Cluster IV: Molecular Biology of P - The central Role of P in Signaling and Metabolism from Cells to Ecosystems

The overarching goal is to unravel the central role of P as a metabolic, signaling and regulatory molecule from molecular to ecosystem levels. In fact, P acquisition, mobilisation and assimilation involve various molecular mechanisms in microorganisms, plants and animals. Moreover, P plays a key role in signalling at the level of ecosystems, organisms and cells. Projects in this Cluster aim to analyse the molecular mechanisms related to the uptake of P from the environment into the organism, the distribution, storage and mobilisation of P within the organisms and its essential roles in the cellular metabolism as well as in the crosstalk of microorganisms, cells and tissues.



Hagemann, M.; Möke, F.; Springer, A., Westermann, L.; Frank, M.; Wasmund, N.; Bauwe, H. (2019): Cyanobacterium Nodularia spumigena strain CCY9414 accumulates polyphosphate under long-term P-limiting conditions. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 82: 265-274, DOI: 10.3354/ame01896

Sokolov, E.P.; Markert, S.; Hinzke, T.; Hirschfeld, C.; Becher, D.; Ponsuksili, S.; Sokolova, I.M. (2019): Effects of hypoxia-reoxygenation stress on mitochondrial proteome and bioenergetics of the hypoxia-tolerant marine bivalve Crassostrea gigas. Journal of Proteomics 194: 99-111, DOI: 10.1016/j.jprot.2018.12.009

Sokolov⁠, E.P.⁠, Sokolova, I.M. (2019): Compatible osmolytes modulate mitochondrial function in a marine osmoconformer Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg, 1793). Mitochondrion 45: 29-37, DOI: 10.1016/j.mito.2018.02.002


Steinbauer, J.; Kubis, C.; Ludwig, R.; Werner, T. (2018): Mechanistic Study on the Addition of CO2 to Epoxides Catalyzed by Ammonium and Phosphonium Salts: A Combined Spectroscopic and Kinetic Approach. ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering 6: 10778–1078, DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b02093.s001

Prof. Dr. Martin Hagemann MNF Institut für Biowissenschaften, Pflanzenphysiologie
Prof. Dr. Ulf Karsten MNF Institut für Biowissenschaften, Angewandte Ökologie und Phykologie
PD Dr. Matthias Labrenz IOW Umweltmikrobiologie
Dr. Evgeny Sokolov IOW Direktorat
Prof. Dr. Inna Sokolova MNF Institut für Biowissenschaften, Meeresbiologie
Prof. Dr. Klaus Wimmers FBN Genombiologie