Fungal Disease in Fruit Crops

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2024) | Viewed by 139

Special Issue Editor

Wuhan Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan 430074, China
Interests: fruit disease; disease diagnosis; pathogenic mechanism; plant–pathogen interaction; disease resistance; disease control; biological control
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The infected symptoms of fruit crops fungal diseases vary and normally occur in fruits, leaves, branches and roots. Fungal disease on fruit crops is the limiting factor in the realization of the yield potential, thus resulting in losses of about 10-15%. Clarifying the pathogenic mechanism and strengthening the prevention and control of fruit diseases can help increase fruit yield, ensure fruit quality, improve fruit planting efficiency, and promote the healthy and sustainable development of the fruit crop planting industry.

This Special Issue aims to cover this broad research field of fungal disease management in fruit crops. The focus of this Special Issue will be placed on the rapid molecular detection and disease diagnosis of plant pathogens, the pathogenic mechanism and significant pathogenic genes’ verification, the molecular interaction mechanism between pathogenic fungi and fruit host, microbiome responses to pathogens, disease-resistant germplasm screening, resistance mechanisms, pathogens’ drug resistance mechanisms, and the development of effective control technology and control mechanisms. All types of articles, such as original research, opinions, and reviews, are welcome.

Dr. Li Li
Guest Editor

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  • disease incidence
  • pathogen diagnosis
  • colonization
  • pathogenic mechanism
  • virulence gene
  • plant–pathogen interaction
  • microbiome
  • defense mechanism
  • biological control

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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