Genome Evolution in Filamentous Plant Pathogens: Why Bigger Can Be Better
Conference Recording Jan 04, 2014
About the SpeakerSophien Kamoun joined The Sainsbury Laboratory in 2007 and rose to Head of Laboratory in 2009. He also holds the rank of Professor of Biology at The University of East Anglia. Prof. Kamoun received his B.S. degree from Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, France, and his Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of California at Davis in 1991. He then was a postdoctoral fellow at the NSF Center for Engineering Plants for Resistance Against Pathogens, UC Davis, and at the Department of Phytopathology, Wageningen University, Netherlands.
AbstractThe genomes of several lineages of filamentous plant pathogens have been shaped by repeat-driven expansions in contrast to the reduced genomes of many parasites and symbionts. This talk will review the properties and the mechanisms underlying the plasticity of repeat-rich genome compartments that contain genes involved in host interactions.