TRR 175 The Green Hub - Central Coordinator of Acclimation in Plants

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Guan L, Denkert N, Eisa A, Lehmann M, Sjuts I, Weiberg A, Soll J, Meinecke M, and Schwenkert S (2019) JASSY, a chloroplast outer membrane protein required for jasmonate biosynthesis. PNAS,

Espinoza-Corral R, Heinz S, Klingl A, Jahns P, Lehmann M, Meurer J, Nickelsen J, Soll J, Schwenkert S. (2019) Plastoglobular protein 18 is involved in chloroplast function and thylakoid formation. J Exp Bot., doi: 10.1093/jxb/erz177

Arif MA, Hiß M, Tomek M, Busch HS, Meyberg R, Tintelnot S, Reski R, Rensing SA, and Frank W, (2019) ABA-induced vegetative diaspore formation in Physcomitrella patens. Front. Plant Sci. [in press]

Zhao Q, Zhang X, Sommer F, Ta N, Wang N, Schroda M, Cong Y, and Liu C (2019) Hetero-oligomeric CPN60 resembles highly symmetric group I chaperonin structure revealed by Cryo-EM. Plant J. [in press]

Mechela A, Schwenkert S, Soll J (2019) A brief history of thylakoid biogenesis. Open Biol. 9, 1

Schmid LM, Ohler L, Möhlmann T, Brachmann A, Muiño JM, Leister D, Meurer J, Manavski N (2019) PUMPKIN, the Sole Plastid UMP Kinase, Associates with Group II Introns and Alters Their Metabolism. Plant Physiol. 179, 248-264.

Ji D, Manavski N, Meurer J, Zhang L, Chi W (2019) Regulated Chloroplast Transcription Termination. Biochim Biophys Acta Bioenerg. 1860, 69-77.

Trösch R, Willmund F (2019) The conserved theme of ribosome hibernation from bacteria to chloroplast of plants
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Rohr M, Ries F, Herkt C, Gotsmann VL, Westrich LD, Gries K, Trösch R, Christmann J, Chaux F, Jung M, Zimmer D, Mühlhaus T, Sommer FK, Schroda M, Keller S, Möhlmann T, Willmund F (2019) The role of plastidic trigger factor serving protein biogenesis in green algae and land plants. Plant Physiol.  [in press]

Xu D, Marino G, Klingl A, Enderle B, Monte E, Kurth J, Hiltbrunner A, Leister D, Kleine T (2019) Extrachloroplastic PP7L functions in chloroplast development and abiotic stress tolerance. Plant Physiol. [in press]

Leister D (2019) Thawing out frozen metabolic accidents. BMC Biol. 17, 8.

Leister D (2019) Piecing the Puzzle Together: The Central Role of Reactive Oxygen Species and Redox Hubs in Chloroplast Retrograde Signaling. Antioxid Redox Signal. 30, 1206-1219.

Kacprzak SM, Mochizuki N, Naranjo B, Xu D, Leister D, Kleine T, Okamoto H, Terry MJ (2019) Plastid-to-Nucleus Retrograde Signalling during Chloroplast Biogenesis Does Not Require ABI4. Plant Physiol. 179, 18-23.


Qu Y, Legen J, Arndt J, Henkel S, Hoppe G, Thieme C, Ranzini G, Muino JM, Weihe A, Ohler U, Weber G, Ostersetzer O, Schmitz-Linneweber C (2018) Ectopic Transplastomic Expression of a Synthetic MatK Gene Leads to Cotyledon-Specific Leaf Variegation. Front Plant Sci. 9, 1453.

Crozet P, Navarro FJ, Willmund F, Mehrshahi P, Bakowski K, Lauersen KJ, Pérez-Pérez ME, Auroy P, Gorchs Rovira A, Sauret-Gueto S, Niemeyer J, Spaniol B, Theis J, Trösch R, Westrich LD, Vavitsas K, Baier T, Hübner W, de Carpentier F, Cassarini M, Danon A, Henri J, Marchand CH, de Mia M, Sarkissian K, Baulcombe DC, Peltier G, Crespo JL, Kruse O, Jensen PE, Schroda M, Smith AG, Lemaire SD (2018) Birth of a Photosynthetic Chassis: A MoClo Toolkit Enabling Synthetic Biology in the Microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. ACS Synth Biol. 7, 2074-2086. 

Leister D (2018) Genetic engineering, synthetic biology and the light reactions of photosynthesis. Plant Physiol.  [in press]

Leister D (2018) Experimental evolution in photoautotrophic microorganisms as a means of enhancing chloroplast functions. Essays Biochem. 62, 77-84.

Pribil M, Sandoval-Ibáñez O, Xu W, Sharma A, Labs M, Liu Q, Galgenmüller C, Schneider T, Wessels M, Matsubara S, Jansson S, Wanner G, Leister D (2018) Fine-Tuning of Photosynthesis Requires CURVATURE THYLAKOID1-Mediated Thylakoid Plasticity. Plant Physiol. 176, 2351-2364.

Gawroński P, Jensen PE, Karpiński S, Leister D, Scharff LB (2018) Pausing of Chloroplast Ribosomes Is Induced by Multiple Features and Is Linked to the Assembly of Photosynthetic Complexes. Plant Physiol. 176, 2557-2569.

Pulido P, Leister D (2018) Novel DNAJ-related proteins in Arabidopsis thaliana. New Phytol. 217, 480-490.

Manavski N, Schmid LM, Meurer J.(2018) RNA-stabilization factors in chloroplasts of vascular plants. Essays Biochem. 62, 51-64.

Rojas M, Ruwe H, Miranda RG, Zoschke R, Hase N, Schmitz-Linneweber C, Barkan A (2018) Unexpected functional versatility of the pentatricopeptide repeat proteins PGR3, PPR5 and PPR10. Nucleic Acids Res 46, 10448-10459.

Ruwe H, Gutmann B, Schmitz-Linneweber C, Small I, Kindgren P (2018) The E domain of CRR2 participates in sequence-specific recognition of RNA in plastids. New Phytol.  [in press]

Zoschke R, Bock R (2018) Chloroplast translation: structural and functional organization, operational control and regulation. Plant Cell 30, 745-770.

Zhang Y, Zhang Y, McFarlane HE, Obata T, Richter AS, Lohse M, Grimm B, Persson S, Fernie AR, Giavalisco P (2018) Inhibition of TOR Represses Nutrient Consumption, Which Improves Greening after Extended Periods of Etiolation. Plant Physiol. 178, 101-117.

Richter AS, Pérez-Ruiz JM, Cejudo FJ, Grimm B (2018) Redox-control of chlorophyll biosynthesis mainly depends on thioredoxins  FEBS Lett. 592, 3111-3115.

Zimmer D, Schneider K, Sommer F, Schroda M, Mühlhaus T (2018) Artificial intelligence understands peptide observability and assists with absolute protein quantification. Front. Plant Sci. 13, 1559

Paieri F, Tadini L, Manavski N, Kleine T, Ferrari R, Morandini P, Pesaresi P, Meurer J, Leister D (2018) The DEAD-box RNA Helicase RH50 Is a 23S-4.5S rRNA Maturation Factor that Functionally Overlaps with the Plastid Signaling Factor GUN1. Plant Physiol. 176, 634-648.

Trösch R, Barahimipour R, Gao Y, Badillo-Corona JA, Gotsmann VL, Zimmer D, Mühlhaus T, Zoschke R, Willmund F (2018) Commonalities and differences of chloroplast translation in a green alga and land plants. Nat Plants 4, 564-575.

Arif MA, Alseekh S, Harb J, Fernie A, and Frank W (2018) Abscisic acid, cold and salt stimulate conserved metabolic regulation in the moss Physcomitrella patens. Plant Biol 20, 1014-1022.

Patzke K, Prananingrum P, Klemens PAW, Trentman O, Rodriques CM, Keller I, Fernie AR, Geigenberger P, Bölter B, Lehmann M, Schmitz-Esser S, Pommerrenig B, Haferkamp I, Neuhaus HE (2018) The Plastidic Sugar Transporter pSuT Influences Flowering and Affects Cold Responses. Plant Physiol. 179, 569-587.

Pommerrening B, Ludewig F, Cvetkovic J, Trentmann O, Klemens PAW, Neuhaus HE (2018) In Concert: Orchestrated Changes in Carbohydrate Homeostasis Are Critical for Plant Abiotic Stress Tolerance. Plant Cell Physiol. 59, 1290-1299.

Hammel A, Zimmer D, Sommer F, Mühlhaus T, and Schroda, M (2018) Absolute Quantification of Major Photosynthetic Protein Complexes in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii Using Quantification Concatamers (QconCATs). Frontiers Plant Sci 9, 1265.

Janowski M, Zoschke R, Scharff L, Martinez Jaime S, Ferrari C, Proost S, Ng Wei Xiong J, Omranian N, Musialak-Lange M, Nikoloski Z, Graf A, Schöttler MA, Sampathkumar A, Vaid N, Mutwil M (2018) AtRsgA from Arabidopsis thaliana is important for maturation of the small subunit of the chloroplast ribosome. Plant J. 2,404-420.

Bölter B (2018) En route into chloroplasts: preproteins' way home. Photosynth Res. 138, 263-275.

Law Y-S, Ngan L, Yan J, Kwok LY., Sun Y, Cheng S, Schwenkert S and Lim BL (2018) Multiple Kinases Can Phosphorylate the N-Terminal Sequences of Mitochondrial Proteins in Arabidopsis thaliana. Front. Plant Sci. 9, 982.

Bölter, B, Seiler, F, Soll, J (2018) Analysis of Arabidopsis thaliana Growth Behavior in Different Light Qualities. J. Vis. Exp. 132, e57152.

Schwenkert S, Dittmer S, Soll J (2018) Structural components involved in plastid protein import. Essays Biochem. 62, 65-75.

Pulido P, Zagari N, Manavski N, Gawronski P, Matthes A, Scharff LB, Meurer J, Leister D (2018) CHLOROPLAST RIBOSOME ASSOCIATED Supports Translation under Stress and Interacts with the Ribosomal 30S Subunit. Plant Physiol. 177, 1539-1554.

Patil M, Seifert S, Seiler F, Soll J and Schwenkert S (2018) FZL is Primarily Localized to the Inner Chloroplast Membrane however Influences Thylakoid Maintenance. Plant Mol Biol. 97,421–433.

Chen YE, Yuan S, Lezhneva L, Meurer J, Schwenkert S, Mamedov F, Schroder WP (2018) The Low Molecular Mass Photosystem II Protein PsbTn is Important for Light Acclimation.  Plant Physiol. [in press]


Teubner M, Fuß J, Kühn K, Krause K, Schmitz-Linneweber C (2017) The RNA recognition motif protein CP33A is a global ligand of chloroplast mRNAs and is essential for plastid biogenesis and plant development. Plant J. 89,472-485.

Thormählen I, Zupok A, Rescher J, Leger J, Weissenberger S, Groysman J, Orwat A, Chatel-Innocenti G, Issakidis-Bourguet E, Armbruster U, Geigenberger P (2017) Thioredoxins play a crucial role in dynamic acclimation of photosynthesis in fluctuating light. Mol Plant. 10, 168-182.

Sjuts I, Soll J, Bölter B (2017) Import of soluble proteins into chloroplasts and potential regulatory mechanisms Front Plant Sci. 8, 168.

Geigenberger P, Thormählen I, Daloso DM, Fernie AR (2017) The unprecedented versatility of the plant‎ thioredoxin system. Trends Plant Sci. 22, 249-262.

Xu D, Leister D, Kleine T (2017) Arabidopsis thaliana mTERF10 and mTERF11, but not mTERF12, are involved in the response to salt stress. Front Plant Sci. 14, 1213.

Leister D, Wang L, Kleine T (2017) Organellar Gene Expression and Acclimation of Plants to Environmental Stress Front Plant Sci. 8, 387.

Dann M, Leister D (2017) Enhancing (crop) plant photosynthesis by introducing novel genetic diversity. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 372, 1730.

Alagna F, Bellucci M, Leister D, Pompa A (2017) Editorial: Plastid Proteostasis: Relevance of Transcription, Translation, and Post-translational Modifications. Front Plant Sci. 8, 1759.

Zagari N, Sandoval-Ibañez O, Sandal N, Su J, Rodriguez-Concepcion M, Stougaard J, Pribil M, Leister D, Pulido P (2017) SNOWY COTYLEDON 2 Promotes Chloroplast Development and Has a Role in Leaf Variegation in Both Lotus japonicus and Arabidopsis thaliana. Mol Plant. 10, 721-734.

Ferrando A, Castellano MM, Lisón P, Leister D, Stepanova AN, Hanson J (2017) Editorial: Relevance of Translational Regulation on Plant Growth and Environmental Responses. Front Plant Sci. 8,2170.

Ojeda V, Pérez-Ruiz JM, González MC, Nájera VA, Sahrawy M, Serrato AJ, Geigenberger P, Cejudo FJ (2017) NADPH thioredoxin reductase C and thioredoxins act concertedly in seedling development. Plant Physiol. 174, 1436-1448.

Legen J, Schmitz-Linneweber C (2017) Stable Membrane-Association of mRNAs in Etiolated, Greening and Mature Plastids. Int J. Mol. Sci. 18, E1881.

Rütgers M, Muranaka LS, Mühlhaus T, Sommer F, Thoms S, Schurig J, Willmund F, Schulz-Raffelt M, Schroda M (2017) Substrates of the chloroplast small heat shock proteins 22E/F point to thermolability as a regulative switch for heat acclimation in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Plant Mol Biol. 95, 579-591.

Ries F, Carius Y, Rohr M, Gries K, Keller S, Lancaster CRD, Willmund F (2017) Structural and molecular comparison of bacterial and eukaryotic trigger factors. Sci Rep. 6, 10680

Rütgers M, Muranaka LS, Schulz-Raffelt M, Thoms S, Schurig J, Willmund F, Schroda M. Not changes in membrane fluidity but proteotoxic stress triggers heat shock protein expression in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (2017) Plant Cell Environ. 40, 2987-3001.

Smaczniak C, Muiño JM, Chen D, Angenent GC, Kaufmann K (2017) Differences in DNA Binding Specificity of Floral Homeotic Protein Complexes Predict Organ-Specific Target Genes. Plant Cell. 29, 1822-1835.

Zoschke R, Chotewutmontri P, Barkan A (2017) Translation and Co-translational Membrane Engagement of Plastid-encoded Chlorophyll-binding Proteins Are Not Influenced by Chlorophyll Availability in Maize. Front Plant Sci. 28, 385.

Scharff LB, Ehrnthaler M, Janowski M, Childs LH, Hasse C, Gremmels J, Ruf S, Zoschke R, Bock R. Shine-Dalgarno (2017)  Sequences Play an Essential Role in the Translation of Plastid mRNAs in Tobacco. Plant Cell. 29, 3085-3101.

Seiler F, Soll J, Bölter B (2017) Comparative Phenotypical and Molecular Analyses of Arabidopsis Grown under Fluorescent and LED Light, Plants 6, E24

Meurer J, Schmid LM, Stoppel R, Leister D, Brachmann A, Manavski N (2017) PALE CRESS binds to plastid RNAs and facilitates the biogenesis of the 50S ribosomal subunit. Plant J. 92, 400-413.


Bölter B, Soll J Ycf1/Tic214 (2016) Is Not Essential for the Accumulation of Plastid Proteins. Mol Plant. 10, 219-221.

Bohne AV, Nickelsen J (2016) Metabolic control of chloroplast gene expression – an emerging theme. Mol Plant. 10, 1-3.

Leister D (2016) Photosynthesis: Complex flexibilities. Nat Plants. 2, 16135.

Richter AS, Hochheuser C, Fufezan C, Heinze L, Kuhnert F, Grimm B (2016) Phosphorylation of GENOMES UNCOUPLED 4 Alters Stimulation of Mg Chelatase Activity in Angiosperms. Plant Physiol. 172, 1578-1595.