Special Issue "Recent Research on the Interaction between Plant and Pathogen"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 2801
Interests: plant virus; plant molecular pharming; plant methanol; methanol-inducible genes; plant-virus interaction; pectin methylesterase; plasmodesmata; intercellular transport; tobacco mosic virus
Plants are continuously attacked by numerous pathogens of different natures—viruses, bacteria, fungi, etc. In response to this invasion, plants activate a complex immune system and launch various local and systemic defense reactions. During co-evolution, pathogens acquire the ability to exploit these processes for their benefit, hijacking cellular signaling pathways and overcoming plant defense. In this “arms race”, the plant also adjusts its immune system and evolves to gain new features to enable successful resistance to pathogens. However, there are examples when plant response to different stresses results in enhanced protection against one type of pathogen (e.g., bacteria) but increased sensitivity and creation of favorable conditions for the others (e.g., viral pathogens). The identification of the novel factors and regulatory pathways involved in this finely tuned and sophisticated interplay between plants and pathogens reveals new targets for the development of approaches for crop protection and the prevention of infection. The understanding of molecular mechanisms underlying plant–pathogen interaction and plant resistance/susceptibility to the pathogen expands our fundamental knowledge and opens perspectives for a reduction in economic losses caused by diseases of agricultural plants.
This Special Issue is open for the submission of original research papers, reviews, and perspective articles covering different aspects of plant–pathogen interactions with a focus on (but not limited to) molecular mechanisms of viral and bacterial infections and the ways the pathogens hijacking plant cell to exploit plant defence reactions for their own benefit.
Dr. Tatiana V. Komarova
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- biotic stress
- plant–virus interactions
- intercellular communication
- plant pathogen resistance
- plant defense