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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Huang W, MacLean AM, Sugio A, Maqbool A, Busscher M, Cho ST, Kamoun S, Kuo CH, Immink RGH, Hogenhout SA (2021)

Parasitic modulation of host development by ubiquitin-independent protein degradation. Cell September 30, 2021.

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Shimizu M, Hirabuchi A, Sugihara Y, Abe A, Takeda T, Kobayashi M, Hiraka Y, Kanzaki E, Oikawa K, Saitoh H, Langner T, Banfield MJ, Kamoun S, Terauchi R (2021)

A genetically linked pair of NLR immune receptors show contrasting patterns of evolution. bioRxiv preprint Sep 02, 2021 doi:

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Derevnina L, Contreras MP, Adachi H, Upson J, Vergara Cruces A, Xie R, Skłenar J, Menke FLH, Mugford ST, MacLean D, Ma W, Hogenhout S, Goverse A, Maqbool A, Wu CH, Kamoun S (2021)

Plant pathogens convergently evolved to counteract redundant nodes of an NLR immune receptor network. PLoS Biol. 2021 Aug 23;19(8):e3001136. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3001136.

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Pandey P, Leary AY, Tumtas Y, Savage Z, Dagvadorj B, Duggan C, Yuen EL, Sanguankiattichai N, Tan E, Khandare V, Connerton AJ, Yunusov T, Madalinski M, Mirkin FG, Schornack S, Dagdas Y, Kamoun S, Bozkurt TO (2021)

An oomycete effector subverts host vesicle trafficking to channel starvation-induced autophagy to the pathogen interface. Elife. 2021 Aug 23;10:e65285. doi: 10.7554/eLife.65285.

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