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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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Michelmore RW, Coaker G, Bart R, Beattie GA, Bent A, Bruce T, Cameron D, Dangl J, Dinesh-Kumar S, Edwards R, Eves-van den Akker S, Gassmann W, Greenberg J, Harrison R, He P, Harvey J, Huffaker A, Hulbert S, Innes R, Jones JD, Kaloshian I, Kamoun S, Katagiri F, Leach JE, Ma W, McDowell JM, Medford J, Meyers B, Nelson R, Oliver RP, Qi Y, Saunders D, Shaw M, Subudhi P, Torrance L, Tyler BM, Walsh J (2017)

Foundational and translational research opportunities to improve plant health. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 2017 Apr 11. doi: 10.1094/MPMI-01-17-0010-CR.

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Franceschetti M, Maqbool A, Jiménez-Dalmaroni MJ, Pennington HG, Kamoun S, Banfield MJ (2017)

Effectors of Filamentous Plant Pathogens: Commonalities amid Diversity. Microbiol. Mol. Biol. Rev. June 2017 vol. 81 no. 2 e00066-16 doi: 10.1128/MMBR.00066-16

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Nekrasov V, Wang C, Win J, Lanz C, Weigel D, Kamoun S (2017)

Rapid generation of a transgene-free powdery mildew resistant tomato by genome deletion. Sci Rep. 2017 Mar 28;7(1):482. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-00578-x.

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Prince DC, Rallapalli G, Xu D, Schoonbeek H-J, Cevik V, Asai S, Kemen E, Cruz-Mireles N, Kemen A, Belhaj K, Schornack S, Kamoun S, Holub EB, Halkier BA, Jones JDG (2017)

Albugo-imposed changes to tryptophan-derived antimicrobial metabolite biosynthesis may contribute to suppression of non-host resistance to Phytophthora infestans in Arabidopsis thaliana. BMC Biology 15:20 DOI 10.1186/s12915-017-0360-z

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