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Cris Argueso

Plant Pathology

Associate Professor

Office: C210 Plant Sciences
Lab: E109 Plant Sciences
Phone: 970.491.3054

Lab Website:

Research Interests

Plant Hormones in Plant Growth and Defense.

Courses I Teach

Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions

A class on the molecular mechanisms involved in the interactions between plants and pests (microbes, insects and other plants).


Plant Molecular Genetics

A class on plant molecular genetics, methods and techniques in plant molecular and cellular biology, and an introduction to research topics, through lectures and discussions of scientific literature.


Selected Publications

The selected publications shown below represent our current research interests and current areas of research in the lab:

Plant Hormone Crosstalk in Plant Growth and Defense

Berens ML, Berry HB, Mine A, Argueso CT and Tsuda, K (2017). Evolution of Hormone Signaling Networks in Plant Defense. Annual Reviews of Phytopathology DOI: 10.1146/annurev-phyto-080516-035544

Shigenaga, A and Argueso, CT (2016) No hormone to rule them all: Interactions of plant hormones during the responses of plants to pathogens. Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology 56:174-189

Albrecth, T and Argueso CT. (2016) Should I fight or should I grow now? The role of cytokinins in plant growth and immunity and in the growth–defence tradeoff. Annals of Botany 119: 725-735.

Argueso CT, Epple P, Ferreira FJ, Hutchison, CE, To JPC, Schaller GE, Dangl JL, Kieber JJ  (2012) Two-component elements mediate interactions between cytokinin and salicylic acid in plant immunity. PLoS Genetics 8:1-13.

Plant Hormones in Pathogen-Environment Interactions

Shigenaga AM, Berens ML, Tsuda K and Argueso CT (2017). Towards Engineering Hormonal Crosstalk in Plant Immunity. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 38:164-172

Cohen SP, Liu H, Argueso CT, Pereira A, Vera Crus C, Verdier V and Leach JE (2017). RNA-Seq analysis reveals insight into enhanced rice Xa7-mediated bacterial blight resistance at high temperature. PLoS ONE.

Leach JE, Triplett LR, Argueso CT and Trivedi, P (2017) Communication in the Phytobiome. Cell 169:587-596

Argueso CT, Ferreira, FJ, Kieber JJ  (2009)  Environmental perception avenues: the interaction of cytokinin and environmental response pathways. Plant Cell and Environment 32:1147-1160.

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