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Publications 2023

P. Weiland , F. Dempwolff, W. Steinchen, S.A. Freibert, H. Tian, T. Glatter, R. Martin, B.P.H.J. Thomma, G. Bange* and F. Altegoer* (2023) Structural and functional analysis of the cerato-platanin-like effector protein Cpl1 suggests diverging functions in smut fungi. Mol. Plant Pathol.
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M. Philipp, L. Müller, M. Andrée, K. P. Hussnaetter, H. Schaal, M. Feldbrügge, K. Schipper (2023) Efficient virus detection utilizing chitin-immobilized nanobodies synthesized in Ustilago maydis. J. Biotechnology 366: 72-84

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N. Heucken, K. Tang, L. Huesemann, N. Heßler, K. Müntjes, M. Feldbrügge, V. Göhre, M. D. Zurbriggen (2023) Engineering and implementation of synthetic molecular tools in the basidiomycete fungus Ustilago maydis. J. Fungi


H.L. Shearer, V. Van Loi, P. Weiland, G. Bange, F. Altegoer, M.B. Hampton, H. Antelmann, N. Dickerhof (2023) MerA functions as a hypothiocyanous acid reductase and defense mechanism in Staphylococcus aureus. Mol. Microbiol.

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P. Klemm, M. Christ, F. Altegoer, J. Freitag, G. Bange, M. Lechner (2023) Evolutionary reconstruction, nomenclature and functional meta-analysis of the Kiwellin protein family. Front Plant Sci. 13:1034708

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M. Esparza-Perusquía, T. Langner, G. García-Cruz, M. Feldbrügge, G. Zavala, J. P. Pardo, F. Martínez, O. Flores-Herrera (2023) Deletion of the ATP20 gene in Ustilago maydis produces an unstable dimer of F1FO-ATP synthase associated with a decrease in mitochondrial ATP synthesis and a high H2O2 production.  BBA Bioenerg. 1864 Online ahead of print.
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Publications 2022

M. Vázquez-Carrada, M. Feldbrügge, D.R. Olicón-Hernández, G. Guerra-Sánchez and J. P. Pardo (2022) Functional analysis of the plasma membrane H+-ATPases of Ustilago maydis. J. Fungi 8: 550
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S. K. Devan$, S. Schott-Verdugo$, K. Müntjes, L. Bismar, J. Reiners, E. Hachani, L. Schmitt, A. Höppner, S. H. J. Smits*, H. Gohlke* and M. Feldbrügge* (2022) A MademoiseLLE domain binding platform links the key RNA transporter to endosomes. PLoS Genet. 18: e1010269.
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M. Philipp, K. P. Hussnaetter, M. Reindl, K. Müntjes, M. Feldbrügge and K. Schipper (2022) A novel potent carrier for unconventional protein export in Ustilago maydis. Front. Cell Dev. Biol. 9: 3825
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Publications 2021

S. Johann, F. G. Weichert, L. Schröer, L. Stratemann, C. Kämpfer, T.-B. Seiler, S. Heger, A. Töpel, T. Sassmann, A. Pich, F. Jakob, U. Schwaneberg, P. Stoffels, M. Philipp, M. Terfrüchte, A. Loeschcke, K. Schipper, M. Feldbrügge, N. Ihling, J. Büchs, I. Bator, T. Tiso , L. M. Blank, M. Roß-Nickoll and H. Hollert (2021) A plea for the integration of Green Toxicology in sustainable bioeconomy strategies – Biosurfactants and microgel-based pesticide release systems as examples. J. Hazard. Mater. accepted  online ahead print
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K. Müntjes, S. K. Devan, A. Reichert and M. Feldbrügge (2021) Linking transport and translation of mRNAs with endosomes and mitochondria. EMBO Rep. e52445 online ahead print
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S. Kwon, O. Rupp, A. Brachmann, C. F. Blum, A. Kraege, A. Goesmann and M. Feldbrügge (2021) mRNA inventory of extracellular vesicles from Ustilago maydis. J. Fungi 7: 562
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N. Ludwig, S. Reissmann, K. Schipper, C. Gonzalez, D. Assmann, T. Glatter, M. Moretti, L.-S. Ma, K.-H. Rexer, K. Snetselaar and R. Kahmann (2021) A cell surface-exposed protein complex with an essential virulence function in Ustilago maydis. Nat. Microbiol. 6: 722-730
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L. Romero-Aguilar, M. Esparza-Perusquía, T. Langner, G. García-Cruz, M. Feldbrügge, G. Zavala, J.P. Pardo, F. Martínez, O. Flores-Herrera (2021) Deletion of the natural inhibitory protein Inh1 in Ustilago maydis has no effect on the dimeric state of the F1FO-ATP synthase but increases the ATPase activity and reduces the stability. BBA Bioenerg. 1862: 148429

N. Wierckx, K. Miebach, N. Ihling, K. P. Hussnaetter, J. Büchs and K. Schipper (2021) Perspectives for the application of Ustilaginaceae as biotech cell factories. Essays Biochem 65: 365–379
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F. J. Kraemer, C. Lunde, M. Koch, B. M. Kuhn, C. Ruehl, P. J. Brown, P. Hoffmann, V. Göhre, S. Hake, M. Pauly and V. Ramírez  (2021) A mixed-linkage (1,3;1,4)-b-D-glucan specifichydrolase mediates dark-triggered degradation of this plant cell wall polysaccharide. Plant Physiology,  kiab009
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K. van der Linde and V. Göhre (2021) How Do Smut Fungi Use Plant Signals to Spatiotemporally Orientate on and In Planta? J. Fungi 7: 102
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K. P. Hussnaetter, M. Philipp, M. Feldbrügge, K. Müntjes and K. Schipper (2021) Controlling Unconventional Secretion for Production of Heterologous Proteins in Ustilago maydis through Transcriptional Regulation and Chemical Inhibition of the Kinase Don3. J. Fungi 7: 179
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L. Plücker, K. Bösch, L. Geißl, P. Hoffmann and V. Göhre (2021) Genetic manipulation of the Brassicaceae smut fungus Thecaphora thlaspeos. J. Fungi  7: 38
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Publications 2020

J. Lee, Y.-M. Shi, P. Grün, M. Gube, M. Feldbrügge, H. Bode, and F. Hennicke (2020) Identification of feldin, an antifungal polyine from the beefsteak fungus Fistulina hepatica. Biomol. 10: 1502
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S. Kubicki, I. Bator, S. Jankowski, K. Schipper, T. Tiso, M. Feldbrügge, L.M. Blank, S. Thies and K.-E. Jaeger (2020). A straightforward assay for screening and quantification of biosurfactants in microbial culture supernatant. Front. Bioeng. Biotechnol. 8: 958
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J. Lee, F. Hilgers, A. Loeschke., K.E. Jaeger, and M. Feldbrügge (2020) Ustilago maydis serves as a novel production host for the synthesis of plant and fungal sesquiterpenoids. Front. Microbiol. 11: 1655
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V. Stein, B. Blank-Landeshammer, K. Müntjes, R. Märker, I. Teichert, M. Feldbrügge, A. Sickmann, and U. Kück (2020) The STRIPAK signaling complex regulates phosphorylation of GUL1, an RNA-binding protein that shuttles on endosomes. PLoS Genet. 16: e1008819
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S. Kwon, C. Tisserant, M. Tulinski, A. Weiberg# and M. Feldbrügge# (2020) Inside-Out: from endosomes to extracellular vesicles in fungal RNA transport. Fungal Biol. Rev. 34: 89-99
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K. Müntjes, M. Philipp, L. Hüsemann, N. Heucken, S. Weidtkamp-Peters, K. Schipper, M. Zurbriggen, M. Feldbrügge (2020) Establishing polycistronic gene expression in the model microorganism Ustilago maydis. Front. Microbiol. 11: 1384
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M. Reindl*, J. Stock*, K. P. Hußnätter, A. Genc, A. Brachmann, and K. Schipper (2020) A novel factor essential for unconventional secretion of chitinase Cts1. Front. Microbio. 11: 1529
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L. Wirtz, M. Eder, K. Schipper, S. Rohrer and H. Jung (2020) Transport and kinase activities of CbrA of Pseudomonas putida KT2440. Sci Rep. 10: 5400
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F. Pan, D. EI-Kashef, R. Kalscheuer, W. E. G. Müller, J. Lee, M. Feldbrügge, A. Mándi, T. Kurtán, Z. Liu, W. Wu and P. Proksch (2020) Cladosins L-O, new hybrid polyketides from the endophytic fungus Cladosporium sphaerospermum WBS017. Eur. J. Med. Chem. 191: 113159
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P. Stoffels*, M.J. Müller*, S. Stachurski, M. Terfrüchte, S. Schröder, N. Ihling, N. Wierckx, M. Feldbrügge , K. Schipper# and J. Büchs# (2020). Complementing the intrinsic repertoire of Ustilago maydis for degradation of the pectin backbone polygalacturonic acid. J. Biotechnol. 10: 148-163
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Publications 2019

J. Aschenbroich, K. Hußnätter, P. Stoffels, T. Langner, S. Zander, B. Sandrock, M. Bölker, M. Feldbrügge and K. Schipper (2019) The germinal centre kinase Don3 is crucial for unconventional secretion of chitinase Cts1 in Ustilago maydis. Biochim. Biophys. Acta Proteins and Proteom. 1867: 140154
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M. Bäumers, S. Klose, C. Brüser, C. Haag, S. Hänsch, H. Pannen, S. Weidtkamp-Peters, M. Feldbrügge and T. Klein (2019) The auxiliary ESCRT complexes provide robustness to cold in poikilothermic organisms. Biol. Open  8: bio043422
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S. Jankowski*, T. Pohlmann*, S. Baumann, K. Müntjes, S.K. Devan, S. Zander and M. Feldbrügge (2019) The multi PAM2 protein Upa2 functions as novel core component of endosomal mRNA transport.  EMBO Rep24: e47381
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H. Harwoko, G. Daletos, F. Stuhldreier, J. Lee, S. Wesselborg, M. Feldbrügge, W. E. G. Müller, R. Kalscheuer, E. Ancheeva and P. Proksch (2019) Dithiodiketopiperazine derivatives from endophytic fungi Trichoderma harzianum and Epicoccum nigrum. Nat. Prod. Res. 2019 Jun 18:1-9
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C. Haag, T. Klein, and M. Feldbrügge (2019) ESCRT mutant analysis and imaging of ESCRT components in the model fungus Ustilago maydis. Methods Mol. Biol. In: The ESCRT Complex: Methods and Protocols, eds E. Culetto and R. Legouis, Springer Science & Buisness Media New York,  p251-271
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M. Reindl , S. Hänsch , S. Weidtkamp-Peters and K. Schipper (2019) A potential lock-type mechanism for unconventional secretion in fungi Int. J. Mol. Sci. 20: e460
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J. Müller*, T. Pohlmann*, and M. Feldbrügge (2019) Core components of endosomal mRNA transport are evolutionarily conserved in fungi. Fungal Genet. Biol. 126: 12-16
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H. J. Courville, L. Frantzeskakis, S. Gul, N. Haeger, R. Kellner, N. Heßler, B. Day, B. Usadel, Y. K. Gupta, H. P. van Esse, A. Brachmann, E. Kemen, M. Feldbrügge and V. Göhre (2019) Smut infection of perennial hosts: the genome and the transcriptome of the Brassicaceae smut fungus Thecaphora thlaspeos reveal functionally conserved and novel effectors. New Phytol. 222: 1474–1492
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J. Béthune, R.-P. Jansen, M. Feldbrügge* and K. Zarnack* (2019) Membrane-associated RNA-binding proteins orchestrate organelle-coupled translation. Trends Cell Biol. 29: 178-188
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L. Olgeiser, C. Haag, S. Boerner, J. Ule, A. Busch, J. Koepke, J. König, M. Feldbrügge and K. Zarnack (2019) The key protein of endosomal mRNP transport Rrm4 binds translational landmark sites of cargo mRNAs. EMBO Rep. 20: e46588
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Publications 2018

M. J. Müller, S. Stachurski, P. Stoffels, K. Schipper, M. Feldbrügge and J. Büchs (2018) Online evaluation of the metabolic activity of Ustilago maydis on (poly)galacturonic acid. J. Biol. Eng. 34: e1-17
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M. Terfrüchte*, S. Wewetzer*, P. Sarkari, D. Stollewerk, M. Franz-Wachtel, B. Macek, T. Schlepütz, M. Feldbrügge, J. Büchs, and K. Schipper (2018) Tackling destructive proteolysis of unconventionally secreted heterologous proteins in Ustilago maydis. J. Biotechnol. 284: 37-51
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B. Ökmen, B. Kemerich, D. Hilbig, R. Wemhöner, J. Aschenbroich, A. Perrar, P. Huesgen, K. Schipper and G. Doehlemann (2018) Dual function of a secreted fungalysin metalloprotease in Ustilago maydis. New Phytol. 220: 249–261
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M. Riquelme, J. Aguirre, S. Bartnicki-García, G. H. Braus, M. Feldbrügge, U. Fleig, W. Hansberg, A. Herrera-Estrella, J. Kämper, U. Kück, R. R. Mouriño-Pérez, N. Takeshita and R. Fischer (2018) Fungal morphogenesis, From the polarized growth of hyphae to complex reproduction and infection structures. Microbiol Mol. Biol. Rev. 82: 1-47
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L. Zhou, T. Obhof, K. Schneider, M. Feldbrügge, U. Nienhaus and J. Kämper (2018) Cytoplasmic transport machinery of the SPF27 homologue Num1 in Ustilago maydis  Sci. Rep. 8: 3611
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S. Zander, K. Müntjes and M. Feldbrügge (2018) RNA live imaging in the model microorganism Ustilago maydis. Methods in Mol. Biol. RNA detection, ed. I. Gaspar, Humana Press, New York, 1649: 319-335
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D. Niessing, R.P. Jansen, T. Pohlmann and M. Feldbrügge (2018) mRNA transport in fungal top models. WIREs RNA. 9: e1453
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Publications 2017

M. Terfrüchte, M. Reindl, S. Jankowski, P. Sarkari, M. Feldbrügge and K. Schipper (2017) Applying unconventional secretion in Ustilago maydis for the export of functional nanobodies. IJMS 18: 937
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C. Haag, T. Pohlmann and M. Feldbrügge (2017) The ESCRT regulator Did2 maintains the balance between long-distance endosomal transport and endocytic trafficking. PLoS Genet. 13: e1006734
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L. Frantzeskakis, K.J. Courville, L. Plücker, R. Kellner, J. Kruse, A. Brachmann, M. Feldbrügge and V. Göhre (2017) The plant-dependent life cycle of Thecaphora thlaspeos: a smut fungus adapted to Brassicaceae. Mol. Plant-Microb. Interact. 30: 271-282
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A. Pompa, F. De Marchis, M. T. Pallotta, Y. Benitez Alfonso, A. Jones, K. Schipper, K. Moreau, V. Žárský, G. P.  Di Sansebastiano and M. Bellucci (2017) Unconventional transport routes of soluble and membrane proteins and their role in developmental biology. IJMS 18: 703
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C. A. Cárdenas-Monroy, T. Pohlmann, G Piñón-Zárate, G. Matus-Ortega, G. Guerra, M. Feldbrügge and J. Pablo Pardo (2017) The mitochondrial alternative oxidase Aox1 is needed to cope with respiratory stress but dispensable for pathogenic development in Ustilago maydis. PLoS ONE 12: e0173389
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Publications 2016

J. Stock , M. Terfrüchte, and K. Schipper (2016) A reporter system to study unconventional secretion of proteins avoiding N-glycosylation in Ustilago maydisMethods in Mol. Biol.  Unconventional protein secretion, eds Andrea Pompa and Francesca De Marchis, Springer Science &Buisness Media New York, 1459: 149-160
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K. Bösch, L. Frantzeskakis, M. Vraneš, J. Kämper, K. Schipper, V. Göhre. (2016) Genetic manipulation of the plant pathogen Ustilago maydis to study fungal biology and plant microbe interactions. J. Vis. Exp. 125: 54522

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S. Baumann, S. Zander, S. Weidtkamp-Peters and M. Feldbrügge (2016) Live cell imaging of septin dynamics in Ustilago maydis. Methods in Cell Biol. Septins, ed. A. Gladfelter, Elsevier, 136: 143-149
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E. Geiser , M. Reindl, L. Blank, M. Feldbrügge, N. Wierckx and K. Schipper (2016) Activating intrinsic CAZymes of the smut fungus Ustilago maydis for the degradation of plant cell wall components. Appl. Env. Mircobiol. 82: 5174-5185
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S. Zander, S. Baumann, S. Weidtkamp-Peters and M. Feldbrügge (2016) Endosomal assembly and transport of heteromeric septin complexes promote septin cytoskeleton formation. J. Cell Sci. 129: 2778-2792
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P. Sarkari, M. Feldbrügge and K. Schip­per (2016) The corn smut fungus Ustilago maydis as an alternative expression system for biopharmaceuticals. In: Fungal Biology. Gene expression systems in fungi: advancements and applications. Eds. M. Schmoll and C. Dattenböck. Springer Book Series. 183-200

Publications 2015

T. Langner and V. Göhre (2015) Fungal chitinases: function, regulation, and potential roles in plant/pathogen interactions. Curr. Genet. 62: 243-254. doi

C. Haag, B. Steuten, and M. Feldbrügge (2015) Membrane-coupled mRNA trafficking in fungi. Annu. Rev. Microbiol. 69: 265-281. doi

S. Tanaka, A. Djamei, L.L. Presti, K. Schipper, S. Winterberg, S. Amati, D. Becker, H. Büchner, J. Kumlehn, S. Reissmann and R. Kahmann (2015) Experimental approaches to investigate effector translocation into host cells in the Ustilago maydis/maize pathosystem. Eur J Cell Biol. 94: 349-358. doi

V. Göhre (2015) Immune responses: Photosynthetic defence. Nature Plants 1(6) doi

T. Pohlmann, S. Baumann, C. Haag, M. Albrecht and M. Feldbrügge (2015) A FYVE zinc finger domain protein specifically links mRNA transport to endosome trafficking. eLife 2015;10.7554/eLife.06041. doi


T. Langner, M. Öztürk, S. Hartmann, S. Cord-Landwehr, B. Moerschbacher, J.D. Walton and V. Göhre (2015) Chitinases are essential for cell separation in Ustilago maydisEukaryot Cell. 14: 846-857. doi

S. Baumann, N. Takeshita, N. Grün, R. Fischer and M. Feldbrügge (2015) Live cell imaging of endosomal trafficking in fungi. Methods in Mol. Biol., Membrane Trafficking: 2nd edition, ed. Bor Luen Tang, Springer Science&Business Media New York, 1270: 347-363. doi

Publications 2014

J. Pöhlmann, C. Risse, C. Seidel, T. Pohlmann, V. Jakopec, E. Walla, P. Ramrath, N. Takeshita, S. Baumann, M. Feldbrügge, R. Fischer and U. Fleig (2014) The Vip1 inositol polyphosphate kinase family regulates polarized growth and modulates the microtubule cytoskeleton in fungi. PLoS Genet. 10: e1004586. doi

R.-P. Jansen, D. Niessing, S. Baumann, and M. Feldbrügge (2014) mRNA transport meets membrane traffic. Trends in Genet. 30: 408-417. doi

P. Sarkari, M. Reindl, J. Stock, O. Müller, R. Kahmann, M. Feldbrügge and K. Schipper (2014) Improved expression of single-chain antibodies in Ustilago maydisJ. Biotech. 191: 165-175. doi

C. Buerth, F. Kovacic, J. Stock, M. Terfrüchte, S. Wilhelm, K.E. Jaeger, M. Feldbrügge, K. Schipper, J.F. Ernst and D. Tielker (2014) Uml2 is a novel CalB-type lipase of Ustilago maydis with phospholipase A activity. Appl. Microbiol. Biotech. 98: 4963-4973. doi

S. Baumann, J. König, J. Koepke and M. Feldbrügge (2014) Endosomal transport of septin mRNA and protein indicates local translation on endosomes and is required for correct septin filamentation. EMBO Rep. 15:94-102. doi

M. Terfrüchte, B. Jöhnk, R. Fajardo-Somera, G. Braus, M. Riquelme, K. Schipper and M. Feldbrügge (2014) Establishing a versatile Golden Gate cloning system for genetic engineering in fungi. Fungal Genet. Biol.  62:1-10. doi

Publications 2013

V. Göhre, C. Haag and M. Feldbrügge (2013) RNA biology in fungal phyto­­pathogens. PLoS pathol. 9(10): e1003617 doi

M. Feldbrügge, R. Kellner and K. Schipper (2013) The biotechnological use and potential of plant pathogenic smut fungi  Appl. Micobiol. Biotech. 97(8): 3253-3265. doi

Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf: Unconventional protein secretion. Erfinder: Feldbrügge, Michael. Anmeldung: 04.10.2012. PCT/EP2012/069603, Veröffentlichungsschrift: 11.04.2013. WO 2013/050458

Publications 2012

K. Arhzaouy and M. Ramezani-Rad (2012) Nuclear import of UBL-domain protein Mdy2 is required for heat-induced stress response in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.  PLoS ONE 7(12): e52956. doi:

V. Göhre, E. Vollmeister, M. Bölker and M. Feldbrügge (2012) Microtubule-dependent membrane dynamics in Ustilago maydis: trafficking and function of Rab5a-positive endosomes. CIB 5: 482-487. doi

V. Göhre, A. M. E. Jones, J. Sklenář, S. Robatzek and A. P. M. Weber (2012) Molecular crosstalk between PAMP-triggered immunity and photosynthesis MPMI 25: 1083-92.

J. Stock, P. Sarkari, S. Kreibich, T. Brefort, M. Feldbrügge and K. Schipper (2012) Applying unconventional secretion of the endochitinase Cts1 to export heterologous proteins in Ustilago maydis. J. Biotech. 161: 80-91

S. Baumann, T. Pohlmann, M. Jungbluth, A. Brachmann and M. Feldbrügge (2012) Kinesin-3 and dynein mediate microtubule-dependent co-transport of mRNPs and endosomes. J. Cell Sci. 125: 2740-2752

E. Vollmeister, K. Schipper and M. Feldbrügge (2012)  Microtubule-dependent mRNA transport in the model microorganism Ustilago maydis. RNA Biol. 9: 1-8 

E. Vollmeister, K. Schipper, S. Baumann, C. Haag, T. Pohlmann, J. Stock and M. Feldbrügge (2012) Fungal development of the plant pathogen Ustilago maydis. FEMS Microbio Rev. 36: 59-77

Publications 2011

R. Kellner, E. Vollmeister, M. Feldbrügge and D. Begerow (2011) Interspecific sex in grass smuts and the genetic diversity of their pheromone-receptor system. PLoS Genet. 7: e1002436 doi 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002436

J. Koepke, F. Kaffarnik, C. Haag, K. Zarnack, N.M. Luscombe, J. König, J. Ule, R. Kellner, D. Begerow and M. Feldbrügge (2011) The RNA-binding protein Rrm4 is essential for efficient secretion of endochitinase Cts1. Mol. Cell. Proteom. M111.011213-1-15

Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf:  Protein production in filamentous fungi. Erfinder: Feldbrügge, Michael. Anmeldung: 29.03.2011. PCT/EP2011/054793, Veröffentlichungsschrift: 06.10.2011. WO 2011/120952

A. Djamei*, K. Schipper*, F. Rabe, A. Ghosh, V. Vincon, J. Kahnt, S. Osorio, T. Tohge, A.R. Fernie, I. Feussner, K. Feussner, P. Meinicke, Y.D. Stierhof, H. Schwarz, B. Macek, M. Mann and R. Kahmann (2011) Metabolic priming by a secreted fungal effector. Nature, 478: 395-398
*The authors contributed equally to this publication.

K. Schipper and G. Doehlemann (2011) Compatibility in biotrophic plant-fungal interactions: Ustilago maydis and friends. In: Signaling and Communication on Plant Symbiosis. Springer Verlag, Berlin, Germany (Perotto S and Baluska F, eds.) 213-238

G. Doehlemann, K. Schipper and R. Kahmann (2011) The effectors of smut fungi. In: Effectors in Plant-Microbe Interactions. Wiley VHC (Martin F and Kamoun S, eds) 77-100

Publications 2010

E. Vollmeister and M. Feldbrügge (2010) Posttranscriptional control of growth and development in Ustilago maydis Curr. Op. Microbio. 13: 693-699

K. Zarnack and M. Feldbrügge (2010) Microtubule-dependent mRNA transport in fungi. Euk. Cell. 9: 982-990

L.A. Casselton and M. Feldbrügge (2010) Mating and sexual morphogenesis in basidiomycete fungi. In: Cellular and Molecular Biology of Filamentous Fungi (K. Borkovich and D. Ebbole, eds.), ASM Press, Washington D.C., p. 536-551

J. Schirawski, G. Mannhaupt, K. Münch, T. Brefort, K. Schipper, G. Doehlemann, M. Di Stasio, N. Rössel, A. Mendoza-Mendoza, D. Pester, O. Müller, B. Winterberg, E. Meyer, H. Ghareeb, T. Wollenberg, M. Münsterkötter, P. Wong, M. Walter, E. Stukenbrock, U. Güldener and R. Kahmann (2010). Pathogenicity determinants in smut fungi revealed by genome comparison. Science 330(6010):1546-1548

A. Cohnen, H. Bielig, C. P. Hollenberg, Z. Hu and M. Ramezani-Rad (2010) The yeast ubiquitin-like domain protein Mdy2 is required for microtubule-directed nuclear migration and localizes to cytoplasmic granules in response to heat stress. Cytoskeleton (Hoboken) 67: 635 -649  

Y. Khrunyk, K. Münch, K. Schipper, A.N. Lupas and R. Kahmann (2010). The use of FLP-mediated recombination for the functional analysis of an effector gene family in the biotrophic smut fungus Ustilago maydis. New Phytol. 187(4):957-968

Publications 2009

E. Vollmeister, C. Haag, K. Zarnack, S. Baumann, J. König, G. Mannhaupt and M. Feldbrügge (2009) Tandem KH domains of Khd4 recognise AUACCC and are essential for regulation of morphology as well as pathogenicity in Ustilago maydis. RNA 15: 2206-2218

T. Spallek, S. Robatzek and V. Göhre (2009) How microbes utilize host ubiquitination. Cell Microbiol 11: 1425-1434

J. König, S. Baumann, J. Koepke, T. Pohlmann, K. Zarnack, and M. Feldbrügge (2009) The fungal RNA-binding protein Rrm4 mediates long-distance transport of ubi1 and rho3 mRNAs. EMBO J. 28: 1855 - 1866

K. Schipper, G. Doehlemann, T. Brefort, A. Djamei, L. Liang, Y. Khrunyk, J. Schirawski and R. Kahmann (2009). The effectors of smut fungi. In: Biology of Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, Vol. 7. IS-MPMI Symposium Proceedings (Antoun H et al., eds.).

Publications 2008

V. Göhre, T. Spallek, H. Häweker, S. Mersmann, T. Mentzel, T. Boller, M. de Torres, J. W. Mansfield and S. Robatzek (2008) Plant pattern-recognition receptor FLS2 is directed for degradation by the bacterial ubiquitin ligase AvrPtoB. Curr Biol 18: 1824-1832

V. Göhre, S. Robatzek (2008) Breaking the barriers: microbial effector molecules subvert plant immunity. Annu Rev Phytopathol 46: 189-21

T. Brefort, K. Schipper, G. Doehlemann and R. Kahmann (2008). The Biotrophic Phase of Ustilago maydis: Novel Determinants for Compatibility. In: Genomics of Disease (Gustafson P, ed.), 173-182

T. Brefort, L. Molina, G. Doehlemann, K. Schipper, A. Mendoza-Mendoza, O. Mueller, J. Schirawski and R. Kahmann (2008). The role of secreted proteins during establishment of biotrophy in the Ustilago maydis/maize pathosystem. In: Biology of Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, Vol. 6. IS-MPMI Symposium Proceedings (Lorioto M, Woo S and Scala F, eds.)

K. Zarnack, H. Eichhorn, R. Kahmann, and M. Feldbrügge (2008) Pheromone-regulated target genes respond differentially to MAPK phosphorylation of transcription factor Prf1. Mol. Microbiol. 69: 1041-1053

M. Feldbrügge, K. Zarnack, E. Vollmeister, S. Baumann, J. Koepke, J. König, M. Münsterkötter, and G. Mannhaupt (2008) The posttranscriptional machinery of Ustilago maydis. Fungal Genet. Biol. 45: S40-S46

Publications 2007

K. Zarnack and M. Feldbrügge (2007) mRNA trafficking in fungi. Mol. Gen. Genom. 278: 347-359

J. König, C. Julius, S. Baumann, M. Homann, H.U. Göringer and M. Feldbrügge (2007) Combining SELEX and yeast three-hybrid system for the in vivo selection and classification of RNA aptamers. RNA 13: 614-622

A. Poplinski, C. Hopp and M. Ramezani-Rad (2007) Ste50 adaptor protein influences Ras/cAMP-driven stress-response and cell survival in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Curr Genet. 51:257-268.

Publications 2006

P. Becht, J. König, and M. Feldbrügge (2006) The RNA-binding protein Rrm4 is essential for polarity in Ustilago maydis and shuttles along microtubules. J. Cell Sci. 119: 4964-4973

J. Kämper, R. Kahmann, M. Bölker, L.-J. Ma, T. Brefort, B.J. Saville, F. Banutett, J. W. Kronstad, S. E. Gold, O. Müller, M. H. Perlin, H. A. B. Wösten, R. deVries, J. Ruiz-Herrera, C. G. Reynaga-Pena, K. Snetselaar, M. McCann, J. Perez-Martin, M. Feldbrügge, C. W. Basse, G. Steinberg, J. I. Ibeas, W. Holloman, et al. (2006) Insights from the genome of the biotrophic fungal plant pathogen Ustilago maydis. Nature 444: 97-101

K. Zarnack, S. Maurer, F. Kaffarnik, O. Ladendorf, A. Brachmann, J. Kämper, and M. Feldbrügge (2006) Tetracycline-regulated gene expression in the pathogen Ustilago maydis Fungal Genet. Biol. 43: 727-738

M. Feldbrügge, M. Bölker, G. Steinberg, J. Kämper, and R. Kahmann (2006) Regulatory and structural networks orchestrating mating, dimorphism, cell shape, and pathogenesis in Ustilago maydis. In: The Mycota I: growth, differentiation and sexuality (R. Fischer and U. Kües, eds.), Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, p. 376-391

V. Göhre, F. Ossenbühl, M. Crèvecoeur, L.A. Eichacker and J.D. Rochaix (2006) One of two alb3 proteins is essential for the assembly of the photosystems and for cell survival in Chlamydomonas. Plant Cell 18: 1454-1466

Z. Hu, B. Potthoff, C. P. Hollenberg and M. Ramezani-Rad (2006) Mdy2, a ubiquitin-like (UBL)-domain protein, is required for efficient mating in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. J Cell Sci. 119: 326-338.   

Publications before 2006

P. Becht, E. Vollmeister, and M. Feldbrügge (2005) A role for RNA-binding proteins implicated in pathogenic development of Ustilago maydis. Euk. Cell 4: 121-133

M. Feldbrügge, J. Kämper, G. Steinberg, and R. Kahmann (2004) Regulation of mating and pathogenic development in Ustilago maydis. Curr. Op. Microbiol. 7: 666-672

A. Brachmann, J. König, C. Julius, and M. Feldbrügge (2004) A reverse genetic approach for generating gene replacement mutants in Ustilago maydis Mol. Gen. Genom. 272: 216-226

F. Ossenbühl, V. Göhre, J. Meurer, A. Krieger-Liszkay, J.D. Rochaix and L.A. Eichacker (2004) Efficient assembly of photosystem II in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii requires Alb3.1p, a homolog of Arabidopsis ALBINO3. Plant Cell 16: 1790-1800

P. Müller, G. Weinzierl, A. Brachmann, M. Feldbrügge, and R. Kahmann (2003) Mating and pathogenic development of the smut fungus Ustilago maydis are regulated by one MAP kinase cascade.  Euk. Cell 2: 1187-1199

F. Kaffarnik, P. Müller, M. Leibundgut, R. Kahmann, and M. Feldbrügge (2003) PKA and MAPK phosphorylation of Prf1 allows promoter discrimination in Ustilago maydis. EMBO J. 22: 5817-5826

M. Ramezani-Rad, C. P. Hollenberg, J. Lauber, H. Wedler, E. Griess, C. Wagner, K. Albermann, J. Hani, M. Piontek, U. Dahlems and G. Gellissen (2003) The Hansenula polymorpha (strain CBS4732) Genome Sequencing and Analysis. FEMS Yeast Research 4: 207-215.

Z. Szabó, M. Tönnis, H. Kessler, and M. Feldbrügge (2002) Structure-function analysis of lipopeptide pheromones from the plant pathogen Ustilago maydis. Mol. Gen. Genom. 268: 362-370

M. Ramezani-Rad (2003) The role of adaptor protein Ste50-dependent regulation of the MAPKKK Ste11 in multiple signalling pathways of yeast. Curr. Genetics 43: 161-170.

S. Bellafiore, P. Ferris, H. Naver, V. Göhre and J.D. Rochaix (2002) Loss of Albino3 leads to the specific depletion of the light-harvesting system. Plant Cell 14: 2303-2314

S. La Fontaine, J.M. Quinn, S.S. Nakamoto, M.D. Page, V. Göhre, J.L. Moseley, J. Kropat and S. Merchant (2002) Copper-Dependent Iron Assimilation Pathway in the Model Photosynthetic Eukaryote Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Eukaryotic Cell 1: 736-757

M. Feldbrügge, P. Arizti, M.L. Sullivan, P.D. Zamore, J.G. Belasco and P.J. Green (2002) Comparative analysis of the plant mRNA-destabilizing element, DST, in mammalian and tobacco cells. Plant Mol. Biol. 49: 215-223

G. Loubradou, A. Brachmann, M. Feldbrügge, and R. Kahmann (2001) A homologue of the transcriptional repressor Ssn6p antagonizes cAMP signalling in Ustilago maydis. Mol. Microbiol. 40: 719-730

G. Jansen, F. Bühring, C. P. Hollenberg and M. Ramezani-Rad (2001) Mutations in the SAM domain of STE50 differentially influence the MAPK-mediated pathways for mating, filamentous growth and osmotolerance in Saccharomyces cerevisiae Mol. Gen. Genetics 265: 102-117.

C. Basse, P. Müller, J. Krüger, C. Aichinger, K. Hansson, A. Brachmann, J. Katzenberger, G. Loubradou, A. Leibbrandt, J. Torreblanca, M. Feldbrügge, and R. Kahmann (2000) Communication between Ustilago maydis and its host plant maize. In: IC-MPMI Congress Proceedings: Biology of Plant-Microbe Interactions Vol. 2 (J.G.M. de Wit, T.Bisseling, W.J. Stiekema, eds.) p.384-389

R. Kahmann, G. Steinberg, C. Basse, M. Feldbrügge, and J. Kämper (2000) Ustilago maydis, the causative agent of corn smut disease. In: Fungal Pathology (J.W.Kronstad, ed.) Kluwer Academic publishers, Dordrecht, pp.347-371

J. Krüger, G. Loubradou, G. Wanner, E. Regenfelder, M. Feldbrügge, and R. Kahmann (2000) Activation of the cAMP pathway in Ustilago maydis reduces fungal proliferation and teliospore formation in plant tumors. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 13: 1034-1040

R. Kahmann, C. Basse, and M. Feldbrügge (1999) Fungal-plant signalling in the Ustilago maydis-maize pathosystem. Curr. Opin. Microbiol. 2: 647-650

P. Müller, C. Aichinger, M. Feldbrügge, and R. Kahmann (1999) The MAP kinase kpp2 regulates mating and pathogenic development in Ustilago maydis. Mol. Microbiol. 34: 1007-1017

K.-D. Entian, C. P. Hollenberg, G. Jansen and M. Ramezani Rad et al. (1999) Functional analyses of 150 deletion mutants in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by a systematic approach. Mol. Gen. Genetics 262: 683-702.   

M. Ramezani Rad, G. Jansen, F. Bühring and C. P. Hollenberg (1998) Ste50p is involved in regulating filamentous growth in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae and associates with Ste11p. Mol. Gen. Genetics 259: 29-38.   

M. Feldbrügge, M. Sprenger, K. Hahlbrock, and B. Weisshaar (1997) PcMYB1, a novel plant protein containing a DNA-binding domain with one MYB repeat, interacts in vivo with a light-regulatory promoter unit. Plant J. 11: 1079-1093

M. Feldbrügge, K. Hahlbrock, and B. Weisshaar (1996) The transcriptional regulator CPRF1: expression analysis and gene structure. Mol. Gen. Genet. 251: 619-627

B. Dujon, M. Ramezani Rad, B. Habbig, U. Hattenhorst, C. P. Hollenberg et al. (1997) The nucleotide sequence of yeast chromosome XV. Nature 387: 98-102.

M. R. Rad, B. Habbig, G. Jansen, U. Hattenhorst, M. Kroll and C. P. Hollenberg (1997) Analysis of the DNA sequence of a 34038 bp region on the left arm of yeast chromosome XV. YEAST 13: 281-286
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G. Xu, G. Jansen, D. Thoma, C. P. Hollenberg, M. Ramezani Rad, M. (1996) Ste50p sustains mating pheromone-induced signal transduction in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Molecular Microbiology 20: 773-783
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F. Galibert, M. Ramezani-Rad, C. Fritz, L. Kirchrath, C. P. Hollenberg et al. (1996) Complete nucleotide sequence of Saccharomyces cerevisiae chromosome X. EMBO J. 15: 2031-2049
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Y. H. Jin, Y. K. Jang, M. J. Kim, M. R. Rad, L. Kirchrath, R. H. Seong, S. H. Hong, C. P. Hollenberg and S. D. Park (1995) Characterization of SFP2, a putative sulfate permease gene of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 231: 709-715
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M. R. Rad, H. L. Phan, L. Kirchrath, P. K. Tan, T. Kirchhausen, C. P. Hollenberg and G. S. Payne (1995) Saccharomyces cerevisiae Apl2p, a homologue of the mammalian clathrin AP ß subunit, plays a role in clathrin-dependent Golgi functions. J. Cell Science 108: 1605-1615
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M. Feldbrügge, M. Sprenger, M. Dinkelbach, K. Yazaki, K. Harter, and B. Weisshaar (1994) Functional analysis of a light-responsive plant bZIP transcriptional regulator. Plant Cell 6: 1607-1621
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H. Feldmann, M. Ramezani Rad, L. Kirchrath, G. Xu, C.P. Hollenberg et al. (1994) Complete DNA Sequence of yeast chromosome II. EMBO J. 13: 5795-5809
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B. Dujon, M. Ramezani Rad, C. Fritz, L. Kirchrath, G. Xu, C. P. Hollenberg et al. (1994) Complete DNA sequence of yeast chromosome XI. Nature 369: 371-378
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M. R. Rad, L. Kirchrath and C. P. Hollenberg (1994) A Putative P-type Cu2+-Transporting ATPase Gene on Chromosome II of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. YEAST 10: 1217-1225
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M. Ramezani Rad and H. Katz (1993) Retention of a co-translational translocated mutant protein of carboxypeptidase Y of Saccharomyces cerevisiae in endoplasmic reticulum. FEMS Microbiology Lett. 111: 165-170
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P. Kawalleck, I.E. Somssich, M. Feldbrügge, K. Hahlbrock, and B. Weisshaar (1993) Polyubiquitin gene expression and structural properties of the ubi4-2 gene in Petroselinum crispum. Plant Mol. Biol 21: 673-684
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M. R. Rad, G. Xu and C. P. Hollenberg (1992) STE50, a novel gene required for activation of conjugation at an early step of mating in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Mol. Gen. Genetics 236: 145-154
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S. G. Oliver, Q. J. M. van der Aart, M. L. Agostoni-Carbone, M. Aigle, L. Alberghina, D. Alexandraki, G. Antoine, R. Anwar, J. P. G. Ballesta, P. Benit, G. Berben, E. Bergantino, N. Biteau, P. A. Bolle, M. Bolotin-Fukuhara, A. Brown, A. J. P. Brown, J. M. Buhler, C. Carcano, G. Carignani, H. Cederberg, R. Chanet, R. Contreras, M. Crouzet, B. Daignan-Fornier, E. Defoor, M. Delgado, J. Demolder, C. Doira, E. Dubois, B. Dujon, A. Dusterhoft, D. Erdmann, M. Esteban, F. Fabre, C. Fairhead, G. Faye, H. Feldmann, W. Fiers, M. C. Francingues-Gaillard, L. Franco, L. Frontali, H. Fukuhara, L. J. Fuller, P. Galland, M. E. Gent, D. Gigot, V. Gilliquet, N. Glansdorff, A. Goffeau, M. Grenson, P. Grisanti, L. A. Grivell, M. de Haan, M. Haasemann, D. Hatat, J. Hoenicka, J. Hegemann, C. J. Herbert, F. Hilger, S. Hohmann, C. P. Hollenberg, K. Huse, F. Iborra, K. J. Indje, K. Isono, C. Jacq, M. Jacquet, C. M. James, J. C. Jauniaux, Y. Jia, A. Jimenez, A. Kelly, U. Kleinhans, P. Kreisl, G. Lanfranchi, C. Lewis, C. G. vanderLinden, G. Lucchini, K. Lutzenkirchen, M. J. Maat, L. Mallet, G. Mannhaupet, E. Martegani, A. Mathieu, C. T. C. Maurer, D. McConnell, R. A. McKee, F. Messenguy, H. W. Mewes, F. Molemans, M. A. Montague, M. Muzi Falconi, L. Navas, C. S. Newlon, D. Noone, C. Pallier, L. Panzeri, B. M. Pearson, J. Perea, P. Philippsen, A. Pierard, R. J. Planta, P. Plevani, B. Poetsch, F. Pohl, B. Purnelle, M. Ramezani Rad, S. W. Rasmussen, A. Raynal, M. Remacha, P. Richterich, A. B. Roberts, F. Rodriguez, E. Sanz, I. Schaaff-Gerstenschlager, B. Scherens, B. Schweitzer, Y. Shu, J. Skala, P. P. Slonimski, F. Sor, C. Soustelle, R. Spiegelberg, L. I. Stateva, H. Y. Steensma, S. Steiner, A. Thierry, G. Thireos, M. Tzermia, L. A. Urrestarazu, G. Valle, I. Vetter, J. C. van Vliet-Reedijk, M. Voet, G. Volckaert, P. Vreken, H. Wang, J. R. Warmington, D. von Wettstein, B. L. Wicksteed, C. Wilson, H. Wurst, G. Xu, A. Yoshikawa, F. K. Zimmermann and J. G. Sgouros (1992) The complete DNA sequence of yeast chromosome III. Nature 357: 38-46
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B. Weisshaar, M. Feldbrügge, G.A. Armstrong, K. Yazaki and K. Hahlbrock (1992) Elements involved in light regulation of the parsley chs promoter: cis-acting nucleotide sequences and trans-acting factors. In: "Groupe Polyphenols, the 20th anniversary", JIEP Proceedings Volume 16, Ed. A. Scalbert; Groupe Polyphenols, Paris; 281-289

M. R. Rad, G. Xu and C. P. Hollenberg (1992) STE50, a novel gene required for activation of conjugation at an early step of mating in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Mol. Gen. Genetics 336: 145-154.
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M. R. Rad, K. Lützenkirchen, G. Xu, U. Kleinhans and C. P. Hollenberg (1991) The complete sequence of a 11,953 bp fragment from C1G on chromosome III encompasses four new open reading frames. YEAST 7: 533-538.
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V. Hildebrandt, M. Ramezani-Rad, U. Swida, P. Wrede, S. Grzosiek and G. Büldt (1989) Genetic transfer of bacteriorhodopsin from Halobacterium halobium into Schizosaccharomyces pombe.  FEBS Lett.  243: 137-140.
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