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<h3><font style="color:#31B404;">Research</font></h3>
<h3><font style="color:#31B404;">Research</font></h3>
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The goal of the Pecinka lab is to understand molecular mechanisms shaping plant genomes. To this end we use the model plant ''Arabidopsis thaliana'' and several other ''Brassicaceae'' and analyze them by using forward and reverse genetics, molecular, biochemical, cytogenetic and bioinformatic methods.
 
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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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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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*[[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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<h3><font style="color:#4169E1;">Guest Scientists</font></h3>
 
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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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*[[Pecinka_lab:Tobias_Zbik|Tobias Zbik]]
 
<h3><font style="color:#4169E1;">Technitians</font></h3>
<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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*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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*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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*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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*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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*Baubec T, Finke A, Mittelsten Scheid O, Pecinka A. Meristem-specific expression of epigenetic regulators safeguards transposon silencing in Arabidopsis. EMBO Reports doi: 10.1002/embr.201337915 (2014). [http://embor.embopress.org/content/early/2014/02/20/embr.201337915 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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*Pecinka A, Abdelsamad Ahmed, Vu GTH. Hidden genetic nature of epigenetic natural variation in plants. Trends in Plant Science 18:625-632 (2013) [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1360138513001453 Full text]  
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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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*2014-10-20: Thomas successfully defended his PhD. Congratulations!
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*2013-02-05 - 07: Pecinka lab organizes COST Action UV4Growth school "Molecular toolkit for applied UV-B research"
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*2014-09-22: Lab field trip to Eltz castle.
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*2012-11-27: [[media: Post-doc-Pecinka_lab.pdf| Post-doc position in the "Analysis of two Australian crucifers as models for comparative -omics" is available in the Pecinka lab.]]
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*2014-08-12: RNA duplicated genes (retrogenes) are more frequent than expected in Arabidopsis and show transcriptional profile similar to animal retrogenes. Find more in our recent Plant Cell publication [http://www.plantcell.org/content/early/2014/08/12/tpc.114.126011.full.pdf+html Open access PDF]
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*2014-03-31: The manuscript "Drugs for Plant Chromosome and Chromatin Research" published in the special issue of Cytogenetic Genome Research [http://www.karger.com/Article/FullText/360774 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 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. read more...

Lab Members

Technitians


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Recent Publications

  • 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
  • Baubec T, Finke A, Mittelsten Scheid O, Pecinka A. Meristem-specific expression of epigenetic regulators safeguards transposon silencing in Arabidopsis. EMBO Reports doi: 10.1002/embr.201337915 (2014). Full text
  • Pecinka A, Abdelsamad Ahmed, Vu GTH. Hidden genetic nature of epigenetic natural variation in plants. Trends in Plant Science 18:625-632 (2013) Full text


News

  • 2014-10-20: Thomas successfully defended his PhD. Congratulations!
  • 2014-09-22: Lab field trip to Eltz castle.
  • 2014-08-12: RNA duplicated genes (retrogenes) are more frequent than expected in Arabidopsis and show transcriptional profile similar to animal retrogenes. Find more in our recent Plant Cell publication Open access PDF
  • 2014-03-31: The manuscript "Drugs for Plant Chromosome and Chromatin Research" published in the special issue of Cytogenetic Genome Research Full text




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