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Journal articles

Durodola B, Blumenstein K, Terhonen E. 2023. Genetic variation of Picea abies in response to the artificial inoculation of Heterobasidion parviporumEur J Forest Res


Blumenstein K, Bußkamp J, Langer GJ and Terhonen E. 2022. Diplodia tip blight pathogen’s virulence
empowered through host switch. Front. Fungal Bio.3:939007.

Yeoh XH-Y, Durodola B, Blumenstein K, Terhonen E. 2021. Drought Stress Described by Transcriptional
Responses of Picea abies (L.) H. Karst. under Pathogen Heterobasidion parviporum Attack. Forests. 2021;


Blumenstein K, Bußkamp J, Langer GJ, Langer EJ, Terhonen E. 2021. The Diplodia Tip Blight
Pathogen Sphaeropsis sapinea is the Most Common Fungus in Scots Pines’ Mycobiome, Irrespective of Health

Status—A Case Study from Germany. Journal of Fungi. 2021; 7(8):607.

Blumenstein, K., Bußkamp, J., Langer, G. J., Schlößer, R., Parra Rojas, N. M., Terhonen, E. 2021. Sphaeropsis sapinea and associated endophytes in Scots pine: interactions and effect on the host under variable water content. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 4, 55.


Bußkamp, J., Blumenstein, K., Terhonen, E., Langer, G. J. 2021. Differences in the virulence of Sphaeropsis
sapinea strains originating from Scots pine and non-pine hosts. Forest Pathology, 00, 1– 4.

Adamson K, Laas M, Blumenstein K, Busskamp J, Langer GJ, Klavina D, Kaur A, Maaten T, Mullett MS, Müller
MM, Ondrušková E, Padari A, Pilt E, Riit T, Solheim H, Soonvald L, Tedersoo L, Terhonen E, Drenkhan R. 2021.
Highly Clonal Structure and Abundance of One Haplotype Characterise the Diplodia sapinea Populations in Europe

and Western Asia. Journal of Fungi. 2021; 7(8):634.

Terhonen, E. L., Babalola, J., Kasanen, R., Jalkanen, R., Blumenstein, K. 2021. Sphaeropsis sapinea found as

symptomless endophyte in Finland. Silva Fennica, 55(1).

Rigerte L, Blumenstein K, Terhonen E. 2019. New R-Based Methodology to Optimize the Identification of Root

Endophytes against Heterobasidion parviporum. Mdpi Microorganisms 7 (102).

Terhonen E, Langer GJ, Bußkamp J, Rascutoi D, Blumenstein K. 2019. Low Water Availability Increases Necrosis
in Picea abies after Artificial Inoculation with Fungal Root Rot Pathogens Heterobasidion parviporum and

Heterobasidion annosum. Forests 10(1):55.

Terhonen E, Blumenstein K, Kovalchuk A, Asiegbu FO. 2019. Forest Tree Microbiomes and Associated Fungal
Endophytes: Functional Roles and Impact on Forest Health. Forests 2019, 10, 42.

Blumenstein K, Macaya-Sanz D, Martín JA, Albrectsen BR, Witzell J. 2015. Phenotype MicroArrays as a
complementary tool to next generation sequencing for characterization of tree endophytes. Front. Microbiol.


Blumenstein K, Albrectsen BR, Martín JA, Hultberg M, Sieber TN, Helander M, Witzell J. 2015. Nutritional niche

overlap potentiates the use of endophytes in biocontrol of a tree disease. BioControl 60(5): 655-667.

Martín JA, Macaya-Sanz D, Witzell J, Blumenstein K, Gil L. 2015. Strong in vitro antagonism by elm xylem
endophytes is not accompanied by temporally stable in planta protection against a vascular pathogen under field

conditions. Eur J Plant Pathol. 42, 185-196.

Martín JA, Witzell J, Blumenstein K, Rozpedowska E, Helander M, Sieber TN, Gil L. 2013. Resistance to Dutch
elm disease reduces xylem endophytic fungi presence in elms (Ulmus spp.). PLoS ONE 8 (2):e56987

Martín JA, Witzell J, Blumenstein K, Gil L. 2012. Antagonistic effect and reduction of Ulmus minor symptoms to
Ophiostoma novo-ulmi by elm endophytes. J Agric Ext Rural Dev. 4(9): 239-240 DOI:10.5897/JAERD12.059


Book chapters

Barbara Ludwig Navarro, B., Blumenstein, K., Nordzieke, D.E. (2022). Peroxiporins in plant-microbial interactions.
In Bienert, Ferdandez, Sitia (eds.). Peroxiporins: Redox Signal Mediators In and Between Cells. Taylor & Francis

Group (accepted)

Blumenstein, K., Terhonen, E., Sun, H., Asiegbu, F. O. (2021). Methods for studying the forest tree microbiome.

In Forest Microbiology (pp. 35-58). Academic Press.

Langer, G. J., Bußkamp, J., Terhonen, E., Blumenstein, K. (2021). Fungi inhabiting woody tree tissues. In

Forest Microbiology (pp. 175-205). Academic Press.

Witzell J., Martín J.A., Blumenstein K. 2014. Ecological aspects of endophyte-based biocontrol of forest diseases.
In: Verma, V.C. & Gange, A.C. (eds) Advances in endophytic research. Berlin: Springer, pp. 321-333. DOI: 10.1007/978-81-322-1575-2_17



Blumenstein K., 2015. Endophytic fungi in elms: implications for the integrated management of Dutch elm
disease. PhD thesis. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp, Sweden and Bangor University, Wales,

UK. 84 p.

Blumenstein K. 2010. Characterization of endophytic fungi in the genus Ulmus: putative agents for the biocontrol
of Dutch Elm Disease (DED). Diploma thesis, University of Kassel, 114 p.