Special Issue "Plant Disease Response to High-Impact Phytopathogens: New Approaches and Perspectives"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2023) | Viewed by 1174
Interests: global warming; molecular phytopathology; biotechnology; biodiversity; biopesticides; environmentally friendly strategies
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Over the last decade, global warming has affected plant–pathogen interactions. Due to raising temperatures crop survival and productivity have diminished, soil biodiversity has been lost, and there have been difficulties restoring forested and non-forested environments. These circumstances necessitate the adoption of new strategies to combat plant diseases in agriculture and forest environments. Phytopathogens try to survive by adapting to changing conditions in their host, location, and lifestyle. Those in non-temperate regions are beginning to infect plant species because the extreme climatic events associated with global warming, such as long periods of drought, high or low levels of rain, snow, storms, longer wildfire seasons, or higher water vapor levels in the atmosphere, are affecting their impact and dispersion capacities.
In this context, for this Special Issue we intend to collect recent results and research on high-impact phytopathogens and new biotechnological approaches to combat them using environmentally friendly strategies in the “omics” field.
We welcome different types of papers, including reviews, about high-impact phytopathogens, the molecular mechanism of plant responses, metabolomics, transcriptomics, epigenomics or single cell sequencing in the host and in the pathogen, as well as new biotechnological approaches. In this Special Issue, we will also include the latest analyses and findings to address the problem of high-impact phytopathogens in a global warming context.
Dr. Marta Berrocal-Lobo
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- plant disease
- plant immunity
- priming molecules
- plant pathology