Experts and Doctors on plant roots in Zurich, Switzerland


Locale: Zurich, Switzerland
Topic: plant roots

Top Publications

  1. Hartwig U, Wittmann P, Braun R, Hartwig Räz B, Jansa J, Mozafar A, et al. Arbuscular mycorrhiza infection enhances the growth response of Lolium perenne to elevated atmospheric pCO(2). J Exp Bot. 2002;53:1207-13 pubmed
    ..AMF colonization neither improved the N nor P nutrition status, but led to an improved total P uptake. The results underline the importance of AMF for the response of grassland ecosystems to elevated atmospheric pCO(2). ..
  2. Bailly A, Sovero V, Vincenzetti V, Santelia D, Bartnik D, Koenig B, et al. Modulation of P-glycoproteins by auxin transport inhibitors is mediated by interaction with immunophilins. J Biol Chem. 2008;283:21817-26 pubmed publisher
    ..Our data support a novel model for the mode of drug-mediated P-glycoprotein regulation mediated via protein-protein interaction with immunophilin-like TWD1. ..
  3. Owiti J, Grossmann J, Gehrig P, Dessimoz C, Laloi C, Hansen M, et al. iTRAQ-based analysis of changes in the cassava root proteome reveals pathways associated with post-harvest physiological deterioration. Plant J. 2011;67:145-56 pubmed publisher
    ..Together, our results show that physiological deterioration after harvesting is a highly regulated complex process involving proteins that are potential candidates for biotechnology approaches to reduce such deterioration. ..
  4. Lindemann A, Koch M, Pessi G, Müller A, Balsiger S, Hennecke H, et al. Host-specific symbiotic requirement of BdeAB, a RegR-controlled RND-type efflux system in Bradyrhizobium japonicum. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2010;312:184-91 pubmed publisher
    ..Consistent with the RegSR dependency of bdeAB, a B. japonicum regR mutant was found to have a greater sensitivity against the two tested antibiotics and a symbiotic defect that is most pronounced for soybean. ..
  5. Schmidt M, Torn M, Abiven S, Dittmar T, Guggenberger G, Janssens I, et al. Persistence of soil organic matter as an ecosystem property. Nature. 2011;478:49-56 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we propose ways to include this understanding in a new generation of experiments and soil carbon models, thereby improving predictions of the SOM response to global warming. ..
  6. Grünig C, Queloz V, Duò A, Sieber T. Phylogeny of Phaeomollisia piceae gen. sp. nov.: a dark, septate, conifer-needle endophyte and its relationships to Phialocephala and Acephala. Mycol Res. 2009;113:207-21 pubmed publisher
    ..Their identical 18S sequences and almost identical ITS sequences indicated Mollisia species as closest relatives, suggesting that Mollisia species are highly euryoecious. ..
  7. Frapolli M, Moënne Loccoz Y, Meyer J, Défago G. A new DGGE protocol targeting 2,4-diacetylphloroglucinol biosynthetic gene phlD from phylogenetically contrasted biocontrol pseudomonads for assessment of disease-suppressive soils. FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2008;64:468-81 pubmed publisher
    ..In conclusion, this DGGE protocol was useful for monitoring indigenous rhizosphere consortia of phlD+ pseudomonads. ..
  8. Veiga R, Jansa J, Frossard E, van der Heijden M. Can arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi reduce the growth of agricultural weeds?. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e27825 pubmed publisher
    ..However, in order to further the practical and ecological relevance of our findings, additional experiments should be performed under field conditions. ..
  9. Münzenberger B, Bubner B, Wöllecke J, Sieber T, Bauer R, Fladung M, et al. The ectomycorrhizal morphotype Pinirhiza sclerotia is formed by Acephala macrosclerotiorum sp. nov., a close relative of Phialocephala fortinii. Mycorrhiza. 2009;19:481-492 pubmed publisher
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first evidence at the anatomical and ultrastructural level that a close relative of P. fortinii s.l. forms true ectomycorrhizas with a coniferous host. ..

More Information


  1. Gamper H, Leuchtmann A. Taxon-specific PCR primers to detect two inconspicuous arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi from temperate agricultural grassland. Mycorrhiza. 2007;17:145-152 pubmed publisher
    ..The newly developed PCR primers may thus enable studies on two inconspicuous AMF taxa that appear to have been overlooked in previous molecular AMF community analyses and for which no specific PCR primers have been published. ..
  2. Reininger V, Sieber T. Mycorrhiza reduces adverse effects of dark septate endophytes (DSE) on growth of conifers. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e42865 pubmed publisher
    ..Additionally, our results indicate that global warming could cause a general decrease of mycorrhization making primary roots more accessible to other symbionts and pathogens. ..
  3. Köhl L, Lukasiewicz C, van der Heijden M. Establishment and effectiveness of inoculated arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in agricultural soils. Plant Cell Environ. 2016;39:136-46 pubmed publisher
    ..The results demonstrate that AMF inoculation can be successful, even when soil P availability is high and native AMF communities are abundant. ..
  4. Rodríguez Villalón A. Wiring a plant: genetic networks for phloem formation in Arabidopsis thaliana roots. New Phytol. 2016;210:45-50 pubmed publisher
  5. Ko D, Kang J, Kiba T, Park J, Kojima M, Do J, et al. Arabidopsis ABCG14 is essential for the root-to-shoot translocation of cytokinin. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014;111:7150-5 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results provide molecular evidence for the long-distance transport of cytokinin and show that this transport is necessary for normal shoot development. ..
  6. Ruffner B, Péchy Tarr M, Ryffel F, Hoegger P, Obrist C, Rindlisbacher A, et al. Oral insecticidal activity of plant-associated pseudomonads. Environ Microbiol. 2013;15:751-63 pubmed publisher
    ..This adds insecticidal activity to the existing biocontrol repertoire of these bacteria and opens new perspectives for applications in crop pest control and in research on their ecological behaviour. ..
  7. Reininger V, Grünig C, Sieber T. Host species and strain combination determine growth reduction of spruce and birch seedlings colonized by root-associated dark septate endophytes. Environ Microbiol. 2012;14:1064-76 pubmed publisher
    ..In conclusion, host, fungal genotype, colonization density and presence of a competing PAC strain were the main determining factors for plant growth...
  8. Gujas B, Cruz T, Kastanaki E, Vermeer J, Munnik T, Rodríguez Villalón A. Perturbing phosphoinositide homeostasis oppositely affects vascular differentiation in Arabidopsis thaliana roots. Development. 2017;144:3578-3589 pubmed publisher
    ..Overall, our data indicate that tight PM phosphoinositide homeostasis is required to modulate intracellular trafficking contributing to oppositely regulate vascular differentiation. ..
  9. Song W, Hortensteiner S, Tomioka R, Lee Y, Martinoia E. Common functions or only phylogenetically related? The large family of PLAC8 motif-containing/PCR genes. Mol Cells. 2011;31:1-7 pubmed publisher
    ..In this minireview we discuss the present knowledge about this protein family and try to give an outlook on how to integrate the different proposed functions into a common picture about the role of PLAC8 motif-containing proteins. ..
  10. Leiber R, John F, Verhertbruggen Y, Diet A, Knox J, Ringli C. The TOR pathway modulates the structure of cell walls in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 2010;22:1898-908 pubmed publisher
    ..This suggests that ROL5 might function as a mitochondrial component of the TOR pathway that influences the plant's response to ROS. ..
  11. Reininger V, Grünig C, Sieber T. Microsatellite-based quantification method to estimate biomass of endophytic Phialocephala species in strain mixtures. Microb Ecol. 2011;61:676-83 pubmed publisher
    ..The microsatellite-based DNA quantification method described here is currently the best method for strainwise estimation of endophytic biomass of PAC fungi in small root samples...
  12. Aichinger E, Villar C, Farrona S, Reyes J, Hennig L, Kohler C. CHD3 proteins and polycomb group proteins antagonistically determine cell identity in Arabidopsis. PLoS Genet. 2009;5:e1000605 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, in contrast to mammals, where PcG proteins are required to maintain pluripotency and to prevent cell differentiation, in plants PcG proteins are required to promote cell differentiation by suppressing embryonic development. ..
  13. Santelia D, Henrichs S, Vincenzetti V, Sauer M, Bigler L, Klein M, et al. Flavonoids redirect PIN-mediated polar auxin fluxes during root gravitropic responses. J Biol Chem. 2008;283:31218-26 pubmed publisher
    ..We propose that flavonoids promote asymmetric PIN shifts during gravity stimulation, thus redirecting basipetal auxin streams necessary for root bending. ..
  14. Ringli C, Bigler L, Kuhn B, Leiber R, Diet A, Santelia D, et al. The modified flavonol glycosylation profile in the Arabidopsis rol1 mutants results in alterations in plant growth and cell shape formation. Plant Cell. 2008;20:1470-81 pubmed publisher
    ..Together, these results suggest that changes in the composition of flavonols can have a tremendous impact on plant development through both auxin-induced and auxin-independent processes. ..
  15. Zhao L, Schulin R, Nowack B. The effects of plants on the mobilization of Cu and Zn in soil columns. Environ Sci Technol. 2007;41:2770-5 pubmed
    ..Plant uptake reduced the dissolved Zn concentration and transpiration reduced Cu and Zn leaching. ..
  16. Titiz O, Tambasco Studart M, Warzych E, Apel K, Amrhein N, Laloi C, et al. PDX1 is essential for vitamin B6 biosynthesis, development and stress tolerance in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 2006;48:933-46 pubmed
    ..Furthermore, we provide evidence that in addition to being essential for plant growth and development, vitamin B6 also plays a role in stress tolerance and photoprotection of plants. ..
  17. Conesa H, Robinson B, Schulin R, Nowack B. Growth of Lygeum spartum in acid mine tailings: response of plants developed from seedlings, rhizomes and at field conditions. Environ Pollut. 2007;145:700-7 pubmed
    ..These differences may be due to the higher moisture content and homogeneous nature of the soils used in the pot experiment. ..
  18. Zhang P, Bohl Zenger S, Puonti Kaerlas J, Potrykus I, Gruissem W. Two cassava promoters related to vascular expression and storage root formation. Planta. 2003;218:192-203 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results demonstrate that the two promoters are related to vascular expression and secondary growth of storage roots in cassava...
  19. Nguyen H, Leipner J, Stamp P, Guerra Peraza O. Low temperature stress in maize (Zea mays L.) induces genes involved in photosynthesis and signal transduction as studied by suppression subtractive hybridization. Plant Physiol Biochem. 2009;47:116-22 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that this group of genes is involved in a general response to abiotic stresses. ..
  20. Meyer J, Frapolli M, Keel C, Maurhofer M. Pyrroloquinoline quinone biosynthesis gene pqqC, a novel molecular marker for studying the phylogeny and diversity of phosphate-solubilizing pseudomonads. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2011;77:7345-54 pubmed publisher
    ..In summary, we demonstrate that the gene pqqC is a novel molecular marker that can be used complementary to housekeeping genes for studying the diversity and evolution of plant-beneficial pseudomonads...
  21. Duc L, Noll M, Meier B, Bürgmann H, Zeyer J. High diversity of diazotrophs in the forefield of a receding alpine glacier. Microb Ecol. 2009;57:179-90 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, the four libraries displayed low similarity values. This indicated that both soil age and the presence of pioneer plants influence diversification and population structure of free-living diazotrophs. ..
  22. Kretzschmar T, Kohlen W, Sasse J, Borghi L, Schlegel M, Bachelier J, et al. A petunia ABC protein controls strigolactone-dependent symbiotic signalling and branching. Nature. 2012;483:341-4 pubmed publisher
    ..PDR1 is the first known component in strigolactone transport, providing new opportunities for investigating and manipulating strigolactone-dependent processes...
  23. Desirò A, Salvioli A, Ngonkeu E, Mondo S, Epis S, Faccio A, et al. Detection of a novel intracellular microbiome hosted in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. ISME J. 2014;8:257-70 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings show for the first time that fungi support an intracellular bacterial microbiome, in which distinct types of endobacteria coexist in a single cell. ..
  24. Diet A, Link B, Seifert G, Schellenberg B, Wagner U, Pauly M, et al. The Arabidopsis root hair cell wall formation mutant lrx1 is suppressed by mutations in the RHM1 gene encoding a UDP-L-rhamnose synthase. Plant Cell. 2006;18:1630-41 pubmed
    ..Furthermore, the rol1 mutations cause a change in the expression of a number of cell wall-related genes. Thus, the lrx1 mutant phenotype is likely to be suppressed by changes in pectic polysaccharides or other cell wall components. ..
  25. Ringli C, Baumberger N, Keller B. The Arabidopsis root hair mutants der2-der9 are affected at different stages of root hair development. Plant Cell Physiol. 2005;46:1046-53 pubmed
  26. Nadal M, Sawers R, Naseem S, Bassin B, Kulicke C, Sharman A, et al. An N-acetylglucosamine transporter required for arbuscular mycorrhizal symbioses in rice and maize. Nat Plants. 2017;3:17073 pubmed publisher