Dukowic-Schulze, S., Liu, C., Chen, C. (2018). Not just gene expression - 3D implications of chromatin modifications during plant sexual reproduction. in “Epigenetic regulation of plant development and stress responses”.  Plant Cell Reports 27: 11-16 doi: 10.1007/s00299-017-2222-0

Penny MA Kianian, Minghui Wang, Kristin Simons, Farhad Ghavami, Yan He, Stefanie Dukowic-Schulze, Anitha Sundararajan, Qi Sun, Jaroslaw Pillardy, Joann Mudge, Changbin Chen, Shahryar F Kianian, Wojciech P Pawlowski (2018). High-resolution crossover mapping reveals similarities and differences of male and female recombination in maize. Nat. Comm. 9 (1), 2370. DOI: https://10.1038/s41467-018-04562-5.

Ron J. Okagaki, Stefaine Dukowic-Schulze, William B. Eggleston, Gary J. Muehlbauer (2018). A critical assessment of 60 years of maize intragenic recombination. Front. Plant Sci. 9, 1560. DOI:


He, Y*., M. Wang*, S. Dukowic-Schulze*, A. Zhou, C-L Tiang, S. Shilo, G. Sidhu, S. Eichten, P. Bradbury, N.M Springer, E.S. Buckler, A.A Levy, Q. Sun, J. Pillardy, P.M.A. Kianian, C. Chen and W.P. Pawlowski. (2017). Genomic features shaping the landscape of meiotic double-strand break hotspots in maize. PNAS  *equal contributors doi: 10.1073/pnas.1713225114

Hussain Shah, S., A. Noureen, F. Deeba, T. Sultana, S. Dukowic-Schulze, C. Chen and S. M. Saqlan Naqvi. (2017). Transgenic analysis reveals 5´abbreviated OsRGLP2 promoter(s) as responsive to abiotic stress. Mol Biotechnol, 59: 459-468  doi: 10.1007/s12033-017-0031-x

 Xu Y, Ma Y, Howard NP, Chen C, Tong CBS, Celio G, DeEll JR, Moran RE. (2017) Microstructure of soft scald in 'Honeycrisp' apples. J Amer Soc Hort Sci 142(6):1-6. doi: 10.21273/JASHS04250-17.


Sundararajan A, Dukowic-Schulze S, Kwicklis, Engstrom K, Garcia N, Oviedo OJ, Ramaraj T, gonzales MD, He Y, Wang M, Sun Q, Pillardy J, Kianian S, Pawlowski WP, Chen C ,  Mudge J (2016). Gene evolutionary trajectories and GC patterns driven by recombination in Zea mays. Front. Plant Sci. Doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01433

Dukowic-Schulze S, Sundararajan A, Ramaraj T, Kianian S, Pawlowski WP, Mudge J, Chen C (2016). Novel meiotic miRNAs and indications for role of phasiRNAs in meiosis. Front. Plant Sci. Doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00762.

Liberatore LK, Dukowic-Schulze S, Miller M, Chen C, Kianian SF (2016). The role of mitochondria in plant development and stress tolerance. Free Radical Biology and Medicine. Doi: 10.1016/j.freeradibiomed.2016.03.033.

Dabney C, Ostergaard J, Watkins E, and Chen C (2016). A novel method to characterize silica bodies in grasses. Plant Methods 12:3. Doi: 10.1186/s13007-016-0108-8

Dukowic-Schulze S, Harris A, Chen C (2016). Immunolocalization on whole anther chromosome spreads for male meiosis. Methods Mol Biol. Plant Cytogenetics. P161-175. Doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-3622-9_13


Li J, Dukowic-Schulze S, Lindquist IE, Farmer AD, Kelly B, Li T, Smith AG, Retzel EF, Mudge J, Chen C (2015). The plant-specific protein FEHLSTART controls male meiotic entry, initializing meiotic synchronization in Arabidopsis. Plant JDoi: 10.1111/tpj.13026.

Xiao Y, Sun Q, Kang X, Chen C, Nin M (2015). SHORT HYPOCOTYL UNDER BLUE1 or HAIKU2 mixexpression alters canola and Arabidopsis seed development. New PhytologistDOI: 10.1111/nph.13632.


Dukowic-Schulze S, Chen C (2014). The meiotic transcriptome architecture of plants. Front. Plant. Sci., 5: 220. Doi:10.3389/fpls.2014.00220.

Dukowic-Schulze S, Sundararajan A, Mudge J, Ramaraj T, Farmer AD, Wang M, Sun Q, Pillardy J, Kianian S, Retzel EF, Pawlowski WP, Chen C (2014). The transcriptome landscape of early maize meiosis. BMC Plant Biol. 14:118. Doi: 10.1186/1471-2229-14-118.

Dukowic-Schulze S, Sundararajan A, Ramaraj T, Mudge J, Chen C (2014). Sequencing-based largescale genomics approaches with small numbers of isolated maize meiocytes. Front. Plant. Sci., 5:57. Doi: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00057.


Dukowic-Schulze S, Harris A, Li J, Sundararajan A, Mudge J, Retzel EF, Pawlowski WP, Chen C (2013). Comparative transcriptomics of early meiosis in Arabidopsis and maize. J Genet. Gen. 41 (3): 139-152. Doi: 10.1016/j.jgg.2013.11.007.

Chen C, Retzel, EF (2013). Analyzing the meiotic transcriptome in Arabidopsis. Methods Mol Biol. 2013; 990: 203-213.


Li J, Farmer AD, Lindquist IE, Dukowic-Schulze S, Mudge J, Li T, Retzel EF, and Chen C (2012). Characterization of a set of novel meiotically-active promoters in Arabidopsis. BMC Plant Biol. 12: 104. Doi: 10.1186/1471-2229-12-104.


Ravi M, Shibata F, Ramahi JS, Nagaki K, Chen C, Murata M, Chan SWL (2011). Meiosis-specific loading of the centromere specific histone CENH3 in Arabidopsis thaliana. PLoS Genet. 7 (6): e 1002121.


Chen C*, Farmer A, Langley RJ, Crow JA, Mudge J, May GD, Huntley J, Smith AG, and Retzel EF* (2010). Meiosis-specific gene discovery in plants: RNA-seq applied to isolated Arabidopsis male meiocytes. BMC Plant Biol. 10:280 (Highly accessed, featured journal article. * correspondence authors).

Peterson R, Slovin J, Chen C (2010). A simplified method for differential staining of aborted and nonaborted pollen grains. Int J Plant Biol.1 (e13), 66-69.

Before 2010

Sun Y, Hord C, Chen C, Ma H (2007). Regulation of Arabidopsis early anther development by putative cell-cell signaling molecules and transcriptional regulators. JIPB. 49 (1), 60-68.

Wijeratne A*, Chen C*, Zhang W*, Timofejeva L, Ma H (2006). The Arabidopsis thaliana PARTING DANCERS gene encoding a novel protein is required for normal meiotic homologous recombination. Mol Biol Cell. 17, 1331-1343. (* These authors contributed equally to this work)

Hord C*, Chen C*, DeYoung B, Clark S, Ma H (2006).The BAM1/BAM2 Receptor-Like Kinases are important regulators of Arabidopsis early anther development. Plant Cell. 18, 1667-1680. (* These authors contributed equally to this work)

Zhang W*, Sun Y*, Timofejeva L, Chen C, Grossniklaus U, Ma H (2006). Regulation of Arabidopsis tapetum development and function by DYSFUNCTIONAL TAPETUM1 (DYT1) encoding a putative bHLH transcription factor. Development. 133, 3085-3095. (* These authors contributed equally to this work)

Su Y, Kwon C, Bezhani S, Huvermann B, Chen C, Peragine A, Kennedy J, Wagner D (2006). The Nterminal ATPase AT-hook-containing region of the Arabidopsis chromatin-remodeling protein SPLAYED is sufficient for biological activity. Plant J. 46, 685-699.

Li C, Liang Y, Chen C, Li J, Xu Y, Xu Z, Ma H, Chong K (2006). Cloning and expression analysis of TSK1, a wheat SKP1 homologue, and functional comparison with Arabidopsis ASK1 in male meiosis and auxin signaling. Funct Plant Biol. 33, 381-390.

Chen C*, Zhang W*, Timofejeva L, Gerardin Y, Ma H (2005). The Arabidopsis ROCK-N-ROLLERS gene encodes a homolog of the yeast ATP-dependent DNA helicase MER3 and is required for normal meiotic crossover formation. Plant J. 43, 321-334. (* These authors contributed equally to this work)

Kwon C, Chen C, Wagner D (2005). WUSCHEL is a primary target for transcriptional regulation by SPLAYED in dynamic control of stem cell fate in Arabidopsis. Genes Dev. 19, 992-1003.

Chen C, Xu Y, Ma H, Chong K (2005). Cell biological characterization of male meiosis and microspore development in rice (Oryza sativa). JIPB. 47, 734-744 (cover).

Wang Z, Liang Y, Li C, Xu Y, Lan L, Zhao D, Chen C, Xu Z, Xue Y*, Chong K* (2005). Microarray analysis of gene expression involved in anther development in rice (Oryza sativa L.) Plant Mol Biol. 58, 721- 737. (* Correspondence authors)

Li W, Chen C, Markmann-Mulisch U, Timofejeva L, Schmelzer E, Ma H*, Reiss B* (2004). The Arabidopsis RAD51 gene is dispensable for vegetative growth but required for meiosis. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 101, 10596-10601. (*Correspondence authors)

Wang Z*, Chen C*, Xu Y, Jiang R, Han Y, Xu Z, Chong K (2004). A practical vector for efficient knockdown of gene expression in rice (Oryza sativa). Plant Mol Biol Rep. 22, 409-417. (* These authors contributed equally to this work).

Wang X, Han Y, Chen C, Chong K, Xu Z (2004). Wheat RAN1 affects microtubules integrity and nucleocytoplasmic transport in fission yeast system. Acta Bot. Sinica. 46, 940-947.

Chen C*, Ni B, Xu S, Ma Q (2003). On morphology and morphogenesis of silica bodies in Bambusa multiplex var. nana. Bull. Bot. Res. 23(4), 424-431. (* Author for correspondence)

Chen C, Marcus A, Li W, Hu Y, Vielle Calzada J, Grossniklaus U, Cyr R, Ma H (2002). The Arabidopsis ATK1 gene is required for spindle morphogenesis in male meiosis. Development. 129, 2401-2409 (cover) 28) Chen C*, Xu Y*, Zeng M, Huang H (2001). Genetic control by Arabidopsis genes LEUNIG and FILAMENTOUS FLOWER in gynoecium. J Plant Res.114,465-469. (* These authors contributed equally to this work)

Chen C, Wang S, Huang H (2000). LEUNIG has multiple functions in gynoecium development in Arabidopsis. Genesis. 26, 42-54.

Chen C, Chen J, Feng Z, Che S (1997). An investigation of the plant resources in Gutianshan National Natural Reserved Area, Zhejiang province. J Shanghai Agri Coll. 4, 322-324. (In Chinese)

Chen C, Ni B, Ma Q, Xu S (1997). A study on morphology and morphogenesis in silica bodies of rice (Oryza sativa). J ECNU. Special Issue on Biological Sciences, 53-60. (In Chinese with English abstract)

Chen C, Feng Z, Chao X, Chen Y (1996). Morphology and classification of silica bodies in the leaf blades of Poaceae. J ECNU. 1, 101-110. (In Chinese with English abstract).

Chen C, Feng Z (1996). A study on pollen morphology of Rumex (Polygonaceae) in China. Bot Res Wuhan. 14, 16-24. (In Chinese with English abstract) 34) Li C, Chen C, Zhang X (1993). Cell research on p