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Schweizer, G., Haider, M. B., Barroso, G. V., Rössel, N., Münch, K., Kahmann, R. and Dutheil, J. Y. (2021)
Population genomics of the maize pathogen Ustilago maydis: demographic history and role of virulence clusters in adaptation. Genome Biol Evol. 2021 May 7;13(5):evab073. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evab073.

Lin, J.-S., Happel, P. and Kahmann, R. (2021)
Nuclear status and leaf tumor formation in the Ustilago maydis-maize pathosystem. New Phytol. 2021 Jul;231(1):399-415. doi: 10.1111/nph.17377.

Ludwig, N., Reissmann, S., Schipper, K., Gonzalez C., Assmann, D., Glatter, T., Moretti, M., Ma, L.-S., Rexer, K.-H., Snetselaar, K. and Kahmann, R. (2021)
A cell surface-exposed protein complex with an essential virulence function in Ustilago maydis. Nature Microbiol. 2021 May 3. doi: 10.1038/s41564-021-00896-x

Fukada, F., Rössel, N., Münch, K., Glatter, T. and Kahmann, R. (2021)
A small Ustilago maydis effector acts as a novel adhesin for hyphal aggregation in plant tumors. New Phytol. 2021 Jul;231(1):416-431. doi:10.1111/nph.17389

Rizzi, Y.S., Happel, P., Lenz, S., Urs, M.J., Bonin, M., Cord-Landwehr, S., Singh, R., Moerschbacher, B.M. and Kahmann, R. (2021)
Chitosan and chitin deacetylase activity are necessary for development and virulence of Ustilago maydis. mBio. 2021;12(2): e03419-20. doi:10.1128/mBio.03419-20

Tanaka, S. and Kahmann, R. (2021)
Cell-wall associated effectors of plant-colonizing fungi.
Mycologia. doi: 10.1080/00275514.2020.1831293


Dutheil, J.Y., Münch, K., Schotanus, K., Stukenbrock, E. H. and Kahmann, R. (2020)
The insertion of a mitochondrial selfish element into the nuclear genome and its consequences. Ecol. Evol. 10, 11117-11132. doi:10.1002/ece3.6749

Kämper, J., Friedrich, J. M. and Kahmann, R. (2020)
Creating novel specificities in a fungal nonself recognition system by single step homologous recombination events
New Phytol. 2020. doi:10.1111/nph.16755.

Tanaka, S., Gollin, I., Rössel, N. and Kahmann, R. (2020)
The functionally conserved effector Sta1 is a fungal cell wall protein required for virulence in Ustilago maydis
New Phytol. 2020 Jul;227(1):185-199. doi:10.1111/nph.16508. Epub 2020 Mar 25.

Altegoer, F., Weiland, P., Giammarinaro, P. I., Freibert, S. A., Binnebesel, L., Han, X., Lepak, A., Kahmann, R., Lechner, M. and Bange, G. (2020)
The two paralogous kiwellin proteins KWL1 and KWL1-b from maize are structurally related and have overlapping functions in plant defense.
J Biol Chem. 2020 Jun 5; 295(23), 7816-7825. doi: 10.1074/jbc.RA119.012207. Epub 2020 Apr 28.

Fisher, M. C., Gurr, S. J., Cuomo, C. A., Blehert, D. S., Jin, H., Stukenbrock, E. H., Stajich, J. E., Kahmann, R., Boone, C., Denning, D. W., Gow, N. A.R., Klein, B. S., Kronstadt, J. W., Sheppard, D. C., Taylor, J. W., Wright, G. D., Heitman, J., Casadevall, A. and Cowen, L. E. (2020)
Threats posed by the Fungal Kingdom to humans, wildlife, and agriculture
mBio. 2020 May 5; 11 (3): e00449-20.


Han, X. and Kahmann, R. (2019)
Manipulation of Phytohormone Pathways by Effectors of Filamentous Plant Pathogens
Front. Plant. Sci. 10:822. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2019.00822

Schuster, M. and Kahmann, R. (2019)
CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing approaches in filamentous fungi and oomycetes
Fungal Genet. 2019 Apr 29;130:43-53. doi: 10.1016/j.fgb.2019.04.016

Roth, R., Hillmer, S., Funaya, C., Chiapello, M., Schumacher, K., Lo Presti, L., Kahmann, R. and Paszkowski, U. (2019)
Arbuscular cell invasion coincides with extracellular vesicles and membrane tubules
Nature Plants 5, 204-211. doi: 10.1038/s41477-019-0365-4

Han, X., Altegoer, F., Steinchen, W., Schuhmacher, J., Glatter, T., Giammarinaro, P., Djamei, A., Rensing, S., Reissmann, S., Kahmann, R. and Bange, G. (2019)
A kiwellin disarms metabolic activity of a secreted fungal virulence factor
Nature. 2019 Jan;565(7741):650-653. doi: 10.1038/s41586-018-0857-9.

Tanaka, S., Schweizer, G., Rössel, N., Fukada, F., Thines, M. and Kahmann, R. (2019)
Neofunctionalization of a secreted effector in a fungal pathogen
Nature Microbiology 2019 Feb;4(2):251-257. doi: 10.1038/s41564-018-0304-6.


Schuster, M., Trippel, C., Happel, P., Lanver, D., Reißmann, S. and Kahmann, R. (2018)
Single and Multiplexed Gene Editing in Ustilago maydis Using CRISPR-Cas9.
Bio-protocol. 8(14): e2928. doi:10.21769/BioProtoc.2928

Krombach, S., Reissmann, S., Kreibich, S., Bochen, F. and Kahmann R. (2018)
Virulence function of the Ustilago maydis sterol carrier protein 2
New Phytol. 220:553-566. doi:10.1111/nph.15268

Schweizer, G., Münch, K., Mannhaupt, G., Schirawski, J., Kahmann, R. and Dutheil, J.Y. (2018)
Positively selected effector genes and their contribution to virulence in the smut fungus Sporisorium reilianum.
Genome Biol Evol. 10(2):629-645. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evy023.

Lanver, D., Müller, A., Happel, P., Schweizer, G., Haas, F.B., Franitza, M., Pellegrin, C., Reissmann, S., Altmüller, J., Rensing, S.A. and Kahmann, R. (2018)
The biotrophic development of Ustilago maydis studied by RNAseq analysis.
Plant Cell. 30(2):300-323. doi: 10.1105/tpc.17.00764.

Schuster, M., Schweizer, G. and Kahmann, R. (2018)
Comparative analyses of secreted proteins in plant pathogenic smut fungi and related basidiomycetes.
Fungal Genet Biol. 112:21-30. doi: 10.1016/j.fgb.2016.12.003.

Ma, L.-S., Wang, L., Trippel, C., Mendoza-Mendoza, A., Ullmann, S., Moretti, M., Carsten, A., Kahnt, J., Reissmann, S., Zechmann, B., Bange, G. and Kahmann, R. (2018)
The Ustilago maydis repetitive effector Rsp3 blocks the antifungal activity of mannose-binding maize proteins
Nature Communications 9:1711. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-04149-0

Ma, L.-S., Pellegrin, C. and Kahmann, R. (2018)
Repeat-containing effectors of filamentous pathogens and symbionts
Curr Opin Microbiol 13:1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.mib.2018.01.007

Riquelme, M., Aime, M. C., Branco, S., Brand, A., Brown, A., Glass, N. L., Kahmann, R., Momany, M., Rokas, A. and Trail, F. (2018)
The power of discussion: Support for women at the fungal Gordon Research Conference.
Fungal Genetics and Biology, 121, 65-67.


Lo Presti, L. and Kahmann, R. (2017)
How filamentous plant pathogen effectors are translocated to host cells.
Current Opinion in Plant Biology 38, 19-24.  doi: 10.1016/j.pbi.2017.04.005

Lanver, D., Tollot, M., Schweizer, G., Lo Presti, L., Reissmann, S., Ma, L.-S., Schuster, M., Tanaka, S., Liang, L., Ludwig, N. and Kahmann, R. (2017)
Ustilago maydis effectors and their impact on virulence.
Nature Reviews Microbiology 15, 409-421. doi: 10.1038/nrmicro.2017.33

Moretti, M., Wang, L., Grognet, P., Lanver, D., Link, H. and Kahmann, R. (2017)
Three regulators of G protein signaling differentially affect mating, morphology and virulence in the smut fungus Ustilago maydis. Mol. Microbiol. 2017 Jul 7. doi: 10.1111/mmi.13745.


Rabe, F., Bosch, J., Stirnberg, A., Guse, T., Bauer, L., Seitner, D., Rabanal, F.A., Czedik-Eysenberg, A., Uhse, SS. Bindics, J., Genenncher, B., Navarrete, F., Kellner, R., Ekker, H., Kumlehn, J., Vogel, J.P., Gordon, S.P., Marcel, T.C., Münsterkötter, M., Walter, M.C., Sieber, C.M.K., Mannhaupt, G., Güldener, U., Kahmann, R. and Djamei, A. (2016)
A complete toolset for the study of Ustilago bromivora and Brachypodium sp. as a fungal-temperate grass pathosystem.
eLife 2016;5:e20522; doi: 10.7554/eLife.20522.

Tollot, M., Assmann, D., Becker, C., Altmüller, J., Dutheil, J. Y., Wegener, C.-E. and Kahmann, R. (2016)
The WOPR protein Ros1 is a master regulator of sporogenesis and late effector gene expression in the maize pathogen Ustilago maydis.
PLoS Pathog 12(6): e1005697. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1005697

Lo Presti, L., Zechmann, B., Kumlehn, J., Liang, L., Lanver, D., Bock, R. and Kahmann, R. (2016)
An assay for entry of secreted fungal effectors into plant cells.
New Phytologist. doi: 10.1111/nph.14188.

Dutheil, J. Y., Mannhaupt, G., Schweizer, G., Sieber, M. K., Münsterkötter, M., Güldener, U., Schirawski, J., and Kahmann, R. (2016)
A tale of genome compartmentalization: The evolution of virulence clusters in smut fungi.
Genome Biol Evol 8(3): 681-704. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evw026.

Lo Presti, L., Lopez Diaz, C., Turra, D., Di Pietro, A., Hampel, M., Heimel, K. & Kahmann, R. (2016)
A conserved co-chaperone is required for virulence in fungal plant pathogens.
New Phytologist 209: 1135–1148. doi: 10.1111/nph.13703

Schuster, M., Schweizer, G., Reissmann, S. and Kahmann, R. (2016)
Genome editing in Ustilago maydis using the CRISPR-Cas system.
Fungal Genetics and Biology, S1087-1845(15)30025-6. doi: 10.1016/j.fgb.2015.09.001.


Tanaka, S., Djamei, A., Lo Presti, L., Schipper, K., Amati, S., Becker, D., Böchner, H., Kumlehn, J., Reissmann, S., and Kahmann, R. (2015)
Experimental approaches to investigate effector translocation into host cells in the Ustilago maydis/maize pathosystem. Eur J Cell Biol 94, 349-358. doi: 10.1016/j.ejcb.2015.06.007

Tanaka, S., Han, X. and Kahmann, R. (2015)
Microbial effectors target multiple steps in the salicylic acid production and signaling pathway. Front. Plant Sci. 6:349. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.00349

Lo Presti, L., Lanver, D., Schweizer, G., Tanaka, S., Liang, L., Tollot, M., Zuccaro, A., Reissmann, S. and Kahmann, R. (2015)
Fungal Effectors and Plant Susceptibility Ann. Rev. Plant Biol. Vol. 66: 513-545 (Volume publication date April 2015). doi: 10.1146/annurev-arplant-043014-114623


Tanaka, S., Brefort, T., Neidig, N., Djamei, A., Kahnt, J., Vermerris, W., Koenig, S., Feussner, K., Feussner, I. and Kahmann, R. (2014)
A secreted Ustilago maydis effector promotes virulence by targeting anthocyanin biosynthesis in maize.
eLife 2014;3:e01355; doi:10.7554/eLife.01355.001

Brefort, T., Tanaka, S., Neidig, N., Doehlemann, G., Vincon, V. and Kahmann, R. (2014)
Characterization of the largest effector gene cluster of Ustilago maydis.
PLoS Pathog 10(7): e1003866. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1003866

Lanver, D., Berndt, P., Tollot, M., Naik, V., Vranes, M., Warmann, T., Münch, K., Rössel, N. and Kahmann, R. (2014)
Plant surface cues prime Ustilago maydis for biotrophic development.
PLoS Pathog 10(7): e1004272. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1004272

Sarkari, P., Reindl, M., Stock, J., Müller, O., Kahmann, R., Feldbrügge, M. and Schipper, K. (2014)
Improved expression of single-chain antibodies in Ustilago maydis.
J. Biotechnol.

Perez-Nadales, E., Almeida-Nogueira, M. F., Baldin, C., Díaz, S., El Ghalid, M., Grund, E., Lengeler, K., Marchegiani, E., Mehrotra, P. V., Moretti, M., Naik, V., Oses Ruiz, M., Oskarsson, T., Schäfer, K., Wasserstrom, L., Brakhage, A., Gow, N. A. R., Kahmann, R., Lebrun, M.-H., Perez-Martin, J., Di Pietro, A., Talbot, N. J., Toquin, V., Walther, A. and Wendland, J. (2014)
Fungal model systems and the elucidation of pathogenicity determinants.
Fungal Genet. Biol.

Lanver, D., Berndt, P., Tollot, M., Naik, V., Vranes, M., Warmann, T., Münch, K., Rössel, N. and Kahmann, R. (2014)
Plant Surface Cues Prime Ustilago maydis for Biotrophic Development.
PLoS Pathog 10(7): e1004272. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1004272


Rabe, F., Ajami-Rashidi, Z., Doehlemann, G., Kahmann, R. and Djamei, A. (2013)
Degradation of the plant defence hormone salicylic acid by the biotrophic fungus Ustilago maydis.
Mol Microbiol. Jul;89(1):179-88. doi:10.1111/mmi.12269. Epub 2013 Jun 11. 

Wawra, S., Djamei, A., Albert, I., Nürnberger, T., Kahmann, R. and van West, P. (2013)
In Vitro Translocation Experiments with RxLR-Reporter Fusion Proteins of Avr1b from Phytophthora sojae and AVR3a from Phytophthora infestans Fail to Demonstrate Specific Autonomous Uptake in Plant and Animal Cells.
Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 2013 May;26(5):528-36. doi: 10.1094/MPMI-08-12-0200-R.

Gioti, A., Nystedt, B., Li, W., Xu, J., Andersson, A., Averette, A.F., Münch, K., Wang, X., Kappauf, C., Kingsbury, J.M., Kraak, B., Walker, L.A., Johansson, H.J., Holm, T., Lehtiö, J., Stajich, J.E., Mieczkowski, P., Kahmann, R., Kennell, J.C., Cardenas, M.E., Lundeberg, J., Saunders, C.W., Boekhout, T., Dawson, T.L., Munro, C.A., de Groot, P.W., Butler, G., Heitman, J. and Scheynius, A. (2013)
Genomic Insights into the Atopic Eczema-Associated Skin Commensal Yeast Malassezia sympodialis.
mBio. 2013 Jan 22;4(1). pii: e00572-12. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00572-12.


Djamei, A. and Kahmann, R. (2012)
Ustilago maydis: Dissecting the Molecular Interface between Pathogen and Plant.
PLoS Pathog. Nov;8(11):e1002955. Epub 2012 Nov 1.

Laurie, J.D., Ali, S., Linning, R., Mannhaupt, G., Wong, P., Güldener, U., Münsterkötter, M., Moore, R., Kahmann, R., Bakkeren, G. and Schirawski, J. (2012)
Genome comparison of barley and maize smut fungi reveals targeted loss of RNA silencing components and species-specific presence of transposable elements.
Plant Cell. 2012 May;24(5):1733-45. doi: 10.1105/tpc.112.097261. Epub 2012 May 22

Dean, R., van Kan, J.A.L., Pretorius, Z.A., Hammond-Kosack, K.E., Di Pietro, A., Spanu, P., Rudd, J.J., Dickman, M., Kahmann, R., Ellis, J. and Foster, G. (2012)
The Top 10 fungal pathogens in molecular plant pathology.
Mol. Plant. Pathol. 2012 Mar 6. doi: 10.1111/j.1364-3703.2012.2011.00783.x. [Epub ahead of print]

Fernandez-Alvarez, A., Marin-Menguiano, M., Jimenez-Martin, A., Elias-Villalobos, A., Perez-Pulido, A. J., Lanver, D., Reissmann, S., Kahmann, R. and Ibeas, J.I. (2012)
Identification of O-mannosylated Virulence Factors in Ustilago maydis.
PLoS Pathog 8(3): e1002563. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1002563


Djamei, A., Schipper, K., Rabe, F., Ghosh, A., Vincon, V., Kahnt, J., Osorio, S., Tohge, T., Fernie, A.R., Feussner, I., Feussner, K., Meinicke, P., Stierhoff, Y., Schwarz, H., Macek, B., Mann, M. and Kahmann, R. (2011)
Metabolic priming by a secreted fungal effector.
Nature 478, 395-398.

Voll, L.M., Horst, R.J., Voitsik, A.M., Zajic, D., Samans, B., Pons-Kühnemann, J., Döhlemann, G., Münch, S., Wahl, R., Molitor, A., Hofmann, J., Schmiedl, A., Waller, F., Deising, H.B., Kahmann, R., Kämper, J., Kogel, K.-H. and Sonnewald, U. (2011)
Common motifs in the response of cereal primary metabolism to fungal pathogens are not based on similar transcriptional reprogramming.
Frontiers in Plant Sci. 2:39, doi:10.3389/fpls.2011.00039.

Doehlemann, G., Reissmann, S., Aßmann, D., Fleckenstein, M. and Kahmann, R. (2011)
Two linked genes encoding a secreted effector and a membrane protein are essential for Ustilago maydis-induced tumour formation.
Mol. Microbiol. 81(3):751-766

Wang, L., Berndt, P., Xia, X., Kahnt, J. and Kahmann, R. (2011)
A seven-WD40 protein related to human RACK1 regulates mating and virulence in Ustilago Maydis.
Mol. Micro. 81, 1484-1498


Khrunyk, Y., Münch, K., Schipper, K., Lupas, A.N. and Kahmann, R. (2010)
The use of FLP-mediated recombination for the functional analysis of an effector gene family in the biotrophic smut fungus Ustilago maydis.
New Phytol. 187(4):957-968. (online access)

Lanver, D., Mendoza-Mendoza, A., Brachmann, A. and Kahmann, R.(2010)
Sho1 and Msb2-related proteins regulate appressorium development in the smut fungus Ustilago maydis. Plant Cell 22(6):2085-2101.
(online access)

Winterberg, B., Uhlmann, S., Linne, U., Lessing, F., Marahiel, M.A., Eichhorn, H., Kahmann, R. and Schirawski, J. (2010).
Elucidation of the complete Ferrichrome A biosynthetic pathway in Ustilago maydis.
Mol. Microbiol. 75, 1260-1271.

Horst, R.J., Doehlemann, G., Wahl, R., Hofmann, J., Schmiedl, A., Kahmann, R., Kämper, J. and Voll, L.M. (2010)
A model of Ustilago maydis leaf tumor metabolism.
Plant Signal. Behav.5: 1446-1449

Horst, R.J., Doehlemann, G., Wahl, R., Hofmann, J., Schmiedl, A., Kahmann, R., Kämper, J., Sonnewald, U. and Voll, L.M. (2010).
Ustilago maydis infection strongly alters organic nitrogen allocation in maize and stimulates productivity of systemic source leaves.
Plant Physiol. 152 (1), 293-308. (Epub 18 Nov. 2009)


Dong, X. and Kahmann, R. (2009).
Battle for survival: plants and their allies and enemies.
Current Opinion in Plant Biology 12, 387-389.

Di Stasio, M., Brefort, T., Mendoza-Mendoza, A., Münch, K. and Kahmann, R. (2009).
The dual specificity phosphatase Rok1 negatively regulates mating and pathogenicity in Ustilago maydis.
Mol. Microbiol. 73 (1), 73-88.

Brefort, T., Doehlemann, G., Mendoza-Mendoza, A., Reissmann, S., Djamei, A. and Kahmann, R. (2009).
Ustilago maydis as a Pathogen.
Annu. Rev. Phytopathol. 47, 423-445.

Schipper, K., Doehlemann, G., Brefort, T., Djamei, A., Liang, L., Khrunyk, Y., Schirawski, J. and Kahmann, R. (2009).
The effectors of smut fungi. In Biology of Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, Vol. 7 (2009 IS-MPMI Symposium Proceedings) (H. Antoun et al., eds.).

Mendoza-Mendoza, A., Eskova, A., Weise, C., Czajkowski, R. and Kahmann, R. (2009)
Hap2 regulates the pheromone response transcription factor prf1 in Ustilago maydis.
Mol. Microbiol. Mol. Microbiol. 72 (3), 683-698.

Rispail, N., Soanes, D.M., Ant, C., Czajkowsky, R., Grünler, A., Huguet, R., Perez-Nadales, E., Poli, A., Sartorel, E., Valiante, V., Yang, M., Beffa, R., Brakhage, A.A., Gow, N.A.R., Kahmann, R., Lebrun, M.-H., Lenasi, H., Perez-Martin, J., Talbot, N.J., Wendland, J. and Di Pietro, A. (2009)
Comparative genomics of MAP kinase and calcium-calcineurin signalling components in plant and human pathogenic fungi.
Fungal Genetics and Biology 46, 287-298.

Doehlemann, G., van der Linde, K., Aßmann, D., Schwammbach, D., Hof, A., Mohanty, A., Jackson, D. and Kahmann, R. (2009)
Pep1, a secreted effector protein of Ustilago maydis, is required for successful invasion of plant cells.
PLoS Pathogens 5(2), 1-16.

Mendoza-Mendoza, A., Berndt, P., Djamei, A., Weise, C., Linne, U., Marahiel, M., Vranes, M., Kaemper, J. and Kahmann, R. (2009)
Physical-chemical plant-derived signals induce differentiation in Ustilago maydis.
Mol. Microbiol. 71, 895-911.

Doehlemann, G., Wahl, R. Vranes, M., de Vries, R.P., Kaemper, J. and Kahmann, R. (2008)
Establishment of compatibility in the Ustilago maydis/maize pathosystem.
J. Plant Physiol. 165, 29-40.

Mueller, O., Kahmann, R., Aguilar, G., Trejo-Aguilar, B., Wu, A. and de Vries, R.P. (2008)
The secretome of the maize pathogen Ustilago maydis.
Fungal Genet. Biol. 45 Suppl. 1, S63-70.

Doehlemann, G., Wahl, R., Horst, R.J., Voll, L.M., Usadel, B., Poree, F., Stitt, M., Pons-Kühnemann, J., Sonnewald, U., Kahmann, R. and Kaemper, J. (2008)
Reprogramming a maize plant: transcriptional and metabolic changes induced by the fungal biotroph Ustilago maydis.
Plant J. 56, 181-195.

Zarnack, K., Eichhorn, H., Kahmann, R. and Feldbruegge, M. (2008)
Pheromone-regulated target genes respond differentially to MAPK phosphorylation of transcription factor Prf1. Mol. Microbiol. 69, 1041-1053.

Reineke, G., Heinze, B., Schirawski, J., Buettner, H., Kahmann, R. and Basse, C.W. (2008)
Indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) biosynthesis in the smut fungus Ustilago maydis and its relevance for increased IAA levels in infected tissue and host tumour formation.
Mol. Plant Pathol. 9, 339-355.

Brefort, T., Schipper, K., Doehlemann, G. and Kahmann, R. (2008)
The Biotrophic Phase of Ustilago maydis: Novel Determinants for Compatibility.
In: Genomics of Disease (Gustafson, J.P., Tayler, J., Stacey, G. eds.), New York NY : Springer New York, 173-182 (Stadler Genetics Symposia Series).

Brefort, T., Molina, L., Doehlemann, G., Schipper, K., Mendoza-Mendoza, A., Mueller, O., Schirawski, J. and Kahmann, R. (2008)
The role of secreted proteins during establishment of biotrophy in the Ustilago maydis/maize pathosystem.
In: Biology of Plant-Microbe Interactions, Vol. 6, (Lorito, M., Woo, S.L., Scala, F. eds.), St. Paul MN: International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 1-8 (Proceedings of the 13th International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, Sorrento (Naples), Italy, July 21-27, 2007).


Molina, L. and Kahmann, R. (2007)
An Ustilago maydis gene involved in H2O2 detoxification is required for virulence.
Plant Cell, 19, 2293-2309.

Kahmann, R. and Schirawski, J. (2007)
Mating in the smut fungi: from a and b to the downstream cascades.
In: Sex in Fungi: Molecular Determination and Evolutionary Implications (Heitman, J., et al., eds.), ASM Press, Washington, D.C., pp377-387.

Teertstra, W.R., Deelstra, H.J., Vranes, M., Bohlmann, R., Kahmann, R., Kaemper, J. and Woesten, H.A. (2006)
Repellents have functionally replaced hydrophobins in mediating attachment to a hydrophobic surface and in formation of hydrophobic aerial hyphae in Ustilago maydis.
Microbiology, 152, 3607-3612

Schirawski, J., Brefort, T., Molina, L., Mendoza-Mendoza, A., Mueller, O. and Kahmann, R. (2006)
Ustilago maydis: new insights into the early infection phase.
In: Biology of Plant-Microbe Interactions (Sánchez, F, et al.,eds.) International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions., St. Paul, Vol.5, pp. 559-564.

Kaemper, J., Kahmann, et al. (2006)
Insights from the genome of the biotrophic fungal plant pathogen Ustilago maydis.
Nature, 444, 97-101.

Eichhorn, H., Lessing, F., Winterberg, B., Schirawski, J., Kaemper, J., Mueller, P. and Kahmann, R. (2006)
A Ferroxidation/Permeation Iron Uptake System Is Required for Virulence in Ustilago maydis.
Plant Cell, 18, 3332-3345.

Feldbruegge, M., Boelker, M., Steinberg, G., Kaemper, J. and Kahmann, R. (2006)
Regulatory and structural networks orechstrating mating, dimorphism, cell shape, and pathogenesis in Ustilago maydis.
In: Kues/Fischer (ed.), The Mycota I - Growth, Differentation and Sexuality. Spring-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 375-391)


Schirawski, J., Boehnert, H. U., Steinberg, G., Snetselaar, K., Adamikowa, L. and Kahmann, R. (2005)
Endoplasmic reticulum glucosidase II is required for pathogenicity of Ustilago maydis.
Plant Cell. 17, 3532-3543.

Schirawski, J., Heinze, B., Wagenknecht, M. and Kahmann, R. (2005)
Mating type loci of Sporisorium reilianum: Novel pattern with three a and multiple b specificities.
Eukaryotic Cell, 4, 1317-1327.

Leuthner, B., Aichinger, C., Oehmen, E., Koopmann, E., Mueller, O., Mueller, P., Kahmann, R., Boelker, M. and Schreier, P.H. (2005)
A H2O2-producing glyoxal oxidase is required for filamentous growth and pathogenicity in Ustilago maydis.
Mol. Genet. Genomics, 272, 639-650.

Brefort, T., Mueller, P. and Kahmann, R. (2005)
The high-mobility-group domain transcription factor Rop1 is a direct regulator of prf1 in Ustilago maydis.
Eukaryot Cell, 4, 379-391.

Leuthner B., Aichinger C., Oehmen E., Kahmann R., Bölker M. and Schreier P. H. (2004)
A H2O2 producing glyoxal oxidase is required for filamentous growth and pathogenicity in Ustilago mayids.
Mol. Gen Genomics (published online, Dec. 2004) (online access)

Garrido E., Voß U., Müller P., Castillo-Lluva S., Kahmann R. and Pérez-Martin J. (2004)
The induction of sexual development and virulence in the smut fungus Ustilago maydis depends on Crk1, a novel MAPK protein.
Genes & Development 18, 3117-3130 (online access)

Kahmann, R. and Kämper, J. (2004)
Der Maisbeulenbrand: Ein Modell für phytopathogene Pilze.
Biospektrum 6, 730-33

Kahmann R. and Kämper J. (2004)
Ustilago maydis: how its biology relates to pathogenic development.
Tansley review in New Phytologist 164, 31-42

Feldbrügge M., Kämper J., Steinberg G. and Kahmann R. (2004)
Regulation of mating and pathogenic development in Ustilago maydis.
Curr. Op. in Microbiology 6, 666-72 (online access)

M. Bortfeld, K. Auffarth, R. Kahmann and C.W. Basse (2004)
The Ustilago maydisa2 Mating-Type Locus Genes lga2 and rga2 Compromise Pathogenicity in the Absence of the Mitochondrial p32 Family Protein Mrb1.
Plant Cell. 16(8), 2233-48 (online access)

P. Müller, A. Leibbrandt, H. Teunissen, S. Cubasch, C. Aichinger and R. Kahmann (2004)
The Gb-subunit encoding gene bpp1 controls cAMP signalling in Ustilago maydis.
Eukaryotic Cell 3(3), 806-814 (online access)

F. Kaffarnik, P. Müller, M. Leibundgut, R. Kahmann and M. Feldbrügge (2003)
PKA and MAPK phosphorylation of Prf1 allows promoter discrimination in Ustilago maydis.
EMBO J. 22, 5817-5826 (online access)

C. Aichinger, K. Hansson, H. Eichhorn, F. Lessing, G. Manhaupt, W. Mewes and R. Kahmann (2003)
Identification of a plant-regulated genes in Ustilago maydis by enhancer-trapping mutagenesis.
Mol.Gen. Genomics 270, 303-314 (online access)

P. Müller, G. Weinzierl, A. Brachmann, M. Feldbrügge and R. Kahmann (2003)
Mating and pathogenic development of the smut fungus Ustilago maydis are regulated by one MAP kinase cascade.
Eukaryotic Cell 2 (6), 1187-1199 (online access)

P. Müller, J. Katzenberger, G. Loubradou and R. Kahmann (2003)
The guanyl nucleotide exchange factor Sql2 and Ras2 regulate filamentous growth in Ustilago maydis.
Eukaryotic Cell 2, 609-17 (online access)

A. Brachmann, J. Schirawski, P. Müller and R. Kahmann (2003)
An unusual MAP kinase is required for efficient penetration of the plant surface by Ustilago maydis.
EMBO J. 22, 2199-2210 (online access)

M. Reichmann, A. Jamnischek, G. Weinzierl, O. Ladendorf, S. Huber, R. Kahmann and J. Kämper (2002)
The histone deacetylase Hda1 from Ustilago maydis is essential for spore development.
Mol. Microbiol. 46, 1169-1182 (online access)

C. Basse, Chr. Kerschbamer, M. Brustmann, T. Altmann, R. Kahmann (2002)
Evidence for a Ustilago maydis steroid 5alpha-reductase by functional expression in Arabidosis thaliana det2-1 mutants.
Plant Physiol. 129(2), 717-32. (online access)

Brachmann, A., Weinzierl, G., Kämper, J. and Kahmann, R. (2001)
Identification of genes in the bW/bE regulatory cascade in Ustilago maydis.
Mol. Microbiol 42, 1047-1063 (online access)

A.Straube, W.Enard, A.Berner, R.Kahmann and G.Steinberg (2001)
A split motor domain in a cytoplasmic dynein.
EMBO Journal 20 (18) , 5091-5100 (online access)

C.W.Basse, S.Kolb and R.Kahmann (2002)
A maize-specifically induced gene cluster in Ustilago maydis.
Mol. Microbiol. 43 (1), 75-93 (online access)

G.Loubradou, A.Brachmann, M.Feldbrügge and R.Kahmann (2001)
A homologue of the transcriptional repressor Ssn6p antagonizes cAMP signalling in Ustilago maydis.
Mol. Microbiol. 40, 719-730 (online access)

R.Kahmann and C. Basse (2001)
Fungal gene expression during pathogenesis-related development and host plant colonization.
Curr. Op. Microbiol., 4:974-380 (online access)

C. Quadbeck-Seeger, G. Wanner, S. Huber, R. Kahmann and J. Kämper (2000)
A protein with similarity to the human retinoblastoma binding protein2 acts specifically as a repressor for genes regulated by the b mating type locus in Ustilago maydis.
Mol. Microbiol. 38, 154-66. (online access)

T. Romeis, A. Brachmann, R. Kahmann and J. Kämper (2000)
Identification of a target gene for the bE-bW homeodomain protein complex in U.maydis.
Mol. Microbiol. 37, 54-66 (online access)

J. Krüger, G. Loubradou, G. Wanner, E. Regenfelder and R. Kahmann (2000)
Activation of the cAMP pathway in Ustilago maydis reduces fungal proliferation and teliospore formation in plant tumors.
MPMI 13, 1034-1040 (online access)

R. Wedlich-Söldner, M. Bölker, R. Kahmann and G. Steinberg (2000)
A putative endosomal t-SNARE links exo- and endocytosis in the phytopathogenic fungus Ustilago maydis.
EMBO J. 19, 1974-1986 (online access)

R. Kahmann, G. Steinberg, C. Basse, M. Feldbrügge and J. Kämper (2000)
Ustilago maydis, the causative agent of corn smut disease.
In: Fungal Pathology (J.W. Kronstad, ed.) Kluwer Academic publishers, Dordrecht, pp. 347-371

C.W. Basse, S. Stumpferl and R. Kahmann (2000)
Characterization of a Ustilago maydis gene specifically induced during the biotrophic phase: evidence for negative as well as positive regulation.
Mol. Cell. Biol. 20, 329-339 (online access)

C. Basse, P. Müller, J Krüger, C. Aichinger, K. Hansson, A. Brachmann, J. Katzenberger, G. Loubradou, A. Leibbrandt, J. Torreblanca, M. Feldbrügge and R. Kahmann (2000)
Communication between Ustilago maydis and its host plant maize.
In: IC-MPMI Congress Proceedings: Biology of Plant-Microbe Interactions Vol.2 (J.G.M. de Wit, T.Bisseling, W.J. Stiekema, eds.) pp. 384-389

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