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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 nematodes. PLoS 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 Interaction. Molecular 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 cultures. Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry 2017, 81(2), 302-306

Grundler FMW, Siddique S: Analyzing Cytokinin Responses During Plant-Nematode Interactions. Auxins 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 endophyte. Microbial Biotechnology 2017, 10:175-188


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

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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 FM, Ammelburg M, Siddique S, Bohlmann H: An Arabidopsis ATPase gene involved in nematode-induced syncytium development and abiotic stress responses. Plant 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 Africa. Journal 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. 

Martinuz A, Schouten A, Sikora RA: Systemically induced resistance and microbial competitive exclusion: Implications on biological control. Phytopathology 2012, 102: 260-266.

Martinuz A, Schouten A, Menjivar R, Sikora RA: Effectiveness of systemic resistance toward Aphis gossypii ( Hom., Aphididae) as induced by combined applications of the endophytes Fusarium oxysporum Fo 162 and Rhizobium etli G12. Biological Control 2012, 62:206-212.

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 chapter:

Grundler FMW, Julia Hoffmann: Water and nutrient transport in nematode feeding sites. In: 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 sitesMolecular Plant Microbe Interactions 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.

Cuesta Arena Y, Kalkman E, Schouten A, Dieho M, Vredenbregt P, Uwumukiza B, Ruiz M, van Kan J: Functional analysis and mode of action of phytotoxic Nep1-like proteins of Botrytis cinerea. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology 201074:376-386.

Cabrera A, Kurtz A, Sikora R,  Schouten A: Isolation and characterization of fenamiphos degrading bacteria. Biodegradation 2010, 21:1017-1027.


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.

Kurtz A, Schouten A: Shifts in banana root exudate profiles after colonization with the non-pathogenic Fusarium oxysporum strain Fo162. Communications in the Agriculture and Applied Biological Sciences 2009, 74:547-558.

Cabrera JA, Sikora RA, Schouten A: Involvement of microorganisms other than pseudomonads on the degradation of the non-fumigant organophosphate nematicide fenamiphos. Communications in the Agriculture and Applied Biological Sciences 2009, 74:91-106.

Book chapter:

Schouten A, Kurtz A, Ditzer A, Sikora RA: Molecular mechanisms involved in controlling nematode infection in crops by introducing mutualistic endophytic fungi. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin: Biological control of fungal and bacterial plant pathogens: Molecular Tools for Understanding and Improving Biocontrol 2009, Eds. Elad Y, Duffy B, 43:293-296.

Zum Felde A, Mendoza A, Cabrera JA, Kurtz A, Schouten A, Pocasangre L, Sikora RA: The burrowing nematode of banana: Strageties for controlling the uncontrollable. Acta Horticturae 2009, 828:101-107.


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.

Schouten A, van den Berg G, Cuesta Arenas Y, Maksimova O, Raaijmakers JM: Involvement of the ABC transporter BcAtrB and the laccase BcLCC2 in defense of Botrytis cinerea against the broad-spectrum antibiotic 2,4-diacetylphloroglucinol. Environ. Microbiol. 2008, 10:1145-1157.

Schouten A, van Baarlen P, van Kan JAL: Phytotoxic NLPs from the necrotrophic fungus B. cinerea associate with membranes and the nucleos of plant cells. New Phytologist 2008, 177:493-505.

Book chapters:

Schouten A, Schäfer K, Sikora RA: Characterizing defense responses in banana induced by endophytic Fusarium oxysporum against the burrowing nematode Radopholus similis. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin: Multitrophic interactions in Soil: Influence of Abiotic and Biotic Factors on Biocontrol Agents 2008, Eds. Steinberg C, Edel-Hermann V, Fridberg H, Alabouvette C, Tronsmo A, 42:155-158.

Kurtz A, Schouten A, Sikora RA: Phylogenetic analysis of endophytic Fusarium oxysporum strains inducing systemic resistance against the burrowing nematode Radopholus similis in banana. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin: Multitrophic interactions in Soil: Influence of Abiotic and Biotic Factors on Biocontrol Agents 2008, Eds. Steinberg C, Edel-Hermann V, Fridberg H, Alabouvette C, Tronsmo A, 42:155-158.


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.

Staats M, van Baarlen P, Schouten A, van Kan JAL: Functional analysis of NLP genes from Botrytis elliptica. Molec. Plant Pathol. 2006, 8:209-214.

Staats M, van Baarlen P, Schouten A, van Kan JAL, Bakker FT: Positive selection in phytotoxic protein-encoding genes of Botrytis species. Fungal Genet. Biol. 2006, 44:52-63.


Schouten A, van den Berg G, Edel-Hermann V, Steinberg C, Gautheron N, de Vos R, Alabouvette C, Lemanceau P, Raaijmakers JM: Defense responses of Fusarium oxysporum to 2,4-diacetylphloroglucinol, a broad-spectrum antibiotic produced by Pseudomonas fluorescens. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 2004, 11:1201-1211.

Rolke Y, Liu S, Quidde T, Williamsion B, Schouten A, Weltring KM, Siewers V, Tenberge KB, Tudzynski B, Tudzynski P: Functional analysis of H2O2-generating systems in Botrytis cinerea: the major Cu-Zn-superoxide dismutase (BCSOD1) contributes to virulence on French bean, whereas a glucose oxidase (BCGOD1) is dispensable. Molec. Plant Pathol. 2004, 5:17-27.


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.


Schouten A, Tenberge KB, Vermeer J, Stewart J, Wagemakers L, Williamson B, van Kan JAL: Functional analysis of an extracellular catalase of Botrytis cinerea. Molec. Plant Pathol. 2002, 3:227-238.

Schouten A, Roosien J, Bakker J, Schots A: Formation of disulfide bridges by a single-chain Fv antibody in the reducing ectopic environment of the plant cytosol. J. Biol. Chem. 2002, 277:19339-19345.

Schouten A, Wagemakers L, Stefanato FL, van der Kaaj RM, van Kan JAL: Resveratol acts as a natural profungicide and induces self-intoxication by a specific laccase. Molec. Microbiol. 2002, 43:883-894.

Book chapter:

Schouten A, van den Berg G, Raaiymakers JM: Pathogen defense against biological control. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin: Biological Control of Fungal and Bacterial Plant Pathogens: Influence of Abiotic and Biotic Factors on Biocontrol Agents 2002, Eds. Köhl J, Elad Y, 25:115-120.


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.

Prins TW, Wagemakers L, Schouten A, van Kan JAL: Cloning and characterization of a glutathion S-tranferase homologue from the plant pathogenic fungus Botrytis cinerea. Molec. Plant Pathol. 2000, 1:169-178.

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.

Schouten A: Plantibodies - Requirements for expression and subcellular targeting. Proefschrift: Landbouwuniversiteit Wageningen 1998.


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.

Schouten A, Roosien J, de Boer JM, Wilmink A, Rosso MN, Bosch D, Stiekema WJ, Gommers FJ, Bakker J, Schots A: Improving scFv antibody expression levels in the plant cytosol. FEBS Lett. 1997, 415:235-241.

Book chapters:

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

Stiekema WJ, Bosch D, Wilmink A, de Boer JM, Schouten A, Roosien J, Goverse A, Smant G, Stokkermans JPWG, Gommers FJ, Schots A, Bakker J: Towards plantibody-mediated resistance against nematodes. Cellular and molecular aspects of plant-nematode interactions 1997, Eds. Fenoll C, Grundler FMW, Ohl SA, 10:262-272.


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.

Rosso MN, Schouten A, Roosien J, Borst-Vrenssen T, Hussey RS, Gommers FJ, Bakker J, Schots A, Abad P: Expression and functional characterization of a single chain Fv antibody directed against secretions involved in plant nematode infection process. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 1996, 220:255-263.

Schouten A, Roosien J, van Engelen FA, de Jong GAM, Borst-Vrenssen AWM, Zilverentant JF: Bosch D, Stiekema WJ, Gommers FJ, Schots A, Bakker J: The C-terminal KDEL sequence increases the expression level of a single-chain antibody designed to be targeted to both the cytosol and the secretory pathway in the transgenic tobacco. Plant Mol. Biol. 1996, 30:781-793.



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 2nd stage juveniles of Meloidogyne incognita in roots of Arabidopsis thalianaNematologica 1992, 38:98-111. 

Gommers FJ, Roosien J, Schouten A, de Boer JM, Overmars HA, Bouwman L, Folkertsma R, van Zandvoort P, van Gent-Pelzer M, Schots A, Janssen R, Bakker J: Identification and management of virulence genes in potato cyst nematodes. Neth. J. Plant Pathol. 1992, 98(2):157-163.

Schots A, Schouten A, Roosien J, Zilverentant JF, Pomp H, Bouwman-Smits L, de Boer J, Overmars H, Gommers FJ, Visser B, Stiekema WJ, Bakker J: Plantibodies: a flexible approach to design resistance against pathogens. Neth. J. Plant Pathol. 1992, 98(2):183-191.

Book chapters:

Bakker J, Bouwman-Smits L, de Boer JM, Overmars HA, Roosien J, Schouten A, Gommers FJ, Janssen R, Schots A, Pomp H, Zilverentant JF, van Vloten-Doting L, Visser B, Jongsma M, Stiekema WJ: Molecular strategies to study the host-parasite interaction between potato and Globodera rostochiensis. Nematology from molecule to ecosystem: Proceedings Second International Nematology Congress 11-17 August 1990 1992, Eds. Gommers FJ, Maas PWT, 21-31.


Sijmons PC, Grundler FMW, von Mende 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: In vitro 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-Acids. Phytopathology 1991, 81(1):70-74.

Betka M, Grundler FFMW, 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.


Vlak JM, Schouten A, Usmany M, Belsham GJ, Klinge-Roode EC, Maule AJ, van Lent JWM, Zuidema D: Expression of cauliflower mosaic virus gene I using a baculovirus vector based upon the p10 gene and a novel selection method. Virology 1990, 179: 312-320.

Zuiedma D, Schouten A, Usmany M, Maule AJ, Belsham GJ, Roosien J, Klinge-Roode EC, van Lent JWM, Vlak JM: Expression of cauliflower mosaic virus gene I in insect cells using a novel polyhedrin-based baculovirus expression vector. J. Gen. Virol. 1990,  71:2201-2209.


Schots A, Hermsen T, Schouten A, Gommers FJ, Eghberts E: Serological differentiation of the potato cyst nematodes Globodera pallida and G. rostochiensis: II. Preparation and characterization of species specific monoclonal antibodies. Hybridoma 1989, 8:401-413.





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