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*Hagihara, S., Yamada, R., Itami, K., *Torii, K.U. (2019) Dissecting plant hormone signaling with synthetic molecules: perspective from the chemists. Curr Opin Plant Biol doi:10.1016/j.pbi.2018.09.002 [PubMed Abstract]

Perraki, A., DeFalco, T., Derbyshire, P., Avila, J., Sere, D., Sklenar, J., Qi, X., Stransfeld, L, Schwessigner, B., Kadota, Y., Macho, A.P., Jiang, S., Coudo, D., Torii, K.U., Menke, F.L.H., and *Zipfel, C. (2018) Phosphocode-dependent functional dichotomy of a receptor in plant signaling. Nature 561: 248-252 [PubMed Abstract]

*Torii, K.U., Hagihara, S., Uchida, N., and Takahashi, K. (2018) Harnessing synthetic chemistry to probe and hijack auxin signaling. New Phytologist 220: 417-424 [PubMed Abstract]

Yamada, R., Murai, K., Uchida, N., Iwasaki, R., Tada, Y., Kinoshita, T., Itami, K., *Torii, K.U., and *Hagihara, S. (2018) A super strong engineered auxin-TIR1 pair. Plant Cell Physiol 59: 1538-1544 [PubMed Abstract] ~Cover of the issue

*Kinoshita, T., *McCourt, P., Asami, T.,* Torii, K.U.(2018) Plant Chemical Biology Plant Cell Physiol 59: 1483-1486 (Editorial) [PubMed Abstract]

Dev Cell

Fendrych, M., Akhmanova, M., Merrin, J., Glanc, M., Hagihara, S., Takahashi, K., Uchida, N.,Torii, K.U. and *Friml. J. (2018) Rapid root growth brake by TIR1 auxin signaling. Nature Plants 4: 453-459 [PubMed Abstract]

Han S.K., Qi, X., Sugihara, K., Dang, J.H., Endo, T.A., Miller, K.L., Kim, E.D., Miura, T., *Torii, K.U. (2018) MUTE Directly Orchestrates Cell-State Switch and the Single Symmetric Division to Create Stomata. Developmental Cell 45: 303-315 [PubMed Abstract] ~Cover of the issue F1000 Recommended

Dev Cell

Uchida, N., Takahashi, K., Iwasaki, R., Yoshimura, M., Endo, T.A., Kimura, S., Zhang, H., Nomoto, M., Tada, Y., Kinoshita, T., Itami, K., *Hagihara, S., and *Torii, K.U. (2018) Chemical hijacking of auxin signaling with an engineered auxin-TIR1 pair. Nature Chem Biol 14: 299-305 [PubMed Abstract] F1000 Exceptional

Qi, X., and *Torii, K.U. (2018) Hormonal and environmental signals guiding stomatal development. BMC Biology 16: e21 [PubMed Abstract]

Kimura, Y., Takasa, M., *Torii, K.U., and *Uchida, N. (2018) ERECTA-family genes coordinate stem cell functions between the epidermal and internal layers of the shoot apical meristem. Development 145: [PubMed Abstract]

Friesner J, Assmann SM, Bastow R, Bailey-Serres J, Beynon J, Brendel V, Buell CR, Bucksch A, Busch W, Demura T, Dinneny JR, Doherty CJ, Eveland AL, Falter-Braun P, Gehan MA, Gonzales M, Grotewold E, Gutierrez R, Kramer U, Krouk G, Ma S, Markelz RJC, Megraw M, Meyers BC, Murray JAH, Provart NJ, Rhee S, Smith R, Spalding EP, Taylor C, Teal TK, Torii KU, Town C, Vaughn M, Vierstra R, Ware D, Wilkins O, Williams C, *Brady SM. (2017) The next generation of training for Arabidopsis researchers: Bioinformatics and quantitative biology. Plant Physiol 175: 1499-1509 [PubMed Abstract]

Hirakawa, Y., *Torii, K.U., and *Uchida, N. (2017) Mechanisms and strategies shaping plant peptide hormones. Plant Cell Physiol 58: 1313-1318 [PubMed Abstract]

Ziadi, A., Uchida, N., Kato, H., Hisamatsu, R., Sato, A., Hagihara, S., *Itami, K., and *Torii, K.U. (2017) Discovery of a synthetic small molecule that enhance the number of stomata: C-H functionalization chemistry for plant biology. Chem Commun 53: 9632-9635 [PubMed Abstract]

Bratt, M.R., Brodribb, T.J., and Torii, K.U. (2017) Small pores with a big impact. Plant Physiol 174: 467-469 [PubMed Abstract]

Qu, X., Peterson, K.M., and *Torii, K.U. (2017) Stomatal development in time: Past and future. Curr Opin. Genetics & Development 45: 1-9 [PubMed Abstract]


Qi, X., Han, S.K., Dang, J.H., Garrick, J.M., Ito, M., Hofstetter, A.K., and *Torii, K.U. (2017) Autocrine regulation of stomatal differentiation potential by EPF1 and ERECTA-LIKE1 ligand-receptor signaling. eLife: e24102 [PubMed Abstract]

Hirakawa, Y., Shinohara, H., Welke, K., Irle, S., Matsubayashi, Y., *Torii, K.U., and *Uchida, N. (2017) Cryptic bioactivity capacitated by synthetic hybrid plant peptides. Nature Commun 8: 14318 [PubMed Abstract]

Tameshige, T., Ikematsu, S., *Torii, K.U., and *Uchida, N. (2017) Stem development through vascular tissues: EPFL-ERECTA family signaling that bounces in and out of phloem. J Exp Bot. 68: 45-53 [PubMed Abstract]

Ikematsu, S., Tasaka, M., *Torii, K.U., and *Uchida, N. (2017) ERECTA-family receptor genes prevent excessive progression of radial growth and premature initiation of fiber differentiation in the Arabidopsis hypocotyl vasculature. New Phytologist 213: 1697-1709 [PubMed Abstract]

Tameshige, T., Okamoto, S., Tasaka, M., Torii, K.U., and *Uchida, N. (2016) Impact of erecta mutation on leaf serration differs between Arabidopsis accessions. Plant Signal & Behav 17: [PubMed Abstract]

Tameshige, T., Okamoto, S., Lee, J.S., Aida, M., Tasaka, M., *Torii, K.U., and *Uchida, N. (2016) A secreted peptide and its receptors shape the auxin response patterns and leaf margin morphogenesis. Current Biology 26: 2478-2485 [PubMed Abstract]

Jorda, L., Sopena-Torres, S., Escudero, V., Nunez-Corcuera, B., Delgado-Cerezo, M., Torii, K.U., and Molina, A. (2016) ERECTA and BAK1 Receptor Like Kinases Interact to Regulate Immune Responses in Arabidops. Front. Plant Sci 28: e897 [PubMed Abstract]

Putarjunan, A., and *Torii, K.U. (2016) Stomagenesis versus myogenesis: Parallels in intrinsic and extrinsic regulation of transcription factor mediated specialized cell-type differentiation in plants and animals. Develop, Growth & Diff 58: 341-354. [PubMed Abstract]

Han, S.K., and *Torii, K.U. (2016) Lineage-specific stem cells, signals and asymmetries during stomatal development. Development 143: 1259-1270. [PubMed Abstract]

Provart N.J., Alonso J., Assmann S.M., Bergmann D., Brady S.M., Brkljacic J., Browse J., Chapple C., Colot V., Cutler S., Dangl J., Ehrhardt D., Friesner J.D., Frommer W.B., Grotewold E., Meyerowitz E., Nemhauser J., Nordborg M., Pikaard C., Shanklin J., Somerville C., Stitt M., Torii K.U., Waese J., Wagner D., McCourt P. (2016) 50 years of Arabidopsis research: highlights and future directions. New Phytologist 209: 921-944. [PubMed Abstract]

*Nemhauser, J.N. and *Torii, K.U. (2016) Plant synthetic biology for molecular engineering of signalling and development. Nature Plants 2: e16010 [Pubmed Abstract]

Torii, K.U. (2015) Stomatal Differentiation: the beginning and the end. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 28: 16-22. [PubMed Abstract] -cover of the issue!

Meng, X., Chen, X., Mang, H., Liu, C., Yu, X., Gao, X., Torii, K.U., He, P., Shan, L. (2015) Differential Function of Arabidopsis SERK Family Receptor-like Kinases in Stomatal Patterning. Current Biology 25: 2361-2372. [PubMed Abstract]

Horst, R.J., Fujita, H., Lee, J.S., Rychel, A.L., Garrick, J. M., Kawaguchi, M., Peterson, K.M., and *Torii, K.U. (2015) Molecular framework of a regulatory circuit initiating two-dimensional spatial patterning of stomatal lineage. PLOS Genetics 11: e1005374 [PubMed Abstract]

Lee, J.S., Hnilova, M., Maes, M., Lin, Y.C.L., Putarjunan, A., Han, S.K., Avila, J., and *Torii, K.U. (2015) Competitive binding of antagonistic peptides fine-tunes stomatal patterning. Nature 522: 439-443. [PubMed Abstract] F1000 Evaluation

Avila, J., Lee, J.S., *Torii, K.U. (2015) Protocol: Co-immunoprecipitation of membrane receptors. The Arabidopsis Book 13: e0180 [PubMed Abstract]

Tameshige, T., Hirakawa, Y., *Torii, K.U., *Uchida, N. (2015) Cell walls as a stage for intercellular communication regulating shoot meristem development. Front Plant Sci 6: e324 [PubMed Abstract]


Cui, H., Kong, D., Wei, P., Hao, Y., Torii, K.U., Lee, J.Ss, Li, J. (2014) SPINDLY, ERECTA and its ligand STOMAGEN have a role in Redox-mediated Cortex Proliferation in the Arabidopsis Root. Mol Plant [PubMed Abstract]

Torii, K.U. (2013) Keiko U. Torii. Current Biology 23: R943-944 [PubMed Abstract][Article]

Bemis, S.M., Lee, J.S., Shpak, E.D. and *Torii, K.U. (2013) Regulation of floral patterning and organ identity by Arabidopsis ERECTA-family receptor kinase genes. J. Exp Bot 64: 5323-5333. [PubMed Abstract]

Richardson, L.G.L. and *Torii, K.U. (2013) Take a deep breath: peptide signalling in stomatal patterning and differentiation.J. Exp Bot 64: 5243-5251. [PubMed Abstract]

Peterson, K.M., Shyu, C., Burr, C.A., Horst, R.J., Kanaoka, M.M., Omae, M., Sato, Y., and *Torii, K.U. (2013) Arabidopsis homeodomain-leucine zipper IV proteins promote stomatal development and ectopically induce stomata beyond the epidermis. Development 140: 1924-1935 [PubMed Abstract] F1000 Evaluation

Peterson, K.M., and *Torii, K.U. (2012) Long-term, high-resolution confocal time lapse imaging of Arabidopsis cotyledon epidermis during germination. J Vis Exp 70: e4426 doi:10.3791/4426 [PubMed Abstract]

Lee, J.S. and *Torii, K.U. (2012) A tale of two systems: Peptide ligand-receptor pairs in plant development. Cold Spring Harbor Symp Quant Biol,77: 83-89 [PubMed Abstract]

Meng, X., Wang, H., He, Y., Liu, Y., Walker, J.C., Torii, K.U., and Zhang, S. (2012) A MAPK cascade downstream of ERECTA receptor-like protein kinase regulates Arabidopsis inflorescence architecture by promoting localized cell proliferation. Plant Cell 24: 4948-4960 [PubMed Abstract]

*Torii, K.U. and Tasaka, M. (2012) Cell Biology-building blocks for dynamic development and behaviors. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 15: 575-577 [PubMed Abstract]

Torii, K.U. (2012) Mix-and-match: ligand-receptor pairs in stomatal development and beyond. Trends in Plant Science 17: 711-719 [PubMed Abstract]

Torii, K.U. (2012) Two-dimensional spatial patterning in developmental systems. Trends in Cell Biology 22: 438-446 [PubMed Abstract]

Uchida, N., Lee, J.S., Horst, R.J., Lai, H.H., Kajita, R., Kakimoto, T., Tasaka, M., and *Torii, K.U. (2012) Regulation of inflorescence architecture by inter-tissue-layer ligand-receptor communication between the endodermis and phloem. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 109: 6337-6342 [PubMed Abstract] F1000 Evaluation

*Pillitteri, L.J. and *Torii, K.U. (2012) Mechanisms of stomatal development. Annual Review of Plant Biology 63: 591-614 [PubMed Abstract]

Lee, J.S., Kuroha, T., Hnilova, M., Khatayevich, D., Kanaoka, M.M., McAbee, J.M., Sarikaya, M., Tamerler, C., and *Torii, K.U. (2012) Direct interaction of ligand-receptor pairs specifying stomatal Patterning Genes & Development 26: 126-136 **Cover of the issue**[PubMed Abstract] F1000 Evaluation

Pillitteri, L.J., Peterson, K.M., Horst, R.J., and *Torii, K.U. (2011) Molecular profiling of stomatal meristemoids reveals new component of asymmetric cell division and commonalities among stem cell populations in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 23: 3260-3275 [PubMed Abstract] F1000 Evaluation

Karve, R., Liu, W. Willet, S.G., Torii, K.U., Shpak, E.D. (2011) The presence of multiple introns is essential for ERECTA expression in Arabidopsis. RNA 17: 1907-1921 [PubMed Abstract]

Uchida, N., Igari, K. Bogenschutz, N.L., Torii, K.U., and Tasaka, M. (2011) Arabidopsis ERECTA-family receptor kinases mediate morphological alterations stimulated by activation of NB-LRR-type UNI protein. Plant Cell Physiol 52: 804-814 [PubMed Abstract]

Kanaoka, M.M. and *Torii, K.U. (2010) FERONIA as an upstream receptor kinase for polar cell growth in plants. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 107: 17461-17462 [PubMed Abstract]

Guseman, J.M., Lee, J.S., Bogenschutz, N.L, Peterson, K.M., Virata, R.E., Xie, B., Kanaoka, M.M., Hong, Z., and *Torii, K.U. (2010) Dysregulation of cell-to-cell connectivity and stomatal patterning by loss-of-function mutation in Arabidopsis CHORUS (GLUCAN SYNTHASE-LIKE8). Development 137: 1731-1741 [PubMed Abstract] F1000 Evaluation

Rychel, A.L., Peterson, K.M., and *Torii, K.U. (2010) Plant Twitter: Ligands under 140 amino acids enforcing stomatal patterning. Journal of Plant Research 123: 275-280 [PubMed Abstract] [See Full Text on the Web] **Cover of the issue**

Peterson, K.M., Rychel, A.L., and *Torii, K.U. (2010) Out of the mouths of plants: the molecular basis of the evolution and diversity of stomatal development. Plant Cell 22: 296-306 [PubMed Abstract] [download pdf]

van Zanten M., Snoek L.B., van Eck-Stouten E., Proveniers M.C., Torii K.U., Voesenek L.A., Millenaar F.F., Peeters A.J. (2010) ERECTA controls low light intensity-induced differential petiole growth independent of phytochrome B and cryptochrome 2 action in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Signaling and Behavior 5: 284-286 [PubMed Abstract]

van Zanten M., Basten Snoek L., van Eck-Stouten E., Proveniers M.C., Torii K.U., Voesenek L.A.,Peeters A.J., Millenaar F.F. (2010) Ethylene-induced hyponastic growth in Arabidopsis thaliana is controlled by ERECTA. Plant Journal 61: 83-95 [PubMed Abstract] [pdf]


Hara, K., Yokoo, T., Kajita, R., Onishi, T., Yahata, S. Peterson, K.M., Torii K.U., and Kakimoto, T. (2009). Epidermal cell density is auto-regulated via a secretory peptide, EPIDERMAL PATTERNING FACTOR2, in Arabidopsis leaves. Plant and Cell Physiology 50: 1019-1031 [PubMed Abstract] **Cover of the issue** F1000 Evaluation

Kanaoka M.M., Pillitteri L.J., Fujii H., Yoshida Y., Bogenschutz N.L., Takabayashi J., Zhu J.K., and *Torii K.U. (2008) SCREAM/ICE1 and SCREAM2 specify three cell-state transitional steps leading to Arabidopsis stomatal differentiation. Plant Cell 20: 1775-1785 [PubMed Abstract]**Cover of the issue** F1000 Evaluation
  • Featured: In Brief. They All Scream for ICE1/SCRM2: Core Regulatory Units in Stomatal Development by Nancy Hofmann. Plant Cell 20: 1732 (Click here)

Pillitteri, L.J., Bogenschutz, N.L., *Torii, K.U. (2008) The bHLH protein, MUTE, controls differentiation of stomata and the hydathode pore in Arabidopsis. Plant and Cell Physiology 49: 934-943 [PubMed Abstract]

Hord, C.L.H., Yu-Jin Sun, Y.-J., Pillitteri, L.J., Torii, K.U., Wang, H., Zhang, S., and Ma, H. (2008) Regulation of Arabidopsis Early Anther Development by the Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases, MPK3 and MPK6, and the ERECTA and Related Receptor-Like Kinases. Molecular Plant 4: 645-658 [Abstract]

Torii, K.U. (2008) Transmembrane receptors in plants: receptor kinases and their ligands. In: Intracellular Signaling in Plants Annual Plant Reviews 33, Ed. by Z. Yang. Blackwell Publishing, pp1-29. [Abstract]

*Hardtke, C.S., and *Torii, K.U. (2008) Plant growth and development - the new waves. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 11: 1-3

Pillitteri, L.J., Bemis, S.M., Shpak, E.D., and *Torii, K.U. (2007) Haploinsufficiency after successive loss of signaling reveals novel role for ERECTA-family genes in ovule development. Development 134: 3099-3109 [PubMed Abstract]

Hara, K., Kajita, R., Torii, K.U. Bergmann, D.C., and Kakimoto, T. (2007) A Secretory peptide gene EPF1 enforces the stomatal one-cell spacing rule. Genes & Development 21: 1720-1725 [PubMed Abstract] F1000 Evaluation

Pillitteri, L.J. and *Torii, K.U. (2007) Breaking the silence: Three bHLH genes control cell-fate decisions during stomatal development. BioEssays 29: 861-870 [PubMed Abstract]

Pillitteri, L.J., Sloan, D.B., Bogenschutz, N.L, and *Torii, K.U. (2007) Termination of asymmetric cell division and differentiation of stomata. Nature 445: 501-505 (Article) [PubMed Abstract] F1000 Evaluation

Bemis, S.M. and *Torii, K.U. (2007) Autonomy of cell proliferation and developmental programs during Arabidopsis aboveground organ morphogenesis. Developmental Biology 304: 367-381. [PubMed Abstract] F1000 Evaluation

*Torii, K.U., Kanaoka, M.M., Pillitteri, L.J., and Bogenschutz, N.L. (2007) Stomatal development: Three steps for cell-type differentiation. Plant Signaling & Behavior 2: 311-313 [Abstract]

Torii, K.U. (2007) Stomatal patterning and guard cell differentiation. In: Cell Division Control in Plants. Plant Cell Monograph (9) Eds. by D.P.S.Verma and Z. Hong. Springer-Verlag, pp343-359. [Abstract]

Torii, K.U. (2006) Communication, fate, and decision making during stomatal development. Journal of the Society of Japanese Women Scientists 7: 12-17

Torii, K.U. (2006) Stomatal patterning and differentiation in plants: Emerging roles of cell-cell signaling. PNE 51: 145-154 (in Japanese). [PubMed Abstract]

Shpak E.D., McAbee, J.M., Pillitteri, L.J., *Torii, K.U. (2005) Stomatal patterning and differentiation by synergistic interactions of receptor kinases. Science 309: 290-293. [PubMed Abstract]; Full-text available (CLICK HERE)! F1000 Evaluation

Enns, L.C,, Kanaoka, M.M., Torii, K.U., Comai, L., Okada, K., and Cleland, R.E. (2005) Two callose synthases, GSL1 and GSL5, play an essential and redundant role in plant and pollen development and in fertility. Plant Molecular Biology 58: 333-349 (This is a cover-photo article of the issue) [PubMed Abstract]

Woodward, C., Bemis, S.M., Hill, E.J., Sawa, S., Koshiba, T., and *Torii, K.U. (2005) Interaction of auxin and ERECTA in elaborating Arabidopsis inflorescence architecture revealed by the activation-tagging of a new member of the YUCCA-family putative flavin monooxygenases. Plant Physiology 139: 192-203 [PubMed Abstract]

Torii, K.U. (2005) Plant Organ Primordia. In: Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd:Chichester http://www.els.net/ [doi:10.1038/npg.els.0002055] [Abstract]


Shpak, E.D., Berthiaume, C.T., Hill, E.J., and *Torii, K.U. (2004) Synergistic interaction of three ERECTA-family receptor-like kinases controls Arabidopsis organ growth and flower development by promoting cell proliferation. Development 131: 1491-1501 [PubMed Abstract] F1000 Evaluation
  • Featured: 'In this issue': Plant talk. Development 131, 701

Torii, K.U. (2004) Leucine-rich repeat receptor kinases in plants: Structure, function and signal transduction. International Review of Cytology 234: 1-46 [PubMed Abstract]

Godiard, L., Sauviac, L., Torii, K.U., Grenon, O., Mangin, B, Grimsley, N.H., and Marco, Y. (2003) ERECTA, an LRR-receptor kinase protein controlling development pleiotropically affects resistance to bacterial wilt. Plant Journal 36: 353-365 [PubMed Abstract]

Shpak, E.D., Lakeman, M.B., *Torii, K.U. (2003) Dominant-negative receptor uncovers redundancy in the Arabidopsis ERECTA leucine-rich repeat receptor-like kinase signaling pathway that regulates organ shape. Plant Cell 15: 1095-1110 [PubMed Abstract]

*Torii, K.U., Hanson, L.A., Josefsson, C.A.B., and Shpak, E.D. (2003) Regulation of inflorescence architecture and organ shape by the ERECTA gene in Arabidopsis. In: Morphology and Pattern Formation in Biological Systems, T.Sekimura, ed., Springer-Verlag, Tokyo. pp. 153-164

Lease, K.A., Lau, N.Y., Schuster, R.A., Torii, K.U., and Walker, J.C. (2001). Biochemical and genetic characterization of the ERECTA receptor-like kinase of Arabidopsis thaliana. New Phytologist 151: 133-144. [Synergy Abstract]

Torii, K.U. (2000). Receptor kinase activation and signal transduction in plants: an emerging picture. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 3: 361-367. [PubMed Abstract]

Torii, K.U., and Clark, S.E. (2000). Receptor-like kinases in plant development. Advances in Botanical Research Incorporating Advances in Plnat Pathology 32, 226-268.

Torii, K.U. (2000). The shoot meristem: Its structure and function for development. In: Molecular Mechanisms Controlling Plant Form , Plant Cell Technology Eds. by K. Okada, Y. Machida, and M. Matsuoka. Shujunsha Ltd. Tokyo, Japan. pp. 68-80. (in Japanese)

Pre-Torii lab publications

Torii, K.U., Trotochaud, A.E., Jeong, S.H., Yu, L.P., Green, K., and Clark, S. E. (2000). A receptor-like kinase complex regulating organ formation. In: Biology of Plant-Microbe Interactions. Vol.2. Eds. by P.J.G.M. De Wit, T. Bissling, and W.J.Stiekema. pp19-22. IS-MPMI, St. Paul, MN

C. Stoop-Myer, Torii, K.U., McNellis, T.W., Coleman, J.E., and Deng, X.-W. (1999). The N-terminal fragment of Arabidopsis photomorphogenic repressor COP1 maintains partial function and acts in a concentration-dependent manner. Plant Journal 20: 713-717. [PubMed Abstract]

Torii, K.U., Stoop-Myer, C. D., Okamoto, H., Coleman, J. E., Matsui, M., and Deng, X.-W. (1999). A novel RING-H2 motif protein interacts with a RING-finger motif of the Arabidopsis photomorphogenic repressor COP1. Journal of Biological Chemistry 274: 27674-27681. [PubMed Abstract]

Torii, K.U., and Clark, S.E. (1999). From surface to air: Apical meristem development (book review). Trends in Cell Biology 9: 331-332.

Torii, K.U., McNellis, T.W., and Deng, X.-W. (1998). Functional dissection of Arabidopsis COP1 reveals specific roles of its three structural modules in light control of seedling development. EMBO Journal 17: 5577-5587. [PubMed Abstract]

Yokoyma, R., Takahashi, T., Kato, A., Torii, K.U., and Komeda, Y. (1998). The Arabidopsis ERECTA gene is expressed in the shoot apical meristem and organ primordia. Plant Journal 15: 301-310. [PubMed Abstract]

Torii, K.U., and Deng, X.-W. (1997). The role of COP1 in light control of Arabidopsis seedling development. Plant, Cell and Environment 20: 728-733. [Synergy Abstract]

McNellis, T.W., Torii, K.U., and Deng, X.-W. (1996). Expression of an N-terminal fragment of COP1 confers dominant-negative effects on seedling photomorphogenic development in transgenic Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 8: 1491-1503. [PubMed Abstract]

*Torii, K.U., Mitsukawa, N., Oosumi, T., Matsuura, Y., Yokoyama, R., Whittier, R.F., and Komeda, Y. (1996). The Arabidopsis ERECTA gene encodes a putative receptor protein kinase with extracellular leucine-rich repeats. Plant Cell 8: 735-746. [PubMed Abstract]

Torii, K.U. (1996). Molecular bases for cell-cell communication in the shoot apical meristem and regulation of morphogenesis in higher plants. Cell Technology 15: 1604-1611. (in Japanese)

Torii, K.U., and Deng, X.-W. (1995). Regulation of plant form: identification of a molecule controlling cell expansion. BioEssays 17: 383-386.

Komeda, Y., and Torii, K.U. (1994). Genetic control of stem formation. In: Molecular mechanisms regulating plant forms. Eds. by A. Watanabe, H. Fukuda, K. Shimamoto, and S. Naito. Tokyo; Shu-jun sha publishing, pp 34-40. (in Japanese)

Torii, K.U. (1994). Genomic Subtraction. Plant Cell Technology 6: 225-229 (in Japanese).

Torii, K., Satoh, S., and Fujii, T. (1991). Immunohistochemical localization of a glycoprotein, GP80, in the outermost layer of developing endosperm of immature seeds of carrot. Planta 185: 201-208,

Torii, K., Satoh, S., and Fujii, T. (1990). Appearance of an early-stage specific glycoprotein concurrent with morphological changes in immature seeds of carrot, Daucus carota. Plant Cell Physiology 31: 829-833.

Torii, K., and Kamada, H. (1990). Developmental mechanisms of zygotic embryo. Tissue Culture 16: 208-212 (in Japanese).