We study secondary metabolites of fungi and plants. Our projects focus on mycotoxins, plant defense chemicals, molecular aspects of diseases caused by Verticillium longisporum, the diversity and biological functions of lignans in sesame, and plant root exudates. Our main tools are transcriptomics, gene manipulation in fungi, DNA-based analysis of microbial communities, advanced chemical analyses and nontargeted metabolic profiling.
Grüning MM, Beule L, Meyer S., Karlovsky P, I-M-Arnold A: The abundance of fungi, bacteria and denitrification genes during insect outbreaks in Scots pine forests. Forests (2018) 9/497 (18 pages). OPEN ACCESS
Tavakol E, Jákli B, Cakmak I, Dittert K, Karlovsky P, Pfohl K, Senbayram M: Optimized potassium nutrition improves plant-water-relations of barley under PEG-induced osmotic stress. Plant Soil (2018) 430: 23-35.
Abbo AS, Idris MO, Elballa MA, Hammad AM, Siddig MARE, Karlovsky P: Genetic variability and host specialization in Alternaria alternata colonizing Solanaceous crops in Sudan. J Plant Prot Res (2018) 58: 246-256.OPEN ACCESS
Guo Z, Pfohl K, Karlovsky P, Dehne H-W, Altincicek B: Dissemination of Fusarium proliferatum by mealworm beetle Tenebrio molitor. PLOS ONE (2018) 13/e0204602 (17 pages).OPEN ACCESS
Ortiz SC, Trienens M, Pfohl K, Karlovsky P, Holighaus G, Rohlfs M: Phenotypic responses to microbial volatiles render a mold fungus more susceptible to insect damage. Ecology and Evolution (2018) 8: 4328-4339. OPEN ACCESS
Wietzke A, Westphal C, Gras P, Kraft M, Pfohl K, Karlovsky P, Pawelzik E, Tscharntke T, Smit I: Insect pollination as a key factor for strawberry physiology and marketable fruit quality. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment (2018) 258: 197-204.
Beccari G, Prodi A, Pisi A, Nipoti P, Nicholson P, Pfohl K, Karlovsky P, Gardiner DM, Covarelli L: Development of three Fusarium Crown Rot causal agents and systemic translocation of deoxynivalenol following stem base infection of soft wheat. Plant Pathology (2018), 67: 1055-1065.
Trapero C, Alcántara E, Jiménez J, Amaro-Ventura MC, Romero J, Koopmann B, Karlovsky P, von Tiedemann A, Pérez-Rodríguez M, López-Escudero FJ: Starch hydrolysis and vessel occlusion related to wilt symptoms in olive stems of susceptible cultivars infected by Verticillium dahliae. Front. Plant Sci. (2018) 9/72 (8 pages). OPEN ACCESS
Leslie JF, Lattanzio V, Audenaert K, Battilani P, Cary J, Chulze SN, De Saeger S, Gerardino A, Karlovsky P, Liao Y-C, Maragos CM, Meca G, Medina A, Moretti A, Munkvold G, Mulč G, Njobeh P, Pecorelli I, Perrone G, Pietri A, Palazzini JM, Proctor RH, Rahayu ES, Ramírez ML, Samson R, Stroka J, Sulyok M, Sumarah M, Waalwijk C, Zhang Q, Zhang H, Logrieco AF: MycoKey round table discussions of future directions in research on chemical detection methods, genetics and biodiversity of mycotoxins. Toxins (2018) 10/109 (19 pages).OPEN ACCESS
Gowd V, Su H, Karlovsky P, Chen W: Ethyl carbamate: An emerging food and environmental toxicant. Food Chemistry (2018) 248: 312-321.
Sisic A, Bacanovic-Sisic J, Al-Hatmi AMS, Karlovsky P, Ahmed SA, Maier W, de Hoog GS, Finckh MR. The 'forma specialis' issue in Fusarium: A case study in Fusarium solani f. sp. pisi. Scientific Reports (2018) 8/1252 (17 pages).OPEN ACCESS
Palazzini J, Roncallo P, Cantoro R, Chiotta M, Yerkovich N, Palacios S, Echenique V, Torres A, Ramírez M, Karlovsky P, Chulze S. Biocontrol of Fusarium graminearum sensu stricto, reduction of deoxynivalenol accumulation and phytohormone induction by two selected antagonists. Toxins (2018) 10/88 (12 pages).OPEN ACCESS
Sisic A, Bacanovic-Sisic J, Karlovsky P, Wittwer R, Walder F, Campiglia E, Radicetti E, Friberg H, Baresel JP, Finckh MR: The 'forma specialis' issue in Fusarium: Roots of symptom-free leguminous cover crop and living mulch species harbor diverse Fusarium communities that show highly variable aggressiveness on pea (Pisum sativum). PLOS ONE (2018) 10/e0191969 (19 pages).OPEN ACCESS
Gamliel A, Dehne HW, Karlovsky P, Fletcher J: Detection of mycotoxins in food: applications of rapid and reliable tools in a biosecurity context. In: Practical Tools for Plant and Food Biosecurity (2017) 8/143-162.
Lukas S, Abbas SJ, Kössler P, Karlovsky P, Potthoff M, Joergensen RG: Fungal plant pathogens on inoculated maize leaves in a simulated soil warming experiment. Applied Soil Ecology (2018) 124: 75-82.
Beule L, Grüning MM, Karlovsky P, l-M-Arnold A: Changes of Scots pine phyllosphere and soil fungal communities during outbreaks of defoliating insects. Forests (2017) 8/316 (14 pages). OPEN ACCESS.
Hassan YI, He JW, Perilla N, Tang K, Karlovsky P, Zhou T: Enzymatic epimerization of deoxynivalenol by Devosia mutans proceeds through the formation of 3-keto-DON intermediate. Scif. Reports (2017) 7: /6929. (11 pages) OPEN ACCESS.
Knüfer J, Lopisso DT, Koopmann B, Karlovsky B, von Tiedemann A: Assessment of latent infection with Verticillium longisporum in field-grown oilseed rape by qPCR. Eur J Plant Path (2017) 147: 819-831
ten Bosch L, Pfohl K, Avramidis G, Wieneke S, Viöl W, Karlovsky P: Plasma-based degradation of mycotoxins produced by Fusarium, Aspergillus and Alternaria. Toxins (2017) 9: 97 (12 pages) OPEN ACCESS
Wemheuer F, Kaiser K, Karlovsky P, Daniel R, Vidal S, Wemheuer B: Bacterial endophyte communities of three agricultural important grass species differ in their response towards management regimes. Scif Reports (2017) 7: 40914 (13 pages) OPEN ACCESS
Uncu AO, Frary A, Karlovsky P, Doganlar S: High-throughput single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) identification and mapping in the sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) genome with genotyping by sequencing (GBS) analysis. Molecular Breeding (2016) 36/173 (12 pages)
Sherif M, Becker EM, Herrfurth C, Feussner I, Karlovsky P, Splivallo R: Volatiles emitted from maize ears simultaneously infected with two Fusarium species mirror the most competitive fungal pathogen. Frontiers Plant Sci (2016) 7/1460 (11 pages) OPEN ACCESS
Karlovsky P, Suman M, Berthiller F, De Meester J, Eisenbrand G, Perrin I, Oswald IP, Speijers G, Chiodini A, Recker T, Dussort P: Impact of food processing and detoxification treatments on mycotoxin contamination. Mycotoxin Research (2016) 32: 179-205. OPEN ACCESS.
Guo Z, Pfohl K, Karlovsky P, Dehne HW, Altincicek B: Fumonisin B1 and beauvericin accumulation in wheat kernels after seed-borne infection with Fusarium proliferatum. Agric Food Sci (2016) 25: 138-145. OPEN ACCESS
Chatterjee S, Kuang Y, Splivallo R, Chatterjee P, Karlovsky P: Interactions among filamentous fungi Aspergillus niger, Fusarium verticillioides and Clonostachys rosea: fungal biomass, diversity of secreted metabolites and fumonisin production. BMC Microbiology (2016) 16/83 (13 pages).OPEN ACCESS
Alkhedir H, Karlovsky P, Mashaly AMA, Vidal S: Specialization and host plant use of the common clones of Sitobion avenae (Homoptera: Aphididae). Appl Entomol Zool (2016) 51: 289-295.
Karlovsky P (2016) Detoxification strategies for mycotoxins in plant breeding. In: Masked mycotoxins in food: formation, occurrence and toxicological relevance. Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, pp. 158-188.
Horbach R, Becher R, Deising H, Karlovsky P (2015): Method for biosynthesis of specific isotope-marked secondary metabolites. Patent application PATENT APPLICATION