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Publications

 

2018

Rippin, M., Lange, S., Sausen, N., Becker, B. (2018). Biodiversity of biological soil crusts from the Polar Regions revealed by metabarcoding. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 94fiy036.

Rippin, M., Borchhardt, N., Williams, L., Colesie, C., Jung, P., Büdel, B., Karsten, U., Becker, B. (2018). Genus richness of microalgae and Cyanobacteria in biological soil crusts from Svalbard and Livingston Island: morphological versus molecular approaches. Polar Biology.

2017

Fiore-Donno, A.M., Rixen, C., Rippin, M., Glaser, K., Samolov, E., Karsten, U., Becker, B., Bonkowski, M. (2017). New barcoded primers for efficient retrieval of cercozoan sequences in high-throughput environmental diversity surveys, with emphasis on worldwide biological soil crusts. Molecular Ecology Resources 18, 229-239.

Rippin, M., Becker, B., Holzinger, A. (2017). Enhanced Desiccation Tolerance in Mature Cultures of the Streptophytic Green Alga Zygnema circumcarinatum Revealed by Transcriptomics. Plant & Cell Physiology 58, 2067-2084.

Williams, L., Borchardt, N., Colesie, C., Baum, C., Komsic-Buchmann, K., Rippin, M., Becker, B., Karsten, U., Büdel, B. (2017). Biological soil crusts of Arctic Svalbard and of Livingston Island, Antarctica. Polar Biology 40, 399-411.

2016

Rippin, M., Komsic-Buchmann, K., Becker, B. (2016). RNA isolation from biological soil crusts: methodological aspects. Algological Studies 151-152, 21-37.

2015

Komsic-Buchmann, K., Nagler, K., Becker, B. (2015). Brefeldin A affects the system of contractile vacuoles in Mesostigma viride (Streptophyta). Algological Studies 149, 79-94.

Holzinger, A., Becker, B. (2015). Desiccation tolerance in the streptophyte green alga Klebsormidium: The role of phytohormones. Commun Integr Biol 8, e1059978.

Becker, B. (2015) Milestones of Plant Evolution. Trend Ecol Evol 30, 383.

Becker, B., Doan, J. M., Wustman, B., Carpenter, E. J., Chen, L., Zhang, Y., Wong, G. K.-S. and Melkonian, M. (2015). The Origin and Evolution of the Plant Cell Surface: Algal Integrin-Associated Proteins and a New Family of Integrin-Like Cytoskeleton-ECM Linker Proteins. Genome Biol Evol 7, 1580-1589.

2014

Holzinger, A., Kaplan, F., Blaas, K., Zechmann, B., Komsic-Buchmann, K. and Becker, B. (2014) Transcriptomics of Desiccation Tolerance in the Streptophyte Green Alga Klebsormidium Reveal a Land Plant-Like Defense Reaction. PLOS ONE 9, e110630.

Komsic-Buchmann, K., Wöstehof, L. and Becker, B. (2014). The contractile vacuole as a key regulator of cellular water flow in Chlamydomonas reinhardtiiEukaryot. Cell 13, 1421-1430.

2013

Becker, B. (2013). Snow ball earth and the split of Streptophyta and Chlorophyta. Trends in Plant Science 18, 180–183.

Komsic-Buchmann, K. and Becker, B. (2013). Contractile vacuoles in green algae - structure and function. In Advances in Algal Cell Biology (ed. Katsaros, K. H. and C.), 123-142. Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter.

Becker, B. and Hoef-Emden, K. (2013) Evolution of vacuolar targeting in algae. In Advances in Algal Cell Biology (eds. K. Heimann and C. Katsaros), de Gruyter, Berlin, 105 – 122.

2012

Karsten, U., Schlie, C., Woelfel, J. and Becker, B. (2012). Benthic diatoms in Arctic waters – ecological functions and adaptations. Polarforschung 81, 77- 84.

Komsic-Buchmann, K., Stephan, L. M. and Becker, B. (2012). The SEC6 protein is required for contractile vacuole function in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. J. Cell Sci. 125, 2885-95.

2011

Wodniok, S., Brinkmann, H., Glöckner, G., Heidel, A. J., Philippe, H., Melkonian, M. and Becker, B. (2011). Origin of land plants: Do conjugating green algae hold the key? BMC Evolutionary Biology 11, 104.

2009

Buchmann, K. and Becker, B. (2009). The System of contractile vacuoles in the green alga Mesostigma viride (Streptophyta). Protist 160, 427-443.

Becker, B. and Hoef-Emden, K. (2009). Evolution of vacuolar sorting in algae. Botanica marina 52, 117-128.

Becker, B. and Marin, B. (2009) Streptophyte algae and the origin of land plants. Annals of Botany 103, 999-1004.

2008

Becker, B., Hoef-Emden, K. and Melkonian, M. (2008). Chlamydial genes shed light on the evolution of photoautotrophic eukaryotes. BMC Evolutionary Biology 8, 203.

2007

Becker, B. (2007). Function and evolution of the vacuolar compartment in green algae and land plants (Viridiplantae). International Review in Cytology 264, 1-24.

Wodniok, S., Simon, A., Glöckner, G. and Becker, B. (2007). Gain and loss of a polyadenylation signal in green algae. BMC Evolutionary Biology 7, 65.

Rodríguez-Ezpeleta, N., Philippe, H., Brinkmann, H., Becker, B. and Melkonian, M. (2007). Phylogenetic analyses of nuclear, mitochondrial and plastid multi-gene datasets support the placement of Mesostigma in the Streptophyta. Molecular Biology and Evolution 24, 723-731.

2006

Petersen, J., Teich, R., Becker, B., Cerff, R. and Brinkmann, H. (2006). The GapA/B gene duplication marks the origin of Streptophyta (Charophytes and Land Plants). Molecular Biology and Evolution 23, 1109-1118.

Simon, A., Glöckner, G., Felder, M., Melkonian, M. and Becker, B. (2006). EST analysis of the scaly green flagellate Mesostigma viride (Streptophyta): Implications for the evolution of green plants (Viridiplantae). BMC Plant Biology 6, 2.

2005

Becker, B. and Hickisch, A. (2005). Inhibition of contractile vacuole function by brefeldin A. Plant Cell Physiology 46, 201-212.

2004

Vierkotten, L., Simon, A. and Becker, B. (2004) Preparation and characterization of protoplasts from the prasinophyte Scherffelia dubia. Journal of Phycology 40, 1106-1111.

Wustman, B. A., Melkonian, M., and Becker, B. (2004) A study of cell wall and flagella formation during cell division in the scaly green alga, Scherffelia dubia (Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 40, 895-910.

2003

Becker, B., and Rüsing, M. (2003). Structure of N-glycosidic carbohydrates of Tetrahymena thermophila. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 50, 235-239.

2001

Becker, B., Feja, N., and Melkonian, M. (2001). Analysis of expressed sequence tags (ESTs) from the scaly green flagellate Scherffelia dubia Pascher emend. Melkonian et Preisig. Protist 152, 139-147.

2000

Becker, B., Haggarty, A., Romero, P. A., Poon, T. and Herscovics, A. (2000). The transmembrane domain of murine α-mannosidase IB is the major determinant of Golgi localization. European Journal of Cell Biology 79, 986-992.

Gödel, S., Becker, B. and Melkonian, M. (2000) Flagellar membrane proteins of Tetraselmis striata Butcher (Chlorophyta). Protist 151, 147-159.

Becker, B. (2000) The cell surface of flagellates. In The Flagellates (eds. J. Green and B. Leadbeater), Taylor and Francis, London, 110-123.

Perasso, L., Grunow, A., Brüntrup, I. M., Bölinger, B., Melkonian, M. and Becker, B. (2000) The Golgi apparatus of the scaly green flagellate Scherffelia dubia: Uncoupling of polysaccharide and glycoprotein synthesis during flagellar regeneration. Planta 210, 551-562.

1999

Grunow, A., Rüsing, M., Becker, B. and Melkonian, M. (1999) V-ATPase is a major component of the Golgi complex in the scaly green flagellate Scherffelia dubia. Protist 150, 265-281.

1998

Rüsing, M., Melkonian, M. and Becker, B. (1998) Identification of a Putative Chloroplastic Fructose-1-6-Bisphosphate Aldolase (Accession No. AJ011516) of Scherffelia dubia (Chlorophyta). Plant Physiol. 118, 1533.

Becker, B., Melkonian, M. and Kamerling, J.P. (1998) The cell wall (theca) of Tetraselmis striata (Chlorophyta): Macromolecular composition and structural elements of the complex polysaccharides. Journal of Phycology 34, 779-787.

1997

Heimann, K., Becker, B., Harnisch, H., Mukherjee, K. D. and Melkonian, M. (1997) Biochemical Characterization of Plasma Membrane Vesicles of Cyanophora paradoxa. Botanica Acta 110, 401-410.

1996

Becker, B. and Melkonian, M. (1996) The secretory pathway of protists: Spatial and functional organization - evolution. Microbiology Reviews 60, 697-721.

Becker, B., Perasso, L., Kammann, A., Salzburg, M. and Melkonian, M. (1996) Scale-associated glycoproteins of Scherffelia dubia (Chlorophyta) form high-molecular-weight complexes between the scale layers and the flagellar membrane. Planta 199, 503-510.

1995

Becker, B., Grunow, A., Perasso, L., Rüsing, P. and Melkonian, M. (1995) The secretory pathway of Scherffelia dubia. In Protistological Actualities - Proceedings of the Second European Congress of Protistology (eds. Brugerolle, G. and Mignot, J.-P.), Clermont-Ferrand, 163-165.

Becker, B., Lommerse, J., Melkonian, M., Kamerling, J.P., and Vliegenthart, J.F.G. (1995) The structure of an acidic trisaccharide component from a cell wall polysaccharide preparation of the green alga Tetraselmis striata Butcher. Carbohydrate Research 267, 313-321.

Becker, B. and Melkonian, M. (1995) Intra-Golgi transport mediated by vesicles? Botanica Acta 108, 172-173.

Becker, B., Bölinger, B. and Melkonian, M. (1995) Anterograde transport of algal scales through the Golgi complex is not mediated by vesicles. Trends Cell Biol. 5, 305-308.

Becker, B., Dreschers, S. and Melkonian, M. (1995) Lectin binding of flagellar scale-associated glycoproteins in different strains of Tetraselmis (Chlorophyta). European Journal of Phycology 30, 307-312.

1994

Becker, B., Marin, B., and Melkonian, M. (1994) Structure, composition and biogenesis of prasinophyte cell coverings. Protoplasma 181, 233-244.

1993

Grunow, A., Becker, B., and Melkonian, M. (1993). Isolation and characterization of the Golgi apparatus of a flagellate scaly green alga. European Journal of Cell Biology 61, 10-20.

Becker, B., Salzburg, M., and Melkonian, M. (1993). Blot analysis of glycoconjugates using digoxigenin-labeled lectins: An optimized procedure. BioTechniques 15, 232-235.

1991

Becker, B., Becker, D., Kamerling, J.P., and Melkonian, M. (1991). 2-keto-sugar acids in green flagellates: A chemical marker for prasinophycean scales. Journal of Phycology 27, 498-504.

Melkonian, M., Becker, B., and Becker, D. (1991) Scale formation in algae. Journal of Electron Microscopic Techniques 12, 165-178.

1990

Becker, D., Becker, B., Satir, P., and Melkonian, M. (1990). Isolation, purification, and characterization of flagellar scales from the green flagellate Tetraselmis striata (Prasinophyceae). Protoplasma 156, 103-112.

1989

Becker, B., Hard, K., Melkonian, M., Kamerling, J. P., and Vliegenthart, J. F. G. (1989). Identification of 3-deoxy-manno-2-octulosonic acid, 3-deoxy-5-O-methyl-manno-2-octulosonic acid and 3-deoxy-lyxo-2-heptulosaric acid in the cell wall (theca) of Tetraselmis striata Butcher (Prasinophyceae). European Journal of Biochemistry 182, 153-160.