, Volume 23, Issue 5, pp 498–500 | Cite as

Thecaphora thlaspeos–ein Brandpilz spezialisiert auf Modellpflanzen

  • Ronny Kellner
  • Vera Göhre
Wissenschaft Endophyten


Smut fungi are plant pathogens that infect important crops such as maize or potato. Due to the genetic complexity of their hosts, molecular studies of plant responses to infection by smut fungi are challenging. The fungus Thecaphora thlaspeos is unique as it shares many features with the well-studied maize pathogen Ustilago maydis, but is specialised on Brassicaceae hosts. This enables the exploitation of genetic resources of both host and pathogen, to characterise mechanisms of endophytic growth and smut virulence in dicot plants.10.1007/s12268-017-0828-y


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für PflanzenzüchtungsforschungCluster of Excellence in Plant Sciences (CEPLAS)KölnDeutschland
  2. 2.Institut für Mikrobiologie, CEPLAS, Bioeconomy Science Center (BioSC)Universität DüsseldorfDüsseldorfDeutschland

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