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Alina Klaus


Research focus

My research focuses on transciptomic changes in young barley roots under abiotic stress such as drought or salinity. To quantify these changes in gene expression levels, I use RNA-Sequencing.



  • Shellakkutti N, Thangamani PD, Suresh K, Baales J, Zeisler-Diehl VV, Osthoff A, Hochholdinger F, Schreiber L, Kreszies T (2022) Cuticular transpiration is not affected by enhanced wax and cutin amounts in response to osmotic stress in barley. Physiol Plant, 174: e13735.


  • 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.


  • 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 J, 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

  • Reinert S, Osthoff A, Léon J, Naz A A (2019) Population genetics revealed a new locus that underwent positive selection in barley. Int. J. Mol. Sci 20: 202.  PubMed  Free PMC Article