Denise Weidenbach Department of Plant Physiology, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
2 protocols

Marco Loehrer Department of Plant Physiology, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
2 protocols

Rhoda Delventhal Department of Plant Physiology, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
2 protocols

Ulrich Schaffrath
  • Department of Plant Physiology, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Research focus
  • Plant science
  • 2 Author merit


Ph.D in Biology, Department of Plant Physiology (Bio III), RWTH Aachen University, Germany, 1994

Current Position

Professor, Department of Plant Physiology (Bio III), RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Publications (since 2005)

  1. Mogga, V., Delventhal, R., Weidenbach, D., Langer, S., Bertram, P. M., Andresen, K., Thines, E., Kroj, T. and Schaffrath, U. (2016). Magnaporthe oryzae effectors MoHEG13 and MoHEG16 interfere with host infection and MoHEG13 counteracts cell death caused by Magnaporthe-NLPs in tobacco. Plant Cell Rep 35(5): 1169-1185.
  2. Weidenbach, D., Esch, L., Moller, C., Hensel, G., Kumlehn, J., Hofle, C., Huckelhoven, R. and Schaffrath, U. (2016). Polarized Defense Against Fungal Pathogens Is Mediated by the Jacalin-Related Lectin Domain of Modular Poaceae-Specific Proteins. Mol Plant 9(4): 514-527.
  3. Rahmen, N., Schlupp, C. D., Mitsunaga, H., Fulton, A., Aryani, T., Esch, L., Schaffrath, U., Fukuzaki, E., Jaeger, K. E. and Buchs, J. (2015). A particular silent codon exchange in a recombinant gene greatly influences host cell metabolic activity. Microb Cell Fact 14: 156.
  4. Strugala, R., Delventhal, R. and Schaffrath, U. (2015). An organ-specific view on non-host resistance. Front Plant Sci 6: 526.
  5. Ulferts, S., Delventhal, R., Splivallo, R., Karlovsky, P. and Schaffrath, U. (2015). Abscisic acid negatively interferes with basal defence of barley against Magnaporthe oryzae. BMC Plant Biol 15: 7.
  6. Weidenbach, D., Jansen, M., Bodewein, T., Nagel, K. A. and Schaffrath, U. (2015). Shoot and root phenotyping of the barley mutant kcs6 (3-ketoacyl-CoA synthase6) depleted in epicuticular waxes under water limitation. Plant Signal Behav 10(4): 1-3.
  7. Weidenbach, D., Jansen, M., Franke, R. B., Hensel, G., Weissgerber, W., Ulferts, S., Jansen, I., Schreiber, L., Korzun, V., Pontzen, R., Kumlehn, J., Pillen, K. and Schaffrath, U. (2014). Evolutionary conserved function of barley and Arabidopsis 3-KETOACYL-CoA SYNTHASES in providing wax signals for germination of powdery mildew fungi. Plant Physiol 166(3): 1621-1633.
  8. Loehrer, M., Vogel, A., Huettel, B., Reinhardt, R., Benes, V., Duplessis, S., Usadel, B. and Schaffrath, U. (2014). On the current status of Phakopsora pachyrhizi genome sequencing. Front Plant Sci 5: 377.
  9. Ludwig, N., Lohrer, M., Hempel, M., Mathea, S., Schliebner, I., Menzel, M., Kiesow, A., Schaffrath, U., Deising, H. B. and Horbach, R. (2014). Melanin is not required for turgor generation but enhances cell-wall rigidity in appressoria of the corn pathogen Colletotrichum graminicola. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 27(4): 315-327.
  10. Loehrer, M., Botterweck, J., Jahnke, J., Mahlmann, D. M., Gaetgens, J., Oldiges, M., Horbach, R., Deising, H. and Schaffrath, U. (2014). In vivo assessment by Mach-Zehnder double-beam interferometry of the invasive force exerted by the Asian soybean rust fungus (Phakopsora pachyrhizi). New Phytol 203(2): 620-631.
  11. Delventhal, R., Falter, C., Strugala, R., Zellerhoff, N. and Schaffrath, U. (2014). Ectoparasitic growth of Magnaporthe on barley triggers expression of the putative barley wax biosynthesis gene CYP96B22 which is involved in penetration resistance. BMC Plant Biol 14: 26.
  12. Langenbach, C., Campe, R., Schaffrath, U., Goellner, K. and Conrath, U. (2013). UDP-glucosyltransferase UGT84A2/BRT1 is required for Arabidopsis nonhost resistance to the Asian soybean rust pathogen Phakopsora pachyrhizi. New Phytol 198(2): 536-545.
  13. Wunderle, J., Leclerque, A., Schaffrath, U., Slusarenko, A. and Koch, E. (2012). Assessment of the loose smut fungi (Ustilago nuda and U. tritici) in tissues of barley and wheat by fluorescence microscopy and real-time PCR. Eur J Plant Pathol 133(4): 865-875.
  14. Abbruscato, P., Nepusz, T., Mizzi, L., Del Corvo, M., Morandini, P., Fumasoni, I., Michel, C., Paccanaro, A., Guiderdoni, E., Schaffrath, U., Morel, J. B., Piffanelli, P. and Faivre-Rampant, O. (2012). OsWRKY22, a monocot WRKY gene, plays a role in the resistance response to blast. Mol Plant Pathol 13(8): 828-841.
  15. Delventhal, R., Zellerhoff, N. and Schaffrath, U. (2011). Barley stripe mosaic virus-induced gene silencing (BSMV-IGS) as a tool for functional analysis of barley genes potentially involved in nonhost resistance. Plant Signal Behav 6(6): 867-869.
  16. Schreiber, C., Slusarenko, A. J. and Schaffrath, U. (2011). Organ identity and environmental conditions determine the effectiveness of nonhost resistance in the interaction between Arabidopsis thaliana and Magnaporthe oryzae. Mol Plant Pathol 12(4): 397-402.
  17. Zellerhoff, N., Himmelbach, A., Dong, W., Bieri, S., Schaffrath, U. and Schweizer, P. (2010). Nonhost resistance of barley to different fungal pathogens is associated with largely distinct, quantitative transcriptional responses. Plant Physiol 152(4): 2053-2066.
  18. Goellner, K., Loehrer, M., Langenbach, C., Conrath, U., Koch, E. and Schaffrath, U. (2010). Phakopsora pachyrhizi, the causal agent of Asian soybean rust. Mol Plant Pathol 11(2): 169-177.
  19. Jansen, M. and Schaffrath, U. (2009). The barley mutant emr2 shows enhanced resistance against various fungal leaf pathogens. Plant Breeding, 128: 124-129.
  20. Hoefle, C., Loehrer, M., Schaffrath, U., Frank, M., Schultheiss, H. and Huckelhoven, R. (2009). Transgenic suppression of cell death limits penetration success of the soybean rust fungus Phakopsora pachyrhizi into epidermal cells of barley. Phytopathology 99(3): 220-226.
  21. Pathuri, I. P., Zellerhoff, N., Schaffrath, U., Hensel, G., Kumlehn, J., Kogel, K. H., Eichmann, R. and Huckelhoven, R. (2008). Constitutively activated barley ROPs modulate epidermal cell size, defense reactions and interactions with fungal leaf pathogens. Plant Cell Rep 27(12): 1877-1887.
  22. Faivre-Rampant, O., Thomas, J., Allègre, M., Morel, J. B., Tharreau, D., Nottéghem, J. L., Lebrun, M. H., Schaffrath, U. and Piffanelli, P. (2008). Characterisation of the model system rice-Magnaporthe for the study of plant innate immunity in cereals. New Phytologist, 180: 899-910.
  23. Zellerhoff, N., Jansen, M. and Schaffrath, U. (2008). Barley Rom1 antagonizes Rar1 function in Magnaporthe oryzae-infected leaves by enhancing epidermal and diminishing mesophyll defence. New Phytol 180(3): 702-710.
  24. Loehrer, M., Langenbach, C., Goellner, K., Conrath, U. and Schaffrath, U. (2008). Elucidating the infection mechanism of Asian soybean rust in Arabidopsis. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 21(11): 1421-1430.
  25. Jansen, M. and Schaffrath, U. (2007). The Barley Mutant emr1 was Identified in a Mutational Screen for Resistance Against Magnaporthe oryzae. Plant Signal Behav 2(4): 278-279.
  26. Jansen, M., Jarosch, B. and Schaffrath, U. (2007). The barley mutant emr1 exhibits restored resistance against Magnaporthe oryzae in the hypersusceptible mlo-genetic background. Planta 225(6): 1381-1391.
  27. Prime, A. P. G., Conrath, U., Beckers, G. J., Flors, V., Garcia-Agustin, P., Jakab, G., Mauch, F., Newman, M. A., Pieterse, C. M., Poinssot, B., Pozo, M. J., Pugin, A., Schaffrath, U., Ton, J., Wendehenne, D., Zimmerli, L. and Mauch-Mani, B. (2006). Priming: getting ready for battle. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 19(10): 1062-1071.
  28. Zellerhoff, N., Jarosch, B., Groenewald, J. Z., Crous, P. W. and Schaffrath, U. (2006). Nonhost resistance of barley is successfully manifested against Magnaporthe grisea and a closely related Pennisetum-infecting lineage but is overcome by Magnaporthe oryzae. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 19(9): 1014-1022.
  29. Jansen, M., Slusarenko, A. J. and Schaffrath, U. (2006). Competence of roots for race-specific resistance and the induction of acquired resistance against Magnaporthe oryzae. Mol Plant Pathol 7(3): 191-195.
  30. Jarosch, B., Collins, N. C., Zellerhoff, N. and Schaffrath, U. (2005). RAR1, ROR1, and the actin cytoskeleton contribute to basal resistance to Magnaporthe grisea in barley. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 18(5): 397-404.
2 Protocols published
Inoculation of Rice with Different Pathogens: Sheath Blight (Rhizoctonia solani), Damping off Disease (Pythium graminicola) and Barley Powdery Mildew (Blumeria graminis f. sp. hordei)
Authors:  Rhoda Delventhal, Marco Loehrer, Denise Weidenbach and Ulrich Schaffrath, date: 12/20/2016, view: 10040, Q&A: 0
To prevent yield losses in plant cultivation due to plant pathogens, it is an important task to find new disease resistance mechanisms. Recently, Weidenbach et al. (2016) reported about the capacity of the rice gene OsJAC1 to ...
Bacterial Growth Inhibition Assay for Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae or Escherichia coli K12 Grown together with Plant Leaf Extracts
Authors:  Marco Loehrer, Rhoda Delventhal, Denise Weidenbach and Ulrich Schaffrath, date: 12/20/2016, view: 6710, Q&A: 0
We performed a growth inhibition assay to test antibacterial compounds in leaf extracts from transgenic rice plants. The assay is based on over-night co-incubation of a defined concentration of colony forming units (cfu) of the respective bacteria ...
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