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The Hogenhout lab research program focuses on Molecular Plant Microbe-Insect Interactions.
This includes understanding phytoplasma genome evolution and the characterization of phytoplasma virulence effectors that modulate plant and insect processes.
As molecular mechanisms mediating insect-plant interactions remain to be largely elucidated, research is also aimed at understanding plant defense responses to herbivores and processes involved in herbivore host selection with a specific focus on aphids and whiteflies.