Publications

 

Research articles

  1. Shunmugam, A.S.K., V. Bollina, Dukowic-Schulze, P.K. Bhowmik, C. Ambrose, J.D. Higgins, C. Pozniak, A.G. Sharpe, K. Rozwadowski, S. Kagale. (2018). MeioCapture: an efficient method for staging and isolation of meiocytes in the prophase I sub-stages of meiosis in wheat. BMC Plant Biol 18: 293 [Free full text via BMC]
  2. Kianian, P.M.A., M. Wang, K. Simons, F. Ghavami, Y. He, S. Dukowic-Schulze, A. Sundararajan, Q. Sun, J. Pillardy, J. Mudge, C. Chen, S. Kianian and W.P. Pawlowski. (2018). High-resolution crossover mapping reveals similarities and differences in the patterns of male and female recombination in maize. Nat Commun  9(1): 2370 [Free full text via Nature]
  3. He, Y.*, M. Wang*, S. Dukowic-Schulze*, A. Zhou, C.-L. Tian, S. Shilo, G.K. Sidhu, S. Eichten, P. Bradbury, N.M Springer, E.S. Buckler, A.A.Levy, Q. Sun, J. Pillardy, P.M.A. Kianian, S. Kianian, C. Changbin, W.P. Pawlowski (2017). Genomic features shaping the landscape of meiotic double-strand break hotspots in maize. PNAS 114:12231-12236  [Full text via PNAS]            *equal contributors
  4. Hussain Shah, S., A. Noureen, F. Deeba, T. Sultana, S. Dukowic-Schulze, C. Chen and S. M. Saqlan Naqvi. (2017). Transgenic analysis reveals 5´abbreviated OsRGLP2 promoter(s) as responsive to abiotic stress. Mol Biotechnol, 59:456-468 [Full text via Springer]
  5. Sundararajan, A., S. Dukowic-Schulze, M. Kwicklis, K. Engstrom, N. Garcia, O. J. Oviedo, T. Ramaraj, M. D. Gonzales, Y. He, M. Wang, Q. Sun, J. Pillardy, S. F. Kianian, W.P. Pawlowski, C. Chen and J. Mudge. (2016). Gene evolutionary trajectories and GC patterns driven by recombination in Zea mays. Front Plant Sci, 7: 1433  [Free full text via Frontiers]
  6. Dukowic-Schulze, S., A. Sundararajan, T. Ramaraj, S. Kianian, W.P. Pawlowski, J. Mudge and C. Chen. (2016). Novel meiotic miRNAs and indications for a role of phasiRNAs in meiosis. Front Plant Sci 7: 762 [Free full text via Frontiers]
  7. Li, J*., S. Dukowic-Schulze*, I.E. Lindquist, A.D. Farmer, B. Kelly, T. Li, A.G. Smith, E.F. Retzel, J. Mudge, and C. Chen. (2015). The plant-specific protein FEHLSTART controls male meiotic entry, initializing meiotic synchronization in Arabidopsis. Plant J 84: 659-671. [Free full text via Wiley]     *equal contributors
  8. Dukowic-Schulze, S., A. Harris, J. Li, A. Sundararajan, J. Mudge, E.F. Retzel, W.P. Pawlowski, and C. Chen. (2014). Comparative transcriptomics of early meiosis in Arabidopsis and maize. J Genet Genomics 41: 139–152. [Free full text via ScienceDirect]
  9. Dukowic-Schulze, S., A. Sundararajan, J. Mudge, T. Ramaraj, A.D. Farmer, M. Wang, Q. Sun, J. Pillardy, S. Kianian, E.F. Retzel, W.P. Pawlowski, and C. Chen. (2014). The transcriptome landscape of early maize meiosis. BMC Plant Biol 14: 118. [Free full text via BMC]
  10. Li, J., A.D. Farmer, I.E. Lindquist, S. Dukowic-Schulze, J. Mudge, T. Li, E.F. Retzel, and C. Chen. (2012). Characterization of a set of novel meiotically-active promoters in Arabidopsis. BMC Plant Biol 12: 104. [Free full text via BMC]
  11. Neeb, A., S. Wallbaum, N. Novac, S. Dukovic-Schulze, I. Scholl, C. Schreiber, P. Schlag, J. Moll, U. Stein, and J.P. Sleeman. (2012). The immediate early gene Ier2 promotes tumor cell motility and metastasis, and predicts poor survival of colorectal cancer patients. Oncogene 31: 3796–3806. [Abstract/ full text via Nature]
  12. Roth, N., J. Klimesch, S. Dukowic-Schulze, M. Pacher, A. Mannuss, and H. Puchta. (2012). The requirement for recombination factors differs considerably between different pathways of homologous double-strand break repair in somatic plant cells. Plant J 72: 781–790.[Free full text via Wiley]
  13. Seeliger, K., Dukowic-Schulze, R. Wurz-Wildersinn, M. Pacher, and H. Puchta. (2012). BRCA2 is a mediator of RAD51- and DMC1-facilitated homologous recombination in Arabidopsis thaliana. New Phytol 193: 364–375. [Free full text via Wiley]
  14. Block-Schmidt, A.S., Dukowic-Schulze, K. Wanieck, W. Reidt, and H. Puchta. (2011). BRCC36A is epistatic to BRCA1 in DNA crosslink repair and homologous recombination in Arabidopsis thaliana. Nucleic Acids Res 39: 146–154. [Free full text via Oxford Journals]
  15. Mannuss, A., Dukowic-Schulze, S. Suer, F. Hartung, M. Pacher, and H. Puchta. (2010). RAD5A, RECQ4A, and MUS81 have specific functions in homologous recombination and define different pathways of DNA repair in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell 22: 3318–3330. [Free full text via Plant Cell]
  16. Watanabe, K., M. Pacher, S. Dukowic, V. Schubert, H. Puchta, and I. Schubert. (2009). The STRUCTURAL MAINTENANCE OF CHROMOSOMES 5/6 complex promotes sister chromatid alignment and homologous recombination after DNA damage in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell 21: 2688–2699. [Free full text via Plant Cell]

Method articles

  1. Dukowic-Schulze, S., N. Garcia, A. S. K. Shunmugam, S. Kagale, and C. Chen. (accepted). Isolating male meiocytes from maize and wheat for “-omics” analyses. In: Plant Meiosis: Methods and Protocols (Springer). Methods Mol Biol
  2. Dukowic-Schulze, S., A. Harris, and C. Chen. (2016). Immunolocalization on whole anther chromosome spreads for male meiosis. In: Plant Cytogenetics (Springer).  Methods Mol Biol 1429:161-175. [Full text via Springer]
  3. Dukowic-Schulze, S., A. Sundararajan, T. Ramaraj, J. Mudge, and C. Chen. (2014). Sequencing-based large-scale genomics approaches with small numbers of isolated maize meiocytes. Front Plant Sci 5: 57. [Free full text via Frontiers]

Review articles

  1. Okagaki, R.J., Dukowic-Schulze, W.B. Eggleston, and G.J. Mühlbauer (2018). A critical assessment of 60 years of maize intragenic recombination. Front Plant Sci [Full text via Frontiers]
  2. Dukowic-Schulze, S., C. Liu and C. Chen. (2018). Not just gene expression: 3D implications of chromatin modifications during plant sexual reproduction. in: Epigenetic regulation of plant development and stress responses. Plant Cell Reports 37:11-16 [Full text via Springer]
  3. Liberatore, K. L., Dukowic-Schulze, S., Miller, M., Chen, C., Kianian, S. F. (2016). The role of mitochondria in plant development and stress response. Free Rad.Biol.Med. in press doi:10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2016.03.033  [Free full text via ScienceDirect]
  4. Dukowic-Schulze, S. and C. Chen. (2014). The meiotic transcriptome architecture of plants. Front Plant Sci 5: 220 [Free full text via Frontiers]

 

 

Conferences

 – limited to own posters and talks presented –

EMBO Principles of Chromsome Structure & Function 2018
1st EMBO Symposium on the topicSeptember 5th-9th, Heidelberg, GermanyEMBO Meiosis 2017
16th EMBO Conference on MeiosisAugust 27th-September 1st, Hvar, Croatia
  Dukowic-Schulze, S., A. Sundararajan, T. Ramaray, S. Kianian, W.P. Pawlowski, J. Mudge, C. Chen.

Meiotic phasiRNAs – (more than) the plant version of piRNAs?

Poster

Maize Meeting 2017
59th Annual Maize Genetics ConferenceMarch 9-12, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
 (co-presenter of posters from Penny Kianian and Claire Milsted)
ICPMB 2015

9th International Conference for Plant Mitochondrial Biology

May 17-22, Wroclaw, Poland

Dukowic-Schulze, S., A. Harris, C. Chen:

Mitochondria connections in plant meiosis.

selected speaker

Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MSI) Celebration 2015

April 23, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

 Poster RNAs +sRNA MSI2015 Dukowic-Schulze, S., A. Sundararajan, T. Ramaray, J. Mudge, W.P. Pawlowski, C. Chen.

Transcriptome and small RNA data from maize meiosis leads to novel discoveries and research directions.

Poster

 

NMBIST 2015

10th New Mexico BioInformatics, Science & Technology Conference

March 26-27, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Dukowic-Schulze, S., A. Sundararajan, T. Ramaray, J. Mudge, W.P. Pawlowski, C. Chen.

What we can learn from analyzing RNAs during plant meiosis.

Invited speaker

PAG 2015

Plant & Animal Genome XXIII

Jan 10-14, San Diego, California, USA

 Poster sRNA PAG2015_new Dukowic-Schulze, S., A. Sundararajan, J. Mudge, W.P. Pawlowski, C. Chen.

The small RNA landscape of maize meiosis.

Poster

MPGI Retreat 2014

Microbial & Plant Genomics Institute Annual Retreat

Jan 8, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

Dukowic-Schulze, S., Y. He, M. Wang, J. Mudge, A. Sundararajan, A.D. Farmer, Q. Sun, J. Pillardy, C. Chen, W.P. Pawlowski.

Features of meiosis and meiotic recombination in maize.

Invited speaker

EMBO Conference on Meiosis 2013

European Molecular Biology Organization

Sept 14-19, Dresden, Germany

 

 2013-07-10 ASPB 2013 Poster Dukowic-Schulze, S., Y. He, M. Wang, J. Mudge, A. Sundararajan, A.D. Farmer, Q. Sun, J. Pillardy, C. Chen, W.P. Pawlowski.

New insight into early meiosis and meiotic recombination in maize.

Poster

ASPB 2013

Conference of the American Society of Plant Biologists

July 20-24, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

 

 2013-07-10 ASPB 2013 Poster Dukowic-Schulze, S., Y. He, M. Wang, A. Sundararajan, J. Mudge, A.D. Farmer, Q. Sun, J., Pillardy, C. Chen, W.P. Pawlowski.

New insight into meiosis and meiotic recombination in Zea mays.

Selected speaker and poster

PAG 2013

Plant & Animal Genome XXI

Jan 12-16, San Diego, California, USA

 

Dukowic-Schulze, S., J. Mudge, A. Sundararajan, A.D. Farmer, M. Wang, Q. Sun, E-F. Retzel, W.P. Pawlowski, C. Chen.

New aspects of meiotic recombination in Zea mays.

Invited speaker

GRC Meiosis 2012

Gordon Research Conference on Meiosis

June 3-8, New London, New Hampshire, USA

 GRC 2012 Poster B73 mRNAseq Dukowic-Schulze, S., M. Wang, Q. Sun, A.D. Farmer, J, Mudge, E.F. Retzel, W.P. Pawlowski, C. Chen.

The meiotic transcriptome of Zea mays.

Poster

EMBO Workshop 2012

Genetic Stability & Change: Genome maintenance mechanisms in plants

May 2-5, Roscoff, France

Dukowic-Schulze, S., J. Li, E.F. Retzel, W.P. Pawlowski, C. Chen.

Using mRNAseq to examine meiosis in Zea mays and a fertility-affecting Arabidopsis mutant.

Selected speaker

ASPB 2011

Conference of the American Society of Plant Biologists

Aug 6-10, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

 

 ASPB 2011 poster fst Li, J., S. Dukowic-Schulze, J. Mudge, A.D. Farmer, T. Li, A.G. Smith, E.F. Retzel, C. Chen.

FEHLSTART, encoding a land-plant specific transcription factor, is essential for meiotic synchronization in Arabidopsis.

Poster