Affiliation: University of Munich
- Arbuscular mycorrhiza: the mother of plant root endosymbiosesMartin Parniske
Faculty of Biology, University of Munich, Grosshaderner Strasse 2 4, 82152 Planegg Martinsried, Germany
Nat Rev Microbiol 6:763-75. 2008....
- NENA, a Lotus japonicus homolog of Sec13, is required for rhizodermal infection by arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi and rhizobia but dispensable for cortical endosymbiotic developmentMartin Groth
Biocenter University of Munich, Genetics, 82152 Martinsried, Germany
Plant Cell 22:2509-26. 2010..CCaMK-dependent processes were only abolished in the rhizodermis but not in the cortex of nena mutants. These data support the concept of tissue-specific components for the activation of CCaMK...
- Two Lotus japonicus symbiosis mutants impaired at distinct steps of arbuscule developmentMartin Groth
Faculty of Biology, Genetics, University of Munich, Großhaderner Straße 2 4, 82152, Martinsried, Germany
Plant J 75:117-29. 2013..Both mutants formed wild-type-like root nodules upon inoculation with Mesorhizobium loti, indicating that the mutated loci are essential during AM but not during root nodule symbiosis...
- Lotus japonicus E3 ligase SEVEN IN ABSENTIA4 destabilizes the symbiosis receptor-like kinase SYMRK and negatively regulates rhizobial infectionGriet Den Herder
Genetics, Faculty of Biology, University of Munich, 82152 Martinsried, Germany
Plant Cell 24:1691-707. 2012..Our results implicate SINA4 E3 ubiquitin ligase in the turnover of SYMRK and provide a conceptual mechanism for its symbiosis-appropriate spatio-temporal containment...
- Activation of a Lotus japonicus subtilase gene during arbuscular mycorrhiza is dependent on the common symbiosis genes and two cis-active promoter regionsNaoya Takeda
University of Munich, Martinsried, Germany
Mol Plant Microbe Interact 24:662-70. 2011..Sequence-related regions were found in the promoters of AM-induced subtilase genes in Medicago truncatula and rice, consistent with an ancient origin of these elements predating the divergence of the angiosperms...
- Polymorphic infection and organogenesis patterns induced by a Rhizobium leguminosarum isolate from Lotus root nodules are determined by the host genotypeJasmin A Gossmann
Faculty of Biology, Genetics, University of Munich LMU, Grosshaderner Strasse 2 4, 82152, Martinsried, Germany
New Phytol 196:561-73. 2012..loti strains. These contrasting infection and organogenesis phenotypes reveal recent diversification of recognition determinants in Lotus...
- Lotus japonicus CASTOR and POLLUX are ion channels essential for perinuclear calcium spiking in legume root endosymbiosisMyriam Charpentier
Ludwig Maximilians Universitat Munchen, Faculty of Biology, Genetics, 80638 Munchen, Germany
Plant Cell 20:3467-79. 2008..They could either trigger the opening of calcium release channels or compensate the charge release during the calcium efflux as counter ion channels...
- Functional domain analysis of the Remorin protein LjSYMREM1 in Lotus japonicusKatalin Toth
Department of Genetics, University of Munich, Martinsried, Germany
PLoS ONE 7:e30817. 2012..These data provide novel insights into the mechanism of this putative molecular scaffold protein and underline its importance during rhizobial infection...
- Apoplastic plant subtilases support arbuscular mycorrhiza development in Lotus japonicusNaoya Takeda
Faculty of Biology, Genetics, University of Munich, Grosshaderner Strasse 2, Martinsried, Germany
Plant J 58:766-77. 2009..Our data indicate a role for these subtilases during the fungal infection process in particular arbuscule development...
- The temperature-sensitive brush mutant of the legume Lotus japonicus reveals a link between root development and nodule infection by rhizobiaMakoto Maekawa-Yoshikawa
University of Munich, 82152 Munich Martinsried, Germany
Plant Physiol 149:1785-96. 2009....
- Cell and developmental biology of arbuscular mycorrhiza symbiosisCaroline Gutjahr
Institute of Genetics, Faculty of Biology, University of Munich, 82152 Martinsried, Germany email
Annu Rev Cell Dev Biol 29:593-617. 2013..Nearly all tested phytohormones regulate AM development, and major insights into the mechanisms of this regulation are expected in the near future. ..
- Activation of calcium- and calmodulin-dependent protein kinase (CCaMK), the central regulator of plant root endosymbiosisSylvia Singh
Genetics, University of Munich, 82152 Martinsried, Germany
Curr Opin Plant Biol 15:444-53. 2012....
- Evolution of root endosymbiosis with bacteria: How novel are nodules?Katharina Markmann
Genetics, Faculty of Biology, Ludwig Maximilians Universitat, Munich, Germany
Trends Plant Sci 14:77-86. 2009..Since RNS uses genetic programs that are widely conserved in land plants, we evaluate the prospects for a transfer to plants that are currently non-nodulating...
- The unbearable naivety of legumes in symbiosisGriet Den Herder
Genetics, Faculty of Biology, University of Munich LMU, Martinsried Munchen, Germany
Curr Opin Plant Biol 12:491-9. 2009..Strategies towards increased nitrogen fixation of legumes in agriculture need to encompass this diversification of mechanisms...
- A modular plasmid assembly kit for multigene expression, gene silencing and silencing rescue in plantsAndreas Binder
Faculty of Biology, Genetics, University of Munich LMU, Martinsried, Germany
PLoS ONE 9:e88218. 2014..As proof of principle, we silenced a destabilized GFP gene (dGFP) and restored GFP fluorescence by expression of a recoded version of dGFP, which was not targeted by the silencing construct. ..
- Cleavage of the SYMBIOSIS RECEPTOR-LIKE KINASE ectodomain promotes complex formation with Nod factor receptor 5Meritxell Antolín-Llovera
Genetics, Faculty of Biology, University of Munich LMU, Großhaderner Straße 4, 82152 Martinsried, Germany
Curr Biol 24:422-7. 2014..Curiously, this deletion led to excessive infection thread formation, highlighting the importance of fine-tuned regulation of SYMRK by its ectodomain...
- Autophosphorylation is essential for the in vivo function of the Lotus japonicus Nod factor receptor 1 and receptor-mediated signalling in cooperation with Nod factor receptor 5Esben B Madsen
Institute for Genetics, Biocenter, University of Munich LMU, Martinsried, Germany
Plant J 65:404-17. 2011..This is further supported by the fact that a mutagenized NFR5 construct, substituting an amino acid essential for ATP binding, restored nodulation of nfr5 mutant roots...
- Functional adaptation of a plant receptor-kinase paved the way for the evolution of intracellular root symbioses with bacteriaKatharina Markmann
Genetics, Faculty of Biology, Ludwig Maximilians Universitat, Munich, Germany
PLoS Biol 6:e68. 2008..Our data support the idea that SYMRK sequence evolution was involved in the recruitment of a pre-existing signalling network from AM, paving the way for the evolution of intracellular root symbioses with nitrogen-fixing bacteria...
- Receptor kinase signaling pathways in plant-microbe interactionsMeritxell Antolín-Llovera
Genetics, Faculty of Biology, University of Munich LMU, 82152 Martinsried, Germany
Annu Rev Phytopathol 50:451-73. 2012..In this review, we focus on RLKs involved in plant-microbe interactions and contrast the signaling pathways leading to symbiosis and defense...
- RNA-seq pinpoints a Xanthomonas TAL-effector activated resistance gene in a large-crop genomeTina Strauss
Genetics, Faculty of Biology, Ludwig Maximilians University, D 82152 Munich Martinsried, Germany
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:19480-5. 2012..These findings demonstrate that TALE-specific R genes can be cloned from large-genome crops with a highly efficient RNA-seq approach...
- CYCLOPS, a DNA-binding transcriptional activator, orchestrates symbiotic root nodule developmentSylvia Singh
Faculty of Biology, Genetics, University of Munich LMU, D 82152 Martinsried, Germany
Cell Host Microbe 15:139-52. 2014..CYCLOPS thus induces a transcriptional activation cascade, in which NIN and a heterotrimeric NF-Y complex act in hierarchical succession to initiate symbiotic root nodule development. ..
- Knowing your friends and foes - plant receptor-like kinases as initiators of symbiosis or defenceMeritxell Antolín-Llovera
Faculty of Biology, Genetics, University of Munich LMU, 82152, Martinsried, Germany
New Phytol 204:791-802. 2014..This review explores LRR- and LysM-mediated signalling, the involvement of MLD-LRR-RLKs in symbiosis and defence, and the role of endocytosis in RLK function. ..
- Proteases in plant root symbiosisNaoya Takeda
Genetics, Biology Department, University of Munich LMU, Ludwig Maxmilians Universität München, Maria Ward Strasse 1a, D 80638 Munich, Germany
Phytochemistry 68:111-21. 2007..However, the precise function of these symbiosis-induced proteases remains unknown. Here we present a compilation of the symbiosis-induced proteases identified so far and discuss their possible roles in symbiosis...
- NUCLEOPORIN85 is required for calcium spiking, fungal and bacterial symbioses, and seed production in Lotus japonicusKatsuharu Saito
Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Saitama 332 0012, Japan
Plant Cell 19:610-24. 2007..Together with symbiotic nucleoporin NUP133, L. japonicus NUP85 might be part of a specific nuclear pore subcomplex that is crucial for fungal and rhizobial colonization and seed production...
- A plant receptor-like kinase required for both bacterial and fungal symbiosisSilke Stracke
The Sainsbury Laboratory, John Innes Centre, Colney Lane, Norwich NR4 7UH, UK
Nature 417:959-62. 2002....
- SymRK defines a common genetic basis for plant root endosymbioses with arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi, rhizobia, and FrankiabacteriaHassen Gherbi
Equipe Rhizogenèse, Unité Mixte de Recherche Diversité et Adaptation des Plantes Cultivées DIAPC, Institut de recherche pour le developpement IRD, 911 Avenue Agropolis, 34394 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:4928-32. 2008..Taken together, our results demonstrate that SymRK functions as a vital component of the genetic basis for both plant-fungal and plant-bacterial endosymbioses and is conserved between legumes and actinorhiza-forming Fagales...
- Evolution of signal transduction in intracellular symbiosisCatherine Kistner
The Sainsbury Laboratory, John Innes Centre, Colney Lane, Norwich, UK NR4 7UH
Trends Plant Sci 7:511-8. 2002..Analysis of symbiotic mutants of host plants and bacterial microsymbionts has revealed that present-day endosymbioses require the coordinated induction of more than one signalling pathway for development...
- Genetic suppressors of the Lotus japonicus har1-1 hypernodulation phenotypeJeremy Murray
Agriculture and Agri Food Canada, Southern Crop Protection and Food Research Centre, 1391 Sandford Street, London, Ontario N5V 4T3, Canada
Mol Plant Microbe Interact 19:1082-91. 2006..japonicus. To facilitate mapping of the latter class of mutants, an introgression line, in which the har1-1 allele was introduced into a polymorphic background of L. japonicus ecotype MG20, was constructed...
- Plant biology: fixation with regulationJ Allan Downie
Nature 420:369-70. 2002
- Plant biology: locks, keys and symbiosesMartin Parniske
Nature 425:569-70. 2003
- Plastid proteins crucial for symbiotic fungal and bacterial entry into plant rootsHaruko Imaizumi-Anraku
National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, 2 1 2 Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8602, Japan
Nature 433:527-31. 2005..Surprisingly, both twin proteins are localized in the plastids of root cells, indicating a previously unrecognized role of this ancient endosymbiont in controlling intracellular symbioses that evolved more recently...
- Common symbiosis genes of Lotus japonicus are not required for intracellular accommodation of the rust fungus Uromyces lotiDenny Mellersh
New Phytol 170:641-4. 2006
- Identification of symbiotically defective mutants of Lotus japonicus affected in infection thread growthFabien Lombardo
John Innes Centre, Colney Lane, NR4 7UH, Norwich, UK
Mol Plant Microbe Interact 19:1444-50. 2006....
- Plant-fungal associations: cue for the branching connectionMartin Parniske
Nature 435:750-1. 2005
- Seven Lotus japonicus genes required for transcriptional reprogramming of the root during fungal and bacterial symbiosisCatherine Kistner
Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich NR4 7UH, United Kingdom
Plant Cell 17:2217-29. 2005..By contrast, AM fungus-induced gene repression appeared to be unaffected in mutant backgrounds, which indicates the presence of additional independent signaling pathways...
- A genetic linkage map of the model legume Lotus japonicus and strategies for fast mapping of new lociNiels Sandal
Laboratory of Gene Expression, Department of Molecular and Structural Biology, University of Aarhus, DK 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
Genetics 161:1673-83. 2002..A fast method to position genetic loci employing three AFLP primer combinations yielding 89 markers was developed and evaluated by mapping three symbiotic loci, Ljsym1, Ljsym5, and Ljhar1-3...
- Deregulation of a Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent kinase leads to spontaneous nodule developmentLeïla Tirichine
Nature 441:1153-6. 2006..Our results reveal a key regulatory position of CCaMK upstream of all components required for cell-cycle activation, and a phenotypically divergent series of mutant alleles demonstrates positive and negative regulation of the process...
- Genetics of symbiosis in Lotus japonicus: recombinant inbred lines, comparative genetic maps, and map position of 35 symbiotic lociNiels Sandal
Laboratory of Gene Expression, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Aarhus, Gustav Wieds Vej, Aarhus C, Denmark
Mol Plant Microbe Interact 19:80-91. 2006..Altogether, this establishes a common genetic resource for Lotus spp. A web-based version will enable this resource to be curated and updated regularly...
- TILLING mutants of Lotus japonicus reveal that nitrogen assimilation and fixation can occur in the absence of nodule-enhanced sucrose synthaseIrmtraud Horst
Metabolic Biology, John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Colney, Norwich NR4 7UH, United Kingdom
Plant Physiol 144:806-20. 2007..Thus, nitrogen fixation can occur in L. japonicus nodules even in the absence of LjSUS3 (the major nodule-induced isoform of SUS), so LjSUS1 must also contribute to the maintenance of nitrogen assimilation...
- Transcriptome analysis of Arabidopsis clubroots indicate a key role for cytokinins in disease developmentJohannes Siemens
Institute für Botanik, Freie Universitat Berlin, Albrecht Thaer Weg 6, 14195 Berlin, Germany
Mol Plant Microbe Interact 19:480-94. 2006..Cytokinin oxidase/dehydrogenase overexpressing lines were disease resistant, clearly indicating the importance of cytokinin as a key factor in clubroot disease development...
- Lotus japonicus nodulation requires two GRAS domain regulators, one of which is functionally conserved in a non-legumeAnne B Heckmann
Department of Molecular Microbiology, John Innes Centre, Norwich NR4 7UH, United Kingdom
Plant Physiol 142:1739-50. 2006..These observations suggest that NSP1 is also involved in infection, bacterial release, and normal bacteroid formation in nodule cells...
- Molecular genetics of the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosisMartin Parniske
The Sainsbury Laboratory, Colney Lane, Norwich NR4 7UH, UK
Curr Opin Plant Biol 7:414-21. 2004..Moreover, evidence of a diffusible fungal signalling factor that triggers gene activation in the root has recently been obtained...