We investigate different concepts of modular deformations of germs of isolated singularities (infinitesimal, Artinian, formal). An obstruction calculus based on the graded Lie algebra structure of the tangent cohomology for modular deformations is introduced. As the main result the characterisation of the maximal infinitesimally modular subgerm of the miniversal family as flattening stratum of the relative Tjurina module is extended from ICIS to space curve singularities.
"Modular Deformations and Space Curve Singularities." Rev. Mat. Iberoamericana 19 (2) 613 - 621, September, 2003.