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Dr. Jutta A. Baldauf


Research focus

  • Hybrid-associated gene expression patterns during different phases of maize development.

  • Investigating expression complementation in hybrids as a specific instance of the dominance hypothesis of heterosis.

Academic CV

  • Since 2018
    Postdoctoral researcher at the chair of Crop Functional Genomics, Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation, Faculty of Agriculture, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelm-University Bonn

  • 2014 to 2018
    PhD studies at the chair of Crop Functional Genomics, Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation, Faculty of Agriculture, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelm-University Bonn

  • 2011 to 2014
    Master of Science “Crop sciences – Plant breeding and seed sciences”
    University of Hohenheim

  • 2008 to 2011
    Bachelor of Science “Agricultural Biology”
    University of Hohenheim



  • Baldauf JA, Liu M, Vedder L, Yu P, Piepho H-P, Schoof H, Nettleton D, Hochholdinger F (2022) Single parent expression complementation contributes to phenotypic heterosis in maize hybrids. Plant Physiol 189: 1625-1638. PubMed  Free PMC article


  • Marcon C, Altrogge L, Win Y, Stöcker T, Gardiner J, Portwood J, Opitz N, Kortz A, Baldauf J, Hunter C, McCarty D, Koch K, Schoof H, Hochholdinger F (2020) BonnMu: a sequence-indexed resource of transposon induced maize mutations for functional genomics studies. Plant Physiol 184: 620-631. PubMed Free Article

  • Kreszies T, Eggels S, Kreszies V, Osthoff A, Shellakkutti N, Baldauf JA, Zeisler-Diehl VV, Hochholdinger F, Ranathunge K, Schreiber L (2020) Seminal roots of wild and cultivated barley differentially respond to osmotic stress in gene expression, suberization and hydraulic conductivity. Plant Cell Environ 43: 344-357. PubMed Free Article

  • Baldauf JA, Vedder L, Schoof H, Hochholdinger F (2020) Robust non-syntenic gene expression patterns in diverse maize hybrids during root development. J Exp Bot 71: 865–876. PubMed


  • Osthoff A, Donà dalle Rose P, Baldauf JA, Piepho H-P, Hochholdinger F (2019) Transcriptomic reprogramming of barley seminal roots by combined water deficit and salt stress. BMC Genomics 20: 325. PubMed  Free Article

  • Kreszies T, Shellakkutti N, Osthoff A, Yu P, Baldauf JA, Zeisler-Diehl V, Ranathunge K, Hochholdinger F, Schreiber L (2019) Osmotic stress enhances suberization of apoplastic barriers in barley seminal roots: analysis of chemical, transcriptomic and physiological responses. New Phytol 221: 180-194.  PubMed


  • Hochholdinger F, Baldauf JA (2018) Heterosis in Crop Plants. Current Biol 28: R1089-R1092.  PubMed

  • Baldauf JA, Marcon C, Lithio A., Vedder L, Altrogge L, Piepho H-P, Schoof H, Nettleton D, Hochholdinger F (2018) Single-parent expression is a general mechanism that drives extensive complementation of non-syntenic genes in maize (Zea mays L.) hybrids. Current Biol 28: 431-437.  PubMed  Free Article

  • Hochholdinger F, Marcon C, Baldauf JA, Frey F, Yu P (2018) Proteomics of Maize Root Development. Front Plant Sci 9: 143. PubMed  Free PMC Article

  • Yu P, Wang C, Baldauf JA, Tai H, Gutjahr C, Hochholdinger F, Li C (2018) Root type and soil phosphate determine the taxonomic landscape of colonizing fungi and the transcriptome of field-grown maize roots. New Phytol 217: 1240-1253. PubMed  Free Article

  • Yu P, Marcon C, Baldauf JA, Frey F, Baer M, Hochholdinger F (2018) Transcriptomic dissection of maize root system development. Compendium of plant genomes: The Zea mays Genome. 1st ed. (eds. J. Bennetzen, S. Flint-Garcia, C. Hirsch and R. Tuberosa) pp. 247-257. Springer Nature.


  • Hey S, Baldauf JA, Opitz N, Lithio A, Pasha A, Provart N, Nettleton D, Hochholdinger F (2017) Complexity and specificity of the maize (Zea mays L.) root hair transcriptome. J Exp Bot  68: 2175-2185.  PubMed  Free PMC Article

  • Marcon C, Paschold A, Malik WA, Lithio A, Baldauf JA, Altrogge L, Opitz N, Lanz C, Schoof H, Nettleton D, Piepho H-P, Hochholdinger F (2017) Stability of single parent gene expression complementation in maize hybrids upon water deficit stress. Plant Physiol 173: 1247-1257.  PubMed  Free PMC Article


  • Baldauf JA, Marcon C, Paschold A, Hochholdinger F (2016) Nonsyntenic genes drive tissue-specific dynamics of differential, nonadditive and allelic expression patterns in maize hybrids. Plant Physiol 171: 1144-1155.  PubMed  Free PMC Article

  • Yu P, Baldauf JA, Lithio A, Marcon C, Nettleton D, Li C, Hochholdinger F (2016) Root type specific reprogramming of maize pericycle transcriptomes by local high nitrate results in disparate lateral root branching patterns. Plant Physiol 170: 1783-1798.  PubMed  Free PMC Article

  • Marcon C, Baldauf JA, Hochholdinger F (2016) Komplementation von Genexpressionsmustern in Maishybriden. Biospektrum 22: 603-605.