Markus Günl Institute for Bio- and Geosciences (IBG-2: Plant Sciences), Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
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Cătălin Voiniciuc
  • Institute for Bio- and Geosciences (IBG-2: Plant Sciences), Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
Research focus
  • Plant science
  • 3 Author merit


Ph.D. in Plant Biology, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, 2016

Current position

Postdoctoral Researcher, IBG-2: Plant Sciences, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany


  1. Voiniciuc, C., Gunl, M., Schmidt, M. H. and Usadel, B. (2015). Highly Branched Xylan Made by IRREGULAR XYLEM14 and MUCILAGE-RELATED21 Links Mucilage to Arabidopsis Seeds. Plant Physiol 169(4): 2481-2495.
  2. Voiniciuc, C., Schmidt, M. H., Berger, A., Yang, B., Ebert, B., Scheller, H. V., North, H. M., Usadel, B. and Gunl, M. (2015). MUCILAGE-RELATED10 Produces Galactoglucomannan That Maintains Pectin and Cellulose Architecture in Arabidopsis Seed Mucilage. Plant Physiol 169(1): 403-420.
  3. Voiniciuc, C., Yang, B., Schmidt, M. H., Gunl, M. and Usadel, B. (2015). Starting to gel: how Arabidopsis seed coat epidermal cells produce specialized secondary cell walls. Int J Mol Sci 16(2): 3452-3473.
  4. Griffiths, J. S., Sola, K., Kushwaha, R., Lam, P., Tateno, M., Young, R., Voiniciuc, C., Dean, G., Mansfield, S. D., DeBolt, S. and Haughn, G. W. (2015). Unidirectional movement of cellulose synthase complexes in Arabidopsis seed coat epidermal cells deposit cellulose involved in mucilage extrusion, adherence, and ray formation. Plant Physiol 168(2): 502-520.
  5. Griffiths, J. S., Tsai, A. Y., Xue, H., Voiniciuc, C., Sola, K., Seifert, G. J., Mansfield, S. D. and Haughn, G. W. (2014). SALT-OVERLY SENSITIVE5 Mediates Arabidopsis Seed Coat Mucilage Adherence and Organization through Pectins. Plant Physiol 165(3): 991-1004.
  6. Voiniciuc, C., Dean, G. H., Griffiths, J. S., Kirchsteiger, K., Hwang, Y. T., Gillett, A., Dow, G., Western, T. L., Estelle, M. and Haughn, G. W. (2013). Flying saucer1 is a transmembrane RING E3 ubiquitin ligase that regulates the degree of pectin methylesterification in Arabidopsis seed mucilage. Plant Cell 25(3): 944-959.
  7. Mendu, V., Griffiths, J. S., Persson, S., Stork, J., Downie, A. B., Voiniciuc, C., Haughn, G. W. and DeBolt, S. (2011). Subfunctionalization of cellulose synthases in seed coat epidermal cells mediates secondary radial wall synthesis and mucilage attachment. Plant Physiol 157(1): 441-453.
3 Protocols published
Whole-seed Immunolabeling of Arabidopsis Mucilage Polysaccharides
Author:  Cătălin Voiniciuc, date: 06/05/2017, view: 6233, Q&A: 0
In addition to synthesizing and secreting copious amounts of pectic polymers (Young et al., 2008), Arabidopsis thaliana seed coat epidermal cells produce small amounts of cellulose and hemicelluloses typical of secondary cell walls ...
Quantification of the Mucilage Detachment from Arabidopsis Seeds
Author:  Cătălin Voiniciuc, date: 05/05/2016, view: 7019, Q&A: 0
The Arabidopsis thaliana seed coat produces large amounts of cell wall polysaccharides, which swell out of the epidermal cells upon hydration of the mature dry seeds. While most mucilage polymers immediately diffuse in the surrounding ...
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