Ulrich Kutschera

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Affiliation: University of Kassel
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi request reprint From Darwinism to evolutionary biology
    U Kutschera
    Science 321:1157-8. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Leeches of the genus Helobdella as model organisms for Evo-Devo studies
    Ulrich Kutschera
    Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 94720 3200, USA
    Theory Biosci 134:93-104. 2015
  3. doi request reprint Phototropic solar tracking in sunflower plants: an integrative perspective
    Ulrich Kutschera
    Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Ann Bot 117:1-8. 2016
  4. doi request reprint Growth-limiting proteins in maize coleoptiles and the auxin-brassinosteroid hypothesis of mesocotyl elongation
    Ulrich Kutschera
    Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford, CA, 94305, USA
    Protoplasma 253:3-14. 2016
  5. doi request reprint Metabolic scaling theory in plant biology and the three oxygen paradoxa of aerobic life
    Ulrich Kutschera
    Institute of Biology, University of Kassel, Heinrich Plett Str 40, 34132, Kassel, Germany
    Theory Biosci 132:277-88. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Alfred Russel Wallace and the destruction of island life: the Iguana tragedy
    Ulrich Kutschera
    Institute of Biology, University of Kassel, Heinrich Plett Str 40, 34132, Kassel, Germany
    Theory Biosci 132:259-65. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913): the forgotten co-founder of the Neo-Darwinian theory of biological evolution
    Ulrich Kutschera
    Institute of Biology, University of Kassel, Heinrich Plett Str 40, 34132, Kassel, Germany
    Theory Biosci 132:207-14. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Cell division and turgor-driven stem elongation in juvenile plants: a synthesis
    Ulrich Kutschera
    Institute of Biology, University of Kassel, Heinrich Plett Str 40, D 34132 Kassel, Germany
    Plant Sci 207:45-56. 2013
  9. ncbi request reprint Organ-specific rates of cellular respiration in developing sunflower seedlings and their bearing on metabolic scaling theory
    Ulrich Kutschera
    Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Protoplasma 249:1049-57. 2012
  10. pmc Brassinosteroid action in flowering plants: a Darwinian perspective
    Ulrich Kutschera
    Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    J Exp Bot 63:3511-22. 2012

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Publications50

  1. doi request reprint From Darwinism to evolutionary biology
    U Kutschera
    Science 321:1157-8. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Leeches of the genus Helobdella as model organisms for Evo-Devo studies
    Ulrich Kutschera
    Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 94720 3200, USA
    Theory Biosci 134:93-104. 2015
    ..Finally, we provide an updated scheme illustrating the unique germ line/soma-differentiation during early development and speculate on the mechanisms of sympatric speciation in this group of aquatic annelids. ..
  3. doi request reprint Phototropic solar tracking in sunflower plants: an integrative perspective
    Ulrich Kutschera
    Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Ann Bot 117:1-8. 2016
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  4. doi request reprint Growth-limiting proteins in maize coleoptiles and the auxin-brassinosteroid hypothesis of mesocotyl elongation
    Ulrich Kutschera
    Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford, CA, 94305, USA
    Protoplasma 253:3-14. 2016
    ..However, the biochemical key processes that regulate the IAA/BR-mediated loosening of the expansion-limiting epidermal wall(s) have not yet been elucidated. ..
  5. doi request reprint Metabolic scaling theory in plant biology and the three oxygen paradoxa of aerobic life
    Ulrich Kutschera
    Institute of Biology, University of Kassel, Heinrich Plett Str 40, 34132, Kassel, Germany
    Theory Biosci 132:277-88. 2013
    ..maize). Finally, we analyze the occurrence of reactive oxygen species (ROS) as destructive by-products of cellular metabolism, and discuss the three "O2-paradoxa" with reference to A. R. Wallace's speculations on "design in nature". ..
  6. doi request reprint Alfred Russel Wallace and the destruction of island life: the Iguana tragedy
    Ulrich Kutschera
    Institute of Biology, University of Kassel, Heinrich Plett Str 40, 34132, Kassel, Germany
    Theory Biosci 132:259-65. 2013
    ..We conclude that Wallace was correct in his prediction that, because of human activities, numerous species of animals and plants will be driven to extinction, notably on islands. ..
  7. doi request reprint Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913): the forgotten co-founder of the Neo-Darwinian theory of biological evolution
    Ulrich Kutschera
    Institute of Biology, University of Kassel, Heinrich Plett Str 40, 34132, Kassel, Germany
    Theory Biosci 132:207-14. 2013
    ..However, since Wallace believed in atheistic spiritualism and mixed up scientific facts and supernatural speculations in some of his writings, he remains a controversial figure in the history of biology. ..
  8. doi request reprint Cell division and turgor-driven stem elongation in juvenile plants: a synthesis
    Ulrich Kutschera
    Institute of Biology, University of Kassel, Heinrich Plett Str 40, D 34132 Kassel, Germany
    Plant Sci 207:45-56. 2013
    ..Based on these data, we present an integrative model of axial elongation in developing seedlings of dicotyledonous plants and discuss open questions...
  9. ncbi request reprint Organ-specific rates of cellular respiration in developing sunflower seedlings and their bearing on metabolic scaling theory
    Ulrich Kutschera
    Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Protoplasma 249:1049-57. 2012
    ..In plants, this rule may reflect scaling phenomena at the level of the metabolically active protoplasmic contents of the cells...
  10. pmc Brassinosteroid action in flowering plants: a Darwinian perspective
    Ulrich Kutschera
    Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    J Exp Bot 63:3511-22. 2012
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  11. ncbi request reprint The Hirudo medicinalis species complex
    U Kutschera
    Institute of Biology, University of Kassel, Heinrich Plett Str 40, 34109, Kassel, Germany
    Naturwissenschaften 99:433-4. 2012
    ..verbana is polymorphic...
  12. doi request reprint Root phototropism: from dogma to the mechanism of blue light perception
    Ulrich Kutschera
    Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Planta 235:443-52. 2012
    ..Open questions and possible research agendas for the future are summarized...
  13. pmc From the scala naturae to the symbiogenetic and dynamic tree of life
    Ulrich Kutschera
    Institute of Biology, University of Kassel, Heinrich Plett Str, 40, D 34109 Kassel, Germany
    Biol Direct 6:33. 2011
    ..In this article I propose a tree-like "symbiogenesis, natural selection, and dynamic Earth (synade)-model" of macroevolution that is based on these novel facts and data...
  14. pmc Ontogenetic changes in the scaling of cellular respiration with respect to size among sunflower seedlings
    U Kutschera
    Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford, CA, USA
    Plant Signal Behav 6:72-6. 2011
    ..e., scanning- and transmission electron micrographs), draw attention to the need to measure R of developing plants in a tissue- or organ-specific context...
  15. doi request reprint Evolutionary plant physiology: Charles Darwin's forgotten synthesis
    Ulrich Kutschera
    Institute of Biology, University of Kassel, Heinrich Plett Str 40, 34109, Kassel, Germany
    Naturwissenschaften 96:1339-54. 2009
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  16. doi request reprint Charles Darwin's Origin of Species, directional selection, and the evolutionary sciences today
    Ulrich Kutschera
    Institute of Biology, University of Kassel, Heinrich Plett Str 40, 34109, Kassel, Germany
    Naturwissenschaften 96:1247-63. 2009
    ..Eubacteria, Archaea, and Cyanobacteria are, together with eukaryotic microorganisms (marine phytoplankton, etc.), the hidden "winners" in the Darwinian struggle for existence in nature...
  17. doi request reprint Symbiogenesis, natural selection, and the dynamic Earth
    U Kutschera
    Institute of Biology, University of Kassel, Heinrich Plett Strasse 40, 34109 Kassel, Germany
    Theory Biosci 128:191-203. 2009
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  18. doi request reprint Macroevolution via secondary endosymbiosis: a Neo-Goldschmidtian view of unicellular hopeful monsters and Darwin's primordial intermediate form
    U Kutschera
    Institute of Biology, University of Kassel, Heinrich Plett Strasse 40, 34109, Kassel, Germany
    Theory Biosci 127:277-89. 2008
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  19. ncbi request reprint Growth in liverworts of the Marchantiales is promoted by epiphytic methylobacteria
    U Kutschera
    Institut fur Biologie, Universitat Kassel, Germany
    Naturwissenschaften 92:347-9. 2005
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  20. pmc The growing outer epidermal wall: design and physiological role of a composite structure
    U Kutschera
    Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution, 260 Panama Street, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Ann Bot 101:615-21. 2008
    ..The role of the epidermis in the control of stem elongation is described with special reference to the outer epidermal wall (OEW), which forms a 'tensile skin'...
  21. ncbi request reprint The epidermal-growth-control theory of stem elongation: an old and a new perspective
    U Kutschera
    Institute of Biology, University of Kassel, Heinrich Plett Str 40, D 34109 Kassel, Germany
    J Plant Physiol 164:1395-409. 2007
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  22. ncbi request reprint The European land leech: biology and DNA-based taxonomy of a rare species that is threatened by climate warming
    U Kutschera
    Institute of Biology, University of Kassel, Heinrich Plett Strasse 40, Kassel, Germany
    Naturwissenschaften 94:967-74. 2007
    ..lecomtei lives. We suggest that human-induced climate change without apparent habitat destruction can lead to the extinction of populations of cold-adapted species that have a low colonization ability...
  23. doi request reprint From Charles Darwin's botanical country-house studies to modern plant biology
    U Kutschera
    Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Plant Biol (Stuttg) 11:785-95. 2009
    ..Finally, we describe the establishment of the scientific discipline of Plant Biology that took place in the USA 80 years ago, and define this area of research with respect to Darwin's work on botany and the physiology of higher plants...
  24. ncbi request reprint The biophysical basis of cell elongation and organ maturation in coleoptiles of rye seedlings: implications for shoot development
    U Kutschera
    Institut fur Biologie, Universitat Kassel, Kassel, Germany
    Plant Biol (Stuttg) 6:158-64. 2004
    ..It is concluded that, during the first week of seedling development, the pierced, metabolically active coleoptile fulfills an essential function as an elastic basal tube for the juvenile shoot...
  25. ncbi request reprint The modern theory of biological evolution: an expanded synthesis
    Ulrich Kutschera
    Institut fur Biologie, Universitat Kassel, Heinrich Plett Strasse 40, 34109 Kassel, Germany
    Naturwissenschaften 91:255-76. 2004
    ..These sub-theories require continued elaboration, particularly in light of molecular biology, to answer open-ended questions concerning the mechanisms of evolution in all five kingdoms of life...
  26. ncbi request reprint Endosymbiosis, cell evolution, and speciation
    U Kutschera
    Institut fur Biologie, Universitat Kassel, Heinrich Plett Str 40, 34109 Kassel, Germany
    Theory Biosci 124:1-24. 2005
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  27. ncbi request reprint Cluster formation in liverwort-associated methylobacteria and its implications
    U Kutschera
    Institut fur Biologie, Universitat Kassel, Heinrich Plett Str 40, 34109, Kassel, Germany
    Naturwissenschaften 94:687-92. 2007
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  28. ncbi request reprint Photosynthesis research on yellowtops: macroevolution in progress
    U Kutschera
    Institut fur Biologie, Universitat Kassel, Heinrich Plett Str 40, 34109 Kassel, Germany
    Theory Biosci 125:81-92. 2007
    ..We conclude with comments relevant to the current Intelligent Design debate...
  29. ncbi request reprint Plant development in the absence of epiphytic microorganisms
    U Kutschera
    FB 19 Pflanzenphysiologie, Universitat Kassel, Germany
    Naturwissenschaften 89:319-21. 2002
    ..We conclude that epiphytes in the above-ground phytosphere are not necessary for the development of the sunflower seedling...
  30. doi request reprint Methylotrophic bacteria on the surfaces of field-grown sunflower plants: a biogeographic perspective
    S Schauer
    Institute of Biology, University of Kassel, Heinrich Plett Str 40, 34109 Kassel, Germany
    Theory Biosci 127:23-9. 2008
    ..We document that in sedentary colonies extracellular polymers are secreted. However, flagella, which were observed in single cells maintained in liquid cultures, are absent in these bacterial aggregates...
  31. pmc Blue light-induced proteomic changes in etiolated Arabidopsis seedlings
    Zhiping Deng
    Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford, California 94305, United States
    J Proteome Res 13:2524-33. 2014
    ..Blue light caused ubiquitination of phot1, and K526 of phot1 was identified as a putative ubiquitination site. Our study indicates that post-translational modification of phot1 is more complex than previously reported. ..
  32. doi request reprint Amphimixis and the individual in evolving populations: does Weismann's Doctrine apply to all, most or a few organisms?
    Karl J Niklas
    Department of Plant Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 14893, USA
    Naturwissenschaften 101:357-72. 2014
    ..This feature was largely ignored during the formulation of the synthetic theory of biological evolution and its subsequent elaborations...
  33. doi request reprint The evolution of the land plant life cycle
    Karl J Niklas
    Department of Plant Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    New Phytol 185:27-41. 2010
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  34. pmc Plant development, auxin, and the subsystem incompleteness theorem
    Karl J Niklas
    Department of Plant Biology, Cornell University Ithaca, NY, USA
    Front Plant Sci 3:37. 2012
    ..Indeed, a whole-organism perspective is required to understand even the most simple morphogenetic process, because, when isolated, every biological signal-activated subsystem is morphogenetically ineffective...
  35. ncbi request reprint Moss-associated methylobacteria as phytosymbionts: an experimental study
    M Hornschuh
    Institut fur Biologie, Universitat Kassel, Heinrich Plett Str 40, 34109, Kassel, Germany
    Naturwissenschaften 93:480-6. 2006
    ..Our results support the hypothesis that the development of Funaria protonemata is promoted by beneficial phytohormone-producing methylobacteria, which can be classified as phytosymbionts...
  36. doi request reprint In the shadow of Darwin: Anton de Bary's origin of myxomycetology and a molecular phylogeny of the plasmodial slime molds
    T Hoppe
    Institute of Biology, University of Kassel, Heinrich Plett Strasse 40, Kassel, Germany
    Theory Biosci 129:15-23. 2010
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  37. ncbi request reprint Gravitropism of axial organs in multicellular plants
    U Kutschera
    FB 19 Pflanzenphysiologie, Universitat Kassel, Heinrich-Plett-Str. 40, 34109 Kassel, Germany
    Adv Space Res 27:851-60. 2001
    ..This novel mechanism of autotropic re-bending and its implications for the Cholodny-Went hypothesis are discussed...
  38. ncbi request reprint Evolution was fine, just not in the case of humans
    U Kutschera
    Nature 437:951. 2005
  39. ncbi request reprint Designer scientific literature
    U Kutschera
    Nature 423:116. 2003
  40. doi request reprint Darwin-Wallace principle of natural selection
    U Kutschera
    Nature 453:27. 2008
  41. ncbi request reprint Abderhalden's fraud still wins him some supporters
    U Kutschera
    Nature 446:136. 2007
  42. ncbi request reprint The occurrence of an Australian leech species (genus Helobdella) in German freshwater habitats as revealed by mitochondrial DNA sequences
    I Pfeiffer
    Tierarztliches Institut, Universitat Gottingen, Groner Landstr 2, 37073 Gottingen, Germany
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 33:214-9. 2004
    ..We conclude that H. europaea (syn. H. papillornata) represents an introduced annelid that occupies the same ecological niche as the common European leech H. stagnalis L...
  43. ncbi request reprint Mudskippers undermine ID claims on macroevolution
    U Kutschera
    Nature 439:534. 2006
  44. ncbi request reprint Acid growth and plant development
    U Kutschera
    Science 311:952-4; author reply 952-4. 2006
  45. doi request reprint The pacemaker of plant growth
    U Kutschera
    Trends Plant Sci 13:105-7. 2008
  46. ncbi request reprint Leeches underline the need for linnaean taxonomy
    U Kutschera
    Nature 447:775. 2007
  47. ncbi request reprint Molecular phylogeny of selected predaceous leeches with reference to the evolution of body size and terrestrialism
    I Pfeiffer
    Tierarztliches Institut, Universitat Gottingen, Groner Landstr 2, 37073 Gottingen, Germany
    Theory Biosci 124:55-64. 2005
    ..haskonis is the sister taxon of T. bykowskii Gedroyc, 1913, a well-known amphibious leech. Based on a comparison of body sizes and a phylogenetic tree the evolution of terrestrialism in the family Erpobdellidae is discussed...
  48. ncbi request reprint A timely wake-up call as anti-evolutionists publicize their views
    U Kutschera
    Nature 444:679. 2006
  49. ncbi request reprint Palaeobiology: the origin and evolution of a scientific discipline
    U Kutschera
    Trends Ecol Evol 22:172-3. 2007
  50. ncbi request reprint Dogma, not faith, is the barrier to scientific enquiry
    U Kutschera
    Nature 443:26. 2006