Selected publications of Karlovsky lab since 2005

Most our papers are available under Open Access policy. We avoid hiding our results behind publishers' paywalls as much as we can (you may check links on the topic assembled for the Scientific Writing course). Sometimes our collaborators insist in publishing in their favorite closed access journal; you can obtain these reprints from any co-author or from Petr Karlovsky (pkarlov at gwdg.de).


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, Mulè 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

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.


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.

Beule L, Grüning MM, Karlovsky P, I-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.

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

Knüfer J, Lopisso DT, Koopmann B, Karlovsky P, 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

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 (2016): Impact of food processing and detoxification treatments on mycotoxin contamination. Mycotoxin Research 32: 179-205. OPEN ACCESS.

Guo Z, Pfohl K, Karlovsky P, Dehne HW, Altincicek B (2016) Fumonisin B1 and beauvericin accumulation in wheat kernels after seed-borne infection with Fusarium proliferatum. Agric Food Sci 25: 138-145. OPEN ACCESS

Chatterjee S, Kuang Y, Splivallo R, Chatterjee P, Karlovsky P (2016) Interactions among filamentous fungi Aspergillus niger, Fusarium verticillioides and Clonostachys rosea: fungal biomass, diversity of secreted metabolites and fumonisin production. BMC Microbiology 16/83 (13 pages)OPEN ACCESS

Alkhedir H, Karlovsky P, Mashaly AMA, Vidal S (2016) Specialization and host plant use of the common clones of Sitobion avenae (Homoptera: Aphididae). Appl Entomol Zool 51, 289-295.

Trümper C, Paffenholz K, Smit I, Kössler P, Karlovsky P, Braun HP, Pawelzik E (2016) Identification of regulated proteins in naked barley grains (Hordeum vulgare nudum) after Fusarium graminearum infection at different grain ripening stages. J Proteomics 133: 86-92.

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.


Boehnke B, Karlovsky P, Pfohl K, Gamliel A, Isack Y, Dehne HW (2015): Identification of different Fusarium spp. in Allium spp. in Germany. Commun Agric Appl Biol Sci 80: 453-463

Horbach R, Becher R, Deising H, Karlovsky P (2015): Method for biosynthesis of specific isotope-marked secondary metabolites. Patent application PATENT APPLICATION

Dastjerdi R and Karlovsky P (2015) Systemic infection of maize, sorghum, rice, and beet seedlings with fumonisin-producing and nonproducing Fusarium verticillioides strains. Plant Pathol J 31: 334-342 OPEN ACCESS

Amato B, Pfohl K, Tonti S, Nipoti P, Dastjerdi R, Pisi A, Karlovsky P and Prodi A (2015) Fusarium proliferatum and fumonisin B1 co-occur with Fusarium species causing Fusarium Head Blight in durum wheat in Italy. Journal of Applied Botany and Food Quality 88: 228-233. OPEN ACCESS

Trümper C, Paffenholz K, Smit I, Kössler P, Karlovsky P, Braun HP, Pawelzik E (2015) Identification of differently regulated proteins after Fusarium graminearum infection of emmer (Triticum dicoccum) at several grain ripening stages. Food Technology and Biotechnology 53: 261-268.OPEN ACCESS

Alkhedir H, Karlovsky P, Mashaly AMA, Vidal S (2015) Phylogenetic relationships of the symbiotic bacteria in the aphid Sitobion avenae (Hemiptera: Aphididae). Environmental Entomology 44: 1358-1366.

Kreuzberger M, Limsuwan S, Eggert K, Karlovsky P, Pawelzik E (2015) Impact of Fusarium spp. infection of bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) on composition and quality of flour in association with EU maximum level for deoxynivalenol. Journal of Applied Botany and Food Quality 88: 177-185. OPEN ACCESS

Al-Hadithi N, Kössler P, Karlovsky P (2015) Determination of ochratoxin A in wheat and maize by solid bar microextraction with liquid chromatography and fluorescence detection. Toxins 7: 3000-3011. OPEN ACCESS

Syed RN, Laurentin H, Splivallo R, Karlovsky P (2015) Antifungal properties of extracts of sesame (Sesamum indicum L.). Int J Agric Biol 17: 575-581. OPEN ACCESS

Zhu R, Feussner K, Wu T, Yan F, Karlovsky P, Zheng X (2015) Detoxification of mycotoxin patulin by the yeast Rhodosporidium paludigenum. Food Chemistry 179: 1-5.

Ulferts S, Delventhal R, Splivallo R, Karlovsky P, Schaffrath U (2015) Abscisic acid negatively interferes with basal defence of barley against Magnaporthe oryzae. BMC Plant Biology 15/7 (12 pages)OPEN ACCESS

Zhu R, Yu T, Guo S, Hu H, Zheng X, Karlovsky P (2015) Effect of the yeast Rhodosporidium paludigenum on postharvest decay and patulin accumulation in apples and pears. J Food Prot 78: 157-163.


Splivallo R, Deveau A, Valdez N, Kirchhoff N, Frey-Klett P, Karlovsky P (2014): Bacteria associated with truffle fruiting bodies contribute to truffle aroma. Env Microbiol 17: 2647-2660.OPEN ACCESS

Karlovsky P (2014): Enzymatic detoxification of mycotoxins for healthy food. New Food 17:66. New Food 17: 66-68.OPEN ACCESS

Lukas S, Abbas SJ, Karlovsky P, Potthoff M, Joergensen RG (2014) Substrate use and survival of fungal plant pathogens on maize residues at winter temperatures around freezing point. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 77: 141-149.

Guo Z, Döll K, Dastjerdi R, Karlovsky P, Dehne H-W, Altincicek, B (2014) Effect of fungal colonization of wheat grains with Fusarium spp. on food choice, weight gain and mortality of meal beetle larvae (Tenebrio molitor). PLoS ONE 9:e100112. OPEN ACCESS

Becker E-M, Herrfurth C, Irmisch S, Köllner TG, Feussner I, Karlovsky P, Splivallo R (2014): Infection of corn ears by Fusarium spp. induces the emission of volatile sesquiterpenes. J Agric Food Chem 62: 5226-5236.

Häffner E, Karlovsky P, Splivallo R, Traczewska A, Diederichsen E (2014): ERECTA, salicylic acid, abscisic acid and jasmonic acid modulate quantitative disease resistance of Arabidopsis thaliana to Verticillium longisporum. BMC Plant Biology 14/85 (16 pages). OPEN ACCESS

König S, Feussner K, Kaever A, Landesfeind M, Thurow C, Karlovsky P, Gatz C, Polle A, Feussner I (2014): Soluble phenylpropanoids are involved in the defense response of Arabidopsis against Verticillium longisporum. New Phytologist 202: 823-837.OPEN ACCESS

Jousset A, Becker J, Chatterjee S, Karlovsky P, Scheu S, Eisenhauer N (2014): Biodiversity and species identity drive antifungal activity of bacterial communities. Ecology 95: 1184-1191.

Abbas SJ, Ahmad B, Karlovsky P (2014): Real-time PCR (qPCR) assay for Rhizoctonia solani anastomoses group AG2-2IIIb . Pak J Bot 46: 353-356. OPEN ACCESS


Ammar GA, Tryono R, Döll K, Karlovsky K, Deising HB, Wirsel SGR (2013): Identification of ABC transporter genes of Fusarium graminearum with roles in azole tolerance and/or virulence. PLoS ONE 8:e79042 OPEN ACCESS, download pdf (7 MB)

Döll K, Chatterjee S, Scheu S, Karlovsky P, Rohlfs M (2013): Fungal metabolic plasticity and sexual development mediate induced resistance to arthropod fungivory. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280: 1219 (7 pages) FREE ACCESS

Valdez N, Karlovsky P, Dobrindt L, Hoque MI, Sarker RH, Tantau H, Mühlbach H-P (2013): Role of bacteria in dieback disease of Dalbergia sissoo Roxb. Bangladesh Journal of Botany 42: 1-16. OPEN ACCESS

Winter M, Koopmann B, Döll K, Karlovsky P, Kropf U, Schlüter K, von Tiedemann A (2013): Mechanisms regulating grain contamination with trichothecenes translocated from the stem base of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) infected with Fusarium culmorum. Phytopathology 103: 682-689. OPEN ACCESS

Berthiller F, Crews C, Dall'Asta C, De Saeger S, Haesaert G, Karlovsky P, Oswald IP, Seefelder W, Speijers G, Stroka J (2013): Masked Mycotoxins: A Review. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research 57: 165-186, Open Access pdf (685 kb) OPEN ACCESS

Danielsen L, Lohaus G, Sirrenberg A, Karlovsky P, Bastien C, Pilate G, Polle A (2013): Ectomycorrhizal colonization and diversity in relation to tree biomass and nutrition in a plantation of transgenic poplars with modified lignin biosynthesis. PLoS ONE 8:e59207 OPEN ACCESS

Alkadri D, Nipoti P, Döll K, Karlovsky P, Prodi A, Pisi A (2013): Study of fungal colonization of wheat kernels in Syria with a focus on Fusarium species. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 14: 5938-5951. OPEN ACCESS

Alkhedir H, Karlovsky P, Vidal S (2013): Relationship between water soluble carbohydrate content, aphid endosymbionts and clonal performance of Sitobion avenae on cocksfoot cultivars. PLoS ONE 8:e54327 OPEN ACCESS

Montis V, Pasquali M, Visentin I, Karlovsky P, Cardinale F (2013): Identification of a cis-acting factor modulating the transcription of FUM1, a key fumonisin-biosynthetic gene in the fungal maize pathogen Fusarium verticillioides. Fungal Genetics and Biology 51: 42-49.


Splivallo R, Rittersma R, Valdez N, Chevalier G, Molinier V, Wipf D, Karlovsky P (2012): Is climate change altering the geographic distribution of truffles? Front Ecol Environ 10: 461-462. doi:10.1890/12.WB.020. OPEN ACCESS

König S, Feussner K, Schwarz M, Kaever A, Iven T, Ternes P, Karlovsky P, Lipka V, Feussner, I (2012): Arabidopsis mutants of sphingolipid fatty acid a-hydroxylases accumulate free trihydroxylated long chain bases and ceramides. New Phytologist 196: 1086-1097.OPEN ACCESS

Becker E-M, Splivallo R, Karlovsky P (2012): Patent application "Volatile biomarkers of fungal infection". Read in Google patents, or download pdf (ca. 1 MB). PATENT APPLICATION

Visentin I, Montis V, Döll K, Alabouvette C, Tamietti G, Karlovsky P, Cardinale F (2012): Transcription of genes in the biosynthetic pathway for fumonisin mycotoxins is epigenetically and differentially regulated in the fungal maize pathogen Fusarium verticillioides. Eukaryotic Cell 11: 252-259. OPEN ACCESS

Splivallo R, Valdez N, Kirchhoff N, Ona MC, Schmidt JP, Feussner I, Karlovsky P (2012): Intraspecific genotypic variability determines concentrations of key truffle volatiles. New Phytologist 194: 823-835. OPEN ACCESS

Singh S, Braus-Stromeyer SA, Timpner C, Valerius O, von Tiedemann A, Karlovsky P, Druebert C, Polle A, Braus GH (2012): The plant host Brassica napus induces in the pathogen Verticillium longisporum the expression of functional catalase peroxidase which is required for the late phase of disease. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 25: 569-581. OPEN ACCESS


Khorassani R, Hettwer Z, Ratzinger R, Steingrobe S, Karlovsky P, Claassen N (2011): Citramalic acid and salicylic acid in sugar beet root exudates solubilize soil phosphorus. BMC Plant Biology 11/111 (8 pages). OPEN ACCESS.

Karlovsky P (2011): Biological detoxification of the mycotoxin deoxynivalenol and its use in genetically engineered crops and feed additives. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 91: 491-504. OPEN ACCESS.

Nutz S, Döll K, Karlovsky P (2011): Determination of the LOQ in real-time PCR by receiver operating characteristic curve analysis: application to qPCR assays for Fusarium verticillioides and F. proliferatum.
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 401: 717-726. OPEN ACCESS

Splivallo R, Ottonello S, Mello A, Karlovsky P (2011): Truffle Volatiles: from chemical ecology to aroma biosynthesis.
New Phytologist 189: 688-699. OPEN ACCESS

Ikunaga Y, Sato I, Grond S, Numaziri N, Yoshida S, Yamaya H, Hiradate S, Hasegawa M, Toshima H, Koitabashi M, Ito M, Karlovsky P, Tsushima S (2011): Nocardioides sp. strain WSN05-2, isolated from a wheat field, degrades deoxynivalenol, producing the novel intermediate 3-epi-deoxynivalenol. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 89: 419-427. Download pdf reprint (337 kb) OPEN ACCESS.

Meyer N, Lind N, Karlovsky P, Zahn M, Friedt W, Ordon F (2011): Development of a real-time PCR method for the identification of wheat genotype carrying different eyespot resistance genes. Plant Breeding 130: 16-24.


Kurtz B, Karlovsky P, Vidal S (2010): Interaction between western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) larvae and root-infecting Fusarium verticillioides. Environmental Entomology 39: 1532-1538.

Floerl S, Druebert C, Aroud HI, Karlovsky P, Polle A (2010): Disease symptoms and mineral nutrition in Arabidopsis thaliana in response to Verticillium longisporum Vl43 infection. Journal of Plant Pathology 92: 695-700. FREE DOWNLOAD

Häffner E, Karlovsky P, Diederichsen E (2010): Genetic and environmental control of the Verticillium syndrome in Arabidopsis thaliana. BMC Plant Biology 10/235 (15 pages). OPEN ACCESS Download pdf reprint (959 kb).

Alkhedir H, Karlovsky P, Vidal S (2010): Effect of light intensity on colour morph formation and performance of the grain aphid Sitobion avenae F. (Homoptera: Aphididae). Journal of Insect Physiology 56: 1999-2005.

Chatterjee S and Karlovsky P (2010): Removal of the endocrine disrupter butyl benzyl phthalate from the environment. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 87: 61-73. OPEN ACCESS. Download pdf reprint (332 kb).

Becker R, Hettwer U, Karlovsky P, Deising HB, Wirsel SGR (2010): Adaptation of Fusarium graminearum to Tebuconazole yielded descendants diverging for levels of fitness, fungicide resistance, virulence, and mycotoxin production. Phytopathology 100: 444-453. OPEN ACCESS Download pdf reprint (537 kb).

Martin F, Kohler A, Murat C, Balestrini R, Coutinho PM, Jaillon O, Montanini B, Morin E, Noel B, Percudani R, Porcel B, Rubini A, Amicucci A, Amselem J, Anthouard V, Arcioni S, Artiguenave F, Aury JM, Ballario P, Bolchi A, Brenna A, Brun A, Buée M, Cantarel B, Chevalier G, Couloux A, Da Silva C, Denoeud F, Duplessis S, Ghignone S, Hilselberger B, Iotti M, Marçais B, Mello A, Miranda M, Pacioni G, Quesneville H, Riccioni C, Ruotolo R, Splivallo R, Stocchi V, Tisserant E, Viscomi AR, Zambonelli A, Zampieri E, Henrissat B, Lebrun MH, Paolocci F, Bonfante P, Ottonello S, Wincker P (2010): Périgord black truffle genome uncovers evolutionary origins and mechanisms of symbiosis. Nature 464: 1033.


Jäschke D, Dugassa-Gobena D, Karlovsky P, Vidal S, Ludwig-Müller J (2009): Suppression of clubroot development in Arabidopsis thaliana by the endophytic fungus Acremonium alternatum. Plant Pathology 59: 100-111. OPEN ACCESS

Sirrenberg A, Splivallo R, Ratzinger A, Pawloswki K, Karlovsky P (2009): Auxin production by symbiotic fungi: Bioassay and HPLC-MS analysis. In: Symbiotic Fungi – Principles and Practice, Vol. 18 of Soil Biology Series (Ed. in Chief A. Varma), Springer, pp. 381-392.

Adejumo T, Hettwer U, Nutz S, Karlovsky P. (2009): Real-time PCR and agar plating method to predict Fusarium verticillioides and fumonisin B1 content in Nigerian maize. Journal of Plant Protection Research 49: 399-404. OPEN ACCESS

Visentin I, Tamietti G, Valentino D, Portis E, Karlovsky P, Moretti A, Cardinale F. (2009): The ITS region as a taxonomic discriminator between Fusarium verticillioides and F. proliferatum. Mycological Research 113: 1137-1145.

Ratzinger A, Riediger N, von Tiedemann A., Karlovsky P (2009): Salicylic acid and salicylic acid glucoside in xylem sap of Brassica napus infected with Verticillium longisporum. Journal of Plant Research 122: 571-579. Download OPEN ACCESS.

Splivallo R, Fischer U, Gobel C, Feussner I, Karlovsky P (2009) Truffles regulate plant root morphogenesis via the production of auxin and ethylene. Plant Physiology 150:2018-2029. Download pdf reprint (326 kb)FREE DOWNLOAD.

Sirrenberg A, Nutz S, Ratzinger A, Karlovsky P (2009): Bodenmüdigkeit bei Rosen – neue Forschungsansätze. Gartenpraxis 9: 16. Download pdf reprint (2500 kb).

Eynck C, Koopmann B, Karlovsky P, von Tiedemann A (2009): Internal resistance in winter oilseed rape inhibits systemic spread of the vascular pathogen Verticillium longisporum Phytopathology 99:802-811. Download pdf reprint 788 kb) OPEN ACCESS.

Weiberg A, Karlovsky P (2009): Components of variance in transcriptomics based on electrophoretic separation of cDNA fragments (cDNA-AFLP). Electrophoresis 30:2549-2557. Read online or download reprint OPEN ACCESS.


Award for best poster for Sabine at Mycotoxin-Workshop

Floerl S, Drübert C, Majcherczyk A, Karlovsky P, Kües U, Polle A (2008): Defence reactions in the apoplastic proteome of oilseed rape (Brassica napus var. napus) attenuate Verticillium longisporum growth but not disease symptoms. BMC Plant Biology 8/129. Download pdf reprint (527 kb) OPEN ACCESS.

Brandfass C, Karlovsky P (2008): Upscaled CTAB-Based DNA extraction and real-time PCR assays for Fusarium culmorum and F. graminearum DNA in plant material with reduced sampling error. Int J Mol Sci 9:2306-2321. Download pdf reprint (363 kb) OPEN ACCESS.

Weiberg A, Pohler D, Morgenstern B, Karlovsky P (2008): Improved coverage of cDNA-AFLP by sequential digestion of immobilized cDNA. BMC Genomics 9/480. Download pdf reprint (415 kb) OPEN ACCESS.

Meinicke P, Lingner T, Kaever A, Feussner K, Göbel C, Feussner I, Karlovsky P, Morgenstern B. (2008): Metabolite-based clustering and visualization of mass spectrometry data using one-dimensional self-organizing maps. Algorithms Mol Biol. 3/9. Download pdf reprint (18 pages, 400 kb) OPEN ACCESS.

Laurentin H, Ratzinger A, Karlovsky P (2008): Relationship between metabolic and genomic diversity in sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) BMC Genomics 9/250. Download pdf reprint (11 pages, 440 kb) OPEN ACCESS.

Utermark J, Karlovsky P (2008): Genetic transformation of filamentous fungi by Agrobacterium tumefaciens. Nature Protocols Online, DOI: 10.1038/nprot.2008.83.

Karlovsky P (2008): Secondary Metabolites in Soil Ecology. In: Secondary Metabolites in Soil Ecology, Vol. 14 of Soil Biology Series (Ed. in Chief A. Varma), Springer, pp. 1-19. Download Introduction from Springer website or read excerpts.

Splivallo R (2008): Biological Significance of Truffle Secondary Metabolites. In: Secondary Metabolites in Soil Ecology, Vol. 14 of Soil Biology Series (Ed. in Chief A. Varma), Springer, pp. 141-165. Free abstract, full text for authorized users only.

Zuther K, Mayser P, Hettwer H, Wu W, Spiteller P, Kindler BLJ, Karlovsky P, Basse CW, Schirawski J (2008): The tryptophan aminotransferase Tam1 catalyses the single biosynthetic step for tryptophan-dependent pigment synthesis in Ustilago maydis. Mol. Microbiol. 68:152-172.

Award for prominent work in medical mycology

Zahran E, Sauerborn J, Abbasher AA, Ahmed EA, Mohukker RI, Karlovsky P, Mohamed EA, Müller-Stöver D (2008): Pesta and alginate delivery systems of Fusarium spp. for biological control of Striga hermonthica (Del.) Benth. under Sudanese field conditions. Biological Control 44:160-168.


Sirrenberg A, Göbel C, Grond S, Czempinski N, Ratzinger A, Karlovsky P, Santos P, Feussner I, Pawlowski K (2007): Piriformospora indica can affect plant growth by auxin production. Physiologia Plantarum 131:581-589.

Adejumo TO, Hettwer U, Karlovsky P (2007): Survey of maize from south western Nigeria for zearalenone, fumonisin B1, alpha- and beta-zearalenols and enniatins produced by Fusarium species. Food Additives and Contaminants 24:993-1000. DOWNLOAD POSTPRINT

Adejumo TO, Hettwer U, Karlovsky P (2007): Occurrence of Fusarium species and trichothecenes in Nigerian maize. Int J Food Microbiol 116:350-357. Abstract on PubMed with a link to publisher's website.

Hettwer U, Karlovsky P (2007): Multimethode zur Bestimmung von Fusarientoxinen. LaborPraxis 5:42-45. Download pdf reprint (232 kb).

Laurentin H, Karlovsky P (2007): AFLP fingerprinting of sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) cultivars: identification, genetic relationship and comparison of AFLP informativeness parameters. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 54:1437-1446. Download pdf reprint (252 kb).

Eynck C, Koopmann B, Grunewaldt G, Karlovsky P, Tiedemann A.v. (2007): Differential interaction of Verticillium longisporum and V. dahliae with Brassica napus detected with molecular and histological techniques. European Journal of Phytopathology 118:259-274. Download pdf reprint (640 kb).

Utermark J, Karlovsky P (2007): Role of zearalenone lactonase in protection of Gliocladium roseum from fungitoxic effects of the mycotoxin zearalenone. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 73:637-642. Download pdf reprint (325 kb).

2005 - 2006

Petr Karlovsky (2006): Moderne Diagnosemethoden und Nachweisverfahren. Schriftenreihe der Deutschen Phytomedizinischen Gesellschaft 8:104-118. Download pdf reprint (135 kb).

Schlüter K, Kropf U, Karlovsky P (2006): Untersuchungen zur systemischen Infektion von Fusarium culmorum an Winterweizen in Schleswig-Holstein. Gesunde Pflanzen 58:107-116. Download pdf reprint (587 kb).

Utermark J, Karlovsky P (2006): Quantification of green fluorescent protein (GFP) fluorescence using real-time PCR thermocycler. BioTechniques 41:150-154. Download pdf reprint (205 kb).

Laurentin HE, Karlovsky P (2006): Genetic relationship and diversity in a sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) germplasm collection using amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP). BMC Genetics 7/10. OPEN ACCESS, [pdf reprint] (294 kb).

Brandfass C, Karlovsky P (2006): Simultaneous detection of Fusarium culmorum and F. graminearumin plant material by duplex PCR with melting curve analysis. BMC Microbiology 6/4. OPEN ACCESS, [pdf reprint] (321 kb).

Venkatesh B, Hettwer U, Koopmann B, Karlovsky P (2005): Conversion of cDNA differential display results (DDRT-PCR) into quantitative transcription profiles. BMC Genomics 6/51.
OPEN ACCESS, [pdf reprint] (437 kb).

Selected publications by Petr Karlovsky 1986 - 2004

A. Detoxification of mycotoxins

Völkl A., Vogler B., Schollenberger M. and Karlovsky P (2004): Microbial detoxification of mycotoxin deoxynivalenol. Journal of Basic Microbiology 44:147.

Karlovsky P., Crane E.H., Gilliam J.T. and Maddox J.R. (2004): Compositions and methods of zearalenone detoxification. United States Patent US 6,812,380, 50 pages.

Crane E.H., Gilliam J.T., Karlovsky P. and Maddox J.R. (2002): Compositions and methods of zearalenone detoxification. WTO Patent Application No. 02/076205, Canadian Patent No. CA 2441691,

Karlovsky P (1999): Biological detoxifcation of fungal toxins and its use in plant breeding, feed and food production - a review. Natural Toxins 7:1.

Völkl A., Karlovsky P. (1999): Hefen und Tonminerale binden Mycotoxine: Wirksamkeit mineralischer und organischer Substanzen unterschiedlich. Agrarzeitung Ernährungsdienst, 24.04.1999.

B. Molecular genetics of Phytophthora parasitica

Karlovsky P., Fartmann B., Mühlbauer E. and Prell H.H (1998): ARS elements from mitochondrial DNA of Phytophthora parasitica: functional and structural characterization. Mycological Research 102:1133.

de Cock A.W.A.M., Karlovsky P., Jahnke K.-D. and Bahnweg G. (1996): Similarities in restriction fragment patterns of mitochondrial DNAs of Phytophthora species strongly depend on the restriction enzyme used due to heterogeneous base distribution and sequence conservation. Fungal Genetics and Biology 20:36.

Karlovsky P. (1994): Inhibition of imidazoleglycerolphosphate dehydratase of Phytophthora parasitica by aminotriazole in situ and after cloning and expression of the respective gene (HIS3) in Escherichia coli. J. Phytopath. 141:121. [pdf reprint 550 kb]

Karlovsky P. and Fartmann B. (1992): Genetic code and phylogenetic origin of oomycetous mitochondria. Journal of Molecular Evolution 34:254. [pdf reprint 570 kb]

Prell H.H., Karlovsky P. and Bahnweg G. (1991): Towards transformation in Phytophthora. In: Phytophthora (J.A. Lucas, R.C. Shattock, D.S. Shaw, L.R.Cooke, eds.), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge/New York/Port Chester/Melbourne/Sydney, pp.312-325.

Karlovsky P. and Prell H.H. (1991): The TRP1 gene of Phytophthora parasitica encoding indole-3-glycerol-phosphate synthase--N-(5'-phosphoribosyl)anthranilate isomerase: structure and evolutionary distance from homologous fungal genes. Gene 109:161. [pdf reprint 570 kb]

Rump A. and Karlovsky P. (1991): Tandem arrangement of tRNAAsp genes in Phytophthora ssp. Gene 102:51. [pdf reprint 300 kb]

C. Theory of enzyme kinetics and mathematical logic

Karlovsky P. (1988): Calculation of individual cleavage rates from partial digests in restriction endonuclease kinetics. J. Theor. Biol. 132:7.

Karlovsky P. (1988): Mutual competitive inhibition between target sites during the restriction endonuclease digestion of DNA. J. Theor. Biol. 132:1.

Karlovsky P. (1986): Liar puzzles and logical intuition I. Roz. Mat. Fyz. 65:221.

Karlovsky P. (1986): Liar puzzles and logical intuition II. Roz. Mat. Fyz. 65:265.

Karlovsky P. (1986): Re-evaluation of a method calculating cleavage rates at different sites of DNA from partial digestion of end-labelled molecules. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 138:778.

Karlovsky P. (1986): Kinetics of circular DNA molecule digestion by restriction endonuclease. Computation of kinetic constants from the time dependence of fragment concentrations. Acta Biotheoretica 35:279.

Karlovsky P. (1986): A re-evaluation of evidence attributing the difference in cleavage rates of restriction endonuclease at different sites in the substrate to differences in Km values. Biochem. J. 235:611. [pdf reprint 242 kb]

D. Other topics

Reineke A. and Karlovsky P. (2000): Simplified AFLP protocol: replacement of primer labeling by the incorporation of alpha-labeled nucleotides during PCR. BioTechniques 28: 622-623. BioTechniques 28:622. [pdf reprint 165 kb]

Reineke A., Karlovsky P. and Zebitz C.P.W. (1999): Suppression of randomly primed PCR products (RAPD) in heterozygous diploids. Molecular Ecology 8:1449. Molecular Ecology 8:1449. [pdf reprint 508 kb]

Reineke A., Karlovsky P. and Zebitz C.P.W. (1999): Amplified fragment length polymorphism analysis of different geographic populations of the gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research 89:79.

Reineke A., Karlovsky P. and Zebitz C.P.W. (1998): Preparation and Purification of DNA from Insects for AFLP Analysis. Insect Molecular Biology 7:95.

Oppermann B., Karlovsky P. and Reißer W. (1997): M13 DNA fingerprinting in unicellular and filamentous green algae. European Journal of Phycology 32:103.

Möller E.M., Schilling A.G. and Karlovsky P. (1994): Stripping of hybridization membranes. BioTechniques 17:682.

Karlovsky P. (1994): Indirect costs of pesticide use. Science 263:1208.

Karlovsky P. (1993): Screening for recombinant plasmids using MacConkey agar. Trends in Genetics 9:375. [pdf reprint 109 kb]

Karlovsky, P. and Wolf, G. (1993): Screening of expression cDNA libraries for polysaccharide hydrolysing enzymes: isolation of cDNA clones encoding cellulase, xylanase and ß-1,3-glucanase of Phytophthora parasitica. Methods in Molecular and Cellular Biology 4:40. [pdf reprint 500 kb]

Karlovsky P. (1993): Alternatives to X-gal in screening recombinant clones based on pUC-derived plasmid vectors. Methods Enzymol. 217: 335-339.

Jelen F, Karlovsky P, Makaturova E, Pecinka P, Palecek E (1991): Osmium tetroxide reactivity of DNA bases in nucleotide sequencing and probing of DNA structure. Gen. Physiol. Biophys. 10: 461-473.download pdf reprint

Karlovsky P. and de Cock A.W.A.M. (1991): Buoyant density of DNA-Hoechst 33258 (bisbenzimide) complexes in CsCl gradients: Hoechst 33258 binds to single AT base-pairs. Analytical Biochemistry 194:192. [pdf reprint 630 kb]

Karlovsky P. (1990): Misuse of PCR. Trends Biochem. Sci. 15:419 [pdf reprint 120 kb]

Karlovsky P., Pecinka P., Vojtiskova M., Makaturova E. and Palecek E. (1990): Protonated triplex DNA in E. coli cells as detected by chemical probing. FEBS Letters 274:39-42.

Karlovsky P. (1989): Reprints still in demand. Nature 338:290.

Palecek E., Boublikova P. and Karlovsky P. (1987): Osmium Tetroxide recognizes structural distortions at junctions between right- and left-handed DNA in a bacterial cell. Gen. Physiol. Biophys. 6:593-608. download pdf

Karlovsky P. and Prell H. H. (1987): Screening of pUC plasmid clones for inserts based on growth rate. Nucleic Acids Res. 15: 6753. [pdf reprint 104 kb]

Karlovsky P. and Vaskova M. (1987): Tn1000 insertional mutagenesis of cloned repressor gene of the phage L: Plasmid oligomerization in the presence of F'lac. Folia Microbiol. 32:185.

Karlovska L., Brzobohaty B., Karlovsky P., Reich J., Koukalova B. and Bezdek, M. (1987): Transfer of Drosophila melanogaster transposable genetic element mdg-4 into plant cells. Folia Biologica 33:40.

Karlovsky P. and Kuhrova V. (1986): Specific binding affinity for DNA of the L phage (Salmonella typhimurium) in Escherichia coli. Molec. Biol. Rep. 11:43.

Karlovsky P. and Vaskova M. (1986): Hot spot for Tn1000 insertions in cloned repressor gene of the L phage. Plasmid 16:219.

Spanova A. and Karlovsky P. (1986): Integration of transposon Tn10 into phage L (Salmonella typhimurium). Folia Microbiol. 31:353.