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Personal data
name Attila Kereszt
year of birth 1966
name of institution
doctoral school
SzTE Doctoral School of Biology (Supervisor)
accreditation statement submitted to: University of Szeged
Contact details
E-mail address kereszt.attilabrc.mta.hu
phone number +36 62 599-600
mobile phone number +36 30 827-0457
own web page
Academic title
scientific degree, title Ph.D.
year degree was obtained 1998
discipline to which degree belongs biology
institution granting the degree József Attila University
1989 - MTA Szegedi Biológiai Kutatóközpont (research institute, not university)
other (not specified) (nem nevesített)
Thesis topic supervisor
number of doctoral students supervised until now 4.5
number of students who fulfilled course requirements 1.5
students who obtained their degrees:
Lilla Fábri-Ördögh PhD 2014  USz-DSB
Hilda Tiricz PhD 2013  USz-DSB
Ariana Titiana Perhald PhD 2009  USz-DSB
Indrasumunar Arief PhD 2007  

students with degree granting in process:
Kata Radvánszkyné Mikuláss PhD (2015/12)  USz-DSB
completed course requirement, without degree or degree granting in process:
Marianna Nagymihály (PhD) 2016/08  USz-DSB
present PhD students:
Ting Wang (PhD) (2018/08)  USz-DSB
Senlei Zhang (PhD) (2017/08)  USz-DSB
Zsolt Csaba Horváth (PhD) (2017/08)  USz-DSB
hiányos adatú hallgatói:
Kata Radvánszkyné Mikuláss PhD ()  USz-DSB
  Thesis topic proposals
research area Investigation of bacterial and plant genes, proteins involved in the development and functioning nitrogen fixing symbiosis
research field in which current research is conducted biology

Farkas A, Maroti G, Durgo H, Gyorgypal Z, Lima RM, Medzihradszky KF, Kereszt A, Mergaert P, Kondorosi E: Medicago truncatula symbiotic peptide NCR247 contributes to bacteroid differentiation through multiple mechanisms, PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 111: (14) pp. 5183-5188.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
number of independent citations: 9
language: English

Tiricz H, Szucs A, Farkas A, Pap B, Lima RM, Maroti G, Kondorosi E, Kereszt A: Antimicrobial Nodule-Specific Cysteine-Rich Peptides Induce Membrane Depolarization-Associated Changes in the Transcriptome of Sinorhizobium meliloti., APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY 79: (21) pp. 6737-6746.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
number of independent citations: 11
language: English

Sinharoy S, Torres-Jerez I, Bandyopadhyay K, Kereszt A, Pislariu CI, Nakashima J, Benedito VA, Kondorosi E, Udvardi MK: The C2H2 Transcription Factor REGULATOR OF SYMBIOSOME DIFFERENTIATION Represses Transcription of the Secretory Pathway Gene VAMP721a and Promotes Symbiosome Development in Medicago truncatula., PLANT CELL 25: (9) pp. 3584-3601.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
number of independent citations: 9
language: English

Kondorosi E, Mergaert P, Kereszt A: A paradigm for endosymbiotic life: cell differentiation of Rhizobium bacteria provoked by host plant factors., ANNUAL REVIEW OF MICROBIOLOGY 67: pp. 611-628.
type of document: Journal paper/Review paper
number of independent citations: 21
language: English

Lin YH, Ferguson BJ, Kereszt A, Gresshoff PM: Suppression of hypernodulation in soybean by a leaf-extracted, NARK- and Nod factor-dependent, low molecular mass fraction, NEW PHYTOLOGIST 185: (4) pp. 1074-1086.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
impact factor: 6.516
number of independent citations: 17
language: English

Kereszt A, Li DX, Indrasumunar A, Nguyen CDT, Nontachaiyapoom S, Kinkema M, Gresshoff PM: Agrobacterium rhizogenes - mediated transformation of soybean to study root biology, NATURE PROTOCOLS 2: (4) pp. 948-952.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
number of independent citations: 31
language: English

ENDRE G, KERESZT A, KEVEI Z, MIHACEA S, KALO P, KISS GB: A receptor kinase gene regulating symbiotic nodule development, NATURE 417: pp. 962-966.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
number of independent citations: 404
language: English
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THOQUET P, GHERARDI M, JOURNET EP, KERESZT A, ANÉ JM, PROSPERI JM, HUGUET T: The molecular genetic linkage map of the model legume Medicago truncatula: an essential tool for comparative legume genomics and the isolation of agronomically important genes, BMC PLANT BIOLOGY 2: pp. 1-13.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
number of independent citations: 83
language: English
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Kereszt A, Kiss E, Reuhs B, Carlson R W, Kondorosi A, Putnoky P: Novel rkp gene clusters of Sinorhizobium meliloti involved in capsular polysaccharide production and the invasion of the symbiotic nodule: rkpK gene encodes for a UDP-glucose dehydrogenase, JOURNAL OF BACTERIOLOGY 180: pp. 5426-5431.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
number of independent citations: 57
language: English

Kereszt A, Slaska-Kiss K, Putnoky P, Banfalvi Z, Kondorosi A: The cycHJKL genes of Rhizobium meliloti involved in cytochrome c biogenesis are required for "respiratory" nitrate reduction ex planta and for nitrogen fixation during symbiosis, MOLECULAR & GENERAL GENETICS 247: pp. 39-47.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
impact factor: 2.976
number of independent citations: 49
language: English
Number of independent citations to these publications:691 
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