Andreas Blatt Institut für Molekulare Physiologie - Pflanzenbiochemie, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Germany
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Martin Lohr
  • Institut für Molekulare Physiologie - Pflanzenbiochemie, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Germany
Research focus
  • Plant science
  • 1 Author merit


Ph.D (Dr. rer. nat.) in Biology, Faculty of Biology, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany, 2001

Current position

Research Fellow, Institute of General Botany, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany


  1. Blatt, A., Bauch, M. E., Porschke, Y. and Lohr, M. (2015). A lycopene beta-cyclase/lycopene epsilon-cyclase/light-harvesting complex-fusion protein from the green alga Ostreococcus lucimarinus can be modified to produce alpha-carotene and beta-carotene at different ratios. Plant J 82(4): 582-595.
  2. Chan, C. X., Blouin, N. A., Zhuang, Y., Zauner, S., Prochnik, S. E., Lindquist, E., Lin, S., Benning, C., Lohr, M., Yarish, C., Gantt, E., Grossman, A. R., Lu, S., Muller, K., J, W. S., Brawley, S. H. and Bhattacharya, D. (2012). Porphyra (Bangiophyceae) Transcriptomes Provide Insights Into Red Algal Development And Metabolism. J Phycol 48(6): 1328-1342.
  3. Lohr, M., Schwender, J. and Polle, J. E. (2012). Isoprenoid biosynthesis in eukaryotic phototrophs: a spotlight on algae. Plant Sci 185-186: 9-22.
  4. Lohr, M. (2011). Carotenoid metabolism in phytoplankton. In: Roy, S., Llewellyn, C., Egeland, E. S. and Johnsen, G. (Eds). Phytoplankton Pigments: Characterization, Chemotaxonomy and Applications in Oceanography. Cambridge University Press, 113-161.
  5. Frommolt, R., Werner, S., Paulsen, H., Goss, R., Wilhelm, C., Zauner, S., Maier, U. G., Grossman, A. R., Bhattacharya, D. and Lohr, M. (2008). Ancient recruitment by chromists of green algal genes encoding enzymes for carotenoid biosynthesis. Mol Biol Evol 25(12): 2653-2667.
  6. Lohr, M. (2008). Carotenoids. In: Stern, D. (Ed). The Chlamydomonas Sourcebook, 2nd. Ed., Vol. 2: Organellar and Metabolic Processes. Academic Press, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 799-817.
  7. Lohr, M., Im, C. S. and Grossman, A. R. (2005). Genome-based examination of chlorophyll and carotenoid biosynthesis in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Plant Physiol 138(1): 490-515.
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Authors:  Andreas Blatt and Martin Lohr, date: 03/20/2017, view: 9971, Q&A: 0
A common method to investigate the function of genes putatively involved in carotenoid biosynthesis is the so called color complementation assay in Escherichia coli (see, e.g., Cunningham and Gantt, 2007). In this assay, the gene ...
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