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[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 revision submitted



[36] ⦿ de Vries J, Ischebeck T. Ties between stress and lipid droplets predate seeds. Trends Plant Sci published online doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2020.07.017

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

[34] ⦿ 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 doi: 10.1111/tpj.14782 (2020)

[33] 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)

[32] 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).

[31] 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)

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


[29] 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)

[28] 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.

[27] 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. preprint on bioRxiv doi: 10.1101/656496 (2019)

[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)