Molecular interactions at the plant-fungal interface


  • Simone Vassiliadis, Kim M. Plummer, Kevin S. Powell, Piotr Trębicki, Jo E. Luck, Simone J. Rochfort. The effect of elevated CO2 and virus infection on the primary metabolism of wheat. Functional Plant Biology
  • Kinoti, W. M., Constable, F., Nancarrow, N., Rodoni, B., Plummer, K. First report of Cherry Virus A (CVA) in Australia and the first report of CVA infecting an ornamental plum (Prunus cerasifera). Plant Disease DOI: 10.1094/PDIS-12-15-1499-PDN Journal IF=3.02


  • Jason B. Shiller1, David Dubois2, Angela van de Wouw2, Andrew J. Robinson1,4,  Adam P. Taranto1, Cecilia H. Deng3,  Joanna K. Bowen3, Kim M. Plummer1*   A large family of AvrLm6-like genes in the apple and pear scab pathogens, Venturia inaequalis and Venturia pirina. Frontiers in Plant Science doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.00980


  • Dracatos, P. M., Van Der Weerden, N. L., Carroll, K. T., Johnson, E. D., Plummer, K. M., & Anderson, M. A. (2014). Inhibition of cereal rust fungi by both class I and II defensins derived from the flowers of Nicotiana alata. Molecular Plant Pathology, 15(1), 67-79. doi: 10.1111/mpp.12066
  • Cooke, I. R., Jones, D., Bowen, J. K., Deng, C., Faou, P., Hall, N. E., . . . Mathivanan, S. (2014).


  • McMaster, C. A., Plummer, K. M., Porter, I. J., & Donald, E. C. (2013). Antimicrobial activity of essential oils and pure oil compounds against soilborne pathogens of vegetables. Australasian Plant Pathology, 42(4), 385-392. doi: 10.1007/s13313-013-0216-0
  • Mann, R. A., Smits, T. H. M., Bühlmann, A., Blom, J., Goesmann, A., Frey, J. E., . . . Rodoni, B. (2013). Comparative Genomics of 12 Strains of Erwinia amylovora Identifies a Pan-Genome with a Large Conserved Core. PLoS ONE, 8(2). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0055644

Previous years

  • Proteogenomic analysis of the Venturia pirina (PEAR SCAB Fungus) secretome reveals potential effectors. Journal of Proteome Research, 13(8), 3635-3644. doi: 10.1021/pr500176c
  • Mann, R.A., Blom, J., Bühlmann, A., Plummer, K.M., Beer, S.V., Luck, J.E., Goesmann, A., Smits, T.H.M. (2012) Comparative analysis of the Hrp pathogenicity island of Rubus- and Spiraeoideae-infecting Erwinia amylovora strains identifies the IT region as a remnant of an integrative conjugative element. Gene 504 (2012) 6–12.
  • Joëlle Amselem, Christina Cuomo, Jan van Kan, Muriel Viaud, Ernesto Benito, Arnaud Couloux, Pedro M Coutinho, Ronald P de Vries, Paul S Dyer, Sabine Fillinger, Elisabeth Fournier, Lilian Gout, Matthias Hahn, Linda Kohn, Nicolas Lapalu, Kim M Plummer, Jean-Marc Pradier, Emmanuel Quevillon, Amir Sharon, Adeline Simon, Arjen ten Have, Bettina Tudzynski, Paul Tudzynski, Patrick Wincker, Marion Andrew, Ross Beever, Veronique Anthouard, Rolland Beffa, Isabelle Benoit, Ourdia Bouzid, Baptiste Brault, Zehua Chen, Mathias Choquer, Jérôme Collemare, Pascale Cotton, Etienne G Danchin, Corinne Da Silva, Angélique Gautier, Corinne Giraud, Tatiana Giraud, Celedonio Gonzalez, Sandrine Grossetete, Ulrich Güldener, Bernard Henrissat, Barbara J Howlett, Chinnappa Kodira, Matthias Kretschmer, Anne Lappartient, Michaela Leroch, Caroline Levis, Evan Mauceli, Cécile Neuvéglise, Birgitt Oeser, Matthew Pearson, Julie Poulain, Nathalie Poussereau, Hadi Quesneville, Christine Rascle, Julia Schumacher, Béatrice Ségurens, Adrienne Sexton, Catherine Sirven, Darren M Soanes, Nicholas J Talbot, Matt Templeton, Chandri Yandava, Oded Yarden, Qiandong Zeng, Jeffrey A Rollins, Marc-Henri Lebrun, Marty B Dickman (2011) Genomic analysis of the necrotrophic fungal pathogens Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and Botrytis cinerea. PLoS Genetics 7(8): e1002230.
  • Vincent G. M. Bus, Erik H.A. Rikkerink, Valérie Caffier, Charles-Eric Durel, and Kim M. Plummer. (2011) Revision of the Nomenclature of the Differential Host-Pathogen Interactions of Venturia inaequalis and Malus. Annual Review of Phytopathology 49:391–413.
  • Joanna K. Bowen, Carl H. Mesarich, Vincent G. M. Bus, Robert M. Beresford, Kim M. Plummer and Matthew D. Templeton (2011) Venturia inaequalis: the causal agent of apple scab. Molecular Plant Pathology 12(2):105
  • Rachel Powney, Steven V. Beer, Kim Plummer, Jo Luck, and Brendan Rodoni (2010) The specificity of PCR-based protocols for detection of Erwinia amylovora. Australasian Plant Pathology 40(1): 87-97.
  • Rachel Powney, Theo H.M. Smits, Tim Sawbridge, Beatrice Frey, Jochen Blom, Jürg E. Frey, Kim M. Plummer, Steven V. Beer, Joanne Luck, Brion Duffy, and Brendan Rodoni. Genome Sequence of an Erwinia amylovora Strain with Restricted Pathogenicity to Rubus Plants. (2010) J. Bacteriology 193: 785 - 786.
  • Yucel, R., Bird, F., Blanksby, T., Valenta, K., Gendall, A., Plummer, K.M., Malone, B., Harvey, A. (2009) Association for Academic Language and Learning A broad based, grass-roots, community of practice achieving curriculum reform in first year biology. Journal of Academic Language & Learning 3(2): 26-35.
  • Bus, V., Rikkerink, E., Aldwinckle, H.S., Caffier, V., Durel, C.E., Gardiner, S., Gessler, C., Groenwold, R., Laurens, F., Cam, B.L., Luby, J., Meulenbroek, B., Kellerhals, M., Parisi, L., Patocchi, A., Plummer, K.M., Schouten, H.J., Tartarini, S., Van De Weg, W.E. (2009) A proposal for the nomenclature of Venturia inaequalis races. Acta Horticulturae, 814 pp. 739-746.
  • Bowen, J.K., Mesarich, C.H., Rees-George, J., Cui, W., Fitzgerald, A, Win, J., Plummer K.M. and Templeton M.D. (2009) Candidate effector gene identification in the ascomycete fungal phytopathogen Venturia inaequalis by expressed sequence tag analysis. Molecular Plant Pathology 10( 3 ): 431– 448.
  • Kucheryava, N., Sutherland, P.W., Conolly, J.J., Mesarich, C.H., Rikkerink, E.H., Kemen, E., Plummer, K.M., Hahn, M., Templeton, M.D. (2008) Two novel Venturia inaequalis genes induced upon morphogenetic differentiation during infection and in vitro growth on cellophane. Fungal Genetics and Biology 45: 1329–1339.
  • X.Z. Tong, X. Zhang, K.M. Plummer, K.M. Stowell, P.A. Sullivan, and P.C. Farley (2007) GcSTUA, an APSES transcription factor, is required for generation of appressorial turgor pressure and full pathogenicity of Glomerella cingulata. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 20(9): 1102–1111.
  • Weld, R.J., Plummer, K.M., Carpenter, M.A. & Ridgway, H.J. (2006) Approaches to Functional Genomics in Filamentous Fungi. Cell Research 16: 31-44.
  • Bus V.G.M., Rikkerink E.H.A., van de Weg E.W., Gardiner S.E., Bassett H.C.M., Kodde L.P., Parisi L., Laurens F.N.D., Rusholme R., Meulenbroek B. & Plummer, K.M. (2005) The Vr and Vx scab resistance genes in two differential hosts derived from Russian apple R12740-7A map to the same linkage group of apple. Molecular Breeding 15: 103-116.
  • Bus V.G.M., Laurens F.N.D., van de Weg W.E., Rusholme R.L., Rikkerink E.H.A., Gardiner S.E., Bassett H.C.M., Kodde L.P. & Plummer K.M. (2005) The Vh8 locus of a new gene-for-gene interaction between Venturia inaequalis and the wild apple Malus sieversii is closely linked to the Vh2 locus in M. pumila R12740-7A. New Phytologist 166 (3): 1035-1049.
  • Fitzgerald, A.M., van Kan, J.A.L., Plummer, K.M. (2004) Simultaneous silencing of multiple genes in the apple scab fungus, Venturia inaequalis, by expression of chimeric inverted repeats. Fungal Genetics and Biology 41 (10): 963-971
  • Win, J, Greenwood, D.R. and Plummer, K.M. (2003) Characterisation of a protein from Venturia inaequalis that induces necrosis in Malus carrying the Vm resistance gene. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology 62 (4): 193-202
  • Fitzgerald, A.M., Mudge, A. M., Gleave, A., Plummer, K.M. (2003) Agrobacterium and PEG-mediated transformation of the phytopathogen Venturia inaequalis. Mycological Research 107 (7): 803-810
  • Bowen, J., Lay-Yee, M., Plummer, K.M., Ferguson, I. (2002) The heat shock response is involved in thermotolerance in suspension-cell cultured apple fruit cells. Journal of Plant Physiology 159, 599-606
  • Stehmann, C., Pennycook, S., Plummer, K.M. (2001) Molecular identification of a sexual interloper: the pear pathogen, Venturia pirina, has sex on apple. Phytopathology 91 (7), 633-641. 3-258.