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Basu S, Moroz N, Lee BW, Tanaka K, Oeller L, Baerlocher C, Crowder DW (2023) Diversity and traits of multiple biotic stressors elicit differential defense responses in legumes. Agriculture 13: 2093

Kamal H, Lynch-Holm V, Pappu HR, Tanaka K (2023) Starch plays a key role in sporosorus formation by the powdery scab pathogen Spongospora subterranea. Phytopathology (in press)

Sowders JM, Jewell JB, Tripathi D, Tanaka K (2023) The intrinsically disordered C-terminus of purinoceptor P2K1 fine-tunes plant responses to extracellular ATP. FEBS Letters 597: 2059-2071

Sowders JM, Tanaka K (2023) A histochemical reporter system to study extracellular ATP response in plants. Frontiers in Plant Sciences 14: 1183335

Tanaka K, Mattupalli C (2023) Nano tools for managing plant diseases. WSU CSANR Blog. May 30, 2023

Tanaka K, Mudgil Y, Tunc-Ozdemir M (2023) Editorial: Abiotic stress and plant immunity – a challenge in climate change. Frontiers in Plant Sciences 14: 1197435

Masudulla K, Tanaka K (2023) Purpureocillium lilacinum for plant growth promotion and biocontrol against root-knot nematodes infecting eggplant. PLoS One 18: e0283550

Braley LE, Jewell JB, Figueroa J, Humann JL, Main D, Mora-Romero GA, Moroz N, Woodhall JW, White RA III, Tanaka K (2023) Nanopore sequencing with GraphMap for comprehensive pathogen detection in potato field soil. Plant Disease 107: 2288-2295



Jewell JB, Berim A, Tripathi D, Gleason C, Olaya C, Pappu HR, Gang DR, Tanaka K (2022) Activation of indolic glucosinolate pathway by extracellular ATP in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology 190: 1574-1578

Tanaka K, DeShields JB, Moroz N, Woodhall JW (2022) Isothermal amplification for potato disease diagnosis: what have we learned from detection of the powdery scab pathogen? Potato Progress 22 (4)

Wei W, Xu L, Peng H, Zhu W, Tanaka K, Cheng J, Sanguinet KA, Vandemark G, Chen W (2022) A novel fungal extracellular effector inactivates plant polygalacturonase-inhibiting protein. Nature Communications 13: 2213

Mora-Romero GA, Félix-Gastélum R, Bomberger RA, Romero-Urías C, Tanaka K (2022) Common potato disease symptoms: ambiguity of symptom-based identification of causal pathogens and value of on-site molecular diagnostics. Journal of General Plant Pathology 88: 89-104

Yuan P, Tanaka K, Poovaiah BW (2022) Calcium/Calmodulin-mediated defense signaling: what is looming on the horizon for AtSR1/CAMTA3-mediated signaling in plant immunity. Frontiers in Plant Sciences 12: 795353

Marcec MJ, Tanaka K (2022) Crosstalk between calcium and ROS signaling during flg22-triggered immune response in Arabidopsis leaves. Plants 11: 14



Yuan P, Tanaka K, Poovaiah BW (2021) Calmodulin-binding transcription activator AtSR1/CAMTA3 fine-tunes plant immune response by transcriptional regulation of the salicylate receptor NPR1. Plant, Cell & Environment 44: 3140-3154

Tanaka K, Heil M (2021) Damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) in plant innate immunity: applying the danger model and evolutionary perspectives. Annual Review of Phytopathology 59: 53-75

Combest MM, Moroz N, Tanaka K, Rogan CJ, Anderson JC, Thura L, Rakotondrafara AM, Goyer A (2021) StPIP1, a PAMP-induced peptide in potato, elicits plant defenses and is associated with disease symptom severity in a compatible interaction with potato virus Y. Journal of Experimental Botany 72: 4472-4488



Yuan P, Jewell JB, Behera S, Tanaka K, Poovaiah BW (2020) Distinct molecular pattern-induced calcium signatures lead to different downstream transcriptional regulations via AtSR1/CAMTA3. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 21: 8163

Kumar S, Tripathi D, Okubara PA, Tanaka K (2020) Purinoceptor P2K1/DORN1 enhances plant resistance against a soilborne fungal pathogen, Rhizoctonia solani. Frontiers in Plant Science 11: 572920

Moroz N, Tanaka K (2020) FlgII-28 is a major flagellin-derived defense elicitor for potato. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 33: 247-255 



DeShields JB, Moroz N, Braley LE, Mora-Romero GA, Tanaka K (2019) Recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) for the rapid isothermal detection of Spongospora subterranea f. sp. subterranea and potato mop-top virus. American Journal of Potato Research 96: 617-624

Jewell, JB, Tanaka K (2019) Transcriptomic perspective on extracellular ATP signaling: a few curious trifles. Plant Signaling & Behavior 14: e1659079

Marcec MJ, Gilroy S, Poovaiah BW, Tanaka K (2019) Mutual interplay of Ca2+ and ROS signaling in plant immune response. Plant Science 283: 343-354

Ramachandran SR, Kumar S, Tanaka K (2019) Quantification of extracellular ATP in plant suspension cell cultures. Methods in Molecular Biology 1991: 43-54

Jewell JB, Sowders JM, He R, Willis MA, Gang DR, Tanaka K (2019) Extracellular ATP shapes a defense-related transcriptome both independently and along with other defense signaling pathways. Plant Physiology 179: 1144-1158



Hadwiger LA, Tanaka K (2018) DNA damage and chromatin conformation changes confer nonhost resistance: a hypothesis based on effects of anti-cancer agents on plant defense responses. Frontiers in Plant Science 9: 1056

Yuan P, Tanaka K, Du L, Poovaiah BW (2018) Calcium signaling in plant autoimmunity: a guard model for AtSR1/CAMTA3-mediated immune response. Molecular Plant 11: 637-639

DeShields JB, Bomberger RA, Woodhall JW, Wheeler DL, Moroz N, Johnson DA, Tanaka K (2018) On-site molecular detection of soil-borne phytopathogens using a portable real-time PCR system. Journal of Visualized Experiments e56891

Tripathi D, Tanaka K (2018) A crosstalk between extracellular ATP and JA signaling pathways. Plant Signaling & Behavior 13: e1432229

Tripathi D, Zhang T, Koo AJ, Stacey G, Tanaka K (2018) Extracellular ATP acts on jasmonate signaling to reinforce plant defense. Plant Physiology 176: 511-523



Moroz N, Huffaker A, Tanaka K (2017) Extracellular alkalinization assay for detection of early defense response. Current Protocols in Plant Biology 2: 210-220


Yuan P, Jauregui E, Du L, Tanaka K, Poovaiah BW (2017) Calcium signatures and signaling events orchestrate plant-microbe interactions. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 38: 173-183

Hadwiger LA, Tanaka K (2017) A Simple and rapid assay for measuring phytoalexin pisatin, an indicator of plant defense response in Pea (Pisum sativum L.). Bio-protocol 7: e2362

Hadwiger LA, Tanaka K (2017) Nonhost resistance: DNA damage is associated with SA signaling for induction of PR genes and contributes to the growth suppression of a pea pathogen on pea endocarp tissue. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 446

Tanaka K, Hadwiger LA (2017) Nonhost resistance: reactive oxygen species (ROS) signal causes DNA damage prior to the induction of PR genes and disease resistance in pea tissue. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology 98: 18-24

Moroz N, Fritch KR, Marcec MJ, Tripathi D, Smertenko A, Tanaka K (2017) Extracellular alkalinization as a defense response in potato cells. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 32

Ramachandran SR, Yin C, Kud J, Tanaka K, Mahoney AK, Xiao F, Hulbert SH (2017) Effectors from wheat rust fungi suppress multiple plant defense responses. Phytopathology 107: 75-83


2014 – 2016

Nguyen CT, Tanaka K, Cao Y, Cho S-H, Xu D, Stacey G (2016) Computational Analysis of the ligand Binding Site of the Extracellular ATP Receptor, DORN1. PLoS One 11: e0161894

Hadwiger LA, Tanaka K (2015) EDTA a novel inducer of pisatin, a phytoalexin indicator of the non-host resistance in peas. Molecules 20: 24-34

Tanaka K, Choi J, Cao Y, Stacey G (2014) Extracellular ATP acts as a damage associated molecular pattern (DAMP) signal in plants. Frontiers in Plant Science 5: 466