Research Plant Immunity to Disease

About the Program

Contact Dr. Junqi Song at for information about the plant biotic stress research program.

The plant biotic stress research laboratory at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center of Dallas is uniquely focused on how plants perceive and respond to microbial pathogens by combining molecular, genetic, biochemical, genomic and proteomic approaches. 

Our long-term research goal is to understand the complex network of signal transduction and pathway interactions in plant immunity.

The knowledge generated from these studies will contribute to a better understanding of microbial pathogenesis and host defense responses, which should ultimately lead to the development of novel disease control strategies and improved crop production.


The functional interplay between DNA damage repair and plant immunity

The molecular basis of how poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation regulates immune and stress responses

The molecular mechanism of plant-fungus/oomycete interactions

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