Mechanism and Control of Wheat Fungal Diseases

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 142

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Interests: wheat genomics and bioinformatics

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Guest Editor
College of Plant Protection, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China
Interests: wheat fungal disease control; genomics of wheat fungal pathogen

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As global climate change continues, wheat fungal diseases are becoming more frequent and severe. Fungal diseases like Fusarium head blight, stripe rust, and powdery mildew are causing devastation in major wheat-producing regions. Researching and understanding the pathogenic mechanisms of these fungal diseases and the functioning of the wheat immune system can help us find more effective prevention and control strategies, thereby increasing wheat yields and ensuring food security.

We aim to report a collection of the latest research, methods, and perspectives in this field. We hope that this Special Issue can facilitate communications among researchers. These exchanges will contribute to the formation of new research ideas.

Recent studies have demonstrated that we can utilize second- and third-generation sequencing technologies to better understand the evolution of fungal diseases. The genetic diversity of fungi can be studied more effectively. The development of high-throughput sequencing technologies has opened up new opportunities for studying issues such as fungal transmission and virulence dynamics. Additionally, the publication of wheat genomes and the release of pan-genomic data have accelerated the cloning and functional research of wheat disease resistance genes. We are now able to more efficiently decipher the genetic mechanisms of disease-resistant cultivars. Population genetics tools have also been widely used in the identification of avirulence genes.

Research articles, short communications, and reviews are all welcome.

Prof. Dr. Fei He
Dr. Yuheng Yang
Guest Editors

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  • wheat fungi disease
  • fungi pathogen genomics
  • interaction between wheat and fungi pathogens

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