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Knoblauch M, Peters W (2010) Münch, morphology, microfluidics – our structural problem with the phloem. Plant, Cell, Environment 33, 1439 - 1452

Knoblauch M, Peters WS (2004) Biomimetic actuators: where technology and cell biology merge . Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences 61, 2497-2509

Van Bel AJE, Ehlers K, Knoblauch M (2002) Sieve elements caught in the act. Trends in Plant Science 7, 126-132



Phloem structure/ function


Freoelich DR, Mullendore DL, Jensen KH, Ross-Elliott TJ, Anstead JA, Thompson GA, Pelissier HC, Knoblauch M Plant Cell doi/10.1105/tpc.111.093179

Mullendore D, Windt CW, Van As H, Knoblauch M. Sieve tube geometry in relation to phloem flow. Plant Cell 22, 579-593

Knoblauch M, van Bel AJE (1998) Sieves tubes in action. Plant Cell 10, 35-50

Ehlers K, Knoblauch M, van Bel AJE (2000) Ultrastructural features of well-preserved and injured sieve elements. Minute clamps keep the phloem transport conduits free for mass flow. Protoplasma 214, 80-92




Knoblauch M, Peters WS, Ehlers K, van Bel AJE (2001) Reversible calcium-regulated stopcocks in legume sieve tubes. Plant Cell 13, 1221-1230

Knoblauch M, Noll GA, Müller T, Prüfer D, Schneider-Hüther I, Scharner D, van Bel AJE, Peters WS (2003) ATP-independent contractile proteins from plants. Nature Materials 2, 600-603

 Pelissier, HC, Peters WS, Collier R, Van Bel AJE, Knoblauch M (2008) GFP Tagging of Sieve Element Occlusion (SEO) Proteins Results in Green Fluorescent Forisomes. Plant and Cell Physiology, 49 (11), 1699-1710

Peters WS, Knoblauch M, Warmann SA, Pickard WF, Shen AQ (2008) Anisotropic contraction in forisomes: Simple models won’t fit. Cell Motility and the Cytoskeleton, 65 (5), 368-378

Peters WS, Haffer d, Hanakam CB, van Bel AJE, Knoblauch M. Legume phylogeny and the evolution of a unique contractile apparatus that regulates phloem transport. American Journal of Botany 97, 797-808

Peters WS, Knoblauch M, Warmann SA, Schnetter R, Shen AQ, Pickard WF (2007) Tailed Forisomes of Canavalia gladiata: a New Model to Study Ca2+-Driven Protein Contractility. Annals of Botany 100, 101-109

Pickard WF, Knoblauch M, Peters WS, Shen AQ (2006) Prospective energy density in the forisome, a new smart material. Materials Science & Engineering C, 26 (1), 104 – 112.

Knoblauch M, Peters WS (2004) Forisomes, a novel type of Ca2+-dependent contractile protein motor. Cell Motility and the Cytoskeleton  58 (3), 137-142

Peters WS, Schnetter R, Knoblauch M (2007) Reversible birefringence suggests a role for molecular self-assembly in forisome contractility. Functional Plant Biology 34 (4), 302-306

Peters WS, Van Bel AJE, Knoblauch M (2006) The geometry of the forisomes-sieve-element- sieve plate complex in the phloem of Vicia faba L. leaflets. Journal of Experimental Botany 57 (12), 3091-3098


Method papers


Knoblauch M, Hibberd JM, Gray JC, van Bel AJE (1999) A galinstan expansion femtosyringe for injection of eukaryotic organelles and prokaryotes. Nature Biotechnology 17, 906-909


Kempers R, Prior DAM, Oparka KJ, Knoblauch M, van Bel AJE (1999) Integration of controlled pressure injection, iontophoresis and membrane potential measurements. Plant Biology 1, 61-67




















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