Arsalan Daudi
  • University of California
  • Plant Science


Ph.D. in Molecular Plant Biology, Rothamsted Research (Partnership with Monsanto and University of East Anglia), UK, 2007

Current position

Arsalan is an Executive Editor at Bio-protocol. Previously, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Plant Pathology Department at the University of California, Davis. His research background is in plant-microbe interactions, plant molecular biology, microbiology and genetics.


  1. Bahar, O., Mordukhovich, G., Luu, D. D., Schwessinger, B., Daudi, A., Jehle, A. K., Felix, G. and Ronald, P. C. (2016). Bacterial outer membrane vesicles induce plant immune responses. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 29(5): 374-384.   
  2. Pruitt, R. N., Schwessinger, B., Joe, A., Thomas, N., Liu, F., Albert, M.,  Robinson, M. R., Chan, L. J. G., Luu, D. D., Chen, H.,  Bahar, O., Daudi, A., Vleesschauwer, D. D., Caddell, D., Zhang, W., Zhao, X., Li, X., Heazlewood, J. L., Ruan, D., Majumder, D., Chern, M., Kalbacher, H., Midha, S., Patil, P. B., Sonti, R. V., Petzold, C. J., Liu, C. C., Brodbelt, J. S., Felix, G. and Ronald, P. C. (2015). The rice immune receptor XA21 recognizes a tyrosine-sulfated protein from a Gram-negative bacterium. Science Advances 1(6): e1500245.
  3. Schwessinger, B., Bahar, O., Thomas, N., Holton, N., Nekrasov, V., Ruan, D., Canlas, P. E., Daudi, A., Petzold, C. J., Singan, V. R., Kuo, R., Chovatia, M., Daum, C., Heazlewood, J. L., Zipfel, C. and Ronald, P. C. (2015). Transgenic expression of the dicotyledonous pattern recognition receptor EFR in rice leads to ligand-dependent activation of defense responses. PLoS Pathog 11(3): e1004809.   
  4. Mammarella, N. D., Cheng, Z., Fu, Z. Q., Daudi, A., Bolwell, G. P., Dong, X. and Ausubel, F. M. (2015). Apoplastic peroxidases are required for salicylic acid-mediated defense against Pseudomonas syringae. Phytochemistry (112): 110-121.
  5. Chen, X., Zuo, S., Schwessinger, B., Chern, M., Canlas, P. E., Ruan, D., Zhou, X., Wang, J., Daudi, A., Petzold, C. J., Heazlewood, J. L. and Ronald, P. C. (2014). An XA21-associated kinase (OsSERK2) regulates immunity mediated by the XA21 and XA3 immune receptors. Mol Plant 7(5): 874-892.
  6. Bahar, O., Pruitt, R., Luu, D. D., Schwessinger, B., Daudi, A., Liu, F., Ruan, R., Fontaine-Bodin, L., Koebnik, R. and Ronald, P. C. (2014). The Xanthomonas Ax21 protein is processed by the general secretory system and is secreted in association with outer membrane vesicles. PeerJ 2: e242.
  7. Daudi, A. and O’Brien, J. A. (2012). Detection of Hydrogen Peroxide by DAB Staining in Arabidopsis Leaves. Bio-protocol 2(18): e263.
  8. O’Brien, J. A., Daudi, A., Butt, V. S. and Bolwell, G. P. (2012). Reactive oxygen species and their role in plant defence and cell wall metabolism. Planta 236(3): 765-779.
  9. Daudi, A., Cheng, Z., O’Brien, J. A., Mammarella, N., Khan, S., Ausubel, F. M. and Bolwell, G. P. (2012). The apoplastic oxidative burst peroxidase in Arabidopsis is a major component of pattern-triggered immunity. Plant Cell 24(1): 275-287.
  10. O’Brien, J. A., Daudi, A., Finch, P., Butt, V. S., Whitelegge, J. P., Souda, P., Ausubel, F. M. and Bolwell, G. P. (2012). A peroxidase-dependent apoplastic oxidative burst in cultured Arabidopsis cells functions in MAMP-elicited defense. Plant Physiol 158(4): 2013-2027.
  11. Cook, C. M., Daudi, A., Millar, D. J., Bindschedler, L. V., Khan, S., Bolwell, G. P. and Devoto, A. (2012). Transcriptional changes related to secondary wall formation in xylem of transgenic lines of tobacco altered for lignin or xylan content which show improved saccharification. Phytochemistry 74: 79-89.
  12. Lowe, R. G., Allwood, J. W., Galster, A. M., Urban, M., Daudi, A., Canning, G., Ward, J. L., Beale, M. H. and Hammond-Kosack, K. E. (2010). A combined 1H nuclear magnetic resonance and electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry analysis to understand the basal metabolism of plant-pathogenic Fusarium spp. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 23(12): 1605-1618.
  13. Kavousi, B., Daudi, A., Cook, C. M., Joseleau, J. P., Ruel, K., Devoto, A., Bolwell, G. P. and Blee, K. A. (2010). Consequences of antisense down-regulation of a lignification-specific peroxidase on leaf and vascular tissue in tobacco lines demonstrating enhanced enzymic saccharification. Phytochemistry 71(5-6): 531-542.
  14. Nakagami, H., Sugiyama, N., Mochida, K., Daudi, A., Yoshida, Y., Toyoda, T., Tomita, M., Ishihama, Y. and Shirasu, K. (2010). Large-scale comparative phosphoproteomics identifies conserved phosphorylation sites in plants. Plant Physiol 153(3): 1161-1174.
  15. Bolwell, G. P. and Daudi, A. (2009). Reactive oxygen species in plant–pathogen interactions. Reactive oxygen species in plant signaling. Springer, 113-133. 
  16. Sugiyama, N., Nakagami, H., Mochida, K., Daudi, A., Tomita, M., Shirasu, K. and Ishihama, Y. (2008). Large-scale phosphorylation mapping reveals the extent of tyrosine phosphorylation in Arabidopsis. Mol Syst Biol 4:193.
  17. Hammond-Kosack, K., Urban, M., Baldwin, T., Daudi, A., Rudd, J., Keon, J., Lucas, J., Maguire, K., Kornyukhin, D. and Jing, H. (2004). Plant pathogens: how can molecular genetic information on plant pathogens assist in breeding disease resistant crops. 4th International Crop Science Congress.