Institut für Zelluläre und Molekulare Botanik
Zellbiologie der Pflanzen

Publications on Acetabularia an other algae by this group



Book chapters

Lütz-Meindl, U., Menzel, D. (2000) Actin and cytomorophogenesis in the giant, single-celled green algae Acetabularia and Micrasterias. In: Baluska, F., Barlow, P, Staiger, C., Volkmann, D. (eds) Actin: a dynamic framework for multiple plant cell functions. Klywer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht. pp. 213-236.

Menzel, D., Jonitz, H., Elsner-Menzel, C. (1992) The cytoskeleton in the life cycle of Acetabularia and other related species of dasyclad green algae. In: Menzel, D. (ed.) The Cytoskeleton of the Algae, CRC-Press, Boca Raton.

Menzel, D., Elsner-Menzel, C. (1990) Cytoskeletal dynamics in the reproductive cycle of Acetabularia (Dasycladaceae, Chlorophyceae). Cyst morphogenesis and delayed cytokinesis. In: Wiessner, W., Robinson, D.G., Starr, R. (eds.). Experimental Phycology, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg. pp. 105-123.

Menzel, D., Elsner-Menzel, C. (1988) Maintenance and dynamic changes of cytoplasmic organization controlled by cytoskeletal assemblies in Acetabularia. In : Coleman, A.W., Goff, L.J., Stein-Taylor, J.R. (eds.) "Algae as Experimental Systems in Cell Biological Research". New York. Alan R. Liss, Inc., pp. 71-91.

Menzel, D. (1977) Electronmicroscope studies on the localization of catalase and peroxidase in Acetabularia cells. In: C.L.F. Woodcock (ed.), Progress in Acetabularia Research. (pp. 69-81), Academic Press. N.Y., London.




Mine, I., Menzel, D. Okuda, K. (2008) Morphogenesis in Giant Celled Algae. International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology, Volume 266 (chapt 2): 37-84.

Menzel, D, Vugrek, O. (1997) Muskelproteine in Pflanzen. Biologie in unserer Zeit 27: 195-203.

Menzel, D (1994) Cytoarchitecture and morphogenesis of eukaryotic algae. Chlorophyta, Progress in Botany 55: 1-34.

Menzel, D (1994) Cell differentiation and the cytoskeleton in Acetabularia. Tansley Review, The New Phytologist 128: 369-393.

Menzel, D. (1988) How do giant plant cells cope with injury. The wound response in siphonous green algae. Protoplasma 144: 73-91.


Original papers


Mine I, Anota Y, Menzel D, Okuda K. Poly(A)(+) RNA and cytoskeleton during cyst formation in the cap ray of Acetabularia peniculus. Protoplasma. 2005 226(3-4): 199-206.

Vugrek, O., Sawitzky, H., Menzel, D. (2003) Class XIII myosins from the green alga Acetabularia: Driving force in organelle transport and tip growth? J. Muscle Res. Cell Motil. 24: 87-97.

Vugrek, O, Frank, S, Menzel, D (2002) Suppressor-tRNA mediated bacterial expression for Acetabularia (Dasycladales, Chlorophyta) genes containing UAA and UAG glutamin codons. Phycologia 41(6): 590-593.

Mine, I., Okuda, K., Menzel, D. (2001) Poly(A)+ RNA during vegetative development of Acetabularia peniculus.  Protoplasma 216: 56-65.

Sawitzky, H, Liebe, S, Willingale-Theune, J, Menzel D (1999) The anti-proliferative agent jasplakinolide rearranges the actin cytoskeleton of plant cells. Eur. J. Cell Biol. 78: 424-433.

Sawitzky, H, Willingale-Theune, J, Menzel, D. (1996) Improved visualization of F-actin in the green alga Acetabularia by microwave-accellerated fixation and simultaneous FITC-phalloidin staining. Histochem. J. 28: 353-360.

Menzel, D, Jonitz, H, Elsner-Menzel, C (1996) The perinuclear microtubule system in the green alga Acetabularia: anchor or motility device? Protoplasma 193: 63-76.

Menzel, D, Vugrek, O, Frank, S, Elsner-Menzel, C (1995) Protein phosphatase 2A, a potential regulator of actin dynamics and organelle motility in the green alga Acetabularia. Eur. J. Cell Biol. 67: 179-187.

Liebe, S, Menzel, D (1995) Acto-myosin-based dynamics of the endoplasmic reticulum and chloroplast motility in Vallisneria mesophyll cells. Biology of the Cell, 85: 207-222.

Berger, S, Menzel, D, Traub, P (1994) Premeiotic chromosomal architecture in Acetabularia. Protoplasma 178: 119-128.

Menzel, D (1994) Dynamics and pharmacological perturbation of the endoplasmic reticulum in Acetabularia. Eur. J. Cell Biol. 64: 113-119.

Menzel, D (1994) An interconnected plastidom in Acetabularia cliftonii. Protoplasma 179: 166-171.

Olsen, JL, Stam, WT, Berger, S, Menzel, D (1994) 18S rDNA evolution in the Dasycladales (Chlorophyta) - Modern living fossils. J. Phycol. 30: 729-744.

Tischendorf, G., Hirschmann, M., Menzel, D., Traub, P. (1993) Electron microscopic and immunocytochemical studies of nuclear matrices prepared from the giant vegetative nucleus of Acetabularia, a unicellular marine green alga. I. The residual nuclear envelope. Electron Microscopy 3: 263-264.

Menzel, D., Elsner-Menzel, C. (1990) The microtubule cytoskeleton in developing cysts of the green alga Acetabularia: Involvement in cell wall formation. Protoplasma 157: 52-63.

Menzel, D., Elsner-Menzel, C. (1989) Induction of actin-based cytoplasmic contraction in the siphonous green alga Acetabularia (Chlorophyceae) by locally restricted calcium influx. Botanica Acta 102: 164-171.

Menzel, D., Elsner-Menzel, C. (1989) Co-localization of particle transport with microtubules in cytoplasmic exudates of the siphonous green alga Bryopsis. Botanica Acta 102: 241-248.

Menzel, D., Elsner-Menzel, C. (1989) Actin-based chloroplast rearrange­ments in the cortex of the giant coenocytic green alga Caulerpa. Protoplasma 150: 1-8.

Menzel, D. (1988) Perturbation of cytoskeletal assemblies in cyst domain morphogenesis in the green alga Acetabularia. Eur. J. Cell Biol. 46: 217-226.

Menzel, D. (1987) Fine structure of vacuolar inclusions in the siphonous green alga Chlorodesmis fastigiata (Udoteaceae, Caulerpales) and their contribution to plug formation. Phycologia 26: 205-221.

Menzel, D. (1987) The cytoskeleton of the giant coenocytic green alga Caulerpa visualized by immunocytochemistry. Protoplasma 139: 71-76.

Menzel, D., Schliwa, M. (1986) Motility in the siphonous green alga Bryopsis.I. Spatial organization of the cytoskeleton and organelle movements. Eur.J. Cell Biol. 40: 275-285.

Menzel, D., Schliwa, M. 1986 Motility in the siphonous green alga Bryopsis. II. Chloroplast movement requires organized arrays of both microtubules and actin filaments. Eur. J. Cell Biol. 40: 286-295.

Menzel, D. 1986 Visualization of cytoskeletal changes through the life cycle in Acetabularia. Protoplasma 134: 30-42.

Menzel, D. (1985) Fine structure study on the association of the caulerpalean plastid with microtubule bundles in the siphonalean green alga Chlorodesmis fastigiata (Ducker, Udoteaceae). Protoplasma 125: 103-110.

Menzel, D., R. Kazlauskas & J. Reichelt (1983) Coumarins in the siphonalean green algal family Dasycladales Kützing (Chlorophyceae). Bot. Mar. 26: 23-29.

Menzel, D. (1983) Tubular reassembly of the plastid envelope in mechanically stressed cells of the siphonous green alga Chlorodesmis fastigiata (C.Ag. Ducker, Udoteaceae). Planta 157: 190-192.

Menzel, D. & B. Grant (1982) Peroxidase in Caulerpa. J. Phycol. 17: 113-120.

Menzel, D., Grant, B. (1981) Fine structure study on the development of trabeculae in the siphonous green alga Caulerpa simpliciuscula C.Ag. Protoplasma 107: 47-68.

Menzel, D. (1980) Plug formation and peroxidase accumulation in two orders of siphonous green algae (Caulerpales and Dasycladales) in relation to fertilization and injury. Phycologia 19: 37-48.

Menzel, D. (1980) Development and fine structure of plugs in the cap rays of Acetabularia acetabulum (mediterranea, (L) Silva, Dasycladales). Phycologia 20: 56-64.
Menzel, D. (1979) Accumulation of peroxidase in the cap rays of Acetabularia during the development of gametangia. J. Histochem. Cytochem. 27: 1003-1010.

Menzel, D. (1976) Zytochemischer Nachweis von Katalase in Mikrobodies von Acetabularia mediterranea. Planta 130: 181-184.


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