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Steven Harris

Center for Plant Science Innovations

E126 Beadle Center

1901 Vine Street

Lincoln, NE 68588-0660

Office Phone: (402) 472-2938

Lab Phone: (402) 472-4596

Fax: (402) 472-3139




1. Harris, S. D., and M. Momany, 2004. Polarity in filamentous fungi: moving beyond the yeast paradigm. Fungal Genet. Biol. 41: 391-400.

2. Pearson, C. P., K. Xu, K. Sharpless, and S. D. Harris, 2004. MesA, a novel fungal protein required for the stabilization of polarity axes in Aspergillus nidulans. Mol. Biol. Cell. 15: 3658-3672.

3. Gygax, S. E., C. P. Semighini, G. H. Goldman, and S. D. Harris, 2005. SepBCTF4 is required for the formation of DNA damage-induced UvsCRAD51 foci in Aspergillus nidulans. Genetics. 169: 1391-1402.

4. Harris, S. D., N. D. Read, R. W. Roberson, B. Shaw, S. Seiler, M. Plamann, and M. Momany, 2005. Spitzenkorper meets polarisome: microscopy, genetics, and genomics converge. Euk. Cell. 4: 225-229.

5. Fagundes, M. R. K., C. P. Semighini, I. Malavazi, M. Savoldi, J. F. Lima, M. H. Goldman, S. D. Harris, and G. H. Goldman, 2005. The Aspergillus nidulans uvsBATR and scaANBS1 genes show genetic interactions during recovery from replication stress and DNA damage. Euk. Cell. 4: 1239-1252.

6. Harris, S. D., 2005. Morphogenesis in germinating Fusarium graminearum macroconidia. Mycologia 97: 880-887.

7. Galagan, J. E. et al. (49 authors; #18, S. D. Harris), 2005. Sequencing and comparative analysis of Aspergillus nidulans. Nature. 438: 1105-1115.

8. Virag, A., and S. D. Harris, 2006. The Spitzenkorper: a molecular perspective. Mycological Res. 110: 4-13.

9. Semighini, C. P., J. M. Hornby, R. Dumitru, K. W. Nickerson, and S. D. Harris, 2006. Farnesol-induced apoptosis in Aspergillus nidulans reveals a possible mechanism for antagonistic interactions between fungi. Mol. Microbiol. 59: 753-764.

10. Li, S., L. Du, G. Yuen, and S. D. Harris, 2006. Distinct ceramide synthases regulate polarized growth in the filamentous fungus Aspergillus nidulans. Mol. Biol. Cell. 17: 1218-1227

11. Malavazi, I., C. P. Semighini, M. R. Z. Kress, S. D. Harris, and G. H. Goldman, 2006. Regulation of hyphal morphogenesis and the DNA damage response by the Aspergillus nidulans ATM homologue, AtmA. Genetics. 173: 99-109.

12. Semighini, C. P., M. Savoldi, G. H. Goldman, and S. D. Harris, 2006. Functional characterization of the Aspergillus nidulans poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase homologue, PrpA. Genetics. 173: 87-98.

13. Virag, A., and S. D. Harris, 2006. Functional characterization of the Aspergillus nidulans homologues of yeast Spa2 and Bud6. Eukaryot. Cell. 5: 881-895.

14. Harris, S. D., 2006. Cell polarity in filamentous fungi: shaping the mold. Intl. Rev. Cytol. 251: 41-77.

15. Forgue, P., S. Halouska, M. Werth, K. Xu, S. Harris, and R. Powers, 2006. NMR metabolic profiling of Aspergillus nidulans to monitor drug and protein activity. J. Proteome Res. 5: 1916-1923.

16. Malavazi, I., M. Savoldi, S. M. Z. Di Mauro, C. F. M. Menck, S. D. Harris, M. H. Goldman, and G. H. Goldman. 2006. Transcriptome analysis of Aspergillus nidulans exposed to camptothecin-induced DNA damage. Eukaryot. Cell 5: 1688-1704.

17. Ferreira, M. E., T. Heinekamp, A. Hartl, A. A. Brakhage, C. P. Semighini, S. D. Harris, M. Savoldi, P. F. de Gouvea, M. H. Goldman, and G. H. Goldman. 2006. Functional characterization of the Aspergillus fumigatus calcineurin. Fungal Genet. Biol. 43: 219-230

18. Yu, F., K. Zaleta-Rivera, X. Zhu, J. Huffman, J. C. Millet, S. D. Harris, G. Yuen, X. C. Li, and L. Du. 2007. Structure and biosynthesis of heat-stable antifungal factor (HSAF), a broad-spectrum antimycotic with a novel mode of action. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 51: 64-72.

19. Li, S., D. Bao, G. Yuen, S. D. Harris, and A. Calvo. 2007. basA regulates cell organization and asexual/sexual sporulation ratio in Aspergillus nidulans. Genetics 176: 243-253.

20. Virag, A., M. P. Lee, H. Si, and S. D. Harris. 2007. Regulation of hyphal morphogenesis by Cdc42 and Rac1 homologues in Aspergillus nidulans. Mol. Microbiol. 66: 1579-1596

21. Semighini, C. P., N. Murray, and S. D. Harris. 2008. Inhibition of Fusarium graminearum growth and development by farnesol. FEMS Microbiology Lett. 279: 259-264.

22. Rittenour, W. R., and S. D. Harris. 2007. Characterization of Fusarium graminearum Mes1 reveals roles in cell surface organization and virulence. Fungal Genet. Biol. 45: 933-946.

23. Semighini, C. P, and S. D. Harris. 2008. Regulation of apical dominance in Aspergillus nidulans hyphae by reactive oxygen species. Genetics. 179: 1919-1932.

24. Li, S., C. C. Jochum, F. Yu, K. Zaleta-Rivera, L. Du, S. D. Harris, and G. Y. Yuen. 2008. An antibiotic complex from Lysobacter enzymogenes strain C3: antimicrobial activity and role in plant disease control. Phytopathology. 98: 695-701.

25. Pollack, J. K., S. D. Harris, and M. R. Martin. 2008. Autophagy in filamentous fungi. Fungal Genet. Biol.

26. Harris, S. D., G. Turner, V. Meyer, E. A. Espeso, T. Specht, N. Takeshita, and K. Helmstedt. Morphology and development in Aspergilus nidulans: a complex puzzle. Fungal Genet. Biol.

27. Harris, S. D. 2008. Branching of fungal hyphae: regulation, mechanisms and comparison with other branching systems. Mycologia.