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Saskia A. Hogenhout


Ph.D. in Plant Sciences, Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands, 1999

Current position

Project Leader (Professor, 2014 - current), 100% research appointment, Department of Cell and Development Biology, The John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Colney Lane, NR4 7UH, UK (2007-current)
Honorary Professor, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, UK (2013-current)
Line manager John Innes Centre Insectary (2009-current)


Selected peer-reviewed publications (selected from ca. 70)

  1. MacLean, A. M., Orlovskis, Z., Kowitwanich, K., Zdziarska, A. M., Angenent, G. C., Immink, R. G. and Hogenhout, S. A.* (2014). Phytoplasma effector SAP54 hijacks plant reproduction by degrading MADS-box proteins and promotes insect colonization in a RAD23-dependent manner. PLoS Biol 12(4): e1001835.
  2. Prince, D. C., Drurey, C., Zipfel, C. and Hogenhout, S. A.* (2014). The leucine-rich repeat receptor-like kinase BRASSINOSTEROID INSENSITIVE1-ASSOCIATED KINASE1 and the cytochrome P450 PHYTOALEXIN DEFICIENT3 contribute to innate immunity to aphids in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol 164(4): 2207-2219.
  3. Sugio, A., MacLean, A. M. and Hogenhout, S. A.* (2014). The small phytoplasma virulence effector SAP11 contains distinct domains required for nuclear targeting and CIN-TCP binding and destabilization. New Phytol 202(3): 838-848.
  4. Pitino, M. and Hogenhout, S. A.* (2013). Aphid protein effectors promote aphid colonization in a plant species-specific manner. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 26(1): 130-139.
  5. Cano, L. M., Raffaele, S., Haugen, R. H., Saunders, D. G., Leonelli, L., MacLean, D., Hogenhout, S. A. and Kamoun, S. (2013). Major transcriptome reprogramming underlies floral mimicry induced by the rust fungus Puccinia monoica in Boechera stricta. PLoS One 8(9): e75293.
  6. Kettles, G. J., Drurey, C., Schoonbeek, H. J., Maule, A. J. and Hogenhout, S. A.* (2013). Resistance of Arabidopsis thaliana to the green peach aphid, Myzus persicae, involves camalexin and is regulated by microRNAs. New Phytol 198(4): 1178-1190.
  7. Correa, V. R., Majerczak, D. R., Ammar el, D., Merighi, M., Pratt, R. C., Hogenhout, S. A., Coplin, D. L. and Redinbaugh, M. G.* (2012). The bacterium Pantoea stewartii uses two different type III secretion systems to colonize its plant host and insect vector. Appl Environ Microbiol 78(17): 6327-6336.
  8. Sugio, A. and Hogenhout, S. A.* (2012). The genome biology of phytoplasma: modulators of plants and insects. Curr Opin Microbiol 15(3): 247-254.
  9. Sugio, A., Kingdom, H. N., MacLean, A. M., Grieve, V. M. and Hogenhout, S. A.* (2011). Phytoplasma protein effector SAP11 enhances insect vector reproduction by manipulating plant development and defense hormone biosynthesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108(48): E1254-1263.
  10. Pitino, M., Coleman, A. D., Maffei, M. E., Ridout, C. J. and Hogenhout, S. A.* (2011). Silencing of aphid genes by dsRNA feeding from plants. PLoS One 6(10): e25709.
  11. MacLean, A. M., Sugio, A., Makarova, O. V., Findlay, K. C., Grieve, V. M., Toth, R., Nicolaisen, M. and Hogenhout, S. A.* (2011). Phytoplasma effector SAP54 induces indeterminate leaf-like flower development in Arabidopsis plants. Plant Physiol 157(2): 831-841.
  12. Sugio, A., MacLean, A. M., Kingdom, H. N., Grieve, V. M., Manimekalai, R. and Hogenhout, S. A.* (2011). Diverse targets of phytoplasma effectors: from plant development to defense against insects. Annu Rev Phytopathol 49: 175-195.
  13. Bos J.I.B. & Hogenhout S.A.* (2011). Effector proteins that modulate plant-insect interactions. Curr. Opin. Plant Biol. 14: 1-7.
  14. Bos, J. I., Prince, D., Pitino, M., Maffei, M. E., Win, J. and Hogenhout, S. A.* (2010). A functional genomics approach identifies candidate effectors from the aphid species Myzus persicae (green peach aphid). PLoS Genet 6(11): e1001216.
  15. Toruno, T. Y., Music, M. S., Simi, S., Nicolaisen, M. and Hogenhout, S. A.* (2010). Phytoplasma PMU1 exists as linear chromosomal and circular extrachromosomal elements and has enhanced expression in insect vectors compared with plant hosts. Mol Microbiol 77(6): 1406-1415.
  16. Bai, X., Correa, V. R., Toruno, T. Y., Ammar el, D., Kamoun, S. and Hogenhout, S. A.* (2009). AY-WB phytoplasma secretes a protein that targets plant cell nuclei. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 22(1): 18-30.
  17. Bai, X., Zhang, J., Ewing, A., Miller, S. A., Jancso Radek, A., Shevchenko, D. V., Tsukerman, K., Walunas, T., Lapidus, A., Campbell, J. W. and Hogenhout, S. A.* (2006). Living with genome instability: the adaptation of phytoplasmas to diverse environments of their insect and plant hosts. J Bacteriol 188(10): 3682-3696.

    *Corresponding author
Protocols by Saskia A. Hogenhout
  1. Pea Aphid Survival Assays on Arabidopsis thaliana