Special Issue "Application of Omics Technologies for a Deeper Insight into the Study of Fungal Trunk Pathogens of Grapevine 2.0"

A special issue of Journal of Fungi (ISSN 2309-608X). This special issue belongs to the section "Fungal Genomics, Genetics and Molecular Biology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 March 2023 | Viewed by 109

Special Issue Editors

Dr. David Gramaje
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Guest Editor
Institute of Grapevine and Wine Sciences (ICVV), La Rioja, Spain
Interests: plant pathology; phytopathology; fungal disease; vitis vinifera; trunk disease; molecular diagnosis; fungal taxonomy; disease management; fungal microbiome
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Dr. Ales Eichmeier
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Guest Editor
Faculty of Horticulture, Mendeleum—Institute of Genetics, Mendel University in Brno, 69144 Lednice, Czech Republic
Interests: high-throughput sequencing; bioinformatics; plant pathology; metagenomics; small RNA; grapevine trunk pathogens
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Grapevine trunk diseases (GTDs) have become a major concern worldwide, causing significant economic impacts due to reduced production and vineyard longevity. These diseases are caused by a wide range of fungal pathogens producing a range of symptoms, including leaf and shoot distortion and discoloration, external wood cankers and dieback, internal wood necrosis and staining, poor growth, mortality of roots, and sudden vine collapse. The prevalence of GTDs has significantly increased with changes in production practices, the loss of effective chemicals, predominance of susceptible cultivars, and ageing of vineyards. Successful disease management requires a holistic approach from the nursery to the vineyard.

Over the last several decades, the study of plant–pathogen interactions was boosted by the advent of new technologies and the application of multiple omics platforms. Omics technologies reflect the dynamic concept of biological processes and provide a contemporary approach to mycology research for fungal pathogen management by identifying whole genomes (genomics); epigenetic mechanisms (epigenomics); transcriptomes (transcriptomics), proteomes (proteomics), and metabolomes (metabolomics); bacterial and fungal communities, protozoa, viruses, and viroids (metagenomics); the total elemental composition of organisms (ionomics); the structure and function of the complete set of lipids (lipidomics); and phenotypes (phenomics).

The aim of this Special Issue is to cover multiple aspects of grapevine fungal trunk pathogen interactions, with an emphasis on the application of individual- and multi-omics-based technologies to propose novel or improve the current management strategies.

Dr. David Gramaje
Dr. Ales Eichmeier
Guest Editors

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  • NGS, HTS
  • bioinformatics
  • multi-omics
  • small molecules
  • grapevine trunk diseases
  • Vitis vinifera
  • multidisciplinary research

Published Papers

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