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Developmental Physiology

Prof. Dr. Thomas Greb


2016 - today

Rahimi A, Karami O, Lestari AD, Shi D, Greb T, Offringa R (2020) A novel pathway controlling cambium initiation and - activity via cytokinin biosynthesis in Arabidopsis. bioRxiv doi:10.1101/2020.06.19.162297.

Greb T (2020) Plant Development: How Phloem Patterning Occurs. Curr Biol 30(5):PR217-R219.

Shi D, Jouannet V, Agustí J, Kaul V, Levitsky VSanchez P, Mironova VV, Greb T (2020) Tissue-specific transcriptome profiling of the Arabidopsis thaliana inflorescence stem reveals local cellular signatures. bioRxiv

Lebovka I, Mele BH, Zakieva A, Gursanscky N, Merks RMH, Greb T (2020) Computational modelling of cambium activity provides a regulatory framework for simulating radial plant growth. bioRxiv doi:

Wallner ES, Tonn N, Shi D, Jouannet V, Greb T (2020) SUPPRESSOR OF MAX2 1-LIKE 5 promotes secondary phloem formation during radial stem growth. Plant J 102(5):903-915.

Wallner ES, Tonn N, Wanke F, Lopéz-Salmerón V, Gebert M, Wenzl C, Lohmann JU, Harter K, Greb T (2019) OBERON3 and SUPPRESSOR OF MAX2 1-LIKE proteins form a regulatory module specifying phloem identity. bioRxiv doi:10.1101/2019.12.21.885863.

Greb T (2019) Genetic space of radial plant growth. Nat Plants 5:1032.

Ma Y, Miotk A, Sutikovic Z, Ermakova O, Wenzl C, Medzihradszky A, Gaillochet C, Forner J, Utan G, Brackmann K, Galvan-Ampudia CS, Vernoux T, Greb T, Lohmann JU (2019) WUSCHEL acts as a rheostat on the auxin pathway to maintain apical stem cells in Arabidopsis. Nat Commun 10(1):5093.

Chiang MH, Greb T (2019) How to organize bidirectional tissue production? Curr Opin Plant Biol 51:15-21.

López-Salmerón V, Cho H, Tonn N, Greb T (2019) The phloem as a mediator of plant growth plasticity. Curr Biol 29(5):R173–R181.

López-Salmerón V, Schuerholz A-K, Li Z, Schlamp T, Wenzl C, Lohmann JU, Greb T, Wolf S (2019) Inducible, cell type-specific expression in Arabidopsis thaliana through LhGR-mediated trans-activation. J Vis Exp 146:e59394.

Shi D, Lebovka I, López-Salmerón V, Sanchez P, Greb T (2019) Bifacial cambium stem cells generate xylem and phloem during radial plant growth. Development 146:dev171355.

Miyashima S, Roszak P, Sevilem I, Toyokura K, Blob B, Heo J, Mellor N, Help-Rinta-Rahko H, Otero S,  Smet W, Boekschoten M, Hooiveld G, Hashimoto K, Smetana O, Siligato R, Wallner ES, Mähönen AP, Kondo Y, Melnyk CW, Greb T, Nakajima K, Sozzani R, Bishopp A, De Rybel B, Helariutta Y (2019) Mobile PEAR transcription factors integrate positional cues to prime cambial growth. Nature 565:490494.

Han S, Cho H, Noh J, Qi J, Jung HJ, Nam H, Lee S, Hwang D, Greb T, Hwang I (2018) BIL1-mediated MP phosphorylation integrates PXY and cytokinin signaling in secondary growth. Nat Plants 4:605614.

Cho H, Cho HS, Nam H, Jo H, Yoon J, Park C, Dang TVT, Kim E, Jeong J, Park S, Wallner ES, Youn H, Park J, Jeon J, Ryu H, Greb T, Choi K, Lee Y, Jang SK, Ban C, Hwang I (2018) Translational control of phloem development by RNA G-quadruplex/zinc2 finger protein determines plant sink strength. Nat Plants 4:376–390.

Brackmann K, Qi J, Gebert M, Jouannet V, Schlamp T, Grünwald K, Wallner ES, Novikova DD, Levitsky VG, Agusti J, Sanchez P, Lohmann JU, Greb T (2018) Spatial specificity of auxin responses coordinates wood formation. Nat Commun 9(1):875.

Schuerholz A-K, López-Salmerón V, Li Z, Forner J, Wenzl C, Gaillochet C, Augustin S, Vilches Barro A, Fuchs M, Gebert M, Lohmann JU, Greb T, Wolf S (2018) A comprehensive toolkit for inducible, cell type-specific gene expression in Arabidopsis. Plant Phys

Ragni L, Greb T (2018) Secondary growth as a determinant of plant shape and form. Semin Cell Dev Bio 79:58-67.

Tonn N, Greb T (2017) Radial plant growth. Curr Biol 27(17):R878–R882.

Wallner ES, López-Salmerón V, Belevich I, Poschet G, Jung I, Grünwald K, Sevilem I, Jokitalo E, Hell R, Helariutta Y, Agustí J, Lebovka I, Greb T (2017) Strigolactone and karrikin-independent SMXL proteins are central regulators of phloem formation. Curr Biol 27(8):1241–1247.

Shi D, Tavhelidse T, Thumberger T, Wittbrodt J, Greb T (2017) Bifacial Stem Cell Niches in Fish and Plants. Curr Opin Genet Dev 45:28-33.

Qi J, Greb T (2017) Cell Polarity in Plants: The Yin and Yang of Cellular Functions. Curr Opin Plant Biol 35:105-110.

Greb T, Lohmann JU (2016) Plant Stem Cells. Curr Biol 26(17):R816-R821.

Elsayad K, Werner S, Gallemi M, Guajardo ERS, Zhang L, Jaillais Y, Greb T, Belkhadir Y (2016) Mapping the subcellular mechanical properties of live cells in tissues with fluorescence emission-Brillouin imaging. Sci Signal 9(435):RS5.

Gursanscky NR, Jouannet V, Grünwald K, Sanchez P, Laaber-Schwarz M, Greb T (2016) MOL1 is required for cambium homeostasis in Arabidopsis. Plant J 86(3):210-220.

Wallner ES, López-Salmerón V, Greb T (2016) Strigolactone vs. gibberellin signaling: reemerging concepts? Planta 243(6):1339-1350.


2011 - 2015

Jouannet V, Brackmann K, Greb T (2015) (Pro)cambium formation and proliferation: two sides of the same coin? Curr Opin Plant Biol 23:54–60.

Brackmann K, Greb T (2014) Long- and Short-Distance Signaling in the Regulation of Lateral Plant Growth. Physiol Plant 151(2):134-141.

Agusti J, Greb T (2013) Going with the wind - adaptive dynamics of plant secondary meristems. Mech Dev 130(1):34-44.

Brandt R, Salla-Martret M, Bou-Torrent J, Musielak T, Stahl M, Lanz C, Ott F, Schmid M, Greb T, Schwarz M, Choi S-B, Quint M, Palauqui J-C, Martinez-Garcia J, Wenkel S (2012) Genome-wide binding-site analysis of REVOLUTA reveals a link between leaf patterning and light-mediated growth responses. Plant J. 72(1):31-42.

Marshall A, Aalen RB, Audenaert D, Beeckman T, Broadley MR, Butenko MA, Caño-Delgado AI, de Vries S, Dresselhaus T, Felix G, Graham NS, Foulkes J, Granier C, Greb T, Grossniklaus U, Hammond JP, Heidstra R, Hodgman C, Hothorn M, Inzé D, Østergaard L, Russinova E, Simon R, Skirycz A, Stahl Y, Zipfel C, De Smet I (2012) Tackling water stress: RECEPTOR-LIKE KINASES to the rescue. The Plant Cell 24(6):2262-78.

Rasmussen A, De Cuyper C,  Brewer PB, Herold S, Agusti J, Geelen D, Greb T, Goormachtig S, Beeckman T, Beveridge CA (2012) Strigolactones suppress adventitious rooting in Arabidopsis and pea. Plant Physiol 158:1976-1987.

Sanchez P, Nehlin L, Greb T (2012) From thin to thick – major transitions during stem development. Trends Plant Sci 17:113-121.

Agusti J, Herold S, Schwarz M, Sanchez P, Ljung K, Dun EA, Brewer PB, Beveridge CA, Sieberer T, Sehr EM, Greb T (2011) Strigolactone signaling is required for auxin-dependent stimulation of secondary growth in plants. PNAS USA 108:20242-20247.

Agusti J, Lichtenberger R, Schwarz M, Nehlin L, Greb T (2011) Characterization of transcriptome remodeling during cambium formation identifies MOL1 and RUL1 as opposing regulators of secondary growth. PLoS Genet 7:e1001312.

Suer S, Agusti J, Sanchez P, Schwarz M, Greb T (2011) WOX4 imparts auxin responsiveness to cambium cells in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 23:3247-3259.


2006 - 2010

Sehr EM, Agusti J, Lehner R, Farmer EE, Schwarz M, Greb T (2010) Analysis of secondary growth in the Arabidopsis shoot reveals a positive role of jasmonate signalling in cambium formation. Plant J 63:811-822.

De Lucia F, Crevillen P, Jones AME, Greb T, Dean C (2008) A PHD-Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 triggers the epigenetic silencing of FLC during vernalization. PNAS USA 105:16831-16836.

Raman S, Greb T, Peaucelle A, Blein T, Laufs P, Theres K (2008) Interplay of miR164, CUP-SHAPED COTYLEDON genes and LATERAL SUPPRESSOR controls axillary meristem formation in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant J 55:65-76.

Greb T, Mylne JS, Crevillen P, Geraldo N, An H, Gendall AR, Dean C (2007) The PHD finger protein VRN5 functions in the epigenetic silencing of Arabidopsis FLC. Curr Biol 17:73-78.


2001 - 2005

Mylne J, Greb T, Lister C, Dean C (2004) Epigenetic regulation in the control of flowering. Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol 69:457-464.

Greb T, Clarenz O, Schäfer E, Müller D, Herrero R, Schmitz G, Theres K (2003) Molecular analysis of the LATERAL SUPPRESSOR gene in Arabidopsis reveals a conserved control mechanism for axillary meristem formation. Genes Dev 17:1175-1187.

Greb T, Schmitz G, Theres K (2002) Isolation and characterization of the Spindly homologue from tomato. J Exp Bot 53:1829-1830.


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