Rare and en­dangered plant spe­cies

Pop­u­la­tion ge­netic stud­ies on rare en­dangered plant spe­cies

We conduct population genetic studies on Jurinea cyanoides, Onosma arenaria, Silene otites and many other species. Analyses are conducted in cooperation with conservation agencies to identify inbreeding, diversity, hybridization, or population differentiation. Recommendations are used for reintroduction to strengthen small and endangered sites, as well as cultivation in conservation crops outside the natural site.

Image: B. Gemeinholzer
Jurinea cyanoides in the nature reserve Mainzer Sand.
Image: B. Gemeinholzer
Onosma arenaria culture experiments at the Justus Liebig University Giessen.
Image: B. Gemeinholzer
Alyssum montanum ssp. gmelinii in the nature reserve Mainzer Sand.


Reiker J, Rühl T, Wissemann V, Gemeinholzer B (2020): Intraspecific phenotypic variability of the herbaceous species Daucus carota L. (Apiaceae) used for restoration purposes. Acta Botanica Hungarica 62(1-2):137-150

Eschenbrenner S, Müller CM, Gemeinholzer B, Wissemann V (2019): Genetic diversity and implications for conservation strategies of Drosera rotundifolia L. (Droseraceae) in northern Germany (Schleswig-Holstein). Mires and Peat, Volume 24 (24), 1–12. https://doi.org/10.19189/MaP.2018.KHR.375

Müller CM, Linke B, Strickert M, Ziv Y, Giladi I, Gemeinholzer B (2019): Comparative genomic analysis of three co-occurring annual Asteraceae along micro-geographic fragmentation scenarios. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, doi.org/10.1016/j.ppees.2019.125486

Gemeinholzer B, Demant L, Dieterich M, Eser U, Farwig N, Geske C, Feldhaar H, Lauterbach D, Reis M, Weisser W, Werk K (2019): Artenschwund trotz Naturschutz: Handlungs- und Forschungsbedarf, Biologie in unserer Zeit. (49)6.

Opitz A, Müller CM, Gemeinholzer B, Wissemann V (2018): Populationsgenetische Untersuchungen an hessischen Populationen von Cypripedium calceolus L. Botanik und Naturschutz in Hessen, 30, 67-82

Jung S, Henniges M, Mutz S, Kibar G, Gemeinholzer B, Wissemann V (2017): Senecio jacobaea L. (Jacobaea vulgaris Gaertn.) Artinformation und vorläufige Ergebnisse zur genetischen Variabilität in Schleswig-Holstein. Kieler Notizen 42: 37-58.

Müller CM, Huwe B, Wissemann V, Joshi J, Gemeinholzer B (2017): Conservation genetic assessment of four different steppe plants in a small replica of a steppe ecosystem >30 years after establishment, Biodiversity Conservation, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-017-1381-1

Gemeinholzer B, Granica S, Moura M, Teufel L, Zidorn C. (2017): Leontodon × grassiorum, a new Leontodon s.str. (Asteraceae, Cichorioideae) hybrid: morphology, molecular characteristics, and phytochemistry. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 72 (2017) 32e39.

Müller CM, Schulz B, Lauterbach D, Ristow M, Wissemann V, Gemeinholzer B (2017): Indications for micro-geographic adaptations to precipitation at the species' range edge of Geropogon hybridus (L.) Sch. Bip. (Asteraceae), Plant Systematics and Evolution, 303(1), 91-104