Plants and their pathogens are continually co-evolving in what has been referred to as an evolutionary arms race. In this struggle between pathogen and host, the adaptation of one can lead to a selective pressure and in turn a counter-adaptation of the other. The selective pressure on secreted pathogen proteins is particularly high as these proteins have functions vital to successful infection and maintaining a parasitic relationship. In this thesis a proteomics approach was taken to...[Show more]
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