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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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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Wang S, Xing R, Wang Y, Shu H, Fu S, Paulus JK, Schuster M, Saunders DGO, Win J, Vleeshouwers V, Zheng X, van der Hoorn RAL, Kamoun S, Dong S (2019)

Cleavage of a pathogen apoplastic protein by plant subtilases activates immunity. bioRxiv preprint Dec 17, 2019 doi:

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

An N-terminal motif in NLR immune receptors is functionally conserved across distantly related plant species. eLife 2019;8:e49956 DOI: 10.7554/eLife.49956

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