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Lin YC, Mayer M, Valle Torres D, Pook T, Hölker A, Presterl T, Ouzunova M, Schön CC (2024) Genomic prediction within and across maize landrace derived populations using haplotypes. Front Plant Sci 15,


Lanzl T, Melchinger AE, Schön CC (2023) Influence of the mating design on the additive genetic variance in plant breeding populations. Theor Appl Genet 136: 236,

Vojgani E, Hölker AC, Mayer M, Schön CC, Simianer H, Pook T (2023) Genomic prediction using information across years with epistatic models and dimension reduction via haplotype blocks. PLOS One,


Hölker AC, Mayer M, Presterl T, Bauer E, Ouzunova M, Melchinger AE, Schön CC (2022) Theoretical and experimental assessment of genome-based prediction in landraces of allogamous crops. PNAS 119:e2121797119,

Mayer M, Hölker AC, Presterl T, Ouzunova M, Melchinger AE, Schön CC (2022) Genetic diversity of European maize landraces: Dataset on the molecular and phenotypic variation of derived doubled-haploid populations. Data in Brief 42:108164,


Berger F, Gutjahr C (2021) Factors affecting plant responsiveness to arbuscular mycorrhiza. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 59:101994, (Review)

Gaikpa DS, Kessel B, Presterl T, Ouzunova M, Galiano-Carneiro AL, Mayer M, Melchinger AE, Schön CC, Miedaner T (2021) Exploiting genetic diversity in two European maize landraces for improving Gibberella ear rot resistance using genomic tools. Theor Appl Genet 134:793–805,

Pariyar SR, Nagel KA, Lentz J, Galinski A, Wilhelm J, Putz A, Adels S, Heinz K, Frohberg C, Watt M (2021) Variation in Root System Architecture among the Founder Parents of Two 8-way MAGIC Wheat Populations for Selection in Breeding. Agronomy 11:2452,

Pook T, Nemri A, Gonzalez Segovia EG, Simianer H, Schoen CC (2021) Increasing calling accuracy, coverage, and read depth in sequence data by the use of haplotype blocks. PLOS Genetics,

Vojgani E, Pook T, Simianer H (2021) Phenotype prediction under epistasis. In: Wong KC. (eds) Epistasis. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 2212, Humana, New York, NY,

Vojgani E, Pook T, Martini JWR, Hölker AC, Mayer M, Schön CC, Simianer H (2021) Accounting for epistasis improves genomic prediction of phenotypes with univariate and bivariate models across environments. Theor Appl Genet 134:2913-2930,

Zhou Y, Sommer ML, Hochholdinger F (2021) Cold response and tolerance in cereal roots. J Exp Bot 72:7474-7481,


Frey F, Pitz M, Schön CC, Hochholdinger F (2020) Transcriptomic diversity in seedling roots of European flint maize in response to cold. BMC Genomics 21:300,

Haberer G, Kamal N, Bauer E, Gundlach H, Fischer I, Seidel MA, Spannagl M, Marcon C, Ruban A, Urbany C, Nemri A, Hochholdinger F, Ouzunova M, Houben A, Schön CC, Mayer KFX (2020) European maize genomes highlight intraspecies variation in repeat and gene content. Nature Genetics 52:950-957,

Mayer M, Hölker AC, González-Segovia E, Bauer E, Presterl T, Ouzunova M, Melchinger AE, Schön CC (2020) Discovery of beneficial haplotypes for complex traits in maize landraces. Nature Commun 11:4954,

Pook T, Mayer M, Geibel J, Weigend S, Cavero D, Schön CC, Simianer H (2020) Improving imputation quality in BEAGLE for crop and livestock data. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics 10:177-188,

Pook T, Freudenthal J, Korte A, Simianer H (2020) Using local convolutional neural networks for genomic prediction. Front Genet

Vojgani E, Pook T, Hölker AC, Mayer M, Schön CC, Simianer H (2020) Bivariate genomic prediction of phenotypes by selecting epistatic interactions across years. bioRxiv


Brauner PC, Schipprack W, Utz HF, Bauer E, Mayer M, Schön CC, Melchinger AE (2019) Testcross performance of doubled haploid lines from European flint maize landraces is promising for broadening the genetic base of elite germplasm. Theor Appl Genet (2019) 132: 1897-1908,

Hölker AC, Mayer M, Presterl T, Bolduan T, Bauer E, Ordas B, Brauner PC, Ouzunova M, Melchinger AE, Schön CC (2019) European maize landraces made accessible for plant breeding and genome-based studies.
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Pook T, Schlather M, de los Campos G, Mayer M, Schön CC, Simianer H (2019) HaploBlocker: creation of subgroup-specific haplotype blocks and libraries. Genetics 212:1045-1061,


Brauner PC, Müller D, Schopp P, Böhm J, Schipprack W, Bauer E, Schön CC, Melchinger AE (2018) Genomic prediction within and among doubled-haploid line libraries from maize landraces. Genetics 210:1185-1196,

Lanfranco L, Fiorilli V, Gutjahr C (2018) Partner communication and role of nutrients in the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis. New Phytologist, 220:1031-1046, DOI: 10.1111/nph.15230


Böhm J, Schipprack W, Utz HF, Melchinger AE (2017) Tapping the genetic diversity of landraces in allogamous crops with doubled haploid lines: a case study from European flint maize. Theor Appl Genetics 130:861-873,

Mayer M, Unterseer S, Bauer E, de Leon N, Ordas B, Schön CC (2017) Is there an optimum level of diversity in utilization of genetic resources? Theor Appl Genet 130:2283-2295, doi:10.1007/s00122-017-2959-4

Melchinger AE, Schopp P, Müller D, Schrag TA, Bauer E, Unterseer S, Homann L, Schipprack W, Schön CC (2017) Safeguarding our genetic resources with libraries of doubled-haploid lines. Genetics 206:1611-1619,


Gianola D, Schon CC (2016) Cross-validation without doing cross-validation in genome-enabled prediction. G3 doi: 10.1534/g3.116.033381

Gioia T, Galinski A, Lenz H, Müller C, Lentz J, Heinz K, Briese C, Putz A, Fiorani F, Watt M, Schurr U, Nagel KA (2016) GrowScreen-PaGe, a non-invasive, high-throughput phenotyping system based on germination paper to quantify crop phenotypic diversity and plasticity of root traits under varying nutrient supply. Functional Plant Biology 44:76-93,

Han S, Utz HF, Liu W, Schrag TA, Stange M, Würschum T, Miedaner T, Bauer E, Schön CC, Melchinger AE (2016) Choice of models for QTL mapping with multiple families and design of the training set for prediction of Fusarium resistance traits in maize. Theor Appl Genet 129:431-444,  DOI: 10.1007/s00122-015-2637-3

Hu H, Schrag TA, Peis R, Unterseer S, Schipprack W, Chen S, Lai J, Yan J, Prasanna BM, Nair SK, Chaikam V, Rotarenco V, Shatskaya OA, Zavalishina A, Scholten S, Schön CC, Melchinger AE (2016) The genetic basis of haploid induction in maize identified with a novel genome-wide association method. Genetics 202, 1267-1276; DOI: 10.1534/genetics.115.184234

Revilla P, Rodríguez V, Ordás A, Rincent R, Charcosset A, Giauffret C, Melchinger AE, Schön CC, Bauer E, Altmann T, Brunel D, Moreno-González J, Campo L, Ouzunova M, Álvarez Á, Ruiz de Galarreta JI, Laborde J, Malvar R (2016) Association mapping for cold tolerance in two large maize inbred panels. BMC Plant Biol 16:127

Unterseer S, Pophaly SD, Peis R, Westermeier P, Mayer M, Seidel MA, Haberer G, Mayer KFX, Ordas B, Pausch H, Tellier A, Bauer E, Schön CC (2016) A comprehensive study of the genomic differentiation between temperate Dent and Flint maize. Genome Biology 17:137, DOI: 10.1186/s13059-016-1009-x

Yu P, Gutjahr C, Li C, Hochholdinger F (2016) Genetic control of lateral root formation in cereals. Trends in Plant Sciences, 21: 951–961


Alter S, Bader KC, Spannagl M, Wang Y, Bauer E, Schön CC, Mayer KF (2015) DroughtDB: an expert-curated compilation of plant drought stress genes and their homologs in nine species. Database 2015:bav046, doi:10.1093/database/bav046

Foiada F, Westermeier P, Kessel B, Ouzunova M, Wimmer V, Mayer W, Presterl T, Dilger M, Kreps R, Eder J, Schön CC (2015) Improving resistance to the European corn borer: a comprehensive study in elite maize using QTL mapping and genome-wide prediction. Theor Appl Genet 128:875-891, doi: 10.1007/s00122-015-2477-1

Gianola D, de los Campos G, Toro MA, Naya H, Schön CC, Sorensen D (2015) Do molecular markers inform about pleiotropy? Genetics 201:23-29, doi: 10.1534/genetics.115.179978

Han S, Utz HF, Liu W, Schrag TA, Stange M, Würschum T, Miedaner T, Bauer E, Schön C-C, Melchinger A (2015) Choice of models for QTL mapping with multiple families and design of the training set for prediction of Fusarium resistance traits in maize. Theor Appl Genet:1-14,  DOI: 10.1007/s00122-015-2637-3

Lehermeier C, Schön CC, de los Campos G (2015) Assessment of genetic heterogeneity in structured plant populations using multivariate whole-genome regression models. Genetics 201:323-337, doi: 10.1534/genetics.115.177394

Schön CC, Simianer H (2015) Resemblance between two relatives–animal and plant breeding. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics 132:1-2

Schopp P, Riedelsheimer C, Utz HF, Schön CC, Melchinger AE (2015) Forecasting the accuracy of genomic prediction with different selection targets in the training and prediction set as well as truncation selection. Theor Appl Genet 128:2189-2201, doi:10. 1007/ s00122-015-2577-y

Zheng L, McMullen MD, Bauer E, Schön CC, Gierl A, Frey M (2015) Prolonged expression of the BX1 signature enzyme is associated with a recombination hotspot in the benzoxazinoid gene cluster in Zea mays. J Exp Bot 66:3917-3930, doi: 10.1093/jxb/erv192


Albrecht T, Auinger H-J, Wimmer V, Ogutu J, Knaak C, Ouzunova M, Piepho H-P,  Schön C-C (2014) Genome-based prediction of maize hybrid performance across genetic groups, testers, locations, and years. Theor Appl Genet 127:1375-1386, DOI: 10.1007/s00122-014-2305-z

Carbonnel S, Gutjahr C (2014) Control of arbuscular mycorrhiza development by nutrient signals. Frontiers in Plant Science 5: 462

Gianola D, Weigel KA, Krämer N, Stella A, Schön CC (2014) Enhancing genome-enabled prediction: bagging genomic BLUP. PLoS ONE 9(4): e91693, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0091693

Giraud H, Lehermeier C, Bauer E, Falque M, Segura V, Bauland C, Camisan C, Campo L, Meyer N, Ranc N, Schipprack W, Flament P, Melchinger AE, Menz M, Moreno-González J, Ouzunova M, Charcosset A, Schön CC, Moreau L (2014) Linkage Disequilibrium with Linkage Analysis of Multi-Line Crosses Reveals Different Multi-Allelic QTL for Hybrid Performance in the Flint and Dent Heterotic Groups of Maize. Genetics 198:1717-1734, doi:10.1534/genetics.114.169367

Gresset S, Westermeier P, Rademacher S, Ouzunova M, Presterl T, Westhoff P, Schön C-C (2014) Stable carbon isotope discrimination is under genetic control in the C4 species maize with several genomic regions influencing trait expression. Plant Physiology 164:131-143, doi: 10.1104/pp.113.224816

Lehermeier C, Krämer N, Bauer E, Bauland C, Camisan C, Campo L, Flament P, Melchinger AE, Menz M, Meyer N, Moreau L, Moreno-Gonzáles J, Ouzunova M, Pausch H, Ranc N, Schipprack W, Schönleben M, Walter H, Charcosset A, Schön C-C (2014) Usefulness of multiparental populations of maize (Zea mays L.) for genome-based prediction. Genetics 198:3-16, doi: 10.1534/genetics.114.161943

Revilla P, Rodríguez VM, Ordás A, Rincent R, Charcosset A, Giauffret C, Melchinger AE, Schön CC, Bauer E, Altmann T, Brunel D, Moreno-González J, Campo L, Ouzunova M, Laborde J, Álvarez A, Ruíz de Galarreta JI, Malvar RA (2014) Variability for cold tolerance in two large maize inbred panels adapted to European climates. Crop Science 54:1981-1991, doi: 10.2135/cropsci2013.11.0733

Rincent R, Nicolas S, Bouchet S, Altmann T, Brunel D, Revilla P, Malvar RA, Moreno-Gonzalez J, Campo L, Melchinger AE, Schipprack W, Bauer E, Schön CC, Meyer N, Ouzunova M, Dubreuil P, Giauffret C, Madur D, Combes V, Dumas F, Bauland C, Jamin P, Laborde J, Flament P, Moreau L, Charcosset A (2014) Dent and Flint maize diversity panels reveal important genetic potential for increasing biomass production. Theor Appl Genet 127:2314-2331, DOI 10.1007/s00122-014-2379-7

Technow F, Schrag TA, Schipprack W, Bauer E, Simianer H, Melchinger AE (2014) Genome properties and prospects of genomic prediction of hybrid performance in a breeding program of maize. Genetics 197:1343-1355, doi: 10.1534/genetics.114.165860

Unterseer S, Bauer E, Haberer G, Seidel M, Knaak C, Ouzunova M, Meitinger T, Strom TM, Fries R, Pausch H, Bertani C, Davassi A, Mayer KFX, Schön CC (2014) A powerful tool for genome analysis in maize: development and evaluation of the high density 600 k SNP genotyping array. BMC Genomics 15:823, doi:10.1186/1471-2164-15-823


Bauer E, Falque M, Walter H, Bauland C, Camisan C, Campo L, Meyer N, Ranc N, Rincent R, Schipprack W, Altmann T, Flament P, Melchinger AE, Menz M, Moreno-González J, Ouzunova M, Revilla P, Charcosset A, Martin OC, Schön C-C (2013) Intraspecific variation of recombination rate in maize. Genome Biology 14:R103, DOI: 10.1186/gb-2013-14-9-r103

Gutjahr C, Parniske M (2013) Cell and developmental biology of arbuscular mycorrhiza symbiosis. Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology 29: 593-617

Lehermeier C, Wimmer V, Albrecht T, Auinger H-J, Gianola D, Schmid VJ, Schön CC (2013) Sensitivity to Prior Specification in Bayesian Genome-based Prediction Models. Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology 12:375-391, doi: 10.1515/sagmb-2012-0042

Stange M, Schrag TA, Utz HF, Riedelsheimer C, Bauer E, Melchinger AE (2013) High-density linkage mapping of yield components and epistatic interactions in maize with doubled haploid lines from four crosses. Molecular Breeding 32:533-546, doi: 10.1007/s11032-013-9887-z

Wimmer V, Lehermeier C, Albrecht T, Auinger H-J, Wang Y, Schön CC (2013) Genome-wide prediction of traits with different genetic architecture through efficient variable selection. Genetics 195:573-587, doi:10.1534/genetics.113.150078


Melchinger AE, Orsini E, Schön CC (2012) QTL mapping under truncation selection in homozygous lines derived from biparental crosses. Theor Appl Genet 124:543-553

Rincent R, Laloë D, Nicolas S, Altmann T, Brunel D, Revilla P, Rodriguez VM, Moreno-Gonzales J, Melchinger AE, Bauer E, Schön C-C, Meyer N, Giauffret C, Bauland C, Jamin P, Laborde J, Monod H, Flament P, Charcosset A, Moreau L (2012) Maximizing the reliability of genomic selection by optimizing the calibration set of reference individuals: comparison of methods in two diverse groups of maize inbreds (Zea mays L.). Genetics 112.  doi:10.1534/genetics.112.141473

Wimmer V, Albrecht T, Auinger HJ, Schön CC (2012) synbreed: A framework for the analysis of genomic prediction data using R. Bioinformatics 28:2086-2087

Yang Y, Schön CC, Sorensen D (2012) The genetics of environmental variation of dry matter grain yield in maize. Genetics Research 94:113-119


Albrecht T, Wimmer V, Auinger H-J, Erbe M, Knaak C, Ouzunova M, Simianer H, Schön CC (2011) Genome-based prediction of testcross values in maize. Theor Appl Genet 123:339-350

Ganal MW, Durstewitz G, Polley A, Berard A, Buckler ES, Charcosset A, Clarke JD, Graner EM, Hansen M, Joets J, LePaslier MC, McMullen MD, Montalent P, Rose M, Schön CC, Sun Q, Walter H, Martin OC, Falque M (2011) A large maize (Zea mays L.) SNP genotyping array: Development and germplasm genotyping, and genetic mapping to compare with the B73 Reference genome. PLoS ONE 6 e28334 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0028334


Schön CC, Dhillon BS, Utz HF, Melchinger AE (2010) High congruency of QTL positions for heterosis of grain yield in three crosses of maize. Theor Appl Genet 120:321-332


Fischer S, Möhring J, Schön CC, Piepho H-P, Klein D, Schipprack W, Utz HF, Melchinger AE, Reif JC (2008) Trends in genetic variance components during 30 years of hybrid maize breeding. Plant Breeding 127:446-451

Melchinger AE, Utz HF, Schön CC (2008) Genetic expectations of QTL main and interaction effects obtained with the Triple Testcross Design and their relevance for the analysis of heterosis. Genetics 178:1745-1754

Sawers RJH, Gutjahr C, Paszkowski U (2008) Cereal mycorrhiza: An ancient symbiosis in modern agriculture. Trends in Plant Sciences 13: 93-97


Melchinger AE, Utz HF, Piepho H-P, Zeng Z-B, Schön CC (2007) The role of epistasis in the manifestation of heterosis: a systems-oriented approach. Genetics 177:1815–1825


Mihaljevic R, Schön CC, Utz HF, Melchinger AE (2005) Correlations and QTL correspondence between line per se and testcross performance for agronomic traits in four populations of European maize. Crop Sci. 45:114-122


Melchinger AE, Utz HF, Schön CC (2004) QTL analyses of complex traits with cross validation, bootstrapping and other biometric methods. Euphytica 137:1-11

Schön CC, Utz HF, Groh S, Truberg B, Openshaw S, Melchinger AE (2004) Quantitative trait locus mapping based on resampling in a vast maize testcross experiment and its relevance to quantitative genetics for complex traits. Genetics 167:485-498


Utz HF, Melchinger AE, Schön CC (2000) Bias and sampling error of the estimated proportion of genotypic variance explained by quantitative trait loci determined from experimental data in maize using cross validation and validation with independent samples. Genetics 154:1839-1849

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