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Speakers

Prof. Dr. Ute Wittstock
TU Braunschweig
Institut für Pharmazeutische Biologie
Mendelssohnstrasse 1
D-38106 Braunschweig
Germany
Phone: +49 (0)531 391 5681
E-Mail: u.wittstock[at]tu-braunschweig.de 
Web: http://134.169.98.131/ipb/mitarbeiter/mitarbeiter_detail_fiona.asp?id=4&cname=

Prof. Dr. Maike Petersen
Institut für Pharmazeutische Biologie und Biotechnologie
Philipps-Universität Marburg
Deutschhausstraße 17A
35037 Marburg
Germany
Phone: ++49-(0)6421 2825821
E-Mail: petersen[at]uni-marburg.de
Maike Petersen group's website

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Speakers of the Section

Please feel free to contact the speakers if you have any questions about the Section Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology in the DBG.

First Speaker

Prof. Dr. Stefan A. Rensing,
Plant Cell Biology
University of Marburg
Germany
Phone: +49 (0)642128-21940
e-mail: stefan.rensing[at]biologie.uni-marburg.de
Web: http://www.plantco.de

Deputy Speaker

Prof. Dr. Andrea Bräutigam
Bielefeld University
Computational Biology
Universitätsstraße 25
D-33615 Bielefeld
Germany
Phone: +49 (0)521 106-8753 
E-mail: andrea.braeutigam[at]uni-bielefeld.de  
Web: https://www.uni-bielefeld.de/(en)/biologie/computationalbiology/index.html

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03 Jul 2019 · Publication · Sections

Imagewandel der Angewandten Botanik

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Anlässlich des Hundertjährigen Jubiläums unserer Fachzeitschrift Journal of Applied Botany berichtet Prof. Dr. Dirk Selmar, Sprecher der DBG-Sektion Angewandte Botanik, über Bedeutung und Image der Angewandten Botanik im Wandel der Zeit und veranschaulicht, wie die Sektion für Angewandte Botanik im Jahr 2015 entstand.

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Speaker of the Phycology Section

Prof. Dr. Maria Mittag. Photo: private

Prof. Dr. Maria Mittag

Institut für Allgemeine Botanik, Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena
Am Planetarium 1
07743 Jena
Germany
Tel.: ++49 (0)3641-949201
E-Mail: M.Mittag[at]uni-jena.de
Web: http://www.botanik.uni-jena.de/

The speaker of the Phycology Section is member in the extended board of the DBG.

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Speakers of the Section

Please feel free to contact the speakers if you have any questions about the Phycology Section in the DBG.

Chairperson

Prof. Dr. Maria Mittag
Matthias-Schleiden-Institut, Allgemeine Botanik, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Am Planetarium 1
07743 Jena
Germany
Tel.: ++49 (0)3641-949201
E-Mail: M.Mittag[at]uni-jena.de
Web: http://www.botanik.uni-jena.de/

Vice Chairperson

Prof. Dr. Claudia Büchel
Institut für Molekulare Biowissenschaften
Universität Frankfurt
Max-von-Laue-Straße 9
Biozentrum
60438 Frankfurt
Germany
Phone: +49 69 798 29602
E-mail: C.Buechel[at]bio.uni-frankfurt.de

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Klebsormidium: Pendler zwischen scheintot und Wiedererwachen ist Alge des Jahres 2018

In the light microscope the Callose bearing cell walls are visible which allows the alga Klebsormidium dissectum to contract like an accordion. Photo and ©: Andreas Holzinger, Universität Innsbruck

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Die mehrzellige Grünalge Klebsormidium lebt an Land an solchen Orten, wo keine andere Pflanze mehr wachsen kann. Als weltweit verbreiteter Pionier schafft sie neue Lebensräume, was Farmer und Wüstenanrainer nutzen. Forscher interessieren sich für ihre biologischen Tricks, wie sie zwischen leblos und Wiedererwachen hin und her wechselt. Die Professoren Andreas Holzinger (Universität Innsbruck) und Ulf Karsten (Universität Rostock) erforschen in enger Kooperation die Fähigkeiten, die die Alge vor Austrocknung und gefährlichen UV-Strahlen schützt. Beide sind Mitglieder der Sektion Phykologie der Deutschen Botanischen Gesellschaft (DBG), die Klebsormidium zur Alge des Jahres 2018 kürte.

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04 Jan 2017 · News-Timeline · Press release · Sections

Alga of the year 2017: Blue-Green Rock Dweller – ancient and still a pioneer

Cross fractured Beacon sandstone from Antarctica exposing the habitat of the blue-green rock dweller (Chroococcidiopsis) as a green band underneath the surface of the rock (arrows). Photo: Burkhard Büdel, TU Kaiserslautern

The algal researchers of the DBG nominated the Blue-Green Rock Dweller Chroococcidiopsis for the alga of the year 2017. The single celled organism lives inside rocks and lichens, survives extreme climatic conditions and makes hostile environments accessible – today and most likely thousands of millions of years ago as well. While doing so, it paved the way for plants and animals. The blue-green rock dweller, belonging to the cyanobacteria lives like all algae, from sunlight, and is of great interest to ecologists, biotechnologists, and desert- and space researchers. It is the favorite research subject of Prof. Dr. Burkhard Büdel from the University of Kaiserslautern, who has been investigating it for more than 30 years. He is a member of the Phycology Section of the German Society for Plant Sciences, DBG, in which the algal researches are organized and who nominate this year an alga of the year for the tenth time this year.

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03 Nov 2016 · Sections

Registration open

Registration is open until December 9, 2016. The conference "Molecular Biology of Plants" will take place in Dabringhausenfrom February 21 to 24, 2017.

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Speakers of the Section

Speaker

Prof. Dr. Dirk Albach
AG Biodiversität und Evolution der Pflanzen
Institut für Biologie und Umweltwissenschaften
Carl von Ossietzky-Universität Oldenburg
Carl von Ossietzky-Strasse 9-11
26111 Oldenburg
Deutschland
Tel.: ++49 (0)441 7983339
E-mail: dirk.albach[at]uni-oldenburg.de
www.uni-oldenburg.de/plant-evol/ 

Deputy Speakers

Prof.in Dr. Alexandra Muellner-Riehl
Professor for Molecular Evolution and Plant Systematics
Universität Leipzig
E-mail: muellner-riehl[at]uni-leipzig.de

Dr. Natalia Tkach
Institut für Biologie/Geobotanik und Botanischer Garten
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
E-Mail: natalia.tkach[at]botanik.uni-halle.de

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Speaker of the Phycology Section

Dr. Regine Jahn. Photo: Jahn

Dr. Regine Jahn

Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem
Freie Universität Berlin
Königin-Luise-Straße 6-8
D-14195 Berlin
Germany
Phone: +49 (0)30-838-50142
E-mail: r.jahn[at]bgbm.org
Web: https://www.bgbm.org/de/personal/dr-regine-jahn

The speaker of the Phycology Section is member in the extended board of the DBG.

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06 Jan 2016 · News-Timeline · Press release · Sections

Sea Ice Alga Melosira arctica – winner or loser of climate change?

Many unicellular Melosira arctica are coated from jellyies are hanging under an ice floe. Foto und ©: Julian Gutt, AWI

One of the most important microalgal species from the Arctic Ocean, Melosira arctica, has been nominated “Alga of the Year” by the German Phycology Section of the DBG. Scientists will use Melosira as a model to understand consequences of climate change. “Currently no one can foresee whether Melosira will benefit or suffer from the melting of sea ice, and nobody knows why it is so productive under such hostile conditions,” says biologist Klaus Valentin from the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI). He is a Member of the Phycological Section within the Germany Botanical Society, which selected Melosira as Alga of the year 2016.

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Alga of the year 2011: Fragilariopsis cylindrus loves the extremes

Nine individual cells of Fragilariopsis cylindrus next to each other. Each cell contains two chloroplasts which used to produce energy in the process called photosynthesis. The accessory pigment fucoxanthin gives the chloroplasts their brown colour. Light microscopy: Dr Gerhard Dieckmann, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Germany

Algal researchers from the Phycology Section have declared the diatom Fragilariopsis cylindrus alga of the year 2011. ‘We are fascinated by this species because it can survive and even reproduce within the ice of the polar seas, one of the most extreme habitats on earth’ argues Professor Dr Peter Kroth from the University of Konstanz. Kroth is Chair of the Phycology Section of the German Botanical Society.

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Speakers

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kreis
Chair of Pharmaceutical Biology
Department Biologie
Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Staudtstr. 5
91058 Erlangen
Phone: ++49-(0)9131-852-8241
E-Mail: wolfgang.kreis[at]fau.de
Wolfgang Kreis group's website

Prof. Dr. Maike Petersen
Institut für Pharmazeutische Biologie und Biotechnologie
Philipps-Universität Marburg
Deutschhausstraße 17A
35037 Marburg
Germany
Phone: ++49-(0)6421 2825821
E-Mail: petersen[at]uni-marburg.de
Maike Petersen group's website

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Speaker, Treasurer and Secretary

Speaker

Prof. Dr. Dirk Selmar
Technische Universität Braunschweig
Institut für Angewandte Pflanzenbiologie
Mendelssohnstraße 4
38106 Braunschweig
Phone: ++49 (0)531-391-5881
Email: d.selmar[at]tu-bs.de
Website: https://www.tu-braunschweig.de/ifp/selmar

Deputy Speaker

Prof. Dr. Erika Kothe
Institut für Mikrobiologie
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Neugasse 25
D-07745 Jena
Phone: +49 (0)3641 949291
Email: erika.kothe[at]rz.uni-jena.de
Website: http://www.mikrobiologie.uni-jena.de/cms/index.php/de/mikrobielle-kommunikation-pmp-19/prof-erika-kothe-pmp-41

Treasurer

Dr. Helmut Kassner
Uni Hamburg, Biozentrum Klein Flottbek, Abt. Nutzpflanzenbiologie
Ohnhorststr. 18
D-22609 Hamburg
Phone: +49 (0)40 42816 349
Email: helmut.kassner[at]uni-hamburg.de
Website: https://www.biologie.uni-hamburg.de/biozentrum-klein-flottbek/forschung/bdnp-cierjacks/mitarbeiter/m-cierjacks/hkassner.html

Secretary

Prof. Dr. Jutta Papenbrock
Institut für Botanik
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Herrenhäuser Str. 2, 30419 Hannover
Phone: ++49 (0)511 762 3788
Fax: ++49 (0)511 762 19262
Email: Jutta.Papenbrock[at]botanik.uni-hannover.de
Website: https://www.botanik.uni-hannover.de/stoffwechsel.html?&L=1

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Speaker of the Section Applied Botany

Dirk Selmar. Photo: private

Prof. Dr. Dirk Selmar

Technische Universität Braunschweig
Institut für Angewandte Pflanzenbiologie
Mendelssohnstraße 4
38106 Braunschweig
Tel.: ++49 (0)531-391-5881
E-Mail: d.selmar[at]tu-bs.de
Website: https://www.tu-braunschweig.de/ifp/selmar

Sections

Speakers of the Section

Please feel free to contact the speakers if you have any questions about the Section Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology in the DBG.

Chairperson

Professor Dr. Andreas P. M. Weber
Institut für Biochemie der Pflanzen
Heinrich-Heine-Universität
Universitätsstraße 1
40225 Düsseldorf
Deutschland
Tel: ++49-(0)211 / 81-12347
E-Mail: andreas.weber[at]uni-duesseldorf.de
Internet: http://www.plant-biochemistry.hhu.de/

Vice Chairperson

Prof. Dr. Stefan A. Rensing,
Plant Cell Biology
University of Marburg
Germany
Phone: +49 (0)642128-21940
e-mail: stefan.rensing[at]biologie.uni-marburg.de
Web: http://www.plantco.de

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Section Meeting 2015

In the course of the Botanikertagung „From Molecules to the Field“ in Freising, Germany, the section will convene for the lecture of keynote speaker Dr. Pamela Soltis (University of Florida, Monday, 8 31st 2015, 11:15 a.m.), sessions “Biodiversity” (chair: Christian Wirth, Monday, 8 31st 2015, 2:30 a.m.) and “Systematics” (chair: Susanne Renner, Wednesday, 9 2nd 2015, 6:15 p.m.) and a workshop/symposium entitled “Chromosomal and biogeographic evolutionary patterns in plants” (Monday, 8 31st 2015, 8:00 p.m.). We hope that the enticing area and diverse meeting contents will encourage many systematists to join the Botanikertagung.

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Speaker of the Section Secondary Plant Constituents and Natural Products

Wolfgang Kreis, Photo: private

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kreis

Chair of Pharmaceutical Biology
Department Biologie - Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Staudtstr. 5
91058 Erlangen
Germany
e-mail: wolfgang.kreis[at]fau.de
Web: http://www.pharmbio.nat.uni-erlangen.de/English/home.shtml
wolfgang.kreis[at]fau.de

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About us

The Section for Applied Botany took off the ground in summer 2015 paralleled by the termination of the German Society of Applied Botany (Vereinigung für Angewandte Botanik, VAB). Hence, the former dogmatic dichotomy trenches between basic and applied research are vanished, which caused the separation of VAB from the DBG about 100 years ago. The DBG board expects many fruitful impulses resulting from this "reunification". The members of the new section first meet on 31 August 2015 during the Botanikertagung in Freising near Munich. The new Section is the sixth experts' Section of the DBG.

The Section edits the scientific Journal of Applied Botany and Food Quality

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Sorry, at present we have no English version of the statutes. Please refer to the German version.

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About us

Activities

The Section promotes Mycology including Lichenology in all aspects. It organizes a workshop every other year in alternation with the conferences of the Botanikertagung of the DBG.

New Name of the Section

On the member assembly on October 1st 2013 during the Botanikertagung at Tübingen, Germany, the Section decided to change its name into „Section for interactions (former Section of mycology and lichenology)”. Members also agreed to keep this name for two years from now on.

Meetings

Archives of former meetings

Former-Interaction-MeetingsMembership

Members receive direct information about the activities of the Section during the Botanikertagung mainly concerning symposia and workshops.

At the moment membership in the section is free of fees.

How to become a member?

Prerequisite for a membership in the Section is a membership in the German Botanical Society (DBG). To become a member, please write an informal letter to the speaker of the Section.

Statutes

The Section has its onw statutes besides the statutes of the DBG. Sorry, at present we have no English version of our statutes. Please refer to the German version of the statutes (pdf file).

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Meeting 2013

All members are invited to join the meeting of the Section on 1st October 2013 during the Botanikertagung in the Kupferbau building, University of Tübingen, Germany.

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Section Meeting 2012

Scientific meeting of the Section took place in co-operation with the German Mycological Society: 1st - 7th October 2012 at Kloster Drübeck, Harz, Germany. The scientific part of the programm took place on October 1st to 3rd.

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Section Meeting 2014

The meeting of the section will be organized in conjunction with the „Dreiländertagung“ of the German Society for Mycology (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Mykologie, DGfM) at Mettlach-Orscholz (Saarland, Germany) from 29th September to 1st October 2014. 

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About us

Activities

The Section advances research and teaching in all fields related to plant secondary compounds and natural products, their biological origins and functions. Section members assist each other in all matters related to research. The Section organises special meetings for PhD students taking place biennially between the Botanikertagungen.

In its own website the Section lists upcoming meetings, its statutes and an archives of former meetings.

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Section Meeting 2014

The Conference of the Section Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology took place at Dresden Technical University from 24th to 27th March 2014 and was entitled BioDivEvo2014. The “22nd International Symposium ‘Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology’ of the German Botanical Society (DBG)”. It was held in concert with the "15th Annual Meeting of the Society of Biological Systematics (GfBS)".

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Section Meeting 2013

Professor Olaf Bininda-Emonds and Professor Dirk Albach from the departments „Biodiversität und Evolution der Pflanzen“ und „Systematik und Evolutionsbiologie“ of Oldenburg University, Germany invited to "The time for phylogenetics - inferring and applying timetrees in evolutionary biology". The symposium took place at Oldenburg from 22nd to 24th November 2013 ( [5]) and focused on:

  • New advances in molecular clocks (Prof. Dr. Susanne Renner, Munich)
  • Fossil dating and calibrations (Prof. Mike Benton, Bristol)
  • Bayesian estimation of species divergence times (Dr. Mario dos Reis, London)
  • A unified framework for inferring speciation and extinction rates from phylogenies with fossils (Dr. Tanja Stadler, Zurich)
  • Timetrees and the historical biogeography of the “Rand Flora” (Dr. Isabel San Martin, Madrid)
  • Co-evolution and timetrees (Dr. Chuck Bell, New Orleans)

The DBG supported the attendance of jung scientists.

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Section Meeting 2012

The meeting of the Section took place in Mainz, Germany, from 16th to 19th September 2012: Booklet with topics and keynote speakers an all abstracts (pdf file)

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Section Meeting 2011

Members of the Section met at the "BioSystematics 2011" in February in Berlin, Germany. This conference was jointly organised by the German Botanical Society (DBG: Deutsche Botanische Gesellschaft), the Gesellschaft für Biologische Systematik (GfBS) and the International Organization of Systematic and Evolutionary Biology (IOSEB).

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Section Meeting 2010

The "Systematics" took place from 16th to 19th September 2010 in Vienna, Austria. Programm overview (pdf file)

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Groups of Experts

Members of the DBG are welcome to found Sections in specialized fields (see §6, statutes). In addition to the Congress "Botanikertagung" the Sections organize scientific symposia in their specific field of work. The following Sections have been appointed by the Board:

Membership in the Sections

Affiliation with a Section is not obligatory for members of the German Botanical Society (DBG). In addition to the membership fee for the DBG, some Sections charge an additional annual membership fee to be able to fulfill their mission. However, for new members, a separate Section membership for up to three years is possible, before finally also joining DBG.

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About us in brief

The Section promotes science and higher education in physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology of plants. It supports communication among its members via a mailing list and supports young scientists.

Every year the Section organises a scientific meeting, the wellknown "Conference of Molecular Biology of Plants". On its website the Section Plantphysiology and Molecular Biology posts their meetings and conferences, lists the advantages of being a member and presents actual information via its twitter account.

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Speaker of the Section for Interactions

Prof. Dr. Dominik Begerow. Photo: Marion Nelle

(former Section of Mykology and Lichenology)

Prof. Dr. Dominik Begerow

Geobotanik
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
44780 Bochum
Deutschland
Tel: ++49 (0)234 32 27212
E-mail: dominik.begerow[at]rub.de
http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/geobot/

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Speaker of the Section Secondary Plant Constituents and Natural Products

Prof. Dr. Maike Petersen. Photo: private

Prof. Dr. Maike Petersen

Institut für Pharmazeutische Biologie
Philipps-Universität Marburg
Deutschhausstr. 17A
35037 Marburg
Deutschland
Tel: ++49-(0)6421 - 2825821
Fax: ++49-(0)6421 - 2825828
E-Mail: petersen[at]staff.uni-marburg.de
https://www.uni-marburg.de/fb16/ipbb/forschung/ag_petersen

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Speaker of the Section of Phycology

Prof. Dr. Ulf Karsten. Photo: Uni Rostock

Prof. Dr. Ulf Karsten

Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Ökologie und Phykologie
Albert-Einstein-Str. 3
18059 Rostock
Deutschland
Tel.: ++49 (0)381.498 6090
Fax: ++49 (0)381.498 6072
E-Mail: ulf.karsten[at]uni-rostock.de
http://www.angewandteoekologie.uni-rostock.de/

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Speaker of the Section Biodiversity and Evolution

Prof. Dr. Dirk Albach. Photo: Iraj Mehregan

Prof. Dr. Dirk Albach

AG Biodiversität und Evolution der Pflanzen
Institut für Biologie und Umweltwissenschaften
Carl von Ossietzky-Universität Oldenburg
Carl von Ossietzky-Strasse 9-11
26111 Oldenburg
Deutschland
Tel.: ++49 (0)441 7983339
E-Mail: dirk.albach[at]uni-oldenburg.de
http://www.uni-oldenburg.de/plant-evol/

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Speaker of the Section Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology

Prof. Dr. Andreas Weber. Photo: private

Prof. Dr. Andreas Weber

Institut für Biochemie der Pflanzen
Heinrich-Heine-Universität
Universitätsstraße 1
40225 Düsseldorf
Deutschland
Tel: ++49-(0)211 / 81-12347
E-mail: andreas.weber[at]uni-duesseldorf.de
http://www.plant-biochemistry.hhu.de/

The speaker of the Section Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology always is a member of the extended DBG board.

26 Mar 2015 · Press release · Sections

The Sea Lettuce Ulva only gets in shape with the right bacteria

The genus Ulva grows as a tube or a ‘lettuce’ flat, sheet-like blade, as shown for these species collected at the Portuguese coast. The interactions between the juvenile algae and bacteria can be studied under controlled conditions in the laboratory (right). Photos and © Thomas Wichard, University Jena

Ulva, a sea lettuce found in all oceans of the world, became ‘Alga of the Year 2015’. This marine green alga either grows in form of ribbons or of blades but only if the right bacteria induce certain developmental programs. How the alga ensures this is described on the Section's website.

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06 Jan 2014 · Press release · Sections

Chlamydomonas reinhardtii - a fast swimmer serves as a model organism

The video shows the helical movements of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii in the light microscope. Related to its body index C. reinhardtii swims approx. 12 times faster than the world record holder in 50-m breast-stroke swimming.

Phycologists of the Botanical Society of Germany have selected Chlamydomonas reinhardtii as alga of the year 2014. This unicellular green alga is distributed throughout the world, is able to sense light, is a fast swimmer and is highly appreciated by algal and plant researchers as well as medical scientists as a model organism. Chlamydomonas even provides the basis for the establishment of novel scientific areas in neurobiology and medicine, such as optogenetics where genetically modified cells are applied as ‘light switches’. The Phycology Section introduces the model organism on its website.

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01 Nov 2013 · Actualia (engl.) · Sections

Sektion ändert ihren Namen und lädt alle Interaktionsforscher ein

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Die Mitgliederversammlung der Sektion Mykologie und Lichenologie beschloss auf ihrer Mitgliederversammlung am 1.10.2013 ihren Namen in "Sektion für Interaktionen zu ändern. Diskutiert wurde der Namenswechsel schon seit Mai und damit vor dem Treffen auf der Botanikertagung in Tübingen (vgl: Actualia-Bericht 16.5.2013). Insbesondere wurde über den Vorschlag „Sektion für Pilz-Pflanz-Interaktion“ während der Mitgliederversammlung debattiert und eine Ausweitung in „Sektion für Interaktionen“ – um auch andere Interkationen einzuschließen – angedacht. Deshalb führt die Sektion für die nächsten zwei Jahre einen Doppelnamen „Sektion für Interaktionen (ehemals Sektion Mykologie und Lichenologie)“. Der Sprecher der Sektion, Prof. Dr. Dominik Begerow, lädt alle an Interaktionen zwischen Pflanzen und anderen Organismen forschenden Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler ein, sich der Sektion anzuschließen und das nächste Sektionstreffen aktiv mitzugestalten. Über Ihre Vorschläge zur Themenfindung und weitere Anregungen freut sich der Sprecher im Namen aller Sektionsmitglieder. E-Mail: dominik.begerow[at]rub.de

17 May 2013 · Actualia (engl.) · Sections

Umbenennung der Sektion Mykologie und Lichenologie

Interaktionen zwischen Pilzen und Pflanzen und ihren Forschern

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Die Sektion "Mykologie und Lichenologie" diskutiert derzeit darüber, den Namen der Sektion in "Pilz-Pflanze Interaktionen" umzubenennen, um den Forschungsschwerpunkten innerhalb der DBG Rechnung zu tragen. Der Sprecher der Sektion, Prof. Dr. Dominik Begerow, lädt dazu ein, an der Versammlung der Sektion während der Botanikertagung teilzunehmen, während der er die weiteren Aktivitäten der Sektion vorstellen, diskutieren und mit allen Interessierten abstimmen möchte. Welchen Hintergrund dies hat und welche neuen Aktivitäten in der Sektion durch Ihr Kommen angestoßen werden können, schildert Begerow in einem kurzen Artikel und freut sich auf Ihr Kommen, Ihr Feedback und Ihre Anregungen.

Lesen Sie die Begründung des Sprechers, Professor Dr. Dominik Begerow

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02 Jan 2013 · Press release · Sections

Alga of the year 2013: The microalga Lingulodinium polyedrum illuminates the sea

Blue bioluminescence caused by blooms of Lingulodinium polyedrum in surface waters near San Diego on the Californian coast in 2011. Photo: With kind permission by Christopher J. Wills, University of California , San Diego

Phycologists have chosen a new alga of the year: the unicellular alga Lingulodinium polyedrum. This dinoflagellate has an armoured plate and two flagella and fascinates not only scientists but also seafarers and beach walkers as is capable of illuminating the sea at night with a bluish light. Algal scientists who are organized in the German Phycological Section of the German Botanical Society want to honour this special algal species. Dr Mona Hoppenrath from the German Centre for Marine Biodiversity (DZMB) at the marine section of the Senckenberg Institute explains this fascinating feature: the species has the ability to auto-luminesce, possesses a distinct diurnal rhythm and can be used as a sensor for water quality.

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02 Jan 2012 · Press release · Sections

Algal of the year: The Stoneworts (Chara species) – pioneers and keystone species under threat

The stonewort Chara horrida had disappeared from German waters in 1980 but has now been rediscovered by algal researchers in the Bodden Waters off the Baltic island of Hiddensee . The alga which can be up to 40 cm in length has so many spines that its main axis is hardly visible (see image below) which has resulted in its descriptive German common name ‘struppig’ which means ‘bristly’ or ‘rugged’. Photo: © Sven Dahlke, Biologische Station Hiddensee, Germany.

Stoneworts belonging to the genus Chara are algae of the year 2012. They were selected by algal researchers of the Phycology Section of the German Botanical Society because members of this genus represent so many different algal life strategies. According to algal expert Dr Irmgard Blindow from the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald, some Chara species are able to conquer new aquatic habitats as ‘pioneers’ whilst others exhibit very specific growth requirements, and once having colonised an area, can shape an ecosystem. The decision to declare Chara ‘Algae of the year’ acknowledges the importance of this group of algae which comprises 20 native species included in the Red List of threatened species.

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08 Dec 2009 · Press release · Sections

Batrachospermum indicates clear waters

Am Zentralfaden entspringen in regelmäßigen Abständen dicht gedrängte Wirtel, die der Froschlaichalge, Batrachospermum, ein perlschnurartiges Aussehen verleihen. Sie bestehen aus verzweigten Zellfäden. Mikroskopische Aufnahme: Dr. Johanna Knappe, Philipps-Universität Marburg)

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Froschlaichalgen der Gattung Batrachospermum werden immer rarer, da ihr Lebensraum schwindet. Die Algenexperten der Sektion Phykologie stellen die Alge vor und möchten auf diese gefährdete Pflanze unserer heimischen Gewässer aufmerksam machen.

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21 Jan 2009 · Press release · Sections

Alga of the year 2009: Emiliania huxleyi – an algal dwarf which impacts on the global climate

Algal bloom off the coast of Iceland , documented by NASA. The turquoise traces in the water suggest that billions of Emiliania huxleyi are present in the phytoplankton. Photo: NASA/GSFC, MODIS Rapid Response

Algal researchers of the German Botanical Society have chosen Emiliania huxleyi as ‘alga of the year‘ to highlight its importance as a global key organism.

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08 Apr 2008 · Press release · Sections

Micrasterias immortal but in the Red Data Book for endangered species

Micrasterias furcata has a diameter of only 0.2 millimeters and occurs in boggy areas. It is classified as ‘endangered’ according to the Red Data Book of 2008. Since it was first discovered and described by scientists it has been observed only in three locations in Germany. The species is classified as ‘near threatened’ in Austria. (Image: Dr. Monika Engels, desmid algal collection, University of Hamburg)

Algal researchers of the Phycology Section of the German Botanical Society have chosen the desmid Micrasterias as ‘Alga of the Year 2008’. Micrasterias, the name derived from Greek meaning ‘little star’, is a highly threatened, but species-rich and morphologically extremely diverse, genus of green algae. They entirely depend on the presence of unspoilt freshwater bodies for their existence.

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03 Apr 2007 · Press release · Sections

Kelp Laminaria nominated "Alga of the year 2007"

During low water, the Oar Weed may be emersed (Laminaria digitata), like here, on the shores of Helgoland . Individual algae may grow to four metres in length. Clearly visible on the photograph is the finger-like blade after which it is named. The base of the blade is wedge-shaped, which distinguishes it from Laminaria hyperborea with its heart-shaped base of the blade. (Photo: Annekatrin Enge, Biological Institute Helgoland of the Alfred-Wegener-Institute)

Members of the Phycology Section of the German Botanical Society who conduct research on algae nominate the seaweed Laminaria as ‘Alga of the year’: the kelp Laminaria can reach lengths of several metres. It forms, together with other macroalgal species, large underwater forests in the sea (so-called ‘kelp forests’). Kelps contain alginic acid which has several applications as stabilising agents in many food and cosmetic products. In contrast to other plants, kelps grow mainly in winter when sunlight is sparse. Algae take up the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide and are the most important oxygen producers of the world.

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