Publications

 
Dautermann O., Lyska D., Andersen-Ranberg J., Becker M., Fröhlich-Nowoisky J., Gartmann H., Krämer L. C., Mayr K., Pieper D., Rij L. M., Wipf H. L., Niyogi K. K., Lohr M. (2020). An algal enzyme required for biosynthesis of the most abundant marine carotenoids. Sci. Adv. 6: eaaw9183

Heimerl N., Hommel E., Westermann M., Meichsner D., Lohr M., Hertweck C., Grossman A. R., Mittag M., Sasso S. (2018). A giant type I polyketide synthase participates in zygospore maturation in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Plant J. 95: 268-281

Wittkopp T. M., Saroussi S., Yang W., Johnson X., Kim R. G., Heinnickel M. L., Russell J. J., Phuthong W., Dent R. M., Broeckling C. D., Peers G., Lohr M., Wollman F.-A., Niyogi K. K., Grossman A. R. (2018). GreenCut protein CPLD 49 of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii associates with thylakoid membranes and is required for cytochrome b6f complex accumulation. Plant J. 94: 1023-1037

Dautermann O., Lohr M. (2017). A functional zeaxanthin epoxidase from red algae shedding light on the evolution of light‐harvesting carotenoids and the xanthophyll cycle in photosynthetic eukaryotes. Plant J. 92: 879-891

Lohr M. (2017). Genomic insights into the biosynthesis of photoprotective pigments in Porphyra umbilicalis: carotenoids and mycosporine-like amino acids. Phycologia 56 (4): 121

Blatt A., Lohr M. (2017). Extraction and analysis of carotenoids from Escherichia coli in color complementation assays. Bioprotocol 7: e2179

Brawley S. H., Blouin N. A., Ficko-Blean E., Wheeler G. L., Lohr M., Goodson H. V., ... & Prochnik S. E. (2017). Insights into the red algae and eukaryotic evolution from the genome of Porphyra umbilicalis (Bangiophyceae, Rhodophyta). Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 114: E6361-E6370

Blatt A., Bauch M. E., Pörschke Y., Lohr M. (2015). A lycopene β‐cyclase/lycopene ε‐cyclase/light‐harvesting complex‐fusion protein from the green alga Ostreococcus lucimarinus can be modified to produce α‐carotene and β‐carotene at different ratios. Plant J. 82: 582-595.

Sasso S., Pohnert G., Lohr M., Mittag M., Hertweck C. (2012) Microalgae in the postgenomic era: a blooming reservoir for new natural products. FEMS Microbiol. Rev. 36: 761-785

Lohr M., Schwender J., Polle J.E.W. (2012) Isoprenoid biosynthesis in eukaryotic phototrophs: a spotlight on algae. Plant Sci. 185-186: 9-22

Chan C. X., Blouin N. A., Zhuang Y., Zäuner S., Prochnik S. E., Lindquist E., Lin S.,  Benning C., Lohr M., Yarish C.,  Gantt E.,  Grossman A. R.,  Lu S.,  Mueller K.,  Stiller J. W.,  Brawley S. H., Bhattacharya D. (2012). Porphyra (Bangiophyceae) transcriptomes provide insights into red algal development and metabolism. J. Phycol. 48: 1328-1342

Cock J. M., Sterck L., Ahmed S., Allen A. E., Amoutzias G., Anthouard V., ..., Wincker P. (2012). The Ectocarpus Genome and Brown Algal Genomics: The Ectocarpus Genome Consortium. Adv. Bot. Res. 64: 141-184

Lohr M. (2011) Carotenoid metabolism in phytoplankton. In: Phytoplankton Pigments: Characterization, Chemotaxonomy and Applications in Oceanography; Cambridge Environmental Chemistry Series; S. Roy, C. Llewellyn, E.S. Egeland, G. Johnsen (eds.), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 113-161

Llewellyn C., Roy S., Johnsen G., Egeland E.S., Chauton M., Hallegraeff G., Lohr M., Oster U., Porra R.J., Scheer H., Zhao K.-H. (2011) Perspectives on future directions. In: Phytoplankton Pigments: Characterization, Chemotaxonomy and Applications in Oceanography; Cambridge Environmental Chemistry Series; S. Roy, C. Llewellyn, E.S. Egeland, G. Johnsen (eds.), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 609-624

Cock J. M., Sterck L., Rouzé P., Scornet D., Allen A. E., Amoutzias G., ..., Wincker P. (2010). The Ectocarpus genome and the independent evolution of multicellularity in brown algae. Nature 465: 617-621

Frommolt R., Werner S., Paulsen H., Goss R., Wilhelm C., Zauner S., Maier U.G., Grossman A.R., Bhattacharya D., Lohr M. (2008) Ancient Recruitment by Chromists of Green Algal Genes Encoding Enzymes for Carotenoid Biosynthesis. Mol. Biol. Evol. 25: 2653-2667

Lohr M. (2008) Carotenoids. In: The Chlamydomonas Sourcebook, 2nd. Ed., Vol. 2: Organellar and Metabolic Processes; D. Stern (ed.), Academic Press, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: 799-817

Vieler A., Scheidt H.A., Schmidt P., Montag C., Nowoisky J., Lohr M., Wilhelm C., Huster D., Goss R. (2008) The influence of phase transitions in phosphatidylethanolamine models on the activity of violaxanthin de-epoxidase. Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 1778: 1027-1034

Rensing, S. A., Lang, D., Zimmer, A. D., Terry, A., Salamov, A., Shapiro, H., ..., Boore J. L. (2008). The Physcomitrella genome reveals evolutionary insights into the conquest of land by plants. Science 319: 64-69

Merchant S. S., Prochnik S. E., Vallon O., Harris E. H., Karpowicz S. J., Witman G. B., ..., Grossman A. R. (2007). The Chlamydomonas genome reveals the evolution of key animal and plant functions. Science 318: 245-250

Palenik B., Grimwood J., Aerts A., Rouzé P., Salamov A., Putnam N., ..., Grigoriev I. V. (2007). The tiny eukaryote Ostreococcus provides genomic insights into the paradox of plankton speciation. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 104, 7705-7710

Goss R., Latowski D., Grzyb J., Vieler A., Lohr M., Wilhelm C., Strzalka K. (2007). Lipid dependence of diadinoxanthin solubilization and de-epoxidation in artificial membrane systems resembling the lipid composition of the natural thylakoid membrane. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1768: 67-75

Wilhelm C., Büchel C., Fisahn J., Goss R., Jakob T., LaRoche J., Lavaud J., Lohr M., Riebesell U., Stehfest K., Valentin K., Kroth P.G. (2006) The regulation of carbon and nutrient assimilation in diatoms is significantly different from green algae. Protist 157: 91-124

Lohr M., Im C.S., Grossman A.R. (2005) Genome-based examination of chlorophyll and carotenoid biosynthesis in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Plant Physiol. 138: 490-515

Goss R., Lohr M., Latowski D., Grzyb J., Vieler A., Wilhelm C., Strzalka K. (2005) Role of hexagonal structure-forming lipids in diadinoxanthin and violaxanthin solubilization and de-epoxidation. Biochemistry 44: 4028-4036

Anwaruzzaman M., Chin B.L., Li X.-P., Lohr M., Martinez D.A., Niyogi K.K. (2004) Genomic analysis of mutants affecting xanthophyll biosynthesis and regulation of photosynthetic light harvesting in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Photosynth. Res. 82: 265-276

Grossman A.R., Lohr M., Im C.S. (2004) Chlamydomonas reinhardtii in the landscape of pigments. Annu. Rev. Genet. 38: 119-173

Lohr M., Wilhelm C. (2001) Xanthophyll synthesis in diatoms: quantification of putative intermediates and comparison of pigment conversion kinetics with rate constants derived from a model. Planta 212: 382-391

Lohr M., Wilhelm C. (1999) Algae displaying the diadinoxanthin cycle also possess the violaxanthin cycle. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 96: 8784-8789

Lohr M., Wilhelm C. (1998) Pigment synthesis and xanthophyll cycle in diatoms under high light stress and during low light recovery. In: Photosynthesis: Mechanisms and Effects; Proceedings of the XIth International Congress on Photosynthesis, Budapest, Hungary, August 17-22, 1998; G. Garab (ed.), Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands: 2313-2316

Wilhelm C., Hilse C., Kaiser B., Lohr M., Müller A.M., Kesselmeier J. (1997) Interaction between global climate change and the physiological responses of algae. Photosynthetica 33: 491-503

Wilhelm C., Bida J., Lohr M. (1996) The quantitative effect of photoinhibition on the productivity of the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum. Implication on the assessment of the primary production under natural conditions. Sci. Mar. 60: 249-255

Wilhelm C., Bida J., Domin A., Lohr M. (1995) Is the measure of PSII quantum yield by means of in-vivo chl a-fluorescence really a direct measure of phytoplankton primary production. In: Photosynthesis: from light to biosphere; Proceedings of the Xth International Conference on Photosynthesis, Montpellier, August 20–25, 1995; P. Mathis (ed.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Boston, London: Vol. 5, 809-812