Jahresbericht 2022 für

Kuratorium der Georges und Antoine Claraz-Schenkung

Präsident/Präsidentin: Brigitte Mauch-Mani

Von: Brigitte Mauch-Mani, brigitte.mauch@protonmail.com


In allen drei von der Schenkung unterstützten Institute wurden wieder interessante Themen bearbeitet.

Institut für Systematische und Evolutionäre Botanik, Universität Zürich:

Temporal monitoring of natural populations of Brassica incana in Southern Italy

Genomic local adaptation of a generalist plant species to pollinator communities

Tracking genomic and phenotypic changes induced by experimental manipulation of natural pollinator communities

Evolution of poikilohydry in ferns of humid habitats: the case of Danaea (Marattiaceae)

Coevolution of ferns and their mycorrhizae: a global phylogenetic approach

Late quaternary speciation: Evolution, reproduction, and conservation of the Potentilla collina group

Phylogeograpgy of a largely European fern species (Struthiopteris spicant)

Ethnobotany in Iran: A Cross-cultural comparison of medicinal floras among Baloch and Kurdish tribes in Iran – second fieldtrip

Ethnobotany, quality control and value chain analysis of the Chinese medicine maidong (Ophiopogon and Liriope species, Asparagaceae)

Pyrenoid formation in hornworts: genomic hints for green algal-like pyrenoid scaffolding mechanisms

Contribution of genetic and epigenetic variability to adaptation

Genetic regulation of the liverwort-cyanobacteria symbiosis

Unravelling the hornwort-cyanobacteria symbiosis

The genetic control of Meristems in Bryophyte-Sporophytes

Natural variation in chemical defense of Erysimum cheiranthoides

Chemical novelty in plant-herbivore interactions


Department of Genetics and Evolution, Universität Genf:

Understanding the morphogenesis of flying dragon wings

Understanding and preventing Parkinson’s disease


Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich:

Infanticide as Sexual Conflict in Chacma Baboons: Coevolved Male Strategies and Female Counterstrategies 

Swiss Shark Fossil Collection 

Male quality and indirect benefits for choosy females

Extensive genomic monitoring of hybridization in Alpine ibex: towards an applied conservation tool 

African Wild Dog Dispersal through a Seasonality Changing Landscape 

The effects of heat exposure on the survival and fertility of Drosophila prolongata depending on the intensity of sexual selection 




Hofmann, D.D., Cozzi, G., McNutt, J.W., Ozgul, A. and Behr, D.M., 2023. A three-step approach for assessing landscape connectivity via simulated dispersal: African wild dog case study. Landscape Ecology, 38(4), pp.981-998.

Manuel Waller, Eftychios Frangedakis, Alan Marron, Susanna Sauret-Gueto, Jenna Rever, Cyrus Raja Rubenstein Sabbagh, Julian M. Hibberd, Jim Haseloff, Karen Renzaglia, Péter Szövényi (2023) An optimised transformation protocol for Anthoceros agrestis and three more hornwort species. The Plant Journal, doi:10.1111/tpj.16161

Eftychios Frangedakis, Alan O. Marron, Manuel Waller, Anna Neubauer, Sze Wai Tse, Yuling Yue, Stephanie Ruaud, Lucas Waser, Keiko Sakakibara, Péter Szövényi (2023) What hornworts can teach us? Frontiers in Plant Science 14:1108027. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2023.1108027.

Kim-Kristine Mueller, Lukas Pfeifer, Lina Schuldt, Péter Szövényi, Sophie de Vries, Jan de Vries, Kim L. Johnson, Birgit Classen (2023) Fern cell walls and the evolution of arabinogalactan-proteins in streptophytes. The Plant Journal, doi:10.1111/tpj.16178.

Anna Neubauer; Stephanie Ruaud; Manuel Waller; Eftychios Frangedakis; Fay-Wei Li; Svenja Nötzold; Susann Wicke; Aurélien Bailly; Péter Szövényi (2022) Step-by-Step Protocol for Isolation and Transient Transformation of Hornwort Protoplasts. Application in Plant Sciences. https://bsapubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/aps3.11456

Eftychios Frangedakis, Alan O. Marron, Manuel Waller, Anna Neubauer, Sze Wai Tse, Yuling Yue, Stephanie Ruaud, Lucas Waser, Keiko Sakakibara, Péter Szövényi (2023) What hornworts can teach us? Frontiers in Plant Science 14:1108027. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2023.1108027.

Anna Neubauer; Stephanie Ruaud; Manuel Waller; Eftychios Frangedakis; Fay-Wei Li; Svenja Nötzold; Susann Wicke; Aurélien Bailly; Péter Szövényi (2022) Step-by-Step Protocol for Isolation and Transient Transformation of Hornwort Protoplasts. Application in Plant Sciences. https://bsapubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/aps3.11456

Timin, G. and Milinkovitch, M.C., 2023. High-resolution confocal and light-sheet imaging of collagen 3D network architecture in very large samples. Iscience, 26(4), p.106452.

Garcia-Elfring, A., Sabin, C.E., Iouchmanov, A.L., Roffey, H.L., Samudra, S.P., Alcala, A.J., Osman, R.S., Lauderdale, J.D., Hendry, A.P., Menke, D.B. and Barrett, R.D., 2023. Piebaldism and chromatophore development in reptiles are linked to the tfec gene. Current Biology, 33(4), pp.755-763.

Barnafi, N.A., De Oliveira Vilaca, L.M., Milinkovitch, M.C. and Ruiz-Baier, R., 2022. Coupling chemotaxis and growth poromechanics for the modelling of feather primordia patterning. Mathematics, 10(21), p.4096.

Zakany, S., Smirnov, S. and Milinkovitch, M.C., 2022. Lizard skin patterns and the Ising model. Physical Review Letters, 128(4), p.048102.

Fofonjka, A. and Milinkovitch, M.C., 2021. Reaction-diffusion in a growing 3D domain of skin scales generates a discrete cellular automaton. Nature Communications, 12(1), p.2433.

Ullate-Agote, A. and Tzika, A.C., 2021. Characterization of the leucistic Texas rat snake Pantherophis obsoletus. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 9, p.583136.


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