1. Associations between phytohormones and cellulose biosynthesis in land plants. (2020) Wang L, Hart BE, Khan GA, Cruz ER, Persson S, Wallace IS. Annals Bot. (IF: 4)

2. Bright fluorescent vacuolar marker lines allow vacuolar tracing across multiple tissues and stress conditions in rice. (2020) Cao Y, Cai W, Chen X, Chen M, Chu J, Liang W, Persson S, Liu Z, Zhang D. Int J Mol Sci. (IF: 4.5)

3. CELLULOSE SYNTHASE INTERACTING 1 is required for wood mechanics and leaf morphology in aspen. (2020) Bünder A, Sundman O, Mahboubi A, Persson S, Mansfield SD, Rüggeberg M, Niittylä T. Plant J. (IF: 6)

4. Investigation of CRISPR/Cas9-induced SD1 rice mutants highlights the importance of molecular characterization in plant molecular breeding. (2020) S Biswas, J Tian, R Li, X Chen, Z Luo, M Chen, X Zhao, D Zhang, Persson S, Yuan Z, Shi J. J Gen Genom (IF: 5)

5. Cell Wall Biology: Dual Control of Cellulose Synthase Guidance. (2020) Khan GA, Persson S. Curr Biol. (IF: 9.5)

6. CytoSeg 2.0: automated extraction of actin filaments. (2020) Nowak J, Gennermann K, Persson S*, Nikoloski Z*. Bioinformatics. (IF: 4.5) *Co-senior authors


1. The Rice Actin-Binding Protein RMD Regulates Light-Dependent Shoot Gravitropism. (2019) Song Y, Li G, Nowak J, Zhang X, Xu D, Yang X, Huang G, Liang W, Yang L, Wang C, Bulone V, Nikoloski Z, Hu J, Persson S, Zhang D. Plant Physiol. (IF: 6.5)

2. Primary wall cellulose synthase regulates shoot apical meristem mechanics and growth (2019) Sampathkumar A, Peaucelle A, Fujita M, Schuster C, Persson S, Wasteneys GO, Meyerowitz EM. Development (IF: 5.8)

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3. Quantification of Cytoskeletal Dynamics in Time-Lapse Recordings (2019) Schneider R, Sampathkumar A, Persson S. Curr Protocols Plant Biol

4. Live-cell imaging of the cytoskeleton in elongating cotton fibres (2019) Yu Y, Wu S, Nowak J, Wang G, Han L, Feng Z, Mendrinna A, Ma Y, Wang H, Zhang X, Tian J, Dong L, Nikoloski Z, Persson S*, Kong Z*. Nature Plants (IF: 11.5) *Co-senior and corresponding authors

5. Cellulose Synthesis – Central Components and Their Evolutionary Relationships (2019) Lampugnani ER, Flores-Sandoval E, Tan QW, Mutwil M, Bowman JL, Persson S. Trends Plant Sci (IF: 13)

6. The OsJAZ1 degron modulates jasmonate signaling sensitivity during rice development (2019) Tian J, Cao L, Chen X, Chen M, Zhang P, Cao L, Persson S, Zhang D, Yuan Z. Development (IF: 5.8)

7. The Companion of Cellulose Synthase 1 confers salt tolerance through a Tau-like mechanism in plants (2019) Kesten C, Wallmann A, Schneider R, McFarlane HE, Diehl A, Khan GA, van Rossum BJ, Lampugnani ER, Szymanski WG, Cremer N, Schmieder P, Ford KL, Seiter F, Heazlewood JL, Sanchez-Rodriguez C, Oschkinat H, Persson S. Nature Comm (IF: 12.5)

Pursuit article:



­1. AtTrm5a catalyses 1-methylguanosine and 1-methylinosine formation on tRNAs and is important for vegetative and reproductive growth in Arabidopsis thaliana (2018) Jin X, Lv Z, Gao J, Zhang R, Zheng T, Yin P, Li D, Peng L, Cao X, Qin Y, Persson S, Zheng B, Chen P. Nucleic Acid Res (IF: 11.5)

2. Cell wall integrity modulates Arabidopsis thaliana cell cycle gene expression in a cytokinin- and nitrate reductase-dependent manner. (2018) Gigli-Bisceglia N, Engelsdorf T, Strnad M, Vaahtera L, Khan GA, Jamoune A, Alipanah L, Novak O, Persson S, Hejatko J, Hamann T. Development (IF: 5.8)

3. Complete substitution of a secondary cell wall with a primary cell wall in Arabidopsis. (2018) Sakamoto S, Somssich M, Nakata M, Unda F, Atsuzawa K, Kaneko Y, Wang T, Bågman AM, Gaudinier A, Yoshida K, Brady SM, Mansfield SD, Persson S, Mitsuda N. Nature Plants (IF: 11.5)

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4. A single UDP-GlcNAc Transporter is required for Golgi lumenal N-acetyl of maturing N-glycans and Sphingolipids. (2018) Ebert B, Rautengarten C, McFarlane HE, Rupasinghe T, Zeng W, Ford K, Scheller HV, Bacic A, Roessner U, Persson S, Heazlewood JL. Nature Plants (IF: 11.5)

5. Feeding the walls: how does nutrient availability regulate cell wall architecture? (2018) Ogden M, Hoefgen R, Roessner U, Persson S, Khan GA. Int. J. Mol. Sci. (IF: 3.2)

6. Inhibition of TOR leads to improved greening by controlling metabolism and the GA-DELLA pathway. (2018) Zhang Y, Zhang Y, McFarlane HE, Obata T; Richter A, Lohse M, Grimm B, Persson S, Fernie AR, Giavalisco P. Plant Physiol (IF:6.5)

7. The tool-box to study protein-protein interactions in plants (2018) Lampugnani ER, Wink RH, Persson S, Somssich M. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences (IF: 6.8)

8. The genome and metabolome of the tobacco tree, Nicotiana glauca: a potential renewable feedstock for the bioeconomy (2018) Usadel B, Tohge T, Scossa F, Sierro N, Schmidt M, Vogel A, Bolger A, Kozlo AEnfissi EMA, Morreel K, Regenauer M, Hallab A, Ruprecht C, Gundlach H, Spannagl M, Koram Y, Mayer KFX, Boerjan W Fraser PD, Persson SIvanov NV, Fernie AR. BioRxiv

9. Cellulose Synthase Complexes Display Distinct Dynamic Behaviors During Xylem Trans-Differentiation (2018) Watanabe Y, Schneider R, Barkwill S, Gonzales-Vigil E, Hill JL, Samuels AL*, Persson S*, Mansfield SD*. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A (IF: 10.3) *Co-senior authors

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10. Cellulose synthesis during cell plate assembly (2018) Chen HW, Persson S, Grebe M, McFarlane HE. Physiol Plant. (IF: 3.3)

11. Building a plant cell wall at a glance (2018) Lampugnani ER, Khan GA, Somssich M, Persson S. J Cell Sci. (IF: 4.9)

12. AtCSLD3 and GhCSLD3 mediate root growth and cell elongation downstream of the ethylene response pathway in Arabidopsis (2018) Hu H, Zhang R, Dong S, Li Y, Fan C, Wang Y, Xia T, Chen P, Wang L, Feng S, Persson S, Peng L. J Exp Bot (IF: 5.4)



1. The cellulose synthases are cargo of the TPLATE adaptor complex (2017) Sanchez Rodriguez C, Shi Y, Kesten C, Zhang D, Sancho G, Ivakov A, Lampugnani ER, Sklodowsky K, Fujimoto M, Nakano A, Bacic A, Wallace I, Ueda T, Van Damme D, Zhou Y, Persson S. Mol Plant (IF: 8.6)

2. Carbon supply and the regulation of cell wall synthesis (2017) Verbančič J, Lunn JE, Stitt M, Persson S. Mol Plant (IF: 8.6)

3. Three AtCesA6-like members enhance biomass production by distinctively promoting cell growth in Arabidopsis (2017) Hu H, Zhang R, Feng S, Wang Y, Wang Y, Fan C, Li Y, Liu Z, Schneider R, Xia T, Ding, Shi-you, Persson S, Peng L. Plant Biotech J (IF: 7.5)

4. Two complementary mechanisms underpin cell wall patterning during xylem vessel development (2017) Schneider R, Tang L, Lampugnani ER, Barkwill S, Lathe R, Zhang Y, McFarlane HE, Pesquet E, Niittyla T, Mansfield SD, Zhou Y, Persson S. Plant Cell (IF: 10.7)

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5. System-wide organization of actin cytoskeleton determines organelle transport in plant hypocotyl cells (2017) Breuer D, Nowak J, Somssich M, Ivakov A, Persson S*, Nikoloski  Z*. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A (IF: 10.3) *Co-senior authors

7. Revisiting ancestral polyploidy in plants (2017) Ruprecht C*, Lohaus R*, Vanneste K, Mutwil M, Nikoloski Z, Van de Peer Y*, Persson S*. Science Adv (IF: 11.5)

8. BrachyNet: Expression atlas and comparative co-expression network analyses reveal important genes involved in the formation of lignified cell wall in Brachypodium distachyon (2017) Sibout R, Proost S, Hansen BO, Vaid N, Giorgi FM, Ho-Yue-Kuang S, Legée F, Cézart L, Bouchabké-Coussa O, Soulhat C, Lebris P, Roujol D, Hofte H, Jamet E, Lapierre C, Persson S, Mutwil M. New Phytol (IF: 7.7)

9. Cellulose synthesis and cell expansion are regulated by different mechanisms in growing Arabidopsis hypocotyls. (2017) Ivakov A, Flis A, Apelt F, Fuenfgeld M, Scherer U, Stitt M, Kragler F, Vissenberg K, Persson S*, Suslov D*. Plant Cell (IF: 10.7) *Co-senior authors

10. The elaborate route for UDP-arabinose delivery into the Golgi of plants. (2017) Rautengarten C, Birdseye D, Pattathil S, McFarlane HE, Saez-Aguayo S, Orellana A, Persson S, Hahn MG, Scheller HV, Heazlewood JL, Ebert B. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A (IF: 10.3)

11. BRASSINOSTEROID INSENSITIVE2 Negatively Regulates Cellulose Synthesis in Arabidopsis by Phosphorylating Cellulose Synthase1. (2017) Sanchez-Rodriguez C, Ketelaar KJ, Schneider R, Somerville CR, Persson S*, Wallace IS*. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A (IF: 10.3) *Co-senior and corresponding authors

12. The 2’-O-methyladenosine nucleoside modification gene OsTRM13 positively regulates salt stress tolerance in rice. (2017) Wang Y, Li D, Gao J, Li X, Zhang R, Jin X, Hu Z, Zheng B, Persson S, Chen P. J Exp Bot. (IF: 5.4)

13. Beyond genomics: studying evolution with gene co-expression networks. (2017) Ruprecht C, Vaid N, Proost S, Persson S, Mutwil M. Trends Plant Sci (IF: 10.7)

14. Domestication of rice has reduced the occurrence of transposable elements within gene coding regions. (2017) Li X, Guo K, Zhu X, Chen P, Li Y, Xie G, Wang L, Wang Y, Persson S*, Peng L*. BMC Genomics (IF: 4.4) *Co-senior and corresponding authors



1. A Transcriptional and Metabolic Framework for Secondary Wall Formation in Arabidopsis. (2016) Li Z, Omranian N, Neumetzler L, Wang T, Herter T, Usadel B, Demura T, Giavalisco P, Nikoloski Z, Persson S. Plant Physiol (IF: 7.0)


2. Cell wall heterogeneity in root development of Arabidopsis. (2016) Somssich M, Khan GA, Persson S. Frontiers Plant Sci (IF: 4.0)

3. Cellulose and callose synthesis in focus; what’s new? (2016) Schneider R, Hanak T, Persson S*, Voigt CA* Curr Opin Plant Biol (IF: 8.0) *Co-senior and corresponding authors

4. Cellulose-Microtubule Uncoupling proteins prevent lateral displacement of microtubules during cellulose synthesis in Arabidopsis (2016) Liu Z, Schneider R, Kesten C, Zhang Y, Somssich M, Zhang Y, Fernie AR, Persson S. Developmental Cell (IF. 11)

5. Coordination of membrane and microtubule dynamics during cytokinesis (Accepted) Steiner A, Rybak K,Klaeger S,Müller L, Nguyen N, McFarlane HE,Facher E,Vodermair V, Thellmann M,Ivakov A, Persson S, Wanner G, Kuster B, Hauser MT, Assaad FF. Plant J. (IF: 6.2);jsessionid=16CDBAA136A47D6FCBFDBCFDC68E3E41.f02t01

6. Golgi-localized STELLO proteins regulate the assembly and trafficking of cellulose synthase complexes in Arabidopsis (2016) Zhang Y, Nikolovski N, Sorieul M, Vellosillo T, McFarlane HE, Dupree R, Kesten C, Driemeier C, Lathe R, Lampugnani E, Yu X, Ivakov A, Doblin MS, Mortimer JC, Brown SP, Persson S*, Dupree P*. Nature Comm. (IF. 11.5) *Co-senior and corresponding authors

7. Differential Regulation of Clathrin and Its Adaptor Proteins, AP-2 and the TPC Complex, during Clathrin-Mediated Endocytosis (2016) Wang C, Yan X, Hu T, Wang Q, Meng T, Yu Q, Zhang X, Gu Y, Sánchez-Rodríguez C, Gadeyne A, Lin J, Persson S, Van Damme D, Li C, Bednarek SY, Pan J. Plant Physiol. (IF: 7.0);

8.Transition of Primary to Secondary Cell Wall Synthesis (2016) Li Z, Fernie AR, Persson S. Sci Bull (Beijing) (IF. 1.6);

9. FamNet: Detection of diversified developmental and metabolic pathways by probing multiplied modules in eight plant species (2016) Ruprecht C, Mendrinna A, Tohge T, Sampathkumar A, Klie S, Fernie AR, Nikoloski Z, Persson S*, Mutwil M*. Plant Physiol. (IF. 7.0) *Co-senior authors;

10. In vitro Microtubule Binding Assay (2016) Kesten C, Schneider R, Persson S. Bio-protocol.;

11.The Cellulose Synthase Companion Proteins Act Non-redundantly with Cellulose Synthase Interacting1/POM2 and Cellulose Synthase 6 (Accepted) Endler A, Schneider R, Kesten C, Persson S. Plant Signal Behav. 11(4):e1135281;

12. The impact of abiotic factors on cellulose synthesis (2016) Wang T, McFarlane HE, Persson S. J. Exp. Bot. 67(2):543-52. (IF: 5.4);

13. Sweet Sorghum and Miscanthus; Two Dedicated Bioenergy Crops for Biofuel Production in China. (2016) Hu S, Wu L, Persson S, Peng L, Feng S. J. Integr. Agricult.



1. Another brick in the wall (2015) Schneider R, Persson S. Science (2015) 350: 156-7 (IF: 34);

2. A Mechanism for Sustained Cellulose Synthesis during Salt Stress. (2015) Endler A, Kesten C, Schneider R, Zhang Y, Ivakov A, Froehlich A, Funke N, Persson S. Cell. 162: 1353-64. (IF: 34);

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3. Salt-Related MYB1 (SRM1) Coordinates Abscisic Acid Biosynthesis and Signaling During Salt Stress in Arabidopsis. (2015) Wang T, Tohge T, Ivakov AA, Mueller-Roeber B, Fernie AR, Mutwil M, Schippers JH, Persson S. Plant Physiol. 169(2):1027-41. (IF: 7.0);

4. V-ATPase-activity in the TGN/EE is required for exocytosis and recycling in Arabidopsis (2015) Luo Y, Doering A, Scholl S, Zhang Y, Irani NG, Di Rubbo S, Neumetzler L, Krishnamoorthy P, Van Houtte I, Mylle E, Bischoff V, Vernhettes S, Winne J, Friml J, Stierhof YD, Schumacher K*, Persson S*, Russinova E*. Nature Plants. 1: 7. (IF: 10.3) *Co-senior authors and corresponding authors;

5. Connecting two arrays: the emerging role of actin-microtubule cross-linking motor proteins. (2015) Schneider R, Persson S. Front Plant Sci. 6: 415 (IF: 3.9);

6. Novel Disease Susceptibility Factors for Fungal Necrotrophic Pathogens in Arabidopsis (2015) Dobón A, Canet JV, García-Andrade J, Angulo C, Neumetzler L, Persson S, Vera P. PLoS Pathogens. 11:e1004800.  (IF: 8.1);

7. The cell wall, plasma membrane and cytoskeleton nexus in plants (2015) Liu Z, Persson S, Zhang Y. J Integr Plant Biol. 57: 330-40 (IF: 3.4);;jsessionid=F55D0CC51D0BB48C45B5C989E565C7BC.f04t01

8. CESA TRAFFICKING INHIBITOR Inhibits Cellulose Deposition and Interferes with the Trafficking of Cellulose Synthase Complexes and Their Associated Proteins KORRIGAN1 and POM2/CELLULOSE SYNTHASE INTERACTIVE PROTEIN1. (2015) Worden N, Wilkop TE, Esteve VE, Jeannotte R, Lathe R, Vernhettes S, Weimer B, Hicks G, Alonso J, Labavitch J, Persson S, Ehrhardt D, Drakakaki G. Plant Physiol. 167: 381-93. (IF: 7.0);

9. At the border: The plasma membrane and the cell wall continuum (2015) Liu Z, Persson S, Sanchez-Rodriguez C. J. Exp Bot. 66: 1553-63 (IF: 5.8);

10. Change you TPLATE, change your fate: CME in plants and beyond (2015) Zhang Y, Persson S, Hirst J, Robinson MS, van Damme D, Sánchez-Rodríguez C. Trends Plant Sci. 20: 41-8 (IF: 10.7);

11. Root hair growth: It’s a one way street (2015) Mendrinna A, Persson S. F1000 Biol 7:23;



1. Atkinesin-13A Modulates Cell-Wall Synthesis and Cell Expansion in Arabidopsis thaliana via the THESEUS1 Pathway (2014) Fujikura U, Elsaesser L, Breuninger H, Sánchez-Rodríguez C, Ivakov A, Laux T, Findlay K, Persson S, Lenhard M. PLoS Genet. 10: e1004627 (IF: 8.7);

2. An integrated genomic and metabolomic framework for cell wall biology in rice (2014) Guo K, Zou W, Feng Y, Zhang M, Zhang J, Tu F, Xie G, Wang L, Wang Y, Klie S, Persson S, Peng L. BMC Genomics. 15: 596. (IF: 4.4);

3. Quantitative analyses of plant cytoskeleton structure and dynamics reveal principles relating to efficient transportation networks (2014) Breuer D,Ivakov A,Sampathkumar A, Hollandt F, Persson S, Nikoloski Z. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 11: 20140362 (IF: 4.9);

4. T-DNA induced chromosomal translocations in feronia and anxur2 mutants reveal implications for the mechanism of collapsed pollen due to chromosomal rearrangements (2014) Ruprecht C, Carroll A, Persson S. Mol Plant. 7: 1591-4 (IF: 6.6);

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5. Plant cytokinesis is orchestrated by the sequential action of the TRAPPII and exocyst tethering complexes (2014) Rybak K, Steiner A, Synek L, Klaeger S, Kulich I, Facher E, Wanner G, Kuster B, Zarsky V, Persson S, Assaad FF. Developmental Cell. 29: 607-20 (IF: 14.1);

6. Coordination and divergence of cell-specific transcription and translation of genes in Arabidopsis root cells (2014) Rajasundaram D, Selbig J, Persson S, Klie S. Annals Bot. 114(6):1109-23. (IF: 3.5);

7. Transcriptional control of ROS homeostasis by KUODA1 regulates cell expansion during leaf development (2014) Lu D, Wang T, Persson S, Mueller-Roeber B, Schippers JHM. Nature Comm. 5: 3767 (IF: 11.5);

8. Transcript and metabolite profiling for the evaluation of tobacco tree and poplar as feedstock for the bio-based industry (2014) Ruprecht C, Tohge T, Fernie A, Mortimer CL, Kozlo A, Fraser PD, Funke N, Cesarino I, Vanholme R, Boerjan W, Morreel K, Burgert I, Gierlinger N, Bulone V, Schneider V, Stockero A, Navarro JP, Pudel F, Tambuyser B, Hygate J, Bumstead J, Notley L, Persson S. J. Vis Exp. 16: 87 (IF: 1.2);

9. Regulatory roles of phosphoinositides in membrane trafficking and their potential impact on cell wall synthesis and re-modelling (2014) Krishnamoorthy P, Sanchez-Rodriguez C, Heilmann I, Persson S. Annals Bot. 114: 1049 (IF: 3.5);

10. The Cell Biology of Cellulose Synthesis. (2014) McFarlane HE, Döring A, Persson S. Annu Rev Plant Biol. 65: 69-94 (IF: 23.7);

11. The TPLATE Adaptor Complex Drives Clathrin-Mediated Endocytosis in Plants. (2014) Gadeyne A, Sánchez-Rodríguez C, Vanneste S, Di Rubbo S, Zauber H, Vanneste K, Van Leene J, De Winne N, Eeckhout D, Persiau G, Van De Slijke E, Cannoot B, Vercruysse L, Mayers JR, Adamowski M, Kania U, Ehrlich M, Schweighofer A, Ketelaar T, Maere S, Bednarek SY, Friml J, Gevaert K, Witters E, Russinova E, Persson S*#, De Jaeger G*, Van Damme D*#. Cell. 156: 691-704.*Co-senior authors, and #Corresponding authors (IF: 32);

12. Regulation of Cell Wall Formation by Membrane Traffic (2014) Sánchez-Rodríguez C, Persson S. In Plant Cell Wall Patterning and Cell Shape. 35-64. 03 Dec 2014



1. Phosphatidylinositol 4,5-Bisphosphate Influences PIN Polarization by Controlling Clathrin-Mediated Membrane Trafficking in Arabidopsis. (2013) Ischebeck T, Werner S, Krishnamoorthy P, Lerche J, Meijón M, Stenzel I, Löfke C, Wiessner T, Im YJ, Perera IY, Iven T, Feussner I, Busch W, Boss WF, Teichmann T, Hause B, Persson S, Heilmann I. Plant Cell. 25: 4894-911. (IF: 10.7);

2. Plant cell shape: modulators and measurements. (2013) Ivakov A, Persson S. Front Plant Sci. 4:439. (IF: 3.9);

3. Differential regulation of carbon partitioning by the central growth regulator target of rapamycin (TOR). (2013) Zhang Y, Persson S, Giavalisco P. Mol Plant. 6: 1731-3. (IF: 6.1);

4. Impaired cellulose synthase guidance leads to stem torsion and twists phyllotactic patterns in Arabidopsis. (2013) Landrein B, Lathe R, Bringmann M, Vouillot C, Ivakov A, Boudaoud A, Persson S*, Hamant O*. Current Biol. 23: 895-900. *Co-senior and corresponding authors (IF: 10.4);

5. Patterning and lifetime of plasma membrane-localized cellulose synthase is dependent on actin organization in Arabidopsis interphase cells. (2013) Sampathkumar A, Gutierrez R, McFarlane HE, Bringmann M, Lindeboom J, Emons AM, Samuels L, Ketelaar T, Ehrhardt DW, Persson S. Plant Physiol. 162: 675-88. (IF: 7.0);



1. Xue W, Ruprecht C, Street N, Gerber L, Hematy K, Chang C, Frommer WB, Persson S, Niittylä T (2012) Paramutation-like Interaction of T-DNA loci in Arabidopsis. PLoS ONE 7(12):e51651 (IF: 4.4)

2. Bringmann B, Landrein B, Schudoma C, Hamant O, Hauser MT, Persson S (2012) Cracking the elusive alignment hypothesis: the microtubule-cellulose synthase nexus unraveled. Trends Plant Sci. 17(11):666-74 (IF: 10.7)

3. Klie S, Mutwil M, Persson S, Nikoloski Z (2012) Inferring gene functions through dissection of relevance networks: Interleaving the intra- and inter-species views. Mol Biosyst. 8(9):2233-41 (IF: 3.9)!divAbstract

4. Neumetzler L, Humphrey T, Lumba S, Snyder S,Yeats TH, Usadel B, Vasilevski A, Patel J, Rose JKC, Persson S*, Bonetta D* (2012) The FRIABLE1 Gene Product Affects Cell Adhesion in Arabidopsis. PLoS ONE 7(8):e42914 (IF: 4.4) *Authors contributed equally.

5. Doering A, Lathe R, Persson S (2012) An update on xylan synthesis. Mol Plant 5(4):769-71 (IF: 6.1)

6. Geisler D, Obata T, Päpke C, Nunes-Nesi A, Schneitz K, Maximova E, Araújo WL, Fernie A, Persson S (2012) Down-regulation of the mitochondrial delta subunit reduces assembled mitochondrial ATP synthase, alters respiration and restricts growth and gametophyte development in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell 24(7):2792-811 (IF: 10.7)

7. Ivakov A, Persson S (2012) Plant Cell Walls. In: eLS. John Wiley &Sons Ltd, Chichester.

8. Ruprecht C, Persson S (2012) Co-expression of cell wall related genes: new tools and insights. Front Plant Sci. 3: 83. (IF: 3.9)

9. Sánchez-Rodríguez C, Bauer S, Hématy K, Saxe F, Ibáñez AB, Vodermaier V, Konlechner C, Sampathkumar A, Rüggeberg M, Aichinger E, Neumetzler L, Burgert I, Somerville C, Hauser MT, Persson S (2012) CTL1/POM1 and its homolog CTL2 are glucan-interacting proteins important for cellulose biosynthesis in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 24: 589-607. (IF: 10.7)

10. Bringmann M, Li E, Sampathkumar A, Kocabek T, Hauser MT, Persson S (2012) POM2/CSI1 is essential for functional association of cellulose synthase and microtubules in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 24: 163-77. (IF:10.7)

11. Delgado-Cerezo M, Sánchez-Rodríguez C, Escudero V, Miedes E, Fernández PV, Jordá L, Hernández-Blanco C, Sánchez-Vallet A, Bednarek P, Schulze-Lefert P, Somerville S, Estevez JM, Persson S, Molina A. (2012) Arabidopsis Heterotrimeric G-protein Regulates Cell Wall Defense and Resistance to Necrotrophic Fungi. Mol Plant. 5: 98-114. (IF: 6.1)



1. Tohge T, Ramos MS, Nunes-Nesi A, Mutwil M, Giavalisco P, Steinhauser D, Schellenberg M, Willmitzer L, Persson S, Martinoia E, Fernie AR. (2011) Toward the storage metabolome: profiling the barley vacuole. Plant Physiol. 157: 1469-82. (IF: 7.0)

2. Mendu V, Griffiths J, Persson S, Stork J, Downie B, Voiniciuc C, Haughn G, Debolt S. (2011) Subfunctionalization of cellulose synthases in seed coat epidermal cells mediate secondary radial wall synthesis and mucilage attachment. Plant Physiol. 157: 441-53. (IF: 7.0)

3. Ruprecht C, Mutwil M, Saxe F, Eder M, Nikoloski Z, Persson S. (2011) Large-scale co-expression approach to dissect secondary wall formation across plant species. Front Plant Sci. 2: 23. (IF: 3.9)

4. Sampathkumar A, Lindeboom JJ, Debolt S, Gutierrez R, Ehrhardt DW, Ketelaar T, Persson S. (2011) Live Cell Imaging Reveals Structural Associations between the Actin and Microtubule Cytoskeleton in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 23: 2302-13. (IF: 10.7)

5. Thelin L, Mutwil M, Sommarin M, Persson S. (2011) Diverging functions among calreticulin isoforms in higher plants. Plant Signal Behav. 6(6):905-10

6. Mutwil M, Tohge T, Giorgi FM, Wilkins O, Campbell MM, Fernie AR, Usadel B, Persson S (2011) PlaNet: Combined sequence and expression comparisons across plant networks derived from seven species. Plant Cell. 23: 895-910 (IF:10.7)

7. Endler A, Persson S (2011) Cellulose synthases, and synthesis in Arabidopsis. Mol Plant. 4: 199-211 (IF: 6.1)



1. Sampathkumar A, Neumetzler L, Persson S (2010) The Plasma Membrane and the Cell Wall. Plant Cell Monographs. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg

2. Endler A, Sánchez-Rodríguez C, Persson S (2010) Glycobiology: Cellulose squeezes through. Nature Chem Biol. 6: 883-4 (IF: 15.8)

3. Gu Y, Kaplinsky N, Bringmann M, Cobb A, Carroll A, Sampathkumar A, Baskin TI, Persson S, Somerville CR. (2010) Identification of a cellulose synthase-associated protein required for cellulose biosynthesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A.107: 12866-71 (IF: 9.8)

4. Christensen A, Svensson K, Thelin L, Zhang W, Tintor N, Prins D, Funke N, Michalak M, Schulze-Lefert P, Saijo Y, Sommarin M, Widell S, Persson S. (2010) Higher plant calreticulins have acquired specialized functions in Arabidopsis. PLoS One. 5: e11342 (IF: 4.4)

5. Schuette M, Mutwil M, Persson S, Ebenhoh O (2010) Analyzing gene coexpression data by an evolutionary model. Genome Inform. 24: 154-63

6. Bischoff V, Nita S, Neumetzler L, Schindelasch D, Urbain A, Eshed R, Persson S, Delmer D, Scheible WR. (2010) TRICHOME BIREFRINGENCE and its homolog AT5G01360 encode plant-specific DUF231 proteins required for cellulose biosynthesis in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 153: 590-602 (IF:7.0)

7. Sánchez-Rodríguez C, Rubio-Somoza I, Sibout R, Persson S. (2010) Phytohormones and the cell wall in Arabidopsis during seedling growth. Trends Plant Sci. 15: 291-301 (IF: 10.7)

8. Persson S, Sorensen I, Moller I, Willats W, Pauly M (2010) Dissection of plant cell walls by high-throughput methods. Annual Plant Reviews Vol. 41. In Plant Polysaccharides, Blackwell Publ. group

9. Mutwil M, Usadel B, Schütte M, Loraine A, Ebenhöh O, Persson S. (2010) Assembly of an interactive correlation network for the Arabidopsis genome using a novel heuristic clustering algorithm. Plant Physiol. 152: 29-43 (IF: 7.0)

10. van der Merwe MJ, Osorio S, Araújo WL, Balbo I, Nunes-Nesi A, Maximova E, Carrari F, Bunik VI, Persson S, Fernie AR. (2010) Tricarboxylic acid cycle activity regulates tomato root growth via effects on secondary cell wall production. Plant Physiol. 153: 611-21 (IF: 7.0)



1. Mutwil M, Ruprecht C, Giorgi FM, Bringmann M, Usadel B, Persson S. (2009) Transcriptional wiring of cell wall-related genes in Arabidopsis. Mol Plant. 2: 1015-24 (IF: 6.1)

Usadel B, Obayashi T, Mutwil M, Giorgi FM, Bassel GW, Tanimoto M, Chow A, Steinhauser D, Persson S, Provart NJ. (2009) Co-expression tools for plant biology: opportunities for hypothesis generation and caveats. Plant Cell Environ. 32: 1633-51 (IF: 5.1)



1. Geisler D, Sampathkumar A, Mutwil M, Persson S (2008) Laying down the bricks: logistic aspects of cell wall biosynthesis. Curr Opin Plant Biol. 11: 647-52 (IF: 10.0)

2. Paredez AR, Persson S, Ehrhardt DW, Somerville CR (2008) Genetic evidence that cellulose synthase activity influences microtubule cortical array organization. Plant Physiol. 147: 1723-34 (IF: 7.0)

3. Mutwil M, Debolt S, Persson S (2008) Cellulose synthesis: a complex complex. Curr Opin Plant Biol. 11: 252-7 (IF: 10.0)

4. Mutwil M, Obro J, Willats WG, Persson S (2008) GeneCAT–novel webtools that combine BLAST and co-expression analyses. Nucleic Acids Res. 36: W320-6 (IF: 7.8)

5. Christensen A, Svensson K, Persson S, Jung J, Michalak M, Widell S, Sommarin M (2008) Functional characterization of Arabidopsis calreticulin1a: a key alleviator of endoplasmic reticulum stress. Plant Cell Physiol. 49: 912-24 (IF: 4.3)



1. Persson S, Paredez A, Carroll A, Palsdottir H, Doblin M, Poindexter P, Khitrov N, Auer M, Somerville CR (2007) Genetic evidence for three unique components in primary cell-wall cellulose synthase complexes in Arabidopsis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 104: 15566-71 (IF: 9.8)

2. Persson S, Caffall KH, Freshour G, Hilley MT, Bauer S, Poindexter P, Hahn MG, Mohnen D, Somerville C (2007) The Arabidopsis irregular xylem8 mutant is deficient in glucuronoxylan and homogalacturonan, which are essential for secondary cell wall integrity. Plant Cell. 19: 237-55. (IF: 10.7)



1. Bauer S, Vasu P, Persson S, Mort AJ, Somerville CR (2006) Development and application of a suite of polysaccharide-degrading enzymes for analyzing plant cell walls Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 103: 11417 (IF: 9.8)

2. Persson S*, Wei H*, Srinivasasainagendra V, Lefkowitz EJ, Page G, Somerville C, Loraine A (2006) Transcriptional topology of the metabolic network in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Physiol. 142: 762 (IF: 7.0) *Authors contributed equally

3. Persson S, Harper J (2006) The ER and cell calcium. In: The Plant Endoplasmic Reticulum (ed. D.G. Robinson). Plant Cell Monographs, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, New York.



1. Persson S, Wei H, Milne J, Page GP, Somerville C (2005) Identification of genes required for cellulose synthesis by regression analysis of public microarray data sets. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A.102: 8633 (IF: 9.8)

2. Persson S, Rosenquist M, Knoblach B, Khosravi-Far R, Sommarin M, Michalak M (2005) Diversity of the protein disulfide isomerase family. Identification of breast tumour induced Hag2 and Hag3 as novel members of the protein family. Phylogenet. Evol.36: 734 (IF: 3.9)

3. Åkesson A, Persson S, Love J, Boss WF, Widell S, Sommarin M (2005) Overexpression of the Ca2+-binding protein calreticulin in the endoplasmic reticulum improves growth of tobacco cell suspensions (Nicotiana tabacum, L.) in high Ca2+-medium Physiol Plant. 123: 92 (IF: 2.3)



1. Somerville C, Bauer S, Brininstool G, Facette M, Hamann T, Milne J, Osborne E, Paredez A, Persson S, Raab T, Vorwerk S, Youngs H (2004) Toward a Systems Approach to Understanding Plant Cell Walls. Science. 306: 2206 (IF: 31.4)

2. Olsson P, Lindberg Yilmaz J, Sommarin M, Persson S, Bülow L (2004) Expression of bovine calmodulin in tobacco plants confers faster germination on saline media. Plant Sci. 166: 1595 (IF: 2.5)



1. Persson S, Rosenquist M, Svensson K, Galvao R, Boss WF, Sommarin M (2003) Phylogenetic analyzes and expression studies reveal two distinct groups of calreticulin isoforms in all higher plants. Plant Physiol.133 (3): 1385 (IF:7.0)



1. Persson S, Rosenquist M, Sommarin M (2002) Identification of a novel calreticulin isoform (Crt 2) in human and mouse. Gene 297 (1-2): 151 (IF: 2.1)

2. Persson S, Love J, Thompson WF, Boss WF (2002) When a Day Makes a Difference: Interpreting Data From Endoplasmic Reticulum-Targeted Green Fluorescent Protein Fusions in Cells Grown in Suspension Culture. Plant Physiol. 128: 341 (IF: 7.0)



1. Persson S, Wyatt SE, Love J, Thompson WF, Robertson D, Boss WF (2001) The Ca2+ status of the endoplasmic reticulum is altered by transgenic calreticulin expression in plants. Plant Physiol. 126: 1092 (IF: 7.0)



1. Stevenson JM, Perera IY, Heilmann I, Persson S, Boss WF (2000) Inositol signaling and plant growth. Trends Plant Sci 5(8):357 (IF: 10.7)