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Plant Disease Resistance


Our research focuses on plant-microbe interactions, particularly host responses to pathogenic bacteria. Additionally, we study the mechanisms underpinning biocontrol and apply various “omics” techniques (including untargeted metabolomics) to study disease and disease resistance in important plant species such as ash, enset and banana.

Find out more about the specific projects taking place, and the researchers behind them, on our group members page.

Core Research Themes

Innate immunity and effector-triggered immune suppression

Chloroplast immunity

Animation attribution to Dr George Littlejohn.

Early signalling events in systemic immunity