Project

Identifying virulence-associated genes in the head blight pathogen Fusarium poae via a comparative pathogenomics and transcriptomics approach

Duration
01 January 2016 → 31 October 2020
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Genetics
    • Microbiology
    • Plant biology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Molecular and cell biology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Molecular and cell biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Horticultural production
Keywords
weak pathogen Transcriptional engineering mycotoxins effector proteins PacBio sequencing
 
Project description

This project proposal uses the high quality genome assembly of F. poae in a comparative pathogenomics and transcriptomics study with the aggressive pathogen F. graminearum and the cryptic pathogen F. langsethiae. The goal of this project is to get insight in the role of secondary metabolites, virulence- and effector genes in the cryptic pathogenesis of the ubiquitous pathogen F. poae.