Papers Published

Chen, Z., A. P. Kloek, J. Boch, F. Katagiri and B. N. Kunkel. 2000.ThePseudomonas syringae avrRpt2 gene product promotes pathogen virulence from inside plant cells. Molec. Plant-Microbe Interact. 13:1312-1321.

Kloek, A. P., M. L. Verbsky, S. B. Sharma, J. E. Schoelz, J. Vogel, D. F. Klessig, and B. N. Kunkel. 2001. Resistance to Pseudomonas syringae conferred by anArabidopsis thaliana coronatine insensitive (coi1) mutation occurs through two distinct mechanisms. Plant J. 26:509-522.

Boch, J., V. Joardar, L. Gao, T. L. Robertson, M. Lim, and B. N. Kunkel. 2002. Identification of Pseudomonas syringae genes induced during infection ofArabidopsis thaliana. Mol. Microbiol. 2002 44: 73-88.

Stokes, T. L., B. N. Kunkel and E. J. Richards. 2002. Epigenetic variation in Arabidopsis disease resistance. Genes and Development 16: 171-182.

Kunkel, BN. and D. M Brooks. 2002 Cross talk between signaling pathways in pathogen defense. Current Opin Plant Biology 5: 325-332.

Brooks, D. M, G. Hernandez-Guzman, A. P. Kloek, F. Alarcon-Chaidez, A. Sreedharan, V. Rangaswamy, A. Penaloza-Vazquez, C. L. Bender and B. N. Kunkel. 2004. Identification and characterization of a well-defined series coronatine biosynthetic mutants of Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000. Molec. Plant-Microbe Interact. 17:162-274.

Z. Chen, A. P. Kloek, A. Cuzick, D. Tang, W. Moeder, D. Klessig, J. McDowell, R. Innes, and B. N. Kunkel. 2004. The Pseudomonas syringae AvrRpt2 protein functions downstream or independently of salicylic acid to promote virulence on Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant J. 37:494-504.

Lim, M. and B. N. Kunkel. 2004a. Mutations in the Pseudomonas syringae avrRpt2gene that dissociate its virulence and avirulence activities lead to decreased efficiency in the AvrRpt2-induced disappearance of RIN4. Molec. Plant-Microbe Interact. 17:313-321.

Lim, M. T. S., and B. N. Kunkel. 2004b The Pseudomonas syringae type III effector AvrRpt2 promotes virulence independently of RIN4, a predicted virulence target in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant J. 40: 790-798.

Kunkel, B. N. and Z. Chen. 2006. Virulence strategies of plant pathogenic bacteria. In M. Dworkin et al., eds., The Prokaryotes, Vol. 2 pp. 421-440. M. Dworkin et al., eds. Springer, New York.

Kover, P. X., Wolf, J. B., Kunkel, B. N., and J. M. Cheverud. 2005. The genetic architecture of Arabidopsis thaliana response to infection by Pseudomonas syringae. Heredity. 94:507-517.

Lim, M. T. S. and B. N. Kunkel. 2005. The Pseudomonas syringae gene avrRpt2contributes to virulence on tomato. Molec. Plant-Microbe Interact. 18: 626-633.

Brooks, D. M., Bender, C. L., and B. N. Kunkel. 2005. The Pseudomonas syringaephytotoxin coronatine promotes virulence by overcoming salicylic acid-dependent defences in Arabidopsis thaliana. Mol. Plant Pathol. 6: 629-639. 
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Preiter, K., Brooks, D. M., Penaloza-Vazquez, A., Sreedharan, A., Bender, C. L., and B. N. Kunkel. 2005. Novel virulence gene of Pseudomonas syringae pathovar tomato strain DC3000. J. Bacteriol. 187: 7805-14.

Laurie-Berry, N., Joardar, V., Street, I. H., and B. N. Kunkel. 2006. TheArabidopsis thaliana JASMONATE INSENSITIVE 1 gene is required for suppression of salicylic acid-dependent defenses during infection byPseudomonas syringae. Molec. Plant-Microbe Interact. 19: 789-800.
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Sreedharan, A., Penaloza-Vazquez, A., Kunkel, B. N., and Bender, C. L. 2006. CorR regulates multiple components of virulence in Pseudomonas syringae pv.tomato DC3000. Molec. Plant-Microbe Interact. 19: 768-779. 
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Uppalapati, S. R, Ishiga, Y. Wangdi, W., Kunkel, B. N. Anand, A., Mysore, K. S and C. L. Bender. 2007. The phytotoxin coronatine contributes to pathogen fitness and is required for suppression of salicylic acid accumulation in tomato inoculated with Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000. Molec. Plant-Microbe Interact. 20:955-965. 
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Chen, Z., Agnew, J. L., Cohen, J. D., He, P., Shan, L.,Sheen, J. and B. N. Kunkel. 2007. Pseudomonas syringae type III effector AvrRpt2 alters Arabidopsis thaliana auxin physiology. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA. 104: 20131-20136. 
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Mellgren, E. M., Kloek, Andrew P. and B. N. Kunkel, 2009. Mqo, a tricarboxylic acid cycle enzyme, is required for virulence of Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato strain DC3000 on Arabidopsis thaliana. J. Bacteriol. 191:3132-3141. 
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Demianski. A. J. Chung, K. Mi, B. N. Kunkel, 2011. Analysis of JAZ gene expression during Pseudomonas syringae pathogenesis reveals that JIN1/AtMYC2regulates only a subset of JAZ genes and that JAZ10 is a negative regulator of disease symptom development. Mol. Plant Pathol. 13: 46-57.

Melotto, M. and B. N. Kunkel, 2013. Virulence strategies of plant pathogenic bacteria. In: The Prokaryotes, 4th Ed. Rosenberg E, Stackebrand E, DeLong EF, Thompson F, Lory S (eds). Springer-Verlag, Berlin.

Mutka, A. M., Fawley, S., Tsao, T., and B. N. Kunkel, 2013. Auxin promotes susceptibility to Pseudomonas syringae via a mechanism independent of suppression of salicylic acid-mediated defenses. Plant J. 74: 746–754. 

Cui, F., Wu, S., Sun, W., Coaker, G.,B. N. Kunkel, He, P. and Shan, L. 2013. Pseudomonas syringae type III effector AvrRpt2 promotes pathogen virulence via stimulating Arabidopsis Aux/IAA protein turnover. Plant Physiol. 162: 1018–1029.

Shi, W., Zeng, Q., Kunkel, B.N.,and Running, M.P. 2016. Arabidopsis Rab Geranylgeranyltransferases Demonstrate Redundancy and Broad Substrate Specificity in vitroJournal of Biological Chemistry, pii: jbc.M115.673491.

Prigge, M., Greenham, K., Zhang, Y., Santner, A., Castillejo, C., Mutka, A. M., O'Malley, R. C., Ecker, J.R., Kunkel, B. N., and Estelle, M. 2016. The Arabidopsis Auxin Receptor F-box proteins AFB4 and AFB5 are Required for Response to the Synthetic Auxin Picloram. Genes|Genomes|Genetics. 2016 Mar 14.  g3.115.025585

McClerklin, S. A., Lee, S. G., Harper, C. P., Nwumeh, R., Jez, J.M. and Kunkel, B.N. 2018.Indole-3-acetaldehyde dehydrogenase-dependent auxin synthesis contributes to virulence of Pseudomonas syringaestrain DC3000. PLoS Pathog. 2018 Jan 2;14(1):e1006811.

Kunkel, B. N.and Harper, C. P. 2018. The roles of auxin during interactions between bacterial plant pathogens and their hosts. J. Exp. Bot. 69:245-254.