University of Marburg
Department of Biology
Molecular Plant Physiology and Photobiology
+49-6421-28 27064 Marburg
The Batschauer lab studies molecular aspects of photoreceptors and light signaling in plants and fungi. Main interests are cryptochrome photoreceptors and related DNA-repair enzymes (DNA-photolyases) with particular emphasis on their structure, function and signal transduction. Model systems under investigation are the plant Arabidopsis thaliana and the biotrophic fungus Ustilago maydis as well as other fungi such as Mucor circinelloides.
plant and microbial genetics
1. Navarro E, Niemann N, Kock D., Dadaeva T, Gutiérrez G, Engelsdorf T, Kiontke S, Corrochano LM, Batschauer A, Garre V (2020) The DASH-type cryptochrome from the fungus Mucor circinelloides is a canonical CPD-photolyase. Current Biol, accepted.
2. Eckel M, Steinchen WA, Batschauer A (2018) ATP boosts lit state formation and activity of Arabidopsis cryptochrome 2. Plant J 96: 389-403.
3. Orth C, Niemann N, Hennig L, Essen L-O, Batschauer A (2017) Hyperactivity of the Arabidopsis cryptochrome 1 (cry1) L407F mutant is caused by a structural alteration close to the cry1 ATP-binding site. J Biol Chem 292: 12906-12920.