Reducing Crop Losses

The focus of our research is on plant biotic interactions - how plants interact with each other, with other organisms and with their environment.

Pests and pathogens can limit crop productivity while symbionts can benefit production by helping plants acquire mineral nutrients.

This research programme aims to develop a fundamental understanding of plant biotic interactions and to apply this knowledge to reduce crop losses and increase yields through improved nutrition.


The Institute Strategic Programme on Biotic Interactions for Crop Productivity (BIO)


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Featured Publication

Characterisation of the CfEcp2 gene, encoding for recognition of the conserved fungal effector Ecp2 in Solanum pimpinellifolium and Nicotiana paniculata

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