Collaborative Research Unit

Research Group Epigenetics and Defence

Acronym
EPIC
Co-ordinator
Other information
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Plant cell and molecular biology
    • Plant immunology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural plant protection
Description
Plant pathogens cause diseases on crops, leading to significant yield losses in agriculture. One of the major pathogens attacking crops are parasitic nematodes. During their interaction with the plant, these nematodes are influencing the plant immune system to attain plant susceptibility.