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[60] McCourt R, Lewis LA, Strother PK, Delwiche CF, Wickett NJ, de Vries J, Bowman J. Green land: multiple perspectives on green algal evolution and the earliest land plants. Invited article Am J Bot accepted in principle

[59] Irisarri I, Lorente-Martínez H, Strassert JFH, Agorreta A, Zardoya R, San Mauro D, ⦿ de Vries J. Early diversification of membrane intrinsic proteins (MIP) in eukaryotes. revision in preparation

[58] Dadras A, Rieseberg TP, Zegers JMS, Fürst-Jansen JMR, Irisarri I, ⦿ de Vries J, de Vries S. Accessible versatility underpins the deep evolution of plant specialized metabolism. Invited article Phytochem Rev minor revisions

[57] Pri-Tal O, Zimran G, Yufei S, Fürst-Jansen JMR, Michaeli D, Wijerathna-Yapa A, Merilo E, Yarmolinsy D, Efroni I, de Vries J, Kollist H, Mosquna A. Regulation of transpiration hinges on spatial differences in abscisic acid perception. under consideration

Available as preprint

[56] Feng X, Zheng J, Irisarri I, [45 co-authors] ⦿ de Vries J*, Yin Y*. Chromosome-level genomes of multicellular algal sisters to land plants illuminate signaling network evolution. Preprint available on bioRxiv

[55] Mueller K-K, Pfeifer L, Schuldt L, Szövényi P, de Vries S, de Vries J, Johnson KL, Classen B. Fern cell walls and the evolution of arabinogalactan-proteins in streptophytes. Preprint available on bioRxiv under review 

[54] Dadras A, Fürst-Jansen JMR, Darienko T, Krone D, Scholz P, Rieseberg TP, Irisarri I, Steinkamp R, Hansen M, Buschmann H, Valerius O, Braus GH, Hoecker U, Mutwil M, Ischebeck T, de Vries S, Lorenz M, ⦿ de Vries J. Environmental gradients reveal stress hubs predating plant terrestrialization. Preprint available on bioRxiv

[53] de Vries S, Herrfurth C, Li F-W, Feussner I, ⦿ de Vries J. An ancient route towards salicylic acid and its implications for the perpetual TrichormusAzolla symbiosis. Preprint available on bioRxiv



[52] Theissinger K, Fernandes C, Formenti G, Bista I, Berg PR, Bleidorn C, Bombarely A, Crottini A, Gallo GR, Godoy JA, Jentoft S, Malukiewicz J, Mouton A, Oomen RA, Paez S, Palsbøll PJ, Pampoulie C, Ruiz-Lopez MJ, Secomandi S, Svardal H, Theofanopoulou C, de Vries J, Waldvogel A-M, Zhang G, Jarvis ED, Bálint M, Ciofi C, Waterhouse RM, Mazzoni CJ, Höglund J, The European Reference Genome Atlas Consortium. How genomics can help biodiversity conservation. Trends Genet online ahead of print

[51] Rieseberg TP, Dadras A, Fürst-Jansen JMR, Dhabalia Ashok A, Darienko T, de Vries S, Irisarri I, ⦿ de Vries J. Crossroads in the evolution of plant specialized metabolism. invited review Sem Cell Dev Biol, 134:37-58 (2023)


[50] Niemeyer PW, Irisarri I, Scholz P, Schmitt K, Valerius O, Braus GH, Sharma S, Carlsson AS, de Vries J, Hofvander P, Ischebeck T. A seed-like proteome in oil rich tubers. Plant J 112: 518-534 (2022)

[49] Hess S, Williams SK, Busch A, Irisarri I, Delwiche CF, de Vries S, Darienko T, Roger AJ, Archibald JM, Buschmann H, von Schwartzenberg K, ⦿ de Vries J. A phylogenomically informed five-order system for the closest relatives of land plants. Curr Biol 32: 4473-4482 (2022) 

[48] Irisarri I, ⦿ de Vries J. Punctuated ancestral gene gains in streptophyte evolution. Mol Plant 15:799-801 (2022)

[47] de Vries S, ⦿ de Vries J. Evolutionary genomic insights into cyanobacterial symbioses in plants. invited review Quant Plant Biol 3:e16, 1–13 (2022)

[46] Pucker B, Irisarri I, de Vries J, Xu B. Plant genome sequence assembly 3.0: progress, challenges, and future directions. invited review Quant Plant Biol 3:e5 (2022)

[45] von Pappenheim F, Wensien M, Ye J, Uranga J, Irisarri I, de Vries J, Funk L-M, Mata R, Tittmann K. Widespread occurrence of covalent lysine–cysteine redox switches in proteins. Nat Chem Biol (2022) 18: 368–375 (2022)

[44] Formenti G, Theissinger K, Fernandes C, Bista I, Bombarely A, Bleidorn C, Ciofi C, Crottini A, Godoy JA, Höglund J, Malukiewicz J, Mouton A, Oomen RA, Paez S, Palsbøll PJ, Pampoulie C, Ruiz-Lopez MJ, Svardal H, Theofanopoulou C, de Vries J, Waldvogel A-M, Zhang G, Mazzoni CJ, Jarvis ED, Bálint M, The European Reference Genome Atlas Consortium. The era of reference genomes in conservation genomics. Trends Ecol Evol 37:197-202 (2022)


[43] Fürst-Jansen JMR, de Vries S, Lorenz M, von Schwartzenberg K, Archibald JM, ⦿ de Vries J. Submergence of the filamentous Zygnematophyceae Mougeotia induces differential gene expression patterns associated with core metabolism and photosynthesis. Protoplasma doi: 10.1007/s00709-021-01730-1 (2021)

[42] Irisarri I, Darienko T, Pröschold T, Fürst-Jansen JMR, Jamy M, ⦿ de Vries J. Unexpected cryptic species among streptophyte algae most distant to land plants. Proc R Soc B 288:20212168. (2021) | cover contribution

[41] Wickell D, Kuo L-Y, Yang H-P, Dhabalia Ashok A, Irisarri I, Dadras A, de Vries S, de Vries J, Huang Y-M, Li Z, Barker M, Hartwick N, Michael T, Li F-W. Underwater CAM photosynthesis elucidated by Isoetes genome. Nat Commun 12:6348. (2021)

[40] Völkner C, Holzer LJ, Day PM, Dhabalia Ashok A, de Vries J, Bölter B, Kunz H-H. Two plastid POLLUX ion channel-like proteins are required for stress-triggered stromal Ca2+ release. Plant Physiol 187:2110-2125. (2021)

[39] de Vries S, Fürst-Jansen JMR, Irisarri I, Dhabalia Ashok A, Ischebeck T, Feussner K, Abreu IN, Petersen M, Feussner I, ⦿ de Vries J. The evolution of the phenylpropanoid pathway entailed pronounced radiation and divergence of enzyme families. Plant J 107:975-1002 (2021) | Research Highlight | Cover contribution 

[38] Pyc M, Gidda S, Seay D, Esnay N, Kretzschmar F, Cai Y, Doner N, Greer M, Hull J, Coulon D, Bréhélin C, Yurchenko O, de Vries J, Valerius O, Braus G, Ischebeck T, Chapman K, Dyer J, Mullen R. LDIP cooperates with SEIPIN and LDAP to facilitate lipid droplet biogenesis in plants. Plant Cell 33:3076-3103 (2021)

[37] Resemann H, Herrfurth C, Feussner K, Hornung E, Ostendorf A, Gömann J, Mittag J, van Gessel N, de Vries J, Ludwig-Müller J, Markham J, Reski R, Feussner I. Convergence of sphingolipid desaturation across over 500 million years of plant evolution. Nat Plants 7: 219-232 (2021)


[36] de Vries S, de Vries J, Archibald JM, Slamovits CH. Comparative analyses of saprotrophy in Salisapilia sapeloensis and diverse plant pathogenic oomycetes reveal lifestyle-specific gene expression. FEMS Microbiol Ecol in press doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiaa184 | preprint on bioRxiv doi: 10.1101/656496 (2019)

[35] ⦿ de Vries J, Ischebeck T. Ties between stress and lipid droplets predate seeds. Trends Plant Sci 12: 1203-1214. (2020)

[34] de Vries S, ⦿ de Vries J. A global evolutionary analysis of Carbohydrate-Esterase family 1 and 10 in oomycetes. Front Genet 11:756

[33] ⦿ de Vries J*, de Vries S*, Curtis BA, Zhou H, Penny S, Feussner K, Pinto DM, Steinert M, Cohen A, von Schwartzenberg K, Archibald JM. Heat stress response in the closest algal relatives of land plants reveals conserved stress signalling circuits. Plant J 103:1025-1048 (2020)

[32] de Vries S, ⦿ de Vries J. Plant genome evolution: meat lovers expanded gene families for carnivory and dropped the rest. Curr Biol 30: R700-R702 (2020)

[31] Li F-W, Nishiyama T, Frangedakis E, Keller J, Li Z, Pozo N, Waller M, Barker M, Bennett T, Chen S, Cuming A, de Vries J, [21 co-authors] Szövényi P. Anthoceros genomes illuminate the origin of land plants and the unique biology of hornworts. Nat Plants 6:259–272 (2020).

[30] Fürst-Jansen JMR, de Vries S, ⦿ de Vries J. Evo-physio: on stress responses and the earliest land plants. J Exp Bot 71:3254-3269 (2020)

[29] ⦿ de Vries J, Rensing SA. Gene gains paved the path to land. Nat Plants 6:7-8 (2020).


[28] Sun Y, Harpazi B, Wijerathna-Yapa A, Merilo E, de Vries J, Michaeli D, Gal M, Cuming A, Kollist H, Mosquna A. A ligand-independent origin of abscisic acid perception. PNAS 116:24892-24899 (2019). | press coverage (multiple, including and local newspapers)

[27] Delaux P-M, Hetherington AJ, Coudert Y, Delwiche C, Dolan L, Dunand C, Gould S, Kenrick P, Li F-W, Philippe H, Rensing SA, Rich M, Strullu-Derrien C, de Vries JReconstructing trait evolution in plant evo–devo studies. Curr Biol 29: R1105–R1121.

[26] de Vries S, de Vries J, Rose LE. The elaboration of miRNA regulation and gene regulatory networks in plant-microbe interactions. Genes 10: 340. invited contribution (2019)


[25] Nishiyama T, Sakayama H, de Vries J, Saint-Marcoux D, Ullrich KK, Haas FB, Vanderstraeten L, Becker D, Lang D, Vosolsobě S, Rombauts S, Wilhelmsson PKI, Janitza P, Kern R, Heyl A, Rümpler F, Calderón Villalobos LIA, Clay JM, Skokan R, Toyoda A, Suzuki Y, Kagoshima H, Schijlen E, Tajeshwar N, Catarino B, Hetherington AJ, Saltykova A, Bonnot C, Breuninger H, Symeonidi A, Radhakrishnan GV, an Nieuwerburgh F, Deforce D, Chang C, Karol KG, Hedrich R, Ulvskov P, Glöckner G, Delwiche CF, Petrášek J, Van de Peer Y, Friml J, Beilby M, Dolan L, Kohara Y, Sugano S, Fujiyama A, Delaux P-M, Quint M, Theißen G, Hagemann M, Harholt J, Dunand C, Zachgo S, Langdale J, Buschmann H, Maumus F, Van Der Straeten D, Gould S, Rensing SA. The Chara genome: secondary complexity and implications for plant terrestrialization. Cell 174: 448-464 (2018) | cover contribution press coverage preview “An algal greening of land” 

[24] de Vries S*, de Vries J*, von Dahlen JK, Gould SB, Archibald JM, Rose LE, Slamovits CH. On plant defense signaling networks and early land plant evolution. Commun Integr Biol 11:  e1486168. (2018)

[23] Li F-W, Brouwer P, Carretero-Paulet L, Cheng S, de Vries J, Delaux P-M, Eily A, Koppers N, Li-Yaung K, Li Z, Simenc M, Small I, Wafula E, Angarita S, Barker M, Braeutigam A, dePamphilis C, Gould S, Hosmani P, Huang Y-M, Huettel B, Kato Y, Liu X, Maere S, McDowell R, Mueller L, Nierop K, Rensing S, Robison T, Rothfels C, Sigel E, Song Y, Timilsina P, van de Peer Y, Wang H, Wilhelmsson P, Wolf P, Xu X, Der J, Schluepmann H, Wong G, Pryer K. Fern genomes elucidate land plant evolution and cyanobacterial symbioses. Nat Plants 4: 460–472 (2018) | cover contribution | press coverage ( | EurekAlert | Discover Magazine | Long Room | Cosmos Magazine | )

[22] ⦿ de Vries J*, Curtis BA, Gould SB, Archibald JM: Embryophyte stress signaling evolved in the algal progenitors of land plants. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 115: E3471-E3480 (2018) | cover contribution | press coverage (The Chronicle Herald)

[21] ⦿ de Vries J, Archibald JM. Plastid genomes. Curr Biol 28: R336–R337. (2018)

[20] Ramachandran P, Wang G, Augstein F, de Vries J, Carlsbecker A: Continuous root xylem formation and vascular acclimation to water deficit involves endodermal ABA signalling via miR165. Development 145: dev159202. (2018)

[19] de Vries S*, de Vries J*, Teschke H, von Dahlen JK, Rose LE, Gould SB: Jasmonic and salicylic acid response in the fern Azolla filiculoides and its cyanobiont. Plant Cell Environ 41: 2530-2548. (2018)

[18] ⦿ de Vries J, Archibald JM: Plant evolution: landmarks on the path to terrestrial life. New Phytol 217:1428–1434. (2018)

[17] de Vries J, Gould SB: The monoplastidic bottleneck in algae and plant evolution. J Cell Sci 131:jcs203414. (2018)


[16] Rauch C, Christa G, de Vries J, Woehle C, Gould SB: Mitochondrial genome assemblies of Elysia timida and Elysia cornigera and the response of mitochondrion-associated metabolism during starvation. Genome Biol Evol 9: 1873–1879. (2017)

[15] Handrich M, de Vries J, Gould SB, Serôdio J, Christa G: Ulvophyceaen photophysiology and research opportunities. Perspect Phycol 4: 83-92. (2017) | cover contribution

[14] ⦿ de Vries J*, de Vries S*, Slamovits CH, Rose LE, Archibald JM: How embryophytic is the biosynthesis of phenylpropanoids and their derivatives in streptophyte algae? Plant Cell Physiol 58: 934-945. (2017) | Editor’s choice | cover contribution

[13] Junker C, de Vries J, Eickhorst C, Schulz B: Each isolate of Hymenoscyphus fraxineus is an individualist as shown by exoenzyme and growth rate profiles. Balt For 23: 25-40. (2017)

[12] ⦿ de Vries J, Archibald JM, Gould SB: The carboxy terminus of YCF1 contains a motif conserved throughout >500 million years of streptophyte evolution. Genome Biol Evol 9: 473-479. (2017)

[11] de Vries J, Archibald JM: Endosymbiosis: did plastids evolve from a freshwater cyanobacterium. Curr Biol 27: R103-R105. (2017)

[10] Christa G, Cruz S, Jahns P, de Vries J, Cartaxana P, Esteves AC, Serôdio J, Gould SB: Photoprotection in a monophyletic branch of chlorophyte algae is independent of energy-dependent quenching (qE). New Phytol 214:1132-1144. (2017)


[9] de Vries J, Stanton A, Archibald JM, Gould SB: Streptophyte terrestrialization in light of plastid evolution. Trends Plant Sci 21: 467-476. (2016) | cover contribution

[8] ⦿ de Vries J*, Fischer AM*, Roettger M, Rommel S, Schluepmann H, Bräutigam A, Carlsbecker A, Gould SB: Cytokinin-induced promotion of root meristem size in the fern Azolla supports a shoot-like origin of euphyllophyte roots. New Phytol 209:705-720. (2016)


[7] Rauch C, de Vries J, Rommel S, Rose LE, Woehle C, Christa G, Laetz EM, Wägele H, Tielens AGM, Nickelsen J, Schumann T, Jahns P, Gould SB. Why it is time to look beyond algal genes in photosynthetic slugs. Genome Biol Evol 7:2602-2607. (2015)

[6] de Vries J, Sousa FL, Bölter B, Soll J, Gould SB: YCF1: a green TIC? Plant Cell 27: 1827–1833. (2015)

[5] de Vries J, Woehle C, Christa G, Wägele H, Tielens AGM, Jahns P, Gould SB: Comparison of sister species identifies factors underpinning plastid compatibility in green sea slugs. Proc R Soc B 282:20142519. (2015) | cover contribution | press coverage (Spektrum) | Editor’s choice: Plastid thieves escape starvation. Science 347: 733


[4] de Vries J, Rauch C, Christa G, Gould SB: A sea slug’s guide to plastid symbiosis. Acta Soc Bot Pol 83:415-421. (2014) | cover contribution

[3] de Vries J, Christa G, Gould SB: Plastid survival in the cytosol of animal cells. Trends Plant Sci 19:347-350. (2014) | cover contribution

[2] Christa G, de Vries J, Jahns P, Gould SB: Switching off photosynthesis: the dark side of sacoglossan slugs. Commun Integr Biol 7:e28029. (2014)


[1] de Vries J*, Habicht J*, Woehle C, Huang C, Christa G, Wägele H, Nickelsen J, Martin WF, Gould SB: Is ftsH the key to plastid longevity in sacoglossan slugs? Genome Biol Evol 5:2540-2548. (2013) | F1000 recommendation

Peer Reviewed Book Chapters

[B2] ⦿ de Vries S, de Vries J: Azolla – a model system for symbiotic nitrogen fixation and evolutionary developmental biology. In: Current Advances in Fern Research, ed: Elena Mª Fernández González, Springer: New York (2018)

[B1] ⦿ de Vries J, Archibald JM: Plastid autonomy versus nuclear control over plastid function. In: Advances in Botanical Research Volume 85 –Plastid Genome Evolution, eds: Shu-Miaw Chaw and Robert Jansen, Elsevier, Academic Press: New York (2018)