Molecular Ecology of the Rhizosphere

research group Prof. Dr. Joost T. van Dongen


The group Molecular Ecology of The Rhizosphere led by Prof. Dr. Joost van Dongen is up and running since late 2013. Here an overview is presented of the publications made since then.



Hameed MW, Juszczak I, Bock R, van Dongen JT. 2017. Comparison of mitochondrial gene expression and polysome loading in different tobacco tissues. J. Plant Methods. 13:112 

White MD, Klecker M, Hopkinson RJ, Weits DA, Mueller C, Naumann C, O’Neill R, Wickens J, Yang J, Brooks-Bartlett JC, Garman EF, Grossmann TN, Dissmeyer N, Flashman E. 2017. Plant cysteine oxidases are dioxygenases that directly enable arginyl transferase-catalysed arginylation of N-end rule targets. J. Nature Communications. 8:14690 

Rahmoune B, Morsli A, Khelifi-Slaoui M, Khelifi L, Strueh A, Erban A, Kopka J, Prell J, van Dongen JT. 2017. Isolation and characterization of three new PGPR and their effects on the growth of Arabidopsis and Datura plants. J. Plant Interactions. 12: 1-6. 


Schmidt R, Kunkowska AB, Schippers JHM. 2016. Role of reactive oxygen species during cell expansion in leaves. Plant Physiol. epub DOI:10.1104/pp.16.00426.

Schippers JHM, Schmidt R 2016. The Role of ROS and Redox Signaling During the Initial Cellular Response to Abiotic Stress. in Redox State as a Central Regulator of Plant-Cell Stress Responses. 253-273 doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-44081-1_12.

Paul MV, Iyer S, Amerhauser C, Lehmann M, van Dongen JT, Geigenberger P. 2016. RAP2.12 oxygen sensing regulates plant metabolism and performance under both normoxia and hypoxia. Plant Physiol. 172: 1141-1153. doi: 10.1104/pp.16.00460.

Schippers JHM, Foyer CH, van Dongen JT. 2016. Redox regulation in shoot growth, SAM maintenance and flowering. Curr. Opin. Plant Biol. 29: 121-128. doi:10.1016/j.pbi.2015.11.009


Antonio C, Päpke C, Rocha M, Diab H, Limami AM, Obata T, Fernie AR, van Dongen JT. 2015. Regulation of primary metabolism in response to low oxygen availability as revealed by carbon and nitrogen isotope redistribution. Plant Physiol. epub. doi:10.1104/pp.15.00266

Schippers JHM, Schmidt R, Wagstaff C, Jing HC. 2015. Living to die and dying to live: The survival strategy behind leaf senescence. Plant Physiol. 169:914-930. doi:10.1104/pp.15.00498

Wang T, Tohge T, Ivakov AA, Mueller-Roeber B, Fernie AR, Mutwil M, Schippers JHM, Persson S. 2015. Salt-Related MYB1 (SRM1) Coordinates Abscisic Acid Biosynthesis and Signaling During Salt Stress in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 169:1027-1041. doi:10.1104/pp.15.00962

Schippers JHM. 2015. Transcriptional networks in leaf senescence. Curr. Opin. Plant Biol. 27:77-83. doi:10.1016/j.pbi.2015.06.018

Vogt JHM, Schippers JHM. 2015. Setting the PAS, the role of circadian PAS domain proteins during environmental adaptation in plants. Front Plant Sci. 9;6:513. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.00513.

Kosmacz M, Parlanti S, Schwarzländer M, Kragler F, Licausi F, van Dongen JT. 2015. The stability and nuclear localization of the transcription factor RAP2.12 are dynamically regulated by oxygen concentration. Plant Cell Environ. 38:1094-1103. doi: 10.1111/pce.12493.

Zulet A, Gil-Monreal M, Zabalza A, van Dongen JT, Royuela M. 2015. Fermentation and alternative oxidase contribute to the action of amino acid biosynthesis-inhibiting herbicides. J Plant Physiol. 175:102-112. doi: 10.1016/j.jplph.2014.12.004.

Schmidt R, Schippers JHM. 2015. ROS-mediated redox signaling during cell differentiation in plants. Biochim Biophys Acta. 8:1497-1508. doi: 10.1016/j.bbagen.2014.12.020

Jorge TF, Rodrigues JA, Caldana C, Schmidt R, van Dongen JT, Thomas-Oates J, António C. 2015. Mass spectrometry-based plant metabolomics: Metabolite responses to abiotic stress.. Mass Spectrom Rev DOI: 10.1002/mas.21449.

van Dongen JT, Licausi F.2015. Oxygen sensing and signaling. Annu Rev Plant Biol. 66:345-367. doi: 10.1146/annurev-arplant-043014-114813.

Benina M, Ribeiro DM, Gechev TS, Mueller-Roeber B, Schippers JHM. 2015. A cell type-specific view on the translation of mRNAs from ROS-responsive genes upon paraquat treatment of Arabidopsis thaliana leaves. Plant Cell Environ 38:349-363. doi: 10.1111/pce.12355.


Giuntoli B, Lee SC, Licausi F, Kosmacz M, Oosumi T, van Dongen JT, Bailey-Serres J, Perata P. 2014. A trihelix DNA binding protein counterbalances hypoxia-responsive transcriptional activation in Arabidopsis. PLoS Biol. 12:e1001950. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001950.

Lu D, Wang T. Persson S, Mueller-Roeber B, Schippers JHM. 2014. Transcriptional control of ROS homeostasis by KUODA1 regulates cell expansion during leaf development. Nat Commun. 5: 3767.

Weits DA, Giuntoli B, Kosmacz M, Parlanti S, Hubberten HM, Riegler H, Hoefgen R, Perata P, van Dongen JT, Licausi F. 2014. Plant cysteine oxidases control the oxygen-dependent branch of the N-end-rule pathway. Nat Commun. 5:3425. doi: 10.1038/ncomms4425.

Schmidt R, Caldana C, Mueller-Roeber B, Schippers JHM. 2014. The contribution of SERF1 to root-to-shoot signaling during salinity stress in rice. Plant Signal. Behav. 9: e27540.