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* these authors contributed equally to the work (only indicated if relevant for team members)


Giovannoni M, Marti L, Ferrari S, Tanaka-Takada N, Maeshima M, Ott T, De Lorenzo G, Mattei B (2021)
The plasma membrane-associated Ca2+– binding protein PCaP1 is required for oligogalacturonide and flagellin-induced priming and immunity
Plant, Cell & Environment; (open access)

Rich MK, Vigneron N, Libourel C, Keller J, Xue L, Hajheidari M, Radhakrishnan GV, Le Ru A, Issa Diop S, Potente G, Conti E, Duijsings D, Batut A, Le Faouder P, Kodama K, Kyozuka J, Sallet E, Bécard G, Rodriguez-Franco M, Ott T, Bertrand-Michel J, Oldroyd GED, Szövényi P, Bucher M, Delaux PM (2021)
Lipid exchanges drove the evolution of mutualism during plant terrestrialization
Science; 372 (6544): 864-868 (open access)

Liang P, Schmitz C, Lace B, Ditengou FA, Su C, Schulze E, Knerr J, Grosse R, Keller J, Libourel C, Delaux PM, Ott T (2021)
Formin-mediated bridging of cell wall, plasma membrane, and cytoskeleton in symbiotic infections of Medicago truncatula
Current Biology; 31(12): 2712-2719 (open access)
pre-print deposited at: bioRxiv;

Brillada C, Teh OK, Lee CW, Ditengou FA, Lee CW, Klecker T, Saeed B, Furlan G, Zietz M, Hause G, Eschen-Lippold L, Hoehenwarter W, Lee J, Ott T, Trujillo M (2021)
Exocyst subunit Exo70B2 is linked to immune signalling and autophagy
Plant Cell; 33: 404-419
pre-print deposited at: bioRxiv,

Montiel J, Reid DE, Grønbæk TH, Mølsted Benfeldt C, James EK, Ott T, Ditengou FA, Nadzieja M, Kelly S, Stougaard J (2021)
Distinct signalling routes mediates intercellular and intracellular rhizobial infection in Lotus japonicus
Plant Physiology; 185(3): 1131-1147 (open access)
pre-print deposited at: bioRxiv; doi:10.1101/2020.05.29.124313

Abel NB*, Buschle CA*, Hernandez-Ryes C*, Burkart SS, Deroubaix AF, Mergner J, Gronnier J, Jarsch IK, Folgmann J, Braun KH, Bayer E, Germain V, Derbyshire P, Menke FLH, Kemmerling B, Zipfel C, Küster B, Mongrand S, Marín M, Ott T (2021)
A hetero-oligomeric remorin-receptor complex regulates plant development
pre-print deposited at: (open access)

Schenk ST, Lichtenberg E, Keller J, Delaux PM, Ott T (2020)
Integration of A Nitrate-Related Signaling Pathway in Rhizobia-Induced Responses During Interactions with Non Legume Host Arabidopsis thaliana
pre-print deposited at: bioRxiv; (open access)

Arora D*, Abel NB*, Liu C*, Van Damme P*, Vu LD, Tornkvist A, Impens F, Eeckhout D, Goossens A, De Jaeger G*, Ott T*, Moschou P*, Van Damme D* (2020)
Establishment of Proximity-dependent Biotinylation Approaches in Different Plant Model Systems
Plant Cell; 32: 3388-3407 (open access)
pre-print deposited at: bioRxiv,

Ochoa-Fernandez R, Abel NB, Wieland FG, Schlegel J, Koch LA, Miller LB, Engesser R, Giuriani G, Brandl SM, Timmer J, Weber W, Ott T, Simon R, Zurbriggen MD (2020)
Optogenetic control of gene expression in plants in the presence of ambient white light
Nature Methods; 17: 717–725 (open access)

Su C, Klein ML, Hernandez-Reyes C, Batzenschlager M, Ditengou FA, Lace B, Keller J, Delaux PM, Ott T (2020)
The Medicago truncatula DREPP protein triggers microtubule fragmentation in membrane nanodomains during symbiotic infections
Plant Cell; 32 (5): 1357-1358 (open access)
pre-print deposited at: bioRxiv,

Bu F, Rutten L, Roswanjaya YP, Kulikova O, Rodriguez M, Ott T, Bisseling T, van Zeijl A, Geurts R (2020)
Mutant analysis in the non-legume Parasponia andersonii reveals conserved symbiotic functioning of the transcription factors NIN and NF-YA1
New Phytologist; 226: 541-556 (open access)

Jaillais Y and Ott T (2020)
The nanoscale organization of the plasma membrane and its importance in signaling – a proteolipid perspective
Plant Physiology; 182: 1682-1696 (open access)

Wang L, Sun Z, Su C, Chen J, Ott T, Li X (2019)
A GmNINa-miR172c-NNC1 Regulatory Network Coordinates the Nodulation and Autoregulation of Nodulation Pathways in Soybean
Molecular Plant; 12 (9): 1211-1226 (open access)

Liang P*, Stratil TF*, Popp C, Marin M, Folgmann J, Mysore KS, Wen J, Ott T (2018)
Symbiotic root infections in Medicago truncatula require remorin-mediated receptor stabilization in membrane nanodomains
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U S A; 115 (20) 5289-5294 (open access)
pre-print deposited at:

Lace B, Ott T (2018)
Commonalities and differences in controlling multipartite intracellular infections of legume roots by symbiotic microbes
Plant & Cell Physiology; 59 (4): 666–677 (open access)

Grossmann G, Krebs M, Maizel A, Stahl Y, Vermeer JEM, Ott T (2018)
Green light for quantitative live-cell imaging in plants
Journal of Cell Science; 131, doi:10.1242/jcs.209270 (open access)

Ott T (2017)
Membrane nanodomains and microdomains in plant-microbe interactions
Current Opinion in Plant Biology; 40: 82–88

Bücherl CA, Jarsch IK, Schudoma C, Segonzac C, Mbengue M, Robatzek S, MacLean D, Ott T and Zipfel C (2017)
Plant immune and growth receptors share common signalling components but localise to distinct plasma membrane nanodomains
eLife; 6:e25114 (open access)

Jarsch IK and Ott T (2015)
Quantitative Image Analysis of Membrane Microdomains Labelled by Fluorescently Tagged Proteins in Arabidopsis thaliana and Nicotiana benthamiana
bio-protocol; 5(11): e1497 (open access)

Konrad SSA and Ott T (2015)
Molecular principles of membrane microdomain targeting in plants
Trends in Plant Science; 20(6): 351-361 (Video abstract on YouTube)

Vaddepalli P, Herrmann A, Fulton L, Oelschner M, Hillmer S, Stratil TF, Fastner A, Hammes UZ, Ott T, Robinson DG, Schneitz K (2014)
The C2-domain protein QUIRKY and the receptor-like kinase STRUBBELIG localize to plasmodesmata and mediate tissue morphogenesis in Arabidopsis thaliana
Development; 141: 4139-4148 (open access)

Doermann P, Kim H, Ott T, Schulze-Lefert P, Trujillo M, Wever V, Hueckelhoven R (2014)
Cell-autonomous defense, re-organization and trafficking of membranes in plant-microbe interactions
New Phytologist; 204 (4): 815-822 (open access)

Denninger P, Bleckmann A, Lausser A, Vogler F, Ott T, Ehrhardt D, Frommer WB, Sprunck S, Dresselhaus T and Grossmann G (2014)
Male-female communication triggers calcium signatures during fertilization in Arabidopsis
Nature Communications; 5: 4645 (open access)

Konrad SSA*, Popp C*, Stratil TF, Jarsch IK, Thallmair V, Folgmann J, Marín M and Ott T (2014)
S-acylation anchors Remorin proteins to the plasma membrane but does not primarily determine their localization in membrane micro-domains
New Phytologist; 203 (3): 758-769 (open access)

Jarsch IK, Konrad SSA, Stratil TF, Urbanus SL, Szymanski W, Braun P, Braun KH, Ott T (2014)     
Plasma Membranes Are Subcompartmentalized into a Plethora of Coexisting and Diverse Microdomains in Arabidopsis and Nicotiana benthamiana
The Plant Cell; 26: 1698–1711 (open access)

Marín M and Ott T (2014)
Intrinsic Disorder in Plant Proteins and Phytopathogenic Bacterial Effectors
Chemical Reviews; 114 (13): 6912–6932

Binder A, Lambert J, Morbitzer R, Popp C, Ott T, Lahaye T and Parniske M (2014)
A Modular Multigene Construct Assembly Kit for Custom Expression Vector Creation, Gene Silencing and Silencing Rescue in Plants
PLoS ONE; 9(2):e88218 (open access)

Marín M, Uversky VN, Ott T (2013)
Intrinsic disorder in pathogen effectors: Protein flexibility as an evolutionary hallmark in a molecular arms race
The Plant Cell; 25: 3153-3157 (open access)

Marín M, Thallmair V and Ott T (2012)   
The intrinsically disordered N-terminal region of AtREM1.3 remorin protein mediates protein-protein interactions
Journal of Biological Chemistry; 287: 39982-39991 (open access)

Balestrini R, Ott T, Güther M, Bonfante P, Udvardi M and De Tullio MC (2012)
Ascorbate oxidase: the unexpected involvement of a ‘wasteful enzyme’ in the symbioses with nitrogen-fixing bacteria and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi
Plant Physiology and Biochemistry; 59:71-79

Urbanus SL and Ott T (2012)
Plasticity of plasma membrane compartmentalization during plant immune responses
Frontiers in Plant Science; 3:181 (open access)

Marín M and Ott T (2012)
Phosphorylation of Intrinsically Disordered Regions in Remorin Proteins
Frontiers in Plant Science; 3:86 (open access)

Tóth K*, Stratil TF*, Madsen EB, Ye J, Popp C, Antolín-Llovera M, Grossmann C, Jensen ON, Schüssler A, Parniske M, and Ott T (2012)
Functional domain analysis of the Remorin protein LjSYMREM1 in Lotus japonicus
PLoS ONE, 7(1): e30817 (open access)

Popp C and Ott T (2011)
Regulation of signal transduction and bacterial infection during root nodule symbiosis
Current Opinion in Plant Biology; 14: 458-467

Moreau S, Verdenaud M, Ott T, Letort S, de Billy F, Niebel A, Gouzy J, de Carvalho Niebel F, and Gamas P (2011)
Transcription reprogramming during root nodule development in Medicago truncatula
PLoS ONE; 6(1): e16463 (open access)

Jarsch IK and Ott T (2011)
Perspectives on remorin proteins, membrane rafts and their role during plant-microbe interactions
Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions; 24(1): 7-12 (open access)

Lefebvre B, Timmers T, Mbengue M, Moreau S, Hervé C, Tóth K, Bittencourt-Silvestre J, Klaus D, Deslandes L, Godiard L, Murray JD, Udvardi MK, Raffaele S, Mongrand S, Cullimore J, Gamas P, Niebel A, and Ott T (2010)    
A remorin protein interacts with symbiotic receptors and regulates bacterial infection
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U S A; 107(5): 2343-2348 (open access)

Høgslund N, Radutoiu S, Krusell L, Voroshilova V, Hannah MA, Goffard N, Sanchez DH, Lippold F, Ott T, Sato S, Tabata S, Liboriussen P, Lohmann GV, Schauser L, Weiller GF, Udvardi MK, Stougaard J (2009)
Dissection of symbiosis and organ development by an integrated analysis of transcriptome landscapes in mutant and wild-type plants
PLoS ONE; 4(8): e6556 (open access)

Raffaele S, Bayer E, Lafarge D, Cluzet S, German Retana S, Boubekeur T, Leborgne-Castel N, Carde JP, Lherminier J, Noirot E, Satiat-Jeunemaître B, Laroche-Traineau J, Moreau P, Ott T, Maule AJ, Reymond P, Simon-Plas F, Farmer EE, Bessoule JJ, Mongrand S (2009)  
Remorin, a Solanaceae protein resident in membrane rafts and plasmodesmata, impairs Potato virus X movement
The Plant Cell; 21(5): 1541-1555 (open access)

Ott T, Sullivan J, James EK, Flemetakis E, Günther C, Gibon Y, Ronson C, Udvardi MK (2009)
Absence of symbiotic leghemoglobins alters bacteroid and plant cell differentiation during development of Lotus japonicus root nodules
Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions; 22(7): 800-808 (open access)

Benedito VA, Torres-Jerez I, Murray JD, Andriankaja A, Allen S, Kakar K, Wandrey M, Verdier J, Zuber H, Ott T, Moreau S, Niebel A, Frickey T, Weiller G, He J, Dai X, Zhao PX, Tang Y, Udvardi MK (2008)
A gene expression atlas of the model legume Medicago truncatula
The Plant Journal; 55(3): 504-513 (open access)

D’Antuono AL*, Ott T*, Krusell L, Voroshilova V, Ugalde RA, Udvardi M, Lepek VC (2008)
Defects in rhizobial cyclic glucan and lipopolysaccharide synthesis alter legume gene expression during nodule development
Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 21(1): 50-60 (open access)

Günther C, Schlereth A, Udvardi M, Ott T (2007)
Metabolism of reactive oxygen species is attenuated in leghemoglobin-deficient nodules of Lotus japonicus
Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 20(12): 1596-1603 (open access)

Raffaele S, Mongrand S, Gamas P, Niebel A, Ott T (2007)
Genome-wide annotation of remorins, a plant-specific protein family – evolutionary and functional perspectives
Plant Physiology, 145(3): 593-600 (open access)

Godiard L*, Niebel A*, Micheli F, Gouzy J, Ott T, Gamas P (2007)
Identification of potential regulators of the Medicago truncatula-Sinorhizobium meliloti symbiosis using a large scale Suppression Subtractive Hybridization approach
Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 20(3): 321-332 (open access)

Combier JP, Frugier F, de Billy F, Boualem A, El-Yahyaoui F, Moreau S, Vernié T, Ott T, Gamas P, Crespi M, Niebel A (2006)
microRNA 169 fine tunes the expression of a key transcriptional regulator of symbiotic nodule development
Genes and Development, 20(22): 3084-3088 (open access)

Flemetakis E, Efrose RC, Ott T, Stedel C, Aivalakis G, Udvardi MK, Katinakis P (2006)
Spatial and Temporal Organization of Sucrose Metabolism in Lotus japonicus Nitrogen-Fixing Nodules Suggests a Role for the Elusive Alkaline/Neutral Invertase
Plant Molecular Biology,  62(1-2): 53–69 (open access)

Krusell L, Krause K, Ott T, Desbrosses G, Krämer U, Sato S, Nakamura Y, Tabata S, James EK, Sandal N, Stougaard J, Kawaguchi M, Miyamoto A, Suganuma N, Udvardi MK (2005)
The Sulfate Transporter SST1 Is Crucial for Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation in Lotus japonicus Root Nodules
The Plant Cell, 17(5):1625-1636 (open access)

Ott T, van Dongen JT, Günther C, Krusell L, Desbrosses G, Vigeolas H, Bock V, Czechowski T, Geigenberger P, Udvardi MK (2005)
Symbiotic leghemoglobins are crucial for nitrogen fixation in legume root nodules but not for general plant growth and development
Current Biology, 15(6):531-535 (open access)

highlighted by A. Downie (2005); Current Biology; Volume 15, Issue 6, pR196–R198

Colebatch G*, Desbrosses G*, Ott T, Krusell L, Montanari O, Kloska S, Kopka J, Udvardi MK (2004)
Global changes in transcription orchestrate metabolic differentiation during symbiotic nitrogen fixation in Lotus japonicus
The Plant Journal, 39 (4): 487-512 (open access)

Desbrosses G, Kopka C, Ott T, Udvardi MK (2004)
Lotus japonicus LjKUP is induced late during nodule development and encodes a potassium transporter of the plasma membrane
Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 17 (7): 789-797 (open access)

Ott T, Fritz E, Polle P, Schützendübel A (2002)
Characterisation of antioxidative systems in the ectomycorrhiza-building basidiomycete Paxillus involutus (Bartsch) Fr and its reaction to cadmium
FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 42(3): 359-366

Ott T, Clarke J, Birks K, Johnson G (1999)
Regulation of the Photosynthetic Electron Transport Chain
Planta, 209(2): 250-258 (open access)

Book articles

Ott T (2017)
Publish or Perish – Ein Ruf nach Entschleunigung. Die Rahmenbedingungen für wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs in Deutschland: Theorie, Ethik und Politik
In: Gute Wissenschaft, pp.215-232; DOI: 10.5771/9783845248370-215

Ott T (2012)
Grundlagen gentechnischer Veränderungen von Nutzpflanzen und deren gesellschaftliche Perzeption am Beispiel der Maissorte MON810;
in: Grimm, H/Schleissing, S (Editors), Grüne Gentechnik: Zwischen Forschungsfreiheit und Anwendungsrisiko. pages 93-105; Nomos Verlag; ISBN 978-3-8329-6970-7

Ott T, Krusell L, Freund S and Udvardi MK (2005)
Lotus transcriptome analysis using cDNA arrays
in: Lotus japonicus handbook (Márquez AJ, Editor); page 149-155; Kluwer, Dordrecht

Hayashi M, Tansengco ML, Suganuma N, Szczyglowski K, Krusell L, Ott T, Udvardi MK (2005)
Methods for studying nodule development and function
in: Lotus japonicus handbook (Márquez AJ, Editor), page 53-82; Kluwer, Dordrecht

Krusell L, Ott T and Udvardi MK (2005)
RNA isolation using CsCl gradients
in: Lotus japonicus handbook (Márquez AJ, Editor); page 125-128; Kluwer, Dordrecht