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Mary Beth Mudgett


Ph.D. in Biochemistry, University of California at Los Angeles, California, 1994

Current position

Professor, Department of Biology, Stanford University (09/15-present)


  1. Stork, W., Kim, J. G. and Mudgett, M. B. (2015). Functional Analysis of Plant Defense Suppression and Activation by the Xanthomonas Core Type III Effector XopX. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 28(2): 180-194.
  2. Murphy, J. M., Zhang, Q., Young, S. N., Reese, M. L., Bailey, F. P., Eyers, P. A., Ungureanu, D., Hammaren, H., Silvennoinen, O., Varghese, L. N., Chen, K., Tripaydonis, A., Jura, N., Fukuda, K., Qin, J., Nimchuk, Z., Mudgett, M. B., Elowe, S., Gee, C. L., Liu, L., Daly, R. J., Manning, G., Babon, J. J. and Lucet, I. S. (2014). A robust methodology to subclassify pseudokinases based on their nucleotide-binding properties. Biochem J 457(2): 323-334.
  3. Teper, D., Salomon, D., Sunitha, S., Kim, J. G., Mudgett, M. B. and Sessa, G. (2014). Xanthomonas euvesicatoria type III effector XopQ interacts with tomato and pepper 14-3-3 isoforms to suppress effector-triggered immunity. Plant J 77(2): 297-309.
  4. Cheong, M. S., Kirik, A., Kim, J. G., Frame, K., Kirik, V. and Mudgett, M. B. (2014). AvrBsT acetylates Arabidopsis ACIP1, a protein that associates with microtubules and is required for immunity. PLoS Pathog 10(2): e1003952.
  5. Fan, M., Bai, M. Y., Kim, J. G., Wang, T., Oh, E., Chen, L., Park, C. H., Son, S. H., Kim, S. K., Mudgett, M. B. and Wang, Z. Y. (2014). The bHLH transcription factor HBI1 mediates the trade-off between growth and pathogen-associated molecular pattern-triggered immunity in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 26(2): 828-841.
  6. Magnani, E., de Klein, N., Nam, H. I., Kim, J. G., Pham, K., Fiume, E., Mudgett, M. B. and Rhee, S. Y. (2014). A comprehensive analysis of microProteins reveals their potentially widespread mechanism of transcriptional regulation. Plant Physiol 165(1): 149-159.
  7. Kim, J. G., Stork, W. and Mudgett, M. B. (2013). Xanthomonas type III effector XopD desumoylates tomato transcription factor SlERF4 to suppress ethylene responses and promote pathogen growth. Cell Host Microbe 13(2): 143-154.
  8. Taylor, K. W., Kim, J. G., Su, X. B., Aakre, C. D., Roden, J. A., Adams, C. M. and Mudgett, M. B. (2012). Tomato TFT1 is required for PAMP-triggered immunity and mutations that prevent T3S effector XopN from binding to TFT1 attenuate Xanthomonas virulence. PLoS Pathog 8(6): e1002768.
  9. Sonnewald, S., Priller, J. P., Schuster, J., Glickmann, E., Hajirezaei, M. R., Siebig, S., Mudgett, M. B. and Sonnewald, U. (2012). Regulation of cell wall-bound invertase in pepper leaves by Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria type three effectors. PLoS One 7(12): e51763.
  10. Kim, J. G., Taylor, K. W. and Mudgett, M. B. (2011). Comparative analysis of the XopD type III secretion (T3S) effector family in plant pathogenic bacteria. Mol Plant Pathol 12(8): 715-730.
  11. Chen, L. Q., Hou, B. H., Lalonde, S., Takanaga, H., Hartung, M. L., Qu, X. Q., Guo, W. J., Kim, J. G., Underwood, W., Chaudhuri, B., Chermak, D., Antony, G., White, F. F., Somerville, S. C., Mudgett, M. B. and Frommer, W. B. (2010). Sugar transporters for intercellular exchange and nutrition of pathogens. Nature 468(7323): 527-532.
  12. Kim, J. G., Li, X., Roden, J. A., Taylor, K. W., Aakre, C. D., Su, B., Lalonde, S., Kirik, A., Chen, Y., Baranage, G., McLane, H., Martin, G. B. and Mudgett, M. B. (2009). Xanthomonas T3S Effector XopN Suppresses PAMP-Triggered Immunity and Interacts with a Tomato Atypical Receptor-Like Kinase and TFT1. Plant Cell 21(4): 1305-1323.
  13. Kirik, A. and Mudgett, M. B. (2009). SOBER1 phospholipase activity suppresses phosphatidic acid accumulation and plant immunity in response to bacterial effector AvrBsT. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106(48): 20532-20537.
  14. Kim, J. G., Taylor, K. W., Hotson, A., Keegan, M., Schmelz, E. A. and Mudgett, M. B. (2008). XopD SUMO protease affects host transcription, promotes pathogen growth, and delays symptom development in xanthomonas-infected tomato leaves. Plant Cell 20(7): 1915-1929.
  15. Cunnac, S., Wilson, A., Nuwer, J., Kirik, A., Baranage, G. and Mudgett, M. B. (2007). A conserved carboxylesterase is a SUPPRESSOR OF AVRBST-ELICITED RESISTANCE in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 19(2): 688-705.
  16. Doyle, E. A., Lane, A. M., Sides, J. M., Mudgett, M. B. and Monroe, J. D. (2007). An alpha-amylase (At4g25000) in Arabidopsis leaves is secreted and induced by biotic and abiotic stress. Plant Cell Environ 30(4): 388-398.
  17. Swartz, T. E., Tseng, T. S., Frederickson, M. A., Paris, G., Comerci, D. J., Rajashekara, G., Kim, J. G., Mudgett, M. B., Splitter, G. A., Ugalde, R. A., Goldbaum, F. A., Briggs, W. R. and Bogomolni, R. A. (2007). Blue-light-activated histidine kinases: two-component sensors in bacteria. Science 317(5841): 1090-1093.
  18. Mudgett, M. B. (2005). New insights to the function of phytopathogenic bacterial type III effectors in plants. Annu Rev Plant Biol 56: 509-531.
  19. Minsavage, G. V., Mudgett, M. B., Stall, R. E. and Jones, J. B. (2004). Importance of opgHXcv of Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria in host-parasite interactions. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 17(2): 152-161.
  20. Roden, J., Eardley, L., Hotson, A., Cao, Y. and Mudgett, M. B. (2004). Characterization of the Xanthomonas AvrXv4 effector, a SUMO protease translocated into plant cells. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 17(6): 633-643.
  21. Hotson, A. and Mudgett, M. B. (2004). Cysteine proteases in phytopathogenic bacteria: identification of plant targets and activation of innate immunity. Curr Opin Plant Biol 7(4): 384-390.
  22. Roden, J. A., Belt, B., Ross, J. B., Tachibana, T., Vargas, J. and Mudgett, M. B. (2004). A genetic screen to isolate type III effectors translocated into pepper cells during Xanthomonas infection. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101(47): 16624-16629.
  23. Hotson, A., Chosed, R., Shu, H., Orth, K. and Mudgett, M. B. (2003). Xanthomonas type III effector XopD targets SUMO-conjugated proteins in planta. Mol Microbiol 50(2): 377-389.
  24. Axtell, M. J., McNellis, T. W., Mudgett, M. B., Hsu, C. S. and Staskawicz, B. J. (2001). Mutational analysis of the Arabidopsis RPS2 disease resistance gene and the corresponding pseudomonas syringae avrRpt2 avirulence gene. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 14(2): 181-188.
  25. Staskawicz, B. J., Mudgett, M. B., Dangl, J. L. and Galan, J. E. (2001). Common and contrasting themes of plant and animal diseases. Science 292(5525): 2285-2289.
  26. Orth, K., Xu, Z., Mudgett, M. B., Bao, Z. Q., Palmer, L. E., Bliska, J. B., Mangel, W. F., Staskawicz, B. and Dixon, J. E. (2000). Disruption of signaling by Yersinia effector YopJ, a ubiquitin-like protein protease. Science 290(5496): 1594-1597.

Non-peer reviewed publications

  1. Mudgett, M. B., Wilson, A., Cunnac, S., Nuwer, J. and Barange, G. (2005). BST is a novel Arabidopsis defense gene that recognizes the Xanthomonas Type III Effector AvrBsT in Plants and limits Pathogen growth. In: Sanchez, F., Quinto, I., Lopez-Lara, M. and Geiger, O. (eds). Merida, Vol. 5, 364-370.
  2. Roden, J. and Mudgett, M. B. (2003). What type III effector proteins is Xanthomonas injecting into a plant cell during pathogenesis? In: Tikhonovick, I., Lugtenberg, B. and Provorov, N. (eds). Biology of Plant-Microbe Interactions. St. Petersburg, Vol. 4, 142-145.
  3. Hotson, A., Chosed, R., Orth, K. and Mudgett, M. B. (2003). Plant targets for Xanthomonas campestris type III cysteine protease effectors. In: Tikhonovick, I., Lugtenberg, B. and Provorov, N. (eds). Biology of Plant-Microbe Interactions. St. Petersburg, Vol. 4, 127-131.

Book chapters

  1. Mudgett, M.B. and Kim, J. G. (2013). XopD Peptidase. In: Rawlings, N. D. and Guy S. Salvesen, G. S. (eds). Handbook of Proteolytic Enzymes. Academic Press, 2382-2385.
  2. Mudgett, M. B. and Kim, J. G. (2012). Host targets of bacterial effectors. In: Strasburger’s plant sciences. Springer.
Protocols by Mary Beth Mudgett
  1. Quantification of Ethylene Production in Tomato Leaves Infected by Xanthomonas euvesicatoria