Special Issue "Host-Pathogen Interaction in Climate Change Scenario"

A special issue of Horticulturae (ISSN 2311-7524). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant Pathology and Disease Management (PPDM)".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 January 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Rinu Kooliyottil
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Guest Editor
Bureau of Citrus Budwood Registration, Division of Plant Industry, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, LaCrosse, FL 32658, USA
Interests: plant-microbe interactions; biological control; molecular nematology; plant health promoting microbes; plant pathology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Significant evidence of climate change-based crop loss is already known and the impact of climate change on global food security has been a major topic of discussion worldwide. For example, changes in weather patterns or drought/flood events have negative impacts on agricultural productivity. Factors related to climate change also affect host–pathogen interaction. The compounding effect of climate-driven physiological changes in both host plant and pathogen species complicates this interaction further. Technological advancements in gene sequencing in recent years have provided a plethora of opportunities to explore the effect of environmental factors in host–pathogen interaction at the genetic level.

We invite research articles, reviews, short notes, and opinion articles related to the effect of climate change on plant pathogen interaction. Topics related to disease susceptibility or resistance, pathogen virulence, and recent evidence of disease emergence are welcome for our current Special Issue on "Host-Pathogen Arm Race in Climate Change Scenario".

Dr. Rinu Kooliyottil
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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 thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Horticulturae is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • plant microbe interactions
  • climate change
  • pathogen virulence
  • resistance
  • susceptibility
  • global food security

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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