Special Issue "Plant-Pathogen Interactions"


A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
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

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editor


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  • plant-microbial interactions
  • soil quality/health
  • soil suppressivity
  • plant pathogen

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Diversity 2013, 5(4), 824-842; doi:10.3390/d5040824
Received: 25 September 2013 / Revised: 28 October 2013 / Accepted: 14 November 2013 / Published: 6 December 2013
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Last update: 27 February 2013

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