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South African Journal of Science, 2013. Vol. 109 pp. Plant Metabolomics: a New Frontier in Phytochemical Analysis. Tugizimana, F., Piater, L.A. and Dubery, I.A. (in press)

Molecules. 2013, Vol. 18 pp. 4267-4281. Metabolomic analysis of methyl jasmonate-induced triterpenoid production in the medicinal herb, Centella asiatica (L.) Urban. J.T. James, F. Tugizimana, P.A. Steenkamp, I.A. Dubery*. (

Plant Molecular Biology Reporter. 2013, Vol. 31, pp. 9-20. Molecular characterization of an elicitor-responsive lectin receptor-like kinase gene (GhLec-RK2 ) from cotton, Gossypium hirsutum. S.M. Phillips, I.A. Dubery*, H. van Heerden. (

Chromatographia. 2013, Vol. 76 pp.279-285. The short and long of it: Shorter chromatographic analysis suffice for sample classification during UPLC-MS based metabolic fingerprinting. N.E. Madala, F. Tugizimana, P.A. Steenkamp, L.A. Piater, I.A. Dubery*. (


Molecules, 2012, Vol. 17, pp. 1698-1715. Ergosterol-induced sesquiterpenoid synthesis in tobacco cells. Tugizimana, F., Steenkamp., P.A., Piater, L.A. and Dubery, I.A. (

Biotechnology Letters, 2012, Vol. 34, pp. 1351-1356. Biotransformation of isonitrosoacetophenone (2-keto-2-phenyl-acetaldoxine) in tobacco cell suspensions. Madala, N.E., Steenkamp, P.A., Piater, L.A., and Dubery, I.A. (

Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2012, Vol 404, pp. 367-372. Collision energy aleration during mass spectrometric acquisition is essential to ensure unbiased metabolomics analysis. Madala, N.E., Steenkamp, P.A., Piater, L.A., and Dubery, I.A. (

Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology, 2012, Vol. 80, pp. 19-27. The NAC transcription factor gene ANAC072 is differentially expressed in Arabidopsis thaliana in response to microbe-associated molecular pattern (MAMP) molecules. Huang, J-C., Piater, L.A. and Dubery, I.A. (

Self and Non-Self. Series: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. 2012, Vol. 783, pp. 79-107. (ISBN: 978-1-4614-1679-1) Springer and Landes BioSciences Publishers. C. Lopez-Larrea (ed.) Chapter 6 : pp. 79-107. Non-self perception in plant innate immunity. I.A. Dubery*, N.M. Sanabria, J-C. Huang. (

Innate Immunity. 2012, Vol. 18, pp. 140-154. Distinct carbohydrate and lipid-based molecular patterns within lipopolysaccharides from Burkholderia cepacia contribute to defense-associated differential gene expression in Arabidopsis thaliana. N.E. Madala, A. Molinaro, I.A. Dubery*. (

Planta. 2012, Vol. 236, pp. 261-272. Activation of camalexin biosynthesis in Arabidopsis thaliana in response to perception of bacterial lipopolysaccharides: a gene-to-metabolite study. C. Beets, J-C. Huang, N.E. Madala, I.A. Dubery*. (

Gene – An International Journal of Functional and Evolutionary Genomics. 2012, Vol. 501, pp. 39-48. Molecular characterization and regulation of a Nicotiana tabacum S-domain receptor-like kinase gene induced during an early rapid response to lipopolysaccharides. N.M. Sanabria, H. van Heerden, I.A. Dubery*. (

Molecular Biology Reports. 2012, Vol. 39, pp. 8513-8523. Molecular characterization of an elicitor-responsive Armadillo repeat gene (GhARM) from cotton (Gossypium hirsutum). S.M. Phillips, I.A. Dubery*, H. van Heerden. (


GlycoBiology. 2011, Vol. 21, pp. 184-194. Deciphering the structural and biological properties of the lipid A sub-component of lipopolysaccharides from Burkholderia cepacia strain ASP B 2D, in Arabidopsis thaliana. N.E. Madala, M.R. Leone, A. Molinaro, I.A. Dubery*

Journal of Planar Chromatography. 2011, Vol. 24, pp. 82-87. Identification and quantification of triterpenoid saponins and sapogenins in Centella asiatica (L.) Urban by densitometric TLC. J.T. James, I.A. Dubery*.


Self/Non-self Immune Regulation. 2010, Vol. 1, pp. 1-15. Self/non-self perception in plants in innate immunity and defense. N.M-A. Sanabria, J-C Huang, I.A. Dubery*.

Molecular Plant Pathology. 2010, Vol. 11, pp. 747-755. Lipopolysaccharide mobility in leaf tissue of Arabidopsis thaliana. D. Zeidler, I.A. Dubery, P. Schmitt-Kopplin, U. von Rad, J. Durner*


Journal of Phytopathology. 2009, Vol. 157 pp. 1-6. Exo-b-1,3-glucanase (exg1) from yeast inhibits Colletotrichum lupini and Botrytis cinerea spore germination. D. Oelofse*, I.A. Dubery, D.K. Berger.

Molecules. 2009, Vol. 14, pp. 3922-3941. Pentacyclic triterpenoids from the medicinal herb, Centella asiatica (L.) Urban. J.T. James, I.A. Dubery*.


New Phytologist. 2008, Vol. p178 p. 503-514. Self/non-self perception and recognition mechanisms in plants; a comparison of self-incompatibility and innate immunity. N. Sanabria, D. Goring, T. Nürnberger, I.A. Dubery*

Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture. 2008, Vol. 94 pp. 91-99. Characterisation of two phenotypes of Centella asiatica in Southern Africa through the composition of four triterpenoids in callus, cell suspensions and leaves. J.T. James, R. Meyer, I.A. Dubery*

Biochimica et Biophysica Acta – Proteins and Proteomics. 2008, Vol. 1784 pp. 1750-1762. Proteomic identification of cellular targets of lipopolysaccharide-induced signaling in Nicotiana tabacum BY-2 cells. I.B. Gerber, K. Laukens, T. De Vijlder, E. Witters, I.A. Dubery *


Biologia Plantarum, 2007, Vol. 51 pp. 327-332. An elicitor- and pathogen-induced cDNA from potato encodes a stress-responsive cyclophilin. I.A. Dubery*

Journal of Plant Physiology. 2007, Vol. 164, pp. 421-428. Identification of a cytochrome P450 cDNA (CYP98A5) from Phaseolus vulgaris, inducible by 3,5-dichlorosalicylic acid and 2,6-dichloro-isonicotinic acid. A.E. Basson, I.A. Dubery*

Carbohydrate Research. 2007, Vol. 342, pp. 1514-1518. The O-chain structure from the lipopolysaccharide of the gram-negative bacterium Raoultella terrigena. S. Leone, A. Molinaro *, I.A. Dubery, R. Lanzetta, M. Parrilli.

Journal of Plant Physiology. 2007, Vol. 164 pp. 1231-1234. Expression of mitochondrial tatc in Nicotiana tabacum is responsive to benzothiadiazole and salicylic acid. J.A van der Merwe, I.A. Dubery*


Phytochemistry, 2006, Vol. 67 pp. 255-263. Apple polygalacturonase inhibiting protein-1 expressed in transgenic tobacco inhibits polygalacturonases from fungal pathogens of apple and the anthracnose pathogen of lupins. D. Oelofse*, I.A. Dubery, R. Meyer, M.S. Arendse, I. Gazendam, D.K. Berger

Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 2006, Vol. 344, pp. 1001-1007. Differential display profiling of the Nicotiana response to LPS reveals elements of plant basal resistance. N.M. Sanabria, I.A. Dubery *

Journal of Plant Physiology, 2006, Vol. 163 pp. 877-882. Benzothiadiazole inhibits mitochondrial NADH : ubiquinone oxidoreductase in tobacco. J.A. van der Merwe, I.A. Dubery*

South African Journal of Botany. 2006, Vol. 72, pp. 467-472. Early activation of cell wall strengthening-related gene transcription in cotton by a Verticillium dahliae elicitor. M. Zwiegelaar, I.A. Dubery*

Natural Product Communications. 2006, Vol. 1, pp. 367-375. Antioxidant metabolites from Coleonema album (Rutaceae). L. Esterhuizen, R. Meyer, I.A. Dubery*

Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. 2006, Vol. 44, pp. 369-379. Identification of lipopolysaccharide-responsive phosphoproteins in Nicotiana tabacum cells. I.B. Gerber, K. Laukens, E. Witters, I.A. Dubery*.

Zeitschrift für Naturforshung, C. 2006, Vol. 61, pp. 489-498. Antimicrobial metabolites from Coleonema album (Rutaceae). L. Esterhuizen, R. Meyer, I.A. Dubery*

Carbohydrate Research. 2006, Vol. 341, pp. 2954-2958. The O-chain structure of the LPS of the endophytic bacterium Burkholderia cepacia strain ASP B2D. S. Leone, A. Molinaro*, R. Lanzetta, I.B. Gerber, I.A. Dubery, M. Parilli.