Winans Lab

Our work is directed to understanding how Agrobacterium tumefaciens perceives its plant hosts. In the past 10 years, it has become well established that disease-causing genes of most pathogens are expressed in response to diffusible signals released from the host. This principle was first discovered using A. tumefaciens. This organism has remained arguably the best model to study how pathogens recognize these hosts-released signals.

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