A Fungal Invader: Navigating Plant-Fungus Interactions

A special issue of Journal of Fungi (ISSN 2309-608X). This special issue belongs to the section "Fungi in Agriculture and Biotechnology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 185

Special Issue Editors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fungal pathogens are responsible for a vast number of diseases in agriculture, horticulture, floriculture, and forestry. These diseases have a significant impact on the economics of developing and developed countries all over the world. Microscopic, metabolomic, and molecular biology methods allow for detailed investigations of plant–fungus interactions, shining a new light on different aspects of fungal pathogenesis. Observations of fungal "behavior" during the infection process regarding fungal biology, physiology, proteomics, and transcriptomics can directly influence disease management. Moreover, exploring host plant response to fungal pathogens can bring new knowledge and solutions to how to fight prevalent fungal-induced diseases.

In this Special Issue, we welcome original and review papers from all research areas of plant diseases induced by fungi, including plant disease resistance and susceptibility, epidemiology, and control of fungal pathogens, fungal pathogenesis, and plant responses to fungi.

Prof. Dr. Andrzej K. Kononowicz
Dr. Violetta Katarzyna Macioszek
Guest Editors

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  • fungal pathogens
  • plant–fungus interactions
  • plant fungal disease
  • plant resistance
  • epidemiology and control of fungal pathogens

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