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Sjon Hartman


Lab: Jr. Prof. Dr. Sjon Hartman
Department: Plant Environmental Signalling and Development
Faculty of Biology
Address: Hilde Mangold Haus
Habsburgerstraße 49
79104 Freiburg
Phone: +49 761 203 97206
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Research Area: Molecular Plant Sciences
Research Interests: - Plant (root) responses to the environment, with a focus on plant submergence
- Ethylene and low-oxygen signaling
- Epigenetic stress memory


Selected Publications:

Hartman S, Liu Z, van Veen H, Vicente J, Reinen E, Martopawiro S, Zhang H, van Dongen N, Bosman F, Bassel GW, Visser EJW, Bailey-Serres J, Theodoulou FL, Hebelstrup KH, Gibbs DJ, Holdsworth MJ, Sasidharan R, Voesenek LACJ. Ethylene-mediated nitric oxide depletion pre-adapts plants to hypoxia stress. Nat Commun. 2019 Sep 5;10(1):4020.  Abstract

Pandey BK, Huang G, Bhosale R, Hartman S, Sturrock CJ, Jose L, Martin OC, Karady M, Voesenek LACJ, Ljung K, Lynch JP, Brown KM, Whalley WR, Mooney SJ, Zhang D, Bennett MJ. Plant roots sense soil compaction through restricted ethylene diffusion. Science. 2021 Jan 15;371(6526):276-280. Abstract

Gibbs DJ, Tedds HM, Labandera AM, Bailey M, White MD, Hartman S, Sprigg C, Mogg SL, Osborne R, Dambire C, Boeckx T, Paling Z, Voesenek LACJ, Flashman E, Holdsworth MJ. Oxygen-dependent proteolysis regulates the stability of angiosperm polycomb repressive complex 2 subunit VERNALIZATION 2. Nat Commun. 2018 Dec 21;9(1):5438. Abstract

Hartman S, Sasidharan R, Voesenek LACJ. The role of ethylene in metabolic acclimations to low oxygen. New Phytol. 2021 Jan;229(1):64-70. Abstract

Liu Z, Hartman S, van Veen H, Zhang H, Leeggangers HACF, Martopawiro S, Bosman F, de Deugd F, Su P, Hummel M, Rankenberg T, Hassall KL, Bailey-Serres J, Theodoulou FL, Voesenek LACJ, Sasidharan R. Ethylene augments root hypoxia tolerance via growth cessation and reactive oxygen species amelioration. Plant Physiol. 2022 May 30:kiac245.  Abstract

Hartman S, van Dongen N, Renneberg DMHJ, Welschen-Evertman RAM, Kociemba J, Sasidharan R, Voesenek LACJ. Ethylene Differentially Modulates Hypoxia Responses and Tolerance across Solanum Species. Plants (Basel). 2020 Aug 13;9(8):1022. Abstract

Sasidharan R, Hartman S, Liu Z, Martopawiro S, Sajeev N, van Veen H, Yeung E, Voesenek LACJ. Signal Dynamics and Interactions during Flooding Stress. Plant Physiol. 2018 Feb;176(2):1106-1117. Abstract

Huang X, Shabala L, Zhang X, Zhou M, Voesenek LACJ, Hartman S, Yu M, Shabala S. Cation transporters in cell fate determination and plant adaptive responses to a low-oxygen environment. J Exp Bot. 2022 Jan 27;73(3):636-645.  Abstract

Courbier S, Hartman S. WRKYs work to limit root growth in response to shade. Plant Physiol. 2022 Feb 4;188(2):937-938. No abstract available

Hartman S. Trapped in the Rhizosheath: Root-Bacterial Interactions Modulate Ethylene Signaling. Plant Physiol. 2020 Jun;183(2):443-444. No abstract available

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