Research Group Defense Physiology, PD Dr. Axel Mithöfer


in press

Almeida-Trapp M, Mithöfer A (in press). Quantification of phytohormones by HPLC-MS/MS including phytoplasma-infected plants. Methods in Molecular Biology



Heyer M, Scholz SS, Voigt D, Reichelt M, Aldon D, Oelmüller R, Boland W, Mithöfer A (2018) Herbivory-responsive Calmodulin-like protein CML9 does not guide jasmonate-mediated defenses in Arabidopsis thaliana. PLoS ONE

Malabarba J, Reichelt M, Pasquali G, Mithöfer A (2018) Tendril coiling in grapevine: Jasmonates - and a new role for GABA? Journal of Plant Growth Regulation, doi:10.1007/s00344-018-9807-x 

Wang L, Einig E, Almeida-Trapp M, Albert M, Fliegmann J, Mithöfer A, Kalbacher H, Felix, G (2018) The systemin receptor SYR1 enhances resistance of tomato against herbivorous insects. Nature Plants 4, 152-156

Dillon FM, Tejedor MD, Ilina N, Chludil HD, Mithöfer A, Pagano EA, Zavala JA (2018) Solar UV-B radiation and ethylene play akey role in modulating effective dfenses against Anticarsia gemmatalis larcae in field-grown soybean. Plant, Cell & Environment 41, 383-394

Menegassi A; Da Silva e Silva R; Carlini CR; Mithöfer A; Becker-Ritt AB (2018) Analysis of herbivore stress- and phytohormone-mediated urease expression in soybean (Glycine max). Journal of Plant Growth Regulation 37, 419-425



Yilamujiang A, Zhu A, Ligabue-Braun R, Bartram S, Witte C-P, Hedrich R, Hasabe M, Schöner CR, Schöner M, Kerth G, Carlini CR, Mithöfer A (2017) Coprophagous features in carnivorous Nepenthes plants: a task for ureases. Scientific Reports 7, 11647.

Cheval C; Perez M; Leba LJ; Ranty B; Perochon A; Reichelt M; Mithöfer A; Robe E; Mazars C; Galaud JP; Aldon D (2017) PRR2, a pseudo-response regulator, promotes salicylic acid and camalexin accumulation during plant immunity. Scientific Reports 7, 6979

Scholz SS; Malabarba J; Reichelt M; Heyer M; Ludewig F; Mithöfer A (2017)  Evidence for GABA-induced systemic GABA accumulation in Arabidopsis upon wounding. Frontiers in Plant Science 8, 388

Mithöfer A (2017) Plant Carnivory: Pitching to the same target. Nature Plants 3; 17003

Mithöfer A (2017) What Darwin only divined: unraveling the hierarchy of signaling events upon prey catch in carnivorous sundew plants. New Phytologist 213, 1564-1566

Janik K; Mithöfer A; Raffeiner M; Stellmach H; Hause B; Schlink K (2017) An effector of apple proliferation phytoplasma targets TCP transcription factors - a generalized virulence strategy of phytoplasma? Molecular Plant Pathology 18, 435-442 



 Yilamujiang A; Reichelt M; Mithöfer A (2016) Slow food: Insect prey and chitin induce phytohormone accumulation and gene expression in carnivorous Nepenthes plants. Annals of Botany 118, 369-375

Kasten D; Mithöfer A; Georgii E; Lang H; Durner J; Gaupels F (2016). Nitrite is the driver, phytohormones are modulators while NO and H2O2 act as promoters of NO2- induced cell death. Journal of Experimental Botany 67, 6337-6349

Mithöfer A; (2016) Chemische Signale bei Pflanzen-Herbivoren-Interaktionen. In Bayer. Akademie der Wissenschaften (Ed.), Die Sprache der Moleküle – Chemische Kommunikation in der Natur" (pp. 39-48). München: Pfeil

Bemm F; Becker D; Larisch C; Kreuzer I; Escalante-Perez M; Schulze WX; Ankenbrand M; Keller van der Weyer A-L; Krol E; Al-Rasheid KA; Mithöfer A; Weber AP; Schultz J; Hedrich R (2016) Venus flytrap carnivorous life style builds on herbivore defense strategies. Genome Research 26, 1-14

Mithöfer A; Boland W (2016)  Do you speak chemistry? EMBO Reports 17, 626-629

Mithöfer A; Maffei MR (2016) General mechanisms of plant defense and plant toxins. In C. Carlini, R. Ligabue-Braun (Eds.), Plant Toxins. Dordrecht: Springer; DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-6728-7_21-1 

Zimmermann MR; Mithöfer A; Will T; Felle HH; Furch ACU (2016) Herbivore-triggered electrophysiological reactions: Candidates for systemic signals in higher plants and the challenge of their identification. Plant Physiology 170, 2407-2419

Mazars C; Ranty B; Aldon D; Oelmüller R; Galaud J-P; Mithöfer A (2016) CMLs control host-plant interactions. Journal of Endocytobiosis and Cell Research 27, 13-19

Scholz SS; Heyer M; Vadassery J; Mithöfer A (2016) A role for calmodulin-like proteins in herbivore defense pathways in plants. Journal of Endocytobiosis and Cell Research 27, 1-12



 Scholz SS; Reichelt M; Mekonnen DW; Ludewig F; Mithöfer A (2016) Insect herbivory-elicited GABA accumulation in plants is a wound-induced, direct, systemic and jasmonate-independent defense response. Frontiers in Plant Science 6, 1128

Jimenez-Aleman GH; Scholz SS; Heyer M; Reichelt M; Mithöfer A; Boland W (2015) Synthesis, metabolism and systemic transport of fluorinated mimic of the endogenous jasmonate precursor OPC-8:0. Biochemica et Biophysica Acta: BBA Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids 1851, 1545-1553

Zimmermann MA; Schneider B; Mithöfer A; Reichelt M; Seemüller E; Furch ACU (2015) Implications of Candidatus Phytoplasma mali infection on phloem function of apple trees. Journal of Endocytobiosis and Cell Reserch 26, 67-75

Scholz SS; Reichelt M; Boland W; Mithöfer A (2015) Additional evidence against jasmonate-induced jasmonate induction hypothesis. Plant Science 239, 9-14  

Scholz SS; Reichelt M; Vadassery J; Mithöfer A (2015) Calmodulin-like protein CML37 is a positive regulator of ABA during drought stress in Arabidopsis. Plant Signaling & Behavior 10(6), e1011951

Kiep V; Vadassery J; Lattke J, Maass JP; Boland W; Peiter E; Mithöfer A (2015) Systemic cytosolic Ca2+ elevation is activated upon wounding and herbivory in Arabidopsis. New Phytologist 207, 996-1004

Geilfus C-M; Mithöfer A; Ludwig-Müller J; Zörb C; Muehling KH (2015) Chloride-inducible transient apoplastic alkalinizations induce stomata closure by controlling abscisic acid distribution between leaf apoplast and guard cells in salt-stressed Vicia faba. New Phytologist 208, 803-816

Esparza E; Hadzich A; Kofer W; Mithöfer A; Cosio EG (2015) Bioactive maca (Lepidium meyenii) alkamides are a result of traditional postharvest drying practices. Phytochemistry 116, 138-148

Jisha V; Dampanaboina L; Vadassery J; Mithöfer A; Kappara S; Ramanan R (2015) Overexpression of an AP2/ERF type transcription factor OSEREBP1 confers biotic and abiotic stress tolerance in rice. PLoS ONE 10(6), e0127831

Ranjan A; Vadassery J; Kumar Patel H; Panday A; Palaparthi R; Mithöfer A; Sonti RV (2015) Upregulation of jasmonate biosynthesis and jasmonate-responsive genes in rice leaves in response to a bacterial pathogen mimic. Functional &. Integrative Genomics 15, 363-373

Buch F; Kaman WE, Bikker FJ, Yilamujiang A, Mithöfer A (2015) Nepenthesin protease activity indicates digestive fluid dynamics in carnivorous Nepenthes plants. PLoS ONE 10(3): e0118853

Ludwig-Müller J; Jülke S; Geiß K; Richter F; Mithöfer A; Šola I; Rusak G; Keenan S, Bulman S (2015) A novel methyltransferase from the intracellular pathogen Plasmodiophora brassicae methylates salicylic acid. Molecular Plant Pathology 10, 349-364

Almeida-Trapp M; Kai M; Mithöfer, A; Rodrigues-Filho E (2015) Antibiotic oxylipins from Alternanthera brasiliana and its endophytic bacteria. Phytochemistry 110, 72-82



 Scholz  S.S; Vadassery J; Heyer M; Reichelt M; Bender K.W; Snedden W.A; Boland W; Mithöfer A (2014) Mutation of the Arabidopsis Calmodulin-like protein 37 deregulates the jasmonate pathway and enhances susceptibility to herbivory. Molecular Plant 7, 1712-1726

Almeida-Trapp M; De Souza G; Rodrigues-Filho E; Boland W; Mithöfer A (2014) Validated method for phytohormone quantification in plants. Frontiers in Plant Science 5, 417

Petek M; Rotter A; Kogovšek P; Baebler S; Mithöfer A; Gruden K. (2014) Potato Virus Y infection hinders potato defence response 1 and renders plants 2 more vulnerable to Colorado potato beetle attack. Molecular Ecology 23, 5378-5391

Nakamura Y; Paetz C; Brand W; David A; Rendon-Anaya M; Herrera-Estella A; Mithöfer A; Boland W (2014) Synthesis of 6-substituted 1-oxoindanoyl isoleucine conjugates and modeling studies with the COI1-JAZ co-receptor complex of lima bean. Journal of Chemical Ecology 40, 687-699

Vadassery J; Reichelt M; Jimenez-Aleman GH; Boland W; Mithöfer A (2014) Neomycin inhibition of (+)-7-iso-jasmonoyl-L-isoleucine accumulation and signaling. Journal of Chemical Ecology 40, 676-686
Schenk S; Hernandez-Reyes C; Samans B; Stein E; Neumann C; Schikora M; Reichelt M; Mithöfer A; Becker A; Kogel K-H; Schikora A (2014) N-acyl-homoserine lactone primes plants for cell wall reinforcement and induces resistance to bacterial pathogens via the salicylic acid/oxylipin pathway.  The Plant Cell 26, 2708-2723

Garcia AV; Charrier A; Schikora A; Bigeard J; Pateyron S; de Tauzia-Moreau M-L; Evrard A; Mithöfer A; Martin-Magniette ML; Virlogeux-Payant I; Hirt H (2014) Salmonella enterica flagellin is recognized via FLS2 and activates PAMP-triggered immunity in Arabidopsis thaliana. Molecular Plant 7, 67-674

Svyatyna K; Jikamura Y; Brendel R; Reichelt M; Mithöfer A; Takano M; Kamiya Y; Nick P; Riemann M (2014) Light induces jasmonate-isoleucine conjugation via OsJAR1-dependent and -independent pathways in rice. Plant, Cell & Environment 37, 827-839

Brendel R; Svyatyna K; Jikamura Y; Reichelt M; Mithöfer A; Takano M; Kamiya Y; Nick P; Riemann M (2014) Effects of light and wounding on jasmonate in rice phyAphyC mutants. Plants 3, 143-159

Mithöfer A; Schuman MC (2014) Duften zum Überleben: Subtile Verteidigungsstrategien in Pflanzen. Biologie in unserer Zeit 44, 26-32

Furch ACU; Zimmermann MR; Kogel K-H; Reichelt M; Mithöfer A (2014) Direct and individual analysis of stress-related phytohormone dispersion in the vascular system of Cucurbita maxima after flagellin 22 treatment. New Phytologist 201, 1176-1182

Buch F; Pauchet Y; Rott M; Mithöfer A (2014) Characterization and heterologous expression of a PR-1 protein from traps of the carnivorous plant Nepenthes mirabilis. Phytochemistry 100, 43-50


Mithöfer A; Reichelt M; Nakamura Y (2013) Wound and insect-induced jasmonate accumulation in carnivorous Drosera capensis: Two sides of the same coin. Plant Biology 16, 982-987

Guo H; Wielsch N; Hafke JB; Svatos A; Mithöfer A; Boland W (2013) A porin-like protein from oral secretions of Spodoptera littoralis larvae induces defense-related early events in plant leaves. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 43, 849-858

Rottloff S; Mithöfer A; Müller U; Kilper R (2013) Isolation of viable multicellular glands from tissue of the carnivorous plant, Nepenthes. Journal of  Visualized Experiments 82, e50933, doi: 10.3791/50993

Nakamura Y; Reichelt M; Mayer VE; Mithöfer A (2013) Jasmonates trigger prey-induced formation of 'outer stomach' in carnivorous sundew plants. Proceedings of the Royal Society B - Biological Science 280, 20130228

De Souza GD; Mithöfer A; Daolio C; Schneider B; Rodrigues-Filho E (2013): Identification of Alternaria alternata mycotoxins by LC-SPE-NMR and their cytotoxic effects to soybean (Glycine max) cell suspension culture. Molecules 18, 2528-2538
Zimmermann MR; Mithöfer A (2013): Electrical long distance signaling in plants. In: Signaling and Communication in Plants, Long-Distance Systemic Signaling and Communication in Plants. Baluska F (ed), Springer, Heidelberg, Vol 19 pp 291-308

Buch F; Rott M; Rottloff S; Paetz C; Hilke I; Raessler M; Mithöfer A (2013): Secreted pitfall-trap fluid of carnivorous Nepenthes plants is unsuitable for microbial growth. Annals of Botany 111, 375-383


Yilamujiang A; Vadassery J; Boland W; Mithöfer A (2012): Calmodulin-like proteins, CMLs: New players in plan defense regulation? Journal of Endocytobiosis & Cell Research 22, 66-69

Maffei ME; Arimura G-I; Mithöfer A (2012): Natural elicitors, effectors and modulators of plant responses. Natural Product Reports 29, 1288-1303

Vadassery J; Scholz SS; Mithöfer A (2012): Multiple calmodulin-like proteins in Arabidopsis are induced by insect-derived (Spodoptera littoralis) oral secretion. Plant Signaling & Behavior 7, 1277-1280

Vadassery J; Reichelt M; Mithöfer A (2012): Direct proof of ingested food regurgitation by Spodoptera littoralis caterpillars during feeding on Arabidopsis. Journal of Chemical Ecology 38, 865-872
Vadassery J; Reichelt M; Hause B; Gershenzon,J; Boland W; Mithöfer A (2012): CML42-mediated calcium signaling co-ordinates responses to Spodoptera herbivory and abiotic stresses in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology 159, 1159-1175

Mithöfer A; Boland W (2012): Plant defence against herbivores: Chemical aspects. Annual Review of Plant Biology 63, 431-450

Deepak S; Niranjan-Rai S; Mithöfer A; Shetty SH (2012): Nutritional bio-fortification in pearl millet. European Journal of Plant Science and Technology 6, Special Issue 2, 87-90

Vecera J; Krishnan N; Mithöfer A; Vogel H; Kodrik D (2012): Adipokinetik hormone-induced antioxidant response in Spodoptera littoralis. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part C 155, 389-395


 Rottloff S; Stieber R; Maischak H; Turini FG; Heubl G; Mithöfer A (2011): Functional characterization of a class III acid endochitinase from the traps of the carnivorous pitcher plant genus, Nepenthes. Journal of Experimental Botany 62, 4639-4647

Nakamura Y; Mithöfer A; Kombrink E; Boland W; Hamamoto S; Uozumi N; Tohma K; Ueda M (2011):12-Hydroxyjasmonic acid glucoside is a COI1-JAZs independent activator of leaf closing movement in Samanea saman. Plant Physiology 155, 1226-1236

Mithöfer A (2011): Carnivorous plants: Insights in an old topic. Phytochemistry 72, 1678-1682


 Radhika V; Kost C; Mithöfer A; Boland W (2010): Regulation of extrafloral nectar secretion by jasmonates in lima bean is light dependent. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 107, 17228-17233

Bricchi I; Leitner M; Foti M; Mithöfer A; Boland W; Maffei ME (2010): Robotic mechanical wounding (MecWorm) vs. Herbivore-induced responses: early signaling and volatile emission in Lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus L.). Planta 232, 719-729

Maischak H; Zimmermann MR; Felle HH, Boland W; Mithöfer A (2010): Alamethicin-induced electrical long distance signaling in plants. Plant Signaling & Behavior 5, 988-990

Fliegmann J; Furtwängler K; Malterer G; Cantarello C; Schüler G; Ebel J; Mithöfer A (2010): Flavone synthase II (CYP93B16) from soybean (Glycine max L.). Phytochemistry 71, 508-514

Deepak, S; Shailasree S; Kini RK; Muck A; Mithöfer A; Shetty SH (2010): Hydroxyproline rich glycoproteins and plant defense. Journal of Phytopathology 158, 585-593

Leitner, M; Kaiser R; Hause B; Boland W; Mithöfer A (2010): Does mycorrhization influence herbivore-induced volatile emission in Medicago truncatula? Mycorrhiza 20, 89-101


Rottloff S; Müller U; Kilper R; Mithöfer A (2009) Micropreparation of single secretory glands from the carnivorous plant Nepenthes. Analytical Biochemistry 394, 135-137

Zimmermann MR; Felle HH, Mithöfer A (2009): Systempotentiale – Neuartige elektrische Signale in Pflanzen. Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau 62, 292-295

Vadassery J; Ranf S; Drzewiecki C; Mithöfer A; Mazars C; Scheel D; Lee J; Oelmüller R (2009): A cell wall extract from the endophytic fungus Piriformospora indica promotes growth of Arabidopsis seedlings and induces intracellular calcium elevation in roots. The Plant Journal 59, 193-206

Zimmermann MR; Maischak H; Mithöfer A; Boland W; Felle HH (2009): System potentials, a novel electrical long distance apoplastic signal in plants, induced by wounding. Plant Physiology 149, 593-600

Mazars C; Bourque S; Mithöfer A; Pugin A; Ranjeva R (2009): Calcium homeostasis in plant cell nuclei. New Phytologist, 181, 161-174

Mithöfer A; Mazars C; Maffei ME (2009): Probing spatio-temporal intracellular calcium variations in plants. In: Methods in Molecular Biology, Pfannschmidt T (ed), Vol 479, Springer, New York, 79-92

Mithöfer A; Boland W; Maffei ME (2009): Chemical ecology of plant-insect interactions. In: Annual Plant Reviews, Molecular Aspects of Plant Disease Resistance, Parker J (ed), Vol. 34, Wiley-Blackwell Chichester, 261-291


Leitner M; Kaiser R; Rasmussen MO; Driguez H; Boland W; Mithöfer A (2008): Microbial oligosaccharides differentially induce volatiles and signalling components in Medicago truncatula. Phytochemistry, 69, 2029-2040

Becher J; Muck A; Mithöfer A; Svatos A, Boland W (2008): Negative mode MALDI-TOF/MS analysis of oligosaccharides using halide adducts and 9-aminoacridine matrix. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 22, 1153-1158

Mithöfer A; Boland W (2008): Recognition of herbivory-associated molecular patterns. Plant Physiology, 146, 825-831

Deepak S; Shailasree S; Sujeeth N; Kini RK; Mithöfer A, Shetty SH (2008): Serodiagnostics of Pearl millet resistance to downy mildew by quantitating cell wall P/HRGP using polyclonal antiserum Pab-P/HRGP. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 121, 77-85

Leclercq J; Fliegmann J; Tellström V; Niebel A; Cullimore C; Niehaus K; Küster H; Ebel J; Mithöfer A (2008): Identification of a multigene family encoding putative ß-glucan-binding proteins in Medicago truncatula. Journal of Plant Physiology, 165, 766-776

Arimura G-I; Garms S; Maffei M; Bossi S; Schultze B; Leitner M; Mithöfer A; Boland W (2008): Herbivore-induced terpenoid emission in Medicago truncatula: Concerted action of jasmonate, ethylene and calcium signaling. Planta 227, 453-464


Deepak S; Niranjan-Raj S; Shailasree S; Kini RK; Boland W, Shetty SH; Mithöfer A (2007): Induction of resistance against downy mildew pathogen in pearl millet by a synthetic jasmonate analogon. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology, 71, 96-105

Maffei ME; Mithöfer A; Boland W (2007): Insects feeding on plants: Rapid signals and responses precede the induction of phytochemical release. Phytochemistry 68, 2946-2959

Maffei ME; Mithöfer A; Boland W (2007): Before gene expression: Early events in plant herbivore interactions. Trends in Plant Science 12, 310-316

Walter A; Mazars C; Maitrejean M; Hopke J; Ranjeva R; Boland W; Mithöfer A (2007): Structural requirements of jasmonates and synthetic mimetics as inducers of Ca2+ signals in the nucleus and the cytosol of plant cells. Angewandte Chemie – International Edition 46, 4783-4785

Deepak S; Shailasree S; Kini RK; Hause B; Shetty SH; Mithöfer A (2007): Role of hydroxyproline rich glycoproteins in resistance of pearl millet against downy mildew pathogen Sclerospora graminicola. Planta 226, 323-333

Ping L; Büchler R; Mithöfer A; Svatos A; Spiteller D; Dettner K; Gmeiner S; Piel J; Schlott B; Boland W (2007): A novel DPS-like protein from insect gut bacteria catalyzes hydrolysis and synthesis of N-acyl amino acids. Environmental Microbiology 9, 1572-1583

Daxberger A; Nemak A; Mithöfer A; Fliegmann J; Ligterink W; Hirt H; Ebel J (2007): Activation of members of a MAPK module in ß-glucan elicitor-mediated non-host resistance of soybean. Planta 225, 1559-1571

Maischak H; Grigoriev PA; Vogel H; Boland W; Mithöfer A (2007): Oral secretions from herbivorous lepidopteran larvae exhibit ion channel-forming activities. FEBS Letters 581, 898-904

Deepak S; Shailasree, S; Sujeeth N; Kini RK; Shetty SH; Mithöfer A (2007): Purification and characterization of proline/hydroxyproline-rich glycoprotein from pearl millet coleoptiles infected with downy mildew pathogen Sclerospora graminicola. Phytochemistry 68, 198-305


Boland W; Schulze B; Mithöfer A (2006): Duftstoffe: Die Sprache der Pflanzen. AFZ-Der Wald 24, 1318-1320

Maffei ME; Mithöfer A; Arimura G; Uchtenhagen H, Bossi S; Bertea CM; Starvaggi Cucuza L; Noveroa M; Volpea V, Quadro S; Boland W (2006): Effects of feeding Spodoptera littoralis on Lima bean leaves. III: Membrane depolarization and involvement of hydrogen peroxide. Plant Physiology 140, 1022-1035


Martens S; Mithöfer A  (2005): Flavones and Flavone synthases. Phytochemistry, 66, 2399-2407

Leitner M; Boland W; Mithöfer A (2005): Direct and indirect defences induced by piercing-sucking and chewing herbivores in Medicago truncatula. New Phytologist 167, 597-606

Mithöfer A; Wanner G; Boland W (2005): Effects of feeding Spodoptera littoralis on Lima bean leaves. II. Continuous mechanical wounding resembling insect feeding is sufficient to elicit herbivory-related volatile emission. Plant Physiology 137, 1160-1168


Mithöfer A; Schulze B; Boland W (2004): Biotic and heavy metal stress response in plants: evidence for common signals. FEBS Letters 566, 1-5

Maffei M; Bossi S; Spiteller D; Mithöfer A; Boland W (2004): Effects of feeding Spodoptera littoralis on lima bean leaves. I. Membrane potentials, intracellular calcium variations, oral secretions, and regurgitate components. Plant Physiology 134, 1752-1762

Schüler G; Mithöfer A; Baldwin IT; Berger S; Ebel J; Santos JG; Herrmann G; Hölscher D; Kramell R; Kutchan TM; Maucher H; Schneider B; Stenzel I; Wasternack C; Boland W (2004): Coronalon: a powerful tool in plant stress physiology. FEBS Letters 563, 17-22

Fliegmann J; Mithöfer A; Wanner G; Ebel J (2004): An ancient enzyme domain hidden in the putative ß-glucan elicitor receptor of soybean may play an active part in the perception of pathogen-associated molecular patterns during broad host resistance. Journal of Biological Chemistry 279, 1132-1140

1990 – 2003

Fliegmann J; Schüler G; Boland W; Ebel J; Mithöfer A (2003): The role of octadecanoids and functional mimics in soybean defence response. Biological Chemistry 384, 437-446

Mithöfer A; Mazars C (2002): Aequorin-based measurements of intracellular Ca2+-signatures in plant cells. Biological Procedures Online 4, 105-118

Mithöfer A (2002): Suppression of plant defence mechanisms in rhizobia-legume interactions. Trends in Plant Science 7, 440-444

Mithöfer A; Müller B; Wanner G; Eichacker LA (2002): Identification of defence-related cell wall proteins in Phytophthora sojae -infected soybean roots by ESI-MS/MS. Molecular Plant Pathology 3, 163-166

Mithöfer A; Fliegmann J; Daxberger A; Ebel C; Neuhaus-Url G; Bhagwat AA; Keister DL; Ebel J (2001): Induction of H2O2 synthesis by ß-glucan elicitors in soybean is independent on cytosolic calcium transients. FEBS Letters 508, 191-195

Mithöfer A; Bhagwat AA; Keister DL; Ebel J (2001): Bradyrhizobium japonicum mutants defective in cyclic ß-glucan synthesis show enhanced sensitivity to plant defense responses. Zeitschrift für Naturforschung 56c, 581-584

Mithöfer A; Fliegmann J; Neuhaus-Url G; Schwarz H; Ebel J (2000): The hepta-ß-glucoside elicitor-binding proteins from legumes represent a putative receptor family. Biological Chemistry 381, 705-713

Mithöfer A; Ebel J (1999): Functional reconstitution of ß-glucan elicitor-binding activity upon incorporation into lipid vesicles. FEBS Letters 458, 129-132

Mithöfer A; Jacupovic J; Weiler EW (1999): A triterpenoid glycoside from Spinacea oleracea. Natural Product. Letters 14, 5-10

Mithöfer A; Fliegmann J; Ebel J (1999): Isolation of a french bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) homologue to the ß-glucan elicitor-binding protein of soybean (Glycine max L.). Biochimica Biophysica Acta 1418, 127-132

Bhagwat AA; Mithöfer A; Pfeffer PE; Kraus C; Spickers N; Hotchkiss A; Ebel J; Keister DL (1999): Further Studies on the Role of Cyclic ß-Glucans in Symbiosis. A ndvC mutant of Bradyrhizobium japonicum Synthesizes Cyclodecakis-(1-3)-ß-glucosyl. Plant Physiology 119, 1057-1064

Mithöfer A; Ebel J; Bhagwat AA; Boller T; Neuhaus-Url G (1999): Transgenic aequorin monitors cytosolic calcium transients in soybean cells challenged with ß-glucan or chitin elicitors. Planta 207, 566-574

Ebel J; Mithöfer A (1998): Early Events in the Elicitation of Plant Defence. Planta 206, 335-348

Mithöfer A; Daxberger A; Fromhold-Treu D; Ebel J (1997): Involvement of an NAD(P)H oxidase in the elicitor-inducible oxidative burst of soybean. Phytochemistry 45, 1101-1107

Antelo L; Daxberger A; Fliegmann J; Mithöfer A; Schopfer C; Ebel J (1996): Signal perception and transduction in the activation of plant defence by ß-glucan elicitors. In: Biology of Plant-Microbe Interactions. G. Stacy, B. Mullin, P. M. Gresshoff, eds. IS-MPMI. St Paul, Minnesota, 77-82

Mithöfer A; Lottspeich F; Ebel J (1996): One-step purification of the ß-glucan elicitor-binding protein from soybean (Glycine max L.) roots and characterization of an anti-peptide antiserum. FEBS Letters 381, 203-207

Mithöfer A; Bhagwat AA; Feger M; Ebel J (1996): Suppression of fungal ß-glucan-induced plant defence in soybean (Glycine max L.) by cyclic 1,3-1,6-ß-glucans from the symbiont Bradyrhizobium japonicum. Planta 199, 270-275

Ebel J; Bhagwat AA; Cosio EG; Feger M; Kissel U; Mithöfer A; Waldmüller T (1995): Elicitor-binding proteins and signal transduction in the activation of a phytoalexin defense response. Canadian Journal of Botany 73, S506-S510

Kraus C; Spiteller G; Mithöfer A; Ebel J (1995): Quantification of glyceollins and canescacarpin in non-elicited seedlings of Glycine max (L.) Merr. by GC-MS. Phytochemistry 40, 739-743

Bartling D; Seedorf M; Mithöfer A; Weiler EW (1992): Cloning and expression of an Arabidopsis nitrilase which can convert indole-3-acetonitrile to the plant hormone, indole-3-acetic acid. European Journal of Biochemistry 205, 417-424

Falkenstein E; Groth B; Mithöfer A; Weiler EW (1991): Methyljasmonate and a-linolenic acid are potent inducers of tendril coiling. Planta 185, 316-322

Weiler EW; Meyer C; Oecking C; Feyerabend M; Mithöfer A (1990): The fusicoccin receptor of higher plants. In: Plant Gene Transfer. C. Lamb, R. Beachy, A. R. Liss, eds. UCLA Symposium Series. New York, 153-164

Weiler EW; Meyer C; Mithöfer A; Feyerabend M (1990): Fusicoccin-binding sites in higher plants. In: Plant Growth Substances 1988. R. P. Pharis, S. B. Rood, eds. Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, 154-160