Lisbeth Jonsson

Lisbeth Jonsson

Professor emerita

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Works at Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences
Visiting address Svante Arrhenius väg 20 A
Room N 426
Postal address Institutionen för ekologi miljö och botanik 106 91 Stockholm

About me

Background and career

I am professor in Plant Physiology at Stockholm University since 2007; professor emerita since the end of 2017. The most recent previous positions were as Professor at Södertörn University south of Stockholm and as Associate Professor at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Uppsala. My PhD degree is from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. 

Research interest

My most recent research concerned the interaction between plants and aphids at molecular level. We were interested in molecular mechanisms of this interaction and were aiming to identify resistance factors against aphids that could be used in breeding and in means to treat plants in order that they have increased resistance if they are infested with aphids. We studied arabidopsis, barley, wheat and oat with the specialist bird cherry-oat aphid (Rhopalosiphum padi L.) and the generalist green peach aphid (Myzus persicae Sulzer).

Selected publications  

Losvik A, Beste L, Stephens J, Jonsson L (2018). Overexpression of the aphid-induced serine protease inhibitor CI2c gene in barley affects the generalist green peach aphid, not the specialist bird cherry-oat aphid. PLoS One

Losvik A, Beste L, Glinwood R, Ivarson E, Stephens J, Zhu L-H, Jonsson L (2017) Overexpression and down-regulation of barley lipoxygenase LOX2.2. affects jasmonate-regulated genes and aphid fecundity. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 18, 2765; doi: 10.3390/ijms18122765

Losvik A, Beste L, Mehrabi S, Jonsson L (2017) The proteinase inhibitor CI2c gene induced by bird cherry-oat aphid in barley inhibits green peach aphid fecundity in transgenic Arabidopsis. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 18, 1317; doi:10.3390/ijms18061317

Hamada AF, Fatehi J, Jonsson LMV (2017) Seed treatments with thiamine reduce the performance of generalist and specialist aphids on crop plants. Bull Entomol Res

Nahar N, Westerberg E, Arif U, Huchelmann A, Guasca AO, Beste L, Dalman K, Dutta PC, Jonsson L, Sitbon F (2017) Transcript profiling of two potato cultivars during glycoalkaloid-inducing treatments shows differential expression of genes in sterol and glycoalkaloid metabolism. Scientific Reports 7:43268. DOI: 10.1038/srep43268 

Mehrabi S, Åhman I, Jonsson LMV (2016) The constitutive expression and induction of three beta-glucanases by bird cherry-oat aphid in relation aphid resistance in 15 barley breeding lines. Arthropod-Plant Interactions doi:10.1007/s11829-016-9415-2

Mehrabi  S, Åhman  I, Jonsson  LMV (2014) Transcript abundance of resistance- and susceptibility-related genes in a barley breeding pedigree with partial resistance to the bird cherry - oat aphid (Rhopalosiphum padi L.) Euphytica, 198 (2), 211-222 (2014) 10.1007/s10681-014-1093-5

Petersson EV, Nahar N, Dahlin P, Broberg A, Tröger R, Dutta PC, Jonsson L, Sitbon F (2013). Conversion of exogenous cholesterol into glycoalkaloids in potato shoots, using two methods for sterol solubilisation PLoS ONE 8(12): e82955. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0082955

Hamada AM., Jonsson LMV. Thiamine treatments alleviates aphid infestations in barley and pea. Phytochemistry  94, 135-141 (2013)

Petersson EV,  Arif  U, Schulzova V, Krtková V, Hajšlová J, Meijer J, Andersson HC, Jonsson L and Sitbon S. Glycoalkaloid and calystegine levels in table potato cultivars subjected to wounding, light, and heat treatments. J Agr Food Chem 61, 5893-5902 (2013)

Beste L, Nahar N, Dalman K, Fujioka S, Jonsson L, Dutta PC, Sitbon F. Synthesis of hydroxylated sterols in transgenic Arabidopsis plants alters growth and steroid metabolism. Plant Physiol. (2011) 157, 426-440 , doi:10.1104/pp.110.171199

Larsson  KAE,  Saheed SA, Gradin T , Delp G, Karpinska B,  Botha CEJ  ,  Jonsson  LMV. Differential regulation of 3-Aminomethylindole/N-Methyl-3-aminomethylindole N-methyltransferase and gramine in barley by both biotic and abiotic stress conditions, Plant Physiol Biochem (2011) 49:96-102  doi:10.1016/j.plaphy.2010.10.005

Delp G, Gradin T, Åhman I, Jonsson L. Microarray analysis of the interaction between the aphid Rhopalosiphum padi and host plants reveals both differences and similarities between susceptible and partially resistant barley lines. Mol Gen Genomics  281, 233-248 (2009)  DOI 10.1007/s00438-008-0409-3

Last updated: September 25, 2019

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