Details for Lander Bauters

Researchgroup Applied Molecular Genetics
Function Postdoctoral researcher
Phone +32-9-2646234
Office Block B, room 120.012
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Lander focusses on the interaction of plant parasitic nematodes with rice. In particular he studies the involvement of the salicylic acid pathway on defense/susceptibility of the host plant. It was found that some nematodes secrete two effectors (chorismate mutase and isochorismatase) into the host tissue. These effectors probably have an effect on the salicylic acid and/or secondary metabolite content of the host, thereby attenuating defense responses. These hypotheses are investigated using transgenic plants, hormone analyses and metabolome analyses.