Special Issue "Advances in Pests and Pathogens Treatment and Biological Control"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Agricultural Science and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2022 | Viewed by 329

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Tomasz Krzysztof Oszako
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Department of Forest Protection, Forest Research Institute in Sękocin Stary, Braci Leśnej 3, 05-090 Raszyn, Poland
Interests: forest protection; plant pathology; oomycetes; biodiversity; e-nose; BCA; IPM; VOC; GC-MS; phosphites; phosphogipsum; silicon
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Dr. Lassaâd Belbahri
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Laboratory of Soil Biology, Department of Biology, University of Neuchatel, 2000 Neuchatel, Switzerland
Interests: molecular and cellular biology; plant physiology; plant biotechnology; applied plant biotechnology; molecular biology; genetic tools used in ecology
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Prof. Dr. Justyna A. Nowakowska
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Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Biology and Environmental Sciences, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw, Wóycickiego 1/3 Street, 01-938 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: molecular biology; molecular genetics; forestry; forensic sciences; biotechnology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The European Commission Directive on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) requires the use of predominantly biological methods of plant protection, in line with society's expectations for the protection of the environment and human health. In this context, the research of new organisms (Biological Control Agents—BCA) with potential to replace existing pesticides is necessary.

For this Special Issue, we are inviting the submission of both review articles and scientific contributions on comprehensive and new approaches to the problem of pest control in agriculture, horticulture and forestry. Practitioners and scientists (geneticists, entomologists, phytopathologists and other disciplines) are encouraged to join the discussion on the implementation of IPM in current practice, the development of new methods based on potential BCAs or other genetic methods (including genetically modified trees—GMT or GMOs). We welcome original research as well as review articles.

Prof. Dr. Tomasz Krzysztof Oszako
Dr. Lassaâd Belbahri
Prof. Dr. Justyna A. Nowakowska
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • pest and disease control
  • IPM
  • BCA
  • GMO
  • GMT
  • gene expression/silencing

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The Role of Resorcinolic Lipids of Caryopsis Surface in the Process of Cereal Infection by Rhizoctonia solani and Fusarium culmorum
Appl. Sci. 2022, 12(15), 7735; https://doi.org/10.3390/app12157735 - 01 Aug 2022
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Cereal caryopses are rich in 5-n-alk(en)ylresorcinols, antimicrobial compounds. In this paper, the correlation between the presence of resorcinolic lipids on the surface of cereal grains and the susceptibility of their seedlings to infection by Rhizoctonia solani or Fusarium culmorum was evaluated. [...] Read more.
Cereal caryopses are rich in 5-n-alk(en)ylresorcinols, antimicrobial compounds. In this paper, the correlation between the presence of resorcinolic lipids on the surface of cereal grains and the susceptibility of their seedlings to infection by Rhizoctonia solani or Fusarium culmorum was evaluated. The declines in length of both the roots and coleoptiles were observed in barley seedlings of Scarlett and Rabel cultivars grown from the wax-impoverished seeds infected with F92 and F93 strains of Rhizoctonia solani, respectively. Regarding wheat, R. solani F93 significantly reduced only the coleoptile growth. Resorcinolic lipids, being the mixture of homologues with C17–C25 carbon chains, were the only compounds washed off wheat caryopses by chloroform. Moreover, the better anti-Rhizoctonia solani F93 activity of 5-n-alk(en)ylresorcinols of wheat grains than that of rye caryopsis lipids was proven by the poisoned medium technique. Two saturated homologues (C21:0 and C23:0) were the most effective inhibitors of the mycelial growth of this fungus. Thus, the susceptibilities of barley and wheat seedlings to some fungal pathogens have been found to be related to the content and composition of 5-n-alk(en)ylresorcinols in the waxy layer of cereal grains, confirming the protective role of these compounds, during the early stages of cereal development. Full article
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