The long-term goal of my research program is to understand the interactions of Trichoderma species with pathogenic fungi as well as plant hosts to promote crop protection.

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Academic Articles66
  • Wang, K., Gorman, Z., Huang, P., Kenerley, C. M., & Kolomiets, M. V. (2020). Trichoderma virens colonization of maize roots triggers rapid accumulation of 12-oxophytodienoate and two ᵧ-ketols in leaves as priming agents of induced systemic resistance.. Plant Signal Behav. 15(9), 1792187-1792187.
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  • Taylor, J. T., Mukherjee, P. K., Puckhaber, L. S., Dixit, K., Igumenova, T. I., Suh, C., Horwitz, B. A., & Kenerley, C. M. (2020). Deletion of the Trichoderma virens NRPS, Tex7, induces accumulation of the anti-cancer compound heptelidic acid.. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 529(3), 672-677.
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  • Wang, K., Borrego, E. J., Kenerley, C. M., & Kolomiets, M. V. (2020). Oxylipins Other Than Jasmonic Acid Are Xylem-Resident Signals Regulating Systemic Resistance Induced by Trichoderma virens in Maize.. Plant Cell. 32(1), 166-185.
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  • Malinich, E. A., Wang, K., Mukherjee, P. K., Kolomiets, M., & Kenerley, C. M. (2019). Differential expression analysis of Trichoderma virens RNA reveals a dynamic transcriptome during colonization of Zea mays roots.. BMC Genomics. 20(1), 280.
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  • Crutcher, F. K., & Kenerley, C. M. (2019). Analysis of a putative glycosylation site in the Trichoderma virens elicitor SM1 reveals no role in protein dimerization.. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 509(3), 817-821.
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  • Vargas, W. A., & Kenerley, C. M. (2012). Carbohydrate uptake and catabolism in fungi. importance of sugar trafficking during plant-host interactions. Fungi: Types, Environmental Impact and Role in Disease. 21-39.
Conference Papers1
  • Wu, H., Chakraborty, A., Li, B., & Kenerley, C. M. (2009). Formulating variable carrying capacity by exploring a resource dynamics-based feedback mechanism underlying the population growth models. Ecological Complexity. 6(4), 403-412.
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Texas A&M University; Plant Pathology & Microbiology; 2132 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2132