Peer-review articles


Dirk Schenke & Daguang Cai (2020). Phytohormone crosstalk in the host-Verticillium interaction, Plant Signaling & Behavior, DOI: 10.1080/15592324.2020.1803567

Michael Pröbsting, Dirk Schenke, Roxana Hossain, Claudia Häder, Tim Thurau, Lisa Wighardt, Andrea Schuster, Zheng Zhou, Wanzhi Ye, Steffen Rietz, Gunhild Leckband & Daguang Cai (2020). Loss‐of‐function of CRT1a (Calreticulin) reduces plant susceptibility to Verticillium longisporum in both Arabidopsis thaliana and oilseed rape (Brassica napus). Plant Biotechnology Journal,

Falk Hubertus Behrens, Dirk Schenke, Roxana Hossain, Wanzhi Ye, Markus Schemmel, Thomas Bergmann, Claudia Häder, Yan Zhao, Lena Ladewig, Wenxuan Zhu, Daguang Cai (2019). Suppression of abscisic acid (ABA) biosynthesis at the early infection stage of Verticillium longisporum in oilseed rape (Brassica napus). Molecular Plant Pathology, 20(12), 1645-1661, doi:10.1111/mpp.12867

Zhong, X., Zhou, Q., Cui, N., Cai, D., & Tang, G. (2019). BvcZR3 and BvHs1pro-1 Genes Pyramiding Enhanced Beet Cyst Nematode (Heterodera schachtii Schm.) Resistance in Oilseed Rape (Brassica napus L.). International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 20(7), 1740.

Dirk Schenke, Hashlin Pascananda Utami, Zheng Zhou, María-Trinidad Gallegos & Daguang Cai (2018). Suppression of UV-B stress induced flavonoids by biotic stress: Is there reciprocal crosstalk? Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 134, 53-63.

Andreas Tillessen, Jan Menkhaus & Joseph-Alexander Verreet (2018). Development of specific PCR primers for diagnosis and quantitative detection of the fungal maize pathogen Kabatiella zeae. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 1-4.

Longbiao Guo, Jie Qiu, Chuyu Ye, Gulei Jin, Lingfeng Mao, Haiqiang Zhang, Xuefang Yang, Qiong Peng, Yingying Wang, Lei Jia, Zhangxiang Lin, Gengmi Li1, Fei Fu, Chen Liu, Li Chen, Enhui Shen, Weidi Wang, Qinjie Chu, Dongya Wu, Sanling Wu, Chenyang Xia, Yongfei Zhang, Xiaomao Zhou, Lifeng Wang, Lamei Wu, Weijie Song, Yunfei Wang, Qingyao Shu, Daisuke Aoki, Emi Yumoto, Takao Yokota, Koji Miyamoto, Kazunori Okada, Do-Soon Kim, Daguang Cai, Chulong Zhang, Yonggen Lou, Qian Qian, Hirofumi Yamaguchi, Hisakazu Yamane, Chui-Hua Kong, Michael P. Timko, Lianyang Bai & Longjiang Fan (2017). Echinochloa crus-galli genome analysis provides insight into its adaptation and invasiveness as a weed, Nature Communications, 8:1031, 1-10

Yifei Shen, Shuo Sun, Shuijin Hua, Enhui Shen, Chu-Yu Ye, Daguang Cai, Michael P. Timko, Qian-Hao Zhu, Longjiang Fan (2017). Analysis of transcriptional and epigenetic changes in hybrid vigor of allopolyploid Brassica napus uncovers key roles for small RNAs, The Plant Journal, doi: 10.1111/tpj.13605

Zheng Zhou, Dirk Schenke, Ying Miao and Daguang Cai (2016). Investigation of the crosstalk between the Flg22 and the UV-B-induced flavonol pathway in Arabidopsis thaliana seedlings, Plant Cell & Environment, 40(3), 453-458.

I. Ullmann, A. Herrmann, M. Hasler, D. Cai and F. Taube (2015). Variability in the critical phase of stem elongation of perennial ryegrass genotypes: a source for breeding progress? Journal of Agricultural Science, Page 1 of 13. © Cambridge University Press 2015 doi:10.1017/S002185961500091X

Enhui Shen, Jun Zou, Falk Hubertus Behrens, Li Chen, Chuyu Ye, Shutao Dai, Ruiyan Li, Meng Ni, Xiaoxue Jiang, Jie Qiu, Yang Liu, Weidi Wang, Qian-Hao Zhu, Boulos Chalhoub, Ian Bancroft, Jinling Meng, Daguang Cai, and Longjiang Fan (2015). Identification, evolution, and expression partitioning of miRNAs in allopolyploid Brassica napus, Journal of Experimental Botany, 66(22), 7241-7253.

Guo, Long-Biao; Qiu, Jie; Han, Zujing; Ye, Zihong; Chen, Chao; Liu, Chuanjun; Xin, Xiufang; Ye, Chuyu; Wang, Ying-Ying; Xie, Hongqing; Wang, Yu; Bao, Jiandong; Tang, She; Xu, Jie; Gui, Yijie; Fu, Fei; Wang, Weidi; Zhang, Xingchen; Zhu, Qianhua; Guang, Xuanmin; Wang, Chongzhi; Cui, Haifeng; Cai, Daguang; Ge, Song; Tuskan, Gerald; Yang, Xiaohan; Qian, Qian; He, Sheng-Yang; Wang, Jun; Zhou, Xueping; Fan, Longjiang (2015). A host plant genome (Zizania latifolia) after a century-long endophyte infection. The Plant Journal, 83(4), 600-609.

Dirk Schenke, Daguang Cai and Dierk Scheel (2014). Suppression of UV-B stress responses by flg22 is regulated at the chromatin level via histone modification.  Plant, Cell & Environment, 37(7), 1716-1721.

Dirk Schenke and Daguang Cai (2014b). The interplay of transcription factors in suppression of UV-B induced flavonol accumulation by flg22. Plant Signaling & Behavior, 9(5), e28745.

Dan Shen, Ina Suhrkamp, Yu Wang, Shenyi Liu, Jan Menkhaus, Joseph-Alexander Verreet, Longjiang Fan, Daguang Cai (2014). Identification and characterization of miRNAs in oilseed rape (Brassica napus) responsive to the pathogenic fungus Verticillium longisporum infection using Brassica AA (B. rapa) and CC (B. oleracea) as reference genomes, New Phytologist, 204(3), 577-594.

Sheqin Dong, Zhihong Tian, Peng Jen Chen, Rajendran Senthilkumar, Chin Hui Shen, Daguang Cai,  Ralf Oelmüller, and Kai Wun Yeh (2013). The maturation zone is an important target of Piriformospora indica in Chinese cabbage roots. Journal of Experimental Botany, 64, pp. 4529–4540.

Steffen Rietz, Friederike Bernsdorff and Daguang Cai (2012). Members of the germin-like protein family in Brassica napus are candidates for the initiation of an oxidative burst that impedes pathogenesis of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, Journal of Experimental Botany, 63(15), 5507-5519.

Bao Jiandong, Jianqiang Yao, Jinqing Zhu, Weimin Hu, Daguang Cai, Yu Li, Qingyao Shu, Longjiang Fan (2012). Identification of glutinous maize landraces and inbred lines with altered transcription of waxy gene. Molecular Breeding, 30(4), 1707-1714.

Mei J, Qian L,  Disi JO, Yang X, Li Q, Li J, Frauen M, Cai D, Qian W (2011). Identification of resistant sources against Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in Brassica species with emphasis on B. oleracea. Euphytica, 177, 393-399.

Fan L, Liu Y, Li Z, Baumann HI, Kleinschmidt K, Ye W, Imhoff JF, Kleine M, Cai D (2011). Draft Genome Sequence of the Marine Streptomyces sp. Strain PP-C42 Isolated from the Baltic Sea, Journal of Bacteriology, 193, 3691-3692.

Lee YC, Johnson JM, Chien CT, Sun S, Cai D, Lou B, Oelmüller R & Yeh KW (2011). Growth promotion of Chinese cabbage and Arabidopsis by Piriformospora indica is not stimulated by mycelium-synthesized auxin. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 24, 421-431.

Tang G, Knecht K, Yang X, Qin Y, Zhou W & Cai D (2011). A two-step protocol for shoot regeneration from hypocotyl explants of oilseed rape and its application for Agrobacterium-mediated transformation. Biologia Plantarum, 55, 21-26.

Fan L, Bo S, Chen H, Ye W, Kleinschmidt K, Baumann HI, Imhoff JF, Kleine M & Cai D (2010). Genome sequence of Bacillus subtilis subsp. spizizenii gtP20b isolated from the Indian Ocean. Journal of Bacteriology, 193,1276-1277.

Sun C, Johnson JM, Cai  D, Sherameti I, Oelmüller R, Lou B (2010). Pirifomospora indica confers drought tolerance in Chinese cabbage leaves by stimulating antioxidant enzymes, the expression of drought-related genes and the plastid-localized CAS protein. Journal of Plant Physiology, 167, 1009-1017.

Wang Y, Shen D, Bo S, Chen H, Zheng J, Zhu Q, Cai D, Helliwell C, Fan L (2010). Sequence variation and selection of small RNAs in domesticated rice, BMC Evolutionary Biology, 10: 119-125.

Chan Y, Cai D, Taylor PWJ, Chan M, Yeh K (2010). Adverse effect of the chitinolytic enzyme PjCHI-1 in transgenic tomato on egg mass production and embryonic development of Meloidogyne incognita. Plant Pathology, 59, 922-930.

Thurau T, Ye W, Menkhaus J, Knecht K, Tang G, Cai D (2010). Plant Nematode Control. Sugar Tech, 12(3-4), 229-237.

Knecht K, Seyffarth M, Desel C, Thurau T, Sherameti I, Lou B, Oelmüller R, Cai D (2010). Expression of BvGLP-1 Encoding a Germin-Like Protein from Sugar Beet in Arabidopsis thaliana Leads to Resistance Against Phytopathogenic Fungi. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 23, 446-457.

Wang Y, Yu T, Li Y, Cai D, Liu X, Lu H (2009). Biocontrol of Alternaria alternata in Chinese winter jujube by Rhodosporidium paludigenum, Journal of Applied Microbiology, 107, 1492-1498.

Endrigkeit J, Zhang C, Ecke W, Cai D, Meng J, Jung C (2009). Cloning and molecular characterisation of two genes encoding the methyltransferases BnVTE4 and BnAPG1 from the tocopherol synthesis pathway from oilseed rape (Brassica napus), Theoretical  and Applied Genetics, 119: 567-575.

Guo X, Ruan S, Hu W, Cai D, Fan L (2008). Chloroplast DNA insertions into the nuclear genome of rice: the genes, sites and ages of insertion involved. Functional & Integrative Genomics, 8(2), 101-108.

Lou B, Sun C, Cai D (2007). Piriformospora indica, a growth promoting fungus with multiple biotechnological applications. Acta Phytophylacica Sinica, 34, 653-656.

Lein JC, Asbach K, Tian Y, Schulte D, Li C, Koch G, Jung C, Cai D (2007). Resistance gene analogues are clustered on chromosome 3 of sugar beet and co-segregate with QTL for rhizomania resistance. Genome, 50: 61-71.

Daniela Schulte, Daguang Cai, Michael Kleine, Longjiang Fan, Sheng Wang, Christian Jung (2006). A complete physical map of a wild beet (Beta procumbens) translocation in sugar beet. Molecular Genetics and Genomics, 275(5), 504-511.

Cai D, Thurau T, Weng LH, Wegelin T, Tian Y, Grundler FMW, Jung C (2005). An enhanced expression of Hs1pro-1 in feeding sites is required for initiation of resistance to the beet cyst nematode (Heterodera schachtii Schmidt). Biology of Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 4: 293-296.

Emily Dimmer, Laura Roden, Daguang Cai, Crawford Kingsnorth, Effie Mutasa-Göttgens (2004). Transgenic analysis of sugar beet xyloglucan endo-transglucosylase/hydrolase Bv-XTH1 and Bv-XTH2 promoters reveals overlapping tissue-specific and wound-inducible expression profiles. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 2: 127-140.

Tian Y, Fan LJ, Thurau T, Jung C, Cai D (2004). The Absence of TIR Type Resistance Gene Analogues in the Sugar Beet (Beta vulgaris L.) Genome. Journal of molecular evolution, 58(1), 40-53.

Cai D, Thurau T, Tian Y, Lange T, Yeh KW, Jung C (2003). Sporamin-mediated resistance to beet cyst nematodes (Heterodera schachtii Schm.) is dependent on trypsin inhibitory activity in sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L.) hairy roots. Plant Molecular Biology, 51(6), 839-849.

Miao Y, Dreyer F, Cai D, Jung C (2003). Molecular Markers for Genic Male Sterility in Chinese Cabbage. Euphytica, 132: 227-234.

Thurau T, Kifle S, Jung C, Cai D (2003). The promoter of the Hs1pro-1 nematode resistance gene activates a nematode-responsive and feeding site-specific gene expression in sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L.) and Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Molecular Biology, 52(3), 643-660.

Desel C, Jung C, Cai D, Kleine M, Schmidt T (2001). High resolution mapping of YCAs and the single-copy gene Hs1pro-1 on Beta vulgaris chromosomes by multi-colour fluorescence in situ hybridization. Plant Molecular Biology, 45(1), 113-122.

Kifle S, Shao M, Jung C, Cai D (1999). An improved transformation protocol for studying gene expression in hairy roots of sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L.). The Plant Cell Reports, 18:514-519.

Puzio P, Lausen J, Almeida-Engler J, Cai D, Gheysen G, Grundler F (1999). Isolation of a gene from Arabidopsis thaliana related to nematode feeding structures. Gene, 239:163-172.

Puzio PS, Cai D, Ohl S, Wyss U, Grundler FMW (1998). Isolation of regulatory DNA regions related to differentiation of nematode feeding structures in Arabidopsis thalianaPhysiological and Molecular Plant Pathology, 53(3), 177-193.

Sandal NN, Salentijn EMJ, Kleine M, Cai D, Arens-de Reuver M, van Druten M, de Bock T.SM, Lange W, Jung C, Marcker KA, Stiekema WJ, Klein-Lankhorst RM (1998). Backcrossing of nematode-resistant sugar beet: a second nematode resistance gene at the locus containing Hs1pro-1 gene? Molecular Breeding, 3, 471-480.

Jung C, Cai D, Kleine M (1998). Engineering nematode resistance in crop species. Trends in Plant Science, 3, 266-271.

Kleine M, Voss H, Cai D, Jung C, (1998). Evaluation of nematode resistant sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L.) lines by molecular analysis. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 97(5-6), 896-904.

Cai D, Kleine M, Kifle S, Harloff H,. Sandal NN, Marcker KA, Klein-Lankhorst RM, Salentijn EMJ, Lange W, Stiekema WJ, Wyss U, Grundler FMW, Jung C (1997). Positional Cloning of a Gene for Nematode Resistance in Sugar Beet. Science, 275:832-834.


Book chapters


Thurau T, Ye W, Cai D (2010) Genetic engineering of insect and nematode resistance. Genetic modifications of plants - agriculture, horticulture and forestry, 64: 177-182.