Last paper of 2021 in ISME J: Protective Pseudomonas

Commensal Pseudomonas protect Arabidopsis thaliana from a coexisting pathogen via multiple lineage-dependent mechanisms

Or Shalev et al., ISME J, published December 11, 2021

Plants are protected from pathogens not only by their own immunity but often also by colonizing commensal … Read the rest

A Celebration of Plant Science 2021

International symposium on occasion of Detlef’s 60th birthday

Current and former members of the Weigel Lab present the “Celebration of Plant Science 2021“, a free International Online Symposium with exceptional line up of speakers, on Dec 16, 2021. More information … Read the rest

Derek named a Wallenberg Academy Fellow!

Derek wins Wallenberg Academy Fellowship for his new lab at SLU

Wallenberg Academy Fellows, the career program for young researchers launched by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation in 2012, provides long-term funding for young, promising Swedish and foreign researchers … Read the rest

Congratulations, Dr. Thanvi Srikant!

Thanvi successfully defended her thesis on the interplay between DNA methylation and gene expression in Arabidopsis thaliana.

Congratulations, Thanvi!

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In MBE: North American Arabidopsis

Multiple Sources of Introduction of North American Arabidopsis thaliana from across Eurasia

Gautam Shirsekar et al., Molecular Biology and Evolution, published September 9, 2021

Large-scale movement of organisms across their habitable range, or migration, is an important evolutionary process … Read the rest

In Nature: collaborative paper on immunity

The EDS1–PAD4–ADR1 node mediates Arabidopsis pattern-triggered immunity

Rory N. Pruitt et al., Nature 598, 495–499 (2021)

Plants deploy cell-surface and intracellular leucine rich-repeat domain (LRR) immune receptors to detect pathogens1. LRR receptor kinases and LRR receptor proteins at the plasma … Read the rest

In eLife: How to measure microbial load and community

Host-associated microbe PCR (hamPCR) enables convenient measurement of both microbial load and community composition

Derek S Lundberg et al., eLife 10:e66186 (2021)

The ratio of microbial population size relative to the amount of host tissue, or ‘microbial load’, is a … Read the rest

Congratulations, Dr. Or Shalev Skriptchak!

Or successfully defended his PhD thesis on plant-microbe-microbe dynamics

Congratulations, Or!

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