Literature – University of Copenhagen


Pectin: much more than a glue, by Professor Giulia De Lorenzo, University of Rome, Italy

  • Transgenic Expression of a Fungal endo-Polygalacturonase Increases Plant Resistance to Pathogens and Reduces Auxin Sensitivity. Simone Ferrari, Roberta Galletti, Daniela Pontiggia, Cinzia Manfredini, Vincenzo Lionetti, Daniela Bellincampi, Felice Cervone, and Giulia De Lorenzo. Plant Physiology (2008), vol 146, pp 669681.
  • The AtrbohD-Mediated Oxidative Burst Elicited by Oligogalacturonides in Arabidopsis Is Dispensable for the Activation of Defense Responses Effective against Botrytis cinerea. Roberta Galletti, Carine Denoux, Stefano Gambetta, Julia Dewdney, Frederick M. Ausubel, Giulia De Lorenzo and Simone Ferrari. Plant Physiology (2008), vol 148, pp 16951706.
  • Hostpathogen warfare at the plant cell wall. Kian Hématy, Candice Cherk and Shauna Somerville. Current Opinion in Plant Biology (2009), 12, pp 406413.
  • Enzymeinhibitor interactions at the plantpathogen interface
    Johana C Misas-Villamil and Renier AL van der Hoorn. Current Opinion in Plant Biology (2008), 11, pp 380388.

Constitutive and induced defenses against plant viruses, Associate Professor Peter Moffett, Department of Biology, University of Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

  • NB-LRRs work a bait and switch on pathogens. Sarah M. Collier and Peter Moffet, Trends in Plant Science, Cell Press (2009) vol 14, no 10, pp 521-574.
  • Virus resistance induced by NBLRR proteins involves Argonaute4-dependent translational control. Saikat Bhattacharjee, Alejandro Zamora, Muhammad Tehseen Azhar, Melanie A. Sacco, Lester H. Lambert and Peter Moffett. The Plant Journal (2009) 58, pp 940951. 
  • The Cyst Nematode SPRYSEC Protein RBP-1 Elicits Gpa2-and RanGAP2-dependent Plant Cell Death. Melanie Ann Sacco, Kamila Koropacka, Eric Grenier, Marianne J. Jaubert, Alexandra Blanchard, Aska Goverse, Geert Smant and Peter Moffett. PLoS Pathogens (2009), vol 5, no 8.

Molecular determinants of durable disease resistance against fungal pathogens, by Professor Beat Keller, University of Zürich, Switzerland

  • A Putative ABC Transporter Confers Durable Resistance to Multiple Fungal Pathogens in Wheat. Simon G. Krattinger, Evans S. Lagudah, Wolfgang Spielmeyer, Ravi P. Singh, Julio Huerta-Espino, Helen McFadden, Eligio Bossolini, Liselotte L. Selter and Beat Keller. Science (2009), vol 323, pp1360-1363. 
  • Arabidopsis non-host resistance to powdery mildews. Ulrike Lipka, Rene Fuchs and Volker Lipka. Current Opinion in Plant Biology (2008), 11, pp 404411. 
  • Arabidopsis PEN3/PDR8, an ATP Binding Cassette Transporter, Contributes to Nonhost Resistance to Inappropriate Pathogens That Enter by Direct PenetrationW OA. Mónica Stein, Jan Dittgen, Clara Sánchez-Rodríguez, Bi-Huei Hou, Antonio Molina, Paul Schulze-Lefert, Volker Lipka and Shauna Somerville. The Plant Cell (2006), vol 18, pp 731746.

Development of plant varieties with high-yield and broad-spectrum disease resistance, by Professor James Brown, John Innes Centre, UK

  • Yield penalties of disease resistance in crops. James KM Brown. Current Opinion in Plant Biology (2002), 5, pp 339344.
  •  Association Analysis of Historical Bread Wheat Germplasm Using Additive Genetic Covariance of Relatives and Population Structure. José Crossa, Juan Burgueño, Susanne Dreisigacker, Mateo Vargas, Sybil A. Herrera-Foessel, Morten Lillemo, Ravi P. Singh, Richard Trethowan, Marilyn Warburton, Jorge Franco, Matthew Reynolds, Jonathan H. Crouch and Rodomiro Ortiz. Genetics (2007), 177, pp 18891913. 
  • DELLAs Control Plant Immune Responses by Modulating the Balance of Jasmonic Acid and Salicylic Acid Signaling. Lionel Navarro, Rajendra Bari, Patrick Achard, Purificación Lisón, Adnane Nemri, Nicholas P. Harberd and Jonathan D.G. Jones. Current Biology (2008), 18, pp 650655.

Mechanisms of desiccation tolerance in vegetative tissues of angiosperm resurrection plants: an overview from the molecular to whole plant eco-physiology, by Professor Jill Farrant, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Cape Town, South Africa 

  • Desiccation tolerance in the vegetative tissues of the fern Mohria caffrorum is seasonally regulated. Jill M. Farrant, Arnaud Lehner, Keren Cooper and Stefan Wiswedel. The Plant Journal (2009) 57, 6579. 
  • Towards a systems-based understanding of plant desiccation tolerance. John P. Moore, Ngoc Tuan Le, Wolf F. Brandt, Azeddine Driouich and Jill M. Farrant. Trends in Plant Science (2008) pp 1360-1385. 
  • Expression of Xhdsi-1VOC, a novel member of the vicinal oxygen chelate (VOC) metalloenzyme superfamily, is upregulated in leaves and roots during desiccation in the resurrection plant Xerophyta humilis (Bak) Dur and Schinz.
    I. Mulako, J. M. Farrant, H. Collett and N. Illing. Journal of Experimental Botany (2008), pp 1-17
  • An Overview of Mechanisms of Desiccation Tolerance in Selected Angiosperm Resurrection Plants. Jill M. Farrant, Wolf Brandt and George G. Lindsey. Plant Stress (2007), Global Science Books.

Drought and salt stress Signalling in Arabidopsis, by Professor Jian Kang Zhu, Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, Institute for Integrative Genome Biology, University of California

  • Salt and Drought Stress Signal Transduction in Plants. Jian-Kang Zhu. Annual Review of Plant Biology (2002) 53, pp 247273. 
  • Arabidopsis mutant deficient in 3 abscisic acid-activated protein kinases reveals critical roles in growth, reproduction, and stress. Hiroaki Fujii and Jian-Kang Zhu. PNAS (2009) vol 106 no 20 pp 83808385. 
  • Abscisic Acid Inhibits Type 2C Proteins Phosphatases via the PYR/PYL Family of  START Proteins. Sang-Youl Park, et al. Science 324, 1068 (2009).

Will rising atmospheric CO2 protect crops from abiotic stress? by Associate Professor Lisa Ainsworth, Department of Plant Biology, University of Illinois, USA 

  • Rice production in a changing climate: a meta-analysis of responses to elevated carbon dioxide and elevated ozone concentration. Elizabeth A. Ainsworth. Global Change Biology (2008) 14, pp 16421650.
  • Targets for Crop Biotechnology in a Future High-CO2 and High-O3 World.
    Elizabeth A. Ainsworth, Alistair Rogers, and Andrew D.B. Leakey. Plant Physiology (2008), vol. 147, pp 1319. 
  • Photosynthesis, Productivity, and Yield of Maize Are Not Affected by Open-Air Elevation of CO2 Concentration in the Absence of Drought. Andrew D.B. Leakey, Martin Uribelarrea, Elizabeth A. Ainsworth, Shawna L. Naidu,  Alistair Rogers, Donald R. Ort, and Stephen P. Long. Plant Physiology, (2006), vol 140, pp 779790.

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