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  • Borg, M., Krueger‐Hadfield, S.A., Destombe, C., Collén, J., Lipinska, A. and Coelho, S.M., 2023. Red macroalgae in the genomic era. New Phytologist, 240(2), pp.471-488. [link]

  • Voichek, Y., Hurieva, B., Michaud, C., Schmücker, A., Vergara, Z., Desvoyes, B., Gutierrez, C., Nizhynska, V., Jaegle, B., Borg, M., Berger, F.,Nordborg, M. and Ingouff, M., 2024. Cell-cycle status of male and female gametes during Arabidopsis reproduction. Plant Physiology, 194(1), pp.412-421. [link]

  • Rauf, A., Khatab, H., Borg, M. and Twell, D., 2023. Genetic control of generative cell shape by DUO1 in Arabidopsis. Plant Reproduction, 36, pp.243-254. [link]


  • 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, 50(6), pp.3307-3322. [link]


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

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

  • 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.[link]

  • Darino, M., Chia, K.S., Marques, J., Aleksza, D., Soto‐Jiménez, L.M., Saado, I., Uhse, S., Borg, M., Betz, R., Bindics, J., Zienkiewicz, K., Feussner, I., Petit-Houdenot, Y. and Djamei, A. 2021. Ustilago maydis effector Jsi1 interacts with Topless corepressor, hijacking plant jasmonate/ethylene signaling. New Phytologist, 229(6), pp.3393-3407. [link]

  • 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. [link]

  • 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. [link]


  • 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. [link]

  • 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. [link]

    • Rated Very Good in Faculty Opinions: Sundaresan V and Khanday I, 29 Jun 2020; [link].


  • Borg, M., Buendía, D. and Berger, F., 2019. A simple and robust protocol for immunostaining Arabidopsis pollen nuclei. Plant reproduction, 32, pp.39-43. [link]


  • Higo, A.*, Kawashima, T.*, Borg, M., Zhao, M., López-Vidriero, I., Sakayama, H., Montgomery, S.A., Sekimoto, H., Hackenberg, D., Shimamura, M. and Nishiyama, T., 2018. Transcription factor DUO1 generated by neo-functionalization is associated with evolution of sperm differentiation in plants. Nature communications, 9(1), p.5283. [link]


  • 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. [link]


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


  • 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. [link]


  • 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. [link]


  • 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. [link]

  • Borg, M. & Twell, D. (2011) Pollen: Structure and development. eLS: Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. [link]


  • 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. [link]

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


  • Borg, M., Brownfield, L., & Twell, D. (2009). Male gametophyte development: a molecular perspective. Journal of Experimental Botany, 60(5), 1465-1478. [link]

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