Ding, P., D. Rekhter, Y. Ding, K. Feussner, L. Busta, S. Haroth, S. Xu, X. Li, R. Jetter, I. Feussner*, and Y. Zhang*: Characterization of a pipecolic acid biosynthesis pathway required for systemic acquired resistance. Plant Cell 28: 2603-2615. 


Dean, G.H., Z.Q. Jin, L. Shi, E. Esfandiari, R. McGee, K. Nabata, T. Lee, L. Kunst, T.L. Western and G.W. Haughn: Identification of a seed coat-specific promoter fragment from the Arabidopsis MUCILAGE-MODIFIED4 gene. Plant Mol Biol 95:33–50 (2017).


He, Z., T. Huang, K. Ao, X. Yan, and Y. Huang: Sumoylation, phosphorylation, and acetylation fine-tune the turnover of plant immunity components mediated by ubiquitination. Frontiers in Plant Science 8, 1682 (2017).

Johnson K.C., Zhao J., Wu Z., Roth C., Lipka V., Wiermer M., Li X.: The putative kinase substrate MUSE7 negatively impacts the accumulation of NLR proteins. Plant J. 89(6):1174-1183. (2017) Link

Tong, M., T. Kotur, W. Liang, K. Vogelmann, T. Kleine, D. Leiste, C. Brieske, S. Yang, D. Lüdke, M. Wiermer, Y. Zhang, X. Li and S. Hoth: E3 ligase SAUL1 serves as a positive regulator of PAMP-triggered immunity and its homeostasis is monitored by immune receptor SOC3. New Phytol. 215(4):1516-1532. doi:10.1111/nph.14678. (2017).

Roth, C. #, D. Lüdke#, M. Klenke, A. Quathamer, O. Valerius, G.H. Braus and M. Wiermer: The truncated NLR protein TIR-NBS13 is a MOS6/IMPORTIN-α3 interaction partner required for plant immunity. Plant J 92, 808-821 (2017). #These authors contributed equally to this work


Bairwa, G., M. Caza, L. Horianopoulos, G. Hu and J. Kronstad: Role of clathrin‐mediated endocytosis in the use of heme and hemoglobin by the fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans. Cellular microbiology 6:e12961(2018).


Behar, H., S.W. Graham and H. Brumer: Comprehensive cross-genome survey and phylogeny of glycoside hydrolase family 16 members reveals the evolutionary origin of EG16 and XTH proteins in plant lineages. Plant Journal 95(6), 1114-1128 (2018).

Bui, T., R. Harting, S.A. Braus‐Stromeyer V. Tran, M. Leonard, A. Höfer, A. Abelmann, F. Bakti, O. Valerius, R. Schlüter, C.E. Stanley, A. Ambrósio and G.H. Braus: Verticillium dahliae transcription factors Som1 and Vta3 control microsclerotia formation and sequential steps of plant root penetration and colonisation to induce disease. New Phytol., 221(4):2138-2159 (2018).

Cho, M., G. Hu, M. Caza, L.C. Horianopoulos, J.W. Kronstad and W.H. Jung: Vacuolar zinc transporter Zrc1 is required for detoxification of excess intracellular zinc in the human fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans. Journal of Microbiology 56(1), 65-71 (2018).

Ding, H., M. Caza, Y. Dong, A.A. Arif, L.C. Horianopoulos, G. Hu, P. Johnson and J.W. Kronstad: ATG genes influence the virulence of Cryptococcus neoformans through contributions beyond core autophagy functions. Infection and immunity 86(9) e00069-18 (2018).

Ding, Y. #, T. Sun#, K. Ao, Y.X. Zhang, X. Li and Y. Zhang: Opposite roles of salicylic acid receptors NPR1 and NPR3/NPR4 in transcriptional regulation of plant immunity. Cell 173 (6) 1454-1467 (2018). #These authors contributed equally to this work

Dong, O., K. Ao, F. Xu, K. Johnson, Y. Wu, L. Li, Y. Liu, Y. Huang, E. Rodriguez, X. Chen, S. Chen, Y. Zhang, M. Petersen and X. Li: Individual components of paired typical NLR immune receptors are regulated by distinct E3 ligases. Nature Plant 4, 699-710 (2018).


Horianopoulos, L.C., C.K. Boone, G.G. Samarasekera, G.K. Kandola and B.W. Murray: Selection of the sex‐linked inhibitor of apoptosis in mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) driven by enhanced expression during early overwintering. Ecology and Evolution. 8(12), 6253-6264 (2018).

Kaling, M., A. Schmidt, F. Moritz, M. Rosenkranz, M. Witting, K. Kasper, D. Janz, P. Schmitt-Kopplin, J.P. Schnitzler and A. Polle: Mycorrhiza-triggered transcriptomic and metabolomic networks impinge on herbivore fitness. Plant Physiology 176: 2639-2656 (2018).

Lüdke, D., C. Roth, D. Hartken and M. Wiermer: MOS6 and TN13 in plant immunity. Plant Signal. Behav.13: e1454816 (2018).

Schmitz, L., S. McCotter, M. Kretschmer, J.W. Kronstad and K. Heimel: Transcripts and tumors: regulatory and metabolic programming during biotrophic phytopathogenesis . F1000Research 7(F1000 Faculty Rev):1812 (2018).

Sun, T., L. Busta, Q. Zhang, P. Ding, R. Jetter and Y. Zhang: TGA1 and TGA4 regulate salicylic acid and pipecolic acid biosynthesis by modulating the expression of SARD1 and CBP60g. New Phytologist 217(1):344-354 (2018).

Wu, D., Y. Liu, F. Xu and Y. Zhang: Differential requirement of BAK1 C-terminal tail in development and immunity. J Integr Plant Biol 60:270-275 (2018).


Beskrovnaya, P., R. A. Melnyk, Z. Liu, Y. Liu, Y. Song, and C.H Haney: Bacterial-produced spermidine induces plant systemic susceptibility to pathogens. bioRxiv 517870; (2019).

Guzha, A., R. McGee, D. Hartken, P. Scholz, D. Luedke, K. Bauer, M. Wenig, K. Zienkiewicz, I. Feussner, A.C. Vlot, M. Wiermer, G. Haughn, and T. Ischebeck: The cell-wall-localised BETA-XYLOSIDASE 4 contributes to immunity of Arabidopsis against Botrytis cinerea. bioRxiv 851170, (2019).

Haroth, S., K. Feussner , A.A. Kelly, K. Zienkiewicz, A. Shaikhqasem, C. Herrfurth and I. Feussner: The glycosyltransferase UGT76E1 significantly contributes to 12-O-glucopyranosyl-jasmonic acid formation in wounded Arabidopsis thaliana leaves. J Biol Chem. 294(25):9858-9872. doi: 10.1074/jbc.RA119.007600 (2019).

Horianopoulos, L. C. and J.W. Kronstad: Connecting iron regulation and mitochondrial function in Cryptococcus neoformans. Current Opinions in Microbiology 52, 7-13 (2019).

Kareem, Z.J.#, L. Su#, A. Rathgeb, A. Sirrenberg, F. Hadacek, A.H.A.H. Rashid and P. Karlovsky: Small scale bioreactor for sterile hydroponics and hairy roots: metabolic diversity and salicylic acid exudation by hairy roots of Hyoscyamus niger. Applied Sciences 9:3044 (2019). # These authors contributed equally to this work

Li, N., M. Muthreich, L.J. Huang, C. Thurow, T. Sun, Y. Zhang and C. Gatz: TGACG-BINDING FACTORs (TGAs) and TGA-interacting CC-type glutaredoxins modulate hyponastic growth in Arabidopsis thaliana. New Phytol. 221(4):1906-1918. doi: 10.1111/nph.15496 (2019).

Liang, W., S. van Wersch, M. Tong and X. Li: TIR‐NB‐LRR immune receptor SOC 3 pairs with truncated TIR‐NB protein CHS 1 or TN 2 to monitor the homeostasis of E3 ligase SAUL. New Phytologist, 221(4), 2054-2066 (2019).

Pinter, N., C.A. Hach, M. Hampel, D. Rekhter, K. Zienkiewicz, I. Feussner, A. Poehlein, R. Daniel, F. Finkernagel and K. Heimel: Signal peptide peptidase activity connects the unfolded protein response to plant defense suppression by Ustilago maydis. PLoS Pathogens 15, e1007734. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1007734 (2019).

Rekhter, D., D. Lüdke, Y. Ding, K. Feussner, K. Zienkiewicz, V. Lipka, M. Wiermer, Y. Zhang and I. Feussner: Isochorismate-derived biosynthesis of the plant stress hormone salicylic acid. Science 365(6452):498-502 (2019).

Rekhter, D., L. Mohnike, K. Feussner, K. Zienkiewicz, Y. Zhang and I. Feussner: Enhanced Disease Susceptibility 5 (EDS5) is required for N-hydroxy pipecolic acid formation. bioRxiv 630723; (2019).

Resemann, H.C., M. Lewandowska, J. Gömann and I. Feussner: Membrane lipids, waxes and oxylipins in the moss model organism Physcomitrella patens. Plant Cell Physiol. 60, 1166-1175 (2019).

Schmitz, L., J.W. Kronstad and K. Heimel: Conditional gene expression reveals stage-specific functions of the unfolded protein response in the Ustilago maydis/maize pathosystem. bioRxiv 775692; doi: (2019).

Schmitz, L., M.A. Schwier and K. Heimel: The unfolded protein response regulates pathogenic development of Ustilago maydis by Rok1-dependent inhibition of mating-type signaling. bioRxiv 808717; doi: (2019).

Šola, K., E.J. Gilchrist, D. Ropartz, L. Wang, I. Feussner, S.D. Mansfield, M.C. Ralet and G.W. Haughn: RUBY, a Putative Galactose Oxidase, Influences Pectin Properties and Promotes Cell-To-Cell Adhesion in the Seed Coat Epidermis of Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 31, 809-831 (2019).

van Wersch, S. and X. Li: Stronger When Together: Clustering of Plant NLR Disease resistance Genes. Trends in plant science 24 (8), 665-784 (2019).

Vishwanathan, K., K. Zienkiewicz, Y. Liu, D. Janz, I. Feussner, A. Polle and C.H. Haney: Ectomycorrhizal fungi induce systemic resistance against insects on a non-mycorrhizal plant in a CERK1-dependent manner. bioRxiv 852640,, (2019).

Xu, Y., M. Vinas, A. Alsarrag, L. Su, K. Pfohl, M. Rohlfs, W. Schäfer and P. Karlovsky: Bis-naphthopyrone pigments protect filamentous ascomycetes from a wide range of predators. Nat Commun. 10(1):3579 (2019).

Kretschmer, M., D. Damoo, A. Djamei, and J. Kronstad: Chloroplasts and Plant Immunity: Where Are the Fungal Effectors? Pathogens 9(1) E19. (2019).

Thulasi Devendrakumar, K., C. Copeland and X. Li: The proteasome regulator PTRE1 contributes to the turnover of SNC1 immune receptor. Mpl. Plant. Pathol. 20(11):1566-1573 (2019).


Sun, T., J. Huang, Y. Xu, V. Verma, B. Jing, Y. Sun, A. Ruiz Orduna, H. Tian, X. Huang, S. Xia, L. Shafer, R. Jetter and Y. Zhang: Redundant CAMTA transcription factors negatively regulate the biosynthesis of salicylic acid and N-hydroxypipecolic acid by modulating the expression of SARD1 and CBP60g. Mol. Plant. 13(1):144-156 (2020).

Huang, W., Y. Wang, X. Li and Y. Zhang: Biosynthesis and regulation of salicylic acid and N-hydroxypipecolic acid in plant immunity. Mol. Plant 13(1):31-41 (2020).

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