++++ Antje Schierholt left us in November 2021 to follow her further career at Bundessortenamt Hannover ++++

Dr. Antje Schierholt

Antje Schierholt is member of research staff in the team of
Prof. Tim Beissinger and lecturer in plant breeding.


Teaching in BSc agrar
+ Spezielle Pflanzenzüchtung ( Specialised plant breeding Nr. 740161, Module resp.)
+ Research orientated teaching and studying (FoLL, Module resp.); current topic: Colored wheat and anthocyanins. Project in cooperation with the division of quality and sensory of plant products.
+ Experimentelle Pflanzenzüchtung - modern, klassisch und ökologisch (Experimental Plant Breeding)
+ Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten und Präsentieren in der Pflanzenproduktion (Scientific writing and professional presentation in crop siences)

Teaching in MSc (Integrated Master Plant and Animal Breedig IPAB)
+ Breeding schemes and programs in plant and animal breeding (Nr. 740700, Module resp.)
+ Selection theory

≥ Co-supervision of PhD thesis

≥ Supervision of BSc and MSc thesis in field-, greenhouse-, laboratory-based projects. The practical part of the thesis can be at the University of Göttingen or externally at institutions such as IPK Gatersleben or Julius-Kühn-Institut. Studies in cooperation with plant breeding companies are welcome (e.g. Ernst Benary Samenzucht, KWS SAAT SE)

Topics in (2020/21)
+ MSc Christian Flügge : Automated phenotyping and QTL mapping of Boron deficiency symptoms in oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.), Co-Supervised by Prof. Patrick Bienert (IPK-Gatersleben and TU München)
+ BSc Jacqueline Jäger : Validation and use of Dualex® Sensors for non-destructive and fast phenotyping of chlorophyll content in grape varieties, Co-supervised by Dr. Katja Herzog, JKI Rebenzüchtung, Siebeldingen)
+ BSc Quentin Burandt : Characterization of new dwarf mutants in oilseed rape
+ BSc Oliver Mönnich : genetic diversity for flee beetle resistance in oilseed rape
+ BSc Jason Wenzig : Inheritance of seed color in barley

Recent topics
+ Seed treatment in Viola
+ Estimation of border effects in yield plot trials of oilseed rape semi-dwarf genotypes
+ Estimationg root growth by root capacitance measurements
+ Puccinia graminis f. sp. secalis in rye
+ Pollen quality in barley
+ Estimation of breeding gain in wheat and oilseed rape
+ Inheritance of glucosinolare profiles in oilseed rape
+ Development of resythesized oilseed rape

Research interest
Brassica diversity – resynthesized oilseed rape
Nutrient efficiency (N, Bor)
Abiotic stress (NaCl)

+ Student of Agrarbiologie at the Hohenheim University
+ PhD student in the group of Prof. Heiko Becker ( High oleic winter oilseed rape, 2000) at the Georg-August Universität Göttingen
+ Head of in-vitro lab at Ernst Benary Samenzucht GmbH (ornamental plant breeding) and plant breeder at Rijk Zwaan Marne AG (cabbage breeding)
+ 2010 researcher at Georg-August Universität Göttingen, division of plant breeding (Prof. Heiko Becker)
+ Since 2016 lecturer at Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Division of Plant Breeding, later Division of Plant Breeding Methodology (Prof. Tim Beissinger)


Faridi R., Koopman B., Schierholt A., Ali M.B., Apel S. and Link W. (2021) Genetic study of the resistance of faba bean (Vicia faba L.) against the fungus Ascochyta fabae through a genome-wide association analysis. Accepted for publication in Plant Breeding

Schierholt A., Holzenkamp K., Hartwig H., Gertz A., and H.C. Becker (2020) Winter oilseed rape semi-dwarf hybrids are not discriminated by front border effects in yield trials, Crop Science, DOI: 10.1002/csc2.20118

Schierholt A., Tietz T., Bienert G.P., Gertz A., Miersch S., and H.C. Becker (2019) Root system size response of bzh semi-dwarf oilseed rape hybrids to different nitrogen levels in the field, Annals of Botany, Volume 124, Issue 6, 4 November 2019, Pages 891–901, https://doi.org/10.1093/aob/mcy197

Miersch S., Gertz A., Breuer F., Schierholt A., and H.C. Becker (2016) Influence of the semi-dwarf growth type on Nitrogen use efficiency in winter oilseed rape. Crop Science. doi: 10.2135/cropsci2016.01.0044 Vol. 56 No. 6, p. 2952-2961

Miersch S., Gertz A., Breuer F., Schierholt A., and H.C. Becker (2016) Influence of the semi-dwarf growth type on seed yield and agronomic parameters at low and high Nitrogen fertilization in winter oilseed rape. Crop Science. doi:10.2135/cropsci2015.09.0554 Vol. 56 No. 4, p. 1573-1585

Ghaouti L., Schierholt A., and W. Link (2016) Effect of competition between Vicia faba L. and Camelina sativa L. as a model weed in breeding for organic conditions. Weed Research: Volume 56, 2, 159–167 doi: 10.1111/wre.12193

Hom N.H., Schierholt A., Möllers C., and H. C. Becker (2015) Pollen genotype effects on seed quality traits in winter oilseed rape. Crop Science 55: 493-500 DOI:10.2135/cropsci2014.04.0284

Nyikako, J., A. Schierholt, B. Kessel, and H.C. Becker (2014) Genetic variation in nitrogen uptake and utilization efficiency in a segregating DH population of winter oilseed rape. Euphytica 199: 3-11. DOI 10.1007/s10681-014-1201-6

Jesske, T., B. Olberg, A. Schierholt, and H.C. Becker (2013) Resynthesized lines from domesticated and wild Brassica taxa and their hybrids with B. napus L.: genetic diversity and hybrid yield. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 126:1053–1065. DOI 10.1007/s00122-012-2036-y

Jesske, T., A. Schierholt, and H.C. Becker (2013) Glucosinolates and other seed quality traits of resynthesized Brassica napus L. derived from domesticated and wild Brassica taxa. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 60: 2273-2282. DOI 10.1007/s10722-013-9993-0

Kessel B., Schierholt A., and Becker H.C. (2012) Nitrogen efficiency in a genetically diverse set of winter oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.). Crop Science 52:2546–2554. DOI:10.2135/cropsci 2012.02.0134

Girke, A., Schierholt, A., and H.C. Becker (2012) Extending the rapeseed genepool with resynthesized Brassica napus L. I. Genetic diversity. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 59: 1441-1447. DOI: 10.1007/s10722-011-9772-8

Girke, A., A. Schierholt and H.C. Becker, 2012: Extending the rapeseed gene pool with resynthesized Brassica napus. II. Heterosis. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 124: 1017–1026. DOI: 10.1007/s00122-011-1765-7

Schierholt, A., and H.C. Becker (2011) Influence of oleic acid content on yield in winter oilseed rape. Crop Science 51: 1973-1979. DOI:10.2135/cropsci2010.07.0411

Ofori, A., Schierholt A., and H.C. Becker (2011) Biomass yield and heterosis of crosses within and between European winter cultivars of turnip rape (Brassica rapa L.). Journal of Applied Genetics 53: 31–35. DOI: 10.1007/s13353-011-0067-8

Rudolphi, S., Becker, H.C., Schierholt, A., and S. von Witzke-Ehbrecht (2011) Improved estimation of oil, linoleic and oleic acid and seed hull fractions in safflower by NIRS. Journal of the American Oil Chemists Society 89: 363-370. DOI: 10.1007/s11746-011-1920-y

Schubert, S., Neubert, A., Schierholt, A., Sümer, A., and C. Zörb (2009) Development of salt-resistant maize hybrids: The combination of physiological strategies using conventional breeding methods. Plant Science 177: 196–202

Marwede, V., Schierholt, A., Möllers, C., and H.C. Becker (2004) Genotype x environment interactions and heritability of tocopherol contents in winter oilseed rape. Crop Science 44:728-731

Möllers, C., and A. Schierholt (2002) Genetic variation of palmitate and oil content in a winter oilseed rape doubled haploid population segregating for oleate content. Crop Science 44: 634-638

Schierholt, A., B. Rücker, and H.C. Becker (2001) Inheritance of high oleic acid mutations in winter oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.) Crop Science 41: 1444-1449

Schierholt A., and H.C. Becker (2001) Environmental variability and heritability of high oleic acid content in winter oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.). Plant Breeding 120: 63-66

Schierholt, A., H.C. Becker, and W. Ecke (2000) Mapping a high oleic acid mutation in winter oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.) Theoretical and Applied Genetics 101: 897-901

Möllers, C., B. Rücker, D. Stelling, and A. Schierholt (2000) In vitro selection for oleic and linoleic acid content in segregating populations of microspore derived embryos of Brassica napus L. Euphytica 112: 195-201

Velasco, L., A. Schierholt, and H.C. Becker (1998) Performance of near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) in routine analysis of C18 unsaturated fatty acids in intact rapeseed. Lipid 100: 44-48

Cramer, M.D., A. Schierholt, Y.Z. Wang, and S.H. Lips (1995) The influence of salinity of root anapleurotic carbon and nitrogen metabolism in tomato seedlings. Journal of Experimental Botany 46: 1569-1577

≥Monographs and book chapters:
Schierholt, A. (2000) Hoher Ölsäuregehalt im Samenöl: Genetische Charakterisierung von Mutanten im Winterraps (Brassica napus L.). Dissertation. Cuvellier Verlag Göttingen

Franck, S.L., Schierholt, A., and K. Hammer (2000) Agrarbiodiversität: Funktion und Bedrohung im globalen Wandel. Paper commissioned by the German Advisory Council for Global Environmental Change (WBGU) 1999. In: Welt im Wandel: Erhaltung und nachhaltige Nutzung der Biosphäre. Springer Verlag. S. 81-96

≥ without peer review
Becker H., Schierholt A., Tost M.L., Schröder E., Flügge C, Flessner M., Koch S., Niehoff T (2018) Forschungsorientiertes Lehren und Lernen. FoLL-Farbweizen: Neue Farbe für alten Weizen – Grundlage zur Züchtung von Farbweizen. agrar aktuell Newsletter der Fakultät für Agrarwissenschaften: 21, 28-29