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Robin GP, Kleemann J, Neumann U, Cabre L, Dallery J-F, Lapalu N, O’Connell RJ. 2018. Subcellular localization screening of Colletotrichum higginsianum effector candidates identifies fungal proteins targeted to plant peroxisomes, Golgi bodies and microtubules. Frontiers in Plant Science, 02 May 2018 [DOI]


J.-F. Dallery, N. Lapalu, A. Zampounis, S. Pigné, I. Luyten, J. Amselem, A. H. J. Wittenberg, S. Zhou, M. V. de Queiroz, G. P. Robin, A. Auger, M. Hainaut, B. Henrissat, K.-T. Kim, Y.-H. Lee, O. Lespinet, D. C. Schwartz, M. R. Thon, and R. J. O’Connell, (2017), Gapless genome assembly of Colletotrichum higginsianum reveals chromosome structure and association of transposable elements with secondary metabolite gene clusters, BMC Genomics, vol. 18, no. 1, p. 667 [DOI]

J. Acevedo-Garcia, K. Gruner, A. Reinstädler, A. Kemen, E. Kemen, L. Cao, F. L. W. Takken, M. U. Reitz, P. Schäfer, R. J. O’Connell, S. Kusch, H. Kuhn, and R. Panstruga, (2017), The powdery mildew-resistant Arabidopsis mlo2 mlo6 mlo12 triple mutant displays altered infection phenotypes with diverse types of phytopathogens, Sci. Rep., vol. 7, no. 1, p. 9319 [DOI]


Zampounis A, Pigné S, Dallery J-F, Wittenberg AHJ, Zhou S, Schwartz DC, Thon MR, O’Connell RJ (2016) Genome sequence and annotation of Colletotrichum higginsianum, causal agent of Crucifer Anthracnose Disease. Genome Announcements4: e00821-16 [DOI]

Takahara H, Hacquard S, Kombrink A, Hughes HB, Halder V, Robin GP, Hiruma K, Neumann U, Shinya T, Kombrink E, Shibuya N, Thomma BPHJ, O’Connell RJ (2016)  Colletotrichum higginsianum extracellular LysM proteins play dual roles in appressorial function and suppression of chitin-triggered plant immunity. New Phytologist211: 1323-1337 [DOI]

Hacquard S, Kracher B, Hiruma K, Münch PC, Garrido-Oter R, Thon MR, Weimann A, Damm U, Dallery J-F, Hainaut M, Henrissat B, Lespinet O, Sacristán S, van Themaat EVL, Kemen E, McHardy AC, Schulze-Lefert P, O’Connell RJ (2016) Survival trade-offs in plant roots during colonization by closely related beneficial and pathogenic fungi. Nature Communications7:11362 [DOI]

Hiruma K, Gerlach N, Sacristán N, Nakano RT, Hacquard S, Kracher B, Neumann U, Ramírez D, Bucher M, O’Connell RJ, Schulze-Lefert P (2016) Root endophyte Colletotrichum tofieldiae confers plant fitness benefits that are phosphate status-dependent. Cell165: 1-11 [DOI]


Kubo Y, Fujihara N, Harata K, Neumann U, Robin GP, O’Connell R. (2015) Colletotrichum orbiculare FAM1 encodes a novel Woronin body-associated Pex22 peroxin required for appressorium-mediated plant infection. mBio 6: e01305-15 [DOI]


Damm U, O’Connell RJ, Crous PW, Groenewald JZ. (2014) The Colletotrichum destructivum species complex – hemibiotrophic pathogens of forage and field crops. Studies in Mycology 79: 49-84. [DOI]

Kim H, O'Connell R, Maekawa-Yoshikawa M, Uemura T, Neumann U, Schulze-Lefert P. (2014) The powdery mildew resistance protein RPW8.2 is carried on VAMP721/722 vesicles to the extrahaustorial membrane of haustorial complexes. Plant Journal 79: 835-847. [DOI]

Doehlemann G, Requena N, Patrick Schaefer P, Brunner F, O'Connell R, Parker JE (2014) Reprogramming of plant cells by filamentous plant-colonizing microbes. New Phytologist. [DOI]

Crouch J, O’Connell R, Gan P, Buiate E, Torres M, Beirn L, Shirasu K, Vaillancourt L (2014) The Genomics of Colletotrichum. In Genomics of Plant-Associated Fungi: Monocot Pathogens, pp. 69-102, Ed. by RA Dean, A Lichens-Park, C Kole, Springer-Verlag (Berlin-Heidelberg). [DOI]


Gan, P., Ikeda, K., Irieda, H., Narusaka, M., O’Connell, R.J., Narusaka, Y., Takano, Y., Kubo, Y. & Shirasu, K. (2013) Comparative genomic and transcriptomic analyses reveal the hemibiotrophic stage shift of Colletotrichum fungi. New Phytologist197: 1236-1249. [DOI]


O’Connell, R.J., Thon, M.R., Hacquard, S., Amyotte, S.G., Kleemann, J., Torres, M.F., Damm, U., Buiate, E.A., Epstein, L., , Alkan, N., Altmüller, J., Alvarado‐Balderrama, L., Bauser, C.L., Becker, C., Birren, B.W., Chen, Z., Choi, J., Crouch, J.A., Duvick, J.P., Farman, M.L., Gan, P., Heiman, D., Henrissat, B., Howard, R.J., Kabbage, M., Koch, C., Kubo, Y., Law, A.D., Lebrun, M.‐H., Lee, Y.‐H., Miyara, I., Moore, N., Neumann, U., Panaccione, D.G., Panstruga, R., Place, M., Proctor, R.H., Prusky, D., Rech, G., Reinhardt, R., Rollins, J.A., Rounsley, S., Schardl, C.L., Schwartz, D.C., Shenoy, N., Shirasu, K., Sikhakolli, U.R., Stüber, K., Sukno, S.A., Sweigard, J.A., Takano, Y., Takahara, H., Trail, F., van der Does, H.C., Voll, L.M., Will, I., Young, S., Zeng, Q., Zhang, J., Zhou, S., Dickman, M.B., Schulze‐Lefert, P., Ver Loren van Themaat, E., Ma, L.‐J., & Vaillancourt, L.J. (2012) Life‐style transitions in plant pathogenic Colletotrichum fungi deciphered by genome and transcriptome analyses. Nature Genetics44: 1060‐1065. [DOI]

Kleemann, J., Rincon‐Rivera, L.‐J., Takahara, H., Neumann, U., Ver Loren van Themaat, E., van der Does, H.C., Hacquard, S., Stüber, K., Will, I., Schmalenbach, W., Schmelzer, E. & O’Connell, R.J. (2012) Sequential delivery of host‐induced virulence effectors by appressoria and intracellular hyphae of the phytopathogen Colletotrichum higginsianum. Plos Pathogens8: e1002643. [DOI]


Micali, C.O., Neumann, U., Grunewald, D., Panstruga, R., & O’Connell, R. (2011) Biogenesis of a specialized plant‐fungal interface during host cell internalization of Golovinomyces orontii haustoria. Cellular Microbiology13: 210–226. [DOI]


Fujihara, N., Sakaguchi, A., Tanaka, S., Fujii, S., Tsuji, G., Shiraishi, T., O’Connell, R. & Kubo, Y. (2010) Peroxisome biogenesis factor PEX13 is required for appressorium‐mediated plant infection by the anthracnose fungus Colletotrichum orbiculare. Molecular Plant‐Microbe Interactions23: 436‐445. [DOI]


Tanaka, S., Ishihama, N., Yoshioka, H., Huser, A., O’Connell, R., Tsuji, G., Tsuge, S. & Y. Kubo (2009) Colletotrichum orbiculare ssd1mutant enhances plant basal resistance through activation of a mitogen‐activated protein kinase pathway. Plant Cell21: 2517‐2526. [DOI]

Birker, D., Heidrich, K, Takahara, H., Narusaka, M. Deslandes, L., Narusaka, Y., Reymond, M., Parker, J.E. & O’Connell, R. (2009) A locus conferring resistance to Colletotrichum higginsianum is shared by four geographically distinct Arabidopsis accessions. Plant Journal60: 602‐613. [DOI]

Takahara, H., Dolf, A., Endl, E. & O’Connell, R. (2009) Flow cytometric purification of Colletotrichum higginsianum biotrophic hyphae from Arabidopsis leaves for stage‐specific transcriptome analysis. Plant Journal59: 672‐683. [DOI]

Meyer, D., Pajonk, S., Micali, C., O’Connell, R., & Schulze‐Lefert, P. (2009) Extracellular transport and integration of plant secretory proteins into pathogen‐induced cell wall compartments. Plant Journal57: 986‐999. [DOI]

Huser, A., Takahara, H., Schmalenbach, W. & O’Connell, R. (2009) Discovery of pathogenicity genes in the crucifer anthracnose fungus, Colletotrichum higginsianum, using random insertional mutagenesis. Molecular Plant‐Microbe Interactions22: 143‐156. [DOI]


Kleemann, J., Takahara, H., Stüber, K. & O’Connell, R. (2008) Identification of soluble secreted proteins from appressoria of Colletotrichum higginsianum by analysis of expressed sequence tags. Microbiology 154: 1204‐1217. [DOI]


O'Connell R.J. & Panstruga R. (2006) Tête à tête inside a plant cell: Establishing compatibility between plants and biotrophic fungi and oomycetes. New Phytologist171:699-718. [link]

Shimada C., Lipka V., O’Connell R., Okuno T., Schulze-Lefert P. & Takano Y. (2006) Nonhost resistance in Arabidopsis-Colletotrichum interactions acts at the cell periphery and requires actin filament function. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions19: 270-279. [link]


O'Connell, R., Herbert, C., Sreenivasaprasad, S., Khatib, M., Esquerré-Tugayé, M.-T. & Dumas, B. (2004) A novel Arabidopsis-Colletotrichum pathosystem for the molecular dissection of plant-fungal interactions. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions17: 272-282. [link]