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Department Prof. Dr. Dorothea Bartels

of 2000 to 2017

Zhang Q, Song X, Bartels D
(2016) Enzymes and metabolites in carbohydrate metabolism of desiccation tolerant plants Proteomes 4, 40, doi:10.3390

Zhao J., Missihoun TD, Bartels D (2017) The role of Arabidopsis aldehyde dehydrogenase genes in response to high temperature and stress combinations Journal of Experimental Botany

Binott JJ, Owuoche JO, Bartels D (2017) Physiological and molecular characterization of Kenyan barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) seedlings for salinity and drought tolerance Euphytica 213: 139. doi:10.1007/s10681-017-1924-2

Giarola V., Hou Q, Bartels D (2017) Angiosperm plant desiccation tolerance: hints from transcriptomics and genome sequencing Trends in Plant Science 22 : 705-717 doi 10.1016/j.tplants.2017.05.007

VanBuren, R.; Wai J.; Zhang, Q.; Song, X.; Edger, P.; Bryant, D.; Michael, T.; Mockler, T; Bartels, D. (2017)  Seed desiccation mechanisms co-opted for vegetative desiccation in the resurrection grass Oropetium thomeaum Plant Cell & Environment

Ufer G; Gertzmann A; Gasulla V.F; Röhrig H; Bartels D. (2017) Identification and characterization of the phosphatidic acid binding A. thaliana phosphoprotein PLDrp1 which is regulated by PLD alpha1 in a stress dependent manner The Plant Journal

Atai S, Braun V, Challabathula D, Bartels D (2016) Differences in LEA-like 11-24 gene expression in desiccation tolerant and sensitive species of Linderniaceae are due to variations in gene promoter sequences Functional Plant Biology 43(7) 695-708

Zhang Q, Bartels D (2016) Physiological factors determine the accumulation of D-glycero-D-ido-octulose (D-g-D-i-oct) in the desiccation tolerant resurrection plant Craterostigma plantagineum Functional Plant Biology 43(7) 684-694

Stiti,N, Chandrasekar B, Strubl L, Mohammed S, Bartels D, van der Hoorn R (2016) Nicotinamide Cofactors Suppress Active-Site Labeling of Aldehyde Dehydrogenases ACS Chemical Biology Doi 10,1021 acschembio.5b00784

Zhang Q, Linnemann T, Schreiber L, Bartels D (2016) The role of transketolase and octulose in the resurrection plant Craterostigma plantagineum Journal of Experimental Botany doi: 10.1093/jxb/erw174

Gasulla F,  Barreno E, Parages M, Camara J, Jimenez C,  Dörmann P, Bartels D (2016)The role of Phospholipase D and MAPK signalling cascades in the adaption of lichen microalgae to desiccation: changes in membrane lipids and phosphoproteome. Plant and Cell Physiology doi: 10.1093/pcp/pcw111

Missihoun TD, Kotchoni SO, Bartels D (2016) Active sites of Reduced Epidermal Fluorescence1 (REF1) Isoforms Contain Amino Acid Substitutions that are different between Monocots and Dicots PLOS ONE (in press)

Juszczak I., Bartels D (2016) LEA gene expression, RNA stability and pigment accumulation in three closely related Linderniaceae species differing in desiccation tolerance  Plant Science (in press) DOI 10.1016/j.plantsci.2016.10.003

Zhang Q, Song X, Bartels D (2016) Enzymes and metabolites in carbohydrate metabolism of desiccation tolerant plants Proteomes 4, 40, doi:10.3390


VanBuren R, Bryant D, Edger PP,Tang H, Burgess D, Challabathula D, Spittle K, Hall R, Gu J, Lyons E,  Freeling M,  Bartels D, Hallers BT, Hastie A, Michael TP, Mockler TC
(2015)  Single-molecule sequencing of the desiccation-tolerant grass Oropetium thomaeum  Nature doi:10.1038/nature15714

Hou Q, Bartels D (2015) Comparative study of the Aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) gene superfamily in the glycophyte Arabidopsis thaliana and Eutrema halophytes Annals of Botany 115, 465-479

Giarola V, Krey S, Frerichs A, Bartels D (2015) Taxonomically restricted genes of Craterostigma plantagineum are modulated in their expression during dehydration and rehydration Planta 241, 193-208

Giarola V,  Challabathula D, Bartels D (2015) Quantification of expression of dehydrin isoforms in the desiccation tolerant plant Craterostigma plantagineum using specifically designed reference genes Plant Science 236, 102-115

Giarola V, Bartels D (2015) What can we learn from the transcriptome of the resurrection plant Craterostigma plantagineum? Planta 242, 427-34

Missihoun TD, Willée E, Guegan J-P,  Berardocco S,  Shafiq MR,  Bouchereau A,  Bartels D (2015) Overexpressing of ALDH10A8 and ALDH10A9 genes gives insight into their role In glycine betaine synthesis and affects the primary metabolism In Arabidopsis thaliana Plant  Cell Physiology 56 (9):1798-1807

Challabathula D, Puthur JT, Bartels D (2015) Surviving metabolic arrest: photosynthesis during desiccation and rehydration in resurrection plants Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. xxxx (2015) 1–11  New York Academy of Sciences.(in press)

Giarola V, Krey S, von den Driesch B, Bartels D. (2015) The Craterostigma plantagineum glycine-rich protein CpGRP1 interacts with a cell wall-associated protein kinase 1 (CpWAK1) and accumulates in leaf cell walls during dehydration New Phytologist (accepted)

Stiti N, Podgórska K, Bartels D (2014) Aldehyde dehydrogenase enzyme ALDH3H1 from Arabidopsis thaliana: identification of amino acid residues critical for cofactor specificity BBA - Proteins and Proteomics doi:10.1016/j.bbapap.2014.01.008

Missihoun TD, Hou Q, Mertens D, Bartels D (2014) Sequence and functional analyses of the aldehyde dehydrogenase 7B4 gene promoter in Arabidopsis thaliana and selected Brassicaceae: regulation patterns in response to wounding and osmotic stress Planta 239, 1281-1298

Christ B, Egert A, Süssenbacher I, Krautler B, Bartels D, Peters Shaun, Hörtensteiner S (2014) Water deficit induces chlorophyll degradation via the “PAO/phyllobilin” pathway  in leaves of homoio- (Craterostigma pumilum) and poikilochlorophyllous (Xerophyta viscosa) resurrection plants Plant Cell & Envir. doi:10.1111/pce.12308

Dinakar C, Bartels D. (2013) Desiccation tolerance in resurrection plants:
new insights from transcriptome, proteome and metabolome analysis. Frontiers
in Plant Science  4: 1-14 doi:10.3389/fpls.2013.00482

García-Fernández A, Iriondo JM, Bartels D, Escudero A.
(2013) Response to artificial drying until drought-induced death in different elevation populations of a high-mountain plant. Plant Biol (Stuttg), 15 (Suppl. 1): 93¬100.

Bartels D, Dinakar C. (2013) Balancing salinity stress responses in halophytes and non-halophytes: a comparison between Thellungiella and rabidopsis thaliana. Functional Plant Biology,

Puthur JT, Shackira AM, Saradhi PP, Bartels D.
(2013) Chloroembryos: A unique photosynthesis system. Journal of Plant Physiology doi:10.1016/j.jplph.2013.04.011 Epub ahead of print.

Gasulla F, Vom Dorp K, Dombrink I, Zähringer U, Gisch N, Dörmann P, Bartels D. (2013) The role of lipid metabolism in the acquisition of desiccation-tolerance in Craterostigma plantagineum: a comparative approach. Plant Journal doi:10.1111/tpj.12241 Epub ahead of print.


Gechev TS, Dinakar C, Benina M, Toneva V, Bartels D. (2012) Molecular mechanisms of desiccation tolerance in resurrection plants. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, 69: 3175-3186.

Petersen J, Eriksson SK, Harryson P, Pierog S, Colby T, Bartels D, Röhrig H.
(2012) The lysine-rich motif of intrinsically disordered stress protein CDeT11-24 from Craterostigma plantagineum is responsible for phosphatidic acid binding and protection of enzymes from damaging effects caused by desiccation. Journal of Experimental Botany, 63:4919-4929.

Dinakar C, Djilianov D, Bartels D.
(2012) Photosynthesis in desiccation tolerant plants: Energy metabolism and antioxidative stress defense. Plant Science 182: 29-41.

Missihoun TD, Kirch HH, Bartels D. (2012) T-DNA insertion mutants reveal complex expression patterns of the aldehyde dehydrogenase 3H1 locus in Arabidopsis thaliana. Journal of Experimental Botany doi:10.1093/jxb/ers081 Epub ahead of print.

Dinakar C, Bartels D. (2012) Light response, oxidative stress management and nucleic acid stability in closely related Linderniaceae species differing in desiccation tolerance. Planta doi:10.1007/s00425-012-1628-8 Epub ahead of print.


Stiti N, Missihoun TD, Kotchoni SO, Kirch HH, Bartels D. (2011) Aldehyde dehydrogenases in Arabidopsis thaliana: biochemical requirements, metabolic pathways, and functional analysis. Frontiers in Plant Science 2:65 doi:10.3389/fpls.2011.00065

Missihoun TD, Schmitz J,  Klug R,  Kirch HH,  Bartels D. (2011) Betaine aldehyde dehydrogenase genes from Arabidopsis with different sub-cellular localization affect stress responses  Planta 233 (2) 369-382

van den Dries N., Facchinelli F., Giarola V., Phillips J., Bartels D. (2011) Comparative analysis of LEA-like 11-24 gene expression and regulation in related plant species within the Linderniaceae that differ in desiccation tolerance. New Phytologist 190, 75-88

Stiti N., Adewale I.,  Petersen J., Bartels D., Kirch HH. (2011) Engeneering the nucleotide coenzyme specificity and sulfhydryl redox sensitivity of two stress-responsive aldehyde dehydrogenase isozymes of Arabidopsis thaliana  Biochemical Journal 434, 459-471

Desiccation tolerance in plants, Ecological Studies (D.Bartels, E. Beck, U. Lüttge eds) Springer, Heidelberg.


Rodriguez, M.; Edsgard, D.; Hussain S.S.; Alquezar, A.; Rasmussen, M; Gilbert, T.; Nielsen, B.; Bartels, D.; Mundy, J. (2010) Transcriptomes of the desiccation tolerant resurrection plant Craterostigma plantagineum The Plant Journal 63, 212-228


Bargmann B., Laxalt A., Riet ter B., van Schooten B., Merquiol,  E., Bartels D., Haring M.,  Munnik T. (2009) Multiple PLDs Required for High Salinity and Water deficit Tolerance in Plants Plant and Cell Physiology 50 (1), 78-89

Bargmann, B.O.R., Laxalt, A.M., ter Riet, B.,  Testerink, C., Merquiol, E., Mosblech, A., Leon-Reyes, A.H., Pieterse, C.M., Haring, M.A., Heilmann, I., Bartels D., Munnik, T. (2009). Reassessing the role of phospholipase D in the Arabidopsis wounding response Plant Cell and Environment 32 (7), 837-850.


Phillips J., Bartels D. (2008) Dehydration tolerance in resurrection plants: Dried Flowers. The Biochemist (in press).

Röhrig H., Schmidt J., Colby T., Harzen A., Facchinelli F., Bartels D. (2008) Analysis of the Craterostigma plantagineum desiccation phosphoproteome using a modified metal oxide affinity chromatography procedure. Proteomics (in press).

Bartels D., Hussain S.S. (2008) Current status and implications of engineering drought tolerance in plants using transgenic approaches. CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources (in press).

Phillips J., Fischer E., Baron M., van den Dries N., Facchinelli F., Kutzer M., Rahmanzdeh R., Remus D., Bartels D. (2008) Link
Lindernia brevidens, a novel desiccation tolerant vascular plant, endemic to ancient tropical rain forest. Plant J. 54, 938-948.

Hilbricht T., Varotto S., Sgaramella V., Bartels D., Salamini F., Furini A. (2008) Link
Retrotransposons and siRNA have a role in the evolution of desiccation tolerance leading to resurrection of the plant Craterostigma plantagineum. New Phytol., in press.


Smith-Espinoza C., Bartels D., Phillips J. (2007) Link
GFP as a tool to monitor LEA gene promoter activity in the desiccation tolerant plant Lindernia brevidens. Plant Cell Rep. 26, 1681-1688.

Phillips J., Dalmay T., Bartels D. (2007) Link
The role of small RNAs in abiotic stress. FEBS Lett. 581, 3592-3597.


Bartels D., Ditzer A., Furini A. (2006) What can we learn from resurrection plants? In: Drought tolerance in Cereals, Hayworth Publisher (Ed. J.-M. Ribaut), 599-622.

Röhrig H., Schmidt J., Colby T., Bräutigam A., Hufnagel P., Bartels, D. (2006) Link
Desiccation of the resurrection plant Craterostigma plantagineum induces dynamic changes in protein phosphorylation. Plant Cell Environ. 29, 1606-1617.

Ditzer A., Bartels D. (2006) Link
Identification of stress-responsive promoter elements and isolation of corresponding DNA binding proteins for the LEA gene CpC2 promoter. Plant Mol. Biol. 61, 643-663.

Deng X., Phillips J., Bräutigam A., Engström P., Johannesson H., Ouwerkerk P.B., Ruberti I., Salinas J., Vera P., Iannacone I., Meijer A.H., Bartels D. (2006) Link
A homeodomain leucine zipper gene from Craterostigma plantagineum regulates abscisic acid responsive gene expression and physiological responses. Plant Mol. Biol. 61, 469-489.


Kirch HH, Schlingensiepen S, Kotchoni S, Ramanjulu S, Bartels D. (2005) Link
Detailed expression analysis of selected genes of the aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) gene superfamily in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Mol. Biol. 57, 315-332.

Bartels D. (2005) Link
Desiccation tolerance studied in the resurrection plant Craterostigma plantagineum Integr. Comp. Biol. 45, 696-701.

Rahmanzadeh R., Müller K., Fischer E., Bartels D., Borsch T. (2005) Link
The Linderniaceae and Gratiolaceae are further lineages distinct from the Scrophulariaceae (Lamiales) Plant Biol. 7, 1-12.

Bartels D., Sunkar R. (2005) Link
Drought and salt tolerance in plants. Crit. Rev. Plant Sci. 24, 23-58.


Villalobos MA, Bartels D, Iturriaga G. (2004) Link
Stress tolerance and glucose insensitive phenotypes in Arabidopsis overexpressing the CpMYB10 transcription factor gene. Plant Physiol. 135 (1), 309-324.

Kirch HH, Bartels D, Wei Y, Schnable PS, Wood AJ. (2004) Link
The Aldehyde Dehydrogenase Gene Superfamily of Arabidopsis thaliana. Trends Plant Sci. 9 (8), 371-377.

Rodrigo MJ, Bockel C, Blervacq AS, Bartels D. (2004) Link
The novel gene CpEdi-9 from the resurrection plant C. plantagineum encodes a hydrophilic protein and is expressed in mature seeds as well as in response to dehydration in leaf phloem tissues. Planta 219 (4), 579-589.


Sunkar R, Bartels D, Kirch HH. (2003) Link
Overexpression of a stress-inducible aldehyde dehydrogenase gene from Arabidopsis thaliana in transgenic plants improves stress tolerance. The Plant J. 35 (4),452-464.


Ramanjulu S, Bartels D. (2002) Link
Drought- and desiccation-induced modulation of gene expression in plants. Plant Cell Environ. 25 (2), 141-151.

Hilbricht T, Salamini F, Bartels D. (2002) Link
CpR18, a novel SAP-domain plant transcription factor, binds to a promoter region necessary for ABA mediated expression of the CDeT27-45 gene from the resurrection plant Craterostigma plantagineum Hochst. Plant J. 31 (3), 293-303.

Deng X, Phillips J, Meijer AH, Salamini F, Bartels D. (2002) Link
Characterization of five novel dehydration-responsive homeodomain leucine zipper genes from the resurrection plant Craterostigma plantagineum. Plant Mol. Biol. 49 (6), 601-610.


Kirch, HH, Nair, A, Bartels, D. (2001) Link
Novel ABA- and dehydration-inducible aldehyde dehydrogenase genes isolated from the resurrection plant Craterostigma plantagineum and Arabidopsis thaliana. The Plant J. 28 (5), 555-567.

Ditzer A, Kirch HH, Nair A, Bartels D. (2001) Link
Molecular characterization of two alanine-rich Lea genes abundantly expressed in the resurrection plant C. plantagineum in response to osmotic stress and ABA. J. Plant Physiol. 158, 623-633.

Bartels D, Salamini F. (2001) Link
Desiccation tolerance in the resurrection plant Craterostigma plantagineum. A contribution to the study of drought tolerance at the molecular level. Plant Physiol. 127 (4), 1346-1353.


Frank W, Munnik T, Kerkmann K, Salamini F, Bartels D. (2000) Link
Water deficit triggers phospholipase D activity in the resurrection plant Craterostigma plantagineum. The Plant Cell 12, 111-123.

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