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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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Belhaj K, Cano LM, Prince DC, Kemen A, Yoshida K, Dagdas YF, Etherington GJ, Schoonbeek HJ, van Esse HP, Jones JD, Kamoun S, Schornack S (2016)

Arabidopsis late blight: Infection of a nonhost plant by Albugo laibachii enables full colonization by Phytophthora infestans. Cell Microbiol. 2016 Jun 15. doi: 10.1111/cmi.12628.

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Kamoun S, Zipfel C (2016)

Fungal pathogenesis: Host modulation every which way. Nature Microbiology 1. doi:10.1038/nmicrobiol.2016.75

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Giannakopoulou A, Chaparro-Garcia A, Kamoun S (2016)

The potato NLR immune receptor R3a does not contain non-canonical integrated domains. bioRxiv preprint May 31, 2016 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/056242

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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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