Four seminars will be held to discuss in detail a number of recent papers on powdery mildews. Participants, and especially PhD students and postdocs, should volunteer to present a paper, or more, in approximately 15 to 20 minutes during these seminars. Their PowerPoint presentations will be followed by group discussions. Please mention on the application form your willingness to present one paper from the following list (all published since 2010):

Bereczky Z, Pintye A, Csontos P, Braun U, Kiss L (2015) Does the parasite follow its host? Occurrence of morphologically barely distinguishable powdery mildew anamorphs on Oenothera spp. in different parts of the world. Mycoscience 56: 267-272.

Caffi T, Legler SE, Buigiani R, Rossi V (2013) Combining sanitation and disease modelling for control of grapevine powdery mildew. European Journal of Plant Pathology 135: 817-829.

Desprez-Loustau ML, Feau N, Mougou-Hamdane A, Dutech C (2011) Interspecific and intraspecific diversity in oak powdery mildews in Europe: coevolution history and adaptation to their hosts. Mycoscience 52: 165-173.

Frenkel O, Portillo I, Brewer MT, Péros JP, Cadle-Davidson L, Milgroom MG (2012) Development of microsatellite markers from the transcriptome of Erysiphe necator for analysing population structure in North America and Europe. Plant Pathology 61: 106-119.

Frenkel O, Cadle-Davidson L, Wilcox WF, Milgroom MG (2015) Mechanisms of resistance to an azole fungicide in the grapevine powdery mildew fungus, Erysiphe necator. Phytopathology 105: 370-377.

Hacquard S, Kracher B, Maekawa T, Vernaldi S, Schulze-Lefert P, van Themaat EVL (2013) Mosaic genome structure of the barley powdery mildew pathogen and conservation of transcriptional programs in divergent hosts. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110(24): E2219-E2228.

Jankovics T, Komáromi J, Fábián A, Jager K, Vida G, Kiss L (2015) New insights into the life cycle of the wheat powdery mildew: Direct observation of ascosporic infection in Blumeria graminis f. sp. tritici. Phytopathology 105: 797-804.

Jousimo J, Tack AJM, Ovaskainen O, Mononen T, Susi H, Tollenaere C, Laine A-L (2014) Ecological and evolutionary effects of fragmentation on infectious disease dynamics. Science 344: 1289-1293.

Kovács GM, Jankovics T, Kiss L (2011) Variation in the nrDNA ITS sequences of some powdery mildew species: do routine molecular identification procedures hide valuable information? European Journal of Plant Pathology 131: 135-141.

Laine AL, Burdon JJ, Dodds PN, Thrall PH (2011) Spatial variation in disease resistance: from molecules to metapopulations. Journal of Ecology 99: 96–112.

Lebeda A, Mieslerová B (2011) Taxonomy, distribution and biology of lettuce powdery mildew (Golovinomyces cichoracearum sensu stricto). Plant Pathology 60: 400-415.

Martínez-Cruz J, Romero D, Dávila JC, Pérez-García A (2014) The Podosphaera xanthii haustorium, the fungal Trojan horse of cucurbit-powdery mildew interactions. Fungal Genetics and Biology 71: 21-31.

Menardo F, Praz CR, Wyder S, Ben-David R, Bourras S, Matsumae H, McNally KE, Parlange F, Riba A, Roffler S, Schaefer LK, Shimizu KK, Valenti L, Zbinden H, Wickler T, Keller B (2016) Hybridization of powdery mildew strains gives rise to pathogens on novel agricultural crop species. Nature Genetics 48: 201-205.

Oberhaensli S, Parlange F, Buchmann JP, Jenny FH, Abbott JC, Burgis TA, Spanu PD, Keller B, Wicker T (2011) Comparative sequence analysis of wheat and barley powdery mildew fungi reveals gene colinearity, dates divergence and indicates host-pathogen co-evolution. Fungal Genetics and Biology 48: 327-334.

Spanu PD et al. (2010) Genome expansion and gene loss in powdery mildew fungi reveal tradeoffs in extreme parasitism. Science 330(6010): 1543-1546.

Tack AJM, Laine AL (2014) Ecological and evolutionary implications of spatial heterogeneity during the off-season for a wild plant pathogen. New Phytologist 202: 297–308.

Takamatsu S (2013) Origin and evolution of the powdery mildews (Ascomycota, Erysiphales). Mycoscience 54: 75-86.

Takamatsu S, Matsuda S, Grigaliunaite B (2013) Comprehensive phylogenetic analysis of the genus Golovinomyces (Ascomycota: Erysiphales) reveals close evolutionary relationships with its host plants. Mycologia 105: 1135-1152.

Takamatsu S, Ito (Arakawa) H, Shiroya Y, Kiss L, Heluta V (2015) First comprehensive phylogenetic analysis of the genus Erysiphe (Erysiphales, Erysiphaceae) I. The Microsphaera lineage. Mycologia 107: 475-489.

Takamatsu S, Ito (Arakawa) H, Shiroya Y, Kiss L, Heluta V (2015) First comprehensive phylogenetic analysis of the genus Erysiphe (Erysiphales, Erysiphaceae) II. The Uncinula lineage. Mycologia 107: 903-914.

Tollenaere C, Susi H, Nokso-Koivisto J, Koskinen P, Tack A, Auvinen P, Paulin L, Frilander MJ, Lehtonen R, Laine AL (2012) SNP design from 454 sequencing of Podosphaera plantaginis transcriptome reveals a genetically diverse pathogen metapopulation with high levels of mixed-genotype infection. PloS ONE 7(12): e52492.

Troch V, Audenaert K, Bekaert B, Höfte M, Haesaert G (2012) Phylogeography and virulence structure of the powdery mildew population on its new host triticale. BMC Evolutionary Biology 12: 76.

Troch V, Audenaert K, Wyand RA, Haesaert G, Höfte M, Brown JK (2014) Formae speciales of cereal powdery mildew: close or distant relatives? Molecular Plant Pathology 15: 304-314.

Vela-Corcía D, Bellón-Gómez D, López-Ruiz F, Torés JA, Pérez-García A (2013) The Podosphaera fusca TUB2 gene, a molecular "Swiss Army knife" with multiple applications in powdery mildew research. Fungal Biology 118: 228–241.

Weßling R, Panstruga R (2012) Rapid quantification of plant-powdery mildew interactions by qPCR and conidiospore counts. Plant Methods 8: 35.

Zheng Z, Nonomura T, Bóka K, Matsuda Y, Visser RGF, Toyoda H, Kiss L, Bai Y (2013) Detection and quantification of Leveillula taurica growth in pepper leaves. Phytopathology 103: 623-632.