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  • Hellens, A, Kreisz, P, Humphreys, JL, Feil, R, Lunn, JE, Droge-Laser, W, Beveridge, CA, Fichtner, F, Weiste, C, and Barbier, FF (2023). The transcription factor bZIP11 acts antagonistically with trehalose 6-phosphate to inhibit shoot branching. bioRxiv, doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.05.23.542007 

Peer-reviewed articles (sorted by publication date in descending order) 

  • Kreisz, P, Hellens, AM, Froeschel, C, Krischke, M, Maag, D, Feil, R, Wildenhain, T, Draken, J, Braune, G, Erdelitsch, L, Cecchino, L, Wagner, TC, Mueller, MJ, Becker, D, Lunn, JE, Hanson, J, Beveridge, CA, Fichtner, F, Barbier, FF, and Weiste, C. (2023). S1 basic leucine zipper transcription factors shape plant architecture by controlling C/N partitioning to apical and lateral organs. PNAS (121): 7. doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2313343121 
  • Göbel, M, and Fichtner, F* (2023). Functions of sucrose and trehalose 6-phosphate in controlling plant development. Journal of Plant Physiology, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jplph.2023.154140 
  • Sheeba, J, Apelt, F, Kumar, A, Acosta, IF, Bents, D, Annunziata, MG, Fichtner, F, Gutjahr, C, Mueller-Roeber, B, and Olas, JJ (2023). Transcription factor HSFA7b controls thermomemory at the shoot apical meristem by regulating ethylene biosynthesis and signaling in Arabidopsis. Plant Communications, doi: 10.1016/j.xplc.2023.100743 
  • Barbier, FF, Fichtner, F, and Beveridge, CA (2023). The strigolactone pathway plays a crucial role in integrating metabolic 2 and nutritional signals in plants. Nature Plants 9 (8), 1191-1200. 
  • Hellens, AM*, Humphreys, JL, Fichtner, F, Tanurdžić, M, Beveridge, CA, and Barbier, FF* (2023). Genome-wide identification of accessible chromatin regions by ATAC-seq upon induction of the transcription factor bZIP11 in Arabidopsis. Scientific Data, 10(1): 490. 
  • Hellens, AM, Chabikwa, TG, Fichtner, F, Brewer, PB, and Beveridge, CA* (2023). Identification of new potential downstream transcriptional targets of the strigolactone pathway including glucosinolate biosynthesis. Plant Direct 7 (3), e486. 
  • Cao, D, Barbier, FF, Dun, EA, Fichtner, F, Dong, L, Kerr, SC, and Beveridge, CA* (2023). Auxin-independent effects of apical dominance induce changes in phytohormones correlated with bud outgrowth. Plant physiology 192 (2): 1420-1434. 
  • Fichtner, F, Barbier, FF, Kerr, S, Dudley, C, Cubas, P, Turnbull, C, Brewer, P, and Beveridge, CA* (2022). Plasticity of bud outgrowth varies at cauline and rosette nodes in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Physiology 188(3): 1586-1603. 
  • Patil, S, Barbier, F*, Zhao, J, Zafar, A, Uzair, M, Sun, Y, Fang, J, Bertheloot, J, Sakr, S, Fichtner, F, Chabikwa, T, Yuan, S, Beveridge, CA*, and Li, X* (2022). Sucrose promotes D53 accumulation and tillering in rice. New Phytologist 234(1): 122-136. 
  • Barbier, F*, Cao, D□, Fichtner, F□, Weiste, C, Perez-Garcia, M-D, Caradeuc, M, Le gourrierec, J, Sakr, S, and Beveridge, CA* (2021). HEXOKINASE1 signalling promotes shoot branching and interacts with cytokinin and strigolactone pathways. New Phytologist 231: 1088-1104. 
  • Fichtner, F, and Lunn, JE* (2021). The role of trehalose 6-phosphate (Tre6P) in plant metabolism and development. Annual Review of Plant Biology 72: 737-760. 
  • Fichtner, F*, Barbier, F, Annunziata, M, Feil, R, Olas, J, Mueller‐Roeber, B, Stitt, M, Beveridge, CA, and Lunn, JE* (2021). Regulation of shoot branching in Arabidopsis by trehalose 6‐phosphate. New Phytologist 229: 2135–2151. 
  • Gabriel, C, Fernhout, J-J, Fichtner, F, Feil, R, Lunn, JE, Kossmann, J, Lloyd, JR, and Van der Vyver, C* (2021). Genetic manipulation of trehalose 6-phosphate synthase results in changes in the soluble sugar profile in transgenic sugarcane stems. Plant Direct 5 (11), e358. 
  • Fichtner, F, Dissanayake, I, Lacombe, B, and Barbier, F* (2021). Sugar and nitrate sensing: a multi-billion-year story. Trends in Plant Science, 26(4): 352-374. 
  • Paterlini, A*, Dorussen, D, Fichtner, F, van Rongen, M, Delacruz, R, Vojnović, A, Helariutta, Y, and Leyser, O* (2021). Callose accumulation in specific phloem cell types reduces axillary bud growth in Arabidopsis thaliana. New Phytologist 231: 516-523. 
  • Fichtner, F, Olas, JJ, Feil, R, Watanabe, M, Krause, U, Höfgen, R, Stitt, M, Lunn, JE* (2020). Functional features of TREHALOSE-6-PHOSPHATE SYNTHASE1 - an essential enzyme in Arabidopsis thaliana. The Plant Cell 32: 1949-1972. 
  • Olas, JJ, Fichtner, F, Apelt, F* (2020). All roads lead to growth: imaging-based and biochemical methods to measure plant growth. Journal of Experimental Botany 71: 11-21. 
  • Fichtner, F, Barbier, FF, Feil, R, Watanabe, M, Annunziata, MG, Chabikwa, TG, Höfgen, R, Stitt, M, Beveridge, CA*, and Lunn, JE* (2017). Trehalose 6-phosphate is involved in triggering axillary bud outgrowth in garden pea (Pisum sativum L.). The Plant Journal 92: 611–623. 
  • Fichtner, F, Urrea Castellanos, R, and Ülker, B* (2014). Precision genetic modifications: a new era in molecular biology and crop improvement. Planta 239: 921–939. 







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