Zhong, J., van Esse, G.W., Bi, X., Lan, T., Walla, A., Sang, Q., Franzen, R. and von Korff, M.: INTERMEDIUM-M encodes an HvAP2L-H5 ortholog and is required for inflorescence indeterminacy and spikelet determinacy in barley. PNAS 118: e201177911 (2021).

Ökmen, B. Schwammbach, D., Bakkeren, G., Neumann, U. and Doehlemann, G.: The Ustilago hordei-barley interaction is a versatile system for characterization of fungal effectors. Journal of Fungi 7: 86, (2021).

Zhou, Y., Gan, X., Viñegra de la Torre, N., Neumann, U. and Albani, M.C.: Beyond flowering time: diverse roles of an APETALA2-like transcription factor in shoot architecture and perennial traits. New Phytologist 229: 444–459 (2021).


Vayssières, A., Mishra, P., Roggen, A., Neumann, U., Ljung, K. and Albani, M.C.: Vernalization shapes shoot architecture and ensures the maintenance of dormant buds in the perennial Arabis alpina. New Phytologist 227: 99-115 (2020)

Matsui, H., Iwakawa, H., Hyon, G.S., Yotsui, I., Katou, S., Monte, I., Nishihama, R., Franzen, R., Solano, R., and Nakagami, H.: Isolation of natural fungal pathogens from Marchantia polymorpha reveals antagonism between salicylic acid and jasmonate during liverwort-fungus interactions. Plant Cell Physiology 61: 265-275 (2020).

Neumann, U. and Hay, A.: Seed coat development in explosively dispersed seeds of Cardamine hirsuta. Annals of Botany 126: 39-59 (2020).


Kesseler, R., Neumann, U. and Przybyl, M.: Barley tales. The Proceedings of the Royal Microscopical Society, infocus 56: 4-24, (2019).

Neumann, U.: In memoriam – Chris Hawes. Journal of Microscopy 276: 3-12, (2019).

Kreslowska, M., Timmers, A.C.J., Mleczek, M., Niedzielski, P., Rabęda, I., Woźny, A., Goliński, P.: Alterations of root architecture and cell wall modifications in Tilia cordata Miller (Linden) growing on mining sludge. Environ Pollut. 248: 247-259, (2019).

Wawra, S., Fesel, P., Widmer, H., Neumann, U., Lahrmann, U., Becker, S., Hehemann, J.-H., Langen, G., and Zuccaro, A.: FGB1 and WSC3 are in planta‐induced β‐glucan‐binding fungal lectins with different functions. New Phytol. 222: 1493–1506, (2019).


Koskela, M.M., Brünje, A., Ivanauskaite, A., Grabsztunowicz, M., Lassowskat, I., Neumann, U., Dinh, T.V., Sindlinger, J., Schwarzer, D., Wirtz, M., Tyystjarvi, E., Finkemeier, I., and Mulo, P. (2018) Chloroplast acetyltransferase NSI is required for state transitions in Arabidopsis thaliana. The Plant Cell

Robin, G.P., Kleemann, J., Neumann, U., Cabre, L., Dallery, J.-F., Lapalu, N. and O'Connell, R.J. (2018) Subcellular localization screening of Colletotrichum higginsianum effector candidates identifies fungal proteins targeted to plant peroxisomes, Golgi bodies, and microtubules. Frontiers in Plant Science 9, article 562.


Sinclair, S.A., Larue, C., Bonk, L., Khan, A., Castillo-Michel, H., Stein, R.J., Grolimund, D., Begerow, D., Neumann, U., Haydon, M.J. and Krämer, U. (2017) Etiolated seedling development requires repression of photomorphogenesis by a small cell-wall-derived dark signal. Current Biology 27, 3403-3418.


Gan, X., Hay, A., Kwantes, M., Haberer, G., Hallab, A., Ioio, R.D., Hofhuis, H., Pieper, B., Cartolano, M., Neumann, U., Nikolov, L.A., Song, B., Hajheidari, M., Briskine, R., Kougioumoutzi, E., Vlad, D., Broholm, S., Hein, J., Meksem, K., Lightfoot, D., Shimizu, K.K., Shimizu-Inatsugi, R., Imprialou, M., Kudrna, D., Wing, R., Sato, S., Huijser, P., Filatov, D., Mayer, K.F., Mott, R. and Tsiantis, M. (2016) The Cardamine hirsuta genome offers insight into the evolution of morphological diversity. Nat. Plants 2, 16167.

Hiruma, K., Gerlach, N., Sacristán, S., Nakano, R.T., Hacquard, S., Kracher, B., Neumann, U., Ramírez, D., Bucher, M., O'Connell, R.J. and Schulze-Lefert, P. (2016) Root endophyte Colletotrichum tofieldiae confers plant fitness benefits that are phosphate status dependent. Cell 165, 464-474.

Jásik, J., Bokor, B., Stuchlík, S., Mičieta, K., Turňa, J. and Schmelzer, E. (2016) Effects of auxins on PIN-FORMED2 (PIN2) dynamics are not mediated by inhibiting PIN2 endocytosis. Plant Physiol. 172, 1019-1031.

Jasik, J., Micieta, K., Siao, W., Voigt, B., Stuchlik, S., Schmelzer, E., Turna, J., and Baluska, F. (2016) Actin3 promoter reveals undulating F-actin bundles at shanks and dynamic F-actin meshworks at tips of tip-growing pollen tubes. Plant Signaling & Behavior 11, e1146845.

Kühl, I., Miranda, M., Posse, V., Milenkovic, D., Mourier, A., Siira, S.J., Bonekamp, N.A., Neumann, U., Filipovska, A., Polosa, P.L., Gustafsson, C.M. and Larsson, N.G. (2016) POLRMT regulates the switch between replication primer formation and gene expression of mammalian mtDNA. Sci Adv 2, e1600963.

Richardson, R., Metzger, M., Knyphausen, P., Ramezani, T., Slanchev, K., Kraus, C., Schmelzer, E. and Hammerschmidt, M. (2016) Re-epithelialization of cutaneous wounds in adult zebrafish combines mechanisms of wound closure in embryonic and adult mammals. Development 142, 2077-2088.

Takahara, H.*, Hacquard, S.*, Kombrink, A., Hughes, H. B., Halder, V., Robin, G. P., Hiruma, K., Neumann, U., Shinya, T., Kombrink, E., Shibuya, N., Thomma, B. P. H. J.  and O’Connell, R. J. (2016) Colletotrichum higginsianum extracellular LysM proteins play dual roles in appressorial function and suppression of chitin-triggered plant immunity. New PhytologistDOI: 10.1111/nph.13994,* contributed equally.

Weiher, H., Pircher, H., Jansen-Dürr, P., Hegenbarth, S., Knolle, P., Grunau, S., Vapola, M.,  Hiltunen, K., Zwacka, R.M., Schmelzer, E., Reumann, K., and Will, H. (2016) A monoclonal antibody raised against bacterially expressed MPV17 sequences shows peroxisomal, endosomal and lysosomal localisation in U2OS cells. BMC Research Notes 9, 128, DOI: 10.1186/s13104-016-1939-0.


Jang, S., Choi, S-C., Li, H-Y., An, G., Schmelzer, E. (2015) Funktional characterization of Phalaenopsis aphrodite flowering genes PaFT1 and PaFD. PLoS One DOI: 10.1371.

Kubo, Y., Fujihara, N., Harata, K., Neumann, U., Robin, G.P. & O'Connell, R. (2015) Colletotrichum orbiculare FAM1 encodes a novel Woronin body-associated Pex22 peroxin required for appressorium-mediated plant infection. mBio 6, DOI:10.1128/mBio.01305-152015.

Sacharowski, S.P., Gratkowska, D.M., Sarnowska, E.A., Kondrak, P., Jancewicz, I., Porri, A., Bucior, E., Rolicka, A.T., Franzen, R., Kowalczyk, J., Pawlikowska, K., Huettel, B., Torti, S., Schmelzer, E., Coupland, G., Jerzmanowski, A., Koncz, C. and Sarnowski, T.J. (2015) SWP73 Subunits of Arabidopsis SWI/SNF Chromatin Remodelling Complexes Play Distinct Roles in Leaf and Flower Development. The Plant Cell 27, 1889-1906, DOI 10.1105/tpc.15.00233


Fischer, B., Metzger, M., Richardson, R., Knyphausen, P., Ramezani, T., Franzen,  R., Schmelzer, E., Bloch, W., Carney, T.J., and Hammerschmidt, M. (2014) P53 and Tap63 promote keratinocyte proliferation and differentiation in breeding tubercles of the zebrafish. PLoS Genetics 10, e1004048.

Jasik, J. and Schmelzer, E. (2014) Internalized and newly synthesized Arabidopsis PIN-FORMED2 pass through Brefeldin A compartments; a new insight into intracellular dynamics of the protein by using the photoconvertible fluorescence protein Dendra2 as a tag. Mol. Plant 7, 1578-1581.

Kim, H., O'Connell, R., Maekawa-Yoshikawa, M., Uemura, T., Neumann, U. & Schulze-Lefert, P. (2014) The powdery mildew resistance protein RPW8.2 is carried on VAMP721/722 vesicles to the extrahaustorial membrane of haustorial complexes. The Plant Journal 79, 835-847.

Lichocka, M., Schmelzer, E. (2014) Subcellular localization experiments and  FRET-FLIM measurements in plants. Bio-protocol 4, e1018.


Garcia-Molina, A., Andres-Colas, N., Perea-Garcia, A., Neumann, U., Dodani, S.C., Huijser, P., Penarrubia, L. & Puig, S. (2013) The Arabidopsis COPT6 transport protein functions in copper distribution under copper-deficient conditions. Plant and Cell Physiology 54, 1378-1390.

Giska, F., Lichocka, M., Piechocki, M., Dadlez, M., Schmelzer, E., Hennig, J. and  Krymowska, M. (2013) Phosphorylation of HopQ1, a type II effector from Pseudomonas syringae, creates a binding site for host 14-3-3 proteins. Plant Physiol. 161, 2049-2061.

Jasik, J., Bogetti, B., Baluska, F., Volkmann, D., Gensch, T., Rutten, T., Altmann, T., Schmelzer, E. (2013) PIN2 turnover in Arabidopsis root epidermal cells explored by the photoconvertible protein Dendra2. PLoS One 8, e61403.

Logemann, E., Birkenbihl, R.P., Rawat, V., Schneeberger, K., Schmelzer, E. and Somssich, I. (2013) Functional dissection of the PROPEP2 and PROPEP3 promoters reveals the importance of WRKY factors in mediating microbe-associated molecular pattern-induced expression. New Phytologist 198, 1165-1177.

Sanchez-Villarreal, A., Shin, J., Bujdoso, N., Obata, T., Neumann, U., Du, S.-X., Ding, Z.J., Davis, A.M., Shindo, T., Schmelzer, E., Sulpice, R., Nunes-Nesi, A., Stitt, M., Fernie, A.R. & Davis, S.J. (2013) TIME FOR COFFEE is an essential component in the maintenance of metabolic homeostasis in Arabidopsis thaliana. The Plant Journal 76, 188-200.

Sarnowska, E.A., Rolicka, A.T. , Bucior, E., Cwiek, P., Tohge, T., Fernie, A.R., Jikumaru, Y., Kamiya, Y., Franzen, R., Schmelzer, E., Porri, A., Sacharowski, S., Gratkowska, D.M., Zugaj, D.M., Taff, A., Zalewska, A., Archacki, R., Davis, S.J., Coupland, G., Koncz, C., Jerzmanowski, A. and Sarnowski, T.J. (2013) DELLA-interacting SWI3C core subunit of switch/sucrose nonfermenting chromatin remodeling complex modulates gibberellin responses and hormonal cross talk in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 163, 305-317.

Sattarzadeh, A., Schmelzer, E. and Hanson, M. (2013) Arabidopsis myosin XI sub-domains homologous to the yeast myo2p organelle inheritance sub-domain target subcellular structures in plant cells. Frontiers in Plant Cell Biology 4, Article 407.


Bulgarelli, D., Rott, M., Schlaeppi, K., Ver Loren van Themaat, E., Ahmadinejad, N., Assenza, F., Rauf, P., Huettel, B., Reinhardt, R., Schmelzer, E., Peplies, J., Gloeckner, F. O., Amann, R., Eickhorst, T., and Schulze-Lefert, P. (2012) Reveiling structure and assembly cues for Arabidopsis root-inhabitating bacterial microbiota. Nature 488, 91-95.

Ernst, A.M., Jekat, S.B., Zielonka, S., Müller, B., Neumann, U., Rüping, B., Twyman, R.M., Krzyzanek, V., Prüfer, D., Noll, G.A. (2012) Sieve element occlusion (SEO) genes encode structural phloem proteins involved in wound sealing of the phloem. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U S A. 109, E1980-E1989.

Groscurth, S., Müller, B., Schwan, S., Menzel, M., Diekstall, F., Senft, M., Kendall, A., Kommor, B.A., Neumann, U., Kalischuk, M., Kawchuk, L.M., Krzyzanek, V., Heilmann, A., Stubbs, G., Twyman, R.M., Prüfer, D. & Noll, G.A. (2012) Artificial forisomes are ideal models of forisome assembly and activity that allow the development of technical devices. Biomacromolecules 13, 3076-3086.

Kleemann. J., Rincon-Rivera, L.J., Takahara, H., Neumann, U., Ver Loren van Theemat, E., van der Does, H.C., Hacquard, S., Stüber, K., Will, I., Schmalenbach, W., Schmelzer, E., O’Connell, R.J. (2012) Sequential delivery of host-induced virulence effectors by appressoria and intracellular hyphae of the phytopathogen Colletotrichum higginsianum. PLoS Pathogens 8, e1002643.

O’Connell, R.J. et al. (2012) Life style transitions in plant pathogenic Colletotrichum fungi deciphered by genome and transcriptome analyses. Nature Genet. 44, 1060-1065.

Weßling, R., Schmidt, S.M., Micali, C.O., Knaust, F., Reinhardt, R., Neumann, U., Ver Loren van Themaat, E., Panstruga, R. (2012) Transcriptome analysis of enriched Golovinomyces orontii haustoria by deep 454 pyrosequencing. Fungal Genet. Biol. 49, 470-482.


Appelhagen, I., Lu, G-H., Huep, G., Schmelzer, E., Weisshaar, B. and Sagasser, M. (2011) TRANSPARENT TESTA1 interacts with R2R3-MYB factors and affects early and late steps of flavonoid biosynthesis in the endothelium of Arabidopsis thaliana seeds. Plant J. 67, 406-419.

Hermkes, R., Fu, Y.-F., Nürrenberg, K, Budhiraja, R., Schmelzer, E., Elrouby, N., Dohmen, R. J., Bachmair, A. and Coupland, G. (2011) Distinct roles for Arabidopsis SUMO protease ESD4 and its closest homolog ELS1. Planta 233, 63-73.

Sattarzadeh, A., Schmelzer, E. and Hanson, M.R. (2011) Analysis of organelle targeting by DIL domains of the Arabidopsis myosin XI family. Frontiers in Plant Gen. and Genomics 2, 72.

2010 and earlier

Micali, C.O., Neumann, U., Grunewald, D., Panstruga, R. and O’Connel, R. (2011) Biogenesis of a specialized plant-fungal interface during host cell internalization of Golovinomyces orontii haustoria. Cell. Microbiol. 13: 210–226.

Herz, J., Pardo, J., Kashkar, H., Schramm, M., Kuzmenkina, E., Bos, E., Wiegmann, K., Wallich, R., Peters, P.J., Herzig, S., Schmelzer, E., Krönke, M., Simon, M.M., Utermöhlen, O. (2009) Acid sphingomyelinase is a key regulator of cytotoxic granule secretion by primary T lymphocytes. Nature Immunol. 10, 761-768.

Székely, G., Ábrahám, E., Cséplö, Á., Rigó, G., Zsigmond, L., Csiszár, J., Ayaydin, F., Strízhov, N., Jásik, J., Schmelzer, E., Koncz, C. and Szabados, L. (2008) Duplicated P5CS genes of Arabidopsis play distinct roles in stress regulation and developmental control of proline biosynthesis. Plant J. 53, 11-28.

Sattarzadeh, A., Franzen, R. and Schmelzer, E. (2008) The Arabidopsis class VIII myosin ATM2 is involved in endocytosis. Cell Mot. Cytoskel. 65, 457-468.

Székely, G., Ábrahám, E., Cséplö, Á., Rigó, G., Zsigmond, L., Csiszár, J., Ayaydin, F., Strízhov, N., Jásik, J., Schmelzer, E., Koncz, C. and Szabados, L. (2008) Duplicated P5CS genes of Arabidopsis play distinct roles in stress regulation and developmental control of proline biosynthesis. Plant J. 53, 11-28.

Yin XJ, Volk S, Ljung K, Mehlmer N, Dolezal K, Ditengou F, Hanano S, Davis SJ, Schmelzer E, Sandberg G, Teige M, Palme K, Pickart C, Bachmair A. (2007) Ubiquitin lysine 63 chain forming ligases regulate apical dominance in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell, 19, 1898-1911.

Lippok, B., Birkenbihl, R.P., Rivory,G., Brümmer, J., Schmelzer, E., Logemann, E., and Somssich, I.E. (2007) Expression of AtWRKY33 encoding a pathogen-/PAMP- responsive WRKY transcription factor is regulated by a composite DNA motif containing W box elements. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact., 20, 420-429.

Ouziad, F., Wilde, P., Schmelzer, E., Hildebrandt, U., Bothe, H. (2006) Analysis of expression of aquaporins and Na+/H+ transporters in tomato colonized by arbuscular fungi and affected by salt stress. Environm. Exp. Bot. 57, 177-186.

Schütz, I., Gus-Mayer, S., Schmelzer, E. (2006) Profilin and Rop-GTPases are localized at infection sites of plant cells. Protoplasma 221, 229-235.

Bhat, R., A., Miklis, M., Schmelzer, E., Schulze-Lefert, P., Panstruga, R. (2005) Recruitment and interaction dynamics of plant penetration resistance components in a plasma membrane micro-domain. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 102, 3135-3140.

Ouziad, F., Hildebrandt, U., Schmelzer, E., Bothe, H. (2005) Differential gene expressions in arbuscular mycorrhizal tomato grown under heavy metal stress. J. Plant Phys. 162, 634-649.

Schneider, K., Kienow, L., Schmelzer, E., Colby, T., Bartsch, M., Miersch, O., Wasternack, C., Kombrink, E., Stuible, H.-P. (2005) A new type of peroxisomal acyl-coenzyme A synthetase from Arabidopsis thaliana has the catalytic capacity to activate biosynthetic precursors of jasmonic acid. J. Biol. Chem. 280, 13962-13972.

Sturaro, M., Hartings, H., Schmelzer, E., Velasco, R., Salamini, F., Motto, M. (2005) Cloning and characterization of GLOSSY1, a maize gene involved in cuticle membrane and wax production. Plant Physiol. 138, 478-489.

Li, W., Chen, CH., Markmann-Mulisch, U., Timofejeva, L., Schmelzer, E., Ma, H., and Reiss, B. (2004) The Arabidopsis AtRAD51 gene is dispensable for vegetative development but required for meiosis. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 101, 10569-10601.

Hahlbrock, K., Bednarek, P., Ciolkowski, I., Hamberger, B., Heise, A., Liedgens, H., Logemann, E., Nürnberger, T., Schmelzer, E., Somssich, I., Tan, J. (2003) Non-self recognition, transcriptional reprogramming and secondary metabolite accumulation during plant/pathogen interactions. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 100, 14569-14576.

Steiner-Lange, S., Fischer, A., Boettcher, A., Rouhara, I., Liedgens, H., Schmelzer, E., and Wolfgang Knogge (2003) Differential defense reactions in leaf tissues of barley in response to infection by Rhynchosporium secalis and to treatment with a fungal avirulence gene product. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 16, 893-902.

Steiner-Lange, S., Unte, U., Eckstein; L., Yang, C., Wilson, Z., Schmelzer, E., Dekker; K., and Saedler, H. (2003) Disruption of Arabidopsis thaliana MYB26 results in male sterility due to non-dehiscent anthers. Plant J. 34, 519-528.

Hildebrandt, U., Schmelzer, E., and Bothe, H. (2002) Expression of nitrate transporter genes in tomato colonized by an arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus. Physiol. Plant. 115, 125-136.

Schmelzer, E. (2002) Cell polarization, a crucial process in fungal defence. Tr. Plant Sci. 7, 411-415.

Kirsch, Ch., Logemann, E., Lippok, B., Schmelzer, E., and Hahlbrock, K. (2001) A novel type of pathogen-responsive, TGAC-containing promoter element from the immediate-early activated CMPG gene in Petroselinum crispum. Plant J. 26, 217-227.

Kombrink, E. and Schmelzer, E. (2001) The hypersensitive response and its role in local and systemic disease resistance. Eur. J. Plant Pathol. 107, 69-78.

Kirsch, Ch., Takamiya-Wik, M., Schmelzer, E., Hahlbrock, K., and Somssich, I. (2000) Rapid activation of members of the ELI7 gene family in parsley (Petroselinum crispum) by pathogen infection and fungal elicitor treatment. Molec. Plant Pathol. 1,243-251.

Görnhardt, B., Rouhara, I. and Schmelzer, E. (2000) Cyst germination proteins of the potato pathogen Phytophthora infestans share homology with human mucins. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 13, 32-42.

Liedgens, H., Gus-Mayer, S., Görnhardt, B., Rouhara, I., and Schmelzer, E. (2000) Aspects of signalling in the plant defense response to fungal pathogens. In: Biology of Plant-Microbe Interactions Vol. 2, Proceedings of the 9th International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. Editors: de Wit, P.J.G.M., Bisseling, T., Stickema, W., International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, St. Paul, pp. 136-140.

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