Search results

Dr. Thomas J Baum

Thomas Baum
Faculty
Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor
Area of Expertise: 
Nematology, Plant-Microbe Interactions

Baum Lab Awarded Iowa Soybean Research Center Funding

October 20, 2020

The Baum lab has been funded for a two-year project on "Mechanisms of defense suppression by cyst nematode effectors,” by the Iowa Soybean Research Center.  This research will focus on determining how a small group of molecules called effectors that are produced by cyst nematodes suppress or inactivate plant immunity. Understanding how the effectors interfere with plant defenses may reveal strategies to strengthen natural plant defense mechanisms. Read more about Baum Lab Awarded Iowa Soybean Research Center Funding