We are very active in arbuscular Mycorrhiza research.

Here, you find a selection of our scientific publications regarding biodiversity, evolution and functioning of AM fungi and the AM symbiosis. Our publications are of significant impact and frequently cited (see Researcher ID: F-1681-2011).

2013

Kõljalg U, Nilsson RH, Abarenkov K, Tedersoo L, Taylor AFS, Bahram M, Bates ST, Bruns TD, Bengtsson-Palme J, Callaghan TM, Douglas B, Drenkhan T, Eberhardt U, Dueñas M, Grebenc T, Griffith GW, Hartmann M, Kirk PM, Kohout P, Larsson E, Lindahl BD, Lücking R, Martín MP, Matheny PB, Nguyen NH, Niskanen T, Oja J, Peay KG, Peintner U, Peterson M, Põldmaa K, Saag L, Saar I, Schüßler A, Scott JA, Senés C, Smith ME, Suija A, Taylor DL, Teresa Telleria M, Weiß M, Larsson K-H (2013)
Towards a unified paradigm for sequence-based identification of Fungi.
Molecular Ecology, in press, DOI: 10.1111/mec.12481

Redecker D, Schüßler A, Stockinger H, Stürmer SL, Morton JB, Walker C (2013)
An evidence-based consensus for the classification of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (Glomeromycota).
Mycorrhiza, online first, DOI: 10.1007/s00572-013-0486-y

Redecker D, Schüßler A (2013)
Glomeromycota.
In: The Mycota VII - Systematics and Evolution, 2nd ed. D.J. McLaughlin (ed.) Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, in press

Adams DG, Bergman B, Nierzwicki-Bauer SA, Rai AN, Schüßler A (2013)
Cyanobacterial-plant symbioses.
In: The Prokaryotes, 4th ed. E. Rosenberg, E.F. DeLong, F. Thompson, S. Lory, E. Stackebrandt (eds) Springer New York, pp. 359-400

2012

Schoch CL, Seifert KA, Huhndorf S, Robert V, Spouge JL, Levesque CA, Chen W, Fungal Barcoding Consortium [incl. Schüßler A; authors from the Fungal Barcoding Consortium see SI] (2012)
Nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region as a universal DNA barcode marker for Fungi.
PNAS 109: 6241-6246 [free full text PDF (1 MB), free full text PDF with SI (2.3 MB), from publisher]

Krüger M, Krüger C, Walker C, Stockinger H, Schüßler A (2012)
Phylogenetic reference data for systematics and phylotaxonomy of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi from phylum to species-level.
New Phytologist 193: 970-984 [free full text PDF (1.4 MB) with supplementary, the definitive version is available at http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/loi/nph]

Tóth K, Stratil TF, Madsen EB, Ye J, Jensen ON, Schüßler A, Ott T (2012)
Functional domain analysis of the Remorin protein LjSYMREM1 in Lotus japonicus.
PLoS ONE 7(1): e30817 [free full text PDF (5.4 MB) from publisher]

Schüßler A (2012)
The Geosiphon–Nostoc endosymbiosis and its role as a model for arbuscular mycorrhiza research.
In: The Mycota IX - Fungal Associations, 2nd ed. B. Hock (ed.) Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 77-91

Schüßler, A (2012)
Unsichtbare Pilze mit Gesicht.
Labor & More 05/12: 16-21 [free full text PDF (4.6 MB)]

Schüßler A (2012)
Mycorrhizae.
In: McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 11th ed. McGraw-Hill Professional, U.S.A. [ISBN-10: 0071792732ISBN-13: 978-0071792738]

2011

Schüßler A, Krüger M, Walker C (2011)
Revealing natural relationships among arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi: culture line BEG47 represents Diversispora epigaea, not Glomus versiforme.
PLoS ONE 6(8): e23333 [free full text PDF from publisher]

Krüger M, Walker C, Schüßler A (2011)
Acaulospora brasiliensis comb. nov. and Acaulospora alpina (Glomeromycota) from upland Scotland: morphology, molecular phylogeny and DNA based detection in roots.
Mycorrhiza 21: 577-587 [Abstract and full text PDF from publisher]

Schüßler A, Walker C (2011)
Evolution of the 'plant-symbiotic' fungal phylum, Glomeromycota.
In: The Mycota XIV - Evolution of Fungi and Fungal-Like Organisms. S. Pöggeler, J. Wöstemeyer (eds) Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 163-185 [Abstract and full text PDF from publisher]

Tedersoo L, Abarenkov K, Nilsson RH, Schüßler A, Grelet G-A, Kohout P, Oja J, Bonito GM, Veldre V, Jairus T, Ryberg M, Larsson K-H, Kõljalg U (2011)
Tidying up International Nucleotide Sequence Databases: ecological, geographical and sequence quality annotation of ITS sequences of mycorrhizal fungi.
PLoS ONE 6(9): e24940 [free full text PDF from publisher]

2010

Stockinger H, Krüger M, Schüßler A (2010)
DNA barcoding of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.
New Phytologist 187: 461-474 [free full text PDF (1.6 MB, including supplementary), the definitive version is available at http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/loi/nph]
This paper is discussed in: Forum - Commentary, by Ursula Eberhardt (2010)
A constructive step towards selecting a DNA barcode for fungi. New Phytologist 187: 265-268

Naumann M, Schüßler A, Bonfante P (2010)
The obligate endobacteria of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi are ancient heritable components related to the Mollicutes.
The ISME Journal 4: 862-871 [free full text PDF from publisher]
This paper is discussed in: Editors' Choice - Highlights of the recent literature (2010)
No plant is an island. Science 328: 340

Schüßler A, Walker C (2010)
The Glomeromycota: a species list with new families and new genera.
In: Arthur Schüßler, Christopher Walker, Gloucester. Published in libraries at The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, The Royal Botanic Garden Kew, Botanische Staatssammlung Munich, and Oregon State University [free full text PDF (3.7 MB)]

Schüßler A (2010)
Glomeromycota database.
In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2010 Annual Checklist. Bisby F, Roskov Y, Orrell T, Nicolson D, Paglinawan L, Bailly N, Kirk P, Bourgoin T, Baillargeon G (eds). DVD; Species 2000: Reading, U.K. ISSN 1473-009X [http://www.catalogueoflife.org]

2009

Stockinger H, Walker C, Schüßler A (2009)
'Glomus intraradices DAOM197198', a model fungus in arbuscular mycorrhiza research, is not Glomus intraradices.
New Phytologist 183: 1176-1187 [free full text PDF (1.6 MB), the definitive version is available at http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/loi/nph]

Krüger M, Stockinger H, Krüger C, Schüßler A (2009)
DNA-based species-level detection of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi: one PCR primer set for all AMF.
New Phytologist 183: 212-223 [free full text PDF (1 MB), the definitive version is available at http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/loi/nph]

Gamper HA, Walker C, Schüßler A (2009)
Diversispora celata sp. nov: molecular ecology and phylotaxonomy of an inconspicuous arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus.
New Phytologist 182: 495-506 [free full text PDF (3.4 MB), the definitive version is available at http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/loi/nph]

Schüßler A (2009)
Struktur, Funktion und Ökologie der arbuskulären Mykorrhiza.
In: Bayer. Akademie der Wissenschaften (Hrsg.): Ökologische Rolle von Pilzen. Rundgespräche der Kommission für Ökologie Band 37. Pfeil, München, pp 97-108 [free full text PDF (3.7 MB)]

2008

Schüßler A, Martin H, Cohen D, Wipf D (2008)
The Geosiphon-Nostoc symbiosis as a tool to characterize symbiotic nutrient transporters in the arbuscular mycorrhiza symbiosis.
In: Biology of Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, Volume 6 (Paper 24). Lorito M, Woo S, Scala F (eds.). International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, St. Paul, MN, pp 1-6.

2007

Hibbett DS, Binder M, Bischoff JF, Blackwell M, Cannon PF, Eriksson OE, Huhndorf S, James T, Kirk PM, Lücking R, Lumbsch HT, Lutzoni F, Matheny PB, McLaughlin DJ, Powell MJ, Redhead S, Schoch CL, Spatafora JW, Stalpers JA, Vilgalys R, Aime MC, Aptroot A, Bauer R, Begerow D, Benny GL, Castlebury LA, Crous PW, Dai Y-C, Gams W, Geiser DM, Griffith GW, Gueidan C, Hawksworth DL, Hestmark G, Hosaka K, Humber RA, Hyde KD, Ironside JE, Kõljalg U, Kurtzman CP, Larsson K-H, Lichtwardt R, Longcore J, Miądlikowska J, Miller A, Moncalvo J-M, Mozley-Standridge S, Oberwinkler F, Parmasto E, Reeb V, Rogers JD, Roux C, Ryvarden L, Sampaio JP, Schüßler A, Sugiyama J, Thorn RG, Tibell L, Untereiner WA, Walker C, Wang Z, Weir A, Weiss M, White MM, Winka K, Yao Y-J, Zhang N (2007)
A higher-level phylogenetic classification of the Fungi.
Mycological Research 111: 509-547

Walker C, Vestberg M, Demircik F, Stockinger H, Saito M, Sawaki H, Nishmura I, Schüßler A (2007)
Molecular phylogeny and new taxa in the Archaeosporales (Glomeromycota): Ambispora fennica gen. sp. nov., Ambisporaceae fam. nov., and emendation of Archaeospora and Archaeosporaceae.
Mycological Research 111: 137-153 [free full text PDF at 'AMF species list']

Schüßler A, Martin H, Cohen D, Fitz M, Wipf D (2007)
Arbuscular mycorrhiza - studies on the Geosiphon symbiosis lead to the characterization of the first glomeromycotan sugar transporter. (Addendum to: Schüßler A, Martin H, Cohen D, Fitz M, Wipf D (2006) Characterization of a carbohydrate transporter from symbiotic glomeromycotan fungi. Nature 444: 933-936)
Plant Signaling & Behavior 2(5): 431-434 [free full text PDF from publisher]

2006

Schüßler A, Martin H, Cohen D, Fitz M, Wipf D (2006)
Characterization of a carbohydrate transporter from symbiotic glomeromycotan fungi.
Nature 444: 933-936 [free full text PDF (1.8 MB) with supplementary]

James TY, Kauff F, Schoch C, Matheny B, Hofstetter V, Cox C, Celio G, Guiedan C, Fraker E, Miadlikowska J, Lumbsch HT, Rauhut A, Reeb V, Arnold AE, Amtoft A, Stajich JE, Hosaka K, Sung G-H, Johnson D, O’Rourke B, Crockett M, Binder M, Curtis JM, Slot JC, Wang Z, Wilson AW, Schüßler A, Longcore JE, O’Donnell K, Mozley-Standridge S, Porter D, Letcher PM, Powell MJ, Taylor JW, White MM, Griffith GW, Davies DR, Humber RA, Morton JB, Sugiyama J, Rossman AY, Rogers JD, Pfister DH, Hewitt D, Hansen K, Hambleton S, Shoemaker RA, Kohlmeyer J, Volkmann-Kohlmeyer B, Spotts RA, Serdani M, Crous PW, Hughes KW, Matsuura K, Langer E, Langer G, Untereiner WA, Lücking R, Büdel B, Geiser DM, Aptroot A, Diederich P, Schmitt I, Schultz M, Yahr R, Hibbett DS, Lutzoni F, McLaughlin DJ, Spatafora JW, Vilgalys R  (2006)
Reconstructing the early evolution of the Fungi using a six-gene phylogeny.
Nature 443: 818-822 [free full text PDF (2 MB) with supplementary]

2005

Schüßler A, Wolf E (2005)
Geosiphon pyriformis - a glomeromycotan soil fungus forming endosymbiosis with cyanobacteria.
In: In vitro culture of mycorrhizas (Soil Biology, Volume 4). Declerck S, Strullu D-G, Fortin JA (eds), Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp 271-289 [google books]

2004

Schüßler A (2004)
Das fünfte Pilz-Phylum: die Glomeromycota.
BIOspektrum 10 (6/04): 741-742 [free full text PDF (1.2 MB)]

Walker C, Schüßler A (2004)
Nomenclatural clarifications and new taxa in the Glomeromycota.
Mycological Research 108: 981-982  [free full text PDF at 'AMF species list']

Walker C, Blaszkowski J, Schwarzott D, Schüßler A (2004)
Gerdemannia gen. nov., a genus separated from Glomus, and Gerdemanniaceae fam. nov., a new family in the Glomeromycota.
Mycological Research 108: 707-718  [free full text PDF at 'AMF species list']

2003

Schüßler A, Schwarzott D, Walker C (2003)
Glomeromycota rRNA genes - the diversity of myths?
Mycorrhiza 13: 233-236 [Full text PDF from publisher]

2002

Schüßler A (2002)
Molecular phylogeny, taxonomy, and evolution of Geosiphon pyriformis and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.
Plant and Soil 244: 75-83

2001

Schüßler A, Schwarzott D, Walker C (2001)
A new fungal phylum, the Glomeromycota: phylogeny and evolution.
Mycological Research 105: 1413-1421  [free full text PDF at 'AMF species list']

Schwarzott D, Walker C, Schüßler A (2001)
Glomus, the largest genus of the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (Glomales), is non-monophyletic.
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 21: 190-197

Scheloske S, Maetz M, Schüßler A (2001)
Heavy metal uptake of Geosiphon pyriforme.
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B 181: 659-663

Schüßler A, Gehrig H, Schwarzott D, Walker C (2001)
Analysis of partial Glomales SSU rRNA genes: implications for primer design and phylogeny.
Mycological Research 105: 5-15

Schwarzott D, Schüßler A (2001)
A simple and reliable method for SSU rRNA gene DNA-extraction, amplification, and cloning from single AM fungal spores.
Mycorrhiza 10: 203-207

Schüßler A, Kluge M (2001)
Geosiphon pyriforme, an endocytosymbiosis between fungus and cyanobacteria, and its meaning as a model system for arbuscular mycorrhizal research.
In: The Mycota IX, Hock B (ed), Springer Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 151-161

Schüßler A, Wolf E, Kluge M (2001)
Geosiphon pyriforme and Nostoc punctiforme: a unique symbiosis with implications for mycorrhizal research.
ISS Symbiosis International - Symbiosphere 1(1): 4

2000

Schüßler A (2000)
Glomus claroideum forms an arbuscular mycorrhiza-like symbiosis with the hornwort Anthoceros punctatus.
Mycorrhiza 10: 15-21

Kramadibrata K, Walker C, Schwarzott D, Schüßler A (2000)
A new species of Scutellospora with a coiled germination shield.
Annals of Botany 86: 21-27 [free full text PDF from publisher]

1999

Maetz M, Schüßler A, Wallianos A, Traxel K (1999)
Subcellular trace element distribution in Geosiphon pyriforme.
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research - B 150: 200-207

Schüßler A (1999)
Glomales SSU rRNA gene diversity.
New Phytologist 144: 205-207

1997

Schüßler A, Meyer T, Gehrig H, Kluge M (1997)
Variations of lectin binding sites in extracellular glycoconjugates during the life cycle of Nostoc punctiforme, a potentially endosymbiotic cyanobacterium.
European Journal of Phycology 32: 233-239

1996

Schüßler A, Bonfante P, Schnepf E, Mollenhauer D, Kluge M (1996)
Characterization of the Geosiphon pyriforme symbiosome by affinity techniques: confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) and electron microscopy.
Protoplasma 190: 53-67

Gehrig H, Schüßler A, Kluge M (1996)
Geosiphon pyriforme, a fungus forming endocytobiosis with Nostoc (Cyanobacteria), is an ancestral member of the Glomales: evidence by SSU rRNA analysis.
Journal of Molecular Evolution 43: 71-81

1995

Schüßler A, Schnepf E, Mollenhauer D, Kluge M (1995)
The fungal bladders of the endocyanosis Geosiphon pyriforme, a Glomus-related fungus: cell wall permeability indicates a limiting pore radius of only 0.5 nm.
Protoplasma 185: 131-139

1994

Schüßler A, Mollenhauer D, Schnepf E, Kluge M (1994)
Geosiphon pyriforme, an endosymbiotic association of fungus and cyanobacteria: the spore structure resembles that of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi.
Botanica Acta 107: 36-45