Carl W. Bergmann, PhD, University of Georgia

Carl W. Bergmann, PhD
Carl W. Bergmann, PhD

The research pursued by in Dr. Bergmann's laboratory focuses on the structure and function of the proteins that interact with anionic extracellular matrix polysaccharides in plants and animals. Early research focused exclusively on proteins interacting with the (mammalian) glycosaminoglycans. In the last 15 years most of his work has centered on the degradation of pectins by fungal enzymes during pathogenesis and plant mechanisms to alter the rate at which that degradation occurs. The interaction of plant and fungal proteins during pathogenesis may have a profound effect on the success of the attempted fungal invasion, due in part to the structure of the cell wall oligosaccharides produced as a result of those interactions.

See Also: UGA Complex Carbohydrate Research Center (CCRC)




  1. Clay RP, Bergmann CW, Fuller MS. Isolation and Characterization of an Endopolygalacturonase from Cochliobolus sativus and a Cytological Study of Fungal Penetration of Barley. Phytopathology. 1997 Nov;87(11):1148-59.