Brigitte Mauch-Mani



Mauch-Mani , B. Baccelli I, Luna E. and Flors V (2016). Resistance Priming and Systemic Acquired Resistance. Annual Review of Plant Biology, 68(1).

Pasche, S., Crovadore, J., Pelleteret, P., Jermini, M., Mauch-Mani, B., Oszako, T., & Lefort, F. (2016). Biological control of the latent pathogen Gnomoniopsis smithogylvyi in European chestnut grafting scions using Bacillus amyloliquefaciens and Trichoderma atroviride. Dendrobiology, 75, 113-122.

Pasche, S., Calmin, G., Auderset, G., Crovadore, J., Pelleteret, P., Mauch-Mani, B., ... & Lefort, F. (2016). Gnomoniopsis smithogilvyi causes chestnut canker symptoms in Castanea sativa shoots in Switzerland. Fungal Genetics and Biology, 87, 9-21.

Cohen Y, Vaknin M and Mauch-Mani B (2016) BABA-Induced Resistance: Milestones along a 55-Years Journey. Phytoparasitica, in press

Thevenet D, Pastor V, Baccelli I, Balmer A, Vallat A, Neier R, Glauser G, Mauch-Mani B (2016) The priming molecule β-aminobutyric acid is naturally present in plants  and is induced by stress. New Phytologist, in press

Martinez-Medina, A., Flors, V., Heil, M., Mauch-Mani, B., Pieterse, C. M., Pozo, M. J., ... & Conrath, U. (2016). Recognizing plant defense priming. Trends in Plant Science, 21(10), 818-822.

Baccelli, I., & Mauch-Mani, B. (2015). Beta-aminobutyric acid priming of plant defense: the role of ABA and other hormones. Plant Molecular Biology, 1-9.

Balmer, A., Pastor, V., Gamir, J., Flors, V., & Mauch-Mani, B. (2015). The ‘prime-ome’: towards a holistic approach to priming. Trends in plant science, 20(7), 443-452.

Planchamp, C., Glauser, G., & Mauch-Mani, B. (2015). Root inoculation with Pseudomonas putida KT2440 induces transcriptional and metabolic changes and systemic resistance in maize plants. Frontiers in plant science, 5, 719.




Sós-Hegedűs, A., Juhász, Z., Poór, P., Kondrák, M., Antal, F., Tari, I., Mauch-Mani , B., Banfalvi, Z. (2014) Soil Drench Treatment with ß-Aminobutyric Acid Increases Drought Tolerance of Potato . PLOS ONE, 9 (12), e114297.

Ben Rejeb I, Pastor V and Mauch-Mani B (2014) Plant responses to silmultaneous biotic and abiotic stress: Molecular mechanisms. Plants 3: 458-475.

Koen E, Trapet P, Brulé D, Kulik A, Klinguer A, Atauri-Miranda L, Meunier-Prest R, Boni G, Glauser G, Mauch-Mani B, Wendehenne D, Besson-Bard A. (2014) β-aminobutyric acid (BABA)-induced resistance in Arabidopsis thaliana : link with iron homeostasis. Mol Plant Microbe Interact . 27: 1226-1240.

Lange, E. S., Balmer, D., Mauch Mani, B., & Turlings, T. C. (2014). Insect and pathogen attack and resistance in maize and its wild ancestors, the teosintes. New Phytologist. 204: 329-341

Pastor V, Pena A, Gamir J, Flors V and Mauch-Mani B (2014) Preparing to fight back: Generation and storage of priming compounds. Frontiers in Plant Science , 5 , 295

Juhász, Z., Balmer, D., Sós-Hegedus, A., Vallat, A., Mauch-Mani , B., & Bánfalvi, Z. (2014). Effects of Drought Stress and Storage on the Metabolite and Hormone Contents of Potato Tubers Expressing the Yeast Trehalose-6-phosphate Synthase 1 Gene. Journal of Agricultural Science, 6(5), p142.

Boachon B, Gamir J, Pastor V, Erb M, Dean J, Flors V, Mauch-Mani B (2014) Role of two UDP-Glycosyltransferases from the L group of Arabidopsis in resistance against Pseudomonas syringae. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 1-14.       





Ben Rejeb I,  Atauri Miranda L,  Cordier M and Mauch-Mani B (2013) Induced tolerance and priming for abiotic stress in plants. In: Gaur, R. K., & Sharma, P. (Eds.). Molecular Approaches in Plant Abiotic Stress. CRC Press.

Ramirez V, Lopez A, Mauch-Mani B, Gil MJ and Vera P (2013) An extracellular subtilase switch for immune priming in Arabidopsis. PLoS Pathogen. doi: 10.1371/journal.pp at. 1003445

Balmer,D., and Mauch-Mani , B. (2013) More beneath the surface? Root versus shoot antifungal plant defenses. Frontiers in Plant Science 6, doi:10.3389/fpls.2013.00256.

Balmer, D., Flors, V., Glauser, G. and Mauch-Mani , B. (2013) Metabolomics of cereals under biotic stress: current knowledge and techniques. Frontiers in Plant-Microbe Interaction, doi:10.3389/fpls.2013.00082.

Balmer, D., and Mauch-Mani , B. (2013) Small yet mighty - microRNAs in plant-microbe interactions. MicroRNA 2(1), 73-80.

Balmer, D., Villacres de Papajewski, D., Planchamp, C., Glauser, G., and Mauch-Mani , B. (2013) Induced resistance in maize is based on organ-specific defense. The Plant Journal, doi:10.1111/tpj.12114.

Slaughter A, Daniel X, Flors V, Luna E, Hohn B and Mauch-Mani B (2012) Descendants of primed Arabidopsis plants exhibit resistance to biotic stress. Plant Phys. 158, 835-843.

Pastor V, Vicent C, Cerezo M, Mauch-Mani B, Dean J, Flors V (2012) Detection, characterization and quantification of salicylic acid conjugates in plant extracts by ESI tandem mass spectrometric techniques. Plant Physiol. Biochem. 53, 19-26.

Szalontai B, Stranzinger S, Palfalvi G. Mauch-Mani B and Jakab G (2012) The taxon specific paralogs of grapevine PRLIP genes are highly induced upon powdery mildew infection. Journal of Plant Physiology 169, 1767-1775.

Balmer, D., Planchamp, C., and Mauch-Mani , B. (2012) On the move: Induced resistance in monocots. J. Exp. Bot., doi:10.1093/jxb/ers248 .

Balmer, D. and Mauch-Mani , B. (2012) Plant Hormones and Metabolites as Universal Vocabulary in Plant Defense Signaling. In Witzany, G. and Baluška, F. (eds.), Biocommunication of Plants, Signaling and Communication in Plants 14, 37-50, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-23524-5_3

Planchamp, C., Balmer, D., Hund, A. and Mauch-Mani , B. (2012) A soil-free root observation system for the study of root-microorganism interactions in maize. Plant & Soil, doi:10.1007/s11104-012-1497-8.

Erb,M., Balmer,D., de Lange,E., von Merey,G., Planchamp,C., Robert,C.A.M., Röder,G., Sobhy,I., Zwahlen,C., Mauch-Mani ,B., and Turlings,T.C.J. (2011) Synergies and trade-offs between insect and pathogen resistance in maize leaves and roots. Plant Cell Environ. 34:1088-103.

Legay G, Marouf E, Berger D, Neuhaus J-M, Mauch-Mani B, Slaughter A (2011) Identification of genes expressed during the compatible interaction of grapevine with Plasmopara viticola through suppression subtractive hybridization (SSH). European J. Plant Pathol. 129, 281–301

Tsai, C.H., Singh, P., Chen, C.W., Thomas, J., Weber, J., Mauch-Mani , B., and Zimmerli, L. (2011). Priming for enhanced defence responses by specific inhibition of the Arabidopsis response to coronatine. Plant J. 65, 469-479





Luna E, Robert J, Flors V, Zhang, Y Ton J, and Mauch-Mani B (2010) Role of ABA and abiotic factors on PAMP-induced callose deposition. In: BIOLOGY OF PLANT-MICROBE INTERACTIONS, VOLUME 7: 2 - 6.

Erb,M., Flors,V., Karlen,D., de Lange,E., Planchamp,C., D’Alessandro,M., Turlings,T.C.J., and Ton,J. (2009). Signal signature of aboveground-induced resistance upon belowground herbivory in maize. Plant J 59:292–302.

Boachon B, Robert J, Daniel X, Mauch-Mani B (2009) Absolute quantification of specific plant defence pathways and disease development of several microbial pathogens in Arabidopsis using real-time PCR. IOBC meeting Proceedings of "Biological control of fungal and bacterial plant pathogens (Phytopathogens)" Molecular Tools for Understanding and Improving Biocontrol.43, 311-316.

Mauch-Mani B, Flors V. (2009) The ATAF1 transcription factor: at the convergence point of ABA-dependent plant defense against biotic and abiotic stresses. Cell Res. 19: 1322-1333.

Ton J, van der Ent S, van Hulten M, Pozo M, van Oosten V, van Loon LC, Mauch-Mani B, Turlings TCJ, Corné M.J. Pieterse (2009) Priming as a mechanism behind induced resistance against pathogens, insects and abiotic stress. Induced resistance in plants against insects and diseases IOBC/wprs Bull. 44, 3-13

Slaughter A, Hamiduzzaman MM, Jakab G, Mauch-Mani B, and Neuhaus JM (2009) BABA induced resistance in grapevine. Induced resistance in plants against insects and diseases IOBC/wprs Bull. 44, 37-41.

Ton J, Flors V, Mauch-Mani B. (2009)The multifaceted role of ABA in disease resistance. Trends Plant Sci. 14: 310-317.

Flors V, Ton J, and Mauch-Mani B (2009) Role of Abscisic Acid in Disease Resistance. In: Signal Crosstalk in Plant Stress Responses (KEIKO YOSHIOKA and KAZUO SHINOZAKI, editors), Wiley-Blackwell.

Dubresson R., Dubreuil C., Poinssot B., Neuhaus J.-M., Pugin A and Mauch-Mani B. (2009) Does BABA prime early signalling events in grapevine defence during elicitation and Plasmopara viticola infection? Induced resistance in plants against insects and diseases IOBC/wprs Bull. 44, 43-47.

Slaughter, A.R., Hamiduzzaman,M.D., Gindro, K., Neuhaus , J.M. and Mauch-Mani , B. (2008) Beta-aminobutyric acid-induced resistance in grapevine against downy mildew: Involvement of pterostilbene. Europ. Plant Pathol 122: 185-195.

Dubresson R., Z. Kravchuk, J.-M. Neuhaus and B. Mauch-Mani (2008) Transient expression of green fluorescent protein in the obligate biotrophic oomycete Plasmopara viticola. Vitis 47:1-6.

Daire X. and Mauch-Mani B. (2007) Chemical inducers of resistance. Chemistry Today 25: 15-19. Zimmerli. L., Bi-Huei Hou, Chia-Hong Tsai, Gabor Jakab, Brigitte

Mauch-Mani and Shauna Somerville (2007) The Xenobiotic Beta-Aminobutyric Acid Enhances Arabidopsis Thermotolerance. Plant Journal 53: 144-156.

Flors V., Ton J., van Doorn R., Jakab G, García-Agustín P and Mauch-Mani B. (2007) Interplay between JA, SA, and ABA signalling during basal and induced resistance against Pseudomonas syringae and Alternaria brassicicola. Plant Journal 54: 81-92.

Ton J, D'Alessandro M, Jourdie V, Jakab G, Karlen D, Held M, Mauch-Mani B, Turlings TC. (2007) Priming by airborne signals boosts direct and indirect resistance in maize. Plant J. 49:16-26.



Prime-A-Plant Group; Conrath U, Beckers GJ, Flors V, Garcia-Agustin P, Jakab G, Mauch F, Newman MA, Pieterse CM, Poinssot B, Pozo MJ, Pugin A, Schaffrath U, Ton J, Wendehenne D, Zimmerli L, Mauch-Mani B. (2006) Priming: getting ready for battle. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 19:1062-71.

Rostas M, Ton J, Mauch-Mani B, Turlings TC. (2006) Fungal infection reduces herbivore-induced plant volatiles of maize but does not affect naive parasitoids.J Chem Ecol. 32:1897-909.

Flors V, Ton J, van Doorn R, Jakab G, Mauch-Mani B (2006) Elucidating the role and regulation of callose in BABA-induced resistance. Induced resistance in plants against insects and diseases IOBC/wprs Bull. 29(8), 31-35

Jakab G, Dubresson R, Bel M, Hamiduzzaman MM, Mauch-Mani B, Neuhaus J-M (2006) Reverse genetic methods in research on induced resistance of grapevine: development of a vector for shRNA production to induce gene silencing. Induced resistance in plants against insects and diseases IOBC/wprs Bull. 29(8).,55-60

Coego A, Ramirez V, Gil MJ, Flors V, Mauch-Mani B, Vera P. (2005) An Arabidopsis homeodomain transcription factor, OVEREXPRESSOR OF CATIONIC PEROXIDASE 3, mediates resistance to infection by necrotrophic pathogens. Plant Cell.: 2123-37.

Hamiduzzaman MM, Jakab G, Barnavon L, Neuhaus JM, Mauch-Mani B (2005) beta-Aminobutyric acid-induced resistance against downy mildew in grapevine acts through the potentiation of callose formation and jasmonic acid signaling. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 18:819-29.

Ton J., G. Jakab, V. Toquin, V. Flors, A. Iavicoli, M. N. Maeder, J.-P. Métraux, and B. Mauch-Mani (2005) Dissecting the β-aminobutyric acid-induced priming phenomenon in Arabidopsis . Plant Cell 17: 987-999.

Gil MJ, Coego A, Mauch-Mani B, Jorda L, Vera P. (2005) The Arabidopsis csb3 mutant reveals a regulatory link between salicylic acid-mediated disease resistance and the methyl-erythritol 4-phosphate pathway. Plant J. 44:155-66.

Jakab G., J. Ton, V. Flors, J.-P. Métraux. and B. Mauch-Mani (2005) Enhancing Arabidopsis salt and drought stress tolerance by chemical priming for its abscisic acid responses Plant Physiol. 139:267-74.

Flors V., J. Ton , G. Jakab and B. Mauch-Mani (2005) Abscisic Acid and Callose: Team Players in Defence Against Pathogens? J. Phytopathology 153, 1-7. Mauch-Mani B, Mauch F. (2005) The role of abscisic acid in plant-pathogen interactions. Curr Opin Plant Biol. 8:409-14.

Ton J. and B. Mauch-Mani (2004) ß-amino-butyric acid-induced resistance against necrotrophic pathogens is based on ABA-dependent priming for callose. Plant Journal 38: 119-130.

Ton J. and Mauch-Mani B. (2003) Elucidating Pathways Controlling Induced Resistance. In: Chemistry of Crop Protection (Voss and Ramos, Eds.), John Wiley & Sons, Weinheim, Germany.

Jakab G., A.Manrique, L. Zimmerli, J.-P. Métraux and B. Mauch-Mani (2003) Molecular characterization of a novel lipase-like pathogen-inducible gene family of Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology 132: 2230-2239



Lucht J.M., Mauch-Mani B., Steiner H.-Y., Metraux J.-P., Ryals J. and Hohn B. (2002). Pathogen stress increases somatic recombination frequency in Arabidopsis. Nature Genetics, 30: 311-314.

Chen W., Provart N. J., Glazebrook J., Katagiri F., Chang H.-S., Eulgem T., Mauch F., Luan S., Zou G., Whitham S. A., Budworth P. R., Tao Y., Xie Z., Chen X.I, Lam, J. Kreps A., Harper J. F., Si-Ammour A., Mauch-Mani B., Heinlein M., Kobayashi K. S., Hohn T., Dangl J. L., Wang X. and Zhu T. (2002) Expression Profile Matrix of Arabidopsis Transcription Factor Genes Suggests Their Putative Functions in Response to Environmental Stresses. Plant Cell 14: 559-574

Conrath U., Pieterse C.M.J. and Mauch-Mani B. (2002) Priming in plant-pathogen interactions. Trends in Plant Science 7: 210-216. Mauch-Mani B. (2002) Host Resistance to Downy Mildew Diseases. In: The Downy Mildews, Spencer-Philipps P, (Ed.), Kluwer.

Toquin V., Jakab G., Maeder M.N. and Mauch-Mani B. (2002) ß-aminobutyric acid as a useful tool to dissect the priming phenomenon in induced resistance. In: Induced Resistance in Plants against Insects and Diseases (B. Mauch-Mani and A. Schmitt, Eds), IOBC/wprs Bulletin.

Mauch F., Mauch-Mani B., Gaille C., Kull B., Haas D., Reimmann C. (2001) Manipulation of salicylate content in Arabidopsis thaliana by the expression of an engineered bacterial salicylate synthase. Plant J. 25:67-77.

Jakab G., Cottier V., Toquin V., Rigoli G., Zimmerli L., Metraux J.P. and Mauch-Mani B. (2001) b-aminobutyric acid-induced resistance in plants. Europ. J Plant Pathol.: 29-37

Tierens K. F.M.-J., Thomma B.P.H.J., Brouwer M., Schmidt J., Kistner K., Porzel A., Mauch-Mani B., Cammue B.P.A. and Broekaert W.F. (2001) Study of the Role of Antimicrobial Glucosinolate-Derived Isothiocyanates in Resistance of Arabidopsis to Microbial Pathogens. Plant Physiol. 125: 1688

Zimmerli L., Métraux J.P. and Mauch-Mani , B. (2001) -aminobutyric acid-induced protection of Arabidopsis against the necrotrophic fungus Botrytis cinerea. Plant Physiology 126: 517-523.

Thomma B.P.H.J., Tierens K. F.M.-J., Penninckx I.A.M.A., Mauch-Mani , B., Broekaert W.F. and Cammue B.P.A. (2001).Different micro-organisms differentially induce Arabidopsis disease response pathways. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 39: 673-680.

Roetschi A., Si-Ammour A., Belbahri L., Mauch F. and Mauch-Mani B. (2001). Characterization of an Arabidopsis-Phytophthora pathosystem: resistance requires a functional PAD2 gene and is independent of salicylic acid, ethylene and jasmonic acid signalling. Plant Journal 28: 293-305.

Mayda E., Mauch-Mani B., and Vera P. (2000) The Arabidopsis dth9 mutation identifies a gene involved in regulating disease susceptibility without affecting SA-dependent responses. Plant Cell 12: 2119 - 2128.

Zimmerli L., Jakab G., Metraux J.P. and Mauch-Mani B. (2000) Potentiation of pathogen-specific defense mechanisms in Arabidopsis by beta-aminobutyric acid. PNAS 97: 12920 – 12925



Mauch-Mani , B. and Métraux, J.-P. (1998). Salicylic acid and systemic acquired resistance to pathogen attack. Annals of Botany 82: 535-540.

Thomma B.P.H.J., Eggermont K., Penninckx I.A.M.A., Mauch-Mani B., Vogelsang R., Cammue B.P.A. and Broekaert W.F. (1998) Separate jasmonate-dependent and salicylate-dependent defense-response pathways in Arabidopsis are essential for resistance to distinct microbial pathogens. PNAS 95: 15107-15111

Sticher L., Mauch-Mani B. and Métraux J.P. (1997) Systemic acquired resistance. Annu. Rev. Phytopathol. 35: 235 – 270

Dorn S. and Mauch-Mani B. (1997) Phytomedizin in Kartoffel-, Gemüse- und Tabakbau. Agrarforschung 8: 347 - 348.

Mauch-Mani B. and Slusarenko A. (1996) Production of Salicylic Acid Precursors Is a Major Function of Phenylalanine Ammonia-Lyase in the Resistance of Arabidopsis to Peronospora parasitica.. Plant Cell 8: 203 – 212

Joos H.J., Mauch-Mani B., and Slusarenko A. (1996) Mapping of the major resistance gene RPP11 against downy mildew in Arabidopsis thaliana. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 92: 281-284.

Summermatter K., Birchler Th., Sticher L., Mauch-Mani B., Schneider M., and Métraux J.P. (1996) Systemic acquired resistance in Arabidopsis thaliana. In: Proceedings of the 1996 IS-MPMI symposium, Eds. B. Stacex, B. Mullin, and P. Gresshoff.



Mauch-Mani B. and Slusarenko A. (1994) Systemic acquired resistance in Arabidopsis thaliana induced by a predisposing infection with a pathogenic isolate of Fusarium oxysporum. Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions 7: 378 - 383.          

Mauch-Mani B. and Slusarenko A. (1994) Pathogens of Arabidopsis: Peronospora. In: Arabidopsis, an atlas of morphology and development, pp. 414 - 417. Bowman J. (ed.). Springer Verlag. Crute I., Beynon J., Dangl J., Holub E., Mauch-Mani B., Slusarenko A., Staskawicz B., and Ausubel F. (1994) Microbial pathogenesis of Arabidopsis. In: Arabidopsis, pp. 705 - 747. Meyerowitz E.M. and Somerville C.R. (eds.) Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.

Mauch-Mani B. and Slusarenko A. (1993) Arabidopsis as a model host for studying plant-pathogen interactions. Trends in Microbiology 1: 265 - 270.

Mauch-Mani B., Croft K.P.C., and Slusarenko A. (1993) The genetic basis of resistance of Arabidopsis thaliana L. Heyhn. to Peronospora parasitica. In: Arabidopsis thaliana as a model plant for plant-pathogen interactions, pp. 5 - 20. Davis K.R. and R. Hammerschmidt (eds) APS Press.

Uknes S., Mauch-Mani B., Moyer M., Potter S., Williams S., Dincher S., Chandler D., Slusarenko A., Ward E., and Ryals J. (1992) Acquired resistance in Arabidopsis thaliana . Plant Cell 4: 645 - 656.

Slusarenko A.J. and Mauch-Mani B. (1991) Downy mildew of Arabidopsis thaliana caused by Peronospora parasitica: A model system for the investigation of the molecular biology of host-parasite interactions. In: Advances in molecular genetics of plant-microbe interactions, Vol. I, 280 - 283. H. Hennecke and D.P.S. Verma (eds) Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Mauch-Mani B., Schwinn F.J., and Guggenheim R. (1989) Early infection stages of the downy mildew fungi Sclerospora graminicola and Peronosclerospora sorghi in plants and cell cultures. Trans. Brit. Mycol. Soc. 92: 445 - 452.

Mauch F., Mauch-Mani B., and Boller T. (1988) Antifungal hydrolases in pea tissue II. Inhibition of fungal growth by combinations of chitinase and b-1,3-glucanase. Plant Physiology 88: 936 - 942.


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