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Journal of Experimental Botany
Special issue on Sulfur metabolism is available here:


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Journal of Experimental Botany
Special issue on Genetic Encoding of Complex Traits is available here:


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News from Competence Area V "Food Security"

More infomation about Competence Area V "Food Security":

Image movie on YouTube: D or GB

“2nd Cologne Conference on Food for Future” (digital) was on 13-14 Sept 2021:
Please visit the event website: UzK event

"1st Cologne Conference on Food for Future" took place in Cologne, 5-7 Sept 2018:
Please visit the conference website: Food-for-Future

New publications from the group

Koprivova A., Schwier M., Volz V., Kopriva S. (2023) Shoot-root interaction in control of camalexin exudation in Arabidopsis. J. Exp. Bot. 74, 2667-2679. (full text)

Koprivova A., Elkatmis B., Gerlich S.C., Trick M., Harper A.L., Bancroft I., Kopriva S. (2023) Natural Variation in OASC Gene for Mitochondrial O-Acetylserine Thiollyase Affects Sulfate Levels in Arabidopsis. Plants 12, 35. (full text)

Rahimzadeh Karvansara P., Kelly C., Krone R., Zenzen I., Ristova D., Silz E., Jobe T.O., Kopriva S. (2023) Unique features of regulation of sulfate assimilation in monocots. J. Exp. Bot. 74, 308-320. (full text)

Maiber L., Koprivova A., Bender D., Kopriva S., Fischer-Schrader K. (2022) Characterization of the amidoxime reducing components ARC1 and ARC2 from Arabidopsis thaliana. FEBS J. (full text)

Ristova D., Kopriva S. (2022) Sulfur in Plants, lessons from Arabidopsis: from signaling to starvation response and interactions. iScience. (full text)

Koprivova A., Kopriva S., (2022) Plant secondary metabolites altering root microbiome composition and function. Curr. Opin. Plant Sci. (full text)

Hasan M. S., Chopra D., Damm A., Koprivova A., Kopriva S., Meyer A. J., Müller-Schüssele S., Grundler F. M. W., Siddique S. (2022) Glutathione contributes to plant defense against parasitic cyst nematodes. Mol. Plant Pat. In press [full text]

Ashykhmina A., Chan K.X., Frerigmann H., Van Breusegem F., Kopriva S., Flügge U.-I., Gigolashvili T. (2022) Dissecting the role of SAL1 in metabolising the stress signalling molecule 3´-phosphoadenosine 5´-phosphate in different cell compartments. Front. Mol. Biosci. 8, 76379 [full text]

Nezamivand-Chegini M., Ebrahimie E., Tahmasebi A., Moghadam A., Eshghi S., Mohammadi-Dehchesmeh M., Kopriva S., Niazi A. (2021) New insights into the evolution of SPX gene family from algae to legumes; a focus on soybean. BMC Genomics, 22, 915. [full text]

Ugalde J.M., Lamig L., Herrera-Vásquez A., Fuchs P., Homagk M., Kopriva S., Müller-Schüssele S.J., Holuigue L., Meyer A.J. (2021) A dual role for glutathione transferase U7 in plant growth and protection from methyl viologen-induced oxidative stress. Plant Physiol. 187, 2451-2468. [full text]

Hua L., Stevenson S. R., Reyna-Llorens I., Xiong H., Kopriva S., Hibberd J. M. (2021) The bundle sheath of rice is conditioned to play an active role in water transport as well as sulfur assimilation and jasmonic acid synthesis. Plant J. 107, 268-286. [full text]

Jobe T.O., Yu Q., Hauser F., Xie Q., Meng Y., Maasen T., Kopriva S., Schroeder J.I. (2021) The SLIM1 transcription factor is required for arsenic resistance in Arabidopsis thaliana. FEBS Lett. 595, 1696-1707. [full text]

Zimmermann S.E., Benstein R.M., Flores-Tornero M., Blau S., Anoman A.D., Rosa-Téllez S., Gerlich S.C., Salem M.A., Alseekh S., Kopriva S., Wewer V., Flügge U.-I., Jacoby R.P., Fernie A.R., Giavalisco P., Ros R., Krueger S. (2021) The phosphorylated pathway of serine biosynthesis links plant growth with nitrogen metabolism. Plant Physiol. 186, 1487-1506. [full text]

Courbet G., D’Oria A., Lornac A., Diquélou S., Pluchon S., Arkoun S., Koprivova A., Kopriva S., Etienne P., Ourry A. (2021) Specificity and Plasticity of the Functional Ionome of Brassica napus and Triticum aestivum Subjected to Macronutrient Deprivation. Front. Plant Sci. 12, 641648. [full text]

Kopriva S., Weber A.P.M. (2021) Special Issue Editorial: Genetic encoding of complex traits. J. Exp. Bot. 72, 1-3. [full text]

Jacoby R.P., Koprivova A., Kopriva S. (2021) Pinpointing secondary metabolites that shape the composition and function of the plant microbiome. J. Exp. Bot. 72, 57-69. [full text]

Müller-Schüssele S., Wang R., Gütle D., Romer J., Rodriguez-Franco M., Scholz M., Buchert F., Lüth V., Kopriva S., Dörmann P., Schwarzländer M., Reski R., Hippler M., Meyer A. (2020) Chloroplasts Require Glutathione Reductase to Balance Reactive Oxygen Species and Maintain Efficient Photosynthesis. Plant J. 103, 1140-1154. [full text]

Jacoby R.P., Chen L., Schwier M., Koprivova A., Kopriva S. (2020) Recent advances in the role of plant metabolites in shaping the root microbiome. F1000Res. 9, (F1000 Faculty Rev) 151. [full text]

Koprivova A., Schmalenberger A., Kopriva S. (2020) Sulfatase Assay to Determine Influence of Plants on Microbial Activity in Soil. Bio-protocol 10, e3490. [full text]

Harbort C.J., Hashimoto M., Inoue I., Niu Y., Guan R., Rombolà A.D., Kopriva S., Voges M.J.E.E.E., Sattely E.S., Garrido-Oter R., Schulze-Lefert P. (2020) Root-secreted coumarins and the microbiota interact to improve iron nutrition in Arabidopsis. Cell Host Microbe 28, 825-837. [full text]

Dietzen C., Koprivova A., Whitcomb S.J., Langen G., Jobe T.O., Hoefgen R., Kopriva S. (2020) The transcription factor EIL1 participates in the regulation of sulfur deficiency response in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol 184, 2120-2136. [full text]

Jacoby R.P., Succurro A., Kopriva S. (2020) Nitrogen Substrate Utilization in Three Rhizosphere Bacterial Strains Investigated Using Proteomics. Front Microbiol. 11, 784. [full text]

Jobe T.O., Rahimzadeh Karvansara P., Zenzen I., Kopriva S. (2020) Ensuring nutritious food under elevated CO2 conditions: A case for improved C4 crops. Front. Plant Sci. 11, 1267. [full text]

Koprivova A., Schuck S., Jacoby R.P., Klinkhammer I., Welter B., Leson L., Martyn A., Nauen J., Grabenhorst N., Mandelkow J.F., Zuccaro A., Zeier J., Kopriva S. (2019) Root-specific camalexin biosynthesis controls the plant growth promoting effects of multiple bacterial strains. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA, 116, 15735-15744. [full text]