Advances in Disease Diagnostics and Pathogen Biocontrol of Horticulture Crops
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 June 2024 | Viewed by 4258
Interests: plant pathogen detection; nanobiosensors; next-generation sequencing technology; biocontrol strategies; reprogramming of plant defense; biocontrol agents; plant pathogens; emerging pathogens; quarantined pathogens
Interests: plant biotechnology; horticulture; phytochemistry; abiotic stress; plant pathology; plant biology; plant physiology; plant genomics; plant defense; plant molecular biology
Disease diagnosis and pathogen biocontrol are among the most important agricultural issues with regard to food safety. It is so important that the UN included zero hunger as a Sustainable Development Goal in the 2030 Agenda. The process of disease diagnosis has undergone great changes due to the use of new sensitive and precise technologies that help us identify emerging diseases in crops in a short time. The purpose of this Special Issue, "Advances in Disease Diagnostics and Pathogen Biocontrol of Horticulture Crops", is to present innovative plant disease diagnostic and biocontrol studies, tools, approaches and techniques that have been successfully applied in food production. We are looking for the most innovative, precise and rapid methods and equipment for the diagnosis of phytopathogens in the laboratory and in the field. We will also accept papers that address various biocontrol mechanisms and the most promising agents for the control of phytopathogens in order to ensure the production of high-quality, nutritious foods.
Dr. Graciela Dolores Ávila-Quezada
Prof. Dr. Irasema Vargas-Arispuro
Manuscript Submission Information
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- plant pathogen detection
- new-generation sequencing technology
- biocontrol strategies
- reprogramming of plant defense
- biocontrol agents
- plant pathogens
- emerging pathogens, quarantined pathogens