Special Issue "The Effect of Plant Pathogens on Horticultural Plants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2021).
Interests: mycology; fungal pathogens; bacteria; viruses; molecular phylogeny; plant molecular pathology; plant disease
2. School of Agricultural, Forestry, Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Basilicata, Viale dell'Ateneo Lucano 10, 85100 Potenza, Italy.
Interests: plant virology; viral vectors; biotic and abiotic stress; plant resistance mechanisms; plant disease; plant growth; sustainable production.
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Interests: horticultural plants pathology; plant diseases prevention and diagnostics; plant virology; virus free plants production; agrobiodiversity conservation.
Plant pathogens affect a wide range of crops worldwide, playing a critical role on horticultural plants health and production. Phytopathogens are members of fungi, “fungal-like” organisms, bacteria, viruses, and phytoplasma and are known to produce diseases in horticultural crops in many countries ranging from the less economically important to the most devastating ones. The effects of climate change and human activities on plant pathogens are at present important issues for scientists including plant pathologists. In fact, plant pathogens directly influence food quantity and quality and also food security. Often, the control of diseases in horticultural plants is expensive, has a negative effect on the environment and their management strategies are different and sometimes difficult. Therefore, studying and understanding phytopathogens survival strategies, their development and growth and plants disease resistance is compulsory to be able to find better ways to fight them. Given the importance of horticultural crops as food supplies worldwide, investigating all factors related to their health including their phytopathogens became of vital importance.
Dr. Stefania M. Mang
Dr. Antonella Vitti
Prof. Dr. Habil. Aurel Maxim
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Horticultural plants
- diagnostic tools
- management strategies
- diseases defense and treatment
- economic losses