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Department of Plant Sciences


Headline research projects for this theme:

The smoke receptor in plants conditions recognition of symbiotic fungi. Lead: Uta Paszkowski

Identification of a parasitism-gene unifier, the 'DOG box', is a cis-regulatory non-coding promoter motif and implies the existence of a unifying master-spatial-regulator of plant-parasitism. Lead: Sebastian Eves van den Akker

Intracellular accommodation of filamentous microbes is an ancient plant trait that is successfully exploited by pathogens. Lead: Sebastian Schornack

Vitamins, particularly B12 (cobalamin) limit algal productivity, but cyanobacteria are unlikely to be the source of B12 for algae because they synthesise pseudocobalamin, which supports algal growth poorly. Lead: Alison Smith.

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