Im Mittelpunkt der Arbeiten stehen die mineralischen Elemente, die als Nährstoffe in Pflanzen essentielle Funktionen übernehmen, z.B. Stickstoff, Kalium oder Eisen. Untersucht werden die Aufnahme von Nährstoffen durch die Pflanzenwurzel, ihre Veränderungen im Stoffwechsel und die Wirkung von Nährstoffen auf pflanzliche Entwicklungsprozesse oder auf Menge und Qualität pflanzlicher Erträge. Denn fast alle pflanzlichen Nährstoffe sind auch in der menschlichen Ernährung unersetzlich.

Darüber hinaus erforschen wir auch die Signalwirkung einzelner Nährstoffe im Stoffwechsel und für die Entwicklung der Pflanze wie die Veränderung der Wurzelbildung, die Langlebigkeit der Wurzel oder die Synthese bestimmter Pflanzeninhaltsstoffe. Dabei stellt sich heraus, dass die Nährstoffe oft nicht direkt wirken, sondern die Informationen über ihre Verfügbarkeit über Pflanzenhormone weitergeleitet werden und damit Reaktionen im Stoffwechsel oder im Wachstum der Pflanze auslösen.

Daher haben wir neben einer umfangreichen Analytik zur Messung mineralischer Elemente und Isotope über ICP-OES, ICP-MS und IR-MS auch eine massenspektrometrische Plattform zur Hormonanalytik etabliert. Diese physiologischen Methoden und analytischen Verfahren werden durch molekularbiologische Untersuchungen begleitet, in denen Mutanten oder transgene Pflanzen mit veränderter Expression einzelner Gene untersucht werden. Ihr Verhalten und ihre Hormon- und Nährstoffprofile erlauben dann die Rolle einzelner Gene in der Nährstoffaufnahme oder in Stoffwechsel- und Entwicklungsprozessen zu bestimmen. Denn erst das Wissen über die Wirkung einzelner Gene ermöglicht deren sichere Nutzung in der konventionellen oder molekularen Züchtung zur Verbesserung der Nährstoffeffizienz oder Stresstoleranz von Kulturpflanzen auf dem Feld.

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Nutrient-dependent regulation of root architecture

Ricardo F.H.Giehl, Zhongtao Jia, Annett Bieber, Elis Fraust, Jacqueline Fuge

As sessile organisms, plants rely on efficient root responses to temporal and spatial changes of nutrient availabilities in soils for optimal growth and development. Studies from our laboratory have shown that changes in the plant nutritional status and in the external availability of different nutrients modulate root growth and developement over time by modulating the degree of branching, extension, placement, and growth direction of individual components of the root system (Lima et al., 2010; Giehl et al., 2012; Gruber et al., 2013; Giehl and von Wirén, 2014: Giehl et al., 2014). These observations indicate that nutrient-derived signals evoke distinct root architectural modifications by targeting specific root developmental checkpoints.

Currently, we are employing genome-wide association study (GWAS) and comparative transcriptomics to identify and characterize novel genes involved in such nutrient-dependent root architectural modifications in the model species Arabidopsis thaliana. The genes identified in our studies can be used as targets for breeding crops with optimized root system architecture to improve nutrient uptake efficiency.

Roots of A. thaliana show a high degree of plasticity in response to different nutrient deficiencies (Gruber et al., 2013, Plant Physiol.).
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Ammonium sensing in plant roots

Ying Liu, Markus Meier

Ammonium, as a major inorganic nitrogen source, triggers multiple physiological and morphological responses in plants, such as specific changes in gene expression, metabolism, redox status, and root system architecture (Liu and von Wirén, 2017, J. Exp.Bot.). Many of these responses are dependent on AMT-type ammonium transporters and are linked to a signal sensing event rather than a nutritional effect, indicating that ammonium acts as a signaling molecule in plants. Changes in root system architecture serve as an adaptive response of plants to fluctuating nutrient availabilities in soils and also as a morphological read-out for nutrient sensing. This also applies to ammonium, which modifies root system architecture by inhibiting root elongation and stimulating lateral root branching.

In response to ammonium supply, H2O2 accumulates in the root elongation zone which represses meristematic cell division and longitudinal cell elongation, thereby shortening primary root growth.  By manipulating the level of H2O2 in roots, the inhibitory effect on root growth can be uncoupled from ammonium. In this context, a novel ROS scavenging process counteracting the ammonium induced generation of H2O2 has been identified by genetic screening. Our work elucidates how cell fate determination in roots is regulated by combinatorial effects of ROS generation and ROS scavenging under ammonium supply.

Compared to the primary root, lateral roots constitute the majority of the total root system and show a higher plasticity to heterogeneous nutrient availabilities (Giehl and von Wirén, 2014, Plant Physiol.). Local ammonium supply strongly stimulates lateral root branching in an AMT-dependent manner in Arabidopsis. Our current work shows that local ammonium supply shapes a highly branched root system mainly by stimulating lateral root emergence, and this response is most likely triggered by an altered distribution of auxin in roots exposed to localized ammonium. This line of research thus contributes to a better understanding of how local nutrient availabilities shape root system architecture.

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Improvement of steress tolerance by redox-active proteins

Mohammad Reza Hajirezaei, Suresh Tula, Fahimeh Shahinnia, Nicole Schäfer

From an agronomic viewpoint, environmental stress conditions impose an increasing limitation on yield formation in crops. In cyanobacteria, flavodi-iron proteins are supposed to play an adaptive role in combating adverse enviromental situations that lead to an excess of electron pressure on the photosynthetic electron transport chain, such as high light, CO2 limitation or any other stress that uncouples NADPH production from its use in the Calvin cycle or in other metabolic routes. We use these cyanobacterial proteins to develop alternative biotechnological approaches in cereals to understand the importance of redox-sensitive processes in stress tolerance towards challenging environmental conditions. 

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Catch crop root formation and its impact on nutrient carry-over in agricultural systems

Diana Heuermann, Dagmar Böhmert

Catch crops are fast-growing species cultivated between two main crops. Amongst other positive impacts on the agricultural system, e.g. reduction of soil erosion, increase of soil organic matter, pest and weed control, the inclusion of catch crops in a crop rotation aims at reducing nutrient losses via their incorporation into their biomass and at carrying over scavenged nutrients to the following crop.

As the nuturient uptake efficiency of a species depends to a large extent on its root system architecture we study the vertical root biomass distribution of different species (white mustard, phacelia, bristle oat and Egyptian clover) at two experimental sites in Germany. Thereby we tackle also the question if a mixed cutivation leads to the occupation of distinct vertical niches via a qPCR-based root biomass quantification method using species-specific primers. So far, fast -developing species, which build the largest root and shoot biomass in pure stands, repressed the biomass formation of slower-developing catch crops and were even able to increase their per capita root biomass in mixed stands. The root biomass pool of the mix has thus a high relevance for nutrient capture by catch crops. Current experiments investigate the impact of neighbouring species and of soil nutrient pools on root system architecture in different field-grown catch crop species.

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Importance of root senescence in crop plant performance

Zhaojun Liu, Esin Tunc

Aging-related studies in plant roots have mostly described changes in individual root properties over time, such as root browning or the degeneration of indvidual cell layers. To reveal a comprehensive picture of root senescence, we investigated morphological, physiological and molecular traits in seminal roots of hydroponically-grown barley plants. Transcriptome and phytohormone analyses were separately conducted in basal versus apical root tissues to distinguish the impact of plant age versus tissue age on the initiation and progression of aging-related processes in roots. Our data now allow describing a chronological sequence of morphological and physiological processes and regulatiory events underlying senescence of seminal roots in barley. Currently, we verify transcriptional regulators of root senescence in transgenic approaches to finally investigate the impact of root senescence on crop plant performance.

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Iron acquisition by coumarin-type siderophores

Vanessa Paffrath, Ricardo F.H Giehl

Iron (Fe) is an essential micronutrient for plants. Although highly abundant in soils, its availability to plants is strongly decreased in calcareous soils which represent around one third of all cultivated soils worldwide. Under such conditions, Fe solubility is low, which limitis Fe uptake by plants and results in leaf chlorosis, impaired plant growth, and decreased yield and quality of harvested parts of crop plants.

Plants have evolved two basic strategies to acquire sparingly available Fe. Graminaceous plant species employ a chelation based-mechanism that relies on the synthesis and secretion of mugineic acid-type phytosiderophores, which can solubilize Fe(lll) by forming complexes with high affinity. In these plants, the whole Fe(lll)-phytosiderophore complex is then taken up by roots. By contrast, in dicotyledonous plant species Fe(lll) must be reduced prior to uptake by root-expressed Fe(ll) transporters.

Recently, our research group has found that dicotyledonous plants also release small molecules with Fe-chelating and reducing properties (Schmid et al. , 2014, Plant Physiol.; Rajniak et al., 2018, Nature Chem. Biol.). In several of these species, these molecules consist of a class of courmarin-type siderophores derived from the phenylpropanoid pathway and that are thought to assist the membrane-bound Fe(lll) reduction mechanism by solubilizing and reducing Fe(lll) from insoluble sources. Although the identity of major enzymes involved with the synthesis of these coumarins has been identified, the precise biochemical mechanisms underlying coumarin-mediated Fe acquistion still remain unclear.

In this project we use Arabidopsis thaliana as a model organism tofurther inverstigate the role of coumarin-type siderophores in Fe acquisiton. Our goal is to characterize the compositon of root exudates under different Fe-limiting conditions and assess which of the exuded components exhibit Fe chelation and/or reduction properties, as well as to identify further molecular players involved in the synthesis and release of coumarins in Fe-deficient plants. Our approaches include the collection of root exudates of different Arabidopsis mutants and over-expression lines, the analysis of coumarins by LC-MS/MS and vitro Fe(lll)-mobilization/reduction assays.


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Screening for wheat lines with enhanced nitrogen uptake capacities

Bijal Thakkar, Barbara Kettig

The new amendment of the German fertilizer regulation leads to an enhnced pressure on decreasin N fertilizer applications to winter wheat. To better expoit fertilizer nitrogen it is imprtant to improve physiological and morphological root traits that can enhance nitrogen uptake by roots. We exploit the genetic variation of the IPK genebank in early N uptake efficiency a dual approach. On the one hand, we search for allelic variation in ammonium and nitrate transporters in wheat that may show more fvourable biochemical transport properties to enhance nitrogen uptake. On the other hand, we screen pre-selected lines of the IPK genebank for their nitrogen uptake capacity using 15N-labeled ammonium nitrate.

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Bioinformatik @ Abteilung für Physiologie und Zellbiologie

Dr. Anja Hartmann

In enger Zusammenarbeit innerhalb und außerhalb der Abteilung für Physiologie und Zellbiologie konzentrieren sich die Forschungsaktivitäten vor allem auf die Systembiologie einschließlich Modellierung, Analyse, Simulation und Visualisierung biologischer Prozesse unter Anwendung Systembiologischer Standards. Zusammen mit Pflanzenphysiologen, Molekularbiologen und Biochemikern werden komplexe wissenschaftliche Fragestellungen in Bezug auf die Pflanzenernährung, das Wachstum und die Ertragsbildung, dem Einfluss von biotischem und abiotischem Stress, sowie Nährstoff-Effizienzmechanismen behandelt. Zur Unterstützung der intuitiven Erforschung und Interpretation von mehrstufigen –omics Daten im funktionalen Kontext werden Pipelines zur Ableitung biologischer Netzwerke und zur Integration von Daten in biologische Netzwerke, wie regulatorische und metabolische Stoffwechselwege entwickelt.

Das Hauptforschungsziel besteht darin, die funktionelle Beziehung von Genen zu bestimmen, die für Veränderungen in der Wurzelsystemarchitektur verantwortlich sind und Nährstoffsignale in die Wurzelentwicklung integrieren. Zur Analyse umfangreicher Datensätze, werden R-Skripte für lineare Modellierung, Clustering, Anreicherungsanalyse und Netzwerkinferenzansätze in Kombination mit der Integration öffentlich verfügbarer Datensätze entwickelt.

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Wissenschaftliches Personal
Chao, Dr. Zhenfei
Cid, Dr. Geeisy Angela
Giehl, Dr. Ricardo Fabiano
Guo, Dr. Jingyi
Hajirezaei, Dr. Mohammad-Reza
Maniero, Rodolfo Augusto
Melvettom George, Roicy
Morad, Mohsin
Oliveira Ragazzo, Gabriel
Rivero Marcos, Dr. Mikel
Tunc, Cevza Esin
von Wiren, Prof. Dr. Nicolaus
Wissenschaftliche Gäste / Stipendiat
Kunze, Prof. Dr. Gotthard
Mock, PD Dr. Hans-Peter
Yang, Lijuan
Technisches Personal
Appel, Andrea
Bieber, Annett
Boehmert, Dagmar
Brueckner, Elena
Eisermann, Ana Christina
Fraust, Elis
Fuge, Jacqueline
Kettig, Barbara
Klaen, Undine
Knospe, Andrea
Nierig, Heike
Rose, Felix
Ruff, Melanie
Schaefer, Nicole
Schmeling, Ilka
Tandron Moya, Dr. Yudelsy Antonia

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Arce R C, Mayta M L, Melzer M, Hajirezaei M-R, Lodeyro A F, Carrillo N:

Introduction of a terminal electron sink in chloroplasts decreases leaf cell expansion associated with higher proteasome activity and lower endoreduplication. J. Exp. Bot. (2024) Epub ahead of print. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erae039

Cid G A, Francioli D, Kolb S, Tandron Moya Y A, von Wirén N, Hajirezaei M-R:

Transcriptomic and metabolomic approaches elucidate the systemic response of wheat plants under waterlogging. J. Exp. Bot. 75 (2024) 1510-1529. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erad453

He X, Wang D, Jiang Y, Li M, Delgado-Baquerizo M, McLaughlin C, Marcon C, Guo L, Baer M, Moya Y A T, von Wirén N, Deichmann M, Schaaf G, Piepho H-P, Yang Z, Yang J, Yim B, Smalla K, Goormachtig S, de Vries F T, Hüging H, Baer M, Sawers R J H, Reif J C, Hochholdinger F, Chen X, Yu P:

Heritable microbiome variation is correlated with source environment in locally adapted maize varieties. Nat. Plants 10 (2024) 598–617. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41477-024-01654-7

Huang Y, Maurer A, Giehl R F H, Zhao S, Golan G, Thirulogachandar V, Li G, Zhao Y, Trautewig C, Himmelbach A, Börner A, Jayakodi M, Stein N, Mascher M, Pillen K, Schnurbusch T:

Dynamic phytomeric growth contributes to local adaptation in barley. Mol. Biol. Evol. 41 (2024) msae011. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msae011

Maniero R A, Picco C, Hartmann A, Engelberger F, Gradogna A, Scholz-Starke J, Melzer M, Künze G, Carpaneto A, von Wirén N, Giehl R F H:

Ferric reduction by a CYBDOM protein counteracts increased iron availability in root meristems induced by phosphorus deficiency. Nat. Commun. 15 (2024) 422. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-023-43912-w

Paffrath V, Tandron Moya Y A, Weber G, von Wirén N, Giehl R F H:

A major role of coumarin-dependent ferric iron reduction in strategy I-type iron acquisition in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 36 (2024) 642-664. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koad279

Perez-Piñar T, Hartmann A, Bössow S, Gnad H, Mock H-P:

Metabolic changes during wheat microspore embryogenesis induction using the highly responsive cultivar Svilena. J. Plant Physiol. 294 (2024) 154193. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jplph.2024.154193


Baghalian K, Hajirezaei M-R, Lawson T:

Editorial: Current and future perspectives for controlled environment agriculture (CEA) in the 21st century. Front. Plant Sci. 14 (2023) 1334641. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2023.1334641

Bienert M D, Junker A, Melzer M, Altmann T, von Wirén N, Bienert G P:

Boron deficiency responses in maize (Zea mays L.) roots. J. Plant Nutr. Soil Sci. (2023) Epub ahead of print. https://doi.org/10.1002/jpln.202300173

Cid Valdés G A:

Unveiling metabolomic and transcriptomic responses to waterlogging in spring wheat at different developmental stages. (PhD Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät I Biowissenschaften (2023) 116 pp.

Demarchi M, Arce R C, Campi M, Pierella Karlusich J J, Hajirezaei M-R, Melzer M, Lodeyro A F, Chan R L, Carrillo N:

Targeting of flavodoxin to chloroplasts of mesophyll but not bundle sheath maize cells confers increased drought tolerance. New Phytol. 240 (2023) 2179-2184. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nph.19281

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

Groß J, Gentsch N, Boy J, Heuermann D, Schweneker D, Feuerstein U, Brunner J, von Wirén N, Guggenberger G, Bauer B:

Influence of small-scale spatial variability of soil properties on yield formation of winter wheat. Plant Soil 493 (2023) 79-97. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11104-023-06212-2

Hartwig T, Banf M, Prietsch G P, Zhu J-Y, Mora-Ramírez I, Schippers J H M, Snodgrass S J, Seetharam A S, Huettel B, Kolkman J M, Yang J, Engelhorn J, Wang Z-Y:

Hybrid allele-specific ChIP-seq analysis identifies variation in brassinosteroid-responsive transcription factor binding linked to traits in maize. Genome Biol. 24 (2023) 108. https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13059-023-02909-w

Hecht H:

Identification of Fe-specific novel genes using transcriptome analysis in stem base of petunia cuttings. (Bachelor Thesis) Köthen, Hochschule Anhalt, Fachbereich Angewandte Biowissenschaften und Prozesstechnik (2023)

Heuermann D, Döll S, Schweneker D, Feuerstein U, Gentsch N, von Wirén N:

Distinct metabolite classes in root exudates are indicative for field- or hydroponically-grown cover crops. Front. Plant Sci. 14 (2023) 1122285. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2023.1122285

Hu B, Liu Z, Haensch R, Mithöfer A, Peters F S, Vornam B, Messerer M, Mayer K, von Wirén N, Rennenberg H:

Diplodia sapinea infection reprograms foliar traits of its pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) host to death. Tree Physiol. 43 (2023) 611-629. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/treephys/tpac137

Huang Y, Kamal R, Shanmugaraj N, Rutten T, Thirulogachandar V, Zhao S, Hoffie I, Hensel G, Rajaraman J, Moya Y A T, Hajirezaei M-R, Himmelbach A, Poursarebani N, Lundqvist U, Kumlehn J, Stein N, von Wirén N, Mascher M, Melzer M, Schnurbusch T:

A molecular framework for grain number determination in barley. Sci. Adv. 9 (2023) eadd0324. https://dx.doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.add0324

Jia Z, Giehl R F H, Hartmann A, Estevez J M, Bennett M J, von Wirén N:

A spatially concerted epidermal auxin signaling framework steers the root hair foraging response under low nitrogen. Curr. Biol. 33 (2023) 3926-3941. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2023.08.040

Mirjani L, Salimi A, Shahbazi M, Hajirezaei M-R, Matinizadeh M, Razavi K, Hesamzadeh Hejazi S M:

Arbuscular mycorrhizal colonization leads to a change of hormone profile in micropropagated plantlet Satureja khuzistanica Jam. J. Plant Physiol. 280 (2023) 153879. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jplph.2022.153879

Ouhaddou R, Meddich A, Ikan C, Lahlali R, Ait Barka E, Hajirezaei M-R, Duponnois R, Baslam M:

Enhancing maize productivity and soil health under salt stress through physiological adaptation and metabolic regulation using indigenous biostimulants. Plants 12 (2023) 3703. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/plants12213703

Sarnowska E, Kubala S, Cwiek P, Sacharowski S, Oksinska P, Steciuk J, Zaborowska M, Szurmak J M, Dubianski R, Maassen A, Stachowiak M, Huettel B, Ciesla M, Nowicka K, Rolicka A T, Alseekh S, Bucior E, Franzen R, Skoneczna A, Domagalska M A, Amar S, Hajirezaei M-R, Siedlecki J A, Fernie A R, Davis S J, Sarnowski T J:

A non-canonical function of Arabidopsis ERECTA proteins and a role of the SWI3B subunit of the SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complex in gibberellin signaling. Plant J. 115 (2023) 788-802. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tpj.16261

Shanmugaraj N, Rajaraman J, Kale S, Kamal R, Huang Y, Thirulogachandar V, Garibay-Hernandez A, Budhagatapalli N, Tandron Moya Y A, Hajirezaei M R, Rutten T, Hensel G, Melzer M, Kumlehn J, von Wirén N, Mock H-P, Schnurbusch T:

Multilayered regulation of developmentally programmed pre-anthesis tip degeneration of the barley inflorescence. Plant Cell 35 (2023) 3973-4001. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koad164

Wegner U, Matthes F, von Wirén N, Hajirezaei M-R, Bode R, Kunze G, Rauter M:

A transaminase with ß-activity from Variovorax boronicumulans for the production of enantiopure ß-amino acids. Heliyon 9 (2023) e12729. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2022.e12729

Wegner U, Matthes F, von Wirén N, Lemke I, Bode R, Vorbrodt H-M, Rauter M, Kunze G:

Enhancing a Sphaerobacter thermophilus ω-transaminase for kinetic resolution of β- and γ-amino acids. AMB Express 13 (2023) 117. https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13568-023-01623-x


Aryal S:

Mitigation of nitrogen deficiency by silicon. (Master Thesis) Kiel, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Institut für Pflanzenernährung und Bodenkunde (2022) 39 pp.

Beier S, Marella N C, Yvin J-C, Hosseini S A, von Wirén N:

Silicon mitigates potassium deficiency by enhanced remobilization and modulated potassium transporter regulation. Environ. Exp. Bot. 198 (2022) 104849. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envexpbot.2022.104849

Beier S S:

Impact of silicon nutrition on barley plants under potassium deficiency or drought stress: Insight into transcriptional, hormonal and metabolic regulation. (PhD Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät I Biowissenschaften, Institut für Biologie (2022) 117 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

Francioli D, Cid G, Hajirezaei M-R, Kolb S:

Leaf bacterial microbiota response to flooding is controlled by plant phenology in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Sci. Rep. 12 (2022) 11197. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-15133-6

Francioli D, Cid G, Hajirezaei M-R, Kolb S:

Response of the wheat mycobiota to flooding revealed substantial shifts towards plant pathogens. Front. Plant Sci. 13 (2022) 1028153. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2022.1028153

Gaugler P, Schneider R, Liu G, Qiu D, Weber J, Schmid J, Jork N, Häner M, Ritter K, Fernández-Rebollo N, Giehl R F H, Trung M N, Yadav R, Fiedler D, Gaugler V, Jessen H J, Schaaf G, Laha D:

Arabidopsis PFA-DSP-type phosphohydrolases target specific inositol pyrophosphate messengers. Biochemistry 61 (2022) 1213-1227. https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.biochem.2c00145

Gentsch N, Heuermann D, Boy J, Schierding S, von Wirén N, Schweneker D, Feuerstein U, Kümmerer R, Bauer B, Guggenberger G:

Soil nitrogen and water management by winter-killed catch crops. SOIL 8 (2022) 269-281. https://dx.doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-269-2022

Grieco M, Schmidt M, Warnemünde S, Backhaus A, Klück H-C, Garibay A, Tandrón Moya Y A, Jozefowicz A M, Mock H-P, Seiffert U, Maurer A, Pillen K:

Dynamics and genetic regulation of leaf nutrient concentration in barley based on hyperspectral imaging and machine learning. Plant Sci. 315 (2022) 111123. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.plantsci.2021.111123

Gulabani H, Goswami K, Walia Y, Roy A, Noor J J, Ingole K D, Kasera M, Laha D, Giehl R F H, Schaaf G, Bhattacharjee S:

Arabidopsis inositol polyphosphate kinases IPK1 and ITPK1 modulate crosstalk between SA-dependent immunity and phosphate-starvation responses. Plant Cell Rep. 41 (2022) 347-363. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00299-021-02812-3

Heuermann D, Gentsch N, Guggenberger G, Reinhold-Hurek B, Schweneker D, Feuerstein U, Heuermann M C, Groß J, Kümmerer R, Bauer B, von Wirén N:

Catch crop mixtures have higher potential for nutrient carry-over than pure stands under changing environments. Eur. J. Agron. 136 (2022) 126504. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eja.2022.126504

Jia Z, Giehl R F H, von Wirén N:

Nutrient-hormone relations: Driving root plasticity in plants. Mol. Plant 15 (2022) 86-103. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molp.2021.12.004

Koltun A, Maniero R A, Vitti M, de Setta N, Giehl R F H, Lima J E, Figueira A:

Functional characterization of the sugarcane (Saccharum spp.) ammonium transporter AMT2;1 suggests a role in ammonium root-to-shoot translocation. Front. Plant Sci. 13 (2022) 1039041. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2022.1039041

Laha N P, Giehl R F H, Riemer E, Qiu D, Pullagurla N J, Schneider R, Dhir Y W, Yadav R, Mihiret Y E, Gaugler P, Gaugler V, Mao H, Zheng N, von Wirén N, Saiardi A, Bhattacharjee S, Jessen H J, Laha D, Schaaf G:

INOSITOL (1,3,4) TRIPHOSPHATE 5/6 KINASE1-dependent inositol polyphosphates regulate auxin responses in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 190 (2022) 2722–2738. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/plphys/kiac425

Lemaire-Chamley M, Koutouan C, Jorly J, Assali J, Yoshida T, Nogueira M, Tohge T, Ferrand C, Peres L E P, Asamizu E, Ezura H, Fraser P D, Hajirezaei M-R, Fernie A R, Rothan C:

A chimeric TGA repressor slows down fruit maturation and ripening in tomato. Plant Cell Physiol. 63 (2022) 120–134. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pcp/pcab150

Lešková A, Javot H, Giehl R F H:

Metal crossroads in plants: modulation of nutrient acquisition and root development by essential trace metals. J. Exp. Bot. 73 (2022) 1751–1765. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erab483

Li D, Jia Z:

How do plant roots overcome physical barriers? J. Exp. Bot. 73 (2022) 4612-4614. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erac238

Liu Y, Maniero R A, Giehl R F H, Melzer M, Steensma P, Krouk G, Fitzpatrick T B, von Wirén N:

PDX1.1-dependent biosynthesis of vitamin B6 protects roots from ammonium-induced oxidative stress. Mol. Plant 15 (2022) 820-839. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molp.2022.01.012

Liu Y, von Wirén N:

Integration of nutrient and water availabilities via auxin into the root developmental program. Curr. Opin. Plant Biol. 65 (2022) 102117. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pbi.2021.102117

Milyaev A, Kofler J, Tandrón Moya Y A, Lempe J, Stefanelli D, Hanke M-V, Flachowsky H, Wirén N, Wünsche J-N:

Profiling of phytohormones in apple fruit and buds regarding their role as potential regulators of flower bud formation. Tree Physiol. 42 (2022) 2319–2335. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/treephys/tpac083

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Iron mobilization and reduction by coumarin-type siderophores in roots of Arabidopsis thaliana. (PhD Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät I Biowissenschaften, Institut für Biologie (2022) 139 pp.

Pommerrenig B, Faber M, Hajirezaei M-R, von Wirén N, Bienert G P:

Cytokinins as boron deficiency signals to sustain shoot development in boron-efficient oilseed rape. Physiol. Plant. 174 (2022) e13776. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ppl.13776

Rahmati R, Hamid R, Ghorbanzadeh Z, Jacob F, Azadi P, Zeinalabedini M, Karimi Farsad L, Kazemi M, Ebrahimi M A, Shahinnia F, Hosseini Salekdeh G, Ghaffari M R, Hajirezaei M R:

Comparative transcriptome analysis unveils the molecular mechanism underlying sepal colour changes under acidic pH substratum in Hydrangea macrophylla. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 23 (2022) 15428. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijms232315428

Thakkar B:

Using genetic resources to identify favourable alleles for ammonium and nitrate transporter genes that contribute to nitrogen uptake efficiency in wheat. (PhD Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät I Biowissenschaften (2022) 118 pp.

Tsay Y-F, Blatt M R, Gilliham M, Maurel C, von Wirén N:

Editorial: Integrating membrane transport, signaling and physiology. Plant Physiol. 188 (2022) 921-923. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/plphys/kiab585

Tsednee M, Tanaka M, Giehl R F H, von Wirén N, Fujiwara T:

Involvement of NGATHA-Like 1 transcription factor in boron transport under low and high boron conditions. Plant Cell Physiol. 63 (2022) 1242–1252. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pcp/pcac099

Wang H, Seiler C, Sreenivasulu N, von Wirén N, Kuhlmann M:

INTERMEDIUM-C mediates the shade-induced bud growth arrest in barley. J. Exp. Bot. 73 (2022) 1963–1977. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erab542


Alomari D Z, Alqudah A M, Pillen K, von Wirén N, Röder M S:

Toward identification of a putative candidate gene for nutrient mineral accumulation in wheat grains for human nutrition purposes. J. Exp. Bot. 72 (2021) 6305-6318. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erab297

Balk J, von Wirén N, Thomine S:

The iron will of the research community: advances in iron nutrition and interactions in lockdown times. J. Exp. Bot. 72 (2021) 2011-2013. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erab069

Francioli D, Cid G, Kanukollu S, Ulrich A, Hajirezaei M-R, Kolb S:

Flooding causes dramatic compositional shifts and depletion of putative beneficial bacteria on the spring wheat microbiota. Front. Microbiol. 12 (2021) 773116. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2021.773116

Heuermann D, Hahn H, von Wirén N:

Seed yield and nitrogen efficiency in oilseed rape after ammonium nitrate or urea fertilization. Front. Plant Sci. 11 (2021) 608785. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.608785

Hu B, Mithöfer A, Reichelt M, Eggert K, Peters F S, Ma M, Schumacher J, Kreuzwieser J, von Wirén N, Rennenberg H:

Systemic reprogramming of phytohormone profiles and metabolic traits by virulent Diplodia infection in its pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) host. Plant Cell Environ. 44 (2021) 2744-2764. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/pce.14061

Israeli A, Burko Y, Shleizer-Burko S, Zelnik I D, Sela N, Hajirezaei M R, Fernie A R, Tohge T, Ori N, Bar M:

Coordinating the morphogenesis-differentiation balance by tweaking the cytokinin-gibberellin equilibrium. PLoS Genet. 17 (2021) e1009537. https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1009537

Jia Z, Bienert M D, von Wirén N, Bienert G P:

Genome-wide association mapping identifies HvNIP2;2/HvLsi6 accounting for efficient boron transport in barley. Physiol. Plant. 171 (2021) 809-822. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ppl.13340

Jia Z, Giehl R F H, von Wirén N:

Local auxin biosynthesis acts downstream of brassinosteroids to trigger root foraging for nitrogen. Nat. Commun. 12 (2021) 5437. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-25250-x

Liu Z, Giehl R F H, Bienert M D, von Wirén N, Bienert G P:

Light-triggered reactions do not bias boron deficiency-induced root inhibition of Arabidopsis seedlings grown in petri dishes. Mol. Plant 14 (2021) 1211-1214. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molp.2021.05.008

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

Mora-Ramirez I, Weichert H, von Wirén N, Frohberg C, de Bodt S, Schmidt R-C, Weber H:

The da1 mutation in wheat increases grain size under ambient and elevated CO2 but not grain yield due to trade-off between grain size and grain number. Plant-Environ. Interact. 2 (2021) 61-73. https://doi.org/10.1002/pei3.10041

Muszynska A, Guendel A, Melzer M, Tandrón Moya Y, Röder M, Rolletschek H, Rutten T, Munz E, Melz G, Ortleb S, Borisjuk L, Börner A:

A mechanistic view on lodging resistance in rye and wheat: a multiscale comparative study. Plant Biotechnol. J. 19 (2021) 2646-2661. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/pbi.13689

Otiende M A, Fricke K, Nyabundi J O, Ngamau K, Hajirezaei M R, Druege U:

Involvement of the auxin-cytokinin homeostasis in adventitious root formation of rose cuttings as affected by their nodal position in the stock plant. Planta 254 (2021) 65. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00425-021-03709-x

Riemer E, Qiu D, Laha D, Harmel R K, Gaugler P, Gaugler V, Frei M, Hajirezaei M-R, Laha N P, Krusenbaum L, Schneider R, Saiardi A, Fiedler D, Jessen H J, Schaaf G, Giehl R F H:

ITPK1 is an InsP6/ADP phosphotransferase that controls phosphate signaling in Arabidopsis. Mol. Plant 14 (2021) 1864-1880. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molp.2021.07.011

Sarashgi A, Puschenreiter M, Baune M, Paffrath V, Oburger E, Giehl R F H, Rosenkranz T:

Does the exudation of coumarins from Fe-deficient, soil-grown Brassicaceae species play a significant role in plant Fe nutrition? Rhizosphere 19 (2021) 100410. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rhisph.2021.100410

Shahinnia F, Carrillo N, Hajirezaei M-R:

Engineering climate-change-resilient crops: new tools and approaches. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 22 (2021) 7877. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijms22157877

Shahinnia F, Tula S, Hensel G, Reiahisamani N, Nasr N, Kumlehn J, Gómez R, Lodeyro A F, Carrillo N, Hajirezaei M R:

Plastid-targeted cyanobacterial flavodiiron proteins maintain carbohydrate turnover and enhance drought stress tolerance in barley. Front. Plant Sci. 11 (2021) 613731. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.613731

Torti S, Schlesier R, Thümmler A, Bartels D, Römer P, Koch B, Werner S, Panwar V, Kanyuka K, von Wirén N, Jones J D G, Hause G, Giritch A, Gleba Y:

Transient reprogramming of crop plants for agronomic performance. Nat. Plants 7 (2021) 159-171. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41477-021-00851-y

Vicino P, Carrillo J, Gómez R, Shahinnia F, Tula S, Melzer M, Rutten T, Carrillo N, Hajirezaei M-R, Lodeyro A F:

Expression of flavodiiron proteins Flv2-Flv4 in chloroplasts of Arabidopsis and tobacco plants provides multiple stress tolerance. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 22 (2021) 1178. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijms22031178

Yu P, He X, Baer M, Beirinckx S, Tian T, Moya Y A T, Zhang X, Deichmann M, Frey F P, Bresgen V, Li C, Razavi B S, Schaaf G, von Wirén N, Su Z, Bucher M, Tsuda K, Goormachtig S, Chen X, Hochholdinger F:

Plant flavones enrich rhizosphere Oxalobacteraceae to improve maize performance under nitrogen deprivation. Nat. Plants 7 (2021) 481-499. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41477-021-00897-y


Aguirre-Araya A:

Quantification of the impact of enhanced urea uptake in cereal grain crops on growth, nitrogen metabolism, yield formation and grain quality. (PhD Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät III Agrar- und Ernährungswissenschaften, Geowissenschaften und Informatik (2020) 153 pp.

Bauer B, von Wirén N:

Modulating tiller formation in cereal crops by the signalling function of fertilizer nitrogen forms. Sci. Rep. 10 (2020) 20504. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-77467-3

Devabhakthini N:

Impact of nitrogen nutrition on root architectural traits and phytohormone levels in roots of modern wheat cultivars. (Master Thesis) Stuttgart, Universität Hohenheim, Fakultät Agrarwissenschaften, Institut für Kulturpflanzenwissenschaften (2020) 45 pp.

Funck D, Baumgarten L, Stift M, von Wirén N, Schönemann L:

Differential contribution of P5CS isoforms to stress tolerance in Arabidopsis. Front. Plant Sci. 11 (2020) 565134. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.565134

García-Gómez P, Bahaji A, Gámez-Arcas S, Muñoz F J, Sánchez-López A M, Almagro G, Baroja-Fernández E, Ameztoy K, De Diego N, Ugena L, Spíchal L, Doležal K, Hajirezaei M R, Romero L C, García I, Pozueta-Romero J:

Volatiles from the fungal phytopathogen Penicillium aurantiogriseum modulate root metabolism and architecture through proteome resetting. Plant Cell Environ. 43 (2020) 2551-2570. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/pce.13817

Gentsch N, Boy J, Batalla J D K, Heuermann D, von Wirén N, Schweneker D, Feuerstein U, Groß J, Bauer B, Reinhold-Hurek B, Hurek T, Céspedes F C, Guggenberger G:

Catch crop diversity increases rhizosphere carbon input and soil microbial biomass. Biol. Fertil. Soils 56 (2020) 943–957. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00374-020-01475-8

Gómez R, Figueroa N, Melzer M, Hajirezaei M R, Carrillo N, Lodeyro A F:

Photosynthetic characterization of flavodoxin-expressing tobacco plants reveals a high light acclimation-like phenotype. Biochim. Biophys. Acta Bioenerg. 1861 (2020) 148211. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbabio.2020.148211

Guo J, Zhang X, Ye D, Huang H, Wang Y, Zheng Z, Li T, Yu H:

Crucial roles of cadmium retention in node for restraining cadmium transport from straw to ear at reproductive period in a grain low-cadmium rice line (Oryza sativa L.). Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf. 205 (2020) 111323. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2020.111323

Isayenkov S, Hilo A, Rizzo P, Tandron Moya Y A, Rolletschek H, Borisjuk L, Radchuk V:

Adaptation strategies of halophytic barley Hordeum marinum spp marinum to high salinity and osmotic stress. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 21 (2020) 9019. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijms21239019

Jia Z, Giehl R F H, von Wirén N:

The root foraging response under low nitrogen depends on DWARF1-mediated brassinosteroid biosynthesis. Plant Physiol. 183 (2020) 998-1010. https://dx.doi.org/10.1104/pp.20.00440

Jia Z, von Wirén N:

Signaling pathways underlying nitrogen-dependent changes in root system architecture: from model to crop species. J. Exp. Bot. 71 (2020) 4393-4404. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jxb/eraa033

Karlusich J J P, Arce R C, Shahinnia F, Sonnewald S, Sonnewald U, Zurbriggen M D, Hajirezaei M R, Carrillo N:

Transcriptional and metabolic profiling of potato plants expressing a plastid-targeted electron shuttle reveal modulation of genes associated to drought tolerance by chloroplast redox poise. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 21 (2020) 7199. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijms21197199

Koobaz P, Reza Ghaffari M, Heidari M, Mirzaei M, Ghanati F, Amirkhani A, Mortazavi S E, Moradi F, Hajirezaei M R, Salekdeh G H:

Proteomic and metabolomic analysis of desiccation tolerance in wheat young seedlings. Plant Physiol. Biochem. 146 (2020) 349-362. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.plaphy.2019.11.017

Kuhlmann M, Meyer R C, Jia Z, Klose D, Krieg L-M, von Wirén N, Altmann T:

Epigenetic variation at a genomic locus affecting biomass accumulation under low nitrogen in Arabidopsis thaliana. Agronomy 10 (2020) 636. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10050636

Lešková A, Zvarík M, Araya T, Giehl R F H:

Nickel toxicity targets cell wall-related processes and PIN2-mediated auxin transport to inhibit root elongation and gravitropic responses in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell Physiol. 61 (2020) 519-535. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pcp/pcz217

Liu Z, Giehl R F H, Hartmann A, Hajirezaei M R, Carpentier S, von Wirén N:

Seminal and nodal roots of barley differ in anatomy, proteome and nitrate uptake capacity. Plant Cell Physiol. 61 (2020) 1297-1308. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pcp/pcaa059

Marzec M, Daszkowska-Golec A, Collin A, Melzer M, Eggert K, Szarejko I:

Barley strigolactone signaling mutant hvd14.d reveals the role of strigolactones in ABA-dependent response to drought. Plant Cell Environ. 43 (2020) 2239-2253. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/pce.13815

Meier M:

Lateral root development in response to local supplies of different nitrogen forms. (PhD Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät I Biowissenschaften (2020) 125 pp.

Meier M, Liu Y, Lay-Pruitt K S, Takahashi H, von Wiren N:

Auxin-mediated root branching is determined by the form of available nitrogen. Nat. Plants 6 (2020) 1136-1145. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41477-020-00756-2

Schubert R, Werner S, Cirka H, Rödel P, Tandron Moya Y, Mock H P, Hutter I, Kunze G, Hause B:

Effects of arbuscular mycorrhization on fruit quality in industrialized tomato production. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 21 (2020) 7029. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijms21197029

Soleimani B, Lehnert H, Keilwagen J, Plieske J, Ordon F, Naseri Rad S, Ganal M, Beier S, Perovic D:

Comparison between core set selection methods using different Illumina marker platforms: a case study of assessment of diversity in wheat. Front. Plant Sci. 11 (2020) 1040. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.01040

Stich B, Benke A, Schmidt M, Urbany C, Shi R, von Wirén N:

The maize shoot ionome: its interaction partners, predictive power, and genetic determinants. Plant Cell Environ. 43 (2020) 2095-2111. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/pce.13823

Tula S, Shahinnia F, Melzer M, Rutten T, Gómez R, Lodeyro A F, von Wirén N, Carrillo N, Hajirezaei M R:

Providing an additional electron sink by the introduction of cyanobacterial flavodiirons enhances the growth of Arabidopsis thaliana under various light intensities. Front. Plant Sci. 11 (2020) 902. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.00902

Wimmer M A, Abreu I, Bell R W, Bienert M D, Brown P H, Dell B, Fujiwara T, Goldbach H E, Lehto T, Mock H-P, von Wirén N, Bassil E, Bienert G P:

Boron: an essential element for vascular plants. New Phytol. 226 (2020) 1232-1237. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nph.16127


Abdel-Ghani A H, Sharma R, Wabila C, Dhanagond S, Owais S J, Duwayri M A, Al-Dalain S A, Klukas C, Chen D, Lübberstedt T, von Wirén N, Graner A, Kilian B, Neumann K:

Genome-wide association mapping in a diverse spring barley collection reveals the presence of QTL hotspots and candidate genes for root and shoot architecture traits at seedling stage. BMC Plant Biol. 19 (2019) 216. https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12870-019-1828-5

Alomari D Z, Eggert K, von Wirén N, Polley A, Plieske J, Ganal M W, Liu F, Pillen K, Röder M S:

Whole-genome association mapping and genomic prediction for iron concentration in wheat grains. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 20 (2019) 76. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijms20010076

Ansari M W, Kaushik S, Bains G, Tula S, Joshi B, Rani V, Wattal R K, Rakwal R, Shukla A, Pant R C, Tuteja R, Tuteja N:

Cyanide produced with ethylene by ACS and its incomplete detoxification by β-CAS in mango inflorescence leads to malformation. Sci. Rep. 9 (2019) 18361. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-54787-7

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Items from Germany. Ann. Wheat Newsl. 65 (2019) 12-16.

Druege U, Hilo A, Pérez-Pérez J M, Klopotek Y, Acosta M, Shahinnia F, Zerche S, Franken P, Hajirezaei M R:

Molecular and physiological control of adventitious rooting in cuttings: phytohormone action meets resource allocation. Ann. Bot. 123 (2019) 929–949. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/aob/mcy234

Ghaffari M R, Mirzaei M, Ghabooli M, Khatabi B, Wu Y Q, Zabet-Moghaddam M, Moharnmadi-Nejad G, Haynes P A, Hajirezaei M R, Sepehri M, Salekdeh G H:

Root endophytic fungus Piriformospora indica improves drought stress adaptation in barley by metabolic and proteomic reprogramming. Environ. Exp. Bot. 157 (2019) 197-210. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envexpbot.2018.10.002

González-Hernández A I, Fernández-Crespo E, Scalschi L, Hajirezaei M R, von Wirén N, García-Agustín P, Camañes G:

Ammonium mediated changes in carbon and nitrogen metabolisms induce resistance against Pseudomonas syringae in tomato plants. J. Plant Physiol. 239 (2019) 28-37. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jplph.2019.05.009

Herzig P, Backhaus A, Seiffert U, von Wirén N, Pillen K, Maurer A:

Genetic dissection of grain elements predicted by hyperspectral imaging associated with yield-related traits in a wild barley NAM population. Plant Sci. 285 (2019) 151-164. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.plantsci.2019.05.008

Heuermann D, Gentsch N, Boy J, Schweneker D, Feuerstein U, Gross J, Bauer B, Guggenberger G, von Wirén N:

Interspecific competition among catch crops modifies vertical root biomass distribution and nitrate scavenging in soils. Sci. Rep. 9 (2019) 11531. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-48060-0

Hosseini S A, Naseri Rad S, Ali N, Yvin J C:

The ameliorative effect of silicon on maize plants grown in Mg-deficient conditions. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 20 (2019) 969. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijms20040969

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Exploiting natural variation to uncover genes modulating root foraging responses to low nitrogen in Arabidopsis thaliana. (PhD Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät I Biowissenschaften (2019) 168 pp.

Jia Z, Giehl R F H, Meyer R C, Altmann T, von Wirén N:

Natural variation of BSK3 tunes brassinosteroid signaling to regulate root foraging under low nitrogen. Nat. Commun. 10 (2019) 2378. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-10331-9

Jia Z, Liu Y, Gruber B D, Neumann K, Kilian B, Graner A, von Wirén N:

Genetic dissection of root system architectural traits in spring barley. Front. Plant Sci. 10 (2019) 400. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2019.00400

Laginha A M:

Contribution of ammonium transporters to growth, nitrate uptake, metabolism and development in Arabidopsis thaliana. (PhD Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät I Biowissenschaften (2019) 127 pp.

Laha D, Parvin N, Hofer A, Giehl R F H, Fernandez-Rebollo N, von Wirén N, Saiardi A, Jessen H J, Schaaf G:

Arabidopsis ITPK1 and ITPK2 have an evolutionarily conserved phytic acid kinase activity. ACS Chem. Biol. 14 (2019) 2127-2133. https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acschembio.9b00423

Liu Z, Marella C B N, Hartmann A, Hajirezaei M R, von Wirén N:

An age-dependent sequence of physiological processes defines developmental root senescence. Plant Physiol. 181 (2019) 993-1007. https://dx.doi.org/10.1104/pp.19.00809

Martins A O, Omena-Garcia R P, Oliveira F S, Silva W A, Hajirezaei M R, Vallarino J G, Ribeiro D M, Fernie A R, Nunes-Nesi A, Araujo W L:

Differential root and shoot responses in the metabolism of tomato plants exhibiting reduced levels of gibberellin. Environ. Exp. Bot. 157 (2019) 331-343. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envexpbot.2018.10.036

Mayta M L, Hajirezaei M R, Carrillo N, Lodeyro A F:

Leaf senescence: the chloroplast connection comes of age. Plants 8 (2019) 495. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/plants8110495

Nozoye T, von Wirén N, Sato Y, Higashiyama T, Nakanishi H, Nishizawa N K:

Characterization of the nicotianamine exporter ENA1 in rice. Front. Plant Sci. 10 (2019) 502. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2019.00502

Pommerrenig B, Eggert K, Bienert G P:

Boron deficiency effects on sugar, ionome, and phytohormone profiles of vascular and non-vascular leaf tissues of common plantain (Plantago major L.). Int. J. Mol. Sci. 20 (2019) 3882. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijms20163882

Shahinnia F, Tricker P J, Hajirezaei M-R, Chen Z:

Genetics and genomics of stomatal traits for improvement of abiotic stress tolerance in cereals. In: Rajpal V R, Sehgal D, Kumar A, Raina S N (Eds.): Genomics assisted breeding of crops for abiotic stress tolerance, Vol. II (Series: Sustainable development and biodiversity, Vol. 21) Cham: Springer (2019) 978-3-319-99573-1, 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99573-1_1

Tula S:

Establishing redox buffers in chloroplasts through Flavo-diiron proteins in plants as strategy to enhance plant growth and stress tolerance. (PhD Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät I Biowissenschaften (2019) 125 pp.

Wu J, Mock H P, Giehl R F H, Pitann B, Mühling K H:

Silicon decreases cadmium concentrations by modulating root endodermal suberin development in wheat plants. J. Hazard. Mater. 364 (2019) 581-590. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2018.10.052

Yang H, Klopotek Y, Hajirezaei M R, Zerche S, Franken P, Druege U:

Role of auxin homeostasis and response in nitrogen limitation and dark stimulation of adventitious root formation in petunia cuttings. Ann. Bot. 124 (2019) 1053-1066. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/aob/mcz095


Alomari D Z, Eggert K, von Wirén N, Alqudah A M, Polley A, Plieske J, Ganal M, Pillen K, Röder M S:

Identifying candidate genes for enhancing grain Zn concentration in wheat. Front. Plant Sci. 9 (2018) 1313. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2018.01313

Ariz I, Boeckstaens M, Gouveia C, Martins A P, Sanz-Luque E, Fernández E, Soveral G, von Wirén N, Marini A M, Aparicio-Tejo P M, Cruz C:

Nitrogen isotope signature evidences ammonium deprotonation as a common transport mechanism for the AMT-Mep-Rh protein superfamily. Sci. Adv. 4 (2018) eaar3599. https://dx.doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aar3599

Bhosale R, Giri J, Pandey B K, Giehl R F H, Hartmann A, Traini R, Truskina J, Leftley N, Hanlon M, Swarup K, Rashed A, Voss U, Alonso J, Stepanova A, Yun J, Ljung K, Brown K M, Lynch J P, Dolan L, Vernoux T, Bishopp A, Wells D, von Wirén N, Bennett M J, Swarup R:

A mechanistic framework for auxin dependent Arabidopsis root hair elongation to low external phosphate. Nat. Commun. 9 (2018) 1409. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-03851-3

Börner A, Akram S, Alomari D, Cardelli M, Castro A, Dietz J, Eggert K, Fauzia, Gerard G, Giménez D, Golik S, Lohwasser U, Lori G, Malbrán I, Maryam, Muqaddasi Q, Nagel M, Nezhad K, Pardi M, Perelló A, Rehman Arif M, Röder M, Saldúa L, Schierenbeck M, Simón M, Tarawneh R, Ungaro Korn S, Uranga J, von Wirén N, Yanniccari M, Zhao Y:

Items from Germany. Ann. Wheat Newsl. 64 (2018) 13-20.

Duan F, Giehl R F H, Geldner N, Salt D E, von Wirén N:

Root zone-specific localization of AMTs determines ammonium transport pathways and nitrogen allocation to shoots. PLoS Biol. 16 (2018) e2006024. https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.2006024

Fataftah N, Mohr C, Hajirezaei M-R, von Wirén N, Humbeck K:

Changes in nitrogen availability lead to a reprogramming of pyruvate metabolism. BMC Plant Biol. 18 (2018) 77. https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12870-018-1301-x

Giehl R F H, von Wirén N:

Hydropatterning-how roots test the waters. Science 362 (2018) 1358-1359. https://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aav9375

Gómez R, Carrillo N, Morelli M P, Tula S, Shahinnia F, Hajirezaei M-R, Lodeyro A F:

Faster photosynthetic induction in tobacco by expressing cyanobacterial flavodiiron proteins in chloroplasts. Photosynth. Res. 136 (2018) 129-138. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11120-017-0449-9

Hartmann A, Jozefowicz A M:

VANTED: a tool for integrative visualization and analysis of -omics data. In: Mock H P, Matros A, Witzel K (Eds.): Plant Membrane Proteomics: Methods and Protocols. (Series: Methods in molecular biology, Vol. 1696) New York, NY: Humana Press (2018) ISBN 978-1-4939-7409-2, 261-278. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-7411-5_18

Herbst J, Girke A, Hajirezaei M-R, Hanke G, Grimm B:

Potential roles of YCF54 and ferredoxin-NADPH reductase for magnesium protoporphyrin monomethylester cyclase. Plant J. 94 (2018) 485-496. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tpj.13869

Liu Z:

Morphological, physiological and molecular characterization of root senescence in barley. (PhD Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät I Biowissenschaften (2018) 135 pp.

Maksym R P, Ghirardo A, Zhang W, von Saint Paul V, Lange B, Geist B, Hajirezaei M-R, Schnitzler J P, Schaffner A R:

The defense-related isoleucic acid differentially accumulates in Arabidopsis among branched-chain amino acid-related 2-hydroxy carboxylic acids. Front. Plant Sci. 9 (2018) 766. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2018.00766

Mayta M L, Lodeyro A F, Guiamet J J, Tognetti V B, Melzer M, Hajirezaei M R, Carrillo N:

Expression of a plastid-targeted flavodoxin decreases chloroplast reactive oxygen species accumulation and delays senescence in aging tobacco leaves. Front. Plant Sci. 9 (2018) 1039. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2018.01039

Rajniak J, Giehl R F H, Chang E, Murgia I, von Wirén N, Sattely E S:

Biosynthesis of redox-active metabolites in response to iron deficiency in plants. Nat. Chem. Biol. 14 (2018) 442-450. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41589-018-0019-2

Ramireddy E, Hosseini S A, Eggert K, Gillandt S, Gnad H, von Wirén N, Schmulling T:

Root engineering in barley: increasing cytokinin degradation produces a larger root system, mineral enrichment in the shoot and improved drought tolerance. Plant Physiol. 177 (2018) 1078–1095. https://dx.doi.org/10.1104/pp.18.00199

Schjoerring J K, Ma J F, von Wirén N:

Plant nutrition for global green growth. Physiol. Plant. 163 (2018) 268-268. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ppl.12757

Shi R, Melzer M, Zheng S, Benke A, Stich B, von Wirén N:

Iron retention in root hemicelluloses causes genotypic variability in the tolerance to iron deficiency-induced chlorosis in maize. Front. Plant Sci. 9 (2018) 557. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2018.00557

Wang H, Chen W, Eggert K, Charnikhova T, Bouwmeester H, Schweizer P, Hajirezaei M R, Seiler C, Sreenivasulu N, von Wirén N, Kuhlmann M:

Abscisic acid influences tillering by modulation of strigolactones in barley. J. Exp. Bot. 69 (2018) 3883-3898. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jxb/ery200


Alomari D Z, Eggert K, von Wirén N, Pillen K, Röder M S:

Genome-wide association study of calcium accumulation in grains of European wheat cultivars. Front. Plant Sci. 8 (2017) 1797. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2017.01797

Börner A, Agacka-Mołdoch M, Alomari D Z, Cardelli M G, Castro A M, Chesnokov Y V, Chistyakova A K, Dell’ Arciprete M, Dietz J I, Eggert K, Gerard G S, Giménez D, Jończyk K, Lohwasser U, Lori G, Malbrán I, Morozova E V, Muqaddasi Q H, Nagel M, Osipova S V, Pardi H M, Perelló A E, Perello L, Permyakov A V, Permyakova M D, Pshenichnikova T A, Rehman Arif M A, Röder M S, Rudakov S V, Rudakova A S, Rudikovskaya E G, Rudikovsky A V, Saldúa L, Schierenbeck M, Skomra U, Shchukina L V, Shokat S, Simón M R, Simonov A V, Tarawneh R, Uranga J P, Vicente M E, von Wirén N, Yanniccari M, Zanke C D:

Items from Germany. Ann. Wheat Newsl. 63 (2017) 8-16.

Eggert K, von Wirén N:

Response of the plant hormone network to boron deficiency. New Phytol. 216 (2017) 868–881. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nph.14731

Eroglu S, Giehl R F H, Meier B, Takahashi M, Terada Y, Ignatiev K, Andresen E, Kupper H, Peiter E, von Wirén N:

Metal Tolerance Protein 8 mediates manganese homeostasis and iron re-allocation during seed development and germination. Plant Physiol. 174 (2017) 1633-1647. https://dx.doi.org/10.1104/pp.16.01646

Giehl R F H, Laginha A M, Duan F, Rentsch D, Yuan L, von Wirén N:

A critical role of AMT2;1 in root-to-shoot translocation of ammonium in Arabidopsis. Mol. Plant 10 (2017) 1449-1460. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molp.2017.10.001

Heuermann D:

Comparative analysis of phytohormone translocation, nitrogen metabolism and yield components under nitrate and urea nutrition in oilseed rape. (PhD Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät I Biowissenschaften, Institut für Biologie (2017) 149 pp.

Hilo A:

The specific role of iron in promoting adventitious root formation in petunia cuttings. (PhD Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät I Biowissenschaften (2017) 117 pp.

Hilo A, Shahinnia F, Druege U, Franken P, Melzer M, Rutten T, von Wirén N, Hajirezaei M-R:

A specific role of iron in promoting cell division in early meristemoids during adventitious root formation. J. Exp. Bot. 68 (2017) 4233-4247. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erx248

Hosseini S A, Maillard A, Hajirezaei M-R, Ali N, Schwarzenberg A, Jamois F, Yvin J-C:

Induction of barley silicon transporter HvLsi1 and HvLsi2, increased silicon concentration in the shoot and regulated starch and ABA homeostasis under osmotic stress and concomitant potassium deficiency. Front. Plant Sci. 8 (2017) 1354. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2017.01359

Jozefowicz A M, Hartmann A, Matros A, Schum A, Mock H-P:

Nitrogen deficiency induced alterations in the root proteome of a pair of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) varieties contrasting for their response to low N. Proteomics 17 (2017) 1700231. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pmic.201700231

Lešková A, Giehl R F H, Hartmann A, Fargašová A, von Wirén N:

Heavy metals induce iron-deficiency responses at different hierarchic and regulatory levels. Plant Physiol. 174 (2017) 1648-1668. https://dx.doi.org/10.1104/pp.16.01916

Liu Y, von Wirén N:

Ammonium as a signal for physiological and morphological responses in plants. J. Exp. Bot. 68 (2017) 2581-2592. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erx086

Matros A, Liu G, Hartmann A, Jiang Y, Zhao Y, Wang H, Ebmeyer E, Korzun V, Schachschneider R, Kazman E, Schacht J, Longin F, Reif J C, Mock H-P:

Genome-metabolite associations revealed low heritability, high genetic complexity, and causal relations for leaf metabolites in winter wheat (Triticum aestivum). J. Exp. Bot. 68 (2017) 415-428. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erw441

Meier A, Worch S, Böer E, Hartmann A, Mascher M, Marzec M, Scholz U, Riechen J, Baronian K, Schauer F, Bode R, Kunze G:

Agdc1p – a gallic acid decarboxylase involved in the degradation of 1 tannic acid in the yeast Blastobotrys (Arxula) adeninivorans. Front. Microbiol. 8 (2017) 1777. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2017.01777

Oertel A, Matros A, Hartmann A, Arapitsas P, Dehmer K J, Martens S, Mock H-P:

Metabolite profiling of red and blue potatoes revealed cultivar and tissue specific patterns for anthocyanins and other polyphenols. Planta 246 (2017) 281-297. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00425-017-2718-4

Pierella Karlusich J J, Zurbriggen M D, Shahinnia F, Sonnewald S, Sonnewald U, Hosseini S A, Hajirezaei M-R, Carrillo N:

Chloroplast redox status modulates genome-wide plant responses during the non-host interaction of tobacco with the hemibiotrophic bacterium Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria. Front. Plant Sci. 8 (2017) 1158. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2017.01158

Soleimani B, Sammler R, Backhaus A, Beschow H, Schumann E, Mock H-P, von Wirén N, Seiffert U, Pillen K:

Genetic regulation of growth and nutrient content under phosphorus deficiency in the wild barley introgression library S42IL. Plant Breed. 136 (2017) 892-907. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/pbr.12540

Surdonja K, Eggert K, Hajirezaei M-R, Harshavardhan V, Seiler C, von Wirén N, Sreenivasulu N, Kuhlmann M:

Increase of DNA methylation at the HvCKX2.1 promoter by terminal drought stress in barley. Epigenomes 1 (2017) 9. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/epigenomes1020009

Wang H:

Genetic manipulation of the cross-talk between abscisic acid and strigolactones and their biosynthetic link during late tittelring in barley. (PhD Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät I Biowissenschaften (2017) 114 pp.

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

Xuan Y H, Duan F Y, Je B I, Kim C M, Li T Y, Liu J M, Park S J, Cho J H, Kim T H, von Wiren N, Han C D:

Related to ABI3/VP1-Like 1 (RAVL1) regulates brassinosteroid-mediated activation of AMT1;2 in rice (Oryza sativa). J. Exp. Bot. 68 (2017) 727-737. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erw442

Youssef H M, Eggert K, Koppolu R, Alqudah A M, Poursarebani N, Fazeli A, Sakuma S, Tagiri A, Rutten T, Govind G, Lundqvist U, Graner A, Komatsuda T, Sreenivasulu N, Schnurbusch T:

VRS2 regulates hormone-mediated inflorescence patterning in barley. Nat. Genet. 49 (2017) 157-161. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ng.3717


Araya T, Kubo T, von Wirén N, Takahashi H:

Statistical modeling of nitrogen-dependent modulation of root system architecture in Arabidopsis thaliana. J. Integr. Plant Biol. 58 (2016) 254-265. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jipb.12433

Araya T, von Wirén N, Takahashi H:

CLE peptide signaling and nitrogen interactions in plant root development. Plant Mol. Biol. 91 (2016) 607-615. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11103-016-0472-9

Chen X, Schreiber K, Appel J, Makowka A, Fähnrich B, Roettger M, Hajirezaei M-R, Sönnichsen F D, Schönheit P, Martin W F, Gutekunst K:

The Entner-Doudoroff pathway is an overlooked glycolytic route in cyanobacteria and plants. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 113 (2016) 5441-5446. https://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1521916113

Druege U, Franken P, Hajirezaei M-R:

Plant hormone homeostasis, signaling, and function during adventitious root formation in cuttings. Front. Plant Sci. 7 (2016) 381. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2016.00381

Eggert K, von Wirén N:

The role of boron nutrition in seed vigour of oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.). Plant Soil 402 (2016) 63-76. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11104-015-2765-1

Eroglu S, Meier B, von Wirén N, Peiter E:

The vacuolar manganese transporter MTP8 determines tolerance to iron deficiency-induced chlorosis in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 170 (2016) 1030-1045. https://dx.doi.org/10.1104/pp.15.01194

Fíla J, Radau S, Matros A, Hartmann A, Scholz U, Feciková J, Mock H-P, Ĉapková V, Zahedi R P, Honys D:

Phosphoproteomics profiling of tobacco mature pollen and pollen activated in vitro. Mol. Cell. Proteomics 15 (2016) 1338-1350. https://dx.doi.org/10.1074/mcp.M115.051672

Ghaffari M R, Ghabooli M, Khatabi B, Hajirezaei M-R, Schweizer P, Salekdeh G H:

Metabolic and transcriptional response of central metabolism affected by root endophytic fungus Piriformospora indica under salinity in barley. Plant Mol. Biol. 90 (2016) 699-717. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11103-016-0461-z

Ghaffari M R, Shahinnia F, Usadel B, Junker B, Schreiber F, Sreenivasulu N, Hajirezaei M-R:

The metabolic signature of biomass formation in barley. Plant Cell Physiol. 57 (2016) 1943-1960. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pcp/pcw117

Goharrizi M A S B, Dejahang A, Tohidfar M, Darbandi A I, Carillo N, Hajirezaei M-R, Vahdati K:

Agrobacterium mediated transformation of somatic embryos of Persian walnut using fld gene for osmotic stress tolerance. J. Agr. Sci. Tech. 18 (2016) 423-435.

Hosseini S A, Hajirezaei M-R, Seiler C, Sreenivasulu N, von Wiren N:

A potential role of flag leaf potassium in conferring tolerance to drought-Induced leaf senescence in barley. Front. Plant Sci. 7 (2016) 206. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2016.00206

Jost M, Taketa S, Mascher M, Himmelbach A, Yuo T, Shahinnia F, Rutten T, Druka A, Schmutzer T, Steuernagel B, Beier S, Taudien S, Scholz U, Morgante M, Waugh R, Stein N:

A homolog of Blade-On-Petiole 1 and 2 (BOP1/2) controls internode length and homeotic changes of the barley inflorescence. Plant Physiol. 171 (2016) 1113-1127. https://dx.doi.org/10.1104/pp.16.00124

Kaspar-Schoenefeld S, Merx K, Jozefowicz A M, Hartmann A, Seiffert U, Weschke W, Matros A, Mock H-P:

Label-free proteome profiling reveals developmental-dependent patterns in young barley grains. J. Proteomics 143 (2016) 106-121. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jprot.2016.04.007

Keller E R J, Grübe M, Hajirezaei M-R, Melzer M, Mock H-P, Rolletschek H, Senula A, Subbarayan K:

Experience in large-scale cryopreservation and links to applied research for safe storage of plant germplasm. In: Lambardi M, Hamill S (Eds.): Proceedings of the XXIX IHC - Int. Symp. on Micropropagation and In Vitro Techniques, Brisbane, Australia, August 17-22, 2014. (Series: Acta Horticulturae, Vol. 1113) Leuven: ISHS (2016) 239-249. https://dx.doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1113.36

Klopotek Y, Franken P, Klaering H-P, Fischer K, Hause B, Hajirezaei M-R, Druege U:

A higher sink competitiveness of the rooting zone and invertases are involved in dark stimulation of adventitious root formation in Petunia hybrida cuttings. Plant Sci. 243 (2016) 10-22. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.plantsci.2015.11.001

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

Rauter M, Kasprzak J, Becker K, Riechen J, Worch S, Hartmann A, Mascher M, Scholz U, Baronian K, Bode R, Schauer F, Matthias Vorbrodt H, Kunze G:

Aadh2p: an Arxula adeninivorans alcohol dehydrogenase involved in the first step of the 1-butanol degradation pathway. Microb. Cell Fact. 15 (2016) 175. https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12934-016-0573-9

von Wirén N, Bennett M J:

Crosstalk between gibberellin signaling and iron uptake in plants: an Achilles heel for modern cereal varieties? Dev. Cell 37 (2016) 110-111. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.devcel.2016.04.003

Zerche S, Haensch K T, Druege U, Hajirezaei M-R:

Nitrogen remobilisation facilitates adventitious root formation on reversible dark-induced carbohydrate depletion in Petunia hybrida. BMC Plant Biol. 16 (2016) 219. https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12870-016-0901-6

Zierer W, Hajirezaei M-R, Eggert K, Sauer N, von Wirén N, Pommerrenig B:

Phloem-specific methionine recycling fuels polyamine biosynthesis in a sulfur-dependent manner and promotes flower and seed development. Plant Physiol. 170 (2016) 790-806. https://dx.doi.org/10.1104/pp.15.00786


Araya T, Bohner A, von Wirén N:

Extraction of apoplastic wash fluids and leaf petiole exudates from leaves of Arabidopsis thaliana. Bio-protocol 5 (2015) e1691. https://doi.org/10.21769/BioProtoc.1691

Bohner A, Kojima S, Hajirezaei M-R, Melzer M, von Wirén N:

Urea retranslocation from senescing Arabidopsis leaves is promoted by DUR3-mediated urea retrieval from leaf apoplast. Plant J. 81 (2015) 377-387. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tpj.12740

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

Drechsler N, Zheng Y, Bohner A, Nobmann B, von Wirén N, Kunze R, Rausch C:

Nitrate-dependent control of shoot K homeostasis by NPF7.3/NRT1.5 and SKOR in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 169 (2015) 2832-2847. https://dx.doi.org/10.1104/pp.15.01152

Eroglu S:

Characterization of MTP8 as a tonoplast Fe/Mn transporter essential for Fe efficiency and for Fe and Mn localization in the subepidermis of Arabidopsis thaliana. (PhD Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät I Biowissenschaften, Institut für Biologie (2015) 75 pp.

Gharechahi J, Hajirezaei M-R, Salekdeh G H:

Comparative proteomic analysis of tobacco expressing cyanobacterial flavodoxin and its wild type under drought stress. J. Plant Physiol. 175 (2015) 48-58. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jplph.2014.11.001

Giehl R F H, von Wirén N:

Nitrate signalling: Functions of a nitrate transceptor. Nat. Plants 1 (2015) 15021. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nplants.2015.21

Hartmann A, Schreiber F:

Integrative analysis of metabolic models - from structure to dynamics. Front. Bioeng. Biotechnol. 2 (2015) 91. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fbioe.2014.00091

Höller S, Ueda Y, Wu L, Wang Y, Hajirezaei M-R, Ghaffari M R, von Wirén N, Frei M:

Ascorbate biosynthesis and its involvement in stress tolerance and plant development in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Plant Mol. Biol. 88 (2015) 545-560. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11103-015-0341-y

Hosseini S A:

Role of the potassium nutritional status on drought stress-induced leaf senescence in barley. (PhD Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät I Biowissenschaften, Institut für Biologie (2015) 92 pp.

Jagadish K S V, Kavi Kishor P, Bahuguna R, von Wirén N, Sreenivasulu N:

Staying alive or going to die during terminal senescence – an enigma surrounding yield stability. Front. Plant Sci. 6 (2015) 1070. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2015.01070

Liiving T:

Subcellular network of starch synthesis in maturing embryos of pea Pisum sativum L. (Fabaceae). (PhD Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät I Biowissenschaften, Institut für Pharmazie (2015) 103 pp.

Parent B, Shahinnia F, Maphosa L, Berger B, Rabie H, Chalmers K, Kovalchuk A, Langridge P, Fleury D:

Combining field performance with controlled environment plant imaging to identify the genetic control of growth and transpiration underlying yield response to water-deficit stress in wheat. J. Exp. Bot. 66 (2015) 5481-5492. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erv320

Raorane M L, Pabuayon I M, Miro B, Kalladan R, Hajirezaei M-R, Oane R H, Kumar A, Sreenivasulu N, Henry A, Kohli A:

Variation in primary metabolites in parental and near-isogenic lines of the QTL qDTY12.1: altered roots and flag leaves but similar spikelets of rice under drought. Mol. Breed. 35 (2015) 138. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11032-015-0322-5

Rasmussen A, Hosseini S A, Hajirezaei M-R, Druege U, Geelen D:

Adventitious rooting declines with the vegetative to reproductive switch and involves a changed auxin homeostasis. J. Exp. Bot. 66 (2015) 1437-1452. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jxb/eru499

Shahinnia F, von Wirén N, Hajirezaei M-R:

Verfahren zur Stimulierung der Adventivwurzelbildung. (Patent), Veröffentlichung: 28.05.2015, IPK-Nr. 2012/15. DE102013224009 (2015).

Subbarayan K, Rolletschek H, Senula A, Ulagappan K, Hajirezaei M-R, Keller E R J:

Influence of oxygen deficiency and the role of specific amino acids in cryopreservation of garlic shoot tips. BMC Biotechnol. 15 (2015) 40. https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12896-015-0171-7

Xu M, Gruber B D, Delhaize E, White R G, James R A, You J, Yang Z, Ryan P R:

The barley anion channel, HvALMT1, has multiple roles in guard cell physiology and grain metabolism. Physiol. Plant. 153 (2015) 183-193. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ppl.12234

Yu P, Eggert K, von Wirén N, Li C, Hochholdinger F:

Cell-type specific gene expression analyses by RNA-Seq reveal local high nitrate triggered lateral root initiation in shoot-borne roots of maize by modulating auxin-related cell cycle-regulation. Plant Physiol. 169 (2015) 690-704. https://dx.doi.org/10.1104/pp.15.00888


Ahkami A, Scholz U, Steuernagel B, Strickert M, Haensch K T, Druege U, Reinhardt D, Nouri E, von Wirén N, Franken P, Hajirezaei M-R:

Comprehensive transcriptome analysis unravels the existence of crucial genes regulating primary metabolism during adventitious root formation in Petunia hybrida. PLoS One 9 (2014) e100997. https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0100997

Albarouki E, Schafferer L, Ye F H, von Wirén N, Haas H, Deising H B:

Biotrophy-specific downregulation of siderophore biosynthesis in Colletotrichum graminicola is required for modulation of immune responses of maize. Mol. Microbiol. 92 (2014) 338-355. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/Mmi.12561

Araya T, Miyamoto M, Wibowo J, Suzuki A, Kojima S, Tsuchiya Y N, Sawa S, Fukuda H, von Wirén N, Takahashi H:

CLE-CLAVATA1 peptide-receptor signaling module regulates the expansion of plant root systems in a nitrogen-dependent manner. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 111 (2014) 2029-2034. https://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1319953111

Araya T, von Wirén N, Takahashi H:

CLE peptides regulate lateral root development in response to nitrogen nutritional status of plants. Plant Signal. Behav. 9 (2014) e29302. https://dx.doi.org/10.4161/psb.29302

Baghalian K, Hajirezaei M-R, Schreiber F:

Plant metabolic modeling: achieving new insight into metabolism and metabolic engineering. Plant Cell 26 (2014) 3847-3866. https://dx.doi.org/10.1105/tpc.114.130328

Bauer B:

Wirkung unterschiedlicher Stickstoff-Formen auf die Bestockung, den Cytokinintransport im Xylem, die Triebreduktion und die Kornqualität in Sommergerste und Winterweizen. (PhD Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Institut für Agrar- und Ernährungswissenschaften der Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät III (2014) 110 pp.

Bauer S N, Nowak H, Keller F, Kallarackal J, Hajirezaei M-R, Komor E:

Accumulation, selection and covariation of amino acids in sieve tube sap of tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) and castor bean (Ricinus communis): evidence for the function of a basic amino acid transporter and the absence of a gamma-amino butyric acid transporter. Physiol. Plant. 152 (2014) 130-137. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/Ppl.12153

Benke A, Urbany C, Marsian J, Shi R L, von Wirén N, Stich B:

The genetic basis of natural variation for iron homeostasis in the maize IBM population. BMC Plant Biol. 14 (2014) 12. https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2229-14-12

Druege U, Franken P, Lischewski S, Ahkami A H, Zerche S, Hause B, Hajirezaei M-R:

Transcriptomic analysis reveals ethylene as stimulator and auxin as regulator of adventitious root formation in petunia cuttings. Front. Plant Sci. 5 (2014) 494. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2014.00494

Ghaffari M R:

Systems biology-based prediction for biomass formation in barley. (PhD Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät I Biowissenschaften, Institut für Biologie (2014) 167 pp.

Giehl R F, von Wirén N:

Root nutrient foraging. Plant Physiol. 166 (2014) 509-517. https://dx.doi.org/10.1104/pp.114.245225

Giehl R F H, Gruber B D, von Wirén N:

Its time to make changes: modulation of root system architecture by nutrient signals. J. Exp. Bot. 65 (2014) 769-778. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jxb/ert421

Gruber B, von Wirén N:

Improvement of mineral nutrition: a source and sink of candidate genes. In: Kumlehn J, Stein N (Eds.): Biotechnological approaches to barley improvement. (Series: Biotechnology in agriculture and forestry, Vol. 69) Berlin: Springer (2014) ISBN 978-3-662-44405-4, 101-112. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-44406-1_6

Höller S, Hajirezaei M-R, von Wirén N, Frei M:

Ascorbate metabolism in rice genotypes differing in zinc efficiency. Planta 239 (2014) 367-379. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00425-013-1978-x

Kim Y-M:

Functional characterization of hexokinase isoforms in tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum). (PhD Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät I Biowissenschaften, Institut für Biologie (2014) 89 pp.

Monteoliva M I, Rizzi Y S, Cecchini N M, Hajirezaei M-R, Alvarez M E:

Context of action of proline dehydrogenase (ProDH) in the hypersensitive response of Arabidopsis. BMC Plant Biol. 14 (2014) 21. https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2229-14-21

Schmid N:

Identification and characterization of Arabidopsis genes involved in tolerance to Fe deficiency-mediated chlorosis. (PhD Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät I Biowissenschaften, Institut für Biologie (2014) 122 pp.

Schmid N B, Giehl R F, Döll S, Mock H-P, Strehmel N, Scheel D, Kong X, Hider R C, von Wirén N:

Feruloyl-CoA 6-Hydroxylase1-dependent coumarins mediate iron acquisition from alkaline substrates in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 164 (2014) 160-172. https://dx.doi.org/10.1104/pp.113.228544

von Wirén N:

Orbituary to Prof. Volker Römheld. J. Plant Nutr. Soil Sci. 177 (2014) 307.

Ye F, Albarouki E, Lingam B, Deising H B, von Wirén N:

An adequate Fe nutritional status of maize suppresses infection and biotrophic growth of Colletotrichum graminicola. Physiol. Plant. 151 (2014) 280-292. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ppl.12166


Ahkami A H, Melzer M, Ghaffari M R, Pollmann S, Ghorbani Javid M, Shahinnia F, Hajirezaei M-R, Druege U:

Distribution of indole-3-acetic acid in Petunia hybrida shoot tip cuttings and relationship between auxin transport, carbohydrate metabolism and adventitious root formation. Planta 238 (2013) 499-517. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00425-013-1907-z

Barunawati N, Giehl R F H, Bauer B, von Wirén N:

The influence of inorganic nitrogen fertilizer forms on micronutrient retranslocation and accumulation in grains of winter wheat. Front. Plant Sci. 4 (2013) 320. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2013.00320

Blanco N E, Ceccoli R D, Vía M V, Voss I, Segretin M E, Bravo-Almonacid F F, Melzer M, Hajirezaei M-R, Scheibe R, Hanke G T:

Expression of the minor isoform pea ferredoxin in tobacco alters photosynthetic electron partitioning and enhances cyclic electron flow. Plant Physiol. 161 (2013) 866-879. https://dx.doi.org/10.1104/pp.112.211078

Carvalhais L C, Dennis P G, Fan B, Fedoseyenko D, Kierul K, Becker A, von Wirén N, Borriss R:

Linking plant nutritional status to plant-microbe interactions. PLoS One 8 (2013) e68555. https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0068555

Eggert K, von Wirén N:

Dynamics and partitioning of the ionome in seeds and germinating seedlings of winter oilseed rape. Metallomics 5 (2013) 1316-1325. https://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3mt00109a

Fromm J, Hajirezaei M-R, Becker V K, Lautner S:

Electrical signaling along the phloem and its physiological responses in the maize leaf. Front. Plant Sci. 4 (2013) 239. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2013.00239

Gruber B D, Giehl R F H, Friedel S, von Wirén N:

Plasticity of the Arabidopsis root system under nutrient deficiencies. Plant Physiol. 163 (2013) 161-179. https://dx.doi.org/10.1104/pp.113.218453

Gu R, Duan F, An X, Zhang F, von Wirén N, Yuan L:

Characterization of AMT-mediated high-affinity ammonium uptake in roots of maize (Zea mays L.). Plant Cell Physiol. 54 (2013) 1515-1524. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pcp/pct099

Kim Y M, Heinzel N, Giese J O, Koeber J, Melzer M, Rutten T, von Wirén N, Sonnewald U, Hajirezaei M-R:

A dual role of tobacco hexokinase 1 in primary metabolism and sugar sensing. Plant Cell Environ. 36 (2013) 1311-1327. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/pce.12060

Lahrmann U, Ding Y, Banhara A, Rath M, Hajirezaei M-R, Döhlemann S, von Wirén N, Parniske M, Zuccaro A:

Host-related metabolic cues affect colonization strategies of a root endophyte. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 110 (2013) 13965-13970. https://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1301653110

Rinnan R, Gierth D, Bilde M, Rosenorn T, Michelsen A:

Off-season biogenic volatile organic compound emissions from heath mesocosms: responses to vegetation cutting. Front. Microbiol. 4 (2013) 224. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2013.00224

Wang Q, Zhao Y, Luo W, Li R, He Q, Fang X, de Michele R, Ast C, von Wirén N, Lin J:

Single-particle analysis reveals shutoff control of the Arabidopsis ammonium transporter AMT1;3 by clustering and internalization. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 110 (2013) 13204-13209. https://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1301160110

Yuan L X, Gu R L, Xuan Y H, Smith-Valle E, Loqué D, Frommer W B, von Wirén N:

Allosteric regulation of transport activity by heterotrimerization of Arabidopsis Ammonium Transporter complexes in vivo. Plant Cell 25 (2013) 974-984. https://dx.doi.org/10.1105/tpc.112.108027


Barunawati N:

Iron and zinc translocation from senescent leaves to grains of wheat (Triticum aestivum cv. Akteur) in response to nitrogen fertilization and citric acid application. (PhD Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Institut für Agrar- und Ernährungswissenschaften der Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät III (2012) 104 pp.

Ceccoli R D, Blanco N E, Segretin M E, Melzer M, Hanke G T, Scheibe R, Hajirezaei M-R, Bravo-Almonacid F F, Carrillo N:

Flavodoxin displays dose-dependent effects on photosynthesis and stress tolerance when expressed in transgenic tobacco plants. Planta 236 (2012) 1447-1458. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00425-012-1695-x

Fan B, Carvalhais L C, Becker A, Fedoseyenko D, von Wirén N, Borriss R:

Transcriptomic profiling of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42 in response to maize root exudates. BMC Microbiol. 12 (2012) 116. https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2180-12-116

Friedel S, Usadel B, von Wirén N, Sreenivasulu N:

Reverse engineering: a key component of systems biology to unravel global abiotic stress cross-talk. Front. Plant Sci. 3 (2012) 294. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2012.00294

Giehl R F H, Lima J, von Wirén N:

Regulatory components involved in altering lateral root development in response to localized iron: Evidence for natural genetic variation. Plant Signal. Behav. 7 (2012) 711-713. https://dx.doi.org/10.4161/psb.20337

Giehl R F H, Lima J E, von Wirén N:

Localized iron supply triggers lateral root elongation in Arabidopsis by altering the AUX1-mediated auxin distribution. Plant Cell 24 (2012) 33-49. https://dx.doi.org/10.1105/tpc.111.092973

Hashemi A, Nematzadeh G H, Hosseini Salekdeh G H, Hosseini S A, Hajirezaei M-R:

Physiological and metabolic responses in rice under salt stress. Crop Biotech. 1 (2012) 1-14.

Hey S:

Microscopic analysis of the formation of acidic compartments in Fe-deficient Arabidopsis roots. (Diploma Thesis) Stuttgart, Universität Hohenheim (2012) 83 pp.

Jonik C, Sonnewald U, Hajirezaei M-R, Flügge U I, Ludewig F:

Simultaneous boosting of source and sink capacities doubles tuber starch yield of potato plants. Plant Biotechnol. J. 10 (2012) 1088-1098. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7652.2012.00736.x

Kallarackal J, Bauer S N, Nowak H, Hajirezaei M-R, Komor E:

Diurnal changes in assimilate concentrations and fluxes in the phloem of castor bean (Ricinus communis L.) and tansy (Tanacetum vulgare L.). Planta 236 (2012) 209-223. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00425-012-1600-7

Shi R, Weber G, Köster J, Hajirezaei M-R, Zou C, Zhang F, von Wirén N:

Senescence-induced iron mobilization in source leaves of barley (Hordeum vulgare) plants. New Phytol. 195 (2012) 372-383. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8137.2012.04165.x

Sonnewald S, Priller J P, Schuster J, Glickmann E, Hajirezaei M-R, Siebig S, Mudgett M B, Sonnewald U:

Regulation of cell wall-bound invertase in pepper leaves by Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria type three effectors. PLoS One 7 (2012) e51763. https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0051763

Turan M, Gulluce M, von Wirén N, Sahin F:

Yield promotion and phosphorus solubilization by plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria in extensive wheat production in Turkey. J. Plant Nutr. Soil Sci. 175 (2012) 818-826. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jpln.201200054

Yin R, Messner B, Faus-Kessler T, Hoffmann T, Schwab W, Hajirezaei M-R, von Saint Paul V, Heller W, Schaffner A R:

Feedback inhibition of the general phenylpropanoid and flavonol biosynthetic pathways upon a compromised flavonol-3-O-glycosylation. J. Exp. Bot. 63 (2012) 2465-2478. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jxb/err416


Bazargani M M, Sarhadi E, Bushehri A A, Matros A, Mock H-P, Naghavi M R, Hajihoseini V, Mardi M, Hajirezaei M-R, Moradi F, Ehdaie B, Salekdeh G H:

A proteomics view on the role of drought-induced senescence and oxidative stress defense in enhanced stem reserves remobilization in wheat. J. Proteomics 74 (2011) 1959-1973. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jprot.2011.05.015

Blanco N E, Ceccoli R D, Segretin M E, Poli H O, Voss I, Melzer M, Bravo-Almonacid F F, Scheibe R, Hajirezaei M-R, Carrillo N:

Cyanobacterial flavodoxin complements ferredoxin deficiency in knocked-down transgenic tobacco plants. Plant J. 65 (2011) 922-935. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-313X.2010.04479.x

Bohner A:

Membrane transport and long-distance translocation of urea in Arabidopsis thaliana. (PhD Thesis) Stuttgart, Universität Hohenheim (2011) 109 pp.

Carvalhais L C, Dennis P G, Fedoseyenko D, Hajirezaei M-R, Borriss R, von Wirén N:

Root exudation of sugars, amino acids, and organic acids by maize as affected by nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and iron deficiency. J. Plant Nutr. Soil Sci. 174 (2011) 3-11. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jpln.201000085

de Bona F, Fedoseyenko D, von Wirén N, Monteiro F A:

Nitrogen utilization by sulfur-deficient barley plants depends on the nitrogen form. Environ. Exp. Bot. 74 (2011) 237-244. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envexpbot.2011.06.005

Debast S, Nunes-Nesi A, Hajirezaei M-R, Hofmann J, Sonnewald U, Fernie A R, Börnke F:

Altering trehalose-6-phosphate content in transgenic potato tubers affects tuber growth and alters responsiveness to hormones during sprouting. Plant Physiol. 156 (2011) 1754-1771. https://dx.doi.org/10.1104/pp.111.179903

Giehl R F H:

Identification of regulatory factors determining nutrient acquisition in Arabidopsis. (PhD Thesis) Stuttgart, Universität Hohenheim (2011) 157 pp.

Graff L, Obrdlik P, Yuan L, Loqué D, Frommer W B, von Wirén N:

N-terminal cysteines affect oligomer stability of the allosterically regulated ammonium transporter LeAMT1;1. J. Exp. Bot. 62 (2011) 1361-1373. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erq379

Köster J, Hayen H, von Wirén N, Weber G:

Isoelectric focusing of small non-covalent metal species from plants. Electrophoresis 32 (2011) 772-781. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/elps.201000529

Köster J, Shi R, von Wirén N, Weber G:

Evaluation of different column types for the hydrophilic interaction chromatographic separation of iron-citrate and copper-histidine species from plants. J. Chromatogr. A 1218 (2011) 494934-494943. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chroma.2011.03.036

Lutz U:

The role of the transcription factor ANAC020 in Iron nutrition and flowering time regulation in Arabidopsis thaliana. (Diploma Thesis) Stuttgart, Universität Hohenheim (2011) 90 pp.

von Wirén N:

Grand challenges in plant nutrition. Front. Plant Sci. 2 (2011) 4. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2011.00004

Vorrath I:

Genotypische Unterschiede beim Einfluss der N-Form auf die metabolitzusammensetzung in Weizen. (Master Thesis) Bernburg, Hochschule Anhalt (2011) 45 pp.

Weishaar C:

Impact of the plant growth – promoting rhizobacterium Raoutella terrigena TFi08N on plant growth and root architecture. (PhD Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (2011) 97 pp.


Ahkami A:

Molecular physiology of Adventitious Root Formation (ARF) in Petunia hybrida cuttings. (PhD Thesis) Halle/S., Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät I (2010) 150 pp.

Bauer B:

Qualitätsweizen produzieren - An welchen Schrauben ist zu drehen, um auch bei hohen Erträgen sichere Eiweißgehalte zu erzielen? Getreidemagazin 2 (2010) 112-114.

Bauer B:

Winterweizenanbau - Bestandesaufbau im Frühjahr auf den Sortentyp abstimmen? Innovation 1 (2010) 16-18.

Breuillin F, Schramm J, Hajirezaei M-R, Ahkami A, Favre P, Druege U, Hause B, Bucher M, Kretzschmar T, Bossolini E, Kuhlemeier C, Martinoia E, Franken P, Scholz U, Reinhardt D:

Phosphate systemically inhibits development of arbuscular mycorrhiza in Petunia hybrida and represses genes involved in mycorrhizal functioning. Plant J. 64 (2010) 1002-1017. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-313X.2010.04385.x

El-Banna A, Hajirezaei M-R, Wissing J, Ali Z, Vaas L, Heine-Dobbernack E, Jacobsen H J, Schumacher H M, Kiesecker H:

Over-expression of PR-10a leads to increased salt and osmotic tolerance in potato cell cultures. J. Biotechnol. 150 (2010) 277-287. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiotec.2010.09.934

Graff L, Obrdlik P, Yuan L, Loque D, Frommer W B, von Wiren N:

N-terminal cysteines affect oligomer stability of the allosterically regulated ammonium transporter LeAMT1;1. J. Exp. Bot. 62 (2010) 1361-1373. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erq379

Klopotek Y, Haensch K T, Hause B, Hajirezaei M-R, Druege U:

Dark exposure of petunia cuttings strongly improves adventitious root formation and enhances carbohydrate availability during rooting in the light. J. Plant Physiol. 167 (2010) 547-554. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jplph.2009.11.008

Lemke R, Hajirezaei M-R, Junker B H, Müller J, Usadel B, Leps M, Schreiber F:

MMM – Mehrskalen-Stoffwechselmodelle zur Systembiologie in Getreiden – ein integrativer Ansatz für die Biomasseforschung. Systembiologie.de 2 (2010) 51-53.

Lima J E, Kojima S, Takahashi H, von Wiren N:

Ammonium triggers lateral root branching in Arabidopsis in an AMMONIUM TRANSPORTER1;3-dependent manner. Plant Cell 22 (2010) 3621-3633. https://dx.doi.org/10.1105/tpc.110.076216

Riebeseel E, Häusler R E, Radchuk R, Meitzel T, Hajirezaei M-R, Neil Emery R J, Küster H, Nunes-Nesi A, Fernie A R, Weschke W, Weber H:

The 2-oxoglutarate/malate translocator mediates amino acid and storage protein biosynthesis in pea embryos. Plant J. 61 (2010) 350-363. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-313X.2009.04058.x

Zurbriggen M D, Carrillo N, Hajirezaei M-R:

ROS signaling in the hypersensitive response: When, where and what for? Plant Signal. Behav. 5 (2010) 393-396. https://dx.doi.org/10.4161/psb.5.4.10793

Zurbriggen M D, Hajirezaei M-R, Carrillo N:

Engineering the future. Development of transgenic plants with enhanced tolerance to adverse environments. Biotechnol. Genet. Eng. Rev. 27 (2010) 33-56. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02648725.2010.10648144


Abbasi A R, Saur A, Hennig P, Tschiersch H, Hajirezaei M-R, Hofius D, Sonnewald U, Voll L M:

Tocopherol deficiency in transgenic tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) plants leads to accelerated senescence. Plant Cell Environ. 32 (2009) 144-157. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3040.2008.01907.x

Ahkami A H, Lischewski S, Haensch K T, Porfirova S, Hofmann J, Rolletschek H, Melzer M, Franken P, Hause B, Druege U, Hajirezaei M-R:

Molecular physiology of adventitious root formation in Petunia hybrida cuttings: involvement of wound response and primary metabolism. New Phytol. 181 (2009) 613-625. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8137.2008.02704.x

Bauer B:

Grundstein für hohe Erträge im Herbst legen. Innovation: Das Magazin für die Landwirtschaft 3 (2009) 16-18.

Bauer B, Von Wirén N:

Ansätze aus der Pflanzenernährung zur genetischen Anpassung von Kulturpflanzen an den Klimawandel. DLG-/GFP- Symposium 2009, Forschung gestaltet Zukunft. Vortr. Pflanzenzücht. 81 (2009) 63-71.

Giehl R F H, Meda A R, von Wirén N:

Moving up, down, and everywhere: signaling of micronutrients in plants. Curr. Opin. Plant Biol. 12 (2009) 320-327. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pbi.2009.04.006

Lanquar V, Loque D, Hormann F, Yuan L X, Bohner A, Engelsberger W R, Lalonde S, Schulze W X, von Wiren N, Frommer W B:

Feedback inhibition of ammonium uptake by a phospho-dependent allosteric mechanism in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 21 (2009) 3610-3622. https://dx.doi.org/10.1105/tpc.109.068593

Loiret F G, Grimm B, Hajirezaei M-R, Kleiner D, Ortega E:

Inoculation of sugarcane with Pantoea sp increases amino acid contents in shoot tissues; serine, alanine, glutamine and asparagine permit concomitantly ammonium excretion and nitrogenase activity of the bacterium. J. Plant Physiol. 166 (2009) 1152-1161. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jplph.2009.01.002

Torabi S, Wissuwa M, Heidari M, Naghavi M R, Gilany K, Hajirezaei M-R, Omidi M, Yazdi-Samadi B, Ismail A M, Salekdeh G H:

A comparative proteome approach to decipher the mechanism of rice adaptation to phosphorous deficiency. Proteomics 9 (2009) 159-170. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pmic.200800350

Voll L M, Hajirezaei M-R, Czogalla-Peter C, Lein W, Stitt M, Sonnewald U, Börnke F:

Antisense inhibition of enolase strongly limits the metabolism of aromatic amino acids, but has only minor effects on respiration in leaves of transgenic tobacco plants. New Phytol. 184 (2009) 607-618. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8137.2009.02998.x

von Blankenburg F, von Wirén N, Gülke M, Weiss D, Bullen T:

Fractionation of metal stable isotopes by higher plants. Elements 5 (2009) 375-380. https://dx.doi.org/10.2113/gselements.5.6.375

Yan S L, Lehrer A T, Hajirezaei M-R, Springer A, Komor E:

Modulation of carbohydrate metabolism and chloroplast structure in sugarcane leaves which were infected by Sugarcane Yellow Leaf Virus (SCYLV). Physiol. Mol. Plant Pathol. 73 (2009) 78-87. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pmpp.2009.02.004

Yuan L, Graff L, Loque D, Kojima S, Tsuchiya Y N, Takahashi H, von Wirén N:

AtAMT1;4, a pollen-specific high-affinity ammonium transporter of the plasma membrane in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell Physiol. 50 (2009) 13-25. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pcp/pcn186

Zurbriggen M D, Carrillo N, Hajirezaei M-R:

Use of cyanobacterial proteins to engineer new crops. In: Kirakosyan A, Kaufmann P B (Eds.): Recent advances in plant biotechnology. Dordrecht [u.a.]: Springer (2009) ISBN 978-1-441-90193-4, 65-88. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0194-1_4

Zurbriggen M D, Carrillo N, Tognetti V B, Melzer M, Peisker M, Hause B, Hajirezaei M-R:

Chloroplast-generated reactive oxygen species play a major role in localized cell death during the non-host interaction between tobacco and Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria. Plant J. 60 (2009) 962-973. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-313X.2009.04010.x


Chen S, Hajirezaei M-R, Zanor M I, Hornyik C, Debast S, Lacomme C, Fernie A R, Sonnewald U, Börnke F:

RNA interference-mediated repression of sucrose-phosphatase in transgenic potato tubers (Solanum tuberosum) strongly affects the hexose-to-sucrose ratio upon cold storage with only minor effects on total soluble carbohydrate accumulation. Plant Cell Environ. 31 (2008) 165-176. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3040.2007.01747.x

Druege U, Haensch K T, Klopotek Y, Franken P, Lischewski S, Hause B A, Hajirezaei M-R:

The root formation on the track, an integrated research beginning for the support of the young plant production. ForschungsReport 1 (2008) 21-25.

Kaczmarczyk A, Shvachko N, Lupysheva Y, Hajirezaei M-R, Keller E R:

Influence of alternating temperature preculture on cryopreservation results for potato shoot tips. Plant Cell Rep. 27 (2008) 1551-1558. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00299-008-0574-1

Zhang L, Häusler R E, Greiten C, Hajirezaei M-R, Haferkamp I, Neuhaus H E, Flügge U I, Ludewig F:

Overriding the co-limiting import of carbon and energy into tuber amyloplasts increases the starch content and yield of transgenic potato plants. Plant Biotechnol. J. 6 (2008) 453-464. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7652.2008.00332.x

Zurbriggen M D, Tognetti V B, Fillat M F, Hajirezaei M-R, Valle E M, Carrillo N:

Combating stress with flavodoxin: a promising route for crop improvement. Trends Biotechnol. 26 (2008) 531-537. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tibtech.2008.07.001


Abbasi A-R, Hajirezaei M-R, Hofius D, Sonnewald U, Voll L M:

Specific roles of a- and g-tocopherol in abiotic stress responses of transgenic tobacco1[W][OA]. Plant Physiol. 143 (2007) 1720-1738. https://dx.doi.org/10.1104/pp.106.094771

Ding L, Hofius D, Hajirezaei M-R, Fernie A R, Börnke F, Sonnewald U:

Functional analysis of the essential bifunctional tobacco enzyme 3-dehydroquinate dehydratase/shikimate dehydrogenase in transgenic tobacco plants. J. Exp. Bot. 58 (2007) 2053-2067. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/Jxb/Erm059

Kronberg K, Vogel F, Rutten T, Hajirezaei M-R, Sonnewald U, Hofius D:

The silver lining of a viral agent: increasing seed yield and harvest index in Arabidopsis by ectopic expression of the potato leaf roll virus movement protein. Plant Physiol. 145 (2007) 905-918. https://dx.doi.org/10.1104/pp.107.102806

Rodriguez R E, Lodeyro A, Poli H O, Zurbriggen M, Peisker M, Palatnik J F, Tognetti V B, Tschiersch H, Hajirezaei M-R, Valle E M, Carrillo N:

Transgenic tobacco plants overexpressing chloroplastic ferredoxin-NADP(H) reductase display normal rates of photosynthesis and increased tolerance to oxidative stress. Plant Physiol. 143 (2007) 639-649. https://dx.doi.org/10.1104/pp.106.090449

Tognetti V B, Zurbriggen M D, Morandi E N, Fillat M F, Valle E M, Hajirezaei M-R, Carrillo N:

Enhanced plant tolerance to iron starvation by functional substitution of chloroplast ferredoxin with a bacterial flavodoxin. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A 104 (2007) 11495-11500. https://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0704553104


Hajirezaei M-R, Biemelt S, Peisker M, Lytovchenko A, Fernie A R, Sonnewald U:

The influence of cytosolic phosphorylating glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPC) on potato tuber metabolism. J. Exp. Bot. 57 (2006) 2363-2377. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erj207

Lunn J E, Feil R, Hendriks J H M, Gibon Y, Morcuende R, Osuna D, Scheible W R, Carillo P, Hajirezaei M-R, Stitt M:

Sugar-induced increases in trehalose 6-phosphate are correlated with redox activation of ADPglucose pyrophosphorylase and higher rates of starch synthesis in Arabidopsis thaliana. Biochem. J. 397 (2006) 139-148. https://dx.doi.org/10.1042/Bj20060083

Schneider S, Schneidereit A, Konrad K R, Hajirezaei M-R, Gramann M, Hedrich R, Sauer N:

Arabidopsis INOSITOL TRANSPORTER4 mediates high-affinity H+ symport of myoinositol across the plasma membrane. Plant Physiol. 141 (2006) 565-577. https://dx.doi.org/10.1104/pp.106.077123

Tognetti V B, Palatnik J F, Fillat M F, Melzer M, Hajirezaei M-R, Valle E M, Carrillo N:

Functional replacement of ferredoxin by a cyanobacterial flavodoxin in tobacco confers broad-range stress tolerance. Plant Cell 18 (2006) 2035-2050. https://dx.doi.org/10.1105/tpc.106.042424

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