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Veit Schubert


Ph.D. in Plant Breeding and Genetics, University of Halle-Wittenberg, 1986
State doctorate in Plant Breeding and Genetics, University of Halle-Wittenberg, 1999

Current position

Senior scientist, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) Gatersleben, Germany

Publications (since 2010 )

  1. Schubert, V., Ruban, A. and Houben, A. (2016). Chromatin ring formation at plant centromeres. Front Plant Sci 7: 28.
  2. Neumann, P., Schubert, V., Fukov, I., Manning, J. E., Houben, A. and Macas, J. (2016). Epigenetic histone marks of extended meta-polycentric centromeres of Lathyrus and Pisum chromosomes. Front Plant Sci 7: 234.  
  3. Juraniec, M., Heyman, J., Schubert, V., Salis, P., De Veylder, L. and Verbruggen, N. (2016). Arabidopsis COPPER MODIFIED RESISTANCE1/PATRONUS1 is essential for growth adaptation to stress and required for mitotic onset control. New Phytol 209(1): 177-191.
  4. Antosch, M., Schubert, V., Holzinger, P., Houben, A. and Grasser, K. D. (2015). Mitotic lifecycle of chromosomal 3xHMG-box proteins and the role of their N-terminal domain in the association with rDNA loci and proteolysis. New Phytol 208(4): 1067-1077.
  5. Jankowska, M., Fuchs, J., Klocke, E., Fojtova, M., Polanska, P., Fajkus, J., Schubert, V. and Houben, A. (2015). Holokinetic centromeres and efficient telomere healing enable rapid karyotype evolution. Chromosoma 124(4): 519-528.
  6. Karimi-Ashtiyani, R., Ishii, T., Niessen, M., Stein, N., Heckmann, S., Gurushidze, M., Banaei-Moghaddam, A. M., Fuchs, J., Schubert, V., Koch, K., Weiss, O., Demidov, D., Schmidt, K., Kumlehn, J. and Houben, A. (2015). Point mutation impairs centromeric CENH3 loading and induces haploid plants. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 112(36): 11211-11216.
  7. Marques, A., Ribeiro, T., Neumann, P., Macas, J., Novak, P., Schubert, V., Pellino, M., Fuchs, J., Ma, W., Kuhlmann, M., Brandt, R., Vanzela, A. L., Beseda, T., Simkova, H., Pedrosa-Harand, A. and Houben, A. (2015). Holocentromeres in Rhynchospora are associated with genome-wide centromere-specific repeat arrays interspersed among euchromatin. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 112(44): 13633-13638.
  8. Schubert, V. and Weisshart, K. (2015). Abundance and distribution of RNA polymerase II in Arabidopsis interphase nuclei. J Exp Bot 66(6): 1687-1698.
  9. Wanner, G., Schroeder-Reiter, E., Ma, W., Houben, A. and Schubert, V. (2015). The ultrastructure of mono- and holocentric plant centromeres: an immunological investigation by structured illumination microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. Chromosoma 124(4): 503-517.
  10. Ishii, T., Karimi-Ashtiyani, R., Banaei-Moghaddam, A. M., Schubert, V., Fuchs, J. and Houben, A. (2015). The differential loading of two barley CENH3 variants into distinct centromeric substructures is cell type- and development-specific. Chromosome Res 23(2): 277-284.
  11. Batzenschlager, M., Lermontova, I., Schubert, V., Fuchs, J., Berr, A., Koini, M. A., Houlne, G., Herzog, E., Rutten, T., Alioua, A., Fransz, P., Schmit, A. C. and Chaboute, M. E. (2015). Arabidopsis MZT1 homologs GIP1 and GIP2 are essential for centromere architecture. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 112(28): 8656-8660.
  12. Cabral, G., Marques, A., Schubert, V., Pedrosa-Harand, A. and Schlogelhofer, P. (2014). Chiasmatic and achiasmatic inverted meiosis of plants with holocentric chromosomes. Nat Commun 5: 5070.
  13. Demidov, D., Schubert, V., Kumke, K., Weiss, O., Karimi-Ashtiyani, R., Buttlar, J., Heckmann, S., Wanner, G., Dong, Q., Han, F. and Houben, A. (2014). Anti-phosphorylated histone H2AThr120: a universal microscopic marker for centromeric chromatin of mono- and holocentric plant species. Cytogenet Genome Res 143(1-3): 150-156.
  14. Durr, J., Lolas, I. B., Sorensen, B. B., Schubert, V., Houben, A., Melzer, M., Deutzmann, R., Grasser, M. and Grasser, K. D. (2014). The transcript elongation factor SPT4/SPT5 is involved in auxin-related gene expression in Arabidopsis. Nucleic Acids Res 42(7): 4332-4347.
  15. Feng, S., Cokus, S. J., Schubert, V., Zhai, J., Pellegrini, M. and Jacobsen, S. E. (2014). Genome-wide Hi-C analyses in wild-type and mutants reveal high-resolution chromatin interactions in Arabidopsis. Mol Cell 55(5): 694-707.
  16. Zakrzewski, F., Schubert, V., Viehoever, P., Minoche, A. E., Dohm, J. C., Himmelbauer, H., Weisshaar, B. and Schmidt, T. (2014). The CHH motif in sugar beet satellite DNA: a modulator for cytosine methylation. Plant J 78(6): 937-950.
  17. Heckmann, S., Schubert, V. and Houben, A. (2014). Holocentric plant meiosis: first sisters, then homologues. Cell Cycle 13(23): 3623-3624.
  18. Heckmann, S., Jankowska, M., Schubert, V., Kumke, K., Ma, W. and Houben, A. (2014). Alternative meiotic chromatid segregation in the holocentric plant Luzula elegans. Nat Commun 5: 4979.
  19. Schubert, V. (2014). RNA polymerase II forms transcription networks in rye and Arabidopsis nuclei and its amount increases with endopolyploidy. Cytogenet Genome Res 143(1-3): 69-77.
  20. Schubert, V., Lermontova, I. and Schubert, I. (2014). Loading of the centromeric histone H3 variant during meiosis-how does it differ from mitosis? Chromosoma 123(5): 491-497.
  21. Schubert, V., Rudnik, R. and Schubert, I. (2014). Chromatin associations in Arabidopsis interphase nuclei. Front Genet 5: 389.
  22. Ruban, A., Fuchs, J., Marques, A., Schubert, V., Soloviev, A., Raskina, O., Badaeva, E. and Houben, A. (2014). B chromosomes of Aegilops speltoides are enriched in organelle genome-derived sequences. PLoS One 9(2): e90214.
  23. Heckmann, S., Macas, J., Kumke, K., Fuchs, J., Schubert, V., Ma, L., Novak, P., Neumann, P., Taudien, S., Platzer, M. and Houben, A. (2013). The holocentric species Luzula elegans shows interplay between centromere and large-scale genome organization. Plant J 73(4): 555-565.
  24. Lermontova, I., Kuhlmann, M., Friedel, S., Rutten, T., Heckmann, S., Sandmann, M., Demidov, D., Schubert, V. and Schubert, I. (2013). Arabidopsis kinetochore null2 is an upstream component for centromeric histone H3 variant cenH3 deposition at centromeres. Plant Cell 25(9): 3389-3404.
  25. Schubert, V., Lermontova, I. and Schubert, I. (2013). The Arabidopsis CAP-D proteins are required for correct chromatin organisation, growth and fertility. Chromosoma 122(6): 517-533.
  26. Banaei-Moghaddam, A. M., Schubert, V., Kumke, K., Weibeta, O., Klemme, S., Nagaki, K., Macas, J., Gonzalez-Sanchez, M., Heredia, V., Gomez-Revilla, D., Gonzalez-Garcia, M., Vega, J. M., Puertas, M. J. and Houben, A. (2012). Nondisjunction in favor of a chromosome: the mechanism of rye B chromosome drive during pollen mitosis. Plant Cell 24(10): 4124-4134.
  27. Schubert, V., Berr, A. and Meister, A. (2012). Interphase chromatin organisation in Arabidopsis nuclei: constraints versus randomness. Chromosoma 121(4): 369-387.
  28. Schubert, V., Meister, A., Tsujimoto, H., Endo, T. R. and Houben, A. (2011). Similar rye A and B chromosome organization in meristematic and differentiated interphase nuclei. Chromosome Res 19(5): 645-655.
  29. Ashtiyani, R. K., Moghaddam, A. M., Schubert, V., Rutten, T., Fuchs, J., Demidov, D., Blattner, F. R. and Houben, A. (2011). AtHaspin phosphorylates histone H3 at threonine 3 during mitosis and contributes to embryonic patterning in Arabidopsis. Plant J 68(3): 443-454.
  30.  Lermontova, I., Koroleva, O., Rutten, T., Fuchs, J., Schubert, V., Moraes, I., Koszegi, D. and Schubert, I. (2011). Knockdown of CENH3 in Arabidopsis reduces mitotic divisions and causes sterility by disturbed meiotic chromosome segregation. Plant J 68(1): 40-50.
  31. Schubert, I., Schubert, V. and Fuchs, J. (2011). No evidence for "break-induced replication" in a higher plant - but break-induced conversion may occur. Front Plant Sci 2: 8.
  32. Schubert, V. (2011). No neocentric activity on Aegilops markgrafii chromosome E. Cytogenet Genome Res 132(1-2): 100-104.
  33. Takahashi, N., Quimbaya, M., Schubert, V., Lammens, T., Vandepoele, K., Schubert, I., Matsui, M., Inze, D., Berx, G. and De Veylder, L. (2010). The MCM-binding protein ETG1 aids sister chromatid cohesion required for postreplicative homologous recombination repair. PLoS Genet 6(1): e1000817.
  34. Ma, L., Vu, G. T., Schubert, V., Watanabe, K., Stein, N., Houben, A. and Schubert, I. (2010). Synteny between Brachypodium distachyon and Hordeum vulgare as revealed by FISH. Chromosome Res 18(7): 841-850.
Protocols by Veit Schubert
  1. Structured Illumination Microscopy (SIM) and Photoactivated Localization Microscopy (PALM) to Analyze the Abundance and Distribution of RNA Polymerase II Molecules on Flow-Sorted Arabidopsis Nuclei