• Aceituno-Valenzuela, U.I.*, Fontcuberta-Cervera, S.*, Micol-Ponce, R., Sarmiento-Mañús, R., Ruiz-Bayón, A., Ponce, M.R. (2024). CXIP4 depletion causes early lethality and pre-mRNA missplicing in Arabidopsis. bioRχiv doi: 10.1101/2024.06.06.597795.
  • Sarmiento-Mañús, R., Fontcuberta-Cervera, S., Kawade, K., Oikawa, A., Tsukaya, H., Quesada, V., Micol, J.L., Ponce, M.R. (2024). Functional conservation and divergence of Arabidopsis VENOSA4 and human SAMHD1 in DNA repair. bioRχiv doi: 10.1101/2024.05.27.596045.
  • Nadi, R.*, Juan-Vicente, L.*, Lup, S.D., Fernández, Y., Rubio, V., Micol, J.L. (2024). Overlapping roles of Arabidopsis INCURVATA11 and CUPULIFORMIS2 as Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 accessory proteins. bioRχiv doi: 10.1101/2024.03.15.585069.
  • Cabezas-Fuster, A., Micol-Ponce, R., Sarmiento-Mañús, R., Ponce, M.R.  (2023). Cross-kingdom conservation of Arabidopsis RPS24 function in 18S rRNA maturation. bioRχiv doi: 10.1101/2023.04.21.537868.
  • Ruiz-Bayón, A., Cara-Rodríguez, C., Sarmiento-Mañús, R., Muñoz-Viana, R., Lozano, F.M., Ponce, M.R., Micol, J.L. (2024). Postembryonic developmental roles of the Arabidopsis KEULE gene. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 25, 6667. [JCR IF: 4,9; Q1; 66/313 in the JCR Biochemistry & Molecular Biology category]
  • Fonseca, R., Micol-Ponce, R., Ozuna, C.V., Castañeda, L., Capel, C., Fernández-Lozano, A., Ortiz-Atienza, A., Bretones, S., Pérez-Jiménez, J.M., Quevedo-Colmena, A.S., López-Fábregas, J.D., Barragán-Lozano, T., Lebrón, R., Faura, C., Capel, J., Angosto, T., Egea, I., Yuste-Lisbona, F.J., Lozano, R. (2024). Resilient response to combined heat and drought stress conditions of a tomato germplasm collection, including natural and ethyl methanesulfonate-induced variants. Horticulturae 10, 552. [JCR IF: 3,1; Q1; 7/38 in Horticulture]
  • Segura, A., Agulló, L., Ortuño‐Miquel, S., Brinca, A.T., Micol-Ponce, R., Arrarte, V., Ponce, M.R., Miró, P., Zandonai, T., Peiró, A.M. (2024). Circulating miRNA-21 is an innovative biomarker for cardiovascular events in erectile dysfunction patients. Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine 11, 1301925. [JCR IF: 2,8; Q2; 79/220 in Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems]
  • Navarro-Quiles, C.*, Lup, S.D.*, Muñoz-Nortes, T.*, Candela, H., Micol, J.L. (2024). The genetic and molecular basis of haploinsufficiency in flowering plants. Trends in Plant Science 29, 72-85. [JCR IF: 17,3; D1; 2/265 in Plant Sciences]


  • Bollier, N.*, Micol-Ponce, R.*, Dakdaki, A., Maza, E., Zouine, M., Djari, A., Bouzayen, M., Chevalier, C., Delmas, F., Gonzalez, N., Hernould, M. (2023). Various tomato cultivars display contrasting morphological and molecular responses to a chronic heat stress. Frontiers in Plant Science 14, 1278608. [JCR IF: 4.1; Q1; 44/265 in Plant Sciences]
  • Nadi, R., Juan-Vicente, L., Mateo-Bonmatí, E., Micol, J.L. (2023). The unequal functional redundancy of Arabidopsis INCURVATA11 and CUPULIFORMIS2 is not dependent on genetic background. Frontiers in Plant Science 14, 1239093. [JCR IF: 4.1; Q1; 44/265 in Plant Sciences]
  • Sarmiento-Mañús, R., Fontcuberta-Cervera, S., González-Bayón, R., Hannah, M.A., Álvarez-Martínez, F.J., Barrajón-Catalán, E., Micol, V., Quesada, V., Ponce, M.R., Micol, J.L. (2023). Analysis of the Arabidopsis venosa4-0 mutant supports the role of VENOSA4 in dNTP metabolism. Plant Science 335, 111819. [JCR IF: 4.2; Q1; 42/265 in Plant Sciences]
  • Lup, S.D., Navarro-Quiles, C., Micol, J.L. (2023). Versatile mapping-by-sequencing with Easymap v.2. Frontiers in Plant Science 14, 1042913. [JCR IF: 4.1; Q1; 44/265 in Plant Sciences]
  • Navarro-Cartagena, S., Micol, J.L. (2023). Is auxin enough? Cytokinins and margin patterning in simple leaves. Trends in Plant Science 28, 54-73. [JCR IF: 17.3; D1; 2/265 in Plant Sciences]
  • Micol-Ponce, R.*, García-Alcázar, M.*, Lebrón, R., Capel, C., Pineda, B., García-Sogo, B., Alché, J.D., Ortiz-Atienza, A., Bretones, S., Yuste-Lisbona, F.J., Moreno, V., Capel, J., Lozano, R. (2023). Tomato POLLEN DEFICIENT 2 encodes a G-type lectin receptor kinase required for viable pollen grain formation. Journal of Experimental Botany 74, 178-193. [JCR IF: 5.6; D1; 25/265 in Plant Sciences]


  • Navarro-Quiles, C., Mateo-Bonmatí, E., Candela, H., Robles, P., Martínez-Laborda, A., Fernández ,Y., Šimura, J., Ljung, K., Rubio, V., Ponce, M.R., Micol, J.L. (2022). The Arabidopsis ATP-Binding Cassette E protein ABCE2 is a conserved component of the translation machinery. Frontiers in Plant Science 13, 1009895. [JCR IF: 5.6; Q1; 27/239 in Plant Sciences]
  • Cabezas-Fuster, A., Micol-Ponce, R., Fontcuberta-Cervera, S., Ponce, M.R. (2022). Missplicing suppressor alleles of Arabidopsis PRE-MRNA PROCESSING FACTOR 8 increase splicing fidelity by reducing the use of novel splice sites. Nucleic Acids Research 10, 5513–5527. [JCR IF: 14.9; D1; 10/285 in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology]
  • Lup, S.D, Wilson-Sánchez, D., Micol, J.L. (2022). Mapping-by-sequencing of point and insertional mutations with Easymap. Methods in Molecular Biology 2484, 343-361.


  • Martínez-Pérez, M., Gómez-Mena, C., Alvarado-Marchena, L., Nadi, R., Micol, J.L., Pallás, V., Aparicio, F. (2021). The m6A RNA demethylase ALKBH9B plays a critical role for vascular movement of Alfalfa mosaic virus in Arabidopsis. Frontiers in Microbiology 12, 745576. [JCR IF: 6.064; Q1; 34/137 in Microbiology]
  • Lup, S.D, Wilson-Sánchez, D., Andreu-Sánchez, S., Micol, J.L. (2021). Easymap: a user-friendly software package for rapid mapping-by-sequencing of point mutations and large insertions. Frontiers in Plant Science 12, 655286. [JCR IF: 6.627; D1; 20/239 in Plant Sciences]


  • Micol-Ponce, R.*, Sarmiento-Mañús, R.*, Fontcuberta-Cervera, S., Cabezas-Fuster, A., de Bures, A., Sáez-Vásquez, J., Ponce, M.R. (2020). SMALL ORGAN4 is a ribosome biogenesis factor involved in 5.8S rRNA maturation. Plant Physiology 184, 2022-2039Plant Physiology News and views commentary by Eva Hellmann.
  • Parry, G., Provart, N.J., Brady, S.M., Uzilday, B., The Multinational Arabidopsis Steering Committee. (2020). Current status of the multinational Arabidopsis community. Plant Direct 4, e00248.
  • Aceituno-Valenzuela, U., Micol-Ponce, R., Ponce, M.R. (2020). Genome-wide analysis of CCHC-type zinc finger (ZCCHC) proteins in yeast, Arabidopsis, and humans. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences 77, 3991-4014.
  • Ponce, M.R., Micol, J.L. (2020). A cornucopia of mutants for understanding plant embryo development. New Phytologist 226, 289-291.


  • Wilson-Sánchez, D., Lup, S.D., Sarmiento-Mañús, R., Ponce, M.R., Micol, J.L. (2019). Next-generation forward genetic screens: using simulated data to improve the design of mapping-by-sequencing experiments in Arabidopsis. Nucleic Acids Research 47, e140.
  • Ibáñez, S., Ruiz-Cano, H., Fernández, M.Á., Sánchez-García, A.B., Villanova, J., Micol, J.L., Pérez-Pérez, J.M. (2019). A network-guided genetic approach to identify novel regulators of adventitious root formation in Arabidopsis thaliana. Frontiers in Plant Science 10, 461.


  • Micol-Ponce, R., Sarmiento-Mañús, R., Ruiz-Bayón, A., Montacié, C., Sáez-Vasquez, J., Ponce, M.R. (2018). Arabidopsis RIBOSOMAL RNA PROCESSING 7 is required for 18S rRNA maturation. Plant Cell 30, 2855-2872. Recognizing Plant Cell first authors: Rosa Micol-Ponce. The Plant Cell: In a Nutshell.
  • Nadi, R., Mateo-Bonmatí, E., Juan-Vicente, L., Micol, J.L. (2018). The 2OGD superfamily: emerging functions in plant epigenetics and hormone metabolism. Molecular Plant 11, 1222-1224.
  • Yoshida, Y., Sarmiento-Mañús, R., Yamory, W., Ponce, M.R., Micol, J.L., Tsukaya, H. (2018). The Arabidopsis phyB-9 mutant has a second-site mutation in the VENOSA4 gene that alters chloroplast size, photosynthetic traits, and leaf growth. Plant Physiology 178, 3-6.  Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Yuki Yoshida.
  • Navarro-Quiles, C., Mateo-Bonmatí, E., Micol, J.L. (2018). ABCE proteins: from molecules to development. Frontiers in Plant Science 9, 1125.
  • Mateo-Bonmatí, E., Esteve-Bruna, E., Juan-Vicente, L., Nadi, R., Candela, H., Lozano, F.M., Ponce, M.R., Pérez-Pérez, J.M., Micol, J.L. (2018). INCURVATA11 and CUPULIFORMIS2 are redundant genes that encode epigenetic machinery components in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 30, 1596-1616. The Plant Cell: In a Nutshell. The Plant Cell: From the archives.
  • Derrien, B., Clavel, M., Baumberger, N., Iki, T., Sarazin, A., Hacquard, T., Ponce, M.R., Ziegler-Graff, V., Vaucheret, H., Micol, J.L., Voinnet, O., Genschik, P. (2018). A suppressor screen for AGO1 degradation by the viral F-Box P0 protein uncovers a role for AGO DUF1785 in sRNA duplex unwinding. Plant Cell 30, 1353-1374. The Plant Cell: In a Nutshell.
  • Luong, Q.T., Keta, S., Asai, T., Kojima, S., Nakagawa, A., Micol, J.L., Xia, S., Machida, Y., Machida, C. (2018). A genetic link between epigenetic repressor AS1-AS2 and DNA replication factors in establishment of adaxial-abaxial leaf polarity of Arabidopsis. Plant Biotechnology 35, 39-49.
  • Pěnčík, A., Casanova-Sáez, R., Pilařova, V., Žukauskaite, A., Pinto, R., Micol, J.L., Ljung, K., Novak, O. (2018). Ultra-rapid auxin metabolite profiling for high-throughput Arabidopsis mutant screening. Journal of Experimental Botany 69, 2569-2579.
  • Bustillo-Avendaño, E., Ibáñez, S., Sanz, O., Sousa-Barros, J.A., Gude, I., Perianez-Rodriguez, J., Micol, J.L., Del Pozo, J.C., Moreno-Risueno, M.A., Pérez-Pérez, J.M. (2018). Regulation of hormonal control, cell reprograming and patterning during de novo root organogenesis. Plant Physiology 176, 1709-1727.
  • Wilson-Sánchez, D., Martínez-López, S., Navarro-Cartagena, S., Jover-Gil, S., Micol, J.L. (2018). Members of the DEAL subfamily of the DUF1218 gene family are required for bilateral symmetry but not for dorsoventrality in Arabidopsis leaves. New Phytologist 217, 1307-1321. Commentary in Plantae.
  • Robles, P., Núñez-Delegido, E., Ferrández-Ayela, A., Sarmiento-Mañús, R., Micol, J.L., Quesada, V. (2018). Arabidopsis mTERF6 is required for leaf patterning. Plant Science 266, 117-129.


  • Muñoz-Nortes, T., Candela, H., Micol, J.L. (2017). Suitability of two distinct approaches for the high-throughput study of the post-embryonic effects of embryo-lethal mutations in Arabidopsis. Scientific Reports 7, 17010.
  • Oliver, C., Pradillo, M., Jover-Gil, S., Cuñado, N., Ponce, M.R.*, Santos, J.L.* (2017). Loss of function of Arabidopsis microRNA-machinery genes impairs fertility and chromatin condensation during meiosis. Scientific Reports 7, 9280.
  • Muñoz-Nortes, T., Pérez-Pérez, J.M., Sarmiento-Mañús, R., Candela, H., Micol, J.L. (2017). Deficient glutamate biosynthesis triggers a concerted upregulation of ribosomal protein genes. Scientific Reports 7, 6164.
  • Muñoz-Nortes, T., Pérez-Pérez, J.M., Ponce, M.R., Candela, H., Micol, J.L. (2017). The ANGULATA7 gene encodes a DnaJ-like zinc-finger-domain protein involved in chloroplast function and leaf development in Arabidopsis. Plant Journal 89, 870-884.


  • Gallemí, M., Galstyan, A., Paulisic, S., Then, C., Ferrández-Ayela, A., Lorenzo-Orts, L., Roig-Villanova, I., Wang, X., Micol, J.L., Ponce, M.R., Devlin, P.F., Martínez-García, J.F. (2016). DRACULA2 is a dynamic nucleoporin with a role in regulating the shade avoidance syndrome in Arabidopsis. Development 143, 1623-1631.
  • Karampelias, M., Neyt, P., De Groeve, S., Aesaert, S., Coussens, G., Rolčík, J., Bruno, L., De Winne, N., Van Minnebruggen, A., Van Montagu, M., Ponce, M.R., Micol, J.L., Friml, J., De Jaeger, G., Van Lijsebettens, M. (2016). ROTUNDA3 function in plant development by phosphatase 2A-mediated regulation of auxin transporter recycling. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 113, 2768-2773.


  • Mateo-Bonmatí, E., Casanova-Sáez, R., Quesada, V., Hricová, A., Candela, H., Micol, J.L. (2015). Plastid control of abaxial-adaxial patterning. Scientific Reports 5, 15975.
  • Micol-Ponce, R., Sánchez-García, A.B., Xu, Q., Barrero, J.M., Micol, J.L., Ponce, M.R. (2015). Arabidopsis INCURVATA2 regulates salicylic acid and abscisic acid signaling, and oxidative stress responses. Plant and Cell Physiology 56, 2207-2219.
  • Sánchez-García, A.B., Aguilera, V., Micol-Ponce, R., Jover-Gil, S., Ponce, M.R. (2015). Arabidopsis MAS2, an essential gene that encodes a homolog of animal NF-κ B Activating Protein, is involved in 45S ribosomal DNA silencing. Plant Cell 27, 1999-2015.
  • Szakonyi, D., Van Landeghem, S., Bärenfaller, K., Baeyens, L., Blomme, J., Casanova-Sáez, R., De Bodt, S., Esteve-Bruna, D., Fiorani, F., Gonzalez, N., Grønlund, J., Immink, R.G.H., Jover-Gil, S., Kuwabara, A., Muñoz-Nortes, T., Van Dijk, A.-J., Wilson-Sánchez, D., Buchanan-Wollaston, V., Angenent, G.C., Van de Peer, Y., Inzé, D., Micol, J.L., Gruissem, W., Walsh, S., Hilson, P. (2015). The KnownLeaf literature curation system captures knowledge about Arabidopsis leaf growth and development and facilitates integrated data mining. Current Plant Biology 2, 1-11.
  • Robles, P., Micol, J.L., Quesada, V. (2015). Mutations in the plant-conserved MTERF9 alter chloroplast gene expression, development and tolerance to abiotic stress in Arabidopsis thaliana. Physiologia Plantarum 154, 297-313.
  • Candela, H., Casanova-Sáez, R., Micol, J.L. (2015). Getting started in mapping-by-sequencing. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology 57, 606-612.


  • Mateo-Bonmatí, E., Casanova-Sáez, R., Candela, H., Micol, J.L. (2014). Rapid identification of angulata leaf mutations using next-generation sequencing. Planta 240, 1113-1122.
  • Jover-Gil, S., Paz-Ares, J., Micol, J.L., Ponce, M.R. (2014). Multi-gene silencing in Arabidopsis: a collection of artificial microRNAs targeting groups of paralogs encoding transcription factors. Plant Journal 80, 149-160.
  • Micol-Ponce, R., Aguilera, V., Ponce, M.R. (2014). A genetic screen for suppressors of a hypomorphic allele of Arabidopsis ARGONAUTE1. Scientific Reports 4, 5533.
  • Wilson-Sánchez, D., Rubio-Díaz, S., Muñoz-Viana, R., Pérez-Pérez, J.M., Jover-Gil, S., Ponce, M.R., Micol, J.L. (2014). Leaf phenomics: a systematic reverse genetic screen for Arabidopsis leaf mutants. Plant Journal 79, 878-891.
  • Fernández-Nohales, P., Domenech, M.J., Martínez de Alba, A.E., Micol, J.L., Ponce, M.R., Madueño, F. (2014). AGO1 controls arabidopsis inflorescence architecture possibly by regulating TFL1 expression. Annals of Botany 114, 1471-1481.
  • Casanova-Sáez, R., Mateo-Bonmatí, E., Kangasjärvi, S., Candela, H., Micol, J.L. (2014). Arabidopsis ANGULATA10 is required for thylakoid biogenesis and mesophyll development. Journal of Experimental Botany 65, 2391-2404.
  • Casanova-Sáez, R., Candela, H., Micol, J.L. (2014). Combined haploinsufficiency and purifying selection drive retention of RPL36a paralogs in Arabidopsis. Scientific Reports 4, 4122.
  • Coego, A., Brizuela, E., Castillejo, P., Ruiz, S., Koncz, C., del Pozo, J.C., Piñeiro, M., Jarillo, J.A., Paz-Ares, J., León, J., the TRANSPLANTA Consortium. (2014). The TRANSPLANTA collection of Arabidopsis lines: A resource for functional analysis of transcription factors based on their conditional overexpression. Plant Journal 77, 944-953.
  • Muñoz-Nortes, T., Wilson-Sánchez, D., Candela, H., Micol, J.L. (2014). Symmetry, asymmetry and the cell cycle in plants: known knowns and some known unknowns. Journal of Experimental Botany 65, 2645-2655.


  • Ferrández-Ayela, A., Micol-Ponce, R., Sánchez-García, A.B., Alonso-Peral, M.M., Micol, J.L., Ponce, M.R. (2013). Mutation of an Arabidopsis NatB N-alpha-terminal acetylation complex component causes pleiotropic developmental defects. PLoS ONE 8, e80697.
  • Ferrández-Ayela, A., Alonso-Peral, M.M., Sánchez-García, A.B., Micol-Ponce, R. Pérez-Pérez, J.M., Micol, J.L., Ponce, M.R. (2013). Arabidopsis TRANSCURVATA1 encodes NUP58, a component of the nucleopore central channel. PLoS ONE 8, e67661. [Faculty of 1000]
  • Pérez-Pérez, J.M., Esteve-Bruna, D., González-Bayón, R., Kangasjärvi, S., Hannah, M., Willmitzer, L., Ponce, M.R., Micol, J.L. (2013). Functional redundancy and divergence within the Arabidopsis RETICULATA-RELATED gene family. Plant Physiology 162, 589-603.
  • Esteve-Bruna, D., Pérez-Pérez, J.M., Ponce, M.R., Micol, J.L. (2013). incurvata13, a novel allele of AUXIN RESISTANT6, reveals a specific role for auxin and the SCF complex in Arabidopsis embryogenesis, vascular specification and leaf flatness. Plant Physiology 161, 1303-1320.
  • Quesada, V., Sarmiento-Mañús, R., González-Bayón, R., Hricová, A., Ponce, M.R., Micol, J.L. (2013). PORPHOBILINOGEN DEAMINASE deficiency alters vegetative and reproductive development and causes lesions in Arabidopsis. PLoS ONE 8, e53378.


  • Robles, P., Micol, J.L., Quesada, V. (2012). Arabidopsis MDA1, a nuclear-encoded protein, functions in chloroplast development and abiotic stress responses. PLoS ONE 7, e42924.
  • Jover-Gil, S., Candela, H., Robles, P., Aguilera, V., Barrero, J.M., Micol, J.L., Ponce, M.R. (2012). The microRNA pathway genes AGO1, HEN1 and HYL1 participate in leaf proximal-distal, venation and stomatal patterning in Arabidopsis. Plant and Cell Physiology 53, 1322-1333.
  • Horiguchi, G., van Lijsebettens, M., Candela, H., Micol, J.L., Tsukaya, H. (2012). Ribosomes and translation in plant developmental control. Plant Science 191-192, 24-34. [Faculty of 1000]
  • Rubio-Díaz, S., Pérez-Pérez, J.M., González-Bayón, R., Muñoz-Viana, R., Borrega, N., Mouille, G., Hernández-Romero, D., Robles, P., Höfte, H., Ponce, M.R., Micol, J.L. (2012). Cell expansion-mediated organ growth is affected by mutations in three EXIGUA genes. PLoS ONE 7, e36500.
  • Robles, P., Micol, J.L., Quesada, V. (2012). Unveiling plant mTERF functions. Molecular Plant 5, 294-296.


  • Pérez-Pérez, J.M., Rubio-Díaz, S., Dhondt, S., Hernández-Romero, D., Sánchez-Soriano, J., Beemster, G.T.S., Ponce, M.R., Micol, J.L. (2011). Whole organ, venation and epidermal cell morphological variations are correlated in the leaves of Arabidopsis mutants. Plant, Cell and Environment 34, 2200-2211.
  • Quesada, V., Sarmiento-Mañús, R., González-Bayón, R., Hricová, A., Pérez-Marcos, R., Graciá-Martínez, E., Medina-Ruiz, L., Leyva-Díaz, E., Ponce, M.R., Micol, J.L.(2011). Arabidopsis RUGOSA2 encodes an mTERF family member required for mitochondrion, chloroplast and leaf development. Plant Journal 68, 738-753.
  • Candela, H., Pérez-Pérez, J.M., Micol, J.L. (2011). Uncovering the post-embryonic functions of gametophytic- and embryonic-lethal genes. Trends in Plant Science 16, 336-345.
  • Horiguchi, G., Mollá-Morales, A., Kojima, K., Robles, P., Pérez-Pérez, J.M., Ponce, M.R., Micol, J.L., Tsukaya, H. (2011). Differential contributions of ribosomal protein genes to Arabidopsis thaliana leaf development. Plant Journal 65, 724-736.
  • Mollá-Morales, A., Sarmiento-Mañús, R., Robles, P., Quesada, V., Pérez-Pérez, J.M., González-Bayón, R., Hannah, M.A., Willmitzer, L., Ponce, M.R., Micol, J.L. (2011). Analysis of ven3 and ven6 reticulate mutants reveals the importance of arginine biosynthesis in Arabidopsis leaf development. Plant Journal 65, 335-345.


  • Pérez-Pérez, J.M., Candela, H., Robles, P., López-Torrejón, G., del Pozo, J.C., Micol, J.L. (2010). A role for AUXIN RESISTANT3 in the coordination of leaf growth. Plant and Cell Physiology 51, 1661-1673.
  • Massonnet, C., Vile, D., Fabre, J., Hannah, M.A., Caldana, C., Lisec, J., Beemster, G.T.S., Meyer, R.C., Messerli, G., Gronlund, J., Perkovic, J., Wigmore, E., May, S., Bevan, M., Meyer, C., Rubio-Díaz, S., Weigel, D., Micol, J.L., Buchanan-Wollaston, V., Fiorani, F., Walsh, S., Rinn, B., Gruissem, W., Hilson, P., Hennig, L., Willmitzer, L., Granier, C. (2010). Probing the reproducibility of leaf growth and molecular phenotypes: a comparison of three Arabidopsis accessions cultivated in ten laboratories. Plant Physiology 152, 2142-2157. [Faculty of 1000]
  • Robles, P., Fleury, D., Candela, H., Cnops, G., Alonso-Peral, M.M., Anami, S., Falcone, A., Caldana, C., Willmitzer, L., Ponce, M.R., Van Lijsebettens, M., Micol, J.L. (2010). The RON1/FRY1/SAL1 gene is required for leaf morphogenesis and venation patterning in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Physiology 152, 1357-1372.
  • Van Minnebruggen, A., Neyt, P., De Groeve, S., Cnops, G., Ponce, M.R., Micol, J.L., Van Lijsebettens, M. (2010). The ang3 mutation identified ribosomal protein gene RPL5B with a role in cell expansion during organ growth. Physiologia Plantarum 138, 91-101.
  • Pérez-Pérez, J.M., Esteve-Bruna, D., Micol, J.L. (2010). QTL analysis of leaf architecture. Journal of Plant Research 123, 15-23.



  • Bensmihen, S., Hanna, A.I., Langlade, N.B., Micol, J.L., Bangham, A., Coen, E. (2008). Mutational spaces for leaf shape and size. Human Frontier Science Program Journal 2, 110-120.
  • Barrero, J.M., Rodríguez, P.L., Quesada, V., Alabadí, D., Blázquez, M.A., Boutin, J.-P., Marion-Poll, A., Ponce, M.R., Micol, J.L. (2008). The ABA1 gene and carotenoid biosynthesis are required for late skotomorphogenic growth in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant, Cell and Environment 31, 227-234.


  • Barrero, J.M., González-Bayón, R., del Pozo, J.C., Ponce, M.R., Micol, J.L. (2007). INCURVATA2 encodes the catalytic subunit of DNA polymerase alpha and interacts with genes involved in chromatin-mediated cellular memory in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell 19, 2822-2838.
  • Candela, H., Alonso-Peral, M.M., Ponce, M.R., Micol, J.L. (2007). Role of HEMIVENATA and the ubiquitin pathway in venation pattern formation. Plant Signaling and Behavior 2, 258-259.
  • Chini, A., Fonseca, S., Fernández, G., Adie, B., Chico, J.M., Lorenzo, O., García-Casado, G., López-Vidriero, I., Lozano, F.M., Ponce, M.R., Micol, J.L., Solano, R. (2007). The JAZ family of repressors is the missing link in jasmonate signalling. Nature 448, 666-671. [Nature: News and Views] [Faculty of 1000]
  • Fleury, D., Himanen, K., Cnops, G., Nelissen, H., Boccardi, T.M., Maere, S., Beemster, G., Neyt, P., Anami, S., Robles, P., Micol, J.L., Inzé, D., Van Lijsebettens, M. (2007). The Arabidopsis thaliana homolog of yeast BRE1 has a function in cell cycle regulation during early leaf and root growth. Plant Cell 19, 417-432. [The Plant Cell: In this issue]
  • Ponce, M.R., Quesada, V., Hricová, A., Micol, J.L. (2007). Visualization of gene expression by fluorescent multiplex reverse transcriptase-PCR amplification. In "DNA Analysis by Nonradioactive Probes: Methods and Protocols, 2nd edition". Methods in Molecular Biology 353, 143-152. E. Hilario, J.F. Mackay, eds., Humana Press.


  • Alonso-Peral, M.M., Candela, H., del Pozo, C., Martínez-Laborda, A., Ponce, M.R., Micol, J.L. (2006). The HVE/CAND1 gene is required for the early patterning of leaf venation in Arabidopsis. Development 133, 3755-3766.
  • Barrero, J.M., Rodríguez, P.L., Quesada, V., Piqueras, P., Ponce, M.R., Micol, J.L. (2006). Both ABA-dependent and ABA-independent pathways govern the induction of NCED3,AAO3 and ABA1 in response to salt stress. Plant, Cell and Environment 29, 2000-2008.
  • González-Bayón, R., Kinsman, E.A., Quesada, V., Vera, A., Robles, P., Ponce, M.R., Pyke, K., Micol, J.L. (2006). Mutations in the RETICULATA gene dramatically alter internal architecture but have little effect on overall organ shape in Arabidopsis leaves. Journal of Experimental Botany 12, 3019-3031.
  • Hricová, A., Quesada, V., Micol, J.L. (2006). The SCABRA3 nuclear gene encodes the plastid RpoTp RNA polymerase, which is required for chloroplast biogenesis and mesophyll cell proliferation in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology 141, 942-956.
  • Ochando, I., Jover-Gil., S., Ripoll, J.J., Candela, H., Vera, A., Ponce, M.R., Martínez-Laborda, A., Micol, J.L. (2006). Mutations in the microRNA complementarity site of the INCURVATA4 gene perturb meristem function and adaxialize lateral organs in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology 141, 607-619.
  • Ponce, M.R., Robles, P., Lozano, F.M., Brotóns, M.A., Micol, J.L. (2006). Low resolution mapping of untagged mutations. In "Arabidopsis protocols, 2nd edition". Methods in Molecular Biology 323, 105-113. J. Salinas, J.J. Sánchez-Serrano, eds., Humana Press.



  • Cnops, G., Jover-Gil, S., Peters, J.L., Neyt, P., De Block, S., Robles, P., Ponce, M.R., Gerats, T., Micol, J.L., Van Lijsebettens, M.(2004). The rotunda2 mutants identify a role for the LEUNIG gene in vegetative leaf morphogenesis. Journal of Experimental Botany 55, 1529-1539.
  • Pérez-Pérez, J.M., Ponce, M.R., Micol, J.L. (2004). The ULTRACURVATA2 gene of Arabidopsis thaliana encodes an FK506-binding protein involved in auxin and brassinosteroid signaling. Plant Physiology 134, 101-117.



  • Pérez-Pérez, J.M., Serrano-Cartagena, J., Micol, J.L. (2002). Genetic analysis of natural variations in the architecture of vegetative leaves in Arabidopsis thaliana. Genetics 162, 893-915.
  • Quesada, V., García-Martínez, S., Piqueras, P., Ponce, M.R., Micol, J.L. (2002). Genetic architecture of NaCl tolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Physiology 130, 951-963. [Faculty of 1000]
  • González-Guzmán, M., Apostolova, N., Bellés, J.M., Barrero, J.M., Piqueras, P., Ponce, M.R, Micol, J.L., Serrano, R., Rodríguez, P.L. (2002). The short-chain alcohol dehydrogenase ABA2 catalyzes the conversion of xanthoxin to abscisic aldehyde. Plant Cell 14, 1833-1846.
  • Pérez-Pérez, J.M., Ponce, M.R., Micol, J.L. (2002). The UCU1 Arabidopsis gene encodes a SHAGGY/GSK3-like kinase required for cell expansion along the proximodistal axis. Developmental Biology 242, 161-173.



  • Serrano-Cartagena, J., Candela, H., Robles, P., Ponce, M.R., Pérez-Pérez, J.M., Piqueras, P., Micol, J.L. (2000). Genetic analysis of incurvata mutants reveals three independent genetic operations at work in Arabidopsis leaf morphogenesis. Genetics 156, 1363-1377.
  • Ponce, M.R., Pérez-Pérez, J.M., Piqueras, P., Micol, J.L. (2000). A multiplex reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction method for fluorescence-based semiautomated detection of gene expression in Arabidopsis thaliana. Planta 211, 606-608.
  • Quesada, V., Ponce, M.R., Micol, J.L. (2000). Genetic analysis of salt-tolerant mutants in Arabidopsis thaliana. Genetics 154, 421-436.


  • Serrano-Cartagena, J., Robles, P., Ponce, M.R., Micol, J.L. (1999). Genetic analysis of leaf form mutants from the Arabidopsis Information Service collection. Molecular and General Genetics 261, 725-739.
  • Quesada, V., Ponce, M.R., Micol, J.L. (1999). OTC and AUL1, two convergent and overlapping genes in the nuclear genome of Arabidopsis thaliana. FEBS Letters 461, 101-106.
  • Berná, G., Robles, P., Micol, J.L. (1999). A mutational analysis of leaf morphogenesis in Arabidopsis thaliana. Genetics 152, 729-742.
  • Ponce, M.R., Micol, J.L., Peterson, K., Davidson, E.H. (1999). Molecular characterization and phylogenetic analysis of SpBMP5-7, a new member of the TGF-beta superfamily expressed in sea urchin embryos. Molecular Biology and Evolution 16, 634-645.
  • Ponce, M.R., Robles, P., Micol, J.L. (1999). High-throughput genetic mapping in Arabidopsis thaliana. Molecular and General Genetics 261, 408-415.
  • Candela, H., Martínez-Laborda, A., Micol, J.L. (1999). Venation pattern formation in Arabidopsis thaliana vegetative leaves. Developmental Biology 205, 205-216.


  • Ponce, M.R., Quesada, V., Micol, J.L. (1998). Rapid discrimination of sequences flanking and within T-DNA insertions in the Arabidopsis genome. Plant Journal 14, 497-501.

*These authors contributed to the manuscript equally.

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