Songkui Cui

Orobanchaceae parasite–host interactions

This review paper published in New Phytologist (Mutuku et al., 2021) illustrates recent progress on the molecular interaction between Orobanchaceae parasites and hosts with special focus on the processes during parasites’ germination and infection. It also highlights several genetic factors and hormones in parasitic plants important for sensing and targeting host based on the recent advances in genetic study. 

Mutuku JM, Cui S, Yoshida S, Shirasu K (2021) Orobanchaceae parasite-host interactions. New Phytol 230: 46-59