Fungal Pathogens and Host Plants
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2023) | Viewed by 7879
Interests: mycology; systematics; taxonomy; phylogeny; chemotyping; mycotoxicology; food mycology; bioactive compounds
In natural ecosystems, the interaction between plants and fungi leads to a co‑evolutionary dynamic where both adapt to each other. Therefore, it is of major importance to have a notion of how several factors influence fungi–plant interactions. This is even more important if we consider that the distinction between a pathogenic fungus and a non-pathogenic one can be challenging because plants harbor a variety of fungi, with nearly 10,000 fungal species that can range from endophytic to pathogenic plant hosts.
Given that there is a great diversity of fungal pathogens, it is often almost impossible to circumscribe the host range of a pathogen. Even so, as we study the true diversity of these fungi, we can understand how their pathogenicity evolves and identify their threats. An important premise when studying the interaction between fungal pathogens and host plants is climate change scenarios, since they can lead to alterations in the host range of pathogens and increase their aggressiveness.
Therefore, it is paramount to improve plant disease management strategies based on knowledge of the pathogen–host range and its correct identification.
With this Special Issue, we want to improve the awareness of mycologists and plant pathologists to study fungal pathogens and their evolutionary associations with plants, based on integrative techniques or approaches.
Therefore, we encourage authors to contribute original research papers, reviews, or short communications that approach any aspect of the interaction of fungal pathogens and host plants, including new methods for fungal detection and identification, pathogenesis, epidemiology, or studies of the effects of environmental stresses on disease development.
Dr. Liliana Santos
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- plant physiology
- climate changes