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Special Issue "Plant Pathogenic Fungi and Oomycetes"
A special issue of Journal of Fungi (ISSN 2309-608X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2018).
Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of A Coruña, Campus da Zapateira s/n, E-15071 A Coruña, Spain
Interests: plant resistance to fungi and oomycetes; Verticillium dahliae; Botrytis cinerea; Fusarium oxysporum; Phytophthora capsica; plant signalling in resistance; induced resistance; plant phenolics; plant-microbe interactions
Fungi and oomycetes are heterotrophic organisms belonging to different phyla, but sharing a typical filamentous growth as a mycelium. Moreover, many fungi and oomycetes are pathogenic, causing diseases in other organisms such as animals and plants. They are important threats, causing economic losses in agriculture, which crop growers try to manage with fungicides. However, there are other strategies for plant disease management, including resistance based on genotype and induced resistance. The first includes both classical breeding and genetic engineering. The second involves the application of small amounts of chemicals or microorganisms to prime and/or trigger a plant’s immune system. The aim of this Special Issue is to focus on plant pathogenic fungi and oomycetes from the basic and applied points of view. Topics include, but are not limited to, gene-for-gene resistance, plant breeding, transgenic plants, plant physiology, signaling and crosstalk, induced resistance and disease management both in the laboratory and in the field, as well as fungal and oomycete physiology and genetics. Manuscripts summarizing recent advances in the topic or introducing novel experimental approaches are particularly welcome.
Dr. José Díaz
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Disease management
- Fungal physiology
- Fungal genetics
- Plant breeding
- Plant pathogens
- Plant–pathogen interaction
- Plant hormones
- PR proteins
- R genes
- Transgenic plants