Ortrun Mittelsten Scheid


Dubin MJ, Mittelsten Scheid O, Becker C (2018) Transposons: a blessing curse. Curr Opin Plant Biol [epub].


Bente H and Mittelsten Scheid O (2017) Epigenetic contribution to diversification. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 114(14):3558-60.

Mittelsten Scheid O (2017) Nicht-Mendelsche Genetik. Nova Acta Leopoldina NF 413: 231-250.


Lenser T, Graeber K, Cevik ÖS, et al. (2016) Developmental control and plasticity of fruit and seed dimorphism in the brassica Aethionema. Plant Physiol 172(3):1691-707.


Dona M, Mittelsten Scheid O (2015) DNA damage repair in the context of plant chromatin. Plant Physiol 168(4):1206-18.

Mittelsten Scheid O (2015) Editorial. Semin Cell Dev Biol.44:1.

Probst AV, Mittelsten Scheid O (2015) Stress-induced structural changes in plant chromatin. Curr Opin Plant Biol 27:8-16.


Baubec T, Finke A, Mittelsten Scheid O, et al. (2014) Meristem-specific expression of epigenetic regulators safeguards transposon silencing in Arabidopsis. EMBO Rep 15(4):446–52.

Cavrak VV, Lettner N, Jamge S, et al. (2014) How a Retrotransposon Exploits the Plant's Heat Stress Response for Its Activation. PLoS Genet 10(1): e1004115.

Pikaard CS, Mittelsten Scheid O (2014) Epigenetic regulation in plants. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol 6(12): a019315.


Rosa M, Von Harder M, Cigliano RA, et al. (2013) The Arabidopsis SWR1 Chromatin-Remodeling Complex Is Important for DNA Repair, Somatic Recombination, and Meiosis. Plant Cell 25(6): 1990-2001.


Dinh HQ, Dubin M, Sedlazeck FJ, et al. (2012) Advanced methylome analysis after bisulfite deep sequencing: An example in Arabidopsis. PLoS ONE 7: e41528.

Gutzat R, Mittelsten Scheid O (2012) Epigenetic responses to stress: triple defense? Curr Opin Plant Biol 15:1–6.

Pecinka A, Mittelsten Scheid O (2012) Stress-induced chromatin changes: a critical view on their heritability. Plant Cell Physiol 53:801-8.


Förster A, Dinh H, Sedman L, et al. (2011) Genetic rearrangements can modify chromatin features at epialleles. PLoS Genet 7(10):e1002331.

Pecinka A, Fang W, Rehmsmeier M, et al. (2011) Polyploidization increases meiotic recombination frequency in Arabidopsis. BMC Biol 9:24.


Baubec T, Dinh HQ, Pecinka A, et al. (2010) Cooperation of multiple chromatin modifications can generate unanticipated stability of epigenetic states in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 22(1):34-47.

Förster AM, Hetzl J, Müllner C, et al. (2010) Analysis of bisulfite sequencing data from plant DNA using CyMATE. Methods Mol Biol 631:13-22.

Förster AM, Mittelsten Scheid O (2010) Analysis of DNA methylation in plants by bisulfite sequencing. Methods Mol Biol 631:1-11.

Köhler C, Mittelsten Scheid O, Erilova A (2010) The impact of the triploid block on the origin and evolution of polyploid plants. Trends Genet 26(3):142-8.

Pecinka A, Dinh HQ, Baubec T, et al. (2010) Epigenetic regulation of repetitive elements is attenuated by prolonged heat stress in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 22(9):3118-29.

Yokthongwattana C, Bucher E, Caikovski M, et al. (2010) MOM1 and Pol-IV/V interactions regulate the intensity and specificity of transcriptional gene silencing. EMBO J 29(2):340-51.


Yokthongwattana C, Bucher E, Caikovski M, Vaillant I, Nicolet J, Mittelsten Scheid O, Paszkowski J (2010) MOM1 and Pol-IV/V interactions regulate the intensity and specificity of transcriptional gene silencing. EMBO J 29:340-351.

Dhawan R, Luo H, Förster AM, Abuqamar S, Du HN, Briggs SD, Mittelsten Scheid O, Mengiste T (2009) HISTONE MONOUBIQUITINATION1 interacts with a subunit of the mediator complex and regulates defense against necrotrophic fungal pathogens in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 21:1000-1019.

Erilova A, Brownfield L, Exner V, Rosa M, Twell D, Mittelsten Scheid O, Hennig L, Köhler C (2009) Imprinting of the polycomb group gene MEDEA serves as a ploidy sensor in Arabidopsis. PLoS Genet 5:e1000663.

Pecinka A, Rosa M, Schikora A, Berlinger M, Hirt H, Luschnig C, Mittelsten Scheid O (2009) Transgenerational stress memory is not a general response in Arabidopsis. PLoS ONE 4:e5202.


Baubec T, Pecinka A, Rozhon W, Mittelsten Scheid O (2008) Effective, homogeneous and transient interference with cytosine methylation in plat genomic DNA by zebularine. Plant J 57:542-554.

Rozhon W, Baubec T, Mayerhofer J, Mittelsten Scheid O, Jonak C (2008) Rapid quantification of global DNA methylation by isocratic cation-exchange high-performance liquid chromatography. Anal Biochem 375:354-360.


Hetzl J, Förster AM, Raidl G, Mittelsten Scheid O (2007) CyMATE: a new tool for methylation analysis of plant genomic DNA after bisulfite sequencing. Plant J 51:526-536.


Baubec T, Mittelsten Scheid O (2006) Medea in full self control. Trends Plant Sci 11:469-471.

Matzke M, Mittelsten Scheid O (2006) Epigenetic regulation in plants. In: Epigenetics (eds. Allis CD, Jenuwein T, Reinberg D), Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, pp. 167-189.

Ono T, Kaya H, Takeda S, Abe M, Ogawa Y, Kato M, Kakutani T, Mittelsten Scheid O, Araki T, Shibahara T (2006) Chromatin assembly factor 1 ensures the stable maintenance of silent chromatin states in Arabidopsis. Genes Cells 11:153-162.


Stam M, Mittelsten Scheid O (2005) Paramutation: an encounter leaving a lasting impression. Trends Plant Sci 10:283-290.


Mittelsten Scheid O (2004) Either/or selection markers for plant transformation. Nat Biotechnol 22:398-399.

Probst AV, Fagard M, Proux F, Mourrain P, Boutet S, Earley K, Lawrence RJ, Pikaard CS, Murfett J, Furner I, Vaucheret H, Mittelsten Scheid O (2004) Arabidopsis histone deacetylase HDA6 is required for maintenance of transcriptional gene silencing and determines nuclear organization of rDNA repeats. Plant Cell 16:1021-1034.

Takeda S, Tadele Z, Hofmann I, Probst AV, Angelis KJ, Kaya H, Araki T, Mengiste T, Mittelsten Scheid O, Shibahara K, Scheel D, Paszkowski J (2004) BRU1, a novel link between responses to DNA damage and epigenetic gene silencing in Arabidopsis. Genes Dev 18:782-793.


Mittelsten Scheid O, Afsar K, Paszkowski J (2003) Formation of stable epialleles and their paramutation-like interaction in tetraploid Arabidopsis thaliana. Nat Genet 34:450-454.

Probst AV, Fransz PF, Paszkowski J, Mittelsten Scheid O (2003) Two means of transcriptional reactivation within heterochromatin. Plant J 33:743-749.

Saze H, Mittelsten Scheid O, Paszkowski J (2003) Maintenance of CpG methylation is essential for epigenetic inheritance during plant gametogenesis. Nat Genet 34:65-69.


Mittelsten Scheid O, Probst AV, Afsar K, Paszkowski J (2002) Two regulatory levels of transcriptional gene silencing in Arabidopsis. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 99:13659-13662.

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