Phytoplasma

How phytoplasmas generate witches' brooms and attract insect vectors

Aphids

Functional genomics of how insects manipulate plants

 

 

 

The Hogenhout lab research program focuses on
Molecular Plant Microbe-Insect Interactions (MPMII).


This includes understanding phytoplasma genome
evolution
and the characterization of phytoplasma
virulence effectors
that modulate plant and insect processes.


As molecular mechanisms mediating insect-plant
interactions
remain to be largely elucidated, research is also
aimed at understanding plant defense responses
to herbivores and processes involved in herbivore host
selection with a specific focus on aphids and whiteflies.

 

 

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