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Department of Plant Pathology  
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Lab Group

The A. Kachroo laboratory is interested in understanding the mechanisms underlying recognition of microbial effectors in the crop plant soybean. We are particularly interested in understanding how the recognition of diverse effectors from different pathogens by distinct resistance loci result in the activation of defense signaling via common signaling components.

In addition, we also strive to understand how primary metabolic pathways (particularly glycerolipid biosynthesis) interface with defense signaling in plants. See research page for details related to specific on-going projects.