Special Issue "Plant-Pathogen Interactions"
A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2013)
Dr. Daniel K. Manter
USDA-ARS-NPA, Soil-Plant-Nutrient Research Unit, 2150 Centre Avenue, Building D, Suite 100 Fort Collins, CO 80526, USA
Fax: +1 970 492 7213
Interests: biodiversity; microbial ecology; rhizosphere biology; plant-pathogen interactions; mechanisms of plant defense
The advent of next-generation sequencing has allowed for the documentation of an enormous amount of microbial diversity present in the soil and plant rhizophere. This diversity represents a vast array of genetic potential all simultaneously interacting with plants; as such, studies are required to better understand and model the net effect of these complex interactions on plant productivity and performance. In addition, growing evidence supports a potential role for microbial diversity in determining soil health and the suppressivity of plant pathogens. In this special issue we seek papers exploring the diversity of plant-pathogen interactions, and the potential role of microbial diversity to influence the net outcome of pathogen success and plant productivity and performance.
Dr. Daniel Manter
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Diversity is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
- plant-microbial interactions
- soil quality/health
- soil suppressivity
- plant pathogen