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Vipa Phuntumart

Dr. Vipaporn Phuntumart

Ph. D., University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland   

Office:     129B Life Sciences Building
Phone:   1-419-372-4097
Email:     vphuntu@bgsu.edu   

Research: Molecular Plant-Microbe Interaction; Plant Immunity

Research Interests:

My main research interests revolve around the molecular basis of plant-pathogen interactions. This work has important implications for future agriculture, agri-business and food availability.  Currently the laboratory work focuses on the interaction between a pathogenic oomycete, Phytopthora soaje and its soybean host plant.  Our current projects include research on epigenetic gene regulation and functional genomics of transcription factors and ABC-transporters related to this pathogen.  These factors have significant scientific and economic importance in terms of agricultural output and related industries. Our lab is also part of the Oomycete Genome Annotation Project (OGAP) that is designed to train undergraduates in genome annotation and functional genomics.  An important goal of the laboratory is to educate and prepare future scientists in the latest molecular and genomic techniques.

Selected Publications:

Krajaejun T, Khositnithikul R, Lerksuthirat T, Lowhnoo T, Rujirawat T, Petchthong T, Yingyong W, Suriyaphol P, Smittipat N, Juthayothin T, Phuntumart V, Sullivan TD, 2011. Expressed sequence tags reveal genetic diversity and putative virulence factors of the pathogenic oomycete Pythium insidiosum. Fungal Biology. 115 (7): 683-696.

Mulangi V, Phuntumart V, Aouida M, Ramotar D, Morris P. 2011. Functional analysis of OsPUT1, a rice polyamine uptake transporter. Planta. DOI 10.1007/s00425-011-1486-9.

Baxter L, Tripathy S, Ishaque N, Boot N, Cabral A, Kemen E, Thines M, Ah-Fong A, Anderson R, Badejoko W, Bittner-Eddy P, Boore JL, Chibucos MC, Coates M, Dehal P, Delehaunty K, Dong S, Downton P, Dumas B, Fabro G, Fronick C, Fuerstenberg SI, Fulton L, Gaulin E, Govers F, Hughes L, Humphray S, Jiang RH, Judelson H, Kamoun S, Kyung K, Meijer H, Minx P, Morris P, Nelson J, Phuntumart V, Qutob D, Rehmany A, Rougon-Cardoso A, Ryden P, Torto-Alalibo T, Studholme D, Wang Y, Win J, Wood J, Clifton SW, Rogers J, Van den Ackerveken G, Jones JD, McDowell JM, Beynon J, Tyler BM. 2010. Signatures of adaptation to obligate biotrophy in the Hyaloperonospora arabidopsidis Genome. Science. 330: 1549-1551.

Lévesque CA, Brouwer H, Cano L, Hamilton JP, Holt C, Huitema E, Raffaele S, Robideau GP, Thines M, Win J, Zerillo MM, Beakes GW, Boore JL, Busam D, Dumas B, Ferriera S, Fuerstenberg SI, Gachon CM, Gaulin E, Govers F, Grenville-Briggs L, Horner N, Hostetler J, Jiang RH, Johnson J, Krajaejun T, Lin H, Meijer HJ, Moore B, Morris P, Phuntumart V, Puiu D, Shetty J, Stajich JE, Tripathy S, Wawra S, van West P, Whitty BR, Coutinho PM, Henrissat B, Martin F, Thomas PD, Tyler BM, De Vries RP, Kamoun S, Yandell M, Tisserat N, Buell CR. 2010. Genome sequence of the necrotrophic plant pathogen, Pythium ultimum, reveals original pathogenicity mechanisms and effector repertoire. Genome Biology. 11:R73.

Haas BJ, Kamoun S, Zody MC, Jiang RH, Handsaker RE, Cano LM, Grabherr M, Kodira CD, Raffaele S, Torto-Alalibo T, Bozkurt TO, Ah-Fong AM, Alvarado L, Anderson VL, Armstrong MR, Avrova A, Baxter L, Beynon J, Boevink PC, Bollmann SR, Bos JI, Bulone V, Cai G, Cakir C, Carrington JC, Chawner M, Conti L, Costanzo S, Ewan R, Fahlgren N, Fischbach MA, Fugelstad J, Gilroy EM, Gnerre S, Green PJ, Grenville-Briggs LJ, Griffith J, Grünwald NJ, Horn K, Horner NR, Hu CH, Huitema E, Jeong DH, Jones AM, Jones JD, Jones RW, Karlsson EK, Kunjeti SG, Lamour K, Liu Z, Ma L, Maclean D, Chibucos MC, McDonald H, McWalters J, Meijer HJ, Morgan W, Morris PF, Munro CA, O'Neill K, Ospina-Giraldo M, Pinzón A, Pritchard L, Ramsahoye B, Ren Q, Restrepo S, Roy S, Sadanandom A, Savidor A, Schornack S, Schwartz DC, Schumann UD, Schwessinger B, Seyer L, Sharpe T, Silvar C, Song J, Studholme DJ, Sykes S, Thines M, van de Vondervoort PJ, Phuntumart V, Wawra S, Weide R, Win J, Young C, Zhou S, Fry W, Meyers BC, van West P, Ristaino J, Govers F, Birch PR, Whisson SC, Judelson HS, Nusbaum C. 2009. Genome sequence and analysis of the Irish potato famine pathogen Phytophthora infestans. Nature. 461(7262): 393-8.

Morris PF and Phuntumart V. 2009. Inventory and Comparative evolution of ABC transporters in the genomes of Phytophthora ramorum and Phytopthora sojae. Molecular Evolution. Journal of Molecular Evolution. 68(5): 563-7.

Phuntumart, V., Marro, P., Sticher, L. and Métraux, J.P. 2006. A novel cucumber gene associated with systemic acquired resistance. Plant Science. 171: 555-564.

Brett M. Tyler, Sucheta Tripathy, Xuemin Zhang, Paramvir Dehal,, Rays H. Y. Jiang,,Andrea Aerts,, Felipe D. Arredondo, Laura Baxter, Douda Bensasson,,, Jim L. Beynon, Jarrod Chapman,,, Cynthia M. B. Damasceno, Anne E. Dorrance, Daolong Dou, Allan W. Dickerman, Inna L. Dubchak,, Matteo Garbelotto, Mark Gijzen, Stuart G. Gordon, Francine Govers, Niklaus J. Grunwald, Wayne Huang,, Kelly L. Ivors,, Richard W. Jones, Sophien Kamoun, Konstantinos Krampis, Kurt H. Lamour, Mi-Kyung Lee, W. Hayes McDonald, Mo´ nica Medina, Harold J. G. Meijer, Eric K. Nordberg, Donald J. Maclean, Manuel D. Ospina-Giraldo, Paul F. Morris, Vipaporn Phuntumart, Nicholas H. Putnam,, Sam Rash,, Jocelyn K. C. Rose, Yasuko Sakihama, Asaf A. Salamov,, Alon Savidor, Chantel F. Scheuring, Brian M. Smith, Bruno W. S. Sobral, Astrid Terry, Trudy A. Torto-Alalibo, Joe Win, Zhanyou Xu, Hongbin Zhang, Igor V. Grigoriev. Daniel S. Rokhsar, Jeffrey L. Boor. 2006. Phytophthora Genome Sequences Uncover Evolutionary Origins and Mechanisms of Pathogenesis. Science. 313: 1261-1266.

Connolly M.S., Sakihama Y., Phuntumart V., Jiang Y., Warren F., Mourant L, Morris P.F. 2005. Heterologous expression of a pleiotropic drug resistance transporter from Phytophthora sojae in yeast transporter mutants. Current Genetics. 48(6):356-65.

Phuntumart, V. 2003. Transgenic plants for disease resistance. In: Transgenic Plants: Current Innovation and Future Trends (ed. C.N. Stewart). Horizon Scientific Press Norfolk, UK. 296 pp.

Thaveechai, N., Kositratana, W., Phuntumart, V., Leksomboon, C., Khongplean, P. 1997. Management of bacterial wilt of tomato. In: AVRDC 1997. Collaborative vegetable research in Southeast Asia. Proceedings of the AVNET-II Final Workshop, Bangkok, Thailand, 1-6 Sep. 1996. Publication No. 97-465, 451pp.

Thaveechai, N., Kositratana, W., Phuntumart, V. 1995. Bacterial wilt disease management in Thailand. p. 158-165. In: AVRDC 1995. Proceedings of the AVNET-II Midterm Workshop. Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center. Shanhua, Tainan, Taiwan. Publication No. 95-438, 328pp.