1L receptor‐like kinases in pollen tube reception. EMBO Reports 16:107-115.

Kessler, S. A.* and Grossniklaus, U.  (2011).  She's the boss: signaling in pollen tube reception.  Current Opinion in Plant Biology 14:622-627.  

Boisson-Dernier, A.*, Kessler, S.* and Grossniklaus, U.  (2010). The walls have ears: the role of plant CrRLK1Ls in extracellular signal sensing and propagation. The Journal of Experimental Botany 62:1581-91. *equal contribution.

Kessler, S. A., Shimosato-Asano, H., Keinath, N.F., Wuest S.E., Ingram, G., Panstruga, R., and Grossniklaus, U. (2010). Conserved molecular components for pollen tube reception and fungal invasion. Science, 330:968-971.

This article was commented on in a Science Perspective (F. Govers, G. C. Angenent, Fertility goddesses as Trojan horses. Science 330:922–923 (2010) and was an editor’s choice in Science Signaling (P. J. Hines, Fungal Invasion or Pollination? Sci. Signal. 3, ec350 (2010).

Keinath, N.F., Kiersniowska, S., Lorek, J. Bourdais, G., Kessler, S., Shimosato-Asano, H., Grossniklaus, U., Schulze, W., Robatzek, S., and Panstruga, R. (2010). PAMP (Pathogen-associated Molecular Pattern)-induced changes in plasma membrane compartmentalization reveal novel components of plant immunity. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 285: 39140-39149.

Escobar-Restrepo, J.M.*, Huck, N.*, Kessler, S., Gagliardini, V., Gheyselinck, J., Yang, W.C., and Grossniklaus, U.  (2007).  The FERONIA receptor-like kinase mediates male-female interactions during pollen tube reception.  Science, 317:656-660.

Kessler, S., Townsley, B., and Sinha, N.  (2006). L1 division and differentiation patterns influence shoot apical meristem maintenance. Plant Physiology, 141:1349-1362.

Kessler, S. and Sinha, N.  (2004). Shaping Up:  the genetic control of leaf shape. Current Opinions in Plant Biology, 7:65-72.

Kessler, S., Seiki, S.  and Sinha, N. (2002). Xcl1 causes delayed cell divisions in developing maize leaves leading to cellular differentiation by lineage instead of position.  Development, 129: 1859-1869.

Bharathan, G., Goliber, T.E., Moore, C., Kessler, S., Pham, T., and Sinha, N.  (2002).  Homologies in leaf form inferred from KNOX1 gene expression during development.  Science, 296: 1858-1860.

Kessler, S., Kim, M., Pham, T., Weber, N. and Sinha, N.  (2001). Mutations altering leaf morphology in tomato.  International Journal of Plant Science. 162:475-492.

Kim, M., Canio, W., Kessler, S., and Sinha, N.  (2001).  Developmental changes due to long-distance movement of a homeobox fusion transcript in tomato.  Science, 293: 287-289.

Goliber, T., Kessler, S., Chen, J., Bharathan, G., and Sinha, N.  (1999). Genetic, molecular, and morphological analysis of compound leaf development.  Current Topics in Developmental Biology, 43:259-290.

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