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Fakultät für Biologie und Vorklinische Medizin
Institute of Plant Sciences
Cell Biology and Plant Biochemistry

Recent Publications (since 2010, alphabetically listed)


Dresselhaus, T., Jürgens, G. (2021) Comparative embryogenesis in angiosperms: activation and patterning of embryonic cell lineages. Annu Rev Plant Biol. doi: 10.1146/annurev-arplant-082520-094112.

Dukowic-Schulze, S., van der Linde, K. (2021) Oxygen, secreted proteins and small RNAs: mobile elements that govern anther develepoment. Plant Reprod. doi.org/10.1007/s00497-020-00401-0.

Flores-Tornero, M., Sprunck, S., Dresselhaus T. (2021) Identification and characterization of reproductive mutations in Arabidopsis. Meth. Mol. Biol. 2200, 371-390.

Flores-Tornero, M., Wang, L., Potešil, D., Hafidh, S., Vogler, F., Zdráhal, Z., Honys, D., Sprunck, S., Dresselhaus, T. (2021) Comparative analyses of angiosperms secretomes identify apoplastic pollen tube functions and novel secreted peptides. Plant Reprod. 34, 47-60.

Grasser, K.D., Rubio, V. and Barneche, F. (2021) Multifaceted activities of the plant SAGA complex. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1864, 194613.

Liu, M., Wang, Z., Hou, S., Wang, L., Huang, Q., Gu, H., Dresselhaus, T., Zhong, S,. Qu, L.J. (2021) AtLURE1/PRK6-mediated signaling promotes conspecific micropylar pollen tube guidance. Plant Physiol. doi: 10.1093/plphys/kiab105.

Municio, C., Antosz, W., Grasser, K.D., Kornobis, E., Van Bel, M., Eguinoa, I., Coppens, F., Bräutigam, A., Lermontova, I., Bruckmann, A., Zelkowska, K., Houben, A. and Schubert, V. (2021) The Arabidopsis condensin CAP-D subunits arrange interphase chromatin. New Phytol. 230, 972-987.

van der Linde, K., Göhre, V. (2021) How do smut fungi use plant signals to spatiotemporally orientate on and in planta? J. Fungi 7, 107.

Yu, X., Zhang, X., Zhao, P., Peng, X., Chen, H., Bleckmann, A., Bazhenova, A., Shi, C., Dresselhaus, T., Sun,M.X. (2021) Fertilized egg cells secrete endopeptidases to avoid polytubey. Nature 592, 433-437.


Antosz, W., Deforges, J., Begcy, K., Bruckmann, A., Poirier, Y., Dresselhaus, T. and Grasser, K.D. (2020) Critical role of transcript cleavage in Arabidopsis RNA polymerase II transcriptional elongation. Plant Cell 32, 1449-1463.
Begcy, K., Dresselhaus, T. (2020) Analysis of epigenetic modifications during vegetative and reproductive development in cereals using chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP). Meth. Mol. Biol. 2072, 141-156.
Dresselhaus, T. (2020) Ertragsverlust durch Hitzestress: Stress in der Pollenbildungsphase führt zu Sterilität. Mais, 47: 39-41.
Dresselhaus, T., Bleckmann, A. (2020) Tagging and application of RNA probes for sequence-specific visualization of RNAs by fluorescent in situ hybridization. Meth. Mol Biol. 2166, 3-21.
Grasser, K.D. (2020) The FACT histone chaperone: tuning gene transcription in the chromatin context to modulate plant growth and development. Front. Plant Sci. 11, 85.

Flores-Tornero, M., Vogler, F., Mutwil, M., Potešil, D., Ihnatová, I., Zdráhal, Z., Sprunck, S., Dresselhaus, T. (2020) Transcriptomic and proteomic insights into Amborella trichopoda male gametophyte functions. Plant Physiol. doi: 10.1104/pp.20.00837.
Kalinowska, K., Chen, J., Dresselhaus, T. (2020) Imaging of embryo sac and early seed development in maize after feulgen staining. Meth. Mol. Biol. 2122, 191-203.

Khan, G.A., Deforges, J., Reis, R.S., Hsieh, Y.F., Montpetit, J., Antosz, W., Santuari, L., Hardtke, C.S., Grasser, K.D. and Poirier, Y. (2020) The transcription and export complex THO/TREX contributes to transcription termination in plants. PLoS Genet. 16, e1008732.

Kulich, I., Vogler, F., Bleckmann, A., Cyprys, P., Lindemeier, M., Fuchs, I., Krassini, L., Schubert, T., Steinbrenner, J., Beynon, J., Falter-Braun, P., Längst, G., Dresselhaus, T., Sprunck, S. (2020) ARMADILLO REPEAT ONLY proteins confine Rho GTPase signalling to polar growth sites. Nat. Plants 6, 1275-1288.

Mergner, J., Frejno, M., List, M., Papacek, M., Chen, X., Chaudhary, A., Samaras, P., Richter, S., Shikata, H., Messerer, M., Lang, D., Altmann, S., Cyprys, P., Zolg, D.P., Mathieson, T., Bantscheff, M., Hazarika, R.R., Schmidt, T., Dawid, C., Dunkel, A., Hofmann, T., Sprunck, S., Falter-Braun, P., Johannes, F., Mayer, K.F.X., Jürgens, G., Wilhelm, M., Baumbach, J., Grill, E., Schneitz, K., Schwechheimer, C., Küster, B. (2020) Mass-spectrometry-based draft of the Arabidopsis proteome. Nature 579: 409–414.


Bauer, N., Skiljaica, A., Malenica, N., Razdorov, G., Klasic, M., Juranic, M., Mocibob, M.,  Sprunck, S., Dresselhaus, T., Leljak-Levanic, D. (2019) The MATH-BTB protein TaMAB2 accumulates in ubiquitin-containing foci and interacts with the translation initiation machinery in Arabidopsis. Front. Plant Sci. 10, 1469.
Begcy, K., Nosenko, T., Zhou, L.Z., Fragner, L., Weckwerth, W. and Dresselhaus, T. (2019) Male sterility in maize after transient heat stress during the tetrad stage of pollen development. Plant Physiol. 181, 683-700.

Chen, J., Müller, B., Wang, H. and Dresselhaus, T. (2019) Overexpression of SUMO1 located predominately to euchromatin of dividing cells affects reproductive development in maize. Plant Signal. Behav., 14, e1588664.

Cyprys, P., Lindemeier, M., Sprunck, S. (2019) Gamete fusion is facilitated by two sperm cell-expressed DUF679 membrane proteins. Nat Plants. 5, 253-257. doi: 10.1038/s41477-019-0382-3.
Dresselhaus, T., Weijers, D. (2019) Special issue: cellular omics methods in plant reproduction research. Plant Reprod. 32, 1-3.
Dresselhaus, T., Hückelhoven, R. (2019) Biotic and abiotic stress responses in crop plants. MDPI Open Access Publisher. 252 pages. ISBN 978-3-03897-464-2.
Ehrnsberger, H.F., Pfaff, C., Hachani, I., Flores-Tornero, M., Sørensen, B.B., Längst, G., Sprunck, S., Grasser, M. and Grasser, K.D. (2019) The UAP56-interacting export factors UIEF1 and UIEF2 function in mRNA export. Plant Physiol. 179, 1525-1536.
Fiedler, I.-C., Weiberg, A., van der Linde, K. (2019). Guidelines for using Ustilago maydis as a Trojan horse for in situ delivery of maize proteins. Journal of Visual. Exp. 144: e58746.
Flores-Tornero, M., Proost, S., Mutwil, M., Scutt, C.P., Dresselhaus, T., Sprunck, S. (2019) Transcriptomics of manually isolated Amborella trichopoda egg apparatus cells. Plant Reprod. 32, 15-27.

Ge, Z., Dresselhaus, T., Qu, L.J. (2019) How CrRLK1L receptor complexes perceive RALF signals. Trends Plant Sci. 24, 978-981.

Ge, Z., Zhao, Y., Liu, M.C., Zhou, L.Z., Wang, L., Zhong, S., Hou, S., Jiang, J., Liu, T., Huang, Q., Xiao, J., Gu, H., Wu, H.M., Dong, J., Dresselhaus, T., Cheung, A.Y., Qu, L.J. (2019) LLG2/3 Are Co-receptors in BUPS/ANX-RALF signaling to regulate Arabidopsis pollen tube integrity. Curr. Biol. 29, 3256-3265.

Kalinowska, K., Chamas, S., Unkel, K., Demidov, D., Lermontova, I., Dresselhaus, T., Kumlehn, J., Dunemann, F., Houben, A. (2019) State-of-the-art and novel developments of in vivo haploid technologies. Theor. Appl. Genet. 132, 593-605.
Michl-Holzinger, P., Mortensen, S.A. and Grasser, K.D. (2019) The SSRP1 subunit of the histone chaperone FACT is required for seed dormancy in Arabidopsis. J. Plant Physiol. 236, 105-108.
Schulze Hüynck J, Kaschani F, van der Linde K, Ziemann S, Müller AN, Colby T, Kaiser M, Misas Villamil JC, Doehlemann G (2019). Proteases underground: Analysis of the maize root apoplast identifies organ specific papain-like cysteine protease activity. Frontiers in Plant Science 10.
Sosso, D.*, van der Linde, K.*, Bezrutczyk, M., Schuler, D., Schneider, K., Kämper, J., Walbot, V. (2019). Sugar partitioning between Ustilago maydis and its host Zea mays L during infection. Plant Phys. 179: 1373-1385. (*authors contributed equally)
Sprunck, S., Urban, M., Strieder, N., Lindemeier, M., Bleckmann, A., Evers, M., Hackenberg, T., Möhle, C., Dresselhaus, T., Engelmann, J.C. (2019) Elucidating small RNA pathways in Arabidsopsis thaliana egg cells. bioRxiv, doi.org/10.1101/525956. 
van der Linde, K. and Walbot, V. (2019). Pre-meiotic anther development. Curr. Top. Dev. Biol.  131: 239-256.
Wolozynska, M., Le Gall, S., Neyt, P., Boccardi, T.M., Grasser, M., Längst, G., Aesaert, S., Coussens, G., Dhondt, S., Van De Slijke, E., Buno, L., Fung-Uceda, J., Mas, P., Van Montagu, M., Inzé, D., Himanen, K., De Jaeger, G., Grasser, K.D. and Van Lijsebettens, M. (2019) Histone H2B monoubiquitination complex integrates transcript elongation with splicing at circadian clock and flowering time regulators. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 116, 8060-8069.

Zhong, S., Liu, M., Wang, Z., Huang, Q., Hou, S., Xu, YC., Ge, Z., Song, Z., Huang, J., Qiu, X., Shi, Y., Xiao, J., Liu, P., Guo, YL., Dong, J., Dresselhaus, T., Gu, H., Qu, LJ. (2019) Cysteine-rich petides promote interspecific genetic isolation in Arabidopsis. Science 364, eaau9564.
Zhou, L. and Dresselhaus, T. (2019) Fried or foe: signaling mechanisms during double fertilization in flowering seed plants. Curr. Top. Dev. Biol. 131, 453-459.

Zhou, L., Dresselhaus, T. (2019) Transient transformation of maize BMS suspension cells via particle bombardment. BioProtoc. 9, e3451.


Begcy, K. and Dresselhaus, T. (2018) Epigenetic responses to abiotic stresses during reproductive development in cereals. Plant Reprod. 31, 343-355.

Begcy, K., Weigert, A., Egesa, A. O. and Dresselhaus, T. (2018) Compared to Australian Cultivars, European Summer Wheat (Triticum aestivum) Overreacts When Moderate Heat Stress Is Applied at the Pollen Development Stage. Agronomy 8, 99.

Chen, J., Kalinowska, K., Müller, B., Merqner, J., Deutzmann, R., Schwechheimer, C., Hammes, U.Z. and Dresselhaus, T. (2018) DiSUMO-LIKE Interacts with RNA-Binding Proteins and Affects Cell-Cycle Progression during Maize Embryogenesis. Curr. Biol. 28., 1548-1560.

Dresselhaus, T., Hückelhoven, R. (2018) Biotic and abiotic stress responses in crop plants. Agronomy 8, 267.

Dresselhaus, T. and Johnson, M.A. (2018) Reproduction: Plant Parentage à Trois. Curr. Biol. 28, R28-R30.

Fiedler, I.-C., Weiberg, A., van der LInde, K. (accepted). Guidelines for using Ustilago maydis as a Trojan horse for in situ delivery of maize proteins. JoVe.

Grasser, M. and Grasser, K.D. (2018) The plant RNA polymerase II elongation complex: A hub coordinating transcription elongation and mRNA processsing. Transcription 9, 117-122.

Kirioukhova, O., Shah, J.N., Larsen, D.S., Tayyab, M., Mueller, N.E., Govind, G., Baroux, C., Federer, M., Gheyselinck, J., Barrell, P.J., Ma, H., Sprunck, S., Huettel, B., Wallace, H., Grossniklaus, U., Johnston, A.J. (2018) Aberrant imprinting may underlie evolution of parthenogenesis. Sci Rep. 8, 10626. doi.org/10.1101/525956

Ma, Y., Gil, S. Grasser, K.D. and Mas, P. (2018) Targeted recruitment of the basal transcriptional machinery by LNK clock components controls the circadian rhythms of nascent RNAs in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 30, 907-924.

Pfab, A., Grønlund, J.T., Holzinger, P., Längst, G. and Grasser, K.D. (2018) The Arabidopsis histone chaperone FACT: role of the HMG-box domain of SSRP1. J. Mol. Biol. 430, 2747-2759.

Pfab, A., Bruckmann, A., Nazet, J., Merkl, R. and Grasser, K.D. (2018) The Adaptor Protein ENY2 Is a Component of the Deubiquitination Module of the Arabidopsis SAGA Transcriptional Co-activator Complex but not of the TREX-2 Complex. J Mol. Biol. 430, 1479-1494.

Pfab, A., Breindl, M. and Grasser, K.D. (2018) The Arabidopsis histone chaperone FACT is required for stress-induced expression of anthocyanin biosynthetic genes. Plant Mol. Biol. 96, 367-374.

Pfaff, C., Ehrnsberger, H.F., Flores-Tornero, M., Sørensen, B.B., Schubert, T., Längst, G., Griesenbeck, J., Sprunck, S., Grasser, M. and Grasser, K.D. (2018) ALY RNA-binding proteins are required for nucleo-cytosolic mRNA transport and modulate plant growth and development in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 177, 226-240.

Robert, H.S., Park, C., Gutièrrez, C.L., Wójcikowska, B., Pěnčík, A., Novák, O., Chen, J., Grunewald, W., Dresselhaus, T., Friml, J., Laux, T. (2018) Maternal auxin supply contributes to early embryo patterning in Arabidopsis. Nat. Plants. 4, 548-553.

van der Linde, K., Egger, RL., Timofejeva, L., Walbot, V. (2018). Application of the pathogen Trojan horse approach in maize (Zea mays). Plant Signal Behav. 13: 12 e1547575.

van der Linde, K., Timofejeva, L., Egger, R.L., Ilau, B., Hammond, R., Teng, C., Meyers, B.C., Doehlemann, G., Walbot, V. (2018). Pathogen Trojan Horse delivers bioactive host protein to alter maize anther cell behavior in situ. Plant Cell 30: 528-542.
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Ziemann, S., van der Linde, K., Lahrmann, U., Acar, B., Kaschani, F., Colby, T., Kaiser, M., Ding, Y., Schmelz. E., Huffaker, A., Holton, N., Zipfel, C., Doehlemann, G. (2018). An apoplastic peptide activates salicylic acid signalling in maize. Nat. Plants 43,172-180.


Amasino, R.M., Cheung, A.Y., Dresselhaus, T. and Kuhlemeier, C. (2017) Focus on flowering and reproduction. Plant Physiol. 173, 1-4.

Antosz, W., Pfab, A., Ehrnsberger, H.F., Holzinger, P., Köllen, K., Mortensen, S.A., Bruckmann, A., Schubert, T., Längst, G., Griesenbeck, J., Schubert, V., Grasser, M. and Grasser, K.D. (2017) The Composition of the Arabidopsis RNA Polymerase II Transcript Elongation Complex Reveals the Interplay Between Elongation and mRNA Processing Factors. Plant Cell 29, 854-870.

Begcy, K. and Dresselhaus, T. (2017) Tracking maize pollen development by the Leaf Collar Method. Plant Reprod. 30, 171-178.

Bleckmann, A. and Dresselhaus, T. (2017). Whole Mount RNA-FISH on Ovules and Developing Seeds. Meth. Mol. Biol. 1669, 159-171.

Chen, J., Strieder, N., Krohn, N.G., Cyprys, P., Sprunck, S., Engelmann, J.C. and Dresselhaus, T. (2017) Zygotic Genome Activation Occurs Shortly After Fertilization in Maize. Plant Cell 29, 2106-2125.

Englhart, M., Šoljić, L. and Sprunck, S. (2017) Manual Isolation of Living Cells from the Arabidopsis thaliana Female Gametophyte by Micromanipulation. Meth. Mol. Biol. 1669, 221-234.

Fastner, A., Absmanner, B. and Hammes, U.Z. (2017) Use of Xenopus laevis oocytes to study auxin transport. Meth. Mol. Biol. 1497, 259-270.

Ge, Y., Yan, F., Zourelidou, M., Wang, M., Ljung, K., Fastner, A., Hammes, U.Z., di Donato, M., Geisler, M., Schwechheimer, C. and Tao, Y. (2017) SHADE AVOIDANCE 4 is Required for Proper Auxin Distribution in the Hypocotyl. Plant Physiol. 173, 788-800.

Ge, Z., Bergonci, T., Zhao, Y., Zou, Y., Du, S., Liu, M.C., Luo, X., Ruan, H., García-Valencia, L.E., Zhong, S., Hou, S., Huang, Q., Lai, L., Moura, D.S., Gu, H., Dong, J., Wu, H.M., Dresselhaus, T., Xiao, J., Cheung, A.Y. and Qu, L.J. (2017) Arabidopsis pollen tube integrity and sperm release are regulated by RALF-mediated signaling. Science 358, 1596-1600.

Mondragón-Palomino, M., John-Arputharaj, A., Pallmann, M. and Dresselhaus, T. (2017) Similarities between reproductive and immune pistil transcriptomes of Arabidopsis species. Plant Physiol. 174, 1559-1575.

Mondragón-Palomino, M., Stam, R., John-Arputharaj, A. and Dresselhaus, T. (2017) Diversification of defensins and NLRs in Arabidopsis species by different evolutionary mechanisms. BMC Evol Biol. 17, 255.

Pfab, A., Antosz, W., Holzinger, P., Bruckmann, A., Griesenbeck, J. and Grasser, K.D. (2017) Analysis of in vivo chromatin and protein interactions of Arabidopsis transcript elongation factors. Meth. Mol. Biol. 1629, 105-122.

Resentini, F, Cyprys, P., Steffen, J.G., Alter, S., Morandini, P.A., Mizzotti, C., Lloyd, A., Drews, G.N., Dresselhaus, T., Colombo, L., Sprunck, S. and Masiero, S. (2017) SUPRESSOR OF FRIGIDA (SUF4) supports gamete fusion via regulating Arabidopsis EC1 gene expression. Plant Physiol. 173, 155-166.

Sørensen, B.B., Ehrnsberger, H.F., Esposito, S., Pfab, A., Bruckmann, A., Hauptmann, J., Meister, G., Merkl, R., Schubert, T., Längst, G., Melzer, M., Grasser, M., Grasser, K.D. (2017) The Arabidopsis THO/TREX component TEX1 functionally interacts with MOS11 and modulates mRNA export and alternative splicing events. Plant Mol. Biol. 93, 283-298.

Weller, B., Zourelidou, M., Frank, L., Barbosa, I.C., Fastner, A., Richter, S., Jürgens, G., Hammes, U.Z. and Schwechheimer, C. (2017) Dynamic PIN-FORMED auxin efflux carrier phosphorylation at the plasma membrane controls auxin efflux-dependent growth. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 114, E887-E896.

Zhang, J., Huang, Q., Zhong, S., Bleckmann, A., Huang, J., Guo, X., Lin, Q., Gu, H., Dong, J., Dresselhaus, T., Qu, L.J. (2017) Sperm cells are passive cargo of the pollen tube in plant fertilization. Nat. Plants. 3, 17079.

Zhao, P., Begcy, K., Dresselhaus, T. and Sun, M.-X. (2017) Does early embryogenesis in eudicots and monocots involve the same mechanism and molecular players? Plant Physiol. 173, 130-142.

Zhou, L., Juranić, M. and Dresselhaus, T. (2017) Germline development and fertilization mechanisms in maize. Mol. Plant. 10, 389-401.


Alter, P., Bircheneder, S., Zhou, L.Z., Schlüter, U., Gahrtz, M., Sonnewald, U. and Dresselhaus, T. (2016) Flowering time regulated genes in maize include the transcription factor ZmMADS1. Plant Physiol. 172, 389-404.

Bircheneder, S. and Dresselhaus, T. (2016) Why cellular communication during plant reproduction is particularly mediated by CRP signalling. J. Exp. Bot. 67, 4849-4861.

Bleckmann, A. and Dresselhaus, T. (2016) Fluorescent whole-mount RNA in situ hybridization (F-WISH) in plant germ cells and the fertilized ovule. Methods 98, 66-73.

Dresselhaus, T. and Coimbra, S. (2016) Plant reproduction: AMOR enables males to respond to female signals. Curr. Biol. 26, R321-R323.

Dresselhaus, T., Sprunck, S. and Wessel, G.M. (2016) Fertilization mechanisms in flowering plants. Curr. Biol. 26, R125-R139.

Ghosh Dastidar, M., Mosiolek, M., Bleckmann, A., Dresselhaus, T., Nodine, M.D. and Maizel, A. (2016) Sensitive whole mount in situ localization of small RNAs in plants. Plant J. 88, 694-702.

Hammes, U.Z. (2016) Novel roles for phytosulfokine signalling in plant-pathogen interactions. Plant Cell Environ. 39, 1393-1395.

Hammes, U.Z. (2016) Under pressure. Elife 5, e18435.

Hou, Y., Guo, X., Cyprys, P., Zhang, Y., Bleckmann, A., Cai, L., Huang, Q., Luo, Y., Gu, H., Dresselhaus, T., Dong, J. and Qu, L.J. (2016) Maternal ENODLs are required for pollen tube reception in Arabidopsis. Curr. Biol. 26, 2343-2350.

Zhou, L.Z., Höwing, T., Müller, B., Hammes, U.Z., Gietl, C. and Dresselhaus, T. (2016) Expression analysis of KDEL-Cys-EPs, programmed cell death markers during reproduction in Arabidopsis. Plant Reprod. 29, 265-272.


Antosch, M., Schubert, V., Holzinger, P., Houben, A. and Grasser, K.D. (2015) Mitotic lifecycle of chromosomal 3xHMG-box proteins and role of their N-terminal domain in the association with rDNA loci and proteolysis. New Phytol. 208, 1067-1077.

Chen, J., Gutjahr, C., Bleckmann, A. and Dresselhaus, T. (2015) Calcium signalling during reproduction and biotrophic fungal interactions in plants. Mol. Plant 8, 595-611.

Hauptmann, J., Schraivogel, D., Bruckmann, A., Manickavel, S., Jakob, L., Eichner, N., Pfaff J., Urban, M., Sprunck, S., Hafner, M., Tuschl, T., Deutzmann, R. and Meister, G. (2015) Biochemical isolation of Argonaute protein complexes by Ago-APP. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 112, 11841-11845.

Huang, Q., Dresselhaus, T., Gu, H. and Qu, L.J. (2015) Active role of small peptides in Arabidopsis reproduction: Expression evidence. J. Integr. Plant Biol. 57, 518-521.

Köllen, K., Dietz, L., Bies-Eteve, N., Lagrange, T., Grasser, M. and Grasser, K.D. (2015) The zinc-finger protein SPT4 interacts with SPT5L/KTF1 and modulates transcriptional silencing in Arabidopsis. FEBS Lett. 589, 3254-3257.

Müller, B., Fastner, A., Karmann, J., Mansch, V., Hoffmann, T., Schwab, W., Suter-Grotemeyer, M., Rentsch, D., Truernit, E., Ladwig, F., Bleckmann, A., Dresselhaus, T. and Hammes, U. Z. (2015) Amino Acid Export in Developing Arabidopsis Seeds Depends on UmamiT Facilitators. Curr. Biol. 25, 3126-3131.

Qu, L.J., Li, L., Lan, Z. and Dresselhaus, T. (2015) Peptide signalling during the pollen tube journey and double fertilization. J. Exp. Bot. 66, 5139-5150.

Simon, R. and Dresselhaus, T. (2015) Peptides take centre stage in plant signalling. J. Exp. Bot. 66, 5135-5138.

Sprunck, S. and Dresselhaus, T. (2015) Three cell fusions during double fertilization. Cell 161, 708-709.

Uebler, S., Márton, M.L. and Desselhaus, T. (2015) Classification of EA1-box proteins and new insights into their role during reproduction in grasses. Plant Reprod. 28, 183-197.

Vogler, F.,
Konrad, S.S.A. and Sprunck, S. (2015) Knockin' on pollen's door: live cell imaging of early polarization events in germinating Arabidopsis pollen. Front Plant Sci. 6, 246.

Vogler, F. and Sprunck, S. (2015) F-actin forms mobile and unwinding ring-shaped structures in germinating Arabidopsis pollen expressing Lifeact. Plant Signal Behav. 10, e1075684.

Woriedh, M., Merkl, R. and Dresselhaus, T. (2015) Maize EMBRYO SAC family peptides interact differentially with pollen tubes and fungal cells. J. Exp. Bot. 66, 5205-5216.


Acri-Nunes-Miranda, R. and Mondragón-Palomino, M. (2014) Expression of paralogous SEP-, FUL-, AG- and STK-like MADS-box genes in wild-type and peloric Phalaenopsis flowers. Front. Plant Sci. 5, 76.

Bartlem, D.G., Jones, M.G.K. and Hammes, U.Z. (2014) Vascularisation and nutrient delivery at root-knot nematode feeding sites in host roots. J. Exp. Bot.  65, 1789-1798.

Bleckmann, A., Alter, S. and Dresselhaus, T. (2014) The beginning of a seed: regulatory mechanisms of double fertilization. Front. Plant Sci. 5, 452.

Chen, J., Lausser, A. and Dresselhaus, T. (2014) Hormonal responses during early embryogenesis in maize. Biochem. Soc. Trans. 42, 325-331.

Denninger, P., Bleckmann, A., Lausser, A., Vogler, F., Ott, T., Ehrhardt, D.W., Frommer, W.B., Sprunck, S., Dresselhaus, T. and Grossmann, G. (2014) Male–female communication triggers calcium signatures during fertilization in Arabidopsis. Nature Comm. 5, 4645.

Dresselhaus, T. and Doughty, J. (2014) Regulation of fertilization and early seed development. Biochem. Soc. Trans. 42, 309-312.

Dresselhaus, T. and Schneitz, K. (2014) The role of auxin for reproductive organ patterning and development. In Eva Zažímalová, Jan Petrasek and Eva Benková (Eds.), Auxin and Its Role in Plant Development, pp. 213-243.

Dresselhaus, T. and Snell, W.J. (2014) Fertilization: a sticky sperm protein in plants. Curr. Biol. 24, R164-166.

Dürr, J., Lolas, I.B., Sørensen, B.B., Schubert,V., Houben, A., Melzer, M., Deutzmann, R., Grasser, M. and Grasser, K.D. (2014) The transcript elongation factor SPT4/SPT5 is involved in auxin-related gene expression in Arabidopsis. Nucleic Acids Res. 42, 4332-4347.

Juranić, M. and Dresselhaus, T. (2014) Phylogenetic analysis of the expansion of the MATH-BTB gene family in the grasses. Plant Signal. Behav. 9, e28242.

Mascher, M., Gerlach, N., Gahrtz, M., Bucher, M., Scholz, U. and Dresselhaus, T. (2014) Sequence and ionomic analysis of divergent strains of maize inbred line B73 with an altered growth phenotype. PLoS One 9, e96782.

Mortensen, S.A. and Grasser, K.D. (2014) The seed dormancy defect of Arabidopsis mutants lacking the transcript elongation factor TFIIS is caused by reduced expression of the DOG1 gene. FEBS Lett. 588, 47-51.

Pereira, A.M., Masiero, S., Nobre, M.S., Costa, M.L., Solís, M.T., Testillano, P.S., Sprunck, S. and Coimbra, S. (2014) Differential expression patterns of Arabinogalactan Proteins in Arabidopsis thaliana reproductive tissues. J. Exp. Bot. 65, 5459-5471.

Sprunck, S., Hackenberg, T., Englhart, M. and Vogler, F. (2014) Same same but different: sperm-activating EC1 and ECA1 gametogenesis-related family proteins. Biochem. Soc. Trans. 42, 401-407.

Stott, K., Watson, M., Bostock, M.J., Mortensen, S.A., Travers, A., Grasser, K.D. and Thomas, J.O. (2014) Structural insights into the mechanism of negative regulation of single HMG-box proteins by the acidic tail domain. J. Biol. Chem. 289, 29817-29826.

Uebler, S. and Dresselhaus, T. (2014) Identifying plant cell-surface receptors: combining 'classical' techniques with novel methods. Biochem. Soc. Trans. 42, 395-400.

Vaddepalli, P., Herrmann, A., Fulton, L., Oelschner, M., Hillmer, S., Stratil,T.F., Fastner, A., Hammes, U.Z., Ott, T., Robinson, D.G. and Schneitz, K. (2014) The C2-domain protein QUIRKY and the receptor-like kinase STRUBBELIG localize to plasmodesmata and mediate tissue morphogenesis in Arabidopsis thaliana. Development 141, 4139-4148.

Van Lijsebettens, M. and Grasser, K.D. (2014) Transcript elongation factors: shaping transcriptomes after transcript initiation. Trends Plant Sci. 19, 717-726.

Van Lijsebettens, M., Dürr, J., Woloszynska, M. and Grasser, K.D. (2014) Elongator and SPT4/SPT5 complexes as proxy to study RNA polymerase II transcript elongation control of plant development. Proteomics 14, 2109-2114.

Vogler, F., Schmalzl, C., Englhart, M., Bircheneder, M. and Sprunck, S. (2014) Brassinosteroids promote Arabidopsis pollen germination and growth. Plant Reprod. 27, 153-167.

Zourelidou, M., Absmanner, B., Barbosa, I., Willige, B.C., Streit, V., Port, S., Colcombert, J., van Bentem, S., Hirt, H., Küster, B., Schulze, W., Hammes, U.Z. and Schwechheimer, C. (2014) Auxin efflux by PIN-FORMED proteins is activated by two different protein kinases, D6 PROTEIN KINASE and PINOID. eLife 3,  e02860.


Absmanner, B., Stadler, R. and Hammes, U.Z. (2013) Phloem development in nematode-induced feeding sites: The implications of auxin and cytokinin. Front Plant Sci. 4, 241.

Dresselhaus, T. and Albertini, E. (2013) Harnessing plant reproduction for crop improvement: an introduction to the special issue. Plant Reprod. 26, 139-141.

Dresselhaus, T. and Franklin-Tong, T. (2013) Male-female crosstalk during pollen germination, tube growth and guidance, and double fertilization. Mol. Plant 6, 1018-1036.

Hakenjos, J.P., Bejai, S., Ranftl, Q., Behringer, C., Vlot, A.C., Absmanner, B., Hammes, U., Heinzlmeir, S., Kuster, B. and Schwechheimer, C. (2013) ML3 Is a NEDD8- and Ubiquitin-Modified Protein. Plant Physiol. 163, 135-149.

Kammel, C,. Thomaier, M., Sørensen B.B., Schubert, T., Längst, G., Grasser, M. and Grasser, K.D. (2013) Arabidopsis DEAD-Box RNA helicase UAP56 interacts with both RNA and DNA as well as with mRNA export factors. PLOS ONE 8, e60644.

Leljak-Levanić, D., Juranić, M. and Sprunck, S. (2013) De novo zygotic transcription in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) includes genes encoding small putative secreted peptides and a protein involved in proteasomal degradation. Plant Reprod. 26, 267-285.

Lituiev, D.S., Krohn, N.G., Müller, B., Jackson, D., Hellriegel, B., Dresselhaus, T. and Grossniklaus, U. (2013) Theoretical and experimental evidence indicates that there is no detectable auxin gradient in the angiosperm female gametophyte. Development 140, 4544-4553.

Mondragón-Palomino, M. (2013) Perspectives on MADS-box expression during orchid flower evolution and development. Front Plant Sci. 4, 377.

Rademacher, S. and Sprunck, S. (2013) Downregulation of egg cell-secreted EC1 is accompanied with delayed gamete fusion and polytubey. Plant Signal. Behav. 8, e27377.

Uebler, S., Dresselhaus, T. and Márton, M.L. (2013) Species-specific interaction of EA1 with the maize pollen tube apex. Plant Signal. Behav. 8, e25682.

Woriedh, M., Wolf, S., Márton, M.L., Hinze, A., Gahrtz, M., Becker, D. and Dresselhaus, T. (2013) External application of gametophyte-specific ZmPMEI1 induces pollen tube burst in maize. Plant Reprod. 26, 255-266.


Antosch, M., Mortensen, S.A. and Grasser, K.D. (2012) Plant proteins containing HMG-box DNA-binding domains modulate different nuclear processes. Plant Physiol. 159, 875-883.

Colmsee, C., Mascher, M., Czauderna, T., Hartmann, A., Schlüter, U., Zellerhoff, N., Schmitz, J., Bräutigam, A., Pick, T.R., Alter, P., Gahrtz, M., Witt, S., Fernie, A.R., Börnke, F., Fahnenstich, H., Bucher, M., Dresselhaus, T., Weber, A.P.M., Schreiber, F., Scholz, U. and Sonnewald, U. (2012) OPTIMAS-DW: A comprehensive transcriptomics, metabolomics, ionomics, proteomics and phenomics data resource for maize. BMC Plant Biol. 12, 245.

Dresselhaus, T. and Sprunck, S. (2012) Plant fertilization: maximizing reproductive success. Curr. Biol. 22, R487-R489.

Gahrtz, M., Coman, N, Ihringer, J. and Dresselhaus, T. (2012) Growing maize using LED lighting. Maize Genet. Coop. Newslett. 85, 64-65.

Juranic, M., Srilunchang, K.-o., Krohn, N.G., Leljak-Levanic, D., Sprunck, S. and Dresselhaus, T. (2012) Germline-specific MATH-BTB substrate adaptor MAB1 regulates spindle length and nuclei identity in maize. Plant Cell 24, 4974-4991.

Krohn, N.G., Lausser, A., Juranic, M. and Dresselhaus, T. (2012) Egg cell signaling by the secreted peptide ZmEAL1 controls antipodal cell fate. Dev. Cell 23, 219-225.

Ladwig, F., Stahl, M., Ludewig, U., Hirner, A.A., Hammes, U.Z., Stadler, R., Harter, K., and Koch, W. (2012) Siliques are Red1 from Arabidopsis acts as a bidirectional amino acid transporter that is crucial for the amino acid homeostasis of siliques. Plant Physiol. 158, 1643-1655.

Liss, M., Daubert, D., Brunner, K., Kliche, K., Hammes, U., Leiherer, A., and Wagner, R. (2012) Embedding Permanent Watermarks in Synthetic Genes. PLoS One 7, e42465.

Marshall, A., Aalen, R.B., Audenaert, D., Beeckman, T., Broadley, M.R., Butenko, M.A., Caño-Delgado, A.I., de Vries, S., Dresselhaus, T., Felix, G., Graham, N.S., Foulkes, J., Granier, C., Greb, T., Grossniklaus, U., Hammond, J.P., Heidstra, R., Hodgman, C., Hothorn, M., Inzé, D., Østergaard, L., Russinova, R., Simon, R., Skirycz, A., Stahl, Y., Zipfel, C. and De Smet, I. (2012) Tackling drought stress: RECEPTOR-LIKE KINASES present new approaches. Plant Cell 24, 2262–2278.

Márton, M.L., Fastner, A., Uebler, S. and Dresselhaus, T. (2012) Overcoming hybridization barriers by the secretion of the maize pollen tube attractant ZmEA1 from Arabidopsis ovules. Curr. Biol. 22, 1194-1198.

Schönberger, J., Hames, U.Z. and Dresselhaus, T. (2012) In vivo visualization of RNA in plants cells using the lambda N22 system and a GATEWAY-compatible vector series for candidate RNAs. Plant J. 71, 173-181.

Sprunck, S., Rademacher, S., Vogler, F., Gheyselinck, J., Grossniklaus, U. and Dresselhaus, T. (2012) Egg cell–secreted EC1 triggers sperm cell activation during double fertilization. Science 338, 1093-1097.

Völz, R., von Lyncker, L., Baumann, N., Dresselhaus, T., Sprunck, S. and Groß-Hardt, R. (2012) LACHESIS-dependent egg-cell signaling regulates the development of female gametophytic cells. Development 139, 498-502.

Zhao, X., Harashima, H., Dissmeyer, N., Pusch, S., Weimer, A.K., Bramsiepe, J., Bouyer, D., Rademacher, S., Nowack, M.K., Novak, B., Sprunck, S., and Schnittger, A. (2012) A general G1/S-phase cell-cycle control module in the flowering plant Arabidopsis thaliana. PLoS Genet. 8, e1002847.


Dresselhaus, T., Lausser, A. and Márton, M.L. (2011) Using maize as a model to study pollen tube growth and guidance, cross-incompatibility and sperm delivery in grasses.
Ann Bot. 108, 727-737.

Dresselhaus, T. and Russell, S.D. (2011) Germline specification in plant reproduction.
Sex Plant Reprod. 24, 89.

Dresselhaus, T. and Gahrtz, M. (2011) Potentiale gentechnisch veränderter Energiepflanzen zur Steigerung der Biomasseproduktion. In Erneuerbare Energien (Band 2; Hrsg. M. Faulstich, K. Menrad). Verlag Attenkofer, Straubing. pp. 85-98.

Finnie, C., Sultan, A. and Grasser, K.D. (2011) From protein catalogues towards targeted proteomics approaches in cereal grains. Phytochemistry 72, 1145-1153.

Hammes, U., Schönberger, J., K. and Dresselhaus, T. (2010) Visualisierung von mRNA und mRNP-Komplexen in Pflanzenzellen. BIOspektrum 16, 169-171.

Mondragón-Palomino, M. and Theißen, G. (2011) Conserved differential expression of paralogous DEFICIENS- and GLOBOSA-like MADS-box genes in the flowers of Orchidaceae: refining the ‘orchid code’. Plant J. 66, 1008-1019.

Mondragón-Palomino, M. and Trontin, C. (2011) High time for a roll call: Gene duplication and phylogenetic relationships of TCP-like genes in monocots. Ann Bot. 107, 1533-1544.

Mortensen, S.A., Sønderkær, M., Lynggaard, C., Grasser, M., Nielsen, K.L. and Grasser, K.D. (2011) Reduced expression of the DOG1 gene in Arabidopsis mutant seeds lacking the transcript elongation factor TFIIS. FEBS Lett. 585, 1929-1933.

Pedersen, D.S., Coppens, F., Ma, L., Antosch, M., Marktl, B., Merkle, T., Beemster, G.T.S., Houben, A. and Grasser, K.D. (2011) The plant-specific family of DNA-binding proteins containing three HMG-box domains interacts with mitotic and meiotic chromosomes. New Phytol. 192, 577-589.

Schrumpfová, P.P., Fojtová,  M., Mokroš, P., Grasser, K.D. and Fajkus, J. (2011) Role of HMGB proteins in chromatin dynamics and telomere maintenance in Arabidopsis thaliana. Curr. Protein Pept. Sci. 12, 105-111.

Sprunck, S. and Groß-Hardt, R. (2011) Nuclear behavior, cell polarity and cell specification in the female gametophyte. Sex Plant Reprod. 24, 123-136.


Amien, S., Kliwer, I., Márton, M.L., Debener, T., Geiger, D., Becker, D. and Dresselhaus, T. (2010) Defensin-like ZmES4 mediates pollen tube burst in maize via opening of the potassium channel KZM1. PLoS Biol. 8, e1000388.

Hammes, U.Z., Meier, S., Dietrich, D., Ward, J.M. and Rentsch, D. (2010) Functional properties of the Arabidopsis peptide transporters AtPTR1 and AtPTR5. J. Biol. Chem. 285, 39710-39717.

Ingouff, M., Rademacher, S., Foo, S.H., Šoljić, L., Readshaw, A., Holec, S., Xin, N., Lahouze, B., Sprunck, S. and Berger, F. (2010) Zygotic resetting of the HISTONE3 variants repertoire enables epigenetic reprogramming in Arabidopsis. Curr. Biol. 20, 2137-2143.

Kalamajka, R., Finnie, C. and Grasser, K.D. (2010) Onset of grain filling is associated with a change in properties of linker histone variants in maize kernels. Planta 231, 1127-1135.

Kliwer, I. and Dresselhaus, T. (2010) Establishment of the male germline and sperm cell movement during pollen germination and tube growth in maize. Plant Signal. Behav. 5, 885-889.

Lausser, A. and Dresselhaus, T. (2010) Sporophytic control of pollen tube growth and guidance in grasses. Biochem. Soc. Trans. 38, 631-634.

Lausser, A., Kliwer, I., Srilunchang, K. and Dresselhaus, T. (2010) Sporophytic control of pollen tube growth and guidance in maize. J. Exp. Bot. 61, 673-682.

Lolas, I.B., Himanen, K., Grønlund, J.T., Lynggaard, C., Houben, A., Melzer, M., Van Lijesebettens, M. and Grasser, K.D. (2010) The transcript elongation factor FACT affects Arabidopsis vegetative and reproductive development and genetically interacts with HUB1/2. Plant J. 61, 686-697.

Márton, M.L. and Dresselhaus, T. (2010) Female gametophyte-controlled pollen tube guidance. Biochem. Soc. Trans. 38, 627-630.

Pedersen, D.S. and Grasser, K.D. (2010) The role of chromosomal HMGB proteins in plants. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1799, 171-174.

Pedersen, D.S., Merkle,T., Marktl, B., Lildballe, D.L., Antosch, M., Bergmann,T., Tönsing, K., Ansemetti, D. and Grasser, K.D. (2010). Nucleocytoplasmic distribution of the Arabidopsis chromatin-associated HMGB2/3 and HMGB4 proteins. Plant Physiol. 154, 1831-1841.

Sprunck, S. (2010)  Let´s get physical: gamete interaction in flowering plants. Biochem. Soc. Transact. 38, 635-640.

Srilunchang, K., Krohn, N.G. and Dresselhaus, T. (2010) DiSUMO-like DSUL is required for nuclei positioning, cell specification and viability during female gametophyte maturation in maize. Development 137, 333-345.

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