Wolfgang Busch


Barbez E, Dünser K, ..., Busch W (2017) Auxin steers root cell expansion via apoplastic pH regulation in Arabidopsis thaliana. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 114(24):4884-93.

Di Mambro R, De Ruvo M, Pacifici E, et al. (2017) Auxin minimum triggers the developmental switch from cell division to cell differentiation in the Arabidopsis root. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 114(36):e7641-9.

Friesner J, Assmann SM, Bastow R et al. (2017) The Next Generation of Training for Arabidopsis Researchers: Bioinformatics and Quantitative Biology. Plant Physiol 175(4):1499-509.

Giovannetti M, Małolepszy A, ..., Busch W (2017) Large-Scale Phenotyping of Root Traits in the Model Legume Lotus japonicus. Methods Mol Biol. 1610:155-167.

Ristova D, Busch W (2017) Genome-Wide Association Mapping of Root Traits in the Context of Plant Hormone Research. Methods Mol Biol 1497:47-55.

Satbhai SB, Göschl C, Busch W (2017) Automated High-Throughput Root Phenotyping of Arabidopsis thaliana Under Nutrient Deficiency Conditions. Methods Mol Biol. 1610:135-153.

Satbhai SB, Setzer C, ..., Busch W (2017) Natural allelic variation of FRO2 modulates Arabidopsis root growth under iron deficiency. Nat Commun 8:15603.

Stoeva D, Göschl C, ..., Busch W (2017) Long-Term Confocal Imaging of Arabidopsis thaliana Roots for Simultaneous Quantification of Root Growth and Fluorescent Signals. Methods Mol Biol. 1610:169-183.

Vad V, Cedrim D, Busch W, et al. (2017) Generalized box-plot for root growth ensembles. BMC Bioinformatics 18(Suppl 2):65-80.


Augustin M, Haxhimusa Y, Busch W, et al. (2016) A framework for the extraction of quantitative traits from 2D images of mature Arabidopsis thaliana. Machine Vision and Applications 27(5):647-61.

Klasen JR, Barbez E, Meier L, et al. (2016) A multi-marker association method for genome-wide association studies without the need for population structure correction. Nat Commun 7:13299

Ogura T, Busch W (2016) Genotypes, Networks, Phenotypes: Moving Toward Plant Systems Genetics. Annu Rev Cell Dev Biol 32:103-26.

Ristova D, Carré C, Pervent M, et al. (2016) Combinatorial interaction network of transcriptomic and phenotypic responses to nitrogen and hormones in the Arabidopsis thaliana root. Sci Signal 9(451):rs13.

Slovak R, Ogura T, ..., Busch W (2016) Genetic control of root growth: from genes to networks. Ann Bot. 117(1):9-24.

Smakowska E, Kong J, Busch W, Belkhadir Y (2016) Organ-specific regulation of growth-defense tradeoffs by plants. Curr Opin Plant Biol 29:129-137.


Brady SM, Burow M, Busch W, et al. (2015) Reassess the t Test: Interact with All Your Data via ANOVA. Plant Cell 27(8):2088-94.

Ogura T, Busch W (2015) From phenotypes to causal sequences: using genome wide association studies to dissect the sequence basis for variation of plant development. Curr Opin Plant Biol 23:98-108.

Satbhai SB, Ristova D, Busch W (2015) Underground tuning: quantitative regulation of root growth. J Exp Bot 66(4):1099-112 .

Slovak R, Göschl C,..., Busch W (2015) Genome-Wide Association Mapping in Plants Exemplified for Root Growth in Arabidopsis thaliana. Methods Mol Biol 1284:343-57.


Janusch I, Kropatsch WG, Busch W (2014) Reeb graph based examination of root development. Proceedings of the 19th Computer Vision Winter Workshop: 43-50.

Janusch I, Kropatsch WG, Busch W (2014) Topological image analysis and (normalised) representations for plant phenotyping. 16th International Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing: 579-86.

Meijón M, Satbhai SB, ..., Busch W (2014) Genome-wide association study using cellular traits identifies a new regulator of root development in Arabidopsis. Nat Genet 46(1):77-81.

Ristova D, Busch W (2014) Natural variation of root traits: from development to nutrient uptake. Plant Physiol 166(2): 518-27.

Schuster C, Gaillochet C, Medzihradszky A, et al. (2014) A Regulatory Framework for Shoot Stem Cell Control Integrating Metabolic, Transcriptional, and Phytohormone Signals. Dev Cell 28(4): 438-49.

Slovak R, Göschl C, ..., Busch W (2014) Scalable Open-Source Pipeline for Large-Scale Root Phenotyping of Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 26(6): 2390-403.

Sozzani R, Busch W, Spalding EP, et al. (2014) Advanced imaging techniques for the study of plant growth and development. Trends Plant Sci 19(5):304–10.


Ischebeck T, Werner S, Krishnamoorthy P, et al. (2013) Phosphatidylinositol 4,5-Bisphosphate Influences PIN Polarization by Controlling Clathrin-Mediated Membrane Trafficking in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 25(12):4894-911.

Kaufmann K, Busch W (2013) Plant genomics: from weed to wheat. Genome Biol 14(6):308.


Busch W, Moore BT, Martsberger B, et al. (2012)  A microfluidic device and computational platform for high-throughput live imaging of gene expression. Nat Methods 9(11): 1101-16.


Iyer-Pascuzzi AS, Jackson T, Cui H, et al. (2011) Cell identity regulators link development and stress responses in theArabidopsis root. Dev Cell 21(4):770-82.


Busch W, Benfey PN (2010) Information processing without brains - the power of intercellular regulators in plants. Development 137(8):1215-26.

Busch W, Miotk A, Ariel FD, et al. (2010) Transcriptional control of a plant stem cell niche. Dev Cell 18(5):849-61.

Long T A, Tsukagoshi H, Busch W, et al. (2010) The bHLH transcription factor POPEYE regulates response to iron deficiency in Arabidopsis roots. Plant Cell 22(7):2219-36.

Sozzani R, Cui H, Moreno-Risueno MA, et al. (2010) Spatiotemporal regulation of cell-cycle genes by SHORTROOT links patterning and growth. Nature 466(7302):128-32.

Tsukagoshi H, Busch W, Benfey PN (2010) Transcriptional regulation of ROS controls transition from proliferation to differentiation in the root. Cell 143(4):606-16.


Fulton L, Batoux M, Vaddepalli P, et al. (2009) DETORQUEO, QUIRKY, and ZERZAUST represent novel components involved in organ development mediated by the receptor-like kinase STRUBBELIG in Arabidopsis thalianaPLoS Genet 5(1):e1000355.

Kumar M, Busch W, Birke H, et al. (2009) Heat shock factors HsfB1 and HsfB2b are involved in the regulation of Pdf1.2 expression and pathogen resistance in Arabidopsis. Mol Plant 2(1):152-65.

Moreno-Risueno MA, Busch W, Benfey PN (2009) Omics meet networks-using systems approaches to infer regulatory networks in plants. Curr Opin Plant Biol 13(2):126-31.

Schultheiss SJ, Busch W, Lohmann JU, et al. (2009) KIRMES: Kernel-based identification of regulatory modules in euchromatic sequences. Bioinformatics 25(16):2126-33.


Andersen SU, Buechel S, Zhao Z, et al. (2008) Requirement of B2-type cyclin-dependent kinases for meristem integrity inArabidopsis thalianaPlant Cell 20(1):88-100.

Laubinger S, Sachsenberg T, Zeller G, et al. (2008) Dual roles of the nuclear cap-binding complex and SERRATE in pre-mRNA splicing and microRNA processing in Arabidopsis thalianaProc Natl Acad Sci USA 105(25):8795-800.

Skirycz A, Radziejwoski A, Busch W, et al. (2008) The DOF transcription factor OBP1 is involved in cell cycle regulation in Arabidopsis thalianaPlant J 56(5):779-92.


Busch W, Lohmann JU (2007) Profiling a plant: expression analysis in Arabidopsis. Curr Opin Plant Biol 10(2):136-41.

Wunderlich M, Doll J, Busch W, et al. (2007) Heat shock factors: regulators of early and late functions in plant stress response. Plant Stress 1:16-22.


Levesque MP, Vernoux T, Busch W, et al. (2006) Whole-genome analysis of the SHORT-ROOT developmental pathway in Arabidopsis. PLoS Biol 4(5):e143.

Schöffl F, Busch W, Kumar M, et al. (2006) Identification of Heat Shock Factor regulated genes and pathways. Boca Raton, USA: CRC Press.


Busch W, Wunderlich M, Schoffl F (2005) Identification of novel heat shock factor-dependent genes and biochemical pathways in Arabidopsis thalianaPlant J 41(1):1-14.

Leibfried A, To JP, Busch W, et al. (2005) WUSCHEL controls meristem function by direct regulation of cytokinin-inducible response regulators. Nature 438(7071):1172-5.

Wigge PA, Kim MC, Jaeger KE, et al. (2005) Integration of spatial and temporal information during floral induction in Arabidopsis. Science 309(5737):1056-9.


Busch W, Saier MH (2004) The IUBMB-Endorsed Transporter Classification System. Mol Biotechnol 27(3):253-62.


Pivetti CD, Yen MR, Miller S, et al. (2003) Two families of mechanosensitive channel proteins. Microbiol Mol Biol Rev 67(1):66-85.


Busch W, Saier MH (2002) The transporter classification (TC) system, 2002. Crit Rev Biochem Mol Biol 37(5):287-337.

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