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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Petit-Houdenot Y, Langner T, Harant A, Win J, Kamoun S (2020)

A Clone Resource of Magnaporthe Oryzae Effectors That Share Sequence and Structural Similarities Across Host-Specific Lineages. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 2020 May 27. doi: 10.1094/MPMI-03-20-0052-A.

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Harant A, Sakai T, Kamoun S, Adachi H (2020)

A vector system for fast-forward in vivo studies of the ZAR1 resistosome in the model plant Nicotiana benthamiana. bioRxiv preprint May 16, 2020 doi:

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Gao C, Xu H, Huang J, Sun B, Zhang F, Savage Z, Duggan C, Yan T, Wu CH, Wang Y, Vleeshouwers VGAA, Kamoun S, Bozkurt TO, Dong S (2020)

Pathogen manipulation of chloroplast function triggers a light-dependent immune recognition. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 Apr 13. pii: 202002759. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2002759117.

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Pandey P, Leary AY, Tümtas Y, Savage Z, Dagvadorj B, Tan E, Khandare V, Duggan C, Yusunov T, Madalinski M, Mirkin FG, Schornack S, Dagdas Y, Kamoun S, Bozkurt TO (2020)

The Irish potato famine pathogen subverts host vesicle trafficking to channel starvation-induced autophagy to the pathogen interface. bioRxiv preprint Mar 21, 2020 doi:

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