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Christian Benjamin Andersen

Christian Benjamin Andersen
Oomycete biology and biological control of plant pathogens.


Lecture in ( IPM) Master course


Transcripts from P. oligandrum with predicted functions in carbohydrate binding, elicitor and lectin activity (putatively encoding CBEL proteins) are highly abundant
during interactions with P. infestans as a host. P. oligandrum transcripts encoding a large number of putative cell wall degrading enzymes are likewise highly abundant
at the onset of mycoparasitism. Sensing of host cell wall carbohydrates by P. oligandrum may thus be important for initiation of mycoparasitism. We will utilize a
transient silencing (RNAi) protocol recently developed in the lab for P. oligandrum and silence CBEL and the most highly expressed cell wall degrading enzymes
produced by P. oligandrum when parasitizing diverse hosts to elucidate the molecular function of these genes. The ecological risk assessment of the impact of P.
oligandrum on soil and plant health in potato agroecosystems is currently being assessed by comparative metagenomics analysis of rhizosphere microbiota.


Main supervisor is Laura Grenville-Briggs 

My co-supervisor is Åsa lankinen 

Selected publications

Seed coating with the fungal biocontrol agent Clonostachys roseacontrols clubroot in oilseed rape. Andersen, Christian Benjamin; Jørgensen, Hans Jørgen Lyngs; Manzotti, Andrea; Jensen, Birgit.In: IOBC-WPRS Bulletin, Vol. 136, 2018, p. 157-163.


Doctoral Student MSCA at the Institutionen för växtskyddsbiologi
Postal address:
Växtskyddsbiologi, Box 102
23053 Alnarp
Visiting address: Sundsvägen 16, Alnarp