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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De la Concepcion JC, Vega Benjumea J, Bialas A, Terauchi R, Kamoun S, Banfield MJ (2021)

Functional diversification gave rise to allelic specialization in a rice NLR immune receptor pair. Elife. 2021 Nov 16;10:e71662. doi: 10.7554/eLife.71662.

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Adachi H, Sakai T, Harant A, Duggan C, Bozkurt TO, Wu CH, Kamoun S (2021)

An atypical NLR protein modulates the NRC immune receptor network. bioRxiv preprint Nov 15, 2021 doi:

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Bentham AR, Petit-Houdenot Y, Win J, Chuma I, Terauchi R, Banfield MJ, Kamoun S, Langner T (2021)

A single amino acid polymorphism in a conserved effector of the multihost blast fungus pathogen expands host-target binding spectrum. PLoS Pathog. 2021 Nov 10;17(11):e1009957. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1009957.

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Kourelis J, Marchal C, Kamoun S (2021)

NLR immune receptor-nanobody fusions confer plant disease resistance. bioRxiv preprint Oct 24, 2021 doi:

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