Popular Science and Commentaries

Questions and Answers on being a scientist with Enrico Coen

Current Biology 33, R1037, October 23, 2023

Inside Utricularia gibba trap

Engaging new audiences with imaging and microscopy

Development (2021) 148, dev199942

Storytelling arms race

Storytelling Arms Race: origin of human intelligence and the scientific mind

Heredity (2019) 123: 79–80

Evolution or Revolution

Evolution or Revolution: Changing the way science is published and communicated

Baum and Coen, PLoS Biology (2019) 17 (6): e3000272

Selected Research Publications

Leaf with polarity patterns

Localization of stomatal lineage proteins reveals contrasting planar polarity patterns in cotyledons

Fozard et al (2022) Current Biology, October 17

Science cover

Evolution of the grass leaf by primordium extension and petiole-lamina remodelling

Richardson et al (2021) Science. 374, 1377-1381

DOI: 10.1126/science.abf9407

Cell polarity in BY2

Intrinsic cell polarity coupled to growth axis formation in tobacco BY-2 cells

Chan et al (2020) Current Biology. 30, 4999-5006

Microtubule guidance diagram

Interaction between autonomous and microtubule guidance systems controls cellulose synthase trajectories

Chan & Coen (2020) Current Biology. 30: 941-947

Science cover

Evolution of carnivorous traps from planar leaves through simple shifts in gene expression

Whitewoods, Goncalves, Cheng et al (2020) Science. 367: 91-96

DOI: 10.1126/science.aay5433

Utricularia gibba trap models

Shaping of a three-dimensional carnivorous trap through modulation of a planar growth mechanism

Lee, Bushell, Koide et al (2019) PLoS Biol. 17 (10): e300042

volumetric shape model

Volumetric finite-element modelling of biological growth

Kennaway and Coen (2019) Open Biol. 9: 190057

Leaf growth model

Spatiotemporal coordination of cell division and growth during organ morphogenesis

Antirrhinum flowers and bee

Selection and gene flow shape genomic islands that control floral guides

Travares et al (2018) PNAS 115 (43) 11006-11011


Leaf cell polarity

Ectopic BASL reveals tissue cell polarity throughout leaf development in Arabidopsis thaliana

Mansfield et al (2018) Current Biology 28, 2638-2646


Antirrhinum flowers

Evolution of flower color pattern through selection on regulatory small RNAs

Bradley et al (2017) Science 358, 925-928


Antirrhinum flower

Formation and shaping of the Antirrhinum flower through modulation of the CUP boundary gene

Rebocho et al (2017) Current Biology 27, 2610-2622


Journal of Experimental Botany cover

Macro optical projection tomography for large scale 3D imaging of plant structures and gene activity

Lee et al. (2017) Journal of Experimental Botany Vol. 68 No. 3 pp.527-538

Antirrhinum flower model

Generation of shape complexity through tissue conflict resolution

Rebocho et al. eLife 2017; 6:e20156

knox gene mutant

Ectopic KNOX expression affects plant development by altering tissue cell polarity and identity

Richardson et al. (2016) Plant Cell 28: 2079-2096

Bull cartoon

Resolving conflicts: modelling genetic control of plant morphogenesis

Coen and Rebocho (2016) Developmental Cell 38, 579-583

Fruit shape development

Fruit shape diversity in the Brassicaceae is generated by varying patterns of anisotropy

Eldridge et al. Development (2016) 143, 3394-3406

Cell polarity convergences

Formation of polarity convergences underlying shoot outgrowths

Abley et al.  eLife 2016; 5: e18165

Petal growth model

JAGGED controls Arabidopsis petal growth by shape and interacting with a divergent polarity field

Sauret-Gueto et al. April 30, 2013

Tissue cell polarity in a leaf

An intracellular positioning-based framework for tissue cell polarity in plants and animals

Abley et al. (2013) Development 140 (10): 2061-2074

Leaf growth and polarity model

Generation of leaf shape through early patterns of growth and tissue polarity

Kuchen, Fox et al. (2012) Science, Vol 335, 1092-1096

Antirrhinum flowers

Quantitative control of organ shape by combinatorial gene activity

Cui et al. (2010) PLoS Biology, November 9

Antirrhinum flowers

Cryptic variation between species and the basis of hybrid performance

Rosas et al. (2010) PLoS Biology, July 20

Senecio flower

Regulatory genes control a key morphological and ecological trait transferred between species

Kim et al. (2008) Science, 14 Nov, Vol 322, Issue 5904, 1116-1119

Plant Cell cover

Visualizing plant development and gene expression in three dimensions using Optical Projection Tomography

Lee et al. (2006) Plant Cell, Sep; 18(9):2145-2156

Science cover

Evolution and development of inflorescence architecture

Prusinkiewicz et al. (2007) 8 Jun, Vol 316, Issue 5830, 1452-1456


Antirrhinum flowers and bee

Evolutionary paths underlying flower color variation in Antirrhinum

Whibley et al. (2006) 18 Aug, Vol 313, Issue 5789, 963-966

Allometry space chart

Evolution through genetically controlled allometry space

Langlade et al. (2005) PNAS, 102 (29) 10221-10226

Antirrhinum flowers

Floral asymmetry involves an interplay between TCP and MYB transcription factors in Antirrhinum

Corley et al. (2005) PNAS, March 24, 102 (14) 5068-5073

Antirrhinum developmental series

A temporal and morphological framework for flower development in Antirrhinum majus

Vincent and Coen (2004) Canadian Journal of Botany. Volume 82, Number 5

Antirrhinum mutant flowers

Control of inflorescence architecture in Antirrhinum

Bradley et al. (1996) Nature, 379, 791-797