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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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Kamikawa R, Mochizuki T, Sakamoto M, Tanizawa Y, Nakayama T, Onuma R, Cenci U, Moog D, Speak S, Sarkozi K, Toseland A, van Oosterhout C, Oyama K, Kato M, Kume K, Kayama M, Azuma T, Ishii K, Miyashita H, Henrissat B, Lombard V, Win J, Kamoun S, Kashiyama Y, Mayama S, Miyagishima S, Tanifuji G, Mock T, Nakamura Y (2021)

Genome evolution of a non-parasitic secondary heterotroph, the diatom Nitzschia putrida. bioRxiv preprint Jan 24, 2021 doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.01.24.427197

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Monino-Lopez D, Nijenhuis M, Kodde L, Kamoun S, Salehian H, SchentsnyivK, Stam R, Lokossou A, Abd-El-Haliem A, Visser RGF, Vossen JH (2020)

Allelic variants of the NLR protein Rpi-chc1 differentially recognise members of the Phytophthora infestans PexRD12/31 effector superfamily through the leucine-rich repeat domain. bioRxiv preprint Dec 30, 2020 doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.12.29.424692

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Oikawa K, Fujisaki K, Shimizu M, Takeda T, Saitoh H, Hirabuchi A, Hiraka Y, BiaƂas A, Langner T, Kellner R, Bozkurt TO, Cesari S, Kroj T, Maidment JHR, Banfield MJ, Kamoun S, Terauchi R (2020)

The blast pathogen effector AVR-Pik binds and stabilizes rice heavy metal-associated (HMA) proteins to co-opt their function in immunity. bioRxiv preprint Dec 02, 2020 doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.12.01.406389

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Maidment JHR, Franceschetti M, Maqbool A, Saitoh H, Jantasuriyarat C, Kamoun S, Terauchi R, Banfield MJ (2020)

Multiple variants of the blast fungus effector AVR-Pik bind the HMA domain of the rice protein OsHIPP19 with high affinity. bioRxiv preprint Dec 01, 2020 doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.12.01.403451

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