Special Issue "Plant-Pathogen Interactions"
A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
Interests: Plant-virus interactions, particularly antiviral RNA silencing, viral RNA replication and their interconnections
Plants interact with a diverse array of organisms, including insects, nematodes, microbes, and other plants. Plant–microbe interactions could result in disease or beneficial relationships. For any plant–microbe combination, the interaction could be incompatible or compatible. Plant pathogens, including bacteria, fungi, oomycetes, viruses, and nematodes, must evade or actively suppress plant defense responses. Understanding the molecular mechanisms of plant defense and microbe pathogenicity represents the basis for disease management, genetic engineering of disease resistance through gene editing, RNA silencing u other approaches. This Special Issue on plant–pathogen interactions is focused on recent advances in understanding the molecular and genetic basis of plant defense, pathogenicity or the establishment of beneficial relationships. Variation in plant or pathogen factors, computational modeling or methodologies that advance our understanding of plant–pathogen interactions are of interest. You are invited to submit primary research articles or reviews presenting recent advances.
Dr. Hernan Garcia-Ruiz
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- Susceptibility genes
- Resistance genes
- Gene networks
- Molecular determinants