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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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Derevnina L, Dagdas YF, De la Concepcion JC, Bialas A, Kellner R, Petre B, Domazakis E, Du J, Wu CH, Lin X, Aguilera-Galvez C, Cruz-Mireles N, Vleeshouwers VG, Kamoun S (2016)

Nine things to know about elicitins. New Phytol. 2016 Sep 1. doi: 10.1111/nph.14137.

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Maqbool A, Hughes RK, Dagdas YF, Tregidgo N, Zess E, Belhaj K, Round A, Bozkurt TO, Kamoun S, Banfield MJ (2016)

Structural basis of host Autophagy-related protein 8 (ATG8) binding by the Irish potato famine pathogen effector protein PexRD54. J Biol Chem. 2016 Jul 25. pii: jbc.M116.744995.

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Hopes A, Nekrasov V, Kamoun S, Mock T (2016)

Editing of the urease gene by CRISPR-Cas in the diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana. bioRxiv preprint July 18, 2016 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/062026

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Islam T, Croll D, Gladieux P, Soanes S, Persoons A, Bhattacharjee P, Hossain S, Gupta D, Rahman MM, Mahboob MG, Cook N, Salam M, Sancho VB, Maciel JN, Nanib A, Castroagudin V, de Assis Reges JT, Ceresini P, Ravel S, Kellner R, Fournier E, Tharreau D, Lebrun MH, McDonald B, Stitt T, Swan D, Talbot N, Saunders D, Win J, Kamoun S (2016)

Emergence of wheat blast in Bangladesh was caused by a South American lineage of Magnaporthe oryzae. bioRxiv preprint June 19, 2016 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/059832

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