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Marter P, Schmidt S, Kiontke S, Moog D (2020) Optimized mRuby3 is a suitable fluorescence marker for protein in vivo co-localization studies in the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum. Protist 171: 125715.

Moog D, Nozawa A, Tozawa Y, Kamikawa R (2020) Substrate specificity of plastid phosphate transporters in a non-photosynthetic diatom and its implication in evolution of red alga-derived complex plastids. Sci Rep 10:1167.


Schada von Borzyskowski L, Severi F, Krüger K, Hermann L, Gilardet A, Sippel F, Pommerenke B, Claus P, Cortina NS, Glatter T, Zauner S, Zarzycki J, Fuchs BM, Bremer E, Maier UG, Amann RI, Erb TJ (2019) Marine Proteobacteria metabolize glycolate via the β-hydroxyaspartate cycle. Nature 575:500-504.

Moog D, Schmitt J, Senger J, Zarzycki J, Rexer KH, Linne U, Erb T and Maier UG (2019) Using a marine microalga as a chassis for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) degradation. Microb Cell Fact 18:171 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12934-019-1220-z; See also correction to the article (name of one of the co-authors) in Microb Cell Fact 19:1.

Zauner S, Heimerl T, Moog D, Maier UG (2019) The known, the new, and a possible surprise: a re-evaluation of the nucleomorph-encoded proteome of cryptophytes. Genome Biol Evol, 11(6):1618-1629. DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evz109.

Moog D (2019) Higher complexity requires higher accuracy: tail-anchored protein targeting to the outer envelope membrane of plant plastids via a specific C-terminal motif. Plant and Cell Physiol, 60(3):489-491. DOI: 10.1093/pcp/pcz021.


Cenci U, Sibbald SJ, Curtis BA, Kamikawa R, Eme L, Moog D, Henrissat B, Maréchal E, Chabi M, Djemiel C, Roger AJ, Kim E, Archibald JM (2018) Nuclear genome sequence of the plastid-lacking cryptomonad Goniomonas avonlea provides insights into the evolution of secondary plastids. BMC Biology, 16(1):137 DOI: 10.1186/s12915-018-0593-5.

Mix AK, Cenci U, Heimerl T, Marter P, Wirkner ML, Moog D (2018) Identification and localization of peroxisomal biogenesis proteins indicates the presence of peroxisomes in the cryptophyte Guillardia theta and other `chromalveolates`. Genome Biol Evol, 10(10):2834-2852. DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evy214.

Grosche C, Diehl A, Rensing SA, Maier UG (2018) Iron-Sulfer Cluster Biosynthesis in Algae with Complex Plastids. Genome Biol Evol, 10(8):2061-2071. DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evy156.

Moog D (2018) In silico tools for the prediction of protein import into secondary plastids. Methods Mol Biol, 1829:381-394.

Stukenberg D, Zauner S, Dell´Aquila G, Maier UG (2018) Optimizing CRISPR/Cas9 for the Diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum. Front Plant Sci, 9:740. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2018.00740.

Schrimpf A, Hempel F, Li A, Linne U, Maier UG, Reetz MT, Geyer A (2018) Hinge-type dimerization of proteins by a tetra-cysteine peptide of high pairing specificity. Biochemistry, 57(26):3658-3664. DOI:10.1021/acs.biochem.8b00475.

Bänfer S, Schneider D, Dewes J, Strauss MT, Freibert SA, Heimerl T, Maier UG, Elsässer HP, Jungmann R, Jacob R (2018) Molecular mechanism to recruit galectin-3 into multivesicular bodies for polarized exosomal secretion. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 115(19):E4396-E4405. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1718921115.

Moog D, Maier UG (2018) Explaining the origin of three-membrane-bound plastids in dinoflagellates and euglenophytes: Kleptoplastidy via myzocytosis? (Comment on DOI 10.1002/bies.201700149), BioEssays, 40(2). DOI: 10.1002/bies.201700224.

Vanier G, Stelter S, Vanier J, Hempel F, Maier UG, Lerouge P, Ma J, Bardor M. (2018) Alga-made anti-Hepatitis B antibody binds to human Fcγ receptors. Biotechnology J., 13(4):e1700496. DOI: 10.1002/biot.201700496.


Moog D,Przyborski JM, Maier UG (2017) Genomic and proteomic evidence for the presence of a peroxisome in the apicomplexan parasite Toxoplasma gondii and other Coccidia. Genome Biol Evol, 9(11):3108-3121. DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evx231.

Tanifuji G, Cenci U, Moog D, Dean S, Nakayama T, David V, Fiala I, CurtisBA, Sibbald S, Onodera NT, Colp M, Flegontov P, Johnson-MacKinnon J, McPhee M, Inagaki Y, Hashimoto T, Kelly S, Gull K, Lukeš J, Archibald JM (2017).  Genome sequencing reveqals metabolic and cellular interdependence in an amoeba-kinetoplastid symbiosis. Sci Rep, 7: 11688. DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-11866-x

Hempel F, Maurer M, Brockmann B, Mayer C, Biedenkopf N, Kelterbaum A, Becker S, Maier UG (2017). From hybridomas to a robust microalgal-based production platform: molecular design of a diatom secreting monoclonal antibodies directed against the Marburg virus nucleoprotein. Microb Cell Fact. 16 (1):131. doi: 10.1186/s12934-017-0745-2.

Kamikawa R, Moog D, Zauner S, Tanifuji G, Ishida K, Miyashita H, Mayama S, Hashimoto T, Maier UG, Archibald JM, Inagaki Y (2017) A non-photosynthetic diatom illuminates early steps of reductive evolution in plastids. Mol Biol Evol, 4(9):2355-2366. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msx172.

Moog D, Maier UG (2017) Cellular compartmentation follows rules: The Schnepf theorem, its consequences and exceptions. BioEssays, 39(8), DOI: 10.1002/bies.201700030

Schreiber V, Dersch J, Puzik K, Bäcker O, Liu X, Stork S, Schulz J, Heimerl T, Klingl A, Zauner S, Maier UG (2017) The central vacuole of the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum: identification of new vacuolar membrane proteins and of a functional di-leucine-based targeting motif. Protist. [in press] doi: 10.1016/j.protis.2017.03.001

Gentil J, Hempel F, Moog D, Zauner S, Maier UG (2017) Review: Origin of complex algae by secondary endosymbiosis: a journey through time. Protoplasma. [Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1007/s00709-017-1098-8


Hempel F, Maier UG (2016) Microalgae as Solar-Powered Protein Factories. Adv Exp Med Biol. 896:241-62. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-27216-0_16

Lau JB, Stork S, Moog D, Schulz J, Maier UG (2016) Protein-protein interactions indicate composition of a 480 kDa SLEMA complex in the second outermost membrane of diatom complex plastids. Mol Microbiol. 100(1):76-89. doi: 10.1111/mmi.13302


Moog D, Rensing SA, Archibald JM, Maier UG, Ullrich KK (2015) Localization and evolution of putative triose phosphate translocators in the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum. Genome Biol Evol. 7(11):2955-69. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evv190.

Vanier G, Hempel F, Chan P, Rodamer M, Vaudry D, Maier UG, Lerouge P, Bardor M (2015) Biochemical Characterization of Human Anti-Hepatitis B Monoclonal Antibody Produced in the Microalgae Phaeodactylum tricornutum. PLoS ONE, 10(10):e0139282. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0139282

Maier UG, Zauner S, Hempel F (2015) Protein import into complex plastids: Cellular organization of higher complexity. Eur J Cell Bio. 94(7-9):340-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ejcb.2015.05.008

Gould SB, Maier UG, Martin WF (2015) Protein Import and the Origin of Red Complex Plastids. Curr Biol. 25(12):R515-R521. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.04.033 

Gile GH, Moog D, Slamovits CH, Maier UG, Archibald JM (2015) Dual organellar targeting of aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases in diatoms and cryptophytes. Genome Biol Evol. 7(6):1728-42. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evv095

Lau JB, Stork S, Moog D, Sommer MS, Maier UG (2015) N-terminal lysines are essential for protein translocation via a modified ERAD-system in complex plastids. Mol. Microbiol. 96(3), 609-20. doi: 10.1111/mmi.12959

Moog D, Stork S, Reislöhner S, Grosche C, Maier UG (2015) In vivo Localization Studies in the Stramenopile Alga Nannochloropsis oceanica. Protist 166(1), 161-171. doi:10.1016/j.protis.2015.01.003

Bolte K, Rensing SA, Maier UG (2015) The evolution of eukaryotic cells from the perspective of peroxisomes: Phylogenetic analyses of peroxisomal beta-oxidation enzymes support mitochondria-first models of eukaryotic cell evolution. BioEssays 37(2):195-203. doi:10.1002/bies.201400151


Grosche C, Hempel F, Bolte K, Zauner S, Maier UG (2014) The periplastidal compartment: a naturally minimized eukaryotic cytoplasm. Curr. Opin. Microbiol. 22, 83-93. doi:10.1016/j.mib.2014.09.0172

Hempel F, Bolte K, Klingl A, Zauner S, Maier UG (2014) Protein Transport into Plastids of Secondarily Evolved Organisms. In Plastid Biology, Advances in Plant Biology 5, S.M. Theg, F.-A. and Wollman (eds.), Springer Science+Business Media New York, doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-1136-3_11

Grosche C, Hempel F, Bolte K, Abram L, Maier UG, Zauner S (2014) Protein import into complex plastids: Current findings and perspectives. In Endosymbiosis, W. Löffelhardt (ed.), Springer-Verlag Wien. doi:10.1007/978-3-7091-1303-5_12

Adler S, Trapp EM, Dede C, Maier UG, Zauner S (2014) Rhopalodia gibba – the first steps in the birth of a novel organell? In Endosymbiosis, W. Löffelhardt (ed.), Springer-Verlag Wien. doi:10.1007/978-3-7091-1303-5_12

Mernberger M, Moog D, Stork S, Zauner S, Maier UG, Hüllermeier E (2014) Protein sub-cellular localization prediction for special compartments via optimized time series distances. J. Bioinform. Comput. Biol. 12(1), 1350016. doi:10.1142/S0219720013500169


Maier UG, Zauner S, Woehle C, Bolte K, Hempel F, Allen JF, Martin WF (2013) Massively convergent evolution for ribosomal protein gene content in plastid and mitochondrial genomes. Genome Biol. Evol. 5(12), 2318-2329. doi:10.1093/gbe/evt181

Peschke M, Hempel F (2013) Glycoproteinimport: a common feature of complex plastids? Plant Signal Behav. 8(10). pii: e26050. doi: 10.4161/psb.26050

Peschke M, Moog D, Klingl A, Maier UG, Hempel F (2013) Evidence for Glycoprotein Transport into Complex Plastids. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U S A. 110, 10860-10865. doi:10.1073/pnas.1301945110

Stork S, Lau J, Moog D, Maier UG (2013) Three old and one new: protein import into red algal-derived plastids surrounded by four membranes. Protoplasma. 250(5), 1013-1023. doi:10.1007/s00709-013-0498-7

Bulyha I, Lindow S, Lin L, Bolte K, Wuichet K, Kahnt J, van der Does C, Thanbichler M, Søgaard-Andersen L. (2013) Two small GTPases act in concert with the bactofilin cytoskeleton to regulate dynamic bacterial cell polarity. Dev. Cell. 25(2), 119-131. doi:10.1016/j.devcel.2013.02.017

Brás XP, Zimorski V, Bolte K, Maier UG, Martin WF, Gould SB (2013) Knockout of the abundant Trichomonas vaginalis hydrogenosomal membrane protein TvHMP23 increases hydrogenosome size but induces no compensatory up-regulation of paralogous copies. FEBS Lett. 587(9), 1333-1339. doi:10.1016/j.febslet.2013.03.001

Lang E, Schumann P, Adler S, Spröer C, Sahin N (2013) Description of Azorhizobium oxalatiphilum sp. nov. and emendation of the description of the genus Azorhizobium. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 63, 1505-1511. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.045229-0

Glaeser SP, Bolte K, Martin K, Busse HJ, Grossart HP, Kämpfer P, Glaeser J (2013) Novosphingobium fuchskuhlense sp. nov. isolated from the north-east basin of Lake Grosse Fuchskuhle. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 63, 586-592. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.043083-0

Rudolf M, Machettira AB, Groß LE, Weber KL, Bolte K, Bionda T, Sommer MS, Maier UG, Weber AP, Schleiff E, Tripp J (2013) In Vivo Function of Tic22, a Protein Import Component of the Intermembrane Space of Chloroplasts. Mol. Plant. 6, 817-829. doi:10.1093/mp/sss114


Glaeser SP, Bolte K, Busse HJ, Kämpfer P, Grossart HP, Glaeser J.(2012) Novosphingobium aquaticum sp. nov. isolated from the humic matter rich Lake Grosse Fuchskuhle. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 63, 2630-2636. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.048280-0

Trapp EM, Susann Adler S, Zauner S, Maier UG (2012) Rhopalodia gibba and its endosymbionts as a model for early steps in a cyanobacterial primary endosymbiosis. Endocytobiosis and cell research. 23, 21-24

Grosche C, Funk HT, Maier UG, Zauner S (2012) The Chloroplast Genome of Pellia endiviifolia: Gene Content, RNA Editing Pattern and the Origin of Chloroplast Editing. Genome Biol. Evol. 4, 1349-1357. doi:10.1093/gbe/evs114

Curtis BA, Tanifuji G, Burki F, Gruber A, Irimia M, Maruyama S, Arias MC, Ball SG, Gile GH, Hirakawa Y, Hopkins JF, Kuo A, Rensing SA, Schmutz J, Symeonidi A, Elias M, Eveleigh RJ, Herman EK, Klute MJ, Nakayama T, Oborník M, Reyes-Prieto A, Armbrust EV, Aves SJ, Beiko RG, Coutinho P, Dacks JB, Durnford DG, Fast NM, Green BR, Grisdale CJ, Hempel F, Henrissat B, Höppner MP, Ishida KI, Kim E, Kořený L, Kroth PG, Liu Y, Malik SB, Maier UG, McRose D, Mock T, Neilson JA, Onodera NT, Poole AM, Pritham EJ, Richards TA, Rocap G, Roy SW, Sarai C, Schaack S, Shirato S, Slamovits CH, Spencer DF, Suzuki S, Worden AZ, Zauner S, Barry K, Bell C, Bharti AK, Crow JA, Grimwood J, Kramer R, Lindquist E, Lucas S, Salamov A, McFadden GI, Lane CE, Keeling PJ, Gray MW, Grigoriev IV, Archibald JM (2012) Algal genomes reveal evolutionary mosaicism and the fate of nucleomorphs. Nature. 492, 59-65. doi:10.1038/nature11681

Schlimpert S, Klein EA, Briegel A, Hughes V, Kahnt J, Bolte K, Maier UG, Brun YV, Jensen GJ, Gitai Z, Thanbichler M (2012) General Protein Diffusion Barriers Create Compartments within Bacterial Cells. Cell. 151, 1270-1282. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2012.10.046

Stork S, Moog D, Przyborski JM, Wilhelmi I, Zauner S, Maier UG (2012) Distribution of the SELMA translocon in secondary plastids of red algal origin and predicted uncoupling of ubiquitin-dependent translocation from degradation. Eukaryot. Cell. 11, 1472-1481. doi:10.1128/EC.00183-12

Hempel F, Maier UG (2012) An engineered diatom acting like a plasma cell secreting human IgG antibodies with high efficiency. Microb. Cell. Fact. 11, 126. doi:10.1186/1475-2859-11-126


Hempel F, Lau J, Klingl A, Maier UG (2011) Algae as Protein Factories: Expression of a Human Antibody and the Respective Antigen in the Diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum. PLoS ONE. 6(12), e28424

Hempel F, Bozarth AS, Lindenkamp N, Klingl A, Zauner S, Linne U, Steinbuchel A, Maier UG (2011) Microalgae as bioreactors for bioplastic production. Microb. Cell. Fact. 10, 81

Gonzalez NH, Felsner G, Schramm FD, Klingl A, Maier UG, Bolte K (2011) A single peroxisomal targeting signal mediates matrix protein import in diatoms. PLoS ONE. 6(9), e25316

Sommer MS, Daum B, Gross LE, Weis BL, Mirus O, Abram L, Maier UG, Kühlbrandt W, Schleiff E (2011) Chloroplast Omp85 proteins change orientation during evolution. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U S A. 108, 13841-13846

Schleiff E, Maier UG, Becker T (2011) Omp85 in eukaryotic systems: one protein family with distinct functions. Biol. Chem. 392, 21-27

Moog D, Stork S, Zauner S, Maier UG (2011) In silico and in vivo investigations of proteins of a minimized eukaryotic cytoplasm. Genome Biol. Evol. 3, 375-382

Bolte K, Gruenheit N, Felsner G, Sommer MS, Maier UG, Hempel F (2011) Making new out of old: Recycling and modification of an ancient protein translocation system during eukaryotic evolution. BioEssays. 33, 368-376


Felsner G, Sommer MS, Gruenheit N, Hempel F, Moog D, Zauner S, Martin W, Maier UG (2010) ERAD components in organisms with complex red plastids suggest recruitment of a preexisting protein transport pathway for the periplastid membrane. Genome Biol. Evol. 3, 140-150

Felsner G, Sommer MS, Maier UG (2010) The physical and functional borders of transit peptide-like sequences in secondary endosymbionts. BMC Plant Biol. 10, 223

Adler S, Dersch LD, Maier UG (2010) Cultivation of the diatom Rhopalodia gibba. Endocytobiosis and cell research. 20, 109-112

Hempel F, Felsner G, Maier UG (2010) New mechanistic insights into pre-protein transport across the second outermost plastid membrane of diatoms. Mol. Microbiol. 76, 793-801

Bullmann L, Haarmann R, Mirus O, Bredemeier R, Hempel F, Maier UG, Schleiff E (2010) Filling the gap, evolutionarily conserved Omp85 in plastids of chromalveolates. J. Biol. Chem. 285, 6848-6856

Bis 2009

Tillich M, Sy VL, Schulerowitz K, von Haeseler A, Maier UG, Schmitz-Linneweber C (2009) Loss of matK RNA editing in seed plant chloroplasts. BMC Evol. Biol. 13, 201

Spork S, Hiss JA, Mandel K, Sommer M, Kooij TW, Chu T, Schneider G, Maier UG, Przyborski JM (2009) An unusual ERAD-like complex is targeted to the apicoplast of Plasmodium falciparum. Eukaryot. Cell. 8, 1134-1145

Moustafa A, Beszteri B, Maier UG, Bowler C, Valentin K, Bhattacharya D (2009) Genomic Footprints of a Cryptic Plastid Endosymbiosis in Diatoms. Science 324, 1724-1726

Hempel F, Bullmann L, Lau J, Zauner S, Maier UG (2009) s-ERAD dependent pre-protein transport across the 2nd outermost plastid membrane of diatoms. Mol. Biol. Evol. 26, 1781-1790

Bolte K, Bullmann L, Hempel F, Bozarth A, Zauner S, Maier UG (2009) Protein Targeting into Secondary Plastids. J. Eukaryot. Microbiol. 56, 9–15

Geissinger O, Herlemann DP, Mörschel E, Maier UG, Brune A (2009) The ultramicrobacterium Elusimicrobium minutum gen. nov., sp. nov., the first cultivated representative of the Termite Group 1 phylum. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 75, 2831-2840

Rüdinger M, Funk HT, Rensing SA, Maier UG, Knoop V (2009) RNA editing: only eleven sites are present in the Physcomitrella patens mitochondrial transcriptome and a universal nomenclature proposal. Mol. Genet. Genomics. 281, 473-481

Bozarth A, Maier UG, Zauner S (2009) Diatoms in biotechnology: modern tools and applications. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 82, 195-201

Kleine T, Maier UG, Leister D (2008) DNA Transfer From Organelles to the Nucleus: The Idiosyncratic Genetics of Endosymbiosis. Annu. Rev. Plant. Biol. 60, 115-138

Frommolt R, Werner S, Paulsen H, Goss R, Wilhelm C, Zauner S, Maier UG, Grossman AR, Bhattacharya D, Lohr M (2008) Ancient recruitment by chromists of green algal genes encoding enzymes for carotenoid biosynthesis. Mol. Biol. Evol. 25, 2653-2667

Maier UG, Bozarth A, Funk HT, Zauner S, Rensing SA, Schmitz-Linneweber C, Börner T, Tillich M (2008) Complex chloroplast RNA metabolism: just debugging the genetic programme? BMC Biol. 6, 36

Bolte K, Kawach O, Prechtl J, Gruenheit N, Nyalwidhe J, Maier UG (2008) Complementation of a phycocyanin-bilin lyase from Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 with a nucleomorph-encoded open reading frame from the cryptophyte Guillardia theta. BMC Plant Biol. 8, 56

Kneip C, Voss C, Lockhart PJ, Maier UG (2008) The cyanobacterial endosymbiont of the unicellular algae Rhopalodia gibba shows reductive genome evolution. BMC Evol Biol. 8, 30

Oreb M, Zoryan M, Vojta A, Maier UG, Eichacker LA, Schleiff E (2007) Phospho-mimicry mutant of atToc33 affects early development of Arabidopsis thaliana. FEBS Lett. 581, 5945-5951

Funk HT, Berg S, Krupinska K, Maier UG, Krause K (2007) Complete DNA sequences of the plastid genomes of two parasitic flowering plant species, Cuscuta reflexa and Cuscuta gronovii. BMC Plant Biology 7, 45

Gould SB, Fan E, Hempel F, Maier U-G, Kloesgen RB (2007) Translocation of a phycoerythrin alpha subunitacross five biological membranes. J Biol Chem. 282, 30295-30302

Hempel F, Bozarth A, Sommer MS, Zauner S, Przyborski JM, Maier UG. (2007) Transport of nuclear-encoded proteins into secondarily evolved plastids. Biol Chem. 388, 899-906

Gruber A, Vugrinec S, Hempel F, Gould SB, Maier UG, Kroth PG (2007) Protein targeting into complex diatom plastids: functional characterisation of a specific targeting motif. Plant Mol. Biol. 64, 519–530

Kneip C, Lockhart P, Voss C, Maier U-G. (2007) Nitrogen fixation in eukaryotes--new models for symbiosis. BMC Evol Biol. 7, 55

Sommer MS, Gould SB, Lehmann P, Gruber A, Przyborski JM, Maier U-G (2007) Der1-Mediated Pre-Protein Import into the Periplastid Compartment of Chromalveolates? Mol. Biol. Evol. 24, 918–928

Teich R, Zauner S, Baurain D, Brinkmann H, Petersen J (2007) Origin and Distribution of Calvin Cycle Fructose and Sedoheptulose Bisphosphatases in Plantae and Complex Algae. A Single Secondary Origin of Complex Red Plastids and Subsequent Propagation via Tertiary Endosymbioses. Protist. 158, 263-276.

Gould SB, Sommer MS, Kroth PG, Gile GH, Keeling PJ, Maier UG (2006) Nucleus-to-Nucleus Gene Transfer and Protein Retargeting into a Remnant Cytoplasm of Cryptophytes and Diatoms. Mol. Biol. Evol. 23, 2413-2422

Tillich M, Lehwark P, Morton BR, Maier UG (2006) The evolution of chloroplast RNA editing. Mol. Biol. Evol. 23, 1912-1921

Zauner S, Lockhart P, Stoebe-Maier B, Gilson P, McFadden GI, Maier U-G (2006) Differential Gene Transfers and Gene Duplications in Primary and Secondary Endosymbioses. BMC Evol. Biol. 6, 38

Sommer MS, Gould SB, Kawach O, Klemme C, Voss C, Maier U-G, Zauner S (2006) Photosynthetic organelles and endosymbiosis. In Genome Evolution in Eukaryotic Microbes, Katz LA, Bhattacharya D (ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press. 94-108

Kawach O, Sommer MS, Gould SB, Voss C, Zauner S, Maier U-G (2006) Nucleomorphs: remnant nuclear genomes. In Genome Evolution in Eukaryotic Microbes, Katz LA, Bhattacharya D (ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press. 192-200

Haferkamp I, Deschamps P, Ast M, Jeblick W, Maier U, Ball S, Neuhaus HE (2006) Molecular and biochemical analysis of periplastidial starch metabolism in the cryptophyte Guillardia theta. Eukaryot Cell. 5, 964-971

Deschamps P, Haferkamp I, Dauvillée D, Haebel S, Steup M, Buléon A, Putaux JL, Colleoni C, d'Hulst C, Plancke C, Gould S, Maier U, Neuhaus HE, Ball S (2006) Nature of the periplastidial pathway of starch synthesis in the cryptophyte Guillardia theta. Eukaryot Cell. 5, 954-963

Gould SB, Sommer MS, Hadfi K, Zauner S, Maier U-G (2006) Protein Targeting into the Complex Plastid of Cryptophytes. J. Mol. Evol. 62, 674-681

Kawach O, Voss C, Wolff J, Hadfi K, Maier U-G, Zauner S (2005) Unique tRNA introns of an enslaved algal cell. Mol. Biol. Evol. 22, 1694-1701

Hauth AM, Maier U-G, Lang BF, Burger G (2005) The Rhodomonas salina mitochondrial genome: bacteria-like operons, compact gene arragement and comlex repeat region. Nucleic Acid Res. 33, 4433-4442

Sineshchekov OA, Govorunova EG, Jung K-H, Zauner S, Maier U-G, Spudich JL (2005) Rhodopsin-mediated Photoreception in Cryptophyte Flagellates. Biophys. J. 89, 4310-4319

Hjorth E, Hadfi K, Gould SB, Kawach O, Sommer MS, Zauner S, Maier U-G (2005) Zero, one, two, three, and perhaps four. Endosymbiosis and the gain and loss of plastids. Endocytobiosis and Cell Research. 15, 459-468

Hjorth E, Hadfi K, Zauner S, Maier U-G (2005) Unique genetic compartmentalization of the SUF system in cryptophytes and characterization of a SufD mutant in Arabidopsis thaliana. FEBS letters 579, 1129-1135

Zauner S, Greilinger D, Laatsch T, Kowallik KV, Maier U-G (2004) Substitutional editing of transcripts from genes of cyanobacterial origin in the dinoflagellate Ceratium horridum. FEBS letters 577, 535-538

Laatsch T, Zauner S, Stoebe-Maier B, Kowallik KV, Maier U-G (2004) Plastid-derived single gene minicircles of the dinoflagellate Ceratium horridum are localized in the nucleus. Mol. Biol. Evol. 21, 1318-1322

Andrei PI, Pierik AJ, Zauner S, Andrei-Selmer LC, Selmer T (2004) Subunit composition of the glycyl radical enzyme p-hydroxyphenylacetate decarboxylase. A small subunit, HpdC, is essential for catalytic activity. Eur. J. Biochem. 271, 2225–2230

Prechtl J, Kneip C, Lockhart P, Wenderoth K, Maier U-G (2004) Intracellular Spheroid Bodies of Rhopalodia gibba Have Nitrogen-Fixing Apparatus of Cyanobacterial Origin. Mol. Biol. Evol. 21, 1477-1481

Nyalwidhe J, Maier U-G, Lingelbach K (2003) Intracellular Parasitism: Cell Biological Adaptations of Parasitic Protozoa to a Life inside Cells. Zoology 106, 341-348

Sauer J, Wenderoth K, Maier U-G, Rhiel E (2002) Effects of Salinity, Light and Time on the Veritical Migration of Diatom Assemblages. Diatom Research 17, 189-203.

Prechtl J and Maier U-G (2002) Zoology meets Botany: establishing intracellular organelles by endosymbiosis. Zoology 104, 284-289

Stoebe B and Maier U-G (2002) One, two, three: nature's tool box for building plastids. Protoplasma 219, 123-130

Baumgartner F, Wiek S, Paprotka K, Zauner S, Lingelbach K (2001) A point mutation in an unusual Sec7 domain is linked to brefeldin A resistance in a Plasmodium falciparum line generated by drug selection. Molecular Microbiology 41, 1151-1158

Douglas S, Zauner S, Fraunholz M, Beaton M, Penny S, Deng L-T, Wu X, Reith M, Cavalier-Smith T, Maier U-G (2001) The highly reduced genome of an enslaved algal nucleus. Nature 410, 1091-1096

Archibald J, Cavalier-Smith T, Maier U, Douglas S (2001) Molecular chaperones encoded by a reduced nucleus – the cryptomonad nucleomorph. J. Mol. Evol. 52, 490-501

Deane JA, Fraunholz M, Su V, Maier U-G, Martin W, Durnford DG, McFadden GI (2000) Evidence for nucleomorph to host nucleus gene transfer: light-harvesting complex proteins from cryptomonads and chlorarachniophytes. Protist 151, 239-252

Maier U-G, Douglas SE, Cavalier-Smith T (2000) The nucleomorph genomes of cryptophytes and chlorarachniophytes. Protist 151, 103-109

Wastl J, Duin EC, Iuzzolino L, Dörner W, Link T, Hoffmann S, Sticht H, Dau H, Lingelbach K, Maier U-G (2000) Eukaryotically encoded and chloroplast located  rubredoxin is associated with photosystem II. J. Biol. Chem. 275, 30058-30063

Schweimer K, Hoffmann S, Wastl J, Maier U-G, Rösch P, Sticht H (2000) Solution structure of a zinc substituted eukaryotic rubredoxin from the cryptomonad alga Guillardia theta. Protein Science 9, 1474-1486

Wastl J, Maier U-G (2000) Transport of proteins into cryptomonads complex plastids. J. Biol. Chem., 275, 23194-23198

Wastl J, Sticht H, Maier U-G, Rösch P, Hoffmann S (2000) Identification and characterization of a eukaryotically encoded rubredoxin in a cryptomonad alga. FEBS Lett. 471, 191-196

Lockhart PJ, Huson D, Maier U-G, Fraunholz MJ, Van der Peer Y, Barbrook AC, Howe CJ, Steel MA (2000) How molecules evolve on the eubacterial tree of life. Mol. Biol. Evol. 17, 835-838

McLenachan PA, Stöckler K, Winkworth RC, McBreen K, Zauner S, Lockhart PJ (2000) Sequence specific markers derived from AFLP gels for plant ecology and evolution studies. Molecular Ecology 9, 1899-1903

Maier U-G, Fraunholz M, Zauner S, Penny S, Douglas S (2000) A Nucleomorph-Encoded CbbX and the Phylogeny of RuBisCo Regulators. Mol. Biol. Evol. 17, 576-583

Zauner S, Fraunholz M, Wastl J, Penny S, Beaton M, Cavalier-Smith T, Maier U-G, Douglas S (2000) Chloroplast protein and centrosomal genes, a tRNA intron, and odd telomeres in an unusually compact eukaryotic genome, the cryptomonad nucleomorph. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 97, 200–205

Keeling PJ, Deane JA, Hink-Schauer C, Douglas SE, Maier U-G, McFadden GI (1999) The secondary endosymbiont of the cryptomonad Guillardia theta contains alpha-, beta-, and gamma-tubulin genes. Mol. Biol. Evol. 16, 1308-1313

Lingelbach K, Maier U-G (1999) The cell biology of Plasmodium falciparum in infected erythrocytes - an overview. Nova Acta Leopoldina 80, 49-60

Baumeister S, Burgwedel A, Maier U-G, Lingelbach K (1999) Reconstitution of protein transport across the vacuolar membrane in Plasmodium falciparum-infected permeabilized erythrocytes. Novartis Found. Symp. 226, 145-154

Wastl J, Fraunholz M, Zauner S, Maier U-G (1999) Lessons from nucleomorphs and chloroplasts. In: From symbiosis to eukaryotism - ENDOCYTOBIOLOGY VII (Editors: Wagner E, Normann J, Greppin H, Hackstein JHP, Herrmann RG, Kowallik KV, Schenk HEA, Seckbach J) pp. 319-326, Geneva University Press

Wenderoth K, Marquardt J, Fraunholz M, Van de Peer Y, Wastl J, Maier U-G (1999) The taxonomic position of Chlamydomyxa labyrinthuloides ARCHER.Europ. J. Phycol. 34, 97-108

Wastl J, Fraunholz M, Zauner S, Douglas S, Maier U-G (1999) Ancient gene duplication and differential gene flow in plastid lineages: The GroEL/Cpn60 example. J. Mol. Evol. 48, 112-117

Fraunholz M, Mörschel E, Maier U-G (1998) The chloroplast division protein FtsZ is encoded by a nucleomorph gene in cryptomonads. Mol. Gen. Genet. 260, 207-211

Friedl T, Maier U-G (1998) Cytosymbiosis: In: Progress in Botany. H.-D. Behnke et al. (Eds.), Springer Verlag, Heidelberg; 59, 259-282

Fraunholz MJ, Wastl J Zauner S, Rensing SA, Scherzinger MM and Maier U-G (1997) The evolution of cryptophytes. Pl. Sy. Evol. [ Suppl.] 11, 163-174

Gilson PR, Maier U-G, McFadden GI (1997) Size isn’t everything: lessons in genetic miniaturisation from nucleomorphs. Curr. Opin. Genet. Develop. 7, 800-806

McFadden GI, Gilson PR, Douglas SE, Cavalier-Smith T, Hofmann CJB, Maier U-G (1997) Bonsai genomics: sequencing the smallest genomes. Trends in Genetics 13, 46-49

Rensing SA, Obrdlik P, Rober-Kleber N, Müller SB, Hofmann CJB, Van de Peer Y, Maier U-G (1997) Molecular phylogeny of the stress-70 protein family with certain emphasis on algal relationships. Eur. J. Phycol. 32, 279-285

Van de Peer Y, Rensing SA, Maier U-G, De Wachter R (1996) Substitution rate calibration of small subunit ribosomal subunit RNA identifies Chlorarachnida nucleomorphs as remnants of green algae. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 93, 7732-7736

Cavalier-Smith T, Allsop MTEP, Häuber MM, Gothe G, Chao EE, Couch JA, Maier U-G (1996) Chromobiote phylogeny: the enigmatic alga Reticulosphaera japonensis is an aberrant haptophyte, not a heterokont. Eur. J. Phycol. 31, 255-263

Maier U-G, Hofmann CJB, Sitte P (1996) Die Evolution von Zellen. Naturwissenschaften 83, 103-112

Maier U-G, Rensing SA, Igloi GI, Maerz M (1995) The first twintron outside of Euglena’s chloroplast genome: a cryptomonad plastome-located cpn60 gene; its structure and evolution. Mol. Gen. Genet. 246, 128-131

Rensing SA, Goddemeier M, Hofmann CJB, Maier U-G (1994) The presence of a nucleomorph hsp 70 gene is a common feature of Cryptophyta and Chlorarachniophyta. Curr. Genet. 26, 415-455

Müller SB, Rensing SA, Martin WF, Maier U-G (1994) cDNA cloning of a Sec61 homologue from the cryptomonad alga Pyrenomonas salina. Curr. Genet. 26, 410-414

Häuber MM, Müller SB, Speth V, Maier U-G (1994) How to evolve a complex plastid? - a hypothesis. Bot. Acta 107, 383-386

Rensing SA, Maier U-G (1994) The SecY protein family: Comparative analysis and phylogenetic relationships. Mol. Phyl. Evol. 3, 187-191

Müller SB, Rensing SA, Maier U-G (1994) Cryptomonad histone H4 gene; chromosomal localization structure, and evolutionary implications. Gene 150, 299-302

Hofmann CJB, Rensing SA, Häuber MM, Martin WF, Müller SB, Couch J, McFadden GI, Igloi GL, Maier U-G (1994) Smallest eukaryotic genomes encode a protein gene: towards an understanding of nucleomorph functions. Mol. Gen. Genet. 243, 600-604

McFadden GI, Gilson PR, Hofmann CJB, Adcock GJ, Maier U-G (1994) Evidence that an amoeba acquired a chloroplast by retaining part of an engulfed alga. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 91, 3690-3694

Maier U-G, Sitte P (1994) Cryptomonad evolution: Insights into a "eucyte within a eucyte". ISE Letters; Endocytobiosis and cell research. 10, 129-135

Rensing SA, Maier U-G (1994) Phylogenetic analysis of the stress-70 protein family. J. Mol. Evol. 39, 610-618

Sitte P, Maier U-G (1993) Cryptomonad evolution as a paradigm for cell evolution. Progress in Botany, Endocytobiol. V

Griess EA, Rensing SA, Grasser KD, Maier U-G, Feix G (1993) Phylogenetic relationships of HMG box DNA-binding domains. J. Mol. Evol. 37, 204-210

Maier U-G (1992) The four genomes of the alga Pyrenomonas salina (Cryptophyta). BioSys. 28, 69-73

Maerz M, Rensing SA, Igloi GL, Maier U-G (1992) Evolutionary analysis of the plastid-encoded gene for the alpha subunit of the DNA-dependent RNA polymerase of Pyrenomonas salina (Cryptophyceae). Curr. Genet. 22, 479-482

Sitte P, Maier U-G (1992) Evolution of complex plastids from eukaryotic endosymbionts. ISE Letters; Endocytobiosis and cell research. 8, 223-225

Maerz M, Wolters J, Hofmann CJB, Sitte P, Maier U-G (1992) Plastid DNA from Pyrenomonas salina (Cryptophyceae): Physical map, genes, and evolutionary implications. Curr. Genet. 21, 73-81

Maier U-G, Hofmann CJB, Eschbach S, Wolters J, Igloi GL (1991). Demonstration of nucleomorph-encoded eukaryotic ribosomal ssu RNA in cryptomonads. Mol. Gen. Genet. 230, 155-160

Eschbach S, Hofmann CJB, Maier U-G, Sitte P, Hansmann P (1991). A eukaryotic genome of 660 kb: electrophoretic karyotype of nucleomorph and cell nucleus of the cryptomonad alga,Pyrenomonas salina. Nucl. Acids Res. 19, 1779-1781

Grasser KD, Maier U-G, Haass MM, Feix G (1990). Maize high mobility group proteins bind to CCAAT and TATA boxes of a zein gene promoter. J. Biol. Chem. 265, 4185-4188

Feix G, Schwall M, Haass M, Maier U, Quayle T, Schmitz L, Trumpp A (1990). Regulatory elements of maize storage protein genes. In: Genetic engineering of crop plants (eds.: P. Giersen and G. Lycett). Buttenworth and Heinemann (Publ.) ISBN 0-408-04770-8

Maier U-G, Grasser KD, Haaß MM, Feix G (1990). Multiple proteins bind to the P2 promoter region of the zein gene pMS1 of maize. Mol. Gen. Genet. 221, 164-170

Grasser KD, Maier U-G, Feix G (1989). A nuclear casein type II kinase from maize endosperm phosphorylating HMG proteins. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm. 162, 456-463

Schmitz ML, Maier U-G, Brown JWS, Feix G (1989). Specific binding of nuclear proteins to the promoter region of a maize nuclear rRNA gene unit. J. Biol. Chem. 264, 1467-1472

Maier U-G, Brown JWS, Schmitz LM, Schwall M, Dietrich G, Feix G (1988). Mapping of tissue-dependent and independent protein binding sites to the 5’ upstream region of a zein gene. Mol. Gen. Genet. 212, 241-245

Brown JWS, Maier U-G, Schwall M, Schmitz L, Wandelt C, Feix G (1988). The structure and function of zein genes of maize. Biochem. Physiol. Pflanzen 183, 99-106

Maier U-G, Brown JWS, Feix G (1987). Binding of nuclear factors to upstream regions of zein genes. Maize Genet.Coop., News Letters 61, 55