The group’s research focus is the biology of chromosomes, specifically aiming to explore the regulation, organisation, segregation and evolution of the mitotic, meiotic and interphase chromosomes of both model, wild and crop species. Such knowledge has the potential to increase the efficiency of the crop breeding process. The research relies on a range of DNA-, RNA- and protein-based methods, supported by flow cytometry, microscopy and transgenesis.

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In particular, we seek to:

  • decipher the mechanistic basis of genome elimination, which leads to haploidization, and to optimise the process.
  • analyse both the organisation and dynamics of cell-cycle dependent chromatin in nuclei and chromosomes, which requires the application of super-resolution microscopy.
  • unravel how chromosome drive and the tissue-specific elimination of ‘selfish’ B chromosomes operate.
  • decipher the organisation, regulation and evolution of holo- and monokinetic centromeres.
  • exploit flow cytometry to be able to analyse the genome from a single cell.
  • optimise CRISPR/Cas9 technology to enable the visualisation of specific DNA sequences.

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Houben, Prof. Dr. Andreas
Khosravi, Dr. Solmaz
Liu, Taoran
Potlapalli, Bhanu Prakash
Scientific guests / Fellowship
Somasundaram, Saravanakumar
Lab Technicians
Stegmann, Sylvane

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Ahmadli U, Kalidass M, Crhak Khaitova L, Fuchs J, Cuacos M, Demidov D, Zuo S, Pecinkova J, Mascher M, Ingouff M, Heckmann S, Houben A, Riha K, Lermontova I:

High temperature increases centromere-mediated genome elimination frequency and enhances haploid induction in Arabidopsis. Plant Commun. 4 (2023) 100507. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.xplc.2022.100507

Ebrahimzadegan R, Fuchs J, Chen J, Schubert V, Meister A, Houben A, Mirzaghaderi G:

Meiotic segregation and post-meiotic drive of the Festuca pratensis B chromosome. Chromosome Res. 31 (2023) 26. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10577-023-09728-6

Feng C, Roitinger E, Hudecz O, Cuacos M, Lorenz J, Schubert V, Wang B, Wang R, Mechtler K, Heckmann S:

TurboID-based proteomic profiling of meiotic chromosome axes in Arabidopsis thaliana. Nat. Plants 9 (2023) 616–630. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41477-023-01371-7

Giehl R F H, Flis P, Fuchs J, Gao Y, Salt D E, von Wirén N:

Cell type-specific mapping of ion distribution in Arabidopsis thaliana roots. Nat. Commun. 14 (2023) 3351. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-023-38880-0

Hsieh W-H, Liao H-C, Chin H-S, Kuo Y-T, Chen C-H, Tsai Y-C, Paterson A H, Lin Y-R:

The geographic distributions and complex genetic relationships among four Sorghum taxa identified in Taiwan. Weed Res. (2023) Epub ahead of print. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/wre.12594

Kubalová I, Câmara A S, Cápal P, Beseda T, Rouillard J-M, Krause Gina M, Holušová K, Toegelová H, Himmelbach A, Stein N, Houben A, Doležel J, Mascher M, Šimková H, Schubert V:

Helical coiling of metaphase chromatids. Nucleic Acids Res. 51 (2023) 2641–2654. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkad028

Kubalová I, Weisshart K, Houben A, Schubert V:

Super-resolution microscopy reveals the number and distribution of topoisomerase IIα and CENH3 molecules within barley metaphase chromosomes. Chromosoma 132 (2023) 19–29. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00412-023-00785-8

Kuo Y-T, Câmara A S, Schubert V, Neumann P, Macas J, Melzer M, Chen J, Fuchs J, Abel S, Klocke E, Huettel B, Himmelbach A, Demidov D, Dunemann F, Mascher M, Ishii T, Marques A, Houben A:

Holocentromeres can consist of merely a few megabase-sized satellite arrays. Nat. Commun. 14 (2023) 3502. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-023-38922-7

Leitch A R, Ma L, Dodsworth S, Fuchs J, Houben A, Leitch I J:

The role of chromatin modifications in the evolution of giant plant genomes. Plants 12 (2023) 2159. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/plants12112159

Neumann P, Oliveira L, Jang T-S, Novák P, Koblížková A, Schubert V, Houben A, Macas J:

Disruption of the standard kinetochore in holocentric Cuscuta species. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 120 (2023) e2300877120. https://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2300877120

Pasricha Sarin L, Sree K S, Bóka K, Keresztes Á, Fuchs J, Tyagi A K, Khurana J P, Appenroth K-J:

Characterisation of a spontaneous mutant of Lemna gibba G3 (Lemnaceae). Plants 12 (2023) 2525. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/plants12132525

Peterson A, Kishchenko O, Kuhlmann M, Tschiersch H, Fuchs J, Tikhenko N, Schubert I, Nagel M:

Cryopreservation of duckweed genetic diversity as model for long-term preservation of aquatic flowering plants. Plants 12 (2023) 3302. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/plants12183302

Potlapalli B P, Ishii T, Nagaki K, Somasundaram S, Houben A:

CRISPR-FISH: A CRISPR/Cas9-based in situ labeling method. In: Heitkam T, Garcia S (Eds.): Plant cytogenetics and cytogenomics: methods and protocols. (Series: Methods in molecular biology, Vol. 2672) New York: Humana (2023) ISBN 978-1-0716-3225-3, 315-335. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-0716-3226-0_20

Radchuk V, Belew Z M, Gündel A, Mayer S, Hilo A, Hensel G, Sharma R, Neumann K, Ortleb S, Wagner S, Muszynska A, Crocoll C, Xu D, Hoffie I, Kumlehn J, Fuchs J, Peleke F F, Szymanski J J, Rolletschek H, Nour-Eldin H H, Borisjuk L:

SWEET11b transports both sugar and cytokinin in developing barley grains. Plant Cell 35 (2023) 2186-2207. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koad055

Ramos L C, Báez M, Fuchs J, Houben A, Carvalho R, Pedrosa-Harand A:

Differential repeat accumulation in the bimodal karyotype of Agave L. Genes 14 (2023) 491. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/genes14020491

Ravindran B M, Rizzo P, Franke K, Fuchs J, D’Auria J C:

Simple and robust multiple shoot regeneration and root induction cycle from different explants of Hypericum perforatum L. genotypes. Plant Cell Tiss. Organ Cult. 152 (2023) 1-15. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11240-022-02370-w

Schubert V, Weißleder A, Lermontova I:

Simultaneous EYFP-CENH3/H2B-DsRed expression is impaired differentially in meristematic and differentiated nuclei of Arabidopsis double transformants. Cytogenet. Genome Res. (2023) Epub ahead of print. https://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000533317

Steckenborn S, Cuacos M, Ayoub M A, Feng C, Schubert V, Hoffie I, Hensel G, Kumlehn J, Heckmann S:

The meiotic topoisomerase VI B subunit (MTOPVIB) is essential for meiotic DNA double-strand break formation in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). Plant Reprod. 36 (2023) 1-15. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00497-022-00444-5

Vogt A:

In silico and in vivo analysis of the Arabidopsis thaliana protein AtFutsch to aid the investigation of the Secale cereale protein NCR28 and its role in rye B-chromosome drive. (Master Thesis) Heidelberg, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Fakultät Biowissenschaften (2023) 107 pp.


Ahmadli U, Sandmann M, Fuchs J, Lermontova I:

Immunolabeling of nuclei/chromosomes in Arabidopsis thaliana. In: Caillaud M-C (Ed.): Plant cell division: methods and protocols, 2nd. ed. (Series: Methods in molecular biology, Vol. 2382) New York [u.a.]: Springer US (2022) ISBN 978-1-0716-1743-4, 19-28. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-0716-1744-1_2

Badaeva E D, Konovalov F A, Knüpffer H, Fricano A, Ruban A S, Kehel Z, Zoshchuk S A, Surzhikov S A, Neumann K, Graner A, Hammer K, Filatenko A, Bogaard A, Jones G, Özkan H, Kilian B:

Genetic diversity, distribution and domestication history of the neglected GGAtAt genepool of wheat. Theor. Appl. Genet. 135 (2022) 755–776. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00122-021-03912-0

Bennert H W, Bär A, Freigang J, Fuchs J, Schnittler M:

Taxonomic uncertainty and a conundrum: Reassessing the tetraploid taxa of the Dryopteris affinis complex (Dryopteridaceae). Nova Hedwigia 114 (2022) 487-518. https://dx.doi.org/10.1127/nova_hedwigia/2022/0693

Bog M, Inoue M, Klahr A, Fuchs J, Ivanenko Y, Hori K, Horn K, Wilfried Bennert H, Schnittler M:

Club-mosses (Diphasiastrum, Lycopodiaceae) from the Far East – introgression and possible cryptic speciation. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 175 (2022) 107587. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2022.107587

Boudichevskaia A, Fiebig A, Kumke K, Himmelbach A, Houben A:

Rye B chromosomes differently influence the expression of A chromosome-encoded genes depending on the host species. Chromosome Res. 30 (2022) 335-349. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10577-022-09704-6

Chen J, Birchler J A, Houben A:

The non-Mendelian behavior of plant B chromosomes. Chromosome Res. 30 (2022) 229-239. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10577-022-09687-4

Cheng J, Xu L, Bergér V, Bruckmann A, Yang C, Schubert V, Grasser K D, Schnittger A, Zheng B, Jiang H:

H3K9 demethylases IBM1 and JMJ27 are required for male meiosis in Arabidopsis thaliana. New Phytol. 235 (2022) 2252-2269. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nph.18286

Dassau F:

Gametenspezifische Degradation von CENH3 zur Induktion von Haploidie in Arabidopsis thaliana. (Master Thesis) Zittau/Görlitz, Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz, Fakultät Natur- und Umweltwissenschaften (2022) 91 pp.

Demidov D, Lermontova I, Moebes M, Kochevenko A, Fuchs J, Weiss O, Rutten T, Sorge E, Zuljan E, Giehl R F H, Mascher M, Somasundaram S, Conrad U, Houben A:

Haploid induction by nanobody targeted ubiquitin-proteasome-based degradation of EYFP-tagged CENH3 in Arabidopsis thaliana. J. Exp. Bot. 73 (2022) 7243–7254. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erac359

Groth F:

Entwicklung einer CRISPR/Cas9 basierten Methode zur Fluoreszenzmarkierung von Pflanzenzellkernen in Suspension und Sortierung mittels Durchflusszytometrie. (Master Thesis) Zittau/Görlitz, Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz, Fakultät Natur- und Umweltwissenschaften (2022) 87 pp.

Hashemi-Petroudi S H, Arab M, Dolatabadi B, Kuo Y-T, Baez M A, Himmelbach A, Nematzadeh G, Maibody S A M M, Schmutzer T, Melzer M, Altmann T, Kuhlmann M:

Initial description of the genome of Aeluropus littoralis, a halophile grass. Front. Plant Sci. 13 (2022) 906462. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2022.906462

Hoang P T N, Fuchs J, Schubert V, Tran T B N, Schubert I:

Chromosome numbers and genome sizes of all 36 duckweed species (Lemnaceae). Plants 11 (2022) 2674. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/plants11202674

Hofstatter P G, Thangavel G, Lux T, Neumann P, Vondrak T, Novak P, Zhang M, Costa L, Castellani M, Scott A, Toegelová H, Fuchs J, Mata-Sucre Y, Dias Y, Vanzela A L L, Huettel B, Almeida C C S, Šimková H, Souza G, Pedrosa-Harand A, Macas J, Mayer K F X, Houben A, Marques A:

Repeat-based holocentromeres influence genome architecture and karyotype evolution. Cell 185 (2022) 3153-3168. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2022.06.045

Jessen S, Bujnoch W, Fuchs J:

Dryopteris carpatica spec. nov. – a tetraploid species of the Dryopteris affinis aggregate (Dryopteridaceae, Polypodiopsida) from the southern Carpathians. Fern Gaz. 21 (2022) 451-466.

Kolesnikova T D, Klenov M S, Nokhova A R, Lavrov S A, Pokholkova G V, Schubert V, Maltseva S V, Cook K R, Dixon M J, Zhimulev I F:

A spontaneous inversion of the X chromosome heterochromatin provides a tool for studying the structure and activity of the nucleolus in Drosophila melanogaster. Cells 11 (2022) 3872. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/cells11233872

Kolesnikova T D, Pokholkova G V, Dovgan V V, Zhimulev I F, Schubert V:

Super-resolution microscopy reveals stochastic initiation of replication in Drosophila polytene chromosomes. Chromosome Res. 30 (2022) 361–383. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10577-021-09679-w

Kubalová I, Šeršeň F, Gálová E, Filo J:

Imine resveratrol analogs (IRAs): The strong antioxidant that can protect lymphocytes from oxidative damage. J. Biochem. Mol. Toxicol. 36 (2022) e22975. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jbt.22975

Li D, Ruban A, Fuchs J, Kang H, Houben A:

B-A chromosome translocations possessing an A centromere partly overcome the root-restricted process of chromosome elimination in Aegilops speltoides. Front. Cell Dev. Biol. 10 (2022) 875523. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fcell.2022.875523

Lubienski M, Fuchs J:

An unexpected Equisetum (Equisetaceae) taxon new to the European flora. Fern Gaz. 21 (2022) 467-488.

Moebes M, Kuhlmann H, Demidov D, Lermontova I:

Optimization of quantitative reverse transcription PCR method for analysis of weakly expressed genes in crops based on rapeseed. Front. Plant Sci. 13 (2022) 954976. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2022.954976

Navrátilová P, Toegelová H, Tulpová Z, Kuo Y-T, Stein N, Doležel J, Houben A, Šimková H, Mascher M:

Prospects of telomere-to-telomere assembly in barley: analysis of sequence gaps in the MorexV3 reference genome. Plant Biotechnol. J. 20 (2022) 1373-1386. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/pbi.13816

Orooji F, Mirzaghaderi G, Kuo Y-T, Fuchs J:

Variation in the number and position of rDNA loci contributes to the diversification and speciation in Nigella (Ranunculaceae). Front. Plant Sci. 13 (2022) 917310. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2022.917310

Plačková K, Zedek F, Schubert V, Houben A, Bureš P:

Kinetochore size scales with chromosome size in bimodal karyotypes of Agavoideae. Ann. Bot. 130 (2022) 77–84. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/aob/mcac063

Randall R S, Jourdain C, Nowicka A, Kaduchová K, Kubová M, Ayoub M A, Schubert V, Tatout C, Colas I, Kalyanikrishna, Desset S, Mermet S, Boulaflous-Stevens A, Kubalová I, Mandáková T, Heckmann S, Lysak M A, Panatta M, Santoro R, Schubert D, Pecinka A, Routh D, Baroux C:

Image analysis workflows to reveal the spatial organization of cell nuclei and chromosomes. Nucleus 13 (2022) 277-299. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19491034.2022.2144013

Rönspies M, Schmidt C, Schindele P, Lieberman-Lazarovich M, Houben A, Puchta H:

Massive crossover suppression by CRISPR-Cas-mediated plant chromosome engineering. Nat. Plants 8 (2022) 1153–1159. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41477-022-01238-3

Ruban A, Houben A:

Highly reactive chemicals meet haploidization. Mol. Plant 15 (2022) 937-939. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molp.2022.05.010

Schreiber M, Gao Y, Koch N, Fuchs J, Heckmann S, Himmelbach A, Börner A, Özkan H, Maurer A, Stein N, Mascher M, Dreissig S:

Recombination landscape divergence between populations is marked by larger low-recombining regions in domesticated rye. Mol. Biol. Evol. 39 (2022) msac131. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msac131

Schulthess A W, Kale S M, Liu F, Zhao Y, Philipp N, Rembe M, Jiang Y, Beukert U, Serfling A, Himmelbach A, Fuchs J, Oppermann M, Weise S, Boeven P H G, Schacht J, Longin C F H, Kollers S, Pfeiffer N, Korzun V, Lange M, Scholz U, Stein N, Mascher M, Reif J C:

Genomics-informed prebreeding unlocks the diversity in genebanks for wheat improvement. Nat. Genet. 54 (2022) 1544-1552. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41588-022-01189-7

Stepanenko A, Chen G, Hoang P T N, Fuchs J, Schubert I, Borisjuk N:

The ribosomal DNA loci of the ancient monocot Pistia stratiotes L. (Araceae) contain different variants of the 35S and 5S ribosomal RNA gene units. Front. Plant Sci. 13 (2022) 819750. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2022.819750

Zuo S, Yadala R, Yang F, Talbert P, Fuchs J, Schubert V, Ahmadli U, Rutten T, Pecinka A, Lysak M A, Lermontova I:

Recurrent plant-specific duplications of KNL2 and its conserved function as a kinetochore assembly factor. Mol. Biol. Evol. 39 (2022) msac123. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msac123


Ahn Y-J, Fuchs J, Houben A, Heckmann S:

High throughput measuring of meiotic recombination rates in barley pollen nuclei using Crystal Digital PCR TM. Plant J. 107 (2021) 649-661. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tpj.15305

Câmara A S, Schubert V, Mascher M, Houben A:

A simple model explains the cell cycle-dependent assembly of centromeric nucleosomes in holocentric species. Nucleic Acids Res. 49 (2021) 9053–9065. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkab648

Costa L, Marques A, Buddenhagen C, Thomas W W, Huettel B, Schubert V, Dodsworth S, Houben A, Souza G, Pedrosa-Harand A:

Aiming off the target: recycling target capture sequencing reads for investigating repetitive DNA. Ann. Bot. 128 (2021) 835–848. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/aob/mcab063

Evtushenko E V, Elisafenko E A, Gatzkaya S S, Schubert V, Houben A, Vershinin A V:

Expression of two rye CENH3 variants and their loading into centromeres. Plants 10 (2021) 2043. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/plants10102043

Hoang P T N, Rouillard J-M, Macas J, Kubalová I, Schubert V, Schubert I:

Limitation of current probe design for oligo-cross-FISH, exemplified by chromosome evolution studies in duckweeds. Chromosoma 130 (2021) 15-25. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00412-020-00749-2

Houben A (Ed.):

Chromosome Biology 2021. 4th Edition. Gatersleben, Germany: IPK (2021) 28 pp.

Houben A, Demidov D, Lermontova I, Fuchs J, Weiss O, Meier K:

Generation of haploids based on mutation of SAD2. (Patent), Veröffentlichung: 24.03.2021, IPK-Nr. 2018/06. EP3794939. (2021).

Houben A, Ma W, Banaei-Moghaddam A M:

The B chromosome of rye. In: Rabanus-Wallace M T, Stein N (Eds.): The rye genome. (Series: Compendium of plant genomes) Cham: Springer (2021) ISBN 978-3-030-83383-1, 63-76. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-83383-1_4

Ikeda Y, Králová M, Zalabák D, Kubalová I, Aida M:

Post-embryonic lateral organ development and adaxial-abaxial polarity are regulated by the combined effect of ENHANCER OF SHOOT REGENERATION 1 and WUSCHEL in Arabidopsis shoots. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 22 (2021) 10621. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijms221910621

Ikeda Y, Zalabák D, Kubalová I, Králová M, Brenner W G, Aida M:

Interpreting cytokinin action as anterograde signaling and beyond. Front. Plant Sci. 12 (2021) 641257. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.641257

Ishii T, Nagaki K, Houben A:

Application of CRISPR/Cas9 to visualize defined genomic sequences in fixed chromosomes and nuclei. In: Liehr T (Ed.): Cytogenomics. San Diego: Academic Press Inc. (2021) ISBN 978-0-12-823579-9, 147-153. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-823579-9.00007-2

Karimi-Ashtiyani R, Schubert V, Houben A:

Only the rye derived part of the 1BL/1RS hybrid centromere incorporates CENH3 of wheat. Front. Plant Sci. 12 (2021) 802222. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.802222

Khosravi S:

Development of a CRISPR-imaging toolset for imaging of genomic loci in living plants. (PhD Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät III Agrar- und Ernährungswissenschaften, Geowissenschaften und Informatik (2021) 84 pp.

Kubalová I, Černohorská Schmidt M, Huranová M, Weisshart K, Houben A, Schubert V:

Hordeum vulgare L. Poaceae (Calender Page). In: Houben A (Ed.): Chromosome Biology 2021. 4th Edition. Gatersleben, Germany: IPK (2021) 1.

Kubalová I, Němečková A, Weisshart K, Hřibová E, Schubert V:

Comparing super-resolution microscopy techniques to analyze chromosomes. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 22 (2021) 1903. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijms22041903

Kubalová I, Schmidt Černohorská M, Huranová M, Weisshart K, Houben A, Schubert V:

A protocol to expand plant nuclei. In: Guichard P, Hamel V (Eds.): Expansion microscopy for cell biology. (Series: methods in cell biology, Vol. 161) : Academic Press (2021) ISBN 9780128208076, 197-216. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.mcb.2020.06.007

Kuo Y-T, Ishii T, Fuchs J, Hsieh W-H, Houben A, Lin Y-R:

The evolutionary dynamics of repetitive DNA and its impact on the genome diversification in the genus Sorghum. Front. Plant Sci. 12 (2021) 729734. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.729734

Kurzbauer M-T, Janisiw M P, Paulin L F, Prusén Mota I, Tomanov K, Krsicka O, von Haeseler A, Schubert V, Schlögelhofer P:

ATM controls meiotic DNA double-strand break formation and recombination and affects synaptonemal complex organization in plants. Plant Cell 33 (2021) 1633–1656. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koab045

Ma W, Liu Z J, Beier S, Houben A, Carpentier S:

Identification of rye B chromosome-associated peptides by mass spectrometry. New Phytol. 230 (2021) 2179-2185. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nph.17238

Michael T P, Ernst E, Hartwick N, Chu P, Bryant D, Gilbert S, Ortleb S, Baggs E L, Sree K S, Appenroth K J, Fuchs J, Jupe F, Sandoval J P, Krasileva K V, Borisjuk L, Mockler T C, Ecker J, Martienssen R A, Lam E:

Genome and time-of-day transcriptome of Wolffia australiana link morphological minimization with gene loss and less growth control. Genome Res. 31 (2021) 225-238. https://dx.doi.org/10.1101/gr.266429.120

Municio C, Antosz W, Grasser K, Kornobis E, van Bel M, Eguinoa I, Coppens F, Bräutigam A, Lermontova I, Bruckmann A, Zelkowska K, Houben A, Schubert V:

The Arabidopsis condensin CAP-D subunits arrange interphase chromatin. New Phytol. 230 (2021) 972-987. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nph.17221

Rabanus-Wallace M T, Hackauf B, Mascher M, Lux T, Wicker T, Gundlach H, Baez M, Houben A, Mayer K F X, Guo L, Poland J, Pozniak C J, Walkowiak S, Melonek J, Praz C R, Schreiber M, Budak H, Heuberger M, Steuernagel B, Wulff B, Börner A, Byrns B, Čížková J, Fowler D B, Fritz A, Himmelbach A, Kaithakottil G, Keilwagen J, Keller B, Konkin D, Larsen J, Li Q, Myśków B, Padmarasu S, Rawat N, Sesiz U, Biyiklioglu-Kaya S, Sharpe A, Šimková H, Small I, Swarbreck D, Toegelová H, Tsvetkova N, Voylokov A V, Vrána J, Bauer E, Bolibok-Bragoszewska H, Doležel J, Hall A, Jia J, Korzun V, Laroche A, Ma X-F, Ordon F, Özkan H, Rakoczy-Trojanowska M, Scholz U, Schulman A H, Siekmann D, Stojalowski S, Tiwari V K, Spannagl M, Stein N:

Chromosome-scale genome assembly provides insights into rye biology, evolution and agronomic potential. Nat. Genet. 53 (2021) 564-573. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41588-021-00807-0

Radchuk V, Tran V, Hilo A, Muszynska A, Gündel A, Wagner S, Fuchs J, Hensel G, Ortleb S, Munz E, Rolletschek H, Borisjuk L:

Grain filling in barley relies on developmentally controlled programmed cell death. Commun. Biol. 4 (2021) 428. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s42003-021-01953-1

Sorge E, Demidov D, Lermontova I, Houben A, Conrad U:

Engineered degradation of EYFP-tagged CENH3 via the 26S proteasome pathway in plants. PLoS One 16 (2021) e0247015. https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0247015

Sousa A, Schubert V, Renner S S:

Centromere organization and UU/V sex chromosome behavior in a liverwort. Plant J. 106 (2021) 133-141. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tpj.15150


Adamusová K, Khosravi S, Fujimoto S, Houben A, Matsunaga S, Fajkus J, Fojtová M:

Two combinatorial patterns of telomere histone marks in plants with canonical and non-canonical telomere repeats. Plant J. 102 (2020) 678-687. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tpj.14653

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Der Dryopteris affinis-Komplex (Dryopteridaceae) im Harz – Identifizierung, Verbreitung, Ökologie. Tuexenia 40 (2020) 345-371. https://dx.doi.org/10.14471/2020.40.011

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Mitotic chromosome organization: General rules meet species-specific variability. Comput. Struct. Biotechnol. J. 18 (2020) 1311-1319. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csbj.2020.01.006

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Bog M, Sree K S, Fuchs J, Hoang P T N, Schubert I, Kuever J, Rabenstein A, Paolacci S, Jansen M A K, Appenroth K-J:

A taxonomic revision of Lemna sect. Uninerves (Lemnaceae). Taxon 69 (2020) 56-66. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/tax.12188

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Spontaneous natural formation of interspecific hybrids within the Festuca-Lolium complex. Biol. Plant. 64 (2020) 679-691. https://dx.doi.org/10.32615/bp.2020.111

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Challenges and strategies for developing climate-smart apple varieties through genomic approaches. In: Kole C (Ed.): Genomic Designing of Climate - Smart Fruit Crops. : Springer International Publishing (2020) ISBN 978-3-319-97945-8, 23-71. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97946-5_2

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Tissue-specific transcriptome analysis reveals candidate genes associated with the process of programmed chromosome limination in Aegilops speltoides. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 21 (2020) 7596. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms21207596

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More filtering on SNP calling does not remove evidence of inter-nucleus recombination in dikaryotic arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Front. Plant Sci. 11 (2020) 912. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.00912

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Quantification of recombination rate and segregation distortion by genotyping and sequencing of single pollen nuclei. In: Pradillo M, Heckmann S (Eds.): Plant Meiosis: methods and protocols. (Series: Methods in molecular biology, Vol. 2061) New York, NY: Humana Press (2020) 978-1-4939-9817-3, 281-300. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-9818-0_20

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Functional divergence of microtubule-associated TPX2 family members in Arabidopsis thaliana. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 21 (2020) 2183. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijms21062183

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Analysis of crossover events and allele segregation distortion in interspecific citrus hybrids by single pollen genotyping. Front. Plant Sci. 11 (2020) 615. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.00615

Haberer G, Kamal N, Bauer E, Gundlach H, Fischer I, Seidel M A, Spannagl M, Marcon C, Ruban A, Urbany C, Nemri A, Hochholdinger F, Ouzunova M, Houben A, Schön C-C, Mayer K F X:

European maize genomes highlight intraspecies variation in repeat and gene content. Nat. Genet. 52 (2020) 950–957. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41588-020-0671-9

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Cyto-molecular investigations to analyse the synaptonemal complex of rye standard and B chromosomes during meiosis and to evaluate the potential of a new FISH probe labelling system. (PhD Thesis, kumulativ) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät III Agrar- und Ernährungswissenschaften, Geowissenschaften und Informatik (2020) 121 pp.

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High-quality genome sequence of white lupin provides insight into soil exploration and seed quality. Nat. Commun. 11 (2020) 492. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-14197-9

Ishii T, Juranić M, Maheshwari S, Bustamante F O, Vogt M, Salinas-Gamboa R, Dreissig S, Gursanscky N, How T, Demidov D, Fuchs J, Schubert V, Spriggs A, Vielle-Calzada J P, Comai L, Koltunow A M G, Houben A:

Unequal contribution of two paralogous CENH3 variants in cowpea centromere function. Commun. Biol. 3 (2020) 775. https://dx.doi.org://10.1038/s42003-020-01507-x

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Application and prospects of CRISPR/Cas9-based methods to trace defined genomic sequences in living and fixed plant cells. Chromosome Res. 28 (2020) 7-17. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10577-019-09622-0

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Application of aptamers improves CRISPR-based live imaging of plant telomeres. Front. Plant Sci. 11 (2020) 1254. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.01254

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Effects of mutations in the Drosophila melanogaster Rif1 gene on the replication and underreplication of pericentromeric heterochromatin in salivary gland polytene chromosomes. Cells 9 (2020) E1501. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/cells9061501

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Prospects and limitations of expansion microscopy in chromatin ultrastructure determination. Chromosome Res. 28 (2020) 355-368. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10577-020-09637-y

Le Goff S, Keçeli B N, Jeřábková H, Heckmann S, Rutten T, Cotterell S, Schubert V, Roitinger E, Mechtler K, Franklin F C H, Tatout C, Houben A, Geelen D, Probst A V, Lermontova I:

The H3 histone chaperone NASPSIM3 escorts CenH3 in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 101 (2020) 71-86. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tpj.14518

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Addressing long-standing questions with advanced approaches: the 4th B Chromosome Conference. Cytogenet. Genome Res. 160 (2020) 111-117. https://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000506695

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Reviewing the identity of the Maltese Polypodium (Polypodiaceae) – new evidence from morphology and flow cytometry. Nova Hedwigia 110 (2020) 395-405. https://dx.doi.org/10.1127/nova_hedwigia/2020/0582

Oliveira L, Neumann P, Jang T-S, Klemme S, Schubert V, Koblížková A, Houben A, Macas J:

Mitotic spindle attachment to the holocentric chromosomes of Cuscuta europaea does not correlate with the distribution of CENH3 chromatin. Front. Plant Sci. 10 (2020) 1799. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2019.01799

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Genomes of the Venus flytrap and close relatives unveil the roots of plant carnivory. Curr. Biol. 30 (2020) 2312-2320. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2020.04.051

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Development of RGEN-ISL, a CRISPR/Cas9 based genome labeling tool for metaphase chromosomes of plants and mammalian cells. (Master Thesis) Stuttgart, Universität Hohenheim (2020) 61 pp.

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Application of Tris-HCl allows the specific labeling of regularly prepared chromosomes by CRISPR-FISH. Cytogenet. Genome Res. 160 (2020) 156-165. https://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000506720

Ruban A, Schmutzer T, Wu D D, Fuchs J, Boudichevskaia A, Rubtsova M, Pistrick K, Melzer M, Himmelbach A, Schubert V, Scholz U, Houben A:

Supernumerary B chromosomes of Aegilops speltoides undergo precise elimination in roots early in embryo development. Nat. Commun. 11 (2020) 2764. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-16594-x

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Changing local recombination patterns in plants by CRISPR/Cas mediated chromosome engineering. Nat. Commun. 11 (2020) 4418. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-18277-z

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Super-resolution microscopy reveals diversity of plant centromere architecture. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 21 (2020) 3488. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijms21103488

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Distinct kinesin motors drive two types of maize neocentromeres. Genes Dev. 34 (2020) 1239-1251. https://dx.doi.org/10.1101/gad.340679.120

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DEFECTIVE ENDOSPERM-D1 (Dee-D1) is crucial for endosperm development in hexaploid wheat. Commun. Biol. 3 (2020) 791. https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-020-01509-9

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Analysis of pollen grains by immunostaining and FISH in Triticeae species. In: Pradillo M, Heckmann S (Eds.): Plant Meiosis: methods and protocols. (Series: Methods in molecular biology, Vol. 2061) New York, NY: Humana Press (2020) 978-1-4939-9817-3, 347-358. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-9818-0_24


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New collections of Lolium and Festuca spp. can improve yield stability and stress tolerance in grass cultivars. In: Huguenin-Elie O, Studer B, Kölliker R, Reheul D, Probo M (Eds.): Improving sown grasslands through breeding and management: Proceedings of the Joint 20th Symposium of the European Grassland Federation and the 33rd Meeting of the EUCARPIA Section Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses", Zürich, Switzerland, 24-27 June 2019." (Series: Grassland science in Europe, Vol. 24) Wageningen, The Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers (2019) ISBN 978-3-033-07278-7, 364-366.

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The distribution of epigenetic histone marks differs between the X and Y chromosomes in Silene latifolia. Planta 250 (2019) 487-494. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00425-019-03182-7

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Together but different: the subgenomes of the bimodal Eleutherine karyotypes are differentially organized. Front. Plant Sci. 10 (2019) 1170. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2019.01170

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TPX2-LIKE PROTEIN 3 is the primary activator of alpha Aurora kinases and is essential for embryogenesis. Plant Physiol. 180 (2019) 1389-1405. https://dx.doi.org/10.1104/pp.18.01515

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Depletion of KNL2 results in altered expression of genes involved in regulation of the cell cycle, transcription, and development in Arabidopsis. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 20 (2019) 5726. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijms20225726

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Deregulated phosphorylation of CENH3 at Ser65 affects the development of floral meristems in Arabidopsis thaliana. Front. Plant Sci. 10 (2019) 928. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/Fpls.2019.00928

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Repetitive DNA landscape in essential A and supernumerary B chromosomes of Festuca pratensis Huds. Sci. Rep. 9 (2019) 19989. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-56383-1

Garavello M, Cuenca J, Dreissig S, Fuchs J, Houben A, Aleza P:

Assessing ploidy levels and single pollen genotyping of diploid and euploid citrus genotypes by fluorescence-activated cell sorting and whole genome amplification. Front. Plant Sci. 10 (2019) 1174. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2019.01174

Hesse S, Zelkowski M, Mikhailova E I, Keijzer C J, Houben A, Schubert V:

Ultrastructure and dynamics of synaptonemal complex components during meiotic pairing and synapsis of standard (A) and accessory (B) rye chromosomes. Front. Plant Sci. 10 (2019) 773. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2019.00773

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Variation in genome size, cell and nucleus volume, chromosome number and rDNA loci among duckweeds. Sci. Rep. 9 (2019) 3234. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-39332-w

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Evolution, composition and regulation of supernumerary B chromosomes. Genes 10 (2019) 161. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/genes10020161

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RNA-guided endonuclease – in situ labelling (RGEN-ISL): a fast CRISPR/Cas9-based method to label genomic sequences in various species. New Phytol. 222 (2019) 1652-1661. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nph.15720

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Are B chromosomes useful for crop improvement? Plants, People, Planet 1 (2019) 84-92. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ppp3.16

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State-of-the-art and novel developments of in vivo haploid technologies. Theor. Appl. Genet. 132 (2019) 593–605. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00122-018-3261-9

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Analysis of B chromosome drive. (Master Thesis) Göttingen, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Fakultät für Agrarwissenschaften (2019) 54 pp.

Lin F, Krishnamoorthy P, Schubert V, Hause G, Heilmann M, Heilmann I:

A dual role for cell plate‐associated PI4Kβ in endocytosis and phragmoplast dynamics during plant somatic cytokinesis. EMBO J. 38 (2019) e100303. https://dx.doi.org/10.15252/embj.2018100303

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Characterization of CAP-D2 and CAP-D3 condensin subunits in Arabidopsis thaliana. (PhD Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät III Agrar- und Ernährungswissenschaften, Geowissenschaften und Informatik (2019) 104 pp.

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Histone modifications during tobacco male meiosis. Biol. Plant. 63 (2019) 681-689. https://dx.doi.org/10.32615/bp.2019.077

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CRISPR/Cas9-based RGEN-ISL allows the simultaneous and specific visualization of proteins, DNA repeats and sites of DNA replication. Cytogenet. Genome Res. 159 (2019) 48-53. https://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000502600

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Analysis of the B chromosomes undergoing root-specific elimination during the embryogenesis of Aegilops speltoides. (PhD Thesis, kumulativ) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät III Agrar- und Ernährungswissenschaften, Geowissenschaften und Informatik (2019) 179 pp.

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Adding color to a century-old enigma: multi-color chromosome identification unravels the autotriploid nature of saffron (Crocus sativus) as a hybrid of wild Crocus cartwrightianus cytotypes. New Phytol. 222 (2019) 1965-1980. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nph.15715

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Genetic diversity and hybrid formation in Central European club-mosses (Diphasiastrum, Lycopodiaceae) – new insights from cp microsatellites, two nuclear markers and AFLP. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 131 (2019) 181-192. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2018.11.001

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Activity and inactivity of moth sex chromosomes in somatic and meiotic cells. Chromosoma 128 (2019) 533-545. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00412-019-00722-8

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Arabidopsis NSE4 proteins act in somatic nuclei and meiosis to ensure plant viability and fertility. (PhD Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät III Agrar- und Ernährungswissenschaften, Geowissenschaften und Informatik (2019) 130 pp.

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Arabidopsis NSE4 proteins act in somatic nuclei and meiosis to ensure plant viability and fertility. Front. Plant Sci. 10 (2019) 774. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2019.00774


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Technical Review: Microscopy and image processing tools to analyse plant chromatin – practical considerations. In: Bemer M, Baroux C (Eds.): Plant Chromatin Dynamics: Methods and Protocols. (Series: Methods in molecular biology, Vol. 1675) New York, NY: Humana Press (2018) ISBN 978-1-4939-7317-0, 537-589. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-7318-7_31

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Development of single-cell analysis methodologies to investigate segregation and dynamics of defined genomic regions during meiosis and interphase. (PhD Thesis, kumulativ) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät III Agrar- und Ernährungswissenschaften, Geowissenschaften und Informatik (2018) 88 pp.

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Replication of ribosomal DNA in Arabidopsis occurs both inside and outside of the nucleolus during S-phase progression. J. Cell Sci. 131 (2018) jcs202416. https://dx.doi.org/10.1242/jcs.202416

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Discovery of multi-megabase polymorphic inversions by chromosome conformation capture sequencing in large-genome plant species. Plant J. 96 (2018) 1309-1316. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tpj.14109

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Cytogenetics and genetic stocks for physical mapping and sequencing. In: Stein N, Muehlbauer G J (Eds.): The Barley Genome, 1st ed. (Series: Kole, C (Ed.): Compendium of Plant Genomes) Cham: Springer (2018) ISBN 978-3-319-92528-8, 25-44. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-92528-8_3

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The Physcomitrella patens chromosome-scale assembly reveals moss genome structure and evolution. Plant J. 93 (2018) 515-533. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tpj.13801

Marques A, Klemme S, Houben A:

Evolution of plant B chromosome enriched sequences. (Correction: Genes 2019, 10, 85, doi:10.3390/genes10020085). Genes 9 (2018) 515. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/genes9100515

Martinez-Garcia M, Schubert V, Osman K, Darbyshire A, Sanchez-Moran E, Franklin F C H:

TOPII and chromosome movement help remove interlocks between entangled chromosomes during meiosis. J. Cell Biol. 217 (2018) 4070-4079. https://doi.org/10.1083/jcb.201803019

Radchuk V, Tran V, Radchuk R, Diaz-Mendoza M, Weier D, Fuchs J, Riewe D, Hensel G, Kumlehn J, Munz E, Heinzel N, Rolletschek H, Martinez M, Borisjuk L:

Vacuolar processing enzyme 4 contributes to maternal control of grain size in barley by executing programmed cell death in the pericarp. New Phytol. 218 (2018) 1127-1142. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nph.14729

Ruban A S, Badaeva E D:

Evolution of the S-genomes in Triticum-Aegilops alliance: evidences from chromosome analysis. Front. Plant Sci. 9 (2018) 1756. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/Fpls.2018.01756

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Tradescantia virginiana – a species suitable for CRISPR/Cas9-based in situ imaging of specific genomic sequences? (Bachelor Thesis) Regensburg, Universität Regensburg, Fakultät für Biologie und Vorklinische Medizin, Lehrstuhl für Zellbiologie und Pflanzenbiochemie (2018) 43 pp.

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Optimisation of kinetochore proteins-based mechanisms of haploid induction in Arabidopsis. (Bachelor Thesis) Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Fachbereich Biologie, Chemie, Pharmazie (2018) 47 pp.


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, Grasser K D:

The composition of the Arabidopsis RNA polymerase II transcript elongation complex reveals the interplay between elongation and mRNA processing factors. Plant Cell 29 (2017) 854-870. https://dx.doi.org/10.1105/tpc.16.00735

Badaeva E D, Ruban A S, Aliyeva-Schnorr L, Municio C, Hesse S, Houben A:

In situ hybridisation to plant chromosomes. In: Liehr T (Ed.): Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH): Application Guide. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Protocols Handbooks, Springer (2017) 978-3-662-52959-1, 477-494. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-52959-1_49

Baroux C, Pecinka A, Fuchs J, Kreth G, Schubert I, Grossniklaus U:

Non-random chromosome arrangement in triploid endosperm nuclei. Chromosoma 126 (2017) 115-124. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00412-016-0578-5

Batzenschlager M, Schmit A-C, Herzog E, Fuchs J, Schubert V, Houlné G, Chabouté M-E:

MGO3 and GIP1 act synergistically for the maintenance of centromeric cohesion. Nucleus 8 (2017) 98-105. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19491034.2016.1276142

Beier S, Himmelbach A, Colmsee C, Zhang X-Q, Barrero R A, Zhang Q, Li L, Bayer M, Bolser D, Taudien S, Groth M, Felder M, Hastie A, Šimková H, Staňková H, Vrána J, Chan S, Muñoz-Amatriaín M, Ounit R, Wanamaker S, Schmutzer T, Aliyeva-Schnorr L, Grasso S, Tanskanen J, Sampath D, Heavens D, Cao S, Chapman B, Dai F, Han Y, Li H, Li X, Lin C, McCooke J K, Tan C, Wang S, Yin S, Zhou G, Poland J A, Bellgard M I, Houben A, Doležel J, Ayling S, Lonardi S, Langridge P, Muehlbauer G J, Kersey P, Clark M D, Caccamo M, Schulman A H, Platzer M, Close T J, Hansson M, Zhang G, Braumann I, Li C, Waugh R, Scholz U, Stein N, Mascher M:

Construction of a map-based reference genome sequence for barley, Hordeum vulgare L. Sci. Data 4 (2017) 170044. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2017.44

Bustamante F O, Aliyeva-Schnorr L, Fuchs J, Beier S, Houben A:

Correlating the genetic and physical map of barley chromosome 3H revealed limitations of the FISH-based mapping of nearby single-copy probes caused by the dynamic structure of metaphase chromosomes. Cytogenet. Genome Res. 152 (2017) 90-96. https://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000478631

Dreissig S, Fuchs J, Himmelbach A, Mascher M, Houben A:

Sequencing of single pollen nuclei reveals meiotic recombination events at megabase resolution and circumvents segregation distortion caused by postmeiotic processes. Front. Plant Sci. 8 (2017) 1620. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2017.01620

Dreissig S, Rutten T, Schubert V, Houben A:

Nicotiana benthamiana. (Calendar page). In: Inaga S, Nakata M, Taniguchi K (Eds.): Chromosome Calendar 2018. Japan: The Society of Chromosome Research (2017) 1.

Dreissig S, Schiml S, Schindele P, Weiss O, Rutten T, Schubert V, Gladilin E, Mette M F, Puchta H, Houben A:

Live cell CRISPR-imaging in plants reveals dynamic telomere movements. (The Plant Journal - 2017 Best Paper Award: Gold Prize in the category Technical Advance Article). Plant J. 91 (2017) 565-573. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tpj.13601

Evtushenko E V, Elisafenko E A, Gatzkaya S S, Lipikhina Y A, Houben A, Vershinin A V:

Conserved molecular structure of the centromeric histone CENH3 in Secale and its phylogenetic relationships. Sci. Rep. 7 (2017) 17628. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-17932-8

Gutsche N, Holtmannspötter M, Maß L, ODonoghue M, Busch A, Lauri A, Schubert V, Zachgo S:

Conserved redox-dependent DNA binding of ROXY glutaredoxins with TGA transcription factors. Plant Direct 1 (2017) e00030. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pld3.30

Hesse S, Zelkowski M, Ishii T, Houben A, Schubert V:

Secale cereale. (Calendar page). In: Inaga S, Nakata M, Taniguchi K (Eds.): Chromosome Calendar 2018. Japan: The Society of Chromosome Research (2017) 1.

Houben A:

B chromosomes – a matter of chromosome drive. Front. Plant Sci. 8 (2017) 210. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2017.00210

Ishii T:

Wide hybridization between oat and pearl millet. In: Gasparis S (Ed.): Oat: methods and protocols. (Series: Methods in molecular biology, Vol. 1536) New York [u.a.]: Humana Press (2017) ISBN 978-1-4939-6680-6, 31-42. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-6682-0_3

Ishii T, Okamoto T, Tonosaki K, Nagaki K, Kinoshita T:

Research on post-fertilization barriers in the context of plant breeding. Breed. Res. 19 (2017) 35-40. https://dx.doi.org/10.1270/jsbbr.19.35

Kappermann J:

Beeinflussung der Anzahl und Verteilung meiotischer Rekombinationsereignisse in der Gerste (Hordeum vulgare) mittels Manipulation epigenetischer Faktoren anhand von Chemikalien. (Bachelor Thesis) Köthen, Hochschule Anhalt (2017)

Lermontova I:

Generation of haploid plants based on KNL 2. (IPK-Anmeldung), Veröffentlichung: 27.04.2017, IPK-Nr. 2015/01. WO2017/067714 (2017).

Ma W:

Analysis of two exceptional chromosome-types in plants. (PhD Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Institut für Agrar- und Ernährungswissenschaften der Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät III (2017) 93 pp.

Ma W, Gabriel T S, Martis M M, Gursinsky T, Schubert V, Vrana J, Dolezel J, Grundlach H, Altschmied L, Scholz U, Himmelbach A, Behrens S E, Banaei-Moghaddam A M, Houben A:

Rye B chromosomes encode a functional Argonaute-like protein with in vitro slicer activities similar to its A chromosome paralog. New Phytol. 213 (2017) 916-928. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nph.14110

Maheshwari S, Ishii T, Brown C T, Houben A, Comai L:

Centromere location in Arabidopsis is unaltered by extreme divergence in CENH3 protein sequence. Genome Res. 27 (2017) 471-478. https://dx.doi.org/10.1101/gr.214619.116

Mascher M, Gundlach H, Himmelbach A, Beier S, Twardziok S O, Wicker T, Radchuk V, Dockter C, Hedley P E, Russell J, Bayer M, Ramsay L, Liu H, Haberer G, Zhang X-Q, Zhang Q, Barrero R A, Li L, Taudien S, Groth M, Felder M, Hastie A, Šimková H, Staňková H, Vrána J, Chan S, Muñoz-Amatriaín M, Ounit R, Wanamaker S, Bolser D, Colmsee C, Schmutzer T, Aliyeva-Schnorr L, Grasso S, Tanskanen J, Chailyan A, Sampath D, Heavens D, Clissold L, Cao S, Chapman B, Dai F, Han Y, Li H, Li X, Lin C, McCooke J K, Tan C, Wang P, Wang S, Yin S, Zhou G, Poland J A, Bellgard M I, Borisjuk L, Houben A, Doležel J, Ayling S, Lonardi S, Kersey P, Langridge P, Muehlbauer G J, Clark M D, Caccamo M, Schulman A H, Mayer K F X, Platzer M, Close T J, Scholz U, Hansson M, Zhang G, Braumann I, Spannagl M, Li C, Waugh R, Stein N:

A chromosome conformation capture ordered sequence of the barley genome. Nature 544 (2017) 427-433. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature22043

Messmer G:

Charakterisierung der Condensine in Arabidopsis thaliana und Nicotiana benthamiana. (Bachelor Thesis) Regensburg, Universität Regensburg, Fakultät für Biologie und Vorklinische Medizin, Lehrstuhl für Zellbiologie und Pflanzenbiochemie (2017) 58 pp.

Pandey P, Daghma D S, Houben A, Kumlehn J, Melzer M, Rutten T:

Dynamics of post-translationally modified histones during barley pollen embryogenesis in the presence or absence of the epi-drug trichostatin A. Plant Reprod. 30 (2017) 95-105. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00497-017-0302-5

Ptoskova K:

Regulation of Aurora kinase 1 by members of TPX2 family in Arabidopsis thaliana. (Master Thesis) Olomouc, Czech Republic, Palacký University Olomouc, Faculty of Science Departament of Cell Biology and Genetics (2017) 68 pp.

Ribeiro T, Marques A, Novák P, Schubert V, Vanzela A L L, Macas J, Houben A, Pedrosa-Harand A:

Centromeric and non-centromeric satellite DNA organisation differs in holocentric Rhynchospora species. Chromosoma 126 (2017) 325-335. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00412-016-0616-3

Rocha L C, Jankowska M, Fuchs J, Mittelmann A, Techio V H, Houben A:

Decondensation of chromosomal 45S rDNA sites in Lolium and Festuca genotypes does not result in karyotype instability. Protoplasma 254 (2017) 285-292. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00709-016-0942-6

Ruban A, Schmutzer T, Scholz U, Houben A:

How next-generation sequencing has aided our understanding of the sequence composition and origin of B chromosomes. Genes 8 (2017) 294. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/genes8110294

Sandmann M, Lermontova I:

Kinetochors and centromeres, the structural basis for reproduction. Endocytobiosis Cell Res. 28 (2017) 38-49.

Sandmann M, Talbert P, Demidov D, Kuhlmann M, Rutten T, Conrad U, Lermontova I:

Targeting of A. thaliana KNL2 to centromeres depends on the conserved CENPC-k motif in its C-terminus. Plant Cell 29 (2017) 144-155. https://dx.doi.org/10.1105/tpc.16.00720

Schubert L F, Krüger S, Moritz G B, Schubert V:

Male reproductive system and spermatogenesis of Limodromus assimilis (Paykull 1790). PLoS One 12 (2017) e0180492. https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0180492

Schubert V:

Super-resolution microscopy – applications in plant cell research. Front. Plant Sci. 8 (2017) 531. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2017.00531

Sousa A, Fuchs J, Renner S S:

Cytogenetic comparison of heteromorphic and homomorphic sex chromosomes in Coccinia (Cucurbitaceae) points to sex chromosome turnover. Chromosome Res. 25 (2017) 191–200. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10577-017-9555-y

Tran T D, Šimková H, Schmidt R, Doležel J, Schubert I, Fuchs J:

Chromosome identification for the carnivorous plant Genlisea margaretae. Chromosoma 126 (2017) 389–397. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00412-016-0599-0

Weichert H, Högy P, Mora-Ramirez I, Fuchs J, Eggert K, Koehler P, Weschke W, Fangmeier A, Weber H:

Grain yield and quality responses of wheat expressing a barley sucrose transporter to combined climate change factors. J. Exp. Bot. 68 (2017) 5511-5525. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erx366


Aliyeva-Schnorr L:

Cytogenetic mapping of BAC contigs assigned to barley chromosome 3H and comparative subchromosomal analysis within the genus Hordeum. (PhD Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Institut für Agrar- und Ernährungswissenschaften der Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät III (2016) 65 pp.

Aliyeva-Schnorr L, Stein N, Houben A:

Collinearity of homoeologous group 3 chromosomes in the genus Hordeum and Secale cereale as revealed by 3H-derived FISH analysis. Chromosome Res. 24 (2016) 231-242. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10577-016-9518-8

dos Reis G B, Ishii T, Fuchs J, Houben A, Davide L C:

Tissue-specific genome instability in synthetic interspecific hybrids of Pennisetum purpureum (Napier grass) and Pennisetum glaucum (pearl millet) is caused by micronucleation. Chromosome Res. 24 (2016) 285-297. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10577-016-9521-0

Hesse S, Manetto A, Cassinelli V, Fuchs J, Ma L, Raddaoui N, Houben A:

Fluorescent labelling of in situ hybridisation probes through the copper-catalysed azide-alkyne cycloaddition reaction. Chromosome Res. 24 (2016) 299-307. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10577-016-9522-z

Houben A, Karimi Ashtiyani R, Ishii T, Stein N, Kumlehn J:

Generation of haploid plants. (Industrieanmeldung), Veröffentlichung: 03.03.2016, IPK-Nr. 2014/01. EP 14182719.6 (2016).

Ishii T, Karimi-Ashtiyani R, Houben A:

Haploidization via chromosome elimination: means and mechanisms. Annu. Rev. Plant Biol. 67 (2016) 421-438. https://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev-arplant-043014-114714

Jankowska M:

Functional consequences of chromosome holocentricity. (PhD Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Institut für Agrar- und Ernährungswissenschaften der Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät III (2016) 120 pp.

Juraniec M, Heyman J, Schubert V, Salis P, De Veylder L, Verbruggen N:

Arabidopsis COPPER MODIFIED RESISTANCE1/PATRONUS1 is essential for growth adaptation to stress and required for mitotic onset control. New Phytol. 209 (2016) 177-191. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nph.13589

Kondou Y, Manickavelu A, Komatsu K, Arifi M, Kawashima M, Ishii T, Hattori T, Iwata H, Tsujimoto H, Ban T, Matsui M:

Analysis of grain elements and identification of best genotypes for Fe and P in Afghan wheat landraces. Breed. Sci. 66 (2016) 676-682. https://dx.doi.org/10.1270/jsbbs.16041

Kumke K, Macas J, Fuchs J, Altschmied L, Kour J, Dhar M K, Houben A:

Plantago lagopus B chromosome is enriched in 5S rDNA-derived satellite DNA. Cytogenet. Genome Res. 148 (2016) 68-73. https://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000444873

Ma W, Schubert V, Martis M M, Hause G, Liu Z, Shen Y, Conrad U, Shi W, Scholz U, Taudien S, Cheng Z, Houben A:

The distribution of alpha-kleisin during meiosis in the holocentromeric plant Luzula elegans. Chromosome Res. 24 (2016) 393-405. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10577-016-9529-5

Marques A, Schubert V, Houben A, Pedrosa-Harand A:

Restructuring of holocentric centromeres during meiosis in the plant Rhynchospora pubera. Genetics 204 (2016) 555-568. https://dx.doi.org/10.1534/genetics.116.191213

Mursalimov S, Sidorchuk Y, Demidov D, Meister A, Deineko E:

A rise of ploidy level influences the rate of cytomixis in tobacco male meiosis. Protoplasma 253 (2016) 1583-1588. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00709-015-0907-1

Neumann P, Schubert V, Fuková I, Manning J E, Houben A, Macas J:

Epigenetic histone marks of extended meta-polycentric centromeres of Lathyrus and Pisum chromosomes. Front. Plant Sci. 7 (2016) 234. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2016.00234

Rahmatov M, Rouse M N, Steffenson B, Andersson S, Wanyera R, Pretorius Z A, Houben A, Nazari K, Bhavani S, Johansson E:

Sources of stem rust resistance in wheat-alien introgression lines. Plant Disease 100 (2016) 1101-1109. https://dx.doi.org/10.1094/pdis-12-15-1448-re

Rocha D M, Marques A, Andrade C G, Guyot R, Chaluvadi S R, Pedrosa-Harand A, Houben A, Bennetzen J L, Vanzela A L:

Developmental programmed cell death during asymmetric microsporogenesis in holocentric species of Rhynchospora (Cyperaceae). J. Exp. Bot. 67 (2016) 5391-5401. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erw300

Rocha L C, Mittelmann A, Houben A, Techio V H:

Fragile sites of 45S rDNA of Lolium multiflorum are not hotspots for chromosomal breakages induced by X-ray. Mol. Biol. Rep. 43 (2016) 659-665. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11033-016-4003-1

Ropars J, Sędzielewska Toro K, Noel J, Pelin A, Charron P, Farinelli L, Marton T, Krüger M, Fuchs J, Brachmann A, Corradi N:

Evidence for the sexual origin of heterokaryosis in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Nat. Microbiol. (2016) ArtNo.16033. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nmicrobiol.2016.33

Sandmann M, Fuchs J, Lermontova I:

Immunolabeling of nuclei/chromosomes in Arabidopsis thaliana. In: Caillaud M-C (Ed.): Plant cell division: methods and protocols. (Series: Methods in molecular biology, Vol. 1370) New York [u.a.]: Humana Press (2016) ISBN 978-1-4939-3141-5, 127-135. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-3142-2_10

Schubert V, Ishii T:

Hordeum vulgare. (Calendar page). In: Inaga S, Nakata M, Taniguchi K (Eds.): Chromosome Calendar 2017. Japan: The Society of Chromosome Research (2016) 1.

Schubert V, Ruban A, Houben A:

Chromatin ring formation at plant centromeres. Front. Plant Sci. 7 (2016) 28. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2016.00028

Schubert V, Zelkowski M, Klemme S, Houben A:

Similar sister chromatid arrangement in mono- and holocentric plant chromosomes. Cytogenet. Genome Res. 149 (2016) 218-225. https://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000447681

Sousa A, Bellot S, Fuchs J, Houben A, Renner S S:

Analysis of transposable elements and organellar DNA in male and female genomes of a species with a huge Y-chromosome reveals distinct Y-centromeres. Plant J. 88 (2016) 387-396. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tpj.13254

Vogt M:

Characterization of the centromere specific histone variant CENH3 in cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L.) and sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L.). (Master Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Institut für Agrar- und Ernährungswissenschaften der Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät III (2016) 67 pp.

Weimer A K, Demidov D, Lermontova I, Beeckman T, Van Damme D:

Aurora kinases throughout plant development. Trends Plant Sci. 21 (2016) 69-79. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tplants.2015.10.001

Weisshart K, Fuchs J, Schubert V:

Structured Illumination Microscopy (SIM) and Photoactivated Localization Microscopy (PALM) to analyze the abundance and distribution of RNA polymerase II molecules on flow-sorted Arabidopsis nuclei. Bio-protocol 6 (2016) e1725.


Aliyeva-Schnorr L, Beier S, Karafiátová M, Schmutzer T, Scholz U, Doležel J, Stein N, Houben A:

Cytogenetic mapping with centromeric BAC contigs shows that this recombination-poor region comprises more than half of barley chromosome 3H. Plant J. 84 (2015) 385–394. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tpj.13006

Aliyeva-Schnorr L, Ma L, Houben A:

A fast air-dry dropping chromosome preparation method suitable for FISH in plants. J. Vis. Exp. 106 (2015) e53470. https://dx.doi.org/10.3791/53470

Antosch M, Schubert V, Holzinger P, Houben A, Grasser K D:

Mitotic lifecycle of chromosomal 3xHMG-box proteins and the role of their N-terminal domain in the association with rDNA loci and proteolysis. New Phytol. 208 (2015) 1067–1077. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nph.13575

Badaeva E D, Amosova A V, Goncharov N P, Macas J, Ruban A S, Grechishnikova I V, Zoshchuk S A, Houben A:

A set of cytogenetic markers allows the precise identification of all A-genome chromosomes in diploid and polyploid wheat. Cytogenet. Genome Res. 146 (2015) 71-79. https://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000433458

Banaei-Moghaddam A M, Martis M M, Macas J, Gundlach H, Himmelbach A, Altschmied L, Mayer K F, Houben A:

Genes on B chromosomes: Old questions revisited with new tools. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1849 (2015) 64-70. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbagrm.2014.11.007

Batzenschlager M, Lermontova I, Schubert V, Fuchs J, Berr A, Koini M A, Houlné G, Herzog E, Rutten T, Alioua A, Fransz P, Schmit A-C, Chabouté M-E:

Arabidopsis MZT1 homologs GIP1 and GIP2 are essential for centromere architecture. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 112 (2015) 8656–8660. https://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1506351112

Bog M, Lautenschlager U, Landrock M F, Landolt E, Fuchs J, Sree S K, Oberprieler C, Appenroth K-J:

Genetic characterization and barcoding of taxa in the genera Landoltia and Spirodela (Lemnaceae) by three plastidic markers and amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP). Hydrobiologia 749 (2015) 169-182. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10750-014-2163-3

Dreissig S, Fuchs J, Cápal P, Kettles N, Byrne E, Houben A:

Measuring meiotic crossovers via multi-locus genotyping of single pollen grains in barley. PLoS One 10 (2015) e0137677. https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0137677

Grabowska-Joachimiak A, Kula A, Gernand-Kliefoth D, Joachimiak A J:

Karyotype structure and chromosome fragility in the grass Phleum echinatum Host. Protoplasma 252 (2015) 301-306. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00709-014-0681-5

Hampel J:

Wirksamkeitsanalyse von Inhibitoren, welche post-translationale Modifizierungen des Histons H3 in Pflanzen beeinflussen. (Bachelor Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät I Biowissenschaften (2015) 62 pp.

Ishii T, Karimi-Ashtiyani R, Banaei-Moghaddam A M, Schubert V, Fuchs J, Houben A:

The differential loading of two barley CENH3 variants into distinct centromeric substructures is cell type- and development-specific. Chromosome Res. 23 (2015) 277-284. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10577-015-9466-8

Jankowska M, Fuchs J, Klocke E, Fojtová M, Polanská P, Fajkus J, Schubert V, Houben A:

Holokinetic centromeres and efficient telomere healing enable rapid karyotype evolution. Chromosoma 124 (2015) 519-528. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00412-015-0524-y

Karimi-Ashtiyani R, Ishii T, Niessen M, Stein N, Heckmann S, Gurushidze M, Banaei-Moghaddam A M, Fuchs J, Schubert V, Koch K, Weiss O, Demidov D, Schmidt K, Kumlehn J, Houben A:

Point mutation impairs centromeric CENH3 loading and induces haploid plants. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 112 (2015) 11211-11216. https://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1504333112

Marques A, Ribeiro T, Neumann P, Macas J, Novák P, Schubert V, Pellino M, Fuchs J, Ma W, Kuhlmann M, Brandt R, Vanzela A L L, Beseda T, Šimková H, Pedrosa-Harand A, Houben A:

Holocentromeres in Rhynchospora are associated with genome-wide centromere-specific repeat arrays interspersed amongst euchromatin. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 112 (2015) 13633–13638. https://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1512255112

Mette M F, Houben A:

Engineering of plant chromosomes. Chromosome Res. 23 (2015) 69-76. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10577-014-9449-1

Mursalimov S, Permyakova N, Deineko E, Houben A, Demidov D:

Cytomixis doesn’t induce obvious changes in chromatin modifications and programmed cell death in tobacco male meiocytes. Front. Plant Sci. 6 (2015) 846. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2015.00846

Schmid M, Guttenbach M, Steinlein C, Wanner G, Houben A:

Cytogenetic characterization of the TM4 mouse sertoli cell line. II. Chromosome microdissection, FISH, scanning electron microscopy and confocal laser scanning microscopy. Cytogenet. Genome Res. 147 (2015) 135-143. https://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000444157

Schubert V, Weisshart K:

Abundance and distribution of RNA polymerase II in Arabidopsis interphase nuclei. J. Exp. Bot. 66 (2015) 1687-1698. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erv091

Tomaštíková E, Demidov D, Jeřábková H, Binarová P, Houben A, Doležel J, Petrovská B:

TPX2 protein of Arabidopsis activates Aurora kinase 1, but not Aurora kinase 3 in vitro. Plant Mol. Biol. Rep. 33 (2015) 1988-1995. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11105-015-0890-x

Tran D T, Cao H X, Jovtchev G, Novák P, Vu G T H, Macas J, Schubert I, Fuchs J:

Chromatin organization and cytological features of carnivorous Genlisea species with large genome size differences. Front. Plant Sci. 6 (2015) 613. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2015.00613

Tran T D, Cao H X, Jovtchev G, Neumann P, Novak P, Fojtova M, Vu G T, Macas J, Fajkus J, Schubert I, Fuchs J:

Centromere and telomere sequence alterations reflect the rapid genome evolution within the carnivorous plant genus Genlisea. Plant J. 84 (2015) 1087-1099. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tpj.13058

Vu G T H, Schmutzer T, Bull F, Cao H X, Fuchs J, Tran D T, Jovtchev G, Pistrick K, Stein N, Pecinka A, Neumann P, Novák P, Macas J, Dear P H, Blattner F R, Scholz U, Schubert I:

Comparative genome analysis reveals divergent genome size evolution in a carnivorous plant genus. Plant Genome 8 (2015) 1-14. https://dx.doi.org/10.3835/plantgenome2015.04.0021

Wanner G, Schroeder-Reiter E, Ma W, Houben A, Schubert V:

The ultrastructure of mono- and holocentric plant centromeres: an immunological investigation by structured illumination microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. Chromosoma 124 (2015) 503-517. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00412-015-0521-1


Cabral G, Marques A, Schubert V, Pedrosa-Harand A, Schlögelhofer P:

Chiasmatic and achiasmatic inverted meiosis of plants with holocentric chromosomes. Nat. Commun. 5 (2014) 5070. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms6070

Demidov D, Lermontova I, Weiss O, Fuchs J, Rutten T, Kumke K, Sharbel T F, van Damme D, de Storme N, Geelen D, Houben A:

Altered expression of Aurora kinases in Arabidopsis results in aneu- and polyploidization. Plant J. 80 (2014) 449-461. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tpj.12647

Demidov D, Schubert V, Kumke K, Weiss O, Karimi-Ashtiyani R, Butlar J, Heckmann S, Wanner G, Dong Q, Han F, Houben A:

Anti-phosphorylated histone H2AThr120: a universal marker for centromeric chromatin of mono- and holocentric plant species. Cytogenet. Genome Res. 143 (2014) 150-156. https://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000360018

Dunemann F, Schrader O, Budahn H, Houben A:

Characterization of centromeric histone H3 (CENH3) variants in cultivated and wild carrots (Daucus sp.). PLoS One 9 (2014) e98504. https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0098504

Dürr J, Lolas I B, Sorensen B B, Schubert V, Houben A, Melzer M, Deutzmann R, Grasser M, Grasser K D:

The transcript elongation factor SPT4/SPT5 is involved in auxin-related gene expression in Arabidopsis. Nucleic Acids Res. 42 (2014) 4332-4347. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/nar/gku096

Feng S, Cokus S J, Schubert V, Zhai J, Pellegrini M, Jacobsen S E:

Genome-wide Hi-C analyses in wild type and mutants reveal high-resolution chromatin interactions in Arabidopsis. Mol. Cell 55 (2014) 694-707. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molcel.2014.07.008

Heckmann S, Jankowska M, Schubert V, Kumke K, Ma W, Houben A:

Alternative meiotic chromatid segregation in the holocentric plant Luzula elegans. Nat. Commun. 5 (2014) 4979. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms5979

Heckmann S, Schubert V, Houben A:

Holocentric plant meiosis: first sisters, then homologues. Cell Cycle 13 (2014) 3623-3624. https://dx.doi.org/10.4161/15384101.2014.986628

Houben A, Banaei-Moghaddam A M, Klemme S, Timmis J N:

Evolution and biology of supernumerary B chromosomes. Cell. Mol. Life Sci. 71 (2014) 467-478. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00018-013-1437-7

Houben A, Naranjo T, Puertas M J (Eds.):

Special Issue: Organization, dynamics and modification of chromatin in plants. (Series: Cytogenet. Genome Res., Vol. 143, No. 1-3) Basel: Karger (2014) ISBN 978-3-318-02725-9, 220 pp.

Ishii T, Houben A:

How to eliminate a partner for good. Cell Cycle 13 (2014) 1-2. https://dx.doi.org/10.4161/cc.28752

Lermontova I, Sandmann M, Demidov D:

Centromeres and kinetochores of Brassicaceae. Chromosome Res. 22 (2014) 135-152. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10577-014-9422-z

Mirzaghaderi G, Houben A, Badaeva E D:

Molecular-cytogenetic analysis of Aegilops triuncialis and identification of its chromosomes in the background of wheat. Mol. Cytogenet. 7 (2014) 91. https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13039-014-0091-6

Poursarebani N, Ma L, Schmutzer T, Houben A, Stein N:

FISH mapping for physical map improvement in the large genome of barley: a case study on chromosome 2H. Cytogenet. Genome Res. 143 (2014) 275-279. https://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000366028

Ruban A, Fuchs J, Marques A, Schubert V, Soloviev A, Raskina O, Badaeva E, Houben A:

B chromosomes of Aegilops speltoides are enriched in organelle genome-derived sequences. PLoS One 9 (2014) e90214. https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0090214

Ruiz-Rodriguez M D, Avila C M, Torres A M, Fuchs J, Schubert I:

Anchoring of genetic linkage maps to the chromosome complement of Vicia faba L. Mol. Breed. 33 (2014) 743-748. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11032-013-9969-y

Schmutzer T, Ma L, Pousarebani N, Bull F, Stein N, Houben A, Scholz U:

Kmasker – a tool for in silico prediction of single-copy FISH probes for the large-genome species Hordeum vulgare. Cytogenet. Genome Res. 142 (2014) 66-78. https://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000356460

Schubert V:

RNA polymerase II forms transcription networks in rye and Arabidopsis nuclei and its amount increases with endopolyploidy. Cytogenet. Genome Res. 143 (2014) 69-77. https://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000365233

Schubert V, Lermontova I, Schubert I:

Loading of the centromeric histone H3 variant during meiosis - how does it differ from mitosis? Chromosoma 123 (2014) 491-497. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00412-014-0466-9

Schubert V, Rudnik R, Schubert I:

Chromatin associations in Arabidopsis interphase nuclei. Front. Genet. 5 (2014) 389. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2014.00389

Wang W, Haberer G, Gundlach H, Gläßer C, Nussbaumer T, Luo M C, Lomsadze A, Borodovsky M, Kerstetter R A, Shanklin J, Byrant D W, Mockler T C, Appenroth K J, Grimwood J, Jenkins J, Chow J, Choi C, Adam C, Cao X H, Fuchs J, Schubert I, Rokhsar D, Schmutz J, Michael T P, Mayer K F, Messing J X:

The Spirodela polyrhiza genome reveals insights into its neotenous reduction fast growth and aquatic lifestyle. Nat. Commun. 5 (2014) 3311. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms4311

Zakrzewski F, Schubert V, Viehoever P, Minoche A E, Dohm J C, Himmelbauer H, Weisshaar B, Schmidt T:

The CHH motif in sugar beet satellite DNA: a modulator for cytosine methylation. Plant J. 78 (2014) 937-950. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tpj.12519


Acevedo-Garcia J, Collins N C, Ahmadinejad N, Ma L, Houben A, Bednarek P, Benjdia M, Freialdenhoven A, Altmüller J, Nürnberg P, Reinhardt R, Schulze-Lefert P, Panstruga R:

Fine mapping and chromosome walking towards the Ror1 locus in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). Theor. Appl. Genet. 126 (2013) 2969-2982. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00122-013-2186-6

Aliyu O M, Seifert M, Corral J M, Fuchs J, Sharbel T F:

Copy number variation in transcriptionally active regions of sexual and apomictic Boechera demonstrates independently-derived apomictic lineages. Plant Cell 25 (2013) 3808-3823. https://dx.doi.org/10.1105/tpc.113.113860

Banaei-Moghaddam A M, Meier K, Karimi-Ashtiyani R, Houben A:

Formation and expression of pseudogenes on the B chromosome of rye. Plant Cell 25 (2013) 2536-2544. https://dx.doi.org/10.1105/tpc.113.111856

Gohlke J, Scholz C J, Kneitz S, Weber D, Fuchs J, Hedrich R, Deeken R:

DNA methylation mediated control of gene expression is critical for development of crown gall tumors. PLoS Genet. 9 (2013) e1003267. https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1003267

Heckmann S:

Structure and regulation of centromeres in mono- and holocentric chromosomes. (PhD Thesis, kumulativ) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät I Biowissenschaften (2013) 53 pp.

Heckmann S, Houben A:

Holokinetic centromeres. In: Jiang J, Birchler J A (Eds.): Plant centromere biology, Vol. 1. Oxford [u.a.]: Wiley-Blackwell (2013) ISBN 978-1-119-94921-3, 83-94. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118525715.ch7

Heckmann S, Macas J, Kumke K, Fuchs J, Schubert V, Ma L, Novák P, Neumann P, Taudien S, Platzer M, Houben A:

The holocentric species Luzula elegans shows interplay between centromere and large-scale genome organization. Plant J. 73 (2013) 555-565. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tpj.12054

Houben A, Banaei Moghaddam A M, Klemme S:

Biology and evolution of B chromosomes. In: Greilhuber J, Dolezel J, Wendel J F (Eds.): Plant genome diversity, Vol. 2, Physical structure, behaviour and evolution of plant genomes. Wien [u.a.]: Springer (2013) ISBN 978-3-7091-1159-8, 149-165. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7091-1160-4_10

Houben A, Demidov D, Karimi-Ashtiyani R:

Epigenetic control of cell division. In: Grafi G, Ohad N (Eds.): Epigenetic memory and control in plants. (Series: Signaling and communication in plants, Vol. 18) Berlin [u.a.]: Springer (2013) ISBN 978-3-642-35226-3, 155-175. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-35227-0_8

Houben A, Mette M F, Teo C H, Lermontova I, Schubert I:

Engineered plant minichromosomes. Int. J. Dev. Biol. 57 (2013) 651-657. https://dx.doi.org/10.1387/ijdb.130144ah

Karafiátová M, Bartoš J, Kopecký D, Ma L, Sato K, Houben A, Stein N, Doležel J:

Mapping nonrecombining regions in barley using multicolor FISH. Chromosome Res. 21 (2013) 739-751. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10577-013-9380-x

Karimi-Ashtiyani R, Houben A:

In vitro phosphorylation of histone H3 at threonine 3 by Arabidopsis Haspin is strongly influenced by post-translational modifications of adjacent amino acids. Mol. Plant 6 (2013) 574-576. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mp/sss149

Klemme S:

High copy sequences reveal the unique composition and evolution of the rye B chromosome. (PhD Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät I Biowissenschaften (2013) 97 pp.

Klemme S, Banaei-Moghaddam A M, Macas J, Wicker T, Novak P, Houben A:

High-copy sequences reveal distinct evolution of the rye B chromosome. New Phytol. 199 (2013) 550-558. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nph.12289

Lermontova I, Kuhlmann M, Friedel S, Rutten T, Heckmann S, Sandmann M, Demidov D, Schubert V, Schubert I:

Arabidopsis KINETOCHORE NULL2 is an upstream component for cenH3 deposition at centromeres. Plant Cell 25 (2013) 3389-3404. https://dx.doi.org/10.1105/tpc.113.114736

Marques A, Banaei-Moghaddam A M, Klemme S, Blattner F R, Niwa K, Guerra M, Houben A:

B chromosomes of rye are highly conserved and accompanied the development of early agriculture. Ann. Bot. 112 (2013) 527-534. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/aob/mct121

Mau M, Corral J M, Vogel H, Melzer M, Fuchs J, Kuhlmann M, de Storme N, Geelen D, Sharbel T F:

The conserved chimeric transcript UPGRADE2 is associated with unreduced pollen formation and is exclusively found in apomictic Boechera species. Plant Physiol. 163 (2013) 1640-1659. https://dx.doi.org/10.1104/pp.113.222448

Pandey P, Houben A, Kumlehn J, Melzer M, Rutten T:

Chromatin alterations during pollen development in Hordeum vulgare. Cytogenet. Genome Res. 141 (2013) 50-57. https://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000351211

Schubert V, Lermontova I, Schubert I:

The Arabidopsis CAP-D proteins are required for correct chromatin organisation, growth and fertility. Chromosoma 122 (2013) 517-533. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00412-013-0424-y

Sousa A, Fuchs J, Renner S S:

Molecular cytogenetics (FISH, GISH) of Coccinia grandis, a ca. 3 myr-old species of Cucurbitaceae with the largest Y/autosome divergence in flowering plants. Cytogenet. Genome Res. 139 (2013) 107-118. https://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000345370

Teo C H, Lermontova I, Houben A, Mette M F, Schubert I:

De novo generation of plant centromeres at tandem repeats. Chromosoma 122 (2013) 233-241. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00412-013-0406-0


Agueci F, Rutten T, Demidov D, Houben A:

Arabidopsis AtNek2 kinase is essential and associates with microtubules. Plant Mol. Biol. Rep. 30 (2012) 339-348. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11105-011-0342-1

Banaei-Moghaddam A M, Schubert V, Kumke K, Weiß O, Klemme S, Nagaki K, Macas J, González-Sánchez M, Heredia V, Gómez-Revilla D, González-García M, Vega J M, Puertas M J, Houben A:

Nondisjunction in favor of a chromosome: the mechanism of rye B chromosome drive during pollen mitosis. Plant Cell 24 (2012) 4124-4134. https://dx.doi.org/10.1105/tpc.112.105270

Houben A:

Chromosome microdissection and utilization of microisolated DNA. In: Bass H, Birchler J A (Eds.): Plant cytogenetics: genome structure and chromosome function. (Series: Plant genetics and genomics: crops and models, Vol. 4) New York, NY [u.a.]: Springer (2012) ISBN 978-0-387-70868-3, 257-270. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-70869-0_10

Houben A, Carchilan M:

Plant B chromosomes – What makes them different ? In: Bass H, Birchler J A (Eds.): Plant cytogenetics: genome structure and chromosome function. (Series: Plant genetics and genomics: crops and models, Vol. 4) New York, NY [u.a.]: Springer (2012) ISBN 978-0-387-70868-3, 59-78. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-70869-0_3

Kapusi E, Ma L, Teo C H, Hensel G, Himmelbach A, Schubert I, Mette M F, Kumlehn J, Houben A:

Telomere-mediated truncation of barley chromosomes. Chromosoma 121 (2012) 181-190. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00412-011-0351-8

Marques A, Klemme S, Guerra M, Houben A:

Cytomolecular characterization of de novo formed rye B chromosome variants. Mol. Cytogenet. 5 (2012) 34. https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1755-8166-5-34

Martis M M, Klemme S, Banaei Moghaddam A M, Blattner F R, Macas J, Schmutzer T, Scholz U, Gundlach H, Wicker T, Šimková H, Novák P, Neumann P, Kubaláková M, Bauer E, Haseneyer G, Fuchs J, Doležel J, Stein N, Mayer K F X, Houben A:

Selfish supernumerary chromosome reveals its origin as a mosaic of host genome and organellar sequences. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 109 (2012) 13343-13346. https://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1204237109

Scholl P:

Analyse der funktionellen Interaktion zwischen AtAurora-Kinasen und dem Centromer-spezifischen Histon CENH3. (Bachelor Thesis) Köthen, Hochschule Anhalt (FH), Fachbereich Angewandte Biowissenschaften und Prozesstechnik (2012) 76 pp.

Schroeder-Reiter E, Sanei M, Houben A, Wanner G:

Current SEM techniques for de- and re-construction of centromeres to determine 3D CENH3 distribution in barley mitotic chromosomes. J. Microsc. 246 (2012) 96-106. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2818.2011.03592.x


Arefian E, Kiani J, Soleimani M, Shariati S A, Aghaee-Bakhtiari S H, Atashi A, Gheisari Y, Ahmadbeigi N, Banaei-Moghaddam A M, Naderi M, Namvarasl N, Good L, Faridani O R:

Analysis of microRNA signatures using size-coded ligation-mediated PCR. Nucleic Acids Res. 39 (2011) e80. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkr214

Banaei Moghaddam A M, Roudier F, Seifert M, Berard C, Magniette M L, Karimi Ashtiyani R, Houben A, Colot V, Mette M F:

Additive inheritance of histone modifications in Arabidopsis thaliana intra-specific hybrids. Plant J. 67 (2011) 691-700. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-313X.2011.04628.x

Bandopadhyay R, Rustgi S, Chaudhuri R K, Khurana P, Khurana J P, Tyagi A K, Balyan H S, Houben A, Gupta P K:

Use of methylation filtration and C(0)t fractionation for analysis of genome composition and comparative genomics in bread wheat. J. Genet. Genomics 38 (2011) 315-325. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jgg.2011.06.003

Heckmann S, Lermontova I, Berckmans B, De Veylder L, Bäumlein H, Schubert I:

The E2F transcription factor family regulates CENH3 expression in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant J. 68 (2011) 646-656. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-313X.2011.04715.x

Heckmann S, Schroeder-Reiter E, Kumke K, Ma L, Nagaki K, Murata M, Wanner G, Houben A:

Holocentric chromosomes of Luzula elegans are characterized by a longitudinal centromere groove, chromosome bending, and a terminal nucleolus organizer region. Cytogenet. Genome Res. 134 (2011) 220-228. https://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000327713

Houben A, Kumke K, Nagaki K, Hause G:

CENH3 distribution and differential chromatin modifications during pollen development in rye (Secale cereale L.). Chromosome Res. 19 (2011) 471-480. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10577-011-9207-6

Houben A, Nasuda S, Endo T R:

Plant B chromosomes. In: Birchler J A (Ed.): Plant chromosome engineering: methods and protocols. (Series: Methods in molecular biology, Vol. 701) Totowa, NJ: Humana Press (2011) 1940-6029 (Electronic)1064-3745 (Linking), 97-111. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-61737-957-4_5

Houben A, Sanei M, Pickering R:

Barley doubled-haploid production by uniparental chromosome elimination. Plant Cell Tiss. Organ Cult. 104 (2011) 321-327. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11240-010-9856-8

Karimi Ashtiyani R, Banaei Moghaddam A M, Schubert V, Rutten T, Fuchs J, Demidov D, Blattner F R, Houben A:

AtHaspin phosphorylates histone H3 at threonine 3 during mitosis and contributes to embryonic patterning in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 68 (2011) 443-454. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-313X.2011.04699.x

Marques A, Fuchs J, Ma L, Heckmann S, Guerra M, Houben A:

Characterization of eu- and heterochromatin of Citrus with a focus on the condensation behavior of 45S rDNA chromatin. Cytogenet. Genome Res. 134 (2011) 72-82. https://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000323971

Okada T, Ito K, Johnson S D, Oelkers K, Suzuki G, Houben A, Mukai Y, Koltunow A M:

Chromosomes carrying meiotic avoidance loci in three apomictic eudicot Hieracium subgenus Pilosella species share structural features with two monocot apomicts. Plant Physiol. 157 (2011) 1327-1341. https://dx.doi.org/10.1104/pp.111.181164

Pedersen D S, Coppens F, Ma L, Antosch M, Marktl B, Merkle T, Beemster G T, Houben A, Grasser K D:

The plant-specific family of DNA-binding proteins containing three HMG-box domains interacts with mitotic and meiotic chromosomes. New Phytol. 192 (2011) 577-589. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8137.2011.03828.x

Sanei M:

Analysis of uniparental chromsome elimination in wide crosses. (PhD Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (2011) 134 pp.

Sanei M, Pickering R, Kumke K, Nasuda S, Houben A:

Loss of centromeric histone H3 (CENH3) from centromeres precedes uniparental chromosome elimination in interspecific barley hybrids. (This article has been selected and evaluated by Jiming Jiang, a Member of the Faculty of 1000 (F1000), which places this work in that library of the top 2% of published articles in biology and medicine). Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 108 (2011) E498-E505. https://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1103190108

Schubert V, Meister A, Tsujimoto H, Endo T R, Houben A:

Similar rye A and B chromosome organization in meristematic and differentiated interphase nuclei. Chromosome Res. 19 (2011) 645-655. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10577-011-9224-5

Teo C H, Ma L, Kapusi E, Hensel G, Kumlehn J, Schubert I, Houben A, Mette M F:

Induction of telomere-mediated chromosomal truncation and stability of truncated chromosomes in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant J. 68 (2011) 28-39. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-313X.2011.04662.x

van Damme D, de Rybel B, Gudesblat G, Demidov D, Grunewald W, de Smet I, Houben A, Beeckman T, Russinova E:

Arabidopsis alpha Aurora kinases function in formative cell division plane orientation. Plant Cell 23 (2011) 4013-4024. https://dx.doi.org/10.1105/tpc.111.089565


Agueci F:

Characterization of NIMA-like kinases in Arabidopsis thaliana. (PhD Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät III (2010) 129 pp.

Banaei Moghaddam A M:

Dynamics of chromatin modifications and other nuclear features in response to intraspecific hybridization in Arabidopsis thaliana. (PhD Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät I (2010) 143 pp.

Banaei Moghaddam A M, Fuchs J, Czauderna T, Houben A, Mette M F:

Intraspecific hybrids of Arabidopsis thaliana revealed no gross alterations in endopolyploidy, DNA methylation, histone modifications and transcript levels. Theor. Appl. Genet. 120 (2010) 215-226. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00122-009-1127-x

Houben A:

Funktion und Evolution pflanzlicher B-Chromosomen. (Habilitation Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (2010) 57 pp.

Kaczmarczyk A, Houben A, Keller E R, Mette M F:

Influence of cryopreservation on the cytosine methylation state of potato genomic NDA. Cryo Lett. 31 (2010) 380-391.

Kotseruba V, Pistrick K, Blattner F R, Kumke K, Weiss O, Rutten T, Fuchs J, Endo T, Nasuda S, Ghukasyan A, Houben A:

The evolution of the hexaploid grass Zingeria kochii (Mez) Tzvel. (2n=12) was accompanied by complex hybridization and uniparental loss of ribosomal DNA. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 56 (2010) 146-155. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2010.01.003

Lolas I B, Himanen K, Grønlund J T, Lynggaard C, Houben A, Melzer M, Van Lijsebettens M, Grasser K D:

The transcript elongation factor FACT affects Arabidopsis vegetative and reproductive development and genetically interacts with HUB1/2. Plant J. 61 (2010) 686-697. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-313X.2009.04096.x

Ma L, Vu G T, Schubert V, Watanabe K, Stein N, Houben A, Schubert I:

Synteny between Brachypodium distachyon and Hordeum vulgare as revealed by FISH. Chromosome Res. 18 (2010) 841-850. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10577-010-9166-3

Nelissen H, De Groeve S, Fleury D, Neyt P, Bruno L, Bitonti M B, Vandenbussche F, Van Der Straeten D, Yamaguchi T, Tsukaya H, Witters E, De Jaeger G, Houben A, Van Lijsebettens M:

Plant Elongator regulates auxin-related genes during RNA polymerase II transcription elongation. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 107 (2010) 1678-1683. https://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0913559107

Sanei M, Pickering R, Fuchs J, Banaei Moghaddam A M, Dziurlikowska A, Houben A:

Interspecific hybrids of Hordeum marinum ssp. marinum x H. bulbosum are mitotically stable and reveal no gross alterations in chromatin properties. Cytogenet. Genome Res. 129 (2010) 110-116. https://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000313641


Carchilan M, Kumke K, Mikolajewski S, Houben A:

Rye B chromosomes are weakly transcribed and might alter the transcriptional activity of A chromosome sequences. Chromosoma 118 (2009) 607-616. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00412-009-0222-8

Demidov D, Hesse S, Tewes A, Rutten T, Fuchs J, Ashtiyani R K, Lein S, Fischer A, Reuter G, Houben A:

Aurora1 phosphorylation activity on histone H3 and its cross-talk with other post-translational histone modifications in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 59 (2009) 221-230. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-313X.2009.03861.x

Dhar M K, Fuchs J, Houben A:

Distribution of eu- and heterochromatin in Plantago ovata. Cytogenet. Genome Res. 125 (2009) 235-240. https://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000230007

Fetch T, Johnston P A, Pickering R:

Chromosomal location and inheritance of stem rust resistance transferred from Hordeum bulbosum into cultivated barley (H. vulgare). Phytopathology 99 (2009) 339-343. https://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-99-4-0339

Houben A:

Chromosome structure and function. Preface. Cytogenet. Genome Res. 124 (2009) 191-192. https://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000218124

Houben A (Ed.):

Chromosome Structure and Function. Reprint of: Cytogenetic and Genome Research 2009, Vol. 124, No. 3-4. Basel [u.a.]: Karger (2009) ISBN 978-3-8055-9212-3, 180 pp.

Houben A, Pickering R:

Applying cytogenetics and genomics to wide hybridisations in the genus Hordeum. In: Feuillet C, Muehlbauer G (Eds.): Genetics and genomics of the Triticeae, 1st ed. (Series: Plant genetics and genomics: crops and models, Vol. 7) New York, NY: Springer (2009) ISBN 978-0-387-77488-6, 137-162. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-77489-3_5

Johnston P A, Timmerman-Vaughan G M, Farnden K J, Pickering R:

Marker development and characterisation of Hordeum bulbosum introgression lines: a resource for barley improvement. Theor. Appl. Genet. 118 (2009) 1429-1437. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00122-009-0992-7

Karimi Ashtiyani R:

AtHaspin, a putative histone H3-specific kinase in Arabidopsis thaliana? (PhD Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät I (2009) 113 pp.

Seifert M, Banaei A, Keilwagen J, Mette M F, Houben A, Roudier F, Colot V, Grosse I, Strickert M:

Array-based genome comparison of Arabidopsis ecotypes using hidden Markov Models. In: Encarnação P, Veloso A (Eds.): Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-Inspired Systems and Signal Processing: Porto, Portugal, January 14 - 17, 2009 [Setúbal]: INSTICC Press (2009) ISBN 978-989-8111-65-4, 3-11.

Weissenborn C:

Manipulation der Histon H3 Expression zur funktionellen Charakterisierung der H3 Phosphorylierung in Pflanzen. (Diploma Thesis) Jena, Fachhochschule Jena, Fachbereich Medizintechnik und Biotechnologie (2009) 67 pp.

Wicker T, Taudien S, Houben A, Keller B, Graner A, Platzer M, Stein N:

A whole-genome snapshot of 454 sequences exposes the composition of the barley genome and provides evidence for parallel evolution of genome size in wheat and barley. Plant J. 59 (2009) 712-722. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-313X.2009.03911.x


Caperta A D, Rosa M, Delgado M, Karimi R, Demidov D, Viegas W, Houben A:

Distribution patterns of phosphorylated Thr 3 and Thr 32 of histone H3 in plant mitosis and meiosis. Cytogenet. Genome Res. 122 (2008) 73-79. https://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000151319

Carchilan M:

Transcriptional analysis of rye B chromosomes. (PhD Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (2008) 91 pp.

Cohen S, Houben A, Segal D:

Extrachromosomal circular DNA derived from tandemly repeated genomic sequences in plants. Plant J. 53 (2008) 1027-1034. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-313X.2007.03394.x

Hesse S:

Charakterisierung potentieller Interaktoren der pflanzlichen Aurora Kinase AtAurora 1. (Diploma Thesis) Kassel, Universität Kassel (2008) 65 pp.

Houben A, Dawe R K, Jiang J, Schubert I:

Engineered plant minichromosomes: a bottom-up success? Plant Cell 20 (2008) 8-10. https://dx.doi.org/10.1105/tpc.107.056622

Jones R N, Viegas W, Houben A:

A century of B chromosomes in plants: So what? Ann. Bot. 101 (2008) 767-775. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/aob/mcm167

Kumke K, Jones R N, Houben A:

B chromosomes of Puschkinia libanotica are characterized by a reduced level of euchromatic histone H3 methylation marks. Cytogenet. Genome Res. 121 (2008) 266-270. https://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000138895

Lildballe D L, Pedersen D S, Kalamajka R, Emmersen J, Houben A, Grasser K D:

The expression level of the chromatin-associated HMGB1 protein influences growth, stress tolerance, and transcriptome in Arabidopsis. J. Mol. Biol. 384 (2008) 9-21. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmb.2008.09.014

Tikhenko N, Rutten T, Voylokov A, Houben A:

Analysis of hybrid lethality in F-1 wheat-rye hybrid embryos. Euphytica 159 (2008) 367-375. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10681-007-9528-x


Carchilan M, Delgado M, Ribeiro T, Costa-Nunes P, Caperta A, Morais-Cecílio L, Jones R N, Viegas W, Houben A:

Transcriptionally active heterochromatin in rye B chromosomes. Plant Cell 19 (2007) 1738-1749. https://dx.doi.org/10.1105/tpc.106.046946

Gernand D, Golczyk H, Rutten T, Ilnicki T, Houben A, Joachimiak A J:

Tissue culture triggers chromosome alterations, amplification, and transposition of repeat sequences in Allium fistulosum. Genome 50 (2007) 435-442. https://dx.doi.org/10.1139/G07-023

Houben A, Demidov D, Caperta A D, Karimi R, Agueci F, Vlasenko L:

Phosphorylation of histone H3 in plants-A dynamic affair. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1769 (2007) 308-315. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbaexp.2007.01.002

Houben A, Schroeder-Reiter E, Nagaki K, Nasuda S, Wanner G, Murata M, Endo T R:

CENH3 interacts with the centromeric retrotransposon cereba and GC-rich satellites and locates to centromeric substructures in barley. Chromosoma 116 (2007) 275-283. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00412-007-0102-z

Houben A, Schubert I:

The cytogenetics and genomics of crop plants - Foreword. Chromosome Res. 15 (2007) 1-2. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10577-006-1110-1

Houben A, Schubert I (Eds.):

Special Issue: The cytogenetics and genomics of crop plants. No. 1. (Series: Chromosome Res., Vol. 15) (2007) 121 pp.

Houben A, Schubert I:

Engineered plant minichromosomes: a resurrection of B chromosomes? Plant Cell 19 (2007) 2323-2327. https://dx.doi.org/10.1105/tpc.107.053603

Marschner S:

Ursprung, Zusammensetzung und Transkriptionsaktivität der B-Chromosomen von Brachycome dichromosomatica. (PhD Thesis) Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (2007) 91 pp.

Marschner S, Kumke K, Houben A:

B chromosomes of B. dichromosomatica show a reduced level of euchromatic histone H3 methylation marks. Chromosome Res. 15 (2007) 215-222. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10577-006-1114-x

Marschner S, Meister A, Blattner F R, Houben A:

Evolution and function of B chromosome 45S rDNA sequences in Brachycome dichromosomatica. Genome 50 (2007) 638-644. https://dx.doi.org/10.1139/G07-048

Schubert V, Kim Y M, Berr A, Fuchs J, Meister A, Marschner S, Schubert I:

Random homologous pairing and incomplete sister chromatid alignment are common in angiosperm interphase nuclei. Mol. Genet. Genomics 278 (2007) 167-176. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00438-007-0242-0


Caperta A D, Delgado M, Ressurreição F, Meister A, Jones R N, Viegas W, Houben A:

Colchicine-induced polyploidization depends on tubulin polymerization in c-metaphase cells. Protoplasma 227 (2006) 147-153. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00709-005-0137-z

Field B L, Houben A, Timmis J N, Leach C R:

Internal transcribed spacer sequence analyses indicate cytoevolutionary patterns within Brachycome Cass. (Asteraceae). Plant Syst. Evol. 259 (2006) 39-51. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00606-005-0400-y

Fuchs J, Demidov D, Houben A, Schubert I:

Chromosomal histone modification patterns- from conservation to diversity. (Erratum TiPS 11 (2006) 212). Trends Plant Sci. 11 (2006) 199-208. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tplants.2006.02.008

Gernand D, Rutten T, Pickering R, Houben A:

Elimination of chromosomes in Hordeum vulgare x H. bulbosum crosses at mitosis and interphase involves micronucleus formation and progressive heterochromatinization. Cytogenet. Genome Res. 114 (2006) 169-174. https://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000093334

Houben A, Orford S J, Timmis J N:

In situ hybridization to plant tissues and chromosomes. In: Darby I A, Hewitson T D (Eds.): In situ hybridization protocols, 3rd ed. (Series: Methods in molecular biology, Vol. 326) Totowa, NJ: Humana Press (2006) ISBN 1-588-29402-1, 203-218. https://dx.doi.org/10.1385/1-59745-007-3:203

Launholt D, Merkle T, Houben A, Schulz A, Grasser K D:

Arabidopsis chromatin-associated HMGA and HMGB use different nuclear targeting signals and display highly dynamic localization within the nucleus. Plant Cell 18 (2006) 2904-2918. https://dx.doi.org/10.1105/tpc.106.047274

Leach R C, Dundas I S, Houben A:

Construction of comparative genetic maps of two 4Bs.4Bl-5Rl translocations in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Genome 49 (2006) 729-734. https://dx.doi.org/10.1139/g06-040

Müller F, Houben A, Barker P E, Xiao Y, Käs J A, Melzer M:

Quantum dots - a versatile tool in plant science? J. Nanobiotechnol. 4 (2006) 5. https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1477-3155-4-5

Schroeder-Reiter E, Houben A, Grau J, Wanner G:

Characterization of a peg-like terminal NOR structure with light microscopy and high-resolution scanning electron microscopy. Chromosoma 115 (2006) 50-59. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00412-005-0030-8

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