[BK21 Plus Seminar]
▶Subject: A systems-level probe of the plant-pathogen interface
▶Speaker: Prof. Darrell Desveaux (Department of Cell & Systems Biology, University of Toronto)
▶Date: 11:00 AM/Aug. 23(Fri.)/2019
▶Place: Auditorium(1F), Postech Biotech Center
The type III secretion system is a crucial virulence apparatus of the plant pathogen Pseudomonas syringae. The effectors delivered by this system can either promote pathogenesis on susceptible host plants or activate an effector-triggered immune response on resistant plants. P. syringae is subdivided into host-restricted isolates termed pathovars, which each contain a unique repertoire of type III effectors that contribute to host specificity. Using the pan-genome of ~500 sequenced P. syringae pathovars, we have generated a compendium of type III effectors that captures the sequence diversity of the P. syringae effectorome. This compendium consists of just over 70 families of type III effectors that can be subdivided into 529 subgroups. Functional characterization of this compendium is revealing its value as a powerful resource for dissecting crucial facets of plant-microbe interactions.
▶Inquiry: Prof. Kee Hoon Sohn (279-2357)
* This seminar will be given in English.
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