Special Issue "Plant-Fungal Pathogen Interaction"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2020.
Interests: Mycologia, fungal genetic; fungal taxonomy; Plant pathology; wood pathogens; horticultural pathogens; fungal biodiversity; antagonistic microrganisms; crop protection
Interests: Mycologia; fungal genetic; fungal taxonomy; Plant pathology; wood pathogens; horticultural pathogens; fungal biodiversity; antagonistic microrganisms; crop protection
Research on the interactions between plants and phytopathogenic fungi are very interesting because the knowledge of specific mechanisms allow us to obtain findings that contribute to the development of new strategies of plant and crop protection. Scientific insights into parasitization strategies employed by the phytopathogenic fungi, the action of phytotoxins, the compatibility of pathogens with host plants and the basic resistance of non-host plants, as well as the cultivar-specific resistance of host plants, represent important aspects of fungal pathogen–host interactions. Studies carried out on the abilities of specific biological compounds and/or antagonistic microorganisms to improve the defense response from plants, fruits, and vegetables such as food commodities is a crucial topic to implement and develop new protection means for consumer benefit.
Therefore, in this Special Issue, articles (original research papers, perspectives, hypotheses, opinions, reviews, modeling approaches, and methods) that focus on plant–fungal pathogen interactions and the kinds of mechanisms carried out are welcome.
Dr. Antonia Carlucci
Dr. Maria Luisa Raimondo
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- plant–fungal pathogen interaction
- fungal and bacterial antagonism
- fungal and bacterial pathogens