[Legend: boldface – (former) lab members; #shared first authorship; *shared senior authorship]


Neubauer A, Ruaud S, Waller S, Frangedakis E, Li F-W, Nötzold SI, Wicke S, Bailly S, Szövényi P. Step‐by‐step protocol for the isolation and transient transformation of hornwort protoplasts. Applications in Plant Sciences. doi: 10.1002/aps3.11456.

Bellis ES, von Münchow CS, Odero CO, Kronberger A, Kelly E, Xia T, Huang X, Wicke S,  Runo SM, dePamphilis CW,  Lasky JR. Genomic signatures of host-specific selection in a parasitic plant. bioRXiv. doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.02.01.478712


Lyko P, Wicke S. Genomic reconfiguration in parasitic plants involves considerable gene losses alongside global genome size inflation and gene births. Plant Physiology 186 (3): 1412–1423

Dayou O, Kibet W, Ojola P, Gangashetty PI, Wicke S, Runo S. Two-tier witchweed (Striga hermonthica) resistance in wild pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) 29Aw. Weed Science. 69 (3): 300–306. Doi: 10.1017/wsc.2021.12

Kösters LM, Wiechers S, Lyko P, Müller KF, Wicke S. WARPP – Web Application for the Research of Parasitic Plants. Plant Physiology. 185(4): 1374–138. 

de Saint Germain A, Jacobs A, Brun G, Pouvreau J-B, Braem L, Cornu D, Clavé G, Baudu E, Steinmetz V, Servajean V, Wicke S, Gevaert K, Simier P, Goormachtig S, Delavault P, Boyer F-D, 2020. Phelipanche ramosa KAI2 protein perceives enzymatically strigolactones and isothiocyanates. Plant Communications. doi: 10.1016/j.xplc.2021.100166

Baker WJ, Dodsworth S, Forest F, Graham SW, Johnson MG, McDonnell A, Pokorny L, Tate J, Wicke S, Wickett NJ. Exploring Angiosperms353: an open, community toolkit for collaborative phylogenomic research on flowering plants. American Journal of Botany 108 (7): 1059–1065. Editorial

McDonnell AJ, Baker WJ, Dodsworth S, Forest F, Graham SW, Johnson MG, Pokorny L, Tate J, Wicke S, Wickett NJExploring Angiosperms353: Developing and applying a universal toolkit for flowering plant phylogenomics. Applications in Plant Sciences 9 (7): e11443, Editorial


Scharsack J, Wieczorek B, Schmidt-Drewello A, Buescher J, Franke F, Moore A, Branca A, Witten A, Stoll M, Bornberg-Bauer E, Wicke S, Kurtz J. Climate change facilitates a parasite’s host exploitation via temperature-mediated immunometabolic processes. Global Change Biology. 27(1):94–107. 

 Jin D-J, Wicke S, Gan L, Yang J-B, Jin J-J, Yi T-S. The loss of the inverted repeat in the putranjivoid review clade of Malpighiales. Frontiers in Plant Science 11:942

Li F-W, Nishiyama T, Waller M, Frangedakis E, Keller J, Li Z, Fernandez-Pozo N, Barker MS, Bennett T, Blázquez MA, Cheng S, Cuming AC, de Vries J, de Vries S, Delaux P-M, Diop IS, Harrison J, Hauser D, Hernández-García J, Kirbis A, Meeks JC, Monte I, Mutte SK, Neubauer A, Quandt D, Robison T, Shimamura M, Rensing SA, Villarreal JC, Wicke S, Weijers D, Wong GK-S, and Sakakibara K, Szövényi P. Anthoceros genomes illuminate the origin of land plants and the unique biology of hornworts. Nature Plants 6(3):259–272 [authors partly in alphabetical order]

Chen X#, Fang D#, Wu C, Liu B, Liu Y, [18 authors], Wicke S*, Liu H*. Comparative plastome analysis of root- and stem-feeding parasites of Santalales untangle the footprints of feeding mode and lifestyle transitions. Genome Biology and Evolution. 12(1):3663–3676

Charoenwattanasatien R#, Zinzius K#, Scholz M, Wicke S, Tanaka H, Brandenburg JS, Ikegami T, Matsumoto T, Oda T, Sato M, Hippler M*, Kurisu G*. Calcium sensing via EF-hand 4 enables thioredoxin activity in the sensor-responder protein calredoxin in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 295(1):170–180


Qu X-J, Jun-Bo Yang JB, Wicke S*, Yi T-S*. Plastome reduction in the parasitic gymnosperm Parasitaxus is due to losses of only photosynthesis but not housekeeping genes and involved the secondary gain of a large inverted repeat. Genome Biology and Evolution 11:2789–2796

Aly R, Lati R, Abu-Nassar J, Ziadna H, von Muenchow CSWicke S, Bari VK, Eizenberg H. The weedy parasite Phelipanche aegyptiaca attacks Brassica rapa var. rapa L. for the first time in Israel. Plant Disease. Doi: 10.1094/PDIS-02-19-0285-PDN


Maul K, Krug M, Nickrent DL, Müller KF, Quandt D, Wicke S. Morphology, geographic distribution, and host preferences are poor predictors of phylogenetic relatedness in the mistletoe genus Viscum LMolecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 131:106–115.

Wicke S, Naumann J. Molecular evolution of plastid genomes in parasitic plants. In: Advances in Botanical Research – Plastid genome evolution. Chaw S-M, Jansen RK (eds.). Elsevier London. Pp. 315–347

Barrett C, Wicke S, Sass C. Dense infraspecific sampling reveals rapid and independent trajectories of plastome degradation in a heterotrophic orchid complex. New Phytologist 218: 1192–1204

Wang Y-H, Wicke S, Wang H, Jin J-J, Zhang S-D, Li D-Z, Yi T-S. Plastid genome evolution in the early-diverging legume subfamily Cercidoideae (Fabaceae)Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 138


Levy Karin E, Ashkenazy H, Wicke S, Pupko T, Mayrose I. TraitRateProp: A web server for the detection of trait-dependent evolutionary rate shifts in sequence sites. Nucleic Acids Research 45: W260–W264

Levy Karin E, Wicke S, Pupko T, Mayrose I. An integrated model of phenotypic trait changes and site-specific sequence evolution. Systematic Biology 66: 917–933

Noben S, Kessler M, Quandt D, Weigand A, Wicke S, Krug M, Lehnert M. Biogeography of the Gondwanan tree fern family Dicksoniaceae – a tale of vicariance, dispersal, and extinction. Journal of Biogeography 44: 2648–2659


Wicke S, Müller KF, dePamphilis CW, Quandt D, Bellot S, Schneeweiss GM. Mechanistic model of evolutionary rate variation en route to a nonphotosynthetic lifestyle in plants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113: 9045–9050. Cover Article

Feng Y#Wicke S#, Zhou T-T, Ma X, Lin C-S, Li J-W, Li D-Z, Huang W-C, Huang L-Q, Jin X. Multiple independent reductions of plastid genomes in an orchid tribe with autotrophic and heterotrophic species. Genome Biology and Evolution 8: 2164–2175

Röschenbleck J#Wicke S#, Weinl S, Kudla J, Müller KF. Genus-wide screening reveals four distinct types of structural plastid genome organization in Pelargonium (Geraniaceae). Genome Biology and Evolution9: 64–76


Cusimano N, Wicke S. Massive intracellular gene transfer during plastid genome reduction in nongreen Orobanchaceae. New Phytologist 210: 680–693

Wicke S, Schneeweiss GM. Next generation organellar genomics: Potentials and pitfalls of high-throughput technologies for molecular evolutionary studies and plant systematics. In: Regnum Vegetabile – Next generation sequencing in plant systematics. Hörandl E, Appelhans M (eds.). Koeltz Scientific Books Oberreifenberg, Pp. 9–50

Szövényi P, Frangedakis E, Ricca M, Quandt D, Wicke S, Langdale JA. Establishment of Anthoceros agrestis as a model species for studying the biology of hornworts. BMC Plant Biology 15: 98


Wicke S, Schäferhoff B, dePamphilis CW, Müller KF. Disproportional plastome-wide increase of substitution rates and relaxed purifying selection in genes of carnivorous Lentibulariaceae. Molecular Biology and Evolution 31: 529–545


Wicke S, Müller KF, dePamphilis CW, Quandt D, Wickett NJ, Zhang Y, Renner SS, Schneeweiss GM. Mechanisms of functional and physical genome reduction in photosynthetic and nonphotosynthetic parasitic plants of the broomrape family. The Plant Cell 25: 3711–3725. Large-Scale Biology Article with Editorial Commentary

Wicke S. Genomic evolution in Orobanchaceae. In: Parasitic Orobanchaceae – Parasitic Mechanisms and Control Strategies. Joel DM, et al. (eds.). Springer Berlin, Pp. 267–286


Damayanti L, Muñoz J, Wicke S, Symmank L, Shaw B, Frahm J-P, Quandt D. Common but new: Bartramia rosamrosiae, a ‘new’ widespread species of apple mosses (Bartramiales, Bryophytina) from the Mediterranean and western North America. Phytotaxa 73: 37–59


Wicke S, Schneeweiss GM, Müller KM, dePamphilis CW, Quandt D. Evolution of the plastid chromosome in land plants: gene content, gene order, gene function. Plant Molecular Biology 76: 273–297. Cover Article

Wicke S, Costa A, Muñoz J, Quandt D. Restless 5S – The re-arrange-ment(s) and evolution of the nuclear ribosomal DNA in land plants. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 61: 321–332


Preußing M, Olsson S, Schäfer-Verwimp A, Wickett NJ, Wicke S, Quandt D, Nebel M. New insights into the evolution of the liverwort family Aneuraceae (Metzgeriales, Marchantiophyta), with emphasis on the genus Lobatiriccardia. Taxon 59: 1424–1440


Wicke S, Quandt D. Universal primers for the amplification of the plastid trnK/matK region in land plants. Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid 66: 285–288