Special Issue "Classical and Molecular Methods for Fungal Grapevine Trunk Diseases Detection"

A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817). This special issue belongs to the section "Fungal Pathogens".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2021).

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Veronica Sanda Chedea
Guest Editor
Research Station for Viticulture and Enology (SCDVV Blaj) 515400 Blaj, Romania
Interests: grapevine ecology and diseases; grape, wine and grape pomace composition in polyphenols; valorization of grape pomace
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Dr. Liliana Lucia Tomoiaga
Guest Editor
Research Station for Viticulture and Enology Blaj (SCDVV Blaj), Blaj, Romania
Interests: grapevine agroecological system, pathogens

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.), one of the most important fruit crops in the world, is affected by many diseases every year, depending on causal agents, susceptibility of cultivars, and climate region. Some are caused by a single agent, such as powdery mildew caused by Erysiphe necator, or gray mold caused by Botrytis cinerea. Others result from the actions of a complex body of pathogens such as fungal grapevine trunk diseases (GTDs). GTDs are presently among the most devastating diseases in viticulture worldwide because the long-term sustainability of vineyards is strongly affected. The economic losses generated by the costs of chemical and/or biological control products and their application are very high. The complexity of GTDs results from the diversity of associated fungi, the undetermined period of latency within the vine (asymptomatic status), the erratic foliar symptom expression from one year to the next, and, probably correlated with all of these points, the lack of efficient strategies to control them. Distinct methods, older and newer, can be beneficial to improve our knowledge of GTDs.

This Special Issue aims to tackle the methods of GTDs’ pathogens identification. The results presented may refer to classical, in vitro bioassays, and molecular methods. Another purpose of this issue is also to use the newest research in order to develop a real and useful forum for grapevine phytopathologists and crop protectionists for facing the dynamics of GTD identification all over the world. In this context and due to the high variety of fungal GTDs pathogens, reports from each grapevine-cultivating country are welcome.

Dr. Veronica Sanda Chedea
Dr. Liliana Lucia Tomoiaga
Guest Editors

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  • fungal grapevine trunk diseases
  • classical methods
  • molecular methods
  • identification

Published Papers

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