Interactions between barley and Blumeria graminis
This interaction offers many advantages as model for studying defence mechanisms in plants
- Synchronised development of inoculum.
- Well characterised cytology. Possible to do studies at the single cell level.
- Analysis of cell content
- Altered gene expression by RNAi or transient over expression
- VIGS being developed.
- Availability of good genetic material.
- TILLING populations. Map based cloning has been achieved.
Our current efforts concern two barley genes involved in signal transduction and gene regulation, a DUF26 receptor-like protein kinase and a NAC transcription factor HvNAC6/ATAF1.
Selected recent publications
Rayapuram G, Jensen MK, Maiser F, Shanir JV, Hornshøj H, Rung JH, Gregersen PL, Schweizer P, Collinge DB, Lyngkjær MF (2011) Regulation of basal resistance by a powdery mildew-induced cysteine-rich receptor-like protein kinase in barley. Mol Plant Pathol doi: 10.1111/J.1364-3703.2011.00736.X
Collinge DB, Jensen MK, Lyngkjaer MF, Rung J. 2008. How can we exploit functional genomics approaches for understanding the nature of plant defences? Barley as a case study Eur. J. Plant Pathol. 121:257-66
Jensen MK, Hagedorn P, Torres-Zabala Md, Grant MR, Rung JH, Collinge DB, Lyngkjaer MF. 2008. Transcriptional regulation by a NAC (NAM-ATAF1,2-CUC2) transcription factor attenuates ABA signalling for efficient basal defence towards Blumeria graminis f.sp. hordei in Arabidopsis Plant J. 56:867-80
Jensen MK, Rung JH, Gregersen PL, Gjetting T, Fuglsang AT, Hansen M, Joehnk N, Lyngkjær MF and Collinge DB . 2007. The HvNAC6 Transcription Factor: A Positive Regulator of Penetration Resistance in Barley and Arabidopsis Plant. Mol. Biol. 65:137-50
Current project websites:
Plant Receptor-like Kinases in ROS Signaling: http://www.erapg.org/everyone/16790/18613/19533/19542