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*[[Pecinka_lab:Mirjam_Arnold|Mirjam Arnold]]
*[[Pecinka_lab:Mirjam_Arnold|Mirjam Arnold]]
*[[Pecinka_lab:Nawratan_Bagwan|Nawratan Bagwan]]
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<h3><font style="color:#4169E1;">Technitians</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.

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

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Lab Members

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Recent Publications

  • 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). PDF
  • Pecinka A, Mittelsten Scheid O. Stress-induced chromatin changes: A critical view on their heritability. Plant Cell Physiology doi: 10.1093/pcp/pcs044 (2012). PDF
  • 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). abstract
  • Pecinka A, Fang W, Rehmsmeier M, Levy AA, Mittelsten Scheid O. Polyploidization increases meiotic recombination frequency in Arabidopsis. BMC Biology 9:24 (2011). PDF



  • 2012-09-10: The mini-review on differential silencing of tranposable elements between A. thaliana and A.lyrata has been published in Mobile Genetic Elements PDF
  • 2012-09-06: MPIPZ run - Petra 1st in 5 km women!
  • 2012-03-28: The review on Stress-Induced Chromatin Changes was published in PCP [1]