Special Issue "Interactions between Colletotrichum Species and Plants"

A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant Protection".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Pedro Talhinhas

Linking Landscape, Environment, Agriculture and Food (LEAF), Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade de Lisboa, Tapada da Ajuda, 1349-017 Lisboa, Portugal
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Interests: plant pathology; mycology; plant-microbe interactions; Colletotrichum; Pucciniales; lupin; olive; coffee
Guest Editor
Dr. Riccardo Baroncelli

Centro Hispano-Luso de Investigaciones Agrarias (CIALE), Departamento de Microbiología y Genética, Universidad de Salamanca, Calle del Duero, 12, 37185 Villamayor, Salamanca, Spain
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Interests: computational biology; fungal genetics; genomics; transcriptomics and evolution

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Anthracnose is an important plant disease, caused by fungi belonging to the genus Colletotrichum, responsible for important losses in numerous and varied agricultural crops. The genus Colletotrichum encompasses wide and multi-level genetic variability, with diverse lifestyles and hosts and varied degrees of host specificity. Beside its economic impact, Colletotrichum is a model system for studying speciation, host adaptation × polyphagy and histopathology, but also epidemiology and crop protection. In recent years, the taxonomy of Colletotrichum has undergone profound changes, providing challenges and often new frameworks for host–fungus interaction studies. Genome sequencing has also entered Colletotrichum research, again providing powerful tools to better understand host–fungus interaction and ultimately disease resistance.

This Special Issue on “Interactions between Colletotrichum species and plants” intends to bring together the state-of-the-art research on Colletotrichum–host interactions, with articles spanning all the way from the fungal genome through to host resistance, including epidemiological, histopathological, functional, ecological and agronomical aspects of these interactions, either from the pathogen or from the host perspective.

Dr. Pedro Talhinhas
Dr. Riccardo Baroncelli
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • anthracnose
  • Colletotrichum
  • plant pathology
  • crop protection

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