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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Pandey P, Leary AY, Tümtas Y, Savage Z, Dagvadorj B, Tan E, Khandare V, Duggan C, Yusunov T, Madalinski M, Mirkin FG, Schornack S, Dagdas Y, Kamoun S, Bozkurt TO (2020)

The Irish potato famine pathogen subverts host vesicle trafficking to channel starvation-induced autophagy to the pathogen interface. bioRxiv preprint Mar 21, 2020 doi:

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Bozkurt TO, Kamoun S (2020)

The plant-pathogen haustorial interface at a glance. J Cell Sci. 2020 Mar 4;133(5). pii: jcs237958. doi: 10.1242/jcs.237958.

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

Recently expanded clonal lineages of the rice blast fungus display distinct patterns of presence/absence of effector genes. bioRxiv preprint Jan 13, 2020 doi:

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Langner T, Harant A, Gómez-Luciano LB, Shrestha RK, Win J, Kamoun S (2020)

Genomic rearrangements generate hypervariable mini-chromosomes in host-specific lineages of the blast fungus. bioRxiv preprint Jan 11, 2020 doi:

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