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



Prof. Dr Thomas Dresselhaus

Prof. Dr. Klaus Grasser

Prof. Dr. Stefanie Sprunck

Dr. Andrea Bleckmann

Dr. Karina van der Linde

Recent Publications (since 2014, alphabetically listed)



Bleckmann, A., Spitzlberger, N., Denninger, P., Ehrnsberger, H.F., Wang, L., Bruckmann, A., Reich, S., Holzinger, P., Medenbach, J., Grasser, K.D. and Dresselhaus, T. (2023) Cytosolic RGG RNA-binding proteins are temperature sensitive flowering time regulators in Arabidopsis. Biol. Chem. 404, 1069-1084.
Dresselhaus T. and van der Linde K. (2023) Plant reproduction: Fertilization SALvaged by the central cell. Curr Biol. 33: R998 - R1018.
Kutzner, L. and van der Linde, K. (in press) A Trojan horseapproch using Ustilago maydis  to study apoplastic maize (Zeamays) petides in situ. Methods Mol Biol:Plant Peptide Hormones and Growth Factors, Chapter 9.
Markusch, H., Michl-Holzinger, P., Obermeyer, S., Thorbecke, C., Bruckmann, A., Babl, S., Längst, G., Osakabe, A., Berger, F. and Grasser, K.D. (2023) ELF1 is a component of the Arabidopsis RNA polymerase II elongation complex and associates with a subset of transcribed genes. New Phytol. 238, 113-124.
Obermeyer  S., Schrettenbrunner, L., Stöckl, R., Schwartz, U. and Grasser, K.D. (2023) Different elongation factors distinctly modulate RNA polymerase II transcription in Arabidopsis. Nucleic Acids Res. 51, 11518-11533.
Obermeyer, S. Stöckl, R., Schnekenburger, T., Kapoor, H., Stempfl, T., Schwartz, U. and Grasser, K.D. (2023) TFIIS is crucial during early transcript elongation for transcriptional reprogramming in response to heat stress. J. Mol. Biol. 435, 167917.
Zhang, X., Shi, C., Li, S., Zhang, B., Luo, P., Peng, X., Zhao, P., Dresselhaus, T., Sun, M.X. (2023) A female in vivo haploid-induction system via mutagenesis of egg cell-specific peptidases. Mol Plant. doi: 10.1016/j.molp.2023.01.001.
Zhang, X., Yu, X., Shi, C., Dresselhaus, T., Sun, M.X. (2023) Do egg cell-secreted aspartic proteases promote gamete attachment? J. Integr.Plant Biol. doi: 10.1111/jipb.13447.



Cai, H., Liu, L., Huang, Y., Zhu, W., Qi, J., Xi, X., Aslam, M., Dresselhaus, T., Qin, Y. (2022) Brassinosteroid signaling regulates female germline specification in Arabidopsis. Curr Biol. 32: 1102-1114.
Cheng, J., Xu, L., Bergèr, V., Bruckmann, A., Yang, C., Schubert, V., Grasser, K.D., Schnittger, A., Zheng, B. and Jiang, H.  (2022) H3K9 demethylases IBM1 and JMJ27 are required for male meiosis in Arabidopsis thaliana. New Phytol. 235, 2252-2269.
Li, L, Hou S, Xiang W, Song Z, Wang Y, Zhang L, Li J, Gu H, Dong J, Dresselhaus T, Zhong S, Qu LJ. (2022) The egg cell is preferentially fertilized in Arabidopsis double fertilization. J. Integr.Plant Biol. 64: 2039-2046.
Li, W., Li, Q., Lyu, M., Wang, Z., Song, Z., Zhong, S. Gu, H., Dong, J., Dresselhaus, T., Zhong, S., Qu, LJ. (2022). Lack of ethylene does not affect reproductive success and synergid cell death in Arabidopsis. Mol Plant. 15:354-362.  
Liu, L., Huang, Y., Zhu, W., Qi, J., Xi, X., Aslam, M., Dresselhaus, T., Qin, Y. (2022) Brassinosteroid signaling regulates female germline specification in Arabidopsis. Curr Biol. 32: 1102-1114. Cheng, J., Xu, L., Bergèr, V., Bruckmann, A., Yang, C.
Michl-Holzinger, P., Obermeyer, S., Markusch, H., Pfab, A., Ettner, A., Bruckmann, A., Babl, S., Längst, G., Schwartz, U., Tvardovskiy, A., Jensen, O.N., Osakabe, A., Berger, F. and Grasser, K.D. (2022) Phosphorylation of the FACT histone chaperone subunit SPT16 affects chromatin at RNA polymerase II transcriptional start sites in Arabidopsis. Nucleic Acids Res. 50, 5014-5028.
Obermeyer, S., Stöckl, R., Schnekenburger, T., Moehle, C., Schwartz, U. and Grasser, K.D. (2022) Distinct role of subunits of the Arabidopsis RNA polymerase II elongation factor PAF1C in transcriptional reprogramming. Front. Plant Sci. 13, 974625. Cai, H.
Schubert, V., Grasser, K.D., Schnittger, A., Zheng, B. and Jiang, H.  (2022) H3K9 demethylases IBM1 and JMJ27 are required for male meiosis in Arabidopsis thaliana. New Phytol. 235, 2252-2269.  
Shabani, D., Dresselhaus, T., Dukowic-Schulze, S. (2022) Profiling m6A RNA modifications in low amounts of plant cells using maize meiocytes.. Meth. Mol Biol. 2484: 313-331. Šim Škov, M. R., Daneva, A., Doll, N., Schilling, N., Cubr A-Rad, O. M.
Šim Škov, M. R., Daneva, A., Doll, N., Schilling, N., Cubr A-Rad, O. M., Zhou L., De Winter, F., Aesaert, S., De Rycke, R., Pauwels, L., Dresselhaus, T., Brugi Re, N., Simmons, CR., Habben, JE., Nowack, M. K. (2022). KIL1 terminates fertility in maize by controlling silk senescence. Plant Cell. 34: 2852-2870.
Wang, W., Xiong, H., Cyprys, P., Malka, R., Flores-Tornero, M., Zhao, P., Peng, X., Sprunck, S., Sun, M.-X. (2022) DMP8 and 9 regulate HAP2/GCS1 trafficking for the timely acquisition of sperm fusion competence. PNAS 119, 45, e2207608119.
Wang, Y., Li, W., Wang, L., Yan, J., Lu, G., Yang, N., Xu, J., Wang, Y., Gui, S., Chen, G., Li, S., Wu, C., Guo, T., Xiao, Y., Warburton, M. L., Fernie, A. R., Dresselhaus, T., Yan, J. (2022) Three types of genes underlying the Gametophyte factor1 locus cause unilateral cross incompatibility in maize. Nat Commun. 13: 4498.
Zhong, S., Li, L., Wang, Z., Ge, Z., Li, Q., Bleckmann, A., Wang, J., Song, Z., Shi, Y., Liu, T., Li, L., Zhou, H., Wang, Y., Zhang, L., Wu, H. M., Lai, L., Gu, H., Dong, J., Cheung, A. Y., Dresselhaus, T., Qu, LJ. (2022) RALF peptide signaling controls the polytubey block in Arabidopsis. Science. 375: 290-296.
Zhou L., De Winter, F., Aesaert, S., De Rycke, R., Pauwels, L., Dresselhaus, T., Brugi Re, N., Simmons, CR., Habben, JE., Nowack, M. K. (2022). KIL1 terminates fertility in maize by controlling silk senescence. Plant Cell. 34: 2852-2870.



Dresselhaus, T., Jürgens, G. (2021) Comparative embryogenesis in angiosperms: activation and patterning of embryonic cell lineages. Annu Rev Plant Biol. 72: 641-676.
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.
Hou, S., Shi, J., Hao, L., Wang, Z., Liao, Y., Gu, H., Dong, J., Dresselhaus, T., Zhong, S., Qu, L. J. VPS18-regulated vesicle trafficking controls the secretion of pectin and its modifying enzyme during pollen tube growth in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 33: 3042-3056.
Julca, I., Ferrari, C., Flores-Tornero, M., Proost, S., Lindner, AC., Hackenberg, D., Steinbachová, L., Michaelidis, C., Gomes Pereira, S., Misra, C. S., Kawashima, T., Borg, M., Berger, F., Goldberg, J., Johnson, M., Honys, D., Twell, D., Sprunck, S., Dresselhaus, T., Becker, J. D., Mutwil, M. (2021) Comparative transcriptomic analysis reveals conserved programmes underpinning organogenesis and reproduction in land plants. Nat Plants. 7: 1143-1159.
Kubina, J., Geldreich, A., Gales, J.P., Baumberger, N., Bouton, C., Ryabova, L.A., Grasser, K.D., Keller, M. and Dimitrova, M. (2021) Nuclear export of plant pararetrovirus mRNAs involves the TREX complex, two viral proteins and the highly structured 5’ leader region. Nucleic Acids Res. 49, 8900-8922.
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. 186: 865-873.
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.
Zhou, L. Z., Qu, L. J., Dresselhaus, T. (2021) Stigmatic ROS: regulator of compatible pollen tube perception? Trends Plant Sci. 26: 993-995.      



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.

Sprunck, S. (2020) Twice the fun, double the trouble: gamete interactions in flowering plants. Curr. Opin. Plant Biol. 53: 106-116.   


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.

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