Toruno to lead plant pathology seminar today

Tania Toruno, a doctoral student in UNL's Alfano Research Group, will present "The Pseudomonas HopA1 Effector Suppresses Plant Innate Immunity and Resembles Phosphothreonine Lyases from Animal Pathogens," at 4 p.m., March 26 in 264 Keim Hall. The seminar is free and open to the public.

The Alfano Research Group is led by James Alfano, professor of plant pathology. The research team studies the strategies bacterial pathogens employ to cause diseases on plants. As a model system they study the gram-negative bacterial plant pathogen Pseudomonas syringae and its interactions with plants. Learn more about the research group at