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URPP Evolution in Action: From Genomes to Ecosystems

Fabrizio  Menardo

Fabrizio Menardo, Dr.

  • Department of Plant and Microbial Biology


Bourras S, Kunz L, Xue M, Praz CR, Müller MC, Kälin C, Schläfli M, Ackermann P, Flückiger S, Parlange F, Menardo F, Schaefer LK, Ben-David R, Roffler S, Oberhaensli S, Widrig V, Lindner S, Isaksson J, Wicker T, Yu D & Keller B (2019).

The AvrPm3-Pm3 effector-NLR interactions control both race-specific resistance and host-specificity of cereal mildews on wheat (

Nature Communications, May 2019


Müller MC, Praz CR, Sotiropoulos AG, Menardo F, Kunz L, Schudel S, Oberhänsli S, Poretti M, Wehrli A, Bourras S, Keller B, Wicker T (2019).

A chromosome‐scale genome assembly reveals a highly dynamic effector repertoire of wheat powdery mildew (

New Phytologist, March 2019


Praz CR, Menardo F, Robinson MD, Müller MC, Wicker T, Bourras S, Keller B (2018).

Non-parent of Origin Expression of Numerous Effector Genes Indicates a Role of Gene Regulation in Host Adaption of the Hybrid Triticale Powdery Mildew Pathogen (

Frontiers in Plant Science, January 2018


Menardo F, Praz CR, Wicker T & Keller B (2017).

Rapid turnover of effectors in grass powdery mildew (Blumeria graminis) (

BMC Evolutionary Biology, October 2017


Menardo F, Wicker T, Keller B (2017).

Reconstructing the Evolutionary History of Powdery Mildew Lineages (Blumeria graminis) at Different Evolutionary Time Scales with NGS Data (

Genome Biology and Evolution, February 2017, Pages 446–456


Menardo F, Praz CR, Wyder S, Ben-David R, Bourras S, Matsumae H, McNally KE, Parlange F, Riba A, Roffler S, Schaefer L, Shimizu KK, Valenti L, Zbinden H, Wicker T, Keller B (2016).

Hybridization of powdery mildew strains gives rise to pathogens on novel agricultural crop species (

Nature Genetics, January 2016