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prof. dr. ir. H.J. (Harro) Bouwmeester

Faculty of Science
Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences

Visiting address
  • Science Park 904
  • Room number: 2.160
Postal address
  • Postbus 1210
    1000 BE Amsterdam
  • Research interests

    The primary research interest of the Plant Hormone Biology group that was established within SILS in 2016 is the role of plant hormones and other signalling molecules in the communication of plants with beneficial and harmful organisms, particularly in the rhizosphere. For example we study the exudation by plants of strigolactones into the rhizosphere to signal host presence to the symbiotic arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and the abuse of this signalling relation by parasitic plants that use the same molecules for host detection. The fact that the strigolactones also have an endogenous signalling function as new class of plant hormones, regulating root and shoot architecture makes this interaction even more intriguing. Important aspects of his work on communication are how these signalling molecules are biosynthesised and perceived, how their production is regulated, and what happens to the interaction if their production is altered. To be able to do such studies we use a broad range of expertises, ranging from analytical chemistry for detection of the signalling molecules, through molecular biology and biochemistry for the isolation of key genes using state-of-the-art approaches such as the combination of transcriptomics and metabolomics, to metabolic engineering to change signalling molecule production and basic biology to study the consequences of the altered signalling molecule production for the interaction.

    See the Plant Hormone Biology website

  • CV

    Personal details Harro Bouwmeester

    Title(s), initial(s), first name, surname:     Prof. dr. Harro J. Bouwmeester


    Tel                                                             +31 6 20387674

    Private address:                                         Javakade 712, 1019 SH  Amsterdam



    University/College of Higher Education:    Wageningen University, the Netherlands

    Date:                                                          1985 (cum laude)

    Main subject:                                              Plant Physiology



    University/College of Higher Education:    Wageningen University, Laboratory for Plant Physiology, the Netherlands

    Date:                                                          21-09-1990

    Supervisor:                                                 Prof. Dr. C.M. Karssen

    Title of thesis:                                             The effect of environmental conditions on the seasonal dormancy pattern and germination of weed seeds


    H-factor                                                       44


    Work experience since graduation

    1989-1994      Two post-doc positions at the Centre for Agrobiological Research, Wageningen, the Netherlands: Research on caraway seed production and essential oil formation (1.0 fte; fixed term)

    1994-1996      Post-doc at the Research Institute for Agrobiology and Soil Fertility, Wageningen, the Netherlands (1.0 fte; fixed-term)

    1995               6-month postdoc in the Institute of Biological Chemistry (R. Croteau/J. Gershenzon), Washington State University, Pullman (WA), USA (1.0 fte; fixed-term)

    1997-2006      Research scientist (and from 1998 Senior research scientist) at the Research Institute for Agrobiology and Soil Fertility, currently Plant Research International (PRI), Wageningen, the Netherlands (1.0 fte; tenured).

    2006              0.5 fte associate professor (UHD) at the Laboratory for Plant Physiology of Wageningen University (in combination with 0.5 fte Senior scientist at Plant Research International).

    2007              0.5 fte professorship in The Physiology of Plant Communication

    2008              full chair Laboratory of Plant Physiology, Wageningen University.

    2016-present  full chair Plant Hormone Biology group, Swammerdam Institue for Life Sciences, University of Amsterdam

    Brief summary of research over last ten years

    The primary research interest of prof. Bouwmeester is the communication of plants with other plants and organisms in their environment, and particularly the role of signalling molecules. He studies this interaction aboveground where he is primarily interested in the role of volatile terpenoids in the communication of plants with insects and the natural enemies of these insects. And he studies communication of plants with other organisms in the rhizosphere, with the most exciting example being the exudation by plants of strigolactones into the rhizosphere to signal host presence to the symbiotic arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and the abuse of this signalling relation by parasitic plants that use the same molecules for host detection. The fact that he and others have shown that the strigolactones also have an endogenous signalling function as new class of plant hormones, regulating root and shoot architecture makes this interaction even more intriguing. Important aspects of his work on communication are how these signalling molecules are biosynthesised and perceived, how their production is regulated, and what happens to the interaction if their production is altered. To be able to do such studies he has built up a group with broad expertise, ranging from analytical chemistry for detection of the signalling molecules, through molecular biology and biochemistry for the isolation of key-genes using state-of-the-art approaches such as the combination of transcriptomics and metabolomics, to metabolic engineering to change signalling molecule production and basic biology to study the consequences of the altered signalling molecule production for the interaction. He applies his group’s expertise in all these areas also to study the biosynthesis and metabolic engineering of pharmaceutical terpenoids in plants with the most appealing example being his work on engineering of the production of the anti-malarial sesquiterpene artemisinin. Because his work covers a broad range of disciplines he collaborates with many scientists around the world because he wants to strengthen his own research lines and vice versa because others need his expertise, which often results in strong synergy and top publications. All this has resulted in an internationally recognised research group and has resulted in many (>180) publications in international peer-reviewed journals and an international position and extensive network in the field of terpenoids, including the strigolactones. To his top achievements belong papers in Science (3x), Nature (2x), Nature Genetics, Nature Chemical Biology, Nature Communications, PNAS, Nature Biotechnology and reviews in Trends in Plant Science (2x), Annual Review of Plant Biology, Annual Review of Phytopathology, Current Opinion in Plant Biology and Current Opinion in Biotechnology. In addition to publishing in top scientific journals professor Bouwmeester also collaborates with scientists in developing countries, particularly in the African continent, to apply his knowledge on parasitic plants to the control of the tremendous agricultural problem that the parasitic Striga spp. (witchweeds) pose in African agriculture. At the end of 2005, he was awarded the prestigious Vici-grant of 1.2 M€ by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for his work on underground chemical communication of plants, in 2007 a professorship in The Physiology of Plant Communication, in 2011 the Netherlands Genomics Initiative (NGI) Distinguished Visiting Scientist Stipend for a sabbatical visit to Davis, USA and in 2015 an ERC Advanced Grant of 2.5 M€ for work on rhizosphere communication in plants. From June 2008 he was full chair of the Laboratory of Plant Physiology of Wageningen University and from October 2016 full chair of Plant Hormone Biology in the Swammerdam Institue for Life Sciences, University of Amsterdam.


    Academic activities

    • member of the executive committee of Terpnet, the international organisation that organises the biennial Terpnet meeting on terpenoids/isoprenoids
    • board member of the International Parasitic Plant Society (IPPS)
    • member of the American Society for Plant Biologists (ASPB)
    • member of the National Graduate School Experimental Plant Sciences


    Reviewing activities

    Prof. Bouwmeester reviews for >20 Journals such as Science, Nature Biotechnology, Plant Physiology, The Plant Journal, Phytochemistry, Molecular Systems Biology, Planta, Plant Pathology, The Plant Cell, Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Weed Research, Israel Journal of Plant Sciences, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Phytopathology, Seed Science Research, Industrial Crops and Products.

    He reviews for Granting agencies such as NSF, GIF, BARD, Israeli Ministry of Agriculture Fund, BBSRC, Agence National de la Recherche (ANR).


    Editorial boards

    • The Journal of Plant Interactions
    • Plant Signalling and Behavior
    • Frontiers in Plant Biotechnology
    • Frontiers in Plant Physiology


    Recent grants (as PI unless otherwise indicated):​

    2015-2020   Rhizosphere communication in plants (ERC Advanced grant; 2.5 M€)

    2015-2017   Marie Curie project Role of metabolism in pollination (EU H2020; 200 k€)

    2014-2015   KAUST Saudi Arabia Strigolactone and ABA measurements (100 k€)

    2013-2017   STW-project Improved biological control in Capsicum by exploration of genetic diversity (500 k€)

    2013-2016   NWO-CNPq Post-doc project Sustainable bisabolol production from renewable resources (300 k€)

    2012-2016   Company grant on strigolactones (650 k€)

    2012-2016   Wageningen UR PhD project: Metabolic engineering of terpenoids (300 k€)

    2013-2018   NWO equipment grant Headspace volatile trapping and analysis facility (650 k€)

    2012-2016   BMGF PhD project Integrated Striga control in sorghum (co-PI; 450 k$)

    2012-2016   NWO-NSFC PhD project Strigolactones and phosphate shortage in rice (300 k€)


    Invited presentations to peer-reviewed, international conferences (about 2/year; showing selection)

    TERPNET meeting, June 2015, Vancouver, Canada; 13th Meeting of the International Parasitic Plant Society, July 2015, Kunming, China; Isoprenoids meeting, September 2014, Prague, Czech Republic; Gordon Conference Plant volatiles, January 2014, Ventura, USA; Phytochemical Society of Northern America meeting, August 2013, Corvallis, USA; International Plant Growth Substance (IPGSA) meeting, June 2013, Shanghai, China; ACS meeting, March 2012, San Diego, USA; Biotrends meeting, November 2010, Dusseldorf, Germany; Annual Plant Biotech Denmark Meeting, March 2010, Kopenhagen, Denmark; Gordon Conference on Carotenoids, January 2010, Ventura, USA; Gates-funded meeting on Control of Striga, November 2009, Nairobi, Kenya; 8th Société Française de Biologie Végétale SFBV meeting, July 2009, Strasbourg, France; OECD meeting parasitic plants, September 2008, Ostuni, Italy; SCI Conference, March 2008, London, UK; Gordon Conference Plant Volatiles, October 2007, Les Diablerets, Switzerland; Arabidopsis meeting, June 2007, Beijing, China; Induced Plant Resistance meeting, May 2007, Doorn, the Netherlands; Striga control conference, November 2006, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Molecular Mycorrhiza meeting, October 2006, Monte Verita, Switzerland; MPMI meeting, March 2006, Merida, Mexico; Metabolic Engineering meeting, August 2005, Seoul, South-Korea.


    Organisation of International conferences in the field of the applicant (selection)

    Prof. Bouwmeester was organiser of the 1st International Congress on Strigolactones, March 2015, Wageningen, the Netherlands; he co-organised the COST workshop Data handling, interpretation and modelling in terpenoid and PNP biosynthesis, the Netherlands, February 2013; organised the International Terpnet meeting, May 2005, the Netherlands; was co-organiser of the Spring School Chemical Communication: from Gene to Ecosystem March 2005, the Netherlands; member of the scientific committee for the IPPS workshop on parasitic weeds in the International Weed Science Congress in June 2004 in South Africa; member of the scientific committee for the IPPS conferences on Parasitic plants, July 2008 in Turkey and July 2013 in the UK; organiser of the mini-symposium Parasitic plants and strigolactones, more than rhizosphere communication, October 2011, the Netherlands.


    International Prizes/Awards/Academy memberships

    In 2005 prof. Bouwmeester received the prestigious Vici-grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for his work: Chemical communication between host plants and parasitic organisms: who is talking, who is listening (1.2 M€). In 2010 he received the Netherlands Genomics Initiative (NGI) Distinguished Visiting Scientist Stipend (41 k€) for a sabbatical visit to Davis, USA. In 2015 he received an ERC Advanced Grant for a project on Rhizosphere communication in Plants (2.5 M€).



    Prof. Bouwmeester supervised/is supervising >20 postdocs, >45 PhD students and >50 BSc and MSc students. He is an enthousiastic and inspiring group leader.

  • Publications until 2016
    • Mohemed, N., Charnikhova, T., Bakker, E.J., van Ast, A., Babiker, A.G.T., Bouwmeester, H.J., 2016. Evaluation of field resistance to Striga hermonthica (Del.) Benth. in Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench. The relationship with strigolactones. Pest Management Science 72: 2082-2090
    • Screpanti, C., Yoneyama, K., Bouwmeester, H.J., 2016. Strigolactones and parasitic weed management 50 years after the discovery of the first natural strigolactone strigol: status and outlook. Pest Management Science, 72: 2013-2015.
    • Tóth, P., Undas, A.K., Verstappen, F., Bouwmeester, H., 2016. Floral volatiles in parasitic plants of the Orobanchaceae. Ecological and taxonomic implications. Frontiers in Plant Science 7: art. no. 312.
    • Kooke, R., Kruijer, W., Bours, R., Becker, F., Kuhn, A., van de Geest, H., Buntjer, J., Doeswijk, T., Guerra, J., Bouwmeester, H., Vreugdenhil, D., Keurentjes, J.J.B., 2016. Genome-wide association mapping and genomic prediction elucidate the genetic architecture of morphological traits in arabidopsis. Plant Physiology 170: 2187-2203.
    • Kloth, K.J., Wiegers, G.L., Busscher-Lange, J., Van Haarst, J.C., Kruijer, W., Bouwmeester, H.J., Dicke, M., Jongsma, M.A., 2016. AtWRKY22 promotes susceptibility to aphids and modulates salicylic acid and jasmonic acid signalling. Journal of Experimental Botany 67: 3383-3396.
    • Wang, B., Kashkooli, A.B., Sallets, A., Ting, H.-M., de Ruijter, N.C.A., Olofsson, L., Brodelius, P., Pottier, M., Boutry, M., Bouwmeester, H., van der Krol, A.R., 2016. Transient production of artemisinin in Nicotiana benthamiana is boosted by a specific lipid transfer protein from A. annua. Metabolic Engineering 38: 159-169.
    • Van Dam, N.M., Bouwmeester, H.J., 2016. Metabolomics in the Rhizosphere: Tapping into Belowground Chemical Communication. Trends in Plant Science 21: 256-265
    • Jongedijk, E., Cankar, K., Buchhaupt, M., Schrader, J., Bouwmeester, H., Beekwilder, J., 2016. Biotechnological production of limonene in microorganisms. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 100: 2927-2938.
    • Dong, L., Jongedijk, E., Bouwmeester, H., Van Der Krol, A., 2016. Monoterpene biosynthesis potential of plant subcellular compartments. New Phytologist 209: 679–690
    • Kjær, A., Heng Yin, Francel Verstappen, Harro Bouwmeester, Elise Ivarsen, Xavier Fretté, Lars P. Christensen, Kai Grevsen, Martin Jensen, 2015. Week long effects of applied stress on the production of artemisinin and precursors in Artemisia annua L. plants. Journal of Plant Biology Research, in press.
    • Kuijken, R.C.P., F.A. van Eeuwijk, L.F.M. Marcelis, H.J. Bouwmeester, 2015. Root phenotyping: from component trait in the lab to breeding. J. Exp. Bot 66: 5389-5401
    • Jongedijk, E., Cankar, K., Ranzijn, J., van der Krol, S., Bouwmeester, H., Beekwilder, J., 2015. Capturing of the monoterpene olefin limonene produced in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Yeast 32: 159-171
    • Junwei Liu, Hanzi He, Marco Vitali, Ivan Visentin, Tatsiana Charnikhova, Imran Haider, Andrea Schubert, Carolien Ruyter-Spira, Harro J. Bouwmeester, Claudio Lovisolo, Francesca Cardinale, 2015. Osmotic stress represses strigolactone biosynthesis in Lotus japonicus roots: exploring the interaction between strigolactones and ABA under abiotic stress. Planta 241: 1435-1451
    • Ting, H.-M., Delatte, T.L., Kolkman, P., Misas-Villamil, J.C., Van Der Hoorn, R.A.L., Bouwmeester, H.J., Van Der Krol, A.R., 2015. SNARE-RNAi results in higher terpene emission from ectopically expressed caryophyllene synthase in Nicotiana benthamiana. Molecular Plant 8: 454-466
    • Van Zeijl, A., Op Den Camp, R.H.M., Deinum, E.E., Charnikhova, T., Franssen, H., Op Den Camp, H.J.M., Bouwmeester, H., Kohlen, W., Bisseling, T., Geurts, R., 2015. Rhizobium lipo-chitooligosaccharide signaling triggers accumulation of cytokinins in Medicago truncatula roots. Molecular Plant 8: 1213-1226
    • Bours, R., Kohlen, W., Bouwmeester, H.J., van der Krol, A., 2015. Thermoperiodic control of hypocotyl elongation depends on auxin-induced ethylene signaling that controls downstream PHYTOCHROME INTERACTING FACTOR3 ACTIVITY. Plant Physiology 167: 517-530
    • Sasse, J., Simon, S., Gübeli, C., Liu, G.-W., Cheng, X., Friml, J., Bouwmeester, H., Martinoia, E., Borghi, L., 2015. Asymmetric localizations of the ABC transporter PaPDR1 trace paths of directional strigolactone transport. Current Biology 25: 647-655.
    • Hofberger, J.A., Ramirez, A.M., Van Den Bergh, E., Zhu, X., Bouwmeester, H.J., Schuurink, R.C., Schranz, M.E., 2015. Large-scale evolutionary analysis of genes and supergene clusters from terpenoid modular pathways provides insights into metabolic diversification in flowering plants. PLoS ONE 10: e0128808
    • Andreo-Jimenez, B., Ruyter-Spira, C., Bouwmeester, H.J., Lopez-Raez, J.A., 2015. Ecological relevance of strigolactones in nutrient uptake and other abiotic stresses, and in plant-microbe interactions below-ground. Plant and Soil, 394: 1-19
    • Malay Das, Monica Fernández-Aparicio, Zhenzhen Yang, Kan Huang, Norman J. Wickett, Shannon Alford, Eric K. Wafula, Claude dePamphilis, Harro Bouwmeester, Michael P. Timko, John I. Yoder, James H. Westwood, 2015. Parasitic plants Striga and Phelipanche dependent upon exogenous strigolactones for germination have retained genes for strigolactone biosynthesis. Am. J. Plant Sci. 6: 1151-1166.
    • Cankar, K., Jongedijk, E., Klompmaker, M., Majdic, T., Mumm, R., Bouwmeester, H., Bosch, D., Beekwilder, J., 2015. (+)-Valencene production in Nicotiana benthamiana is increased by down-regulation of competing pathways. Biotechnology Journal 10: 180-189
    • Zhang, Y., C. Ruyter-Spira and H.J. Bouwmeester, 2015. Engineering the plant rhizosphere. Current Opinion in Biotechnology 32: 136-142
    • Al-Babili, S. and H.J. Bouwmeester, 2015. Strigolactones, a novel carotenoid-derived plant hormone. Annu. Rev. Plant Biol. 66: 161-186
    • Shang, Y., Ma, Y., Zhou, Y., Zhang, H., Duan, L., Chen, H., Zeng, J., Zhou, Q., Wang, S., Gu, W., Liu, M., Ren, J., Gu, X., Zhang, S., Wang, Y., Yasukawa, K., Bouwmeester, H.J., Qi, X., Zhang, Z., Lucas, W.J., Huang, S., 2014. Biosynthesis, regulation, and domestication of bitterness in cucumber. Science 346: 1084-1088
    • Zhang, Y., A.D.J van Dijk, A. Scaffidi, G.R. Flematti, M. Hofmann, T. Charnikhova, F. Verstappen, J. Hepworth, S. van der Krol, O. Leyser, S.M. Smith, B. Zwanenburg, S. Al-Babili, C. Ruyter-Spira and H.J. Bouwmeester, 2014. Rice cytochrome P450 MAX1 homologs catalyze distinct steps in strigolactone biosynthesis, Nature Chemical Biology 10: 1028–1033
    • Esmer Jongedijk, Katarina Cankar, Jorn Ranzijn, Sander van der Krol, Harro Bouwmeester and Jules Beekwilder, 2014. Capturing of the monoterpene olefin limonene produced in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Yeast DOI: 10.1002/yea.3038
    • Catarina Cardoso, Tatsiana Charnikhova, Kaori Yoneyama, Francel Verstapen, Muhammad Jamil, Pierre Marc Delaux, Guillaume Bécard, Carolien Ruyter-Spira, Koichi Yoneyama, Harro Bouwmeester. Differential stimulation of Striga hermonthica germination and arbuscular mycorrhiza hyphae branching by rice root exudates. PloS ONE 9: e104201
    • Houshyani, B., van der Krol, A.R., Bino, R.J., Bouwmeester, H.J., 2014. Assessment of pleiotropic transcriptome perturbations in Arabidopsis engineered for indirect insect defence. BMC Plant Biology 14: 170-181
    • Xiao, Y., Chen, Y., Charnikhova, T., Mulder, P.P.J., Heijmans, J., Hoogenboom, A., Agalou, A., Michel, C., Morel, J.-B., Dreni, L., Kater, M.M., Bouwmeester, H., Wang, M., Zhu, Z., Ouwerkerk, P.B.F., 2014. OsJAR1 is required for JA-regulated floret opening and anther dehiscence in rice. Plant Molecular Biology 86: 19-33
    • Natalia Carreno-Quintero, Anna Undas, Christian W.B. Bachem, Roland Mumm, Richard R.G.F. Visser, Harro H.J. Bouwmeester, Joost J.J.B. Keurentjes, 2014. Cross-platform comparative analyses of genetic variation in amino acid content in potato tubers. Metabolomics 6: 1239-1257
    • Bogdanović, M.D., Todorović, S.I., Banjanac, T., Dragićević, M.B., Verstappen, F.W.A., Bouwmeester, H.J., Simonović, A.D., 2014. Production of guaianolides in Agrobacterium rhizogenes - transformed chicory regenerants flowering in vitro. Industrial Crops and Products 60: 52-59.
    • Jamil, M., Charnikhova, T., Verstappen, F., Ali, Z., Wainwright, H., Bouwmeester, H.J., 2014. Effect of phosphate-based seed priming on strigolactone production and Striga hermonthica infection in cereals. Weed Research 54: 307-313.
    • Staniek, A., Bouwmeester, H., Fraser, P.D., Kayser, O., Martens, S., Tissier, A., van der Krol, S., Wessjohann, L., Warzecha, H., 2014. Natural products - learning chemistry from plants. Biotechnology Journal 9: 326-336
    • Cankar, K., Van Houwelingen, A., Goedbloed, M., Renirie, R., De Jong, R.M., Bouwmeester, H., Bosch, D., Sonke, T., Beekwilder, J. Valencene oxidase CYP706M1 from Alaska cedar (Callitropsis nootkatensis). FEBS Letters, 588: 1001-1007
    • Jamil, M., T. Charnikhova, T. Jamil, Z. Ali, N.E.M.A. Mohamed, T.V. Mourik and H.J. Bouwmeester, 2014. Influence of fertilizer microdosing on strigolactone production and Striga hermonthica parasitism in pearl millet. Int .J. Agric. Biol. 16: 935-940
    • Qing Liu, David Manzano, Nikola Tanić, Milica Pesic, Jasna Bankovic, Irini Pateraki, Lea Ricard, Albert  Ferrer, Ric de Vos, Sander van de Krol and Harro Bouwmeester, 2014. Elucidation and in planta reconstitution of the parthenolide biosynthetic pathway. Metabolic Engineering 23: 145-153
    • Vickers, C., M. Bongers, Liu Qing, T. Delatte and H.J. Bouwmeester, 2014. Metabolic engineering of volatile isoprenoids in plants and microbes, Plant, Cell & Environment 37: 1753-1775.
    • Miettinen, K., L. Dong, N. Navrot, V. Burlat, T. Schneider, J. Pollier, L. Woittiez, A. van der Krol, R. Lugan, T. Ilc, R. Verpoorte, K-M. Oksman-Caldentey, E. Martinoia, H. Bouwmeester, A. Goossens, J. Memelink and D. Werck-Reichhart, 2014. The secoiridoid pathway from Catharanthus roseus. Nature Communications 5: 3606.
    • Vasilev, N., Schmitz, C., Dong, L., Ritala, A., Imseng, N., Häkkinen, S.T., van der Krol, S., Eibl, R., Oksman-Caldentey, K.-M., Bouwmeester, H., Fischer, R., Schillberg, S., 2014. Comparison of plant-based expression platforms for the heterologous production of geraniol. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture, 117: 373-380.
    • Eljounaidi, K., Cankar, K., Comino, C., Moglia, A., Hehn, A., Bourgaud, F., Bouwmeester, H., Menin, B., Lanteri, S., Beekwilder, J., 2014. Cytochrome P450s from Cynara cardunculus L. CYP71AV9 and CYP71BL5, catalyze distinct hydroxylations in the sesquiterpene lactone biosynthetic pathway. Plant Science, 223, pp. 59-68.
    • Anneli Ritala, Lemeng Dong, Nicole Imseng, Tuulikki Seppänen-Laakso, Sander van der Krol, Heiko Rischer, Hannu Maaheimo, Arho Virkki, Johanna Brändli, Regine Eibl, Harro Bouwmeester and Kirsi-Marja Oksman-Caldentey, 2014. Evaluating tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L. cv. SR1) hairy roots  for the production of terpenoid indole alkaloids. Journal of Biotechnology 176: 20–28
    • Cardoso, C., Y. Zhang, M. Jamil, J. Hepworth, T. Charnikhova, S.O.N. Dimkpa, C. Reiff, M.H. Wright, J. Liu, X. Meng, Y. Wang, J. Li, S.R. McCouch, O. Leyser, A.H. Price, H.J. Bouwmeester* and C. Ruyter-Spira. 2013. Natural variation of rice strigolactone biosynthesis is associated with structural variation and the deletion of two MAX1 orthologs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA  111: 2379–2384
    • Liu, Q., Y. Zhang, R. Matusova, T. Charnikhova, M. Amini, M. Jamil, M. Fernandez-Aparicio, K. Huang, M.P. Timko, J.H. Westwood, C. Ruyter-Spira, S. van der Krol and H.J. Bouwmeester, 2013. Striga hermonthica MAX2 restores branching but not the Very Low Fluence Response in the Arabidopsis thaliana max2 mutant. New Phytologist 202: 531–541
    • Beekwilder, Jules; van Houwelingen, Adèle; Cankar, Katarina; van Dijk, AaltJan; de Jong, Rene; Stoopen, Geert; Bouwmeester, Harro; Achkar, Jihane; Sonke, Theo; Bosch, Dirk, 2014. Valencene synthase from the heartwood of Nootka cypress (Callitropsis nootkatensis) for biotechnological production of valencene. Plant Biotechnol J 12:174-82
    • Prota, N., Bouwmeester, H.J., Jongsma, M.A., 2014. Comparative antifeedant activities of polygodial and pyrethrins against whiteflies (Bemisia tabaci) and aphids (Myzus persicae). Pest Management Science 70: 682–688
    • Ginglinger, J.-F., Boachon, B., Höfer, R., Paetz, C., Köllner, T.G., Miesch, L., Lugan, R., Baltenweck, R., Mutterer, J., Ullmann, P., Beran, F., Claudel, P., Verstappen, F., Fischer, M.J.C., Karst, F., Bouwmeester, H., Miesch, M., Schneider, B., Gershenzon, J., Ehlting, J., Werck-Reichhart, D., 2013. Gene coexpression analysis reveals complex metabolism of the monoterpene alcohol linalool in Arabidopsis flowers. Plant Cell 25: 4640-4657.
    • Liu, J., Novero, M., Charnikhova, T., Ferrandino, A., Schubert, A., Ruyter-Spira, C., Bonfante, P., Lovisolo, C., Bouwmeester, H.J., Cardinale, F., 2013. Carotenoid cleavage dioxygenase 7 modulates plant growth, reproduction, senescence, and determinate nodulation in the model legume Lotus japonicus. Journal of Experimental Botany 64: 1967-1981
    • Bours R,van Zanten M, Schreuder M, Pierik R, Bouwmeester H, van der Krol A. (2013) Antiphase light and temperature cycles affect PHYB-controlled ethylene signaling, limiting leaf movement and growth of Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology 163: 882–895
    • Dong, L., K. Miettinen, M. Goedbloed, F.W. Verstappen, A. Voster, M.A. Jongsma, J. Memelink, A.R. Van der Krol, H.J. Bouwmeester, 2013. Characterization of two geraniol synthases from Valeriana officinalis and Lippia dulcis: similar activity but difference in subcellular localization. Metabolic engineering 20: 198-211
    • René Höfer, Lemeng Dong, François André, Jean-François Ginglinger, Raphael Lugan, Carole Gavira, Sebastien Grec, Gerhard Lang, Johan Memelink, Sander Van Der Krol, Harro Bouwmeester, Danièle Werck-Reichhart, 2013. Geraniol hydroxylase and hydroxygeraniol oxidase activities of the CYP76 family of cytochrome P450 enzymes and potential for engineering the early (seco)iridoid pathway. Metabolic Engineering 20: 221-232
    • Ramirez, A.M., Yang, T., Bouwmeester, H.J., Jongsma, M.A., 2013. A trichome-specific linoleate lipoxygenase expressed during pyrethrin biosynthesis in pyrethrum. Lipids 48, 1005-1015
    • Cheng Xi, C. Ruyter-Spira, H.J. Bouwmeester, 2013. The interaction between strigolactones and other plant hormones in the regulation of plant development. Frontiers in Plant Science 4, art 199
    • Ramirez, A.M., Saillard, N., Yang, T., Franssen, M.C.R., Bouwmeester, H.J., Jongsma, M.A., 2013. biosynthesis of sesquiterpene lactones in pyrethrum (Tanacetum cinerariifolium). PLoS ONE 8: e65030
    • Ökmen, B., Etalo, D.W., Joosten, M.H.A.J., Bouwmeester, H.J., de Vos, R.C.H., Collemare, J., De Wit, P.J.G.M., 2013. Detoxification of α-tomatine by Cladosporium fulvum is required for full virulence on tomato. New Phytologist 198: 1203-1214
    • Etalo, D.W., Stulemeijer, I.J.E., Peter van Esse, H., de Vos, R.C.H., Bouwmeester, H.J., Joosten, M.H.A.J., 2013. System-Wide hypersensitive response-associated transcriptome and metabolome reprogramming in tomato. Plant Physiology 162: 1599-1617
    • Zwanenburg, B., Nayak, S.K., Charnikhova, T.V., Bouwmeester, H.J., 2013. New strigolactone mimics: Structure-activity relationship and mode of action as germinating stimulants for parasitic weeds. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters 23: 5182-5186
    • Ting, H.-M., Wang, B., Rydén, A.-M., Woittiez, L., Van Herpen, T., Verstappen, F.W.A., Ruyter-Spira, C., Beekwilder, J., Bouwmeester, H.J., Van der Krol, A., 2013. The metabolite chemotype of Nicotiana benthamiana transiently expressing artemisinin biosynthetic pathway genes is a function of CYP71AV1 type and relative gene dosage. New Phytologist 199: 352-366
    • Niels O. Verhulst, Hans Beijleveld, Yu Tong Qiu, Chris Maliepaard, Stefan Schulz, Willem Verduyn, Geert W. Haasnoot, Frans H.J. Claas, Roland Mumm, Harro J. Bouwmeester, Willem Takken, Joop J.A. van Loon, Renate C. Smallegange, 2013. Relation between HLA genes, human skin volatiles and the attractiveness of humans to malaria mosquitoes. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 18: 87–93
    • Mohammad Majdi, Tatsiana Charnikhova and Harro Bouwmeester, 2013. Genetical, developmental and spatial factors influencing parthenolide and its precursor costunolide in feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium L. Schulz Bip.). Industrial Crops and Products, in press.
    • Kjaer, A., Francel Verstappen, Harro Bouwmeester, Elise Ivarsen, Xavier Fretté, Lars P. Christensen, Kai Grevsen, Martin Jensen, 2012. Artemisinin production and precursor ratio in full grown Artemisia annua L. plants subjected to external stress. Planta, in press DOI: 10.1007/s00425-012-1811-y
    • Kohlen W., Charnikhova T.V., Bours R., López-Ráez J.A., Bouwmeester H.J., 2012. Tomato strigolactones: a more detailed look. Plant, Signalling & Behavior 8:e22785
    • Carolien Ruyter-Spira, Salim Al-Babili, Sander van der Krol and Harro Bouwmeester, 2013. The biology of strigolactones. Trends in Plant Science 18: 72-83.
    • Nitsch L, Kohlen W, Oplaat C, Charnikhova T, Cristescu S, Michieli P, Wolters-Arts M, Bouwmeester H, Mariani C, Vriezen WH, Rieu I, 2012. ABA-deficiency results in reduced plant and fruit size in tomato. J Plant Physiol. 169:878-883
    • Ramirez, A.M., Stoopen, G., Menzel, T.R., Gols, R., Bouwmeester, H.J., Dicke, M., Jongsma, M.A., 2012. Bidirectional secretions from glandular trichomes of pyrethrum enable immunization of seedlings. The Plant Cell 24: 4252-4265.
    • Benyamin Houshyani, Maryam Assareh, Antoni Busquets, Albert Ferrer, Harro J Bouwmeester, Iris Kappers, 2012. Three-step pathway engineering results in more incidence rate and higher emission of nerolidol and improved attraction of Diadegma semiclausum. Metabolic Engineering 15: 88-97
    • Muhammad Jamil, Thomas Alexander Van Mourik, Tatsiana Charnikhova, Harro J. Bouwmeester, 2013. Effect of di-ammonium phosphate application on strigolactone production and Striga hermonthica infection in three sorghum cultivars. Weed Research 53, 121–130
    • Natalia Carreno-Quintero, Harro J. Bouwmeester and Joost J.B. Keurentjes, 2012. Genetic analysis of metabolome-phenotype interactions: from model to crop species. Trends in Genetics, in press
    • Zhang, S., Kohlen, W., Jiang, L., Bouwmeester, H.J., Meijer, A.H., Schluepmann, H., Liu, C.M. & Ouwerkerk, P.B.F. (2012). Function of the HD-Zip I gene Oshox22 in ABA-mediated drought and salt tolerances in rice. Plant Molecular Biology, 80(6), 571-581.
    • Takayama, K., Jansen, R.M.C., Henten, E.J. van, Verstappen, F.W.A., Bouwmeester, H.J. & Nishina, H. (2012). Emission index for evaluation of volatile organic compounds emitted from tomato plants in greenhouses. Biosystems Engineering, 113(2), 220-228.
    • Roumeliotis, E., Kloosterman, B.A., Oortwijn, M.E.P., Kohlen, W., Bouwmeester, H.J., Visser, R.G.F. & Bachem, C.W.B. (2012). The effects of auxin and strigolactones on tuber initiation and stolon architecture in potato. Journal of Experimental Botany, 12(63), 4539-4547.
    • Martine Kos, Benyamin Houshyani, Aart-Jan Overeem, Harro J Bouwmeester, Berhane TWeldegergis, Joop JA van Loon, Marcel Dicke and Louise EM Vet, 2012. Genetic engineering of plant volatile terpenoids: effects on a herbivore, a predator and a parasitoid. Pest Management Science 69: 302-311
    • Ralph Bours, Manickam Muthuraman, Harro Bouwmeester and Alexander van der Krol, 2012. OSCILLATOR: A system for analysis of diurnal leaf growth using infrared photography combined with wavelet transformation. Plant Methods 8: 29
    • Wouter Kohlen, Juan A. López Ráez, Tobia Pollina, Michiel Lammers, Peter Toth, Tatsiana Charnikhova, Ruud de Maagd, María J. Pozo, Harro Bouwmeester and Carolien Ruyter-Spira. The tomato CAROTENOID CLEAVAGE DIOXYGENASE8 (SlCCD8) is regulating rhizosphere signaling, plant architecture and reproductive development through strigolactone biosynthesis, 2012. New Phytologist 196: 535–547
    • Jeroen van Arkel, Rudy Vergauwen, Johanna Christina Hakkert, Robert Sévenier, André van Laere, Harro J Bouwmeester, Andries Jurriaan Koops, and Ingrid Maria Van der Meer, 2012. Sink filling, inulin metabolizing enzymes and carbohydrate status in field grown chicory (Cichorium intybus L.). J Plant Physiol., in press
    • Ruyter-Spira, C. and H. J. Bouwmeester, 2012. Strigolactones affect development in primitive plants. The missing link between plants and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi? New Phytologist 195: 730–733
    • Muhammad Jamil, Fred Kanampiu, Haron Karaya, Tatsiana Charnikhova, Harro Bouwmeester, 2012. Striga hermonthica parasitism in maize in response to soil fertility. Field Crops Research 134: 1-10
    • Menin, B., C. Comino, E. Portis, A. Moglia, K. Cankar, H.J. Bouwmeester, S. Lanteri, J. Beekwilder, 2012. Genetic mapping and characterization of globe artichoke (+)-germacrene A synthase, an enzyme involved in sesquiterpene lactone biosynthesis. Plant Science 190: 1-8
    • Van Arkel, J., R. Sévenier, J.C. Hakkert, H.J. Bouwmeester, A.J. Koops and I.M. van der Meer, 2012. Tailor-made fructan synthesis in plants: A review. Carbohydrate Polymers, in press
    • Adrian Alder, Muhammad Jamil, Mattia Marzorati, Martina Vermathen, Peter Bigler, Sandro Ghisla, Harro Bouwmeester, Peter Beyer & Salim Al-Babili, 2012. Two oxygenases convert 9-cis-β-carotene into a strigolactone-like compound. Science 335: 1348-1351
    • Tobias Kretzschmar, Wouter Kohlen, Joelle Sasse, Lorenzo Borghi, Markus Schlegel, Julien B. Bachelier, Didier Reinhardt, Ralph Bours, Harro J. Bouwmeester & Enrico Martinoia, 2012. A petunia ABC protein controls strigolactone dependent symbiotic signalling and branching. Nature 483: 341-346
    • Karen Kloth, Manus Thoen, Harro Bouwmeester, Maarten Jongsma and Marcel Dicke, 2012. Association mapping of plant resistance to insects. Trends in Plant Science 17: 311-319
    • Martine Kos, Benyamin Houshyani, Buddhi B. Achhami, Rafal Wietsma, Rieta Gols, Berhane T. Weldegergis, Patrick Kabouw, Harro J. Bouwmeester, Louise E. M. Vet, Marcel Dicke and Joop J. A. van Loon, 2012. Herbivore-mediated effects of glucosinolates on different natural enemies of a specialist aphid. J Chem Ecol 38:100–115
    • Natalia Carreno-Quintero, Animesh Acharjee, Chris Maliepaard, Christian W.B. Bachem, Roland Mumm, Harro Bouwmeester, Richard G.F. Visser, Joost J.B. Keurentjes, 2012. Untargeted metabolic quantitative trait loci (mQTL) analyses reveal a relationship between primary metabolism and potato tuber quality. Plant Physiol. 158: 1306-1318
    • Muhammad Jamil, Tatsiana Charnikhova, Benyamin Houshyani, Aad van Ast, Harro J. Bouwmeester, 2012. Strigolactones regulate tillering and Striga hermonthica infection in rice. Planta 235: 473-484
    • Benyamin Houshyani, Patrick Kabouw, Dorota Muth, Ric C. H. de Vos, Raoul J. Bino and Harro J. Bouwmeester, 2011. Characterization of the natural variation in Arabidopsis thaliana metabolome by the analysis of metabolic distance. Metabolomics 8: S131–S145
    • Niels O. Verhulst, Yu Tong Qiu, Hans Beijleveld, Chris Maliepaard, Dan Knights, Stefan Schulz, Donna Berg-Lyons, Christian L. Lauber, Willem Verduijn, Geert W. Haasnoot, Roland Mumm, Harro J. Bouwmeester, Frans H.J. Claas, Marcel Dicke, Joop J.A. van Loon, Willem Takken, Rob Knight, Renate C. Smallegange, 2011. Human skin microbiota affects attractiveness to malaria mosquitoes. Plos One 6 (12): e28991
    • J.H. Venema, J.T.M. Elzenga and H.J. Bouwmeester, 2011. Selection and breeding of robust rootstocks as a tool to improve nutrient-use efficiency and abiotic stress tolerance in tomato. Acta Horticulturae 915: 109-116
    • Liu W, Kohlen W, Lillo A, Op den Camp R, Ivanov S, Hartog M, Limpens E, Jamil M, Smaczniak C, Kaufmann K, Yang WC, Hooiveld GJ, Charnikhova T, Bouwmeester HJ, Bisseling T, Geurts R. 2011. Strigolactone biosynthesis requires the symbiotic gras-type transcription factors NSP1 and NSP2. Plant Cell 23(10): 3853-3865.
    • Wouter Kohlen, Carolien Ruyter-Spira and Harro J Bouwmeester, 2011. Strigolactones. A new musician in the orchestra of plant hormones. Botany 89: 827–840
    • Muhammad Jamil, Jonne Rodenburg, Tatsiana Charnikhova and Harro J. Bouwmeester, 2011. Pre-attachment Striga hermonthica resistance of NERICA cultivars based on low strigolactone production. New Phytologist 192: 964–975
    • Qing Liu, Mohammad Majdi, Katarina Cankar, Miriam Goedbloed, Tatsiana Charnikhova, Francel W.A. Verstappen, Ric C.H. de Vos, Jules Beekwilder, Sander van der Krol, Harro J. Bouwmeester, 2011. Reconstitution of the costunolide biosynthesis pathway in yeast and Nicotiana benthamiana. PloS One 6, e23255
    • Mohammad Majdi, Qing Liu, Ghasem Karimzadeh, Mohammad Ali Malboobi, Jules Beekwilder, Katarina Cankar, de Vos Ric, Sladjana  Todorovic, Ana  Simonovic, Harro  Bouwmeester, 2011. Biosynthesis and Localization of Parthenolide in Glandular Trichomes of Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium L. Schulz Bip.). Phytochemistry 72: 1739-1750
    • Jansen RMC, Wildt J, Kappers IF, Bouwmeester HJ, Hofstee JW, van Henten EJ (2011) Detection of diseased plants by analysis of volatile organic compound emission. Annual Review of Phytopathology 49: 157-174
    • Ting Yang, Geert Stoopen, Nasser Yalpani, Jacques Vervoort, Ric de Vos, Alessandra Voster, Francel W. A. Verstappen, Harro J. Bouwmeester, Maarten A. Jongsma. Metabolic engineering of geranic acid in maize to achieve fungal resistance is compromised by novel glycosylation patterns. Metabolic Engineering 13: 414-425
    • M Jamil, T Charnikhova, C Cardoso, T Jamil, F Verstappen, H Bouwmeester, Quantification of the relationship between strigolactones and Striga hermonthica in rice under varying levels of nitrogen and phosphorus. Weed Research 51: 373–385
    • Juan A. López-Ráez, Harro Bouwmeester and Maria J. Pozo, 2011. Communication in the rhizosphere, a target for pest management. Sustainable Agriculture Reviews 8, in press.
    • Iris F. Kappers, Hans Hoogerbrugge, Harro J. Bouwmeester, Marcel Dicke, 2011. Variation in herbivory-induced volatiles among cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) varieties has consequences for the attraction of natural enemies. J Chem Ecol 37, 150-160
    • Carolien Ruyter-Spira, Wouter Kohlen, Tatsiana Charnikhova, Arjan van Zeijl, Laura van Bezouwen, Norbert de Ruijter, Catarina Cardoso, Juan Antonio Lopez-Raez, Radoslava Matusova, Ralph Bours, Francel Verstappen, Harro Bouwmeester, 2011. Physiological effects of the synthetic strigolactone analog GR24 on root system architecture in Arabidopsis: Another below-ground role for strigolactones? Plant Physiology 155: 721–734
    • Wouter Kohlen, Tatsiana Charnikhova, Liu Qing, Ralph Bours, Malgorzata Domagalska, Sebastien Beguerie, Francel Verstappen, Ottoline Leyser, Harro Bouwmeester, Carolien Ruyter-Spira, 2011. Strigolactones are transported in the xylem and play a key role in shoot architectural response to phosphate deficiency in non-AM host Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Physiology 155: 974–987
    • C. Cardoso, C Ruyter-Spira, HJ Bouwmeester, 2011. Strigolactone and root infestation by parasitic plants. J Plant Sci 180: 414–420
    • Katarina Cankar, Adèle van Houwelingen, Dirk J Bosch, Theo Sonke, Harro Bouwmeester and Jules Beekwilder, 2011. A chicory cytochrome P450 mono-oxygenase CYP71AV8 for the oxidation of (+)-valencene. FEBS Letters 585: 178-182
    • Juan A. López-Ráez, Tatsiana Charnikhova, Ivan Fernández, Harro Bouwmeester and Maria J. Pozo, 2011. Arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis decreases strigolactone production in tomato. Journal of Plant Physiology 168(3): 294-297
    • Teun WJM van Herpen, Katarina Cankar, Marilise Nogueira, Dirk Bosch, Harro J. Bouwmeester, Jules Beekwilder, 2010. Nicotiana benthamiana as a production platform for artemisinin precursors. PloS One 5(12): 1-11
    • Muhammad Jamil, Tatsiana Charnikhova, Francel Verstappen, Harro Bouwmeester, 2010. Carotenoid inhibitors reduce strigolactones production and Striga hermonthica infection in rice. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 504: 123–131
    • Roel Jansen, Harro Bouwmeester and Eldert van Henten, 2010. Automated signal processing applied to volatile based inspection of greenhouse crops. Sensors 10: 7122-7133.
    • Anna-Margareta Rydén, Carolien Ruyter-Spira, Ralph Litjens, Shunji Takahashi,  Wim Quax, Hiroyuki Osada, Harro Bouwmeester and Oliver Kayser, 2010. Molecular cloning and characterization of a broad substrate terpenopid oxidoreductase from Artemisia annua. Plant and Cell Physiology 51: 1219-1228
    • Tjeerd A.L. Snoeren, Iris F. Kappers, Colette Broekgaarden, Roland Mumm, Marcel Dicke and Harro J. Bouwmeester, 2010. Natural Variation in Herbivore-Induced Volatiles in Arabidopsis thaliana. J Exp Bot 61: 3041-3056
    • Anna-Margareta Rydén, Carolien Ruyter-Spira, Wim Quax, Hiroyuki Osada, Toshiya Muranaka,  Oliver Kayser and Harro Bouwmeester, 2010. The molecular cloning of dihydroartemisinic aldehyde reductase and its implication in artemisinin biosynthesis in Artemisia annua. Planta Medica 76: 1778–1783
    • Juan A. López-Ráez, Wouter Kohlen, Tatsiana Charnikhova, Patrick Mulder, Anna Undas, Martin J. Sergeant, Francel Verstappen, Timothy D. H. Bugg, Andrew J. Thompson, Carolien Ruyter-Spira, Harro Bouwmeester, 2010. Does ABA affect strigolactone biosynthesis? New Phytologist 187: 343-354.
    • Iris F. Kappers, Francel W.A. Verstappen, Ludo L.P. Luckerhoff, Harro J. Bouwmeester and Marcel Dicke, 2010. Genetic variation in jasmonic acid- and spider mite-induced plant volatile emission of cucumber accessions and attraction of the predator Phytoseiulus persimilis. J Chem Ecol 36: 500–512
    • Laothawornkitkul, J., Roel Jansen, Hans M. Smid, Harro Bouwmeester, Joachim Muller & Ariena H. C. van Bruggen, 2010. Volatile organic compounds as a diagnostic marker of late blight infected potato plants: a pilot study. Crop protection 29: 872-878
    • R.M.C. Jansen, J.W. Hofstee, F.W.A. Verstappen, H.J. Bouwmeester, M.A. Posthumus, E.J. van Henten, 2010. Health monitoring of plants by their emitted volatiles: temporary increase in the concentration of methyl salicylate after pathogen inoculation of tomato plants (Lycopersicum esculentum) at greenhouse scale. Acta Horticulturae, in press
    • Jansen et al., 2010. Health monitoring of plants by their emitted volatiles: A model to predict the effect of Botrytis cinerea on the concentration of volatiles in a large-scale greenhouse. Biosystems Engineering 106: 37–47
    • Niels O. Verhulst, Hans Beijleveld, Bart G.J. Knols, Willem Takken, Gosse Schraa, Harro J. Bouwmeester, Renate C. Smallegange, 2009. Cultured skin microbiota attract malaria mosquitoes. Malaria Journal 8: 302
    • Jonathan T. Vogel, Michael H. Walter, Patrick Giavalisc, Anna Lytovchenk, Wouter Kohlen, Tatsiana Charnikhova, Andrew J. Simkin, Charles Goulet, Harro J. Bouwmeester, Alisdair R. Fernie and Harry J. Klee, 2010. SlCCD7 controls strigolactone biosynthesis, shoot branching and mycorrhiza-induced apocarotenoid formation in tomato. The Plant Journal 61: 300-311
    • Westwood, J. and H. Bouwmeester, 2009. Parasitic plants tap into the main stream. New Phytologist 184: 284-287.
    • Jansen RMC, Hofstee JW, Wildt J, Verstappen FWA, Bouwmeester HJ, van Henten EJ., 2009. Induced plant volatiles allow sensitive monitoring of plant health status in greenhouses. Plant Signaling & Behavior 4: 1-6.
    • Jingyuan Fu, Joost J B Keurentjes, Harro Bouwmeester, Twan America, Francel WA Verstappen, Jane L Ward, Michael H Beale, Ric C H de Vos, Martijn Dijkstra, Richard A Scheltema, Frank Johannes, Maarten Koornneef, Dick Vreugdenhil, Rainer Breitling & Ritsert C Jansen, 2009. System-wide molecular evidence for phenotypic buffering in Arabidopsis. Nature Genetics 41: 166-167
    • R.M.C. Jansen, J.W. Hofstee, J. Wildt, F.W.A. Verstappen, H.J. Bouwmeester, M.A. Posthumus, E.J. van Henten, 2009. Health monitoring of plants by their emitted volatiles: trichome damage and cell membrane damage is detectable at greenhouse scale. Annals of Applied Biology 154: 441–452
    • Jules Beekwilder, Ingrid M. van der Meer, Ana Simic, Jan Uitdewilligen, Jeroen van Arkel, Ric C.H. de Vos, Harry Jonker, Francel W.A. Verstappen, Harro J. Bouwmeester, Ole Sibbesen, Ingmar Qvist, Jørn D. Mikkelsen and Robert D. Hall. Metabolism of carotenoids and apocarotenoids during ripening of fruit.  BioFactors 34, 57–66 57
    • Juan A. López-Ráez, Radoslava Matusova, Catarina Cardoso, Muhammad Jamil, Tatsiana Charnikhova, Wouter Kohlen, Carolien Ruyter-Spira, Francel Verstappen, Harro Bouwmeester, 2008. Strigolactones: ecological significance and use as a target for parasitic plant control. Pesticide Management Science 64, 471-477
    • Victoria Gomez-Roldan, Soraya Fermas, Philip B. Brewer, Virginie Puech-Pagès, Elizabeth A. Dun, Jean-Paul Pillot, Fabien Letisse, Radoslava Matusova, Saida Danoun, Jean-Charles Portais, Harro Bouwmeester, Guillaume Bécard, Christine A. Beveridge, Catherine Rameau and Soizic F. Rochange, 2008. Strigolactone inhibition of shoot branching. Nature 455, 189-195
    • Zhongkui Sun, Joachim Hans, Michael H. Walter, Radoslava Matusova, Jules Beekwilder, Francel W.A. Verstappen, Zhao Ming, Esther van Echtelt, Dieter Strack, Ton Bisseling, Harro J. Bouwmeester, 2008. Cloning and characterisation of a maize carotenoid cleavage dioxygenase (ZmCCD1) and its involvement in the biosynthesis of apocarotenoids with various roles in mutualistic and parasitic interactions. Planta 228: 789-801
    • López-Ráez, J. A. and H.J. Bouwmeester, 2008. Fine-tuning regulation of strigolactone biosynthesis under phosphate starvation. Plant Signaling & Behavior 3:12: 1-3
    • Radoslava Trifonova, Joeke Postma, Francel Verstappen, Harro Bouwmeester, Jan Ketelaars and Jan-Dirk van Elsas. Removal of phytotoxic compounds from torrefied grass fibre by selected microorganisms. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 66: 158-166
    • Rani K., B. Zwanenburg,  Y. Sugimoto, K. Yoneyama and H.J. Bouwmeester, 2008. Biosynthetic considerations could assist the structure elucidation of host plant produced rhizosphere signalling compounds (strigolactones) for arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and parasitic plants. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 46: 617-626
    • Jansen, R.M.C., Hofstee, J.W., Verstappen, F., Bouwmeester, H.J., Posthumus, M.A., van Henten, E.J., 2008b. A method to detect baseline emission and plant damage induced emission in a greenhouse. Acta Horticulturae 801: 1415-1422.
    • Juan Antonio López-Ráez, Tatsiana Charnikhova, Victoria Gómez-Roldán, Radoslava Matusova, Wouter Kohlen, Ric de Vos, Francel Verstappen, Virginie Puech-Pages, Guillaume Bécard, Patrick Mulder, Harro Bouwmeester, 2008. Tomato strigolactones are derived from carotenoids and their biosynthesis is promoted by phosphate starvation, New Phytologist 178, 863-874.
    • Lommen, W.J.M., H.J. Bouwmeester, E. Schenk, F.W.A. Verstappen, S. Elzinga, 2008. Modelling processes determining and limiting the production of secondary metabolites during crop growth: the example of the antimalarial artemisinin produced in Artemisia annua. Proc. XXVII IHC – Plants as Fopod and Medicine, G. Gardner and L.E. Craker, Eds. Acta Horticulturae 765: 87-94
    • W. J. M. Lommen, S. Elzinga, H. J. Bouwmeester and F. W. A. Verstappen, 2007. Artemisinin and sesquiterpene precursors in dead and green leaves of Artemisia annua L. crops. Planta Medica 73(10) 1133 – 1139
    • Dueck, T.A., Ries de Visser, Hendrik Poorter, Stefan Persijn, Antonie Gorissen, Willem de Visser, Ad Schapendonk, Jan Verhagen, Jan Snel, Frans J.M. Harren, Anthony K.Y. Ngai, Francel Verstappen, Harro Bouwmeester, Laurentius A.C.J. Voesenek, Adrie van der Werf, 2007. No evidence for aerobic methane emission by terrestrial plants: A stable isotope approach. New Phytologist 175: 29-35
    • Bouwmeester, H.J., Chr. Roux,  J.A. Lopez-Raez and G. Bécard, 2007. Rhizosphere communication of plants, parasitic plants and AM fungi. Trends in Plant Science 12: 224-230
    • Lendzemo V.W., Kuyper Th.W., Matusova R., Bouwmeester H.J., van Ast, A., 2007. Colonization by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi of sorghum leads to reduced germination and subsequent attachment and emergence of Striga hermonthica. Plant Signalling & Behaviour 2(1): 58-62
    • Hernández, I., D. Molenaar, J. Beekwilder, H. Bouwmeester and J.E.T. van Hylckama Vlieg, 2007. Expression of plant flavour genes in L. lactis. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 73: 1455
    • Bouwmeester, H.J., 2006. Engineering the essence of plants. Nature Biotechnology 24(11): 1359-1361
    • Thelen, J., J. Harbinson, R. Jansen, G. van Straten , M.A. Posthumus , E.J. Woltering and H.J. Bouwmeester, 2006. The sesquiterpene α-copaene is induced in tomato leaves infected by Botrytis cinerea. Journal of Plant Interactions 1(3): 163 – 170
    • Ament, K., C.C. van Schie, H.J. Bouwmeester, M.A. Haring and R.C. Schuurink, 2006. Induction of a leaf specific geranylgeranyl pyrophosphate synthase and emission of (E,E)-4,8,12-trimethyltrideca-1,3,7,11-tetraene in tomato are dependent on both jasmonic acid and salicylic acid signaling pathways. Planta 224(5): 1197-1208
    • Aharoni, A.,  Maarten A. Jongsma, Tok-Yong Kim, Man-Bok Ri, Ashok P. Giri, Francel W.A. Verstappen, Wilfried Schwab and Harro J. Bouwmeester, 2006. Metabolic engineering of terpenoid biosynthesis in plants, Phytochemistry Reviews 5(1): 49-58
    • Bertea, C.M., A. Voster, F.W.A. Verstappen, M. Maffei, J. Beekwilder, H.J. Bouwmeester, 2006. Isoprenoid biosynthesis in Artemisia annua: cloning and heterologous expression of a germacrene A synthase from a glandular trichome cDNA library. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 448: 3-12
    • Lommen, W., E. Schenk, F.W.A. Verstappen and H.J. Bouwmeester, 2006. Trichome dynamics and artemisinin accumulation during development and senescence of Artemisia annua L. leaves. Planta Medica 72: 336-345
    • Aharoni, A., M.A. Jongsma and H.J. Bouwmeester, 2005. Volatile science? Engineering of terpenoid biosynthesis in plants. Trends in Plant Science 10, 594-602
    • Aharoni, A., F.W.A. Verstappen, H.J. Bouwmeester and J. Beekwilder, 2005. Fruit flavor formation in wild and cultivated strawberry. Acta Horticulturae 682, 233-236
    • Matusova, R., K. Rani, F.W. A. Verstappen, M.C. R. Franssen, M.H. Beale and H.J. Bouwmeester, 2005. The strigolactone germination stimulants of the plant-parasitic Striga and Orobanche spp are derived from the carotenoid pathway. Plant Physiology 139, 920-934
    • Kappers, I.F., Asaph Aharoni, Teun W.J.M. van Herpen, Ludo L.P. Lückerhoff, Marcel Dicke and Harro J. Bouwmeester, 2005. Genetic engineering of terpenoid metabolism attracts bodyguards to Arabidopsis. Science 309: 2070-2072
    • Bertea, C.M., J. R. Freije, H. van der Woude, F. W. A. Verstappen, L. Perk, V. Marquez, J-W De Kraker, M. A. Posthumus, B. J. M. Jansen, Ae. de Groot, M. C. R. Franssen and H. J. Bouwmeester, 2005. Identification of intermediates and enzymes involved in the early steps of artemisinin biosynthesis in Artemisia annua L. Planta Medica 71: 40-47
    • Matusova, R., T. van Mourik and H.J. Bouwmeester, 2004. Changes in the sensitivity of parasitic weed seeds to germination stimulants. Seed Science Research 14: 335-344
    • Prosser, I., I.G. Altug, M.J. Lewis, A.L. Philips, W.A. König, H.J. Bouwmeester and M.H. Beale, 2004. Enantiospecific (+)- and (-)-germacrene D synthases, cloned from goldenrod, reveal a functionally active variant of the universal isoprenoid-biosynthesis aspartate-rich motif. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 432: 136-144
    • Aharoni, A., A.P. Giri, F.W.A. Verstappen, C. Bertea, R. Sevenier, S. Zhongkui, M.A. Jongsma, W. Schwab and H.J. Bouwmeester, 2004. Gain and loss of fruit flavor compounds produced by wild and cultivated strawberry species. The Plant Cell 16: 3110-3131
    • Mercke, P., I.F. Kappers, F.W.A Verstappen, O. Vorst, M. Dicke and H.J. Bouwmeester, 2004. Combined transcriptome and metabolome analysis reveals genes involved in spider mite induced volatile formation in cucumber plants. Plant Physiol. 135: 2012-2024
    • Beekwilder, J. M. Alvarez-Huerta, E. Neef, F.W.A. Verstappen, H.J. Bouwmeester, A. Aharoni, 2004. Functional characterization of enzymes forming volatile esters from strawberry and banana. Plant Physiology 135: 1865-1878
    • Lücker, J, Schwab, W, Franssen, MCR, Van der Plas, L, Bouwmeester, HJ, Verhoeven, HA, 2004. Metabolic engineering of monoterpene biosynthesis. 2-step production of (+)-trans-iso-piperitenol by tobacco. Plant Journal 39: 135-145
    • Lücker, J., Schwab, W., van Hautum, B., Blaas, J., van der Plas, L.H.W., Bouwmeester H.J., Verhoeven, H.A., 2004. Increased and altered fragrance of tobacco plants after metabolic engineering using three monoterpene synthases from lemon. Plant Physiology 134: 510-519
    • Aharoni, A., A.P. Giri, S. Deuerlein, F. Griepink, W-J. de Kogel, F.W.A. Verstappen, H.A. Verhoeven, M.A. Jongsma, W. Schwab and H.J. Bouwmeester, 2003. Terpenoid metabolism in wild-type and transgenic Arabidopsis plants. The Plant Cell 15: 2866-2884
    • El Tamer, M.K., M. Smeets, N. Holthuysen, J. Lücker, A. Tang, J. Roozen, H.J. Bouwmeester and A.G.J Voragen, 2003. The influence of monoterpene synthase transformation on the odour of tobacco. Journal of Biotechnology 106, 15-21
    • Bouwmeester, H.J., R. Matusova, Sun Zhongkui and M.H. Beale, 2003. Secondary metabolite signalling in host-parasitic plant interactions. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 6: 358-364
    • Duetz, W.A., H. Bouwmeester, J.B. van Beilen and B. Witholt, 2003. Biotransformation of limonene by bacteria, fungi, yeasts and plants. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 61: 269-277
    • El Tamer, M.K., J. Lücker, D. Bosch, H.A. Verhoeven, F.W.A Verstappen, W. Schwab, A.J. van Tunen, A.G.J. Voragen, R.A. de Maagd & H.J. Bouwmeester, 2003. Domain swapping of Citrus limon monoterpene synthases: Impact on enzymatic activity and product specificity. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 411: 196-203
    • M.C.R. Franssen, J.-W. de Kraker, M. Schurink, H.J. Bouwmeester and Ae. de Groot, 2003. Biosynthesis of sesquiterpene lactones in chicory and application of the enzymes involved. Chemicke Listy 97: 511-512.
    • de Kraker, JW, Schurink, M, Franssen, MCR, de Groot, Ae, Bouwmeester, HJ, 2003. Hydroxylation of sesquiterpenes by enzymes from chicory (Cichorium intybus L.) roots.Tetrahedron 59: 409-418
    • Balkema-Boomstra, A.G., S. Zijlstra, F.W.A. Verstappen, H. Inggamer, P.E. Mercke, M.A. Jongsma and H.J. Bouwmeester, 2003. Role of cucurbitacin C in resistance to spidermite (Tetranychus urticae) in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.). Journal of Chemical Ecology 29: 225-235
    • Lücker, J., M.K. El-Tamer, W. Schwab, F.W.A. Verstappen, L.H.W. van der Plas, H.J. Bouwmeester and H.A. Verhoeven, 2002. Monoterpene biosynthesis in lemon (Citrus limon): cDNA isolation and functional analysis of four monoterpene synthases. European Journal of Biochemistry 269: 3160-3171
    • De Kraker, J.-W., M.C.R. Franssen, M. Joerink, Ae. de Groot and H.J. Bouwmeester, 2002. Biosynthesis of costunolide, dihydrocostunolide and leucodin. Demonstration of cytochrome P450 catalyzed formation of the lactone ring present in sesquiterpene lactones of chicory. Plant Physiology 129: 257-268
    • Bouwmeester, H.J., J. Kodde, F.W.A. Verstappen, I.G. Altug, J-W. de Kraker and E.T. Wallaart, 2002. Isolation and characterization of two germacrene A synthase genes from chicory (Cichorium intybus L). Plant Physiology 129: 134-144
    • Lücker, J., W. Schwab, J. Blaas, L.H. van der Plas, H.J. Bouwmeester and H.A. Verhoeven, 2001. Expression of Clarkia S-linalool synthase in transgenic petunia plants results in the accumulation of S-linalyl-ß-D-glycopyranoside. The Plant Journal 27: 315-324
    • De Kraker, J.-W., M.C.R. Franssen, A. de Groot, H.J. Bouwmeester, 2001. Isolation of germacrenes from fresh costus roots. Phytochemistry 58: 481-487
    • Vleeshouwers, L.M. and H.J. Bouwmeester, 2001. A simulation model for seasonal changes in dormancy and germination of weed seeds. Seed Science Research 11: 77-92
    • De Kraker, J.-W., M.C.R. Franssen, M.C.F. Dalm, A. de Groot, and H.J. Bouwmeester, 2001 Biosynthesis of germacrene A carboxylic acid in chicory roots. Demonstration of a cytochrome P450 (+)-germacrene A hydroxylase and NADP+-dependent sesquiterpenoid dehydrogenase(s) involved in sesquiterpene lactone biosynthesis. Plant Physiology 125: 1930-1940
    • Wallaart, T.E., H.J. Bouwmeester, J. Hille, L. Poppinga and N.C.A. Maijers, 2001. Amorpha-4,11-diene synthase: cloning and functional expression of a key enzyme in the biosynthetic pathway of the novel antimalarial drug artemisinin. Planta 212(3): 460-465.
    • Mercke, P., M. Bengtsson, H.J. Bouwmeester, M.A. Posthumus and P.E. Brodelius, 2000. Molecular cloning, expression, and characterization of amorpha-4,11-diene synthase, a key enzyme of artemisinin biosynthesis in Artemisia annua L. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 381(2): 173-180
    • Weissbecker, B., J.J.A. van Loon, M.A. Posthumus, H.J. Bouwmeester and M. Dicke, 2000. Identification of volatile potato sesquiterpenoids and their olfactory detection by the twospotted stinkbug Perillus bioculatus. Journal of Chemical Ecology 26(6): 1433-1445.
    • Aharoni, A., L.C.P. Keizer, H.J. Bouwmeester, Zhongkui Sun, M. Alvarez-Huerta, H.A. Verhoeven, J. Blaas, A.M.M.L. van Houwelingen, R.C.H. de Vos, H. van der Voet, R.C. Jansen, M. Guis, R.W. Davis, M. Schena, A.J. van Tunen and A.P. O’Connell, 2000. Identification of the SAAT gene involved in strawberry flavor biogenesis by using DNA microarrays. The Plant Cell 12: 1-16.
    • Bouwmeester, H.J., F.W.A. Verstappen, M.A. Posthumus and M. Dicke, 1999. Spider mite-induced (3S)-(E)-nerolidol synthase activity in cucumber and Lima bean. The first dedicated step in acyclic C11-homoterpene biosynthesis. Plant Physiology 121: 173-180.
    • Bouwmeester, H.J., T.E. Wallaart, M.H.A. Janssen, B. van Loo, B.J.M. Jansen, M.A. Posthumus, C.O. Schmidt, J-W. de Kraker, W.A. König and M.C.R. Franssen, 1999. Partial purification and characterization of amorpha-4,11-diene synthase. The sesquiterpene synthase catalyzing the first probable step in the biosynthesis of artemisinin. Phytochemistry 52: 843-854.
    • De Kraker, J-W., H.J. Bouwmeester, M.C.R. Franssen and Ae. De Groot, 1999. (+)-Germacrene A synthesis in chicory (Cichorium intybus L.); the first step in sesquiterpene lactone biosynthesis. Acta Botanica Gallica 146(1): 111-115.
    • Schmidt, C.O., H. J. Bouwmeester, N. Bülow, W. A. König, 1999b. Isolation, characterization and mechanistic studies of (-)-a-gurjunene synthase from Solidago canadensis. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 364(2): 167-177.
    • Schmidt, C.O., H.J. Bouwmeester, S. Franke and W.A. König, 1999a. Mechanisms of the biosynthesis of sesquiterpene enantiomers (+)- and (-)-germacrene D in Solidago canadensis. Chirality 11: 353-362.
    • Bouwmeester, H.J., M.C.J.M. Konings, J. Gershenzon, F. Karp and R. Croteau, 1999. Cytochrome P-450 dependent (+)‑limonene hydroxylation in fruits of caraway (Carum carvi L.). Phytochemistry 50: 243-248.
    • Helsper, J.P.F.G., J.A. Davies, H.J. Bouwmeester and M.H. van Kampen, 1998. Circadian rhythmicity in emission of volatile compounds by flowers of Rosa hybrida, cv ‘Honesty’. Planta 207: 88-95.
    • Kraker, J.W. de, M. C. R. Franssen, Ae. de Groot, W.A. König and H.J. Bouwmeester, 1998. (+)-Germacrene A biosynthesis. The committed step in the biosynthesis of bitter sesquiterpene lactones in chicory, Plant Physiology 117: 1381-1392.
    • Bouwmeester, H.J., J. Gershenzon, M.C.J.M. Konings and R. Croteau, 1998. Biosynthesis of limonene and carvone in fruits of caraway (Carum carvi L.). I. Developmental changes in the activities of three monoterpenoid biosynthetic enzymes. Plant Physiology, 117: 901-912.
    • Schmidt, C.O., H.J. Bouwmeester, J.-W. de Kraker & W.A. König, 1998. Biosynthesis of (+)- and (-)-germacrene D in Solidago canadensis: Isolation and characterization of two enantioselective germacrene D synthases. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 37: 1400-1402.
    • Wander, J.G.N. and H.J. Bouwmeester, 1998. Effects of nitrogen fertilization on dill (Anethum graveolens L.) seed and carvone production. Industrial Crops and Products 7 (2/3): 211-216.
    • Bouwmeester, H.J. & C.M. Karssen, 1996. The seed bank in the soil, that great unknown in rare plant population studies. Bocconea 5:159-170.
    • Bouwmeester, H.J., J.A.R. Davies & H. Toxopeus, 1995. Enantiomeric composition of carvone, limonene and carveols in seeds of dill, and annual and biennial caraway varieties. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 43: 3057-3064.
    • Vleeshouwers, L.M., H.J. Bouwmeester & C.M. Karssen, 1995. Seed dormancy: an attempt to integrate physiology and ecology. Journal of Ecology 83: 1031-1037 .
    • Bouwmeester, H.J., J.A.R. Davies, H.G. Smid & R.S.A. Welten, 1995. Physiological limitations to carvone yield in caraway (Carum carvi L.). Industrial Crops and Products 4: 39-51.
    • Bouwmeester, H.J., H. Smid & E. Loman, 1995. Seed yield in caraway (Carum carvi L.). 2. Role of assimilate availability. Journal of Agricultural Science (Cambridge) 124: 245-251.
    • Bouwmeester, H.J. & H. Smid, 1995. Seed yield in caraway (Carum carvi L.). 1. Role of polination. Journal of Agricultural Science (Cambridge) 124: 235-244.
    • Bouwmeester, H.J., L. Derks, J.J. Keizer & C.M. Karssen, 1994. Effects of endogenous nitrate content of Sisymbrium officinale seeds on germination and dormancy. Acta Botanica Neerlandica 43: 39-50.
    • Toxopeus, H. & H.J. Bouwmeester, 1993. Improvement of caraway essential oil and carvone production in The Netherlands. Industrial Crops and Products 1: 295-301.
    • Bouwmeester, H.J. & C.M. Karssen, 1993. Seasonal periodicity in germination of seeds of Chenopodium album L. Annals of Botany 72: 463-473.
    • Bouwmeester, H.J. & A.-M. Kuijpers, 1993. Relationship between assimilate supply and essential-oil accumulation in annual and biennial caraway (Carum carvi L.). Journal of Essential Oil Research 5: 143-152.
    • Bouwmeester, H.J. & C.M. Karssen, 1993. Annual changes in dormancy and germination in seeds of Sisymbrium officinale (L.) Scop. New Phytologist 124: 179-191.
    • Bouwmeester, H.J. & C.M. Karssen, 1993. The effect of environmental conditions on the annual dormancy pattern of seeds of Spergula arvensis L. Canadian Journal of Botany 71: 64-73.
    • Bouwmeester, H.J. & C.M. Karssen, 1992. The dual role of temperature in the regulation of the seasonal changes in dormancy and germination of seeds of Polygonum persicaria L.. Oecologia 90: 88-94.
    • Vreugdenhil, D. & H.J. Bouwmeester, 1989. Effects of ethylene on tuberization in radish (Raphanus sativus). Plant Growth Regulation 8, 21-30.
    • Bouwmeester, H.J. & C.M. Karssen, 1989. Environmental factors influencing the expression of dormancy patterns in weed seeds. Annals of Botany 63: 113-120.
    • Dijkstra, J., L. Bos, H.J. Bouwmeester, Tutung Hadiastono & H. Lohuis, 1987. Identification of blackeye cowpea mosaic virus from germplasm of yard-long bean and from soybean, and the relationship between blackeye cowpea mosaic virus and cowpea aphid-borne mosaic virus. Netherlands Journal of Plant Pathology 93, 115-133.
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