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

Multifaceted effects of volatile organic compounds released by Fusarium oxysporum on Trichoderma biocontrol agents

Li, N., Kim, K. T., Schlagnhaufer, C. & Kang, S., Apr 2024, In: Biological Control. 191, 105473.

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Overexpression of an NLP protein family member increases virulence of Verticillium dahliae

Triantafyllopoulou, A., Tzima, A. K., Chronopoulou, E. G., Labrou, N. E., Kang, S. & Paplomatas, E. J., Jun 2024, In: Plant Pathology. 73, 5, p. 1264-1275 12 p.

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A palisade-shaped membrane reservoir is required for rapid ring cell inflation in Drechslerella dactyloides

Chen, Y., Liu, J., Kang, S., Wei, D., Fan, Y., Xiang, M. & Liu, X., Dec 2023, In: Nature communications. 14, 1, 7376.

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Plant-endophyte associations: Rich yet under-explored sources of novel bioactive molecules and applications

Tiwari, P., Kang, S. & Bae, H., Jan 2023, In: Microbiological Research. 266, 127241.

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DhFIG_2, a gene of nematode-trapping fungus Dactylellina haptotyla that encodes a component of the low-affinity calcium uptake system, is required for conidiation and knob-trap formation

Zhao, X., Fan, Y., Zhang, W., Xiang, M., Kang, S., Wang, S. & Liu, X., May 2023, In: Fungal Genetics and Biology. 166, 103782.

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Multiple Roles of the Low-Affinity Calcium Uptake System in Drechslerella dactyloides, a Nematode-Trapping Fungus That Forms Constricting Rings

Zhao, X., Fan, Y., Zhang, L., Zhang, W., Xiang, M., Kang, S., Wang, S. & Liu, X., Oct 2023, In: Journal of Fungi. 9, 10, 975.

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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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SNARE Protein DdVam7 of the Nematode-Trapping Fungus Drechslerella dactyloides Regulates Vegetative Growth, Conidiation, and the Predatory Process via Vacuole Assembly

Chen, Y., Liu, J., Fan, Y., Xiang, M., Kang, S., Wei, D. & Liu, X., Nov 2022, In: Microbiology Spectrum. 10, 6

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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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DdaCrz1, a C2H2-Type Transcription Factor, Regulates Growth, Conidiation, and Stress Resistance in the Nematode-Trapping Fungus Drechslerella dactyloides

Zhao, X., Fan, Y., Xiang, M., Kang, S., Wang, S. & Liu, X., Jul 2022, In: Journal of Fungi. 8, 7, 750.

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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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