Left panel: N. benthamiana leaf inoculated with P. capsici zoospores. P. capsici infection features an eerie biotrophic stage, tissue darkening and necrosis, tissue maceration and sporulation.
Right panel: Ectopic expression of pathogen genes in tobacco cells induces cell death. Secreted pathogen proteins target and modify host cellular components. Ectopic expression of such proteins often leads to phenotypic manifestations such as cell death, reflecting functional roles towards virulence.
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Mechanisms of virulence acquisition during Phytophthora-host associations
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|Major Personal Funding Awards / European Research Council Starting Grant||2012|
|Personal Fellowships / RSE Scottish Government Personal Research Fellowship||2009|
Three new funding awards from the Global Challenges Research Fund were recently made to research teams in the Division of Plant Sciences.