Khang, C.H., R. Berruyer, M.C. Giraldo, P. Kankanala, S.-Y. Park, K. Czymmek, S. Kang and B. Valent, 2010. translocation of Magnaporthe oryzae effectors into rice cells and their subsequent cell-to-cell movement. The Plant Cell, 22:1388-1403. (Rated F1000 Biology Factor 6, Must Read). Valent, B., and C.H. Khang. 2010. Recent advances in rice blast effector research. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 13: 434-441. Valent, B., C.H. Khang, M.C. Giraldo, M. Yi and M. Dalby. 2010. Towards understanding effector secretion, translocation and cell-to-cell trafficking during biotrophic invasion by the rice blast fungus. In: 2010 Proceedings of the US-Japan Seminar on Genome-Enabled Integration of Research in Plant-Pathogen Systems. (T. Wolpert, T. Shiraishi, eds.) APS Press, St. Paul, Minnesota. In press. Khang, C.H. and B. Valent. 2010. Magnaporthe oryzae. In: Cellular and Molecular Biology of Filamentous Fungi. (edited by K.A. Borkovich and D.J. Ebbole) ASM Press. Washington D.C., pp 593-606.
Mosquera, G., M.C. Giraldo, C.H. Khang, S. Coughlan, and B. Valent. 2009. Interaction transcriptome analysis identifies Magnaporthe oryzae BAS1-4 as biotrophy-associated secreted proteins in rice blast disease. The Plant Cell, 21:1273-1290. (Rated F1000 Biology Factor 6, Must Read). Yi, M., M.-H. Chi, C.H. Khang, S.-Y. Park, S., Kang, B. Valent and Y.-H. Lee. 2009. The ER chaperone LHS1 is involved in asexual development and rice infection by the blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae. The Plant Cell, 21:681-695. Kankanala, P., G. Mosquera, C.H. Khang, G. Valdovinos-Ponce and B. Valent. 2009. Cellular and molecular analyses of biotrophic invasion by the rice blast fungus. In: Advances in Genetics, Genomics and Control of Rice Blast Disease. (edited by G.L. Wang and B. Valent) Springer Science and Business Media, New York, New York, pp 83-91. Advances in Genetics, Genomics and Control of Rice Blast Disease. 2009. Edited by G.L. Wang and B. Valent. Springer Science and Business Media, New York, New York. 464 pp. Khang, C.-H., S.-Y. Park, Y.-H. Lee, B. Valent and S. Kang. 2008. Genome organization and evolution of the AVR-Pita avirulence gene family in the Magnaporthe grisea species complex. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 21:658-670.
Wang, Z., Lin, H., Valent, B, Rutger, J.N. and Jia, Y. 2007. Cytological and molecular analyses of disease resistance to the rice blast fungus. Chinese J. of Rice Sci. 21: 335-340. (In Chinese, English abstract, English version of manuscript published by this journal in November). 2007. Kankanala, P., K. Czymmek and B. Valent, 2007. Roles for rice membrane dynamics and plasmodesmata during biotrophic invasion by the blast fungus. The Plant Cell, 19:706-724. Jia, Y. and B. Valent, 2007. Blast Resistance in Rice: Functional analysis of the Pi-ta and AVR-Pita genes. IN: “RICE IMPROVEMENT IN THE GENOMIC ERA” Ed. Dr. Swapan Datta Publisher: Howarth Press, USA. Berruyer, R., S. Poussier, P. Kankanala, G. Mosquera, and B. Valent. 2006. Quantitative and qualitative influence of inoculation methods on in planta growth of rice blast fungus. Phytopathology 96:346-355. Couch, B.C., I. Fudal, M.-H. Lebrun, D. Tharreau, B. Valent, P.van Kim, J.L. Notteghem, and L.M. Kohn. 2005. Origins of host-specific populations of the blast pathogen, Magnaporthe oryzae , in crop domestication with subsequent expansion of pandemic clones on rice and weeds of rice. Genetics 170:613-630. Valent, B. 2004. Underground Life for Rice Foe, Nature News and Views, 431:516-517. Jia, Y., G.T. Bryan, L. Farrall, and B. Valent. 2003. Natural variation at the Pi-ta rice blast resistance locus. Phytopathology 93:1452-1459. Jia, Y., B. Valent, and F.N. Lee. 2003. Determination of host responses to Magnaporthe grisea on detached rice leaves using a spot inoculation method. Plant Disease 87: 129-133. Liao, D.-I., J. E. Thompson, S. Fahnestock, B. Valent and D. B. Jordan. 2001. A structural account of substrate and inhibitor specificity differences between two naphthol reductases. Biochemistry, 40:8696-8704. Kang, S., M. H. Lebrun, L. Farrall and B. Valent. 2001. Spontaneous gain of virulence by insertion of MGR586, an inverted repeat transposon in the rice blast fungus. 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