Dipl.-Biol. Cornelia Krause

Profilbild Cornelia Krause

Research associate

Unionids of Baden-Württemberg; ferns and flowering plants (Pteridophyta and Phanerogamae)


+49 (0) 711 / 8936-204
+49 (0) 711 / 8936-100

Research interest

I am interested in unionid mussels, plant and fungal systematics, plant-fungal associations, conservation biology and floristics. I mainly participate in QT3.

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  • Krause, C., Duque-Thüs, R., Thüs, H., Marquart, K., Wörz, A., Thiv, M. (2019) [printed 2020]. Biodiversität im Wandel - Rückgang der Bärlappgewächse in Baden-Württemberg. Naturschutzinfo 1/2019, 33–36.


  • Karnahl, M., Park, M., Krause, C., Hiller, U., Mayer, U., Stierhof, Y.-D., Jürgens, G. (2018). Functional diversification of Arabidopsis SEC1-related SM proteins in cytokinetic and secretory membrane fusion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115 (24), 6309-6314. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1722611115
  • Park, M., Krause, C., Karnahl, M., Reichardt, I., El Kasmi, F., Mayer, U., Stierhof, Y.-D., Hiller, U., Strompen, G., Bayer, M., Kientz, M., Sato, M. H., Nishimura, M. T., Dangl, J. L., Sanderfoot, A. A., Jürgens, G. (2018). Concerted Action of Evolutionarily Ancient and Novel SNARE Complexes in Flowering-Plant Cytokinesis. Developmental Cell, 44 (4), 500-511. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.devcel.2017.12.027
  • Eberhardt, U., Schütz, N., Krause, C., Beker, H. J. (2018). Hebelomina (Agaricales) revisited and abandoned. Plant Ecology and Evolution, 151 (1), 96-109. https://doi.org/10.5091/plecevo.2018.1361


  • Krause, C., Wörz, A., Thiv, M. (2017).Molecular analysis of the extinct Central European endemic Saxifraga oppositifolia subsp. amphibia and its implications on glaciation biogeography. Alpine Botany, 127, 85-95. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00035-016-0183-5


  • Jürgens, G., Park, M., Richter, S., Touihri, S., Krause, C., El Kasmi, F., Mayer, U. (2015). Plant cytokinesis: a tale of membrane traffic and fusion. Biochemical Society Transactions, 43 (1), 73-78. https://doi.org/10.1042/BST20140246


  • Richter, S., Kientz, M., Brumm, S., Nielsen, M. E., Park, M., Gavidia, R., Krause, C., Voss, U.,Beckmann, H., Mayer, U., Stierhof, Y.-D., Jürgens, G. (2014).Delivery of endocytosed proteins to the cell-division plane requires change of pathway from recycling to secretion. eLife, 3, e02131. https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.02131


  • Krause, C., Richter, S., Knöll, C., Jürgens, G. (2013). Plant secretome — From cellular process to biological activity. BBA – Proteins and Proteomics, 1834(11), 2429-2441. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbapap.2013.03.024
  • El Kasmi*, F., Krause*, C., Hiller, U., Stierhof, Y.-D., Mayer, U., Conner, L., Kong, L., Reichardt, I., Sanderfoot, A. A., Jürgens, G. (2013). SNARE complexes of different composition jointly mediate membrane fusion in Arabidopsis cytokinesis. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 24(10), 1593-1601 (*both authors contributed equally). https://doi.org/10.1091/mbc.e13-02-0074


  • Krause*, C., Garnica*, S., Bauer, R., Nebel, M. (2011). Aneuraceae (Metzgeriales) and tulasnelloid fungi (Basidiomycota): a model for early steps in fungal symbiosis. Fungal Biology, 115(9), 839-851 (*both authors contributed equally). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.funbio.2011.06.013
  • Weiss, M., Sýkorová, Z., Garnica, S., Riess, K., Martos, F., Krause, C., Oberwinkler, F., Bauer, R., Redecker, D. (2011). Sebacinales everywhere: previously overlooked ubiquitousfungal endophytes. PLoS One, 6 (2), e16793. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0016793


since 2021

  • Research associate in the project "Genetic diversity of the Thick-shelled River Mussel in Baden-Württemberg" at the SMNS.

since 2019

  • Research associate in the project "Floristic mapping of Baden-Württemberg" at the SMNS.
  • Lecturer at the Institute of Evolution and Ecology, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen.


  • Research associate in the project "Causes of decline of lycopods in Baden-Württemberg (SW Germany)" at the SMNS.
  • Research associate in the project "Distribution and knowledge of unionid mussels in Baden-Württemberg (SW Germany)" at the SMNS.


  • Research associate in the project "German Barcode of Life (GBOL) – Fungi" at the SMNS.


  • Scientific trainee in the department of botany at the SMNS.


  • Research assistant and PhD student in the department Developmental Genetics (Prof. Dr. Gerd Jürgens) at the Center for Plant Molecular Biology (ZMBP), Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen.


  • Diploma thesis (Prof. Dr. Franz Oberwinkler, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen): „Ultrastructure and molecular phylogeny of the mycobionts of Aneuraceae (Metzgeriales, Marchantiophyta)“.


  • Study of biology, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen (botany and mycology, plant physiology, genetics, pharmaceutical biology).