Author Archives: Mike
Dr. Michael Thon, professor of Microbiology and Genetics and member of CIALE gives a class to the Ph.D. students in the plant pathology department of North Carolina State University. Prof. Thon also recently presented a seminar during his visit to … Continue reading
We are happy to announce the public release of genome sequences of four members of the Colletotrichum acutatum species complex. These sequences were developed as part of a collaboration with Riccardo Baroncelli. We also have a project with the DOE … Continue reading
A highly conserved metalloprotease effector enhances virulence in the maize anthracnose fungus Colletotrichum graminicola
Abstract Colletotrichum graminicola causes maize anthracnose, an agronomically important disease with a worldwide distribution. We have identified a fungalysin metalloprotease (Cgfl) with a role in virulence. Transcriptional profiling experiments and live-cell imaging show that Cgfl is specifically expressed during the biotrophic stage of … Continue reading
We would like to say goodbye to Almir José Ferreira, a visiting student from the Laboratório de Biologia Molecular e Ecologia Microbiana in Universidade de São Paolo in Brazil. He spent six months in our group learning about comparative genomics.
Prof. Michael Thon recently visited the university of Helsinki to give a seminar and examine Ph.D. candidate Honxin Chen. Congratulations Hongxin for an excellent thesis and thesis defense!
A fungal effector with host nuclear localization and DNA-binding properties is required for maize anthracnose development
Vargas WA, Sanz-Martin JM, Rech GE, Armijos-Jaramillo VD, Rivera LP, Echeverria MM, Díaz-Mínguez JM, Thon M, Sukno S: A fungal effector with host nuclear localization and DNA-binding properties is required for maize anthracnose development. MPMI 2015. Abstract: Plant pathogens have … Continue reading
Riccardo reports on his fellowship in our lab that was awarded to him by the British Society of Plant Pathology. Read about it in the BSPP newsletter
We are very happy to welcome two new visiting students to our group. Mariote Mariote is from the Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Brazil and Almir or from the Universidade de São Paolo.
We would like to say goodbye to visiting scientist Dr. Vania Liuzzi. Dr. Liuzzi works at ISPA (Institute of Sciences of Food Production) in Bari, Italy and spent some time with Dr Thon learning about RNAseq analysis.