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Leng J et al., Bucher M and Xue L (2023) Receptor-like cytoplasmic kinases AMK8/AMK24 associate with KIN3 to regulate arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis. Plant Cell 35, 2006-2026. full text

Ji C, Song F, He C, An J, Huang S, Yu H, Lu H, Xiao S, Bucher M, Pan Z-Y ( (2023) Integrated miRNA-mRNA analysis reveals candidate miRNA family regulating arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis of Poncirus trifoliata. Plant, Cell & Environment 46,  1805-1821. full text

Hajheidari M, Gerlach N, Dorau KM, Omidbakhshfard A, Pesch L, Hofmann J, Hallab A, Ponce-Soto GY, Kuhalskaya A, Medeiros DB, the RECONSTRUCT Consortium, Usadel B, Mayer J, Fernie A, Mansfeldt T, Sonnewald U, Bucher M (2022) Crop genetic diversity uncovers metabolites, elements and gene networks associated with high plant biomass yields in maize (Zea mays L.). PNAS Nexus, pgac068. full text

Almario J, Fabiańska I, Saridis G, a Bucher M (2022) Unearthing the plant-microbe quid pro quo in root associations with beneficial fungi. New Phytologist 234, 1967-1976. full text

Bourceret A, Guan R, Dorau K, Mansfeldt T, Omidbakhshfard A, Medeiros DB, Fernie AR, Hofmann J, Sonnewald U, Mayer J, Gerlach N, The RECONSTRUCT consortium, Bucher M, Garrido-Oter R, Spaepen S,  Schulze-Lefert P (2022) Maize field study reveals covaried microbiota and metabolic changes in roots over plant growth. mBio 13, e02584-21. full text



Rich MK, Vigneron N, Libourel C, Keller J, Xue L, Hajheidhari M, Radhakrishnan GV, Le Ru A, Diop IS, Potente G, Conti E, Duijsings D, Batut A, Le Faouder P, Kodama K, Kyozuka J, Sallet E, Bécard G, Rodrigez-Franco M, Ott T, Bertrand-Michel J, Oldroyd GED, Szövényi P, Bucher M, Delaux P-M (2021) Lipid exchanges drove the evolution of mutualism during plant terrestrialization. Science 372, 864-868. full text

Yu P, He X, Baer M, Beirinck S, Tian T, Moya YAT, Zhang X, Deichmann M, Frey FP, Müller V, Schaaf G, Li C, Razavi BS, von Wirén N, Su Z, Bucher M, Tsuda K, Goormachtig S, Chen X, Hochholdinger F (2021) Plant flavones enrich rhizosphere Oxalobacteraceae to improve maize performance under nitrogen deprivation. Nature Plants 7, 481–499. full text


Fabiańska I, Pesch L, Koebke E, Gerlach N, Bucher M (2020) Neighboring plants divergently modulate effects of loss-of-function in maize mycorrhizal phosphate uptake on host physiology and root fungal microbiota. PLoS ONE 15(6): e0232633. full text

Huang R, Li Z, Mao C, Zhang H, Sun Z, Li H, Huang C, Feng Y, Shen X, Bucher M, Zhang Z, Lin Y, Cao Y and Duanmu D (2020) Natural variation at OsCERK1 regulates arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis in rice. New Phytologist, 225,1762–1776 pubmed


Großschedl J, Braun A, Klein K, Schoenemann B, Villajuana-Bonequi M and Bucher M (2019) Pflanzenwachstum ohne Düngung Wissen über Vorgänge im Wurzelraum aus verschiedenen biologischen Teildisziplinen vernetzen. Unterricht Biologie 449, 18-23 [full text].

Großschedl J, Braun A, Klein K, Schoenemann B, Villajuana-Bonequi M and Bucher M (2019) Klausur & Abitur. Mikroorganismen als Lieferdienste. Unterricht Biologie 449, 38-40 [full text].

Fabiańska I, Sosa-López EA and Bucher M (2019) The role of nutrient balance in shaping plant root-fungal interactions: facts and speculation. Current Opin Microbiol 49, 90-96 [full text].

Fabiańska I, Bucher M, and Häusler RE (2019) Review: Intracellular phosphate homeostasis – a short way from metabolism to signaling. Plant Science 286, 57-67 [ScienceDirect]

Xue L, Almario J, Fabianska I, Saridis G, and Bucher M (2019) Dysfunction in the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis has consistent but small effects on the establishment of the fungal microbiota in Lotus japonicus. New Phytologist 224, 409–420 [Full text], [pubmed]

Hajheidari M, Koncz C, and Bucher M (2019) Chromatin Evolution-Key Innovations Underpinning Morphological Complexity. Front. Plant Sci. 10, 454. [full text] [pubmed]

Fabiańska I, Gerlach N, Almario J, and Bucher M (2019) Plant-mediated effects of soil phosphorus on the root-associated fungal microbiota in Arabidopsis thaliana. New Phytologist 221, 2123–2137 [pubmed]

Xie K, Guo L, Bai Y, Liu W, Yan J, and Bucher M (2019) Microbiomics and Plant Health: An Interdisciplinary and International Workshop on the Plant Microbiome. Mol. Plant 12, 1-3 [pubmed]


Xue L, Klinnawee L, Zhou Y, Saridis G, Vijayakumara V, Brands M, Dörmann P, Gigolashvili T, Turck F, and Bucher M (2018) AP2 transcription factor CBX1 with a specific function in symbiotic exchange of nutrients in mycorrhizal Lotus japonicus. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 115, E9239-E9246 [pubmed]


Almario J , Jeena G, Wunder J , Langen G, Zuccaro A, Coupland G, Bucher M (2017) The root-associated fungal microbiota of non-mycorrhizal Arabis alpina and its contribution to plant phosphorus nutrition. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 114, E9403-E9412. [] [pubmed]


Jaegle B, Uroic MK, Holtkotte X, Lucas C, Termath AO, Schmalz HG, Bucher M, Hoecker U, Hülskamp M, and Schrader A (2016) A fast and simple LC-MS-based characterization of the flavonoid biosynthesis pathway for few seed(ling)s. BMC Plant Biology 16. doi: 10.1186/s12870-016-0880-7. [pubmed]

Bucher M, and Fabianska I (2016) Long-sought vacuolar phosphate transporters indentified. Trends in Plant Science 21, 463-466. [pubmed]

Hiruma K, Gerlach N, Sacristan S, Nakano RT, Hacquard S, Kracher B, Neumann U, Raimirez D, Bucher M, O'Connell R, and Schulze-Lefert P (2016) Root endophyte Colletotrichum tofieldiae confers plant fitness benefits that are phosphate status-dependent. Cell 165, 464-474. [pubmed]
Bombarely A, et al. (2016) Insight into the evolution of the Solanaceae from the parental genomes of Petunia hybrida. Nature Plants 2. doi: 10.1038/nplants.2016.74. [pubmed]

Vijayakumar V, Liebisch G, Buer B, Xue L, Gerlach N, Blau S, Schmitz J, and Bucher M (2015) Integrated multi-omics analysis supports role of lysophosphatidylcholine and related glycerophospholipids in the Lotus japonicus-Glomus intraradices mycorrhizal symbiosis. Plant Cell Environ 39, 393-415. [pubmed]

Gerlach N, Schmitz J, Polatajko A, Schlueter U, Fahnenstich H, Witt S, Fernie AR, Uroic K, Scholz U, Sonnewald U, and Bucher M (2015) An integrated functional approach to dissect systemic responses in maize to arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis. Plant Cell Environ 38, 591-612. [pubmed]

Xue L, Cui H, Buer B, Vijayakumar V, Delaux P-M, Junkermann S, and Bucher M (2015) Network of GRAS transcription factors involved in the control of arbuscule development in Lotus japonicus. Plant Physiology 167, 854-871. [pubmed]


Bucher M, Hause B, Krajinski F, and Küster H (2014) Through the doors of perception to function in arbuscular mycorrhizal symbioses. New Phytologist 204, 833-840. [pubmed]

Krajinski F, Courty PE, Sieh D, Franken P, Zhang H, Bucher M, Gerlach N, Kryvoruchko I, Zoeller D, Udvardi M, and Hause B (2014) The H+-ATPase HA1 of Medicago truncatula is essential for phosphate transport and plant growth during arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis. The Plant Cell 26, 1808-1817. [pubmed]

Mascher M, Gerlach N, Gahrtz M, Bucher M, Scholz U, and Dresselhaus T (2014) Sequence and ionomic analysis of divergent strains of maize inbred line B73 with an altered growth phenotype. PLoS ONE 9, e96782. [pubmed]


Willmann M, Gerlach N, Buer B, Polatajko A, Nagy R, Koebke E, Jansa J, Flisch R, and Bucher M (2013) Mycorrhizal phosphate uptake pathway in maize: Vital for growth and cob development on nutrient poor agricultural and greenhouse soils. Frontiers in Plant Science 4. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2013.00533. [pubmed]
Schlüter U, Colmsee C, Scholz U, Bräutigam A, Weber A P M, Zellerhoff N, Bucher M, Fahnenstich H, Sonnewald U (2013) Adaptation of maize source leaf metabolism to stress related disturbances in carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus balance. BMC Genomics 14, 442. [pubmed]
Lota F, Wegmüller S, Buer B, Sato S, Bräutigam A, Hanf B and Bucher M (2013) The cis-acting CTTC–P1BS module is indicative for gene function of LjVTI12, a Qb-SNARE protein gene that is required for arbuscule formation in Lotus japonicus. The Plant Journal 74, 280-293. [pubmed]

Colmsee C, Mascher M, Czauderna T, Hartmann A, Schluter U, Zellerhoff N, Schmitz J, Brautigam A, Pick TR, Alter P, Gahrtz M, Witt S, Fernie AR, Bornke F, Fahnenstich H, Bucher M, Dresselhaus T, Weber AP, Schreiber F, Scholz U and Sonnewald U (2012) OPTIMAS-DW: A comprehensive transcriptomics, metabolomics, ionomics, proteomics and phenomics data resource for maize. BMC Plant Biology 12:245. [pubmed]

Loth-Pereda V, Orsini E, Courty PE, Lota F, Kohler A, Diss L, Blaudez D, Chalot M, Nehls U, Bucher M, Martin F  (2011)  Structure and expression profile of the phosphate Pht1 transporter gene family in mycorrhizal Populus trichocarpa. Plant Physiology 156 (4) , 2141-2154. [pubmed]
Breuillin F, Schramm J, Hajirezaei M, Ahkami A, Favre P, Druege U, Hause B, Bucher M, Kretzschmar T, Bossolini E, Kuhlemeier C, Martinoia E, Franken P, Scholz U and Reinhardt D   (2010)  Phosphate systemically inhibits development of arbuscular mycorrhiza in Petunia hybrida and represses genes involved in mycorrhizal functioning. The Plant Journal 64 , 1002-1017. [pubmed]
Nagy R, Drissner D, Jakobsen I, Amrhein N and Bucher M   (2009)  The mycorrhizal phosphate uptake pathway in tomato is P-repressible and transcriptionally regulated. New Phytologist 181 (4) , 950-959.  [pubmed]
Bucher M, Wegmueller S and Drissner D  (2009)  Chasing the structures of small molecules in arbuscular mycorrhizal signaling. Curr Opin Plant Biol 12 , 500-507. [pubmed]
Wegmueller S, Svistoonoff S, Reinhardt D, Stuurman J, Amrhein N, Bucher M  (2008)  A transgenic dTph1 insertional mutagenesis system for forward genetics in mycorrhizal phosphate transport of Petunia. The Plant Journal 54 (6) , 1115 - 1127. [pubmed]
Bucher M  (2007)  Functional biology of plant phosphate uptake at root and mycorrhiza interfaces. Tansley review. New Phytologist (173) , 11-26. [pubmed]
Drissner D, Kunze G, Callewaert N, Gehrig P, Tamasloukht M, Boller T, Felix G, Amrhein N, Bucher M  (2007)  Lyso-Phosphatidylcholine is a signal in the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis. Science 318 (5848) , 265 - 268. [pubmed]
Nagy R, Vasconcelos MJV, Zhao S, McElver J, Bruce W , Amrhein N, Raghothama KG and Bucher M  (2006)  Differential regulation of five Pht1 phosphate transporters from maize (Zea mays L.). Plant Biology (8), 186-197. [pubmed]
Poulsen KH, Nagy R, Gao L-L, Smith SE, Bucher M, Smith FA and Jakobsen  (2005)  Physiological and molecular evidence for Pi uptake via the symbiotic pathway in a reduced mycorrhizal colonization mutant in tomato associated with a compatible fungus. New Phytologist (168) , 445-454. [pubmed]
Nagy R, Karandashov V, Chague V, Kalinkevich K, Tamasloukht M, Xu G, Jakobsen I, Levy AA, Amrhein N and Bucher M  (2005)  The characterization of novel mycorrhiza-specific phosphate transporters from Lycopersicon esculentum and Solanum tuberosum uncovers functional redundancy in symbiotic phosphate transport in solanaceous species. Plant Journal (32) , 236-250. [pubmed]
Karandashov V and Bucher M  (2005)  Symbiotic phosphate transport in arbuscular mycorrhizas. Trends in Plant Science (10) , 22-29. [pubmed]
Zimmermann P, Regierer B, Kossmann J, Frossard E, Amrhein N and Bucher M  (2004)  Differential expression of three purple acid phosphatases from potato. Plant Biology (6) , 519-528. [pubmed]
Rausch C, Zimmermann P, Amrhein N and Bucher M  (2004)  Expression analysis suggests novel roles for the plastidic phosphate transporter Pht2;1 in auto- and heterotrophic tissues in potato and Arabidopsis. Plant Journal (39) , 13-28. [pubmed]

Karandashov V, Nagy R, Wegmueller S, Amrhein N and Bucher M  (2004)  Evolutionary conservation of phosphate transport in the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (101) , 6285-6290. [pubmed]

Zimmermann P, Zardi G, Lehmann M, Zeder C, Amrhein N, Frossard E and Bucher M  (2003)  Engineering the root-soil interface via targeted expression of a synthetic phytase gene in trichoblasts. Plant Biotechnogly Journal (1) , 353-360. [pubmed]
Steiner C, Bauer J, Amrhein N and Bucher M  (2003)  Two genes encoding proteins related to dormancy and development are differentially expressed during early germination of the male gametophyte of Nicotiana tabacum. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (1625), 123-133. [pubmed]
Rausch C and Bucher M  (2002)  Molecular mechanisms of phosphate transport in plants. Planta (216), 23-37. [pubmed]
Bucher M, Brunner S, Zimmermann P, Zardi G, Amrhein N, Willmitzer L and Riesmeier JW  (2002)  The expression of an extensin-like protein correlates with cellular tip growth in tomato. Plant Physiology (128), 911-923. [pubmed]
Rausch C, Daram P, Brunner S, Jansa J, Laloi M, Leggewie G, Amrhein N and Bucher M  (2001)  A phosphate transporter expressed in arbuscule-containing cells in potato. Nature (414), 462-470. [pubmed]
Bucher M, Rausch C and Daram P  (2001)  Molecular and biochemical mechanisms of phosphorus uptake into plants. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science (164), 209-217. [pubmed]
Frossard E, Bucher M, Maechler F, Mozafar A and Hurrell RF   (2000)  Potential for increasing the content and bioavailability of Fe, Zn and Ca in plants for human nutrition. J Sci Food Agr (80), 861-879. [pubmed]
Daram P, Brunner S, Rausch C, Steiner C, Amrhein N and Bucher M  (1999)  Pht2;1 encodes a low-affinity phosphate transporter from Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell (11), 2153-2166. [pubmed]
Tadege M, Bucher M, Staehli W, Suter M, Dupuis I and Kuhlemeier C   (1998)  Activation of plant defense responses and sugar efflux by expression of pyruvate decarboxylase in potato leaves. Plant Journal (16), 661-673. [pubmed]
Daram P, Brunner S, Persson BL, Amrhein N and Bucher M  (1998)  Functional analysis and cell-specific expression of a phosphate transporter from tomato. Planta (206), 225-233. [pubmed]
Bucher M, Schroeer B, Willmitzer L and Riesmeier JW  (1997)  Two genes encoding extensin-like proteins are predominantly expressed in tomato root hair cells. Plant Molecular Biology (35), 497-508. [pubmed]
Lauter FR, Ninnemann O, Bucher M, Riesmeier JW and Frommer WB   (1996)  Preferential expression of an ammonium and of two putative nitrate transporters in root hairs of tomato. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (93), 8139-8144. [pubmed]
Bucher M, Braendle R and Kuhlemeier C  (1996)  Glycolytic gene expression in amphibious Acorus calamus L. under natural conditions. Plant and Soil (178), 75-82. [pubmed]
Bucher M, Brander KA, Sbicego S, Mandel T and Kuhlemeier C  (1995)  Aerobic fermentation in tobacco pollen. Plant Mol Biol (28), 739-750. [pubmed]
Bucher M, Braendle R and Kuhlemeier C  (1994)  Ethanolic fermentation in transgenic tobacco overexpressing Zymomonas mobilis pyruvate decarboxylase. EMBO J (13), 2755-2763. [pubmed]

Bucher M and Kuhlemeier C  (1993)  Long-term anoxia-tolerance: Multi-level regulation of gene expression in the amphibious plant Acorus calamus L. Plant Physiology (103), 441-448. [pubmed]


Contributions to Books
Mubaraka R, Bucher M, Hussain NB (2021)  Regulation of Phosphate Starvation in Higher Plants and Role of Mycorrhizae. In Pessarakli, M. (ed.), Handbook of Plant and Crop Physiology, 4th edition. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, London. [Chapter]
Sekhara Reddy DMR, Svistoonoff S, Breuillin F, Wegmueller S, Bucher M, Reinhardt D   (2008)  Development and function of the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis in petunia. In Gerats, T. and Strommer, J. (eds.), Petunia. Evolutionary, Developmental and Physiological Genetics. New York: Springer, Vol. , pp. 131-156. 
Bucher M and Kossmann J  (2006)  Molecular physiology of the mineral nutrition of the potato. In Vreugdenhil, D. (eds.), Potato biology and biotechnology. Advances and perspectives. Elsevier, Amsterdam, Vol., pp. 311-327. 
Bucher M  (2005)  Mechanisms and interactions in plant phosphorus acquisition and transport. In Plant Nutrition for Food Security. Vol., pp. 58-59. 
Poirier Y and Bucher M  (2002)  Phosphate transport and homeostasis in Arabidopsis. In The Arabidopsis Book. C.R. Somerville and E.M. Meyerowitz [pubmed]
Rausch C, Daram P, Brunner S, Amrhein N and Bucher M  (2001)  Phosphorus transport mechanisms in vascular plants: Supply meets complementarity. In Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences. WJ Horst et al., Vol., pp. 18-19. 
Bucher M  (2001)  Molecular root bioengineering. In Plant Roots: The Hidden Half. Y Waisel, A Eshel, U Kafkafi, Vol. , 3rd edition, pp. 279-294. 
Raghothama KG, Muchhal US, Kim D-H and Bucher M  (1999)  Molecular regulation of plant phosphate transporters. In Phosphorus in Plant Biology: Regulatory Roles in Molecular, Cellular, Organismic and Ecosystem Processes. JP Lynch and J Deikman, Vol. , pp. 271-280. 

Bucher M, Brunner S, Daram P and Amrhein N  (1997)  Phosphate acquisition in tomato roots. In Radical Biology: Advances and Perspectives on the Function of Plant Roots. HE Flores, JP Lynch, D Eissenstat, Vol. , pp. 417-421. 

Bucher MA novel lipid signal in the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis within eyesight? (commentary to Kuhn et al., 2010) New Phytologist 185: 593-595, 2010. [link]
Nagy R, Drissner D, Jakobsen I, Amrhein N and Bucher MCorrigendum to "The mycorrhizal phosphate uptake pathway in tomato is P-repressible and transcriptionally regulated" [New Phytologist 181, 950-959]. New Phytologist (184) , 1029, 2009. [link]
Bucher MBioengineering of the root-soil interface: a hairy story., 2004. [link]

Bucher MPhosphattransport in Mykorrhizen: Intime Zusammenarbeit, 2004. [link]

Bucher MErfolgreiche Wurzelforschung: Postdoc-Stelle gewonnen, 2003.
Bucher MKooperation der Pflanzen mit Mykorrhizapilzen lohnt sich., 2002. 
Bucher MLand in Sicht, 2001. 
Bucher MDem Leben an Land auf der Spur, 2001. 
Bucher MVom Wasser auf's Land, 2001.