Unveiling Host–Pathogen Interactions in Brassicaceae: Insights into Disease Resistance Mechanisms and Molecular Regulation

A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Crop Protection, Diseases, Pests and Weeds".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 October 2024 | Viewed by 105

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Dear Colleagues,

Brassicaceae, one of the most interesting angiosperms families, contains over 4000 species, including such economically important ones as Brassica juncea, B. napus, and B. oleracea, which are all grown worldwide. These species play roles as food, fodder, and biofuel. However, the overall local and global changes in the climate and the increasing anthropogenic pressures trigger the uncontrollable spreading of pathogen-induced diseases (originating from viral, bacterial, fungal, and oomycete pathogens) and the appearance of new pathogenic interactions. Therefore, searching for sources of crop plant resistance that can be introduced and broadly used in agriculture is one of the most desirable and modern approaches in plant research. Innate immunity-based plant resistance, including systemic acquired resistance (SAR) and induced systemic resistance (ISR), is widely investigated in Brassicaceae pathosystems by many research groups worldwide.

In this Special Issue, we welcome original research papers and reviews on all aspects of resistant, tolerant, and susceptible Brassicaceae responses to various pathogens under laboratory or field conditions.

Prof. Dr. Andrzej Kiejstut Kononowicz
Dr. Violetta Katarzyna Macioszek
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  • Brassicaceae (Arabidopsis thaliana, Brassica juncea, B. oleracea, B. napus, Raphanus sativus, Sinapis alba, etc.)
  • biotic stress
  • plant disease
  • plant pathogens
  • microscopy of pathogenic interactions
  • gene expression changes
  • innate immunity
  • transcriptome analysis
  • metabolic activity
  • disease resistance

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