Welcome to the Quint Lab

We are located at the Institute of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences at MLU Halle-Wittenberg. Our aim is to understand developmental processes plants evolved to interact with the environment. Within this broad context we are investigating different biological questions:

 

  • We seek to understand thermomorphogenesis, the developmental plasticity triggered by growth at elevated temperatures. Specifically, we are interested in signal transduction pathways plants activate to translate temperature stimuli to growth responses.

 

  • Our second research interest relates to the evolution of development. Here, we combine evolutionary and transcriptomic information to study the regulation of major developmental transitions in a plant’s life cycle.

Learn more about what we do by exploring the web pages.

See also

Selected publications

2022

Zhu Z, Quint M, Anwer MU (2022) EARLY FLOWERING 3 controls temperature responsiveness of the circadian clock independently of the evening complex.

Journal of Experimental Botany (doi: 10.1093/jxb/erab473)

2021

2019

Bellstaedt J, Trenner J, Lippmann R, Poeschl Y, Zhang X, Friml J, Quint M, Delker C (2019) A mobile auxin signal connects temperature sensing in cotyledons with growth responses in hypocotyls.

Plant Physiology 180:757–766.

Lippmann R*, Babben S*, Menger A, Delker C°, Quint M°
(2019) Development of wild and cultivated plants under global warming conditions.

Current Biology 19:R1326-R1338*equal contribution 

2018

Ibañez C, Delker C, Martinez C, Bürstenbinder K, Janitza P, Lippmann R, Ludwig W, Sun H, James GV, Klecker M, Grossjohann A, Schneeberger K, Prat S, Quint M (2018) Brassinosteroids dominate hormonal regulation of plant thermomorphogenesis via BZR1.

Current Biology 28:303-310. See also –>Multifaceted Roles of PIF4 in Plants: Comment by Dongqing Xu.

2016

Drost H-G*, Bellstädt J, O'Maoileidigh DS, Silva AT, Gabel A, Weinholdt C, Ryan PT, Dekkers BJW, Bentsink L, Hilhorst H, Ligterink W, Wellmer F, Grosse I, Quint M* (2016) Post-embryonic hourglass patterns mark ontogenetic transitions in plant development.

Quint M*, Delker C*, Franklin KA, Wigge PA, Halliday KJ, van Zanten M (2016) Molecular and genetic control of plant thermomorphogenesis.

Nature Plants 2:15190. *equal contribution

2015

2014

Delker C, Sonntag L, Velikkakam James G, Janitza P, Ibañez C, Ziermann H, Peterson T, Denk K, Mull S, Ziegler J, Davis SJ, Schneeberger K, Quint M (2014) The DET1-COP1-HY5 pathway constitutes a multipurpose signaling module regulating plant photomorphogenesis and thermomorphogenesis.

Cell Reports 9:1983-1989. See also –> Degrading new insights into temperature sensing in plants: Commentary by Christine Queitsch

2012

2010

Delker C, Pöschl Y, Raschke A, Ullrich K, Ettingshausen S, Hauptmann V, Grosse I, Quint M (2010) Natural variation of transcriptional auxin response networks in Arabidopsis thaliana.

Plant Cell 22:2184-2200.