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Mueller, S.J., S.N.W. Hoernstein, R. Reski (2017): Approaches to characterize organelle, compartment, or structure purity. Methods in Molecular Biology 1511, 13-28. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-6533-5_2



Rensing, S.A., J. Ick, J.A. Fawcett, D. Lang, A. Zimmer, Y. Van de Peer, R. Reski (2016): Erratum to: An ancient genome duplication contributed to the abundance of metabolic genes in the moss Physcomitrella patens. BMC Evolutionary Biology 16, 184.


Di Palma, A., D. Crespo Pardo, V. Spagnuolo, P. Adamo, R. Bargagli, D. Cafasso, F. Capozzi, J.R. Aboal, A.G. Gonzalez, O. Pokrovsky, A.K. Beike, R. Reski, M. Tretiach, Z. Varela, S. Giordano (2016): Molecular and chemical characterization of a Sphagnum palustre clone: Key steps towards a standardized and sustainable moss bag technique. Ecological Indicators 71, 388-397.


Mueller, S.J., S.N.W. Hoernstein, R. Reski (2016): The mitochondrial proteome of the moss Physcomitrella patens. Mitochondrion, DOI: 10.1016/j.mito.2016.07.007.


Gütle, D.D., T. Roret, S.J. Mueller, J. Couturier, S.D. Lemaire, A. Hecker, T. Dhalleine, B.B. Buchanan, R. Reski, O. Einsle, J.P. Jacquot (2016): Chloroplast FBPase and SPBase are thioredoxin-linked enzymes with similar architecture but different evolutionary histories. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 113, 6779-6784.


Pereman, I., A. Mosquna, A. Katz, G. Wiedemann, D. Lang, E.L. Decker, Y. Tamada, T. Ishikawa, T. Nishiyama, M. Hasebe, R. Reski, N. Ohad (2016): The Polycomb group protein CLF emerges as a specific tri-methylase of H3K27 regulating gene expression and development in Physcomitrella patens. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta – Gene Regulatory Mechanisms 1859, 860-870.


Stevenson, S.R., Y. Kamisugi, C.H. Trinh, J. Schmutz, J.W. Jenkins, J. Grimwood, W. Muchero, G.A. Tuskan, S.A. Rensing, D. Lang, R. Reski, M. Melkonian, C.J. Rothfels, F.-W. Li, A. Larson, G.K.-S. Wong, T.A. Edwards, A.C. Cuming (2016): Genetic analysis of Physcomitrella patens identifies ABSCISIC ACID NON-RESPONSIVE (ANR), a regulator of ABA responses unique to basal land plants, required for desiccation tolerance. Plant Cell 28, 1310-1327.


Horst, N.A., R. Reski (2016): Alternation of Generations - Unravelling the underlying molecular mechanism of a 165-year old botanical observation. Plant Biology 18, 549-551.


Capozzi, F., S. Giordano, J.R. Aboal, P. Adamo, R. Bargagli, T. Boquete, A. Di Palma, C. Real, R. Reski, V. Spagnuolo, K. Steinbauer, M. Tretiach, Z. Varela, H. Zechmeister, J.A. Fernandez (2016): Best options for the exposure of traditional and innovative moss bags: A systematic evaluation in three European countries. Environmental Pollution 214, 362-373.


Hoernstein, S.N.W., S.J. Mueller, K. Fiedler, M. Schuelke, J.T. Vanselow, C. Schüssele, D. Lang, R. Nitschke, G.L. Igloi, A. Schlosser, R. Reski (2016): Identification of targets and interaction partners of arginyl-tRNA protein transferase in the moss Physcomitrella patens. Molecular and Cellular Proteomics 15, 1808-1822. 


Lang, D., N. van Gessel, K.K. Ullrich, R. Reski (2016): The genome of the model moss Physcomitrella patens. Advances in Botanical Research 78, 97-140.


Rosales-Mendoza, S., J.A. Salazar-González, E.L. Decker, R. Reski (2016): Implications of plant glycans in the development of innovative vaccines. Expert Review of Vaccines 15, 915-925.


Mueller, S.J., D.D. Gütle, J.-P. Jacquot, R. Reski (2016): Can mosses serve as model organisms for forest research? Annals of Forest Science 73, 135-146.


Gonzalez, A.G., F. Jimenez-Villacorta, A.K. Beike, R. Reski, P. Adamo, O.S. Pokrovsky (2016): Chemical and structural characterization of copper adsorbed on mosses (Bryophyta). Journal of Hazardous Materials 308, 343-354.


Horst, N.A., A. Katz, I. Pereman, E.L. Decker, N. Ohad, R. Reski (2016): A single homeobox gene triggers phase transition, embryogenesis and asexual reproduction. Nature Plants 2, 15209.
Supplementary Information,
News and Views article by Mitsuyasu Hasebe


Schuessele, C., S.N.W. Hoernstein, S.J. Mueller, M. Rodriguez-Franco, T. Lorenz, D. Lang, G.L. Igloi, R. Reski (2016): Spatio-temporal patterning of arginyl-tRNA protein transferase (ATE) contributes to gametophytic development in a moss. New Phytologist 209, 1014-1027.
Supplementary Information (pdf)


Gonzalez, A.G., O.S. Pokrovsky, A.K. Beike, R. Reski, A. Di Palma, P. Adamo, S. Giordano, J.A. Fernandez (2016): Metal and proton adsorption capacities of natural and cloned Sphagnum mosses. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 461, 326-334.



Mueller, S.J., R. Reski (2015): Mitochondria and ER connectivity: the plant perspective. Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology 3, 78.


Decker, E.L., G. Wiedemann, R. Reski (2015): Gene targeting for precision glyco-engineering: production of biopharmaceuticals devoid of plant-typical glycosylation in moss bioreactors. Methods in Molecular Biology 1321, 213-224.


Concha-Graña, E., S. Muniategui-Lorenzo, F. De Nicola, J.R. Aboal, A.I. Rey-Asensio, S. Giordano, R. Reski, P. López-Mahía, D. Prada-Rodríguez (2015): Matrix solid phase dispersion method for determination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in moss. Journal of Chromatography A 1406, 19-26.


Reski, R., J. Parsons, E.L. Decker (2015): Moss-made pharmaceuticals: from bench to bedside. Plant Biotechnology Journal 13, 1191-1198.


Yaari, R., C. Noy-Malka, G. Wiedemann, N. Auerbach Gershovitz, R. Reski, A. Katz, N. Ohad (2015): DNA METHYLTRANSFERASE 1 is involved in mCG and mCCG DNA methylation and is essential for sporophyte development in Physcomitrella patens. Plant Molecular Biology 88, 387-400.
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Lind, C., I. Dreyer, E.J. López-Sanjurjo, K. von Meyer, K. Ishizaki, T. Kohchi, D. Lang, Y. Zhao, I. Kreuzer, K.A.S. Al-Rasheid, H. Ronne, R. Reski, J.-K. Zhu, D. Geiger, R. Hedrich (2015): Stomatal guard cells co-opted an ancient ABA-dependent desiccation survival system to regulate stomatal closure. Current Biology 25, 928-935.
Highlighted by a Dispatch: Caspar Chater and Julie E. Gray (2015): Stomatal closure: The old guard takes up the SLAC. Current Biology 25, R271-R273.


Orellana-Escobedo, L., S. Rosales-Mendoza, A. Romero-Maldonado, J. Parsons, E.L. Decker, E. Monreal-Escalante, L. Moreno-Fierros, R. Reski (2015): An Env-derived multi-epitope HIV chimeric protein produced in the moss Physcomitrella patens is immunogenic in mice. Plant Cell Reports 34, 425-433.


Beike, A.K., V. Spagnuolo, V. Lüth, F. Steinhart, J. Ramos-Gomez, M. Krebs, P. Adamo, A.I. Rey-Asensio, J.A. Fernandez, S. Giordano, E.L. Decker, R. Reski (2015): Clonal in vitro propagation of peat mosses (Sphagnum L.) as novel green resources for basic and applied research. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture 120, 1037-1049.


Beike, A.K., D. Lang, A.D. Zimmer, F. Wüst, D. Trautmann, G.Wiedemann, P. Beyer, E.L. Decker, R. Reski (2015): Insights from the cold transcriptome of Physcomitrella patens: global specialization pattern of conserved transcriptional regulators and identification of orphan genes involved in cold acclimation. New Phytologist 205, 869-881.



Heinz, E., T. Girke, J. Scheffler, O. Da Costa E Silva, H. Schmidt, U. Zaehringer, R. Reski (2014): Production of unsaturated fatty acids, useful e.g. in nutrition, cosmetics or pharmaceuticals, in organisms transformed with Physcomitrella patens delta-6-desaturase nucleic acid. Patent US 2014235733-A1.


Reski, R., J. Parsons, F. Altmann, M. Graf, E. Decker, J. Stadlmann (2014): Producing recombinant protein, used as pharmaceutical, by providing plant-based system comprising modulation for plant endogenous prolyl-4-hydroxylase gene, delivering gene encoding recombinant protein into system, and cultivating system. Patent WO 2014180793-A1.


Morath, V., D.-J.J. Truong, F. Albrecht, I. Polte, R.A. Ciccone, L.F. Funke, L. Reichart, C.G. Wolf, A.-D. Brunner, K. Fischer, P.C. Schneider, J.B. Brüggenthies, F. Fröhlich, G. Wiedemann, R. Reski, A. Skerra (2014): Design and characterization of a modular membrane protein anchor to functionalize the moss Physcomitrella patens with extracellular catalytic and/or binding activities. ACS Synthetic Biology 3, 990-994.


Bennet, T.A., M.M. Liu, T. Aoyama, N.M. Bierfreund, M. Braun, Y. Coudert, R.J. Dennis, D. O'Connor, X.Y. Wang, C.D. White, E.L. Decker, R. Reski, C.J. Harrison (2014): Plasma membrane-targeted PIN proteins drive shoot development in a moss. Current Biology 24, 2776-2785.
Highlighted by a Dispatch: Jane A. Langdale (2014): Evolution and development: PINpointing the origins of auxin transport mechanisms. Current Biology 24, R1129-R1131.
On the cover: A confocal micrograph of a misshaped Physcomitrella shoot after treatment with the synthetic auxin 2,4-D (Image courtesy of Jill Harrison).


Heinz, E., T. Girke, J. Scheffler, O. Da Costa E Silva, H. Schmidt, U. Zähringer, R. Reski (2014): Plants expressing Delta 6-desaturase genes and oils from these plants containing PUFAS and method for producing unsaturated fatty acids. Patent US 08835715.


Beike, A.K., M. v. Stackelberg, M. Schallenberg-Rüdinger, S.T.Hanke, M. Follo, D. Quandt, S. McDaniel, R. Reski, B.C. Tan, S.A.Rensing (2014): Molecular evidence for convergent evolution and allopolyploid speciation within the Physcomitrium–Physcomitrella species complex. BMC Evolutionary Biology 14, 158.


Harb, J., O. Saleh, D. Kittemann, D.A. Neuwald, T. Hoffmann, R. Reski, W. Schwab (2014): Changes in polyphenols and expression levels of related genes in 'Duke' blueberries stored under high CO2 levels. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 62, 7460-7467.


Decker, E.L., J. Parsons, R. Reski (2014): Glyco-engineering for biopharmaceutical production in moss bioreactors. Frontiers in Plant Science 5, 346.


Hiss, M., O. Laule, R.M. Meskauskiene, M.A. Arif, E.L. Decker, A. Erxleben, W. Frank, S.T. Hanke, D. Lang, A. Martin, C. Neu, R. Reski, S. Richardt, M. Schallenberg-Rüdinger, P. Szövenyi, T. Tiko, G. Wiedemann, L. Wolf, P. Zimmermann, S.A. Rensing (2014): Large scale gene expression profiling data of the model moss Physcomitrella patens aid understanding developmental progression, culture and stress conditions. Plant Journal 79, 530-539.


Mueller, S.J., R. Reski (2014): Evolution and communication of subcellular compartments: An integrated approach. Plant Signaling & Behavior 9, e28993.


Lindner, A.-C., D. Lang, M. Seifert, K. Podlesakova, O. Novak, M. Strnad, R. Reski, K. v. Schwartzenberg (2014): Isopentenyltransferase-1 (IPT1) knockout in Physcomitrella together with phylogenetic analyses of IPTs provide insights into evolution of plant cytokinin biosynthesis. Journal of Experimental Botany 65, 2533-2543.


Mueller, S.J., D. Lang, S.N.W. Hoernstein, E.G.E. Lang, C. Schuessele, A. Schmidt, M. Fluck, D. Leisibach, C. Niegl, A.D. Zimmer, A. Schlosser, R. Reski (2014): Quantitative analysis of the mitochondrial and plastid proteomes of the moss Physcomitrella patens reveals protein macrocompartmentation and microcompartmentation. Plant Physiology 164, 2081-2095.


Singh, A., S. Singh, K.C.S. Panigrahi, R. Reski, A.K. Sarkar (2014): Balanced activity of microRNA166/165 and its target transcripts from the class III homeodomain leucine-zipper family regulates root growth in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell Reports 33, 945-953.


Müller, K., D. Siegel, F. Rodriguez Jahnke, K. Gerrer, S. Wend, E.L. Decker, R. Reski, W. Weber, M.D. Zurbriggen (2014): A red light-controlled synthetic gene expression switch for plant systems. Molecular BioSystems 10, 1679-1688.


Rosales-Mendoza, S., L. Orellana-Escobedo, A. Romero-Maldonado, E.L. Decker, R. Reski (2014): The potential of Physcomitrella patens as a platform for the production of plant-based vaccines. Expert Review of Vaccines 13, 203-212.


Hieno, A., H.A. Naznin, M. Hyakumachi, T. Sakurai, M. Tokizawa, H. Koyama, N. Sato, T. Nishiyama, M. Hasebe, A.D. Zimmer, D. Lang, R. Reski, S.A. Rensing, J. Obokata, Y.Y. Yamamoto (2014): ppdb: plant promoter database version 3.0. Nucleic Acids Research 42, D1188-D1192.


Beike, A.K., C. Jaeger, F. Zink, E.L. Decker, R. Reski (2014): High contents of very long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in different moss species. Plant Cell Reports 33, 245-254.



Parsons, J., F. Altmann, M. Graf, J. Stadlmann, R. Reski, E.L. Decker (2013): A gene responsible for prolyl-hydroxylation of moss-produced recombinant human erythropoietin. Scientific Reports 3, 3019.


Kubo, M., A. Imai, T. Nishiyama, M. Ishikawa, Y. Sato, T. Kurata, Y. Hiwatashi, R. Reski, M. Hasebe (2013): System for stable β-estradiol-inducible gene expression in the moss Physcomitrella patens. PLOS ONE 8, e77356.


Zimmer, A.D., D. Lang, K. Buchta, S. Rombauts, T. Nishiyama, M. Hasebe, Y. van de Peer, S.A. Rensing, R. Reski (2013): Reannotation and extended community resources for the genome of the non-seed plant Physcomitrella patens provide insights into the evolution of plant gene structures and functions. BMC Genomics 14, 498.


Kim, S.Y., C.C. Colpitts, G. Wiedemann, C. Jepson, M. Rahimi, J.R. Rothwell, A.D. McInnes, M. Hasebe, R. Reski, B.T. Sterenberg, D.-Y. Suh (2013): Physcomitrella PpORS, basal to plant type III polyketide synthases in phylogenetic trees, is a very long chain 2’-oxoalkylresorcinol synthase. Journal of Biological Chemistry 288, 2767-2777.


Cooper, L., R.L. Walls, J. Elser, M.A. Gandolfo, D.W. Stevenson, B. Smith, J. Preece, B. Athreya, C.J. Mungall, S. Rensing, M. Hiss, D. Lang, R. Reski, T.Z. Berardini, D. Li, E. Huala, M. Schaeffer, N. Menda, E. Arnaud, R. Shrestha, Y. Yamazaki, P. Jaiswal (2013): The Plant Ontology as a tool for comparative plant anatomy and genomic analyses. Plant and Cell Physiology 54, e1.


Harb, J., O. Saleh, D. Kittemann, D.A. Neuwald, W. Frank, R. Reski (2013): Upregulation of polyphenol-related genes prevents "skin burning" of well-colored "Cameo" apples stored under stressful controlled atmosphere conditions. Postharvest Biology and Technology 77, 121-127.


Wangler, N., M. Welsche, M. Blazek, M. Blessing, M. Vervliet-Scheebaum, R. Reski, C. Müller, H. Reinecke, J. Steigert, G. Roth, R. Zengerle, N. Paust (2013): Bubble Jet agent release cartridge for chemical single cell stimulation. Biomedical Microdevices 15, 1-8.



Scholz, J., F. Brodhun, E. Hornung, C. Herrfurth, M. Stumpe, A.K. Beike, B. Faltin, W. Frank, R. Reski, I. Feussner (2012): Biosynthesis of allene oxides in Physcomitrella patens. BMC Plant Biology 12, 228.


Parsons, J., F. Altmann, C.K. Arrenberg, A. Koprivova, A.K. Beike, C. Stemmer, G. Gorr, R. Reski, E.L. Decker (2012): Moss-based production of asialo-erythropoietin devoid of Lewis A and other plant-typical carbohydrate determinants. Plant Biotechnology Journal 10, 851-861.


Birke, H., S.J. Müller, M. Rother, A.D. Zimmer, S.N.W. Hoernstein, D. Wesenberg, M. Wirtz, G.-J. Krauss, R. Reski, R. Hell (2012): The relevance of compartmentation for cysteine synthesis in phototrophic organisms. Protoplasma 249 Supplement 2, 147-155.


Kreutz, C., J.S. Gehring, D. Lang, R. Reski, J. Timmer, S.A. Rensing (2012): TSSi -- An R package for transcription start site identification from 5' mRNA tag data. Bioinformatics 28, 1641-1642.
Supplementary data


Arif, M.A., I. Fattash, Z. Ma, S.H. Cho, A.K. Beike, R. Reski, M.J. Axtell, W. Frank (2012): DICER-LIKE3 activity in Physcomitrella patens DICER-LIKE4 mutants causes severe developmental dysfunction and sterility. Molecular Plant 5, 1281-1294.


Lehtonen, M.T., M. Akita, W. Frank, R. Reski, J.P.T. Valkonen (2012): Involvement of a class III peroxidase and the mitochondrial protein TSPO in oxidative burst upon treatment of moss plants with a fungal elicitor. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 25, 363-371.
Supplement 1, Supplement 2


Decker, E.L., R. Reski (2012): Glycoprotein production in moss bioreactors. Plant Cell Reports 31, 453-460.


Erxleben, A., A. Gessler, M. Vervliet-Scheebaum, R. Reski (2012): Metabolite profiling of the moss Physcomitrella patens reveals evolutionary conservation of osmoprotective substances. Plant Cell Reports 31, 427-436.



Colpitts, C.C., S.S. Kim, S.E. Posehn, C. Jepson, S.Y. Kim, G. Wiedemann, R. Reski, A.G.H. Wee, C.J. Douglas, D.-Y. Suh (2011): PpASCL, a moss ortholog of anther-specific chalcone synthase-like enzymes, is a hydroxyalkylpyrone synthase involved in an evolutionarily conserved sporopollenin biosynthesis pathway. New Phytologist 192, 855-868.


Dadacz-Narloch, B., D. Beyhl, C. Larisch, E.J. López-Sanjurjo, R. Reski, K. Kuchitsu, T.D. Müller, D. Becker, G. Schönknecht, R. Hedrich (2011): A novel calcium binding site in the slow vacuolar cation channel TPC1 senses luminal calcium levels. Plant Cell 23, 2696-2707.


Horn, M., G. Hahne, R. Reski (2011): Plant biotechnology in support of the Millennium Goals II. Plant Cell Reports 30, 677-679.


Hahne, G., M. Horn, R. Reski (2011): Plant biotechnology in support of the Millennium Goals. Plant Cell Reports 30, 245-247.


Saleh, O., N. Issman, G.I. Seumel, R. Stav, A. Samach, R. Reski, W. Frank, T. Arazi (2011): MicroRNA534a control of BLADE-ON-PETIOLE 1 and 2 mediates juvenile-to-adult gametophyte transition in Physcomitrella patens. Plant Journal 65, 661-674.


Büttner-Mainik, A., J. Parsons, H. Jérome, A. Hartmann, S. Lamer, A. Schaaf, A. Schlosser, P.F. Zipfel, R. Reski, E.L. Decker (2011): Production of biologically active recombinant human factor H in Physcomitrella. Plant Biotechnology Journal 9, 373-383.


Lang, E.G.E., S.J. Mueller, S.N.W. Hoernstein, J. Porankiewicz-Asplund, M. Vervliet-Scheebaum, R. Reski (2011): Simultaneous isolation of pure and intact chloroplasts and mitochondria from moss as basis for sub-cellular proteomics. Plant Cell Reports 30, 205-215.


Reski, R., M. Horn, G. Hahne (2011): A new feature: special issues. Plant Cell Reports 30, 133.



Pribat, A., A. Noiriel, A.M. Morse, J.M. Davis, R. Fouquet, K. Loizeau, S. Ravanel, W. Frank, R. Haas, R. Reski, M. Bedair, L.W. Sumner, A.D. Hanson (2010): Nonflowering plants possess a unique folate-dependent phenylalanine hydroxylase that is localized in chloroplasts. Plant Cell 22, 3410-3422.
The Plant Cell "In Brief": Introducing Aromatic Amino Acid Hydroxylases from Plants, by Kathleen L. Farquharson


Stumpe, M., C. Göbel, B. Faltin, A.K. Beike, B. Hause, K. Himmelsbach, J. Bode, R. Kramell, C. Wasternack, W. Frank, R. Reski, I. Feussner (2010): The moss Physcomitrella patens contains cyclopentenones but no jasmonates: mutations in allene oxide cyclase lead to reduced fertility and altered sporophyte morphology. New Phytologist 188, 740-749.


Lang, D., B. Weiche, G. Timmerhaus, S. Richardt, D.M. Riaño-Pachón, L.G.G. Corrêa, R. Reski, B. Mueller-Roeber, S.A. Rensing (2010): Genome-wide phylogenetic comparative analysis of plant transcriptional regulation: a timeline of loss, gain, expansion and correlation with complexity. Genome Biology and Evolution 2, 488-503.


Harb, J., B. Khraiwesh, J. Streif, R. Reski, W. Frank (2010): Characterization of blueberry monodehydroascorbate reductase gene and changes in levels of ascorbic acid and the antioxidative capacity of water soluble antioxidants upon storage of fruits under various conditions. Scientia Horticulturae 125, 390-395.


Harb, J., B. Khraiwesh, J. Streif, R. Reski, W. Frank (2010): Monodehydroascorbate reductase gene from blueberries and the impact of CA storage on its expression and on the level of antioxidants. Acta Horticulturae 858, 131-136.


Sun, Y., Y. Yang, Z. Yuan, J. Ludwig-Müller, C. Yu, Y. Xu, X. Shao, X. Li, E.L. Decker, R. Reski, H. Huang (2010): Overexpression of the Arabidopsis gene UPRIGHT ROSETTE reveals a homeostatic control for indole-3-acetic acid (IAA). Plant Physiology 153, 1311-1320.


Sinha, R., A.D. Zimmer, K. Bolte, D. Lang, R. Reski, M. Platzer, S.A. Rensing, R. Backofen (2010): Identification and characterization of NAGNAG alternative splicing in the moss Physcomitrella patens. BMC Plant Biology 10, 76.


Wiedemann, G., C. Hermsen, M. Melzer, A. Büttner-Mainik, H. Rennenberg, R. Reski, S. Kopriva (2010): Targeted knock-out of a gene encoding sulfite reductase in the moss Physcomitrella patens affects gametophytic and sporophytic development. FEBS Letters 584, 2271-2278.


Beike, A.K., E.L. Decker, W. Frank, D. Lang, M. Vervliet-Scheebaum, A.D. Zimmer, R. Reski (2010): Applied Bryology – Bryotechnology. Tropical Bryology 31, 22-32.


Khraiwesh, B., M.A. Arif, G.I. Seumel, S. Ossowski, D. Weigel, R. Reski, W. Frank (2010): Transcriptional control of gene expression by microRNAs. Cell 140, 111-122.
Extended pdf: Article plus Supplemental Information (2.2 MB)
Research Highlight in Nature Reviews, Genetics 11, 172-173
Cell Cover Image


McDaniel, S.F., M. von Stackelberg, S. Richardt, R.S. Quatrano, R. Reski, S.A. Rensing (2010): The speciation history of the Physcomitrium–Physcomitrella species complex. Evolution 64, 217-231.


Richardt, S., G. Timmerhaus, D. Lang, E. Qudeimat, L.G.G. Correa, R. Reski, S.A. Rensing, W. Frank (2010): Microarray analysis of the moss Physcomitrella patens reveals conserved transcriptional regulation of salt stress and abscisic acid signalling. Plant Molecular Biology 72, 27-45.



Panigrahi, K.C.S., M. Panigrahy, M. Vervliet-Scheebaum, D. Lang, R. Reski, M.M. Johri (2009): Auxin-binding proteins without KDEL sequence in the moss Funaria hygrometrica. Plant Cell Reports 28, 1747-1758.


Martin, A., D. Lang, S.T. Hanke, S.J.X. Mueller, E. Sarnighausen, M. Vervliet-Scheebaum, R. Reski (2009): Targeted gene knockouts reveal overlapping functions of the five Physcomitrella patens FtsZ isoforms in chloroplast division, chloroplast shaping, cell patterning, plant development, and gravity sensing. Molecular Plant 2, 1359-1372.
Supplemental Information (Figure)


Mosquna, A., A. Katz, E.L. Decker, S.A. Rensing, R. Reski, N. Ohad (2009): Regulation of stem cell maintenance by the Polycomb protein FIE has been conserved during land plant evolution. Development 136, 2433-2444.
Development - In this issue.


Reski, R. (2009): Challenges to our current view on chloroplasts. Biological Chemistry 390, 731-738.


Paponov, I.A., W. Teale, D. Lang, M. Paponov, R. Reski, S.A.Rensing, K. Palme (2009): The evolution of nuclear auxin signalling. BMC Evolutionary Biology 9, 126.


Mitschke, J., J. Fuss, T. Blum, A. Höglund, R. Reski, O. Kohlbacher, S.A. Rensing (2009): Prediction of dual targeting to plant organelles. New Phytologist 183, 224-236.


Ludwig-Müller, J., E.L. Decker, R. Reski (2009): Dead end for auxin conjugates in Physcomitrella? Plant Signaling & Behavior 4, 116-118.


Martin, A., D. Lang, J. Heckmann, A.D. Zimmer, M. Vervliet-Scheebaum, R. Reski (2009): A uniquely high number of ftsZ genes in the moss Physcomitrella patens. Plant Biology 11, 744-750.
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Ludwig-Müller, J., S. Jülke, N.M. Bierfreund, E.L. Decker, R. Reski (2009): Moss (Physcomitrella patens) GH3 proteins act in auxin homeostasis. New Phytologist 181, 323-338.


Gitzinger, M., J. Parsons, R. Reski, M. Fussenegger (2009): Functional cross-kingdom conservation of mammalian and moss (Physcomitrella patens) transcription, translation and secretion machineries. Plant Biotechnology Journal 7, 73-86. Corrigendum



Qudeimat, E., A.M.C. Faltusz, G. Wheeler, D. Lang, H. Holtorf, C. Brownlee, R. Reski, W. Frank  (2008): A PIIB-type Ca2+-ATPase is essential for stress adaptation in Physcomitrella patens. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 105, 19554-19559.


Lang, D., A.D. Zimmer, S.A. Rensing, R. Reski (2008): Exploring plant biodiversity: the Physcomitrella genome and beyond. Trends in Plant Science 13, 542-549.


Khraiwesh, B., S. Ossowski, D. Weigel, R. Reski, W. Frank (2008): Specific gene silencing by artificial microRNAs in Physcomitrella patens: An alternative to targeted gene knockouts. Plant Physiology 148, 684-693.


Kamisugi Y., M. von Stackelberg, D. Lang, M. Care, R. Reski, S.A. Rensing, A.C. Cuming (2008): A sequence-anchored genetic linkage map for the moss Physcomitrella patens. Plant Journal 56, 855-866.


Launhardt, H., C. Stemmer, W. Jost, G. Gorr, R. Reski, S. Rensing (2008): New DNA molecules encodes for plant proteins having beta 1,3-galactosyltransferase activity, useful for cloning beta-1,3-galactosyltransferase, and for producing recombinant glycoproteins or glycoproteins with N-glycans. Patent WO2008037490-A2; EP1905825-A1; WO2008037490-A3; EP2066790-A2; KR2009077059-A; IN200902055-P1; AU2007302184-A1; CN101522891-A; CA2664767-A1; JP2010504741-W; S2010050292-A1; EP2066790-B1.


Sarnighausen E., R. Reski (2008): Plant Proteomics. Methods in Molecular Biology 484, 29–44.


Rensing, S.A., D. Lang, A. D. Zimmer, A. Terry, A. Salamov, H. Shapiro, T. Nishiyama, P.-F. Perroud, E. Lindquist, Y. Kamisugi, T. Tanahash, K. Sakakibara, T. Fujita, K. Oishi, T. Shin-I, Y. Kuroki, A. Toyoda, Y. Suzuki, S.-i. Hashimoto, K. Yamaguchi, S. Sugano, Y. Kohara, A. Fujiyama, N. Ashton, A. Anterola, S. Aoki, W.B. Barbazuk, E. Barker, J. Bennetzen, R. Blankenship, S.H. Cho, S. Dutcher, M. Estelle, J.A. Fawcett, H. Gundlach, K. Hanada, A. Heyl, K.A. Hicks, J. Hughes, M. Lohr, K. Mayer, A. Melkozernov, T. Murata, D. Nelson, B. Pils, M. Prigge, B. Reiss, T. Renner, S. Rombauts, P. Rushton, A. Sanderfoot, G. Schween, S.-H. Shiu, K. Stueber, F.L. Theodoulou, H. Tu, Y. Van de Peer, P.J. Verrier, E. Waters, A. Wood, L. Yang, D. Cove, A.C. Cuming, M. Hasebe, S. Lucas, B.D. Mishler, R. Reski, I. Grigoriev, R.S. Quatrano, J.L. Boore (2008): The Physcomitrella genome reveals evolutionary insights into the conquest of land by plants. Science 319, 64-69.


Decker, E.L., R. Reski (2008): Current achievements in the production of complex biopharmaceuticals with moss bioreactor. Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering 31, 3-9.



Suppanz, I., E. Sarnighausen, R. Reski (2007): An integrated physiological and genetic approach to the dynamics of FtsZ targeting and organisation in a moss, Physcomitrella patens. Protoplasma 232, 1-9.


Vandenbussche, F., A.C. Fierro, G. Wiedemann, R. Reski, D. Van der Straeten (2007): Evolutionary conservation of plant gibberellin signalling pathway components. BMC Plant Biology 7, 65.


Decker, E.L., R. Reski (2007): Moss bioreactors producing improved biopharmaceuticals. Current Opinion in Biotechnology 18, 393-398.


Rensing, S.A., J. Ick, J.A. Fawcett, D. Lang, A. Zimmer, Y. Van de Peer, R. Reski (2007): An ancient genome duplication contributed to the abundance of metabolic genes in the moss Physcomitrella patens. BMC Evolutionary Biology 7, 130.


Frank, W., R. Reski (2007): Hochdurchsatzanalysen im Laubmoos Physcomitrella patens. Biospektrum 13, 38-39.


Wiedemann, G., A. Koprivova, M. Schneider, C. Herschbach, R. Reski, S. Kopriva (2007): The role of the novel adenosine 5'-phosphosulfate reductase in regulation of sulfate assimilation of Physcomitrella patens. Plant Molecular Biology 65, 667-676.


Zimmer, A., D. Lang, S. Richardt, W. Frank, R. Reski, S.A. Rensing (2007): Dating the early evolution of plants: detection and molecular clock analyses of orthologs. Molecular Genetics and Genomics 278, 393-402.


Kopriva, S., K. Fritzemeier, G. Wiedemann, R. Reski (2007): The putative moss 3'phosphoadenosine 5'phosphosulfate reductase is a novel form of adenosine 5'phosphosulfate reductase without an iron sulfur cluster. Journal of Biological Chemistry 282, 22930 - 22938.


Gremillon, L., J. Kiessling, B. Hause, E.L. Decker, R. Reski, E. Sarnighausen (2007): Filamentous temperature-sensitive Z (FtsZ) isoforms specifically interact in the chloroplasts and in the cytosol of Physcomitrella patens. New Phytologist 176, 299-310.


Kopriva, S., G. Wiedemann, R. Reski (2007): Sulfate assimilation in basal land plants - what does genomic sequencing tell us? Plant Biology 9, 556-564.


Frank, W., K.-M. Baar, E. Qudeimat, M. Woriedh, A. Alawady, D. Ratnadewi, L. Gremillon, B. Grimm, R. Reski (2007): A mitochondrial protein homologous to the mammalian peripheral-type benzodiazepine receptor is essential for stress adaptation in plants. Plant Journal 51, 1004-1018.


Fattash, I., B. Voss, R. Reski, W.R. Hess, W. Frank (2007): Evidence for the rapid expansion of microRNA-mediated regulation during early plant evolution. BMC Plant Biology 7, 13.


Richardt, S., D. Lang, R. Reski, W. Frank, S.A. Rensing (2007): PlanTAPDB: A phylogeny-based resource of plant transcription associated proteins. Plant Physiology 143, 1452-1466.



Decker, E.L., R. Reski (2006): The moss bioreactor offers best of both worlds for biopharmaceutical production. Microbial Cell Factories 5 (Supplement 1): S1.


Kamisugi, Y., K. Schlink, S.A. Rensing, G. Schween, M. v. Stackelberg, A.C. Cuming, R. Reski, D.J. Cove (2006): The mechanism of gene targeting in Physcomitrella patens: homologous recombination, concatenation and multiple integration. Nucleic Acids Research 34, 6205-6214.


Heintz, D., A. Erxleben, A.A. High, V. Wurtz, R. Reski, A. Van Dorsselaer, E. Sarnighausen (2006): Rapid alteration of the phosphoproteome in the moss Physcomitrella patens after cytokinin treatment. Journal of Proteome Research 5, 2283-2293.


von Stackelberg, M., S.A. Rensing, R. Reski (2006): Identification of genic moss SSR markers and a comparative search in twenty-four algal and plant gene indices reveal specifies-specific rather than group-specific characteristics of microsatellites. BMC Plant Biology 6, 9.


Decker, E.L., W. Frank, E. Sarnighausen, R. Reski (2006): Moss systems biology en route: Phytohormones in Physcomitrella development. Plant Biology 8, 397-405.


Reski, R. (2006): Small molecules on the move: Homeostasis, crosstalk, and molecular action of phytohormones. Plant Biology 8, 277-280.


Schulte, J., A. Erxleben, G. Schween, R. Reski (2006): High throughput metabolic screen of Physcomitrella transformants. Bryologist 109, 247-256.


Stumpe, M., J. Bode, C. Göbel, T. Wichard, A. Schaaf, W. Frank, M. Frank, R. Reski, G. Pohnert, I. Feussner (2006): Biosynthesis of C9-aldehydes in the moss Physcomitrella patens. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta – Molecular And Cell Biology Of Lipids 1761: 301-312.



Schaaf, A., S. Tintelnot, A. Baur, R. Reski, G. Gorr, E.L. Decker (2005): Use of endogenous signal sequences for transient production and efficient secretion by moss (Physcomitrella patens) cells. BMC Biotechnology 5: 30.


Wischgoll, S., D. Heintz, F. Peters, A. Erxleben, E. Sarnighausen, R. Reski, A. Van Dorsselaer, M. Boll (2005): Gene clusters involved in anaerobic benzoate degradation of Geobacter metallireducens. Molecular Microbiology, 58, 1238-1252.


Rensing, S.A., D. Lang, E. Schumann, R. Reski, A. Hohe (2005): EST sequencing from embryogenic Cyclamen persicum cell cultures identifies a high proportion of transcripts homologous to plant genes involved in somatic embryogenesis. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation 24, 102-115.


Baur, A., F. Kaufmann, H. Rolli, A. Weise, R. Luethje, B. Berg, M. Braun, W. Baeumer, M. Kietzmann, R. Reski, G. Gorr (2005): A fast and flexible PEG-mediated transient expression system in plants for high level expression of secreted recombinant proteins. Journal of Biotechnology 119, 332-342.


Hüther, C.M., O. Lienhart, A. Baur, C. Stemmer, G. Gorr, R. Reski, E.L. Decker (2005): Glyco-engineering of moss lacking plant-specific sugar residues. Plant Biology 7, 292-299.


Lang, D., J. Eisinger, R. Reski, S.A. Rensing (2005): Representation and high-quality annotation of the Physcomitrella patens transcriptome demonstrates a high proportion of proteins involved in metabolism in mosses. Plant Biology 7, 238-250.


Schween, G., T. Egener, D. Fritzkowsky, J. Granado, M.-C. Guitton, N. Hartmann, A. Hohe, H. Holtorf, D. Lang, J.M. Lucht, C. Reinhard, S.A. Rensing, K. Schlink, J. Schulte, R. Reski (2005): Large-scale analysis of 73,329 Physcomitrella plants transformed with different gene disruption libraries: Production parameters and mutant phenotypes. Plant Biology 7, 228-237.


Frank, W., E.L. Decker, R. Reski (2005): Molecular tools to study Physcomitrella patens. Plant Biology 7, 220-227.


Reski, R. (2005): Do we need another model plant? Plant Biology 7, 219.


Reski, R., W. Frank (2005): Moss (Physcomitrella patens) functional genomics - Gene discovery and tool development with implications for crop plants and human health. Briefings in Functional Genomics and Proteomics 4, 48-57.


Rensing, S.A., D. Fritzowsky, D. Lang, R. Reski (2005): Protein encoding genes in an ancient plant: analysis of codon usage, retained genes and splice sites in a moss, Physcomitrella patens. BMC Genomics 6, 43.


Hohe, A., R. Reski (2005): Control of growth and differentiation of bioreactor cultures of Physcomitrella by environmental parameters. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture 81, 307-311.


Baur, A., R. Reski, G. Gorr (2005): Enhanced recovery of a secreted recombinant human growth factor using stabilizing additives and by co-expression of human serum albumin in the moss Physcomitrella patens. Plant Biotechnology Journal 3, 331-340.


Alawady, A., R. Reski, E. Yaronskaya, B. Grimm (2005): Cloning and expression of the tobacco CHLM sequence encoding Mg protoporphyrin IX methyltransferase and its interaction with Mg chelatase. Plant Molecular Biology 57, 679-691.


Schween, G., J. Schulte, R. Reski, A. Hohe (2005): Effect of ploidy level on growth, differentiation and morphology in Physcomitrella patens. Bryologist 108, 27-35.


Hohe, A., R. Reski (2005): From axenic spore germination to molecular farming: one century of bryophyte in vitro culture. Plant Cell Reports 23, 513-521.


Jost, W., S. Link, V. Horstmann, E.L. Decker, R. Reski, G. Gorr (2005): Isolation and characterisation of three moss derived beta-tubulin promoters suitable for recombinant expression. Current Genetics 47, 111-120.


Frank, W., H. Holtorf, R. Reski (2005): Functional genomics in Physcomitrella. In: D. Leister (ed.) Plant functional genomics. The Harworth Press, Binghamton, New York, USA, pp. 203-234.


Frank, W., D. Ratnadewi, R. Reski (2005): Physcomitrella patens is highly tolerant against drought, salt and osmotic stress. Planta 220, 384-394.



Reski R., E. Decker, A. Koprivova, G. Gorr, C. Stemmer, O. Lienhart (2004): New transformed bryophyte cell having a dysfunctional fucosyl and xylosyl transferase nucleotide sequences, useful in producing glycosylated proteins with animal glycosylation patterns, such as pharmaceutical proteins. Patent WO2004057002-A2; AU2003294912-A1; JP2006511234-W; US2008141387-A1; AU2003294912-B2; US7781197-B2; JP4559358-B2; WO2004057002-A3.


Reski, R., G. Gorr, E. Decker, C. Stemmer, O. Lienhart, A. Koprivova (2004): Producing transformed bryophyte cell, involves introducing nucleic acid sequences that specifically targets fucosyl transferase and xylosyl transferase nucleotide sequence, respectively, into cell. Patent EP1431394-A1; EP1431394-A8; EP1431394-B1; DE60213626-E; ES2269595-T3; DE60213626-T2.


Reski R., E. Decker, J. Kiessling (2004): New Ftsz nucleic acid or protein, useful as a target for developing compounds having herbicidal activity. Patent WO2004054907-A2; AU2003294842-A1; US2006058189-A1; AU2003294842-A8; WO2004054907-A3.


Kiessling, J., A. Martin, L. Gremillon, S.A. Rensing, P. Nick, E. Sarnighausen, E.L. Decker, R. Reski (2004): Dual targeting of plastid division protein FtsZ to chloroplasts and the cytoplasm. EMBO Reports 5, 889-894.


Hohe, A., M. Seyring, K.-T. Hänsch, E. Sarnighausen, S. Rensing, R. Reski (2004): Embryonen im Bioreaktor – Neue Wege bei der Vermehrung von Alpenveilchen. BMVEL Forschungsreport 1/2004, 25-27.


Koprivova, A., C. Stemmer, F. Altmann, A. Hoffmann, S. Kopriva, G. Gorr, R. Reski, E.L. Decker (2004): Targeted knockouts of Physcomitrella lacking plant-specific immunogenic N-glycans. Plant Biotechnology Journal 2, 517-523.


Jost, W., A. Baur, P. Nick, R. Reski, G. Gorr (2004): A large plant beta-tubulin family with minimal C-terminal variation but differences in expression. Gene 340, 151-160.


Horstmann, V., C.M. Hüther, W. Jost, R. Reski, E.L. Decker (2004): Quantitative promoter analysis in Physcomitrella patens: a set of plant vectors activating gene expression within three orders of magnitude. BMC Biotechnology 4, 13.


Wood, A.J., R. Reski, W. Frank (2004): Isolation and characterization of ALDH11A5, a novel non-phosphorylating GAPDH cDNA from Physcomitrella patens. Bryologist 107, 385-387.


Sarnighausen, E., V. Wurtz, D. Heintz, A. van Dorsselaer, R. Reski (2004): Mapping of the Physcomitrella patens proteome. Phytochemistry 65, 1589-1607.


Bierfreund, N.M., S. Tintelnot, R. Reski, E.L. Decker (2004): Loss of GH3-function does not affect phytochrome-mediated development in a moss, Physcomitrella patens. Journal of Plant Physiology 161, 823-835.


Holtorf, H., W. Frank, R. Reski (2004): Applied genomics in Physcomitrella. In: A.J. Wood, M.J. Oliver, D.J. Cove (eds.) New Frontiers in Bryology: Physiology, Molecular Biology and Applied Genomics. Kluwer Academic Press, Netherlands, pp. 51-70.


Schaaf, A., R. Reski, E.L. Decker (2004): A novel aspartic proteinase is targeted to the secretory pathway and to the vacuole in the moss, Physcomitrella patens. European Journal of Cell Biology 83, 145-152.


Kroemer, K., R. Reski, W. Frank (2004): Abiotic stress response in the moss Physcomitrella patens: evidence for an evolutionary alteration in signaling pathways in land plants. Plant Cell Reports 22, 864-870.


Reski, R., D.J. Cove (2004): Physcomitrella patens. Current Biology 14, R261-R262.


Heintz, D., V. Wurtz, A. High, A. Van Dorsselaer, R. Reski, E. Sarnighausen (2004): An efficient protocol for the identification of protein phosphorylation in a seedless plant, sensitive enough to detect members of signalling cascades. Electrophoresis 25, 1149-1159.


Schulte, J., R. Reski (2004): High-throughput cryopreservation of 140,000 Physcomitrella patens mutants. Plant Biology 6, 119-127.


Decker, E.L., R. Reski (2004): The moss bioreactor. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 7, 166-170.


Rensing S.A., J. Kiessling, R. Reski, E.L. Decker (2004): Diversification of ftsZ during early land plant evolution. Journal of Molecular Evolution 58, 154-162.


Hohe, A., T. Egener, J.M. Lucht, H. Holtorf, C. Reinhard, G. Schween, R. Reski (2004): An improved and highly standardised transformation procedure allows efficient production of single and multiple targeted gene knockouts in a moss, Physcomitrella patens. Current Genetics 44, 339-347.



Frank, M., A. Reindl, R.-M. Schmidt, A. Freund, T. Erhardt, F. Bischoff, A. Renz, E. Duwenig, P. Ciprus, J. Lerchl, R. Reski (2003): New growth development protein and nucleic acids encoding it, useful for increasing biomass formation of crop plants and for modifying their vegetative and reproductive development. Patent US 2003024003-A1.


Koprivova, A., F. Altmann, G. Gorr, S. Kopriva, R. Reski, E.L. Decker (2003): N-glycosylation in the moss Physcomitrella patens is organized similarly to higher plants. Plant Biology 5, 582-591.


Rensing S.A., D. Lang, R. Reski (2003): In silico prediction of UTR repeats using clustered EST data. In: H.-W. Mewes, V. Heun, D. Frishman, S. Kramer (eds.) Proceedings of the German Conference on Bioinformatics. Belleville Verlag Michael Farin, Munich, Germany, pp. 117-122.


Lorenz, S., S. Tintelnot, R. Reski, E.L. Decker (2003): Cyclin D-knockout uncouples developmental progression from sugar availability. Plant Molecular Biology 53, 227-236.


Bierfreund, N., R. Reski, E.L. Decker (2003): Use of an inducible reporter gene system for the analysis of auxin distribution in the moss Physcomitrella patens. Plant Cell Reports 21, 1143-1152.


Hohe, A., R. Reski (2003): A tool for understanding homologous recombination in plants. Plant Cell Reports 21, 1135-1142.


Decker, E.L., G. Gorr, R. Reski (2003): Moss – An innovative tool for protein production. BioForum Europe 7, 96-97.


Schween, G., G. Gorr, A. Hohe, R. Reski (2003): Unique tissue-specific cell cycle in Physcomitrella. Plant Biology 5, 50-58.


Schween, G., A. Hohe, A. Koprivova, R. Reski (2003): Effects of nutrients, cell density and culture techniques on protoplast regeneration and early protonema development in a moss, Physcomitrella patens. Journal of Plant Physiology 160, 209-212.


Reski, R. (2003): Physcomitrella patens as a novel tool for plant functional genomics. In: I.K. Vasil (ed.) Plant Biotechnology 2002 and Beyond. Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands, pp. 205-209.



Lerchl J., A. Renz, T. Ehrhardt,  A. Reindl, P. Cirpus, F. Bischoff, M. Frank, A. Freund, E. Duwenig, R.-M. Schmidt, R. Reski (2002): Novel isolated nucleic acids from moss e.g., Physcomitrella patens, encoding a metabolic pathway protein, useful for modifying production of amino acids, vitamins, cofactors in plants, algae and microorganisms.  Patent US 2002142422-A1


Sperling, P., T. Egener, J. Lucht, R. Reski, P. Cirpus, E. Heinz (2002): Identification of a Delta 5-fatty acid desaturase from Physcomitrella patens. In: N. Murata, M. Yamada, I. Nishida, H. Okuyama, J. Sekiya, W. Hajime (eds.) Advanced Researches on Plant Lipids. Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands, pp. 113-116.


Schlink, K., R. Reski (2002): Preparing high-quality DNA from moss (Physcomitrella patens)Plant Molecular Biology Reporter 20, 423a-423f.


Rensing, S.A., S. Rombauts, Y. Van de Peer, R. Reski (2002): Moss transcriptome and beyond. Trends in Plant Science 7, 535-538.


Zank, T.K., U. Zähringer, C. Beckmann, G. Pohnert, W. Boland, H. Holtorf, R. Reski, J. Lerchl, E. Heinz (2002): Cloning and functional characterisation of an enzyme involved in the elongation of Delta 6-polyunsaturated fatty acids from the moss Physcomitrella patens. Plant Journal 31, 255-268.


Schween G., S. Fleig, R. Reski (2002): High-throughput-PCR screen of 15,000 transgenic Physcomitrella plants. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter 20, 43-47.


Schipper, O., D. Schaefer, R. Reski, A. Fleming (2002): Expansins in the bryophyte Physcomitrella patens. Plant Molecular Biology 50, 789-802.


Richter U., J. Kiessling, B. Hedtke, E. Decker, R. Reski,T. Börner, A. Weihe (2002): Two RpoT genes of Physcomitrella patens encode phage-type RNA polymerases with dual targeting to mitochondria and plastids. Gene 290, 95-105.


Reski, R. (2002): Rings and networks: the amazing complexity of FtsZ in chloroplasts. Trends in Plant Science 7, 103-105.


Rensing, S.A., S. Rombauts, A. Hohe, D. Lang, E. Duwenig, P. Rouze, Y. Van de Peer, R. Reski (2002): The transcriptome of the moss Physcomitrella patens: comparative analysis reveals a rich source of new genes.


Koprivova, A., A.J. Meyer, G. Schween, C. Herschbach, R. Reski, S. Kopriva (2002): Functional knockout of the adenosine 5'-phosphosulfate reductase gene in Physcomitrella patens revives an old route of sulfate assimilation. Journal of Biological Chemistry 277, 32195-32201.


Holtorf H., M.-C. Guitton, R. Reski (2002): Plant functional genomics. Naturwissenschaften 89, 235-249.


Holtorf, H., A. Hohe, H.-L. Wang, M. Jugold, T. Rausch, E. Duwenig, R. Reski (2002): Promoter subfragments of the sugar beet V-type H+-ATPase subunit c isoform drive the expression of transgenes in the moss Physcomitrella patens. Plant Cell Reports 21, 341-346.


Hohe, A., S.A. Rensing, M. Mildner, D. Lang, R. Reski (2002): Day length and temperature strongly influence sexual reproduction and expression of a novel MADS-box gene in the moss Physcomitrella patens. Plant Biology 4, 595-602.


Hohe, A., R. Reski (2002): Optimisation of a bioreactor culture of the moss Physcomitrella patens for mass production of protoplasts. Plant Science 163, 69-74.


Hohe, A., E.L. Decker, G. Gorr, G. Schween, R. Reski (2002): Tight control of growth and cell differentiation in photoautotrophically growing moss (Physcomitrella patens) bioreactor cultures. Plant Cell Reports 20, 1135-1140.


Egener, T., J. Granado, M.-C. Guitton, A. Hohe, H. Holtorf, J.M. Lucht, S. Rensing, K. Schlink, J. Schulte, G. Schween, S. Zimmermann, E. Duwenig, B. Rak, R. Reski (2002): High frequency of phenotypic deviations in Physcomitrella patens plants transformed with a gene-disruption library. BMC Plant Biology 2, 6.


Bhatla S. C., J. Kiessling, R. Reski (2002): Observation of polarity induction by cytochemical localization of phenylalkylamine-binding receptors in regenerating protoplasts of the moss Physcomitrella patens. Protoplasma 219, 99-105.


Haertel H.A., V. Mittendorf, R. Chen, K.J. Shank, R. Reski (2002): Novel isolated lipid metabolism protein nucleic acid useful for modifying or increasing lipids or oil and/or fatty acids, cofactors, carbohydrates, and enzymes in microorganisms and plants. Patent WO200274977-A; WO200274977-A2; US2003135877-A1; EP1395108-A2; AU2002306738-A1; US2006179515-A1; US7105723-B2; AU2002306738-B2; US2008076179-A1; US7563948-B2; US7795414-B2; EP1395108-B1; WO200274977-B3.



Lerchl, J., A. Renz, T. Ehrhardt, A. Reindl, P. Cirpus, F. Bischoff, M. Frank, A. Freund, E. Duwenig, R.M. Schmidt, R. Reski (2001): Novel moss nucleic acid molecules encoding a carbohydrate metabolism related protein useful for modulating production of fine chemicals such as carbohydrates, cofactors and enzymes from microorganisms and plants. Patent WO 200144476-A2, AU200130112-A; US2002064816-A1; WO200144476-A3.


Lerchl J., A. Renz, T. Ehrhardt, A. Reindl, P. Ciprus,  F. Bischoff, M. Frank, A. Freund, E. Duwenig, R.-M. Schmidt, R. Reski (2001): New isolated nucleic acid molecule encoding Lipid Metabolism Related Proteins useful in the production of fine chemicals. Patent WO200138541-A; WO200138541-A1; AU200114996-A.


Lerchl J., A. Renz, T. Ehrhardt, A. Reindl, P. Ciprus,  F. Bischoff, M. Frank, A. Freund, E. Duwenig, R.-M. Schmidt, R. Reski, R. Badur (2001): Tocopherol and carotenoid metabolism related protein (TCMRP), used to produce fine chemicals, is isolated from mosses, algae, microorganisms, fungi, plants, or their fragments. Patent WO200144276-A, EP1244696-A; WO200144276-A2; AU200120098-A; BR200016432-A; EP1244696-A2; US2003157592-A1; WO200144276-A3.


Rak, B., R. Reski, S. Zimmermann, M.-C. Guitton, E. Duwenig, A. Freund (2001): Mutagenesis of eukaryotic nucleic acid, useful e.g. for identifying functional sequences, comprises insertional mutagenesis after transfer to a microorganism. Patent WO200138509-A; EP1103605-A; EP1235906-A; WO200138509-A1; EP1103605-A1; EP1235906-A1; JP2003517823-W; US6824983-B1; US2006051773-A1; EP1235906-B1; DE50014247-G; EP1235906-B8.


Lerchl, J., A. Renz, T. Ehrhardt, A. Reindl, P. Cirpus, F. Bischoff, M. Frank, A. Freund, E. Duwenig, R.M. Schmidt, R. Reski (2001): Nucleic acids encoding lipid metabolism related proteins from Physcomitrella patens useful to produce fine chemicals in modified organisms, particularly polyunsaturated fatty acids in oilseed plants. Patent WO200138484-A; EP1282713-A; WO200138484-A2; AU200117045-A; BR200015905-A; EP1282713-A2; JP2003518369-W; MX2002005214-A1; WO200138484-A3.


Reindl, A., R. Reski, J. Lerchl, B. Grimm, A. Al-Awadi (2001): New nucleic acid encoding a chlorophyll pathway enzyme, for preparing plants with altered chlorophyll contents or resistance to herbicides. Patent WO200109355-A; EP1198578-A; WO200109355-A2; AU200069908-A; EP1198578-A2; WO200109355-A3.


Reski, R., G. Gorr (2001): Production of heterologous proteins in moss, useful e.g. for production of growth factors, with recovery of active product from culture medium. Patent WO200125456-A; EP1206561-A; WO200125456-A2; DE19947290-A1; AU200111295-A; NO200201201-A; EP1206561-A2; BR200014671-A; CZ200201061-A3; HU200202628-A2; KR2002065478-A; SK200200415-A3; EP1206561-B1; DE50001299-G; JP2003511035-W; CN1402791-A; NZ517996-A; ZA200202007-A; MX2002003359-A1; ES2192545-T3; CZ293818-B6; RU2250264-C2; AU781920-B2; MX226920-B; IN200200320-P3; CN1192111-C; KR671217-B1; IL148638-A; IN234889-B; CA2381995-C; NO329774-B1; SK287740-B6; WO200125456-A3.


Hohe, A., G. Schween, R. Reski (2001): Establishment of a semicontinuous bioreactor culture of Physcomitrella patens for mass production of protoplasts. Acta Horticulturae 560, 425-428.


Gorr, G., E. Decker, M. Kietzmann, R. Reski (2001): Using a moss for the expression of recombinant human vascular endothelial growth factor: An alternative system for the production of biotech pharmaceuticals. Naunyn-Schmiedebergs Archives of Pharmacology 363, R86-R86.



Kiessling, J., S. Kruse, S.A. Rensing, K. Harter, E.L. Decker, R. Reski (2000): Visualization of a cytoskeleton-like FtsZ network in chloroplasts. Journal of Cell Biology 151, 945-950.
JCB "In Brief": An FtsZ plastokeleton, by William A. Wells
JCB "Comment": Skeletons in the closet: How do chloroplasts stay in shape?, by Geoffrey I. McFadden


Schulz, P., R. Reski, R. Maldiney, M. Laloue, K. v. Schwartzenberg (2000): Kinetics of cytokinin production and bud formation in Physcomitrella: Analysis of a wild type, a developmental mutant and two of its ipt transgenics. Journal of Plant Physiology 156, 768-774.


Ye, F., R. Reski (2000): An improved method to isolate mitochondrial RNA from green plant tissue. In: R. Rapley (ed.): The Nucleic Acid Protocols Handbook. Humana Press, Totowa NY, pp. 23-27.



Reski, R. (1999): Molecular genetics of Physcomitrella. Planta 208, 301-309.



Reutter, K., R. Atzorn, B. Hadeler, T. Schmülling, R. Reski (1998): Expression of the bacterial ipt gene in Physcomitrella rescues mutations in budding and in plastid division. Planta 206, 196-203.


Girke, T., H. Schmidt, U. Zähringer, R. Reski, E. Heinz (1998): Identification of a novel Delta 6-acyl-group desaturase by targeted gene disruption in Physcomitrella patens. Plant Journal. 15, 39-48.


Reski, R. (1998): Physcomitrella and Arabidopsis: the David and Goliath of reverse genetics. Trends in Plant Science 3, 209-210.


Strepp, R., S. Scholz, S. Kruse, V. Speth, R. Reski (1998): Plant nuclear gene knockout reveals a role in plastid division for the homolog of the bacterial cell division protein FtsZ, an ancestral tubulin. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 95, 4368-4373.


Reski, R., S. Reynolds, M. Wehe, T. Kleber-Janke, S. Kruse (1998): Moss (Physcomitrella patens) expressed sequence tags include several sequences which are novel for plants. Botanica Acta 111, 145-151.


v. Schwartzenberg, K., S. Kruse, R. Reski, B. Moffatt, M. Laloue (1998): Cloning and characterization of an adenosine kinase from Physcomitrella involved in cytokinin metabolism. Plant Journal 13, 249-257.


Reski, R. (1998): Development, genetics and molecular biology of mosses. Botanica Acta 111, 1-15.


Ye, F., W.O. Abel, R. Reski (1998): Isolation of plant mitochondrial RNA from green leaves. Methods in Molecular Biology 86, 33-38.



Kasten, B., R. Reski (1997): ß-lactam antibiotics inhibit chloroplast division in a moss (Physcomitrella patens) but not in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum). Journal of Plant Physiology 150, 137-140.


Kasten, B., F. Buck, J. Nuske, R. Reski (1997): Cytokinin affects nuclear- and plastome-encoded energy-converting plastid enzymes. Planta 201, 261-272.


Tamura, M.N., A.E. Schwarzbach, S. Kruse, R. Reski (1997): Biosystematic studies on the genus Polygonatum (Convallariaceae) IV. Molecular phylogenetic analysis based on restriction site mapping of the chloroplast gene trnK. Feddes Repertorium 108, 159-168.



Kruse, S., R. Reski (1996): Expression of a plastome-encoded open reading frame with yet uncertain function (ycf11) in E. coli. Mitteilungen des Instituts für Allgemeine Botanik Hamburg 26, 131-144.


Reutter, K., R. Reski (1996): Production of a heterologous protein in bioreactor cultures of fully differentiated moss plants. Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology 2, 142-147.



Schrum, S., R.D. Neth, S. Gohla, R. Reski (1995): Specific induction of CD4+ T-cells by a protein-fraction of TPSG. Aids Research and Human Retroviruses 11, S159-S159.


Reski, R., S. Schrum, R. Neth, S. Gohla (1995): Isolation of Thuja protein fractions - comprises extracting and precipitating polysaccharide(s) and proteins with solvent, acidifying solutions to precipitate proteins, dialyzing and drying of precipitates. Patent DE19505795-C1.


Neth, R., N. Drize, S. Gohla, R. Offergeld, R. Reski, S. Schrum (1995): Phytotherapeutische Forschung: Thuja occidentalis L. In: H. Albrecht, M. Frühwald (eds.) Jahrbuch Band 2. Karl und Veronica Carstens-Stiftung im Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft. Hippokrates Verlag, Stuttgart, pp. 522-530.


Kruse, S., S. Quast, A. Ipsen, K. Reutter, R. Reski (1995): Cytokinin affects stability of complex plastid transcripts in cytokinin-sensitive moss mutants. Plant Science 112, 187-196.


Hadeler, B., S. Scholz, R. Reski (1995): Gelrite and agar differently influence cytokinin-sensitivity of a moss. Journal of Plant Physiology 146, 369-371.


Kruse, S., W. Martin, M. Wehe, R. Reski (1995): An open reading frame (ycf11) is evolutionarily conserved from cyanobacteria to the plastid DNAs of archegoniates and gymnosperms, is modified in the plastid DNAs of dicots, and is not plastome encoded in monocots. Journal of Plant Physiology 146, 258-262.


Reski, R., K. Reutter, B. Kasten, M. Faust, S. Kruse, G. Gorr, R. Strepp, W.O. Abel (1995): Molecular analysis of chloroplast division. Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture 22, 291-296.


Neth, R., N. Drize, S. Gohla, R. Offergeld, R. Reski, S. Schrum (1995): Phytotherapeutische Forschung: Thuja occidentalis L. Zeitschrift für Allgemeinmedizin 71, 522-530.

1994 and earlier


Reski, R. (1994): Plastid genes and chloroplast biogenesis. In: D.W.S. Mok, M.C. Mok (eds.) Cytokinins. Chemistry, Activity, and Function. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Ann Arbor, London, Tokyo, pp. 179-195.


Reski, R., B. Kasten, S. Kruse, K. Reutter, M. Faust, S. Rother, S. Quast, W.O. Abel (1994): Molecular analysis of chloroplast division. Cell Biology International 18, 559.


Reski, R., S. Kruse, B. Kasten, K. Reutter, M. Faust, G. Gorr, W.O. Abel (1994): Molecular analysis of cytokinin action in Physcomitrella patens. Biologia Plantarum 36, S36.


Reski, R., M. Faust, X.-H. Wang, M. Wehe, W.O. Abel (1994): Genome analysis of the moss Physcomitrella patens (Hedw.) B.S.G. Molecular and General Genetics 244, 352-359.


Rother, S., B. Hadeler, J.M. Orsini, W.O. Abel, R. Reski (1994): Fate of a mutant macrochloroplast in somatic hybrids. Journal of Plant Physiology 143, 72-77.


Kasten, B., M. Wehe, S. Kruse, K. Reutter, W.O. Abel, R. Reski (1992): The plastome-encoded zfpA gene of a moss contains procaryotic as well as eucaryotic promoter consensus sequences and its RNA abundance is modulated by cytokinin. Current Genetics 22, 327-333.


Marienfeld, J.R., R. Reski, W.O. Abel (1992): Chondriome analysis of the moss Physcomitrella patens. Cryptogamic Botany 3, 23-26.


Reski, R., M. Wehe, B. Kasten, K. Reutter, J.R. Marienfeld, W.O. Abel (1992): The molecular analysis of chloroplast division. Cryptogamic Botany 3, 18-22.


Reutter, K., M. Wehe, B. Kasten, W.O. Abel, R. Reski (1992): Cloning plastid DNA of the moss Physcomitrella patens. Mitteilungen des Instituts für Allgemeine Botanik Hamburg 24, 35-44.


Reski, R., W.O. Abel (1992): Analyzing cytokinins and plastid differentiation at the molecular level: Interference with genome/plastome-interaction, light quality, developmental state and endogenous oscillators. In: M. Kaminek, D.W.S. Mok, E. Zazimalova (eds.) Physiology and Biochemistry of Cytokinins in Plants. SPB Academic Publishing bv, The Hague, Netherlands, pp. 255-260.


Marienfeld, J.R., R. Reski, W.O. Abel (1991): The first analysed archegoniate mitochondrial gene (cox3) exhibits extraordinary features. Current Genetics 20, 319-329.


Kasten, B., M. Wehe, R. Reski, W.O. Abel (1991): trnR-CCG is not unique to the plastid DNA of the liverwort Marchantia: gene identification from the moss Physcomitrella patens. Nucleic Acids Research 19, 5074.


Reski, R., M. Wehe, B. Hadeler, J.R. Marienfeld, W.O. Abel (1991): Cytokinin and light quality interact at the molecular level in the chloroplast-mutant PC22 of the moss Physcomitrella. Journal of Plant Physiology 138, 236-243.


Abel, W.O., W. Knebel, H.-U. Koop, J.R. Marienfeld, H. Quader, R. Reski, E. Schnepf, B. Spörlein (1989): A cytokinin-sensitive mutant of the moss, Physcomitrella patens, defective in chloroplast division. Protoplasma 152, 1-13.


Ye, F., J. Gierlich, R. Reski, J. Marienfeld, W.O. Abel (1989): Isoenzyme analysis of cytokinin sensitive mutants of the moss Physcomitrella patens. Plant Science 64, 203-212.


Marienfeld, J.R., R. Reski, C. Friese, W.O. Abel (1989): Isolation of nuclear, chloroplast and mitochondrial DNA from the moss Physcomitrella patens. Plant Science 61, 235-244.


Reski, R., W.O. Abel, D. Svensson (1986): Mutants of Physcomitrella patens sensitive to cytokinin. Mitteilungen des Instituts für Allgemeine Botanik Hamburg 21, 127-138.


Reski, R., W.O. Abel (1985): Induction of budding on chloronemata and caulonemata of the moss, Physcomitrella patens, using isopentenyladenine. Planta 165, 354-358.