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We study how filamentous plant pathogens, such as the Irish potato famine pathogen Phytophthora infestans, infect plants, and the plant processes that are modulated by these pathogens.

We aim to exploit state of the art findings on pathogen genomics and effector biology to develop novel disease resistant crops.

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Latorre SM, Reyes-Avila CS, Malmgren A, Win J, Kamoun S, Burbano HA (2020)

Differential loss of effector genes in three recently expanded pandemic clonal lineages of the rice blast fungus. BMC Biol. 2020 Jul 16;18(1):88. doi: 10.1186/s12915-020-00818-z.

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Kourelis J, Sophien Kamoun S (2020)

RefPlantNLR: a comprehensive collection of experimentally validated plant NLRs. bioRxiv preprint July 09, 2020 doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.07.08.193961

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Paulus JK, Kourelis J, Ramasubramanian S, Homma F, Godson A, Hörger AC, Hong TN, Krahn D, Carballo LO, Wang S, Win J, Smoker M, Kamoun S, Dong S, van der Hoorn RAL (2020)

Extracellular proteolytic cascade in tomato activates immune protease Rcr3. PNAS first published July 2, 2020 https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1921101117

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Lin X, Wang S, de Rond L, Bertolin N, Wouters RHM, Wouters D, Domazakis E, Bitew MK, Win J, Dong S, Visser RGF, Birch P, Kamoun S, Vleeshouwers VGAA (2020)

Divergent Evolution of PcF/SCR74 Effectors in Oomycetes Is Associated With Distinct Recognition Patterns in Solanaceous Plants. mBio. 2020 Jun 30;11(3):e00947-20. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00947-20.

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