Understanding how plants withhold nutrients from invading pathogens – $24,995.00
Many destructive diseases of crops are caused by microorganisms that extract nutrients from plants to fuel their own growth. We are investigating a newly discovered plant immune response, through which plant nutrients are sequestered away from the niches inside the plant where pathogens grow. To better understand how this immune response works, this project focuses on two plant proteins that appear to play key roles in nutrient redistribution.
Dr. John McDowell
Professor of Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science
Dr. Guillaume Pilot
Associate Professor of Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science
Dr. Cristian Danna
Assistant Professor of Biology