Dr. med. vet. Frank Becker

Research Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
working group Cell Physiology & reproduction
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf


Vanselow, J.; Wesenauer, C.; Eggert, A.; Sharma, A.; Becker, F. (2024):
Summer heat during spermatogenesis reduces in vitro blastocyst rates and affects sperm quality of next generation bulls [epublished ahead of print].
Cheng, Z.; Palma Vera, S. E.; Buggiotti, L.; Salavati, M.; Becker, D.; Werling, Dirk; Wathes, D.; GplusE consortium, E. (2022):
Transcriptomic Analysis of Circulating Leukocytes Obtained during the Recovery from Clinical Mastitis Caused by Escherichia coli in Holstein Dairy Cows. Animals-Basel 12 (16): 2146, 1-21
Wathes, D.; Cheng, Z.; Salavati, M.; Buggiotti, L.; Takeda, H.; Tang, L.; Becker, D.; Ingvartsen, K.; Ferris, C.; Hostens, M.; Crowe, M.; GplusE consortium, E. (2021):
Relationships between metabolic profiles and gene expression in liver and leukocytes of dairy cows in early lactation. J Dairy Sci 104 (3): 3596-3616
Kennedy, K. M.; Becker, D.; Hammon, H. M.; Kuhla, B. (2021):
Differences in net fat oxidation, heat production and liver mitochondrial DNA copy number between high and low feed efficient dairy cows. J Dairy Sci 104 (8): 9287-9303
Krogh, M.; Hostens, M.; Salavati, M.; Grelet, C.; Sorensen, M.; Wathes, D.; Ferris, C.; Marchitelli, C.; Signorelli, F.; Napolitano, F.; Becker, D.; Larsen, T.; Matthews, E.; Carter, F.; Vanlierde, A.; Opsomer, G.; Gengler, N.; Dehareng, F.; Crowe, M.; Ingvartsen, K.; Foldager, L. (2020):
Between- and within-herd variation in blood and milk biomarkers in Holstein cows in early lactation. Animal 14 (5): 1067-1075
Suliman, Y.; Becker, D.; Tuchscherer, A.; Wimmers, K. (2020):
Seasonal variations in quantitative and qualitative sperm characteristics in fertile and subfertile stallions. ARCH ANIM BREED 63: 145-154
Röttgen, V.; Schön, P.- C.; Becker, D.; Tuchscherer, A.; Wrenzycki, C.; Düpjan, S.; Puppe, B. (2020):
Automatic recording of individual oestrus vocalisation in group-housed dairy cattle: development of a cattle call monitor. Animal 14 (1): 198-205
Grelet, C.; Vanlierde, A.; Hostens, M.; Foldager, L.; Salavati, M.; Ingvartsen, K.; Crowe, M.; Sørensen, P.; Froidmont, E.; Perris, C.; Marchitelli, C.; Becker, D.; Larsen, T.; Carter, F.; Dehareng, F. (2019):
Potential of milk mid-IR spectra to predict metabolic status of cows through blood components and an innovative clustering approach. Animal 13 (3): 649-658
Sharma, A.; Baddela, V. S.; Becker, D.; Dannenberger, D.; Viergutz, T.; Vanselow, J. (2019):
Elevated free fatty acids affect bovine granulosa cell function: a molecular cue for compromised reproduction during negative energy balance. Endocr Connect 8 (5): 493-505
Suliman, Y.; Becker, D.; Wimmers, K. (2018):
Implication of transcriptome profiling of spermatozoa for stallion fertility. Reprod Fert Develop 30 (8): 1087-1098
Röttgen, V.; Becker, D.; Tuchscherer, A.; Wrenzycki, C.; Düpjan, S.; Schön, P.- C.; Puppe, B. (2018):
Vocalization as an indicator of estrus climax in Holstein heifers during natural estrus and superovulation. J Dairy Sci 101 (3): 2383-2394
Röttgen, V.; Becker, D.; Schön, P.- C.; Tuchscherer, A.; Düpjan, S.; Puppe, B. (2017):
Auftreten vermehrter Vokalisationen im zeitlichen Zusammenhang mit dem Brunstverhalten bei Milchrindern. In: Aktuelle Arbeiten zur artgemäßen Tierhaltung 2017 : Vorträge anlässlich der 49. Internationalen Arbeitstagung "Angewandte Ethologie bei Nutztieren" vom 23. bis 25. November 2017 in Freiburg im Breisgau (KTBL-Schrift , 513) KTBL, Darmstadt (978-3-945088-53-1): 215-225"
Becker, D.; Blondin, P.; Dochi, O.; Imai, K.; Viona, J. (2015):
Véronique Duranthon, Claire Ponsart, . In: Proceedings of the annual conference of the International Embryo Transfer Society, Versailles, France, 10-13 January 2015 : main theme: "reproductive performances: at the crossroads of genetics and environment" CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood : 49-56"
Boldt, A.; Becker, D.; Martin, G; Nürnberg, G.; Römer, A.; Kanitz, W. (2015):
A phenotypical approach to the effects of production traits, parturition, puerperium and body condition on commencement of luteal activity in high yielding dairy cows. Anim Reprod Sci 157: 39-43
Weber, F. M.; Hametner, C.; Tuchscherer, A.; Losand, B.; Kanitz, E.; Otten, W.; Sauerwein, H.; Bruckmaier, R. M.; Becker, D.; Kanitz, W.; Hammon, H. M. (2013):
Hepatic gene expression involved in glucose and lipid metabolism in transition cows: effects of fat mobilization during early lactation in relation to milk performance and metabolic changes. J Dairy Sci 96 (9): 5670-5681
Weber, F. M.; Hametner, C.; Tuchscherer, A.; Losand, B.; Kanitz, E.; Otten, W.; Singh, S. P.; Bruckmaier, R. M.; Becker, D.; Kanitz, W.; Hammon, H. M. (2013):
Variation in fat mobilization during early lactation differently affects feed intake, body condition, and lipid and glucose metabolism in high-yielding dairy cows. J Dairy Sci 96 (1): 165-180
Brüssow, K.-P.; Kurth, J.; Vernunft, A.; Becker, D.; Tuchscherer, A.; Kanitz, W. (2012):
Laparoscopy guided doppler ultrasound measurement of fetal blood flow indices during early to mid-gestation in pigs. J Reprod Develop 58 (2): 243-247
Vernunft, A.; Schneider, F.; Tuchscherer, A.; Becker, D.; Kanitz, W. (2011):
Anti-Müller-Hormon (AMH) kann zur Vorhersage des Follikelwachstums bei Stuten dienen. PFERDEHEILKUNDE 27 (3): 293-296
Alm, H.; Vernunft, A.; Torner, H.; Bhojwani, S.; Becker, D.; Kanitz, W. (2010):
ICSI - biotechnological method to produce equine embryos in vitro. PFERDEHEILKUNDE 26 (1): 59-62
Vernunft, A.; Becker, D.; Kanitz, W. (2009):
Effiziente Brunsterkennung: Eine Schlüsselmaßnahme im Reproduktionsmanagement von Rindern. Rekasan Journal 16 (31/32): 118-122