The research I have conducted over the past 10 years has largely focused on the interactions between plants and microbes. The major goal of my work has been to characterize plant immune responses, from microbe perception, signaling transduction events and induced responses at the genetic, molecular and biochemical level. I have also spent considerable time researching the effects of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria, developing high throughput assays designed to screen several thousand bacterial and fungal isolates for attributes of interest with the aim of identifying the best microbial candidates for field tests.
- Mosher, S., Seybold, H., Rodriguez, P., Stahl, M., Davies, K. A., Dayaratne, S., … Kemmerling, B. (2013). The tyrosine-sulfated peptide receptors PSKR1 and PSY1R modify the immunity of Arabidopsis to biotrophic and necrotrophic pathogens in an antagonistic manner. Plant Journal, 73(3), 469–482. https://doi.org/10.1111/tpj.12050
- Mosher, S., Moeder, W., Nishimura, N., Jikumaru, Y., Joo, S. H., Urquhart, W., … Yoshioka, K. (2010). The Lesion-Mimic Mutant cpr22 Shows Alterations in Abscisic Acid Signaling and Abscisic Acid Insensitivity in a Salicylic Acid-Dependent Manner. Plant Physiology, 152(4), 1901–1913. https://doi.org/10.1104/pp.109.152603
- Park, S.-W., Kaimoyo, E., Kumar, D., Mosher, S., & Klessig, D. F. (2007). Methyl Salicylate Is a Critical Mobile Signal for Plant Systemic Acquired Resistance. Science, 318(5847), 113–116. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1147113