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  1. Jiang J, Chai X, Manavski N, Williams-Carrier R, He B, Brachmann A, Ji D, Ouyang M, Liu Y, Barkan A, Meurer J, Zhang LX, Chi W (2019)
    An RNA-chaperone-like protein plays critical roles in chloroplast mRNA stability and translation in Arabidopsis and maize.
    Plant Cell doi: 10.1105/tpc.18.00946
  2. Courville KJ, Frantzeskakis L, Gul S, Haeger N, Kellner R, Heßler N, Day B, Usadel B, Gupta YK, van Esse HP, Brachmann A, Kemen E, Feldbrügge M, Göhre V (2019)
    Smut infection of perennial hosts: the genome and the transcriptome of the Brassicaceae smut fungus Thecaphora thlaspeos reveal functionally conserved and novel effectors.
    New Phytol. 222: 1474-1492
  3. Schmid LM, Ohler L, Möhlmann T, Brachmann A, Muiño JM, Leister D, Meurer J, Manavski N (2019)
    PUMPKIN, the sole plastid UMP kinase, associates with group II introns and alters their metabolism.
    Plant Physiol. 179: 248-264
  4. Liang J*, Hoffrichter A*, Brachmann A, Marín M (2018)
    Complete genome of Rhizobium leguminosarum Norway, an ineffective Lotus micro-symbiont.
    Stand. Genomic. Sci. 13: 36
  5. Chen EC, Mathieu S, Hoffrichter A, Sedzielewska-Toro K, Peart M, Pelin A, Ndikumana S, Ropars J, Dreissig S, Fuchs J, Brachmann A, Corradi N (2018)
    Single nucleus sequencing reveals evidence of inter-nucleus recombination in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.
    Elife 7: e39813
  6. Peršoh D, Stolle N, Brachmann A, Begerow D, Rambold G (2018)
    Fungal guilds are evenly distributed along a vertical spruce forest soil profile while individual fungi show pronounced niche partitioning.
    Mycol. Progress 17: 925-939
  7. Guerreiro MA, Brachmann A, Begerow D, Peršoh D (2018)
    Transient leaf endophytes are the most active fungi in 1-year-old beech leaf litter.
    Fungal Diversity 89: 237–251
  8. de Bekker C, Will I, Hughes DP, Brachmann A, Merrow M (2017)
    Daily rhythms and enrichment patterns in the transcriptome of the behavior-manipulating parasite Ophiocordyceps kimflemingiae.
    PLoS One 12: e0187170
  9. de Bekker C, Ohm RA, Evans HC, Brachmann A, Hughes DP (2017)
    Ant-infecting Ophiocordyceps genomes reveal a high diversity of potential behavioral manipulation genes and a possible major role for enterotoxins.
    Sci. Rep. 7: 12508
  10. Chiasson DM*, Haage K*, Sollweck K, Brachmann A, Dietrich P, Parniske M (2017)
    A quantitative hypermorphic CNGC allele confers ectopic calcium flux and impairs cellular development.
    Elife 6: e25012
  11. Meurer J, Schmid LM, Stoppel R, Leister D, Brachmann A, Manavski N (2017)
    PALE CRESS binds to plastid RNAs and facilitates the biogenesis of the 50S ribosomal subunit.
    Plant J. 92: 400-413
  12. Chekireb D, Crovadore J, Brachmann A, Chablais R, Cochard B, Lefort F (2017)
    Whole-genome sequences of 14 strains of Bradyrhizobium canariense and 1 strain of Bradyrhizobium japonicum isolated from Lupinus spp. in Algeria.
    Genome Announc. 5: e00676-17
  13. Frantzeskakis L, Courville KJ, Plücker L, Kellner R, Kruse J, Brachmann A, Feldbrügge M, Göhre V (2017)
    The plant-dependent life cycle of Thecaphora thlaspeos: a smut fungus adapted to Brassicaceae.
    Mol. Plant Microbe Interact. 30: 271-282
  14. Röhl O, Peršoh D, Mittelbach M, Elbrecht V, Brachmann A, Nuy J, Boenigk J, Leese F, Begerow D (2017)
    Distinct sensitivity of fungal freshwater guilds to water quality.
    Mycol. Progress 16: 155–169
  15. Schramke H*, Laermann V*, Tegetmeyer HE, Brachmann A, Jung K, Altendorf K (2017)
    Revisiting regulation of potassium homeostasis in Escherichia coli: the connection to phosphate limitation.
    MicrobiologyOpen 6: e00438
  16. Calabrese S*, Pérez-Tienda J*, Ellerbeck M*, Arnould C, Chatagnier O, Boller T, Schüßler A, Brachmann A, Wipf D, Ferrol N, Courty PE (2016)
    GintAMT3 - a low-affinity ammonium transporter of the arbuscular mycorrhizal Rhizophagus irregularis.
    Front. Plant Sci. 7: 679
  17. Lorenz N, Reiger M, Toro-Nahuelpan M, Brachmann A, Poettinger L, Plener L, Lassak J, Jung K (2016)
    Identification and initial characterization of prophages in Vibrio campbellii.
    PLoS One 11: e0156010
  18. Unterseher M, Siddique AB, Brachmann A, Peršoh D (2016)
    Diversity and composition of the leaf mycobiome of beech (Fagus sylvatica) are affected by local habitat conditions and leaf biochemistry.
    PLoS One 11: e0152878
  19. Ropars J*, Sędzielewska Toro K*, Noel J, Pelin A, Charron P, Farinelli L, Marton T, Krüger M, Fuchs J, Brachmann A, Corradi N (2016)
    Evidence for the sexual origin of heterokaryosis in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.
    Nat. Microbiol. 1: 16033
  20. Lohße A*, Kolinko I*, Raschdorf O, Uebe R, Borg S, Brachmann A, Plitzko JM, Müller R, Zhang Y, Schüler D (2016)
    Overproduction of magnetosomes by genomic amplification of biosynthetic gene clusters in a magnetotactic bacterium.
    Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 82: 3032-3041
  21. Sędzielewska Toro K, Brachmann A (2016)
    The effector candidate repertoire of the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Rhizophagus clarus.
    BMC Genomics 17: 101
  22. Kolinko S, Richter M, Glöckner FO, Brachmann A, Schüler D (2016)
    Single-cell genomics of uncultivated deep-branching magnetotactic bacteria reveals a conserved set of magnetosome genes.
    Environ. Microbiol. 18: 21-37
  23. de Bekker C, Ohm RA, Loreto RG, Sebastian A, Albert I, Merrow M, Brachmann A, Hughes DP (2015)
    Gene expression during zombie ant biting behavior reflects the complexity underlying fungal parasitic behavioral manipulation.
    BMC Genomics 16: 620 [Comment in Scitable Blog (Nature Education)]
  24. Kolinko S, Richter M, Glöckner FO, Brachmann A, Schüler D (2014)
    Single-cell genomics reveals potential for magnetite and greigite biomineralization in an uncultivated multicellular magnetotactic prokaryote.
    Environ. Microbiol. Rep. 6: 524-531
  25. Kolinko I, Lohße A, Borg S, Raschdorf O, Jogler C, Tu Q, Pósfai M, Tompa E, Plitzko JM, Brachmann A, Wanner G, Müller R, Zhang Y, Schüler D (2014)
    Biosynthesis of magnetic nanostructures in a foreign organism by transfer of bacterial magnetosome gene clusters.
    Nat. Nanotechnol. 9: 193-197
  26. Ellerbeck M, Schüßler A, Brucker D, Dafinger C, Loos F, Brachmann A (2013)
    Characterization of three ammonium transporters of the glomeromycotan fungus Geosiphon pyriformis.
    Eukaryotic Cell 12: 1554-1562
  27. Groth M*, Kosuta S*, Gutjahr C, Haage K, Hardel SL, Schaub M, Brachmann A, Sato S, Tabata S, Findlay K, Wang TL, Parniske M (2013)
    Two Lotus japonicus symbiosis mutants impaired at distinct steps of arbuscule development.
    Plant J. 75: 117-129
  28. Gossmann JA, Markmann K, Brachmann A, Rose LE, Parniske M (2012)
    Polymorphic infection and organogenesis patterns induced by a Rhizobium leguminosarum isolate from Lotus root nodules are determined by the host genotype.
    New Phytol. 196: 561-573
  29. Sandal N, Jin H, Rodriguez-Navarro DN. Temprano F, Cvitanich C, Brachmann A, Sato S, Kawaguchi M, Tabata S, Parniske M, Ruiz-Sainz JE, Andersen SU, Stougaard J (2012)
    A set of Lotus japonicus Gifu x Lotus burttii recombinant inbred lines facilitates map-based cloning and QTL mapping.
    DNA Res. 19: 317-323
  30. Baumann S, Pohlmann T, Jungbluth M, Brachmann A, Feldbrügge M (2012)
    Kinesin-3 and dynein mediate microtubule-dependent co-transport of mRNPs and endosomes.
    J. Cell Sci. 125: 2740-2752
  31. Szwagierczak A, Brachmann A, Schmidt CS, Bultmann S, Leonhardt H, Spada F (2011)
    Characterization of PvuRts1I endonuclease as a tool to investigate genomic 5-hydroxymethylcytosine.
    Nucleic Acids Res. 39: 5149-5156
  32. Edskes HK, Engel A, McCann LM, Brachmann A, Tsai HF, Wickner RB (2011)
    Prion-forming ability of Ure2 of yeasts is not evolutionarily conserved.
    Genetics 188: 81-90
  33. Vriet C, Welham T, Brachmann A, Pike M, Pike J, Perry J, Parniske M, Sato S, Tabata S, Smith AM, Wang TL (2010)
    A suite of Lotus japonicus starch mutants reveals both conserved and novel features of starch metabolism.
    Plant Physiol. 154: 643-655
  34. Groth M, Takeda N, Perry J, Uchida H, Dräxl S, Brachmann A, Sato S, Tabata S, Kawaguchi M, Wang TL, Parniske M (2010)
    NENA, a Lotus japonicus homolog of Sec13, is required for rhizodermal infection by arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi and rhizobia but dispensable for cortical endosymbiotic development.
    Plant Cell 22: 2509-2526
  35. Lanver D, Mendoza-Mendoza A, Brachmann A, Kahmann R (2010)
    Sho1 and Msb2-related proteins regulate appressorium development in the smut fungus Ustilago maydis.
    Plant Cell 22: 2085-2101
  36. Perry J, Brachmann A, Welham T, Binder A, Charpentier M, Groth M, Haage K, Markmann K, Wang TL, Parniske M (2009)
    TILLING in Lotus japonicus identified large allelic series for symbiosis genes and revealed a bias in functionally defective ethyl methanesulfonate alleles toward glycine replacements.
    Plant Physiol. 151: 1281-1291
  37. Maekawa-Yoshikawa M, Müller J, Takeda N, Maekawa T, Sato S, Tabata S, Perry J, Wang TL, Groth M, Brachmann A, Parniske M (2009)
    The temperature-sensitive brush mutant of the legume Lotus japonicus reveals a link between root development and nodule infection by rhizobia.
    Plant Physiol. 149: 1785-1796
  38. Murray J*, Karas B*, Ross L, Brachmann A, Wagg C, Geil R, Perry J, Nowakowski K, MacGillivary M, Held M, Stougaard J, Peterson L, Parniske M, Szczyglowski K (2006)
    Genetic suppressors of the Lotus japonicus har1-1 hypernodulation phenotype.
    Mol. Plant Microbe Interact. 19: 1082-1091
  39. Zarnack K, Maurer S, Kaffarnik F, Ladendorf O, Brachmann A, Kämper J, Feldbrügge M (2006)
    Tetracycline-regulated gene expression in the pathogen Ustilago maydis.
    Fungal Genet. Biol. 43: 727-738
  40. Brachmann A, Toombs JA, Ross ED (2006)
    Reporter assay systems for [URE3] detection and analysis.
    Methods 39: 35-42
  41. Meimberg H, Thalhammer S, Brachmann A, Heubl G (2006)
    Comparative analysis of a dislocated copy of the trnK intron in carnivorous family Nepenthaceae.
    Mol. Phylogen. Evol. 39: 478-490
  42. Brachmann A, Baxa U, Wickner RB (2005)
    Prion generation in vitro: amyloid of Ure2p is infectious.
    EMBO J. 24: 3082-3092
  43. Brachmann A, König J, Julius C, Feldbrügge M (2004)
    A reverse genetic approach for generating gene replacement mutants in Ustilago maydis.
    Mol. Genet. Genomics 272: 216-226
  44. Müller P, Weinzierl G, Brachmann A, Feldbrügge M, Kahmann R (2003)
    Mating and pathogenic development of the smut fungus Ustilago maydis are regulated by one mitogen-activated protein kinase cascade.
    Eukaryotic Cell 2: 1187-1199
  45. Brachmann A, Schirawski J, Müller P, Kahmann R (2003)
    An unusual MAP kinase is required for efficient penetration of the plant surface by Ustilago maydis.
    EMBO J. 22: 2199-2210
  46. Ladendorf O, Brachmann A, Kämper J (2003)
    Heterologous transposition in Ustilago maydis.
    Mol. Gen. Genom. 269: 395-405
  47. Meimberg H, Thalhammer S, Brachmann A, Müller B, Eichacker LA, Heckl WM, Heubl G (2003)
    Selection of chloroplasts by laser microbeam microdissection for single-chloroplast PCR.
    BioTechniques 34: 1238-1243
  48. Brachmann A, Weinzierl G, Kämper J, Kahmann R (2001)
    Identification of genes in the bW/bE regulatory cascade in Ustilago maydis.
    Mol. Microbiol. 42: 1047-1063
  49. Loubradou G, Brachmann A, Feldbrügge M, Kahmann R (2001)
    A homologue of the transcriptional repressor Ssn6p antagonizes cAMP signalling in Ustilago maydis.
    Mol. Microbiol. 40: 719-730
  50. Romeis T, Brachmann A, Kahmann R, Kämper J (2000)
    Identification of a target gene for the bE/bW homeodomain protein complex in U. maydis.
    Mol. Microbiol. 37: 54-66

* Authors contributed equally to this work.

Reviews and Commentaries

  1. Corradi N, Brachmann A (2017)
    Fungal mating in the most widespread plant symbionts?
    Trends Plant Sci. 22: 175-183
  2. Brachmann A (2006)
    Plant-fungal symbiosis en gros and en détail.
    New Phytol. 171: 242-246
  3. Brachmann A, Parniske M (2006)
    The most widespread symbiosis on earth.
    PLoS Biol. 4: e239
  4. Wickner RB, Edskes HK, Ross ED, Pierce MM, Shewmaker F, Baxa U, Brachmann A (2004)
    Prions of yeast are genes made of protein: amyloids and enzymes.
    Cold Spring Harb. Symp. Quant. Biol. 69: 1-8
  5. Wickner RB, Edskes HK, Ross ED, Pierce MM, Baxa U, Brachmann A, Shewmaker F (2004)
    Prion genetics: new rules for a new kind of gene.
    Annu. Rev. Genet. 38: 681-707
  6. Wickner RB, Edskes HK, Roberts TB, Baxa U, Pierce MM, Ross ED, Brachmann A (2004)
    Prions: proteins as genes and infectious entities.
    Genes Develop. 18: 470-485

Patent Applications

  1. Schüßler A, Brachmann A, Ellerbeck M (2015)
    Producing arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi material used in e.g. forestry and horticulture comprises continuously culturing root material in liquid culture medium where the material is capable of building branched secondary root system in vitro.
    WO2015028601-A1, LU92274-A
  2. Brachmann A, Leonhardt H, Spada F, Szwagierczak A, Schmidt C, Bultmann S (2012)
    Detecting hydroxymethyl cytosine in nucleic acid molecule involves synthesizing portion of complementary strand of single-stranded nucleic acid, in presence of hydroxymethylcytosine, followed by reacting with endonuclease/analyzing product.
    WO2012119945-A1, EP2681335-A1, US2014178873-A1