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Institut für Pflanzengenetik
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Institut für Pflanzengenetik
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Research topics

  • Genetic and molecular analyses of plant-pathogen interactions
  • Application of molecular markers for plant breeding and genetics
  • Evaluation of plant genetic resources for resistance breeding
  • Molecular characterisation of plant pathogen populations

Recent publications



  • Spiller, M., Linde, M., Hibrand-Saint Oyan,t L., Tsai, C.J., Byrne, D.H., Smulders, MJM , Foucher F, Debener, T. (2011) Towards a unified Genetic Map for diploid roses. Theoret. Appl. Genet. 122 (3): 489-500. DOI 10.1007/s00122-010-1463-x


  • Meiners, J. Debener, T., Schweizer, G. and Winkelmann, T. (2011) Analysis of the taxonomic subdivision within the genus Helleborus by nuclear DNA content and genome-wide DNA markers. Scientia Horticulturae 128: 38-47


  • Terefe-Ayana, T.,  Yasmin, A.,  Le, T.L. Kaufmann, H.,  Biber, A.,  Kühr, A.,  Schmidt, N.,  Linde, M. and Debener, T (2011) Mining disease resistance genes in roses: functional and molecular characterisation of the Rdr1 locus. Frontiers in Plant Biology 2: Article 35 doi: 3389/fpls.2011.00035


  • Klie, M and Debener, T. (2011) Identification of superior reference genes for data normalisation of expression studies via quantitative PCR in roses. BMC Research Notes 4:518 doi:10.1186/1756-0500-4-518


  • Nabhan, S , Wydra, K, 3, Linde, M and Debener, T. (2012) The use of two complementary DNA assays, AFLP and MLSA for epidemic and phylogenetic studies of pectolytic entobacterial strains with focus on the heterogeneous species Pectobacterium carotovorum. Plant Pathology 61: 498-508. Doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3059.2011.02546.x


  • Gawenda, I, Schröder-Lorenz, A., Debener T. (2012) Markers for ornamental traits in Phalaenopsis orchids: population structure, linkage disequilibrium and association mapping. Molecular Breeding 30 (1): 305-316 (DOI 10.1007/s11032-011-9620-8)


  • Ben Zvi1,M.M.;  Shklarman1,E. , Masci1, T. , Kalev2,H.,  Debener3,T., Shafir2,S., Ovadis1,M., Vainstein1, A (2012) PAP1 transcription factor enhances production of phenylpropanoid and terpenoid scent compounds in rose flowers. New Phytologist 195: 335-345(doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2012.04161.x)


  • Terefe-Ayana, T, Kaufmann, H., Linde, M. and Debener T. (2012) Evolution of the Rdr1 TNL-cluster in roses and other Rosaceae. BMC Genomics 13:409. (DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-13-409)


  • Schie, S and Debener T (2013) The generation of novel species hybrids between garden dahlias and Dahlia macdougallii to increase the gene pool for variety Plant Breeding 132: 224-228. DOI: 10.1111/pbr.12034


  • Kaufmann, H.; Qiu, X.; Wehmeyer, J. and Debener, T. (2012) Isolation, molecular characterisation and mapping of four rose MLO orthologues. (Frontiers in Plant Science 3: article 244, DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2012.00244)


  • Klie, M, Ina Menz, I, Linde, M. and Debener, T (2013) Lack of structure in the gene pool of the highly polyploid ornamental chrysanthemum. Molecular Breeding 32: 339-348.


  • Yasmin, A. ;Jalbani, A.A.; Ali, M.; Nasreen, A.; and Debener, T. (2013) Development of Agrobacterium-based transient gene expression assay in rose leaves. Pakistan Journal of Botany 45: 1005-1009


  • Klie, M.; Schie, S.; Linde, M.; Debener, T. (2013) The type of ploidy of chrysanthemum is not black or white: comparison of molecular to published cytological methods. (Frontiers in Plant Science 5: article 479


  • Klie, M.; Linde, M.; Debener, T. (2014) Allelic variants of strigolactone pathway genes shape plant architecture: a case study on inheritance of horticultural traits in chrysanthemum. (Submitted to Euphytica)


  • Schie,S; Chaudhary, R. and Thomas Debener, T. (2014) Analysis of a complex polyploid plant genome using molecular markers: Strong evidence for segmental allooctoploidy in garden dahlias (The Plant Genome 7(3): doi:10.3835/plantgenome2014.01.0002)