Publications of interest

Lu S, Dong L, Fang C, Liu S, Kong L, Cheng Q, Chen L, Su T, Nan H, Zhang D, Zhang L, Wang Z, Yang Y, Yu D, Liu X, Yang Q, Lin X, Tang Y, Zhao X, Yang X, Tian C, Xie Q, Li X, Yuan X, Tian Z, Liu B, Weller JL, Kong F (2020) Stepwise selection on homeologous PRR genes controlling flowering and maturity during soybean domestication. Nature Genetics 50:428-436. doi: 10.1038/s41588-020-0604-7

Hasan ASM, Vander Schoor JK, Hecht V, Weller JL  (2020) The CYCLIN-DEPENDENT KINASE module of the Mediator complex promotes flowering and reproductive development in pea.    Plant Physiology 182:1375-1386. doi:10.1104/pp.19.01173

Smith, S.M. and Weller, JL (2020) Seasonal control of seed germination. New Phytol 225: 1821-1823. doi:10.1111/nph.16254

Ortega R, Hecht V, Freeman JS, Carrasquilla-Garcia N, Rouf MR, Cook D, Penmetsa V, Millan T, Weller JL (2019) Altered expression of an FT cluster underlies a major locus controlling domestication-related changes to chickpea phenology and growth habit. Frontiers in Plant Science 10:824. doi:10.3389/fpls.2019.00824

Weller JL, Vander Schoor JK, Perez-Wright EC, Hecht V, González AM, Fernández-Lozano A, Yuste-Lisbona FJ, Lozano R, Santalla M (2019) Parallel origins of photoperiod adaptation following dual domestications of common bean. Journal of Experimental Botany 70, 1209-1219. doi: 10.1093/jxb/ery455

Fudge JB, Lee RH, Laurie RE, Mysore KS, Wen J, Weller JL, Macknight RC (2018) Medicago truncatula SOC1 genes are up-regulated by environmental cues that promote flowering. Frontiers in Plant Science 9: 496. doi:10.3389/fpls.2018.00496

Ridge S, Deokar A, Lee R, Daba K, Macknight R, Weller JL, Tar'an B (2017) The chickpea Early flowering 1 (Efl1) locus is an ortholog of ELF3. Plant Physiology 175, 802-815. doi: 10.1104/pp.17.00082

Rubenach AJS, Hecht V, Vander Schoor JK, Liew LC, Aubert G, Burstin J, Weller JL (2017). EARLY FLOWERING 3 redundancy fine-tunes photoperiod sensitivity. Plant Physiology 173, 2253-2264. doi: 10.1104/pp.16.01738

Nelson MN, Książkiewicz M, Rychel S, Besharat N, Taylor CM, Wyrwa K, Jost R, Erskine W, Berger JD, Batley J, Weller JL, Naganowska B, Wolko B (2017) The loss of vernalisation requirement in narrow-leafed lupin is associated with a deletion in the promoter and de-repressed expression of an FT homologue. New Phytologist 213, 220-232 doi: 10.1111/nph.14094

Ridge S, Sussmilch FC, Hecht V, Lee R, Vander Schoor JK, Aubert G, Burstin J, Macknight RC, Weller JL (2016) Identification of LATE BLOOMER2 as a CYCLING DOF FACTOR homolog reveals conserved and divergent features of the flowering response to photoperiod in pea. Plant Cell 28, 2545-2559.doi: 10.1105/tpc.15.01011

Weller JL, Ortega R (2015) Genetic control of flowering in legumes. Frontiers in Plant Science 6, 207 doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.00207

Weller JL, Foo E, Hecht V, Reid JB (2015) Ethylene signaling influences light-regulated development in pea Plant Physiol. 169, 115-124. doi:10.1104/pp.15.00164

Sussmilch F, Berbel A, Hecht V, Ferrandiz C, Madueño F, Weller JL (2015) VEGETATIVE2 is an FD ortholog essential for flowering and compound inflorescence formation in pea. Plant Cell 27: 1046-1060 doi:10.1105/tpc.115.136150

Wong CSA, Hecht V, Picard K, Diwadkar P, Laurie RE, Wen J, Mysore K, Macknight RC, Weller JL (2014) Isolation and functional analysis of CONSTANS-LIKE genes suggests that a central role for CONSTANS in flowering time control is not evolutionarily conserved in Medicago truncatula. Frontiers in Plant Science 5, 486. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00486

Hudson CJ, Freeman J, Jones RC, Potts BM, Wong MML, Weller JL, Hecht V, Poethig S, Vaillancourt RE (2014) Genetic regulation of heterochrony in Eucalyptus. Genes, Genomes, Genetics (G3) 4, 1235-1245. doi: 10.1534/g3.114.011916

Liew LC, Hecht V, Sussmilch F, Weller JL (2014) The pea photoperiod response locus STERILE NODES gene is an ortholog of LUX ARRHYTHMO. Plant Physiology 165, 648-657. doi: 10.1104/pp.114.237008

Weller JL, Liew LC, Hecht V, Rajandran V, Laurie RE, Wenden B, Ridge S, Vander Schoor JK, Jaminon O, Blassiau C, Dalmais M, Rameau C, Bendahmane A, Macknight RC, Lejeune-Hénaut I (2012) A conserved molecular basis for photoperiod adaptation in two temperate legumes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 109 (51) 21158-21163. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1207943110

Berbel A, Ferrándiz C, Hecht V, Dalmais M, Lund OS, Sussmilch FC, Taylor SA, Bendahmane A, Ellis THN, Beltrán JP, Weller JL, Madueño F (2012) VEGETATIVE1 is essential for development of the compound inflorescence in pea. Nature Communications 3, 797 doi:10.1038/ncomms1801

Laurie RE, Diwadkar P, Jaudal M, Zhang L, Hecht V, Wen J, Tadege M, Mysore KS, Putterill J, Weller JL, Macknight RC (2011) The Medicago truncatula FLOWERING LOCUS T homologue, MtFTa1, is a key regulator of flowering time. Plant Physiology 156, 2207-2224. doi: 10.1104/pp.111.180182

Hecht V, Laurie RE, Vander Schoor JK, Ridge S, Knowles CL, Liew LC, Sussmilch FC, Murfet IC, Macknight RC, Weller JL (2011) The pea GIGAS gene is a FLOWERING LOCUS T homolog necessary for graft-transmissible specification of flowering but not for responsiveness to photoperiod. Plant Cell 23, 147-161. doi: 10.1105/tpc.110.081042