Göllner Lab (Jun.-Prof. Molekulare Phytopathologie)
Plants are continuously exposed to a wide range of pathogens which are present everywhere in nature. Nevertheless, plants which are visibly sick due to symptoms caused by pathogen growth can be observed rather rarely in nature - most plants are resistant. This widespread resistance type is based on specific plant mechanisms and also called nonhost resistance.
The Göllner lab analyzes the nonhost interaction of the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana to a biotrophic fungal plant pathogen, the Asian Soybean Rust (ASR; Phakopsora pachyrhizi).