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Thursday, May 17 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm
All in the Family 3: A Novel Group of Proteins May Enable Species of Disease-Causing Pythium to Infect Their Plant Hosts

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Oomycetes are a group of fungal-like organisms that cause plant diseases through the use of effector proteins which manipulate and break down their host’s immune system. We have been sequencing genes from a recently discovered family of proteins called simply “Family 3” in species of Pythium native to a Pacific Northwest forest to better understand how they do this. Results suggest that these genes are actively evolving by both gene duplication and gene loss non-equally in different species.

Thursday May 17, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
SU Rogue River Room Stevenson Union