Welcome to the Legume-Microbe Interactions Laboratory at the University of Missouri (MU). The laboratory is directed by Professor Gary Stacey, MU Curators’ Professor of Plant Science and MSMC Endowed Professor of Soybean Biotechnology. The interests of the laboratory are diverse but have a common theme of plant and microbe development. Click on the research or publication link to learn more about the wide variety of research projects underway or completed. A variety of structural and functional genomic methods are being used to understand the way in which legumes respond to microbial infection.
A recent review on "The Role of Plant Innate Immunity in the Legume-Rhizobium Symbiosis"
A presentation on "Nitrogen Fixation to Impact Global Food Production" By Prof. Gary Stacey at the GIFS Conference 2016
New article: Chitin receptor CERK1 links salt stress and chitin-triggered innate immunity in Arabidopsis
Gary Stacey, Ph.D.
Curators' Professor of Plant Science
MSMC Endowed Professor
Divisions of Plant Sciences and Biochemistry
271E Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
Office phone: 573-884-4752
Lab Phone: 573-884-4799