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2019

Van de Wouw AP, Howlett BJ. (2019) Advances in understanding the Leptosphaeria maculansBrassica pathosystem and their impact on disease management. Can J. Plant Path.: in press.

Verma S, Shakya VPS, Idnurm A. (2019) The dual function gene RAD23 contributed to Cryptococcus neoformans virulence independently of its role in nucleotide excision DNA repair. Gene: in press.

Van de Wouw AP, Idnurm A. (2019) Biotechnological potential of engineering pathogen effector proteins for use in plant disease management. Biotechnol. Adv.: in press.

Urquhart AS, Hu J, Chooi YH, Idnurm A. (2019) The fungal gene cluster for biosynthesis of the antibacterial agent viriditoxin. Fungal Biol. Biotechnol. 6: 10. Article

So Y-S, Lee D-G, Idnurm A, Ianiri G, Bahn Y-S. (2019) The TOR pathway plays pleiotropic roles in growth and stress responses of the fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans. Genetics 212: 1241-1258.

Darma R, Lutz A, Elliott CE, Idnurm A. (2019) Identification of a gene cluster for the synthesis of the plant hormone abscisic acid in the plant pathogen Leptosphaeria maculans. Fungal Genet. Biol. 130: 62-71.

Gibbons AT, Idnurm A, Seiter M, Dyer PS, Kokolski M, Goodacre SL, Gorb SN, Wolff JO. (2019) Amblypygid-fungal interactions: the whip spider exoskeleton as a substrate for fungal growth. Fungal Biol. 123: 497-506.

Boyce K, Morrissey O, Idnurm A, Macreadie I. (2019) Insights into the global emergence of antifungal drug resistance. Microbiology Australia 40: 87-91. Article

Urquhart AS, Idnurm A. (2019) Limitations of transcriptome-based prediction of pathogenicity genes in the plant pathogen Leptosphaeria maculans. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 366: fvz080.

Boyce K, Idnurm A. (2019) Lighting up mutation: a new unbiased system for the measurement of microbial mutation rates [commentary]. mBio 10: e00740-19. Article

Zou Z, Zhang X, Parks P, du Toit LJ, Van de Wouw AP, Fernando WGD. (2019) A new subclade of Leptosphaeria biglobosa identified from Brassica rapa. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 20: 1668. Article

Van de Wouw AP, Elliott CE, Popa KM, Idnurm A. (2019) Analysis of repeat induced point (RIP) mutations in Leptosphaeria maculans indicates variability in the RIP process between fungal species. Genetics 211: 89-104.  f1000-web-logo-large

2018

Zhu P, Idnurm A. (2018) The contribution of the White Collar complex to Cryptococcus neoformans virulence is independent of its light-sensing capabilities. Fungal Genet. Biol. 121: 56-64.

Idnurm A, Meyer V. (2018) The CRISPR revolution in fungal biology and biotechnology, and beyond. Fungal Biol. Biotechnol. 5: 19. Article

Condon BJ, Elliott CE, Gonzalez J, Yun SH, Akagi Y, Wiesner-Hanks T, Kodama M, Turgeon G. (2018) Clues to an evolutionary mystery: the genes for T-toxin, enabler of the devastating 1970 southern corn leaf blight epidemic, are present in ancestral species, suggesting an ancient origin. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 31: 1154-1165.

Idnurm A. (2018) Mystique of Phycomyces blakesleeanus is a peculiar mitochondrial genetic element that is highly variable in DNA sequence while subjected to strong negative selection. J. Genet. 97: 1195-1204. Article

Howlett BJ. (2018) A ‘genome to paddock’ approach to control plant disease. Australasian Plant Pathology 47: 239-243.

Urquhart AS, Mondo SJ, Mäkelä MR, Hane JK, Wiebenga A, He G, Mihaltcheva S, Pangilinan J, Lipzen A, Barry K, de Vries RP, Grigoriev IV, Idnurm A. (2018) Genomic and genetic insights into a cosmopolitan fungus, Paecilomyces variotii (Eurotiales). Front. Microbiol. 9: 3058. Article

Gryganskyi AP, Golan J, Dolatabadi S, Mondo S, Robb S, Idnurm A, Muszewska A, Steczkiewicz K, Masonjones S, Liao HL, Gajdeczka MT, Anike F, Vuek A, Anishchenko IM, Voigt K, de Hoog GS, Smith ME, Heitman J, Vilgalys R, Stajich JE. (2018) Phylogenetic and phylogenetic definition of Rhizopus species. G3, 8 2007-2018. Article

Sprague SJ, Marcroft SJ, Lindbeck KD, Ware AH, Khangura RK, Van de Wouw AP. (2018) Detection, prevalence and severity of upper canopy infection on mature Brassica napus plants caused by Leptosphaeria maculans in Australia. Crop Pasture Sci. 69: 65-78.

Verma S, Shakya VPS, Idnurm A. (2018) Exploring and exploiting the connection between mitochondria and virulence in human pathogenic fungi. Virulence 9: 426-446. Article

Van de Wouw AP, Howlett BJ, Idnurm A. (2018) Changes in allele frequencies of avirulence genes in the blackleg fungus, Leptosphaeria maculans, over two decades in Australia. Crop Pasture Sci. 69: 20-29.

Plissonneau C, Rouxel T, Chèvre AM, Van de Wouw AP, Balesdent MH. (2018) One gene-one name: the AvrLmJ1 avirulence gene of Leptosphaeria maculans is AvrLm5. Mol. Plant Pathol. 19: 1012-1016.

McCredden J, Cowley RB, Marcroft SJ, Van de Wouw AP. (2018) Changes in farming practices impact on spore release patterns in the blackleg pathogen, Leptosphaeria maculans. Crop Pasture Sci. 69: 1-8.

Van de Wouw AP, Batley J. (2018) Brassica 2016 – phenomics to genomics and everything in between. Crop Pasture Sci. 69: i. Article

2017

Idnurm A, Urquhart AS, Vummadi DR, Chang S, Van de Wouw AP, López-Ruiz FJ. (2017) Spontaneous and CRISPR/Cas9-induced mutation of the osmosensor histidine kinase of the canola pathogen Leptosphaeria maculans. Fungal Biol. Biotechnol. 4: 12. Article

Van de Wouw AP, Elliott VL, Chang S, López-Ruiz FJ, Marcroft SJ, Idnurm A. (2017) Identification of isolates of the plant pathogen Leptosphaeria maculans resistant to the triazole fungicide fluquinconazole using a novel in planta assay. PLoS One 12: e0188106. Article

Urquhart AS, Coulon PML, Idnurm A. (2017) Pilaira australis sp. nov. (Mucorales, Mucoromycota) isolated from emu faeces in Australia. Phytotaxa 329: 277-283.

Urquhart AS, Idnurm A. (2017) Sit4-associated protein is required for pathogenicity of Leptosphaeria maculans on Brassica napus. Curr. Microbiol. 74: 1438-1446.

Meyer V, Nai C, Idnurm A. (2017) Openness and visibility of fungal bio(techno)logy. Fungal Biol. Biotechnol. 4: 9. Article

Idnurm A, Bailey AM, Cairns TC, Elliott CE, Foster GD, Ianiri G, Jeon J. (2017) A silver bullet in a golden age of functional genomics: the impact of Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of fungi. Fungal Biol. Biotechnol. 4: 6. Article

Hagen F, et al. (2017) Importance of resolving fungal nomenclature: the case of multiple pathogenic species in the Cryptococcus genus. mSphere 2: e00238-17. Article

Boyce KJ, Wang Y, Verma S, Shakya VPS, Xue C, Idnurm A. (2017) Mismatch repair of DNA replication errors contributes to microevolution in the pathogenic fungus Cryptococcus neoformans. mBio 8: e00595-17. Article

Ianiri G, Boyce KJ, Idnurm A. (2017) Isolation of conditional mutations in genes essential for viability of Cryptococcus neoformans. Curr. Genet. 63: 519-530. Article

Lee SC, Idnurm A. (2017) Fungal sex: the Mucoromycota. Microbiol. Spectrum 5: FUNK-0041-2017.

Polaino S, Villalobos-Escobedo JM, Shakya VPS, Miralles-Durán A, Chaudhary S, Sanz C, Shahriari M, Luque EM, Eslava AP, Corrochano LM, Herrera-Estrella A, Idnurm A. (2017) A Ras GTPase associated protein is involved in the phototropic and circadian photobiology responses in fungi. Sci. Rep. 7: 44790. Article

Shakya VPS, Idnurm A. (2017) The inhibition of mating in Phycomyces blakesleeanus by light is dependent on the MadA-MadB complex that acts in a sex-specific manner. Fungal Genet. Biol. 101: 20-30.

Yang D-H, Jung K-W, Bang S, Lee J-W, Song M-H, Floyd-Averette A, Festa RA, Ianiri G, Idnurm A, Thiele DJ, Heitman J, Bahn Y-S. (2017) Rewiring of signaling networks modulating thermotolerance in the human pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans. Genetics 205: 201-219. Article

2016

Ianiri G, Averette A, Kingsbury JM, Heitman J, Idnurm A. (2016) Gene function analysis in the ubiquitous human commensal and pathogen Malassezia genus. mBio 7: e01853-16. Article

Meyer V, Idnurm A. (2016) The freedom of choice. Fungal Biol. Biotechnol. 3: 9. Article

Van de Wouw AP, Idnurm A, Davidson JA, Sprague SJ, Khangura RK, Ware AH, Lindbeck KD, Marcroft SJ. (2016) Fungal diseases of canola in Australia: identification of trends, threats and potential therapies. Australasian Plant Pathol. 45: 415-423.

Corrochano LM, … , Idnurm A, Herrera-Estrella A, Gabaldón T, Grigoriev IV. (2016) Expansion of signal transduction pathways in fungi by extensive genome duplication. Curr. Biol. 26: 1577-1584. Article  f1000-web-logo-large

Elliott VL, Marcroft SJ, Howlett BJ, Van de Wouw AP. (2016) Gene-for-gene resistance is expressed in cotyledons, leaves and pods, but not during late stages of stem colonisation in the Leptosphaeria maculansBrassica napus pathosystem. Plant Breeding 135: 200-207.

Idnurm A, Bahn Y-S. (2016) Fungal physiology: Red light plugs into MAPK pathway. Nature Microbiology 1: 16052.

McLean MS, Weppler R, Howlett BJ, Hollaway GJ. (2016) Spot form of net blotch suppression and yield of barley in response to fungicide application in the Wimmera region of Victoria, Australia. Australasian Plant Pathol. 45: 37-43.

Elliott CE. (2016) Control of gene expression in phytopathogenic Ascomycetes during early invasion of plant tissue. In The Mycota Volume III, ed. D. Hoffmeister, pp. 69-98.

Ianiri G, Idnurm A, Castoria R. (2016) Transcriptomic responses of the basidiomycete yeast Sporobolomyces sp. to the mycotoxin patulin. BMC Genomics 17: 210. Article

Van de Wouw A, Marcroft SJ, Howlett BJ. (2016) Blackleg disease of canola in Australia. Crop Pasture Sci. 67: 273-283.

Van de Wouw A, Elliott VL, Ware A, Lindbeck K, Howlett BJ, Marcroft SJ. (2016) Infection of canola pods by Leptosphaeria maculans and subsequent seed contamination.  Eur. J. Plant Path. 145: 687-695.

2015

Shiller J, Van de Wouw AP, Taranto AP, Bowen JK, Dubois D, Robinson A, Deng CH, Plummer KM. (2015) A large family of AvrLm6-like genes in the apple and pear scab pathogens, Venturia inaequalis and Venturia pirinaFront. Plant Sci. 6: 980. Article

Idnurm A, Hood ME, Johannesson H, Giraud T. (2015) Contrasted patterns in mating-type chromosomes in fungi: hotspots versus coldspots of recombination. Fungal Biol. Rev. 29: 220-229. Article

Patel DA, Zander M, Van de Wouw AP, Mason AS, Edwards D, Batley J. (2015) Population diversity of Leptosphaeria maculans in Australia. International Journal of Biology 7: 3. Article

Camino LP, Idnurm A, Cerdá-Olmedo E. (2015) Diversity, ecology, and evolution in PhycomycesFungal Biol. 119: 1007-1021.

Sheedy EM, Van de Wouw AP, Howlett BJ, May TW. (2015) Population genetic structure of the ectomycorrhizal fungus Laccaria sp. A resembles that of its host tree Nothofagus cunninghamii. Fungal Ecol. 13: 23-32.

Idnurm A, Lin X. (2015) Rising to the challenge of multiple Cryptococcus species and the diseases they cause. Fungal Genet. Biol. 78: 1-6. Article

Howlett BJ, Lowe RGT, Marcroft SJ, Van de Wouw AP. (2015) Evolution of virulence in fungal plant pathogens: exploiting fungal genomics to control plant disease. Mycologia 107: 441-451. Article Cover illustration

Shine AM, Shakya VPS, Idnurm A. (2015) Phytochelatin synthase is required for tolerating metal toxicity in a basidiomycete yeast and is a conserved factor involved in metal homeostasis in fungi. Fungal Biol. Biotechnol. 2: 3. Article

Lin J, Idnurm A, Lin X. (2015) Morphology and its underlying genetic regulation impact the interaction between Cryptococcus neoformans and its hosts. Med. Mycol. 53: 493-504.

Ianiri G, Idnurm A. (2015) Essential gene discovery in the basidiomycete Cryptococcus neoformans for antifungal drug target prioritization. mBio 6: e02334-14. Article  f1000-web-logo-large

Golicz AA, Martinez PA, Zander M, Patel DA, Van de Wouw AP, Visendi P, Fitzgerald TL, Edwards D, Batley J. (2015) Gene loss in the fungal canola pathogen Leptosphaeria maculansFunct. Integr. Genomics. 15: 189-196.