Publications

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Tkach N, Nobis M, Schneider J, Becher H, Winterfeld G, Jacobs SWL & and Röser M (2021)
Molecular phylogenetics and micromorphology of Australasian Stipeae (Poaceae, subfamily Pooideae), and the interrelation of whole-genome duplication and evolutionary radiations in this grass tribe.
Front. Plant Sci. 11:630788.

Becher H, Brown MR, Powell G, Metherell C, Riddiford NJ & Twyford AD (2020)
Maintenance of species differences in closely related tetraploid parasitic Euphrasia (Orobanchaceae) on an isolated island.
Plant Communications 1(5), 100105.

Becher H, Jackson BC & Charlesworth B (2020)
Patterns of genetic variability in genomic regions with low rates of recombination.
Current Biology30(1), 94–100.

Wang W, Wan T, Becher H, Kuderová A, Leitch IJ, Garcia S, Leitch A & Kovarik A (2018)
Remarkable variation of ribosomal DNA organisation and copy number in gnetophytes, a distinct lineage of gymnosperms.
Annals of Botany123(5), 767–781.

Becher H (2018)
Digest: Ancestry mosaics hint at selection and may provide an alternative to differentiation scans.
Evolution72(8), 1723–1724.

Winterfeld G, Becher H, Voshell S & Hilu K (2018)
Karyotype evolution in Phalaris (Poaceae): The role of reductional dysploidy, polyploidy and chromosome alteration in a wide-spread and diverse genus.
PLOS ONE13(2), e0192869. (correction here)

Wang W, Ma L, Becher H, Garcia S, Kovaříkova A, Leitch IJ, Leitch AR & Kovařík A (2016)
Astonishing 35S rDNA diversity in the gymnosperm species Cycas revoluta Thunb.
Chromosoma125(4), 683–699.

Ma L, Hatlen A, Kelly LJ, Becher H, Wang W, Kovařík A, Leitch IJ, & Leitch AR (2015)
Angiosperms are unique amongst land plant lineages in the occurrence of key genes in the RNA dependent DNA methylation (RdDM) pathway. 
Genome Biology and Evolution7(9), 2648–2662.

Winterfeld G, Schneider J, Becher H, Dickie J, & Röser M (2015)
Karyosystematics of the Australasian stipoid grass Austrostipa and related genera: chromosome sizes, ploidy, chromosome base numbers, and phylogeny.
Australian Systematic Botany28(3), 145–159.

Becher H, Ma L, Kelly LJ, Kovařík A, Leitch IJ, & Leitch AR (2014)
Endogenous pararetrovirus sequences associated with 24 nt small RNAs at the centromeres of Fritillaria imperialis L. (Liliaceae), a species with a giant genome.
The Plant Journal80, 823–833.

Hellmund M, Wennrich V, Becher H, Krichel A, Bruelheide H, & Melles M (2011)
Zur Vegetationsgeschichte im Umkreis des Süßen Sees, Lkr. Mansfeld-Südharz – Ergebnisse von Pollen- und Elementanalysen.
In: Bork HJ, Meller H, Gerlach R (eds), Umweltarchäologie – Naturkatastrophen und Umweltwandel im archäologischen Befund, Tagungen des Landesmuseums für Vorgeschichte Halle (Saale) 6, Halle, 111–127.