Parasite – Host Interaction & Biodiversity

My research centers around the biodiversity of phytomyxid parastites and their interactions with their hosts on the cellular level. Phytomyxids are a group of obligate biotrophic parasites of plants, oomycetes and brown algae with some members of the group being well known, economically important plant parasites. 

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Topics

  • Transcriptomics of phytomyxid-host pathosystems
  • Microscopy to analyse parasite host interactions
  • Phytomyxid biodiversity

Technologies

  • DNA and RNA based biodiversity analyses
  • Transcriptome analyses
  • FISH (TSA-FISH, RCA-FISH)
  • Microscopy
  • dual cultures of parasite and host

Key Publications

Neuhauser S., Kirchmair M., Bulman S., Bass D. 2014. Cross-kingdom host shifts of phytomyxid parasites. BMC Evolutionary Biology 14: 33. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-14-33
Schwelm A., Berney C., Dixelius C., Bass D., Neuhauser S. 2016. The large subunit rDNA sequence of Plasmodiophora brassicae does not contain intra-species polymorphism. Protist, 167 (6): 544-554
Neuhauser S., Gleason F.H., Kirchmair M. 2011. Ecological roles of the parasitic Phytomyxea (plasmodiophorids) in marine ecosystems - a review. Marine & Freshwater Research 62: 365-371. doi: 10.1071/MF10282

 

Group Leader

Mag. Dr. Sigrid Neuhauser

University of Innsbruck

Institute of Microbiology

Technikerstraße 25, 6020 Innsbruck

+43 512 507 51259

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Group Members

  • Julia Badstöber, PhD student

    In-situ monitoring of phytomyxid-host-interactions-method development and first insight into life cycle dependent processes; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Stefan Ciaghi, PhD student

    Transcriptome analysis to understand phytomyxid-host-interactions and conserved host signatures which enable phytomyxid parasitism; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Dr. Mohammad Etemadi, PostDoc

    Comatible and resistant interactions of Maullinia ectocarpii and its hosts; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Arne Schwelm, Research Scientist

    Plasmodiophorid plant pathogens; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.