Biodiversity and Plant SystematicsDr. Andreas Franzke


(Molecular) systematics, phylogeny and biogeography of the mustard family (Brassicaceae).


Andreas Franzke


Walden N, German DA, Wolf EM, Kiefer M, Rigault P, Huang X-C, Kiefer C , Schmickl R, Franzke A, Neuffer B, Mummenhoff K, Koch MA (2020) Nested whole-genome duplications coincide with diversification and high morphological disparity in Brassicaceae. ‎Nat Commun 11, 3795, doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-17605-7.

Borsch T et. al (2020) A complete digitization of German herbaria is possible, sensible and should be started now. Res Ideas Outcomes 6, e50675.

Koch MA, German DA, Kiefer M, Franzke A (2018) Database Taxonomics as Key to Modern Plant Biology. Trends Plant Sci 23, 4–6.

Franzke A, Sharif Samani B-R, Neuffer B, Mummenhoff K, Hurka H (2017) Molecular evidence in Diplotaxis (Brassicaceae) suggests a Quaternary origin of the Capeverdean flora. Plant Syst Evol 303, 467–479.

Franzke A, Koch MA, Mummenhoff K (2016) Turnip Time Travels: Age Estimates in Brassicaceae. Trends Plant Sci 21, 554–561.

Salariato DL, Zuloaga FO, Franzke A, Mummenhoff K, Al-Shehbaz IA (2016) Diversification patterns in the CES clade (Brassicaceae tribes Cremolobeae, Eudemeae, Schizopetaleae) in Andean South America. Bot J Linn Soc
181, 543–566.

Neuffer B, Hurka H, Friesen N, German DA, Franzke A (2014) Evolutionary History of the Genus Capsella (Brassicaceae) – Capsella orientalis, New for Mongolia. Mong J Biol Sci 12, 3–18.

Kiefer M, Schmickl R, German DA, Lysak M, Al-Shehbaz IA, Franzke A, Mummenhoff K, Stamatakis A, Koch MA (2013) BrassiBase: Introduction to a Novel Knowledge Database on Brassicaceae Evolution. Plant Cell Physiol 55 (1): e3.

Koch MA, Kiefer M, German DA, Al-Shehbaz, Franzke A, Mummenhoff K, Schmickl R (2012) BrassiBase: Tools and biological resources to study characters and traits in the Brassicaceae—version 1.1. Taxon 61, 1001–1009.

Hurka H, Friesen N, German DA, Franzke A, Neuffer B (2012) ‘Missing link’ species Capsella orientalis and C. thracica elucidate evolution of model plant genus Capsella (Brassicaceae). Mol Ecol 21, 1223–1238.

Franzke A, Lysak MA, Al-Shehbaz IA, Koch MA, Mummenhoff K (2011) Cabbage family affairs: the evolutionary history of Brassicaceae. Trends Plant Sci 16, 108–116.

Couvreur TLP, Franzke A, Al-Shehbaz IA, Bakker F, Koch M, Mummenhoff K (2010) Molecular phylogenetics, temporal diversification and principles of evolution in the mustard family (Brassicaceae). Mol Biol Evol 27, 55–71.

Franzke A, German D, Al-Shehbaz IA, Mummenhoff K (2009) Arabidopsis family ties: Molecular phylogeny and age estimates in the Brassicaceae. Taxon 58, 425–437.

Mummenhoff K, Franzke A (2007) Gone with the bird, Late Tertiary and Quaternary intercontinental long-distance dispersal and allopolyploidization in plants. Syst Biodiv 5, 255–260.

Mummenhoff K, Linder P, Friesen N, Bowman JL, Franzke A (2006) African species of Lepidium (Brassicaceae) contributed via hybridization to the origin of Australian / New Zealand species, in: Ghanzanfar SA, Beentje H (Eds.). Taxonomy and ecology of African plants, their conservation and sustainable use. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, pp. 291–308.

Franzke A, Hurka H, Janssen D, Neuffer B, Friesen N, Markov M, Mummenhoff K (2004) Molecular signals for late Tertiary /Early Quarternary range splits of an Eurasian steppe plant: Clausia aprica (Brassicaceae). Mol Ecol 113, 2789–2795.  

Mummenhoff K, Bowman JL, Linder P, Friesen N, Franzke A (2004) Molecular evidence for bicontinental hybridogenous genomic constitution in Lepidium sensu stricto (Brassicaceae) species from Australia and New Zealand. Am J Bot 91, 252–259.

Bleeker W, Franzke A, Pollmann K, Brown AHD, Hurka H (2002) Phylogeny and biogeography of Southern Hemisphere high-mountain Cardamine species. Aust Syst Bot 15, 575–581.

Franzke A, Hurka H (2000) Molecular systematics and biogeography of the Cardamine pratensis complex (Brassicaceae). Plant Syst Evol 224, 213–234.

Franzke A, Mummenhoff K (1999) Recent hybrid speciation in Cardamine (Brassicaceae). Conversion of nuclear ribosomal ITS sequences in statu nascendi. Theor Appl Genet 98, 831–834.

Franzke A, Pollmann K, Bleeker W, Kohrt R, Hurka H (1998) Molecular systematics of Cardamine and allied genera (Brassicaceae): ITS and non-coding chloroplast DNA. Folia Geobot 33, 225–240.

Mummenhoff K, Franzke A, Koch M (1997) Molecular phylogenetics of Thlaspi (Brassicaceae) based on chloroplast DNA restriction site variation and sequences of the internal transcribed spacers of nuclear ribosomal DNA. Can J Bot 75, 469–482.

Mummenhoff K, Franzke A, Koch M (1997) Molecular data reveal convergence in fruit characters used in the classification of Thlaspi s.l. (Brassicaceae). Bot J Linn Soc 125, 183–199.