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Target of SPEECHLESS control cell divisionsLau, Davies, Chang, Adrian, Rowe, Ballenger, Bergmann, 2014

Target of SPEECHLESS control cell divisions
Lau, Davies, Chang, Adrian, Rowe, Ballenger, Bergmann, 2014





Timelapse imaging and modeling of stomatal pattern.
Robinson, Barbier de Reuille, Bergmann, Prusinkiewicz and Coen, 2011





Expression patterns of FAMA targets in the stomatal lineage
Hachez, Ohashi-Ito, Dong and Bergmann, 2011











Muroyama A, Gong Y, Bergmann DC.(2020) Opposing, Polarity-Driven Nuclear Migrations Underpin Asymmetric Divisions to Pattern Arabidopsis Stomata.
Curr Biol. 2020 Nov 16;30(22):4549-4552. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2020.09.087. PMID: 33202223
Lee LR, Bergmann DC. (2020) The plant stomatal lineage at a glance. J Cell Sci. 2019 Apr 26;132(8). pii: jcs228551. doi: 10.1242/jcs.228551. PMID: 31028153
McKown KH, Bergmann DC (2020) Stomatal development in the grasses: lessons from models and crops (and crop models). New Phytol. 2020 Jan 27. doi: 10.1111/nph.16450. PMID: 31985072

Mair A, Xu S, Branon TC, Ting AY and DC Bergmann (2019) Proximity labeling of protein complexes and cell type-specific organellar proteomes in Arabidopsis enabled by TurboID BioRxiv 629675


Rowe MH, Dong J, Weimer AK and DC Bergmann (2019) A Plant-Specific Polarity Module Establishes Cell Fate Asymmetry in the Arabidopsis Stomatal Lineage BioRXiv 614636



Clark NM, Buckner E, Fisher AP, Nelson EC, Nguyen TT, Simmons AR, de Luis Balaguer MA, Butler-Smith T, Sheldon PJ, Bergmann DC, Williams CM, Sozzani R. (2019) Stem-cell-ubiquitous genes spatiotemporally coordinate division through regulation of stem-cell-specific gene networks. Nat Commun. 2019 Dec 6;10(1):5574. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-13132-2. PMID: 31811116
LR Lee, DL Wengier, DC Bergmann (2019) Cell-type–specific transcriptome and histone modification dynamics during cellular reprogramming in the Arabidopsis stomatal lineage Proc Natl Acad Sci. 2019 Oct 22;116(43):21914-21924. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1911400116.  PMID:  31594845
Muroyama A, Bergmann D. (2019) Plant Cell Polarity: Creating Diversity from Inside the Box. Annu Rev Cell Dev Biol. 2019 Oct 6;35:309-336. doi: 10.1146/annurev-cellbio-100818-125211.
PMID: 31590583

Mair A, Xu SL, Branon TC, Ting AY, Bergmann DC (2019) Proximity labeling of protein complexes and cell type-specific organellar proteomes in Arabidopsis enabled by TurboID. Elife. 2019 Sep 19;8. pii: e47864. doi: 10.7554/eLife.47864. PMID: 31535972
LR Lee, DC Bergmann (2019) The Plant Stomatal Lineage at a Glance J Cell Sci. 2019 Apr 26;132(8):jcs228551.  doi: 10.1242/jcs.228551.  PMID:  31028153
Simmons AR, Davies KA, Wang W, Liu Z and DC Bergmann (2019) SOL1 and SOL2 regulate fate transition and cell divisions in the Arabidopsis stomatal lineage Development doi: 10.1242/dev.171066 PMID: 30665887


Special Commentary


Bergmann DC. (2018) Taking Development to Three Dimensions. Dev Cell. 2018 Dec 17;47(6):678-679. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2018.11.043. PMID: 30562505


Vatén A, Soyars CL, Tarr PT, Nimchuk ZL, Bergmann DC. (2018) Modulation of Asymmetric Division Diversity through Cytokinin and SPEECHLESS Regulatory Interactions in the Arabidopsis Stomatal Lineage. Dev Cell. pii:S1534-5807(18)30672-5. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2018.08.007. PMID: 30197241


McKown KH, Bergmann DC. (2018) Grass stomata. Curr Biol. 2018 Aug 6;28(15):R814-R816. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.05.074. PMID: 30086309


Abrash E, Anleu Gil MX, Matos JL, Bergmann DC. (2018) Conservation and divergence of YODA MAPKKK function in regulation of grass epidermal patterning. Development. 2018 Jun 26. pii: dev.165860. doi: 10.1242/dev.165860. PMID: 29945871


Wengier DL, Lampard GR, Bergmann DC. (2018) Dissection of MAPK signaling specificity through protein engineering in a developmental context.BMC Plant Biol. 2018 Apr 10;18(1):60. doi: 10.1186/s12870-018-1274-9.  PMID: 29636017


Lau OS, Song Z, Zhou Z, Davies KA, Chang J, Yang X, Wang S, Lucyshyn D, Tay IHZ, Wigge PA, Bergmann DC. (2018) Direct Control of SPEECHLESS by PIF4 in the High-Temperature Response of Stomatal Development. Curr Biol. 2018 Apr 23;28(8):1273-1280.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.02.054. Epub 2018 Apr 5. PMID: 29628371


Weimer AK, Matos JL, Sharma N, Patell F, Murray JAH, Dewitte W4, Bergmann DC. (2018) Lineage and stage-specific expressed CYCD7;1 coordinates the single symmetric division that creates stomatal guard cells. Development. 2018 Feb 21. pii: dev.160671. doi: 10.1242/dev.160671 PMID: 29467245


Dow GJ, Berry JA, Bergmann DC. (2017) Disruption of stomatal lineage signaling or transcriptional regulators has differential effects on mesophyll development, but maintains coordination of gas exchange. New Phytol. 2017 Oct;216(1):69-75. doi: 10.1111/nph.14746. Epub 2017 Aug 21. PMID: 28833173


Raissig MT, Matos JL, Anleu Gil MX, Kornfeld A, Bettadapur A, Abrash E, Allison HR, Badgley G, Vogel JP, Berry JA, Bergmann DC (2017) Mobile MUTE specifies subsidiary cells to build physiologically improved grass stomata. Science. 2017 Mar 17 doi: 10.1126/science.aal3254. PMID: 28302860


Bringmann M, Bergmann DC (2017) Tissue-wide Mechanical Forces Influence the Polarity of Stomatal Stem Cells in Arabidopsis. Curr Biol. 2017 Mar 2 doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.01.059 PMID: 28285992


Chater CC, Caine RS, Tomek M, Wallace S, Kamisugi Y, Cuming AC, Lang D, MacAlister CA, Casson S, Bergmann DC, Decker E, Frank W, Gray JE, Fleming A, Reski R, Beerling DJ (2016) Origin and function of stomata in the moss Physcomitrella patens. Nature Plants. 2016 Nov; 2:16179 doi: 10.1038/nplants.2016.179 PMID: 27892923


Simmons AR, Bergmann DC. (2016) Transcriptional control of cell fate in the stomatal lineage. Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2016 Feb;29:1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.pbi.2015.09.008. Review. PMID: 26550955


Ho CM, Paciorek T, Abrash E, Bergmann DC. (2016) Modulators of Stomatal Lineage Signal Transduction Alter Membrane Contact Sites and Reveal Specialization among ERECTA Kinases. Dev Cell. 2016 Aug 22;38(4):345-57. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2016.07.016 PMID: 27554856


Zhang Y, Bergmann DC, Dong J. (2016) Fine-scale dissection of the subdomains of polarity protein BASL in stomatal asymmetric cell division. J Exp Bot. 2016 Jul 15. doi: 10.1093/jxb/erw274 PMID: 27422992


Raissig MT, Abrash E, Bettadapur A, Vogel JP, Bergmann DC (2016) Grasses use an alternatively wired bHLH transcription factor network to establish stomatal identity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2016 doi: 10.1073/pnas.1606728113 PMID: 27382177
Press Release: Carnegie News


Gu F, Bringmann M, Combs J, Yang J, Bergmann D, Nielsen E (2016) The Arabidopsis CSLD5 functions in cell plate formation in a cell cycle dependent manner. Plant Cell. 2016 Jun 27. pii: tpc.00203.2016. PMID: 27354558


Provart NJ, Alonso J, Assmann SM, Bergmann D, Brady SM, Brkljacic J, Browse J, Chapple C, Colot V, Cutler S, Dangl J, Ehrhardt D, Friesner JD, Frommer WB, Grotewold E, Meyerowitz E, Nemhauser J, Nordborg M, Pikaard C, Shanklin J, Somerville C, Stitt M, Torii KU, Waese J, Wagner D, McCourt P. (2015) 50 years of Arabidopsis research: highlights and future directions. New Phytol. 2015 Oct 14. doi: 10.1111/nph.13687. PMID: 26465351


Lau OS, Bergmann DC (2015) MOBE-ChIP: a large-scale chromatin immunoprecipitation assay for cell type-specific studies. Plant J. 2015 Plant J. 2015 Oct;84(2):443-50. doi: 10.1111/tpj.13010. PMID: 26332947


Adrian J, Chang J, Ballenger CE, Bargmann B, Alassimone J, Davies KA, Lau OS, Matos JL, Hachez C, Lanctot Z, Vatén A, Birnbaum KD, Bergmann DC (2015) Transcriptome dynamics of the stomatal lineage: birth, amplification, and termination of a self-renewing population. Dev Cell. 2015 Apr 6;33(1):107-18. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2015.01.025. PMID: 25850675


Kumari A, Jewaria PK, Bergmann DC, Kakimoto T (2014) Arabidopsis Reduces Growth Under Osmotic Stress by Decreasing SPEECHLESS Protein. Plant Cell Physiol. 2014 Dec;55(12):2037-46. doi: 10.1093/pcp/pcu159. PMID:25381317


Powell, K (2014) Dominique Bergmann: Passionate about plant polarity. Journal of Cell Biology 207(6):680-1 doi: 10.1083/jcb.2076pi PMID: 25533841


Matos JL, Lau OS, Hachez C, Cruz-Ramírez A, Scheres B, Bergmann DC (2014) Irreversible fate commitment in the Arabidopsis stomatal lineage requires a FAMA and RETINOBLASTOMA-RELATED module. Elife. 2014 Oct 10;3. doi: 10.7554/eLife.03271. PMID: 25303364


Davies KA, Bergmann DC (2014) Functional specialization of stomatal bHLHs through modification of DNA-binding and phosphoregulation potential. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Oct 28;111(43):15585-90. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1411766111  PMID: 25304637


Lau OS, Davies KA, Chang J, Adrian J, Rowe MH, Ballenger CE, Bergmann DC (2014) Direct roles of SPEECHLESS in the specification of stomatal self-renewing cells. Science 2014 Sept; DOI: 10.1126/science.1256888 PMID: 25190717


Axelrod JD, Bergmann DC (2014) Coordinating cell polarity: heading in the right direction? Development. 2014 Sept; 141(17):3298-3302. Review. PMID: 25139852


Lampard GR, Wengier DL, Bergmann DC (2014) Manipulation of Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Kinase Signaling in the Arabidopsis Stomatal Lineage Reveals Motifs That Contribute to Protein Localization and Signaling Specificity. Plant Cell 2014 Aug; pii: tpc.114.127415. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25172143


Dow GJ, Bergmann DC (2014) Patterning and processes: how stomatal development defines physiological potential. Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2014 Jul 21;21C:67-74. doi: 10.1016/j.pbi.2014.06.007. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PMID: 25058395


Matos JL, Bergmann DC (2014) Convergence of stem cell behaviors and genetic regulation between animals and plants: insights from the Arabidopsis thaliana stomatal lineage. F1000Prime Rep. 2014 Jul 8;6:53. doi: 10.12703/P6-53. eCollection 2014. Review. PMID: 25184043


Kajala K, Ramakrishna P, Fisher A, Bergmann DC, De Smet I, Sozzani R, Weijers D, Brady SM (2014) Omics and modelling approaches for understanding regulation of asymmetric cell divisions in Arabidopsis and other angiosperm plants. Ann Bot. 2014 Jun;113(7):1083-1105. PMID: 24825294


Dow GJ, Bergmann DC, Berry JA (2013) An integrated model of stomatal development and leaf physiology. New Phytol. doi: 10.1111/nph.12608. PMID: 24251982


Dow GJ, Berry JA, Bergmann DC (2013) The physiological importance of developmental mechanisms that enforce proper stomatal spacing in Arabidopsis thaliana. New Phytol. doi: 10.1111/nph.12586.  PMID: 24206523


Special Commentary by Franks & Casson ‘Connecting stomatal development and physiology’ highlighting Graham’s two papers


Bargmann BO, Vanneste S, Krouk G, Nawy T, Efroni I, Shani E, Choe G, Friml J, Bergmann DC, Estelle M, Birnbaum KD (2013) A map of cell type-specific auxin responses.  Mol Syst Biol. 9:688. doi: 10.1038/msb.2013.40. PMID: 24022006; PMCID: PMC3792342


Bringmann M, Bergmann DC (2013) Stomatal Patterning. Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. DOI:10.1002/9780470015902.a0024691 Link


Wengier DL, Bergmann DC (2013) On Fate and Flexibility in Stomatal Development. Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol.  PMID:23444192



Vatén A, Bergmann DC (2012) Mechanisms of stomatal development: an evolutionary view. Evodevo 3(1):11. PMID: 22691547


Lau OS, Bergmann DC (2012) Stomatal development: a plant’s perspective on cell polarity, cell fate transitions and intercellular communication. Development 139(20):3683-92. PMID: 22991435


Kim TW, Michniewicz M, Bergmann DC, Wang ZY (2012) Brassinosteroid regulates stomatal development by GSK3-mediated inhibition of a MAPK pathway, Nature 482:419-22. PMID: 22307275



Abrash EB†, Davies KA†, Bergmann DC (2011) Generation of signaling specificity by spatially restricted buffering of ligand-receptor interactions, Plant Cell 23(8):2864-79 †equal contribution  PMID: 21862708


Robinson SJ, Barbier de Reuille P, Bergmann DC, Prusinkiewicz P, Coen E (2011) Generation of spatial patterns through cell polarity switching. Science 333(6048):1436-40 PMID: 21903812


MacAlister CA, Bergmann DC (2011) Sequence and function of bHLHs required for stomatal development in Arabidopsis are deeply conserved in land plants. Evolution and Development 13:2, 182–192.PMID: 21410874


Hachez C†, Ohashi-Ito K†, Dong J, Bergmann DC (2011) Differentiation of Arabidopsis guard cells: analysis of the networks incorporating the basic helix-loop helix transcription factor, FAMA. Plant Physiology 155: 1458-1472. PMID: 21245191


Katsir L†, KA Davies†, Bergmann DC, T Laux‡ (2011)  Peptide signaling in plant development, Current Biology,21(9):R356-364 PMID: 21549958


Paciorek T, Bergmann DC (2010) The secret to life is being different: asymmetric divisions in plant development. Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2010 Dec;13(6):661-9. PMID: 20970370


Rowe MH, Bergmann DC (2010) Complex signals for simple cells: the expanding ranks of signals and receptors guiding stomatal development. Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2010 Oct;13(5):548-55. PMID: 20638894


Dong J, Bergmann DC (2010) Stomatal patterning and development. Curr Top Dev Biol. 2010;91:267-97.PMID: 20705185


Metzinger CA, Bergmann DC (2010) Plant asymmetric cell division regulators: pinch-hitting for PARs? F1000 Biology Reports, 2:25. PMID: 20948808


Abrash EB, Bergmann DC (2010) Regional specification of stomatal production by the putative ligand CHALLAH. Development. 2010 Jan 7; 10.1242/dev.040931. PMID: 20056678


Bergmann DC, Fleming AJ (2010) From molecule to model, from environment to evolution: an integrated view of growth and development. Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2010 Jan 2; PMID: 20047852


Lampard GR, Lukowitz W, Ellis BE, Bergmann DC (2009) Novel and expanded roles for MAPK signaling in Arabidopsis stomatal cell fate revealed by cell type-specific manipulations. Plant Cell. 2009 Nov;21(11):3506-17. PMID: 19897669


Dong J, Macalister CA, Bergmann DC (2009) BASL Controls Asymmetric Cell Division in Arabidopsis. Cell. 2009 Jun 26;137(7):1320-30. PMID: 19523675


Liu T, Ohashi-Ito K, Bergmann DC (2009) Orthologs of Arabidopsis thaliana stomatal bHLH genes and regulation of stomatal development in grasses. Development. 2009 Jul;136(13):2265-76. PMID: 19502487


Abrash EB, Bergmann DC (2009) Asymmetric cell divisions: a view from plant development. Dev Cell. 2009 Jun;16(6):783-96. PMID: 19531350


Lampard GR*, Macalister CA*, Bergmann DC (2008) Arabidopsis stomatal initiation is controlled by MAPK-mediated regulation of the bHLH SPEECHLESS. Science. 2008 Nov 14;322(5904):1113-6. Full Text at; PMID: 19008449
*These authors contributed equally to this work


Bender J, Benfey P, Bergmann D, Borevitz J, Coruzzi G, Dangl J, Dean C, Ecker J, Estelle M, Glazebrook J, Grant S, Guerinot ML, Gutierrez R, Long J, Nordborg M, Poethig S, Raikhel N, Schmitt J, Schnittger A, Vidal M (2008) 2020 vision for biology: the role of plants in addressing grand challenges in biology. Mol Plant. 1(4):561-3. PMID: 19825561


Hara K, Kajita R, Torii KU, Bergmann DC, Kakimoto T (2007)The secretory peptide gene EPF1 enforces the stomatal one-cell-spacing rule. Genes Dev. 2007 Jul 15;21(14):1720-5. PMID: 17639078


Ohashi-Ito K, Bergmann DC (2007) Regulation of the Arabidopsis root vascular initial population by LONESOME HIGHWAY. Development. 2007 Aug;134(16):2959-68. PMID: 17626058


Bergmann DC, Sack FD (2007) Stomatal development. Annu Rev Plant Biol. 2007;58:163-81. PMID: 17201685


MacAlister CA, Ohashi-Ito K, Bergmann DC (2007)Transcription factor control of asymmetric cell divisions that establish the stomatal lineage. Nature. 2007 Feb 1;445(7127):537-40. Epub 2006 Dec 20. PMID: 17183265


MacAlister CA and Bergmann DC (2007) Stomatal Patterning. Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. DOI:10.1002/9780470015902.a0020125


2006 and earlier
Ohashi-Ito K, Bergmann DC (2006) Arabidopsis FAMA controls the final proliferation/differentiation switch during stomatal development. Plant Cell. 2006 Oct;18(10):2493-505. PMID: 17088607


Bergmann DC (2006) Stomatal development: from neighborly to global communication. Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2006 Oct;9(5):478-83. Epub 2006 Aug 4. Review. PMID: 16890476


Bergmann DC, Lukowitz W, Somerville CR (2004) Stomatal development and pattern controlled by a MAPKK kinase. Science. 2004 Jun 4;304(5676):1494-7. PMID: 15178800


Bergmann DC (2004) Integrating signals in stomatal development. Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2004 Feb;7(1):26-32. Review. PMID: 14732438





A model for signaling specificity between stomata and internal tissues.
Abrash, Davies and Bergmann, 2011























Polar cortical and nuclear localization of BASL presage asymmetric cell divisions.
Dong, MacAlister and Bergmann, 2009








Expression pattern of OsMUTE in rice seedlings indicates conservation of this bHLH
transcription factor between Arabidopsis and rice.
Liu, Ohashi-Ito and Bergmann, 2009