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Plants and their attackers have evolved in close association for hundreds of millions of years. The aim of Bart Schimmel’s research is to investigate how and to which extent herbivores manipulate their host plants, to help us better understand which selective forces drive plant-herbivore interactions. He specifically focuses on investigating how a cultivated tomato plant responds to suppression of defenses by the destructive pest species Tetranychus urticae and Tetranychus evansi (at the transcriptional and metabolic level), with the aim of genetically altering tomato plants in such a way that defenses against these herbivores are restored.

Event details of How herbivores manipulate plant defences
Date 10 November 2016
Time 16:00 -17:00
Location Agnietenkapel
Room Location

B.C.J. Schimmel: From Induction to Suppression, How to Manipulate Plant Defenses.


Prof. M.A. Haring


Dr M.R. Kant


Room Location

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam


This event is open to the public.