Zentrum für Molekularbiologie der Pflanzen (ZMBP)

Research Group Bayer

Cell Polarity and Reproductive Development

Research | People | Publications



Royek S, Bayer M, Pfannstiel J, Pleiss J, Ingram G, Stintzi A, Schaller A (2022) Processing of a plant peptide hormone precursor facilitated by posttranslational tyrosine sulfation. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 119 (16): e2201195119.


Wang K, Chen H, Ortega-Perez M, Miao Y, Ma Y, Henschen A, Lohmann JU, Laubinger S, Bayer M (2021) Independent parental contributions initiate zygote polarization in Arabidopsis thaliana. Curr Biol 31 (21): 4810-4816.
doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2021.08.033.


Chen H, Miao Y, Wang K, Bayer M (2021) Zygotic embryogenesis in flowering plants. In JM Segui-Simarro, eds, Doubled Haploid Technology: Methods and Protocols. Springer New York, NY Methods Mol Biol 2021; 2288:73-88. doi: 10.1007/978-1-0716-1335-1_4

Ben-Targem M, Ripper D, Bayer M, Ragni L (2021) Auxin and Gibberellin signaling cross-talk promotes hypocotyl xylem expansion and cambium homeostasis. J Exp Bot 72(10): 3647-3660


Asseck LY, Mehlhorn DG, Monroy JR, Ricardi MM, Breuninger H, Wallmeroth N, Berendzen KW, Nowrousian M, Xing S, Schwappach B, Bayer M, Grefen C (2020) ER membrane receptors of the GET pathway are conserved throughout eukaryotes. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 118 (1): e2017636118

Hohmann U, Ramakrishna P, Wang K, Lorenzo-Orts L, Nicolet J, Henschen A, Barberon M, Bayer M*, Hothorn M* (2020) Constitutive activation of leucine-rich repeat receptor kinase signaling pathways by BAK1-interacting receptor-like kinase 3 chimera.
Plant Cell 32: 3311–332
(*corresponding author)


Slane D, Lee CH, Kolb M, Dent C, Miao Y, Franz-Wachtel M, Lau S, Maček B, Balasubramanian S, Bayer M, Jürgens G. (2020) The integral spliceosomal component CWC15 is required for development in Arabidopsis. Sci Rep 10, 13336

Bayer M (editor) Plant Embryogenesis: Methods and Protocols. Springer New York, New York, NY, doi: 10.1007/978-1-0716-0342-0

Wang K, Chen H, Miao Y, Bayer M (2020) Square one: zygote polarity and early embryogenesis in flowering plants. Curr Opin Plant Biol 53: 128-133


Wijnker E, Harashima H, Müller K, Parra-Nuñez P, de Snoo CB, van de Belt J, Dissmeyer N, Bayer M, Pradillo M, Schnittger A (2019) The Cdk1/Cdk2 homolog CDKA;1 controls the recombination landscape in Arabidopsis. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 116 (25): 12534-12539

Neu A, Eilbert E, Asseck LY, Slane D, Henschen A, Wang K, Bürgel P, Hildebrandt M, Musielak TJ, Kolb M, Lukowitz W, Grefen C, Bayer M (2019) Constitutive signaling activity of a receptor-associated protein links fertilization with embryonic patterning in Arabidopsis thaliana. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 116 (12): 5795-5804


Park M, Krause C, Karnahl M, Reichardt I, El Kasmi F, Mayer U, Stierhof YD, Hiller U, Strompen G, Bayer M, Kientz M, Sato MH, Nishimura MT, Dangl JL, Sanderfoot AA, Jürgens G (2018) Concerted Action of Evolutionarily Ancient and Novel SNARE Complexes in Flowering-Plant Cytokinesis. Dev Cell 44(4): 500-511.

2017 and earlier

Slane D, Bürgel P, Bayer M (2017) Staining and Clearing of Arabidopsis Reproductive Tissue for Imaging of Fluorescent Proteins. In A Schmidt, eds, Plant Germline Development: Methods and Protocols. Springer New York, New York, NY, pp 87-9

Slane D, Reichardt I, El Kasmi F, Bayer M, Jürgens G (2017) Evolutionarily diverse SYP1 Qa-SNAREs jointly sustain pollen tube growth in Arabidopsis. Plant J 92(3): 375-385

Slane D, Bayer M (2017) Cell Type-Specific Gene Expression Profiling Using Fluorescence-Activated Nuclear Sorting. In K Kaufmann, B Mueller-Roeber, eds, Plant Gene Regulatory Networks: Methods and Protocols. Springer New York, New York, NY, pp 27-35

Bayer M, Slane D, Jürgens G (2016) Early plant embryogenesis – dark ages or dark matter? Curr Opin Plant Biol 35: 30-36

Musielak TJ, Bürgel P, Kolb M, Bayer M (2016). Use of SCRI Renaissance 2200 (SR2200) as a Versatile Dye for Imaging of Developing Embryos, Whole Ovules, Pollen Tubes and Roots. Bio-protocol 6(18): e1935.

Musielak TJ, Slane D, Liebig C, Bayer M (2016) A Versatile Optical Clearing Protocol for Deep Tissue Imaging of Fluorescent Proteins in Arabidopsis thaliana. PLoS ONE 11(8): e0161107

Bayer M, Juergens G (2016) Frühe Embryonalentwicklung von Arabidopsis. Jahrbuch2015/2016 doi:10.17617/1.Z

Musielak TJ, Schenkel L, Kolb M, Henschen A, Bayer M (2015) A simple and versatile cell wall staining protocol to study plant reproduction. Plant Reprod 28(3-4): 161-9

Slane D, Kong J, Schmid M, Jürgens G, and Bayer M (2015) Profiling of embryonic nuclear vs. cellular RNA in Arabidopsis thaliana. Genomics Data 4:96-98

Babu Y and Bayer M (2014) Plant Polygalacturonases Involved in Cell Elongation and Separation – The Same but Different? Plants 3(4): 613-623

Slane D, Kong J, Berendzen KW, Kilian J, Henschen A, Kolb M, Schmid M, Harter K, Mayer U, De Smet I, Bayer M, and Jürgens G (2014) Cell type-specific transcriptome analysis in the early Arabidopsis thaliana embryo. Development 141: 4831-4840

Bayer M (2014) Botany. Patterning cues from the altruistic sibling. Science 344(6180): 158-9.

Musielak TJ and Bayer M (2014) YODA signalling in the early Arabidopsis embryo. Biochem Soc Trans 42, 408-412

Babu Y, Musielak TJ, Henschen A, Bayer M (2013) Suspensor length determines developmental progression of the embryo in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Physiol 162(3): 1448-58

Rademacher EH, Lokerse AS, Schlereth A, Llavata-Peris CI, Bayer M, Kientz M, Freire Rios A, Borst JW, Lukowitz W, Jürgens G, Weijers D (2012) Different auxin response machineries control distinct cell fates in the early plant embryo. Dev Cell 22, 211-222.

Jeong S, Bayer M, Lukowitz W (2011) Taking the very first steps: from polarity to axial domains in the early Arabidopsis embryo. J Exp Bot 62: 1687-1697

Nawy T, Bayer M, Mravec J, Friml J, Birnbaum KD, Lukowitz W (2010) The GATA factor HANABA TARANU is required to position the proembryo boundary in the early Arabidopsis embryo. Dev Cell 19: 103-113

Schwab R, Maizel A, Ruiz-Ferrer V, Garcia D, Bayer M, Voinnet O, Martienssen R (2009) Endogenous TasiRNAs Mediate Non-cell Autonomous Effects on Gene Regulation in Arabidopsis thaliana. PLoS One 4: e5980

Bayer M, Nawy T, Giglione C, Galli M, Meinnel T, Lukowitz W (2009) Paternal control of embryonic patterning in Arabidopsis thaliana. Science 323: 1485-1488

Nawy T, Lukowitz W, Bayer M (2008) Talk global, act local – patterning the Arabidopsis embryo. Curr Opin Plant Biol 11: 28-33

Bayer M, Hess D (2005) Restoring full pollen fertility in transgenic male-sterile tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) by Cre-mediated site-specific recombination. Mol Breeding 15: 193-203.