|Affiliation||Institute of Agriculture|
【LIFE SCIENCE】 Sasaki Team
Parasitism of microbes to plants or insects has various influences on our society. In the field of the agriculture and sericulture business, the parasitism of the microbes often causes diseases, leading to a decrease in amount of production of farm products and the cocoon. On the other hand, the continuous parasitism by the microbe is known to cause the resistance of the host, and the use of such resistance has led to the development of breeding the stably producible cultivars and strains. In addition, many studies to control the outbreak of the periodic pest by using parasitic microbes are ongoing. Our team is trying to elucidate the molecular mechanism of how microbes manipulate their host to enhance parasitic fitness, with the goal of connecting our outputs with technology development for effective pest control and protection of useful organisms.
|Affiliation||Oklahoma State University (U.S.A.)|
|Division / Department||Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology|