Molecular Mechanisms of Phytopathogens and Strategies to Control Crop Diseases

A special issue of Life (ISSN 2075-1729). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (21 March 2024) | Viewed by 269

Special Issue Editors


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State Key Laboratory of Ecological Pest Control for Fujian and Taiwan Crops, College of Plant Protection, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China
Interests: fungal development; pathogenesis; functional genomics

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State Key Laboratory of Ecological Pest Control for Fujian and Taiwan Crops, College of Plant Protection, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China
Interests: magnaporthe oryzae; effector; pathogenesis; plant immunity

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State Key Laboratory of Ecological Pest Control for Fujian and Taiwan Crops, College of Plant Protection, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China
Interests: virulence variation; M. oryzae-rice interaction

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Crop diseases, such as powdery mildew, stripe rust, rice blast, etc., are one of the major agricultural disasters which seriously threatens crop production and global food security. However, the molecular mechanism of these different morphological changes and developmental processes of phytopathogens are not yet completely not known.

This Special Issue aims to collate original research papers and reviews that characterize molecular mechanisms of the growth, differentiation, and pathogenicity of phytopathogens and discuss strategies to control crop diseases.

Some areas of interest include the following:

  • Characterization and functions of growth, differentiation, and pathogenicity of phytopathogens;
  • Interaction between crop and pathogens;
  • Variations in avirulence genes in the field population;
  • Strategies for disease control in crops.

Dr. Wei Tang
Dr. Jiexiong Hu
Dr. Huakun Zheng
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • rice blast
  • fungal development
  • pathogenesis
  • crop–pathogen interactions
  • avirulence gene
  • effector
  • rice immunity
  • crop diseases

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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