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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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Yoshida K, Saunders DG, Mitsuoka C, Natsume S, Kosugi S, Saitoh H, Inoue Y, Chuma I, Tosa Y, Cano LM, Kamoun S, Terauchi R (2016)

Host specialization of the blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae is associated with dynamic gain and loss of genes linked to transposable elements. BMC Genomics. 2016 May 18;17(1):370. doi: 10.1186/s12864-016-2690-6.

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Giannakopoulou A, Bialas A, Kamoun S, Vleeshouwers VG (2016)

New & Views: Plant immunity switched from bacteria to virus. Nat Biotechnol. 2016 Apr 7;34(4):391-2. doi: 10.1038/nbt.3538.

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Kamoun S, Zipfel C (2016)

Scientific record: Class uncorrected errors as misconduct. Nature. 2016 Mar 10;531(7593):173. doi: 10.1038/531173e.

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Petre B, Saunders DGO, Sklenar J, Lorrain C, Krasileva KV, Win J, Duplessis S, Kamoun S (2016)

Heterologous Expression Screens in Nicotiana benthamiana Identify a Candidate Effector of the Wheat Yellow Rust Pathogen that Associates with Processing Bodies. PLoS ONE, February 10, 2016 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0149035

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