Zentrum für Molekularbiologie der Pflanzen (ZMBP)

Research Group Müller








Kumari, P., Dahiya, P., Livanos, P.,Zergiebel, L., Kölling, M., Poeschl, Y., Stamm, G., Herrmann, A., Abel, S.,  Müller, S.  and Bürstenbinder K. (2021). IQD67 DOMAIN proteins facilitate preprophase band formation and division-plane orientation. Nature Plants https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-021-00923-z.


Herrmann, A., Livanos, P., Zimmermann, S., Berendzen, K., Rohr, L., Lipka, E., Müller, S. (2020). KINESIN-12E regulates metaphase spindle flux and helps control spindle size in Arabidopsis, The Plant Cell, koaa003, https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koaa003.


Buschmann, H. and Müller, S. (2019). Update on cytokinesis: rule and divide. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 52, 97-105.

Müller, S. and Livanos, P. (2019). Plant Kinesin-12: Localization Heterogeneity and Functional Implications. Int. J. Mol. Sci 20, 4213.

Müller, S. (2019). Plant cell division - defining and finding the sweet spot for cell plate insertion. Current Opinion in Cell Biology 60, 9-18.

Livanos, P. and Müller, S. (2019). Division Plane Establishment and Cytokinesis. Annu Rev Plant Biol. 70, 239-267


Herrmann, A., Livanos, P., Lipka, E., Gadeyne, A., Hauser, M.T., Damme, D.V., and Müller, S. (2018). Dual localized kinesin‐12 POK2 plays multiple roles during cell division and interacts with MAP65‐3. EMBO reports. 10.15252/embr.201846085

Chugh, M., Reißner, M., Bugiel, M., Lipka, E., Herrmann, A., Roy, B., Müller, S., and Schäffer, E. (2018). Phragmoplast Orienting Kinesin 2 Is a Weak Motor Switching between Processive and Diffusive Modes. Biophysical Journal 115, 375-385.


Smertenko A., Assaad F., Baluska F., Bezanilla M., Buschmann H., Van Damme D., Drakakaki G., Hauser M.-T., Janson M., Mineyuki Y., Moore I., Müller S. et al., (2017) Plant cytokinesis: terminology for structures and processes. Trends in Cell Biology DOI:10.1016/j.tcb.2017.08.008

Livanos, P., Chugh M., Müller S. (2017) Analysis of phragmoplast kinetics during plant cytokinesis. Methods in Molecular Biology, Plant Protein Secretion: Methods and Protocols,Volume 1662, L. Jiang. New York, NY, Springer New York pp 137-150.


Stöckle, D., Herrmann, A., Lipka, E., Lauster, T., Gavidia, R., Zimmermann, S., and Müller, S. (2016) Putative RopGAPs impact division plane selection and interact with kinesin-12 POK1. Nature Plants 2, 16120.

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Müller, S. (2016) Linking Separase to Microtubule Dynamics. Developmental Cell 37: 295-296

Müller S. and Jürgens G. (2016) Plant cytokinesis - no ring, no constriction but centrifugal construction of the partitioning membrane. Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology 53: 10-18


Müller S. (2015) Plant Intracellular Transport: Tracing the Functions Of the Retrograde Kinesin. Current Biology 25: R808-R810.

Kobayashi, K., Suzuki, T., Iwata, E., Nakamichi, N., Chen, P., Ohtani, M., Ishida, T., Hosoya, H., Müller, S., Leviczky, T., Pettko-Szandtner, A., Darula, Z., Iwamoto, A., Nomoto, M., Tada, Y., Higashiyama, T., Demura, T., Doonan, J.H., Hauser, M.T., Sugimoto, K., Umeda, M., Magyar, Z., Bogre, L., and Ito, M. (2015). Transcriptional repression by MYB3R proteins regulates plant organ growth. EMBO J., 34: 1992-2002.

Lipka, E. Herrmann, A., Müller S. (2015). Mechanisms of plant cell division. WIREs Dev Bio, 4: 391-305.


Lipka, E., Gadeyne, A., Stöckle, D., Zimmermann, S., De Jaeger, G., Ehrhardt, D.W., Kirik, V., Van Damme, D., and Müller, S. (2014). The phragmoplast-orienting kinesin-12 class proteins translate the positional information of the preprophase band to establish the cortical division zone in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 26: 2617-2632. Access the recommendation on F1000Prime

Lipka, E. and Müller, S. (2014) Nitrosative stress triggers microtubule reorganization in Arabidopsis thaliana. Journal of Experimental Botany.doi:10.1093/jxb/eru194.


Rasmussen, C.G., Wright, A.J., Müller, S. (2013). The role of the cytoskeleton and associated proteins in plant cell division plane determination. The Plant Journal, doi: 10.1111/tpj.12177.

Krupnova, T., Stierhof, Y.-D., Hiller, U., Strompen, G., and Müller, S. (2013). Microtubule associated kinase-like protein RUNKEL functions in somatic and syncytial cytokinesis. The Plant Journal, doi: 10.1111/tpj.12160.


Lipka, E. and Müller, S. (2012). Potential roles for Kinesins at the cortical division site. Front Plan Sci: 3:158-162

Müller S (2012) Plant Cell Division. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0023760.

Müller, S.(2012). Universal rules for division plane selection in plants. Protoplasma 249: 239-25.

Day RC, Müller S, Macknight RC (2009) Identification of cytoskeleton-associated genes expressed during Arabidopsis syncytial endosperm development. Plant Signaling & Behavior 4: 883-886.

Müller S, Wright A, Smith LG (2009) Plant cell division: New player in the band. Trends Cell Biol. 19: 180-188.


Xu XM, Zhao Q, Rodrigo-Peiris T, Brkljacic J, He CS, Müller S, Meier I (2008) RanGAP1 is a continuous marker of the Arabidopsis cell division plane. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105: 18637-18642. Access the recommendation on F1000Prime

Walker K, Müller S, Moss D, Ehrhardt DW, Smith LG (2007) Arabidopsis TANGLED Identifies the Division Plane throughout Mitosis and Cytokinesis. Current Biol. 17: 1827-1836. Access the recommendation on F1000Prime

Müller S, Han S, Smith L G (2006) Two novel kinesins, POK1 and POK2 play a role in spatial control of cytokinesis. Current Biol. 16: 888-894.


Müller S, Smertenko A, Wagner V, Heinrich M, Hussey PJ and Hauser M-T (2004) The plant cell division ‘midzone MAP’, AtMAP65-3/PLE, is essential for cytokinesis phragmoplast function. Current Biol. 14: 412-417. Access the recommendation on F1000Prime

Müller S, Fuchs E, Ovecka M, Wysocka-Diller J, Benfey PN, Hauser M-T (2002) Two new loci, PLEIADE and HYADE, implicate organ-specific regulation of cytokinesis in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Physiol. 130: 312-24.

Karsai A, Müller S, Platz S., Hauser M-T (2002) Evaluation of a homemade SYBR Green I reaction mixture for real-time PCR quantification of gene expression. BioTechniques 32: 790-796.

Wilson IBH, Rendic D, Freilinger A, Dumic J, Altman F, Mucha J, Müller S, Hauser M-T (2001) Cloning and expression of cDNAs encoding α1,3-fucosyltransferase homologues from Arabidopsis thaliana. Biochemica et Biophysica acta 25196: 1-9.

Adhami F, Müller S, Hauser M-T (1999) Nonradioactive labeling of large DNA fragments for genome walking, RFLP and Northern Blot analysis. BioTechniques 27: 314-320.