Soybean Phytophthora root rot disease control by identifying protein interactions of virulence effectors in Phytophthora Sojae to soybean proteins
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Lead Principal Investigator:
Chi Zhang, University of Nebraska
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Brief Project Summary:

Phytophthora Sojae (P. Sojae), a notorious oomycete pathogen to soybeans, secretes virulence
effectors as major ‘weapons’ to attack the target host organisms. Understanding the biological functions
of virulence effector is the key step to reveal the mechanism of oomycete pathogenicity to hosts and
control the disease. Under the support from NE Soybean Board from 2014 to 2016, we conducted
research on genome-wide identification of all virulence effectors in P. Sojae. Therefore, we will explore
the so-far blank research area of protein interactions between P. Sojae virulence effectors and soybean
proteins with a statistical model trained from existing protein interaction data. As a result,...

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#soybean diseases
Information And Results
Project Deliverables

The general goal of this project is to uncover the mechanisms via which the P. Sojae
virulence effectors contribute to the development of soybean stem and root rot. We have two
specific objectives: one is to identify the protein interactions between virulence effectors and
soybean proteins by the statistical model, and the other is to discover the P. Sojae target
pathways in soybean based on the the protein interaction network.

Final Project Results

Updated January 24, 2019:

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