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Plant Pathology Graduate Program



Emma Gachomo


 

Emma Gachomo
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Emma Gachomo

Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology and Microbiology & Assistant Plant Pathologist

Ph.D.   2006    University of Bonn

 

 


Biography & Research Interests

My research is focused on understanding the biology and ecology of soil-borne pathogens and their interactions with plants and other rhizosphere microbes. I study the molecular basis of plant disease development as the plant interacts with both the pathogen and other soil inhabiting microbes. In particular, I seek to understand how the rhizosphere microbiota influence soil-borne plant diseases of important crops. Knowledge gained from these studies will be incorporated into current cropping systems in order to reduce plant diseases and increase crop productivity.

Awards

 The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) fellow 2000-2005

Publications

Kotchoni S.O., Gachomo E.W., Slobodenko K., and Shain D.H. (2016). AMP DEAMINASE suppression increases biomass, cold tolerance and oil content in green algae. Algal Research 16:473-480

Kefela T., Gachomo E.W, and Kotchoni S.O. (2015) Paenibacillus polymyxa, Bacillus licheniformis and Bradyrhizobium japonicum IRAT FA3 Promote faster seed germination rate, growth and disease resistance under pathogenic pressure. J Plant Biochem Physiol 3: 145.doi:10.4172/2329-9029.1000145

Harikrishnan H., Shanmugaiah V., Nithya K., Balasubramanian N., Sharma M.P., Gachomo E. W., and Kotchoni S. O. (2015) Production and optimization of phenazine by Streptomyces aurantiogriseus VSMGT1014 against rice pathogen, Rhizoctonia solani. J Basic Microbiol DOI 10.1002/jobm.201500362.

Gachomo E.W., Jimenez-Lopez J.C., Jno Baptiste L., and Kotchoni S.O. (2014) GIGANTUS1 (GTS1), a member of Transducin/WD40 protein superfamily, controls seed germination, growth and biomass accumulation through ribosome-biogenesis protein interactions in Arabidopsis thaliana. BMC Plant Biol 14: 37

Gachomo E.W., Jno Baptiste L., Kefela T., Saidel W., and Kotchoni S.O. (2014) The Arabidopsis CURVY1 (CVY1) gene encoding a novel receptor-like protein kinase regulates cell morphogenesis, flowering time and seed production. BMC Plant Biol 14:221

Gachomo E.W., Jimenez-Lopez J.C., Jno Baptiste L., and Kotchoni S.O. (2014) GIGANTUS1 (GTS1), a member of Transducin/WD40 protein superfamily, controls seed germination, growth and biomass accumulation through ribosome-biogenesis protein interactions in Arabidopsis thaliana. BMC Plant Biol 14: 37

*Fellbaum C.R.,* Gachomo E.W., Beesetty Y., Choudhari S., Strahan G. D., Philip E. Pfeffer P. E., Kiers E. T., and Bücking H. (2012). Carbon availability triggers fungal nitrogen uptake and transport in arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis. PNAS:109 (7): 2666-2671. *These two authors contributed equally.

Gachomo E. W., Seufferheld M. J., and Kotchoni S. O. (2010). Melanization of appressoria is critical for the pathogenicity of Diplocarpon rosae. Mol Biol Rep 37 (7): 3583-3591.

Gachomo E. W., Allen J. W., Pfeffer P. E., Govindarajulu M., Jin H., Nagahashi G., Lammers P. J., Shachar-Hill Y., and Bücking H. (2009). Germinating spores of Glomus intraradices can use internal and exogenous sources of nitrogen for denovo biosyntheisis of amino acids. New Phytol 184 (2): 399-411.


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