Leonor C. Boavida
  • Faculty, Purdue University
Research focus
  • Plant science
  • Plant Sexual Reproduction, Cell-cell Communication, gametes



Lab information

Boavida Lab


a. Refereed Original Research Articles

1. Jiang H., Yi J., Boavida L.C., Chen Y., Becker J.D., Köhler C., McCormick S. (2015) Intercellular communication in Arabidopsis thaliana pollen discovered via AHG3 transcript movement from the vegetative cell to sperm. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 112(43): 13378–13383. #Citations 7
2. Boavida, L.C. §, Peng Q.*, Broz M.*, Becker J.D., McCormick S. (2013) Arabidopsis Tetraspanins are confined to discrete expression domains and cell types in reproductive tissues and form homo- and heterodimers when expressed in yeast. Plant Physiol.163:696-712. #Citations 29
3. Borges F., Gardner R., Lopes T., Calarco J.P., Boavida L.C., Slotkin R.K., Martienssen R.A., Becker J.D. (2012) FACS-based purification of Arabidopsis microspores, sperm cells and vegetative nuclei. BMC Plant Methods: 8-44. #Citations 34
4. Boavida L.C., Borges F.S., Becker J.D., Feijo J.A. (2011) Whole-genome analysis of gene expression reveals coordinated activation of signaling and metabolic pathways during pollen-pistil interactions in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Physiol. 155:2066-2080. #Citations 73
5. Cheung, A.Y, Boavida, L.C., Aggarwal, M., Wu, H-M, Feijo J. (2010) The pollen tube journey in the pistil and imaging the in vivo process by two-photon microscopy. J. Exp. Bot. 61:1907-1915. [Featured Cover]. #Citations 51
6. Boavida, L.C., Shuai, B., Yu, H-J, Pagnussat, G.C., Sundaresan, V., McCormick, S. (2009) A collection of Ds insertional mutants associated with defects in male gametophyte development and function in Arabidopsis thaliana. Genetics, 181:1369-1385. #Citations 62
7. Blanvillain, R. Boavida, L.C., McCormick, S. Ow, D.W. Arabidopsis (2008) EXPORTIN 1 genes are essential for development and function of the gametophytes. Genetics 180(3):1493–1500. #Citations 28
8. Wang, H., Boavida, L.C., Ron M., McCormick S. (2008) Truncation of a protein disulfide isomerase, PDIL2-1, delays embryo sac maturation and disrupts pollen tube guidance in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell 20:3300-3311. #Citations 51
9. Boavida, L.C. and McCormick, S. (2007) Temperature as a determinant factor for increased and reproducible in vitro pollen germination in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant J. 52:570-582. #Citations 256 [Highly cited paper 2017, InCites, Web of Science]
10. Becker, J.D., Boavida, L.C., Carneiro, J., Haury, M. and Feijó, J.A. (2003). Transcriptional profiling of Arabidopsis pollen and vegetative tissues reveals unique characteristics of the pollen transcriptome. Plant Physiol. 133:713-725. #Citations 380
11. Rotman, N., Rozier, F., Boavida, L., Dumas, C., Berger F., Faure, J-E (2003). Female control of male gamete delivery during fertilization in Arabidopsis thaliana. Curr. Biol. 13:432-436. #Citations 235
12. Trindade, H., Boavida, L.C., Borralho, N., Feijó, J.A. (2001). Successful fertilization and seed set from pollination on immature non-dehisced flowers of Eucalyptus globulus. Ann. Bot. 87:469-475. #Citations 27
13. Boavida, L.C., Silva, J.P., Feijó, J.A. (2001) Sexual reproduction in the cork oak (Quercus suber L.): II. Crossing intra and interspecific barriers. Sex. Plant Reprod. 14(3):143-159. #Citations 68
14. Boavida, L., Varela, M.C., Feijó, J.A. (1999). Sexual reproduction in the cork oak (Quercus suber L.). I. The progamic phase. Sex. Plant Reprod. 11(6):347-353. #Citations 56

b. Refereed Reviews

1. Boavida L.C. and Becker J. D. (2016) Plant Evolution: What Does It Take To Be an Egg? Curr. Biol. (26):R527-30. #Citations 1
2. Leonor C. Boavida and McCormick S. (2009) Gametophyte and Sporophyte. Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0002037.pub2.
3. Yuefeng Guan, Leonor C. Boavida and Sheila McCormick (2009) Gametogenesis. Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0002037.pub2.
4. Boavida, L.C., Becker, J.D. and Feijó, J.A. (2005) The making of gametes in higher plants. Int. J. Dev. Biol.49:595-614. #Citations 113
5. Boavida, L.C., Vieira, A.M., Becker, J.D. and Feijó, J.A. (2005) Gametophyte interaction and sexual reproduction: how plants make a zygote. Int. J. Dev. Biol. 49:615-642. #Citations 74