Special Issue "Applications of Genomics or Transcriptomics Approaches in Phytopathology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 March 2024 | Viewed by 1011
Interests: fungal genomics; plant–microbe interactions; plant pathogens; breeding for disease resistance
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Special Issue in Plants: Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions: Insights on Pathology towards Sustainable Control
As plants are constantly plagued by a wide variety of pathogens, ongoing pathogens genomics revolution has highly contributed to disease management applications in phytopathology. The advent of such genomics-based resources coupled with next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies has improved disease resistance in various crops. Coping with this challenge, these applications are effective and can be routinely adopted for crop protection by unraveling the molecular mechanisms underpinning pathogenesis and resistance, gaining insights into the genetics of pathogen populations on a large scale. Furthermore, transcriptome profiling plays a pivotal role for unraveling the molecular mechanisms during compatible or incompatible plant–pathogen interactions. Thus, RNA-seq technology can effectively decipher the differential expression patterns and the transcriptional immune responses when it comes to resistant and sensitive plant hosts challenged by pathogens.
The aim and scope of this Special Issue are the integration and contribution of genomics or transcriptomics data that would undoubtedly facilitate a comprehensive approach for deciphering various plant–microbe interactions. In the context of this Special Issue, we aim to exchange knowledge on the implementation of pathogens’ genomic approaches, such as pathogen genome-wide association studies and population genomics, or transcriptomic approaches employing RNA-seq differential expression analyses.
In this respect, we are soliciting the submission of any type of research article covering the applications of specific genomics or transcriptomics approaches towards enhancing our understanding of plant–microbe interactions and control of diseases caused by plant pathogens.
Dr. Antonios G. Zambounis
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- plant–microbe interactions
- breeding for disease resistance