(* indicate equal contributions from authors)


Coudert Y. (2017) The evolution of branching in land plants : between conservation and diversity. Evolutionary Developmental Biology - A Reference Guide, Springer International Publishing - L. Nuño de la Rosa, G.B. Müller (eds.).

Jekaterina Truskina & Teva Vernoux (2017). The growth of a stable stationary structure : coordinating cell behavior and patterning at the shoot apical meristem. Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 41:83-88

Coudert Y, Bell NE, Edelin C & Harrison CJ. (2017) Multiple innovations underpinned branching form diversification in mosses. New Phytologist.

Raquel Martin-Arevalillo, Max H. Nanao, Antoine Larrieu, Thomas Vinos-Poyo, David Mast, Carlos Galvan-Ampudia, Géraldine Brunoud, Teva Vernoux, Renaud Dumas & François Parcy (2017). The structure of the Arabidopsis TOPLESS corepressor provides insight into the evolution of transcriptional repression. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 114:8107-8112

Vernoux T & Robert S (2017). Auxin 2016 : A burst of auxin in the warmth south of China. Development 144 :533-540.

Besnard, F., Koutsovoulos, G., Dieudonné, S., Blaxter, M., and Félix, M.-A. (2017). Toward Universal Forward Genetics : Using a Draft Genome Sequence of the Nematode Oscheius tipulae To Identify Mutations Affecting Vulva Development. Genetics 206, 1747–1761.


Larrieu, A., & Vernoux, T. (2016). Q&A : How does jasmonate signaling enable plants to adapt and survive ? BMC Biology, 14(1), 79.

Refahi, Y., Brunoud, G., Farcot, E., Jean-Marie, A., Pulkkinen, M., Vernoux, T., & Godin, C. (2016). A stochastic multicellular model identifies biological watermarks from disorders in self-organized patterns of phyllotaxis. eLife, 5, 231–244.
Featured in Labtimes (p. 34-35), CNRS national website, ENS Lyon website.

Galvan-Ampudia, C. S., Chaumeret, A. M., Godin, C., & Vernoux, T. (2016). Phyllotaxis : from patterns of organogenesis at the meristem to shoot architecture. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews : Developmental Biology, 5(4), 460–473.

Parcy, F., Vernoux, T., & Dumas, R. (2016). A Glimpse beyond Structures in Auxin-Dependent Transcription. Trends in Plant Science, 21(7), 574–583.

Legrand, J., Léger, J.-B., Robin, S., Vernoux, T., & Guédon, Y. (2016). Modelling the influence of dimerisation sequence dissimilarities on the auxin signalling network. BMC Systems Biology, 10(1), 22.

Lauxmann, M. A., Annunziata, M. G., Brunoud, G., Wahl, V., Koczut, A., Burgos, A., Olas, J.J., Maximova, E., Abel, C., Schlereth, A., Soja, A.M., Bläsing, O.E. and Lunn, J.E. and Vernoux, T., & Stitt, M. (2016). Reproductive failure in Arabidopsis thaliana under transient carbohydrate limitation : Flowers and very young siliques are jettisoned and the meristem is maintained to allow successful resumption of reproductive growth. Plant, Cell and Environment, 39(4), 745–767.


Landrein, B., Kiss, A., Sassi, M., Chauvet, A., Das, P., Cortizo, M., Laufs, P., Takeda, S., Aida, M., Traas, J., Vernoux, T., Boudaoud, A., & Hamant, O. (2015). Mechanical stress contributes to the expression of the STM homeobox gene in Arabidopsis shoot meristems. eLife, 4.
Featured in F1000 (2★)

Moreno-Risueno, M. A., Sozzani, R., Yardımcı, G. G., Petricka, J. J., Vernoux, T., Blilou, I., Alonso, J., Winter, C.M., Ohler, U., Scheres, B., & Benfey, P. N. (2015). Transcriptional control of tissue formation throughout root development. Science (New York, N.Y.), 350(6259), 426–30.

Cerutti, G., Ribes, S., Godin, C., Galvan-Ampudia, C., & Vernoux, T. (2015). 3-d Tessellation of Plant Tissue-A Dual Optimization Approach to Cell-Level Meristem Reconstruction from Microscopy Images. In Proceedings - 2015 International Conference on 3D Vision, 3DV 2015 (pp. 443–451). IEEE.

Lavedrine, C., Farcot, E., & Vernoux, T. (2015). Modeling plant development : From signals to gene networks. Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 27, 148–153.

Colling, J., Tohge, T., De Clercq, R., Brunoud, G., Vernoux, T., Fernie, A. R., Makunga, N.P., Goossens, A., & Pauwels, L. (2015). Overexpression of the Arabidopsis thaliana signalling peptide TAXIMIN1 affects lateral organ development. Journal of Experimental Botany, 66(17), 5337–5349.

Farcot, E., Lavedrine, C., & Vernoux, T. (2015). A modular analysis of the auxin signalling network. PLoS ONE, 10(3), e0122231.

Larrieu, A., & Vernoux, T. (2015). Comparison of plant hormone signalling systems. Essays in Biochemistry, 58(0), 165–81.

Liao, C.-Y., Smet, W., Brunoud, G., Yoshida, S., Vernoux, T., & Weijers, D. (2015). Reporters for sensitive and quantitative measurement of auxin response. Nature Methods, 12(3), 207–10.

Larrieu A., Champion A., Legrand J., Lavenus J., Mast D., Brunoud G., Oh J., Guyomarc’h S., Pizot M., Farmer E.E., Turnbull C., Vernoux T.*, Bennett M.*, & Laplaze L.* (2015). A fluorescent hormone biosensor reveals the dynamics of jasmonate signalling in plants. Nature Communications, 6, 6043.
Featured in Nature Plants, Science & Avenir (French science magazine for general public), Le Monde (Blog Passeur de Sciences), Libération (Blog Sciences2) and CNRS, INRA, ENS Lyon and Nottingham University websites

Landrein, B., Refahi, Y., Besnard, F., Hervieux, N., Mirabet, V., Boudaoud, A., Vernoux, T., & Hamant, O. (2015). Meristem size contributes to the robustness of phyllotaxis in Arabidopsis. Journal of Experimental Botany, 66(5), 1317–1324.


Qi, J., Wang, Y., Yu, T., Cunha, A., Wu, B., Vernoux, T., Meyerowitz E.M., & Jiao, Y. (2014). Auxin depletion from leaf primordia contributes to organ patterning. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(52), 18769–18774.

Hohm, T., Demarsy, E., Quan, C., Allenbach Petrolati, L., Preuten, T., Vernoux, T., Bergmann S., & Fankhauser, C. (2014). Plasma membrane H+ -ATPase regulation is required for auxin gradient formation preceding phototropic growth. Molecular Systems Biology, 10(9), 751.

Sassi, M., Ali, O., Boudon, F., Cloarec, G., Abad, U., Cellier, C., Milani P., Chen X., Friml J., Vernoux T., Godin C., Hamant O., & Traas, J. (2014). An Auxin-Mediated Shift toward Growth Isotropy Promotes Organ Formation at the Shoot Meristem in Arabidopsis. Current Biology, 24(19), 2335–2342.

Rozier, F., Mirabet, V., Vernoux, T., & Das, P. (2014). Analysis of 3D gene expression patterns in plants using whole-mount RNA in situ hybridization. Nature Protocols, 9(10), 2464–2475.

Bao, Y., Aggarwal, P., Robbins, N. E., Sturrock, C. J., Thompson, M. C., Tan, H. Q., Tham C., Duan L., Rodriguez P.L., Vernoux T., Mooney S.J., Bennett M.J. & Dinneny, J. R. (2014). Plant roots use a patterning mechanism to position lateral root branches toward available water. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(25), 9319–24.
Featured in F1000 (3★)

Wang, Q., Kohlen, W., Rossmann, S., Vernoux, T., & Theres, K. (2014). Auxin Depletion from the Leaf Axil Conditions Competence for Axillary Meristem Formation in Arabidopsis and Tomato. The Plant Cell, 26(5), 2068–2079.
Featured in F1000 (2★)

Besnard, F., Rozier, F., & Vernoux, T. (2014). The AHP6 cytokinin signaling inhibitor mediates an auxin-cytokinin crosstalk that regulates the timing of organ initiation at the shoot apical meristem. Plant Signaling & Behavior, 9, 4–7.

Nanao, M. H., Vinos-Poyo, T., Brunoud, G., Thévenon, E., Mazzoleni, M., Mast, D., Lainé S., Wang S., Hagen G., Li H., Guilfoyle T.J., Parcy F., Vernoux T., & Dumas, R. (2014). Structural basis for oligomerization of auxin transcriptional regulators. Nature Communications, 5, 3617.
Featured in F1000 (2★)

Band, L. R., Wells, D. M., Fozard, J. A., Ghetiu, T., French, A. P., Pound, M. P., Wilson M. H., Yu L., Li W., Hijazi H.I., Oh J., Pearce S.P., Perez-Amador M.A., Yun J., Kramer E., Alonso J.M., Godin C., Vernoux T., Hodgman T.C., Pridmore T.P., Swarup R., King J.R., & Bennett, M. J. (2014). Systems analysis of auxin transport in the Arabidopsis root apex. Plant Cell, 26(3), 862–875.
Featured in F1000 (2★)

Galvan-Ampudia, C. S., & Vernoux, T. (2013). Signal integration by GSK3 kinases in the root. Nature Cell Biology, 16(1), 21–23.

Besnard, F., Refahi, Y., Morin, V., Marteaux, B., Brunoud, G., Chambrier, P., Rozier F., Mirabet V., Legrand J., Lainé S., Thévenon E., Farcot E., Cellier C., Das P., Bishopp A., Dumas R., Parcy F., Helariutta Y., Boudaoud A., Godin C., Traas J., Guédon Y., & Vernoux, T. (2014). Cytokinin signalling inhibitory fields provide robustness to phyllotaxis. Nature, 505(7483), 417–21.
Featured in F1000 (2★)


Galvan-Ampudia, C. S., Julkowska, M. M., Darwish, E., Gandullo, J., Korver, R. A., Brunoud, G., Haring M.A., Munnik T., Vernoux T., & Testerink, C. (2013). Halotropism is a response of plant roots to avoid a saline environment. Current Biology, 23(20), 2044–2050.
Featured in F1000 (9★), Nature Structural and Molecular Biology and The Scientist.

Guédon, Y., Refahi, Y., Besnard, F., Farcot, E., Godin, C., & Vernoux, T. (2013). Pattern identification and characterization reveal permutations of organs as a key genetically controlled property of post-meristematic phyllotaxis. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 338, 94–110.

Oliva, M., Farcot, E., & Vernoux, T. (2013). Plant hormone signaling during development : insights from computational models. Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 16(1), 19–24.

Sassi, M., & Vernoux, T. (2013). Auxin and self-organization at the shoot apical meristem. Journal of Experimental Botany, 64(9), 2579–2592.

Sassi, M., Wang, J., Ruberti, I., Vernoux, T., & Xu, J. (2013). Shedding light on auxin movement : light-regulation of polar auxin transport in the photocontrol of plant development. Plant Signaling & Behavior, 8(3), e23355.

Wells, D. M., Laplaze, L., Bennett, M. J., & Vernoux, T. (2013). Biosensors for phytohormone quantification : Challenges, solutions, and opportunities. Trends in Plant Science, 18(5), 244–249.


Middleton, A. M., Farcot, E., Owen, M. R., & Vernoux, T. (2012). Modeling Regulatory Networks to Understand Plant Development : Small Is Beautiful. The Plant Cell, 24(10), 3876–3891.

Sassi, M., Lu, Y., Zhang, Y., Wang, J., Dhonukshe, P., Blilou, I., Dai M., Li J., Gong X., Jaillais Y., Yu X., Traas J., Ruberti I., Wang H., Scheres B., Vernoux T.*, & Xu, J.* (2012). COP1 mediates the coordination of root and shoot growth by light through modulation of PIN1- and PIN2-dependent auxin transport in Arabidopsis. Development (Cambridge, England), 139(18), 3402–12.

Reymond, M. C., Brunoud, G., Chauvet, A., Martinez-Garcia, J. F., Martin-Magniette, M.-L., Moneger, F., & Scutt, C. P. (2012). A Light-Regulated Genetic Module Was Recruited to Carpel Development in Arabidopsis following a Structural Change to SPATULA. The Plant Cell, 24(7), 2812–2825.

Band, L. R., Wells, D. M., Larrieu, A., Sun, J., Middleton, A. M., French, A. P., Brunoud G., Sato E.M., Wilson M.H., Peret B., Oliva M., Swarup R., Sairanen I., Parry G., Ljung K., Beeckman T., Garibaldi J.M., Estelle M., Owen M.R., Vissenberg K., Hodgman T.C., Pridmore T.P., King J.R., Vernoux T.*, Bennett M.J.* (2012). Root gravitropism is regulated by a transient lateral auxin gradient controlled by a tipping-point mechanism. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(12), 4668–4673.

Brunoud, G., Wells, D. M., Oliva, M., Larrieu, A., Mirabet, V., Burrow, A. H., Beeckman T., Kepinski S., Traas J., Bennett M.J., Vernoux, T. (2012). A novel sensor to map auxin response and distribution at high spatio-temporal resolution. Nature, 482(7383), 103–6.
Featured in F1000 (14★), Nature Methods, ACS Chemical Biology (p.2), The Scientist.

Mirabet, V., Besnard, F., Vernoux, T.*, & Boudaoud, A.* (2012). Noise and robustness in phyllotaxis. PLoS Computational Biology, 8(2), e1002389.


Santuari, L., Scacchi, E., Rodriguez-Villalon, A., Salinas, P., Dohmann, E. M. N., Brunoud, G., Vernoux T., Smith R.S., & Hardtke, C. S. (2011). Positional Information by Differential Endocytosis Splits Auxin Response to Drive Arabidopsis Root Meristem Growth. Current Biology, 21(22), 1918–1923.

Vernoux, T., Brunoud, G., Farcot, E., Morin, V., Van den Daele, H., Legrand, J., Oliva M., Das P., Larrieu A., Wells D., Guedon Y., Armitage L., Picard F., Guyomarc’h S., Cellier C., Parry G., Koumproglou R., Doonan J.H., Estelle M., Godin C., Kepinski S., Bennett M., De Veylder L., & Traas, J. (2011). The auxin signalling network translates dynamic input into robust patterning at the shoot apex. Molecular Systems Biology, 7(1), 508.
Featured in F1000 (2★)

Refahi, Y., Farcot, E., Guédon, Y., Besnard, F., Vernoux, T., & Godin, C. (2011). A combinatorial model of phyllotaxis perturbations in Arabidopsis thaliana. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Vol. 6661 LNCS, pp. 323–335). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

Besnard, F., Vernoux, T., & Hamant, O. (2011). Organogenesis from stem cells in planta : Multiple feedback loops integrating molecular and mechanical signals. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, 68(17), 2885–2906.


Sozzani, R., Cui, H., Moreno-Risueno, M. a, Busch, W., Van Norman, J. M., Vernoux, T., Brady S.M., Dewitte W., Murray J.A., & Benfey, P. N. (2010). Spatiotemporal regulation of cell-cycle genes by SHORTROOT links patterning and growth. Nature, 466(7302), 128–132.

Traas, J., & Vernoux, T. (2010). Oscillating Roots. Science, 329(5997), 1290–1291.

De Rybel, B., Vassileva, V., Parizot, B., Demeulenaere, M., Grunewald, W., Audenaert, D., Van Campenhout J., Overvoorde P., Jansen L., Vanneste S., Moller B., Wilson M., Holman T., Van Isterdael G., Brunoud G., Vuylsteke M., Vernoux T., De Veylder L., Inze D., Weijers D., Bennett M.J., & Beeckman, T. (2010). A Novel Aux/IAA28 Signaling Cascade Activates GATA23-Dependent Specification of Lateral Root Founder Cell Identity. Current Biology, 20(19), 1697–1706.

Bashandy, T., Guilleminot, J., Vernoux, T., Caparros-Ruiz, D., Ljung, K., Meyer, Y., & Reichheld, J.-P. (2010). Interplay between the NADP-Linked Thioredoxin and Glutathione Systems in Arabidopsis Auxin Signaling. The Plant Cell, 22(2), 376–391.

Gaamouche, T., Manes, C.-L. de O., Kwiatkowska, D., Berckmans, B., Koumproglou, R., Maes, S., Beeckman T., Vernoux T., Doonan J.H., Traas J., Inze D., & De Veylder, L. (2010). Cyclin-dependent kinase activity retains the shoot apical meristem cells in an undifferentiated state. The Plant Journal, 64(1), 26–37.

Vernoux, T., Besnard, F., & Traas, J. (2010). Auxin at the shoot apical meristem. Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology, 2(4), a001487.

—Before 2010—

Das P, Ito T, Wellmer F, Vernoux T, Dedieu A, Traas J, Meyerowitz EM (2009) Floral stem cell termination involves the direct regulation of AGAMOUS by PERIANTHIA. Development 136 : 1605-1611.

Cui H, Levesque MP*, Vernoux T*, Jung JW, Paquette AJ, Gallagher KL, Wang JY, Blilou I, Scheres B, Benfey PN (2007) An evolutionarily conserved mechanism delimiting SHR movement defines a single layer of endodermis in plants. Science 316 : 421-425
* co-2nd author
Featured in F1000 (6 : Exceptional)

Djian-Caporalino C, Fazari A, Arguel MJ, Vernie T, VandeCasteele C, Faure I, Brunoud G, Pijarowski L, Palloix A, Lefebvre V, Abad P (2007) Root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne spp.) Me resistance genes in pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) are clustered on the P9 chromosome. Theor. Appl. Genet. 114 : 473-486.

Levesque MP*, Vernoux T*, Busch W, Cui H, Wang JY, Blilou I, Hassan H, Nakajima K, Matsumoto N, Lohmann JU, Scheres B, Benfey PN (2006) Whole-genome analysis of the SHORT-ROOT developmental pathway in Arabidopsis. PLoS Biol 4 : e143.
* co-1st author
Featured in F1000 (4 : Exceptional)

Vernoux T, Benfey PN (2005) Signals that regulate stem cell activity during plant development. Curr Opin Genet Dev 15 : 388-394.

Grandjean O, Vernoux T, Laufs P, Belcram K, Mizukami Y, Traas J (2004) In vivo analysis of cell division, cell growth, and differentiation at the shoot apical meristem in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 16 : 74-87.
Featured in F1000 (4 : Exceptional)

Furutani M, Vernoux T, Traas J, Kato T, Tasaka M, Aida M (2004) PIN-FORMED1 and PINOID regulate boundary formation and cotyledon development in Arabidopsis embryogenesis. Development 131 : 5021-5030.

Guyomarc’h S, Vernoux T, Traas J, Zhou DX, Delarue M (2004) MGOUN3, an Arabidopsis gene with TetratricoPeptide-Repeat-related motifs, regulates meristem cellular organization. J Exp Bot 55 : 673-684.

Aida M*, Vernoux T*, Furutani M, Traas J, Tasaka M (2002) Roles of PIN-FORMED1 and MONOPTEROS in pattern formation of the apical region of the Arabidopsis embryo. Development 129 : 3965-3974.
* co-1st author

Traas J, Vernoux T (2002) The shoot apical meristem : the dynamics of a stable structure. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 357 : 737-747.

Vernoux T, Autran D, Traas J (2000a) Developmental control of cell division patterns in the shoot apex. Plant Mol Biol 43 : 569-581.

Vernoux T, Kronenberger J, Grandjean O, Laufs P, Traas J (2000b) PIN-FORMED 1 regulates cell fate at the periphery of the shoot apical meristem. Development 127 : 5157-5165.

Vernoux T, Wilson RC, Seeley KA, Reichheld JP, Muroy S, Brown S, Maughan SC, Cobbett CS, Van Montagu M, Inze D, May MJ, Sung ZR (2000c) The ROOT MERISTEMLESS1/CADMIUM SENSITIVE2 gene defines a glutathione-dependent pathway involved in initiation and maintenance of cell division during postembryonic root development. Plant Cell 12 : 97-110.

Reichheld J-P, Vernoux T, Lardon F, Van Montagu M, Inzé D (1999) Specific checkpoints regulate plant cell cycle progression in response to oxidative stress. The Plant Journal 17 : 647-656.

May MJ, Vernoux T, Sanchez-Fernandez R, Van Montagu M, Inze D (1998b) Evidence for posttranscriptional activation of gamma-glutamylcysteine synthetase during plant stress responses. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 95 : 12049-12054.

May MJ, Vernoux T, Leaver C, Montagu MV, Inzé D (1998a) Glutathione homeostasis in plants : implications for environmental sensing and plant development. Journal of Experimental Botany 49 : 649-667.