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C 3-Prof. f. Molek. Pflanzenphysiologie
Julius-von-Sachs-Platz 2, 97082 Würzburg
Mail: kaldenhoff@botanik.uni-wuerzburg.de
Url: http://www.botanik.uni-wuerzburg.de/bot1/akkalden/main.html

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Research foci (and basic equipment-based research projects):
Aquaporins from different plant species were characterized with regard to molecular function, expression and physiological significance in plants.

Results:
A. Biela, K. Grote, B. Otto, S. Hoth, R. Hedrich and R. Kaldenhoff (1999)
The Nicotiana tabacum plasma membrane aquaporin NtAQP1 is mercury-insensitive and permeable for glycerol.
The Plant Journal, 18, 565-570
M. Eckert, A. Biela, F. Siefritz and R. Kaldenhoff (1999)
New aspects of plant aquaporin regulation and specificity.
Journal of Experimental Botany, 50, 1541-1545

R. Kaldenhoff and M. Eckert (1999)
Function and features of plant aquaporins.
Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, 52, 1-6

K. Grote, H. Gimmler and R. Kaldenhoff (1999)
Coulter Counter cell size determination of protoplasts from Arabidopsis thaliana.
Protoplasma, 210, 31-35
F. Krajinski, A. Biela, D. Schubert, V. Gianinazzi-Pearson, R. Kaldenhoff and P. Franken (2000)
Arbuscular mycorrhiza development regulates the mRNA abundance of Mtaqp1 encoding a mercury-insensitive aquaporin of Medicago truncatula.
Planta, 211, 85-90

B. Otto and R. Kaldenhoff (2000)
Cell specific expression of the mercury-insensitive plasma membrane aquaporin NtAQP1 from Nicotiana tabacum.
Planta, 211, 167-172

R. Kaldenhoff, B. Otto, A. Biela, F. Siefritz, M. Eckert (2000)
Expression, localization and function of a plasma membrane and chloroplast located aquaporin from tobacco
in: Molecular biology and physiology of water and solute transport (Hohmann, S. and Nielsen, S., eds) Kluwer Academis / Plenum Publishers, Dodrecht, New York, 43, p307-309
R. Kaldenhoff and M. Eckert (2001)
Aquaporins. In: Microbial transport systems (Winkelmann, ed) Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, 247-259
M. Werner, N. Uehlein, P. Proksch, and R. Kaldenhoff (2001)
Characterization of two tomato aquaporins and expression during the incompatible interaction of tomato with the plant parasite Cuscuta reflexa.
Planta, 213, 550-555
F. Siefritz, A. Biela, M. Eckert, B. Otto, N. Uehlein and R. Kaldenhoff (2001)
The tobacco plasma membrane aquaporin NtAQP1.
Journal Experimental Botany, 52, 1953-1957

Equipment:
A molecular biology Laboratory