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Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Richard W. Michelmore, Ph.D.

Selected Publications

Scofield, S.R. Tobias, C.M., Rathjen, J.P., Chang, J.H., Lavelle, D.T., Michelmore, R.W., and Staskawicz, B.J. (1996). Molecular basis of gene-for-gene specificity in bacterial speck disease of tomato. Science 274:2063-2065.

Meyers, B.C., Chin, D.B., Shen, K.A., Sivaramakrishnan, S., Lavelle, D.O., Zhang, Z., Michelmore, R.W. (1998). The major resistance gene cluster in lettuce is highly duplicated and spans several megabases. Plant Cell 10:1817-1832.

Meyers, B.C., Shen, K.A., Rohani, P., Gaut, B.S., Michelmore, R.W. (1998).  Receptor-like genes in the major resistance locus of lettuce are subject to divergent selection.  Plant Cell 10:1833-1846.

Michelmore, R.W. and Meyers, B.C. (1998). Clusters of resistance genes in plants evolve by divergent selection and a birth-and-death process. Genome Research 8:1113-1130. 

Rathjen, J.P., Chang, J.H., Staskawicz, B.S., Michelmore, R.W. (1999). Activated Pto mediates the AvrPto-dependent hypersensitive disease resistance response in N. benthamiana and tomato. EMBO J 18:3232-3240.

Chin, D.B., Arroyo-Garcia, R., Ochoa, O., Kesseli, R.V., Lavelle, D.O., Michelmore, R.W. (2001).  Recombination and spontaneous mutation at the major cluster of resistance genes in lettuce (Lactuca sativa). Genetics 157:831-849.

Chang, J.H., Tobias, C.M., Staskawicz, B.J., Michelmore, R.W. (2001). Functional studies of the bacterial avirulence protein AvrPto by mutational analysis. Mol. Plant Microbe Interact. 14:451-459.

Shen, K.A., Chin, D.B., Arroyo-Garcia, R., Ochoa, O.E., Lavelle, D.O., Wroblewski, T., Meyers B.C., and Michelmore, R.W. (2002). Dm3 is one member of a large constitutively-expressed family of NBS-LRR encoding genes. Mol. Plant Microbe Interact. 15:251-261.

Chang, J.H., Tai, Y.-S., Bernal, A.J., Lavelle, D.T., Staskawicz, B.J., Michelmore, R.W. (2002). Functional analysis of the Pto resistance gene family in tomato. Mol. Plant Microbe Interact. 15:281-191.

Kozik, A., Kochetkova, E., Michelmore, R.W. (2002). GenomePixelizer – a visualization program for comparative genomics within and between species. Bioinformatics 18:335-336.

Meyers, B.C., Morgante, M, and Michelmore, R.W. (2002). TIR-X and TIT-NBS proteins: two new families related to disease resistance TIR-NBS-LRR proteins encoded in Arabidopsis and other plant species. Plant Journal 32:77-92.

Meyers, B.C., Kozik, A., Griego, A., Kuang, H. and Michelmore, R.W. (2003). Genome-wide analysis of NBS-LRR-encoding genes in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 15:809-834.

Michelmore, R.W. (2003). Impact zone: genomics and breeding for durable disease resistance.  Current Opinion in Plant Biology 6:397-404.

Rose L.E., Bittner-Eddy, P.D., Langley, C.H., Holub, E.B., Michelmore, R.W., and Beynon, J.L. (2004). The maintenance of extreme amino acid diversity at the resistance gene RPP13 in Arabidopsis thaliana. Genetics 166:1517-1527.

Kuang, H., Woo, S.-S., Meyers, B., Nevo, E. and Michelmore, R.W. (2004). Multiple genetic processes result in heterogeneous rates of evolution within the major cluster of disease resistance genes in lettuce. Plant Cell 16:2870-2894.