Centre for Biological Signalling Studies

Prof. Dr. Peter Beyer

Prof. Dr. Peter Beyer

Institute of Biology II (Cell Biology), University of Freiburg

+49 761 203 2529

10 selected publications:

  • Plant carotene cis-trans isomerase CRTISO: a new member of the FAD(RED)-dependent flavoproteins catalyzing non-redox reactions.
    Yu Q, Ghisla S, Hirschberg J, Mann V, Beyer P. (2011).
    J. Biol. Chem. 286, 8666-8676.
  • The lycopene cyclase CrtY from Pantoea ananatis (formerly Erwinia uredovora) catalyzes an FADred-dependent non-redox reaction.
    Yu Q, Schaub P, Ghisla S, Al-Babili S, Krieger-Liszkay A, Beyer P (2010).
    J. Biol. Chem.285, 12109-12120.
  • Provitamin A accumulation in cassava (Manihot esculenta) roots driven by a single nucleotide polymorphism in a phytoene synthase gene.
    Welsch R, Arango J,  Bär C, Salazar B, Al-Babili S, Beltran J, Chavarriaga P,  Ceballos H, Tohme J, Beyer (2010)
    Plant Cell 22, 3348-3356.
  • A third phytoene synthase is devoted to abiotic stress-induced abscisic acid formation in rice and defines functional diversification of phytoene synthase genes.
    Welsch R, Wüst F, Bär C, Al-Babili S, Beyer P. (2008).
    Plant Physiol. 147, 367-380.
  • Structure and reaction geometry of geranylgeranyl diphosphate synthase from Sinapis alba.
    Kloer DP, Welsch R, Beyer P, Schulz GE (2006). 
    Biochemistry 45, 15197-15204.
  • The structure of a retinal-forming carotenoid oxygenase.
    Kloer DP, Ruch S, Al-Babili S, Beyer P, Schulz GE (2005). 
    Science 308, 267-269.
  • Why is golden rice golden (yellow) instead of red?
    Schaub P, Al-Babili S, Drake R, Beyer P (2005). 
    Plant Physiol. 138, 441-450.
  • Golden Indica and Japonica rice lines amenable to deregulation.
    Hoa TT, Al-Babili S, Schaub P, Potrykus I, Beyer P (2003). 
    Plant Physiol. 133, 161-169.
  • Engineering the provitamin A (?-carotene) biosynthetic pathway into (carotenoid-free) rice endosperm.
    Ye X, Al-Babili S, Klöti A, Zhang J, Lucca P, Beyer P, Potrykus I (2000).
    Science 287, 303-305.
  • Transgenic rice (Oryza sativa) endosperm expressing daffodil (Narcissus pseudonarcissus) phytoene synthase accumulates phytoene, a key intermediate of provitamin A biosynthesis.
    Burkhard PK, Beyer P, Wünn J, Kloeti A., Armstrong GA, Schledz M, v. Lintig J, and Potrykus I (1997). 
    Plant J. 11, 1071-1078.