Günter Theissen

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Affiliation: Friedrich Schiller University
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The major clades of MADS-box genes and their role in the development and evolution of flowering plants
    Annette Becker
    Lehrstuhl fur Genetik, Friedrich Schiller Universitat Jena, Philosophenweg 12, D 07743 Jena, Germany
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 29:464-89. 2003
  2. doi request reprint Germline transformation of Shepherd's purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris) by the 'floral dip' method as a tool for evolutionary and developmental biology
    Conny Bartholmes
    Friedrich Schiller Universitat Jena, Lehrstuhl fur Genetik, Philosophenweg 12, D 07743 Jena, Germany
    Gene 409:11-9. 2008
  3. pmc A hitchhiker's guide to the MADS world of plants
    Lydia Gramzow
    Department of Genetics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Philosophenweg 12, D 07743 Jena, Germany
    Genome Biol 11:214. 2010
  4. pmc To be or not to be the odd one out--allele-specific transcription in pentaploid dogroses (Rosa L. sect. Caninae (DC.) Ser)
    Christiane M Ritz
    Department of Botany, Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz, Am Museum 1, D 02826 Görlitz, Germany
    BMC Plant Biol 11:37. 2011
  5. doi request reprint MADS about the evolution of orchid flowers
    Mariana Mondragon-Palomino
    Department of Genetics, Friedrich Schiller University, D 07743 Jena, Germany
    Trends Plant Sci 13:51-9. 2008
  6. pmc Molecular mechanisms underlying origin and diversification of the angiosperm flower
    Guenter Theissen
    Friedrich Schiller Universitaet Jena, Lehrstuhl fuer Genetik, Philosophenweg 12, D 07743 Jena, Germany
    Ann Bot 100:603-19. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint The proper place of hopeful monsters in evolutionary biology
    Günter Theissen
    Friedrich Schiller Universitat Jena, Lehrstuhl fur Genetik, Philosophenweg 12, D 07743 Jena, Germany
    Theory Biosci 124:349-69. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Birth, life and death of developmental control genes: new challenges for the homology concept
    Günter Theissen
    Friedrich Schiller Universitat Jena, Lehrstuhl fur Genetik, Philosophenweg 12, D 07743 Jena, Germany
    Theory Biosci 124:199-212. 2005
  9. doi request reprint Saltational evolution: hopeful monsters are here to stay
    Günter Theissen
    Department of Genetics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Jena, Germany
    Theory Biosci 128:43-51. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint MIKC-type MADS-domain proteins: structural modularity, protein interactions and network evolution in land plants
    Kerstin Kaufmann
    Friedrich Schiller Universitat Jena, Lehrstuhl fur Genetik, Philosophenweg 12, D 07743 Jena, Germany
    Gene 347:183-98. 2005

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  1. ncbi request reprint The major clades of MADS-box genes and their role in the development and evolution of flowering plants
    Annette Becker
    Lehrstuhl fur Genetik, Friedrich Schiller Universitat Jena, Philosophenweg 12, D 07743 Jena, Germany
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 29:464-89. 2003
    ..We put special emphasis on gene clades for which insights into their importance has rapidly increased just recently...
  2. doi request reprint Germline transformation of Shepherd's purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris) by the 'floral dip' method as a tool for evolutionary and developmental biology
    Conny Bartholmes
    Friedrich Schiller Universitat Jena, Lehrstuhl fur Genetik, Philosophenweg 12, D 07743 Jena, Germany
    Gene 409:11-9. 2008
    ..02-0.05% (v/v) Silwet L-77. Using Southern hybridisation, we confirmed the integration of the marker gene in the plant genome and the stable heredity of the introduced genes in the next generation...
  3. pmc A hitchhiker's guide to the MADS world of plants
    Lydia Gramzow
    Department of Genetics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Philosophenweg 12, D 07743 Jena, Germany
    Genome Biol 11:214. 2010
    ....
  4. pmc To be or not to be the odd one out--allele-specific transcription in pentaploid dogroses (Rosa L. sect. Caninae (DC.) Ser)
    Christiane M Ritz
    Department of Botany, Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz, Am Museum 1, D 02826 Görlitz, Germany
    BMC Plant Biol 11:37. 2011
    ....
  5. doi request reprint MADS about the evolution of orchid flowers
    Mariana Mondragon-Palomino
    Department of Genetics, Friedrich Schiller University, D 07743 Jena, Germany
    Trends Plant Sci 13:51-9. 2008
    ....
  6. pmc Molecular mechanisms underlying origin and diversification of the angiosperm flower
    Guenter Theissen
    Friedrich Schiller Universitaet Jena, Lehrstuhl fuer Genetik, Philosophenweg 12, D 07743 Jena, Germany
    Ann Bot 100:603-19. 2007
    ..These models explain how the identity of the different types of floral organs is specified during flower development by homeotic selector genes encoding transcription factors...
  7. ncbi request reprint The proper place of hopeful monsters in evolutionary biology
    Günter Theissen
    Friedrich Schiller Universitat Jena, Lehrstuhl fur Genetik, Philosophenweg 12, D 07743 Jena, Germany
    Theory Biosci 124:349-69. 2006
    ..Studying the fitness of candidate hopeful monsters (suitable mutants with profound phenotype) in natural habitats thus remains a considerable challenge for the future...
  8. ncbi request reprint Birth, life and death of developmental control genes: new challenges for the homology concept
    Günter Theissen
    Friedrich Schiller Universitat Jena, Lehrstuhl fur Genetik, Philosophenweg 12, D 07743 Jena, Germany
    Theory Biosci 124:199-212. 2005
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Saltational evolution: hopeful monsters are here to stay
    Günter Theissen
    Department of Genetics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Jena, Germany
    Theory Biosci 128:43-51. 2009
    ..In conclusion I argue that the complete dismissal of saltational evolution is a major historical error of evolutionary biology tracing back to Darwin that needs to be rectified...
  10. ncbi request reprint MIKC-type MADS-domain proteins: structural modularity, protein interactions and network evolution in land plants
    Kerstin Kaufmann
    Friedrich Schiller Universitat Jena, Lehrstuhl fur Genetik, Philosophenweg 12, D 07743 Jena, Germany
    Gene 347:183-98. 2005
    ..Investigating the evolution of MIKC-type genes may thus help to better understand origin and diversification of gene regulatory networks...
  11. pmc Developmental robustness by obligate interaction of class B floral homeotic genes and proteins
    Thorsten Lenser
    Department of Computer Science, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany
    PLoS Comput Biol 5:e1000264. 2009
    ..This finding strongly corroborates the view that the appearance of this regulatory mechanism during angiosperm phylogeny led to a canalization of flower development and evolution...
  12. doi request reprint Conserved differential expression of paralogous DEFICIENS- and GLOBOSA-like MADS-box genes in the flowers of Orchidaceae: refining the 'orchid code'
    Mariana Mondragon-Palomino
    Department of Genetics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Philosophenweg 12, 07743 Jena, Germany
    Plant J 66:1008-19. 2011
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  13. doi request reprint The naked and the dead: the ABCs of gymnosperm reproduction and the origin of the angiosperm flower
    Rainer Melzer
    Department of Genetics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Philosophenweg 12, D 07743 Jena, Germany
    Semin Cell Dev Biol 21:118-28. 2010
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  14. pmc The class E floral homeotic protein SEPALLATA3 is sufficient to loop DNA in 'floral quartet'-like complexes in vitro
    Rainer Melzer
    Department of Genetics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Jena, Germany
    Nucleic Acids Res 37:144-57. 2009
    ..Our findings further suggest that the spacing and phasing of CArG boxes are important parameters in the molecular mechanism by which floral homeotic proteins achieve target gene specificity...
  15. doi request reprint Floral visitation and reproductive traits of Stamenoid petals, a naturally occurring floral homeotic variant of Capsella bursa-pastoris (Brassicaceae)
    Janine Ziermann
    Lehrstuhl fur Genetik, Friedrich Schiller Universitat, Philosophenweg 12, 07743, Jena, Germany
    Planta 230:1239-49. 2009
    ..In contrast, flower structure and floral visitation are only of minor importance, possibly because C. bursa-pastoris is mainly self-pollinating...
  16. pmc Positive selection and ancient duplications in the evolution of class B floral homeotic genes of orchids and grasses
    Mariana Mondragon-Palomino
    Department of Genetics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Jena, Germany
    BMC Evol Biol 9:81. 2009
    ..In orchids, however, the number and pattern of expression of class B-like genes have greatly diverged...
  17. pmc A double-flowered variety of lesser periwinkle (Vinca minor fl. pl.) that has persisted in the wild for more than 160 years
    Yong qiang Wang
    Department of Genetics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Philosophenweg 12, D 07743 Jena, Germany
    Ann Bot 107:1445-52. 2011
    ..To assess the merits of this plant as a new model system for investigations on the evolutionary potential of double-flowered varieties we explored the morphological details and distribution of the mutant phenotype...
  18. doi request reprint MADS and more: transcription factors that shape the plant
    Rainer Melzer
    Department of Genetics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Jena, Germany
    Methods Mol Biol 754:3-18. 2011
    ..Common themes as well as interesting differences between these "molecular architects of plant body plans" will become apparent...
  19. pmc Reconstitution of 'floral quartets' in vitro involving class B and class E floral homeotic proteins
    Rainer Melzer
    Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Department of Genetics, Philosophenweg 12, D 07743 Jena, Germany
    Nucleic Acids Res 37:2723-36. 2009
    ..Based on these findings we propose a mechanism of how target gene specificity might be achieved at the level of floral quartet stability...
  20. doi request reprint Molecular interactions of orthologues of floral homeotic proteins from the gymnosperm Gnetum gnemon provide a clue to the evolutionary origin of 'floral quartets'
    Yong qiang Wang
    Department of Genetics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Philosophenweg 12, Jena, Germany
    Plant J 64:177-90. 2010
    ..Our findings suggest that the evolutionary origin of floral quartet formation is based on the interaction of different DNA-bound homodimers, does not depend on class E proteins, and predates the origin of angiosperms...
  21. pmc Why are orchid flowers so diverse? Reduction of evolutionary constraints by paralogues of class B floral homeotic genes
    Mariana Mondragon-Palomino
    Department of Genetics, Friedrich Schiller University, D 07743 Jena, Germany
    Ann Bot 104:583-94. 2009
    ..We recently published a theory, the 'orchid code', maintaining that the identity of the different perianth organs is specified by the combinatorial interaction of four DEF-like MADS-box genes with other floral homeotic genes...
  22. ncbi request reprint Catching a 'hopeful monster': shepherd's purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris) as a model system to study the evolution of flower development
    Maren Hintz
    Friedrich Schiller Universitat Jena, Lehrstuhl fur Genetik, Philosophenweg 12, D 07743 Jena, Germany
    J Exp Bot 57:3531-42. 2006
    ..Hence, Capsella provides great opportunities to investigate the evolution of flower development from molecular developmental genetics to field ecology and biogeography, and from morphological refinements to major structural transitions...
  23. ncbi request reprint Secret life of genes
    Günter Theissen
    Genetics Lehrstuhl, Friedrich Schiller University, Philosophenweg 12, D 07743 Jena, Germany
    Nature 415:741. 2002
  24. doi request reprint On the origin of MADS-domain transcription factors
    Lydia Gramzow
    Department of Genetics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, D 07743 Jena, Germany
    Trends Genet 26:149-53. 2010
    ..Furthermore, we provide evidence that gene duplication occurred in the lineage that led to the MRCA of extant eukaryotes, giving rise to SRF-like and MEF2-like MADS-box genes...
  25. ncbi request reprint Mutant analysis, protein-protein interactions and subcellular localization of the Arabidopsis B sister (ABS) protein
    Kerstin Kaufmann
    Lehrstuhl fur Genetik, Friedrich Schiller Universitat Jena, Philosophenweg 12, 07743 Jena, Germany
    Mol Genet Genomics 274:103-18. 2005
    ..Thus the evolutionary developmental genetics of B(sister) genes can probably only be understood as part of a complex and redundant gene network that may govern ovule formation in a conserved manner, which has yet to be fully explored...
  26. doi request reprint SplamiR--prediction of spliced miRNAs in plants
    Christoph J Thieme
    Department of Genetics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Philosophenweg 12, Jena, Germany
    Bioinformatics 27:1215-23. 2011
    ..Recently, miRNA genes have been discovered, whose primary transcripts are spliced and which cannot be predicted directly from genomic sequence. Hence, more sophisticated programs for the detection of spliced miRNAs are required...