Publications Dr. habil. Djamei


Han X, Altegoer F, Steinchen W, et al. (2019) A kiwellin disarms the metabolic activity of a secreted fungal virulence factor. [link]Nature [epub].


Czedik-Eysenberg A, Seitner S, Ulrich Güldener, et al. (2018) The ‘PhenoBox’, a flexible, automated, open-source plantphenotyping solution. [link]New Phytol [epub].

Seitner D, Uhse S, ..., Djamei A (2018) The Core Effector Cce1 is Required for Early Infection of Maize by Ustilago maydis. [link]Mol Plant Pathol 19(10):2277-87.

Uhse S and Djamei A (2018) Effectors of plant-colonizing fungi and beyond. [link]PLoS Pathog 14(6):e1006992.

Uhse S, Pflug F, ..., Djamei A (2018) In vivo insertion pool sequencing identifies virulence factors in a complex fungal–host interaction. [link]PLoS Biol:e2005129.


Bosch J, Djamei A (2017) Isolation of Ustilago bromivora Strains from Infected Spikelets through Spore Recovery and Germination. [link]Bio Protoc 7(14):e2392.

Czedik-Eysenberg A, Rabe F, ... Djamei A (2017) Overrepresentation Analyses of Differentially Expressed Genes in the Smut Fungus Ustilago bromivora during Saprophytic and in planta Growth. [link]Bio Protoc 7(5):e2426.


Rabe F, Bosch J, Stirnberg A, et al. (2016) A complete toolset for the study of Ustilago bromivora and Brachypodium sp. as a fungal-temperate grass pathosystem. [link]eLife 2016;5:e20522.

Rabe F, Seitner D,..., Djamei A (2016) Phytohormone sensing in the biotrophic fungus Ustilago maydis- the dual role of the transcription factor Rss1. [link]Mol Microbiol 102(2):290-305.

Stirnberg A, Djamei A (2016) Characterization of ApB73, a virulence factor important for colonization of Zea mays by the smut Ustilago maydis. [link]Mol Plant Pathol 17(9):1467-79.


Tanaka S, Djamei A, Presti LL (2015) Experimental approaches to investigate effector translocation into host cells in the Ustilago maydis/maize pathosystem. [link]Eur J Cell Biol 94(7-9):349.58.


Schweighofer A, Shubchynskyy V, Kazanaviciute V et al. (2014) Bimolecular fluorescent complementation (BiFC) by MAP kinases and MAPK phosphatases. [link]Methods Mol Biol 1171:147-58.

Stanko V, Giuliani C, Retzer K, et al. (2014)  Timing Is Everything: Highly Specific and Transient Expression of a MAP Kinase Determines Auxin-Induced Leaf Venation Patterns in Arabidopsis. [link]Mol Plant 7(11):1637-52.

Tanaka S, Brefort T, Neidig N, et al. (2014) A secreted Ustilago maydis effector promotes virulence by targeting anthocyanin biosynthesis in maize. [link]Elife 2014(3):e01355.


Rabe F, Ajami-Rashidi Z, ..., Djamei A (2013) Degradation of the plant defense hormone salicylic acid by the biotrophic fungus Ustilago maydis[link]Mol Microbiol 89(1):179-88.

Wawra S, Djamei A, Küfner I, et al. (2013) In vitro translocation experiments with RxLR-reporter fusion proteins of Avr1b from Phytophthora sojae and AVR3a from Phytophthora infestans fail to demonstrate specific autonomous uptake in plant and animal cells. [link]Mol Plant Microbe Interact 26(5):528-36.


Djamei A, Kahmann R (2012) Ustilago maydis: dissecting the molecular interface between pathogen and plant. [link]PLoS Pathogens 8(11):e1002955.


Djamei A, Schipper K, Rabe F, et al. (2011) Metabolic priming by a secreted fungal effector. [link]Nature 478(7369):395-8.


Pitzschke A, Djamei A, Teige M, et al. (2009) VIP1 response elements mediate mitogen-activated protein kinase 3-induced stress gene expression. [link]Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 106(43):18414-9.

Pitzschke A, Djamei A, Bitton F, et al. (2009) A major role of the Mekk1-MKK1/2-MPK4 pathway in ROS signalling. [link]Mol Plant 2(1):120-37.

Brefort T, Doehlemann G, Mendoza-Mendoza A,  et al. (2009) Ustilago maydis as a Pathogen. [link]Annu Rev Phytopathol 47:423-45.

Mendoza-Mendoza A, Berndt P, Djamei A, et al. (2009) Physical-chemical plant-derived signals induce differentiation in Ustilago maydis. [link]Mol Microbiol 71(4):895-911.


Djamei A, Pitschke A, Nakagami H, et al. (2007) Trojan horse strategy in Agrobacterium transformation: abusing MAPK defence signalling. [link]Science 318(584):453-6.

Doczi R, Brader G, Pettko-Szandtner A, et al. (2007) The Arabidopsis mitogen-activated protein kinase MKK3 is upstream of group C mitogen-activated protein kinases and participates in pathogen signalling. [link]Plant Cell 19(10):3266-79.

Brader G, Djamei A, Teige M, et al. (2007) The MAP Kinase Kinase MKK2 affects resistance in Arabidopsis. [link]Mol Plant Microbe Interact 20:589-96


de la Fuente van Bentem S, Anrather D, Rotinger E, et al. (2006) Phosphoproteomics reveals extensive in vivo phosphorylation of Arabidopsis proteins involved in RNA metabolism. [link]Nucleic Acids Res 34(11):3267-78.


Bouly JP, Giovani B, Djamei A, et al. (2003) Novel ATP-binding and autophosphorylation activity associated with Arabidopsis and human cryptochrome-1. [link]Eur J Biochem 270(14):2921-8.