Welcome to the Plant Immunity Laboratory!

Plants associate with microbial communities called the microbiota, which contribute to plant health. However, at the same time, they come under attack from harmful microbes. Problematically for plants, these microbial friends and foes are often alike. Thus, a fundamental question is how plants discriminate between harmful and beneficial microbes in order to survive and reproduce in nature. Our major goal is to understand the interaction between plants and microbes at the molecular and global levels using molecular genetics, genomics, evolutionary approaches. Our research uses the model Brassicaceae plant Arabidopsis thaliana as well as Poaceae Zea mays and bacterial and fungal pathogens as well as plant microbiota. 

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Plant Innate Immunity laboratory

State Key Laboratory of Agricultural Microbiology


Interdisciplinary Sciences Research Institute

Department of Plant Pathology

College of Plant Science and Technology

Huazhong Agricultural University

No.1 Shizishan Road, Hongshan

Wuhan, Hubei, 430070, China