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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Białas A, Langner T, Harant A, Contreras MP, Stevenson CE, Lawson DM, Sklenar J, Kellner R, Moscou MJ, Terauchi R, Banfield MJ, Kamoun S (2021)

Two NLR immune receptors acquired high-affinity binding to a fungal effector through convergent evolution of their integrated domain. Elife. 2021 Jul 21;10:e66961. doi: 10.7554/eLife.66961.

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De la Concepcion JC, Benjumea JV, Białas A, Terauchi R, Kamoun S, Banfield MJ (2021)

Functional diversification gave rise to allelic specialization in a rice NLR immune receptor pair. bioRxiv preprint Jun 25, 2021 doi:

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Lin X, Olave-Achury A, Heal R, Witek K, Karki HS, Song T, Wu CH, Adachi H, Kamoun S, Vleeshouwers VGAA, Jones JDG (2021)

Rpi-amr3 confers resistance to multiple Phytophthora species by recognizing a conserved RXLR effector. bioRxiv preprint Jun 10, 2021 doi:

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Monino-Lopez D, Nijenhuis M, Kodde L, Kamoun S, Salehian H, Schentsnyi K, Stam R, Lokossou A, Abd-El-Haliem A, Visser RG, Vossen JH (2021)

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. Plant J. 2021 Apr 21. doi: 10.1111/tpj.15284.

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