NCCC307: Biochemistry and Genetics of Plant-Fungal Interactions

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Ali, A., and Roossinck, M. J. 2017. Analysis of quasispecies variation in single and mixed viral infection. Virus Evol. 3.

Ameen, G., Kariyawasam, G., Shi, G., Friesen, T. L., Faris, J. D., Ali, S., et al. 2017. Molecular manipulation of the mating-type system and development of a new approach for characterizing pathogen virulence in Pyrenophora tritici-repentis. Fungal Genetics and Biology. 109:16–25.

Hernández-Pinzón, I., Holden, S., Lorang, J., and Moscou, M.J. 2017. An ancient integration in a plant NLR is maintained as a trans-species polymorphism | bioRxiv.

Bian, Z., Ni, Y., Xu, JR. et al. Cell. Mol. Life Sci. 2018. A-to-I mRNA editing in fungi: occurrence, function, and evolution | SpringerLink.

Bakker, M. G., Brown, D. W., Kelly, A. C., Kim, H.-S., Kurtzman, C. P., Mccormick, S. P., et al. 2018. Fusarium mycotoxins: a trans-disciplinary overview. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. 40:161–171.

Blei, F., Fricke, J., Wick, J., Slot, J. C., and Hoffmeister, D. 2018. Iterative l-Tryptophan Methylation in Psilocybe Evolved by Subdomain Duplication. ChemBioChem. 19:2160–2166.

Boyce, G., Gluck-Thaler, E., Slot, J. C., Stajich, J. E., Davis, W. J., James, T. Y., et al. 2018. Discovery of psychoactive plant and mushroom alkaloids in behavior-modifying fungal cicada pathogens. bioRxiv. :375105.

Chen, D., Wu, C., Hao, C., Huang, P., Liu, H., Bian, Z., et al. 2018. Sexual specific functions of Tub1 beta-tubulins require stage-specific RNA processing and expression in Fusarium graminearum. Environmental Microbiology. 20:4009–4021.

Connell, L., Segee, B., Redman, R., Rodriguez, R. J., and Staudigel, H. 2018. Biodiversity and Abundance of Cultured Microfungi from the Permanently Ice-Covered Lake Fryxell, Antarctica. Life. 8:37.

DeIulio, G. A., Guo, L., Zhang, Y., Goldberg, J. M., Kistler, H. C., and Ma, L.-J. 2018. Kinome Expansion in the Fusarium oxysporum Species Complex Driven by Accessory Chromosomes. mSphere. 3:e00231-18.

Dickman, M., Williams, B., Li, Y., Figueiredo, P. de, and Wolpert, T. 2017. Reassessing apoptosis in plants. Nature Plants. 3:773.

Friesen, T. L., Holmes, D. J., Bowden, R. L., and Faris, J. D. 2018. ToxA Is Present in the U.S. Bipolaris sorokiniana Population and Is a Significant Virulence Factor on Wheat Harboring Tsn1. Plant Disease. :PDIS-03-18-0521-RE.

Gdanetz, K., and Trail, F. 2017. The Wheat Microbiome Under Four Management Strategies, and Potential for Endophytes in Disease Protection. Phytobiomes. 1:158–168.

Gluck-Thaler, E., and Slot, J. C. 2018. Specialized plant biochemistry drives gene clustering in fungi. The ISME Journal. 12:1694.

Gluck‐Thaler, E., Vijayakumar, V., and Slot, J. C. Fungal adaptation to plant defenses through convergent assembly of metabolic modules. Molecular Ecology. 0.

Grau, M. F., Entwistle, R., Chiang, Y.-M., Ahuja, M., Oakley, C. E., Akashi, T., et al. 2018. Hybrid Transcription Factor Engineering Activates the Silent Secondary Metabolite Gene Cluster for (+)-Asperlin in Aspergillus nidulans. ACS Chem. Biol. 13:3193–3205.

Guruceaga, X., Ezpeleta, G., Mayayo, E., Sueiro-Olivares, M., Abad-Diaz-De-Cerio, A., Urízar, J. M. A., et al. 2018a. A possible role for fumagillin in cellular damage during host infection by Aspergillus fumigatus. Virulence. 9:1548–1561.

Guruceaga, X., Ezpeleta, G., Mayayo, E., Sueiro-Olivares, M., Abad-Diaz-De-Cerio, A., Urízar, J. M. A., et al. 2018b. A possible role for fumagillin in cellular damage during host infection by Aspergillus fumigatus. Virulence. 9:1548–1561.

Jain, S., Wiemann, P., Thill, E., Williams, B., Keller, N. P., and Kabbage, M. 2018. A Bcl-2 Associated Athanogene (bagA) Modulates Sexual Development and Secondary Metabolism in the Filamentous Fungus Aspergillus nidulans. Front Microbiol. 9.

Jiang, C., Zhang, X., Liu, H., and Xu, J.-R. 2018. Mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling in plant pathogenic fungi. PLOS Pathogens. 14:e1006875.

Kershaw, M. J., Basiewicz, M., Soanes, D. M., Yan, X., Ryder, L. S., Csukai, M., et al. 2018. Conidial Morphogenesis and Septin-Mediated Plant Infection Require Smo1, a Ras GTPase-Activating Protein in Magnaporthe oryzae. Genetics. :genetics.301490.2018.

Kershaw, M. J., Basiewicz, M., Soanes, D., Yan, X., Ryder, L. S., Csukai, M., et al. 2018. Magnaporthe oryzae SMO1 encodes a Ras GTPase-activating protein required for spore morphology, appressorium function and rice blast disease. bioRxiv. :388298.

Kim, W., Miguel-Rojas, C., Wang, J., Townsend, J. P., and Trail, F. 2018a. Developmental Dynamics of Long Noncoding RNA Expression during Sexual Fruiting Body Formation in Fusarium graminearum. mBio. 9:e01292-18.

Kim, W., Miguel-Rojas, C., Wang, J., Townsend, J. P., and Trail, F. 2018b. Sexual stage-induced long noncoding RNAs in the filamentous fungus Fusarium graminearum. bioRxiv. :270298.

Kumar, D., Tannous, J., Sionov, E., Keller, N., and Prusky, D. 2018. Apple Intrinsic Factors Modulating the Global Regulator, LaeA, the Patulin Gene Cluster and Patulin Accumulation During Fruit Colonization by Penicillium expansum. Front Plant Sci. 9.

Liang, Y., Han, Y., Wang, C., Jiang, C., and Xu, J.-R. 2018. Targeted Deletion of the USTA and UvSLT2 Genes Efficiently in Ustilaginoidea virens With the CRISPR-Cas9 System. Front. Plant Sci. 9.

Lim, F. Y., Won, T. H., Raffa, N., Baccile, J. A., Wisecaver, J., Rokas, A., et al. 2018. Fungal Isocyanide Synthases and Xanthocillin Biosynthesis in Aspergillus fumigatus. mBio. 9:e00785-18.

Lin, H., Lyu, H., Zhou, S., Yu, J., P. Keller, N., Chen, L., et al. 2018. Deletion of a global regulator LaeB leads to the discovery of novel polyketides in Aspergillus nidulans. Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry. 16:4973–4976.

Lindo, L., McCormick, S. P., Cardoza, R. E., Brown, D. W., Kim, H.-S., Alexander, N. J., et al. 2018. Effect of deletion of a trichothecene toxin regulatory gene on the secondary metabolism transcriptome of the saprotrophic fungus Trichoderma arundinaceum. Fungal Genetics and Biology. 119:29–46.

Liu, R., Weisblum, B., Gellman, S., Lim, F. Y., Rank, L. A., Keller, N. P., et al. 2018. Antifungal nylon-3 polymers and combination therapy using them to treat fungal infections.

Lofgren, L. A., LeBlanc, N. R., Certano, A. K., Nachtigall, J., LaBine, K. M., Riddle, J., et al. 2018. Fusarium graminearum: pathogen or endophyte of North American grasses? New Phytologist. 217:1203–1212.

Lorang, J. M. 2018. Necrotrophic exploitation and subversion of plant defense: a lifestyle or just a phase, and implications in breeding resistance. Phytopathology.

Lorang, J. M., Hagerty, C. H., Lee, R., McClean, P. E., and Wolpert, T. J. 2018. Genetic Analysis of Victorin Sensitivity and Identification of a Causal Nucleotide-Binding Site Leucine-Rich Repeat Gene in Phaseolus vulgaris. MPMI. 31:1069–1074.

Marroquin-Guzman, M., Krotz, J., Appeah, H., and Wilson, R. A. 2018. Metabolic constraints on Magnaporthe biotrophy: loss of de novo asparagine biosynthesis aborts invasive hyphal growth in the first infected rice cell. Microbiology.

Mettenleiter, T. C., Kielian, M., and Roossinck, M. J. 2018. Preface to Volume 100: History and Looking Forward. In Advances in Virus Research, eds. Margaret Kielian, Thomas C. Mettenleiter, and Marilyn J. Roossinck. Academic Press, p. xv–xxiv.

Mochizuki, T., Ohara, R., and Roossinck, M. J. 2018. Large-Scale Synonymous Substitutions in Cucumber Mosaic Virus RNA 3 Facilitate Amino Acid Mutations in the Coat Protein. Journal of Virology. 92:e01007-18.

Molnár, Á. P., Németh, Z., Fekete, E., Flipphi, M., Keller, N. P., and Karaffa, L. 2018. Analysis of the Relationship between Alternative Respiration and Sterigmatocystin Formation in Aspergillus nidulans. Toxins. 10:168.

Moolhuijzen, P., See, P. T., Hane, J. K., Shi, G., Liu, Z., Oliver, R. P., et al. 2018. Comparative genomics of the wheat fungal pathogen Pyrenophora tritici-repentis reveals chromosomal variations and genome plasticity. BMC Genomics. 19:279.

Multi-environment assessment of fungicide performance for managing wheat head blast (WHB) in Brazil and Bolivia | SpringerLink.

Peng, Z., Oliveira-Garcia, E., Lin, G., Hu, Y., Dalby, M., Migeon, P., et al. 2018. Effector Gene Reshuffling Involves Dispensable Mini-chromosomes in the Wheat Blast Fungus. bioRxiv. :359455.

Peyambari, M., and Roossinck, M. J. 2018. Characterizing Mycoviruses. In Plant Pathogenic Fungi and Oomycetes: Methods and Protocols, Methods in Molecular Biology, eds. Wenbo Ma and Thomas Wolpert. New York, NY: Springer New York, p. 13–24.

Peyambari, M., Warner, S., Stoler, N., Rainer, D., and Roossinck, M. J. 2018. A 1000 year-old RNA virus. Journal of Virology. :JVI.01188-18.

Phosphorylation by Prp4 kinase releases the self-inhibition of FgPrp31 in Fusarium graminearum | SpringerLink.

Proctor, R. H., McCormick, S. P., Kim, H.-S., Cardoza, R. E., Stanley, A. M., Lindo, L., et al. 2018. Evolution of structural diversity of trichothecenes, a family of toxins produced by plant pathogenic and entomopathogenic fungi. PLOS Pathogens. 14:e1006946.

Prusky, D. B., and Wilson, R. A. 2018. Does increased nutritional carbon availability in fruit and foliar hosts contribute to modulation of pathogen colonization? Postharvest Biology and Technology. 145:27–32.

Rank, L. A., Walsh, N. M., Lim, F. Y., Gellman, S. H., Keller, N. P., and Hull, C. M. 2018. Peptide-Like Nylon-3 Polymers with Activity against Phylogenetically Diverse, Intrinsically Drug-Resistant Pathogenic Fungi. mSphere. 3:e00223-18.

Redman, R. S., and Rodriguez, R. J. 2017. The Symbiogenic Tango: Achieving Climate-Resilient Crops Via Mutualistic Plant-Fungal Relationships. In Functional Importance of the Plant Microbiome: Implications for Agriculture, Forestry and Bioenergy, ed. Sharon Lafferty Doty. Cham: Springer International Publishing, p. 71–87.

Reynolds, H. T., Slot, J. C., Divon, H. H., Lysøe, E., Proctor, R. H., and Brown, D. W. 2017. Differential Retention of Gene Functions in a Secondary Metabolite Cluster. Mol Biol Evol. 34:2002–2015.

Reynolds, H. T., Vijayakumar, V., Gluck‐Thaler, E., Korotkin, H. B., Matheny, P. B., and Slot, J. C. 2018. Horizontal gene cluster transfer increased hallucinogenic mushroom diversity. Evolution Letters. 2:88–101.

Rhoades, N. A., Harvey, A. M., Samarajeewa, D. A., Svedberg, J., Yusifov, A., Abusharekh, A., et al. 2018. Identification of a genetic element required for spore killing in Neurospora. bioRxiv. :404004.

Richards, J., Ameen, G., Brueggeman, R., Ameen, G., and Brueggeman, R. 2017. Inverse gene-for-gene: Necrotrophic specialist’s modus operandi in barley and wheat. Management of Wheat and Barley Diseases.

Richards, J. K., Wyatt, N. A., Liu, Z., Faris, J. D., and Friesen, T. L. 2018. Reference Quality Genome Assemblies of Three Parastagonospora nodorum Isolates Differing in Virulence on Wheat. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics. 8:393–399.

Robey, M. T., Ye, R., Bok, J. W., Clevenger, K. D., Islam, M. N., Chen, C., et al. 2018. Identification of the First Diketomorpholine Biosynthetic Pathway Using FAC-MS Technology. ACS Chem. Biol. 13:1142–1147.

Rocha, R. O., and Wilson, R. A. 2018. Essential, deadly, enigmatic: Polyamine metabolism and roles in fungal cells. Fungal Biology Reviews.

Rodriguez, R. J., and Redman, R. S. 2018. Compositions and methods related to isolated endophytes.

Roossinck, M. J. Evolutionary and ecological links between plant and fungal viruses. New Phytologist. 0.

Rosowski, E. E., Raffa, N., Knox, B. P., Golenberg, N., Keller, N. P., and Huttenlocher, A. 2018. Macrophages inhibit Aspergillus fumigatus germination and neutrophil-mediated fungal killing. PLOS Pathogens. 14:e1007229.

Safari, M., and Roossinck, M. J. 2018. Coevolution of a Persistent Plant Virus and Its Pepper Hosts. MPMI. 31:766–776.

Sakulkoo, W., Osés-Ruiz, M., Garcia, E. O., Soanes, D. M., Littlejohn, G. R., Hacker, C., et al. 2018. A single fungal MAP kinase controls plant cell-to-cell invasion by the rice blast fungus. Science. 359:1399–1403.

Sapkota, S., Zhang, Q., Chittem, K., Mergoum, M., Xu, S. S., and Liu, Z. 2018. Evaluation of triticale accessions for resistance to wheat bacterial leaf streak caused by Xanthomonas translucens pv. undulosa. Plant Pathology. 67:595–602.

Simmonds, P., Adams, M. J., Benkő, M., Breitbart, M., Brister, J. R., Carstens, E. B., et al. 2017. Consensus statement: Virus taxonomy in the age of metagenomics. Nature Reviews Microbiology. 15:161–168.

Sipos, G., Prasanna, A. N., Walter, M. C., O’Connor, E., Bálint, B., Krizsán, K., et al. 2017. Genome expansion and lineage-specific genetic innovations in the forest pathogenic fungi Armillaria. Nature Ecology & Evolution. 1:1931.

Slot, J. C. 2018. Fungal Ecology. In eLS, American Cancer Society, p. 1–10.

Spraker, J. E., Wiemann, P., Baccile, J. A., Venkatesh, N., Schumacher, J., Schroeder, F. C., et al. 2018. Conserved Responses in a War of Small Molecules between a Plant-Pathogenic Bacterium and Fungi. mBio. 9:e00820-18.

Sun, M., Zhang, Y., Wang, Q., Wu, C., Jiang, C., and Xu, J.-R. 2018. The tri-snRNP specific protein FgSnu66 is functionally related to FgPrp4 kinase in Fusarium graminearum. Molecular Microbiology. 109:494–508.

Syme, R. A., Martin, A., Wyatt, N. A., Lawrence, J. A., Muria-Gonzalez, M. J., Friesen, T. L., et al. 2018. Transposable Element Genomic Fissuring in Pyrenophora teres Is Associated With Genome Expansion and Dynamics of Host–Pathogen Genetic Interactions. Front. Genet. 9.

Syme, R. A., Tan, K.-C., Rybak, K., Friesen, T. L., McDonald, B. A., Oliver, R. P., et al. 2018. Pan-Parastagonospora Comparative Genome Analysis—Effector Prediction and Genome Evolution. Genome Biol Evol. 10:2443–2457.

Tang, G., Chen, Y., Xu, J.-R., Kistler, H. C., and Ma, Z. 2018. The fungal myosin I is essential for Fusarium toxisome formation. PLOS Pathogens. 14:e1006827.

Tannous, J., Kumar, D., Sela, N., Sionov, E., Prusky, D., and Keller, N. P. 2018. Fungal attack and host defence pathways unveiled in near-avirulent interactions of Penicillium expansum creA mutants on apples. Molecular Plant Pathology. 19:2635–2650.

Trail, F., and Jones, A. D. 2018. Compounds for inhibition of fungal toxin production.

Vainio, E. J., Chiba, S., Ghabrial, S. A., Maiss, E., Roossinck, M., Sabanadzovic, S., et al. 2018. ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Partitiviridae. Journal of General Virology. 99:17–18.

de Vries, R. P., Riley, R., Wiebenga, A., Aguilar-Osorio, G., Amillis, S., Uchima, C. A., et al. 2017. Comparative genomics reveals high biological diversity and specific adaptations in the industrially and medically important fungal genus Aspergillus. Genome Biology. 18:28.

Wang, G., Sun, P., Gong, Z., Gu, L., Lou, Y., Fang, W., et al. 2018. Srk1 kinase, a SR protein-specific kinase, is important for sexual reproduction, plant infection and pre-mRNA processing in Fusarium graminearum. Environmental Microbiology. 20:3261–3277.

Wang, Q., Chen, D., Wu, M., Zhu, J., Jiang, C., Xu, J.-R., et al. 2018. MFS Transporters and GABA Metabolism Are Involved in the Self-Defense Against DON in Fusarium graminearum. Front Plant Sci. 9.

Wang, Q., Liu, H., Xu, H., Hei, R., Zhang, S., Jiang, C., et al. Independent losses and duplications of autophagy-related genes in fungal tree of life. Environmental Microbiology. 0.

Wang, Z., Gudibanda, A., Ugwuowo, U., Trail, F., and Townsend, J. P. 2018. Using evolutionary genomics, transcriptomics, and systems biology to reveal gene networks underlying fungal development. Fungal Biology Reviews. 32:249–264.

Wen, A., Jayawardana, M., Fiedler, J., Sapkota, S., Shi, G., Peng, Z., et al. 2018. Genetic mapping of a major gene in triticale conferring resistance to bacterial leaf streak. Theor Appl Genet. 131:649–658.

Wyatt, N. A., Richards, J. K., Brueggeman, R. S., and Friesen, T. L. 2018. Reference Assembly and Annotation of the Pyrenophora teres f. teres Isolate 0-1. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics. 8:1–8.

Xavier, K. V., Mizubuti, E. S. G., Queiroz, M. V., Chopra, S., and Vaillancourt, L. 2018. Genotypic and Pathogenic Diversity of Colletotrichum sublineola Isolates from Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) and Johnsongrass (S. halepense) in the Southeastern United States. Plant Disease. 102:2341–2351.

Yang, K., Shadkchan, Y., Tannous, J., Figueroa, J. A. L., Wiemann, P., Osherov, N., et al. 2018. Contribution of ATPase copper transporters in animal but not plant virulence of the crossover pathogen Aspergillus flavus. Virulence. 9:1273–1286.

Yasuhara-Bell, J., Pedley, K. F., Farman, M., Valent, B., and Stack, J. P. 2018. Specific Detection of the Wheat Blast Pathogen (Magnaporthe oryzae Triticum) by Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification. Plant Disease. 102:2550–2559.

Zhang, X., Bian, Z., and Xu, J.-R. 2018. Assays for MAP Kinase Activation in Magnaporthe oryzae and Other Plant Pathogenic Fungi. In Plant Pathogenic Fungi and Oomycetes: Methods and Protocols, Methods in Molecular Biology, eds. Wenbo Ma and Thomas Wolpert. New York, NY: Springer New York, p. 93–101.

Zhang, X., Xu, J.-R., and Nakatsu, C. H. 2017. Draft Genome Sequence of Pseudomonas fluorescens Strain TR3, a Potential Biocontrol Agent against the Rice Blast Fungus Magnaporthe oryzae. Genome Announc. 5:e01332-17.

Zhao, X., Zhi, Q.-Q., Li, J.-Y., Keller, N. P., and He, Z.-M. 2018. The Antioxidant Gallic Acid Inhibits Aflatoxin Formation in Aspergillus flavus by Modulating Transcription Factors FarB and CreA. Toxins. 10:270


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