Prof. Dr. Kurt Weising

Previously leader of the Plant Molecular Systematics Group (retired October 2020)

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Weising, Kurt
University of Kassel
FB 10 / Institute for Biology
Department of Botany
Heinrich-Plett-Straße 40
34132 Kassel
AVZ II, Basement, Room 0209
Consultation Hours

Please by appointment via email.

Main Re­search In­terests

  • Nuclear and plastid microsatellite markers in plants

  • Systematics and evolution of Bromeliaceae

  • Ant-plants

  • Population genetic und phylogeographic studies in the genera Impatiens (Balsaminaceae), Vinca (Apocynaceae), Fosterella (Bromeliaceae) and Macaranga (Euphorbiaceae)

Sci­entific Ca­reer

  • 1973 School-leaving exam (Abitur), Albert-Schweitzer-Gymnasium, Offenbach/M.
  • 1973-1979 Study of Biology at the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University Frankfurt/M., Diploma in Biology in 1979
  • 1979-1980 Social Service at the Senckenberg Research Institute and Museum, Frankfurt
  • 1981-1985 Scientific employee at the Botanical Institute, University of Frankfurt
  • 1985-1989 Holder of a scholarship from Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, Cologne
  • 1989 PhD at the University of Frankfurt. Title of PhD Thesis: Chromatin structure and expression of foreign genes in the plant genome
  • 1989-1991 Postdoc at the University of Frankfurt, Holder of a scholarship from Dechema Institute, Frankfurt
  • 1991-1995 Postdoc at the University of Frankfurt, Holder of a scholarship from FAZIT-Stiftung, Frankfurt
  • 1995 Habilitation at the University of Frankfurt. Venia legenda in Botany . Title of Habilitation thesis: Microsatellites in the plant genome
  • 1995-2000 Privatdozent at the Biological Department, University of Frankfurt
  • 2000-2020 Ordinary Professor at the Department of Sciences, University of Kassel, Leader of the Plant Molecular Systematics Group
  • Retired in October 2020

Re­search stays abroad

  • December 1993 – June 1994 Research fellow at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand (supported by DFG). Host: Prof. Dr. Richard Gardner
  • December 1996 – May 1997 Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand. Host: Prof. Dr. Richard Gardner

Peer-re­viewed pub­lic­a­tions


Wöhrmann T, Michalak I, Zizka G, Weising K (2020): Strong genetic differentiation among populations of Fosterella rusbyi (Mez) L.B.Sm. (Bromeliaceae) in Bolivia. Bot. J. Linnean Soc. 192: 744-759

Pinangé DSB, Louzada RB, Wöhrmann T, Krapp F, Weising K, Zizka G, Polo EM, Wanderley MGL, Benko-Iseppon AM (2020): Population genetics shed light on species delimitation and life history of the Dyckia pernambucana complex (Bromeliaceae). Bot. J. Linnean Soc, 192: 706-725

Goncalves-Oliveira RC, Wöhrmann T, Weising K, das Gracas Lapa Wanderley M, Benko-Iseppon AM (2020): Genetic structure and gene flow among populations of Encholirium magalhaesii, a rocky grassland fields bromeliad. Braz. J. Bot 43: 283-290.


Rexrodt J, Krebes L, Wöhrmann T, Harpke D, Rabarimanarivo M, Phillipson P, Weising K, Porembski S (2019): New microsatellite markers for Xerophyta dasylirioides (Velloziaceae), an endemic species on Malagasy inselbergs. Applications in Plant Sciences 7(8): e11282


Zenk FL, Firmer C, Wöhrmann T, Silva LV, Weising K, Huettel B, Paggi GM (2018): Development of 15 nuclear microsatellite markers in Deuterocohnia (Pitcairnioideae; Bromeliaceae) using 454 pyrosequencing. Applications in Plant Sciences 6(4): e1147


Wagner N, Neubeck C, Guicking D, Finke L, Wittich M, Weising K, Geske C, Veith M (2017): No evidence for effects of infection with the amphibian chytrid fungus on populations of yellow-bellied toads. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 123: 55-65.

Pinangé DSB, Krapp F, Zizka G, Silvestro D, Leme EMC, Weising K, Benko-Iseppon AM (2017): Molecular phylogenetics, historical biogeography and character evolution in the genus Dyckia (Bromeliaceae, Pitcairnioideae). Bot. J. Linnean Soc 183: 39-56

Guicking D, Finke L, Wittich M, Pfeiffer I, Veith M, Geske C, Braukmann U, Weising K, Neubeck C (2017): Conservation genetics of the yellow-bellied toad (Bombina v. variegata) in Northern Hesse, Germany. Salamandra 53: 201-211

Goncalves-Oliveira RC, Wöhrmann T, Benko-Iseppon AM, Krapp F, Alves M, das Gracas Lapa Wanderley M, Weising K (2017): Population genetic structure of the rock outcrop species Encholirium spectabile (Bromeliaceae): the role of pollination vs. seed dispersal and evolutionary implications. Amer. J. Bot. 104: 868-878

Paule J, Wagner N, Weising K, Zizka G (2017): Ecological range shift in the polyploid members of the South American genus Fosterella (Bromeliaceae). Ann. Bot. 120: 233-243


Wöhrmann T, Huettel B, Wagner N, Weising K (2016): Microsatellites from Fosterella christophii (Bromeliaceae) by de novo transcriptome sequencing on the Pacific Biosciences RS. Applications in Plant Sciences 4(1): 1500084

Fiala B, Slik F, Weising K, Maschwitz U, Mohamed M, Jamsari, Guicking D (2016): Phylogeography of three closely related myrmecophytic pioneer tree species in SE Asia: implications for species delimitation. Organisms, Diversity and Evolution 16: 39-52.

Schütz N, Krapp F, Wagner N, Weising K (2016): Phylogeny of Pitcairnioideae (Bromeliaceae): evidence from nuclear and chloroplast DNA sequence data. Bot. J. Linnean Soc. 181: 323-342.

Silva H, Vasconcelos E, Benko-Iseppon A, Wagner N, Weising K, Brasileiro-Vidal A (2016): Chromosomal features of Fosterella L. (Bromeliaceae, Pitcairnioideae) species. Bot. J. Linnean Soc. 181: 532-541.


Moeller S, Wöhrmann T, Huettel B, Weising K (2015): Development of 18 polymorphic microsatellite markers for Vinca minor (Apocynaceae) via 454 pyrosequencing. Applications in Plant Sciences 3(5): 1500015

Wagner ND, Wöhrmann T, Öder V, Burmeister MMA, Weising K (2015): Reproduction biology and chloroplast inheritance: a case study in Fosterella. Plant Syst. Evol. 301: 2231-2246.

Wagner ND, Weising K (2015): Eine große Lebendsammlung von Fosterella L.B.Sm. im Herzen Deutschlands. Die Bromelie 2015(3), 116-122.

Brandt R Lomonosova M, Weising K, Wagner N, Freitag H (2015): Phylogeny and biogeography of Suaeda subgen. Brezia (Chenopodiaceae / Amaranthaceae) in the Americas. Plant Syst. Evol.301: 2351-2375.

Weising K, Wöhrmann T, Huettel B (2015): The use of high-throughput DNA sequencing for microsatellite marker discovery in plants. In: “Next generation sequencing in systematic and evolutionary biology”, ed. Hörandl, E.. Regnum Vegetabile Book Series of the IAPT (International Association of Plant Taxonomy), Koeltz Scientific Books, Königstein, pp. 205-269


Nybom H, Weising K, Rotter B (2014): DNA fingerprinting in botany: past, present, future. Investigative Genetics 5: 1.

Krapp F, Pinangé D, Benko-Iseppon A, Leme EMC, Weising K (2014): Phylogeny and evolution of Dyckia (Bromeliaceae) inferred from chloroplast and nuclear sequences. Plant Syst. Evol. 300: 1591-1614.


Wöhrmann T, Pinangé D, Krapp F, Benko-Iseppon AM, Huettel B, Weising K (2013): Development of 15 nuclear microsatellite markers in the genus Dyckia (Pitcairnioideae; Bromeliaceae) using 454 pyrosequencing. Conservation Genetics Res. 5: 81-84.

Wagner N, Silvestro D, Brie D, Ibisch PL, Zizka G, Weising K, Schulte K (2013): Spatiotemporal evolution of Fosterella (Bromeliaceae) in the Central Andean biodiversity hotspot. J. Biogeography 40: 869-880.

Krapp F, Alves dos Santos Cruz G, Wöhrmann T, Benko-Iseppon A, Weising K (2013): A set of variable plastid SSR markers for the genus Cryptanthus (Bromeliaceae). Res. Plant Biol. 3(2): 18-21.

Guicking D, Fiala B, Kröger-Kilian T, Mohamed M, Weising K (2013): High gene flow in two thrips-pollinated Southeast Asian pioneer trees: genetic diversity and population structure of Macaranga hypoleuca and Macaranga beccariana (Euphorbiaceae). Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 173: 606-621

Guicking D, Fiala B, Weising K (2013): Molekularystematische Untersuchungen an südostasiatischen Ameisenbäumen. Biologie in unserer Zeit 6/2013, pp. 370-377.

Prinz K, Weising K, Hensen I (2013): Habitat fragmentation and recent bottlenecks influence genetic diversity and differentiation of the Central European halophyte Suaeda maritima (L.) Dumort. (Chenopodiaceae) Amer. J. Bot. 100: 2210-2218.


Wöhrmann T, Wagner N, Krapp F, Huettel B, Weising K (2012): Development of microsatellite markers in Fosterella rusbyi (Bromeliaceae) using 454 pyrosequencing. Amer. J. Bot. E160-e163

Krapp F, Wöhrmann T, Pinangé D, Benko-Iseppon A, Huettel B, Weising K (2012): A set of plastid microsatellite loci for the genus Dyckia (Bromeliaceae) derived from 454 pyrosequencing. Amer. J. Bot. e470-e473


Nybom H, Weising K (2011): DNA-based identification of clonally propagated cultivars. In: Plant Breeding Reviews Vol. 34 (ed. Janick, J.), Wiley-Blackwell., Oxford, pp. 223-299.

Wöhrmann T, Weising K (2011): In silico mining for simple sequence repeat (SSR) loci in a pineapple expressed sequence tag (EST) database and cross-species amplification of EST-SSR markers across Bromeliaceae. Theor. Appl. Genet. 123: 635-647.

Guicking D, Blattner FR, Fiala B, Slik F, Mohamed M, Weising K (2011): Comparative chloroplast DNA phylogeography of two tropical pioneer trees, Macaranga gigantea and M. pearsonii (Euphorbiaceae). Tree Genet. Genomes 7: 573-585.

Wöhrmann T, Guicking D, Khoshbakh, K, Weising K (2011): Genetic variability in wild populations of Prunus divaricata in Northern Iran evaluated by EST-SSR and genomic SSR marker analysis. Genet. Res. Crop. Evol. 58: 1157-1167.


Weising K, Guicking D, Fey-Wagner C, Kröger-Kilian T, Wöhrmann T, Dorstewitz W, Bänfer G, Moog U, Vogel M, Baier C, Blattner FR, Feldhaar H, Fiala B (2010): Mechanisms of speciation in Southeast Asian ant plants of the genus Macaranga (Euphorbiaceae). In: “Evolution in Action - Adaptive Radiation and the Origin of Biodiversity” (eds, Glaubrecht M, Schneider H), Springer, Berlin, pp. 169-191.

Gemeinholzer B, Rey I, Weising K, Grundmann M, Muellner AN, Zetzsche H, Droege G, Seberg O, Petersen G, Rawson D, Weigt L (2010): Organizing specimen and tissue preservation in the field for subsequent molecular analysis. In: “Manual on Field Recording Techniques and Protocols for all Taxa Biodiversity Inventories” (eds. Eymann J, Degreef J, Häuser C, Monje JC,  Samyn Y, VanDenSpiegel D). ABC Taxa vol. 8, Belgian National Focal Point to the Global Taxonomy Initiative; pp. 129-157.

Prinz K, Weising K, Hensen I (2010): Genetic structure of coastal and inland populations of Spergularia media (L.) C. Presl. (Caryophyllaceae) in Central Europe. Conservation Genetics 11: 2169-2177.


Rex M, Schulte K, Zizka G, Vásquez R, Ibisch PL, Weising K (2009): Phylogenetic analysis of Fosterella L.B. Sm. (Pitcairnioideae, Bromeliaceae) based on four chloroplast DNA regions. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 51: 472-485

Baier C, Guicking D, Prinz K, Fey-Wagner C, Wöhrmann T, Weising K, Debener T, Schie S, Blattner F (2009): Isolation and characterization of eleven new microsatellite markers for Macaranga (Euphorbiaceae). Mol Ecol. Resources 9: 1049-1052.

Prinz K, Hensen I, Debener T, Schie S, Weising K (2009): Microsatellite markers for the tetraploid halophyte Suaeda maritima (L.) Dumort. (Chenopodiaceae). Mol Ecol. Resources 9:1247-1249.

Prinz K, Schie S, Debener T, Hensen I, Weising K (2009): Microsatellite markers for Spergularia media (L.) Presl. (Caryophyllaceae) and their cross-species transferability. Mol Ecol. Resources  9:1424-1426.

Prinz K, Weising K, Hensen I (2009): Genetic structure of coastal and inland populations of the annual halophyte Suaeda maritima (L.) Dumort. in Central Europe, inferred from amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) markers. Plant Biol. 11: 812-820.

Ibisch P, Peters J, Weising K, Vasquez R (2009): Die Bromelien Boliviens (VIII): Bemerkungen zu Fosterella christophii, F. elviragrossiae, F. kroemeri, F. villosula und F. windischii. Die Bromelie 2/3 (2009), pp. 64- 69


Peters J, Vásquez R, Osinaga A, Leme E, Weising K, Ibisch P (2008): Towards a taxonomic revision of the genus Fosterella (Bromeliaceae). Selbyana 29: 182-194.

Peters J, Weising K, Ibisch PL (2008): Fosterella nicoliana, eine neue Art des peruanischen Amazonas-Tieflands mit einem bislang unbekannten Samentyp. Die Bromelie (2) 2008, 64-69.

Kreier HP, Rex M, Weising K, Kessler M, Smith AR, Schneider H (2008): Inferring the diversification of the epiphytic fern genus Serpocaulon (Polypodiaceae) in South America using chloroplast sequences and AFLPs. Plant Syst. Evol. 274: 1-16.

Guicking D, Kröger-Kilian T, Weising K, Blattner FR (2008): SNS (single nucleotide sequence) analysis, a cost- and time-effective protocol for the analysis of microsatellite- and indel-rich chloroplast DNA regions. Mol. Ecol. Resources 8: 62-65.


Weising K, Freitag H (2007): Phylogeography of halophytes from European coastal and inland habitats. Zool. Anzeiger 246: 279-292.

Horres R, Schulte K, Weising K, Zizka G (2007): Systematics of Bromelioideae (Bromeliaceae) - evidence from molecular and anatomical studies. In: Columbus, J.T., Friar, E.A., Hamilton, C.W., Porter, J.M., Simpson, M.G. (eds.) “Monocots: Comparative Biology and Evolution”, Rancho Santa Botanic Garden, Claremont, CA, Aliso 23: 27-43

Rex M, Patzolt K, Schulte K, Zizka G, Vasquez R, Ibisch PL, Weising K (2007): AFLP analysis of genetic relationships in the genus Fosterella L.B. Smith (Pitcairnioideae, Bromeliaceae). Genome 50:90-105.


Roth T, Pfeiffer I, Weising K, Brenig B (2006): Application of bovine microsatellite markers for genetic diversity analysis of European bison (Bison bonasus). J. Anim. Breed. Genet. 123: 406-409.

Nybom H, Weising K (2006): DNA profiling of plants. In Kayser, O., Quax, W., “Medicinal Plant Biotechnology: From Basic Research to Industrial Applications”, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, p. 73-95.

Bänfer G, Moog U, Fiala B, Mohamed M, Weising K, Blattner FR (2006): A chloroplast genealogy of myrmecophytic Macaranga species (Euphorbiaceae) in Southeast Asia reveals hybridization, vicariance and long-distance dispersals. Mol. Ecol. 15:4409-4424.

Guicking D, Rana TS, Blattner, FR, Weising K (2006): Microsatellite markers for the palaeotropic pioneer tree genus Macaranga (Euphorbiaceae) and their cross-species transferability. Mol. Ecol. Notes 6: 245-248.


Weising K, Nybom H, Wolff K, Kahl G (2005): DNA fingerprinting in plants. Principles, methods and applications, Second Edition. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.


Bänfer G, Fiala B, Weising K (2004): AFLP analysis of phylogenetic relationships among myrmecophytic species of Macaranga (Euphorbiaceae) and their allies. Plant Syst. Evol. 249: 213-231.


Kadereit G, Borsch T, Weising K, Freitag H (2003): Phylogeny of Amaranthaceae and Chenopodiaceae and the evolution of C4 photosynthesis. Int. J. Plant Sci. 164: 959-986.

Vogel M, Bänfer G, Moog U, Weising K (2003): Development and characterization of chloroplast microsatellite markers in Macaranga (Euphorbiaceae). Genome 46: 845-857.

Schütze P, Freitag H, Weising K (2003): An integrated molecular and morphological study of the subfamily Sueadoideae Ulbr. (Chenopodiaceae). Plant Syst. Evol. 239: 257-286.


Winter P, Hüttel B, Weising K, Kahl G (2002): Microsatellites and molecular breeding: exploitation of microsatellite variability for the analysis of a monotonous genome. In: Molecular Techniques in Crop Improvement  (S.M. Jain, D.S. Brar, B.S. Ahloowalia, eds.). Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 85-137.

Gregor T, Rollik J, Weising K (2002): RAPD-Untersuchungen und Chromosomenzählungen in der Potentilla-collina-Gruppe (Rosaceae). Ber. Bayer. Bot. Ges. 72: 159-167.


Molina C, Kaemmer D, Aponte S, Weising K, Kahl G (2001): Microsatellite markers for the fungal banana pathogen Mycosphaerella musicola. Mol. Ecol. Notes 1:137-139.

Blattner FR, Weising K, Bänfer G, Maschwitz U, Fiala B (2001): Molecular analysis of phylogenetic relationships among myrmecophytic Macaranga species (Euphorbiaceae). Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 19:331-344.

2000 and earlier

Becher SA, Steinmetz K, Weising K, Boury S, Peltier D, Renou JP, Kahl G, Wolff K (2000): Microsatellites for cultivar identification in Pelargonium. Theor. Appl. Genet. 101:643-651.

Geistlinger J, Weising K, Winter P, Kahl G (2000): Locus-specific microsatellite markers for the chickpea pathogen Didymella rabiei (anamorph) Ascochyta rabiei. Mol. Ecol. 9:1939-1941.

Horres R, Zizka G, Kahl G, Weising K (2000): Molecular phylogenetics of Bromeliaceae: evidence from the trnL(UAA) intron sequences of the chloroplast genome. Plant Biol. 2, 306-315.

Rodriguez H, Geistlinger J, Berlyn G, Kahl G, Weising K (2000): Characterization of novel microsatellite loci isolated from the tropical dioecious tree Simarouba amara. Mol. Ecol. 9, 498-500.

Lesur C, Boury S, Wolff K, Becher A, Weising K, Kahl G, Peltier D (2000): Comparison of seven molecular techniques for Pelargonium cultivar identification. Proc. 19th Int. Symposium on the Improvement of Ornamental Plants.  Acta Hort. 508, 297-299.

Hüttel B, Winter P, Weising K, Choumane W, Weigand F, Kahl G (1999): Sequence-tagged microsatellite site markers for chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Genome 42: 210-217.

Neu C, Kaemmer D, Kahl G, Fischer D, Weising K (1999): Polymorphic microsatellites for the banana pathogen Mycosphaerella fijiensis. Mol. Ecol. 8: 523-525.

Zizka G, Horres R, Nelson C, Weising K (1999): Revision of the genus Fascicularia MEZ. Bot. J. Linnean Soc. 129: 315-332.

Weising K, Gardner R (1999): A set of universal PCR primers for the analysis of simple sequence repeat polymorphisms in chloroplast genomes of dicotyledonous angiosperms. Genome 42: 9-19.

Gortner G, Nenno M, Weising K, Zink D, Nagl W, Kahl G (1998): Chromosomal localization and distribution of simple sequence repeats and the Arabidopsis-type telomere sequence in the genome of Cicer arietinum L. Chromosome Res. 6: 97-104.

Weising K, Winter P, Hüttel B, Kahl G (1998): Microsatellite markers for molecular breeding. J. Crop Production 1: 113-143.

Ramser J, Weising K, Lopez-Peralta C, Terhalle W, Terauchi R, Kahl G (1997): Molecular marker-based taxonomy and phylogeny of Guinea yam (Dioscorea rotundata-D. cayenensis). Genome 40: 903-915.

Geistlinger J, Weising K, Kaiser WJ, Kahl G (1997): Allelic variation at a hypervariable compound microsatellite locus of the ascomycete Ascochyta rabiei. Mol. Gen. Genet. 256: 298-305.

Weising K, Kahl G (1997): Hybridization-based microsatellite fingerprinting of plants and fungi. In: Caetano-Anollés, G., Gresshoff, P. (eds.) "DNA Markers: Protocols, Applications and Overviews", Wiley & Sons, New York, p. 27-54.

Ramser J, Weising K, Chikaleke V, Kahl G (1997): Increased informativeness of RAPD analysis by detection of microsatellite motifs. BioTechniques 23: 285-290

Asemota HN, Ramser J, Lopez-Peralta C, Weising K, Kahl G (1996): Cultivar identification of Jamaican yam germplasm by random amplified polymorphic DNA analysis. Euphytica 92: 341-351.

Weising K, Fung RWM, Keeling J, Atkinson RG, Gardner RC (1996): Cloning and characterization of microsatellite repeats from Actinidia chinensis. Molecular Breeding 2: 117-131.                      

Weising K, Kahl G (1996): Natural genetic engineering of plant cells: the molecular biology of crown gall and hairy root disease. World J. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 12:327-351.

Gortner G, Pfenninger M, Weising K, Kahl G (1996): Northern blot analysis of simple repetitive sequence transcription in plants. Electrophoresis 17:1183-1189.

Wallner E, Weising K, Rompf R, Kahl G, Kopp B (1996): Oligonucleotide fingerprinting and RAPD analysis of Achillea species: Characterization and long-term monitoring of micropropagated clones. Plant Cell Reports 15: 647-652.

Ramser J, Lopez-Peralta C, Wetzel R, Weising K, Kahl G (1996): Genomic variation and relationships in aerial yam (Dioscorea bulbifera L.) detected by random amplified polymorphic DNA. Genome 39: 17-25.

Richardson T, Cato S, Ramser J, Kahl G, Weising K (1995): Microsatellites in RAPD fragments: a new source of polymorphic markers. Nucleic Acids Res. 23: 3798-3799.

Sharma PC, Hüttel B, Winter P, Kahl G, Gardner RC, Weising K (1995): The potential of microsatellites for hybridization- and PCR-based fingerprinting of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) and related species. Electrophoresis 16: 1755-1761.

Weising K, Atkinson RG, Gardner RC (1995): Genomic finger­printing by microsatellite-primed PCR: a critical evalua­tion. PCR Methods and Applications 4: 249-255.                                                             

Weising K, Nybom H, Wolff K, Meyer W (1995): DNA finger­printing in plants and fungi. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.                                                                                                                              

Kaemmer D, Weising K, Kahl G, Beyermann B, Börner T, Epplen JT (1995): Oligonucleotide fingerprinting of tomato DNA. Plant Breeding 114:12-17.                                                          

Sharma PC, Winter P, Bünger T, Hüttel B, Weigand F, Weising K, Kahl G (1995): Abundance and polymorphism of di-, tri- and tetranucleotide tandem repeats in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Theor. Appl. Genet. 90:90-96.

Morjane H, Geistlinger J, Harrabi M, Weising K, Kahl G (1994): Oligonucleotide fingerprinting detects genetic diversity among Ascochyta rabiei isolates from a single chickpea field in Tunisia. Curr. Genet. 26:191-197                                                                                                                                                

Weising K, Ramser J, Kaemmer D, Kahl G (1994): Multilocus DNA fingerprinting and genetic relatedness in plants: a case study with banana and tomato. In: Schierwater, B., Streit, B., Wagner, G.P., DeSalle, R. (eds.) "Molecular Ecology and Evolu­tion: Approaches and Applications", Birkhäuser, Basel, pp. 45-59.           

Poulsen GB, Kahl G, Weising K (1994): Differential abun­dance of simple repetitive sequences in species of Brassica and related Brassicaceae. Plant Syst. Evol. 190:21-30.

Kahl G, Kaemmer D, Weising K, Kost S, Weigand F, Saxena MC (1994): The potential of gene technology and genome analysis for cool season food legume crops: theory and practice. Euphytica 73:177-189.  

Poul­sen GB, Kahl G, Weising K (1993): Oligonucleotide fingerprinting of resyn­thesized Brassica napus. Euphytica 70:53-59.

Novak FJ, Brunner H, Afza R, Morpurgo R, Upadhyay RK, Van Duren M, Sacchi M, Sitti Hawa J, Khatri A, Kahl G, Kaemmer D, Ramser J, Weising K (1993): Improvement of Musa through biotechnology and mutation breeding. In: "Biotechnology Applications for Banana and Plantain Improvement", INIBAP, Montpellier, p. 143-158.

Schmidt T, Boblenz K, Metzlaff M, Kaemmer D, Weising K, Kahl G (1993): DNA fingerprinting in sugar beet (Beta vul­garis): Identification of double-haploid breeding lines. Theor. Appl. Genet. 85:653-657.

Poulsen GB, Kahl G, Weising K (1993): Abundance and polymorphism of simple repetitive DNA sequences in Brassica napus. Theor. Appl. Genet. 85:994-1000.

Schmidt T, Boblenz K, Weising K (1993): Use of highly repeated DNA polymorphisms for genome diagnosis and evolutionary studies in the genus Beta. In: Pena SDJ, Chakraborty R, Epplen JT, Jeffreys AJ (eds.): "DNA Fingerprinting: State of the Science",  Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel, p. 453-459.

Kahl G, Weising K (1993): Genetic Engineering of Plant Cells. In: Pühler, A. (ed.) "Biotechnology. Second, completely revised edition. Volume II: Genetic Fun­damentals and Genetic Engineering",  VCh Weinheim, p. 549-625.                                                                                                                                       

Kahl G, Ramser J, Kaemmer D, Kost S, Knobloch I, Rompf R, Hüttel B, Geistlinger J, Weigand F, Weising K (1992): Gene technology and yam improvement. In: Thottapilly G, Monti LM, Mohan Raj DR, Moore AW (eds. ) "Biotechnology: En­hancing Research on Tropical Crops in Africa", CTA/IITA Copublica­tion, IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria, p. 217-220.                                                                                                

Weising K, Fiala B (1992): Botanische Eindrücke vom Bako-Nationalpark/Sarawak. Der Palmengarten 56:153-162.                                                                                                                                               

Kaemmer D, Afza R, Weising K, Kahl G, Novak FJ (1992): Oligonucleotide and amplification fingerprinting of wild species and cultivars of banana (Musa spp.). Bio/Technology 10:1030-1035.               

Nybom H, Ramser J, Kaemmer D, Kahl G, Weising K (1992): Oligodeoxynucleotide fingerprinting detects a multiallelic locus in box elder Acer negundo. Mol. Ecol. 1:65-67.                                            

Kaemmer D, Ramser J, Schön M, Weigand F, Saxena MC, Driesel A, Kahl G, Weising K (1992): DNA fingerprinting of fungal genomes: a case study with Ascochyta rabiei. Biotech-Forum 10, Adv. Mol. Genet. 5:255-270.

Weising K, Kaemmer D, Weigand F, Epplen JT, Kahl G (1992): Oligonucleotide fingerprinting reveals probe-dependent levels of informativeness in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Genome 35:436-442.

Weising K, Kaemmer D, Ramser J, Bierwerth S, Kahl G (1992): Plant DNA fingerprinting with simple repetitive oligo­nucleotides. Biotech-Forum 10, Adv. Mol. Genet. 5:135-156.                

Bierwerth S, Kahl G, Weigand F, Weising K (1992): Oligo­nucleotide fingerprinting of plant and fungal genomes: a com­parison of radioactive, colorigenic and chemiluminescent detect­ion methods. Electrophoresis 13:115-122.

Epplen JT, Ammer H, Epplen C, Kammerbauer K, Mitreiter R, Roewer L, Schwaiger W, Steimle V, Zischler H, Albert E, Andreas A, Beyermann B, Meyer W, Buitkamp J, Nanada I, Schmid M, Nürnberg P, Pöche H, Sprecher W, Schartl M, Wei­sing K, Yassouridis A (1991): Oligonucleotide finger­printing using simple repeat motifs: a convenient, ubiquitously applicable method to detect hypervariability for multiple pur­poses. In: Burke T, Dolf G, Jeffreys AJ, Wolff R (ed.), DNA fingerprinting: approaches and applications. Birk­häuser Verlag, pp. 50-69.

Weising K, Ramser J, Bierwerth S, Kaemmer D, Kahl G (1991): Molekulare Genomanalyse von Pflanzen und Pilzen: Oligo­nukleotid- und PCR-Amplifikations-Fingerprinting (RAPD). In: Radola, B.J. (ed.) "Elektrophorese Forum '91",  pp. 127-132.

Weising K, Ramser J, Kaemmer D, Kahl G, Epplen JT (1991): Oligonucleotide fingerprinting in plants and fungi. In: Burke T, Dolf G, Jeffreys AJ, Wolff R (ed.), DNA fingerprinting: Approaches and applications. Birk­häuser Verlag, pp. 312-329.                                                                             

Weising K, Kaemmer D, Epplen JT, Weigand F, Saxena M, Kahl G (1991): DNA fingerprinting of Ascochyta rabiei with synthetic oligodeoxynucleotides. Curr. Genet. 19:483-489.                   

Weising K, Kahl G (1991): Towards an understanding of plant gene regulation - the action of nuclear factors. Zeitschrift f. Natur­forschg. 46c, 1-11.                                                                                          

Weising K, Beyermann B, Ramser J, Kahl G (1991): Plant DNA fingerprinting with radioactive and digoxigenated oligo­nucleotide probes complementary to simple repetitive DNA sequen­ces. Electrophore­sis 12:159-169.

Hofmann D, Weising K (1990): Extraction of ethidium bromide from CsCl-purified DNA. Focus 12:29.

Weising K (1990): Plant DNA fingerprinting with synthetic oligo­nucleotide probes. DECHEMA-Biotechnology Conferences. Band IV, VCh Weinheim, p. 427-430.

Weising K, Bohn H, Kahl G (1990): Chromatin structure of trans­ferred genes in transgenic plants. Dev. Genet. 11:233-247.                                                                                                                      

Weising K, Kahl G (1990): DNA fingerprinting in plants - the potential of a new method. Biotech-Forum Europe 7:230-235.                                                                                                                        

Weising K, Fiala B, Ramloch K, Kahl G, Epplen JT (1990): Oligonucleotide fingerprinting in angiosperms. Finger­print News 2(2):5-8.

Epplen JT, Kammerbauer C, Steimle V, Zischler H, Albert E, Andreas A, Hala K, Nanada I, Schmid M, Rieß O, Weising K (1989): Methodology and application of oligonucleo­tide fingerprinting including characterization of individual hypervariable loci. In: Radola BJ (ed.) Electrophoresis Forum '89, Proceedings of the International Meeting on Electrophoresis, Munich, 1989, pp. 175-186.                          

Weising K, Weigand F, Driesel AJ, Kahl G, Zischler H, Epplen JT (1989): Polymorphic simple GATA/GACA repeats in plant genomes. Nucleic Acids Res. 17:10128.

Weising K, Schell J, Kahl G (1988): Foreign genes in plants: transfer, structure, expression, and applications. Ann. Rev. Genet. 22:421-477.                                                                                                      

Kahl G, Weising K (1988): Gentransfer bei Pflanzen. Biologie in unserer Zeit 18:181-188.     

Kahl G, Görz A, Weising K, Schäfer W, Hirasawa E (1988): Chromatin structure of plant genes. In: Kahl, G. (ed.) "Architecture of Eukaryotic Genes", VCh Weinheim, pp. 301-332.                                    

Weising K, Kahl G, Schell J (1988): Transfer, structure and expression of foreign genes in plants. In: Kahl G (ed. ) "Architecture of Eukaryotic Genes", VCh Weinheim, pp. 57-87.

Kahl G, Weising K, Görz A, Schäfer W, Hirasawa E (1987): Chromatin structure and plant gene expression. Dev.­ Genet. 8:405-434.                                                                                                                

Schäfer W, Weising K, Kahl G (1984): T-DNA of a crown gall tumor is organized in nucleosomes. EMBO Journal 3:373-376.