Dr. Matthias Erb

   Department of Molecular Ecology
 Phone:+49 (0)3641 57 1122Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
 Fax:+49 (0)3641 57 1102Hans-Knöll-Straße 8
  emailD-07745 Jena

     Publications   Presentations    Awards    to staff list 
1Agtuca, B., Rieger, E., Hilger, K., Song, L., Robert, C., Erb, M., Karve, A., Ferrieri, R. A. (2014). Carbon-11 reveals opposing roles of auxin and salicylic acid in regulating leaf physiology, leaf metabolism, and resource allocation patterns that impact root growth in Zea mays. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation, 33, 328-339. doi:10.1007/s00344-013-9379-8. [EXT366] pubman
2Boachon, B., Gamir, J., Pastor, V., Erb, M., Dean, V. J., Flors, V., Mauch-Mani, B. (2014). Role of two UDP-Glycosyltransferases from the L group of Arabidopsis in resistance against Pseudomonas syringae. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 139, 707-720. doi:10.1007/s10658-014-0424-7. [EXT379] pubman
3Falk, K., Kästner, J., Bodenhausen, N., Schramm, K., Paetz, C., Giddings Vassao, D., Reichelt, M., von Knorre, D., Bergelson, J., Erb, M., Gershenzon, J., Meldau, S. (2014). The role of glucosinolates and the jasmonic acid pathway in resistance of Arabidopsis thaliana against molluskan herbivores. Molecular Ecology, 23, 1188-1203. doi:10.1111/mec.12610. [GER357] pubman
4Kästner, J., Himanshu, H., von Knorre, D., Baldwin, I. T., Erb, M., Meldau, S. (2014). Salicylic acid, a plant defense hormone, is specifically secreted by a molluscan herbivore. PLoS One, 9(1): e86500. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0086500. [ITB451] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
5Maag, D., Dalvit, C., Thevenet, D., Köhler, A., Christoff Wouters, F., Giddings Vassao, D., Gershenzon, J., Wolfender, J.-L., Turlings, T. C., Erb, M., Glauser, G. (2014). 3-beta-D-Glucopyranosyl-6-methoxy-2-benzoxazolinone (MBOA-N-Glc) is an insect detoxification product of maize 1,4-benzoxazin-3-ones. Phytochemistry, 102, 97-105. doi:10.1016/j.phytochem.2014.03.018. [GER384] pubman
6Sobhy, I., Erb, M., Lou, Y., Turlings, T. C. J. (2014). The prospect of applying chemical elicitors and plant strengtheners to enhance the biological control of crop pests. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 369: 20120283. doi:10.1098/rstb.2012.0283. [EXT350] pubman
1Christensen, S., Nemchenko, A., Borrego, E., Murray, I., Sobhy, I., Bozak, L., Erb, M., Robert, C., Vaughn, K., Göbel, C., Tumlinson, J., Feussner, I., Turlings, T., Engelberth, J., Nansen, C., Meeley, R., Kolomiets, M. (2013). The maize lipoxygenase, ZmLOX10, mediates green leaf volatile, jasmonate, and herbivore-induced plant volatile production for defense against insect attack. The Plant Journal, 74(1), 59-73. doi:10.1111/tpj.12101. [EXT367] pubman
2D’Alessandro, M., Erb, M., Ton, J., Brandenburg, A., Karlen, D., Zopfi, J., Turlings, T. C. J. (2013). Volatiles produced by soil-borne endophytic bacteria increase plant pathogen resistance and affect tritrophic interactions. Plant, Cell and Environment, 37, 813-826. doi:10.1111/pce.12220. [EXT354] pubman
3Erb, M., Huber, M., Robert, C., Ferrieri, A., Machado, R. A. R., Arce, C. (2013). The role of plant primary and secondary metabolites in root herbivore behavior, nutrition and physiology. In P. Evans, V. Wigglesworth (Eds.), Advances in Insect Physiology (pp. 53-95). Burlington: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-417165-7.00002-7. [ITB439] pubman
4Erb, M., Lu, J. (2013). Soil abiotic factors influence interactions between below ground herbivores and plant roots. Journal of Experimental Botany, 64(5), 1295-1303. doi:10.1093/jxb/ert007. [EXT355] pubman
5Huffaker, A., Pearce, G., Veyrat, N., Erb, M., Turlings, T., Sartor, R., Shen, Z., Briggs, S., Vaughan, M., Teal, P., Alborn, E., Schmelz, E. (2013). Plant elicitor peptides are conserved signals regulating direct and indirect anti-herbivore defense. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, (14), 5707-5712. doi:10.1073/pnas.1214668110. [EXT358] pubman
6Machado, R. A. R., Ferrieri, A., Robert, C., Glauser, G., Kallenbach, M., Baldwin, I. T., Erb, M. (2013). Leaf-herbivore attack reduces carbon reserves and regrowth from the roots via jasmonate and auxin signaling. New Phytologist, 200, 1234-1246. doi:10.1111/nph.12438. [ITB432] pubman
7Marti, G., Erb, M., Boccard, J., Glauser, G., Doyen, G. R., Villard, N., Robert, C., Turlings, T. C. J., Wolfender, J.-L., Rudaz, S. (2013). Metabolomics reveals herbivore-induced metabolites of resistance and susceptibility in maize leaves and roots. Plant, Cell and Environment, 36, 621-639. doi:10.1111/pce.12002. [EXT368] pubman
8Meihls, L., Handrick, V., Glauser, G., Barbier, H., Kaur, H., Haribal, M., Lipka, A., Gershenzon, J., Buckler, E., Erb, M., Köllner, T., Jander, G. (2013). Natural variation in maize aphid resistance is associated with 2,4-dihydroxy-7-methoxy-1,4-benzoxazin-3-one glucoside methyltransferase activity. The Plant Cell, 25, 2341-2355. doi:10.1105/tpc.113.112409. [GER343] pubman
9Robert, C., Erb, M., Hiltpold, I., Hibbard, B., Gaillard, M., Bilat, J., Degenhardt, J., Cambet-Petit-Jean, X., Turlings, T., Zwahlen, C. (2013). Genetically engineered maize plants reveal distinct costs and benefits of constitutive volatile emissions in the field. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 11(5), 628-639. doi:10.1111/pbi.12053. [EXT369] pubman
10Robert, C., Frank, D., Leach, K., Turlings, T., Hibbard, B., Erb, M. (2013). Direct and indirect plant defenses are not suppressed by endosymbionts of a specialist root herbivore. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 39, 507-515. doi:10.1007/s10886-013-0264-5. [EXT370] pubman
11Soler, R., Erb, M., Kaplan, I. (2013). Long distance root–shoot signalling in plant–insect community interactions. Trends in Plant Science, 18(3), 149-156. doi:10.1016/j.tplants.2012.08.010. [EXT363] pubman
1Consales, F., Schweizer, F., Erb, M., Gouhier-Darimont, C., Bodenhausen, N., Bruessow, F., Sobhy, I., Reymond, P. (2012). Insect oral secretions suppress wound-induced responses in Arabidopsis. Journal of Experimental Botany, 63(2), 727-737. doi:10.1093/jxb/err308. [EXT353] pubman
2Erb, M., Glauser, G., Robert, C. (2012). Induced immunity against below ground insect herbivores - activation of defenses in the absence of a jasmonate burst. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 38(6), 629-640. doi:10.1007/s10886-012-0107-9. [EXT356] pubman
3Erb, M., Meldau, S., Howe, G. A. (2012). Role of phytohormones in insect-specific plant reactions. Trends in Plant Science, 17(5), 250-259. doi:10.1016/j.tplants.2012.01.003. [ITB355] pubman
4Lenk, C., Köllner, T., Erb, M., Degenhardt, J. (2012). Two enzymes responsible for the formation of herbivore-induced volatiles of maize, the methyltransferase AAMT1 and the terpene synthase TPS23, are regulated by a similar signal transduction pathway. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 144(1), 86-92. doi:10.1111/j.1570-7458.2012.01240.x. [GER324] pubman
5Meldau, S., Erb, M., Baldwin, I. T. (2012). Defence on demand: Mechanisms behind optimal defence patterns. Annals of Botany, 110(8), 1503-1514. doi:10.1093/aob/mcs212. [ITB389] pubman
6Robert, C., Erb, M., Duployer, M., Zwahlen, C., Doyen, G., Turlings, T. (2012). Herbivore-induced plant volatiles mediate host selection by a root herbivore. New Phytologist, 194(4), 1061-1069. doi:10.1111/j.1469-8137.2012.04127.x. [EXT361] pubman
7Robert, C., Erb, M., Hibbard, B. E., French, W. B., Zwahlen, C., Turlings, T. C. J. (2012). A specialist root herbivore reduces plant resistance and uses an induced plant volatile to aggregate in a density-dependent manner. Functional Ecology, 26(6), 1429-1440. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2435.2012.02030.x. [EXT360] pubman
8Robert, C., Veyrat, N., Glauser, G., Marti, G., Doyen, G., Villard, N., Gaillard, M., Köllner, T., Giron, D., Body, M., Babst, B., Ferrieri, R., Turlings, T., Erb, M. (2012). A specialist root herbivore exploits defensive metabolites to locate nutritious tissues. Ecology Letters, 15(1), 55-64. doi:10.1111/j.1461-0248.2011.01708.x. [GER381] pubman
9Sobhy, I., Erb, M., Sarhan, A., El-Husseini, M., Mandour, N., Turlings, T. (2012). Less is more: BTH and laminarin reduce herbivore-induced volatile emissions in maize but increase parasitoid attraction. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 38, 348-360. doi:10.1007/s10886-012-0098-6. [EXT362] pubman
10Xiao, Y., Wang, Q., Erb, M., Turlings, T. C. J., Ge, L., Hu, L., Li, J., Han, X., Zhang, T., Lu, J., Zhang, G., Lou, Y. (2012). Specific herbivore-induced volatiles defend plants and determine insect community composition in the field. Ecology Letters, 15(10), 1130-1139. doi:10.1111/j.1461-0248.2012.01835.x. [EXT364] pubman
11Xin, Z., Yu, Z., Erb, M., Turlings, T. C. J., Wang, B., Qi, J., Liu, S., Lou, Y. (2012). The broad-leaf herbicide 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid turns rice into a living trap for a major insect pest and a parasitic wasp. New Phytologist, 194, 498-510. doi:10.1111/j.1469-8137.2012.04057.x. [EXT365] pubman
1Ahmad, S., Veyrat, N., Gordon-Weeks, R., Zhang, Y., Martin, J., Smart, L., Glauser, G., Erb, M., Flors, V., Frey, M., Ton, J. (2011). Benzoxazinoid metabolites regulate innate immunity against aphids and fungi in maize. Plant Physiology, 157(1), 317-327. doi:10.1104/pp.111.180224. [EXT352] pubman
2Erb, M., Balmer, D., de Lange, E., von Merey, G., Planchamp, C., Robert, C., Roeder, G., Shoby, I., Zwahlen, C., Mauch-Mani, B., Turlings, T. (2011). Synergies and trade-offs between insect and pathogen resistance in maize leaves and roots. Plant, Cell and Environment, 34, 1088-1103. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3040.2011.02307.x. [EXT038] pubman
3Erb, M., Köllner, T., Degenhardt, J., Zwahlen, C., Hibbard, B., Turlings, T. (2011). The role of abscisic acid and water stress in root herbivore-induced leaf resistance. New Phytologist, 189, 308-320. doi:10.1111/j.1469-8137.2010.03450.x. [EXT003] pubman
4Erb, M., Robert, C., Hibbard, B., Turlings, T. (2011). Sequence of arrival determines plant-mediated interactions between herbivores. Journal of Ecology, 99, 7-15. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2745.2010.01757.x. [EXT004] pubman
5Erb, M., Robert, C., Turlings, T. (2011). Induction of root-resistance by leaf-herbivory follows a vertical gradient. Journal of Plant Interactions, 6, 133-136. doi:10.1080/17429145.2010.545958. [EXT034] pubman
6Glauser, G., Marti, G., Villard, N., Doyen, G., Wolfender, J.-L., Turlings, T., Erb, M. (2011). Induction and detoxification of maize 1,4-benzoxazin-3-ones by insect herbivores. The Plant Journal, 68(5), 901-911. doi:10.1111/j.1365-313X.2011.04740.x. [EXT357] pubman
7Hiltpold, I., Erb, M., Robert, C., Turlings, T. (2011). Systemic root signalling in a belowground, volatile-mediated tritrophic interaction. Plant, Cell and Environment, 34, 1267-1275. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3040.2011.02327.x. [EXT011] pubman
8Lu, J., Ju, H., Zhou, G., Zhu, C., Erb, M., Wang, X., Wang, P., Lou, Y. (2011). An EAR-motif-containing ERF transcription factor affects herbivore-induced signaling, defense and resistance in rice. Plant Journal, 68(4), 583-596. doi:10.1111/j.1365-313X.2011.04709.x. [EXT032] pubman
9Peñaflor, M. F. G. V., Erb, M., Miranda, L. A., Werneburg, A. G., Bent, J. M. S. (2011). Herbivore-induced plant volatiles can serve as host location cues for a generalist and a specialist egg parasitoid. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 37, 1304-1313. doi:10.1007/s10886-011-0047-9. [EXT359] pubman
10Peñaflor, M., Erb, M., Robert, C., LA, M., Werneburg, A., Dossi, F., Turlings, T., Bento, J. (2011). Oviposition by a moth suppresses constitutive and herbivore-induced plant volatiles in maize. Planta. doi:10.1007/s00425-011-1409-9. [EXT001] pubman
11Qi, J., Zhou, G., Yang, L., Erb, M., Lu, Y., Sun, X., Cheng, J., Lou, Y. (2011). The chloroplast-localized phospholipases D a4 and a5 regulate herbivore-induced direct and indirect defense in rice. Plant Physiology, 157(4), 1987-1999. doi:10.1104/pp.111.183749. [ITB341] pubman
1Erb, M., Foresti, N., Turlings, T. (2010). A tritrophic interaction resists disturbance by a non-host herbivore. BMC Plant Biology, 10, 247. doi:10.1186/1471-2229-10-247. [EXT005] OPEN ACCESS gold pubman
2Erb, M., Glauser, G. (2010). Family business: Multiple members of major phytohormone classes orchestrate plant stress responses. Chemistry-a European Journal, 16, 10280-10289. doi:10.1002/chem.201001219. [EXT006] pubman
1Erb, M., Flors, V., Karlen, D., De Lange, E., Planchamp, C., D’Alessandro, M., Turlings, T., Ton, J. (2009). Signal signature of aboveground induced resistance upon belowground herbivory in maize. The Plant Journal, 59, 292-302. doi:10.1111/j.1365-313X.2009.03868.x. [EXT007] pubman
2Erb, M., Gordon-Weeks, R., Flors, V., Camanes, G., Turlings, T., Ton, J. (2009). Belowground ABA boosts aboveground production of Dimboa and primes induction of chlorogenic acid in maize. Plant Signaling and Behavior, 4, 636-638. doi:10.4161/psb.4.7.8973. [EXT008] pubman
3Erb, M., Lenk, C., Degenhardt, J., Turlings, T. (2009). The underestimated role of roots in leaf defenses against herbivores. Trends in Plant Science, 14, 653-659. doi:10.1016/j.tplants.2009.08.0069.08.006. [EXT010] pubman
4Zhou, G., Qi, J., Ren, N., Cheng, J., Erb, M., Mao, B., Lou, Y. (2009). Silencing OsHI-LOX makes rice more susceptible to chewing herbivores, but enhances resistance to a phloem-feeder. The Plant Journal, 60, 638-648. doi:10.1111/j.1365-313X.2009.03988.x. [EXT009] pubman
1Erb, M., Ton, J., Degenhardt, J., Turlings, T. C. J. (2008). Interactions between arthropod-induced aboveground and belowground defenses in plants. Plant Physiology, 146(3), 867-874. [GER239] pubman