With pathogen infestation leading to great annual losses and with the use of pesticides becoming more restricted due to negative ffects, there is a need for other forms of crop protection. Understanding the molecular base of plant-pathogen interactions can help identify new sources of resistance and/or new strategies to improve disease resistance in crops. Mara de Sain focuses on a fungus that can cause wilting disease in tomato plants through colonization of the vascular system.
M. de Sain: How to Conquer a Tomato Plant? Fusarium Oxysporum Effector Targets.
Prof. B.J.C. Cornelissen
Dr M. Rep
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