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Adam Schikora


Ph.D. in Plant Physiology at the Department of Plant Ecology, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Habilitation in Physiology and Molecular Phytopathology at Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany

Current position

Lecturer and Group Leader at Institute for Phytopathology, JLU Giessen, Germany


  1. Neumann, C., Fraiture, M., Hernandez-Reyes, C., Akum, F. N., Virlogeux-Payant, I., Chen, Y., Pateyron, S., Colcombet, J., Kogel, K. H., Hirt, H., Brunner, F. and Schikora, A. (2014). The Salmonella effector protein SpvC, a phosphothreonine lyase is functional in plant cells. Front Microbiol 5: 548.
  2. Schenk, S. T., Hernandez-Reyes, C., Samans, B., Stein, E., Neumann, C., Schikora, M., Reichelt, M., Mithofer, A., Becker, A., Kogel, K. H. and Schikora, A. (2014). N-Acyl-Homoserine lactone primes plants for cell wall reinforcement and induces resistance to bacterial pathogens via the salicylic acid/oxylipin pathway. Plant Cell 26(6): 2708-2723.
  3. Zarkani, A. A., Stein, E., Rohrich, C. R., Schikora, M., Evguenieva-Hackenberg, E., Degenkolb, T., Vilcinskas, A., Klug, G., Kogel, K. H. and Schikora, A. (2013). Homoserine lactones influence the reaction of plants to rhizobia. Int J Mol Sci 14(8): 17122-17146.
  4. Schikora, A., Schenk, S. T., Stein, E., Molitor, A., Zuccaro, A. and Kogel, K. H. (2011). N-acyl-homoserine lactone confers resistance toward biotrophic and hemibiotrophic pathogens via altered activation of AtMPK6. Plant Physiol 157(3): 1407-1418.
  5. Schikora, A., Virlogeux-Payant, I., Bueso, E., Garcia, A. V., Nilau, T., Charrier, A., Pelletier, S., Menanteau, P., Baccarini, M., Velge, P. and Hirt, H. (2011). Conservation of Salmonella infection mechanisms in plants and animals. PLoS One 6(9): e24112.
  6. Cailliatte, R., Schikora, A., Briat, J. F., Mari, S. and Curie, C. (2010). High-affinity manganese uptake by the metal transporter NRAMP1 is essential for Arabidopsis growth in low manganese conditions. Plant Cell 22(3): 904-917.
  7. Schikora, A., Carreri, A., Charpentier, E. and Hirt, H. (2008). The dark side of the salad: Salmonella typhimurium overcomes the innate immune response of Arabidopsis thaliana and shows an endopathogenic lifestyle. PLoS One 3(5): e2279.
  8. Schikora, A. and Schmidt, W. (2001). Iron stress-induced changes in root epidermal cell fate are regulated independently from physiological responses to low iron availability. Plant Physiol 125(4): 1679-1687.
  9. Schmidt, W. and Schikora, A. (2001). Different pathways are involved in phosphate and iron stress-induced alterations of root epidermal cell development. Plant Physiol 125(4): 2078-2084.
  10. Schmidt, W., Tittel, J. and Schikora, A. (2000). Role of hormones in the induction of iron deficiency responses in Arabidopsis roots. Plant Physiol 122(4): 1109-1118.
Protocols by Adam Schikora
  1. Staining of Callose Depositions in Root and Leaf Tissues
  2. Lignin Extraction and Quantification, a Tool to Monitor Defense Reaction at the Plant Cell Wall Level