Heike Bucking

Heike Bucking, PhD

South Dakota State University
Biology & Microbiology
(605) 688.5463

Dr. Bucking's lab studies the microbiome of food and bioenergy crops and its benefits, resource exchange process in beneficial plant-microbe interactions, improved cooperation between plants and their microbial symbionts and application potential and environmental sustainability.

Areas of expertise:
Plant-microbe interactions

Selected publications:
Bücking H, Kafle A. 2015. Role of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in the nitrogen uptake of plants: current knowledge and research gaps. Agronomy 5 (4) 587-612.

Fellbaum CR, Mensah JA, Cloos AJ, Strahan GE, Pfeffer PE, Kiers ET, Bücking H. 2014. Fungal nutrient allocation in common mycelia networks is regulated by the carbon source strength of individual host plants. New Phytologist 203: 646-656, DOI: 10.1111/nph.12827.

Knegt B, Jansa J, Franken O, Engelmoer DJP, Werner GDA, Bücking H, Kiers ET. 2014. Host plant quality mediates competition between arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Fungal Ecology: DOI:10.1016/j.funeco.2014.09.011

Duhamel M, Pel R, Ooms A, Bücking H, Jansa J, Ellers J, van Straalen NM, Wouda T, Vandenkoornhuyse, Kiers ET. 2013. Do fungivores trigger the transfer of protective metabolites from host plants to arbuscular mycorrhizal hyphae? Ecology 94: 2019-2029; http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/12-1943.1

Hart MM, Forsythe J, Ohsowski B, Jansa J, Bücking H, Kiers ET. 2012. Hidden in the crowd - diversity facilitates the persistence of low-quality fungal partners in the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis. Symbiosis, DOI: 10.1007/s13199-012-0197-8.

Fellbaum CR, Mensah JA, Pfeffer PE, Kiers ET, Bücking H. in print. The role of carbon in fungal nutrient uptake and transport: implications for resource exchange in the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis. Plant Signaling and Behavior 11:1509-1512.

Bücking H, Liepold E, Ambilwade P. 2012. The role of the mycorrhizal symbiosis in nutrient uptake of plants and the regulatory mechanisms underlying these transport processes. In: Plant Science; Dhal NK and Sahu SC (eds.). Intech, Rijeka, pp. 107-138; DOI: 10.5772/52570.

Verbruggen E, El Mouden C, Jansa J, Ackermanns G, Bücking H, West SA, Kiers T. 2012. Spatial structure and inter-specific cooperation: theory and an empirical test using the mycorrhizal mutualism. American Naturalist 179, E133-E146.

Fellbaum CR, Gachomo EW, Beesetty Y, Choudhari S, Strahan GD, Pfeffer PE, Kiers ET, Bücking H. 2012. Carbon availability triggers fungal nitrogen uptake and transport in the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1118650109.

Kiers ET, Duhamel M, Beesetty Y, Mensah JA, Franken O, Verbruggen E, Fellbaum CR, Kowalchuk GA, Hart MM, Bago A, Palmer TM, West SA, Vandenkoornhuye P, Jansa J, Bücking H. 2011. Reciprocal rewards stabilize cooperation in the mycorrhizal symbiosis. Science 330: 880-882.


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