Fungal plant pathogens and the plant immune system

P.J.G.M. de Wit

Research output: Book/ReportInaugural speech


Fungi are notorious plant pathogens and continuously threat global food production. In the last decades we have obtained a better understanding of infection strategies of fungi and the plant immune system. This has facilitated more efficient introduction of disease resistance genes in crop plants by plant breeders. A brief overview of progress in research and applications will be provided as well as a glimpse into the future.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen University, Wageningen UR
Number of pages48
ISBN (Print)9789461739766
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • plant pathogenic fungi
  • plants
  • defence mechanisms
  • immune system
  • public speeches


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