Marion  Müller

Marion Müller, Dr.

Department of Plant and Microbial Biology


Kunz L, Sotiropoulos AG, Graf J, Razavi M, Müller MC, Keller B (2022).

Doomed by popularity: The broad use of the Pm8 resistance gene in wheat resulted in hypermutation of the AvrPm8 gene in the powdery mildew pathogen ()

bioRxiv, August 2022


Müller MC, Kunz L, Schudel S, Lawson AW, Kammerecker S, Isaksson J, Wyler M, Graf J, Sotiropoulos AG, Praz CR, Manser B, Wicker T, Bourras S, Keller B (2022).

Ancient variation of the AvrPm17 gene in powdery mildew limits the effectiveness of the introgressed rye Pm17 resistance gene in wheat (

PNAS, July 2022


Sotiropoulos AG, Arango-Isaza E, Ban T, Barbieri C, Bourras S,  [...] Müller MC, Shamanin V, Shimizu KK, Yoshihira T, Zbinden H, Keller B, Wicker T (2022).

Global genomic analyses of wheat powdery mildew reveal association of pathogen spread with historical human migration and trade (

Nature Communications, July 2022


Müller MC, Kunz L, Graf J, Schudel S, Keller B (2021).

Host Adaptation Through Hybridization: Genome Analysis of Triticale Powdery Mildew Reveals Unique Combination of Lineage-Specific Effectors (

Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, December 2021


Hewitt T, Müller MC, Molnár I, Mascher M, Holušová K, Šimková H, Kunz L, [...] Keller B, Lagudah E, Zhang P (2021).

A highly differentiated region of wheat chromosome 7AL encodes a Pm1a immune receptor that recognizes its corresponding AvrPm1a effector from Blumeria graminis (

New Phytologist, March 2021


Lindner S, Keller B, Singh SP, Hasenkamp Z, Jung E, Müller MC, Bourras S, Keller B (2020).

Single residues in the LRR domain of the wheat PM3A immune receptor can control the strength and the spectrum of the immune response (

The Plant Journal, July 2020


Bourras S, Kunz L, Xue M, Praz CR, Müller MC, Kälin C, Schläfli M, Ackermann P, Flückiger S, Parlange F, Menardo F, [...] 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 Sciences, January 2018