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Peter Buchner

Senior Research Assistant
Plant Biology & Crop Science
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  1. Deyong Zhao, Adinda P. Derkx, Deng-Cai Lui, Peter Buchner, Malcolm J. Hawkesford (2014). Overexpression of a NAC transcription factor delays leaf senescence and increases grain nitrogen concentration in wheat. Plant Biology. DOI: 10.1111/plb.12296.
  2. Peter Buchner and Malcolm J. Hawkesford (2014). Complex phylogeny and gene expression patterns of members of the NITRATE TRANSPORTER 1/PEPTIDE TRANSPORTER family (NPF) in wheat. Journal of Experimental Botany 65, 5697-5710.
  3. Astrid Gruen, Martin R. Broadley, Peter Buchner and Malcolm Hawkesford (2014). Efficient Mineral Nutrition: Genetic Improvement of Phosphate Uptake and Use Efficiency in Crops. In: Nutrient Use Efficiency in Plants. Ed. Malcolm J. Hawkesford, Stanislav Kopriva, Luit J. De Kok. Springer Series Plant Ecophysiology Vol. 10. Heidelberg. pp 93-132.
  4. Malcolm J. Hawkesford, Saroj Parmar and Peter Buchner (2012). Mineral composition analysis: measuring anions in plant tissues and their uptake.  Ed.  Frans Maathuis. "Methods in Molecular Biology, Humana Press, USA.'
  5. Emmanuelle Cabannes, Peter Buchner, and Malcolm J. Hawkesford (2012). Identification and sequence analysis of sulfate/selenate transporters in selenium hyper- and non-accumulating astragalus plant species.  “Proceedings of the 8th Sulfur Workshop” held in Creswick, Australia 2010.
  6. Hideki Takahashi, Peter Buchner, Naoko Yoshimoto, Malcolm J. Hawkesford and Shin-Han Shiu. (2012). Evolutionary Relationships and Functional Diversity of Plant Sulfate Transporters. Front Plant Sci. Vol 2, Article 119.
  7. Emmanuelle Cabannes,  Peter Buchner, Martin R. Broadley and Malcolm J. Hawkesford (2011) A comparison of sulfate and selenium accumulation in relation to expression of sulfate transporter genes in Astragalus species. Plant Physiololgy 157, 2227-22239.
  8. Peter R Shewry, Jacqueline L Stroud, Zhao Fang-Jie, Peter Buchner, Fumie Shinmachi, Stephen P McGrath, Joel Abecassis, Malcolm J Hawkesford (2010). Impacts of sulphur nutrition on selenium and molybdenum concentrations in wheat grain. Journal of Cereal Science 52, 111-113. 
  9. Fumie Shinmachi , Peter Buchner , Jacqueline L. Stroud , Saroj Parmar , Fang-Jie Zhao , Steve P. McGrath , and Malcolm J. Hawkesford (2010). Influence of sulfur deficiency on the expression of specific sulfate transporters and the distribution of sulfur, selenium and molybdenum in wheat. Plant Physiology 153, 327-336. 
  10. Peter Buchner, Saroj Parmar, Anne Kriegel, Magali Carpentier and Malcolm J. Hawkesford (2010). The sulfate transporter family in wheat: tissue-specific gene expression in relation to nutrition. Molecular Plant, 3, 374-389.
  11. Peter Buchner and Malcolm Hawkesford (2009). The wheat sulphate transporter family in relation to other cereals. Sirko et al. (eds), Sulfur Metabolism in higher plants, pp. 163-167. Markgraf Publisher, Germany.
  12. Emmanuelle Cabannes, Peter Buchner, Martin R. Broadley, Philip J. White and Malcolm Hawkesford (2009). Sulfate/Selenate transporters in selenium accumulating plants. Sirko et al. (eds), Sulfur Metabolism in higher plants, pp. 175-178. Markgraf Publisher, Germany.
  13. A. Koralewska, C.E.E. Stuiver, F.S. Posthumus, M. Shahbaz, P. Buchner, M.J. Hawkesford, L.J. De Kok  (2009). Whole plant regulation of sulfate uptake and distribution in brassica species. 18th Symposium of the International Scientific Centre of Fertilizers, Italy. 
  14. Aleksandra Koralewska, Peter Buchner, C. Elisabeth E. Stuiver, Freek S. Posthumus, Stanislav Kopriva, Malcolm J. Hawkesford and Luit J. De Kok (2009). Expression and activity of sulfate transporters and APS reductase in curly kale in response to sulphate deprivation and re-supply. Journal of Plant Physiology, 166(2),168-79. 
  15. Peter Buchner Plant Sulfate Transporter - in Plant membrane and vacuolar transporters. Editors: P K Jaiwal, R P Singh & O P Dhankher,  Publisher: CAB International, UK, June 2008. 
  16. Baxter I, Muthukumar B, Park HC, Buchner P, Lahner B, Danku J, Zhao K, Lee J, Hawkesford MJ, Guerinot ML, Salt DE (2008). Variation in Molybdenum Content Across Broadly Distributed Populations of Arabidopsis thaliana is Controlled By a Mitochondrial Molybdenum Transporter (MOT1), PLOS Genetics 4, 1-13.
  17. Dimitris L. Bouranis, Peter Buchner, Styliani N. Chorianopoulou,Laura Hopkins, Vassilis E. Protonotarios,, Vassilis F. Siyiannis,and Malcolm J. Hawkesford (2008). Responses to Sulfur Limitation in Maize. N.A. Khan, S.Singh, S.Umar (eds.), Sulfur Assimilation and Abiotic Stress in Plants. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
  18. Koralewska, F. S. Posthumus, C. E. E. Stuiver, P. Buchner, M. J. Hawkesford, and L. J. De Kok (2007). The Characteristic High Sulfate Content in Brassica oleracea is controlled by the Expression and Activity of Sulfate Transporters. Plant Biology 9, 654-661.
  19. S. Parmar, P. Buchner and M. J. Hawkesford (2007). Leaf developmental stage affects sulfate depletion and specific sulfate transporter expression during sulfur deprivation in Brassica napus L. Plant Biology 9, 647-653.
  20. Sonia Plaza; Kathryn L. Tearall, Fang-Jie Zhao, Peter Buchner, Steve P. McGrath, Malcolm J. Hawkesford (2007) Expression and functional analysis of metal transporter genes in two contrasting ecotypes of the hyperaccumulator Thlaspi caerulescens. Journal of Experimental Botany 58, 1717-1728.
  21. Malcolm J Hawkesford, Jonathan R Howarth and Peter Buchner (2006). Control of sulfur uptake, assimilation and metabolism. In: Control of Primary Metabolism in Plants, Ed. Plaxton & McManu. TechBook, New Dehli.
  22.  MJ Hawkesford, P Buchner, J R Howarth and C Lu (2005). Understanding the Regulation of sulphur nutrition: from sulphate transporter genes to the field. Phyton 45, 57-67.
  23. P Buchner and M J Hawkesford (2005). Root sulphate uptake and distribution is mediated by multiple sulphate transporter isoforms. Aspects of Applied Biology 73, 119-131.
  24. Kataoka T, Watanabe-Takahashi A, Hayashi N, Ohnishi M, Mimura T, Buchner P, Hawkesford MJ, Yamaya T, Takahashi H (2004). Vacuolar sulfate transporters play critical roles in root-to-shoot transport of sulfate in Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell 16, 2693-2704.
  25. Buchner P, Stuiver CEE, Westermann S, Wirtz M, Hell R, Hawkesford MJ, deKok LJ (2004). Regulation of sulfate uptake and expression of sulfate transporter genes in Brassica oleracea l. as affected by atmospheric h2s and pedospheric sulfate nutrition. Plant Physiology 136, 3396-3408.
  26. Buchner P, Takahashi H, Hawkesford MJ (2004). Plant sulphate transport � a highly regulated cascade of uptake, intracellular and long distance transport. Journal of Experimental Botany 55, 1785-1798.
  27. Buchner P, Prosser I, Hawkesford MJ (2004). Phylogeny and expression of paralogous and orthologous sulphate transporter genes in diploid and hexaploid wheats. Genome 47 (3), 526-534.
  28. Casteleden CK, Aoki N, Gillespie VJ, MacRae EA, Quich WP, Buchner P, Foyer CH, Furbank RT, Lunn JE (2004). Evolution and function of sucrose-phosphate synthase gene families in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and other grasses. Plant Physiology 135, 1753-1764.
  29. Gomez, LD, Vanacker H, Buchner P, Noctor G, and Foyer CH (2004). Intercellular distribution of glutathione synthesis in maize leaves and its response to short-term chilling. Plant Physiology134, 1662-1672.
  30. MJ Hawkesford, P Buchner, L Hopkins and J Howarth (2003). Sulphate uptake and transport. In: Sulfur in Plants, eds YP Abrol and A Ahmad. Kluwer Academic Press, Dordrecht, The Netherland. pp 71-86.
  31. Hawkesford MJ, Buchner P, Hopkins L, Howarth JR. (2003). The plant sulphate transporter family: specialized function and integration with whole plant nutrition. In: Davidian J-C, Grill D, de Kok LJ, Stulen I, Hawkesford MJ, Schnug E, Rennenberg H. Eds. Sulfur transport and assimilation in plants. Leiden, The Netherlands: Backhuys Publishers, 1-10.
  32. Buchner P, Rochat C, Wuilleme S, and Boutin J-P. 2002. Characterization of a tissue-specific and developmantally regulated β-1.3-glucanase gene in pea (Pisum sativum). Plant Molecular Biology 49, 171-186.
  33. Buchner P. (2001). Differential cloning. In: Hawkesford MJ, Buchner P. Eds. Molecular analysis of plant adaptation to environment. Plant Ecophysiology Series - Dordrecht, The Netherland, Kluwer Academic pubishers, 17-42.
  34. Czihal A, Conrad B, Buchner P, Brevis R, Farouk AF, Manteuffel R, Adler K, Wobus U, Hofemeister J, Baeumlein H. (1999). Gene Farming in Plant: Expression of a heatstable Bacillus Amylase in transgenic legume seeds. Journal Plant Physiology 155, 183-189.
  35. Buchner, P. and Boutin (1998). A MADS box transcription factor of the AP1/AGL9 subfamily is also expressed in the seed coat of pea (Pisum saivum) during development. Plant Molecular Biology 38, 1253-1255.
  36. Buchner, P., Poret, M., Rochat, C. (1998). Cloning and characterization of a cDNA (Accession No. AJ001071) encoding a second sucrose synthase sene in Pea (Pisum sativum L.). (PGR98-105) Plant Physiology 117, 719.
  37. Albrecht, T., Greve, B., Pusch, K., Kossmann, J., Buchner, P., Wobus, U., Steup, M. (1998). Homodimers and heterodimers of Pho1-type phosphorylase isoforms in Solanum tuberosum L. as revealed by sequence specific antibodies. European. Journal of Biochemistry 251, 343-252. 
  38. Buchner, P., Borisjuk, L., Wobus, U. (1996). Glucan Phosphorylases in Vicia faba L.: cloning, structural analysis and expression patterns of cytosolic and plastidic forms in relation to starch. Planta 199, 64-73.
  39. Buchner, Peter (1996). Molecular studies of a-1,4 glucan phosphorylases in Vicia faba L. and transgenic Vicia narbonensis L. PhD-Thesis, University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany.
  40. Weber, H., Heim, U., Borisjuk, L., Buchner, P., Wobus, U. (1995). Seed coat-associated invertases of Fava bean control both unloading and storage functions: Cloning of cDNAs and cell type-specific expression. The Plant Cell, Vol. 7, 1835-1846.
  41. Weber H., Buchner, P., Borisjuk, L., Wobus, U. (1995). Sucrose phosphate synthase and sucrose synthase are both involved in sucrose metabolism in developing Vicia faba L.: Expression pattern, metabolic regumation and implications for seed development. Plant Journal 195, 352-361.
  42. Wobus, U., Weber, H., Borisjuk, L., Panitz, R., Heim, U., Buchner, P., Baumlein, H., and Weschke, W. (1994). Seed development: Developmental and metabolic regulation of storage compound synthesis. 2th Korea-Germany Joint Symposium in Plant Biotechnology, pp. 67-77.
  43. Buchner, P., Weber, H., Heim, U., Borisjuk, LM., Wobus, U. (1994). alpha-ADP-Glucose Pyrophosphorylase and a-Glucan Phosphorylases in Vicia faba: tissue specific expression in relation to starch synthesis during seed development. Botanikertagung 94, p. 276. 



PhD in Molecular studies of alpha-1,4 glucan phosphorylases in Vicia faba and transgenic Vicia narbonensis (University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany)