Special Issue "Fungal–Plant Interactions: Latest Advances and Prospects"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (11 June 2023) | Viewed by 8161
Interests: mycorrhiza; drought stress
Interests: arbuscular mycorrhiza; walnut; soil fertility; glomalin; citrus; endophytic fungi
Interests: fruit mycorrhizae; drought physiology in citrus plants; polyamine; glomalin
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During the evolution of higher plants, many microorganisms evolve with them together as a synergistic plant–microbe world. Among them, fungi have been shown to perform many functions that plants cannot. Beneficial fungi, ranging from endophytic fungi to arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, are able to establish symbiotic associations with plant roots, helping host plants to absorb water and nutrients and assisting them to adapt to new environments. Moreover, transferring nutrients and signals between two neighboring plants is communicated through mycorrhizal mycelial networks. In woodland, this communicative phenomenon is more evident. On the other hand, there are also harmful pathogenic fungi that infest plants and produce harmful effects; plants themselves are able to activate some resistance in response to fungal invasion. Thus, fungal–plant interactions have received significant attention from international researchers, and there have been many important achievements.
We invite submissions for a Special Issue of Forests titled “Fungal–Plant Interactions: Latest Advances and Prospects”. Topics for submissions may include, but are not be limited to, the following:
- How do fungi infect plants and how do plants respond to them?
- Advances in mycorrhizal fungal–plant interactions, especially arbuscular mycorrhizal functioning on stress tolerance;
- Isolation and effects of endophytic fungi on plants;
- Isolation and application of active substances from endophytic fungi;
- Rhizospheric soil changes after infection by fungi in plants;
- Pathogenic fungi–plant interactions;
- Field evaluation of beneficial fungi applied to plants.
Prof. Dr. Ying-Ning Zou
Dr. Xianan Xie
Prof. Dr. Qiang-Sheng Wu
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Forests is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- endophytic fungi
- pathogenic fungi