Plant Science Colloquium with Dr. Chana Ullah

In nature, plants are subjected to a diverse range of harmful pathogens from multiple kingdoms of life. To cope with diseases caused by bacteria, fungi, oomycetes, and nematodes, plants possess sophisticated defense mechanisms. There has been considerable research on how plants activate defenses by recognizing pathogen attacks through receptors, and how successful pathogens have evolved to avoid host recognition through the secretion of effectors. Unlike the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, many trees and cereal crop plants are known to synthesize higher amounts of secondary metabolites with a greater diversity. However, our knowledge of their biosynthesis, regulation, and biological functions is still limited. In my presentation, I will highlight a group of secondary metabolites synthesized by poplar and rice, how their induction is regulated by hormones, and their functions in defense against native pathogens.
Friday, 19.01.24 - 12:15 PM - 01:15 PM
Event format
Dr. Chana Ullah (Plant-Pathogen Interactions, Department of Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena) on "Biosynthesis and hormonal regulation of plant chemical defenses against pathogens."
Nussallee 4
Hörsaal Botanik
not required
Pfanzenwissenschaftliches Kolloqium

Prof. Dr. Florian Grundler

+49 228 73-1675

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