Special Issue "Biological Systematics of Tree Pathogenic Fungi"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 December 2019).
Fungi are amongst the most important pathogens of trees and woody plants. Not only do they cause the death of susceptible tree hosts, but also, in the long-term, lead to ecosystem changes where these trees grew. Systematics provides invaluable information regarding the species relationships, evolutionary history, biogeography, and species diversity of these fungi. This information can subsequently be applied in disease and quarantine management strategies. The importance of the systematics of tree pathogenic fungi is now widely recognised among plant and forest pathologists; therefore, a Special Issue of Pathogens is planned that will focus on the "Biological Systematics of Tree Pathogenic Fungi.”
For this Special Issue, we invite research papers and review articles covering the systematics of tree pathogenic fungi. We look forward to publishing your contributions.
Prof. Martin Coetzee
Manuscript Submission Information
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