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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Paulus JK, Kourelis J, Ramasubramanian S, Homma F, Godson A, Hörger AC, Hong TN, Krahn D, Carballo LO, Wang S, Win J, Smoker M, Kamoun S, Dong S, van der Hoorn RAL (2020)

Extracellular proteolytic cascade in tomato activates immune protease Rcr3. PNAS first published July 2, 2020

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Lin X, Wang S, de Rond L, Bertolin N, Wouters RHM, Wouters D, Domazakis E, Bitew MK, Win J, Dong S, Visser RGF, Birch P, Kamoun S, Vleeshouwers VGAA (2020)

Divergent Evolution of PcF/SCR74 Effectors in Oomycetes Is Associated With Distinct Recognition Patterns in Solanaceous Plants. mBio. 2020 Jun 30;11(3):e00947-20. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00947-20.

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Zdrzalek R, Kamoun S, Terauchi R, Saitoh H, Banfield MJ (2020)

The rice NLR pair Pikp-1/Pikp-2 initiates cell death through receptor cooperation rather than negative regulation. bioRxiv preprint June 20, 2020 doi:

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Dhaouadi S, Win J, Mougou AH, Harant A, Kamoun S, Rhouma A (2020)

Genome Sequences of Plant-Associated Rhodococcus Sp. Isolates From Tunisia. Microbiol Resour Announc. 2020 Jun 4;9(23):e00293-20. doi: 10.1128/MRA.00293-20.

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