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Jan 28

Plant Pathogens and the Cell Wall

Dr. Gerit Bethke, Postdoctoral Researcher in the Plant Biology department, University of Minnesota

Monday, January 28th, 2013
3:30 – 4:30 pm / Olin 141
Dr. Gerit Bethke

Due to their sessile lifestyle plants have to permanently defend
themselves against invading pathogens. In order to do this they employ
preformed barriers like the plant cell wall and inducible defenses like
the production of antimicrobial compounds. I will give an overview of
the different strategies plants use to limit pathogen growth. Further I
will share information on my own research project that deals with cell
wall components that are targets of pathogen attack.

Sponsored by Biology. Contact: Lorie Tuma, x4884