Publications from the Dixelius lab

Last changed: 02 September 2022

Recent publications in plant pathogenic fungi and their plant-host interactions from the Dixelius lab.

Mehrabi S, Stjelja S, Dixelius C 2018. Root gall formation, resting spore isolation and high molecular weight DNA extraction of Plasmodiophora brassicae. Bio-protocol. e2864 DOI:10.21769

Mbinda W, Ombori O, Dixelius C, Oduor R. 2018. Xerophyta viscosa aldose reductase, XvAld1, enhances drought tolerance in transgenic sweetpotato. Molecular Biotechnology 60:203-214

Fogelqvist J Tzelepis G, Bejai S, Ilbäck J, Schwelm A, Dixelius C. 2018. Analysis of the hybrid genomes of two field isolates of the soil-borne fungal species Verticillium longisporum. BMC Genomics 19:14.

Sing K, Tzelepis G, Zouhar M, Ryšánek R, Dixelius C. 2018. The immunophilin repertoire of Plasmodiophora brassicae and functional analysis of PbCYP3 cyclophilin. Mol Gen Genomics. 293:381-390

Tzelepis G, Bejai S, Naeem Sattar M, Schwelm A, Ilbäck J, Fogelqvist J, DixeliusC. 2017. Detection of Verticillium species in Swedish soils by using real-time PCR. Archives of Microbiol

Schwelm A, Berney C, Dixelius C, Bass D. Neuhauser S. 2016.  The large subunit rDNA sequence of Plasmodiophora brassicae does not contain intra-species polymorphism. Protist 167:544-554.

Mbinda W, Anami S, Ombori O, Dixelius C, Oduor R. 2016. Efficient plant regeneration of selected Kenyan sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.) cultivars through somatic embryogenesis. J. Tissue Science & Engineering. 7: 1000176

Schwelm A, Dixelius C, Ludwig-Müller J. 2016. New kid on the block – the clubroot pathogen genome moves the Plasmodiophorids into the genomic era. Eur J Plant Pathol. 145:531-542.

Wibberg D, Andersson L, Tzelepis G, Rupp O, Blom J, Pühler A, Fogelqvist J, Varrelmann M, Schlüter A, Dixelius C. 2016. Genome analysis of the sugar beet pathogen Rhizoctonia solani AG2-2IIIB revealed high numbers in secreted proteins and cell wall degrading enzymes. BMC Genomics.17:245

Åsman AKM, Fogelqvist J, Vetukuri R, Dixelius C 2016. Phytophthora infestans Argonaute 1 binds microRNA and small RNAs from effector genes and transposable elements. New Phytologist. 211:993-1007.

Wibberg D, Andersson L, Rupp O, Goesmann, A Pühler A Varrelmann M, Dixelius C, Schlüter A. 2016. Draft genome sequence of the sugar beet pathogen Rhizoctonia solani AG2-2IIIB strain BBA69670. Journal of Biotechnology 222:11-12.

Sierra R, Cañas-Duarte, SJ, Burki F, Schwelm A, Fogelqvist J, Dixelius C, González L, Gile GH, Slamovits C, Klopp C, Restrepo S, Arzul I, Pawlowski J. 2016.  Evolutionary origins of Rhizarian parasites. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 33:980-983.

Fogelqvist J,Verkhozina AV, Katyshev AI, Pucholt P, Christina Dixelius C, Rönnberg-Wästljung A-C, Lascoux M, Berlin S. 2015. Genetic and morphological evidence for introgression between three species of basket willows. BMC Evolutionary Biology 15:193

Schwelm A, Fogelqvist J, Knaust A, Jülke S, Lilja T, Dhandapani V, Bonilla-Rosso G, Karlsson M, Shevchenko A, Choi SR, Kim HG, Park JY, Lim YP, Jutta Ludwig-Müller J, Dixelius C. 2015. The Plasmodiophora brassicae genome reveals insights in its life cycle and ancestry of chitin synthases. Scientific Reports 5:11153

Jahan S, Åsman A, Corcoran P, Fogelqvist J, Vetukuri R, Dixelius C. 2015 Plant-mediated gene silencing restricts growth of the potato late blight pathogen Phytophthora infestans. J. Exp. Botany 66:2785-94

Roos J, Bejai S, Mozūraitis R, Dixelius C. 2015. Susceptibility to Verticillium longisporum is linked to mono-terpene production by TPS23/27 in Arabidopsis. Plant Journal 81:572-585

Okori P, Rubaihayo PR, Adipala E, Fahleson J, Dixelius C. 2015 Dynamics of Cercospora zeina populations in maize-based agro-ecologies of Uganda. African Crop Sci. J. 23:45-57.

Wallenhammar A-C, Almquist C, Schwelm A, Marzech-Schmit K, Jonsson J, Dixelius C. 2014. Clubroot, a persistent threat in Swedish oilseed rape production. Can. J. Plant Pathol. 1:135-141

Åsman AKM, Vetukuri RR, Jahan SN, Fogelqvist J, Corcoran P, Avrova AO, Whisson S, Dixelius C. 2014. Fragmentation of tRNA in Phytophthora infestans asexual life cycle stages and during host plant infection. BMC Microbiol 14:308.

Peele HM, Guan N, Fogelqvist J, Dixelius C. 2014. Loss and retention of resistance genes in five species of the Brassicaceae family. BMC Plant Biol. 14:298

Roos J, Bejai S, Oide S, Dixelius C. 2014. RabGAP22 is required for defense to the vascular pathogen Verticillium longisporum and contributes to stomata immunity. PLoS One 9: e88187.

Oide S, Bejai S, Staal J, Guan N, Kaliff M, Dixelius C. 2013. A novel role of PR2 in ABA mediated pathogen induced callose deposition in Arabidopsis thaliana. New Phytol. 200:1187-1199

Vetukuri RR, Åsman AKM, Jahan SN, Avrova AO, Whisson SC, Dixelius C. 2013. Phenotypic diversification by gene silencing in Phytophthora plant pathogens. Comm. & Integrative Biol. 6:e25890

Benkhali JA, Coppin E, Brun S, Peraza-Reyes L, Martin T, Dixelius C, Lazar N, van Tilbeurgh H, Debuchy R. 2013 A network of HMG-Box transcription factors regulates the sexual cycle in the fungus Podospora anserina. PLoS Genetics 9:e1003642

Vetukuri RR, Åsman AKM, Tellgren-Roth C, Jahan SN, Reimegård J, Savenkov E, Söderbom F, Avrova AO, Whisson SC, Dixelius C. 2012. Evidence for small RNAs homologous to effector-encoding genes and transposable elements in the oomycete, Phytophthora infestans. PLoS One 7:e51399.

Dixelius C, Fagerström T, Sundström J 2012. European agricultural policy goes down the tubers. Nature Biotechnology 7:492-493.

Whisson SC, Avrova AO, Vetukuri RR. Dixelius C. 2012. Can silencing of transposons contribute to diversity of pathogenicity and virulence in Phytophthora? Mobile Genetic Elements 2:110-114.

Fagerström T, Dixelius C, Magnusson U, Sundström JF 2012. Risk Research on GM crops EMBO Rep. 13:493-497.

Biruma M, Martin T, Fridborg I, Okori P, Dixelius C. 2012. Two loci in sorghum with NB-LRR encoding genes confer resistance to Colletotrichum sublineolum. Theor Appl Genet 124:1005-1015.

Martin T, Biruma M, Fridborg I, Okori P, Dixelius, C. 2011 A highly conserved NB-LRR encoding gene cluster effective against Setosphaeria turcica in sorghum. BMC Plant Biol. 11: 151.

Vetukuri RR, Zhendong T, Avrova AO, Savenkov EI, Dixelius C, Whisson SC. 2011 Silencing of the PiAvr3a effector-encoding gene from Phytophthora infestans by transcriptional fusion to a short interspersed element. Fungal Biol. 115: 1225-1233. 

Ramathani I, Biruma M, Martin T, Dixelius C, Okori P. 2011 Disease severity, incidence and races of Setosphaeria turcica on sorghum in Uganda. Eur. J. Plant Pathol. 131: 383-392.

Vetukuri RR, Avrova AO, Grenville-Briggs LJ, van West P, Söderbom F, Savenkov EI, Whisson SE, Dixelius C 2011 Evidence for involvement of Dicer-like, Argonaute, and Histone Deacetylase proteins in gene silencing in Phytophthora infestans. Mol. Plant Pathol. 12: 772-785

Roos J, Hopkins R, Kvarnheden A, Dixelius C 2011. The impact of global warming on plant diseases and insect vectors in Sweden. Eur J Plant Pathol 129:9-19.


Professor Christina Dixelius

Group leader at the Dixelius lab
Department of Plant Biology, SLU

Telephone: (+46) 18673234