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Krzysztof Wieczorek


Ph.D., Department of Crop Sciences, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria, 2007

Current position

Senior Scientist at the Division of Plant Protection of the BOKU, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria

Publications (from 2009)

  1. Kammerhofer, N., Egger, B., Dobrev, P., Vankova, R., Hofmann, J., Schausberger, P. and Wieczorek, K. (2015). Systemic above- and belowground cross talk: hormone-based responses triggered by Heterodera schachtii and shoot herbivores in Arabidopsis thaliana. J Exp Bot. (in press).
  2. Wieczorek, K. (2015). Cell wall alterations in nematode-infected roots. In: Escobar, C. and Fenoll, C. (eds). Plant nematode interactions: A view on compatible interrelationships. pp: 61–90.
  3. Kammerhofer, N., Radakovic, Z., Regis, J. M., Dobrev, P., Vankova, R., Grundler, F. M., Siddique, S., Hofmann, J. and Wieczorek, K. (2015). Role of stress-related hormones in plant defence during early infection of the cyst nematode Heterodera schachtii in Arabidopsis. New Phytol 207(3): 778-789.
  4. Griesser, M., Lawo, N. C., Crespo-Martinez, S., Schoedl-Hummel, K., Wieczorek, K., Gorecka, M., Liebner, F., Zweckmair, T., Stralis Pavese, N., Kreil, D. and Forneck, A. (2015). Phylloxera (Daktulosphaira vitifoliae Fitch) alters the carbohydrate metabolism in root galls to allowing the compatible interaction with grapevine (Vitis ssp.) roots. Plant Sci 234: 38-49.
  5. Ali, M. A., Wieczorek, K., Kreil, D. P. and Bohlmann, H. (2014). The beet cyst nematode Heterodera schachtii modulates the expression of WRKY transcription factors in syncytia to favour its development in Arabidopsis roots. PLoS One 9(7): e102360.
  6. Wieczorek, K., Elashry, A., Quentin, M., Grundler, F. M., Favery, B., Seifert, G. J. and Bohlmann, H. (2014). A distinct role of pectate lyases in the formation of feeding structures induced by cyst and root-knot nematodes. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 27(9): 901-912.
  7. Naveed, M., Mitter, B., Reichenauer, T. G., Wieczorek, K., Sessitsch, A. (2014). Increased drought stress resilience of maize through endophytic colonization by Burkholderia phytofirmans PsJN and Enterobacter sp. FD17. Environ Exp Bot 97: 30-39.
  8. Daneshkhah, R., Cabello, S., Rozanska, E., Sobczak, M., Grundler, F. M., Wieczorek, K. and Hofmann, J. (2013). Piriformospora indica antagonizes cyst nematode infection and development in Arabidopsis roots. J Exp Bot 64(12): 3763-3774.
  9. Ali, M. A., Plattner, S., Radakovic, Z., Wieczorek, K., Elashry, A., Grundler, F. M., Ammelburg, M., Siddique, S. and Bohlmann, H. (2013). An Arabidopsis ATPase gene involved in nematode-induced syncytium development and abiotic stress responses. Plant J 74(5): 852-866.
  10. Wieczorek, K. and Seifert, G. J. (2012). Plant cell wall signaling in the interaction with plant-parasitic nematodes. In: Witzany, G. and Baluska, F. (eds). Biocommunication of plants. Springer-Verlag, 386.
  11. Siddique, S., Wieczorek, K., Szakasits, D., Kreil, D. P. and Bohlmann, H. (2011). The promoter of a plant defensin gene directs specific expression in nematode-induced syncytia in Arabidopsis roots. Plant Physiol Biochem 49(10): 1100-1107.
  12. Sobczak, M., Fudali, S. and Wieczorek, K. (2011). Cell wall modifications induced by nematodes. In: Jones, J., Gheysen, G. and Fenoll, C. (eds). Genomics and Molecular Genetics of Plant-Nematode Interactions. 1:557.
  13. Siddique, S., Endres, S., Atkins, J. M., Szakasits, D., Wieczorek, K., Hofmann, J., Blaukopf, C., Urwin, P. E., Tenhaken, R., Grundler, F. M., Kreil, D. P. and Bohlmann, H. (2009). Myo-inositol oxygenase genes are involved in the development of syncytia induced by Heterodera schachtii in Arabidopsis roots. New Phytol 184(2): 457-472.
  14. Hofmann, J., Hess, P. H., Szakasits, D., Blöchl, A., Wieczorek, K., Daxböck-Horvath, S., Bohlmann, H., van Bel, A. J. and Grundler, F. M. (2009). Diversity and activity of sugar transporters in nematode-induced root syncytia. J Exp Bot 60(11): 3085-3095.
  15. Szakasits, D., Heinen, P., Wieczorek, K., Hofmann, J., Wagner, F., Kreil, D. P., Sykacek, P., Grundler, F. M. and Bohlmann, H. (2009). The transcriptome of syncytia induced by the cyst nematode Heterodera schachtii in Arabidopsis roots. Plant J 57(5): 771-784.
Protocols by Krzysztof Wieczorek
  1. Infection Assay of Cyst Nematodes on Arabidopsis Roots
  2. Detection and Visualization of Specific Gene Transcripts by in situ RT-PCR in Nematode-Infected Arabidopsis Root Tissue