Faculty of Science School of Botany

Professor Barbara Howlett

Botany Building 122 Rm 105
Phone +61 3 8344 5062
Fax +61 3 9347 5460
Email bhowlett@unimelb.edu.au
URL http://www.botany.unimelb.edu.au/blackleg


University Research Themes

Research Interests

Research Group

Key Publications

Van de Wouw AP, Cozijnsen AJ, Hane JK, Brunner PC, McDonald BA, Oliver RP, Howlett BJ (2010) Evolution of linked avirulence effectors in Leptosphaeria maculans is affected by genomic environment and exposure to resistance genes in host plants. PLoS Pathogens in press

Van de Wouw AP, Pettolino FP, Howlett BJ, Elliott CE (2009) Mutations to LmIFRD affect cell wall integrity, development and pathogenicity of the ascomycete Leptosphaeria maculans. Fungal Genetics and Biology 46: 695–706.

Fox EM, Howlett BJ (2008) Secondary metabolism: regulation and role in fungal biology. Current Opinion in Microbiology 11: 481-7

Patron NJ, Waller RF, Cozijnsen AJ, Straney DC, Gardiner DM, Nierman WC, Howlett BJ (2007) Origin and distribution of epipolythiodioxopiperazine (ETP) gene clusters in filamentous ascomycetes. BMC Evolutionary Biology 7: e174  

Idnurm A, Howlett BJ (2002) Isocitrate lyase is essential for pathogenicity of the fungus Leptosphaeria maculans to canola (Brassica napus).  Eukaryotic Cell 1: 719-24

(For a full list of recent publications go to http://www.botany.unimelb.edu.au/blackleg/publications.html)


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