Special Issue "Wheat Diseases"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018).
Interests: Fusarium Head Blight of Wheat; Fungal Biology and Genetics; Genomics and Functional Genomics of Host-Pathogen Interaction in Cereal Crops
Wheat is a major food crop contributing approximately 20 % of the total dietary calories and proteins worldwide. However, the crop has been affected by a number of diseases caused by fungi, bacteria, and viruses during field production and post-harvesting. Some of the diseases are devastating and cause huge economic losses by significantly reducing grain yields and qualities. Understanding of biology of the pathogens, genetic and molecular mechanisms underlying resistance/susceptibility of the host, interactions between the pathogens and the host, and environmental conditions impacting disease development is essential for developing novel strategies to control wheat diseases.
Recent years have seen a great progress in studies of wheat diseases at the population, individual, cellular, and molecular levels. We invite you to contribute original research articles as well as review articles on any aspects related to pathogenicity and virulence of the pathogens, resistance and susceptibility of the crop to the diseases, genetic and molecular mechanisms underlying wheat-pathogen interaction, as well as disease epidemiology and management in wheat. This special issue will focus on the latest progress, concepts, and innovative approaches that promote our understanding and management of wheat diseases.
Prof. Shaobin Zhong
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Fungal, bacterial and viral diseases
- Pathogenicity gene
- Virulence gene
- Disease susceptibility genes
- Disease resistance genes
- Gene for gene interaction