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Frank  Ordon

Frank Ordon


Ph.D. in Plant Breeding at the Institute of Crop Science and Plant Breeding, Giessen, Germany, 1992

Current position

Head of the Institute for Resistance Research and Stress Tolerance of the Julius Kühn-Institute (JKI), Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Quedlinburg, Germany
Honorary professorship for “Molecular resistance breeding”, Martin-Luther-University, Halle-Wittenberg

Publications (since 2005)

  1. Beyer, H., Schmalenberg, A., Jansen, G., Jürgens, H., Uptmoor, R., Broer, I., Huckauf, J., Dietrich, R., Michel, V. and Zenk, A. (2015). Evaluation of variability, heritability and environmental stability of seed quality and yield parameters of L. angustifolius. Field Crops Research 174: 40-47.
  2. Gawenda, I., Thorwarth, P., Günther, T., Ordon, F. and Schmid, K. J. (2015). Genome‐wide association studies in elite varieties of German winter barley using single‐marker and haplotype‐based methods. Plant Breeding 134(1): 28-39.
  3. Jansen, G., Jürgens, H.-U., Schliephake, E., Seddig, S. and Ordon, F. (2015). Effects of growing system and season on the alkaloid content and yield of different sweet L. angustifolius genotypes. Journal of Applied Botany and Food Quality 88(1).
  4. Šurlan-Momirović, G., Flath, K., Silvar, C., Branković, G., Kopahnke, D., Knežević, D., Schliephake, E., Ordon, F. and Perović, D. Exploring the Serbian GenBank barley (Hordeum vulgare L. subsp. vulgare) collection for powdery mildew resistance. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution: 1-13.
  5. Lüpken, T., Stein, N., Perovic, D., Habekuß, A., Serfling, A., Krämer, I., Hähnel, U., Steuernagel, B., Scholz, U. and Ariyadasa, R. (2014). High-resolution mapping of the barley Ryd3 locus controlling tolerance to BYDV. Mol Breeding 33(2): 477-488.
  6. Perovic, D., Kramer, I., Habekuss, A., Perner, K., Pickering, R., Proeseler, G., Kanyuka, K. and Ordon, F. (2014). Genetic analyses of BaMMV/BaYMV resistance in barley accession HOR4224 result in the identification of an allele of the translation initiation factor 4e (Hv-eIF4E) exclusively effective against Barley mild mosaic virus (BaMMV). Theor Appl Genet 127(5): 1061-1071.
  7. Yang, P., Lupken, T., Habekuss, A., Hensel, G., Steuernagel, B., Kilian, B., Ariyadasa, R., Himmelbach, A., Kumlehn, J., Scholz, U., Ordon, F. and Stein, N. (2014). PROTEIN DISULFIDE ISOMERASE LIKE 5-1 is a susceptibility factor to plant viruses. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111(6): 2104-2109.
  8. König, J., Perovic, D., Kopahnke, D. and Ordon, F. (2014). Mapping seedling resistance to net form of net blotch (Pyrenophora teres f. teres) in barley using detached leaf assay. Plant Breeding 133(3): 356-365.
  9. Galal, A., Sharma, S., Abou-Elwafa, S. F., Sharma, S., Kopisch-Obuch, F., Laubach, E., Perovic, D., Ordon, F. and Jung, C. (2014). Comparative QTL analysis of root lesion nematode resistance in barley. Theor Appl Genet 127(6): 1399-1407.
  10. Yang, P., Habekuss, A., Ordon, F. and Stein, N. (2014). Analysis of bymovirus resistance genes on proximal barley chromosome 4HL provides the basis for precision breeding for BaMMV/BaYMV resistance. Theor Appl Genet 127(7): 1625-1634.
  11. Serfling, A. and Ordon, F. (2014). Virulence and toxin synthesis of an azole insensitive Fusarium culmorum strain in wheat cultivars with different levels of resistance to fusarium head blight. Plant Pathol 63(6): 1230-1240.
  12. Keilwagen, J., Kilian, B., Ozkan, H., Babben, S., Perovic, D., Mayer, K. F., Walther, A., Poskar, C. H., Ordon, F., Eversole, K., Borner, A., Ganal, M., Knupffer, H., Graner, A. and Friedel, S. (2014). Separating the wheat from the chaff - a strategy to utilize plant genetic resources from ex situ genebanks. Sci Rep 4: 5231.
  13. Lex, J., Ahlemeyer, J., Friedt, W. and Ordon, F. (2014). Genome-wide association studies of agronomic and quality traits in a set of German winter barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) cultivars using Diversity Arrays Technology (DArT). J Appl Genet 55(3): 295-305.
  14. Lupken, T., Stein, N., Perovic, D., Habekuss, A., Kramer, I., Hahnel, U., Steuernagel, B., Scholz, U., Zhou, R., Ariyadasa, R., Taudien, S., Platzer, M., Martis, M., Mayer, K., Friedt, W. and Ordon, F. (2013). Genomics-based high-resolution mapping of the BaMMV/BaYMV resistance gene rym11 in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). Theor Appl Genet 126(5): 1201-1212.
  15. Perovic, J., Silvar, C., Koenig, J., Stein, N., Perovic, D. and Ordon, F. (2013). A versatile fluorescence-based multiplexing assay for CAPS genotyping on capillary electrophoresis systems. Mol Breeding 32(1): 61-69.
  16. Schliephake, E., Habekuss, A., Scholz, M. and Ordon, F. (2013). Barley yellow dwarf virus transmission and feeding behaviour of Rhopalosiphum padi on Hordeum bulbosum clones. Entomologia Experimentalis Et Applicata 146(3): 347-356.
  17. Silvar, C., Kopahnke, D., Flath, K., Serfling, A., Perovic, D., Casas, A. M., Igartua, E. and Ordon, F. (2013). Resistance to powdery mildew in one Spanish barley landrace hardly resembles other previously identified wild barley resistances. Eur J Plant Pathol 136(3): 459-468.
  18. Silvar, C., Perovic, D., Nussbaumer, T., Spannagl, M., Usadel, B., Casas, A., Igartua, E. and Ordon, F. (2013). Towards positional isolation of three quantitative trait loci conferring resistance to powdery mildew in two Spanish barley landraces. PLoS One 8(6): e67336.
  19. Šurlan-Momirović, G., Krämer, I., Bratković, K., Zorić, M., Momirović, U., Branković, G., Ćalić, I., Kandić, V., Pržulj, N. and Ordon, F. (2013). Molecular characterization of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) accessions of the Serbian Genebank by SSR fingerprinting. Genetika 45(1): 167-180.
  20. Yang, P., Perovic, D., Habekuß, A., Zhou, R., Graner, A., Ordon, F. and Stein, N. (2013). Gene-based high-density mapping of the gene rym7 conferring resistance to Barley mild mosaic virus (BaMMV). Mol Breeding 32(1): 27-37.
  21. König, J., Perovic, D., Kopahnke, D. and Ordon, F. (2013). Development of an efficient method for assessing resistance to the net type of net blotch (Pyrenophora teres f. teres) in winter barley and mapping of quantitative trait loci for resistance. Mol Breeding 32(3): 641-650.
  22. Jansen, G., Schliephake, E., Kopahnke, D. and Ordon, F. (2013). Effect of N-fertilization, fungicide treatment, seed density and abiotic stress factors on the total ß-glucan content of six-rowed winter barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). J Appl Botany Food Quality 86(1).
  23. Ordon, F. (2013). 100 years of Plant Breeding 1913–2013. Plant Breeding 132(6): 523-524.
  24. Silvar, C., Perovic, D., Scholz, U., Casas, A. M., Igartua, E. and Ordon, F. (2012). Fine mapping and comparative genomics integration of two quantitative trait loci controlling resistance to powdery mildew in a Spanish barley landrace. Theor Appl Genet 124(1): 49-62.
  25. König, J., Kopahnke, D., Steffenson, B., Przulj, N., Romeis, T., Röder, M., Ordon, F. and Perovic, D. (2012). Genetic mapping of a leaf rust resistance gene in the former Yugoslavian barley landrace MBR1012. Mol Breeding 30(3): 1253-1264.
  26. Rode, J., Ahlemeyer, J., Friedt, W. and Ordon, F. (2012). Identification of marker-trait associations in the German winter barley breeding gene pool (Hordeum vulgare L.). Mol Breeding 30(2): 831-843.
  27. Jansen, G., Jürgens, H.-U., Schliephake, E. and Ordon, F. (2012). Effect of the soil pH on the alkaloid content of Lupinus angustifolius. Internat J Agro 2012.
  28. Meyer, N., Lind, V., Heindorf, M., Korzun, V., Friedt, W. and Ordon, F. (2011). Diagnostic value of molecular markers linked to the eyespot resistance gene Pch1 in wheat. Euphytica 177(2): 267-275.
  29. Admassu, B., Perovic, D., Friedt, W. and Ordon, F. (2011). Genetic mapping of the stem rust (Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici Eriks. & E. Henn) resistance gene Sr13 in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Theor Appl Genet 122(3): 643-648.
  30. Meyer, N., Lind, V., Karlovsky, P., Zahn, M., Friedt, W. and Ordon, F. (2011). Development of a real‐time PCR method for the identification of wheat genotypes carrying different eyespot resistance genes. Plant Breeding 130(1): 16-24.
  31. Dubcovsky, J., Ordon, F., Perovic, D., Admassu, B., Friedt, W., Abate, Z., Zhang, W. and Chao, S. (2011). Conflicting mapping results for stem rust resistance gene Sr13. Theor Appl Genet 122(3): 659.
  32. Silvar, C., Flath, K., Kopahnke, D., Gracia, M., Lasa, J., Casas, A., Igartua, E. and Ordon, F. (2011). Analysis of powdery mildew resistance in the Spanish barley core collection. Plant Breeding 130(2): 195-202.
  33. Silvar, C., Perovic, D., Casas, A. M., Igartua, E. and Ordon, F. (2011). Development of a cost‐effective pyrosequencing approach for SNP genotyping in barley. Plant Breeding 130(3): 394-397.
  34. Jansen, G., Ordon, F., Knopf, E. and Diekmann, K. (2012). Rapid methods for selecting single kernels of waxy barley. J Appl Botany Food Quality 84(1): 6.
  35. Serfling, A., Krämer, I., Lind, V., Schliephake, E. and Ordon, F. (2011). Diagnostic value of molecular markers for Lr genes and characterization of leaf rust resistance of German winter wheat cultivars with regard to the stability of vertical resistance. Eur J Plant Pathol 130(4): 559-575.
  36. Riedel, C., Habekuss, A., Schliephake, E., Niks, R., Broer, I. and Ordon, F. (2011). Pyramiding of Ryd2 and Ryd3 conferring tolerance to a German isolate of Barley yellow dwarf virus-PAV (BYDV-PAV-ASL-1) leads to quantitative resistance against this isolate. Theor Appl Genet 123(1): 69-76.
  37. Silvar, C., Casas, A. M., Igartua, E., Ponce-Molina, L. J., Gracia, M. P., Schweizer, G., Herz, M., Flath, K., Waugh, R., Kopahnke, D. and Ordon, F. (2011). Resistance to powdery mildew in Spanish barley landraces is controlled by different sets of quantitative trait loci. Theor Appl Genet 123(6): 1019-1028.
  38. Serfling, A., Luthardt, L. and Ordon, F. (2011). Virulence Characterization of a Leaf Rust Field Population and Analyzation of Effective Leaf Rust (Puccinia triticina f. sp. tritici) Resistance Genes in Wheat (Triticum aestivum). Gesunde Pflanzen 63(3): 135.
  39. Broer, I., Jung, C., Ordon,F., Qaim, M., Reinhold-Hurek,B., Sonewald, U. and Tiedemann, A. (2001). Response tot he criticism by Taube et.al. in ESA 23:1,20011, on the booklet "Green Genetic Engineering" published by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Environmental Sciences Europe 23, 16.
  40. Silvar, C., Casas, A., Kopahnke, D., Habekuß, A., Schweizer, G., Gracia, M., Lasa, J., Ciudad, F., Molina‐Cano, J. and Igartua, E. (2010). Screening the spanish barley core collection for disease resistance. Plant Breeding 129(1): 45-52.
  41. Humbroich, K., Jaiser, H., Schiemann, A., Devaux, P., Jacobi, A., Cselenyi, L., Habekuss, A., Friedt, W. and Ordon, F. (2010). Mapping of resistance against Barley mild mosaic virus‐Teik (BaMMV)–an rym5 resistance breaking strain of BaMMV–in the Taiwanese barley (Hordeum vulgare) cultivar ‘Taihoku A’. Plant Breeding 129(3): 346-348.
  42. Silvar, C., Dhif, H., Igartua, E., Kopahnke, D., Gracia, M. P., Lasa, J. M., Ordon, F. and Casas, A. M. (2010). Identification of quantitative trait loci for resistance to powdery mildew in a Spanish barley landrace. Mol Breeding 25(4): 581-592.
  43. Juergens, M., Paetsch, C., Kramer, I., Zahn, M., Rabenstein, F., Schondelmaier, J., Schliephake, E., Snowdon, R., Friedt, W. and Ordon, F. (2010). Genetic analyses of the host-pathogen system Turnip yellows virus (TuYV)-rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) and development of molecular markers for TuYV-resistance. Theor Appl Genet 120(4): 735-744.
  44. Adoukonou-Sagbadja, H., Wagner, C., Ordon, F. and Friedt, W. (2010). Reproductive system and molecular phylogenetic relationships of fonio millets (Digitaria spp., Poaceae) with some polyploid wild relatives. Tropical Plant Biol 3(4): 240-251.
  45. Admassu, B., Friedt, W. and Ordon, F. (2010). Genetic characterization of Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici populations from Ethiopia by SSRs. J Phytopathol 158(11‐12): 806-812.
  46. Perovic, D., Förster, J., Devaux, P., Hariri, D., Guilleroux, M., Kanyuka, K., Lyons, R., Weyen, J., Feuerhelm, D. and Kastirr, U. (2009). Mapping and diagnostic marker development for Soil-borne cereal mosaic virus resistance in bread wheat. Mol Breeding 23(4): 641-653.
  47. Admassu, B., Lind, V., Friedt, W. and Ordon, F. (2009). Virulence analysis of Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici populations in Ethiopia with special consideration of Ug99. Plant Pathol 58(2): 362-369.
  48. Jansen, G., Jürgens, H. U. and Ordon, F. (2009). Effects of temperature on the alkaloid content of seeds of Lupinus angustifolius cultivars. J Agronomy Crop Sci 195(3): 172-177.
  49. Habekuss, A., Riedel, C., Schliephake, E. and Ordon, F. (2009). Breeding for resistance to insect-transmitted viruses in barley-an emerging challenge due to global warming. Journal für Kulturpflanzen 61(2): 53-61.
  50. Ordon, F., Habekuss, A., Kastirr, U., Rabenstein, F. and Kühne, T. (2009). Virus resistance in cereals: sources of resistance, genetics and breeding. J Phytopathol 157(9): 535-545.
  51. Habekuß, A., Kühne, T., Krämer, I., Rabenstein, F., Ehrig, F., Ruge-Wehling, B., Huth, W. and Ordon, F. (2008). Identification of a rym5 resistance breaking BaMMV-isolate in Germany. J  Phytopathol 156, 36-41.
  52. Ilbagi, H., Rabenstein, F., Habekuss, A., Ordon, F., Citir, A., Cebeci, O. and Budak, H. (2008). Molecular, serological and transmission electron microscopic analysis of the barley yellow dwarf virus-PAV and the cereal yellow dwarf virus-RPV in canary seed (Phalaris canariensis L.). Cer Res Communi 36(2): 225-234.
  53. Korell, M., Eschholz, T., Eckey, C., Biedenkopf, D., Kogel, M. K. H., Friedt, W. and Ordon, F. (2008). Development of a cDNA‐AFLP derived CAPS marker co‐segregating with the powdery mildew resistance gene Mlg in barley. Plant breeding 127(1): 102-104.
  54. Zahn, M. and Ordon, F. (2008). Moglichkeiten und Grenzen der Beeinflussung des allergenen Potenzials von Kulturpflanzen durch Pflanzenzuchtung. Berichte uber Landwirtschaft 86(1): 11.
  55. Blaszczyk, L., Kramer, I., Ordon, F., Chelkowski, J., Tyrka, M., Vida, G. and Karsai, I. (2008). Validity of Selected DNA Markers for Breeding Leaf Rust Resistant Wheat. Cer Res Communicati: 201-213.
  56. Perovic, D., Foerster, J., Welz, G., Kopahnke, D., Lein, V., Loeschenberger, F., Buerstmayr, H. and Ordon, F. (2008). Marker-assisted wheat improvement: creating semi-dwarf phenotypes with superior Fusarium head blight resistance. Cer Res Communi 36: 153-155.
  57. Tyrka, M., Perovic, D., Wardynska, A. and Ordon, F. (2008). A new diagnostic SSR marker for selection of the Rym4/Rym5 locus in barley breeding. J Appl Genet 49(2): 127-134.
  58. Kopahnke, D., Miedaner, T., Brunsbach, G., Lind, V., Schliephake, E. and Ordon, F. (2008). Screening of Triticum monococcum and T-dicoccum for resistance to Fusarium culmorum. Cer Res Communi 36: 109-111.
  59. Wagner, C., Schweizer, G., Kramer, M., Dehmer-Badani, A. G., Ordon, F. and Friedt, W. (2008). The complex quantitative barley-Rhynchosporium secalis interaction: newly identified QTL may represent already known resistance genes. Theor Appl Genet 118(1): 113-122.
  60. Werner, K., Friedt, W. and Ordon, F. (2007). Localisation and combination of resistance genes against soil-borne viruses of barley (BaMMV, BaYMV) using doubled haploids and molecular markers. Euphytica 158(3): 323-329.
  61. Mironenko, N., Timopheeva, E., Mikhailova, L., Kopahnke, D., Krämer, I. and Ordon, F. (2007). Intraspecific genetic diversity of Pyrenophora tritici-repentis (Died.) Drechs.(Drechslera tritici-repentis [Died.] Shoem.) detected by random amplified polymorphic DNA assays. Archives Phytopatholo Plant Protection 40(6): 431-440.
  62. Afanasenko, O., Mironenko, N., Filatova, O., Kopahnke, D., Krämer, I. and Ordon, F. (2007). Genetics of host-pathogen interactions in the Pyrenophora teres f. teres (net form)–barley (Hordeum vulgare) pathosystem. Eur J Plant Pathol 117(3): 267-280.
  63. Stracke, S., Presterl, T., Stein, N., Perovic, D., Ordon, F. and Graner, A. (2007). Effects of introgression and recombination on haplotype structure and linkage disequilibrium surrounding a locus encoding Bymovirus resistance in barley. Genetics 175(2): 805-817.
  64. Adoukonou-Sagbadja, H., Wagner, C., Dansi, A., Ahlemeyer, J., Dainou, O., Akpagana, K., Ordon, F. and Friedt, W. (2007). Genetic diversity and population differentiation of traditional fonio millet (Digitaria spp.) landraces from different agro-ecological zones of West Africa. Theor Appl Genet 115(7): 917-931.
  65. Uptmoor, R., Wenzel, W., Ayisi, K., Donaldson, G., Gehringer, A., Friedt, W. and Ordon, F. (2006). Variation of the genomic proportion of the recurrent parent in BC1 and its relation to yield performance in sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) breeding for low‐input conditions. Plant Breeding 125(5): 532-534.
  66. Uptmoor, R., Wenzel, W., Abu Assar, A. and Donaldson, G. (2006). Evaluation of South African sorghum landraces and breeding of varieties suitable for low-input agriculture. Acta Agronomica Hungarica 54(3): 379-388.
  67. Ilbağı, H., Rabenstein, F., Habekuss, A., Ordon, F. and Çıtır, A. (2006). Incidence of virus diseases in maize fields in the Trakya region of Turkey. Phytoprotection 87(3): 115-122.
  68. Nissan-Azzouz, F., Graner, A., Friedt, W. and Ordon, F. (2005). Fine-mapping of the BaMMV, BaYMV-1 and BaYMV-2 resistance of barley (Hordeum vulgare) accession PI1963. Theor Appl Genet 110(2): 212-218.
  69. Pellio, B., Streng, S., Bauer, E., Stein, N., Perovic, D., Schiemann, A., Friedt, W., Ordon, F. and Graner, A. (2005). High-resolution mapping of the Rym4/Rym5 locus conferring resistance to the barley yellow mosaic virus complex (BaMMV, BaYMV, BaYMV-2) in barley (Hordeum vulgare ssp. vulgare L.). Theor Appl Genet 110(2): 283-293.
  70. Stein, N., Perovic, D., Kumlehn, J., Pellio, B., Stracke, S., Streng, S., Ordon, F. and Graner, A. (2005). The eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4E confers multiallelic recessive Bymovirus resistance in Hordeum vulgare (L.). Plant J 42(6): 912-922.
  71. Wagner, C., Marquardt, R., Friedt, W. and Ordon, F. (2005). Identification of RAPD and AFLP markers linked to genes determining (-)-alpha bisabolol and chamazulene content in camomile (Chamomilla recutita (L.) RAUSCH. Acta Hort. 676, 185-191.
  72. Perovic, D., Weyen, J., Schondelmaier, J., Förster, J., Devaux, P., Hariri, D., Feuerhelm, D., Stein, N., Graner, A. and Ordon, F. (2005). Linkage mapping and transcriptional profiling of resistance to soil-borne viruses in hexaploid wheat (Triticum vulgare sp. aestivum). Parasitica 61(1): 79-83.
  73. Wagner, C., Friedt, W., Marquard, R. A. and Ordon, F. (2005). Molecular analysis on the genetic diversity and inheritance of (-)-alpha-bisabolol and chamazulene content in tetraploid chamomile (Chamomilla recutita (L.) Rausch.) Plant Sci 169, 917-927.
  74. Assar, A., Uptmoor, R., Abdelmula, A., Salih, M., Ordon, F. and Friedt, W. (2005). Genetic variation in sorghum germplasm from Sudan, ICRISAT, and USA assessed by simple sequence repeats (SSRs). Crop Sci 45(4): 1636-1644.
  75. Ordon, F., Ahlemeyer, J., Werner, K., Köhler, W. and Friedt, W. (2005). Molecular assessment of genetic diversity in winter barley and its use in breeding. Euphytica 146(1-2): 21-28.
  76. Ordon, F., Werner, K., Habekuss, A., Perovic, D., Stein, N., Friedt, W. and Graner, A. (2005). Genetic diversity of resistance to soil-borne viruses in barley and exploitation by breeding. Parasitica 61(1): 95-99.
  77. Werner, K., Friedt, W. and Ordon, F. (2005). Strategies for pyramiding resistance genes against the barley yellow mosaic virus complex (BaMMV, BaYMV, BaYMV-2). Mol Breeding 16(1): 45-55.
Protocols by Frank Ordon
  1. Fluorescence-based CAPS Multiplex Genotyping on Capillary Electrophoresis Systems
  2. Pyrosequencing Approach for SNP Genotyping in Plants Using a M13 Biotinylated Primer
  3. Experimental Design to Determine Drought Stress Response and Early Leaf Senescence in Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.)