[Chih-Horng Kuo/Erh-Min Lai] Virulence and ecology of agrobacteria in the context of evolutionary genomicsPOST:
Agrobacteria are important plant pathogens that impact agriculture, as well as a critical genetic transformation tool for basic research in plant sciences and application in agricultural biotechnology. Drs. Chih-Horng Kuo and Erh-Min Lai of our institute have established long-term collaborations to study these bacteria. Through approaches that include genomics and molecular genetics, the team have made substantial contributions toward the understanding of agrobacterial biology. In this invited review led by Dr. Kuo and published in “Annual Review of Phytopathology”, the team synthesized recent progresses in agrobacterial virulence and ecology in the context of evolutionary genomics, and identified key issues for future research. The co-authors include Profs. Alexandra J. Weisberg and Jeff H. Chang (Oregon State University, USA) and Ms. Yu Wu (TIGP-MBAS Ph.D. candidate co-advised by Drs. Kuo and Lai).
Weisberg AJ*, Wu Y, Chang JH, Lai EM, Kuo CH* (2023) Virulence and ecology of agrobacteria in the context of evolutionary genomics. Annual Review of Phytopathology 61:1-23.