Michael Grünstäudl (Gruenstaeudl), PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher at the Freie Universität Berlin


Peer-reviewed Journals


B. Escobari, T. Borsch, T.S. Quedensley, M. Gruenstaeudl, 2021. Plastid phylogenomics of the Gynoxoid group (Senecioneae, Asteraceae) highlights the importance of motif-based sequence alignment amid low genetic distances. American Journal of Botany, in press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ajb2.1775

T. Mehl, M. Gruenstaeudl, 2021. airpg: automatically accessing the inverted repeats of archived plastid genomes. BMC Bioinformatics 22: 413. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12859-021-04309-y


M. Gruenstaeudl, 2020. annonex2embl: automatic preparation of annotated DNA sequences for bulk submissions to ENA. Bioinformatics 36: 3841-3848. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btaa209

M. Gruenstaeudl, N. Jenke, 2020. PACVr: Plastome Assembly Coverage Visualization in R. BMC Bioinformatics 21: 207. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12859-020-3475-0

I. Duran, A. Marrero, F. Msanda, C. Harrouni, M. Gruenstaeudl, J. Patino, J. Caujape-Castells, C. Garcia-Verdugo, 2020. Iconic, threatened, but largely unknown: Biogeography of the Macaronesian dragon trees (Dracaena spp.) as inferred from plastid DNA markers. Taxon 69: in press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/tax.12215


M. Gruenstaeudl, 2019. Why the monophyly of Nymphaeaceae currently remains indeterminate: An assessment based on gene-wise plastid phylogenomics. Plant Systematics and Evolution 305: 827-836. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00606-019-01610-5

A. Szukala, N. Korotkova, M. Gruenstaeudl, A.N. Sennikov, G.A. Lazkov, S.A. Litvinskaya, E. Gabrielian, T. Borsch, E. von Raab-Straube, 2019. Phylogeny of the Eurasian genus Jurinea (Asteraceae: Cardueae): Support for a monophyletic genus concept and a first hypothesis on overall species relationships. Taxon 68: 112131. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/tax.12027

M. Gruenstaeudl, Y. Hartmaring, 2019. EMBL2checklists: A Python package to facilitate the user-friendly submission of plant and fungal DNA barcoding sequences to ENA. PLoS ONE 14: e0210347. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0210347


T.S. Quedensley, M. Gruenstaeudl, R.K. Jansen, 2018. Phylogenetic relationships of the Mexican tussilaginoid genera (Asteraceae: Senecioneae). Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 12: 481-498. ISSN 1934-5259

M. Gruenstaeudl, N. Gerschler, T. Borsch, 2018. Bioinformatic Workflows for Generating Complete Plastid Genome Sequences—An Example from Cabomba (Cabombaceae) in the Context of the Phylogenomic Analysis of the Water-Lily Clade. Life 8: 25. Special Issue on “Open Science Phyloinformatics: Resources, Methods, and Analyses” DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/life8030025

V. Di Vincenzo, M. Gruenstaeudl, L. Nauheimer, M. Wondafrash, P. Kamau, S. Demissew, T. Borsch, 2018. Evolutionary diversification of the African achyranthoid clade (Amaranthaceae) in the context of sterile flower evolution and epizoochory. Annals of Botany 122: 69-85. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/aob/mcy055

N. Korotkova, G. Parolly, A. Khachatryan, L. Ghulikyan, H. Sargsyan, J. Akopian, T. Borsch, M. Gruenstaeudl, 2018. Towards resolving the evolutionary history of Caucasian pears (Pyrus, Rosaceae) – Phylogenetic relationships, divergence times and leaf trait evolution. Journal of Systematics and Evolution 56: 35-47. DOI: 10.1111/jse.12276


M. Gruenstaeudl, L. Nauheimer, T. Borsch, 2017. Plastid genome structure and phylogenomics of Nymphaeales: conserved gene order and new insights into relationships. Plant Systematics and Evolution, 303: 1251-1270. DOI: 10.1007/s00606-017-1436-5

E. Maharramova, I. Huseynova, S. Kolbaia, M. Gruenstaeudl, T. Borsch, L.A.H. Muller, 2017. Phylogeography and population genetics of the riparian relict tree Pterocarya fraxinifolia (Juglandaceae) in the South Caucasus. Systematics and Biodiversity 16: 14–27. DOI: 10.1080/14772000.2017.1333540

M. Gruenstaeudl, B.C. Carstens, A. Santos-Guerra, R.K. Jansen, 2017. Statistical hybrid detection and the inference of ancestral distribution areas in Tolpis (Asteraceae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 121: 133-149. DOI: 10.1093/biolinnean/blw014


B.C. Carstens, M. Gruenstaeudl, N.M. Reid, 2016. Community trees: Identifying codiversification in the Páramo dipteran community. Evolution 70: 1080-1093. DOI: 10.1111/evo.12916

M. Gruenstaeudl, 2016. WARACS: Wrappers to Automate the Reconstruction of Ancestral Character States. Applications in Plant Sciences 4: 1500120. DOI: 10.3732/apps.1500120


M. Gruenstaeudl, N.M. Reid, G.L. Wheeler, B.C. Carstens, 2015. Posterior predictive checks of coalescent models: P2C2M, an R package. Molecular Ecology Resources 16: 193-205. DOI: 10.1111/1755-0998.12435


M. Gruenstaeudl, A. Santos-Guerra, C.V. Hawkes, R.K. Jansen, 2013. Molecular survey of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi associated with Tolpis on three Canarian islands (Asteraceae). Vieraea 41: 233-252. ISSN 0210-945X


M. Gruenstaeudl, A. Santos-Guerra, R.K. Jansen, 2013. Phylogenetic analyses of Tolpis Adans. (Asteraceae) reveal patterns of adaptive radiation, multiple colonization, and interspecific hybridization. Cladistics 29: 416-434. DOI: 10.1111/cla.12005


M. Gruenstaeudl, E. Urtubey, R.K. Jansen, R. Samuel, M.H. Barfuss, T.F. Stuessy, 2009. Phylogeny of Barnadesioideae (Asteraceae) inferred from DNA sequence data and morphology. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 51: 572-587. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2009.01.023

Book Chapters

M. Gruenstaeudl, C.V. Hawkes, A. Santos-Guerra, R.K. Jansen, 2013. Preliminary investigations of correlated diversification between plants and their associated arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in Macaronesia. In Caujapé-Castells, J., Nieto-Feliner, G., Fernández-Palacios, J.M. (Eds.), Amurga International Conferences on Island Biodiversity 2011. Las Palmas, Spain.

T.F. Stuessy, E. Urtubey, M. Gruenstaeudl, 2009. Barnadesieae (Barnadesioideae). Pp. 215-228 in Funk, V.A., Susanna, A., Stuessy, T.F., Bayer, R. (Eds.), Systematics, Evolution and Biogeography of the Compositae. IAPT, Vienna, Austria.

Funk, V.A., and numerous authors, 2009. Compositae Metatrees: The Next Generation. Pp. 747-777 in Funk, V.A., Susanna, A., Stuessy, T.F., Bayer, R. (Eds.), Systematics, Evolution and Biogeography of the Compositae. IAPT, Vienna, Austria.

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