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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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Zess EK, Jensen C, Cruz-Mireles N, De la Concepcion JC, Sklenar J, Stephani M, Imre R, Roitinger E, Hughes R, Belhaj K, Mechtler K, Menke FLH, Bozkurt T, Banfield MJ, Kamoun S, Maqbool A, Dagdas YF (2019)

N-terminal β-strand underpins biochemical specialization of an ATG8 isoform. PLoS Biol. 2019 Jul 22;17(7):e3000373. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3000373.

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Varden FA, Saitoh H, Yoshino K, Franceschetti M, Kamoun S, Terauchi R, Banfield MJ (2019)

Cross-reactivity of a rice NLR immune receptor to distinct effectors from the rice blast pathogen Magnaporthe oryzae provides partial disease resistance. J Biol Chem. 2019 Jul 11. pii: jbc.RA119.007730. doi: 10.1074/jbc.RA119.007730.

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Wu CH, Adachi H, Concepcion JC, Castells-Graells R, Nekrasov V, Kamoun S (2019)

A CRISPR/Cas9 mediated 53 kb deletion of the NRC4 gene cluster of tomato does not affect bacterial flagellin-triggered immunity. bioRxiv preprint Jul 10, 2019 doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/697425

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Adachi H, Contreras M, Harant A, Wu CH, Derevnina L, Sakai T, Duggan C, Moratto E, Bozkurt T, Maqbool A, Win J, Kamoun S (2019)

An N-terminal motif in NLR immune receptors is functionally conserved across distantly related plant species. bioRxiv preprint Jul 04, 2019 doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/693291

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