prof. eva Stukenbrock

Environmental Genomics

The Environmental Genomics group is a joint initiative between the Max Planck Society, the Kiel University and the State of Schleswig-Holstein. The group is headed by Eva H Stukenbrock and consists of two teams, one working at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön and the other at the Botanical Institute of the University of Kiel.

Research in the group focuses on different aspects of fungal evolution. The group integrates experimental, molecular and computational approaches to study adaptation and population genetics in plant pathogenic fungi and plant-associated microbes.

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Prof. Eva Stukenbrock

Kiel University

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Selected Publications

  • Habig M, Kema G, Stukenbrock E. (2018): Meiotic drive of female-inherited supernumerary chromosomes in a pathogenic fungus. Elife.
  • Möller, M, Habig M, Freitag M and Stukenbrock EH (2018): Extraordinary genome instability and widespread chromosome rearrangements during vegetative growth. Genetics (2):517-529.
  • Stukenbrock EH and Dutheil JY (2018): Comparison of fine-scale recombination maps in fungal plant pathogens reveals dynamic recombination landscapes and intragenic hotspots. Genetics 208.3: 1209-1229.
  • Habig M, Quade J, Stukenbrock EH (2017): Forward genetics approach reveals host-genotype dependent importance of accessory chromosomes in the fungal wheat pathogen Zymoseptoria tritici. mBio 8.6: e01919-17.
  • Möller, M and Stukenbrock EH (2017): Evolution and genome architecture in fungal plant pathogens. Nature Reviews Microbiology: 15.12: nrmicro-2017.
  • Schotanus K, Soyer J, Connolly L, Grandabuert J, Happel P, Smith K, Freitag M, Stukenbrock EH. 2015. Histone modifications rather than the novel regional centromeres of Zymoseptoria tritici distinguish core and accessory chromosomes. Epigenetics and Chromatin, 8:41
  • Poppe S, Dorsheimer L, Happel P and Stukenbrock EH. 2015. Rapidly Evolving Genes are Key Players in Host Specialization and Virulence of the Fungal Wheat Pathogen Zymoseptoria tritici (Mycosphaerella graminicola). PLoS Pathog 11(7): e1005055
  • Stukenbrock EH, Christiansen FB, Hansen TH, Dutheil JY, Schierup MH. 2012. Fusion of two divergent fungal individuals led to the recent emergence of a new widespread pathogen species. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 109(27), 10954-10959
  • Stukenbrock EH, Bataillon T, Duthei JY, Hansen TT, Li R, Zala M, McDonald BA, Wang J, Schierup MH (2011). The making of a new pathogen: Insights from comparative population genomics of the domesticated wheat pathogen Mycosphaerella graminicola and its wild sister species. Genome Research 21(12), 2157-2166
  • Stukenbrock EH, Jørgensen FG, Zala M, Hansen TT, McDonald BA, Schierup MH. (2010). Whole genome and chromosome evolution associated with host adaptation and speciation of the wheat pathogen Mycosphaerella graminicola. PLoS Genet. 6(12): e1001189