Associate Professor

Dept. of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology, SLU

E-mail: Malin.Elfstrand@slu.se
Malin Elfstrand

Resistance mechanisms in forest trees

I am interested in how plants respond when meeting fungi with different lifestyles along the parasitic to symbiotic continuum. I work with several different aspect of this question, but my group mainly focus have become host tree resistance to forest pathogens. Our favourite study system is the Norway spruce/Heterobasidion annosum interaction, but we also work with Fraxinus/Hymenoschyphus and mycorrhizal interactions. We use combinations of quantitative and molecular genetics techniques try to unpin the molecular mechanisms underlying e.g. a successful defence to a pathogen.

 

Examples of publications

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10342-018-1120-5

https://bmcplantbiol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12870-016-0952-8

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpls.2017.00305/full

http://www.plantphysiol.org/content/early/2016/06/17/pp.16.00685

https://bmcgenomics.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12864-015-1829-1

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/efp.12207