Emerging Strategies for Plant Pathogen Resistance and Immunity

A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395). This special issue belongs to the section "Pest and Disease Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 102

Special Issue Editors

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1. Department of Biology, Healthcare and the Environment, Plant Physiology Section, Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
2. Department of Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Leitat Technological Center, Terrassa, Spain
Interests: genetics; abiotic and biotic stress; plant-microbe interaction; immunity; biotechnology; molecular biology

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Department of Plant Biology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
Interests: autophagy; immunity; genetics; phytopathogens; biotic stresses; molecular biology

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Rice Research Institute/State Key Laboratory of Crop Gene Exploration and Utilization in Southwest China, Sichuan Agricultural University, Yaan 625014, China
Interests: rice; rice blast; bioinformatics; genetics; cell biology; biochemistry; molecular biology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Understanding plant immunity in the face of climate change has become essential as evolving environmental conditions challenge the delicate balance between plants and pathogens. This challenge necessitates the development of innovative strategies to safeguard global food security. Integrated pest management, achieved by creating holistic approaches that delve into the molecular mechanisms underlying plant immune responses, monitoring pest populations, and applying cutting-edge research to empower plants to fend off pathogens in an environmentally responsible manner, is crucial for crop protection and mitigating yield losses caused by biotic stress. The scope of this Special Issue is to provide the research community with an updated overview of novel advances in the field of plant immunity and crop protection against pathogen resistance, in light of climate change. We welcome high-quality manuscripts that describe molecular and biological strategies applied to enhance plant immunity and improve plant health, especially in the context of global climate change and plant–pest interactions.

Dr. Kostadin Evgeniev Atanasov
Dr. Changxin Liu
Prof. Dr. Weitao Li
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • plant immunity
  • biocontrol
  • pathogens
  • engineered receptors
  • ETI
  • PTI
  • ISR
  • SAR
  • climate change

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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