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Wang, Y., Fuentes, R. R.,van Rengs, W. M.J., Effgen, S., Zaidan, W., Franzen, R., Susanto, T., Fernandes, J. B., Mercier, R., Underwood, C. J. (2024) Harnessing clonal gametes in hybrid crops to engineer polyploid genomes. Nature Genetics, doi: 10.1038/s41588-024-01750-6

Lian, Q., Huettel,B.,  Walkemeier, B.,   Mayjonade, B.,  Lopez-Roques, C,; Gil, L., Roux, F., Schneeberger, K., Mercier, R. (2024). A pan-genome of 69 Arabidopsis thaliana accessions reveals a conserved genome structure throughout the global species range, Nature Genetics, doi: 10.1038/s41588-024-01715-9.

Lopez, H., and Mercier, R. (2024). Meiosis: The silk moth and the elephant. Curr Biol 34, R211-R213. 10.1016/j.cub.2024.01.046.

Kim, H., Kim, J., Son, N., Kuo, P., Morgan, C., Chambon, A., Byun, D., Park, J., Lee, Y., Park, Y.M., et al. (2024). Control of meiotic crossover interference by a proteolytic chaperone network. Nat Plants 10, 453-468. 10.1038/s41477-024-01633-y.

Fernandes, J.B., Naish, M., Lian, Q., Burns, R., Tock, A.J., Rabanal, F.A., Wlodzimierz, P., Habring, A., Nicholas, R.E., Weigel, D., et al. (2024). Structural variation and DNA methylation shape the centromere-proximal meiotic crossover landscape in Arabidopsis. Genome Biol 25, 30. 10.1186/s13059-024-03163-4.


Vrielynck, N., Peuch, M., Durand, S., Lian, Q., Chambon, A., Hurel, A., Guerin, J., Guerois, R., Mercier, R., Grelon, M., and Mezard, C. (2023). SCEP1 and SCEP2 are two new components of the synaptonemal complex central element. Nat Plants 9, 2016-2030. 10.1038/s41477-023-01558-y.

Singh, D.K., Lian, Q., Durand, S., Fernandes, J.B., Chambon, A., Hurel, A., Walkemeier, B., Solier, V., Kumar, R., and Mercier, R. (2023). HEIP1 is required for efficient meiotic crossover implementation and is conserved from plants to humans. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 120, e2221746120. 10.1073/pnas.2221746120.

Singh, D.K., Gamboa, R.S., Singh, A.K., Walkemeier, B., Van Leene, J., De Jaeger, G., Siddiqi, I., Guerois, R., Crismani, W., and Mercier, R. (2023). The FANCC-FANCE-FANCF complex is evolutionarily conserved and regulates meiotic recombination. Nucleic Acids Res 51, 2516-2528. 10.1093/nar/gkac1244.

Mahlandt, A., Singh, D.K., and Mercier, R. (2023). Engineering apomixis in crops. Theor Appl Genet 136, 131. 10.1007/s00122-023-04357-3.

Lian, Q., Maestroni, L., Gaudin, M., Llorente, B., and Mercier, R. (2023). Meiotic recombination is confirmed to be unusually high in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe. iScience 26, 107614. 10.1016/j.isci.2023.107614.

Girard, C., Zwicker, D., and Mercier, R. (2023). The regulation of meiotic crossover distribution: a coarse solution to a century-old mystery? Biochem Soc Trans 51, 1179-1190. 10.1042/BST20221329.


Vernet, A., Meynard, D., Lian, Q., Mieulet, D., Gibert, O., Bissah, M., Rivallan, R., Autran, D., Leblanc, O., Meunier, A.C., et al. (2022). High-frequency synthetic apomixis in hybrid rice. Nat Commun 13, 7963. 10.1038/s41467-022-35679-3.

Underwood, C.J., and Mercier, R. (2022). Engineering Apomixis: Clonal Seeds Approaching the Fields. Annu Rev Plant Biol 73, 201-225. 10.1146/annurev-arplant-102720-013958.

Lian, Q., Solier, V., Walkemeier, B., Durand, S., Huettel, B., Schneeberger, K., and Mercier, R. (2022). The megabase-scale crossover landscape is largely independent of sequence divergence. Nat Commun 13, 3828. 10.1038/s41467-022-31509-8.

Durand, S., Lian, Q., Jing, J., Ernst, M., Grelon, M., Zwicker, D., and Mercier, R. (2022). Joint control of meiotic crossover patterning by the synaptonemal complex and HEI10 dosage. Nat Commun 13, 5999. 10.1038/s41467-022-33472-w.


Capilla-Perez, L., Durand, S., Hurel, A., Lian, Q., Chambon, A., Taochy, C., Solier, V., Grelon, M., and Mercier, R. (2021). The synaptonemal complex imposes crossover interference and heterochiasmy in Arabidopsis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 118, e2023613118e2023613118. 10.1073/pnas.2023613118.


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