Jörg Fuchs Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) Gatersleben, Germany
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Klaus Weisshart Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH, Germany
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Veit Schubert
  • Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) Gatersleben, Germany
Research focus
  • Plant science
  • 1 Author merit


Ph.D. in Plant Breeding and Genetics, University of Halle-Wittenberg, 1986
State doctorate in Plant Breeding and Genetics, University of Halle-Wittenberg, 1999

Current position

Senior scientist, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) Gatersleben, Germany

Publications (since 2010)

  1. Ma, W., Gabriel, T. S., Martis, M. M., Gursinsky, T., Schubert, V., Vrana, J., Dolezel, J., Grundlach, H., Altschmied, L., Scholz, U., Himmelbach, A., Behrens, S. E., Banaei-Moghaddam, A. M. and Houben, A. (2016). Rye B chromosomes encode a functional Argonaute-like protein with in vitro slicer activities similar to its A chromosome paralog. New Phytol. (Epub ahead of print)
  2. Ma, W., Schubert, V., Martis, M. M., Hause, G., Liu, Z., Shen, Y., Conrad, U., Shi, W., Scholz, U., Taudien, S., Cheng, Z. and Houben, A. (2016). The distribution of alpha-kleisin during meiosis in the holocentromeric plant Luzula elegans. Chromosome Res 24(3): 393-405.
  3. Marques, A., Schubert, V., Houben, A. and Pedrosa-Harand, A. (2016). Restructuring of Holocentric Centromeres During Meiosis in the Plant Rhynchospora pubera. Genetics 204(2): 555-568.
  4. Ribeiro, T., Marques, A., Novak, P., Schubert, V., Vanzela, A. L., Macas, J., Houben, A. and Pedrosa-Harand, A. (2016). Centromeric and non-centromeric satellite DNA organisation differs in holocentric Rhynchospora species. Chromosoma. (Epub ahead of print)
  5. Schubert, V., Zelkowski, M., Klemme, S. and Houben, A. (2016). Similar Sister Chromatid Arrangement in Mono- and Holocentric Plant Chromosomes. Cytogenet Genome Res 149(3): 218-225.
  6. Schubert, V., Ruban, A. and Houben, A. (2016). Chromatin ring formation at plant centromeres. Front Plant Sci 7: 28.
  7. Neumann, P., Schubert, V., Fukov, I., Manning, J. E., Houben, A. and Macas, J. (2016). Epigenetic histone marks of extended meta-polycentric centromeres of Lathyrus and Pisum chromosomes. Front Plant Sci 7: 234.  
  8. Juraniec, M., Heyman, J., Schubert, V., Salis, P., De Veylder, L. and Verbruggen, N. (2016). Arabidopsis COPPER MODIFIED RESISTANCE1/PATRONUS1 is essential for growth adaptation to stress and required for mitotic onset control. New Phytol 209(1): 177-191.
  9. Antosch, M., Schubert, V., Holzinger, P., Houben, A. and Grasser, K. D. (2015). Mitotic lifecycle of chromosomal 3xHMG-box proteins and the role of their N-terminal domain in the association with rDNA loci and proteolysis. New Phytol 208(4): 1067-1077.
  10. Jankowska, M., Fuchs, J., Klocke, E., Fojtova, M., Polanska, P., Fajkus, J., Schubert, V. and Houben, A. (2015). Holokinetic centromeres and efficient telomere healing enable rapid karyotype evolution. Chromosoma 124(4): 519-528.
  11. Karimi-Ashtiyani, R., Ishii, T., Niessen, M., Stein, N., Heckmann, S., Gurushidze, M., Banaei-Moghaddam, A. M., Fuchs, J., Schubert, V., Koch, K., Weiss, O., Demidov, D., Schmidt, K., Kumlehn, J. and Houben, A. (2015). Point mutation impairs centromeric CENH3 loading and induces haploid plants. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 112(36): 11211-11216.
  12. Marques, A., Ribeiro, T., Neumann, P., Macas, J., Novak, P., Schubert, V., Pellino, M., Fuchs, J., Ma, W., Kuhlmann, M., Brandt, R., Vanzela, A. L., Beseda, T., Simkova, H., Pedrosa-Harand, A. and Houben, A. (2015). Holocentromeres in Rhynchospora are associated with genome-wide centromere-specific repeat arrays interspersed among euchromatin. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 112(44): 13633-13638.
  13. Schubert, V. and Weisshart, K. (2015). Abundance and distribution of RNA polymerase II in Arabidopsis interphase nuclei. J Exp Bot 66(6): 1687-1698.
  14. Wanner, G., Schroeder-Reiter, E., Ma, W., Houben, A. and Schubert, V. (2015). The ultrastructure of mono- and holocentric plant centromeres: an immunological investigation by structured illumination microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. Chromosoma 124(4): 503-517.
  15. Ishii, T., Karimi-Ashtiyani, R., Banaei-Moghaddam, A. M., Schubert, V., Fuchs, J. and Houben, A. (2015). The differential loading of two barley CENH3 variants into distinct centromeric substructures is cell type- and development-specific. Chromosome Res 23(2): 277-284.
  16. Batzenschlager, M., Lermontova, I., Schubert, V., Fuchs, J., Berr, A., Koini, M. A., Houlne, G., Herzog, E., Rutten, T., Alioua, A., Fransz, P., Schmit, A. C. and Chaboute, M. E. (2015). Arabidopsis MZT1 homologs GIP1 and GIP2 are essential for centromere architecture. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 112(28): 8656-8660.
  17. Cabral, G., Marques, A., Schubert, V., Pedrosa-Harand, A. and Schlogelhofer, P. (2014). Chiasmatic and achiasmatic inverted meiosis of plants with holocentric chromosomes. Nat Commun 5: 5070.
  18. Demidov, D., Schubert, V., Kumke, K., Weiss, O., Karimi-Ashtiyani, R., Buttlar, J., Heckmann, S., Wanner, G., Dong, Q., Han, F. and Houben, A. (2014). Anti-phosphorylated histone H2AThr120: a universal microscopic marker for centromeric chromatin of mono- and holocentric plant species. Cytogenet Genome Res 143(1-3): 150-156.
  19. Durr, J., Lolas, I. B., Sorensen, B. B., Schubert, V., Houben, A., Melzer, M., Deutzmann, R., Grasser, M. and Grasser, K. D. (2014). The transcript elongation factor SPT4/SPT5 is involved in auxin-related gene expression in Arabidopsis. Nucleic Acids Res 42(7): 4332-4347.
  20. Feng, S., Cokus, S. J., Schubert, V., Zhai, J., Pellegrini, M. and Jacobsen, S. E. (2014). Genome-wide Hi-C analyses in wild-type and mutants reveal high-resolution chromatin interactions in Arabidopsis. Mol Cell 55(5): 694-707.
  21. Zakrzewski, F., Schubert, V., Viehoever, P., Minoche, A. E., Dohm, J. C., Himmelbauer, H., Weisshaar, B. and Schmidt, T. (2014). The CHH motif in sugar beet satellite DNA: a modulator for cytosine methylation. Plant J 78(6): 937-950.
  22. Heckmann, S., Schubert, V. and Houben, A. (2014). Holocentric plant meiosis: first sisters, then homologues. Cell Cycle 13(23): 3623-3624.
  23. Heckmann, S., Jankowska, M., Schubert, V., Kumke, K., Ma, W. and Houben, A. (2014). Alternative meiotic chromatid segregation in the holocentric plant Luzula elegans. Nat Commun 5: 4979.
  24. Schubert, V. (2014). RNA polymerase II forms transcription networks in rye and Arabidopsis nuclei and its amount increases with endopolyploidy. Cytogenet Genome Res 143(1-3): 69-77.
  25. Schubert, V., Lermontova, I. and Schubert, I. (2014). Loading of the centromeric histone H3 variant during meiosis-how does it differ from mitosis? Chromosoma 123(5): 491-497.
  26. Schubert, V., Rudnik, R. and Schubert, I. (2014). Chromatin associations in Arabidopsis interphase nuclei. Front Genet 5: 389.
  27. Ruban, A., Fuchs, J., Marques, A., Schubert, V., Soloviev, A., Raskina, O., Badaeva, E. and Houben, A. (2014). B chromosomes of Aegilops speltoides are enriched in organelle genome-derived sequences. PLoS One 9(2): e90214.
  28. Heckmann, S., Macas, J., Kumke, K., Fuchs, J., Schubert, V., Ma, L., Novak, P., Neumann, P., Taudien, S., Platzer, M. and Houben, A. (2013). The holocentric species Luzula elegans shows interplay between centromere and large-scale genome organization. Plant J 73(4): 555-565.
  29. Lermontova, I., Kuhlmann, M., Friedel, S., Rutten, T., Heckmann, S., Sandmann, M., Demidov, D., Schubert, V. and Schubert, I. (2013). Arabidopsis kinetochore null2 is an upstream component for centromeric histone H3 variant cenH3 deposition at centromeres. Plant Cell 25(9): 3389-3404.
  30. Schubert, V., Lermontova, I. and Schubert, I. (2013). The Arabidopsis CAP-D proteins are required for correct chromatin organisation, growth and fertility. Chromosoma 122(6): 517-533.
  31. Banaei-Moghaddam, A. M., Schubert, V., Kumke, K., Weibeta, O., Klemme, S., Nagaki, K., Macas, J., Gonzalez-Sanchez, M., Heredia, V., Gomez-Revilla, D., Gonzalez-Garcia, M., Vega, J. M., Puertas, M. J. and Houben, A. (2012). Nondisjunction in favor of a chromosome: the mechanism of rye B chromosome drive during pollen mitosis. Plant Cell 24(10): 4124-4134.
  32. Schubert, V., Berr, A. and Meister, A. (2012). Interphase chromatin organisation in Arabidopsis nuclei: constraints versus randomness. Chromosoma 121(4): 369-387.
  33. Schubert, V., Meister, A., Tsujimoto, H., Endo, T. R. and Houben, A. (2011). Similar rye A and B chromosome organization in meristematic and differentiated interphase nuclei. Chromosome Res 19(5): 645-655.
  34. Ashtiyani, R. K., Moghaddam, A. M., Schubert, V., Rutten, T., Fuchs, J., Demidov, D., Blattner, F. R. and Houben, A. (2011). AtHaspin phosphorylates histone H3 at threonine 3 during mitosis and contributes to embryonic patterning in Arabidopsis. Plant J 68(3): 443-454.
  35.  Lermontova, I., Koroleva, O., Rutten, T., Fuchs, J., Schubert, V., Moraes, I., Koszegi, D. and Schubert, I. (2011). Knockdown of CENH3 in Arabidopsis reduces mitotic divisions and causes sterility by disturbed meiotic chromosome segregation. Plant J 68(1): 40-50.
  36. Schubert, I., Schubert, V. and Fuchs, J. (2011). No evidence for "break-induced replication" in a higher plant - but break-induced conversion may occur. Front Plant Sci 2: 8.
  37. Schubert, V. (2011). No neocentric activity on Aegilops markgrafii chromosome E. Cytogenet Genome Res 132(1-2): 100-104.
  38. Takahashi, N., Quimbaya, M., Schubert, V., Lammens, T., Vandepoele, K., Schubert, I., Matsui, M., Inze, D., Berx, G. and De Veylder, L. (2010). The MCM-binding protein ETG1 aids sister chromatid cohesion required for postreplicative homologous recombination repair. PLoS Genet 6(1): e1000817.
  39. Ma, L., Vu, G. T., Schubert, V., Watanabe, K., Stein, N., Houben, A. and Schubert, I. (2010). Synteny between Brachypodium distachyon and Hordeum vulgare as revealed by FISH. Chromosome Res 18(7): 841-850.
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Authors:  Klaus Weisshart, Jörg Fuchs and Veit Schubert, date: 02/05/2016, view: 10501, Q&A: 0
RNA polymerase II (RNAPII) is the enzyme transcribing most of the eukaryotic protein-coding genes. Analysing the distribution and quantification of RNAPII can help understanding its function in interphase nuclei. Although several investigations in ...
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