Special Issue "Phytomicrobiome Research for Disease and Pathogen Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2023 | Viewed by 13446
2. Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Interests: microbial ecology; bioinformatics; pathogen detection and surveillance
Plant health and productivity require a holistic view and an in-depth understanding of the diversity and functions of microorganisms associated with soil and plants, also known as phytomicrobiome, which include beneficial members that provide critical ecosystem services and pathogens threatening food safety and security. High-throughput omics tools, ranging from metabarcoding, metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, metaproteomics, to metabolomics, allow identify bioindicators (microorganisms, genes, and/or molecules) associated with ecosystem functioning, reveal synergisms and antagonisms among community members across kingdoms, and assess the impact of environmental (e.g. climate) and anthropological factors (e.g. agronomic practices). Such knowledge, coupled with culture-dependent and greenhouse/field experiments, also provides opportunities to develop innovative biocontrol approaches and assist in pathogen management for better plant and soil health.
This special issue of Plants looks forward to receiving contributions, either research papers or reviews, about the most recent significant insights dedicated to 1) phytomicrobiomes, their functions and dynamics in agroecosystems or forests, 2) the impact of environmental and anthropogenic factors, as well as 3) interactions among community members and, notably, towards phytopathogen communities (e.g. viruses, bacteria, fungi, oomycetes, protozoa, nematodes) or pests. Papers dedicated to the development of methods to harness beneficial phytomicrobiome as well as the assessment of their efficacy in improving plant and soil health are also welcome.
Dr. Wen Chen
Dr. Adeline Picot
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- biological control agent
- climate change
- high-throughput sequencing
- high-throughput omics tools
- plant pathogens
- plant-microbe interaction
- soil suppressiveness
- sustainable agriculture and forestry