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<h3><font style="color:#31B404;">Research</font></h3>
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The Pecinka lab is hosted by the [http://www.mpipz.mpg.de/10574/koornneef-dpt Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics] at the [http://www.mpipz.mpg.de/2169/en Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research] in Cologne, Germany.
The Pecinka lab is hosted by the [http://www.mpipz.mpg.de/10574/koornneef-dpt Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics] at the [http://www.mpipz.mpg.de/2169/en Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research] in Cologne, Germany.
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Our goal is to understand molecular and evolutionary mechanisms shaping plant genomes and epigenomes. We analyze how DNA sequence variation is generated by various mutagenic factors and how these forces are counteracted by the genome repair and maintenance mechanisms. To this end we use the model plant ''Arabidopsis thaliana'' and several other ''Brassicaceae'' and analyze them by forward and reverse genetics, molecular, biochemical, cytogenetic and bioinformatic methods.
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Our goal is to understand molecular and evolutionary mechanisms shaping plant genomes and epigenomes. We analyze how DNA sequence and chromatin changes are generated by endo- and exogenous factors and how these forces are balanced by the genome repair and epigenetic mechanisms. To this end we use mainly the model plant ''Arabidopsis thaliana'' and several other ''Brassicaceae'' and analyze them by forward and reverse genetics, molecular, biochemical, cytogenetic and bioinformatic methods.
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<h3><font style="color:#4169E1;">Lab Members</font></h3>
<h3><font style="color:#4169E1;">Lab Members</font></h3>
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*[[Pecinka_lab:Ahmed_Abdelsamad|Ahmed Abdelsamad]]
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*[[Pecinka_lab:Mariana_Diaz|Mariana Andrea Diaz Smoje]]
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*[[Pecinka_lab:Andreas_Finke|Andreas Finke]]
*[[Pecinka_lab:Chun Hsin Liu|Chun Hsin Liu (Phoebe)]]
*[[Pecinka_lab:Chun Hsin Liu|Chun Hsin Liu (Phoebe)]]
*[[Pecinka_lab:Ales_Pecinka|Ales Pecinka]]
*[[Pecinka_lab:Ales_Pecinka|Ales Pecinka]]
*[[Pecinka_lab:Bjoern_Pietzenuk|Björn Pietzenuk]]
*[[Pecinka_lab:Bjoern_Pietzenuk|Björn Pietzenuk]]
*[[Pecinka_lab:Thomas_Piofczyk|Thomas Piofczyk]]
*[[Pecinka_lab:Thomas_Piofczyk|Thomas Piofczyk]]
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*[[Pecinka_lab:Nawratan_Bagwan|Navratan Bagwan]]
 
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*[[Pecinka_lab:Sabine_Le_Gall|Sabine Le Gall]]
 
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<h3><font style="color:#4169E1;">Technitians</font></h3>
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<h3><font style="color:#FF8C00;">Recent Publications</font></h3>  
<h3><font style="color:#FF8C00;">Recent Publications</font></h3>  
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*de Meaux J, Pecinka A. The Arabidopsis genus: An emerging model to elucidate the molecular basis of interspecific differences in transposable element activity. Mobile Genetic Elements 2:142-144 (2012). [[media:deMeaux-MES-2012.pdf| PDF]]
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*Piofczyk T, Jeena G, Pecinka A. Arabidopsis thaliana natural variation reveals connections between UV radiation stress and plant pathogen-like defense responses. Plant Physiology Biochemistry DOI: 10.1016/j.plaphy.2015.01.011 (2015) [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0981942815000212 Full text]
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*Pecinka A, Mittelsten Scheid O. Stress-induced chromatin changes: A critical view on their heritability. Plant Cell Physiology doi: 10.1093/pcp/pcs044 (2012). [[media:Pecinka-PCP-2012.pdf| PDF]]
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*Abdelsamad A, Pecinka A. Pollen-Specific Activation of Arabidopsis Retrogenes Is Associated with Global Transcriptional Reprogramming. Plant Cell DOI: http:/​/​dx.​doi.​org/​10.​1105/​tpc.​114.​126011 (2014). [http://www.plantcell.org/content/early/2014/08/12/tpc.114.126011.full.pdf+html Open access PDF]  
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*Alcázar R, Pecinka A, Aarts MGM, Fransz PF, Koornneef M. Signals of speciation within Arabidopsis thaliana in comparison with its relatives. Curr Opin Plant Biol 15:205-211 (2012). [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1369526612000039 abstract]
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*Pecinka A, Liu C.-H. Drugs for Plant Chromosome and Chromatin Research. Cytogenetic Genome Research DOI: 10.1159/000360774 (2014). [http://www.karger.com/Article/FullText/360774 Full text]
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*Pecinka A, Fang W, Rehmsmeier M, Levy AA, Mittelsten Scheid O. Polyploidization increases meiotic recombination frequency in Arabidopsis. BMC Biology 9:24 (2011). [[media:Pecinka-BMCPB-2011.pdf| PDF]]
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<h3><font style="color:red">News</font></h3>
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*2013-02-05: Next-generation sequencing grant from the Max Planck Society approved for funding.
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*2015-03-23: '''PhD/Post-doc position in comparative analysis of stress-induced chromatin changes available''' [[media:Pecinka-lab_position.pdf|Flyer]]
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*2013-02-05 - 07: Pecinka lab organized COST Action UV4Growth school "Molecular toolkit for applied UV-B research"
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*2015-02-10: "Arabis alpina" genome reveals peculiar pattern of DNA methylation. See more in the current Nature Plants paper by Schneeberger lab [http://www.nature.com/articles/nplants201423 Full text]
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*2015-02-05: Arabidopsis natural variation in response to UV stress reveals connections to pathogen-like responses. Read more in our Plant Physiology and Biochemistry paper [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0981942815000212 Full text]
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Research

The Pecinka lab is hosted by the Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne, Germany.


Our goal is to understand molecular and evolutionary mechanisms shaping plant genomes and epigenomes. We analyze how DNA sequence and chromatin changes are generated by endo- and exogenous factors and how these forces are balanced by the genome repair and epigenetic mechanisms. To this end we use mainly the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana and several other Brassicaceae and analyze them by forward and reverse genetics, molecular, biochemical, cytogenetic and bioinformatic methods. read more...

Lab Members

Technitians


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Recent Publications

  • Piofczyk T, Jeena G, Pecinka A. Arabidopsis thaliana natural variation reveals connections between UV radiation stress and plant pathogen-like defense responses. Plant Physiology Biochemistry DOI: 10.1016/j.plaphy.2015.01.011 (2015) Full text
  • Abdelsamad A, Pecinka A. Pollen-Specific Activation of Arabidopsis Retrogenes Is Associated with Global Transcriptional Reprogramming. Plant Cell DOI: http:/​/​dx.​doi.​org/​10.​1105/​tpc.​114.​126011 (2014). Open access PDF
  • Pecinka A, Liu C.-H. Drugs for Plant Chromosome and Chromatin Research. Cytogenetic Genome Research DOI: 10.1159/000360774 (2014). Full text


News

  • 2015-03-23: PhD/Post-doc position in comparative analysis of stress-induced chromatin changes available Flyer
  • 2015-02-10: "Arabis alpina" genome reveals peculiar pattern of DNA methylation. See more in the current Nature Plants paper by Schneeberger lab Full text
  • 2015-02-05: Arabidopsis natural variation in response to UV stress reveals connections to pathogen-like responses. Read more in our Plant Physiology and Biochemistry paper Full text





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