Boehm AM, G Hemmrich, K Khalturin, M Puchert, F Anton-Erxleben, J Wittlieb, UC Klostermeier, P Rosenstiel, H-H Oberg, and TCG Bosch (2012) FoxO is a critical regulator of stem cell maintenance and immortality in Hydra. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 109(48):19697-702


Franzenburg S, S Fraune, S Künzel, JF Baines, T Domazet-Lošo, TCG Bosch (2012) MyD88 deficient Hydra reveal ancient function of TLR-signaling in sensing bacterial colonizers. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 109 (47): 19374-9 x1

Hemmrich G, K Khalturin, AM Boehm, M Puchert, F Anton-Erxleben, J Wittlieb, UC Klostermeier, P Rosenstiel, HH Oberg, T Domazet-Lošo, T Sugimoto, H Niwa, and TCG Bosch (2012) Molecular signatures of the three stem cell lineages in Hydra and the emergence of stem cell function at the base of multicellularity. Mol. Biol. Evol., doi:10.1093/molbev/mss13  x2

Boehm AM and TCG Bosch (2012) Migration of multipotent interstitial stem cells in Hydra. Zoology, 2012 Aug 27. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22951272 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]  ScienceDirect x3

Wittlieb J, K Khalturin, TCG Bosch (2010) Transgene Hydra als vielseitiges Modellsystem in “EvoDevo”. Biospektrum 10/2, 186-188.This article was subsequently also included in textbook „Zellbiologie und Mikrobiologie“, Springer Spektrum-Buchpublikation ( Ed. Dieter Jahn), 2012.

Fraune S, R Augustin, F Anton-Erxleben, Jörg Wittlieb, C Gelhaus, V. B. Klimovich,M. P. Samoilovich, and T.C.G. Bosch (2010) In an early branching metazoan, bacterial colonization of the embryo is controlled by maternal antimicrobial peptides Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA , 107,18067-18072 x4Featured as “Research Highlights” in Nature Immunology (2010) 11, 1083 x5

Gee L,  J Hartig, L Law, J Wittlieb, K Khalturin, TCG Bosch, and HR Bode (2010) Beta-catenin plays a central role in setting up the head organizer in hydra. Dev. Biol., 340 (2010) 116–124 x6

Milde S, Hemmrich G, Anton-Erxleben F, Khalturin K, Wittlieb J, and TCG Bosch (2009) Characterization of taxonomically-restricted genes in a phylum-restricted cell type. Genome Biol. 10(1):R8

F Anton-Erxleben, A Thomas, J Wittlieb, S Fraune, and TCG Bosch (2008). Plasticity of epithelial cell shape in response to upstream signals: a whole-organism study using transgenic Hydra. Zoology, 112(3): 185-194

K Khalturin, F Anton-Erxleben, S Sassmann, J Wittlieb, G Hemmrich, and TCG Bosch (2008). A novel gene family controls species-specific morphological traits in Hydra. PLoS Biology 6 (11): e278 see also the  “Tentacles test tenets of evolution” commentary in “The Scientist” Featured as “Research highlights” in Nature Reviews Genetics January 2009 Volume 10 Number 1

Siebert S, Anton-Erxleben F and Bosch TCG (2008)
Cell type complexity in the basal metazoan Hydra is maintained by both stem cell based mechanisms and transdifferentiation.
Dev. Biol. 313: 13-24

Khalturin K, Anton-Erxleben F, Milde S, Plötz C, Wittlieb J, Hemmrich G and Bosch TCG (2007) Transgenic stem cells in Hydra reveal an early evolutionary origin for key elements controlling self-renewal and differentiation. Developmental Biology, Volume 309, Issue 1, Pages 32-44

Wittlieb J, Khalturin K, Lohmann JU, Anton-Erxleben F and Bosch TCG (2006) Transgenic Hydra allow in vivo tracking of individual stem cells during morphogenesis. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 103;16: 6208-6211