Thomas Wicker

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Affiliation: Institute of Plant Biology
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. pmc Patching gaps in plant genomes results in gene movement and erosion of colinearity
    Thomas Wicker
    Institute of Plant Biology, University Zurich, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Genome Res 20:1229-37. 2010
  2. pmc Sequencing of chloroplast genomes from wheat, barley, rye and their relatives provides a detailed insight into the evolution of the Triticeae tribe
    Christopher P Middleton
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 9:e85761. 2014
  3. doi request reprint The wheat powdery mildew genome shows the unique evolution of an obligate biotroph
    Thomas Wicker
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Nat Genet 45:1092-6. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Lr34 multi-pathogen resistance ABC transporter: molecular analysis of homoeologous and orthologous genes in hexaploid wheat and other grass species
    Simon G Krattinger
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Plant J 65:392-403. 2011
  5. doi request reprint A major invasion of transposable elements accounts for the large size of the Blumeria graminis f.sp. tritici genome
    Francis Parlange
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, Zurich, Switzerland
    Funct Integr Genomics 11:671-7. 2011
  6. pmc Frequent gene movement and pseudogene evolution is common to the large and complex genomes of wheat, barley, and their relatives
    Thomas Wicker
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Plant Cell 23:1706-18. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Illegitimate recombination is a major evolutionary mechanism for initiating size variation in plant resistance genes
    Thomas Wicker
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Plant J 51:631-41. 2007
  8. pmc Contrasting rates of evolution in Pm3 loci from three wheat species and rice
    Thomas Wicker
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Genetics 177:1207-16. 2007
  9. doi request reprint A whole-genome snapshot of 454 sequences exposes the composition of the barley genome and provides evidence for parallel evolution of genome size in wheat and barley
    Thomas Wicker
    Institute of Plant Biology, University Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Plant J 59:712-22. 2009
  10. pmc Wheat gene bank accessions as a source of new alleles of the powdery mildew resistance gene Pm3: a large scale allele mining project
    Navreet K Bhullar
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Plant Biol 10:88. 2010

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Publications27

  1. pmc Patching gaps in plant genomes results in gene movement and erosion of colinearity
    Thomas Wicker
    Institute of Plant Biology, University Zurich, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Genome Res 20:1229-37. 2010
    ..The observed frequency of gene movements can explain the erosion of gene colinearity between plant genomes during evolution...
  2. pmc Sequencing of chloroplast genomes from wheat, barley, rye and their relatives provides a detailed insight into the evolution of the Triticeae tribe
    Christopher P Middleton
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 9:e85761. 2014
    ..We propose the presented phylogeny and divergence time estimates as a reference framework for future studies on Triticeae. ..
  3. doi request reprint The wheat powdery mildew genome shows the unique evolution of an obligate biotroph
    Thomas Wicker
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Nat Genet 45:1092-6. 2013
    ..We conclude that the ready adaptation of B. graminis f.sp. tritici to the new host species was based on a diverse haplotype pool that provided great genetic potential for pathogen variation. ..
  4. doi request reprint Lr34 multi-pathogen resistance ABC transporter: molecular analysis of homoeologous and orthologous genes in hexaploid wheat and other grass species
    Simon G Krattinger
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Plant J 65:392-403. 2011
    ..It probably resulted from functional gene diversification that occurred after the polyploidization event that was at the origin of cultivated bread wheat...
  5. doi request reprint A major invasion of transposable elements accounts for the large size of the Blumeria graminis f.sp. tritici genome
    Francis Parlange
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, Zurich, Switzerland
    Funct Integr Genomics 11:671-7. 2011
    ..Our study represents a crucial step in the perspective of the determination and study of the whole Bg tritici genome sequence...
  6. pmc Frequent gene movement and pseudogene evolution is common to the large and complex genomes of wheat, barley, and their relatives
    Thomas Wicker
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Plant Cell 23:1706-18. 2011
    ..Thus, Triticeae seem to accumulate nonsyntenic genes frequently. Since many of them are likely to be pseudogenes, total gene numbers in Triticeae are prone to pronounced overestimates...
  7. ncbi request reprint Illegitimate recombination is a major evolutionary mechanism for initiating size variation in plant resistance genes
    Thomas Wicker
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Plant J 51:631-41. 2007
    ..Thus, IR represents a major new evolutionary mechanism that is essential for the generation of molecular diversity in evolution of RGAs...
  8. pmc Contrasting rates of evolution in Pm3 loci from three wheat species and rice
    Thomas Wicker
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Genetics 177:1207-16. 2007
    ..This indicates that loci containing homologous resistance gene analogs can evolve at highly variable speeds in different species...
  9. doi request reprint A whole-genome snapshot of 454 sequences exposes the composition of the barley genome and provides evidence for parallel evolution of genome size in wheat and barley
    Thomas Wicker
    Institute of Plant Biology, University Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Plant J 59:712-22. 2009
    ..This finding implies that the TE composition of their genomes differs dramatically, despite their very similar genome size and their close phylogenetic relationship...
  10. pmc Wheat gene bank accessions as a source of new alleles of the powdery mildew resistance gene Pm3: a large scale allele mining project
    Navreet K Bhullar
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Plant Biol 10:88. 2010
    ..Therefore, the gene bank accessions provide the basis for genetic improvement of crops for specific traits and and represent rich sources of novel allelic variation...
  11. doi request reprint Comparative sequence analysis of wheat and barley powdery mildew fungi reveals gene colinearity, dates divergence and indicates host-pathogen co-evolution
    Simone Oberhaensli
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, Zurich, Switzerland
    Fungal Genet Biol 48:327-34. 2011
    ..g. tritici and B.g. hordei have co-evolved with their hosts during most of their evolutionary history after host divergence, possibly after a short phase of host expansion when the same pathogen could still grow on the two diverged hosts...
  12. pmc Low-pass shotgun sequencing of the barley genome facilitates rapid identification of genes, conserved non-coding sequences and novel repeats
    Thomas Wicker
    Institute of Plant Biology, University Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Genomics 9:518. 2008
    ..Based on the corresponding sequence reads a Mathematically Defined Repeat (MDR) index can be generated to map repetitive regions in genomic sequences...
  13. doi request reprint Genotype-specific SNP map based on whole chromosome 3B sequence information from wheat cultivars Arina and Forno
    Margarita Shatalina
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Plant Biotechnol J 11:23-32. 2013
    ..The approach presented here allows fast development of genotype-specific polymorphic markers that can be used for mapping and marker-assisted selection...
  14. doi request reprint Two different CC-NBS-LRR genes are required for Lr10-mediated leaf rust resistance in tetraploid and hexaploid wheat
    Caroline Loutre
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Plant J 60:1043-54. 2009
    ..This indicates a new and complex molecular mechanism of pathogen detection and signal transduction...
  15. pmc Analysis of intraspecies diversity in wheat and barley genomes identifies breakpoints of ancient haplotypes and provides insight into the structure of diploid and hexaploid triticeae gene pools
    Thomas Wicker
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Plant Physiol 149:258-70. 2009
    ..Most insertions and deletions were small and caused by template slippage in short homopolymers of only a few base pairs in size. Such frequent polymorphisms could be exploited for future molecular marker development...
  16. ncbi request reprint Comparison of orthologous loci from small grass genomes Brachypodium and rice: implications for wheat genomics and grass genome annotation
    Eligio Bossolini
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Plant J 49:704-17. 2007
    ..However, our data also indicate that orthologous regions from Brachypodium and wheat differ considerably in gene content, thus the Brachypodium genome sequence probably cannot replace genomic studies in the large Triticeae genomes...
  17. pmc 454 sequencing put to the test using the complex genome of barley
    Thomas Wicker
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Genomics 7:275. 2006
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  18. doi request reprint Inter-species sequence comparison of Brachypodium reveals how transposon activity corrodes genome colinearity
    Jan P Buchmann
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, Zollikerstraße 107, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Plant J 71:550-63. 2012
    ..We present a model for the evolution of intergenic sequences in which repair of DSBs upon DNA transposon excision is a major factor in the rapid turnover and erosion of intergenic sequences...
  19. pmc CACTA transposons in Triticeae. A diverse family of high-copy repetitive elements
    Thomas Wicker
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, Switzerland
    Plant Physiol 132:52-63. 2003
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  20. pmc Computational analysis and characterization of UCE-like elements (ULEs) in plant genomes
    Konstantinos Kritsas
    Institute of Plant Biology and Zurich Basel Plant Science Center, University Zurich, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Genome Res 22:2455-66. 2012
    ..The identification of ULEs in plant genomes offers new opportunities to study their possible roles in genome function, integrity, and regulation...
  21. pmc Genome-wide comparative analysis of copia retrotransposons in Triticeae, rice, and Arabidopsis reveals conserved ancient evolutionary lineages and distinct dynamics of individual copia families
    Thomas Wicker
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Genome Res 17:1072-81. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that genome size can be explained by the specific rate of DNA removal from the genome and the length of active periods of retrotransposon families...
  22. doi request reprint High-resolution analysis of a QTL for resistance to Stagonospora nodorum glume blotch in wheat reveals presence of two distinct resistance loci in the target interval
    Margarita Shatalina
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Theor Appl Genet 127:573-86. 2014
    ..This result demonstrates an unexpectedly high genetic complexity of resistance controlled by QSng.sfr-3BS and shows the importance of the study of QTL in mendelized form in NILs. ..
  23. pmc A physical map of the short arm of wheat chromosome 1A
    James Breen
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 8:e80272. 2013
    ..The 1AS physical map provides a framework for future genetic mapping projects as well as the basis for complete sequencing of chromosome arm 1AS. ..
  24. pmc Rapid genome divergence at orthologous low molecular weight glutenin loci of the A and Am genomes of wheat
    Thomas Wicker
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Plant Cell 15:1186-97. 2003
    ..The striking differences in the intergenic landscape between the A and A(m) genomes that diverged 1 to 3 million years ago provide evidence for a dynamic and rapid genome evolution in wheat species...
  25. pmc Plant TOR signaling components
    Florian John
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Plant Signal Behav 6:1700-5. 2011
    ..As a consequence, interfering with TOR signaling has a strong impact on plant development. This review summarizes the progress in the understanding of the biological significance and the functional analysis of the TOR pathway in plants...
  26. doi request reprint Rye Pm8 and wheat Pm3 are orthologous genes and show evolutionary conservation of resistance function against powdery mildew
    Severine Hurni
    Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, CH 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Plant J 76:957-69. 2013
    ..This suggests that they recognize directly or indirectly the same pathogen effectors that have been conserved in the powdery mildews of wheat and rye...
  27. ncbi request reprint A unified classification system for eukaryotic transposable elements
    Thomas Wicker
    Institute of Plant Biology, University Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Nat Rev Genet 8:973-82. 2007
    ..The system and nomenclature is kept up to date at the WikiPoson web site...