Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

Plant Nutrition 2019


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Dr. Heidrun Beschow

Telephone ++49 345 5522426

Research interests

  • Barley transformation
  • Plant water relationships
  • 15N stable isotope technique


since 1984Lecturer, Institute of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, MLU Halle-Wittenberg
1983Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Saxon Academy of Science, Leipzig
1982-1983Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Technical Chemistry, MLU Halle-Wittenberg
1982Dr. rer. nat., MLU Halle-Wittenberg
1979-1982Postgraduate Research Fellow, Institute of Technical Chemistry, MLU Halle-Wittenberg
1979Dipl.-Chem., MLU Halle-Wittenberg
1974-1979Undergraduate and graduate studies in Chemistry, MLU Halle-Wittenberg


Flade J, Beschow H, Wensch-Dorendorf M, Plescher A, Wätjen W (2019). Occurrence of nine pyrrolizidine alkaloids in Senecio vulgaris L. depending on developmental stage and season. Plants 8, 54.

Soleimani B, Sammler R, Backhaus A, Beschow H, Schumann E, Mock H-P, von Wiren N, Seiffert U, Pillen K (2017). Genetic regulation of growth and nutrient content under phosphorus deficiency in the wild barley introgression library S42IL. Plant Breeding 136, 892-907.

Egle K, Beschow H, Merbach W (2015). Nitrogen allocation in barley: Relationships between amino acid transport and storage protein synthesis during grain filling. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 95, 451-459.

Kostandi SF, Soliman MF, Beschow H, Merbach W (2012). Rhizosphere effects of maize hybrids and N forms on Cd bioavailability in a limed soil. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science 58, 903-913.

Egle K, Beschow H, Merbach W (2008). Assessing post-anthesis nitrogen uptake, distribution and utilisation in grain protein synthesis in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) using N-15 fertiliser and N-15 proteinogenic and non-proteinogenic amino acids. Annals of Applied Biology 152, 209-221.

Schulze J, Temple G, Temple  SJ, Beschow H, Vance CP (2006). Nitrogen fixation by white lupin under phosphorus deficiency. Annals of Botany 98, 731-740.

Wiedemuth K, Muller J, Kahlau A, Amme S, Mock HP, Grzam A, Hell R, Egle K, Beschow H, Humbeck K (2005). Successive maturation and senescence of individual leaves during barley whole plant ontogeny reveals temporal and spatial regulation of photosynthetic function in conjunction with C and N metabolism. Journal of Plant Physiology 162, 1226-1236.

Beschow H, Gransee A, Merbach W (2000). Soil development on loess substrate in central Germany - results of a long-term trial on soil formation. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 163, 359-365.

Schulze J, Beschow H, Adgo E, Merbach W (2000). Efficiency of N2 fixation in Vicia faba L. in combination with different Rhizobium leguminosarum strains. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 163, 367-373.

Gans W, Beschow H, Merbach W (2000). Growth regulators for cereal and oil crops on the basis of 2,3-dichloroisobutyric acid and chlormequat chloride and residue analyses of both agents in the grain of oat. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 163, 405-410.

Beschow H, Schulze J, Merbach W (2000). Transfer of symbiotically fixed nitrogen in an alfalfa-grass mixture studied through isotope dilution in a pot experiment. Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies 36, 21-33.

Schulze J, Beschow H, Merbach W (1999). The effect of (NH4NO3)-N15-N15 fertilization at flowering on growth and nitrogen fixation of white and blue lupins. Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies 35, 85-95.

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