How way leads on to way

Isaac Barash*

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In this article, I briefly recount the historical events in my native country that led me to become a plant pathologist. I started as a field pathologist specializing in fungal diseases of legumes, moved to biochemical research on virulence factors, and then on to molecular plant-microbe interactions. I describe the impact my graduate studies at the University of California (UC)-Davis had on my career. My life's work and teaching can be said to reflect the development in plant pathology during the past 40 years. I have included a concise review of the development of plant pathology in Israel and the ways it is funded. Dealing with administrative duties while conducting research has contributed to my belief in the importance of multidisciplinary approaches and of preserving the applied approach in the teaching of plant pathology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
JournalAnnual Review of Phytopathology
StatePublished - Aug 2014


  • Ammonium toxicity
  • Evolution of pathogenicity
  • Host specificity
  • Pectic enzymes
  • Phytotoxins
  • Type III effectors


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