The Waksman Institute of Microbiology
Department of Plant Biology
Rutgers the State University of New Jersey
Area of expertise: Arabidopsis; plant development; stomatal development; cell polarity; asymmetric cell division; cell fate determination
Editor until: Dec. 31, 2022
Bian, C., Guo, X., Zhang, Y., Wang, L., Xu, T., DeLong, A., and Dong, J. (2020). Protein phosphatase 2A promotes stomatal development by stabilizing SPEECHLESS in Arabidopsis. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 117: 13127–13137.
Xue, X., Bian, C., Guo, X., Di, R., and Dong, J. (2020). The MAPK substrate MASS proteins regulate stomatal development in Arabidopsis. PLoS Genet. 16: e1008706.
Guo, X., and Dong, J. (2019). To divide or differentiate: It is about scaffolding. Trends Plant Sci. 24: 481-484.
Zhang, Y., and Dong, J. (2018). Cell polarity: Compassing cell division and differentiation in plants. Curr. Opin. Plant. Biol. 45: 127–135.
Wang, Y., Xue, X., Zhu, J., and Dong, J. (2016). Demethylation of ERECTA receptor genes by IBM1 histone demethylase affects stomatal development. Development 143: 4452–4461.
Zhang, Y., Guo, X., and Dong, J. (2016). Phosphorylation of the polarity protein BASL differentiates asymmetric cell fate through MAPKs and SPCH. Curr. Biol. 26: 2957–2965.
Shao, W., and Dong, J. (2016). Polarity in plant asymmetric cell division: Division orientation and cell fate differentiation. Dev. Biol. 419: 121–131.
Zhang, Y., Bergmann, D., and Dong, J. (2016). Fine-scale dissection of the subdomains of polarity protein BASL in stomatal asymmetric cell division. J. Exp. Bot. 67: 5093–5103.
Pillitteri, L., Guo, X., and Dong, J. (2016). Asymmetric cell division in plants: Mechanisms of symmetry breaking and cell fate determination. Cell Mol. Life. Sci. 73: 4213–4229.
Zhang, Y., and Dong, J. (2016). Imaging spatial reorganization of a MAPK signaling pathway using the tobacco transient expression system. J. Vis. Exp. 109: e53790.
Zhang, Y., Wang, P., Shao, W., Zhu, J., and Dong, J. (2015). A novel feedback regulation between the polarity protein BASL and a conserved MAPK pathway determines asymmetry in Arabidopsis stomatal divisions. Dev. Cell. 33: 136–149.
Qin, Y., and Dong, J. (2015). Focusing on the focus: What else beyond the master switches for polar cell growth? Mol. Plant 8: 582–594.
Yamamuro, C., Miki, D., Zheng, Z., Ma, J., Wang, J., Yang, Z., Dong, J., and Zhu, J. (2014). Overproduction of stomatal lineage cells in Arabidopsis mutants defective in active DNA demethylation. Nat. Commun. 5: 4062.
Dong, J., MacAlister, C., and Bergmann, D. (2009). BASL controls asymmetric cell division in Arabidopsis. Cell 137: 1320–1330.