ustilago

Summary

Summary: A genus of basidiomycetous smut fungi comprising the loose smuts.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Pathogenicity determinants in smut fungi revealed by genome comparison
    Jan Schirawski
    Department of Organismic Interactions, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Karl von Frisch Straße 10, 35043 Marburg, Germany
    Science 330:1546-8. 2010
  2. pmc Pep1, a secreted effector protein of Ustilago maydis, is required for successful invasion of plant cells
    Gunther Doehlemann
    Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany
    PLoS Pathog 5:e1000290. 2009
  3. ncbi Two linked genes encoding a secreted effector and a membrane protein are essential for Ustilago maydis-induced tumour formation
    Gunther Doehlemann
    Deparment of Organismic Interactions, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, D 35043 Marburg, Germany
    Mol Microbiol 81:751-66. 2011
  4. pmc The homologous recombination system of Ustilago maydis
    William K Holloman
    Cornell University Weill Medical College, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, NY 10021, USA
    Fungal Genet Biol 45:S31-9. 2008
  5. ncbi Reprogramming a maize plant: transcriptional and metabolic changes induced by the fungal biotroph Ustilago maydis
    Gunther Doehlemann
    Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, D 35043 Marburg, Germany
    Plant J 56:181-95. 2008
  6. ncbi Ustilago maydis as a Pathogen
    Thomas Brefort
    Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Department of Organismic Interactions, D 35043 Marburg, Germany
    Annu Rev Phytopathol 47:423-45. 2009
  7. ncbi Calcineurin is an antagonist to PKA protein phosphorylation required for postmating filamentation and virulence, while PP2A is required for viability in Ustilago maydis
    John D Egan
    Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 7274, USA
    Mol Plant Microbe Interact 22:1293-301. 2009
  8. pmc Myosin-5, kinesin-1 and myosin-17 cooperate in secretion of fungal chitin synthase
    Martin Schuster
    Department of Biosciences, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK
    EMBO J 31:214-27. 2012
  9. pmc Post-genomic analyses of fungal lignocellulosic biomass degradation reveal the unexpected potential of the plant pathogen Ustilago maydis
    Marie Couturier
    INRA, UMR BCF, Marseille, France
    BMC Genomics 13:57. 2012
  10. pmc Transient binding of dynein controls bidirectional long-range motility of early endosomes
    Martin Schuster
    Department of Biosciences, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4PE, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:3618-23. 2011

Research Grants

  1. BRCA2 model system
    William K Holloman; Fiscal Year: 2013
  2. Mechanisms in Brh2-promoted recombinational repair
    William K Holloman; Fiscal Year: 2013
  3. NEW GENE THERAPY FOR CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISEASES
    Eric Kmiec; Fiscal Year: 1999
  4. SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION AND VIRULENCE IN C NEOFORMANS
    J Alspaugh; Fiscal Year: 2001
  5. ANALYSIS OF RECOMBINATION IN TRANSFORMATION OF USTILAGO
    William Holloman; Fiscal Year: 1992
  6. TOXIN PRODUCING DSRNA VIRUSES IN USTILAGO MAYDIS
    ROBERT BOZARTH; Fiscal Year: 1980
  7. Gordon Conf. on Cellular and Molecular Fungal Biology
    James Kronstad; Fiscal Year: 2004
  8. Microbial altruists: Helping cohorts survive lethal drugs
    Michael Perlin; Fiscal Year: 2005
  9. MUTATOR TRANSPORTABLE ELEMENTS OF MAIZE
    Virginia Walbot; Fiscal Year: 2005

Detail Information

Publications236 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Pathogenicity determinants in smut fungi revealed by genome comparison
    Jan Schirawski
    Department of Organismic Interactions, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Karl von Frisch Straße 10, 35043 Marburg, Germany
    Science 330:1546-8. 2010
    Biotrophic pathogens, such as the related maize pathogenic fungi Ustilago maydis and Sporisorium reilianum, establish an intimate relationship with their hosts by secreting protein effectors...
  2. pmc Pep1, a secreted effector protein of Ustilago maydis, is required for successful invasion of plant cells
    Gunther Doehlemann
    Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany
    PLoS Pathog 5:e1000290. 2009
    The basidiomycete Ustilago maydis causes smut disease in maize. Colonization of the host plant is initiated by direct penetration of cuticle and cell wall of maize epidermis cells...
  3. ncbi Two linked genes encoding a secreted effector and a membrane protein are essential for Ustilago maydis-induced tumour formation
    Gunther Doehlemann
    Deparment of Organismic Interactions, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, D 35043 Marburg, Germany
    Mol Microbiol 81:751-66. 2011
    b>Ustilago maydis is a biotrophic fungal pathogen that colonizes living tissue of its host plant maize...
  4. pmc The homologous recombination system of Ustilago maydis
    William K Holloman
    Cornell University Weill Medical College, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, NY 10021, USA
    Fungal Genet Biol 45:S31-9. 2008
    ..Much of what is known about recombination genes and mechanisms comes from studies on baker's yeast. Ustilago maydis, a basidiomycete fungus, is distant evolutionarily from baker's yeast and so offers the possibility of ..
  5. ncbi Reprogramming a maize plant: transcriptional and metabolic changes induced by the fungal biotroph Ustilago maydis
    Gunther Doehlemann
    Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, D 35043 Marburg, Germany
    Plant J 56:181-95. 2008
    The fungal pathogen Ustilago maydis establishes a biotrophic relationship with its host plant maize (Zea mays). Hallmarks of the disease are large plant tumours in which fungal proliferation occurs...
  6. ncbi Ustilago maydis as a Pathogen
    Thomas Brefort
    Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Department of Organismic Interactions, D 35043 Marburg, Germany
    Annu Rev Phytopathol 47:423-45. 2009
    The Ustilago maydis-maize pathosystem has emerged as the current model for plant pathogenic basidiomycetes and as one of the few models for a true biotrophic interaction that persists throughout fungal development inside the host plant...
  7. ncbi Calcineurin is an antagonist to PKA protein phosphorylation required for postmating filamentation and virulence, while PP2A is required for viability in Ustilago maydis
    John D Egan
    Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 7274, USA
    Mol Plant Microbe Interact 22:1293-301. 2009
    b>Ustilago maydis is a dimorphic basidiomycete and the causal agent of corn smut disease. It serves as a genetic model for understanding dimorphism, pathogenicity, and mating response in filamentous fungi...
  8. pmc Myosin-5, kinesin-1 and myosin-17 cooperate in secretion of fungal chitin synthase
    Martin Schuster
    Department of Biosciences, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK
    EMBO J 31:214-27. 2012
    ..Here, we investigate the secretion of cell wall-forming chitin synthases (CHSs) in the corn pathogen Ustilago maydis...
  9. pmc Post-genomic analyses of fungal lignocellulosic biomass degradation reveal the unexpected potential of the plant pathogen Ustilago maydis
    Marie Couturier
    INRA, UMR BCF, Marseille, France
    BMC Genomics 13:57. 2012
    ..At present, additional experimental studies are essential to provide insights into the fungal secreted enzymatic pools involved in lignocellulose degradation...
  10. pmc Transient binding of dynein controls bidirectional long-range motility of early endosomes
    Martin Schuster
    Department of Biosciences, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4PE, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:3618-23. 2011
    ..a member of the kinesin-3 family, and cytoplasmic dynein mediate bidirectional motility of EEs in the fungus Ustilago maydis...
  11. ncbi Maize tumors caused by Ustilago maydis require organ-specific genes in host and pathogen
    David S Skibbe
    Department of Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 5020, USA
    Science 328:89-92. 2010
    Infection of maize by corn smut (Ustilago maydis) provides an agronomically important model of biotrophic host-pathogen interactions...
  12. ncbi Elucidation of the complete ferrichrome A biosynthetic pathway in Ustilago maydis
    Britta Winterberg
    Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, 35043 Marburg, Germany
    Mol Microbiol 75:1260-71. 2010
    Iron is an important element for many essential processes in living organisms. To acquire iron, the basidiomycete Ustilago maydis synthesizes the iron-chelating siderophores ferrichrome and ferrichrome A...
  13. pmc The myosin motor domain of fungal chitin synthase V is dispensable for vesicle motility but required for virulence of the maize pathogen Ustilago maydis
    Steffi Treitschke
    School of Biosciences, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4QD, United Kingdom
    Plant Cell 22:2476-94. 2010
    ..Here, we analyze the importance of both domains in Mcs1, the chitin synthase V of the maize smut fungus Ustilago maydis...
  14. pmc Genome comparison of barley and maize smut fungi reveals targeted loss of RNA silencing components and species-specific presence of transposable elements
    John D Laurie
    Agriculture and Agri Food Canada, Pacific Agri Food Research Centre, Summerland, British Columbia, Canada
    Plant Cell 24:1733-45. 2012
    b>Ustilago hordei is a biotrophic parasite of barley (Hordeum vulgare). After seedling infection, the fungus persists in the plant until head emergence when fungal spores develop and are released from sori formed at kernel positions. The 26...
  15. pmc Microtubule organization requires cell cycle-dependent nucleation at dispersed cytoplasmic sites: polar and perinuclear microtubule organizing centers in the plant pathogen Ustilago maydis
    Anne Straube
    Max Planck Institut fur terrestrische Mikrobiologie, Karl von Frisch Strabetae, D 35043 Marburg, Germany
    Mol Biol Cell 14:642-57. 2003
    ..Herein, we show that the pathogenic fungus Ustilago maydis uses different MT nucleation sites to rearrange MTs during the cell cycle...
  16. pmc A dynein loading zone for retrograde endosome motility at microtubule plus-ends
    J H Lenz
    Max Planck Institut fur terrestrische Mikrobiologie, Marburg, Germany
    EMBO J 25:2275-86. 2006
    In the fungus Ustilago maydis, early endosomes move bidirectionally along microtubules (MTs) and facilitate growth by local membrane recycling at the tip of the infectious hypha...
  17. pmc A putative endosomal t-SNARE links exo- and endocytosis in the phytopathogenic fungus Ustilago maydis
    R Wedlich-Soldner
    Institut fur Genetik und Mikrobiologie, LMU, Maria Ward Strasse 1a, D 80638 München, Germany
    EMBO J 19:1974-86. 2000
    We identified a temperature-sensitive mutant of the plant pathogenic fungus Ustilago maydis that is defective in the polar distribution of cell wall components and shows abnormal morphology...
  18. ncbi Insights from the genome of the biotrophic fungal plant pathogen Ustilago maydis
    Jörg Kämper
    Department of Organismic Interactions, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Karl von Frisch Strasse, D 35043 Marburg, Germany
    Nature 444:97-101. 2006
    b>Ustilago maydis is a ubiquitous pathogen of maize and a well-established model organism for the study of plant-microbe interactions. This basidiomycete fungus does not use aggressive virulence strategies to kill its host. U...
  19. ncbi A H2O2-producing glyoxal oxidase is required for filamentous growth and pathogenicity in Ustilago maydis
    B Leuthner
    Bayer CropScience AG, Alfred Nobel Strasse 50, 40789 Monheim, Germany
    Mol Genet Genomics 272:639-50. 2005
    In the phytopathogenic fungus Ustilago maydis the mating-type loci control the transition from yeast-like to filamentous growth required for pathogenic development...
  20. ncbi A reverse genetic approach for generating gene replacement mutants in Ustilago maydis
    A Brachmann
    Department of Organismic Interactions, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Karl von Frisch Strasse, 35043, Marburg, Germany
    Mol Genet Genomics 272:216-26. 2004
    We describe a versatile strategy for generating gene replacement mutants in the phytopathogenic fungus Ustilago maydis...
  21. pmc Biz1, a zinc finger protein required for plant invasion by Ustilago maydis, regulates the levels of a mitotic cyclin
    Ignacio Flor-Parra
    Departamento de Biotecnologia Microbiana, Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Campus de Cantoblanco, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, 28049 Madrid, Spain
    Plant Cell 18:2369-87. 2006
    ..For instance, when the smut fungus Ustilago maydis infects maize (Zea mays), its dikaryotic infective filament is cell cycle arrested, and appressoria are ..
  22. pmc Kinesin-3 and dynein cooperate in long-range retrograde endosome motility along a nonuniform microtubule array
    Martin Schuster
    Department of Biosciences, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4QD, United Kingdom
    Mol Biol Cell 22:3645-57. 2011
    ..In elongated cells of Ustilago maydis, dynein is thought to move early endosomes (EEs) toward the septum (retrograde), whereas kinesin-3 ..
  23. pmc The fungal RNA-binding protein Rrm4 mediates long-distance transport of ubi1 and rho3 mRNAs
    Julian König
    Department of Organismic Interactions, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany
    EMBO J 28:1855-66. 2009
    Cytoskeletal transport promotes polar growth in filamentous fungi. In Ustilago maydis, the RNA-binding protein Rrm4 shuttles along microtubules and is crucial for polarity in infectious filaments...
  24. ncbi Kinesin-3 and dynein mediate microtubule-dependent co-transport of mRNPs and endosomes
    Sebastian Baumann
    Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf, Institute for Microbiology, 40204 Düsseldorf, Germany
    J Cell Sci 125:2740-52. 2012
    ..Here, we solve the motor composition of transported mRNPs containing the RNA-binding protein Rrm4 of the pathogen Ustilago maydis. The underlying transport process determines the axis of polarity in infectious filaments...
  25. ncbi Lack of evidence for antisense suppression in the fungal plant pathogen Ustilago maydis
    J P Keon
    IACR Long Ashton Research Station, Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Bristol, UK
    Antisense Nucleic Acid Drug Dev 9:101-4. 1999
    Modulation of the expression of the Ustilago maydis Pyr3 gene, encoding dihydroorotase (DHOase), through antisense RNA regulation has been explored...
  26. ncbi Ustilago maydis transcript features identified through full-length cDNA analysis
    Colleen E Doyle
    Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program, Trent University, Peterborough, ON K9J 7B8, Canada
    Mol Genet Genomics 286:143-59. 2011
    b>Ustilago maydis is the model for investigating basidiomycete biotrophic plant pathogens...
  27. ncbi Regulation of Ustilago maydis dimorphism, sporulation, and pathogenic development by a transcription factor with a highly conserved APSES domain
    Maria D Garcia-Pedrajas
    Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia, Athens 30602 7274, USA
    Mol Plant Microbe Interact 23:211-22. 2010
    In Ustilago maydis, the causal agent of corn smut, the morphological transition from yeast to filamentous growth is inextricably linked to pathogenicity; budding haploid cells are saprobic and, upon mating of compatible strains, the ..
  28. pmc Identification of O-mannosylated virulence factors in Ustilago maydis
    Alfonso Fernández-Alvarez
    Centro Andaluz de Biologia del Desarrollo, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Sevilla, Spain
    PLoS Pathog 8:e1002563. 2012
    ..in the animal pathogens Candida albicans or Cryptococcus neoformans as well as in the phytopathogenic fungus Ustilago maydis. Pmt4 O-mannosylates specific target proteins at the Endoplasmic Reticulum...
  29. pmc Dynein supports motility of endoplasmic reticulum in the fungus Ustilago maydis
    Roland Wedlich-Soldner
    Max Planck Institut fur terrestrische Mikrobiologie, Karl von Frisch Strasse, D 35043 Marburg, Germany
    Mol Biol Cell 13:965-77. 2002
    ..set out to elucidate the role of the tubulin cytoskeleton in ER organization and dynamics in the fungal pathogen Ustilago maydis...
  30. ncbi The a2 mating-type-locus gene lga2 of Ustilago maydis interferes with mitochondrial dynamics and fusion, partially in dependence on a Dnm1-like fission component
    Michael Mahlert
    Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Department Organismic Interactions, 35043 Marburg, Germany
    J Cell Sci 122:2402-12. 2009
    The a2 mating-type-locus gene lga2 of the basidiomycete Ustilago maydis encodes a mitochondrial protein that interferes with mitochondrial morphology and integrity, and that plays a role in uniparental inheritance of mitochondrial DNA...
  31. pmc Dynein-dependent motility of microtubules and nucleation sites supports polarization of the tubulin array in the fungus Ustilago maydis
    Gero Fink
    Max Planck Institut fur terrestrische Mikrobiologie, D 35043 Marburg, Germany
    Mol Biol Cell 17:3242-53. 2006
    ..Here, we show that MT motility participates in MT organization in the fungus Ustilago maydis...
  32. pmc The Ustilago maydis effector Pep1 suppresses plant immunity by inhibition of host peroxidase activity
    Christoph Hemetsberger
    Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany
    PLoS Pathog 8:e1002684. 2012
    The corn smut Ustilago maydis establishes a biotrophic interaction with its host plant maize. This interaction requires efficient suppression of plant immune responses, which is attributed to secreted effector proteins...
  33. pmc Microtubules are dispensable for the initial pathogenic development but required for long-distance hyphal growth in the corn smut fungus Ustilago maydis
    Uta Fuchs
    Max Planck Institut fur terrestrische Mikrobiologie, D 35043 Marburg, Germany
    Mol Biol Cell 16:2746-58. 2005
    ..Here we analyze the role of the cytoskeleton in early steps of pathogenic development in the corn pathogen Ustilago maydis...
  34. pmc A maize cystatin suppresses host immunity by inhibiting apoplastic cysteine proteases
    Karina van der Linde
    Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, D 35043 Marburg, Germany
    Plant Cell 24:1285-300. 2012
    b>Ustilago maydis is a biotrophic pathogen causing maize (Zea mays) smut disease. Transcriptome profiling of infected maize plants indicated that a gene encoding a putative cystatin (CC9) is induced upon penetration by U. maydis wild type...
  35. pmc Endocytosis is essential for pathogenic development in the corn smut fungus Ustilago maydis
    Uta Fuchs
    Max Planck Institut fur terrestrische Mikrobiologie, D 35043 Marburg, Germany
    Plant Cell 18:2066-81. 2006
    ..soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor attachment protein receptor Yup1 and demonstrate that endocytosis in Ustilago maydis is essential for the initial steps of pathogenic development, including pheromone perception and cell-cell ..
  36. pmc The Ustilago maydis a2 mating-type locus genes lga2 and rga2 compromise pathogenicity in the absence of the mitochondrial p32 family protein Mrb1
    Miriam Bortfeld
    Max Planck Institut fur terrestrische Mikrobiologie, Abteilung Organismische Interaktionen, 35043 Marburg, Germany
    Plant Cell 16:2233-48. 2004
    The Ustilago maydis mrb1 gene specifies a mitochondrial matrix protein with significant similarity to mitochondrial p32 family proteins known from human and many other eukaryotic species...
  37. pmc Second-end capture in DNA double-strand break repair promoted by Brh2 protein of Ustilago maydis
    Nayef Mazloum
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Mol Cell 33:160-70. 2009
    Brh2 plays a central role in the homologous recombination system of Ustilago maydis, mediating delivery of Rad51 to single-stranded DNA...
  38. ncbi The germinal centre kinase Don3 triggers the dynamic rearrangement of higher-order septin structures during cytokinesis in Ustilago maydis
    Christian Böhmer
    Department of Biology, Philipps University Marburg, Karl von Frisch Str 8, D 35032 Marburg, Germany
    Mol Microbiol 74:1484-96. 2009
    The dimorphic phytopathogenic fungus Ustilago maydis grows in its haploid phase by budding. Cytokinesis and separation of daughter cells are accomplished by the consecutive formation of two distinct septa...
  39. pmc Sho1 and Msb2-related proteins regulate appressorium development in the smut fungus Ustilago maydis
    Daniel Lanver
    Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, D 35043 Marburg, Germany
    Plant Cell 22:2085-101. 2010
    The dimorphic fungus Ustilago maydis switches from budding to hyphal growth on the plant surface. In response to hydrophobicity and hydroxy fatty acids, U. maydis develops infection structures called appressoria...
  40. ncbi Pheromone-regulated target genes respond differentially to MAPK phosphorylation of transcription factor Prf1
    Kathi Zarnack
    Department of Organismic Interactions, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Karl von Frisch Strasse, Marburg, Germany
    Mol Microbiol 69:1041-53. 2008
    Pheromone signalling during mating is essential for pathogenicity of Ustilago maydis...
  41. ncbi Selective activation by the guanine nucleotide exchange factor Don1 is a main determinant of Cdc42 signalling specificity in Ustilago maydis
    Andrea Hlubek
    Philipps University Marburg, Department of Biology, Karl von Frisch Str 8, D 35032 Marburg, Germany
    Mol Microbiol 68:615-23. 2008
    ..In the dimorphic fungus Ustilago maydis, Rac1 is required for cell polarity and budding, while Cdc42 is essential for cell separation during ..
  42. ncbi A Simplified and efficient method for transformation and gene tagging of Ustilago maydis using frozen cells
    Lianghui Ji
    Biomaterials and Biocatalysts Group, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, Research Link, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117604, Singapore
    Fungal Genet Biol 47:279-87. 2010
    b>Ustilago maydis is an important model fungal organism for diverse studies. Little improvement has been made in the method for its transformation since the PEG-mediated transfection of spheroplasts that was reported more than 20years ago...
  43. ncbi Cdc42 and the Ste20-like kinase Don3 act independently in triggering cytokinesis in Ustilago maydis
    Christian Böhmer
    Department of Biology, Philipps University Marburg, Karl von Frisch Str 8, 35032 Marburg, Germany
    J Cell Sci 121:143-8. 2008
    In the dimorphic fungus Ustilago maydis the Rho-family GTP-binding protein Cdc42 and the Ste20-like kinase Don3 are both essential for triggering cell separation during cytokinesis...
  44. ncbi 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
    Gavin Reineke
    Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Department of Organismic Interactions, Karl von Frisch Strasse, D 35043 Marburg, Germany
    Mol Plant Pathol 9:339-55. 2008
    Infection of maize (Zea mays) plants with the smut fungus Ustilago maydis is characterized by excessive host tumour formation. U. maydis is able to produce indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) efficiently from tryptophan...
  45. pmc The O-mannosyltransferase PMT4 is essential for normal appressorium formation and penetration in Ustilago maydis
    Alfonso Fernández-Alvarez
    Centro Andaluz de Biologia del Desarrollo, Universidad Pablo de Olavide Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, 41013 Sevilla, Spain
    Plant Cell 21:3397-412. 2009
    ..have identified members of all three families and analyzed their roles in pathogenesis of the maize smut fungus Ustilago maydis. Furthermore, we have shown that PMT4, one of the three PMT family members in U...
  46. ncbi Kinesin from the plant pathogenic fungus Ustilago maydis is involved in vacuole formation and cytoplasmic migration
    G Steinberg
    Department of M C D Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
    J Cell Sci 111:2235-46. 1998
    ..A gene encoding the heavy chain of conventional kinesin (kin2) has recently been identified in the dimorphic fungus Ustilago maydis (Lehmler et al., 1997)...
  47. ncbi A homologue of the transcriptional repressor Ssn6p antagonizes cAMP signalling in Ustilago maydis
    G Loubradou
    , Maria-Ward-Str. 1a, , Germany
    Mol Microbiol 40:719-30. 2001
    In Ustilago maydis, cAMP signalling is crucial for successful infection of maize plants...
  48. ncbi Complementation of Ustilago maydis MAPK mutants by a wheat leaf rust, Puccinia triticina homolog: potential for functional analyses of rust genes
    Guanggan Hu
    Pacific Agri Food Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri Food Canada, Summerland, BC VOH 1Z0, Canada
    Mol Plant Microbe Interact 20:637-47. 2007
    ..This PtMAPK1 is similar to the Ustilago maydis MAPK, Ubc3/Kpp2, but has a longer N-terminal extension of 43 amino acids (aa) with identities to U...
  49. pmc PKA and MAPK phosphorylation of Prf1 allows promoter discrimination in Ustilago maydis
    Florian Kaffarnik
    Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Department of Organismic Interactions, Karl von Frisch Strasse, D 35043 Marburg, Germany
    EMBO J 22:5817-26. 2003
    Mating in Ustilago maydis requires cross-talk between cAMP and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signalling...
  50. ncbi The secretome of the maize pathogen Ustilago maydis
    Olaf Mueller
    Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Karl von Frisch Strasse, D 35043 Marburg, Germany
    Fungal Genet Biol 45:S63-70. 2008
    b>Ustilago maydis establishes a biotrophic relationship with its host plant, i.e. plant cells stay alive despite massive fungal growth in infected tissue. The genome sequence has revealed that U...
  51. pmc Conventional kinesin mediates microtubule-microtubule interactions in vivo
    Anne Straube
    Max Planck Institut fur terrestrische Mikrobiologie, D 35043 Marburg, Germany
    Mol Biol Cell 17:907-16. 2006
    ..this study, we show that conventional kinesin mediates microtubule-microtubule interactions in the model fungus Ustilago maydis...
  52. ncbi Compensatory role for Rad52 during recombinational repair in Ustilago maydis
    Milorad Kojic
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Cornell University Weill Medical College, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Mol Microbiol 67:1156-68. 2008
    A single Rad52-related protein is evident by blast analysis of the Ustilago maydis genome database...
  53. pmc An Ustilago maydis septin is required for filamentous growth in culture and for full symptom development on maize
    Kylie J Boyce
    Michael Smith Laboratories, 2185 East Mall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada
    Eukaryot Cell 4:2044-56. 2005
    During maize infection, the fungal pathogen Ustilago maydis undergoes a dimorphic transition from budding, yeast-like cells to a filamentous dikaryon that proliferates in the host...
  54. ncbi Polyamine metabolism in maize tumors induced by Ustilago maydis
    Margarita Rodríguez-Kessler
    División de Biologia Molecular, Instituto Potosino de Investigacion Cientifica y Tecnologica, Camino a la Presa de San José 2055, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
    Plant Physiol Biochem 46:805-14. 2008
    ..in polyamine metabolism of maize in tumors formed during the interaction with the biotrophic pathogenic fungus Ustilago maydis were analyzed...
  55. pmc The a2 mating-type locus genes lga2 and rga2 direct uniparental mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) inheritance and constrain mtDNA recombination during sexual development of Ustilago maydis
    Michael Fedler
    Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Department of Organismic Interactions, Marburg, Germany
    Genetics 181:847-60. 2009
    ..We have investigated the role of the plant pathogen Ustilago maydis genes lga2 and rga2 in uniparental mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) inheritance during sexual development...
  56. ncbi Bioconversion of crude glycerol to glycolipids in Ustilago maydis
    Yanbin Liu
    Biomaterials and Biocatalysts Group, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, 1 Research Link, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117604, Singapore
    Bioresour Technol 102:3927-33. 2011
    b>Ustilago maydis is known to produce glycolipid-type biosurfactants. Here, we show that U. maydis is able to efficiently convert biodiesel-derived crude glycerol to glycolipids...
  57. pmc A novel mechanism of nuclear envelope break-down in a fungus: nuclear migration strips off the envelope
    Anne Straube
    Max Planck Institut fur terrestrische Mikrobiologie, Marburg, Germany
    EMBO J 24:1674-85. 2005
    ..Ultrastructural data indicate that basidiomycetes, such as the pathogen Ustilago maydis, undergo an 'open mitosis'. Here we describe the mechanism of nuclear envelope break-down in U. maydis...
  58. pmc The high-mobility-group domain transcription factor Rop1 is a direct regulator of prf1 in Ustilago maydis
    Thomas Brefort
    Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Karl von Frisch Strasse, D 35043 Marburg, Germany
    Eukaryot Cell 4:379-91. 2005
    In the smut fungus Ustilago maydis, the pheromone signal is transmitted via a mitogen-activated protein kinase module to the high-mobility-group (HMG) domain transcription factor Prf1, leading to its activation...
  59. pmc Controlled and stochastic retention concentrates dynein at microtubule ends to keep endosomes on track
    Martin Schuster
    School of Biosciences, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK
    EMBO J 30:652-64. 2011
    ..Thus, a combination of stochastic accumulation and active retention forms the dynein comet to ensure capturing of arriving organelles by retrograde motors...
  60. ncbi Dimorphism in fungal plant pathogens
    Marina Nadal
    Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 7274, USA
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 284:127-34. 2008
    ..In this review, we focus on the phenomenon of dimorphism among plant pathogenic fungi through discussion of several relatively well-studied exemplar species...
  61. ncbi Promoters and their regulation in Ustilago maydis and other phytopathogenic fungi
    Christoph W Basse
    Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 254:208-16. 2006
    ..In Ustilago maydis, central players of pathogenic development are the high mobility group box protein Prf1 that binds to the ..
  62. pmc The mitochondrial Dnm1-like fission component is required for lgA2-induced mitophagy but dispensable for starvation-induced mitophagy in Ustilago maydis
    Fernanda Nieto-Jacobo
    Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Department of Organismic Interactions, Marburg, Germany
    Eukaryot Cell 11:1154-66. 2012
    ..protein critically involved in uniparental mitochondrial DNA inheritance during sexual development of Ustilago maydis...
  63. ncbi Hallmarks of RNA silencing are found in the smut fungus Ustilago hordei but not in its close relative Ustilago maydis
    John D Laurie
    Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6T 1Z4
    Curr Genet 53:49-58. 2008
    ..With the goal of using RNAi as a tool for studying gene function in the related basidiomycete cereal pathogens Ustilago hordei and Ustilago maydis, we developed a general purpose RNAi expression vector...
  64. ncbi The ubc2 gene of Ustilago maydis encodes a putative novel adaptor protein required for filamentous growth, pheromone response and virulence
    M E Mayorga
    Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
    Mol Microbiol 41:1365-79. 2001
    The Basidiomycete fungus Ustilago maydis causes corn smut disease and alternates between a budding haploid saprophyte and a filamentous dikaryotic pathogen...
  65. pmc Guanyl nucleotide exchange factor Sql2 and Ras2 regulate filamentous growth in Ustilago maydis
    Philip Muller
    Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, D 35043 Marburg, Germany
    Eukaryot Cell 2:609-17. 2003
    ..regulates cell morphology and plays a crucial role during pathogenic development of the plant-pathogenic fungus Ustilago maydis...
  66. ncbi Detection of antisense RNA transcripts by strand-specific RT-PCR
    Eric C H Ho
    Department of Medical Biophysics, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Methods Mol Biol 630:125-38. 2010
    ..Results indicate that optimization of the screens requires proper controls to confirm removal of gDNA contamination and to rule out self-priming as a source of first strand products...
  67. ncbi Analysis of the proteins involved in the structure and synthesis of the cell wall of Ustilago maydis
    Jose Ruiz-Herrera
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Unidad Irapuato, CINVESTAV del IPN, Apartado Postal 629, 36500 Irapuato, Gto, Mexico
    Fungal Genet Biol 45:S71-6. 2008
    A study of the proteins involved in the synthesis and structure of the cell wall of Ustilago maydis was made by in silico analysis of the fungal genome, with reference to supporting experimental evidence...
  68. ncbi The posttranscriptional machinery of Ustilago maydis
    Michael Feldbrügge
    Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Department for Organismic Interactions, Karl von Frisch Strasse, 35043 Marburg, Germany
    Fungal Genet Biol 45:S40-6. 2008
    ..Here, we present an inventory of the posttranscriptional machinery of Ustilago maydis that is based on the recently sequenced genome and its comprehensive manual annotation...
  69. ncbi Life without putrescine: disruption of the gene-encoding polyamine oxidase in Ustilago maydis odc mutants
    Laura Valdés-Santiago
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Unidad Irapuato, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
    FEMS Yeast Res 10:928-40. 2010
    In previous communications the essential role of spermidine in Ustilago maydis was demonstrated by means of the disruption of the genes encoding ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) and spermidine synthase (SPE)...
  70. ncbi Phenotypic comparison of samdc and spe mutants reveals complex relationships of polyamine metabolism in Ustilago maydis
    Laura Valdés-Santiago
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Unidad Irapuato, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Irapuato, Gto, Mexico
    Microbiology 158:674-84. 2012
    ..and disrupted the gene encoding Spe as a first approach to unravel the biological function of spermidine in Ustilago maydis...
  71. ncbi A seven-WD40 protein related to human RACK1 regulates mating and virulence in Ustilago maydis
    Lei Wang
    Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Karl von Frisch Strasse 10, D 35043 Marburg, Germany
    Mol Microbiol 81:1484-98. 2011
    ..b>Ustilago maydis contains a seven-WD40 repeat motif protein designated Rak1, which shows 68% identity to RACK1 and 51% ..
  72. pmc Growth at high pH and sodium and potassium tolerance in media above the cytoplasmic pH depend on ENA ATPases in Ustilago maydis
    Begona Benito
    Departamento de Biotecnologia, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
    Eukaryot Cell 8:821-9. 2009
    ..We have cloned and studied the functions of the two ENA ATPases of Ustilago maydis, U. maydis Ena1 (UmEna1) and UmEna2...
  73. ncbi In vitro interactions between Fusarium verticillioides and Ustilago maydis through real-time PCR and metabolic profiling
    Alma E Rodriguez Estrada
    Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, 1987 Upper Buford Circle, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Fungal Genet Biol 48:874-85. 2011
    ..Nirenberg and the pathogen, Ustilago maydis (DC) (Corda). Endophytic strains of the fungus F...
  74. ncbi Fungal development of the plant pathogen Ustilago maydis
    Evelyn Vollmeister
    Institute for Microbiology, Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
    FEMS Microbiol Rev 36:59-77. 2012
    The maize pathogen Ustilago maydis has to undergo various morphological transitions for the completion of its sexual life cycle. For example, haploid cells respond to pheromone by forming conjugation tubes that fuse at their tips...
  75. pmc Biomass pretreatment affects Ustilago maydis in producing itaconic acid
    Tobias Klement
    AVT Biochemical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Worringerweg 1, D 52074 Aachen, Germany
    Microb Cell Fact 11:43. 2012
    ..In this study, the fungus Ustilago maydis was used to produce itaconic acid as platform chemical for the synthesis of potential biofuels such as 3-..
  76. ncbi Ustilago maydis spermidine synthase is encoded by a chimeric gene, required for morphogenesis, and indispensable for survival in the host
    Laura Valdés-Santiago
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Unidad Irapuato, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Guanajuato, Mexico
    FEMS Yeast Res 9:923-35. 2009
    To analyze the role of spermidine in cell growth and differentiation of Ustilago maydis, the gene encoding spermidine synthase (Spe) was isolated using PCR...
  77. pmc Tartronate semialdehyde reductase defines a novel rate-limiting step in assimilation and bioconversion of glycerol in Ustilago maydis
    Yanbin Liu
    Biomaterials and Biocatalysts Group, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, 1 Research Link, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
    PLoS ONE 6:e16438. 2011
    ..Currently, it has limited applications with low bioconversion efficiency to most metabolites reported. This is partly attributed to the poor knowledge on the glycerol metabolic pathway in bacteria and fungi...
  78. ncbi Microtubule-dependent mRNA transport in the model microorganism Ustilago maydis
    Evelyn Vollmeister
    Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf, Institute for Microbiology, Dusseldorf, Germany
    RNA Biol 9:261-8. 2012
    ..Substantial advances in understanding Ustilago maydis showed that this fungus fulfils important criteria to serve as model for microtubule-dependent mRNA ..
  79. pmc Marker-based cloning of the region containing the UhAvr1 avirulence gene from the basidiomycete barley pathogen Ustilago hordei
    R Linning
    Agriculture and Agri Food Canada, Pacific Agri Food Research Centre, Summerland, British Columbia V0H 1Z0, Canada
    Genetics 166:99-111. 2004
    Race-cultivar specialization during the interaction of the basidiomycete smut pathogen Ustilago hordei with its barley host was described in the 1940s...
  80. ncbi Morphological and molecular analyses of host and nonhost interactions involving barley and wheat and the covered smut pathogen Ustilago hordei
    Denis A Gaudet
    Agriculture and Agri Food Canada, Lethbridge Research Centre, PO Box 3000, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
    Mol Plant Microbe Interact 23:1619-34. 2010
    b>Ustilago hordei interactions on coleoptiles of barley host cultivars Odessa (compatible), Hannchen (incompatible, carrying the Ruh1 resistance gene), and on nonhost Neepawa wheat were studied using light and fluorescent microscopy...
  81. pmc Absence of repellents in Ustilago maydis induces genes encoding small secreted proteins
    Wieke R Teertstra
    Department of Microbiology and Kluyver Centre for Genomics of Industrial Fermentations, Faculty of Science, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 100:219-29. 2011
    The rep1 gene of the maize pathogen Ustilago maydis encodes a pre-pro-protein that is processed in the secretory pathway into 11 peptides. These so-called repellents form amphipathic amyloid fibrils at the surface of aerial hyphae...
  82. ncbi Effects of host plant environment and Ustilago maydis infection on the fungal endophyte community of maize (Zea mays)
    Jean J Pan
    Department of Biology, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325, USA
    New Phytol 178:147-56. 2008
    ..of the host plant, that is, host genetic variation, host variation in resistance to the fungal pathogen Ustilago maydis and U. maydis infection, have on the fungal endophyte communities in maize (Zea mays) was examined...
  83. pmc Role of Hsl7 in morphology and pathogenicity and its interaction with other signaling components in the plant pathogen Ustilago maydis
    C Ben Lovely
    Department of Biology, Program on Disease Evolution, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292, USA
    Eukaryot Cell 10:869-83. 2011
    The phytopathogenic fungus Ustilago maydis undergoes a dimorphic transition in response to mating pheromone, host, and environmental cues. On a solid medium deficient in ammonium (SLAD [0...
  84. ncbi Ustilago maydis accumulates beta-carotene at levels determined by a retinal-forming carotenoid oxygenase
    Alejandro F Estrada
    Department of Genetics, Faculty of Biology, University of Seville, Seville, Spain
    Fungal Genet Biol 46:803-13. 2009
    The basidiomycete Ustilago maydis, the causative agent of corn smut disease, has emerged as a model organism for dimorphism and fungal phytopathogenicity...
  85. ncbi A single amino-acid change in the iron-sulphur protein subunit of succinate dehydrogenase confers resistance to carboxin in Ustilago maydis
    P L Broomfield
    Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Bristol, UK
    Curr Genet 22:117-21. 1992
    ..dehydrogenase (Sdh) was determined following PCR amplification of genomic DNA from a carboxin (Cbx)-sensitive Ustilago maydis strain...
  86. ncbi Early studies on recombination and DNA repair in Ustilago maydis
    Robin Holliday
    DNA Repair (Amst) 3:671-82. 2004
    ..The research on Ustilago was divided broadly into (1) experimental genetic studies, and (2) DNA enzymology, largely under the direction of ..
  87. pmc A class-V myosin required for mating, hyphal growth, and pathogenicity in the dimorphic plant pathogen Ustilago maydis
    Isabella Weber
    Max Planck Institut fur terrestrische Mikrobiologie, D 35043 Marburg, Germany
    Plant Cell 15:2826-42. 2003
    In the early stages of plant infection, yeast-like haploid sporidia of Ustilago maydis respond to pheromone secreted by compatible partners by forming conjugation tubes...
  88. ncbi Dual function of the germinal centre kinase Don3 during mitosis and cytokinesis in Ustilago maydis
    Björn Sandrock
    Department of Biology, Philipps University Marburg, Karl von Frisch Str 8, D 35032 Marburg, Germany
    Mol Microbiol 62:655-66. 2006
    Septum formation is a crucial step of cytokinesis in fungi. In the basidiomycete Ustilago maydis, the germinal centre kinase Don3 triggers initiation of a secondary septum necessary for cell separation after cytokinesis...
  89. ncbi The snf1 gene of Ustilago maydis acts as a dual regulator of cell wall degrading enzymes
    Marina Nadal
    Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia, Athens 30602 7274, USA
    Phytopathology 100:1364-72. 2010
    ..genetic approach to explore the role of the SNF1 ortholog as a potential regulator of CWDE gene expression in Ustilago maydis. We identified U. maydis snf1 and deleted it from the fungal genome...
  90. pmc The machinery for cell polarity, cell morphogenesis, and the cytoskeleton in the Basidiomycete fungus Ustilago maydis-a survey of the genome sequence
    Flora Banuett
    Department of Biological Sciences, California State University, 1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90840, USA
    Fungal Genet Biol 45:S3-S14. 2008
    b>Ustilago maydis, a Basidiomycete fungus that infects maize, exhibits two basic morphologies, a yeast-like and a filamentous form. The yeast-like cell is elongated, divides by budding, and the bud grows by tip extension...
  91. pmc Septins from the phytopathogenic fungus Ustilago maydis are required for proper morphogenesis but dispensable for virulence
    Isabel Alvarez-Tabarés
    Departamento de Biotecnologia Microbiana, Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia CSIC, Madrid, Spain
    PLoS ONE 5:e12933. 2010
    ..Studies of septins in fungal cells underpin a clear correlation between septin-based structures and fungal morphology, providing clues to understand the molecular frame behind the varied morphologies found in fungal world...
  92. pmc The Ustilago maydis Clp1 protein orchestrates pheromone and b-dependent signaling pathways to coordinate the cell cycle and pathogenic development
    Kai Heimel
    Department of Genetics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 76187 Karlsruhe, Germany
    Plant Cell 22:2908-22. 2010
    Regulation of the cell cycle and morphogenetic switching during pathogenic and sexual development in Ustilago maydis is orchestrated by a concerted action of the a and b mating-type loci...
  93. pmc The transcription factor Rbf1 is the master regulator for b-mating type controlled pathogenic development in Ustilago maydis
    Kai Heimel
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Applied Biosciences, Department of Genetics, Karlsruhe, Germany
    PLoS Pathog 6:e1001035. 2010
    In the phytopathogenic basidiomycete Ustilago maydis, sexual and pathogenic development are tightly connected and controlled by the heterodimeric bE/bW transcription factor complex encoded by the b-mating type locus...
  94. ncbi Systemic virus-induced gene silencing allows functional characterization of maize genes during biotrophic interaction with Ustilago maydis
    Karina van der Linde
    Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Karl von Frisch Str, D 35043 Marburg, Germany
    New Phytol 189:471-83. 2011
    Infection of maize (Zea mays) plants with the corn smut fungus Ustilago maydis leads to the formation of large tumors on the stem, leaves and inflorescences...
  95. ncbi The autophagy genes ATG8 and ATG1 affect morphogenesis and pathogenicity in Ustilago maydis
    Marina Nadal
    Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 7274, USA
    Mol Plant Pathol 11:463-78. 2010
    ..In particular, the double mutant was completely suppressed for plant gall induction...
  96. ncbi Protein glycosylation in the phytopathogen Ustilago maydis: From core oligosaccharide synthesis to the ER glycoprotein quality control system, a genomic analysis
    Alfonso Fernández-Alvarez
    Centro Andaluz de Biologia del Desarrollo, Universidad Pablo de Olavide Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Seville, Spain
    Fungal Genet Biol 47:727-35. 2010
    The corn smut fungus Ustilago maydis has, over recent decades, become established as a robust pathogenic model for studying fungi-plant relationships. This use of U...
  97. pmc Activation of the ustilagic acid biosynthesis gene cluster in Ustilago maydis by the C2H2 zinc finger transcription factor Rua1
    Beate Teichmann
    Philipps University Marburg, Dept of Biology, Karl von Frisch Str 8, D 35032 Marburg, Germany
    Appl Environ Microbiol 76:2633-40. 2010
    The phytopathogenic basidiomycetous fungus Ustilago maydis secretes, under conditions of nitrogen starvation, large amounts of the biosurfactant ustilagic acid (UA)...
  98. ncbi Hap2 regulates the pheromone response transcription factor prf1 in Ustilago maydis
    Artemio Mendoza-Mendoza
    Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Karl von Frisch Str, Marburg, Germany
    Mol Microbiol 72:683-98. 2009
    In Ustilago maydis the pheromone signal is transmitted via a mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAP kinase) module to the transcription factor Prf1...
  99. pmc D-loop formation by Brh2 protein of Ustilago maydis
    Nayef Mazloum
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Cornell University Weill Medical College, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:524-9. 2008
    Brh2, the ortholog of the BRCA2 tumor suppressor in Ustilago maydis, works hand in hand with Rad51 to promote repair of DNA by homologous recombination...
  100. pmc Ortholog of BRCA2-interacting protein BCCIP controls morphogenetic responses during DNA replication stress in Ustilago maydis
    Ninghui Mao
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Hearst Microbiology Research Center, Cornell University, Weill Medical College, New York, NY 10021, USA
    DNA Repair (Amst) 6:1651-60. 2007
    ..C-terminal domain, has a profound effect on activity as deduced from studies on the BRCA2-related protein Brh2 in Ustilago maydis...
  101. ncbi The Ustilago maydis Cys2His2-type zinc finger transcription factor Mzr1 regulates fungal gene expression during the biotrophic growth stage
    Yan Zheng
    Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Department of Organismic Interactions, Karl von Frisch Strasse, D 35043 Marburg, Germany
    Mol Microbiol 68:1450-70. 2008
    The smut fungus Ustilago maydis establishes a biotrophic relationship with its host plant maize to progress through sexual development...

Research Grants12

  1. BRCA2 model system
    William K Holloman; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..We use the microbe Ustilago maydis as a model system for experimentation because it has a well-conserved BRCA2-homolog, Brh2, and is amenable ..
  2. Mechanisms in Brh2-promoted recombinational repair
    William K Holloman; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..We seek to understand how BRCA2 functions in governing recombinational repair of DNA. We use the microbe Ustilago maydis as a model system for experimentation because it has a well-conserved BRCA2-homolog, Brh2, and is amenable ..
  3. NEW GENE THERAPY FOR CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISEASES
    Eric Kmiec; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..We have also cloned and over-expressed a eukaryotic analog of the RecA protein from Ustilago maydis, designated as Rec2...
  4. SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION AND VIRULENCE IN C NEOFORMANS
    J Alspaugh; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..as signaling elements essential for pathogenicity in the plant fungal pathogens Cryphonectria parasitica and Ustilago maydis. By homologous recombination, Dr...
  5. ANALYSIS OF RECOMBINATION IN TRANSFORMATION OF USTILAGO
    William Holloman; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..gene, but no autonomously replicating sequence, we have begun analysis of the mechanism of transformation of Ustilago maydis...
  6. TOXIN PRODUCING DSRNA VIRUSES IN USTILAGO MAYDIS
    ROBERT BOZARTH; Fiscal Year: 1980
    ..While most are latent in their hosts, those of Saccharomyces cereviseae and Ustilago maydis code for the production of a polypeptide toxin which diffuses throughout culture media and kills ..
  7. Gordon Conf. on Cellular and Molecular Fungal Biology
    James Kronstad; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..In summary, the conference provides a unique opportunity to examine the breadth of fungal biology in a small meeting format that encourages in-depth discussion among the attendees. ..
  8. Microbial altruists: Helping cohorts survive lethal drugs
    Michael Perlin; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..We predict that the altruistic E. coli will provide protection to their sensitive cohorts and thereby maintain diversity in a setting otherwise unfavorable for such diversity. ..
  9. MUTATOR TRANSPORTABLE ELEMENTS OF MAIZE
    Virginia Walbot; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Host factors that regulate MuDR/Mu activities will also be characterized, because transposable element activities are an evolved nartnershiD of the transDoson and its host. ..