Peer-reviewed Publications


Bäurle I (2017). CAN’T REMEMBER TO FORGET YOU: Chromatin-based priming of somatic stress responses. Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology, in press.

Lämke J, Bäurle I (2017). Epigenetic and chromatin-based mechanisms in environmental stress adaptation and stress memory in plants. Genome Biology 18, 124. Doi: 10.1186/s13059-017-1263-6. (link)

Brzezinka K*, Altmann S*, Czesnick H, Nicolas P, Górka M, Benke E, Kabelitz T, Jähne F, Graf A, Kappel C, Bäurle I (2016). Arabidopsis FORGETTER1 mediates stress-induced chromatin memory through nucleosome remodeling. eLife 5, e17061. Doi: 10.7554/eLife.17061. * denotes equal contribution of authors. (link)

Huu CN, Kappel C, Keller B, Sicard A, Takebayashi Y, Breuninger H, Nowak MD, Bäurle I, Himmelbach A, Burkart M, Ebbing-Lohaus T, Sakakibara H, Altschmied L, Conti E, Lenhard M (2016). Presence versus absence of CYP734A50 underlies the style-length dimorphism in primroses. eLife 5, e17956. Doi: 10.7554/eLife.17956. (link)

Lämke J, Brzezinka K, Bäurle I (2016). HSFA2 orchestrates transcriptional dynamics after heat stress in Arabidopsis thaliana. Transcription 7, 111-114.

Bäurle I (2016) Plant heat adaptation: priming in response to heat stress. F1000Research 2016, 5(F1000 Faculty Rev):694. DOI: 10.12688/f1000research.7526.1. (pdf)

Kabelitz T, Brzezinka K, Friedrich T, Gorka M, Graf A, Kappel C, Bäurle I (2016). A jumonji protein with E3 ligase and histone H3 binding activities affects transposon silencing in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology. 171: 344358. DOI:10.1104/pp.15.01688.

Lämke J, Brzezinka K, Altmann S, Bäurle I (2016). A hit-and-run heat shock factor governs sustained histone methylation and transcriptional stress memory. EMBO J. 35, 162-175.

Hilker M, Schwachtje J, Baier M, Balazadeh S, Bäurle I, Geiselhardt S, Hincha D, Kunze R, Mueller-Roeber B, Rillig MC, Rolff, J, Romeis T, Schmülling T, Steppuhn A, van Dongen J, Whitcomb SJ, Wurst S, Zuther E, Kopka J (2015). Priming and memory of stress responses in organisms lacking a nervous system. Biological Reviews. DOI: 10.1111/brv.12215

Kabelitz T, Bäurle I (2015). Get the jump – Do 3’UTRs protect transposable elements
from silencing? Mobile Genetic Elements. 5, 51-54. (pdf)

Kabelitz T, Kappel C, Henneberger K, Benke E, Nöh C, Bäurle I (2014). eQTL mapping of transposon silencing reveals a position-dependent stable escape from epigenetic silencing and transposition of AtMu1 in the Arabidopsis thaliana lineage. Plant Cell 26, 3261-71. (pdf)

Stief A, Brzezinka K, Lämke J, Bäurle I (2014). Epigenetic responses to heat stress at different time scales and the involvement of short RNAs. Plant Signaling & Behavior 9, e970430.

Stief A, Altmann S, Hoffmann K, Pant BD, Scheible W-R, Bäurle I (2014). Arabidopsis miR156 regulates tolerance to recurring environmental stress through SPL transcription factors. Plant Cell 26, 1792-1807. (pdf)

Sicard A, Stacey N, Hermann K, Dessoly J, Neuffer B, Bäurle I, Lenhard M (2011). Genetics, evolution, and adaptive significance of the selfing syndrome in the genus Capsella. Plant Cell 23, 3156-71.


Sonmez C, Bäurle I, Magusin A, Dreos R, Laubinger S, Weigel D, Dean C (2011). RNA 3′ processing functions of Arabidopsis FCA and FPA limit intergenic transcription. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 108, 8508-8513.

Geraldo N, Bäurle I, Kidou SI, Hu X and Dean C (2009). FRIGIDA delays flowering in Arabidopsis via a co-transcriptional mechanism involving direct interaction with the nuclear cap binding complex. Plant Physiology 150, 1611-1618.

Manzano D, Marquardt S, Jones AME, Bäurle I, Liu F and Dean C (2009). Altered interactions within FY/AtCPSF complexes required for Arabidopsis FCA-mediated chromatin silencing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 106, 8772-8777.

Bäurle I and Dean C (2008). Differential interactions of the autonomous pathway RRM proteins and chromatin regulators in the silencing of Arabidopsis targets. PLoS ONE 3, e2733-2741.

Liu F, Quesada V, Crevillen P, Bäurle I, Swiezewski S and Dean C (2007). The Arabidopsis RNA binding protein FCA requires a Lysine Specific Demethylase 1 homologue to effect FLC down-regulation. Molecular Cell 28, 398-407.

Bäurle I*, Smith L, Baulcombe D and Dean C* (2007). Widespread role for the flowering time regulators FCA and FPA in RNA-mediated chromatin silencing. Science 318, 109-112.

*corresponding authors

Bäurle I and Dean C (2006). The Timing of Developmental Transitions in Plants. Cell 125, 655-664.


Bäurle I and Laux T (2005). Regulation of WUSCHEL transcription in the stem cell niche of the Arabidopsis shoot meristem. Plant Cell 17, 2271-2280.

Bäurle I and Laux T (2003). Apical meristems: The plant’s fountain of youth. Bioessays 25, 961-970.


Hamann T, Benkova E, Bäurle I, Kientz M, and Jürgens G (2002). The Arabidopsis BODENLOS gene encodes an auxin response protein inhibiting MONOPTEROS-mediated embryo patterning. Genes & Development 16, 1610-1615.

Sweere U, Eichenberg K, Lohrmann J, Mira-Rodado V, Bäurle I, Kudla J, Nagy F, Schäfer E, and Harter K (2001). Interaction of the response regulator ARR4 with phytochrome B in modulating red light signaling. Science 294, 1108-1111.

Lohrmann J, Sweere U, Zabaleta E, Bäurle I, Keitel C, Kozma-Bognar L, Brennicke A, Schäfer E, Kudla J, and Harter K (2001). The response regulator ARR2: a pollen-specific transcription factor involved in the expression of nuclear genes for components of mitochondrial ComplexI in Arabidopsis. Molecular Genetics and Genomics 265, 2-13.

Eichenberg K, Bäurle I, Paulo N, Sharrock RA, Rüdiger W, and Schäfer E (2000). Phytochromes C and E have different spectral characteristics from those of phytochromes A and B. FEBS Letters 470, 107-112.

Lohrmann J, Buchholz G, Keitel C, Sweere U, Kircher S, Bäurle I, Kudla J, Schäfer E, and Harter K (1999). Differential expression and nuclear localization of response regulator-like proteins from Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Biology 1, 495-505.

Scagliarini S, Rotino L, Bäurle I, Asard H, Pupillo P, and Trost P (1998). Initial purification study of bean hypocotyl plasma membrane. Protoplasma 205, 66-73.