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Topalović O, Bredenbruch S, Schleker ASS and Heuer H: Microbes Attaching to Endoparasitic Phytonematodes in Soil Trigger Plant Defense Upon Root Penetration by the NematodeFront. Plant Sci., 2020, 11:138. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2020.00138


Boanventura D, Bolzan A, Padovez FEO, Okuma DM, Omotoc C, Nauen R: Detection of a ryanodine receptor target-sitemutation in diamide insecticide resistant fallarmyworm, Spodoptera frugiperdaPest Management Science 2019, 76:47-54. doi: 10.1002/ps.5505 

Holbein J, Franke RB, Marhavý P, Fujita S, Górecka M, Sobczak M, Geldner N, Schreiber L, Grundler FMW, Siddique S: Root endodermal barrier system contributes to defence against plant‐parasitic cyst and root‐knot nematodesThe Plant journal 2019, doi: 10.1111/tpj.14459    

Troost K, Loeschcke A, Hilgers F, Özgür AY, Weber TM, Santiago-Schübel B, Svensson V, Hage-Hülsmann J, Habash SS, Grundler FMW, Schleker ASS, Jaeger KE and Drepper T: Engineered Rhodobacter capsulatus as a Phototrophic Platform Organism for the Synthesis of Plant SesquiterpenoidsFrontiers in Microbiology 10:1998 2019, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.01998

Aharen I, Habash SS, Gleason C, Inada M, Grundler FMW, Elashry A: Heterodera schachtii glutathione peroxidase (HsGPx) is a parasitism protein. Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection 2019. doi: 10.1007/s41348-019-00256-2.

Marhavý P, Kurenda A, Siddique S, Tendon VD, Zhou F, Holbein J, Shamim Hasan M, Grundler FMW, Farmer EE,  Geldner N: Single‐cell damage elicits regional, nematode‐restricting ethylene responses in rootsThe EMBO Journal 2019, doi:10.15252/embj.2018100972

Pogorelko GV, Juvale PS, Rutter WB, Hütten M, Maier TR, Hewezi T, Paulus J, van der Hoorn RAL, Grundler FMW, Siddique S, Lionetti V, Zabotina OA, Baum TJ: Re‐targeting of a plant defense protease by a cyst nematode effectorThe Plant Journal 2019, doi: 10.1111/tpj.14295

Baranowski L, Różańska E, Sańko-Sawczenko I, Matuszkiewicz M, Znojek E, Filipecki M, Grundler FMW, Sobczak M: Arabidopsis tonoplast intrinsic protein and vacuolar H+-adenosinetriphosphatase reflect vacuole dynamics during development of syncytia induced by the beet cyst nematode Heterodera schachtiiProtoplasma 2019, 26(2), 419-429 

Hirata N, Ichimaru R, Tominari T, Matsumoto C, Watanabe K, Taniguchi K, Hirata M, Ma S, Suzuki K, Grundler FMW, Miyaura C, Inada M: Beta-cryptoxanthin inhibits lipopolysaccharide-induced osteoclast differentiation and bone resorption via the suppression of inhibitor of NF-κB kinase activityNutrients 2019, 11(2), 368 

Chitambo O, Haukeland S, Fiaboe KKM, Grundler FMW: First report of Meloidogyne hapla and M. javanica Coinfection on Parthenium hysterophorus in KenyaPlant Disease, 2019, 103(1), 162-162

Chitambo O, Haukeland S, Fiaboe KKM, Kariuki GM, Grundler FMW: African nightshade and African spinach decrease root-knot nematode and potato cyst nematode soil infestation in KenyaPlant Disease, 2019, doi:10.1094/PDIS-07-18-1193-RE

Diaz-Granados A, Sterken MG, Persoon J, Overmars H, Pokhare SS, Mazur MJ, Martin-Ramirez S, Holterman MHM, Martin EC, Pomp R, Finkers-Tomczak A, Roosien J,  Elashry A, Grundler FMW, Petrescu AJ, Smant G, Goverse A: SIZ1 is a nuclear host target of the nematode effector GpRbp1 from Globodera pallida that acts as a negative regulator of basal plant defense to cyst nematodesbioRxiv 2019, doi:

Pokhare SS, Habash SS, Jones JT, Elashry A, Grundler FMW: In vitro life cycle of Heterodera sacchari on Pluronic gel. Nematology 21:573–579 2019. doi: 10.1163/15685411-00003236


Al Banna L, Salem N, Ghrair AM, Habash S: Impact of silicon carbide nanoparticles on hatching and survival of soil nematodes Caenorhabditis elegans and Meloidogyne incognitaApplied Ecology and Environmental Research 2018, doi: 10.15666/aeer/1603_26512662

Chitambo O, Haukeland S, Fiaboe KKM, Grundler FMW: First Report of Meloidogyne hapla and Meloidogyne javanica co-infection on Parthenium hysterophorus in KenyaPlant Disease, 2018, doi:10.1094/PDIS-06-18-0964-PDN 

Siddique S, Grundler FMW: Parasitic nematodes manipulate plant development to establish feeding sitesCurrent Opinion in Microbiology, 2018, 46:102-108. doi: 10.1016/j.mib.2018.09.004       

Muzammil S, Shresthra A, Dadshani S, Pillen K, Siddique S, Léon J, Naz, A: An ancestral allele of Pyrroline-5-carboxylate synthase1 promotes proline accumulation and drought adaptation in cultivated barleyPlant physiology 2018, doi: 10.1104/pp.18.00169

Blümel R, Fischer D, Grundler FMW: Effects of exogenous amino acid applications on the plant-parasitic nematode Heterodera schachtii. Nematology 2018, doi:10.1163/15685411-00003169 

Pariyar SR, Nakarmi J, Anwer MA, Siddique S, Ilyas M, Elashry A, Dababat AA, Leon J, Grundler FMW: Amino acid permease 6 modulates host response to cyst nematodes in wheat and ArabidopsisNematology 2018, doi:10.1163/15685411-00003172       

Manjon C, Troczka B, Zaworra M,Beadle K, Randall E,Hertlein G, Singh K, Zimmer C, Homem R, Lueke B, Reid R, Kor L, Kohler M, Benting J, Williamson M, Davies E, Field L, Bass C, Nauen R: Unravelling the Molecular Determinants of Bee Sensitivity to Neonicotinoid Insecticides. Current Biology 2018, 28, 1–7,

Gutbrod P, Gutbrod K, Nauen R, Elashry A, Siddique S, Benting J, Doermann P, Grundler FMW: Inhibition of acetyl-CoA carboxylase by spirotetramat causes lipid depletion and surface coat deficiency in nematodes. BioRxiv 2018, doi:

Daneshkhah R, Grundler FMW, Wieczorek K: The Role of MPK6 as Mediator of Ethylene/Jasmonic Acid Signaling in Serendipita indica-Colonized Arabidopsis RootsPlant Molecular Biology Reporter 2018, doi:10.1007/s11105-018-1077-z

Anjam MS, Shah SJ, Matera C, Rozanska E, Sobczak M, Siddique S, Grundler FMW: Host factors influence the sex of nematodes parasitizing roots of Arabidopsis thaliana. BioRxiv 2018, DOI: 10.1101/273391

Radakovic ZR , Anjam MS , Escobar E , Chopra D , Cabrera J , Silva AC , Escobar C , Sobczak M , Grundler FMW, Siddique S: Arabidopsis HIPP27 is a host susceptibility gene for the beet cyst nematode Heterodera schachtiiMolecular Plant Pathology 2018, DOI: 10.1111/mpp.12668

Matsumoto S, Tominari T, Matsumoto C, Yoshinouchi S, Ichimaru R, Watanabe K, Hirata M, Grundler FMW, Miyaura C, Inada M: Effects of Polymethoxyflavonoids on Bone Loss Induced by Estrogen Deficiency and by LPS-Dependent Inflammation in MicePharmaceuticals 2018, 11(1), 7; doi:10.3390/ph11010007

Anwer MA, Anjam MS, Shah SJ, Hasan MS, Naz AA, Grundler FMW, Siddique S: Genome-wide association study uncovers a novel QTL allele of AtS40-3 that affects the sex ratio of cyst nematodes in ArabidopsisJournal of Experimental Botany 2018, 69(7):1805-1814. doi:10.1093/jxb/ery019


Tominari T, Ichimaru R, Yoshinouchi S, Matsumoto C, Watanabe K, Hirata M, Grundler FMW, Inada M, Miyaura C: Effects of O-methylated (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) on LPS-induced osteoclastogenesis, bone resorption, and alveolar bone loss in miceFEBS open bio

2017, 7(12):1972-1981

Assoumana BT, Habash SS, Ndiaye M, Van der Puije G, Sarr E, Adamou H, Grundler FMW, Elashry A: First report of the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne enterolobii parasitising sweet pepper (Capsicum annuum) in Niger. New Disease Reports 2017, 36:18

Shah SJ, Anjam MS, Anwer MA, Habash SS, Lozano-Torres JL, Grundler FMW, Siddique S: Damage-associated responses of the host contributes to defence against cyst but not root-knot nematode infectionJournal of Experimental Botany 2017, doi:10.1093/jxb/erx374

Habash SS, Sobczak M, Siddique S, Voigt B, Elashry A, Grundler FMW: Identification and characterization of a putative protein disulfide isomerase (HsPDI) as an alleged effector of Heterodera schachtiiScientific Reports 2017, 7:13536

Dowd CD, Chronis D, Radakovic ZS, Siddique S, Schmülling T, Werner T, Kakimoto T, Grundler FMW, Mitchum MG: Divergent expression of cytokinin biosynthesis, signaling and catabolism genes underlying differences in feeding sites induced by cyst and root-knot nematodesPlant Journal 2017, doi: 10.1111/tpj.13647

Habash SS, Radakovic ZS, Vankova R, Siddique S, Dobrev P, Gleason C, Grundler FMW, El Ashry N: Heterodera schachtii Tyrosinase-like protein - a novel nematode effector modulating plant hormone homeostasisScientific Reports 2017, 7:6874

Takeda H, Tominari T, Hirata M, Watanabe K, Matsumoto C, Grundler FMW, Inada M, Miyaura C: Lutein Enhances Bone Mass by Stimulating Bone Formation and Suppressing Bone Resorption in Growing MiceBiological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin 2017, 40(5):716-721

Marhavy P, Kurenda A, Siddique S, Holbein J, Zhou F, Farmer E, Geldner N: Short distance cell-to-cell communication in response to wound stress in Arabidopsis rootFEBS Journal 2017. 284:158

Mendy B, Wang´ombe MW, Radakovic ZS, Holbein J, Ilyas M, Chopra D, Holton N, Zipfel C, Grundler FMW, Siddique S: Arabidopsis leucine-rich repeat receptor-like kinase NILR1 is required for induction of innate immunity to parasitic nematodesPLoS Pathogens 2017, 13(4):e1006284

Gleason C, Polzin F, Habash SS, Zhang L, Utermark J, Grunder FMW, Elashry A: Identification of Two Meloidogyne hapla Genes and an Investigation of Their Roles in the Plant-Nematode InteractionMolecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 2017, 30(2), 101-112

Tominari T, Matsumoto C, Watanabe K, Hirata M, Grundler FMW, Inada M, Miyaura C: Lutein, a carotenoid, suppresses osteoclastic bone resorption and stimulates bone formation in culturesBioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry 2017, 81(2), 302-306

Radakovic ZS, Anjam MS, Escobar E, Chopra D, Cabrera J, Silva, AC, Escobar C, Sobczak M, Grundler FMW, Siddique S: Arabidopsis HIPP27 is a host susceptibility gene for the beet cyst nematode Heterodera schachtii. BioRxiv 2017, 208132

Grundler FMW, Siddique S: Analyzing Cytokinin Responses During Plant-Nematode InteractionsAuxins and Cytokinins in Plant Biology: Methods and Protocols, 2017, 151-158

Bogner W, Kamdem RST, Sichtermann G, Matthäus C, Hölscher D, Popp J, Proksch P, Grundler FMW, Schouten A: Bioactive secondary metabolites with multiple activities from a fungal endophyteMicrobial Biotechnology 2017, 10:175-188

Tominari T, Matsumoto C, Watanabe K, Hirata M, Grundler FMW, Inada M, Miyaura C: Lutein, a carotenoid, suppresses osteoclastic bone resorption and stimulates bone formation in cultures. Bioscience Biotechnology and Biochemistry,

2016, 302-306

Reuther M, Lang C, Grundler FMW: Nematoden mit toleranten Sorten in Schach halten. top agrar 6/2016, 60-62

Chitambo O, Haukeland S, Fiobe KKM, Kariuki GM, Grundler FMW: First Report of the Root-Knot Nematode Meloidogyne enterolobii Parasitizing Afrcian Nightshades in Kenya. Plant Disease 2016

Pariyar SR, Dababat AA, Sannemann W, Erginbas-Orakci G, Elashry A, Siddique S, Morgounov A, Leon J, Grundler FMW: Genome-wide association study in wheat identifies resistance to the cereal cyst nematode Heterodera filipjevi. Phytopathology 2016. 106 (10):1128-1138

Anjam MS, Ludwig Y, Hochholdinger F, Miyaura C, Inada M, Siddique S, Grundler FMW: An improvend procedure for isolation of high-quality RNA from nematode-infected Arabidopsis roots through laser capture microdissection. Plant Methods 2016, 12

(25,  DOI 10.1186/s13007-016-0123-9

Kehm S, Reuther M, Lingnau A, Lang C, Heinrichs C, Honermeier B, Grundler FMW: Untersuchung des Befalls durch Rübenzystennematoden (Heterodera schachtii) im Feld - Vergleich zweier Methoden. Mitteilung der Gesellschaft für Pflanzenbauwissenschaften, 2016, 28:108-109

Holbein J, Grundler FMW, Siddique S: Plant basal resistance to nematodes. An update. Journal of Expermental Botany 2016. doi: 10.1093/jxb/erw005

Pariyar SR, Dababat AA, Siddique S, Erginbas-Orakci G, Elashry A, Morgounov A, Grundler FMW: Identification and characterisation of resistance to the cereal cyst nematode Heterodera filipjevi in winter wheat. Nematology 2016. doi: 10.1163/15685411-00002964

Bogner W, Kariuki GM, Elashry A, Sichtermann G, Buch A-K, Mishra B, Thines M, Grundler FMW, Schouten A: Fungal root endophytes of tomato from Kenya and their nematode biocontrol potential. Mycological Progress 2016, 15(3):1-17

Reuther M, Lang C, Grundler FMW: Die besten Pillen gegen Nematoden. dlz agrarmagagzin Januar 2016, 36-39


Anwar S, Inselsbacher E, Grunder FMW, Hofmann J: Arginine metabolism of Arabidopsis thaliana is modulated by Heterodera schachtii infection. Nematology, 2015. 17:1027-1043

Hütten M, Geukes M, Misas-Villamil JC, Van der Hoorn RAL, Grundler FMW, Siddique S: Activity profiling reveals changes in the diversity and activity of proteins in Arabidopsis roots in response to nematode infectionPlant Physiology and Biochemistry 2015, 14:36-43

Siddique S, Radakovic ZS, De La Torre CM, Chronis D, Novak O, Ramireddy E, Holbein J, Hütten M, Gutbrod P, Anjam MS, Rozanska E, Habash S, Elashry A, Sobczak M, Kakimoto T, Strnad M, Schmülling T, Mitchum MG, Grundler FMW: A parasitic nematode releases cytokinin that controls cell division and orchestrates feeding site formation in host. PNAS 2015. 112:12669-12674

Ueda Y, Siddique S, Frei M: A novel gene , OZONE-RESPONSIVE APOLASTIC PROTEIN 1, enhances cell death in ozone stress in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Plant Physiology 2015, 169:873-889

Reuther, M, Lang C: Nematoden: Wie gut sind tolerante Sorten. top agrar 10/2015, 60-63

Tominari T, Matsumoto C, Watanabe K, Hirata M, Grundler FMW, Miyaura C, Inada M: Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) suppresses lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammatory bone resorption, and protects against alveolar bone loss in mice. FEBS Open Bio 2015, doi: 10.1016/j.fob.2015.06.003

Kshirsagar M, Schleker S, Carbonell J, Klein-Seetharaman J: Techniques for transferring host-pathogen protein interactions knowledge to new tasksFrontiers in Microbiology 2015, 6:36

Schleker S, Kshirsagar M, Klein-Seetharaman J: Comparing human-Salmonella with plant-Salmonella protein-protein interaction predictionsFrontiers in Microbiology 2015, 6:45

Siddique S, Grundler FMW: Metabolism in Nematode Feeding SiteAdvances in Botanical Research, 2015. 73:119-138
Kammerhofer N, Radakovic Z, Regis MAJ, Dobrev P, Vankova R, Grundler FMW, Siddique S, Hofmann J, Wieczorek K: Role of stress-related hormones in plant defence during early infection of the cyst nematode Heterodera schachtii in Arabidopsis. New Phytologist, 2015, 207(3):778-89

Daub M, Hakl U, Molendijk LPG, Schomaker C, Been TH, Van Beers TG, Jivishova S, Jivishov E, Keusgen M, Blümel R, Fischer D, Grundler FMW, Reuther M, Cappel S, Bauer H, Lang C, Watrin C, Den Nijs LJMF, Van Bruggen A-S, Karssen G, Kiewnick S, Büchler U, Roth I, Frey J: Report on the 43rd Annual Meeting of the DPG-Working Group Nematology. Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection 2015, Band 122, Ausgabe 4, 189-193

Tominari T, Matsumoto C, Watanabe K, Hirata M, Grundler FMW, Miyaura C, Inada M: FEBSOPENBIO-D-15-00087 2015

Martinuz A, Zewdu G, Ludwig N, Grundler FMW, Sikora RA, Schouten A: The application of Arabidopsis thaliana in studying tripartite interactions among plants, beneficial fungal endophytes and biotrophic plant-parasitic nematodes. Planta 2015, Ausgabe 4, 1015-1025

Waceke JW, Mwangi JM, Kariuki GM, Grundler FMW: First Report of Globodera Rostochiensis Infesting Potatoes in Kenya. New Disease Reports 2015, Band 31

Wieczorek K, El Ashry N, Quentin M, Grundler FMW, Favery B , Seifert GJ, Bohlmann H: A distinct role of pectate lyases in the formation of feeding structures induced by cyst and root-knot nematodes. Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions 2014, 27(9): 901-912

Siddique S, Matera C,  Radakovic ZS, Hasan MS, Gutbrod P, Rozanska E, Sobczak M, Torres MA, Grundler FMW: Parasitic worms stimulate host NAPDH oxidases to produce reactive oxygen species that limit plant cell death and promote infection. Science Signaling 2014, 7(320): ra33 

Siddique S, Endres S, Sobczak M, Radakovic Z, Fragner L, Grundler FMW, Weckwerth W, Tenhaken R, Bohlmann H: Myo-Inositol Oxygenase is important for the removal of excess myo-inositol from syncytia induced by Heterodera schachtii  in Arabidopsis roots. New Phytologist 2014, 201: 476-485


Daneshkhah R, Cabello S, Rozanska E, Sobczak M, Grundler FMW, Wieczorek K, Hofmann J: Plant colonization of Piriformospora indica antagonizes cyst nematode infection and development in Arabidopsis roots. J. Exp. Bot. 2013, 64 (12): 3763-3774.

Elashry A, Okomoto S, Siddique S, Koch W, Kreil DP, Bohlmann H: The AAP gene family for amino acid permeases contributes to development of the cyst nematode Heterodera schachtii in roots of Arabidopsis. Plant physiology and biochemistry 2013, 70: 379-386. 

Ali MA, Plattner S, Radakovic Z, Wieczorek K, Elashry A, Grundler FMW, Ammelburg M, Siddique S, Bohlmann H: An Arabidopsis ATPase gene involved in nematode-induced syncytium development and abiotic stress responsesPlant J. 2013, 74, 852-866.

Altincicek B, Elashry A, Guz N, Grundler FMW, Vilcinskas A, Dehne HW: Next Generation Sequencing Based Transcriptome Analysis of Septic-Injury Responsive Genes in the Beetle Tribolium castaneum. PloS ONE 2013, 8(1): e52004.
Martinuz A, Schouten A, Sikora RA: Post-infection development of Meloidogyne incognita on tomato treated with the endophytes Fusarium oxysporum strain Fo162 and Rhizobium etli strain G12. BioControl 2013, DOI 10.1007/s10526-012-9471-1.
Kariithi HM, Ahmadi M, Parker AG, Franz G, Ros VI, Haq I, Elashry AM, Vlak JM, Bergoin M, Vreysen MJ, Abd-Alla AM: Prevalence and genetic variation of salivary gland hypertrophy virus in wild populations of the tsetse fly Glossina pallidipes from southern and eastern AfricaJournal Invertebrate Pathology. 2013 Mar; 112 Suppl: S 123-32. doi: 10.1016/j.jip.2012.04.016. Epub 2012 May 23. PubMed PMID: 22634094

Siddique S, Sobczak M, Tenhaken R, Grundler FMW, Bohlmann H: Cell Wall Ingrowths in Nematode Induced Syncytia Require UGD2 and UGD3. PLoS ONE 2012, 7(7): e41515. 


Kariithi HM, Ahmadi M, Parker AG, Franz G, Ros VID, Haq I, Elashry AM, Vlak JM, Bergoin M, Vreysen MJB, Abd-Alla AMM: Prevalance and genetic variation of salivary gland hypertrophy virus in wild populations ot of the tsetse fly Glossina pallidipes from southern and eastern Africa. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 2012.


Siddique S, Wieczorek K, Szakasits D, Kreil DP, Bohlmann H: The promoter of a plant defensin gene directs specific expression in nematode - induced syncytia in Arabidopsis roots. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 2011.

Book chapters:

Grundler FMW, Julia Hoffmann: Water and nutrient transport in nematode feeding sites. Genomics and Molecular Genetics of Plant Nematode Interactions 2011.



Hofmann J, Youssef-Banora M, de Almeida-Engler J, Grundler FMW: The Role of Callose Deposition Along Plasmodesmata in Nematode Feeding SitesMol Plant Microbe In 2010, 23(5):549-557.

Hofmann J, El Ashry A, Anwar S, Erban A, Kopka J, Grundler FMW: Metabolic profiling reveals local and systemic responses of host plants to nematode parasitismPlant J 2010, 62(6):1058-1071.

Escobar C, Garcia A, Aristizabal F, Portillo M, Herreros E, Munoz-Martin MA, Grundler FMW, Mullineaux PM, Fenoll C: Activation of geminivirus V-sense promoters in roots is restricted to nematode feeding sitesMol Plant Pathol 2010, 11(3):409-417.


Szakasits D, Heinen P, Wieczorek K, Hofmann J, Wagner F, Kreil DP, Sykacek P, Grundler FMW, Bohlmann H: The transcriptome of syncytia induced by the cyst nematode Heterodera schachtii in Arabidopsis rootsPlant J 2009, 57(5):771-784.

Siddique S, Endres S, Atkins JM, Szakasits D, Wieczorek K, Hofmann J, Blaukopf C, Urwin PE, Tenhaken R, Grundler FMW, Kreil DP, Bohlmann H: Myo-inositol oxygenase genes are involved in the development of syncytia induced by Heterodera schachtii in Arabidopsis rootsNew Phytol 2009, 184(2):457-472.

Hofmann J, Kolev P, Kolev N, Daxbock-Horvath S, Grundler FMW: The Arabidopsis thaliana Sucrose Transporter Gene AtSUC4 is Expressed in Meloidogyne incognita-induced Root GallsJ Phytopathol 2009,157(4):256-261.

Hofmann J, Hess PH, Szakasits D, Blochl A, Wieczorek K, Daxbock-Horvath S, Bohlmann H, van Bel AJE, Grundler FMW: Diversity and activity of sugar transporters in nematode-induced root syncytiaJ Exp Bot 2009, 60(11):3085-3095.


Wieczorek K, Hofmann J, Blochl A, Szakasits D, Bohlmann H, Grundler FMW: Arabidopsis endo-1,4-beta-glucanases are involved in the formation of root syncytia induced by Heterodera schachtiiPlant J 2008, 53(2):336-351.

Hofmann J, Szakasits D, Blochl A, Sobczak M, Daxbock-Horvath S, Golinowski W, Bohlmann H, Grundler FMW: Starch serves as carbohydrate storage in nematode-induced syncytiaPlant Physiol 2008, 146(1):228-235.

Grunewald W, Karimi M, Wieczorek K, Van de Cappelle E, Wischnitzki E, Grundler FMW, Inze D, Beeckman T, Gheysen G: A role for AtWRKY23 in feeding site establishment of plant-parasitic nematodesPlant Physiol 2008, 148(1):358-368.

Griesser M, Grundler FMW: Quantification of tomato expansins in nematode feeding sites of cyst and root-knot nematodesJ Plant Dis Protect 2008, 115(6):263-272.

Fudali S, Janakowski S, Sobczak M, Griesser M, Grundler FMW, Golinowski W: Two tomato alpha-expansins show distinct spatial and temporal expression patterns during development of nematode-induced syncytiaPhysiol Plantarum 2008, 132(3):370-383. 

Sherameti I, Venus Y, Drzewiecki C, Tripathi S, Dan VM, Nitz I, Varma A, Grundler FMW, Oelmüller R: PYK10, a beta-glucosidase located in the endoplasmatic reticulum, is crucial for the beneficial interaction between Arabidopsis thaliana and the endophytic fungus Piriformospora indica. Plant J. 2008 May; 54(3):428-439.

Fudali S, Sobczak M, Janakowski S, Grundler FMW: Expansins are among plant cell wall modifying agents specifically expressed during development of nematode-induced syncytia. Plant signaling & behavior 2008, 3(11):969-971.

Hofmann J, Grundler FMW: Starch as a sugar reservoir for nematode-induced syncytia. Plant signaling & behavior 2008, 3(11):961-962.


Hofmann J, Wieczorek K, Blochl A, Grundler FMW: Sucrose supply to nematode-induced syncytia depends on the apoplasmic and symplasmic pathwaysJ Exp Bot 2007, 58(7):1591-1601.

Hofmann J, Grundler FMW: Identification of reference genes for qRT-PCR studies of gene expression in giant cells and syncytia induced in Arabidopsis thaliana by Meloidogyne incognita and Heterodera schachtiiNematology 2007, 9:317-323.

Hofmann J, Grundler FMW: How do nematodes get their sweets? Solute supply to sedentary plant-parasitic nematodesNematology 2007, 9:451-458. 


Wieczorek K, Golecki B, Gerdes L, Heinen P, Szakasits D, Durachko DM, Cosgrove DJ, Kreil DP, Puzio PS, Bohlmann H, Grundler FMW: Expansins are involved in the formation of nematode-induced syncytia in roots of Arabidopsis thalianaPlant J 2006, 48(1):98-112.

Hofmann J, Grundler FMW: Females and males of root-parasitic cyst nematodes induce different symplasmic connections between their syncytial feeding cells and the phloem in Arabidopsis thalianaPlant Physiol Bioch 2006, 44(5-6):430-433.  

Wieczorek K, Grundler FMW: Expanding nematode-induced syncytia: the role of expansins. Plant signaling & behavior 2006, 1(5):223-224.


Oberschmidt O, Grundler FMW, Kleine M: Identification of a putative cation transporter gene from sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L.) by DDRT-PCR closely linked to the beet cyst nematode resistance gene Hs1(pro-1)Plant Sci 2003, 165(4):777-784.

Juergensen K, Scholz-Starke J, Sauer N, Hess P, van Bel AJE, Grundler FMW: The companion cell-specific Arabidopsis disaccharide carrier AtSUC2 is expressed in nematode-induced syncytiaPlant Physiol 2003, 131(1):61-69.

Duffy B, Schouten A, Raaijmakers JM: Pathogen self-defense: Mechanisms to counteract microbial antagonism. Ann. Rev. Phytopathol. 2003, 41:501-538.


Vierheilig H, Knoblauch M, Juergensen K, van Bel AJE, Grundler FMW, Piche Y: Imaging arbuscular mycorrhizal structures in living roots of Nicotiana tabacum by light, epifluorescence, and confocal laser scanning microscopyCan J Bot 2001, 79(2):231-237.

Nitz I, Berkefeld H, Puzio PS, Grundler FMW: Pyk 10, a seedling and root specific gene and promoter from Arabidopsis thalianaPlant Science 2001, 161:337-346.


Puzio PS, Lausen J, Heinen P, Grundler FMW: Promoter analysis of pyk20, a gene from Arabidopsis thalianaPlant Sci 2000, 157(2):245-255.

Holtmann B, Kleine M, Grundler FMW: Ultrastructure and anatomy of nematode-induced syncytia in roots of susceptible and resistant sugar beetProtoplasma 2000, 211(1-2):39-50.

Puzio PS, Newe M, Grymaszewska G, Ludwig-Müller J, Grundler FMW: Plasmodiophora brassicae-induced expression of pyk20, an Arabidopsis gene with glutamine-rich domainPhysiological and Molecular Plant Pathology 2000, 56:79-84.

Book chapters:

Gheysen G, Grundler FMW: Concerted efforts to develop handles for plants parasitic nematode control. Phytosfere ´99 2000, 159-168.

Puzio PS, Grundler FMW: Isolation and application of nematode induced promoters, genes and proteins from Arabidopsis thaliana. Phytosfere ´99 2000, 169-176.


Waetzig GH, Sobczak M, Grundler FMW: Localization of hydrogen peroxide during the defence response of Arabidopsis thaliana against the plant-parasitic nematode Heterodera glycinesNematology 1999, 1:681-686.

Vierheilig H, Bockenhoff A, Knoblauch M, Juge C, Van Bel AJE, Grundler F, Piche Y, Wyss U: In vivo observations of the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Glomus mosseae in roots by confocal laser scanning microscopyMycol Res 1999, 103:311-314.

Sobczak M, Golinowski WA, Grundler FMW: Ultrastructure of feeding plugs and feeding tubes formed by Heterodera schachtiiNematology 1999, 1:363-374.

Puzio PS, Lausen J, Almeida-Engler J, Cai DG, Gheysen G, Grundler FMW: Isolation of a gene from Arabidopsis thaliana related to nematode feeding structuresGene 1999, 239(1):163-172.


Puzio PS, Cai D, Ohl S, Wyss U, Grundler FMW: Isolation of regulatory DNA regions related to differentiation of nematode feeding structures in Arabidopsis thalianaPhysiol Mol Plant P 1998, 53(3):177-193.

Grundler FMW, Sobczak M, Golinowski W: Formation of wall openings in root cells of Arabidopsis thaliana following infection by the plant-parasitic nematode Heterodera schachtiiEur J Plant Pathol 1998, 104(6):545-551.

Book chapters:

Hussey RS, Grundler FMW: Nematode parasitism of plantsThe Physiology and Biochemistry of Free-living and Plant-parasitic Nematodes 1998, CAB Interational Press, Wallingford: 213-243.


Sobczak M, Golinowski W, Grundler FMW: Changes in the structure of Arabidopsis thaliana roots induced during development of males of the plant parasitic nematode Heterodera schachtiiEur J Plant Pathol 1997, 103(2):113-124.

Grundler FMW, Sobczak M, Lange S: Defence responses of Arabidopsis thaliana during invasion and feeding site induction by the plant-parasitic nematode Heterodera glycinesPhysiol Mol Plant P 1997, 50(6):419-429.

Cai DG, Kleine M, Kifle S, Harloff HJ, Sandal NN, Marcker KA, KleinLankhorst RM, Salentijn EMJ, Lange W, Stiekema WJ, Wyss U, Grundler FMW, Jung C: Positional cloning of a gene for nematode resistance in sugar beetScience 1997, 275(5301):832-834.

Barthels N, van der Lee FM, Klap J, Goddijn OJM, Karimi M, Puzio P, Grundler FMW, Ohl SA, Lindsey K, Robertson L, Robertson WM, Van Montagua M, Gheysen G, Sijmons PC: Regulatory sequences of arabidopsis drive reporter gene expression in nematode feeding structuresPlant Cell 1997, 9(12):2119-2134.

Book chapters:

Grundler FMW, Böckenhoff A: Physiology of nematode feeding and feeding sites. Cellular and Molecular Aspects of Plant-Nematode Interactions 1997, 107-119.


Grundler FMW: Engineering resistance against plant-parasitic nematodesField Crop Res 1996, 45(1-3):99-109.

Golinowski W, Grundler FMW, Sobczak M: Changes in the structure of Arabidopsis thaliana during female development of the plant-parasitic nematode Heterodera schachtiiProtoplasma 1996, 194(1-2):103-116.

Böckenhoff A, Prior DAM, Grundler FMW, Oparka KJ: Induction of phloem unloading in Arabidopsis thaliana roots by the parasitic nematode Heterodera schachtiiPlant Physiol 1996, 112(4):1421-1427.



Böckenhoff A, Grundler FMW: Studies on the Nutrient-Uptake by the Beet Cyst-Nematode Heterodera-Schachtii by in-Situ Microinjection of Fluorescent-Probes into the Feeding Structures in Arabidopsis-thalianaParasitology 1994, 109:249-255.

Van Engelen FA, Schouten A, Molthoff JW, Roosien J, Salinas J, Dirkse WG, Schots A, Bakker J, Gommers FJ, Jongsma MA, Bosch D, Stiekema WJ: Coordinate expression of antibody subunit genes yields high levels of functional antibodies in roots of transgenic tobacco. Plant Mol. Biol. 1994, 26:1701-1710.

Book chapters:


Grundler FMW, Wyss U: Strategies of root parasitism by sedentary plant parasitic nematodesPathogenesis and Host Specificity in Plant Diseases 1994, 2, Eukaryotes: 309-319.

Grundler FMW, Wyss U, Golinowksi W: Sedentary endoparasitic nematodes in Arabidopsis thalianaArabidopsis: An atlas of Morphology and Development 1994, 418-423.


Wyss U, Grundler FMW: Heterodera-Schachtii and Arabidopsis-Thaliana, a Model Host-Parasite InteractionNematologica 1992, 38(4):488-493.

Wyss U, Grundler FMW: Feeding-Behavior of Sedentary Plant Parasitic NematodesNeth J Plant Pathol 1992, 98:165-173.

Wyss U, Grundler FMW, Münch A: The parasitic behaviour of 2ndstage juveniles of Meloidogyne incognita in roots of Arabidopsis thalianaNematologica 1992, 38:98-111. 



Sijmons PC, Grundler FMW, Vonmende N, Burrows PR, Wyss U: Arabidopsis-Thaliana as a New Model Host for Plant-Parasitic NematodesPlant J 1991, 1(2):245-254.

Grundler FMW, Schnibbe L, Wyss U: Invitro Studies on the Behavior of 2nd-Stage Juveniles of Heterodera-Schachtii (Nematoda, Heteroderidae) in Response to Host Plant-Root ExudatesParasitology 1991, 103:149-155.

Grundler FMW, Betka M, Wyss U: Influence of Changes in the Nurse Cell System (Syncytium) on Sex Determination and Development of the Cyst Nematode Heterodera-Schachtii - Total Amounts of Proteins and Amino-AcidsPhytopathology 1991, 81(1):70-74.

Betka M, Grundler F, Wyss U: Influence of Changes in the Nurse Cell System (Syncytium) on the Development of the Cyst Nematode Heterodera Schachtii - Single Amino-AcidsPhytopathology 1991, 81(1):75-79.



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