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Department of Plant and Microbial Biology


Public talks

How do plant shape their microbiome?
UKPlaSci presents Webinar, 9.3.2021

How does root exudation dynamics affect plant-microbe interactions?
inaugural lecture University of Zurich, 22.5.2023

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Published articles

McLaughlin S., Zhalnina K., Kosina S., Northen T.R., Sasse J. (2023) The core metabolome and root exudation dynamics of three phylogenetically distinct plant species. Nature Communications 14: 1649, 1-13

Sasse J., Kosina S.M., de Raad M., Jordan J.S., Whiting K., Zhalina K., Northen T.R. (2020) Root morphology and exudate availability are shaped by particle size and chemistry in Brachypodium distachyon. Plant Direct. 4;1-14

Couradeau E., Sasse J., Goudeau D., Nath N., Hazen T. C., Bowen B.P., Malmstrom R.R., Northen T.R. (2019) Challenging our view of the active fraction of soil microbiome using BONCAT-FACS-Seq. Nature Communications 10 (1): 2770-2710

Sasse, J., Kant J., Cole, B.J., Klein A.P., Arsova B., Schlaepfer P., Gao J., Lewald K., Zhalnina K., Kosina S., Bowen B.P., Treen D., Vogel J., Visel A., Watt M., Dangl J.L., Northen T.R. (2018) Multi-lab EcoFAB study shows highly reproducible physiology and depletion of soil metabolites by a model grass. New Phytologist 222 (2): 1149-1160

Gao, J., Lewald K., Sasse J., Zhalnina, K., Cornmesser, L.T., Duncombe t.A., Zoshikuni, Z., Vogel, J.P., Firestone, M.K., Northen T. (2018) Ecosystem fabrication (EcoFAB) protocols for construction of laboratory ecosystems designed to study plant-microbe interactions. Journal of Visualized Experiments e57170 (134): 1-16

Liu, G., Pfeifer, J., de Brito Francisco, R., Emonet, A., Stirnemann, M., Gübeli, C., Hutter, O., Sasse, J., Mattheyer, C., Stelzer, E., Walter, A., Martinoia, E., Borghi, L. (2018) Changes in the allocation of endogenous strigolactone improve plant biomass production on phosphate-poor soils. New Phytologist 217 (2): 784-798

Sasse J., Martinoia E., Northen T. (2017) Feed your Friends: Do Plant Exudates shape the Root Microbiome? Trends in Plant Science 23 (1): 25-41

Sasse J., Schlegel M., Borghi L., Ullrich F., Lee M., Liu G-W., Giner J-L., Kayser O., Bigler L., Martinoia E., and Kretzschmar T. (2016) Petunia hybrida PDR2 is Involved in Herbivore Defense by Controlling Steroidal Contents in Trichomes. Plant Cell Environment 39 (12): 2725-2739

Sosso D., Luo D., Li Q-B., Sasse J., Yang J., Gendrot G., Suzuki M., Koch K. E., McCarty D. R., Chourey P. S., Rogowsky P. M., Ross-Ibarra J., Yang B. & Frommer W. B. (2015) Seed filling in domesticated maize and rice depends on SWEET-mediated hexose transport. Nature Genetics 47 (12): 1489-1493 

Sasse, J., Simon S., Gübeli C., Liu, G.-W., Cheng, X., Friml J., Bouwmeester H., Martinoia E., Borghi L. (2015) Asymmetric Localizations of the ABC Transporter PaPDR1 Trace Paths of Directional Strigolactone Transport. Current Biology 25 (5):647-655

Kretzschmar T., Sasse J., Kohlen W., Borghi L., Schlegel M., Bachelier J. B., Reinhardt D., Bours R., Bouwmeester H. J., Martinoia E. (2012) A petunia ABC protein controls strigolactone- dependent symbiotic signalling and branching. Nature 483 (7389): 341-344


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