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From pathogen genomes to host plant processes: the power of plant parasitic oomycetes

Marina Pais1, Joe Win1, Kentaro Yoshida1, Graham J Etherington1, Liliana M Cano1, Sylvain Raffaele2, Mark J Banfield3, Alex Jones1, Sophien Kamoun1* and Diane GO Saunders1*

Author Affiliations

1 The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7UH, UK

2 Laboratoire des Interactions Plantes-Microorganismes, UMR441 INRA - UMR2594 CNRS, F-31326 Castanet-Tolosan, France

3 Department of Biological Chemistry, John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7UH, UK

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Genome Biology 2013, 14:211  doi:10.1186/gb-2013-14-6-211

Published: 28 June 2013


Recent pathogenomic research on plant parasitic oomycete effector function and plant host responses has resulted in major conceptual advances in plant pathology, which has been possible thanks to the availability of genome sequences.

Effectoromics; effectors; genomics; host plant; oomycete; plant pathogens; R genes