Didier Schaefer


1.      Schaefer, D.G., Zrÿd, J.-P., Knight, C.D. and Cove, D.J. 1991 "Stable transformation of the moss Physcomitrella patens". Molecular and General Genetics 226, 418 - 424. (121)

2.      Schaefer, D.G. and Zrÿd, J.-P. 1997, "Efficient gene targeting in the moss Physcomitrella patens". The Plant Journal 11 (6), 1195-1206. (292)

3.      Hofmann, A. Codon, A., Ivascu, C., Russo, E., Knight, C., Cove, D., Schaefer, D., Chakhaparonian, M. and Zrÿd, J.-P. 1999, « A specific member of the Cab multigene family can be efficiently targeted and disrupted in the moss Physcomitrella patens. » Molecular and General Genetics 261, 92 – 99. (37)

4.      Schaefer, D.G. 2001, "Gene targeting in Physcomitrella patens", Curr. Opin. Plant Biol. 4, 143 – 150. (126)

5.      Schaefer D.G. and Zrÿd J.-P. 2001, “The moss Physcomitrella patens now and then” Plant Physiology 127, 1430-1438. (71)

6.      Schaefer D.G. 2002 "A new moss genetics: targeted mutagenesis in Physcomitrella patens" Annual Review of Plant Physiology and Plant Molecular Biology 53, 477-501. (103)

7.      Meiri E., Levitan A., Guo F., Christopher D. A., Schaefer D., Zrÿd J.-P. and Danon A. 2002, “Characterization of three PDI-like genes in Physcomitrella patens and construction of knock-out mutants.” Molecular Genetics and Genomics, 267. 231-240. (18)

8.      Schipper O., Schaefer D.G., Reski R. and Fleming A. 2002, "Expansins in the bryophyte Physcomitrella patens." Plant Molecular Biology, 50: 789-802 (2002). (40)

9.      Brun F., Schaefer D.G., Laloue M, Gonneau, M. 2004, "Knockout of UBP34 in Physcomitrella patens reveals the photoaffinity labeling of another closely related IPR protein." Plant Science 167 (3) 471-479. (1)

10.  Saidi Y., Finka A., Chakhparonian M., Zrÿd J.-P., Schaefer D.G. and Goloubinoff P. 2005, Controlled Expression of Recombinant Proteins in Physcomitrella patens by a Conditional Heat-shock Promoter: a Tool for Plant Research and Biotechnology .” Plant Molecular Biology 59 (5), 697 – 711. (39)

11.  Trouiller B., Schaefer D.G., Charlot F. and Nogué F. 2006, “ MSH2 is essential for the preservation of genome integrity and prevents homeologous recombination in the moss Physcomitrella patens.” Nucleic Acid Research, 34, 1, 232-242. (28)

12.   Finka A., Schaefer D.G., Saidi Y., Goloubinoff P. and Zrÿd J.-P. 2007, “In vivo visualisation of F-actin structures during the development of the moss Physcomitrella patens.” New Phytologist 174, 63-76. (18)

13.  Menand B., Yi K., Jouannic S., Hoffmann L.,  Ryan E., Linstead P., Schaefer D.G.,  Dolan L., 2007 “ An ancient mechanism controls the development of cells involved in nutrient acquisition in land plants.”  Science 316, 5830, 1477-1480. (115)

14.  Thelander M., Nilsson A., Olsson  T., Johansson M., Girod P.-A., Schaefer D.G., Zrÿd J.-P. and Ronne H., 2007 “The moss genes PpSKI1 and PpSKI2 encode nuclear SnRK1 interacting proteins with homologues in vascular plants” Plant Mol. Biol. 64, 559-573. (14)

15.  Trouiller B., Charlot F., Choinard S., Schaefer D.G., and Nogue F., 2007 “Comparison of gene targeting efficiencies in two mosses suggests that it is a conserved feature of Bryophyte transformation”. Biotechnology Letters, 29, 1591-1598. (12)

16.  Finka A., Saidi Y., Goloubinoff P., Neuhaus J.-M., Zrÿd J.-P. and Schaefer D.G. 2008. “ The Knock-Out of ARP3a Gene Affects F-Actin Cytoskeleton Organization Altering Cellular Tip Growth, Morphology and Development in Moss Physcomitrella Patens”, Cell Motility and the Cytoskeleton 65, 769-684. (11)

17.  Saidi Y., Schaefer D.G., Goloubinoff P., Zrÿd J.-P. and Finka A. 2009. “ The CaMV 35S promoter has a weak expression activity in dark grown tissues of moss Physcomitrella patens Plant Signaling and Behavior 4, 5, May 2009

18.  Schaefer D.G., Delacote F., Charlot F., Vrielynck N., Guyon-Debast A., Le Guin S., Neuhaus J.M., Doutriaux M.P., Nogué F . 2010 “ RAD51 loss of function abolishes gene targeting and de-represses illegitimate integration in the moss Physcomitrella patens.” DNA Repair, 9 (5):526-533. (12)

19.  Spinner L., Pastuglia M., Belcram K., Pegoraro M., Goussot M., Bouchez D. and Schaefer D.G. 2010 “The function of TONNEAU1 in moss reveals ancient mechanisms of division plane specification and cell elongation in land plants”. Development, 137(16):2733-42. (15)

20.  Hélène Proust, Beate Hoffmann, Xiaonan Xie, Didier G. Schaefer, Kaori Yoneyama, Koichi Yoneyama, Fabien Nogué, Catherine Rameau 2011 “Strigolactones act as a quorum sensing-like signal to modulate gametophyte development in  Physcomitrella patens Development, 138 (8):1531-39. (60)

21.  Kamisugi Yasuko, Schaefer Didier, Kozak Jaroslav, Charlot Florence, Vrielynck Nathalie, Angelis Karel, Cuming Andrew and Nogué Fabien 2012 “MRE11 and RAD50, but not NBS1, are essential for gene targeting in the moss Physcomitrella patens.”, Nucleic Acids Research 40, (8): 3496-510. (5)

22. Bonhomme Sandrine, Nogué Fabien, Rameau Catherine and Schaefer Didier G. 2013. Usefulness of Physcomitrella patens for the study of plant organogenesis, Method in Mol Biol. Vol 959;21-43 (1)

23. Charlot Florence, Chelysheva Liudmila, Kamisugi Yasuko, Vrielynck Nathalie, Guyon Anouchka, Epert Aline, Le Guin Sylvia, Schaefer Didier G., Cuming Andrew C., Grelon Mathilde and Nogué Fabien 2014, “RAD51B Plays an Essential Role During Somatic and Meiotic Recombination in Physcomitrella.”, Nucleic Acids Research in press



Book chapter

1.      Schaefer, D.G., Bisztray, G. and Zrÿd, J.-P. 1994  "Genetic transformation of the moss Physcomitrella patens" in Biotechnology and Agriculture 29, Plant protoplasts and genetic engineering V, Editor Y.P.S. Bajaj, Springer Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg, New-York.

2.      Schaefer D.G. and Zrÿd J.-P. 2004, “ Principles of targeted mutagenesis in the moss Physcomitrella patens” in New Frontiers in Bryology, Editors Wood A., Oliver, M. and Cove D., Kluwer Academic Publishers Dordrecht, Boston, London