Michael Axtell

Professor of Biology

Michael Axtell

Research Summary

Discovery and characterization of plant microRNAs and siRNAs. Functions of microRNAs and siRNAs in the evolution of plant development. Genomics and bioinformatics of microRNAs, siRNAs, and their targets

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Rna Micrornas Small Interfering Rna Microrna Genes Genome Arabidopsis Nucleotides Messenger Rna Loci Tobacco Proteins Arabidopsis Thaliana Pipelines Tospovirus Transcriptome Dna Methylation Oryza Gene Expression Mutants Angiosperms Lycopersicon Esculentum Zea Mays Open Reading Frames Bryopsida

Most Recent Papers

Analysis of RDR1/RDR2/RDR6-independent small RNAs in Arabidopsis thaliana improves MIRNA annotations and reveals unexplained types of short interfering RNA loci

Seth Polydore, Michael Axtell, 2018, Plant Journal on p. 1051-1063

MicroRNAs from the parasitic plant Cuscuta campestris target host messenger RNAs

Saima Shahid, Gunjune Kim, Nathan R. Johnson, Eric Wafula, Feng Wang, Ceyda Coruh, Vivian Bernal-Galeano, Tamia Phifer, Claude Walker Depamphilis, James H. Westwood, Michael Axtell, 2018, Nature on p. 82-85

AGO4 is specifically required for heterochromatic siRNA accumulation at Pol V-dependent loci in Arabidopsis thaliana

Feng Wang, Michael Axtell, 2017, Plant Journal on p. 37-47

Genome-wide analysis of single non-Templated nucleotides in plant endogenous siRNAs and miRNAs

Feng Wang, Nathan R. Johnson, Ceyda Coruh, Michael Axtell, 2016, Nucleic acids research on p. 7395-7405

Improved placement of multi-mapping small RNAs

Nathan R. Johnson, Jonathan M. Yeoh, Ceyda Coruh, Michael Axtell, 2016, G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics on p. 2103-2111

Genome-wide characterization of maize small RNA loci and their regulation in the Required to maintain repression6-1 (Rmr6-1) mutant and long-term abiotic stresses

Alice Lunardon, Cristian Forestan, Silvia Farinati, Michael Axtell, Serena Varotto, 2016, Plant Physiology on p. 1535-1548

Comparison of small RNA profiles in Nicotiana benthamiana and Solanum lycopersicum infected by polygonum ringspot tospovirus reveals host-specific responses to viral infection

Paolo Margaria, Laura Miozzi, Marina Ciuffo, Cristina Rosa, Michael Axtell, Hanu R. Pappu, Massimo Turina, 2016, Virus Research on p. 38-45

Identification of apple miRNAs and their potential role in fire blight resistance

Elżbieta Kaja, Michał W. Szcześniak, Philip J. Jensen, Michael Axtell, Timothy W. McNellis, Izabela Makałowska, 2015, Tree Genetics and Genomes

Small RNA profiles of wild-type and silencing suppressor-deficient tomato spotted wilt virus infected Nicotiana benthamiana

Paolo Margaria, Laura Miozzi, Cristina Rosa, Michael Axtell, Hanu R. Pappu, Massimo Turina, 2015, Virus Research on p. 30-38

More than meets the eye? Factors that affect target selection by plant miRNAs and heterochromatic siRNAs

Feng Wang, Seth Polydore, Michael J. Axtell, 2015, Current Opinion in Plant Biology on p. 118-124

High-Impact Papers

The selaginella genome identifies genetic changes associated with the evolution of vascular plants

Jo Ann Banks, Tomoaki Nishiyama, Mitsuyasu Hasebe, John L. Bowman, Michael Gribskov, Claude Walker Depamphilis, Victor A. Albert, Naoki Aono, Tsuyoshi Aoyama, Barbara A. Ambrose, Neil W. Ashton, Michael Axtell, Elizabeth Barker, Michael S. Barker, Jeffrey L. Bennetzen, Nicholas D. Bonawitz, Clint Chapple, Chaoyang Cheng, Luiz Gustavo Guedes Correa, Michael Dacre, Jeremy DeBarry, Ingo Dreyer, Marek Elias, Eric M. Engstrom, Mark Estelle, Liang Feng, Cédric Finet, Sandra K. Floyd, Wolf B. Frommer, Tomomichi Fujita, Lydia Gramzow, Michael Gutensohn, Jesper Harholt, Mitsuru Hattori, Alexander Heyl, Tadayoshi Hirai, Yuji Hiwatashi, Masaki Ishikawa, Mineko Iwata, Kenneth G. Karol, Barbara Koehler, Uener Kolukisaoglu, Minoru Kubo, Tetsuya Kurata, Sylvie Lalonde, Kejie Li, Ying Li, Amy Litt, Eric Lyons, Gerard Manning, Takeshi Maruyama, Todd P. Michael, Koji Mikami, Saori Miyazaki, Shin Ichi Morinaga, TakashiMurata, Bernd Mueller-Roeber, David R. Nelson, Mari Obara, Yasuko Oguri, Richard G. Olmstead, Naoko Onodera, Bent Larsen Petersen, Birgit Pils, Michael Prigge, Stefan A. Rensing, Diego Mauricio Riaño-Pachón, Alison W. Roberts, Yoshikatsu Sato, Henrik Vibe Scheller, Burkhard Schulz, Christian Schulz, Eugene V. Shakirov, Nakako Shibagaki, Naoki Shinohara, Dorothy E. Shippen, Iben Sørensen, Ryo Sotooka, Nagisa Sugimoto, Mamoru Sugita, Naomi Sumikawa, Milos Tanurdzic, Günter Theißen, Peter Ulvskov, Sachiko Wakazuki, Jing Ke Weng, William W.G.T. Willats, Daniel Wipf, Paul G. Wolf, Lixing Yang, Andreas D. Zimmer, Qihui Zhu, Therese Mitros, Uffe Hellsten, Dominique Loqué, Robert Otillar, Asaf Salamov, Jeremy Schmutz, Harris Shapiro, Erika Lindquist, Susan Lucas, Daniel Rokhsar, Igor V. Grigoriev, 2011, Science on p. 960-963

The genome of Theobroma cacao

Xavier Argout, Jerome Salse, Jean Marc Aury, Mark Guiltinan, Gaetan Droc, Jerome Gouzy, Mathilde Allegre, Cristian Chaparro, Thierry Legavre, Siela Maximova, Michael Abrouk, Florent Murat, Olivier Fouet, Julie Poulain, Manuel Ruiz, Yolande Roguet, Maguy Rodier-Goud, Jose Fernandes Barbosa-Neto, Francois Sabot, Dave Kudrna, Jetty Siva S. Ammiraju, Stephan C. Schuster, John Edward Carlson, Erika Sallet, Thomas Schiex, Anne Dievart, Melissa Kramer, Laura Gelley, Zi Shi, Aurélie Bérard, Christopher Viot, Michel Boccara, Ange Marie Risterucci, Valentin Guignon, Xavier Sabau, Michael Axtell, Zhaorong Ma, Yufan Zhang, Spencer Brown, Mickael Bourge, Wolfgang Golser, Xiang Song, Didier Clement, Ronan Rivallan, Mathias Tahi, Joseph Moroh Akaza, Bertrand Pitollat, Karina Gramacho, Anglique D'Hont, Dominique Brunel, Diogenes Infante, Ismael Kebe, Pierre Costet, Rod Wing, W. Richard McCombie, Emmanuel Guiderdoni, Francis Quetier, Olivier Panaud, Patrick Wincker, Stephanie Bocs, Claire Lanaud, 2011, Nature Genetics on p. 101-108

The Amborella genome and the evolution of flowering plants

Claude Walker Depamphilis, Jeffrey D. Palmer, Steve Rounsley, David Sankoff, Stephan C. Schuster, Jetty S.S. Ammiraju, W. Bradley Barbazuk, Srikar Chamala, Andre S. Chanderbali, Ronald Determann, Hong Ma, Paula Ralph, Jason Talag, Lynn Tomsho, Brandon Walts, Stefan Wanke, Rod A. Wing, Tien Hao Chang, Tianying Lan, Douglas E. Soltis, Siwaret Arikit, Michael Axtell, Saravanaraj Ayyampalayam, James M. Burnette, Emanuele De Paoli, Nina P. Farrell, Alex Harkess, Yuannian Jiao, James Leebens-Mack, Kun Liu, Wenbin Mei, Blake C. Meyers, Saima Shahid, Eric Wafula, Susan R. Wessler, Jixian Zhai, Xiaoyu Zhang, Victor A. Albert, Lorenzo Carretero-Paulet, Eric Lyons, Haibao Tang, Chunfang Zheng, Naomi S. Altman, Feng Chen, Jian Qun Chen, Vincent Chiang, Joshua P. Der, Bruno Fogliani, Chunce Guo, Jesper Harholt, Claudette Job, Dominique Job, Sangtae Kim, Hongzhi Kong, Guanglin Li, N. Li, Jie Liu, Jongsun Park, Xinshuai Qi, Loïc Rajjou, Valérie Burtet-Sarramegna, Ron Sederoff, Ying Hsuan Sun, Peter Ulvskov, Matthieu Villegente, Jia Yu Xue, Ting Feng Yeh, Xianxian Yu, Juan J. Acosta, Riva A. Bruenn, Alexandre De Kochko, Luis R. Herrera-Estrella, Enrique Ibarra-Laclette, Matias Kirst, Solon P. Pissis, Valérie Poncet, Pamela S. Soltis, 2013, Science

CleaveLand

Charles Addo-Quaye, Webb Miller, Michael Axtell, 2009, Bioinformatics on p. 130-131

Transcriptome-wide identification of microRNA targets in rice

Yong Fang Li, Yun Zheng, Charles Addo-Quaye, Li Zhang, Ajay Saini, Guru Jagadeeswaran, Michael Axtell, Weixiong Zhang, Ramanjulu Sunkar, 2010, Plant Journal on p. 742-759

Arabidopsis lyrata small RNAs

Zhaorong Ma, Ceyda Coruh, Michael Axtell, 2010, Plant Cell on p. 1090-1103

RNA Secondary Structural Determinants of miRNA Precursor Processing in Arabidopsis

Liang Song, Michael Axtell, Nina V. Fedoroff, 2010, Current Biology on p. 37-41

Sliced microRNA targets and precise loop-first processing of MIR319 hairpins revealed by analysis of the Physcomitrella patens degradome

Charles Addo-Quaye, Jo Ann Snyder, Yong Bum Park, Yong Fang Li, Ramanjulu Sunkar, Michael Axtell, 2009, RNA on p. 2112-2121

ShortStack

Michael Axtell, 2013, RNA on p. 740-751

Analysis of complementarity requirements for plant MicroRNA targeting using a Nicotiana benthamiana quantitative transient assay

Qikun Liu, Feng Wang, Michael Axtell, 2014, Plant Cell on p. 741-753