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Juan José Ripoll


Ph.D. in Genetics, Plant Biology and Developmental Biology, University Miguel Hernández (UMH), 2004

Current position

Specialist Scientist (Full), University of California, San Diego (UCSD) (2014-current)


  1. Ripoll, J. J., Bailey, L. J., Mai, Q.-A., Wu, S. L., Hon, C. T., Chapman, E. J., Ditta, G. S., Estelle, M. and Yanofsky, M. F. (2015). microRNA regulation of fruit growth. Nature Plants 1(4).
    1. Comment on the paper in the Research Highlight section of Nature Reviews in Molecular Cell Biology: Zlotorynski, E (2015) Plant development. A fruit-bearing microRNA. 16, 266 doi:10.1038/nrm3986 (http://www.nature.com/nrm/journal/v16/n5/full/nrm3986.html)
    2. Comment on the paper in News and Views section of Nature Plants: Gasser, C. (2015) Fruit development: miRNA pumps up the volume. Nature Plants 1: 15037 doi:10.1038/nplants.2015.37 (http://www.nature.com/articles/nplants201537)
    3. Comment and interview in the Genome & Genetics News section of GenomeWeb, www.genomeweb.com:(https://www.genomeweb.com/gene-silencinggene-editing/ucsd-team-reports-role-microrna-fruit-growth)
  2. Rodriguez-Cazorla, E.*, Ripoll, J. J.*, Andujar, A., Bailey, L. J., Martinez-Laborda, A., Yanofsky, M. F. and Vera, A. (2015). K-homology nuclear ribonucleoproteins regulate floral organ identity and determinacy in arabidopsis. PLoS Genet 11(2): e1004983. (* Equal contribution)
  3. Romera-Branchat, M., Ripoll, J. J., Yanofsky, M. F. and Pelaz, S. (2013). The WOX13 homeobox gene promotes replum formation in the Arabidopsis thaliana fruit. Plant J 73(1): 37-49.
  4. Gonzalez-Reig, S., Ripoll, J. J., Vera, A., Yanofsky, M. F. and Martinez-Laborda, A. (2012). Antagonistic gene activities determine the formation of pattern elements along the mediolateral axis of the Arabidopsis fruit. PLoS Genet 8(11): e1003020.
  5. Ripoll, J. J., Roeder, A. H., Ditta, G. S. and Yanofsky, M. F. (2011). A novel role for the floral homeotic gene APETALA2 during Arabidopsis fruit development. Development 138(23): 5167-5176.
  6. Ripoll, J. J., Rodriguez-Cazorla, E., Gonzalez-Reig, S., Andujar, A., Alonso-Cantabrana, H., Perez-Amador, M. A., Carbonell, J., Martinez-Laborda, A. and Vera, A. (2009). Antagonistic interactions between Arabidopsis K-homology domain genes uncover PEPPER as a positive regulator of the central floral repressor FLOWERING LOCUS C. Dev Biol 333(2): 251-262.
  7. Ochando, I., Gonzalez-Reig, S., Ripoll, J. J., Vera, A. and Martinez-Laborda, A. (2008). Alteration of the shoot radial pattern in Arabidopsis thaliana by a gain-of-function allele of the class III HD-Zip gene INCURVATA4. Int J Dev Biol 52(7): 953-961.
  8. Ochando, I., Jover-Gil, S., Ripoll, J. J., Candela, H., Vera, A., Ponce, M. R., Martínez-Laborda, A. and Micol, J. L. (2006). Mutations in the microRNA complementarity site of the INCURVATA4 gene perturb meristem function and adaxialize lateral organs in Arabidopsis. Plant physiology 141(2): 607-619.
  9. Ripoll, J. J., Ferrandiz, C., Martinez-Laborda, A. and Vera, A. (2006). PEPPER, a novel K-homology domain gene, regulates vegetative and gynoecium development in Arabidopsis. Dev Biol 289(2): 346-359.
Protocols by Juan José Ripoll
  1. 3’ Rapid Amplification of cDNA Ends (3’ RACE) Using Arabidopsis Samples