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Marit Lenman

Marit Lenman


Late blight resistance in potato
Phytophthora infestans, responsible for the Irish potato famine of the 1840s, was the reason for establishment of plant pathology as a scientific discipline. Today, a large portion of the fungicides used in Swedish agriculture are sprayed on potato crops, although it constitutes only a few percent of the cultivated land. The aims of the research project are to unravel mechanisms in oomycete-plant interactions and to identify new types of resistance-  and susceptibility factors toward Phytophthora infestans.

Selected publications

Burra, D. D., Lenman, M., Levander, F., Resjö, S., & Andreasson, E. (2018). Comparative Membrane-Associated Proteomics of Three Different Immune Reactions in Potato. International journal of molecular sciences, 19(2), 538.

Walter, A. J., Willforss, J., Lenman, M., Alexandersson, E., & Andreasson, E. (2018). RNA seq analysis of potato cyst nematode interactions with resistant and susceptible potato roots. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 1-9.

Lenman M, Ali A, Mühlenbock P, Carlson-Nilsson U, Liljeroth E, Vleeshouwer V, Andreasson E. 2015. Effectordriven marker development and cloning of resistance genes against Phytophthora infestans in potato breeding clone SW93-1015. Theor. Appl. Genet, DOI: 10.1007/s00122-015-2613-y

Ali A, Alexandersson E, Sandin M, Resjö S, Lenman M, Hedley P, Levander F, Andreasson E. 2014. Quantitative proteomics and transcriptomics of compatible and incompatible interactions between potato and Phytophthora infestans. BMC Genomics, 15(1):497. DOI: 10.1186

Schopper S, Mühlenbock P, Lenman M, Widell S, Fettke J, Andreasson E. 2014. Arabidopsis cytosolic alpha-glycan phosphorylase, PHS2, is important during carbohydrate imbalanced conditions. Plant Biology, DOI:10.1111/plb12190.

Moushib LI, Witzell J, Lenman M, Liljeroth E, and Andreasson E. 2013. Sugar beet extract induces defence against Phytophthora infestans in potato plants. Eur Journal Plant Pathology, DOI 10.1007/s10658-012-0160-9

Sörensson C, Lenman M, Veide-Vilg J, Schopper S, Ljungdahl T, Grøtli M, Tamás MJ, Peck SC, Andreasson E. 2012. Determination of primary sequence specificity of Arabidopsis MAPKs MPK3 and MPK6 leads to identification of new substrates. Biochem J. 446(2):271-8 

Ali A, Moushib LI, Lenman M, Levander F, Olsson K, Carlson-Nilson U, Zoteyeva N, Liljeroth E, Andreasson E. 2012.  Paranoid potato: Phytophthora-resistant genotype shows constitutively activated defense. Plant Signal Behav. 7(3):400-8.


Researcher at the Department of Plant Protection Biology
Telephone: +4640-415317, +4670-2966659
Postal address:
Växtskyddsbiologi, Box 190
234 22 LOMMA
Visiting address: Sundsvägen 16, Alnarp