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Selected Publications


Hüther P, Schandry N, ..., Becker C (2020) araDEEPopsis: From images to phenotypic traits using deep transfer learning. bioRxiv:2020.04.01.018192v1.


Schandry, N., Becker, C.§ (2019) Allelopathic plants – models for studying plant-interkingdom interactions. Trends in Plant Sci, 25: 176-185.


Wibowo, A.*, Becker, C.*, Durr, J., Price, J., Spaepen, S., Hilton, S., Putra, H., Papareddy, R., Saintain, Q., Harvey, S., Bending, G.D., Schulze-Lefert, P., Weigel, D., Gutierrez-Marcos, J. (2018) Partial maintenance of organ-specific epigenetic marks during plant asexual reproduction leads to heritable phenotypic variation. PNAS, 115: E9145-9152.

Exposito-Alonso, M.*, Becker, C.*, Schuenemann, V.J., Reitter, E., Setzer, C., Slovak, R., Brachi, B., Hagmann, J., Grimm, D.G., Jiahui, C., Busch, W., Bergelson, J., Ness, R.W., Krause, J., Burbano, H.A., Weigel, D. (2018) The rate and potential relevance of new mutations in a colonizing plant lineage, PLoS Genet, 14(2): e1007155.


Wibowo, A.*, Becker, C.*, Marconi, G., Durr, J., Price, J., Hagmann, J., Papareddy, R., Putra, H., Kageyama, J., Becker, J., Weigel, D., and Gutierrez-Marcos, J. (2016). Hyperosmotic stress memory in Arabidopsis is mediated by distinct epigenetically labile sites in the genome and is restricted in the male germline by DNA glycosylase activity. Elife 5: e13546.

1001 Genomes Consortium (2016). 1,135 Genomes reveal the global pattern of polymorphism in Arabidopsis thaliana. Cell 166, 481-491.

Kawakatsu, T., Huang, S.S., Jupe, F., Sasaki, E., Schmitz, R.J., Urich, M.A., Castanon, R., Nery, J.R., Barragan, C., He, Y., Chen, H., Dubin, M., Lee, C.R., Wang, C., Bemm, F., Becker, C., O'Neil, R., O'Malley, R.C., Quarless, D.X., Genomes, C., Schork, N.J., Weigel, D., Nordborg, M., and Ecker, J.R. (2016). Epigenomic diversity in a global collection of Arabidopsis thaliana accessions. Cell 166, 492-505.


Venturelli, S., Belz, R.G., Kamper, A., Berger, A., von Horn, K., Wegner, A., Bocker, A., Zabulon, G., Langenecker, T., Kohlbacher, O., Barneche, F., Weigel, D., Lauer, U.M., Bitzer, M., and Becker, C.§ (2015). Plants release precursors of histone deacetylase inhibitors to suppress growth of competitors. Plant Cell 27, 3175-3189.

Hagmann, J*., Becker, C.*, Muller, J., Stegle, O., Meyer, R.C., Wang, G., Schneeberger, K., Fitz, J., Altmann, T., Bergelson, J., Borgwardt, K., and Weigel, D. (2015). Century-scale methylome stability in a recently diverged Arabidopsis thaliana lineage. PLoS Genet 11, e1004920.


Becker, C.*, Hagmann, J.*, Muller, J., Koenig, D., Stegle, O., Borgwardt, K., and Weigel, D. (2011). Spontaneous epigenetic variation in the Arabidopsis thaliana methylome. Nature 480, 245-249.