Seogchan Kang

Affiliate Researcher
Titles and Affiliations
Professor, Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology

Research Summary

Research interests include molecular genetics and genomics of fungal plant pathogens as well as comparative analysis of the genetic and physiological mechanisms underpinning plant-pathogen interactions using Arabidopsis and rice as model systems.

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Recent Publications

Phytophthora spp. Associated with Appalachian Oak Forests and Waterways in Pennsylvania, with P. abietivora as a Pathogen of Five Native Woody Plant Species

Bily, D., Nikolaeva, E., Olson, T. & Kang, S., Apr 2022, In: Plant disease. 106, 4, p. 1143-1156 14 p.

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Alternative splicing diversifies the transcriptome and proteome of the rice blast fungus during host infection

Jeon, J., Kim, K. T., Choi, J., Cheong, K., Ko, J., Choi, G., Lee, H., Lee, G. W., Park, S. Y., Kim, S., Kim, S. T., Min, C. W., Kang, S. & Lee, Y. H., 2022, In: RNA Biology. 19, 1, p. 373-385 13 p.

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Genomics and Informatics, Conjoined Tools Vital for Understanding and Protecting Plant Health

Kang, S., Kim, K. T., Choi, J., Kim, H., Cheong, K., Bandara, A. & Lee, Y. H., May 2022, In: PHYTOPATHOLOGY. 112, 5, p. 981-995 15 p.

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A rice gene encoding glycosyl hydrolase plays contrasting roles in immunity depending on the type of pathogens

Kim, C. Y., Park, J. Y., Choi, G., Kim, S., Vo, K. T. X., Jeon, J. S., Kang, S. & Lee, Y. H., Mar 2022, In: Molecular plant pathology. 23, 3, p. 400-416 17 p.

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FUSARIUM-ID v.3.0: An Updated, Downloadable Resource for Fusarium Species Identification

Torres-Cruz, T. J., Whitaker, B. K., Proctor, R. H., Broders, K., Laraba, I., Kim, H. S., Brown, D. W., O’Donnell, K., Estrada-Rodríguez, T. L., Lee, Y. H., Cheong, K., Wallace, E. C., McGee, C. T., Kang, S. & Geiser, D. M., Jun 2022, In: Plant disease. 106, 6, p. 1610-1616 7 p.

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First Report of Aloe vera Rust Caused by Uromyces aloes in an Ornamental Nursery in the United States

Bily, D., Nikolaeva, E., Olson, T., Rebert, S., Kang, S. & Molnar, C., Nov 2021, In: Plant disease. 105, 11, p. 3739 1 p.

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Phylogenomic analysis of a 55.1-kb 19-gene dataset resolves a monophyletic fusarium that includes the fusarium solani species complex

Geiser, D. M., Al-Hatmi, A. M. S., Aoki, T., Arie, T., Balmas, V., Barnes, I., Bergstrom, G. C., Bhattacharyya, M. K., Blomquist, C. L., Bowden, R. L., Brankovics, B., Brown, D. W., Burgess, L. W., Bushley, K., Busman, M., Cano-Lira, J. F., Carrillo, J. D., Chang, H. X., Chen, C. Y., Chen, W., & 148 othersChilvers, M., Chulze, S., Coleman, J. J., Cuomo, C. A., Wilhelm de Beer, Z., Sybren de Hoog, G., Castillo-Munera, J. D., Del Ponte, E. M., Dieguez-Uribeondo, J., Pietro, A. D., Edel-Hermann, V., Elmer, W. H., Epstein, L., Eskalen, A., Esposto, M. C., Everts, K. L., Fernandez-Pavıa, S. P., da Silva, G. F., Foroud, N. A., Fourie, G., Frandsen, R. J. N., Freeman, S., Freitag, M., Frenkel, O., Fuller, K. K., Gagkaeva, T., Gardiner, D. M., Glenn, A. E., Gold, S. E., Gordon, T. R., Gregory, N. F., Gryzenhout, M., Guarro, J., Gugino, B. K., Gutierrez, S., Hammond-Kosack, K. E., Harris, L. J., Homa, M., Hong, C. F., Hornok, L., Huang, J. W., Ilkit, M., Jacobs, A., Jacobs, K., Jiang, C., del Mar Jimenez-Gasco, M., Kang, S., Kasson, M. T., Kazan, K., Kennell, J. C., Kim, H. S., Corby Kistler, H., Kuldau, G. A., Kulik, T., Kurzai, O., Laraba, I., Laurence, M. H., Lee, T., Lee, Y. W., Lee, Y. H., Leslie, J. F., Liew, E. C. Y., Lofton, L. W., Logrieco, A. F., Lopez-Berges, M. S., Luque, A. G., Lysøe, E., Ma, L. J., Marra, R. E., Martin, F. N., May, S. R., McCormick, S. P., McGee, C., Meis, J. F., Migheli, Q., Mohamed Nor, N. M. I., Monod, M., Moretti, A., Mostert, D., Mule, G., Munaut, F., Munkvold, G. P., Nicholson, P., Nucci, M., O’Donnell, K., Pasquali, M., Pfenning, L. H., Prigitano, A., Proctor, R. H., Ranque, S., Rehner, S. A., Rep, M., Rodrıguez-Alvarado, G., Rose, L. J., Roth, M. G., Ruiz-Roldan, C., Saleh, A. A., Salleh, B., Sang, H., Scandiani, M. M., Scauflaire, J., Schmale, D. G., Short, D. P. G., Sisic, A., Smith, J. A., Smyth, C. W., Son, H., Spahr, E., Stajich, J. E., Steenkamp, E., Steinberg, C., Subramaniam, R., Suga, H., Summerell, B. A., Susca, A., Swett, C. L., Toomajian, C., Torres-Cruz, T. J., Tortorano, A. M., Urban, M., Vaillancourt, L. J., Vallad, G. E., van der Lee, T. A. J., Vanderpool, D., van Diepeningen, A. D., Vaughan, M. M., Venter, E., Vermeulen, M., Verweij, P. E., Viljoen, A., Waalwijk, C., Wallace, E. C., Walther, G., Wang, J., Ward, T. J., Wickes, B. L., Wiederhold, N. P., Wingfield, M. J., Wood, A. K. M., Xu, J. R., Yang, X. B., Yli-Mattila, T., Yun, S. H., Zakaria, L., Zhang, H., Zhang, N., Zhang, S. X. & Zhang, X., Jul 2021, In: PHYTOPATHOLOGY. 111, 7, p. 1064-1079 16 p.

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Optimization of Agrobacterium tumefaciens-Mediated Transformation of Xylaria grammica EL000614, an Endolichenic Fungus Producing Grammicin

Jeong, M. H., Kim, J. A., Kang, S., Choi, E. D., Kim, Y., Lee, Y., Jeon, M. J., Yu, N. H., Park, A. R., Kim, J. C., Kim, S. & Park, S. Y., 2021, In: Mycobiology. 49, 5, p. 491-497 7 p.

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Harnessing Chemical Ecology for Environment-Friendly Crop Protection

Kang, S., Lumactud, R., Li, N., Bell, T. H., Kim, H. S., Park, S. Y. & Lee, Y. H., Oct 2021, In: PHYTOPATHOLOGY. 111, 10, p. 1697-1710 14 p.

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Evaluation of multi-color genetically encoded Ca2+ indicators in filamentous fungi

Kim, H. S., Kim, J. E., Hwangbo, A., Akerboom, J., Looger, L. L., Duncan, R., Son, H., Czymmek, K. J. & Kang, S., Apr 2021, In: Fungal Genetics and Biology. 149, 103540.

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Expression patterns of transposable elements in magnaporthe oryzae under diverse developmental and environmental conditions

Chung, H., Kang, S., Lee, Y. H. & Park, S. Y., Mar 2020, In: Research in Plant Disease. 26, 1, p. 38-43 6 p.

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Metabolomics, an essential tool in exploring and harnessing microbial chemical ecology

Kellogg, J. & Kang, S., Jul 2020, In: Phytobiomes Journal. 4, 3, p. 195-210 16 p.

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Two nuclear effectors of the rice blast fungus modulate host immunity via transcriptional reprogramming

Kim, S., Kim, C. Y., Park, S. Y., Kim, K. T., Jeon, J., Chung, H., Choi, G., Kwon, S., Choi, J., Jeon, J., Jeon, J. S., Khang, C. H., Kang, S. & Lee, Y. H., Dec 2020, In: Nature communications. 11, 1, 5845.

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Molecular changes associated with spontaneous phenotypic variation of Paenibacillus polymyxa, a commonly used biocontrol agent, and temperature-dependent control of variation

Lee, Y., Kim, Y. S., Balaraju, K., Seo, Y. S., Park, J., Ryu, C. M., Park, S. H., Kim, J. F., Kang, S. & Jeon, Y., Dec 1 2020, In: Scientific reports. 10, 1, 16586.

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Phytophthora diversity in Pennsylvania nurseries and greenhouses inferred from clinical samples collected over four decades

Molnar, C., Nikolaeva, E., Kim, S., Olson, T., Bily, D., Kim, J. E. & Kang, S., Jul 2020, In: Microorganisms. 8, 7, p. 1-18 18 p., 1056.

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