Selected publications since 2008 (*corresponding author)


  1. Zhao X, Wang Yiming, Yuan B, Zhao H, Wang Yujie, Tan Z, Wang Z, Wu H, Li G, Song W, Gupta R, Tsuda K, Ma Z, Gao X, Gu Q. Temporally-coordinated bivalent histone modifications of BCG1 enable fungal invasion and immune evasion. Nature Communications, 15:231 (2024).
  2. Entila F, Han X, Mine A, Schulze-Lefert P, Tsuda K*. Commensal lifestyle regulated by a negative feedback loop between Arabidopsis ROS and the bacterial T2SS. Nature Communications, 15:456 (2024). 中文介绍
  3. Jian Y, Gong D, Wang Z, Liu L, He J, Han X, Tsuda K*. How plants manage pathogen infection. EMBO Reports, 25: 31-44 (2024).
  4. Wu E, Li X, Ma Q, Wang H, Han X*, Feng B*. Comparative multi-omics analysis of broomcorn millet in response to Anthracocystis destruens infection. Phytopathology, Online ahead of print (2024) .
  5. Liu X, Igarashi D, Hillmer RA, Stoddard T, Lu Y, Tsuda K, Myers CL, Katagiri F*. Decomposition of dynamic transcriptomic responses during effector-triggered immunity reveals conserved responses in two distinct plant cell populations. Plant Communications, 0:100882 (2024).
  6. Wang D, Wei L, Ma J, Wan Y, Huang K, Sun Y, Wen H, Chen Z, Li Z, Yu D, Cui H, Wu J, Wu Y, Kim ST, Zhao J, Parker JE, Tsuda K*, Jiang C*, Wang Y*. Bacillus cereus NJ01 induces SA- and ABA-mediated immunity against bacterial pathogens through the EDS1-WRKY18 module. Cell Reports, 43:113985 (2024).


  1. Han X, Tsuda K*. Divide and conquer: Spatiotemporal plant innate immunity at single-cell resolution. Cell Host & Microbe, 31:1601-1603 (2023).
  2. Cao Y, Kümmel F, Logemann E, Gebauer JM, Lawson AW, Yu D, Uthoff M, Keller B, Jirschitzka J, Baumann U, Tsuda K, Chai J*, Schulze-Lefert P*. Structural polymorphisms within a common powdery mildew effector scaffold as a driver of coevolution with cereal immune receptors. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 120:e2307604120 (2023).
  3. Wang D, Wei L, Liu T, Ma J, Huang K, Guo H, Huang Y, Zhang L, Zhao J, Tsuda K, Wang Y*. Suppression of ETI by PTI priming to balance plant growth and defense through an MPK3/MPK6-WRKYs-PP2Cs module. Molecular Plant, 16:903-918 (2023).
  4. Wang Y, Yu H, Xu Y, Wu M, Zhang J, Tsuda K, Liu S, Jiang D, Chen W, Wei Y, Li G, Yang L. Expression of a mycoparasite protease in plant petals suppresses the petal-mediated infection by necrotrophic pathogens. Cell Reports, 42:113290 (2023).


  1. Han X, Tsuda K*. Evolutionary footprint of plant immunity. Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 67:102209 (2022).
  2. Harris JM, Bede J, Tsuda K. Focus on the Role of the Abiotic Environment on Interactions Between Plants and Microbes. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 35:510 (2022).
  3. Hou S, Tsuda K*. Salicylic acid and jasmonic acid crosstalk in plant immunity. Essays in Biochemistry, 66:647-656 (2022).
  4. Nakano M, Omae N, Tsuda K*. Inter-organismal phytohormone networks in plant-microbe interactions. Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 68:102258 (2022).
  5. Nobori T, Cao Y, Entila F, Dahms E, Tsuda Y, Garrido‐Oter R, Tsuda K*. Dissecting the cotranscriptome landscape of plants and their microbiota. EMBO Reports, 23:e55380 (2022).
  6. Omae N, Tsuda K*. Plant-Microbiota Interactions in Abiotic Stress Environments. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 35:511-526 (2022).
  7. Saijo Y*, Betsuyaku S, Toyota M, Tsuda K. A Continuous Extension of Plant Biotic Interactions Research. Plant and Cell Physiology, 63:1321-1323 (2022).
  8. Samaradivakara SP, Chen H, Lu Y, Li P, Kim Y, Tsuda K, Mine A, Day B*. Overexpression of NDR1 leads to pathogen resistance at elevated temperatures. New Phytologist, 235:1146-1162 (2022).
  9. Tsuda K*. Editorial Feature: Meet the PCP Editor—Kenichi Tsuda. Plant and Cell Physiology, 63:1-3 (2022).
  10. Wu E, Liu L, Zhu M, Wu H, Yang Q, Li J, Han X*, Feng B*. The Life Cycle and Ultrastructure of the Host Response of the Smut Pathogen Anthracocystis destruens on Broomcorn Millet. Phytopathology, 112:996-1002 (2022). Cover story.


  1. Jia Z, Ding M, Nakano M, Hong K, Huang R, Becker D, Glazebrook J, Katagiri F, Han X, Tsuda K*. DNA Purification-Free PCR from Plant Tissues. Plant and Cell Physiology, 62:1503-1505 (2021).
  2. Jia Z, Han X, Tsuda K*. An Efficient Method for DNA Purification‐Free PCR from Plant Tissue. Current Protocols, 1:e289 (2021).
  3. Lu Y, Tsuda K*. Intimate Association of PRR- and NLR-Mediated Signaling in Plant Immunity. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 34:3-14 (2021).
  4. Takemura C, Senuma W, Hayashi K, Minami A, Terazawa Y, Kaneoka C, Sakata M, Chen M, Zhang Y, Nobori T, Sato M, Kiba A, Ohnishi K, Tsuda K, Kai K, Hikichi Y*. PhcQ mainly contributes to the regulation of quorum sensing‐dependent genes, in which PhcR is partially involved, in Ralstonia pseudosolanacearum strain OE1‐1. Molecular Plant Pathology, 22:1538-1552 (2021).
  5. Winkelmüller TM, Entila F, Anver S*, Piasecka A, Song B*, Dahms E, Sakakibara H, Gan X, Kułak K*, Sawikowska A, Krajewski P, Tsiantis M, Garrido-Oter R, Fukushima K, Schulze-Lefert P, Laurent S, Bednarek P, Tsuda K*. Gene expression evolution in pattern-triggered immunity within Arabidopsis thaliana and across Brassicaceae species. The Plant Cell, 33:1863-1887 (2021). 中文介绍
  6. Yu P, He X Baer M, Beirinckx S, Tian T, Moya YAT, Zhang X, Deichmann M, Frey FP, Bresgen V, Li C, Razavi BS, Schaaf G, von Wiren N, Su Z, Bucher M, Tsuda K, Goormachtig S, Chen X*, Hochholdinger F*. Plant flavones enrich rhizosphere Oxalobacteraceae to improve maize performance under nitrogen deprivation. Nature Plants, 7:481-499 (2021).


  1. Altegoer F*, Weiland P, Giammarinaro PI, Freibert S-A, Binnebesel L, Han X, Lepak A, Kahmann R, Lechner M, Bange G*. The two paralogous kiwellin proteins KWL1 and KWL1-b from maize are structurally related and have overlapping functions in plant defense. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 295:7816-7825 (2020).
  2. Nobori T, Wang Y, Wu J, Stolze SC, Tsuda Y, Finkemeier I, Nakagami H, Tsuda K*. Multidimensional gene regulatory landscape of a bacterial pathogen in plants. Nature Plants, 6:883-896 (2020). 中文介绍


  1. Adachi H*, Tsuda K. Convergence of cell‐surface and intracellular immune receptor signalling. New Phytologist, 221:1676-1678 (2019). 
  2. Nobori T, Tsuda K*. The plant immune system in heterogeneous environments. Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 50:58-66 (2019).
  3. Uemura T*, Nakano RT, Takagi J, Wang Y, Kramer K, Finkemeier I, Nakagami H, Tsuda K, Ueda T, Schulze-Lefert P, Nakano A. A Golgi-Released Subpopulation of the Trans-Golgi Network Mediates Protein Secretion in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology, 179:519-532 (2019).
  4. Wang Y, Garrido-Oter R, Wu J, Winkelmüller TM, Agler M, Colby T, Nobori T, Kemen E, Tsuda K*. Site-specific cleavage of bacterial MucD by secreted proteases mediates antibacterial resistance in Arabidopsis. Nature Communications, 10:2853 (2019).
  5. Han X, Kahmann R*. Manipulation of Phytohormone Pathways by Effectors of Filamentous Plant Pathogens. Frontiers in Plant Science, 10:822 (2019).
  6. Han X, Altegoer F, Steinchen W, Binnebesel L, Schuhmacher J, Glatter T, Giammarinaro PI, Djamei A, Rensing SA, Reissmann S, Kahmann R*, Bange G*. A kiwellin disarms the metabolic activity of a secreted fungal virulence factor. Nature, 565:650-653 (2019).
  7. Berens ML, Wolinska KW, Spaepen S, Ziegler J, Nobori T, Nair A, Krüler V, Winkelmüller TM, Wang Y, Mine A, Becker D, Garrido-Oter R, Schulze-Lefert P*, Tsuda K*. Balancing trade-offs between biotic and abiotic stress responses through leaf age-dependent variation in stress hormone cross-talk. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116:2364-2373 (2019).


  1. Jacob F, Kracher B, Mine A, Seyfferth C, Blanvillain‐Baufumé S, Parker JE, Tsuda K, Schulze‐Lefert P*, Maekawa T*. A dominant‐interfering camta3 mutation compromises primary transcriptional outputs mediated by both cell surface and intracellular immune receptors in Arabidopsis thaliana. New Phytologist, 217:1667-1680 (2018).
  2. Mine A, Seyfferth C, Kracher B, Berens ML, Becker D, Tsuda K*. The Defense Phytohormone Signaling Network Enables Rapid, High-Amplitude Transcriptional Reprogramming during Effector-Triggered Immunity. The Plant Cell, 30:1199-1219 (2018).
  3. Nobori T, Mine A, Tsuda K*. Molecular networks in plant–pathogen holobiont. FEBS Letters, 592:1937-1953 (2018).
  4. Nobori T, Tsuda K*. In planta Transcriptome Analysis of Pseudomonas syringae. BIO-PROTOCOL, 8: (2018).
  5. Nobori T, Velásquez AC, Wu J, Kvitko BH, Kremer JM, Wang Y, He SY*, Tsuda K. * Transcriptome landscape of a bacterial pathogen under plant immunity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115: (2018). Spotlighted in Cohen et al Trends Plant Sci.
  6. Tsuda K*. Division of Tasks: Defense by the Spatial Separation of Antagonistic Hormone Activities. Plant and Cell Physiology, 59:3-4 (2018).
  7. Wang Y, Schuck S, Wu J, Yang P, Döring A-C, Zeier J*, Tsuda K*. A MPK3/6-WRKY33-ALD1-Pipecolic Acid Regulatory Loop Contributes to Systemic Acquired Resistance. The Plant Cell, 30:2480-2494 (2018). Highlighted in Castroverde Plant Cell.


  1. Berens ML, Berry HM, Mine A, Argueso CT, Tsuda K*. Evolution of Hormone Signaling Networks in Plant Defense. Annual Review of Phytopathology, 55:401-425 (2017).
  2. Hillmer RA, Tsuda K, Rallapalli G, Asai S, Truman W, Papke MD, Sakakibara H, Jones JDG, Myers CL, Katagiri F*. The highly buffered Arabidopsis immune signaling network conceals the functions of its components. PLOS Genetics, 13:e1006639 (2017).
  3. Huot B, Castroverde CDM, Velásquez AC, Hubbard E, Pulman JA, Yao J, Childs KL, Tsuda K, Montgomery BL*, He SY*. Dual impact of elevated temperature on plant defence and bacterial virulence in Arabidopsis. Nature Communications, 8:1808 (2017).
  4. Mine A, Berens ML, Nobori T, Anver S, Fukumoto K, Winkelmüller TM, Takeda A, Becker D, Tsuda K*. Pathogen exploitation of an abscisic acid- and jasmonate-inducible MAPK phosphatase and its interception by Arabidopsis immunity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 114: 7456-7461 (2017).
  5. Mine A, Nobori T, Salazar‐Rondon MC, Winkelmüller TM, Anver S, Becker D, Tsuda K*. An incoherent feed‐forward loop mediates robustness and tunability in a plant immune network. EMBO Reports, 18:464-476 (2017).
  6. Shigenaga AM, Berens ML, Tsuda K*, Argueso CT*. Towards engineering of hormonal crosstalk in plant immunity. Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 38:164-172 (2017).


  1. Stuttmann J, Peine N, Garcia AV, Wagner C, Choudhury SR, Wang Y, James GV, Griebel T, Alcázar R, Tsuda K, Schneeberger K, Parker JE*. Arabidopsis thaliana DM2h (R8) within the Landsberg RPP1-like Resistance Locus Underlies Three Different Cases of EDS1-Conditioned Autoimmunity. PLOS Genetics, 12:e1005990 (2016).
  2. Wang Y, Wu J, Kim SG, Tsuda K, Gupta R, Park S-Y, Kim ST*, Kang KY*. Magnaporthe oryzae -Secreted Protein MSP1 Induces Cell Death and Elicits Defense Responses in Rice. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 29:299-312 (2016).
  3. Yamada K, Yamaguchi K, Shirakawa T, Nakagami H, Mine A, Ishikawa K, Fujiwara M, Narusaka M, Narusaka Y, Ichimura K, Kobayashi Y, Matsui H, Nomura Y, Nomoto M, Tada Y, Fukao Y, Fukamizo T, Tsuda K, Shirasu K, Shibuya N, Kawasaki T*. The Arabidopsis CERK 1‐associated kinase PBL 27 connects chitin perception to MAPK activation. The EMBO Journal, 35:2468-2483 (2016).
  4. Yamada Kohji, Yamashita‐Yamada M, Hirase T, Fujiwara T, Tsuda K, Hiruma K, Saijo Y*. Danger peptide receptor signaling in plants ensures basal immunity upon pathogen‐induced depletion of BAK 1. The EMBO Journal, 35:46-61 (2016).


  1. Anver S, Tsuda K*: Ethylene and Plant Immunity. In Ethylene in Plants. Ed.: Chi-Kuang Wen. Springer Science+Business Media, Dordrecht Heidelberg New York London, 205-221 (2015)
  2. Cui H, Tsuda K, Parker JE*. Effector-Triggered Immunity: From Pathogen Perception to Robust Defense. Annual Review of Plant Biology, 66:487-511 (2015).
  3. Mateos JL*, Madrigal P, Tsuda K, Rawat V, Richter R, Romera-Branchat M, Fornara F, Schneeberger K, Krajewski P, Coupland G*. Combinatorial activities of SHORT VEGETATIVE PHASE and FLOWERING LOCUS C define distinct modes of flowering regulation in Arabidopsis. Genome Biology, 16:31 (2015).
  4. Sreekanta S, Bethke G, Hatsugai N, Tsuda K, Thao A, Wang L, Katagiri F, Glazebrook J*. The receptor‐like cytoplasmic kinase PCRK 1 contributes to pattern‐triggered immunity against Pseudomonas syringae in Arabidopsis thaliana. New Phytologist, 207:78-90 (2015).
  5. Tsuda K*, Somssich IE*. Transcriptional networks in plant immunity. New Phytologist, 206:932-947 (2015).


  1. Kim Y, Tsuda K, Igarashi D, Hillmer RA, Sakakibara H, Myers CL, Katagiri F*. Mechanisms Underlying Robustness and Tunability in a Plant Immune Signaling Network. Cell Host & Microbe, 15:84-94 (2014).
  2. Mine A, Sato M, Tsuda K*. Toward a systems understanding of plant–microbe interactions. Frontiers in Plant Science, 5: (2014).
  3. Ross A, Yamada K, Hiruma K, Yamashita-Yamada M, Lu X, Takano Y, Tsuda K, Saijo Y*. The Arabidopsis PEPR pathway couples local and systemic plant immunity. The EMBO Journal, 33:62-75 (2014).
  4. Seyfferth C, Tsuda K*. Salicylic acid signal transduction: the initiation of biosynthesis, perception and transcriptional reprogramming. Frontiers in Plant Science, 5: (2014).


  1. Heidrich K, Tsuda K, Blanvillain-Baufumé S, Wirthmueller L, Bautor J, Parker JE*. Arabidopsis TNL-WRKY domain receptor RRS1 contributes to temperature-conditioned RPS4 auto-immunity. Frontiers in Plant Science, 4: (2013).
  2. Igarashi D, Bethke G, Xu Y, Tsuda K, Glazebrook J, Katagiri F*. Pattern-Triggered Immunity Suppresses Programmed Cell Death Triggered by Fumonisin B1. PLoS ONE, 8:e60769 (2013).
  3. Tintor N, Ross A, Kanehara K, Yamada K, Fan L, Kemmerling B, Nürnberger T, Tsuda K, Saijo Y*. Layered pattern receptor signaling via ethylene and endogenous elicitor peptides during Arabidopsis immunity to bacterial infection. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110:6211-6216 (2013).
  4. Truman W, Sreekanta S, Lu Y, Bethke G, Tsuda K, Katagiri F, Glazebrook J*. The CALMODULIN-BINDING PROTEIN60 Family Includes Both Negative and Positive Regulators of Plant Immunity. PLANT PHYSIOLOGY, 163:1741-1751 (2013).
  5. Tsuda K*, Mine A, Bethke G, Igarashi D, Botanga CJ, Tsuda Y, Glazebrook J, Sato M, Katagiri F. Dual Regulation of Gene Expression Mediated by Extended MAPK Activation and Salicylic Acid Contributes to Robust Innate Immunity in Arabidopsis thaliana. PLoS Genetics, 9:e1004015 (2013).


  1. Bethke G, Pecher P, Eschen-Lippold L, Tsuda K, Katagiri F, Glazebrook J, Scheel D, Lee J*. Activation of the Arabidopsis thaliana Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase MPK11 by the Flagellin-Derived Elicitor Peptide, flg22. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 25:471-480 (2012).
  2. Di Mauro MF, Iglesias MJ, Arce DP, Valle EM, Arnold RB, Tsuda K, Yamazaki K, Casalongué CA*, Godoy AV. MBF1s regulate ABA-dependent germination of Arabidopsis seeds. Plant Signaling & Behavior, 7:188-192 (2012).
  3. Igarashi D, Tsuda K, Katagiri F*. The peptide growth factor, phytosulfokine, attenuates pattern-triggered immunity: Attenuation of PTI by PSK. The Plant Journal, 71:194-204 (2012).
  4. Tsuda K, Qi Y, Nguyen LV, Bethke G, Tsuda Y, Glazebrook J, Katagiri F*. An efficient Agrobacterium-mediated transient transformation of Arabidopsis: An efficient transient transformation. The Plant Journal, 69:713-719 (2012). Recommended by F1000.


  1. Qi Y, Tsuda K, Glazebrook J, Katagiri F*. Physical association of pattern-triggered immunity (PTI) and effector-triggered immunity (ETI) immune receptors in Arabidopsis: Physical association of PTI and ETI receptors. Molecular Plant Pathology, 12:702-708 (2011).
  2. Qi Y, Tsuda K, Nguyen LV, Wang X, Lin J, Murphy AS, Glazebrook J, Thordal-Christensen H, Katagiri F*. Physical Association of Arabidopsis Hypersensitive Induced Reaction Proteins (HIRs) with the Immune Receptor RPS2. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 286:31297-31307 (2011).
  3. Wang L, Tsuda K, Truman W, Sato M, Nguyen LV, Katagiri F, Glazebrook J*. CBP60g and SARD1 play partially redundant critical roles in salicylic acid signaling: Role of CBP60 proteins in salicylic acid signaling. The Plant Journal, 67:1029-1041 (2011).
  4. Wen Y, Wang W, Feng J, Luo M-C, Tsuda K, Katagiri F, Bauchan G, Xiao S*. Identification and utilization of a sow thistle powdery mildew as a poorly adapted pathogen to dissect post-invasion non-host resistance mechanisms in Arabidopsis. Journal of Experimental Botany, 62:2117-2129 (2011).
  5. Willmann R, Lajunen HM, Erbs G, Newman M-A, Kolb D, Tsuda K, Katagiri F, Fliegmann J, Bono J-J, Cullimore JV, Jehle AK, Götz F, Kulik A, Molinaro A, Lipka V, Gust AA*, Nürnberger T*. Arabidopsis lysin-motif proteins LYM1 LYM3 CERK1 mediate bacterial peptidoglycan sensing and immunity to bacterial infection. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108:19824-19829 (2011).

2010 and earlier

  1. Katagiri F, Tsuda K*. Understanding the Plant Immune System. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 23:1531-1536 (2010).
  2. Pamela Arce D, Verónica Godoy A, Tsuda K, Yamazaki K, Marta Valle E, José Iglesias M, Di Mauro MF, Anahí Casalongué C*. The analysis of an Arabidopsis triple knock-down mutant reveals functions for MBF1 genes under oxidative stress conditions. Journal of Plant Physiology, 167:194-200 (2010).
  3. Qi Y, Tsuda K, Joe A, Sato M, Nguyen LV, Glazebrook J, Alfano JR, Cohen JD, Katagiri F*. A Putative RNA-Binding Protein Positively Regulates Salicylic Acid–Mediated Immunity in Arabidopsis. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 23:1573-1583 (2010).
  4. Sato M, Tsuda K, Wang L, Coller J, Watanabe Y, Glazebrook J, Katagiri F*. Network Modeling Reveals Prevalent Negative Regulatory Relationships between Signaling Sectors in Arabidopsis Immune Signaling. PLoS Pathogens, 6:e1001011 (2010).
  5. Tojo T, Tsuda K, Yoshizumi T, Ikeda A, Yamaguchi J, Matsui M, Yamazaki K*. Arabidopsis MBF1s Control Leaf Cell Cycle and its Expansion. Plant and Cell Physiology, 50:254-264 (2009).
  6. Tsuda K, Glazebrook J, Katagiri F*. The interplay between MAMP and SA signaling. Plant Signaling & Behavior, 3:359-361 (2008).
  7. Tsuda K, Katagiri F*. Comparing signaling mechanisms engaged in pattern-triggered and effector-triggered immunity. Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 13:459-465 (2010).
  8. Tsuda K, Sato M, Glazebrook J, Cohen JD, Katagiri F*. Interplay between MAMP‐triggered and SA‐mediated defense responses. The Plant Journal, 53:763-775 (2008).
  9. Tsuda K, Sato M, Stoddard T, Glazebrook J, Katagiri F*. Network Properties of Robust Immunity in Plants. PLoS Genetics, 5:e1000772 (2009).
  10. Wang L, Tsuda K, Sato M, Cohen JD, Katagiri F*, Glazebrook J. Arabidopsis CaM Binding Protein CBP60g Contributes to MAMP-Induced SA Accumulation and Is Involved in Disease Resistance against Pseudomonas syringae. PLoS Pathogens, 5:e1000301 (2009).