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Plant Pathology

Department of Plant Pathology


Mitchell Publications

Peer Reviews and Manuscripts

Burbano-Figueroa, O., Lu, G.- D., Kim, S., Chen, S., Songkumarn, P., Chen, J., Huang, C.- L., Wang, Z., Wang, G.L., and Mitchell, T. 2012. A pectin lyase enzyme from Magnaporthe oryzae functions as an effector of host defense.  Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions. (accepted)

Hu, J., Chen, C., Peever, T., Dang, H., Lawrence, C., and T. Mitchell. 2012. Genomic characterization of the conditionally dispensable chromosome in Alternaria arborescens provides evidence for horizontal gene transfer.  BMC Genomics  13:171

Li, G., Zhou, X., Zhang, H., Wang, Y., Zhu, H., Mitchell, T., Dean, R., and J. R. Xu. 2011. MoSfl1 Is Important for Virulence and Heat Tolerance in Magnaporthe oryzae.  PLoS ONE 6(5): e19951. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0019951.

Nunes, C., Sailsbery, J., Gowda, M., Xue, M., Chen, F., Brown, D., Oh, Y., Mitchell, T., and R. Dean. 2011. Diverse and Tissue-enriched small RNAs in the plant pathogenic fungus Magnaporthe oryzae.  Nucleic Acids Research 12:288.

Liu J, Wang X, Mitchell T, Hu Y, Liu X, Dai L, Wang GL. 2010.  Recent progress and understanding of the molecular mechanisms of the rice-Magnaporthe oryzae interaction. Mol Plant Pathology 11: 419-427.

Kim, S., Hu, J., Oh, Y., Park, J., Choi, J., Lee, Y-H., Dean, R., and T. Mitchell. 2010. Combining ChIP-chip and expression profiling to model the MoCRZ1 mediated circuit for Ca2+/calcineurin signaling in the rice blast fungus.  PLoS Pathogens. Vol. 6, no. 5 (May): 1-15. (IF: 9.2)

Caasi, Oliver C.; Nathan R. Walker; Stephen M. Marek; James N. Enis; and Thomas K. Mitchell.  2010.  Infection and colonization of turf-type bermudagrass by Ophiosphaerella herpotricha expressing green (GFP) or red (tdTomato) fluorescent proteins.  Phytopathology 100(5):415-423

Kim, Soonok; Jongsun Park; Sook-Young Park; Thomas K. Mitchell; and Yong-Hwan Lee.  2010. Identification and analysis of in planta expressed genes of Magnaporthe oryzae.  BMC Genomics. Vol. 11:104.

Meng, S., Brown, D.E., Ebbole, D., Torto-Alalibo, T., Oh, Y.Y., Deng, J., Mitchell, T.K., and R. A. Dean. (2009) Gene ontology annotation of the rice blast fungus, Magnaporthe oryzae.  BMC Microbiology. Vol. S8, no. 9: 1-6.

Mitchell, T.K., R. A. Dean, J-R. Xu, H. Zhu, Y. Oh, and H-S. Rho (2009). Protein Chips and Chromatin Immunoprecipitation - Emerging Technologies to Study Macromolecule Interactions in M. grisea. In Advances in Genetics, Genomics and Control of Rice Blast Disease. Part I, 73-82.

Tyler, B., Zhou, L., Tripathy, S., Torto-Alalibo, T., Li, H., Chibucos, M., Smith, B., Qutob, D., Gijzen, M., Mao, C., Sobral, B., Waugh, M., Mitchell, T., Dean, R., and M. A. Saghai-Maroof (2009). Transcriptional Profiles of Soybean Gene Expression during Compatible and Incompatible Interactions with Phytophthora sojae Inferred from ESTs.PlOS ONE. In review

Walker, N., Mitchell, T., Marek, S., and Y. Wu (2009). Infection and colonization of bermudagrass by a causal agent of Spring Deadspot of bermudagrass. USGA Trufgrass and Environmental Research Online (non-peer reviewed) 8:1-6.

Meng, S., Brown, D.E., Ebbole, D., Torto-Alalibo, T., Oh, Y.Y., Deng, J., Mitchell, T.K., and R. A. Dean (2009). Gene ontology annotation of the rice blast fungus, Magnaporthe oryzae. BMC Microbiology 9 S8:1-6.

Oh, Y. Y., Donofrio, N., Pan, H., Coughlan, S., Brown, D., Meng, S., Mitchell, T., and R. Dean (2008). Transcriptome analysis reveals new insight into appressorium formation and function in the rice blast fungus, Magnaporthe oryzae. Genome Biology 9:R85.

Cho, Y., Kwang-Hyung, K., Mauricio, L.R., Scott, D., Santopietro, G., Callihan, M., Mitchell, T.K., and C. Lawrence (2009). Identification of novel virulence factors associated with signal transduction pathways in Alternaria brassicicola. Accepted Molecular Microbiology.

Jeong, J.S., Mitchell, T.K., and R. Dean (2008). Carbon metabolism, growth, and virulence are controlled by FTT1, a 14-3-3 homolog in Magnaporthe grisea. In revision to Molecular Plant Pathology.

Craven, K.D., Valez, E., Hicks, R., Cho, Y., Lawrence C.B., and T. K. Mitchell, (2008). The role of anastomosis in pathogenicity of the fungal pathogen Alternaria brassicicola. Eukaryotic Cell 7:675-683.

Betts, M., Tucker, S., Galadima, N., Meng, Y., Patel, G., Li, L., Donofrio, N., Floyd, A., Nolin, S., Brown, D., Mandel, M.A., Mitchell, T., Xu, J-R., Dean, R., Farman, M., and M. Orbach (2007). Development of a high throughput transformation system for insertional mutagenesis in Magnaporthe grisea. Fungal Genetics and Biology, 44:1035-1049.

Yangre, C., Cramer, R., Kwang-Hyung, K., Davis, J., Mitchell, T., Figuli, P., Prayor, B., Lemasters, E., and C. Lawrence, (2007). The Fus3/Kss1 MAP kinase homolog amk1 regulates the expression of several hydrolytic enzyme genes in the fungus Alternaria brassicicola. Fungal Genetics and Biology, 44:543-553.

Torto-Alalibo, T., Tripathy, S., Smith, B.M., Arredondo, F., Zhou, L., Li, H., Qutob, D., Gijzen, M., Mao, C., Sobral, B.W.S., Waugh, M.E., Mitchell, T.K., Dean, R.A., and B. M. Tyler, (2007). Expressed sequence tags from Phytophthora sojae reveal genes specific to development and infection. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 20:781-793.

Jeong, J., Mitchell, T., and R. Dean, (2007). Characterization of the Magnaporthe grisea snodprot1 homolog, MgSPH1. FEMS Microbiology Letters. 273:157-165.

Walker, N.R., Mitchell, T.K., Morton, A.N., Marek, S.M., (2006). Influence of temperature and time of year on colonization of bermudagrass roots by Ophiosphaerella herpotricha. Plant Disease, 90: 1326-1330.

Soderlund, C., K. Haller, V. Pampanwar, D. Ebbole, M. Farman, M. Orbach, G. Wang, R. Wing, J. Xu, D. Brown, T. Mitchell, R. Dean (2006). MGOS: a resource for studying Magnaporthe grisea and Oryza sativa interactions. Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions, 19:1055-1061.

Taylor, T.V., Mitchell, T.K., Daub, M.E., (2006). An Oxidoreductase is required for cercosporin degradation by the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris pv. zinniae. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 72:6070-6078.

Donofrio, N., Oh, Y., Lundy, R., Pan, H., Jeong, J., Coughlan, S., Mitchell, T., Dean, R. (2006). Gene expression during nitrogen starvation in the rice blast fungus, Magnaporthe grisea. Fungal Genetics and Biology, 43:605-617.

Thon, M.R., Pan, H., Diener, S., Papalas, J., Taro, A., Mitchell, T.K., Dean, R.A., (2006). The role of transposable element clusters in genome evolution and loss of synteny in the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae. Genome Biology, 7: R16.

Cramer, R.A., La Rota, C. M., Cho, Y., Thon, M., Craven, K.D., Knudson, D.L., Mitchell, T.K., Lawrence, C.B. (2006). Bioinformatic analysis of expressed sequence tags derived from a compatible Alternaria brassicicola-Brassica oleracea interaction. Molecular Plant Pathology 7:113-124.

Dean, R., Talbot, N., Ebbole, D., Farman, M., Mitchell, T., Orbach, M., Thon, M., Kulkarni, R., Xu, J-R., Huaqin, P., Read, N., Lee, Y-H., Carbone, I., Brown, D., Soanes, D., Djonovic, S., Kolomiets, E., Rehmeyer, C., Li, W., Harding, M., Lebrun, M-H., Bohnert, H., Kim, S., Galagan, J., Birren, B., (2005). Analysis of the genome sequence of the plant pathogenic fungus Magnaporthe grisea, the causal agent of rice blast disease. Nature 434:980-986.

Donofrio, N., Rajagopalon, R., Brown, D., Diener, S., Windham, D., Nolin, S., Floyd, A., Mitchell, T., Galadima, N., Tucker, S., Orbach, M.J., Patel, G., Farman, M., Pampanwar, V., Soderlund, C., Lee, Y-H., Dean, R.A. (2005) PACLIM: A component LIM system for high-throughput functional genomic analysis. BMC Bioinformatics 6:94-100.

Craven, K.D., Peterson, P.D., Mitchell, T.K., Martin, S.B. (2005). Molecular identification of the turfgrass rapid blight pathogen. Mycologia 97: 160-166.

Diener, S., Chellappan, M.K., Mitchell, T.K., Dunn-Coleman, N., Ward, M., Dean, R.A. (2004). Insight into Trichoderma reesei’s genome content, organization and evolution revealed through BAC library characterization. Fungal Genetics and Biology 41:1077-1087.

Mitchell, T.K., Alejos-Gonzalez, F., Gracz, H.S., Danehower, D.A., Daub, M.E., Chilton, W.S. (2003). Xanosporic acid, an intermediate in bacterial degradation of the fungal phototoxin cercosporin. Phytochemistry 62:723-732.

Diener, S.E., Dunn-Coleman, N., Foreman, P., Houfek, T.D., Teunissen, P.J.M., van Solingen, P., Dankmeyer, L., Mitchell, T.K., Ward, M., Dean, R.A. (2003). Characterization of the protein processing and secretion pathways in a comprehensive set of expressed sequence tags from Trichoderma reesei. FEMS Microbiology Letters 230:275-285.

Foreman, P.K., Brown, D., Dankmeyer, L., Dean, R.A, Diener, S., Dunn-Coleman, N.S. Goedegebuur, F., Houfek, T.D., England, G.J., Kelley, A.S, Meerman, H.J., Mitchell, T.K., Mitchinson, C., Olivares, H.A., Teunissen, P.J.M., Yao, J., Ward, M. (2003). Transcriptional regulation of biomass-degrading enzymes in the filamentous fungus Trichoderma reesei. Journal of Biological Chemistry.

Takano, Y., Choi, W., Mitchell, T.K., Okuno, T. and Dean, R.A (2003). Large-scale parallel analysis of gene expression during infection-related morphogenesis of Magnaporthe grisea. Molecular Plant Pathology 4: 337-346.

Mitchell, T.K., Thon, M.R., Jeong, J-S., Brown, D.E., Deng, J., Dean, R.A. (2003). The rice blast pathosystem as a case study for the development of new tools and raw materials for genome analysis of fungal plant pathogens. New Phytologist 159: 53-61.

Zhu, H., Bilgin, M., Bangham, R., Hall, D., Casamayor, A., Bertone, P., Lan, N., Jansen, R., Bidlingmaier, S., Houfek, T., Mitchell, T.K., Miller, P., Dean, R., Gerstein, M., and Snyder, M. (2002). Global analysis of protein activities using proteome chips. Science 293:2101-2105.

Mitchell, T.K., Chilton, S., and Daub, M.E. (2002). Bio-degradation of the polyketide toxin cercosporin. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 68: 4173-4181.

Martin, S.L., Blackmon, B., Rajagopalan, R., Houfek, T.D., Sceeles, R.G., Denn, S.O., Mitchell, T.K., Brown, D.E., Wing, R.A., Dean, R.A (2002). MagnaportheDB: a federated solution for integrating physical and genetic map data with BAC end derived sequences for the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe grisea. Nucleic Acids Research, 30:121-124.

Waugh, M.E., Tyler, B.M., Mitchell, T.K., Houfek, T.D, Dean, R.A., Anderston, W.T., Inman, J.T., Schilkey, F.D., Sullivan, J.P., Bell, C.J. (2002). The Phytophthora Genome Consortium Database. Nucleic Acids Research.

Mitchell, T.K., and Dean, R.A. (1995). cAMP Dependent protein kinase catalytic subunit is required for appressorium formation by the rice blast pathogen, Magnaporthe grisea. Plant Cell 7,1869-1878.

Fact Sheets

Ellis, S.D., Boehm, M.J., and T.K. Mitchell (2008). Fungal and Fungal-Like Diseases of Plants. Ohio State University, Agriculture and Natural Resources, PP401.7.

Reviews, Books, or Chapters

T. K. Mitchell, R. A. Dean, J-R. Xu, H. Zhu, Y. Oh, and H-S. Rho (2009). Protein Chips and Chromatin Immunoprecipitation – Emerging Technologies to Study Macromolecule Interactions in M. grisea. In Advances in Genetics, Genomics, and Control of Rice Blast Disease. Wang and Valent Eds. Springer Press. Pages 73-79.

N. M. Donofrio, T. K. Mitchell, and R. A. Dean (2009). The Significance of Nitrogen Regulation, Source and Availability on the Interaction Between Rice and Rice Blast. In Advances in Genetics, Genomics, and Control of Rice Blast Disease. Wang and Valent eds. Springer Press. Pages 59-72.

C.B. Lawrence, T.K. Mitchell, K.D. Craven, Y. Cho, R.A. Cramer, and K.H. Kim (2008). Knocking on Death’s Door: Alternaria Pathogenicity Mechanisms. Plant Pathology Journal 24, 101-111.

Dean, R.A., Blackmon, B.P., Brooks, J.C., Gilbert, R.D., Liu, S., Mitchell, T.K., Shieh, M.T., and Zhu, H. (1996). Cells surface communication in appressorium development by Magnaporthe grisea. In: Molecular aspects of Pathogenicity and Resistance: Requirement for Signal Transduction, D. Mills, H. Kunoh, N.T. Keen, and S. Mayama (eds.). American Phytopathological Society Press, pp. 59-71.

Dean, R.A., Lee, Y-H., Mitchell, T.K., and Whitehead, D.S. (1995). Signaling systems and gene expression regulating appressorium formation in Magnaporthe grisea. In: Rice Blast Diseases. R.S. Zigler, S.A. Leong, and P.S. Teng (eds.). Cambridge University Press, pp.23-34.

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