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Taxonomy encompasses nomenclature (assigning correct names), phylogenetics (determining evolutionary relationships) and systematics (grouping into meaningful units). The group seeks to define inter-species relationships, track the evolution of traits and understand the influence of geological and ecological factors over species stability and speciation. A wide range of molecular and microscopic techniques is combined with the capture of morphology to study: the mechanisms and processes underlying speciation, which include diversification, wide hybridization and chromosomal changes; the factors which ensure species cohesion - specifically to define the conditions under which speciation is inhibited; and the basis of ecological adaptation. Since variation at the molecular level is both important for systematics and contributes to speciation, many interconnections exist between our work and that of genome research.

The process of speciation is being investigated using approaches based on population genetics, phylogeography and phylogenetics, and is based on comparative cultivation of species in the greenhouse or in the field, as well as on what has been collected during expeditions to the regions where the materials originate (currently with a focus on the Steppe regions of the northern and southern hemispheres). These studies are complemented by modelling of today's potential climatic niche, as well as their distribution areas during the last ice age. Together with analyses based on molecular data, inferences can be drawn regarding the age of both individual species and species groups, and the evolution of traits over time, as well as allowing for the prediction of potential refugia and dispersal routes. The group also curates IPK's herbarium (GAT), a collection of some 500,000 specimens.

Dr. Frank Blattner is a member of the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig.

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1) Research on the relationship of species and genera within the grass tribe Triticeae.

This tribe with about 300 species includes important cereals (barley, rye, wheat). The taxa are mostly distributed in open habitats of the temperate regions of the earth. Hybrid species and allopolyploids have arisen through recurrent crosses between species (also from different genera), which make the reconstruction of relationships extremely complicated. By analysing the sequences of about 400 genes evenly distributed across the genome, as well as whole chloroplast genomes, it is possible to reconstruct relationships within the Triticeae. Genome-wide SNP data (single mutations) additionally allow to detect gene flow between closely related species.


2) Detailed analysis of the genus Hordeum (barley)

For the barley genus Hordeum, we are working out a very detailed evolutionary history, ranging from relationships to dispersal events, ecological adaptations to the construction of whole genomes.


3) Revision of the genus Crocus

Through detailed morphological and molecular analyses of crocuses, the number of known species has increased in the last two decades from about 80 to now over 200. We are currently revising the systematics of the genus, which will place all species in a system that reflects their evolutionary history and relationships.


4) The evolution of saffron (Crocus sativus)

The origin of saffron has been speculated about for over a hundred years. By analysing the relationships of various crocus species as well as detailed studies of populations of Crocus cartwrightianus, we were able to clarify the origin of saffron: The spice plant originated in the Attica region of Greece from wild C. cartwrightianus. The sought-after triploid, sterile plant then spread through trade and is now cultivated as a single clone in different regions of the world. We are currently working to better understand the differences between the diploid parent and triploid cultivated forms, especially with regard to the fundamentals of the metabolic pathways involved in the production of saffron's constituents.

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BlattnerDr. Frank blattner@ipk-gatersleben.de+49 39482 5-202
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Haghi Reza haghi@ipk-gatersleben.de+49 39482 5-275
HarpkeDr. Doerte harpke@ipk-gatersleben.de+49 39482 5-465
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NematiDr. Zahra nemati@ipk-gatersleben.de+49 39482 5-778
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Scientific guests / Fellowship
BernhardtDr. Nadine bernhardt@ipk-gatersleben.de+49 39482 5-275
ORCID iD icon0000-0003-0716-6284
HeklauDr. Heike heklau@ipk-gatersleben.de
Horak David horak@ipk-gatersleben.de
Karami Moalem Samaneh karami@ipk-gatersleben.de
PfanzeltDr. Simon pfanzelt@ipk-gatersleben.de+49 39482 5-273
PistrickDr. Klaus pistrick@ipk-gatersleben.de+49 39482 5-278
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SassoneDr. Agostina sassone@ipk-gatersleben.de+49 39482 5-275
Lab Technicians
Boehmert Stephanie boehmerts@ipk-gatersleben.de+49 39482 5-423
Faustmann Ina faustman@ipk-gatersleben.de+49 39482 5-268
Fischer Martina fischerm@ipk-gatersleben.de+49 39482 5-183
Koch Christina koch@ipk-gatersleben.de+49 39482 5-713
Kraenzlin Birgit kraenzlin@ipk-gatersleben.de+49 39482 5-152
Oswald Petra oswaldp@ipk-gatersleben.de+49 39482 5-152
Schaefer Birgit schaefer@ipk-gatersleben.de+49 39482 5-441

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Achigan-Dako E G, Degbey H, Hale I, Blattner F R:

Georeferenced phylogenetic analysis of a global collection of wild and cultivated Citrullus species. Ecol. Evol. 11 (2021) 1918-1936. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.7189

Dupérré N, Tapia E, Quandt D, Crespo-Pérez V, Harms D:

From the lowlands to the highlands of Ecuador, a study of the genus Masteria (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Dipluridae) with description of seven new species. Zootaxa 5005 (2021) 538-568. https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5005.4.4

Holländer E:

Phylogenetische Analyse von patagonischen Hordeum-Arten. (Bachelor Thesis) Bremen, Hochschule Bremen, Internationaler Studiengang Technische und Angewandte Biologie (2021) 80 pp.

Kerndorff H, Harpke D:

Reticulate corm tunic characters in the genus Crocus (Liliiflorae, Iridaceae) and their taxonomical value. Stapfia 112 (2021) 61-88.

Khan N, Fritsch R M, Sultan A, Khan T:

Allium (Amaryllidaceae) species in Pakistan: two new records and a new species from Zhob (Balochistan). Pak. J. Bot. 53 (2021) 1759-1765. https://dx.doi.org/10.30848/Pjb2021-5(1)

Krak K, Caklová P, Kopecký D, Blattner F R, Mahelka V:

Horizontally acquired nrDNAs persist in low amounts in host Hordeum genomes and evolve independently of native nrDNA. Front. Plant Sci. 12 (2021) 672879. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.672879

Merklinger F F, Böhnert T, Arakaki M, Weigend M, Quandt D, Luebert F:

Quaternary diversification of a columnar cactus in the driest place on earth. Am. J. Bot. 108 (2021) 184-199. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajb2.1608

Oyundelger K, Herklotz V, Harpke D, Oyuntsetseg B, Wesche K, Ritz C M:

Contrasting effects of local environment and grazing pressure on the genetic diversity and structure of Artemisia frigida. Conserv. Genet. (2021) Epub ahead of print. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10592-021-01375-w

Pfanzelt S, Ptáček J, Sklenář P, von Hagen K B, Albach D C:

Genome size in South American Gentianella (Gentianaceae, Swertiinae), with a special emphasis on species from the Bolivian and Ecuadorian Andes. Ann. Mo. Bot. Gard. 106 (2021) 31-46. https://doi.org/10.3417/2020610

Raca I, Harpke D, Shuka L, Ranđelović V:

A new species of Crocus ser. Verni (Iridaceae) with 2n=12 chromosomes from the Balkans. Plant Biosyst. 52 (2021) 639–656. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/11263504.2020.1829735

Sassone A B, Arroyo M T K, Arroyo-Leuenberger S C, García N, Román M J:

One species with a disjunct distribution or two with convergent evolution? Taxonomy of two South American garlics. Taxon 70 (2021) 842-853. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/tax.12500

Sassone A B, Hojsgaard D H, Giussani L, Brassac J, Blattner F R:

Genomic, karyological, and morphological changes of South American garlics (Ipheion) provide insights into mechanisms of speciation in the Pampean region. Mol. Ecol. 30 (2021) 3716-3729. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mec.16009

Seidl A, Tremetsberger K, Pfanzelt S, Blattner F R, Neuffer B, Friesen N, Hurka H, Shmakov A, Batlai O, Žerdoner Čalasan A, Vesselova P V, Bernhardt K G:

The phylogeographic history of Krascheninnikovia reflects the development of dry steppes and semi-deserts in Eurasia. Sci. Rep. 11 (2021) 6645. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-85735-z

Žerdoner Čalasan A, Hurka H, German D A, Pfanzelt S, Blattner F R, Seidl A, Neuffer B:

Pleistocene dynamics of the Eurasian steppe as a driving force of evolution: Phylogenetic history of the genus Capsella (Brassicaceae). Ecol. Evol. 11 (2021) 12697-12713. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.8015


Bagheri A, Abbasi S, Mahmoodi M, Akhavan A, Blattner F R:

Genetic structure and conservation status of Astragalus subrecognitus (Fabaceae): a very rare and narrow endemic species. Plant Ecol. Evol. 153 (2020) 101-107. https://doi.org/10.5091/plecevo.2020.164

Bernhardt N, Brassac J, Dong X, Willing E M, Poskar C H, Kilian B, Blattner F R:

Genome-wide sequence information reveals recurrent hybridization among diploid wheat wild relatives. Plant J. 102 (2020) 493-506. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tpj.14641

Borsch T, Stevens A-D, Häffner E, Güntsch A, Berendsohn W G, Appelhans M S, Barilaro C, Beszteri B, Blattner F R, Bossdorf O, Dalitz H, Dressler S, Duque-Thüs R, Esser H-J, Franzke A, Goetze D, Grein M, Grünert U, Hellwig F, Hentschel J, Hörandl E, Janßen T, Jürgens N, Kadereit G, Karisch T, Koch M A, Müller F, Müller J, Ober D, Porembski S, Poschlod P, Printzen C, Röser M, Sack P, Schlüter P, Schmidt M, Schnittler M, Scholler M, Schultz M, Seeber E, Simmel J, Stiller M, Thiv M, Thüs H, Tkach N, Triebel D, Warnke U, Weibulat T, Wesche K, Yurkov A, Zizka G:

A complete digitization of German herbaria is possible, sensible and should be started now. Research Ideas and Outcomes 6 (2020) e50675. https://dx.doi.org/10.3897/rio.6.e50675

Ciftci A, Harpke D, Mollman R, Yildirim H, Erol O:

Notes on Crocus L. Series Flavi Mathew (Iridaceae) and a new species with unique corm structure. Phytotaxa 438 (2020) 65-79. https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.438.2.1

Dolatyari A, Moazzeni H, Hosseini S, Blattner F R, Fritsch R M:

Allium schisticola, a new species with peculiar morphological characters and an unexpected phylogenetic position. Phytotaxa 450 (2020) 246-256. https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.450.3.1

Friesen N, Abbasi M, Murtazaliev R, Fritsch R M:

Allium matinae – new species from northwestern Iran. Phytotaxa 433 (2020) 181-189. https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.433.3.1

Keusgen M, Breckle S-W, Fritsch R, Hedge I C, Rafiqpoor M D:

Medicinal Plants of Afghanistan. DCM - Druck Center Meckenheim GmbH (2020) 704 pp. ISBN 978-3-8185-0552-3

Merklinger F F, Zheng Y, Luebert F, Harpke D, Böhnert T, Stoll A, Koch M A, Blattner F R, Wiehe T, Quandt D:

Population genomics of Tillandsia landbeckii reveals unbalanced genetic diversity and founder effects in the Atacama Desert. Global Planet. Change 184 (2020) 103076. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2019.103076

Pérez-Escobar O A, Bogarin D, Schley R, Bateman R M, Gerlach G, Harpke D, Brassac J, Fernández-Mazuecos M, Dodsworth S, Hagsater E, Blanco M A, Gottschling M, Blattner F R:

Resolving relationships in an exceedingly young neotropical orchid lineage using genotyping-by-sequencing data. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 144 (2020) 106672. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2019.106672

Pommerrenig B, Diehn T A, Bernhardt N, Bienert M D, Mitani-Ueno N, Fuge J, Bieber A, Spitzer C, Bräutigam A, Ma J F, Chaumont F, Bienert G P:

Functional evolution of nodulin 26-like intrinsic proteins: from bacterial arsenic detoxification to plant nutrient transport. New Phytol. 225 (2020) 1383-1396. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nph.16217

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

Ruhm J, Böhnert T, Weigend M, Merklinger F F, Stoll A, Quandt D, Luebert F:

Plant life at the dry limit-Spatial patterns of floristic diversity and composition around the hyperarid core of the Atacama Desert. PLoS One 15 (2020) e0233729. https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0233729

Stoll A, Harpke D, Schütte C, Jimenez L, Letelier L, Blattner F R, Quandt D:

Landscape genetics of the endangered Atacama Desert shrub Balsamocarpon brevifolium in the context of habitat fragmentation. Global Planet. Change 184 (2020) 103059. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2019.103059


Bagheri A, Akhavan A, Abbasi S, Ashgar Maassoumi A, Rutten T, Blattner F R:

Pollen morphology of Astragalus section Hymenostegis (Fabaceae) and evaluation of its systematic implications. Grana 58 (2019) 328-336. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00173134.2019.1621931

Bagheri A, Mahmoodi M, Maassoumi A A, Blattner F R:

A new species of Astralagus sect. hypoglottidei (Fabaceae) from Iran. Iran. J. Bot. 25 (2019) 95-102. https://dx.doi.org/10.22092/ijb.2019.128172.1261

Böhnert T, Luebert F, Ritter B, Merklinger F F, Stoll A, Schneider J V, Quandt D, Weigend M:

Origin and diversification of Cristaria (Malvaceae) parallel Andean orogeny and onset of hyperaridity in the Atacama Desert. Global Planet. Change 181 (2019) 102992. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2019.102992

Ciftci A, Harpke D, Erol O:

A new autumn flowering Crocus (Iridaceae) from SW Turkey: C. terzioghluii. Phytotaxa 420 (2019) 224-232. https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.420.3.2

Diehn T A, Bienert M D, Pommerrenig B, Liu Z, Spitzer C, Bernhardt N, Fuge J, Bieber A, Richet N, Chaumont F, Bienert G P:

Boron demanding tissues of Brassica napus express specific sets of functional Nodulin26-like Intrinsic Proteins and BOR1 transporters. Plant J. 100 (2019) 68-82. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tpj.14428

Hurka H, Friesen N, Bernhardt K-G, Neuffer B, Smirnov S V, Shmakov A I, Blattner F R:

The Eurasian steppe belt: Status quo, origin and evolutionary history. Turczaninowia 22 (2019) 5-71. https://dx.doi.org/10.14258/turczaninowia.22.3.1

Muqaddasi Q H, Brassac J, Koppolu R, Plieske J, Ganal M W, Röder M S:

TaAPO-A1, an ortholog of rice ABERRANT PANICLE ORGANIZATION 1, is associated with total spikelet number per spike in elite European hexaploid winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) varieties. Sci. Rep. 9 (2019) 13853. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-50331-9

Nemati Z, Harpke D, Gemicioglu A, Kerndorff H, Blattner F R:

Saffron (Crocus sativus) is an autotriploid that evolved in Attica (Greece) from wild Crocus cartwrightianus. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 136 (2019) 14-20. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2019.03.022

Peterson A, Harpke D, Peterson J, Harpke A, Peruzzi L:

A pre-Miocene Irano-Turanian cradle: Origin and diversification of the species-rich monocot genus Gagea (Liliaceae). Ecol. Evol. 9 (2019) 5870-5890. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.5170

Pfanzelt S, Albach D C, von Hagen K B:

Extremely low levels of chloroplast genome sequence variability in Astelia pumila (Asteliaceae, Asparagales). PeerJ 7 (2019) e6244. https://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.6244

Pfanzelt S, Šarhanová P, Albach D C, von Hagen K B:

Tabula rasa in the Patagonian Channels II: The cushion peat bog species Astelia pumila (Asteliaceae) and Donatia fascicularis (Stylidiaceae) survived the last glacial in south-central Chile. J. Biogeogr. 46 (2019) 899-914. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jbi.13562

Pistrick K, Akhalkatsi M, Ekhvaia J:

Plant genetic resources of higher altitudes in southwestern Georgia (Samcche-Džavacheti and Atčara). Genet. Resour. Crop Evol. 66 (2019) 1327-1340. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10722-019-00787-5

Rexroth J, Krebes L, Wöhrmann T, Harpke D, Rabarimanarivo M, Phillipson P, Weising K, Porembski S:

New microsatellite markers for Xerophyta dasylirioides (Velloziaceae), an endemic species on Malagasy inselbergs. Appl. Plant Sci. 7 (2019) e11282. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aps3.11282

Sakuma S, Golan G, Guo Z, Ogawa T, Tagiri A, Sugimoto K, Bernhardt N, Brassac J, Mascher M, Hensel G, Ohnishi S, Jinno H, Yamashita Y, Ayalon I, Peleg Z, Schnurbusch T, Komatsuda T:

Unleashing floret fertility in wheat through the mutation of a homeobox gene. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 116 (2019) 5182-5187. https://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1815465116


Blattner F R:

Taxonomy of the genus Hordeum and barley (Hordeum vulgare). In: Stein N, Muehlbauer G J (Eds.): The Barley Genome, 1st ed. (Series: Kole, C (Ed.): Compendium of Plant Genomes) Cham: Springer (2018) 11-23. dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-92528-8_2 ISBN 978-3-319-92528-8

Dolatyari A, Saeidi Mehrvarz S, Shahzadeh Fazeli S A, Naghavi M R, Fritsch R M:

Karyological studies of Iranian Allium L. (Amaryllidaceae) species with focus on sect. Acanthoprason. 1. Mitotic chromosomes. Plant Syst. Evol. 304 (2018) 583-606. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00606-017-1489-5

Fritsch R M:

Allium monophyllum (Amaryllidaceae) is a diploid species. Phytotaxa 333 (2018) 298-300. https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.333.2.16

Lopez A, Sassone A B, Fiaschi P:

Lectotypifications in Oxalis (Oxalidaceae) for the flora of Argentina. Phytotaxa 343 (2018) 189-193. https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.343.2.10

Nemati Z:

The origin of saffron: Progenitors, areas and transcriptomics of economic traits. (PhD Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät I Biowissenschaften (2018) 81 pp.

Nemati Z, Blattner F R, Kerndorff H, Erol O, Harpke D:

Phylogeny of the saffron-crocus species group, Crocus series Crocus (Iridaceae). Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 127 (2018) 891-897. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2018.06.036

Otto L-G, Brassac J, Mondal P, Sonnenschein M, Plocharski B, Junghanns W, Preiss S, Degenhardt J, Lazzaro M, Bocchini M, Albertini E, Plescher A, Fraust B, He S, Reif J, Sharbel T:

Next generation breeding tools for chamomile: Evaluating genetic diversity, ploidy variation, and identifying marker-trait associations. In: Marthe F, Blum H, Heuberger H, Pude R (Eds.): 8. Tagung für Arznei- und Gewürzpflanzenforschung Vielfalt im Dialog mit Mensch und Natur", 10. – 13. September 2018, Bonn." (Series: Julius-Kühn-Archiv, 460) Quedlinburg: Julius Kühn-Institut, Bundesforschungsinstitut für Kulturpflanzen (2018) 67-71. dx.doi.org/10.5073/jka.2018.460.019

Pourkheirandish M, Kanamori H, Wu J, Sakuma S, Blattner F R, Komatsuda T:

Elucidation of the origin of “agriocrithon” based on domestication genes questions the hypothesis that Tibet is one of the centers of barley domestication. Plant J. 94 (2018) 525-534. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tpj.13876

Rajaraman J, Douchkov D, Lück S, Hensel G, Nowara D, Pogoda M, Rutten T, Meitzel T, Brassac J, Höfle C, Hückelhoven R, Klinkenberg J, Trujillo M, Bauer E, Schmutzer T, Himmelbach A, Mascher M, Lazzari B, Stein N, Kumlehn J, Schweizer P:

Evolutionarily conserved partial gene duplication in the Triticeae tribe of grasses confers pathogen resistance. Genome Biol. 19 (2018) 116. https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13059-018-1472-7

Roma-Marzio F, Harpke D, Peruzzi L:

Rediscovery of Crocus biflorus var. estriatus (Iridaceae) and its taxonomic characterisation. Italian Botanist 6 (2018) 23-30. https://doi.org/10.3897/italianbotanist.6.28729

Šarhanová P, Pfanzelt S, Brandt R, Himmelbach A, Blattner F R:

SSR-seq: Genotyping of microsatellites using next-generation sequencing reveals higher level of polymorphism as compared to traditional fragment size scoring. Ecol. Evol. 8 (2018) 10817-10833. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.4533


Bagheri A, Ghahremaninejad F, Maassoumi A A, Rahiminejad M R, Blattner F R:

Nine new species of the species-rich genus Astragalus (Leguminosae). Novon 25 (2017) 266-281. https://dx.doi.org/10.3417/2016010

Bagheri A, Maassoumi A A, Rahiminejad M R, Brassac J, Blattner F R:

Molecular phylogeny and divergence times of Astragalus section Hymenostegis: An analysis of a rapidly diversifying species group in Fabaceae. Sci. Rep. 7 (2017) 14033. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-14614-3

Bartolucci F, Domina G, Adorni M, Alessandrini A, Ardenghi N M G, Banfi E, Baragliu G A, Bernardo L, Bertolli A, Biondi E, Carotenuto L, Casavecchia S, Cauzzi P, Conti F, Crisanti M A, D’Amico F S, di Cecco V, di Martino L, Faggi G, Falcinelli F, Forte L, Galasso G, Gasparri R, Ghillani L, Gottschlich G, Guzzon F, Harpke D, Lastrucci L, Lattanzi E, Maiorca G, Marchetti D, Medagli P, Olivieri N, Pascale M, Passalacqua N G, Peruzzi L, Picollo S, Prosser F, Ricciardi M, Salerno G, Stinca A, Terzi M, Viciani D, Wagensommer R P, Nepi C:

Notulae to the Italian native vascular flora: 3. Italian Botanist 3 (2017) 29-48. https://dx.doi.org/10.3897/ib.3.13200

Bernhardt N, Brassac J, Kilian B, Blattner F R:

Dated tribe-wide whole chloroplast genome phylogeny indicates recurrent hybridizations within Triticeae. BMC Evol. Biol. 17 (2017) 141. https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12862-017-0989-9

Erol O, Harpke D, Ciftci A:

Crocus heilbronniorum, a new Turkish species of Series Lyciotauri (Iridaceae). Phytotaxa 298 (2017) 173-180. https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.298.2.7

Fritsch R M:

Validation of Allium tashkenticum. Turczaninowia 20 (2017) 125-126. https://dx.doi.org/10.14258/turczaninowia.20.1.11

Harpke D, Kerndorff H, Raca I, Pasche E:

A new Serbian endemic species of the genus Crocus (Iridaceae). Biologica Nyssana 8 (2017) 7-13. https://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.962907

Mahelka V, Krak K, Kopecký D, Fehrer J, Šafář J, Bartoš J, Hobza R, Blavet N, Blattner F R:

Multiple horizontal transfers of nuclear ribosomal genes between phylogenetically distinct grass lineages. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 114 (2017) 1726–1731. https://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1613375114

Muqaddasi Q H, Brassac J, Börner A, Pillen K, Röder M S:

Genetic architecture of anther extrusion in spring and winter wheat. Front. Plant Sci. 8 (2017) 754. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2017.00754

Otto L-G, Mondal P, Brassac J, Preiss S, Degenhardt J, He S, Reif J C, Sharbel T F:

Use of genotyping-by-sequencing to determine the genetic structure in the medicinal plant chamomile, and to identify flowering time and alpha-bisabolol associated SNP-loci by genome-wide association mapping. BMC Genomics 18 (2017) 599. https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12864-017-3991-0

Pistrick K:

Kulturpflanzen. In: Jäger E J (Ed.): Rothmaler Exkursionsflora von Deutschland: Gefäßpflanzen: Grundband, 21. Auflage. (Exkursionsflora von Deutschland) Heidelberg: Springer Spektrum (2017) ISBN 978-3-662-49707-4

Šarhanová P, Sharbel T F, Sochor M, Vašut R J, Dančák M, Trávníček B:

Hybridization drives evolution of apomicts in Rubus subgenus Rubus: evidence from microsatellite markers. Ann. Bot. 120 (2017) 317-328. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/aob/mcx033

Smirnov S, Skaptsov M, Shmakov A, Fritsch R M, Friesen N:

Spontaneous hybridization among Allium tulipifolium and A. robustum (Allium subg. Melanocrommyum, Amaryllidaceae) under cultivation. Phytotaxa 303 (2017) 155-164. https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.303.2.5

Sochor M, Šarhanová P, Pfanzelt S, Trávníček B:

Is evolution of apomicts driven by the phylogeography of the sexual ancestor? Insights from European and Caucasian brambles (Rubus, Rosaceae). J. Biogeogr. 44 (2017) 2717-2728. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jbi.13084

Stoll A, Harpke D, Schütte C, Stefanczyk N, Brandt R, Blattner F R, Quandt D:

Development of microsatellite markers and assembly of the plastid genome in Cistanthe longiscapa (Montiaceae) based on low-coverage whole genome sequencing. PLoS One 12 (2017) e0178402. https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0178402


Bagheri A, Maassoumi A A, Rahiminejad M R, Blattner F R:

Molecular phylogeny and morphological analysis support a new species and new synonymy in Iranian Astragalus (Leguminosae). PLoS One 11 (2016) e0149726. https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0149726

Bernhardt N:

Analysis of phylogenetic relationships among diploid Triticeae grasses. (PhD Thesis) Oldenburg, Universtität Oldenburg, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät V (2016) 138 pp.

Blattner F R:

TOPO6: a nuclear single-copy gene for plant phylogenetic inference. Plant Syst. Evol. 302 (2016) 239-244. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00606-015-1259-1

Fritsch R M:

A preliminary review of Allium subg. Melanocrommyum in Central Asia. IPK Gatersleben. doi.ipk-gatersleben.de/DOI/3a44112c-340e-442e-ac65-720ee85c38df/833a14d4-3a8e-4cf9-8a0b-50a40144e490/2 (2016).

Harpke D, Kerndorff H, Pasche E, Peruzzi L:

Neotypification of the name Crocus biflorus Mill. (Iridaceae) and its consequences in the taxonomy of the genus. Phytotaxa 260 (2016) 131-143. https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.260.2.3

Lunau K, Konzmann S, Bossems J, Harpke D:

A matter of contrast: yellow flower colour constrains style length in Crocus species. PLoS One 11 (2016) e0154728. https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0154728

Miljković M, Ranđelović V, Harpke D:

A new species of Crocus (Iridaceae) from southern Albania (SW Balkan Peninsula). Phytotaxa 265 (2016) 39-49. https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.265.1.3

Peterson A, Harpke D, Levichev I G, Beisenova S, Schnittler M, Peterson J:

Morphological and molecular investigations of Gagea (Liliaceae) in southeastern Kazakhstan with special reference to putative altitudinal hybrid zones. Plant Syst. Evol. 302 (2016) 985–1007. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00606-016-1313-7


Achigan-Dako E G, Avohou E S, Linsoussi C, Ahanchede A, Vodouhe R S, Blattner F R:

Phenetic characterization of Citrullus spp. (Cucurbitaceae) and differentiation of egusi-type (C. mucosospermus). Genet. Resour. Crop Evol. 62 (2015) 1159-1179. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10722-015-0220-z

Akhavan A, Saeidi H, Rahiminejad M R, Zarre S, Blattner F R:

Interspecific relationships in Allium subgenus Melanocrommyum sections Acanthoprason and Asteroprason (Amaryllidaceae) revealed using ISSR markers. Syst. Bot. 40 (2015) 706-715. https://doi.org/10.1600/036364415X689168

Bagheri A, Erkul S K, Maassoumi A A, Rahiminejad M R, Blattner F R:

Astragalus trifoliastrum (Fabaceae), a revived species for the flora of Turkey. Nordic J. Bot. 33 (2015) 532-539. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/njb.00831

Bernhardt N:

Taxonomic treatments of Triticeae and the wheat genus Triticum. In: Molnár-Láng M, Ceoloni C, Doležel J (Eds.): Alien introgression in wheat: cytogenetics, molecular biology, and genomics. Cham: Springer (2015) 1-19. dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23494-6_1 ISBN 978-3-319-23493-9

Brassac J:

Analysis of phylogenetic relationships of Hordeum (Poaceae) polyploids. (PhD Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät I Biowissenschaften (2015) 136 pp.

Brassac J, Blattner F R:

Species-level phylogeny and polyploid relationships in Hordeum (Poaceae) inferred by next-generation sequencing and in-silico cloning of multiple nuclear loci. Syst. Biol. 64 (2015) 792-808. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/sysbio/syv035

Diehn T A, Pommerrenig B, Bernhardt N, Hartmann A, Bienert G P:

Genome-wide identification of aquaporin encoding genes in Brassica oleracea and their phylogenetic sequence comparison to Brassica crops and Arabidopsis. Front. Plant Sci. 6 (2015) 166. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2015.00166

Erol O, Harpke D, Yildirim H:

A new Crocus L. (Iridaceae) species from SE Turkey, based on morphological and molecular data. Phytotaxa 239 (2015) 223-232. https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.239.3.3

Fritsch R M:

Checklist of ornamental Allium species and cultivars currently offered in the trade. www.ipk-gatersleben.de/fileadmin/content-ipk/content-ipk-institut/Downloads/2015/150312_OrnamAlliumCheckl_FritschMR.pdf 1-64 (2015).

Harpke D, Carta A, Tomović G, Ranđelović V, Ranđelović N, Blattner F R, Peruzzi L:

Phylogeny, karyotype evolution and taxonomy of Crocus series Verni (Iridaceae). Plant Syst. Evol. 301 (2015) 309-325. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00606-014-1074-0

Kerndorff H, Pasche E, Harpke D:

The genus Crocus (Liliiflorae, Iridaceae): Lifestyle, morphology, phenotypic characteristics, and taxonomical relevant parameters. Stapfia 103 (2015) 27-65.

Kerndorff H, Pasche E, Harpke D:

Crocus lyciotauricus Kerndorff & Pasche (Liliiflorae, Iridaceae) and its relatives. Stapfia 103 (2015) 67-80.

Nürk N M, Uribe-Convers S, Gehrke B, Tank D C, Blattner F R:

Oligocene niche shift, Miocene diversification - cold tolerance and accelerated speciation rates in the St. Johns Worts (Hypericum, Hypericaceae). BMC Evol. Biol. 15 (2015) 80. https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12862-015-0359-4

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


Akhavan A, Saeidi H, Fritsch R M:

Allium kuhrangense (Amaryllidaceae) a new species of Allium sect. Acanthoprason from Iran. Phytotaxa 170 (2014) 213-218. https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.170.3.7

Ekhvaia J, Gurushidze M, Blattner F R, Akhalkatsi M:

Genetic diversity of Vitis vinifera in Georgia: relationships between local cultivars and wild grapevine, V. vinifera L. subsp. sylvestris. Genet. Resour. Crop Evol. 61 (2014) 1507-1521. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10722-014-0125-2

Harpke D, Peruzzi L, Kerndorff H, Karamplianis T, Constantinidis T, Ranđelović V, Ranđelović N, Jušković M, Pasche E, Blattner F R:

Phylogeny, geographic distribution and new taxonomic circumscription of the Crocus reticulatus species group (Iridaceae). Turk. J. Bot. 38 (2014) 1182-1198. https://dx.doi.org/10.3906/bot-1405-60

Jäger E J, Ebel F, Fritsch R, Hanelt P, Pistrick K:

Kommentare, Korrekturen und Nachträge zum 5. Band (Krautige Zier- und Nutzpflanzen) der Rothmaler-Exkursionsflora. Schlechtendalia 27 (2014) 41-60.

Jakob S S, Rödder D, Engler J O, Shaaf S, Özkan H, Blattner F R, Kilian B:

Evolutionary history of wild barley (Hordeum vulgare subsp. spontaneum) analyzed using multilocus sequence data and paleodistribution modeling. Genome Biol. Evol. 6 (2014) 685-702. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gbe/evu047

Kerndorff H, Pasche E, Harpke D:

Crocus isauricus Siehe ex Bowles (Liliiflorae, Iridaceae) and its relatives. Stapfia 0101 (2014) 3-18.

Stoof-Leichsenring K R, Bernhardt N, Pestryakova L A, Epp L S, Herzschuh U, Tiedemann R:

A combined paleolimnological/genetic analysis of diatoms reveals divergent evolutionary lineages of Staurosira and Staurosirella (Bacillariophyta) in Siberian lake sediments along a latitudinal transect. J. Paleolimnol. 52 (2014) 77-93. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10933-014-9779-1

Vu G T H, Cao H X, Watanabe K, Hensel G, Blattner F R, Kumlehn J, Schubert I:

Repair of site-specific DNA double-strand breaks in barley occurs via diverse pathways primarily involving the sister chromatid. Plant Cell 26 (2014) 2156-2167. https://dx.doi.org/10.1105/tpc.114.126607


Fritsch R M, Abbasi M:

A taxonomic review of Allium subg. Melanocrommyum in Iran. : IPK Gatersleben (2013) www.ipk-gatersleben.de/gbisipk-gaterslebendegbis-i/spezialsammlungen/allium-review/ 244 pp. ISBN 978-3-9813096-3-8

Fritsch R M, Amini Rad M:

Allium pseudostrictum (Amaryllidaceae), a new record from Iran. Rostaniha 14 (2013) 81-84.

Harpke D, Meng S, Rutten T, Kerndorff H, Blattner F R:

Phylogeny of Crocus (Iridaceae) based on one chloroplast and two nuclear loci: ancient hybridization and chromosome number evolution. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 66 (2013) 617-627. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2012.10.007

Horáček J, Švábová L, Šarhanová P, Lebeda A:

Variability for resistance to Fusarium solani culture filtrate and fusaric acid among somaclones in pea. Biol. Plant. 57 (2013) 133-138. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10535-012-0131-1

Kerndorff H, Pasche E, Blattner F R, Harpke D:

Fourteen new species of Crocus (Liliiflorae, Iridaceae) from West, South-West and South-Central Turkey. Stapfia 99 (2013) 145-158.

Kerndorff H, Pasche E, Blattner F R, Harpke D:

A new species of Crocus (Liliiflorae, Iridaceae) from Turkey. Stapfia 99 (2013) 141-144.

Kerndorff H, Pasche E, Blattner F R, Harpke D:

Crocus biflorus Miller (Liliiflorae, Iridaceae) in Anatolia - Part IV. Stapfia 99 (2013) 159-186.

Krahulcová A, Trávníček B, Šarhanová P:

Karyological variation in the genus Rubus subgenus Rubus (brambles, Rosaceae): new data from the Czech Republic and synthesis of the current knowledge from Europe. Preslia 85 (2013) 19-39.

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

Mascher M, Richmond T A, Gerhardt D J, Himmelbach A, Clissold L, Sampath D, Ayling S, Steuernagel B, Pfeifer M, DAscenzo M, Akhunov E D, Hedley P E, Gonzales A M, Morrell P L, Kilian B, Blattner F R, Scholz U, Mayer K F, Flavell A J, Muehlbauer G J, Waugh R, Jeddeloh J A, Stein N:

Barley whole exome capture: a tool for genomic research in the genus Hordeum and beyond. Plant J. 76 (2013) 494-505. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tpj.12294

Nürk N M, Madriñán S, Carine M A, Chase M W, Blattner F R:

Molecular phylogenetics and morphological evolution of St. Johns wort (Hypericum; Hypericaceae). Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 66 (2013) 1-16. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2012.08.022

Pistrick K, Knüpffer H:

DFG-Projekt zur Digitalisierung des IPK-Herbariums (DFG project on IPK Herbarium digitalization). IPK Journal 22 (2013) 12.

Pleines T, Esfeld K, Blattner F R, Thiv M:

Ecotypes and genetic structure of Rhinanthus alectorolophus (Orobanchaceae) in southwestern Germany. Plant Syst. Evol. 299 (2013) 1523-1535. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00606-013-0816-8

Tison J M, Peterson A, Harpke D, Peruzzi L:

Reticulate evolution of the critical Mediterranean Gagea sect. Didymobulbos (Liliaceae) and its taxonomic implications. Plant Syst. Evol. 299 (2013) 413-438. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00606-012-0731-4


Benor S, Demissew S, Hammer K, Blattner F R:

Genetic diversity and relationships in Corchorus olitorius (Malvaceae s.l.) inferred from molecular and morphological data. Genet. Resour. Crop Evol. 59 (2012) 1125-1146. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10722-011-9748-8

Brassac J, Jakob S S, Blattner F R:

Progenitor-derivative relationships of Hordeum polyploids (Poaceae, Triticeae) inferred from sequences of TOPO6, a nuclear low-copy gene region. PLoS One 7 (2012) e33808. https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0033808

Celep F, Koyuncu M, Fritsch R M, Kahraman A, Doğan M:

Taxonomic importance of seed morphology in Allium (Amaryllidaceae). Syst. Bot. 37 (2012) 893-912. https://dx.doi.org/10.1600/036364412X656563

Fritsch R M:

Geographic relations and morphological variation inside molecular clades of Central Asian Allium species of subg. Melanocrommyum (Amaryllidaceae). Verh. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Österreich 148/149 (2012) 245-263.

Fritsch R M:

Lectotypification of Allium haemanthoides, A. stenopetalum and A. reflexum (Allium L. subg. Melanocrommyum (Webb & Berthel.) Rouy, Amaryllidaceae). Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, B 113 (2012) 261-262.

Fritsch R M:

Illustrated key to the sections and subsections and brief general circumscription of Allium subg. Melanocrommyum. Phyton 52 (2012) 1-37.

Gurushidze M, Fuchs J, Blattner F R:

The evolution of genome size variation in drumstick onions (Allium subgenus Melanocrommyum). Syst. Bot. 37 (2012) 96-104. https://dx.doi.org/10.1600/036364412x616675

Hilbig W, Pistrick K, Narantujaa N, Sančir C:

Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Flora der östlichen Mongolei (Ostmongolischer Florenbezirk und angrenzende Gebiete). Erforsch. Biol. Ress. Mongolei (Halle/Saale) 12 (2012) 371-393.

Keller E R J, Blattner F R, Fritsch R M, Pistrick K, Senula A, Zanke C D:

The genus Allium in the Gatersleben plant collections – Progress in germplasm preservation, characterization and phylogenetic analysis. In: Wako T (Ed.): Proceedings of the VIth International Symposium on Edible Alliaceae: Fukuoka, Japan, May 21-24, 2012. (Series: Acta Horticulturae, Vol. 969) Leuven: ISHS (2012) 273-287 www.actahort.org/books/969/969_36.htm ISBN 978-90-66056-95-4

Keller E R J, Zanke C D, Blattner F R, Kik C, Stavělíková H, Zámečník J, Esnault F, Kotlińska T, Solberg S, Miccolis V:

EURALLIVEG: Establishment of a European Core collection by cryopreservation and virus elimination in garlic. In: Wako T (Ed.): Proceedings of the VIth International Symposium on Edible Alliaceae: Fukuoka, Japan, May 21-24, 2012. (Series: Acta Horticulturae, Vol. 969) Leuven: ISHS (2012) 319-327. www.actahort.org/books/969/969_41.htm ISBN 978-90-66056-95-4

Kerndorff H, Pasche E, Harpke D, Blattner F R:

Seven new species of Crocus (Liliiflorae, Iridaceae) from Turkey. Stapfia 97 (2012) 3-16.

Kohl S, Hollmann J, Blattner F R, Radchuk V, Andersch F, Steuernagel B, Schmutzer T, Scholz U, Krupinska K, Weber H, Weschke W:

A putative role for amino acid permeases in sink-source communication of barley tissues uncovered by RNA-seq. BMC Plant Biol. 12 (2012) 154. https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2229-12-154

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

Oyuntsetseg B, Blattner F R, Friesen N:

Diploid Allium ramosum from East Mongolia: A missing link for the origin of the crop species A. tuberosum? Erforsch. Biol. Ress. Mongolei (Halle/Saale) 12 (2012) 415-424.

Šarhanová P, Vašut R J, Dančák M, Bureš P, Trávníček B:

New insights into the variability of reproduction modes in European populations of Rubus subgen. Rubus: how sexual are polyploid brambles? Sex. Plant Reprod. 25 (2012) 319-335. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00497-012-0200-9

Shutov A D, Blattner F R, Kakhovskaya I A, Müntz K:

New aspects of the molecular evolution of legumains, Asn-specific cysteine proteinases. J. Plant Physiol. 169 (2012) 319-321. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jplph.2011.11.005


Al-Hodali K Y:

Systematic revision of the genus Tulipa (Liliaceae) in Jordan. (Master Thesis) Amman, University of Jordan (2011) 139 pp.

Baier C:

Comparative phylogeographic and population genetic analyses of three tropical pioneer tress, Macaranga winkleri, M. winkleriella and M. tanarius (Euphorbiaceae). (PhD Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (2011) 156 pp.

Benor S:

Phylogeny of the genus Corchorus (Malvaceae s.l.) and diversity analyses in selected species: evidence from morphology, flow cytometry, and molecular data. (PhD Thesis) Kassel, Universität Kassel (2011) 125 pp.

Benor S, Fuchs J, Blattner F R:

Genome size variation in Corchorus olitorius (Malvaceae s.l.) and its correlation with elevation and phenotypic traits. Genome 54 (2011) 575-585. https://dx.doi.org/10.1139/g11-021

Bordbar F, Rahiminejad M R, Saeidi H, Blattner F R:

Phylogeny and genetic diversity of D-genome species of Aegilops and Triticum (Triticeae, Poaceae) from Iran based on microsatellites, ITS and trnL-F. Plant Syst. Evol. 291 (2011) 117-131. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00606-010-0375-1

Fragman-Sapir O, Fritsch R M:

New species of Allium sect. Melanocrommyum from the eastern Mediterranean. Herbertia 65 (2011) 31-50.

Guicking D, Fiala B, Blattner F R, Slik F, Mohamed M, Weising K:

Comparative chloroplast DNA phylogeography of two tropical pioneer trees, Macranga gigantea and M. pearsonii (Euphorbiaceae). Tree Genet. Genomes 7 (2011) 573-585. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11295-010-0357-z

Harpke D, Peterson A:

Molekulare Systematik und Taxonomie in der Gattung Mammillaria. Mitteilungsblatt Arbeitskreis für Mammillarienfreunde 1 (2011) 2-11.

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

Kerndorff H, Pasche E, Harpke D, Blattner F R:

Three new species of Crocus (Liliiflorae, Iridaceae) from Turkey. Stapfia 95 (2011) 99-105.

Nürk N M:

Phylogenetic analyses in St. Johns wort (Hypericum) - inferring character evolution and historical biogeography. (PhD Thesis) Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin (2011) 129 pp.

Nürk N M:

Johanniskraut – von seiner Wirkung zum Namen und zur Botanik. Aromareport 5 (2011) 8-10.

Nürk N M, Crockett S L:

Morphological and phytochemical diversity among Hypericum species of the Mediterranean basin. Med. Aromat. Plant Sci. Biotechnol. 5 (2011) 14-28.

Peruzzi L, Peterson A, Tison J M, Harpke D:

New light on phylogeny and taxonomy of the Eurasian Gagea villosa- G. fragifera complex (Liliaceae). Nord. J. Bot. 29 (2011) 722-733. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1756-1051.2011.01187.x

Peterson A, Levichev I G, Peterson J, Harpke D, Schnittler M:

New insights into phylogeny and taxonomy of Chinese species of Gagea (Liliaceae) - Speciation through hybridization. Organisms Divers. Evol. 11 (2011) 387-407. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13127-011-0059-x


Benor S, Blattner F R, Demissew S, Hammer K:

Collection and ethnobotanical investigation of Corchorus species in Ethiopia: potential leafy vegetables for dry regions. Genet. Resour. Crop Evol. 57 (2010) 293-306. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10722-009-9470-y

Blattner F R, Pleines T, Jakob S S:

Rapid radiation in the barley genus Hordeum (Poaceae) during the Pleistocene in the Americas. In: Glaubrecht M (Ed.): Evolution in action: case studies in adaptive radiation, speciation and the origin of biodiversity. Heidelberg [u.a.]: Springer (2010) 17-34. dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-12425-9_2 ISBN 978-3-642-12424-2

Fritsch R M, Blattner F R, Gurushidze M:

New classification of Allium L. subg. Melanocrommyum (Webb & Berthel.) Rouy (Alliaceae) based on molecular and morphological characters. Phyton 49 (2010) 145-220.

Gurushidze M, Fritsch R M, Blattner F R:

Species-level phylogeny of Allium subgenus Melanocrommyum: Incomplete lineage sorting, hybridization and trnF gene duplication. Taxon 59 (2010) 829-840. https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/iapt/tax/2010/00000059/00000003/art00012

Jakob S S, Blattner F R:

Two extinct diploid progenitors were involved in allopolyploid formation in the Hordeum murinum (Poaceae: Triticeae) taxon complex. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 55 (2010) 650-659 https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2009.10.021

Jakob S S, Heibl C, Rödder D, Blattner F R:

Population demography influences climatic niche evolution: evidence from diploid American Hordeum species (Poaceae). Mol. Ecol. 19 (2010) 1423-1438. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04582.x

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

Marchelli P, Baier C, Mengel C, Ziegenhagen B, Gallo L:

Biogeographic history of the threatened species Araucaria araucana (Molina) K. Koch and implications for conservation – a case study with organelle DNA markers. Conserv. Genet. 11 (2010) 951-963. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10592-009-9938-5

Nürk N M, Blattner F R:

Cladistic analysis of morphological characters in Hypericum (Hypericaceae). Taxon 59 (2010) 1495-1507.

Peterson A, Harpke D, Peruzzi L, Tison J-M, John H, Peterson J:

Gagea bohemica (Liliaceae), a highly variable monotypic species within Gagea sect. Didymobulbos. Plant Biosyst. 144 (2010) 308 – 322. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/11263500903374625

Schallau A, Arzenton F, Johnston A J, Hähnel U, Köszegi D, Blattner F, Altschmied L, Haberer G, Barcaccia G, Bäumlein H:

Identification and genetic analysis of the APOSPORY locus in Hypericum perforatum L. Plant J. 62 (2010) 773-784. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-313X.2010.04188.x

Weigend M, Gottschling M, Hilger H H, Nürk N M:

Five new species of Lithospermum L. (Boraginaceae tribe Lithospermeae) in Andean South America – another radiation in the Amotape-Huancabamba Zone. Taxon 59 (2010) 1161-1179.

Weising K, Guicking D, Fey-Wagner C, Kröger-Kilian T, Wöhrmann T, Dorstewitz W, Bänfer G, Moog U, Vogel M, Baier C, Blattner F R, Feldhaar H, Fiala B:

Mechanisms of speciation in Southeast Asian ant-plants of the genus Macaranga (Euphorbicaceae). In: Glaubrecht M (Ed.): Evolution in action: case studies in adaptive radiation, speciation and the origin of biodiversity. Heidelberg [u.a.]: Springer (2010) 169-191. dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-12425-9_9 ISBN 978-3-642-12424-2


Baier C, Guicking D, Prinz K, Fey-Wagner C, Wöhrmann T, Weising K, Debener T, Schie S, Blattner F R:

Isolation and characterization of 11 new microsatellite markers for Macaranga (Euphorbiaceae). Mol. Ecol. Resour. 9 (2009) 1049-1052. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1755-0998.2009.02567.x

Blattner F R:

Progress in phylogenetic analysis and a new infrageneric classification of the barley genus Hordeum (Poaceae:Triticeae). Breed. Sci. 59 (2009) 471-480. https://dx.doi.org/10.1270/jsbbs.59.471

Gurushidze M:

Phylogenetic relationships and diversification processes in Allium subgenus Melanocrommyum (PhD Thesis) Halle/S., Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät I, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (2009) 141 pp.

Jakob S S, Martinez-Meyer E, Blattner F R:

Phylogeographic analyses and paleodistribution modeling indicate Pleistocene in situ survival of Hordeum species (Poaceae) in southern Patagonia without genetic or spatial restriction. Mol. Biol. Evol. 26 (2009) 907-923. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msp012

Pleines T:

Evolution and speciation mechanisms in New World Hordeum (Poaceae). (PhD Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (2009) 197 pp.

Pleines T, Jakob S S, Blattner F R:

Application of non-coding DNA regions in intraspecific analyses. Plant Syst. Evol. 282 (2009) 281-294. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00606-008-0036-9


Achigan-Dako E G:

Phylogenetic and genetic variation analyses in cucurbit species (Cucurbitaceae) from West Africa: definition of conservation strategies. (PhD Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät III, Institut für Agrar- und Ernährungswissenschaften (2008) 145 pp.

Achigan-Dako E G, Fagbemissi R, Avohou H T, Vodouhe S R, Coulibaly O, Ahanchede A:

Importance and practices of egusi crops (Citrullus lanatus (Thumb.) Matsum. & Nakai, Cucumeropsis mannii Naudin and Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standl. cv. Aklamkpa) in socio-linguistic areas in Benin. Biotechnol. Agron. Soc. Environ. 12 (2008) 393-403.

Achigan-Dako E G, Fuchs J, Ahanchede A, Blattner F R:

Flow cytometric analysis in Lagenaria siceraria (Cucurbitaceae) correlate with usage types (bottle gourds vs. seed consumption) and growing elevation. Plant Syst. Evol. 276 (2008) 9-19. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00606-008-0075-2

Achigan-Dako E G, Ndanikou S, Ahanchede A, Ganglo J, Blattner F R:

Phenetic analysis of wild populations of Momordica charantia L. (Cucurbitaceae) in West Africa and inference of the definition of the new subspecies macroloba. Candollea 63 (2008) 153-167.

Achigan-Dako E G, Vodouhe S R, Sangaré A:

Morphological characterisation of cultivars of Lagenaria siceraria collected in Benin and Togo. (Franz. Titel: Caractérisation morphologique des cultivars locaux de Lagenaria siceraria (Cucurbitaceae) collectés au Bénin et au Togo). Belg. J. Bot. 141 (2008) 21-38.

Bachmann K:

Zwischen Naturgesetz und Wahlfreiheit: Von Darwin zur genetischen Information. Jahrbuch Akad. Wissensch. Göttingen (2008) 411-440.

Benor S, Zhang M, Wang Z, Zhang H:

Assessment of genetic variation in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) inbred lines using SSR molecular markers. J. Genet. Genomics 35 (2008) 373-379. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1673-8527(08)60054-5

Esfeld K, Hensen I, Wesche K, Jakob S S, Tischew S, Blattner F R:

Molecular data indicate multiple independent colonizations of former lignite mining areas in Eastern Germany by Epipactis palustris (Orchidaceae). Biodivers. Conserv. 17 (2008) 2441-2453. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10531-008-9391-7

Guicking D, Kröger-Kilian T, Weising K, Blattner F R:

Single nucleotide sequence analysis: a cost- and time-effective protocol for the analysis of microsatellite- and indel-rich chloroplast DNA regions. Mol. Ecol. Resour. 8 (2008) 62-65. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-8286.2007.01883.x

Gurushidze M, Fritsch R M, Blattner F R:

Phylogenetic analysis of Allium subg. Melanocrommyum infers cryptic species and demands a new sectional classification. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 49 (2008) 997-1007. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2008.09.003

Pleines T, Blattner F R:

Phylogeographic implications of an AFLP phylogeny of the American diploid Hordeum species (Poaceae: Triticeae). Taxon 57 (2008) 875-881.

Vodouhe S R, Achigan-Dako E G, Dulloo M E, Kouke A:

Effects of silica gel, sun drying and storage conditions on viability of egusi seeds (Cucurbitaceae). Plant Genet. Resour. Newsl. 153 (2008) 36-42.


Fehrer J, Gemeinholzer B, Chrtek J, Bräutigam S:

Incongruent plastid and nuclear DNA phylogenies reveal ancient intergeneric hybridization in Pilosella hawkweeds (Hieracium, Cichorieae, Asteraceae). Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 42 (2007) 347-361. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2006.07.004

Gurushidze M, Mashayekhi S, Blattner F R, Friesen N, Fritsch R M:

Phylogenetic relationships of wild and cultivated species of Allium section Cepa inferred by nuclear rDNA ITS sequence analysis. Plant Syst. Evol. 269 (2007) 259-269. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00606-007-0596-0

Jakob S S, Ihlow A, Blattner F R:

Combined ecological niche modelling and molecular phylogeography revealed the evolutionary history of Hordeum marinum (Poaceae) – niche differentiation, loss of genetic diversity, and speciation in Mediterranean Quaternary refugia. Mol. Ecol. 16 (2007) 1713-1727. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-294X.2007.032283.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

Matzk F, Prodanovic S, Czihal A, Tiedemann J, Arzenton F, Blattner F R, Kumlehn J, Altschmied L, Schubert I, Johnston A, Grossniklaus U, Bäumlein H:

Genetic control of apomixis: preliminary lessons from Poa, Hypericum and wheat egg cells. In: Hörandl E, Grossniklaus U, van Dijk P J, Sharbel T F (Eds.): Apomixis: evolution, mechanisms and perspectives. (Series: Regnum vegetabile, Vol. 147) Rugell, Liechtenstein: Gantner (2007) 159-166. ISBN 978-3-906166-60-5


Bänfer G, Moog U, Fiala B, Mohamed M, Weising K, Blattner F R:

A chloroplast genealogy of myrmecophytic Macaranga species (Euphorbiaceae) in Southeast Asia reveals hybridization, vicariance and long-distance dispersals. Mol. Ecol. 15 (2006) 4409-4424. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-294X.2006.03064.x

Berr A, Pecinka A, Meister A, Kreth G, Fuchs J, Blattner F R, Lysak M A, Schubert I:

Chromosome arrangement and nuclear architecture but not centromeric sequences are conserved between Arabidopsis thaliana and Arabidopsis lyrata. Plant J. 48 (2006) 771-783. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-313X.2006.02912.x

Blattner F R:

Multiple intercontinental dispersals shaped the distribution area of Hordeum (Poaceae). New Phytol. 169 (2006) 603-614. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8137.2005.01610.x

Blattner F R, Friesen N:

Relationship between Chinese chive (Allium tuberosum) and its putative progenitor A. ramosum as assessed by random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD). In: Zeder M A, Bradley D G, Emshwiller E, Smith B D (Eds.): Documenting domestication: new genetic and archaeological paradigms. Berkley, Calif: Univ. California Press (2006) 134-142. ISBN 978-0-520-24638-6

Friesen N, Fritsch R M, Blattner F R:

Phylogeny and new intrageneric classification of Allium (Alliaceae) based on nuclear ribosomal DNA ITS sequences. Aliso 22 (2006) 372-395. https://dx.doi.org/10.5642/aliso.20062201.31

Gemeinhölzer B, Oberprieler C, Bachmann K:

Using GenBank data for plant identification: possibilities and limitations using the ITS 1 of Asteraceae species belonging to the tribes Lactuceae and Anthemideae. Taxon 55 (2006) 173-187.

Grass S, Zidorn C, Blattner F R, Stuppner H:

Comparative molecular and phytochemical investigation of Leontodon autumnalis (Asteraceae, Lactuceae) populations from Central Europe. Phytochemistry 67 (2006) 122-131. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.phytochem.2005.10.019

Guicking D, Rana T S, Blattner F R, Weising K:

Microsatellite markers for the palaeotropic pioneer tree genus Macaranga (Euphorbiaceae) and their cross-species transferability. Mol. Ecol. Notes 6 (2006) 245-248. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-8286.2005.01207.x

Jakob S S, Blattner F R:

A chloroplast genealogy of Hordeum (Poaceae): Long-term persisting haplotypes, incomplete lineage sorting, regional extinction, and the consequences for phylogenetic inference. Mol. Biol. Evol. 23 (2006) 1602-1612. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msl018

Jakob S S, Mammen K:

Eight new polymorphic microsatellite loci for genetic analyses in the endangered common hamster (Cricetus cricetus L.). Mol. Ecol. Notes 6 (2006) 511-513. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-8286.2006.01301.x

Pleines T, Engelhardt M:

Das Herbarium von Karl Schlenker. Jh. Ges. Naturkd. Württemberg 162 (2006) 129-135.

Ploch S:

Hybridisierung zwischen Polylepis pauta Hireron. und Polylepis sericea Wedd. im Páramo de Papallacta, Ecuador. (Diploma Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (2006) 58 pp.

Schmid K, Törjék O, Meyer R, Schmuths H, Hoffmann M H, Altmann T:

Evidence for a large-scale population structure of Arabidopsis thaliana from genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphism markers. Theor. Appl. Genet. 112 (2006) 1104-1114. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00122-006-0212-7

Schmuths H, Bachmann K, Weber W E, Horres R, Hoffmann M H:

Effects of preconditioning and temperature during germination of 73 natural accessions of Arabidopsis thaliana. Ann. Bot. 97 (2006) 623-634. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/aob/mcl012

Sykorová E, Fajkus J, Mezníková M, Lim K Y, Neplechová K, Blattner F R, Chase M W, Leitch A R:

Minisatellite telomeres occur in the family Alliaceae but are lost in Allium. Am. J. Bot. 93 (2006) 814-823. https://dx.doi.org/10.3732/ajb.93.6.814

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