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Alina Klaus

INRES - Crop Functional Genomics

Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 144
D-53113 Bonn, +49 228 73-54205
Research website:  Abiotic stress response

Research focus

My research focuses on transciptomic changes in young barley roots under abiotic stress such as drought or salinity. To quantify these changes in gene expression levels, I use RNA-Sequencing.


Win YN, Stöcker T, Du X, Brox A, Pitz M, Klaus A, Schoof H, Hochholdinger F, Marcon C (2024) Expanding the BonnMu sequence-indexed repository of transposon induced maize (Zea mays L.) mutations in dent and flint germplasm. bioRxiv 2024.02.24.581857. Free Article

Klaus A, Marcon C, Hochholdinger F (2024) Spatiotemporal transcriptomic plasticity in barley roots: Unravelling water deficit responses in distinct root zones. BMC Genomics 25: 79. PubMed   Free BMC Article  Free PMC Article

Bohle F, Klaus A, Ingelfinger J, Tegethof H, Safari N, Schwarzländer M, Hochholdinger F, Hahn M, Meyer AJ, Acosta IF, Müller-Schüssele SJ (2024) Contrasting cytosolic EGSH dynamics under abiotic and biotic stress in barley as revealed by the biosensor Grx1-roGFP22. J Exp Bot, in press.

Baales J, Zeisler-Diehl VV, Kreszies T, Klaus A, Hochholdinger F, Schreiber L (2024) Transcriptomic changes in barley leaves induced by alcohol ethoxylates indicate potential pathways of surfactant detoxification. Sci Rep 14: 4535. PubMed  Free PMC Article

Zhao M, Peng Z, Qin Y, Tamang TM, Zhang L, Tian B, Chen Y, Liu Y, Zhang J, Lin G, Zheng H, He C, Lv K, Klaus A, Marcon C, Hochholdinger F, Trick HN, Liu Y, Cho MJ, Park S, Wei H, Zheng J, White FF, Liu S (2023) Bacterium-Enabled Transient Gene Activation by Artificial Transcription Factors to Study Gene Regulation in Maize. Plant Cell 35: 2736-2749. PubMed  Free Article

Guo L, Osthoff A, Baer M, Kirschner G, Salvi S, Hochholdinger F (2023) ENHANCED GRAVITROPISM 2 coordinates molecular adaptations to gravistimulation in the elongation zone of barley roots. New Phytol 237: 2196-2209. PubMed

Shellakkutti N, Thangamani PD, Suresh K, Baales J, Zeisler-Diehl VV, Osthoff A, Hochholdinger F, Schreiber L, Kreszies T (2022) Cuticular transpiration is not affected by enhanced wax and cutin amounts in response to osmotic stress in barley. Physiol Plant 174: e13735. PubMed

Guo L, Klaus A, Baer M, Kirschner GK, Salvi S, Hochholdinger H (2022) ENHANCED GRAVITROPISM 2 coordinates molecular adaptations to gravistimulation in the elongation zone of barley roots. bioRxiv 10.1101/2022.10.11.511704. Free Article

Kreszies T, Eggels S, Kreszies V, Osthoff A, Shellakkutti N, Baldauf JA, Zeisler-Diehl VV, Hochholdinger F, Ranathunge K, Schreiber L (2020) Seminal roots of wild and cultivated barley differentially respond to osmotic stress in gene expression, suberization and hydraulic conductivity. Plant Cell Environ 43, 344-357. PubMed  Free Article

Osthoff A
, Donà dalle Rose P, Baldauf JA, Piepho H-P, Hochholdinger F (2019) Transcriptomic reprogramming of barley seminal roots by combined water deficit and salt stress. BMC Genomics 20: 325. PubMed   Free Article

Kreszies T, Shellakkutti N, Osthoff A, Yu P, Baldauf J, Zeisler-Diehl V, Ranathunge K, Hochholdinger F, Schreiber L (2019) Osmotic stress enhances suberization of apoplastic barriers in barley seminal roots: analysis of chemical, transcriptomic and physiological responses. New Phytol 221: 180-194. PubMed

Reinert S, Osthoff A, Léon J, Naz A A (2019) Population genetics revealed a new locus that underwent positive selection in barley. Int J Mol Sci 20: 202. PubMed  Free PMC Article

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