Works (41)

2019 | journal article

Functional characterization of Terminal Flower1 homolog in Cornus canadensis by genetic transformation

Plant Cell Reports, 1.

By: R. Franks

Source: ORCID

2017 | journal article

Alterations of CorTFL1 and CorAP1 expression correlate with major evolutionary shifts of inflorescence architecture in Cornus (Cornaceae) – a proposed model for variation of closed inflorescence forms

New Phytologist, 216(2), 519–535.

By: Q. Ma, X. Liu, R. Franks & J. Xiang

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID

2017 | journal article

Redundant cArG box cis-motif activity mediates SHATTERPROOF2 transcriptional regulation during arabidopsis thaliana gynoecium development

Frontiers in Plant Science, 8.

By: B. Sehra & R. Franks

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID

2016 | journal article

Analysis of two TFL1 homologs of dogwood species (Cornus L.) indicates functional conservation in control of transition to flowering

Planta, 243(5), 1129–1141.

By: X. Liu, J. Zhang, A. Abuahmad, R. Franks, D. Xie & J. Xiang

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID

2016 | journal article

Disruption of endosperm development is a major cause of hybrid seed inviability between Mimulus guttatus and Mimulus nudatus

New Phytologist, 210(3), 1107–1120.

By: E. Oneal, J. Willis & R. Franks

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID

2016 | journal article

Histological Analysis of the Arabidopsis Gynoecium and Ovules Using Chloral Hydrate Clearing and Differential Interference Contrast Light Microscopy.

Histological Analysis of the Arabidopsis Gynoecium and Ovules Using Chloral Hydrate Clearing and Differential Interference Contrast Light Microscopy. Methods in Molecular Biology, 1457, 1–7.

By: R. Franks

Sources: ORCID, NC State University Libraries

2016 | journal article

SEUSS integrates gibberellin signaling with transcriptional inputs from the SHR-SCR-SCL3 module to regulate middle cortex formation in the Arabidopsis root.

SEUSS integrates gibberellin signaling with transcriptional inputs from the SHR-SCR-SCL3 module to regulate middle cortex formation in the Arabidopsis root. Plant Physiology, 170(3), 1675–1683.

By: X. Gong, M. Flores-Vergara, J. Hong, H. Chu, J. Lim, R. Franks, Z. Liu, J. Xu, P. physiology

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID

2016 | journal article

Transcriptomic Signature of the SHATTERPROOF2 Expression Domain Reveals the Meristematic Nature of Arabidopsis Gynoecial Medial Domain.

Transcriptomic Signature of the SHATTERPROOF2 Expression Domain Reveals the Meristematic Nature of Arabidopsis Gynoecial Medial Domain. Plant Physiology, 171(1), 42–61.

By: G. Villarino, Q. Hu, S. Manrique, M. Flores-Vergara, B. Sehra, L. Robles, J. Brumos, A. Stepanova ...

Sources: ORCID, NC State University Libraries

2015 | journal article

Auxin and cytokinin act during gynoecial patterning and the development of ovules from the meristematic medial domain

Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Developmental Biology, 4(6), 555–571.

By: B. Sehra & R. Franks

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID

2015 | journal article

Molecular basis of fruit development

Frontiers in Plant Science, 6(FEB).

By: Z. Liu & R. Franks

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID

2015 | book

Molecular basis of fruit development

Molecular basis of fruit development. (Z. Liu & R. G. Franks, Eds.), Frontiers Research Topics. Frontiers SA Media.

By: C. Search

Ed(s): Z. Liu & R. Franks

Source: ORCID

2015 | journal article

Tissue-specific gene expression in maize seeds during colonization by Aspergillus flavus and Fusarium verticillioides

Molecular Plant Pathology, 16(7), 662–674.

By: X. Shu, D. Livingston, R. Franks, R. Boston, C. Woloshuk & G. Payne

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID

2014 | journal article

Corrigendum: [Novel functional roles for PERIANTHIA and SEUSS during floral organ identity specification, floral meristem termination and gynoecial development].

Corrigendum: [Novel functional roles for PERIANTHIA and SEUSS during floral organ identity specification, floral meristem termination and gynoecial development]. Frontiers in Plant Science, 5, 434.

By: R. Franks

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID

2014 | book

Flower development: Open questions and future directions

Methods in Molecular Biology (Vol. 1110, pp. 103–124).

Source: ORCID

2014 | book

Flower development: Open questions and future directions

Methods in Molecular Biology (Vol. 1110, pp. 103–124).

Source: ORCID

2014 | journal article

Novel functional roles for PERIANTHIA and SEUSS during floral organ identity specification, floral meristem termination, and gynoecial development

Frontiers in Plant Science, 5(APR).

By: A. Wynn, A. Seaman, A. Jones & R. Franks

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID

2014 | journal article

Polar auxin transport is essential for medial versus lateral tissue specification and vascular-mediated valve outgrowth in arabidopsis gynoecia

Plant Physiology, 166(4), 1998–2012.

By: E. Larsson, C. Roberts, A. Claes, R. Franks & E. Sundberg

Sources: ORCID, NC State University Libraries

2014 | book

Scanning Electron Microscopy analysis of floral development

Scanning Electron Microscopy analysis of floral development. Methods in Molecular Biology (Vol. 1110, pp. 263–273).

By: R. Franks

Source: ORCID

2014 | book

Scanning Electron Microscopy analysis of floral development

Scanning Electron Microscopy analysis of floral development. Methods in Molecular Biology (Vol. 1110, pp. 263–273).

By: R. Franks

Source: ORCID

2014 | journal article

The arabidopsis thaliana GRF-interacting factor gene family plays an essential role in control of male and female reproductive development

Developmental Biology, 386(1), 12–24.

By: B. Lee, A. Wynn, R. Franks, Y. Hwang, J. Lim & J. Kim

Source: ORCID

2013 | journal article

Auxin and the arabidopsis thaliana gynoecium

Journal of Experimental Botany, 64(9), 2619–2627.

By: E. Larsson, R. Franks & E. Sundberg

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID

2013 | journal article

Characterization of the sequence and expression pattern of LFY homologues from dogwood species (Cornus) with divergent inflorescence architectures

Annals of Botany, 112(8), 1629–1641.

By: J. Liu, R. Franks, C. Feng, X. Liu, C. Fu & Q. Xiang

Source: ORCID

2013 | journal article

De novo sequencing, characterization, and comparison of inflorescence transcriptomes of Cornus canadensis and C. florida (Cornaceae)

PLoS ONE, 8(12).

By: J. Zhang, R. Franks, X. Liu, M. Kang, J. Keebler, J. Schaff, H. Huang, J. Xiang

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID

2013 | journal article

Plant regeneration and genetic transformation of C. canadensis: A non-model plant appropriate for investigation of flower development in Cornus (Cornaceae)

Plant Cell Reports, 32(1), 77–87.

By: X. Liu, C. Feng, R. Franks, R. Qu, D. Xie & J. Xiang

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID

2012 | journal article

Evolution of bract development and B-class MADS box gene expression in petaloid bracts of cornus s. l. (cornaceae)

New Phytologist, 196(2), 631–643.

By: C. Feng, X. Liu, Y. Yu, D. Xie, R. Franks & Q. Xiang

Source: ORCID

2011 | journal article

Phylogeny-based developmental analyses illuminate evolution of inflorescence architectures in dogwoods (Cornus s. l., Cornaceae)

New Phytologist, 191(3), 850–869.

By: C. Feng, J. Xiang & R. Franks

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID

2011 | journal article

Transcriptomic characterization of a synergistic genetic interaction during carpel margin meristem development in arabidopsis thaliana

PLoS ONE, 6(10).

By: A. Wynn, E. Rueschhoff & R. Franks

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID

2010 | article

Floral Homeotic Gene Regulation

Franks, R. G., & Liu, Z. (2010, June). Horticultural Reviews. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

By: R. Franks & Z. Liu

Source: ORCID

2010 | journal article

Polar auxin transport together with AINTEGUMENTA and REVOLUTA coordinate early Arabidopsis gynoecium development

Developmental Biology, 346(2), 181–195.

By: S. Nole-Wilson, S. Azhakanandam & R. Franks

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID

2010 | journal article

SEUSS and SEUSS-LIKE transcriptional adaptors regulate floral and embryonic development in arabidopsis

Plant Physiology, 152(2), 821–836.

By: F. Bao, S. Azhakanandam & R. Franks

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID

2010 | journal article

Synergistic disruptions in seuss cyp85A2 double mutants reveal a role for brassinolide synthesis during gynoecium and ovule development.

Synergistic disruptions in seuss cyp85A2 double mutants reveal a role for brassinolide synthesis during gynoecium and ovule development. BMC Plant Biology, 10, 198.

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID

2008 | journal article

SEUSS and AINTEGUMENTA mediate patterning and ovule initiation during gynoecium medial domain development

Plant Physiology, 146(3), 1165–1181.

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID

2006 | journal article

SEUSS and LEUNIG regulate cell proliferation, vascular development and organ polarity in Arabidopsis petals

Planta, 224(4), 801–811.

By: R. Franks, Z. Liu & R. Fischer

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID

2004 | journal article

Repression of AGAMOUS by BELLRINGER in floral and inflorescence meristems

Plant Cell, 16(6), 1478–1489.

By: X. Bao, R. Franks, J. Levin & Z. Liu

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID

2002 | journal article

SEUSS, a member of a novel family of plant regulatory proteins, represses floral homeotic gene expression with LEUNIG

Development, 129(1), 253–263.

By: R. Franks, C. Wang, J. Levin & Z. Liu

Source: ORCID

2000 | journal article

Regulation of gynoecium marginal tissue formation by LEUNIG and AINTEGUMENTA

Plant Cell, 12(10), 1879–1891.

By: Z. Liu, R. Franks & V. Klink

Source: ORCID

1994 | journal article

Control of CNS midline transcription by asymmetric E-box-like elements: similarity to xenobiotic responsive regulation.

Control of CNS midline transcription by asymmetric E-box-like elements: similarity to xenobiotic responsive regulation., 120(12), 3563–3569.

By: W. Ka, R. Franks, Y. Kasai & S. Crews

Source: ORCID

1994 | journal article

Controls of CNS midline transcription by asymmetric E-box-like elements: Similarity to xenobiotic responsive regulation

Development, 120(12), 3563–3569.

Source: ORCID

1994 | journal article

Transcriptional activation domains of the single-minded bHLH protein are required for CNS midline cell development

Mechanisms of Development, 45(3), 269–277.

By: R. Franks & S. Crews

Source: ORCID

1992 | journal article

Drosophila single-minded gene and the molecular genetics of CNS midline development.

Drosophila single-minded gene and the molecular genetics of CNS midline development. Journal of Experimental Zoology, 261(3), 234–244.

By: S. Crews, R. Franks, S. Hu, B. Matthews & J. Nambu

Source: ORCID

1990 | journal article

The single-minded gene of Drosophila is required for the expression of genes important for the development of CNS midline cells

Cell, 63(1), 63–75.

By: J. Nambu, R. Franks, S. Hu & S. Crews

Source: ORCID

Employment

2004 - present

North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
Professor, Plant and Microbial Biology

Education

1986 - 1994

University of California Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
Ph.D., Neurosciences