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Publications ( since 2012)


Kariyawasam GK, Nelson AC, Williams SJ, Solomon PS, Faris JD & Friesen TL (2023) The necrotrophic pathogen Parastagonspora nodorum is a master manipulator of wheat defence. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 36, 764-773.

Aboukhaddour R, Hafez M, McDonald MC, Moffat CS, Navathe S, Friesen TL, Strelkov SE, Oliver RP, Tan K-C, Liu Z, Moolhuijzen PM, Phan H, See PT, Solomon PS (2023) A revised nomenclature for ToxA haplotypes across multiple fungal species. Phytopathology 113, 1180-1184.

Croll D, Feurtey A, Lorrain C, McDonald M, Milgate A, Warren R, Solomon PS, Puccetti G, Scalliet G, Torriani S, Gout L, Marcel T, Suffert F, Alassimone J, Lipzen A, Yoshinaga Y, Daum C, Barry K, Gregoriev I, Goodwin S, Genissel A, Seidl MF, Stukenbrock E, Lebrun M-H, Kema G & McDonald B (2023) A thousand-genome panel retraces the global spread and adaptation of a major crop pathogen. Nature Communications 14, 1059.


McDonald MC, Williams SW & Solomon PS (2022) The role of effector proteins in the Parastagonospra nodroum - wheat interaction. Plant Relationships: Fungal-Plant Interactions, Springer International Publishing (Eds), 53-63.

Yang N, Ovenden B, Baxter B, McDonald MC, Solomon PS & Milgate AM (2022) Multi-stage resistance to Zymoseptoria tritici revealed by GWAS in an Australian bread wheat diversity panel. Frontiers in Plant Science (in press 5/10/22)

McCombe C, Greenwood J, Solomon PS* & Williams SJ* (2022) Molecular plant immunity against biotrophic, hemibiotrophic and necrotrophic fungi. Essays in Biochemistry (in press 04/05/2022) (*Co-corresponding authors)

Dagvadorj B, Outram M, Williams SJ & Solomon PS (2022) The necrotrophic effector ToxA from Parastagonospora nodorum interacts with wheat NHL proteins to facilitate Tsn1-mediated necrosis. The Plant Journal 110, 407-418 (

Yu DS, Outram MA, Crean E, Smith A, Sung Y-C, Darma R, Sun X, Ma L, Jones DA, Solomon PS & Williams SJ (2022) Optimised production of disulfide-bonded fungal effectors in E. coli using CyDisCo and FunCyDisCo co-expression approaches. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 35, 109-118 (DOI: 10.1094/MPMI-08-21-0218-TA​)

Kanyuka K, Igna A, Solomon PS & Oliver PS (2022) The rise of necrotrophic effectors. New Phytologist 233, 11-14 (


Outram M, Solomon PS & Williams SJ (2021) Pro-domain processing of fungal effectors proteins from plant pathogens. PLoS Pathogens 17(10), e1010000 (

Dagvadorj B & Solomon PS (2021) Simple and efficient heterologous expression of necrosis-inducing effectors using the model plant Nicotiana benthamiana. Plant Direct 5(8), e341 (

Stephens C, Olmez F, Blyth H, McDonald MC, Bansal A, Turgay AV, Hahn F, Saintenac C, Nekrasov V, Solomon PS, Milgate A, Fraaije B, Kanyuka K (2021) Remarkable recent changes in genetic diversity of the avirulence gene AvrStb6 in global populations of the wheat pathogen Zymoseptoria tritici. Molecular Plant Pathology 22, 1121-1133. (

Outram M, Sung Y-C, Yu D, Dagvadorj B, Rima S, Jones D, Ericsson D, Sperschneider J, Solomon PS, Kobe B, Williams SJ (2021) The crystal structure of SnTox3 from the necrotrophic fungus Parastagonospora nodorum reveals a unique effector fold and provides insight into Snn3 recognition and pro-domain protease processing of fungal effectors. New Phytologist 231, 2282-2296. (

Wang C, Milgate AM, Solomon PS*, McDonald MC* (2021) The identification of a transposon affecting the asexual reproduction of the wheat pathogen Zymoseptoria tritici. Molecular Plant Pathology 22, 800-816 (*Co-corresponding authors) (

Sung Y-C*, Outram MA*, Breen S, Wang C, Dagvadorj B, Winterberg B, Kobe B, Williams SJ# & Solomon PS# (2021) PR1-mediated defence via C-terminal peptide release is targeted by a fungal pathogen effector. New Phytologist 229, 3467-3480 (* Co-first authors; # Co-corresponding authors) (




Kessler SC, Zhang X, McDonald MC, Gilchrist CLM, Lin Z, Rightmyer A, Solomon PS, Turgeon GB & Chooi, Y-H (2020) Victorin, the host-selective cyclic peptide toxin from the oat pathogen Cochliobolus victoriae, is ribosomally encoded. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 117, 24243-24250 (

Hill EH & Solomon PS (2020) Extracellular vesicles from the apoplastic fungal wheat pathogen Zymoseptoria tritici. Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 7, Article number: 13 (

Yesmin N, Jenny F, Abdullah HM, Hossain MM, Kader MA, Solomon PS, Bhuiyan MAHB (2020) A review on South Asian wheat blast: the present status and future perspective. Plant Pathology 69, 1618-1629 (

Khan H, McDonald MC, Williams SJ & Solomon PS (2020) Assessing the efficacy of CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing in the wheat pathogen Parastagonspora nodorum. Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 7, Article number 4 (

Muria Gonzalez MJ, Yeng Y, Breen S, Mead O, Wang C, Chooi Y-H, Barrow RA & Solomon PS (2020) Volatile molecules secreted by the wheat pathogen Parastagonospora nodorum are involved in development and phytotoxicity. Frontiers in Microbiology 11, Article 466 (

Green K, Berry D, Feussner K,Eaton C, Ram A, Mesarich C, Solomon PS, Feussner I & Scott B (2020) Lolium perenne apoplast metabolomics for identification of novel metabolites produced by the symbiotic fungus Epichloë festuca. New Phytologist 227, 559-571 (

Li H*, Wei H*, Hu J, Lacey E, Sobolev A, Stubbs K, Solomon PS# & Chooi Y-H# (2020) Genomics-driven discovery of phytotoxic cytochalasans involved in the virulence of the wheat pathogen Parastagonospora nodorumACS Chemical Biology 15, 226-233 (* Co-first authors; # Co-corresponding authors)



Jones DAB, John E, Rybak K, Phan HTT, Singh KB, Lin S-Y, Solomon PS, Oliver RP & Tan K-C (2019) A specific fungal transcription factor controls effector gene expression and orchestrates the establishment of the necrotrophic pathogen lifestyle on wheat. Scientific Reports 9, 15884 (

Li H, Hu J, Wei H, Solomon PS, Stubbs KA & Chooi Y-H (2019) Biosynthesis of a tricyclo[,7]dodecane system by a berberine bridge enzyme-like intramolecular aldolase. Chemistry - A European Journal 25, 15062-15066 (

McDonald MC, Taranto A, Hill E, Schwessinger B, Liu Z, Simpfendorfer S, Milgate A & Solomon PS (2019) Transposon mediated horizontal transfer of the host-specific virulence protein ToxA between three fungal wheat pathogens. mBio 10, e01515-e01519 (

Phan C-S, Li H, Kessler S, Solomon PS, Piggott AM & Chooi Y-H (2019) New sesquiterpenoids from the fungal plant pathogen Bipolaris sorokinianaBeilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry 15, 2020-2028 (

Thynne E, Mead O, Chooi YH, McDonald MC* & Solomon PS* (2018) Acquisition and loss of secondary metabolite clusters shaped the evolutionary path of three recently emerged phytopathogens of wheat. Genome Biology and Evolution 11, 890-905 ( (* Co-corresponding authors)

McDonald MC, Renkin M, Spackman M, Orchard B, Croll D, Solomon PS & Milgate A (2019) Rapid parallel evolution of azole fungicide resistance in Australian populations of the wheat pathogen Zymoseptoria tritici. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 85, e01908-e01918 (

Newman T, Lee J, Williams S, Choi S, Halane M, Zhou J, Solomon PS, Kobe B, Jones J, Segonzac C, Sohn KH (2019) Autoimmunity and effector recognition in Arabidopsis thaliana can be uncoupled by mutations in the RRS1-R immune receptor. New Phytologist 222, 954-965 (​​


Hill E & Solomon PS (2018) A lesser-known pathogen of wheat: Bipolaris sorokiniana. In "Integrated disease management of wheat and barley" (Ed. Richard Oliver) Burleigh Dodds Publishing Limited, Cambridge UK

Li H, Hu J, Wei H, Solomon PS, Vuong D, Lacey E, Stubbs K, Piggott A & Choi Y-H (2018) Chemical ecogenomics-guided discovery of phytotoxic α-pyrones from the fungal wheat pathogen Parastagonospora nodorumOrganic Letters 20, 6148-6152 (DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.8b02617)

Yang N, McDonald MC, Solomon PS & Milgate A (2018) Genetic mapping of Stb19, a novel resistance gene to Zymoseptoria tritici in wheat. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 131, 2765-2773 (DOI: 10.1007/s00122-018-3189-0)

Lin SY, Chooi YH & Solomon PS (2018) The global regulator of pathogenesis PnCon7 positively regulates Tox3 effector gene expression through direct interaction in the wheat pathogen Parastagonospora nodorumMolecular Microbiology 109, 79-90 (

McDonald MC & Solomon PS (2018) Just the surface: Advances in the discovery and characterization of necrotrophic wheat effectors. Current Opinion in Microbiology 46, 14-18 (doi: 10.1016/j.mib.2018.01.019)

Figueroa M, Hammond-Kosack KE & Solomon, PS (2018) A review of wheat diseases - a field perspective. Molecular Plant Pathology 19, 1523-1536 (doi: 10.1111/mpp.12618)

McDonald MC, Ahren D, Simpfendorfer S, Milgate A & Solomon PS (2018) The discovery of the virulence gene ToxA in the wheat and barley pathogen Bipolaris sorokinianaMolecular Plant Pathology 19, 432-439 (doi: 10.1111/mpp.12535)


Thynne E, McDonald MC & Solomon PS (2017) Transition from heterothallism to homothallism is hypothesised to have facilitated ancestral speciation among emerging Botryosphaeriaceae wheat-pathogens. Fungal Genetics and Biology 109, 36-45


Breen SA*, Williams SJ*, Outram M, Kobe B & Solomon PS. (2017) Emerging insights into the functions of pathogenesis-related protein 1. Trends in Plant Science 22, 871-879 (*co 1st authors) (doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2017.06.013)

Yap HYY, Muria-Gonzalez MJ, Kong BH, Stubbs KA, Tan CS, Ng ST, Tan NH, Solomon PS, Fung SY & Chooi YH (2017) Heterologous expression of cytotoxic sesquiterpenoids from the medicinal mushroom Lignosus rhinocerotis in yeast. Microbial Cell Factories, 16. (doi: 10.1186/s12934-017-0713-x)

Chooi Y-H, Zhang G, Hu J, Muria-Gonzalez MJ, Tran P, Pettitt A, Maier A, Barrow RA & Solomon PS (2017) Functional genomics-guided discovery of a light-activated phytotoxin in the wheat pathogen Parastagonospora nodorum via pathway activation. Environmental Microbiology 19, 1975-1986 (doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.13711)

Solomon PS (2017) Have we finally opened the door to understanding Septoria tritici blotch disease in wheat? New Phytologist 214, pp. 493-495 (doi: 10.1111/nph.14502)

Thynne E, Saur IML, Simaqueba J, Ogilivie HA, Gonzalez-Cendales Y, Mead O, Taranto A, Catanzariti A-M, McDonald M, Schwessinger B, Jones DA, Rathjen JP & Solomon PS (2017) Fungal phytopathogens encode functional homologues of plant rapid alkalinisation factor (RALF) peptides. Molecular Plant Pathology 18, 811-824 (doi: 10.1111/mpp.12444)

Zhang X, Nguyen N, Outram M, Breen SA, Dodds P, Kobe B, Solomon PS & Williams SJ (2017) Production of small cysteine-rich effector proteins in Escherichia coli for structural and functional studies. Molecular Plant Pathology 18, 141-151 (doi: 10.1111/mpp.12385)



Vincent D, Plummer KM, Solomon PS, LeBrun M-H, Job D & Rafiqi M (2016) How can secretomics help unravel the secrets of plant-microbe interactions? Frontiers in Plant Science 7, 1777 (doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01777)


Breen SA, William SJ, Winterberg B, Kobe B & Solomon PS (2016) Wheat PR-1 proteins are targeted by necrotrophic pathogen effector proteins. The Plant Journal 88, 13-25 (doi: 10.1111/tpj.13228)

Phan HTT, Rybak K, Furuki E, Breen S, Solomon PS, Oliver RP & Tan K-C (2016) Differential effector gene expression underpins epistasis in a plant fungal disease. The Plant Journal 87, 343-354 (doi: 10.1111/tpj.13203)


McDonald MC, McGinness L, Hane JK, Williams AH, Milgate A & Solomon PS (2016) Utilizing gene tree variation to identify candidate effector genes in Zymoseptoria tritici. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics 6, 779-791.



Breen S, Solomon PS, Bedon F, Vincent D (2015) Surveying the potential of secreted antimicrobial peptides to enhance plant disease resistance. Frontiers in Plant Science 6, 900 (doi:10.3389/fpls.2015.00900)


Dupont P-Y, Eaton C, Wargent J, Fechtner S, Solomon PS, Schmid J, Day R, Scott B, Cox M (2015) Fungal endophyte infection of ryegrass reprograms host metabolism and alters development. New Phytologist 208, 1227-1240 (doi:10.1111/nph.13614)


Thynne E, McDonald MC, Evans M, Wallwork H, Neate S, Solomon PS (2015) Re-classification of the causal agent of white grain disorder on wheat as three separate species of Eutiarosporella. Australasian Plant Pathology 44, 527-539 (doi: 10.1007/s13313-015-0367-2)


McDonald MC, Williams AH, Milgate AM, Pattemore JA, Solomon PS, Hane J (2015) Next-generation re-sequencing as a tool for rapid bioinformatic screening of presence and absence of genes and accessory chromosomes across isolates of Zymoseptoria tritici. Fungal Genetics and Biology 79, 71-75 (doi:10.1016/j.fgb.2015.04.012)


Sanchez-Vallet A, McDonald MC, Solomon PS, McDonald BA (2015) Is Zymoseptoria tritici a hemibiotroph? Fungal Genetics and Biology 79, 29-32 (doi:10.1016/j.fgb.2015.04.001)


Chooi YH, Muria-Gonzalez MJ, Mead O, Solomon PS (2015) SnPKS19 encodes the polyketide synthase for alternariol mycotoxin biosynthesis in the wheat pathogen Parastagonospora nodorum. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 81, 5309-5317 (doi:10.1128/AEM.00278-15)


Tan K, Phan HP, Rybak K, John E, Chooi YH, Solomon PS, Oliver RP (2015). Functional redundancy of necrotrophic effectors - consequences for exploitation for breeding. Frontiers in Plant Science 6:501. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.00501


Hane JK, Williams AH, Taranto AP, Solomon PS, Oliver RP (2015) Repeat-induced point mutation: A fungal specific, endogenous mutagenesis process. In Genetic Transformations Systems in Fungi, Volume 2. Van den Berg, M.A., Maruthachalam, K (Eds). Springer, Switzerland.


Thynne E, McDonald MC, Solomon PS (2015) Phytopathogen emergence in the genomics era. Trends in Plant Science 20, 246-255.


Pascovici D, Song X, Solomon PS, Winterberg B, Mirzaei M, Goodchild A, Stanley WC, Liu J, Molloy MP (2015) Combining protein ratio p -values as a pragmatic approach to the analysis of multirun iTRAQ experiments. Journal of Proteome Research 14, 738-746.


Muria-Gonzalez MJ, Chooi YH, Breen S, Solomon PS (2015) The past, present and future of secondary metabolite research in the Dothideomycetes. Molecular Plant Pathology 16, 92-107.


McDonald MC, McDonald BA, Solomon PS (2015) Recent advances in the Zymoseptoria tritici–wheat interaction: Insights from pathogenomics. Frontiers in Plant Science 6 (


Eaton CJ, Dupont PY, Solomon PS, Clayton W, Scott B, Cox MP (2015) A core gene set describes the molecular basis of mutualism and antagonism in Epichloë spp. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 28, 218-231.


Chooi YH, Krill C, Barrow RA, Chen S, Trengove R, Oliver RP, Solomon PS (2015) An in planta-expressed polyketide synthase produces (R)-mellein in the wheat pathogen Parastagonospora nodorum. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 81, 177-186.




Winterberg B, Du Fall LA, Song X, Pascovici D, Care N, Molloy M, Ohms S, Solomon PS (2014) The necrotrophic effector protein SnTox3 re-programs metabolism and elicits a strong defence response in susceptible wheat leaves. BMC Plant Biology 14.


Robinson AL, Boss PK, Solomon PS, Trengove RD, Heymann H, Ebeler SE (2014) Origins of grape and wine aroma. Part 1. Chemical components and viticultural impacts. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture 65, 1-24.


Robinson AL, Boss PK, Solomon PS, Refidaff C, Heymann H, Ebeler SE (2014) Origins of grape and wine aroma. Part 2. Chemical and sensory analysis. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture 65, 25-42.


Chooi YH, Solomon PS (2014) A chemical ecogenomics approach to understand the roles of secondary metabolites in fungal cereal pathogens. Frontiers in Microbiology 5.


Chooi YH, Muria-Gonzalez MJ, Solomon PS (2014) A genome-wide survey of the secondary metabolite biosynthesis genes in the wheat pathogen Parastagonospora nodorum. Mycology 5, 192-206.




Pascovici D, Gardiner DM, Song X, Breen E, Solomon PS, Keighley T, Molloy MP (2013) Coverage and consistency: Bioinformatics aspects of the analysis of multirun iTRAQ experiments with wheat leaves. Journal of Proteome Research 12, 4870-4881.


Mead O, Thynne E, Winterberg B, Solomon PS (2013) Characterising the role of GABA and its metabolism in the wheat pathogen Stagonospora nodorum. PLoS ONE 8.


Gummer JPA, Trengove RD, Oliver RP, Solomon PS (2013) Dissecting the role of G-protein signalling in primary metabolism in the wheat pathogen Stagonospora nodorum. Microbiology (United Kingdom) 159, 1972-1985.


Du Fall LA, Solomon PS (2013) The necrotrophic effector SnToxA induces the synthesis of a novel phytoalexin in wheat. New Phytologist 200, 185-200.




Robinson AL, Adams DO, Boss PK, Heymann H, Solomon PS, Trengove RD (2012) Influence of geographic origin on the sensory characteristics and wine composition of Vitis vinifera cv. Cabernet Sauvignon wines from Australia. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture 63, 467-476.


Oliver RP, Friesen TL, Faris JD, Solomon PS (2012) Stagonospora nodorum: From pathology to genomics and host resistance. Annual Review of Phytopathology 50, 23-43.


Ipcho SVS, Hane JK, Antoni EA, Ahren D, Henrissat B, Friesen TL, Solomon PS, Oliver RP (2012) Transcriptome analysis of Stagonospora nodorum: Gene models, effectors, metabolism and pantothenate dispensability. Molecular Plant Pathology 13, 531-545.


Gummer JPA, Trengove RD, Oliver RP, Solomon PS (2012) A comparative analysis of the heterotrimeric G-protein Gα, Gβ and Gγ subunits in the wheat pathogen Stagonospora nodorum. BMC Microbiology 12.


Gardiner DM, McDonald MC, Covarelli L, Solomon PS, Rusu AG, Marshall M, Kazan K, Chakraborty S, McDonald BA, Manners JM (2012) Comparative pathogenomics reveals horizontally acquired novel virulence genes in fungi infecting cereal hosts. PLoS Pathogens 8.


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