68. Sperschneider J, Jildirir G, Rizzi Y, Malar MC, Sorwar E, Chen EC, Iwasaki W, Brauer EK, Bosnich W, Gutjahr C, Corradi N (2023) Resolving the haplotypes of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi highlights the role of two nuclear populations in host interactions. bioRxiv 824138. PDF

67. Tal L, Guercio AM, Varshney K, Young A, Gutjahr C, Shabek N (2023) C-terminal conformational changes in SCF-D3/MAX2 ubiquitin ligase are required for KAI2-mediated signaling. bioRxiv 524830. PDF

66. Kakoulidou I, Piezyk RS, Meyer MC, Kuhlmann M, Gutjahr C, Altmann T, Johannes F (2022) Parental pericentromeric methylation status drives methylome remodelling and heterosis in epigenetic hybrids. bioRxiv 510107. PDF


65. Kameoka H, Gutjahr C (2022) Function of lipids in develoment and reproduction of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Plant Cell Physiology, (Review) PDF

64. Hamon-Josse M, Villaécija-Aguilar JA, Ljung K, Leyser O, Gutjahr C, Bennett T (2022) KAI2 regulates seedling development by mediating light-induced remodelling of auxin transport. New Phytologist 235: 126-140.
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63. Sepulveda C, Guzmán MA, Villaécija-Aguilar JA, Martinez S, Kamran M, Li Q, Khosla A, Liu W, Gendron JM, Gutjahr C, Waters MT, Nelson DC (2022) KARRIKIN UPREGULATED F-BOX 1 (KUF1) imposes negative feedback regulation of karrikin and KAI2 ligand metabolism in Arabidopsis thaliana. PNAS 119: 2112820119.

62. Meng Y#Varshney K#, Incze N, Badics E, Kamran M, Davies SF, Oppermann LMF, Magne K, Dalmais M, Bendahmane A, Sibout R, Vogel J, Laudencia-Chingcuanco D, Bond CS, Soós V, Gutjahr C*, Waters MT* (2022) KARRIKIN INSENSITIVE2 regulates leaf development, root system architecture and arbuscular-mycorrhizal symbiosis in Brachypodium distachyonPlant Journal, 109: 1559-1574. PDF

61. Guercio AM, Torabi S, Cornu D, Dalmais M, Bendahmane A, Le Signor C, Pilot JP, Le Bris P, Boyer FD, Rameau C, Gutjahr C, de Saint Germain A, Shabek N (2022) Structural and functional analyses explain pea KAI2 receptor diversity and reveal stereoselective catalysis during signal perception. Communications Biology, 5:126. PDF
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60. Das D, Gutjahr C* (2022) Old dog, new trick: The PHOSPHATE STARVATION RESPONSE (PHR)-SPX system regulates arbuscular mycorrhiza symbiosis. Molecular Plant 15: 225-227. (Spotlight)

59. Das D, Paries M, Hobecker K, Gigl M, Dawid C, Lam HM, Zhang J*, Chen M*, Gutjahr C* (2022) PHOSPHATE STARVATION RESPONSE transcription factors enable arbuscular mycorrhiza symbiosis. Nature Communications 13:477. PDF
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58. Custódio V#, Gonin M#, Stabl G#, Bakhoum N, Oliveira MM, Gutjahr C*, Castrillo G* (2022) Sculpting the soil microbiota. Plant Journal, 109: 508-522. (Review) PDF.

57. Villaécija-Aguilar JA, Körösy CMaisch L§, Hammon-Josse M, Petrich A§, Magosch S§, Chapman P, Bennett T, Gutjahr C* (2022) KAI2 promotes Arabidopsis root hair elongation at low external phosphate by controlling local accumulation of AUX1 and PIN2. Current Biology 32: 228-236.


56. Siani R, Stabl G, Gutjahr C, Schloter M, Radl V (2021) Acidovorax pan-genome reveals specific functional traits for plant beneficial and pathogenic plant-associations. Microbial Genomics 7: 000666. PDF
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55. Schmid C, Mittermeier-Klessinger VK, Peters CT, Berger F, Kramler M, Heuberger H, Rinder R, Hofmann T, Gutjahr C, Dawid C (2021) Quantitative mapping of flavor and pharmacologically active compounds in European licorice roots (Glycyrrhiza glabra L.) in response to growth conditions and arbuscular mycorrhiza symbiosis. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 69: 13173-13189.

54. Villaécija-Aguilar JA, Struk S, Goormachtig S, Gutjahr C* (2021) Bioassays for the effect of strigolactones and other small molecules on root and root hair development. Methods in Molecular Biology 2309: 129-142. In: Prandi C, Cardinale F (eds.) Strigolactones: Methods and Protocols. Springer Nature, Switzerland.

53. Torabi S, Varshney K, Villaécija-Aguilar JA, Keymer A, Gutjahr C* (2021) Controlled assays for phenotyping the effects of strigolactone-like molecules on arbuscular mycorrhiza development. Methods in Molecular Biology 2309: 157-177. In: Prandi C, Cardinale F (eds.) Strigolactones: Methods and Protocols. Springer Nature, Switzerland.

52. Berger F, Gutjahr C* (2021) Factors affecting plant responsiveness to arbuscular mycorrhiza. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 59:101994. (Review) PDF

51. Carbonnel S, Torabi S, Gutjahr C* (2021) MAX2-independent transcriptional responses to rac-GR24 in Lotus japonicus roots. Plant Signaling & Behaviour 16:1840852.


50. Carbonnel S#, Torabi S#, Griesmann M§, Bleek E§, Tang Y, Buchka S§, Basso V§, Shindo M, Boyer FD, Wang TL, Udvardi M, Waters M, Gutjahr C* (2020) Lotus japonicus karrikin receptors display divergent ligand-binding specificities and organ-dependent redundancy. PLoS Genetics 16(12):e1009249. PDF
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49. Carbonnel S, Das D, Varshney K, Kolodziej M§, Villaécija-Aguilar JA, Gutjahr C* (2020) The karrikin signaling regulator SMAX1 controls Lotus japonicus root and root hair development by suppressing ethylene biosynthesis. PNAS 117: 21757-21765.

Highlighted in: Swarbreck SM (2021) Phytohormones interplay: Karrikin signalling promotes ethylene synthesis to modulate roots. Trends in Plant Sciences

48. Altman M#, Altmann S#, Rodriguez P, Weller B, Vergara LE, Palme J, Marin-de-la-Rosa N, Sauer M, Wenig M, Villaécija-Aguilar JA, Sales J, Lin CW, Pandiarajan R, Young V, Strobel A, Groß L, Carbonnel S, Kugler K, Garcia-Molina A, Bassel G, Falter C, Mayer KFX, Gutjahr C, Vlot-Schuster C, Grill E, Braun P (2020) Extensive signal integration by the phytohormone protein network. Nature 583: 271-276.

47. Das D#, Torabi S#, Chapman P, Gutjahr C* (2020) A flexible, low-cost hydroponic co-cultivation system for studying arbuscular mycorrhiza symbiosis. Frontiers in Plant Science 11:63. PDF

46. Das D*, Gutjahr C* (2020) Role of phytohormones in arbuscular mycorrhiza development. In: de Bruijn FJ (ed.), The model legume Medicago truncatula, Wiley, UK (Bookchapter, not peer reviewed)


45. Chiapello M*, Das D, Gutjahr C* (2019) RAMF: An open-source R package for statistical analysis and display of quantitative root colonization by arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi. Frontiers in Plant Science 10: 1184. PDF

44. Villaécija-Aguilar JA, Hamon-Josse M, Carbonnel SKretschmar A§, Schmid C, Dawid C, Bennett T*, Gutjahr C* (2019) SMAX1/SMXL2 regulate root and root hair development downstream of KAI2-mediated signalling in Arabidopsis. PLoS Genetics, 15(8):e1008327. PDF
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43. Müller CW, Carminati A, Kaiser C, Subke JA, Gutjahr C (2019) Rhizosphere function and structure - a complex interplay of plants, microorganisms and soil minerals. Frontiers in Environmental Science 7:130. (Editorial, not peer reviewed) PDF

42. Rodriguez PA, Rothballer M, Chowdhury SP, Nussbaumer T, Gutjahr C, Braun P (2019) Systems biology of plant microbiome interactions. Molecular Plant 12: 804-821. (Review) PDF

41. Rochange S, Goormachtig S, Lopez-Raez JA, Gutjahr C* (2019) The role of strigolactones in plant-microbe interactions. In: Koltai H, Prandi C (eds.), Strigolactones - Biology and Applications, Springer Nature, Switzerland. (Bookchapter, peer reviewed)


40. Gutjahr C* (2018) Symbiosis: Plasmodesmata link root-nodule organogenesis with infection. Current Biology 28: 1400-1403. (Dispatch, not peer reviewed)

39. Lanfranco L, Fiorilli V, Gutjahr C (2018) Partner communication and role of nutrients in the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis. New Phytologist, 220: 1031-1036. (Tansley Review)
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38. Schornack S*, Gutjahr C* (2018) Nothing in plant-microbe interactions makes sense... . Current Opinion in Plant Biology 44: iii-vi. (Editorial, not peer-reviewed)

37. Brands M, Wewer V, Keymer A, Gutjahr C, Dörmann P (2018) The Lotus japonicus acyl-acyl carrier protein thioesterase FatM is required for mycorrhiza formation and lipid accumulation of Rhizophagus irregularis. Plant Journal, 95: 219-232.

36. Keymer A, Gutjahr C* (2018) Cross kingdom lipid transfer in arbuscular mycorrhiza symbiosis and beyond. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 44: 137-144. (Review) PDF

35. Keymer A#, Huber C#, Eisenreich W*, Gutjahr C* (2018) Tracking lipid transfer by fatty acid isotopolog profiling from host plants to arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi. Bio-protocol 8(7): e2786. PDF

34. Pimprikar P, Gutjahr C* (2018) Transcriptional regulation of arbuscular mycorrhiza development. Plant Cell Physiology, 59: 673-679. (Review) PDF

33. Yu P, Wang C, Baldauf J, Tai H, Gutjahr C*, Hochholdinger F*, Li C* (2018) Root type and soil phosphate determine the taxonomic landscape of colonizing fungi and the transcriptome of field-grown maize roots. New Phytologist, 217: 1240-1253.
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32. Keymer A#, Pimprikar P#, Wewer V, Huber C, Brands M, Bucerius SL, Delaux PM, Klingl V, von Roepenack-Lahaye E, Wang TL, Eisenreich W, Dörmann P, Parniske M, Gutjahr C* (2017) Lipid transfer from plants to arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi. eLife 6. pii: e29107.  PDF
Preprint at bioRxiv
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31. Nadal M#, Sawers RHJ#, Naseem S, Bassin B, Kulicke C, Sharman A, An G, An K, Ahern KR, Romag A, Brutnell TP, Gutjahr C, Geldner N, Roux C, Martinoia E, Konopka JB, Paszkowski U (2017) An N-acetylglucosamine transporter required for arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis in maize and rice. Nature Plants 26;3: 17073.
News and views in Nature Plants by Benoit Levebvre 

30. Gutjahr C*, Parniske M* (2017) Cell Biology: control of partner life-time in a plant-fungus relationship. Current Biology, 27: R420-R423. (Dispatch, not peer reviewed)

29. Waters MT*, Gutjahr C*, Bennett T*, Nelson DC* (2017) Strigolactone signaling and evolution. Annual Review of Plant Biology, 68: 291-322. (Review) PDF

28. Couzigou JM, Lauressergues D, André O, Gutjahr C, Guillotin B, Bécard G, Combier JP (2017) Positive gene regulation by a natural protective miRNA enables arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis. Cell, Host & Microbe 21: 106-112.


27. Yu P, Gutjahr C, Li C, Hochholdinger F (2016) Genetic control of lateral root formation in cereals. Trends in Plant Sciences, 21: 951–961. (Review)

26. Pimprikar P, Carbonnel S, Paries M§, Katzer K, Klingl V, Bohmer MJ§, Karl L§, Floss DS, Harrison MJ, Parniske M, Gutjahr C* (2016) A CCaMK-CYCLOPS-DELLA complex activates transcription of RAM1 to regulate arbuscule branching. Current Biology 26: 987-998.
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25. Gutjahr C#, Gobbato E#, Choi J, Riemann M, Johnston MG, Summers W, Carbonnel S, Mansfield C, Yang SY, Nadal M, Acosta IF, Takano M, Jiao WB, Schneeberger K, Kelly KA, Paszkowski U (2015) Rice perception of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi requires the karrikin receptor complex. Science 350: 1521-1524.
Highlighted in Science 350: 1487-1489 by Pam Hines
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24. Gutjahr C*, Sawers RJH, Marti G, Andres-Hernandez L, Yang SY, Casieri L, Angliker H, Oakeley E, Wolfender JL, Abreu-Goodger C, Paszkowski U* (2015) Transcriptome diversity among rice root-types during asymbiosis and interaction with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. PNAS 112: 6754-6759.
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23. Gutjahr C*, Siegler H§, Haga K, Iino M, Paszkowski U (2015) Establishment of arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis in rice occurs independently of enzymatic jasmonate biosynthesis. PLoS One 10(4): e0123422. PDF

22. Chen J, Gutjahr C, Bleckmann A, Dresselhaus T (2015) Calcium signaling during reproductive and biotrophic fungal interactions. Molecular Plant 8: 595-611. (Review)


21. Kobae Y, Gutjahr C, Paszkowski U, Kojima T, Fujiwara T, Hata S (2014) Lipid droplets of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi emerge in concert with arbuscule collapse. Plant Cell Physiology 55: 1945-1953.

20. Etemadi M#, Gutjahr C#, Couzigou JM, Zouine M, Lauressergues D, Timmers A, Audran C, Bouzayen M, Becard G, Combier JP (2014) Auxin perception is required for arbuscule development in arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis. Plant Physiology 166: 281-292.

19. Carbonnel S, Gutjahr C* (2014) Control of arbuscular mycorrhiza development by nutrient signals. Frontiers in Plant Science 5: 462. (Opinion) PDF

18. Gutjahr C* (2014) Phytohormone signaling in arbuscular mycorhiza development. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 20: 26-34. (Review)


17. Gutjahr C*, Parniske M* (2013) Cell and developmental biology of arbuscular mycorrhiza symbiosis. Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology 29: 593-617. (Review) PDF

16. Gutjahr C*, Paszkowski U* (2013) Multiple control levels of root system remodelling in arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis. Frontiers in Plant Science 4: 204. (Review) PDF

15. Groth M#, Kosuta S#, Gutjahr C, Haage K, Hardel SL, Schaub M§, Brachmann A, Sato S, Tabata S, Findlay K, Wang TL, Parniske M (2013) Two Lotus japonicus symbiosis mutants impaired at distinct steps of arbuscule development. Plant Journal 75: 117-129.
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14. Nordström KJV, Albani MC, James GV, Gutjahr C, Harwig B, Turck F, Paszkowski U, Coupland G, Schneeberger K (2013) Mutation identification by direct comparison of whole-genome sequencing data from mutant and wild-type individuals using k-mers. Nature Biotechnology, 31: 325-330.
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13. Gutjahr C, Radovanovic D§, Geoffroy J, Zhang Q, Siegler H§, Chiapello M, Casieri L, An K, An G, Guiderdoni E, Kumar Chellian S, Sundaresan V, Harrison M, Paszkowski U (2012) The half-size ABC transporters STR1 and 2 are indispensable for mycorrhizal arbuscule formation in rice. Plant Journal, 69: 906-920.


12. Gutjahr C, Novero M, Welham T, Wang T, Bonfante P (2011) Root starch accumulation in response to arbuscular mycorrhizal colonization differs among Lotus japonicus starch mutants. Planta, 235: 639-646.


11. Gutjahr C, Novero M, Guether M, Montanari O, Udvardi M, Bonfante P (2009) Pre-symbiotic factors released by the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Gigaspora margarita induce starch accumulation in Lotus japonicus roots. New Phytologist, 183: 53-61.

10. Gutjahr C#, Casieri L#, Paszkowski U (2009) Glomus intraradices induces changes in root system architecture of rice independently of common SYM signaling. New Phytologist, 182: 829-837.

9. Gutjahr C*, Paszkowki U (2009) Weights in the balance: JA and SA signaling in root-biotroph interactions. MPMI 22: 763-772. (Review)


8. Gutjahr C, Banba M, Croset V§, An K, Miyao A, An G, Hirochika H, Imaizumi-Anraku H, Paszkowski U (2008) Arbuscular mycorrhiza-specific signaling in rice transcends the common symbiosis signaling pathway. Plant Cell 20: 2989-3005.

7. Banba M, Gutjahr C, Miyao A, Hirochika H, Paszkowski U, Kouchi H, Imaizumi-Anraku H (2008) Divergence of evolutionary ways among common SYM genes: CASTOR and CCaMK show functional conservation between two symbiosis systems and constitute the root of a common signaling pathway. Plant Cell Physiology 49: 1659-1671.

6. Sawers RJH, Gutjahr C, Paszkowski U (2008) Cereal mycorrhiza: An ancient symbiosis in modern agriculture. Trends in Plant Sciences 13: 93-97. (Review)

5. Sawers RJH, Yang SY, Gutjahr C, Paszkowski U (2008) The molecular components of nutrient exchange in arbuscular mycorrhizal interactions. In: Z.A. Siddiqui et al., (eds.), Mycorrhizae: Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, pp. 37-59 ©2008 Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. (Bookchapter, not peer reviewed)

2005 - 2007

4. Siddique I, Gutjahr C, Seneviratne G, Breckling B, Ranwala SW, Alexander IJ (2007) Changes in soil chemistry associated with the establishment of forest gardens on degraded grassland soils in Sri Lanka.  Biology and Fertility of Soils 44: 163-170.

3. Riemann M, Gutjahr C, Korte A, Riemann M, Danger B, Bayer U, Miramatsu T, Waller F, Furuya M, Nick P (2007) GER1 a novel early light and jasmonate induced gene in rice. Plant Biology 9: 32-40.

2. Gutjahr C*, Nick P (2006) Acrylamide inhibits gravitropism and affects microtubules in rice coleoptiles. Protoplasma 227: 211-222.

1. Gutjahr C, Riemann M, Müller A, Düchting P, Weiler EW, Nick P (2005) Cholodny-Went revisited – A role for jasmonate in gravitropism of rice coleoptiles. Planta 222: 575-585.
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* corresponding author       # equal contribution        § undergraduate author

Names of Gutjahr lab members are written in bold.