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Teh J.T., Leitz V., Holzer V.J.C., Neusius D., Marino G., Meitzel T., García-Cerdán J.G., Dent R.M., Niyogi K.K., Geigenberger P. and NickelsenJ. (2023) NTRC regulates CP12 to activate Calvin–Benson cycle during cold acclimation. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA., 120: e2306338120.

Bohne A-V. and Nickelsen J. (2023) Control of organellar gene expression by nucleus-encoded proteins. In: Grossman A. and Wollman F-A. (eds) The Chlamydomonas Sourcebook Vol. 2 (3rd edition). Acad. Press pp. 443-466.

Ian Small I., Melonek J., Bohne A-V., Nickelsen J., Schmitz-Linneweber C. (2023) Plant Organellar RNA Maturation. Plant Cell, 35: 1727-1751.

Wang F., Dischinger K., Westrich L.D., Meindl I., Egidi F., Trösch R., Sommer F., Johnson X., Schroda M., Nickelsen J., Willmund F., Vallon O., Bohne A-V. (2023) ONE-HELIX PROTEIN 2 is not required for the synthesis of photosystem II subunit D1 in Chlamydomonas. Plant Physiol., 191: 1612-1633.


Neusius D., Kleinknecht L., Teh J.T., Ostermeier M., Kelterborn S., Eirich J., Hegemann P, Finkemeier I, Bohne A-V and Nickelsen J. (2022) Lysine acetylation regulates moonlighting activity of the E2 subunit of the chloroplast pyruvate dehydrogenase complex in Chlamydomonas. Plant J., 111: 1780–1800.

Leibrock L.B., Hofmann D.M., Fuchs B., Birt A., Reinholz M., Guertler A., Frank K., Giunta R.E., Egana J.T., Nickelsen J., Schenck T.L. and Moellhoff N. (2022) In vitro and in vivo detection of microbial gene expression in bioactivated scaffolds seeded with cyanobacteria. Let. Appl. Microbiol. 0266-8254.

Ostermeier M., Heinz S., Hamm J., Zabret J., Rast A., Klingl A., Nowaczyk M.M., Nickelsen J. (2022) Thylakoid attachment to the plasma membrane in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 requires the AncM protein. Plant Cell, 34: 655-678.

Füßl M., König A-C., Eirich J., Hartl A., Kleinknecht L., Bohne A-V., Harzen A., Kramer K., Leister D., Nickelsen J., Finkemeier I. (2022) Dynamic light and acetate-dependent regulation of the proteome and lysine acetylome of Chlamydomonas. Plant J., 109: 261-277.

Özugur S., Chávez M., Sanchez-Gonzalez R., Kunz L., Nickelsen J., Straka H. (2022) Transcardial injection and vascular distribution of microalgae in Xenopus laevis as means to supply the brain with photosynthetic oxygen. STAR Protocols, 3: 101250.


Özugur S., Chávez M.N., Sanchez-Gonzalez R., Kunz L., Nickelsen J., Straka H. (2021) Green oxygen power plants in the brain rescue neuronal activity. iScience, 103158.

Gupta T. K., Klumpe S., Gries K., Heinz S., Wietrzynski W., Ohnishi N., Niemeyer J., Spaniol B., Schaffer M., Rast A., Ostermeier M., Strauss M., Plitzko J. M., Baumeister W., Rudack T., Sakamoto W., Nickelsen J., Schuller J. M., Schroda M and Engel B. D. (2021) Structural basis for VIPP1 oligomerization and maintenance of thylakoid membrane integrity. Cell 184: 1-17.

Chávez M.N., Fuchs B., Moellhoff N., Giunta R.E., Hoffman D., Egaña J.E., Nickelsen J., Schenck T.L. (2021) Use of photosynthetic transgenic cyanobacteria to promote lymphangiogenesis in dermal regeneration scaffolds. Acta Biomateri 126: 132-143.

Kleine T., Nägele T., Neuhaus E., Schmitz-Linneweber C., Fernie A.R., Geigenberger P., Grimm B., Kaufmann K., Klipp E., Meurer J., Möhlmann T., Mühlhaus T., Naranjo B., Nickelsen J., Richter A., Ruwe H., Schroda M., Schwenkert S., Trentmann O., Willmund F., Zoschke R. and Leister D. (2021). Acclimation in plants – the Green Hub consortium. Plant J. 106: 23-40.

Westrich L., Gotsmann V., Herkt C., Ries F., Kazek T., Trösch R., Armbruster L., Mühlenbeck J., Ramundo S., Nickelsen J., Finkemeier I., Wirtz M., Storchova Z., Raeschle M., Willmund F. (2021). The versatile interactome of chloroplast ribosomes revealed by affinity purification mass spectrometry. Nucl. Acids Res. 49: 400-415.


Chávez M.N., Moellhoff N., Schenck T.L., Egaña J.T. and Nickelsen J. (2020). Photosymbiosis for Biomedical Applications. Front. Bioeng. Biotechnol. 8: 577204.

Teubner M., Lenzen B. Espenberger L.B., Fuss J., Nickelsen J., Krause K., Ruwe H., Schmitz-Linneweber C. (2020). The Chloroplast Ribonucleoprotein CP33B Quantitatively Binds the psbA mRNA. Plants 9: 367.

Jarquín-Cordero M., Chávez M.N., Centeno-Cerdas C., Bohne A.V., Hopfner U., Machens H.G., Egaña J.T., Nickelsen J. (2020). Towards a biotechnological platform for the production of human pro-angiogenic growth factors in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 104: 725-739.

Buchberger F., Stibor H., Neusius D., Nickelsen J., Stockenreiter M. (2020). Transgenic and cell wall deficient Chlamydomonas reinhardtii food affects life history of Daphnia magna. J. Appl. Phycol. 32: 319-328.


Rast A., Schaffer M., Albert S., Wan W., Pfeffer S., Beck F., Plitzko J.M., Nickelsen J., Engel B.D. (2019). Biogenic regions of cyanobacterial thylakoids form contact sites with the plasma membrane. Nat Plants. 5: 436-446. 

Espinoza-Corral R., Heinz S., Klingl A., Jahns P., Lehmann M., Meurer J., Nickelsen J., Soll J., Schwenkert S. (2019) Plastoglobular protein 18 is involved in chloroplast function and thylakoid formation. J. Exp. Bot. 70: 3981-3993.


Centeno-Cerdes, C., Jarquín-Cordero, M., Noemi Chávez, M., Hopfner, U., Holmes, C., Schmauss, D., Machens, H.G., Nickelsen, J., Tomás Egaña, J. (2018). Development of photosynthetic sutures for the local delivery of oxygen and recombinant growth factors in wounds. Acta Biomater. 81: 184-194.


Kleinknecht, L., Nickelsen, J., Bohne, A.-V. (2017). Unanticipated T7 RNA polymerase activity using annealed oligonucleotides as transcription template. J. Endocyt. Cell Res. 28: 33-37.

Schiffers, S., Ebert, C., Rahimoff, R., Kosmatchev, O., Steinbacher, J., Bohne, A.-V., Spada, F., Michalakis, S., Nickelsen, J., Müller, M., Carell, T. (2017). Quantitative LC–MS provides no evidence for m6dA or m4dC in the genome of mouse embryonic stem cells and tissues. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 56: 11268-11271.

Bersanini, L., Allahverdiyeva, Y., Battchikova, N., Heinz, S., Lespinasse, M., Ruohisto, E., Mustila, H., Nickelsen, J., Vass, I., and Aro, E.-M. (2017). Dissecting the photoprotective mechanism encoded by the flv4-2 operon: A distinct contribution of Sll0218 in photosystem II repair. Plant Cell Environ. 40: 378-389.

Bohne, A.-V., Nickelsen, J. (2017). Metabolic control of chloroplast gene expression - an emerging theme. Molecular Plant. 10: 1-3.


Heinz, S., Pade, N., Hagemann, M., Nickelsen, J. (2016). CurT contributes to osmotic stress tolerance in Synechocystis independent of compatible solutes. J. Endocyt. Cell Res. 27: 52-55.

Schaffer, M., Engel, B.D., Wehmer, M., Albert, S., Sakata, E., Rast, A., Nickelsen, J., Plitzko, J.M. and Baumeister, W. (2016). Cryo-FIB Sample Preparation for Cryo-ET With the Volta Phase Plate. Microscopy and Microanal. 22: 72–73.

Heinz, S., Rast, A., Shao, L., Gutu, A., Gügel, I.L., Heyno, E., Labs, M., Rengstl, B., Viola, S., Nowaczyk, M.M., Leister, D., Nickelsen, J. (2016). Thylakoid Membrane Architecture in Synechocystis Depends on CurT, a Homolog of the Granal CURVATURE THYLAKOID1 Proteins. Plant Cell. 28: 2238-2260.

Bohne, A.-V., Teubner, M. Liere, K., Weihe, A., Börner, T. (2016). In vitro promoter recognition by the catalytic subunit of plant phage-type RNA polymerases. Plant Molecular Biology. 92: 357-69.

Rast, A., Rengstl, B., Heinz, S., Klingl, A. and Nickelsen, J. (2016). The Role of Slr0151, a Tetratricopeptide Repeat Protein from Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803, during Photosystem II Assembly and Repair. Front. Plant Sci. 7: 605

Bohne, A.-V., Schwenkert, S., Grimm, B., Nickelsen, J. (2016). Roles of TPR proteins in biogenesis of the photosynthetic apparatus. In: Internat. Rev. Cell Molec. Biol.-Kwang, W.J., ed.: Academic Press. 187-227.

Heinz, S., Liauw, P., Nickelsen, J. and Nowaczyk, M. (2016). Analysis of Photosystem II Biogenesis in Cyanobacteria. Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 1857: 274-87.

Chávez, M., Schenck, T.L., Hopfner, U., Centeno-Cerdasa, C., Machens, H.G., Somlai-Schweiger, I., Heikenwalder, M., Bono, M., Schwarz, C., Allende, M.L., Nickelsen, J. and Egaña, J.T. (2016). Towards Autotrophic Tissue Engineering: Photosynthetic Gene Therapy for Tissue Regeneration. Biomaterials. 75: 25-36.


Rauch, C., Vries, Jd, Rommel, S., Rose, L.E., Woehle, C., Christa, G., Laetz, E.M., Wägele, H., Tielens, A.G., Nickelsen, J., Schumann, T., Jahns, P. and Gould, S.B. (2015). Why It Is Time to Look Beyond Algal Genes in Photosynthetic Slugs. Genome Biol. Evol. 7: 2602-7.

Wang, F., Johnson, X., Cavaiuolo, M., Bohne, A., Nickelsen, J. and Vallon, O. (2015). Two Chlamydomonas OPR proteins stabilize chloroplast mRNAs encoding small subunits of photosystem II and cytochrome b6f. Plant J. 82: 861-73.

Rast, A., Heinz, S., Nickelsen, J. (2015). Biogenesis of thylakoid membranes. Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 1847: 821-30.

Jalal, A., Schwarz, C., Schmitz-Linneweber, C., Vallon, O., Nickelsen, J., Bohne, A.-V. (2015). A Small Multifunctional Pentatricopeptide Repeat Protein in the Chloroplast of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Molec. Plant. 8: 412-26.


Schenck, T.L., Hopfner, U., Chávez, M., Machens, H.G., Somlai-Schweiger I., Giunta, R., , Bohne, A.V., Nickelsen, J., Allende, M.L. and Egaña, J.T. (2014) Photosynthetic Biomaterials: A Pathway Towards Autotrophic Tissue Engineering. Acta Biomater. 15: 39-47.

Nickelsen, J., Bohne, A-V. and Westhoff, P. (2014) Chloroplast gene expression – translation. In: Theg, S. and Wollman, F.-A. (eds) Plastid Biology. Adv. Plant Biol. 5, Springer Science+Business media New York. 49-78.

Bohne A (2014). The nucleoid as a site of rRNA processing and ribosome assembly. Front. Plant Sci. 5: 257.

Kleinknecht, L., Wang, F., Stübe, S., Philippar, K., Nickelsen, J. and Bohne A-V. (2014). RAP, the Sole Octotricopeptide Repeat Protein in Arabidopsis, Is Required for Chloroplast 16S rRNA Maturation. Plant Cell 26: 777-787.
(2016) CORRECTION: RAP, the sole octotricopeptide repeat protein in Arabidopsis, is required for chloroplast 16S rRNA maturation. Plant Cell, Advance Publication, doi:10.1105/tpc.16.00094

Hopfner, U., Schenck, T.L., Chávez, M., Machens, H.G., Bohne, A.V., Nickelsen, J., Giunta, R. and Egaña J.T. (2014). Development of Photosynthetic Biomaterials for In Vitro Tissue Engineering. Acta Biomater. 10: 2712-2717.


de Vries, J., Habicht, J., Woehle, C., Changjie, H., Christa, G., Wägele, H., Nickelsen, J., Martin, W.F. and Gould, S.B. (2013) Is ftsH the key to plastid longevity in sacoglossan slugs? Gen. Biol. Evol. 5: 2540-2548.

Nickelsen, J. and Zerges, W. (2013) Thylakoid biogenesis has joined the new era of bacterial cell biology. Front. Plant Sci. 4: 458.

Armbruster, U., Rühle, T., Kreller, R., Strotbek, C., Zühlke, J., Tadini, L., Blunder, T., Hertle, A., Qi, Y., Rengstl, B., Nickelsen, J., Frank, W. and Leister, D. (2013) The Photosynthesis Affected Mutant 68 Like Protein Evolved from a Photosystem II Assembly Factor to Mediate Assembly of the Chloroplast NDH Complex in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 25: 3926-3943.

Nickelsen, J. and Rengstl, B. (2013) Photosystem II assembly: From cyanobacteria to plants. Annu. Rev. Plant Biol. 64: 609-635.

Bohne, A-V., Schwarz, C., Schottkowski, M., Lidschreiber, M., Piotrowski, M., Zerges, W. and Nickelsen, J. (2013) Reciprocal Regulation of Protein Synthesis and Carbon Metabolism for Thylakoid Membrane Biogenesis. PLoS Biol. 11: e1001482.

Rengstl, B., Knoppová, J., Komenda, J. and Nickelsen, J. (2013) Characterization of a Synechocystis double mutant lacking the photosystem II assembly factors YCF48 and Sll0933. Planta 237: 471-80.


Schwarz, C., Bohne, A-V., Wang, F., Cejudo, FJ. and Nickelsen, J. (2012) An intermolecular disulfide-based light switch for chloroplast psbD gene expression in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Plant J. 72: 378-89.

Stengel, A., Gügel, I., Hilger, D., Rengstl, B., Jung, H. and Nickelsen, J. (2012) Initial steps in photosystem II assembly and preloading with manganese take place in biogenesis centers in Synechocystis. Plant Cell. 24: 660-75.

Nickelsen, J. and Bohne, A.V. (2012) Plastid Transformation in Algae. In: Bock, R. and Knoop, V. (eds) Genomics of Chloroplasts and Mitochondria. Adv in Photosyn and Resp. 35: 379-392.

Komenda, J., Knoppova, J., Kopecna, J., Sobotka, J., Halada, P., Yu, J., Nickelsen, J., Boehm, M., and Nixon, P.J. (2012) The Psb27 assembly factor binds to the CP43 complex of Photosystem II in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Plant Physiol. 158: 476-486.


Rengstl, B., Oster, U., Stengel, A. and Nickelsen, J. (2011) An intermediate membrane subfraction in cyanobacteria is involved in an assembly network for photosystem II biogenesis. J Biol Chem. 286: 21944-51.

Nickelsen, J., Rengstl, B., Stengel, A., Schottkowski, M., Soll, J., Ankele, E. (2011) Biogenesis of the cyanobacterial thylakoid membrane system – an update. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 315: 1-5.


Schwarz, C. and Nickelsen, J. (2010) Enrichment of native, high molecular weight ribonucleoprotein complexes from chloroplasts by consecutive gel filtration steps. Endocyt Cell Res. 20: 89-94.

Armbruster, U., Zühlke, J., Rengstl, B., Kreller, R. Makarenko, E., Rühle, T., Schünemann, D., Jahns, P., Weisshaar, B., Nickelsen, J., Leister, D. (2010) The Arabidopsis thylakoid protein PAM68 is required for efficient D1 biogenesis and photosystem II assembly. Plant Cell. 22: 3439-3460

Dorn, K.V., Willmund, F., Schwarz, C., Henselmann, C., Pohl, T., Hess B., Veyel, D., Usadel, B., Friedrich, T., Nickelsen, J., Schroda, M. (2010) Chloroplast DnaJ-like proteins 3 and 4 (CDJ3/4) from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii contain redox-active Fe-S clusters and interact with stromal HSP70B. Biochem J. 427: 205-215

Johnson, X., Wostrikoff, K., Finazzi, G., Kuras, R., Schwarz, C., Bujaldon, S., Nickelsen, J., Stern, D.B., Wollman, F.-A. und Vallon, O. (2010) MRL1, a conserved pentatricopeptide repeat protein, is required for stabilization of rbcL mRNA in Chlamydomonas and Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 22: 234-248.


Schottkowski, M., Ratke, J., Oster, U., Nowaczyk, M., Nickelsen, J. (2009) Pitt, a novel tetratricopeptide repeat protein involved in light-dependent chlorophyll synthesis and thylakoid membrane biogenesis in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Mol Plant. 2: 1289-1297

Wobbe, L., Blifernez, O., Schwarz, C., L., Mussgnug, J., Nickelsen, J. und Kruse, O. (2009) Cysteine modification of a specific repressor protein controls the translational status of nucleus-encoded LHCII mRNAs in Chlamydomonas. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 106: 13290-13295.

Bohne, A.-V., Schwarz, C., Jalal, A., Ossenbühl, F. und Nickelsen, J. (2009) Control of organellar gene expression in Chlamydomonas - future perspectives-. Endocyt Cell Res. 19: 70-80.


Schottkowski, M., Gkalympoudis, S., Tzekova, N., Stelljes, C., Schuenemann, D., Ankele, E., Nickelsen, J. (2008) Interaction of the periplasmic PratA factor and the PsbA (D1) protein during biogenesis of photosystem II in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. J Biol Chem. 284: 1813-1819.

Komenda, J., Nickelsen, J., Eichacker, L.A. and Nixon, P.J. (2008) The cyanobacterial homologue of HCF136/YCF48 is a component of an early photosystem II assembly complex and is important for both the efficient assembly and repair of photosystem II in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. J Biol Chem. 283: 22390-22399.

Wobbe, L., Schwarz, C., Nickelsen, J., Kruse, O. (2008) Translational control of photosynthetic gene expression. Physiol Plant. 133: 507-513.

2007 and earlier

Schwarz, C., Elles, I., Kortmann, J., Piotrowski, M. and Nickelsen, J. (2007) Synthesis of the D2 protein of photosystem II in Chlamydomonas is controlled by a high-molecular-weight complex containing the RNA stabilization factor Nac2 and the translational activator RBP40. Plant Cell. 19: 3627-3639.

Koop, H.-U., Herz, S., Golds, T. J. and Nickelsen, J. (2007) The genetic transformation of plastids. In: Cell and Molecular Biology of Plastids, R. Rock (ed)Topics Curr Genet. 20: 457-510.

Nickelsen, J., Nowaczyk, M. and Klinkert, B. (2006) Assembly factors of the photosynthetic machinery in cyanobacteria. Prog Bot. 68: 57-79.

Klinkert, B., Elles, I. and Nickelsen, J. (2006) Translation of chloroplast psbD mRNA in Chlamydomonas depends on a structural RNA element blocking the AUG start codon. Nucleic Acids Res. 34: 386-394.

Klinkert, B., Schwarz, C., Pohlmann, S. and Nickelsen, J. (2005) Correlation of mRNA levels and protein accumulation in a psbD promotor mutant of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Molec Gen Genom. 274: 637-643.

Mussgnug, J.H., Hamilton, M, Elles, I., Fink, A., Kapazoglou, A., Mullineaux, C.W., Hippler, M., Nickelsen, J., Nixon, P.J. and Kruse, O. (2005) Identification of Nab1, an RNA binding protein involved in fine-tuning the expression of the light-harvesting antenna of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Plant Cell. 17: 3409-3421.

Pasch, J.C., Nickelsen, J. and Schünemann, D. (2005) The yeast split-ubiquitin system to study chloroplast membrane protein interactions. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 69: 440-447.

Balczun, C., Bunse, A., Hahn, D., Bennoun, P., Nickelsen, J. and Kück, U. (2005) Two adjacent genes are required for functional complementation of a chloroplast trans-splicing mutant from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Plant J. 43: 636-648.

Nickelsen, J. (2005) Chlamydomonas as a genetic model system. Prog Botany. 66: 68-89.

Klinkert, B., Elles, I., Schwarz, C. and Nickelsen, J. (2004) Regulation of psbD and psbA gene expression in chloroplasts of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Endocyt Cell Res. 15: 430-437.

Herrin, D. and Nickelsen, J. (2004) Chloroplast RNA metabolism. Photosyn Res. 82: 301-304.

Klinkert, B., Sikorski, M., Ossenbühl, F., Berry, S., Eichacker, L. and Nickelsen, J. (2004) PratA, a periplasmic tetratricopeptide repeat protein involved in biogenesis of photosystem II in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. J Biol Chem. 279: 44639-44644.

Nickelsen, J. (2003) Chloroplast RNA binding proteins. Curr Genet. 43: 392-399.

Nickelsen, J. (2003) Molecular genetics of chloroplast biogenesis. Prog Botany. 64: 53-73.

Ossenbühl, F., Hartmann, K. and Nickelsen, J. (2002) A chloroplast RNA binding protein from stromal thylakoid membranes specifically binds to the 5´ untranslated region of the psbA mRNA. Eur J Biochem. 269: 3912-3919.

Liere, K., Nickelsen, J. and Link, G. (2001) Chloroplast p54 endoribonuclease. Meth Enzymol. 342: 420-428.

Wilde, A., Lünser, K., Ossenbühl, F., Nickelsen, J. and Börner, T. (2001) Characterization of the cyanobacterial ycf37: mutation decreases the photosystem I content. Biochem J. 357: 211-216.

Bunse, A., Nickelsen, J. and Kück, U. (2001) Intron-specific RNA binding proteins in the chloroplast of the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Biochim. Biophys Acta. 1519: 46-54.

Rochaix, J.-D., Boudreau, E., Nickelsen, J., Lemaire, S., Vaistij, F., and Goldschmidt-Clermont, M. (2000) Analysis of nuclear mutants of Chlamydomonas deficient in the accumulation of specific chloroplast RNAs. J Phycol. 36: 58-64.

Ossenbühl, F. and Nickelsen, J. (2000) Cis and trans-acting determinants for the translation of the psbD mRNA in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Mol Cell Biol. 20: 8134-8142.

Boudreau, E., Nickelsen, J., Lemaire S., Ossenbühl, F. and Rochaix, J.-D. (2000) The Nac2 gene of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii encodes a chloroplast TPR-like protein involved in psbD mRNA stability. EMBO J. 19: 3366-3376.

Nickelsen, J. and Kück, U. (2000) The unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii - An experimental system to study chloroplast RNA metabolism. Naturwiss. 87: 97-107.

Nickelsen, J. (2000) Mutations at three different nuclear loci of Chlamydomonas suppress a defect in chloroplast psbD mRNA accumulation. Curr Genet. 37: 136-142.

Nickelsen, J. (1999) The plastid psbA and psbB 5´ untranslated regions from higher plants are unstable in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii chloroplasts. Molec Gen Genet. 262: 768-771.

Nickelsen, J., Fleischmann, M., Boudreau, E., Rahire, M. and Rochaix, J.-D. (1999) Identification of cis-acting RNA leader elements required for chloroplast psbD gene expression in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Plant Cell. 11: 957-970.

Nickelsen, J., Fleischmann, M., Ossenbühl, F., Tourne, H. and Rochaix, J.-D. (1998) Stabilization and translation of the psbD mRNA in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. In: Wagner, E., Normann, J., Hackstein, J.H.P., Herrmann, R.G., Kowallik, K.V., Schenk, H.E.A. und Seckbach, J., (Ed.) From Symbiosis to Eukaryotism - ENDOCYTOBIOLOGY VII. Geneva University Press. 407-418.

Hahn, D., Nickelsen, J., Hackert A. and Kück, U. (1998) A single nuclear locus is involved in both chloroplast RNA trans-splicing and 3´ end processing. Plant J. 15: 575-581.

Nickelsen, J. (1998) Chloroplast RNA stability. Rochaix, J.-D., Goldschmidt-Clermont, M. und Merchant, S. (Ed.) The Molecular Biology of Chloroplasts and Mitochondria in Chlamydomonas. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht. 151-163.

Nickelsen, J. (1998) RNA stability in chloroplasts. In: Gelvin, S.B. und Schilperoort, R.A. (Ed.), Plant Molecular Biology Manual 2nd Ed. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht. D6: 1-18.

Goldschmidt-Clermont, M., Loroch, V., Nickelsen, J., Vaistij, F.E., Zerges, W. and Rochaix, J.-D. (1997) Nuclear genes required for chloroplast gene expression in Chlamydomonas. In: Tewari, K.K. und Singhal, G.S. (Ed.), Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi. 168-174.

Goldschmidt-Clermont, M., Nickelsen, J., Zerges, W. and Rochaix, J.-D. (1996) Nuclear genes involved in chloroplast gene expression in Chlamydomonas. In: Möller, I.M. und Brodelius, P. (Ed.), Plant Membrane Biology. Oxford University Press, New York. 51-58.

Nickelsen, J., Dillewyn, J., Rahire, M. and Rochaix, J.-D. (1994) Determinants for stability of the chloroplast psbD mRNA are located within its short leader region in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. EMBO J. 13: 3182-3191.

Nickelsen, J. and Rochaix, J.-D. (1994) Regulation of the synthesis of D1 and D2 proteins of photosystem II. In: Baker, N.R. und Bowyer, J.R. (Ed.), Photoinhibition of photosynthesis: from molecular mechanisms to the field. BIOS Scientific Pub. Ltd., Oxford. 183-198.

Nickelsen, J. and Link, G. (1993) The 54-kDa RNA binding protein from mustard chloroplasts mediates endonucleolytic transcript 3´ end formation in vitro. Plant J. 3: 537-544.

Nickelsen, J., Tiller, K., Fiebig, C., Eisermann, A. and Link, G. (1992) Transcriptional and posttranscriptional determinants of chloroplast biogenesis. In: Argyroudi-Akoyunoglou, J.H. (Ed.), Regulation in Chloroplast Biogenesis. NATO ASI Series, Plenum Press, New York. 17-22.

Nickelsen, J. and Link, G. (1991) RNA-protein interactions at transcript 3´ ends and evidence for trnK-psbA cotranscription in mustard chloroplasts. Molec Gen Genet. 228: 89-96.

Nickelsen, J. and Link, G. (1990) Nucleotide sequence of the mustard chloroplast genes trnH and rps19´. Nucleic Acids Res. 18: 1051.

Nickelsen, J. and Link, G. (1989) Interaction of a 3´ RNA region of the mustard trnK gene with chloroplast proteins. Nucleic Acids Res. 17: 9637-9648.