Bowles, Alexander MC; Bechtold, U, Paps, Jordi* (2020) The evolution of plants is rooted in two bursts of genomic novelty, Current Biology 30: 530–536

Ferguson, John N; Meyer, Rhonda C; Edwards, Kieron D; Humphry, Matt; Brendel, Oliver; Bechtold, U (2019) Accelerated flowering time reduces lifetime water use without penalizing reproductive performance in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell & Environment 2: 1847-1867.

Dickinson, Elizabeth; Rusilowicz, Martin J; Dickinson, Michael; Charlton, Adrian J; Bechtold, U; Mulineaux, Phil M; Wilson, Julie (2018) Integrating transcriptomic techniques and k-means clustering in metabolomics to identify markers of abiotic and biotic stress in Medicago truncatula, Metabolomics 14: 126

Chaplin, Amanda; Chernukhin, Igor; Bechtold, U (2018) Advanced Glycation End Products profiling uncovers stress and development specific target proteins in Arabidopsis, Journal of Experimental Botany 70: 653-67

Bechtold, U; Field, Benjamin (2018) Molecular mechanisms controlling plant growth during abiotic stress. Journal of Experimental Botany 69: 2753–2758. (Editorial)

Albihlal, Waleed S; Chernukhin, Igor; Blein, Thomas; Persad, Ramona; Obomighie, Irabonosi; Crespi, Martin; Bechtold, U; Mullineaux Phil M. (2018) Arabidopsis Heat Shock Transcription FactorA1b regulates multiple developmental genes under growth and stress conditions. Journal of Experimental Botany 69: 2847-2862

Bechtold, U (2018) Plant life in extreme environments: How do you improve drought resistance? Frontiers in Plant Science 9, 543.

Bechtold, U; Ferguson, John N; Mullineaux, Philip M (2018) To defend or to grow: Lessons from Arabidopsis C24. Journal of Experimental Botany 69, 2809–2821.

Ferguson, John N; Humphry, Matt; Lawson, Tracy; Brendel, Oliver; Bechtold, U(2018) Natural variation of life‐history traits, water use, and drought responses in Arabidopsis. Plant Direct 2: 1

Bechtold, U; Penfold, Christopher A; Jenkins, Dafyd J; Legaie, Roxane; Moore, Jonathan D; Lawson, Tracy; Matthews, Jack SA; Vialet-Chabrand, Silvere RM; Baxter, Laura; Subramaniam, Sunitha et al (2016) Time-series transcriptomics reveals that AGAMOUS-LIKE22 links primary metabolism to developmental processes in drought-stressed Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell 28, 345–66

Yates, S.A., Chernukhin, I., Alvarez R., Bechtold U., Baeshen, M., Baeshen, N., Sabir, J., Lawson, T. and Mullineaux, P.M. (2014) The temporal foliar transcriptome of the perennial C3 desert plant Rhazya stricta in its natural environment. BMC Plant Biology, 14: 2

Lawson T., Davey P. A., Yates S. A., Bechtold U., Baeshen M., Baeshen N., Sabir J. and Mullineaux P. M., (2014) C3 photosynthesis in the desert plant Rhazya stricta is fully functional at high temperatures and light intensities. New Phytologist, 201: 862-873

Bechtold U., Albihlal, W.S., Lawson, T., Fryer, M.J., Sparrow, P.A.C., Richard, F., Persad, R., Bowden, L., Hickman, R., Martin, C., Beynon, J.L., Buchanan-Wollaston, V., Baker, N.R., Morison, J.I.L., Schöffl, F., Ott, S. and Mullineaux P.M. (2013) Arabidopsis HEAT SHOCK TRANSCRIPTION FACTORA1b over-expression enhances water productivity, resistance to drought and infection. Journal of Experimental Botany, 64: 3467-3481.

Bechtold U. and Mullineaux P.M. (May 2013) US patent application entitled: Plant responses, US patent number 8,445,747

Lapin D., Meyer, R.C., Takahashi H., Bechtold U. and Van den Ackerveken G. (2012) Broad spectrum resistance of Arabidopsis C24 to downy mildew is mediated by different combinations of isolate-specific loci. New Phytologist, 196:1171-1181

Bechtold U.*, Lawson T., Meyer R.C., Mejia-Carranza J., Brown I.R., Altmann T., Ton J. and Mullineaux P.M. (2010) Constitutive salicylic acid defences do not compromise seed yield, drought tolerance and water productivity in the Arabidopsis accession C24. Plant Cell & Environment, 33:1959 – 1973

Bechtold U.*, Rabbani N., Mullineaux P.M. and Thornalley P.J. (2009) Quantitative measurement of specific biomarkers for protein oxidation, nitration and glycation in Arabidopsis leaves. The Plant Journal, 59: 661-671

Bechtold U., Richard O., Zamboni A., Gapper C., Geisler M., Pogson B., Schöffl F., Karpinski S. and Mullineaux P.M. (2008) Impact of chloroplastic- and extracellular-sourced ROS on high light responsive gene expression in Arabidopsis. Journal of Experimental Botany, 59: 121-133

Flors C., Fryer M.J., Waring J., Reeder B., Bechtold U., Mullineaux P.M., Nonell S., Wilson M.T. and Baker N.R. (2006) Imaging the production of singlet oxygen in vivo using a new fluorescent sensor, Singlet Oxygen Sensor Green® Journal of Experimental Botany, 57: 1725-1734

Bechtold U., Karpinski S. and Mullineaux P.M. (2005) The influence of the light environment and photosynthesis on oxidative signalling responses in plant-biotrophic pathogen interactions. Plant Cell & Environment 28: 1046-1055

Ball L., Accotto G-P., Bechtold U., Creissen G., Funck D., Jimenez A., Kular B., Leyland N., Meija-Carranza J., Reynolds H., Karpinski S., and Mullineaux P.M (2004) Evidence for a Direct Link between Glutathione Biosynthesis and Stress Defense Gene Expression in Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell, 16: 2448 -2 462

Bechtold U., Murphy D.J., and Mullineaux P.M.  (2004) Arabidopsis Peptide Methionine Sulfoxide Reductase 2 prevents cellular oxidative damage in long nights. The Plant Cell, 16: 908-919

Gustavsson N., Kokke B.P.A., Härndahl U., Silow M., Bechtold U., Poghosyan Z., Murphy D.J., Boelens W.C. and Sundby C. (2002) A peptide methionine sulfoxide reductase highly expressed in photosynthetic tissue in Arabidopsis thaliana can protect the chaperone-like activity of a chloroplast-localized small heat shock protein. The Plant Journal, 29: 1-10

Bechtold U., Pahlich E. and Lea P.J. (1998) Methionine sulphoximine does not inhibit pea and wheat glutamate dehydrogenase. Phytochemistry, 49: 347-354

* corresponding author

Recent scientific presentations:

  • IPG symposium, USA, May 2019
  • SYNERGY workshop, Israel, September 2018
  • SEB annual meeting, Italy, July 2018
  • Gordon Conference, USA; May 2018
  • IPPC, New Delhi, India, 2015

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