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DFG Research Unit RU5116


"exRNA": Plant-microbe communication through extracellular RNA: Systems-level approaches to explore molecular mechanisms and agronomic applications

The research focus of the DFG Research Unit 5116 is on the phenomenon of cross-kingdom RNA communication and RNA interference in plant-microbe interactions, including pathogenic and mutualistic biosystems. We aim to understand the mechanisms behind interorganismic RNA-based communication as a prerequisite for future applications in agriculture.  

Summary of the Project



Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Karl-Heinz Kogel

Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Institut für Phytopathologie

Heinrich-Buff-Ring 26-32
D-35392 Gießen

Tel.: ++49 641/99-37571
Fax: ++ 49 641 99 37499

Vice Speaker

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Julia Kehr

Universität Hamburg

Institut für Pflanzenwissenschaften und Mikrobiologie
Molekulare Pflanzengenetik

Ohnhorststr. 18
22609 Hamburg

Tel.: +49 40 42816-312
Fax: +49 40 42816-513