This database contains expertly curated molecular and biological information on genes proven to affect the outcome of pathogen-host interactions. Information is also given on the target sites of some anti-infective chemistries.
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Database development and curation

Kim Hammond-Kosack, Rothamsted Research, UK - Fungal and Oomycete virulence factors
Martin Urban, Rothamsted Research, UK - Fungal and Oomycete virulence factors

Database manager

Martin Urban, Rothamsted Research, UK

Database development

Alistair Irvine, Rothamsted Research, UK
Chris Rawlings, Rothamsted Research, UK
Vidyendra Sadanadan, Molecular Connections, IN
Lokanath Khamari, Molecular Connections, IN

Curation at Molecular Connections (www.molecularconnections.com)

Rashmi Pant
Arathi Raghunath


Species experts

The following people have contributed and checked entries in the earlier PHI-base Version 3.3 release:
Roland Krause, Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Genetics, Germany - Virulence factors from Salmonella
Hilde Hansen, University of Tromsø, Norway - Virulence factors from Vibrios
The FRAC team (http://www.frac.info/)
Magdalen Lindeberg, Cornell University, USA - Pseudomonas virulence factors
Jason Rudd, Rothamsted Research, UK - Virulence factors Mycosphaerella graminicola
Chris Ridout, John Innes Centre, UK - Effector genes Blumeria species
Jan Schirawski, Max-Planck-Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany - Secreted virulence factors, Ustilago maydis
Paul Tudzynski, Institut fuer Botanik, Münster, Germany - Virulence factors - Claviceps purpurea
Jan van Kan, Wageningen University Plant Sciences, The Netherlands - Virulence factors, Botrytis cinerea
Barry Scott, Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Massey University, New Zealand - Epichloe species
Alexander Idnurm, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA - Virulence factors, Cryptococcus species

Former members and contributors

Jacek Grzebyta, Rothamsted Research, UK, - Database development
Mansoor Saqi, Rothamsted Research, UK, - Database development
Jan Taubert, EBI, Hinxton, UK, - Database development
Jacob Köhler, Rothamsted Research, UK & University of Tromsø, Norway - Database development
Rainer Winnenburg, BIOTEC, University of Technology, Dresden, Germany
Thomas Baldwin, Rothamsted Research, UK - Fungal and Oomycete virulence factors
Sabrina Holland, University of Mainz, Germany - Virus, Fungal and Oomycete virulence factors
Andrew Beacham, Rothamsted Research, UK - Fungal and Oomycete virulence factors
Neil Brown, Rothamsted Research, UK - Fungal and Oomycete virulence factors
Version: 3.8 Last revision: 01/07/15
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