Publications

Baroncelli R., Talhinhas P., Pensec F., Sukno S.A, Le Floch G. and Thon M.R. 2017. The Colletotrichum acutatum species complex as a model system to study evolution and host specialization in plant pathogens. Frontiers in Microbiology 8:2001 (IF: 4.07; Q1). 

Dallery, J.-F., Lapalu, N., Zampounis, A., Pigné, S., Luyten, I., Amselem, J., Wittenberg, A. H. J., Zhou, S., de Queiroz, M. V., Robin, G. P., Auger, A., Hainaut, M., Henrissat, B., Kim, K.-T., Lee, Y.-H., Lespinet, O., Schwartz, D. C., Thon, M. R. and O’Connell, R. J. 2017. Gapless genome assembly of Colletotrichum higginsianum reveals chromosome structure and association of transposable elements with secondary metabolite gene clusters. BMC Genomics 18: 667. (IF: 3.73, Q1).

Sandoval-Espinola WJ, Chinn MS, Thon MR, and Bruno-Bárcena JM 2017. Evidence of mixotrophic carbon-capture by n-butanol-producer Clostridium beijerinckii. Scientific Reports 7: 12759. (IF: 4.25, Q1).

Liuzzi, V. C., Fanelli, F., Tristezza, M., Haidukowski, M., Picardi, E., Manzari, C., Lionetti, C., Grieco, F., Logrieco, A. F., Thon, M. R., Pesole, G. & Mulè, G. 2017. Transcriptional Analysis of Acinetobacter sp. neg1 Capable of Degrading Ochratoxin A. Front. Microbiol. 7, 2162

Netto, M. S. B., Lima, W. G., Correia, K. C., da Silva, C. F. B., Thon, M., Martins, R. B., Miller, R. N. G., Michereff, S. J. & Câmara, M. P. S. 2017 Analysis of phylogeny, distribution, and pathogenicity of Botryosphaeriaceae species associated with gummosis of Anacardium in Brazil, with a new species of Lasiodiplodia. Fungal Biology 121, 437–451.

Baroncelli, R., Amby, B.D. Zapparata, A., Sarrocco, S., Vannacci, G., Le Floch, G., Harrison, R., Le Floch, G., Holub, E., Sukno, S.A., Sreenivasaprasad., S. and Thon, M.R 2016. Gene family expansions and contractions are associated with host range in plant pathogens of the genus Colletotrichum. BMC Genomics 17:555.

Zampounis, A., Pigné, S., Dallery, J.-F., Wittenberg, A. H. J., Zhou, S., Schwartz, D. C., Thon, M. R. & O’Connell, R. J. 2016 Genome Sequence and Annotation of Colletotrichum higginsianum, a Causal Agent of Crucifer Anthracnose Disease. Genome Announc. 4, e00821-16.

Hacquard, ., Kracher, B.*, Hiruma, K., Münch, P.C., Garrido-Oter, R., Thon, M.R., Aaron Weimann, A., Damm, U., Dallery, J.F., Hainaut, M., Henrissat, B., Lespinet, O., Sacristan, S., Ver Loren van Themaat, E., Kemen, E., McHardy, A.C., Schulze-Lefert* P., O’Connell, R.J.*. 2016. Survival Trade-offs in Plant Roots during Colonization by Closely Related Beneficial and Pathogenic Fungi. Nature Communications 7: 11362. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms11362

Niño-Sánchez, J., Casado-del Castillo, V .,Tello, V., Vega-Bartol, J., Ramos, B., Sukno S.A. and Díaz-Mínguez J.M. 2016. The FTF gene family regulates virulence and expression of SIX effectors in Fusarium oxysporum. Molecular Plant Pathology. 17:1124-1139.:DOI: 10.1111/mpp.12373

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Corrochano, L.M., Kuo, A., Marcet-Houben, M., Polaino, S., Salamov, A., Villalobos, J.M., Álvarez, M.I., Avalos, J., Benito, E.P., Benoit, I., Burger, G., Camino, L.P., Cánovas, D., Cerdá-Olmedo, E., Cheng, J.F., Domínguez, A., Eliáš, M., Eslava, A.P., Glaser, F., Jane Grimwood, J., Gutiérrez, G., Heitman, J., Henrissat, B.,. Iturriaga, E.A., Lang, B.F., Lavín, J.L., Lee, SC., Li, W., Lindquist, E., López-García, S., Luque, E.M., Marcos, A.T., Martin, J., McCluskey, K., Medina, H.R., Miralles-Durán, A., Miyazaki, A., Muñoz-Torres, E., Oguiza, J.A., Ohm, R., Olmedo, M., Orejas, M., Ortiz-Castellanos, L., Pisabarro, A.G., Rodríguez-Romero, J.R., Ruiz-Herrera, J., Ruiz-Vázquez, R., Sanz, C., Schackwitz, W., Schmutz, J., Shahriari, M., Shelest, E., Silva-Franco, F., Soanes, D., Syed, K., Tagua,V.G., Talbot, N.J., Thon, M.R., de Vries, R.P., Wiebenga, A., Yadav, J.S., Braun, E.L., Baker, S., Garre, V., Horwitz, B., Torres-Martínez, S., Idnurm, A., Herrera-Estrella, A., Gabaldón, T., Grigoriev, I.V. 2016. Expansion of Signal Transduction Pathways in Fungi by Extensive Genome Duplication. Current Biology 26:1577-1584. DOI: doi:j.cub.2016.04.038

Sanz-Martín, J. M., Pacheco-Arjona, J. R., Bello-Rico, V., Vargas, W. A., Monod, M., Díaz-Mínguez, J. M., Thon, M. R. & Sukno, S. A. 2016. A highly conserved metalloprotease effector enhances virulence in the maize anthracnose fungus Colletotrichum graminicola. Molecular Plant Pathology . 7:1048-1062. doi:10.1111/mpp.12347

Vargas WA, Sanz-Martin JM, Rech GE, Armijos-Jaramillo VD, Rivera LP, Echeverria MM, Díaz-Mínguez JM, Thon M, Sukno S (2016) A fungal effector with host nuclear localization and DNA-binding properties is required for maize anthracnose development. MPMI. 29:83-95.

Niño-Sánchez J, Tello V, Casado-del Castillo V, Thon MR, Benito EP, Díaz-Mínguez JM (2015) Gene expression patterns and dynamics of the colonization of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) by highly virulent and weakly virulent strains of Fusarium oxysporum. Front Microbiol 2015:234.

Sanz-Martín, J. M.,  V. Postigo, A. Mateos, B. Albrecht, G. P. Munkvold, M. R. Thon and S. A. Sukno (2015). First report of Colletotrichum graminicola causing maize anthracnose stalk rot in the Alentejo region, Portugal. Plant Disease. 100:648.

Armijos-Jaramillo, V.D., Sukno, S.A. and Thon, M.R. (2015). Identification of horizontally transferred genes in the genus Colletotrichum reveals a steady tempo of bacterial to fungal gene transfer. BMC Genomics 16:2  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-16-2

Rech, G.E., Sanz-Martín, J.M., Anisimova, M., Sukno, S.A., and Thon, M.R. (2014). Natural selection on coding and non-coding DNA sequences is associated with virulence genes in a plant pathogenic fungus. Genome Biol Evol 6: 2368-2379.

Krijger, J.-J., Thon, M.R., Deising, H.B., and Wirsel, S.G. (2014). Compositions of fungal secretomes indicate a greater impact of phylogenetic history than lifestyle adaptation. BMC Genomics 15, 722.

Baroncelli, R., Sreenivasaprasad, S., Thon, M.R., and Sukno, S.A. (2014). First report of apple bitter rot caused by Colletotrichum godetiae in the UK. Plant Disease 98:1000.

Baroncelli R, Sanz-Martín JM, Rech GE, Sukno SA, Thon MR. 2014. Draft Genome Sequence of Colletotrichum sublineola: a destructive pathogen of cultivated sorghum. Genome announcements. 2:e00540-14.

Baroncelli R, Sreenivasaprasad S, Lane CR, Thon MR and Sukno SA. 2014. First report of Colletotrichum acutatum sensu lato causing anthracnose on Vitis vinifera in UK. New Disease Reports. 29, 26.

Baroncelli R, Sreenivasaprasad S, Sukno SA, Thon MR and Holub E. 2014. Draft Genome Sequence of Colletotrichum acutatum sensu lato (Colletotrichum fioriniae). Genome Announcements. 2:  e00112-14

Baroncelli R, Sreenivasaprasad S, Thon MR and Sukno SA. 2014. First report of apple bitter rot caused by Colletotrichum godetiae in the UK. Plant Disease. 98:1000.

Sukno, S.A., Sanz-Martín, J.M., González-Fuente, M., Hiltbrunner, J. and Thon,, M.R. 2014. First report of anthracnose stalk rot of maize caused by Colletotrichum graminicola in Switzerland. Plant Disease 98:694

Noam Alkan, Xiangchun Meng, Gilgi Friedlander, Eli Reuveni, Serenella Sukno, Amir Sherman, Michael Thon, Robert Fluhr, and Dov Prusky 2013. Global Aspects of pacC Regulation of Pathogenicity Genes in Colletotrichum gloeosporioides as Revealed by Transcriptome Analysis. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. 26:1354-1358.

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V Armijos-Jaramillo, Vargas, W.A., Sukno, S.A and Thon, M.R. 2013 New insights into the evolution and structure of Colletotrichum plant-like subtilisins (CPLSs). Communicative & Integrative Biology 6:6

Vinicio Danilo Armijos Jaramillo, Walter Alberto Vargas, Serenella Ana Sukno, Michael R. Thon. 2013. Horizontal transfer of a subtilisin gene from plants into an ancestor of the plant pathogenic fungal genus Colletotrichum. PLOS One 8(3): e59078.

News article: A gene helping fungi to attack plants

Sandoval-Espinola, W.J., Makwana, S.T., Chinn, M.S., Thon, M.R., Azcarate-Peril, M.A., and Bruno-Barcena, J.M. (2013). Comparative phenotypic analysis and genome sequence of Clostridium beijerinckii SA-1, an offspring of NCIMB 8052. Microbiology 159, 2558–2570.

Miyara, I., Shnaiderman, C., Vargas, W.A., Meng X., Díaz- Mínguez, J.M., Thon, M.R., Sherman, A. and Prusky, D. 2012. Role of Nitrogen-Metabolism Genes Expressed during Pathogenicity of the Alkalinizing Colletotrichum gloeosporioides and their Differential Expression in Acidifying Pathogens. MPMI: 1251-1263

Rech GE, Vargas WA, Sukno SA, Thon MR. Identification of positive selection in disease response genes within members of the Poaceae.  Plant Signaling & Behavior 2012, 7:1–9.

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Richard J O’Connell, Michael R Thon et al. Lifestyle transitions in plant pathogenic Colletotrichum fungi deciphered by genome and transcriptome analyses.  2012. Nature Genetics

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Walter A. Vargas, José M. Sanz Martín, Gabriel E. Rech, Lina P. Rivera, Ernesto P. Benito, José M. Díaz-Mínguez, Michael R. Thon, and Serenella A. Sukno. Plant Defense Mechanisms Are Activated during Biotrophic and Necrotrophic Development of Colletotricum graminicola in Maize. 2012, Plant Physiology. 158: 1342–1358

See the Editor’s commentary in Plant Physiology

Yi, G., Thon, M.R., and Sze, S.-H. (2012). Supervised protein family classification and new family construction. Journal of Computational Biology 19, 957–967.

Kubicek, C.P., Herrera-Estrella, A., Seidl, V., Martinez, D.A., Druzhinina, I.S., Thon, M., et al. 2011. Comparative genome sequence analysis underscores mycoparasitism as the ancestoral life style of Trichoderma. Genome Biology 12:R40

Jung J, Yi G, Sukno S.A. and Thon M.R. PoGO: Prediction of Gene Ontology terms for fungal proteins. BMC Bioinformatics 2010, 11(1):215.

Vettraino, A., Sukno, S., Vannini, A. and Garbelotto, M. Diagnostic sensitivity and specificity of different methods used by two laboratories for the detection of Phytophthora ramorum on multiple natural hosts  2010. Plant Pathology 59:289-300.

Dimerization controls the activity of fungal elicitors that trigger systemic resistance in plants Vargas, W.A., Djonović, S., Sukno, S.A., and Kenerley, C.M. 2008. JBC (Journal of Biological Chemestry). 283:19804-19815

Root infection and systemic colonization of maize by Colletotrichum graminicola
Sukno S.A, Garcia V.M, Shaw B.D. and Thon M.R. 2008. AEM 74: 823-832. COVER IMAGE

A systematic analysis of T-DNA insertion events in Magnaporthe oryzae.
Farman, M., Men, Y., Patel, G., Heist, M., Betts, M., Tucker, S., Donofrio, N., Mitchell, T., Brown, D., Xu, J.R., Thon, M., Orbach, M. and Dean, R. 2007. Fungal Genetics and Biology. 44:1050-1064.

Identifying clusters of functionally related genes in genomes
Yi, G., Sze, S.H., Thon, M.R. 2007. Bioinformatics. 23: 1053-1060.

Automatic annotation of protein functional class from sparse and imbalanced data sets
Jung, J, and Thon, MR. 2006. Data Mining and Bioinformatics (Lecture Notes In Computer Science) 4316: 65-77.