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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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Chen H, Shu H, Wang L, Zhang F, Li X, Ochola SO, Mao F, Ma H, Ye W, Gu T, Jiang L, Wu Y, Wang Y, Kamoun S, Dong S (2018)

Phytophthora methylomes are modulated by 6mA methyltransferases and associated with adaptive genome regions. Genome Biol. 2018 Oct 31;19(1):181. doi: 10.1186/s13059-018-1564-4.

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Zess EK, Jensen C, Cruz-Mireles N, De la Concepcion JC, Sklenar J, Imre R, Roitinger E, Hughes R, Belhaj K, Mechtler K, Menke F, Bozkurt T, Banfield M, Kamoun S, Maqbool A, Dagdas Y (2018)

N-terminal β-strand underpins biochemical specialization of an ATG8 isoform. bioRxiv preprint Oct 25, 2018 doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/453563

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Gupta DR, Avila CR, Win J, Soanes DM, Ryder LS, Croll D, Bhattacharjee P, Hossain MS, Mahmud NU, Mehebub MS, Surovy MZ, Rahman MM, Talbot N, Kamoun S, Islam MT (2018)

Cautionary Notes on Use of the MoT3 Diagnostic Assay for Magnaporthe oryzae Wheat and Rice Blast Isolates. Phytopathology. 2018 Sep 25. doi: 10.1094/PHYTO-06-18-0199-LE.

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De la Concepcion JC, Franceschetti M, Maqbool A, Saitoh H, Terauchi R, Kamoun S, Banfield MJ

Polymorphic residues in rice NLRs expand binding and response to effectors of the blast pathogen. Nature Plants (2018) https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-018-0194-x

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