Publications

2022

Gueno, J., Borg, M., Bourdareau, S., Cossard, G., Godfroy, O., Lipinska, A., Tirichine, L., Cock, J.M. and Coelho, S.M., 2022. Chromatin landscape associated with sexual differentiation in a UV sex determination system. Nucleic Acids Research.

2021

Julca, I., Ferrari, C., Flores-Tornero, M., Proost, S., Lindner, A.C., Hackenberg, D., Steinbachová, L., Michaelidis, C., Pereira, S.G., Shekhar Misra, C., Kawashima, T., Borg, M., Berger, F., Goldberg, J., Johnson, M., Honys, D., Twell, D., Sprunck, S., Dresselhaus, T., Becker, J.D., Mutwil, M. 2021. Comparative transcriptomic analysis reveals conserved programmes underpinning organogenesis and reproduction in land plants. Nature Plants, 7(8), pp.1143-1159.

Borg, M., Papareddy, R.K., Dombey, R., Axelsson, E., Nodine, M.D., Twell, D. and Berger, F., 2021. Epigenetic reprogramming rewires transcription during the alternation of generations in Arabidopsis. Elife, 10, p.e61894.

Lei, B., Capella, M., Montgomery, S.A., Borg, M., Osakabe, A., Goiser, M., Muhammad, A., Braun, S. and Berger, F., 2021. A Synthetic approach to reconstruct the evolutionary and functional innovations of the plant histone variant H2A. W. Current Biology, 31(1), pp.182-191.

2020

Jiang, D.*, Borg, M.*, Lorković, Z.J., Montgomery, S.A., Osakabe, A., Yelagandula, R., Axelsson, E. and Berger, F., 2020. The evolution and functional divergence of the histone H2B family in plants. PLoS genetics, 16(7), p.e1008964.

Yan, A., Borg, M., Berger, F. and Chen, Z., 2020. The atypical histone variant H3.15 promotes callus formation in Arabidopsis thaliana. Development, 147(11), p.dev184895.

Borg, M., Jacob, Y., Susaki, D., LeBlanc, C., Buendía, D., Axelsson, E., Kawashima, T., Voigt, P., Boavida, L., Becker, J. and Higashiyama, T., 2020. Targeted reprogramming of H3K27me3 resets epigenetic memory in plant paternal chromatin. Nature cell biology, 22(6), pp.621-629.

2019

Borg, M., Buendía, D. and Berger, F., 2019. A simple and robust protocol for immunostaining Arabidopsis pollen nuclei. Plant reproduction, 32(1), pp.39-43.

2018

Higo, A., Kawashima, T., Borg, M., Zhao, M., López-Vidriero, I., Sakayama, H., Montgomery, S.A., Sekimoto, H., Hackenberg, D., Shimamura, M., Nishiyama, T., Sakakibara, K., Tomita, Y., Togawa, T., Kunimoto, K., Osakabe, A., Suzuki, Y., Yamato, K.T., Ishizaki, K., Nishihama, R., Kohchi, T., Franco-Zorrilla, J.M., Twell, D., Berger, F., Araki, T., 2018. Transcription factor DUO1 generated by neo-functionalization is associated with evolution of sperm differentiation in plants. Nature Communications, 9(1), pp.1-13.

2017

Peters, B., Casey, J., Aidley, J., Zohrab, S., Borg, M., Twell, D. and Brownfield, L., 2017. A conserved cis-regulatory module determines germline fate through activation of the transcription factor DUO1 promoter. Plant Physiology, 173(1), pp.280-293.

2014

Borg, M., Rutley, N., Kagale, S., Hamamura, Y., Gherghinoiu, M., Kumar, S., Sari, U., Esparza-Franco, M.A., Sakamoto, W., Rozwadowski, K., Higashiyama, T. & Twell, D. (2014). An EAR-Dependent Regulatory Module Promotes Male Germ Cell Division and Sperm Fertility in Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell, 26(5), 2098-2113.

2012

Oh, S.A., Allen, T., Kim, G.J., Sidorova, A., Borg, M., Park, S.K. and Twell, D., 2012. Arabidopsis Fused kinase and the Kinesin-12 subfamily constitute a signalling module required for phragmoplast expansion. The Plant Journal, 72(2), pp.308-319.

2011

Borg, M.*, Brownfield, L.*, Khatab, H., Sidorova, A., Lingaya, M., & Twell, D. (2011). The R2R3 MYB transcription factor DUO1 activates a male germline-specific regulon essential for sperm cell differentiation in Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell, 23(2), 534-549.

2009

Brownfield, L., Hafidh, S., Borg, M., Sidorova, A., Mori, T. and Twell, D., 2009. A plant germline-specific integrator of sperm specification and cell cycle progression. PLoS genetics, 5(3), p.e1000430.

Reviews

Vigneau, J. and Borg, M., 2021. The epigenetic origin of life history transitions in plants and algae. Plant Reproduction, 34(4), pp.267-285.

Borg, M., Jiang, D. and Berger, F., 2021. Histone variants take center stage in shaping the epigenome. Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 61, p.101991.

Borg, M. and Berger, F., 2015. Chromatin remodelling during male gametophyte development. The Plant Journal, 83(1), pp.177-188.

Borg, M. and Twell, D. (2011) Pollen: Structure and development. eLS: Encyclopedia of Life Sciences.

Borg, M. and Twell, D., 2010. Life after meiosis: patterning the angiosperm male gametophyte. Biochemical Society Transactions, 38(2), pp.577-582.

Borg, M., Brownfield, L., & Twell, D. (2009). Male gametophyte development: a molecular perspective. Journal of experimental botany, 60(5), 1465-1478.