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Publications in scientific journals
- Heil, M., and Land, W. G. (2014). Danger signals-damaged-self recognition across the tree of life.
Plant-Microbe Interaction 5: 578
- Duran-Flores, D., and Heil, M. (2014). Damaged-self recognition in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) shows taxonomic specificity and triggers
signaling via reactive oxygen species (ROS).
Plant-Microbe Interaction 5: 585
- Heil, M. (2014). Herbivore-induced plant volatiles: targets, perception and unanswered questions.
New Phytologist 204: 297-306
- Millan-Canongo, C., Orona-Tamayo, D., and Heil, M. (2014). Phloem sugar flux and jasmonic acid-responsive cell wall invertase control extrafloral
nectar secretion in Ricinus communis.
Journal of Chemical Ecology 40: 760-769
- Navarro-Melendez, A. L., and Heil, M. (2014). Symptomless endophytic fungi suppress endogenous levels of salicylic acid and interact with the
jasmonate-dependent indirect defense traits of their host, lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus).
Journal of Chemical Ecology 40: 816-825
- Adame-alvarez, R. M., Mendiola-Soto, J., and Heil, M. (2014). Order of arrival shifts endophyte–pathogen interactions in bean from resistance
induction to disease facilitation.
FEMS Microbiology Letters 355: 100-107
- Moctezuma, C., Hammerbacher, A., Heil, M., Gershenzon, J., Mendez-Alonzo, R., and Oyama, K. (2014). Specific polyphenols and tannins are associated
with defense against insect herbivores in the tropical oak Quercus oleoides.
Journal of Chemical Ecology 1-10
- Heil, M. (2014). Relevance versus reproducibility—solving a common dilemma in chemical ecology.
Journal of Chemical Ecology 40: 315-316
- Heil, M., Barajas-Barron, A., Orona-Tamayo, D., Wielsch, N., and Svatos, A. (2014). Partner manipulation stabilises a horizontally transmitted
Ecology letters 17: 185-192
- Garcia-Guzman, G., and Heil, M. (2014). Life histories of hosts and pathogens predict patterns in tropical fungal plant diseases.
New Phytologist 201: 1106-1120
- Escalante-Perez, M., and Heil, M. (2013). The production and protection of nectars.
In: Progress in Botany (pp. 239-261). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
- Orona-Tamayo, D., and Heil, M. (2013). Stabilizing mutualisms threatened by exploiters: new insights from ant–plant research.
Biotropica 45: 654-665
- Delaye, L., Garcia-Guzman, G., and Heil, M. (2013). Endophytes versus biotrophic and necrotrophic pathogens-are fungal lifestyles
evolutionarily stable traits?.
Fungal Diversity 60: 125-135
- Orona-Tamayo, D., Wielsch, N., Blanco-Labra, A., Svatos, A., Farias-Rodriguez, R., and Heil, M. (2013). Exclusive rewards in mutualisms:
ant proteases and plant protease inhibitors create a lock–key system to protect Acacia food bodies from exploitation.
Molecular Ecology 22: 4087-4100
- Ballhorn, D. J., Kautz, S., and Heil, M. (2013). Distance and sex determine host plant choice by herbivorous beetles.
PloS One 8: e55602
- Heil, M. (2013). Let the best one stay: screening of ant defenders by Acacia host plants functions independently of partner choice or host
Journal of Ecology 101: 684-688
- Orona-Tamayo, D., Wielsch, N., Escalante-Perez, M., Svatos, A., Molina-Torres, J., Muck, A., Ramirez-chavez, E., adame-Alvarez, R.-M. and Heil, M.
(2013). Short-term proteomic dynamics reveal metabolic factory for active extrafloral nectar secretion by Acacia cornigera ant-plants.
The Plant Journal 73: 546-554
- Escalante-Perez, M., and Heil, M. (2012). Nectar secretion: its ecological context and physiological regulation.
In: Secretions and Exudates in Biological Systems (pp. 187-219).
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
- Gonzalez-Teuber, M., Bueno, J. C. S., Heil, M., and Boland, W. (2012). Increased host investment in extrafloral nectar (EFN) improves the
efficiency of a mutualistic defensive service.
PloS One 7: e46598
- Kautz, S., Ballhorn, D. J., Kroiss, J., Pauls, S. U., Moreau, C. S., Eilmus, S., Strohm, E. and Heil, M. (2012). Host plant use by competing
acacia-ants: mutualists monopolize while parasites share hosts.
PloS One 7: e37691
- Heil, M. (2012) Caterpillar feeding impairs an indirect defence: costs or strategy?.
Functional Ecology 26: 999-1000
- Heil, M. (2012) Interview with Martin Heil: Specificity of plant–enemy interactions.
Trends in Plant Science 17: 244
- Cordova-Campos, O., Adame-alvarez, R. M., Acosta-Gallegos, J. A., and Heil, M. (2012). Domestication affected the basal and induced disease
resistance in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris).
European Journal of Plant Pathology 134. 367-379
- Heil, M. (2012). Damaged-self recognition as a general strategy for injury detection.
Plant Signaling and Behavior 7: 576-580
- Agrawal, A. A., and Heil, M. (2012). Synthesizing specificity: multiple approaches to understanding the attack and defense of plants.
Trends in Plant Science 17: 239-242
- Barrett, L. G., and Heil, M. (2012). Unifying concepts and mechanisms in the specificity of plant–enemy interactions.
Trends in Plant Science 17: 282-292
- Giron-Calva, P. S., Molina-Torres, J., and Heil, M. (2012). Volatile dose and exposure time impact perception in neighboring plants.
Journal of Chemical Ecology 38: 226-228
- Heil, M., Ibarra-Laclette, E., Adame-alvarez, R. M., Martinez, O., Ramirez-Chavez, E., Molina-Torres, J., and Herrera-Estrella, L. (2012).
How plants sense wounds: damaged-self recognition is based on plant-derived elicitors and induces octadecanoid signaling.
PloS One 7: e30537
- Partida-Martinez, L. P., & Heil, M. (2011). The microbe-free plant: fact or artifact?.
Frontiers in Plant Science 2: 1-16
- Kessler, A. and Heil, M. (2011) The multiple faces of indirect defences and their agents
of natural selection.
Functional Ecology 25: 348-357
- Heil, M. (2011) Plant-mediated interactions between above- and below-ground communities at multiple trophic levels.
Journal of Ecology 99: 3-6
- de Roman, M., Fernndez, I., Wyatt, T., Sahrawy, M., Heil, M. and Pozo, M. J. (2011) Elicitation of foliar resistance mechanisms transiently
impairs root association with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.
Journal of Ecology 99: 36-45
- Heil, M. (2011) Nectar: generation, regulation and ecological functions.
Trends in Plant Science 16: 191-200
- Van Dam, N.M. and Heil, M. (2011) Multitrophic interactions below and above ground:
en route to the next level. Journal of Ecology 99: 77-88
- Heil, M. and Adame-Alvarez (2010). Short signalling distances make plant
communication a soliloquy.
Biology Letters 6: 843-845
- Hernandez-Cumplido, J., Benrey, B. and Heil, M. (2010) Attraction of flower visitors to plants that
express indirect defence can minimize ecological costs of ant-pollinator conflicts.
Journal of Troppical Ecology 26: 555-557
- Radhika, V., Kost, C., Boland, W. and Heil, M. (2010) The role of jasmonate signalling in floral
nectar secretion. PLoS ONE 5: e9265
- Gonzalez-Teuber, M., Pozo, M.-J., Muck, A., Svatos, A. and Heil M. (2010) Glucanases and chitinases as causal agents in the protection of
Acacia extrafloral nectar from infestation by phytopathogens.
Plant Physiology 152: 1705-1715
- Kley, J., Heil, M., Muck, A., Svatos, A. and Boland, W. (2010) Isolating intact chloroplasts from small
Arabidopsis samples for proteomic studies. Analytical Biochemistry 398: 198-202
- Heil, M., Orona-Tamayo, D., Eilmus, S., Kautz, S. and Gonzalez-Teuber, M. (2010) Chemical communication
and coevolution in an ant-plant mutualism.
Chemoecology 20: 63-74
- Heil, M. and Karban, R. (2010) Explaining evolution of plant communication by airborne signals.
Trends in Ecology and Evolution 25: 137-144
- Heil, M. (2010) Plastic defence expression in plants. Evolutionary Ecology 24: 555-569
- Cipollini, D. and Heil, M. (2010) Costs and benefits of induced resistance to herbivores and pathogens in plants.
CAB Reviews 5: 1-25
- Gonzalez-Teuber, M. and Heil, M. (2009) The Role of extrafloral nectar amino acidsfor the preferences of facultative and obligate ant mutualists. Journal of Chemestry Ecology 35: 459-468
- Heil, M. (2009) Damaged-self recognition in plant herbivore defence.
Trends in Plant Science 14: 356-363
- Eilmus, S. and Heil, M. (2009) Bacterial asssociates of arboreal ants and their putative functions in an obligate ant-plant mutualism. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 75: 4324–4332
- Ballhorn, D.-J., Kautz, S., Heil, M. and Hegeman, A.-D. (2009) Analyzing plant defenses in nature.
Plant Signal and Behavior 4: 743-745
- Gonzalez-Teuber, M. and Heil, M. (2009) Nectar chemistry is tailored for both attraction of mutualists and protection from exploiters. Plant Signal and Behavior 4: 1-5
- Heil, M., Gonzalez-Teuber, G., Clement, L., Kautz, S., Verhaagh, M. & Silva Bueno, J.C. (2009) Divergent investment strategies of Acacia myrmecophytes and the coexistence of mutualists and exploiters.
PNAS 106: 18091-18096
- Yi, H.-S., Heil, M., Adame-Alvarez, R.-M., Ballhorn, D.-J., and Ryu, C.-M. (2009) Airborne induction and priming of plant defenses against a bacterial pathogen. Plant Physiology 151: 2152–2161
- Kautz, S., Pauls, S.U., Ballhorn, D.-J., Lumbsch, H.-T. and Heil, M. (2009) Polygynous supercolonies of the acacia-ant Pseudomyrmex peperi, an inferior colony founder.
Molecular Ecology 18: 5180-5194
- Kost, C. and Heil, M. (2008) The defensive role of volatile emission and extrafloral nectar secretion for Lima
bean in nature.
Journal of Chemical Ecology34: 2-13
- Clement, L., Koppen, S.C.W., Brand, W.A., and Heil, M. (2008) Strategies of a parasite of the ant-Acacia mutualism.
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 62: 953-962.
- Heil, M. (2008) Indirect defence via tritrophic interactions.
New Phytologist 178: 41-61
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- Heil, M. (2008) Ants and plants – a world of interactions. Trends Ecol. Evol. 23, 253-254. (invited book review).
- Heil, M., Lion, U. and Boland, W. (2008) Defence-inducing volatiles – in search for the active motif.
Journal of Chemical Ecology 34: 601-604
- Heil, M. and Ton, J. (2008) Long-distance signalling in plant defence.
Trends in Plant Sciences13: 264-272
- Ballhorn D.J., Kautz S., Lion U. and Heil, M. (2008) Trade-offs between direct and indirect defences of lima
bean (Phaseolus lunatus).
Journal of Ecology 96: 971-980
- Radhika, V., Kost, S., Bartram, S., Heil, M. and Boland, W. (2008) Testing the optimal defence hypothesis for two
indirect defences: secretion of extrafloral nectar and emission of volatile organic compounds.
Planta 228: 449-45
- Ballhorn D.J., Schiwy S., Jensen M. and Heil M. (2008) Quantitative variability of direct chemical defense in
primary and secondary leaves of lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus) and consequences for a natural herbivore.
J Chem Ecol 34, 1298-1301
- Ballhorn D.J., Kautz S., Lion U. and Heil, M. (2008) Qualitative variability of lima bean’s VOC bouquets and its putative consequences on plant-plant communication Plant Signal. Behav. 3, 1005-1007
- Heil, M., Rico-Gray, V. and Oliveira, P.S. 2007: The ecology and evolution of ant-plant interactions.
Myrmecol. News 11: 78 (invited book review).
- Heil, M. and Silva Bueno, J.C. (2007) Within-plant signalling by volatiles leads to induction and priming of an
indirect plant defence in nature. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 104: 5467-5472.
- Heil, M. and Silva Bueno, J.C. (2007) Herbivore-induced volatiles as rapid signals
in systemic plant responses. Plant Signal. Behav. 2, 191-193
- Walters, D. and Heil, M. (2007) Costs and trade-offs associated with induced resistance.
Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology 71. 3-17
- Ballhorn, D., Heil, M., Pietrowski, A., Lieberei, R. (2007) Quantitative effects of cyanogenesis on an
Journal of Chemical Ecology 33: 2195-2208
- Kost, C. and Heil, M. (2006) Herbivore-induced plant volatiles induce an indirect defence in neighbouring plants.
Journal of Ecology94, 619-628
- Ballhorn, D.J., Heil, M. and Lieberei, R. (2006) Phenotypic plasticity of cyanogenesis in lima bean Phaseolus
lunatus-activity and activation of ß-glucosidase.
Journal of Chemical Ecology 32: 261-275.
- Heil, M. and Kost, C. (2006) Priming of indirect defences.
Ecology Letters 9: 813-817.
- Heil, M. and Ploss, K (2006) Induced resistance enzymes in wild plants – do ‘early birds’ escape from pathogen attack?
Naturwissenschaften 93: 455-460.
- Kost, C. and Heil, M. (2005) Increased availability of extrafloral nectar reduces herbivory in Lima bean plants
Basic and Applied Ecology 6, 237-248
- Dietrich, R., Ploss, K., and Heil, M. (2005) Growth responses and fitness costs after induction of pathogen
resistance depend on environmental conditions.
Plant, Cell and Environment 28, 211-222
- Heil, M., Büchler, R. and Boland, M. (2005) Quantification of invertase activity in ants under field conditions.
Journal of Chemical Ecology 31: 431-437
- Heil, M., Rattke, J., Boland, W. (2005) Post-secretory hydrolysis of nectar sucrose and specialization in ant/plant
Science 308: 560-563
- Heil, M. (2004) Induction of two indirect defences benefits Lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus) in nature.
Journal of Ecology 92: 527-536
- Heil, M. (2004) Direct defense or ecological costs?? Responses of herbivorous beetles to volatiles released by
wild Lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus).
Journal of Chemical Ecology 30: 1289-1295
- Heil, M., Greiner, S., Meimberg, H., Kruger, R., Heubl., G. Noyer, J.-L., Linsenmair, K.E. and Boland, W. (2004)
Evolutionary change from induced to constitutive expression of an indirect plant resistance.
Nature 430: 205-208
- Heil, M., Hilpert, A., Kruger, R. and Linsenmair, K.E. (2004) Competition among visitors to extrafloral nectaries as a
source of ecological costs of an indirect defence.
Journal of Tropical Ecology 20: 201-208
- Heil, M., Feil, D., Hilpert, A. and Linsenmair, K.E. (2004) Spatio-temporal patterns in indirect defence of a
South-East Asian ant-plant support the optimal defence hypothesis.
Journal of Tropical Ecology 20: 573-580
- Heil, M., Baumann, B., Kruger, R. and Linsenmair, K.E. (2004) Main nutrient compounds in food bodies of Mexican
Chemoecology 14: 45-52
- Dietrich, R., Ploß, K. and Heil, M. (2004) Constitutive and induced resistance to pathogens in Arabidopsis thaliana
depend on nitrogen supply.
Plant, Cell and Environmental 27, 896-906
- Heil, M. and McKey, D. (2003) Protective ant-plant interactions as model systems in ecological and evolutionary
Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 34, 425-453
- Heil, M. (2002) Ecological costs of induced resistance.
Current Opinion in Plant Biology 5: 345-350
- Heil, M. and Baldwin, I. (2002) Fitness costs of induced resistance: emerging experimental support for a slippery concept.
Trends in Plant Science 7: 61-67
- Heil, M. and Bostock, R. (2002) Induced systemic resistance (ISR) against pathogens in the context of induced plant
defences. Annals of Botany 89: 503-512
- Heil, M., Hilpert, A., Fiala, B., bin Hashim, R., Strohm, E., Zotz, G. and Linsenmair, K.E. (2002) Nutrient allocation
of Macaranga triloba ant plants to growth, photosynthesis, and indirect defence.
Functional Ecology 16: 475-483
- Heil, M., Delsinne, T., Hilpert, A., Schürkens, S., Andary, C., Linsenmair, K.E., Sousa, M.S. and McKey, D. (2002)
Reduced chemical defence in ant-plants? A critical re-evaluation of a widely accepted hypothesis.
Oikos 99: 457-468
- Heil, M., Baumann, B., Andary, C., Linsenmair, K.E., McKey, D. (2002) Extraction and quantification of
“condensed tannins“ as valuable measure of plant anti-herbivore defence? Revisiting an old problem.
Naturwissenschaften 89: 519-524
- Heil, M. (2001) The ecological concept of costs of induced systemic resistance (ISR)
Eurropena Journal of Plant Pathology 107: 137-146
- Heil, M. (2001) Induced systemic resistance (ISR) against pathogens – a promising field for ecological research.
Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 4: 65-79
- Heil, M., Koch, T., Hilpert, A., Fiala, B., Boland, W. and Linsenmair, K.E. (2001) Extrafloral nectar production of
the ant-associated plant, Macaranga tanarius, is an induced, indirect, defensive response elicited by jasmonic acid.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 98: 1083-1088
- Heil, M., Fiala, B., Maschwitz, U. and Linsenmair, K.E. (2001) On benefits of indirect defence: short- and long-term
studies of antiherbivore protection via mutualistic ants. Oecologia 126: 395-403
- Heil, M., Hilpert, A., Fiala, B., Linsenmair, KE (2001) Nutrient availability and indirect (biotic) defence in a
Malaysian ant-plant. Oecologia 126: 404-408
- Linsenmair, K.E., Heil, M., Kaiser, W.M., Fiala, B., Koch, T.and Boland, W. (2001) Adaptations to biotic and abiotic
stress: Macaranga-ant plants optimise investment in biotic defence.
journal of Experimental Botany 52: 2057-2065
- Heil, M (2000) Different strategies for studying ecological aspects of systemic acquired resistance (SAR).
Journal of Ecology 88: 707-708
- Heil, M., Fiala, B., Baumann, B. and Linsenmair, K.E. (2000) Temporal, spatial and biotic variation in extrafloral
nectar secretion by Macaranga tanarius.
Functional Ecology 14: 749-757
- Heil, M., Hilpert, A., Kaiser, W. and Linsenmair, K.E (2000) Reduced growth and seed set following chemical induction
of pathogen defence: does systemic acquired resistance (SAR) incur allocation costs?
Journal of Ecology 88: 645-654
- Heil, M., Staehelin, C. and McKey D. (2000) Low chitinase activity in Acacia myrmecophytes: a potential trade-off
between biotic and chemical defences?
Naturwissenschaften 87: 555-558
- Heil, M. (1995) Differenzierungen und Dynamik in der Grünlandvegetation des Hafenlohrtals (Spessart): Nutzung als
dominierender Standortfaktor. (Differentations and dynamics in the greenland vegetation of the Hafenlohrtal
(Spessart, Germany). Land use as dominant site factor). Tuexenia 15: 295-327
- Heil, M. , Fiala, B., Linsenmair, K.E., Zotz, G., Menke, P. and Maschwitz, U. (1997) Food body production in Macaranga
triloba (Euphorbiaceae): a plant investment in anti-herbivore defence via symbiotic ant partners.
Journal of Ecology 85: 847-861
- Heil, M., Fiala, B., Kaiser, W. and Linsenmair, K.E. (1998) Chemical contents of Macaranga food bodies: adaptations
to their role in ant attraction and nutrition. Functional Ecology 12: 117-122
- Heil, M. (1999) Systemic acquired resistance: available information and open ecological questions.
Journal of Ecology 87: 341-346
- Heil, M., Fiala, B., Boller, T. and Linsenmair, K.E. (1999) Reduced chitinase activities in ant plants of the genus
Macaranga. Naturwissenschaften 86: 146-149
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