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Special Issue "The Role of Fungi in Plant Defense Mechanisms"
A special issue of Journal of Fungi (ISSN 2309-608X). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental and Ecological Interactions of Fungi".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2023) | Viewed by 13487
Special Issue Editor
Interests: host-pathogen interaction; molecular interaction and early detection; sequencing and molecular relatedness; biological control including agrobacterium-mediated transformation and plant-based antimicrobials
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Special Issue Information
Plants have a biological system with defense strategies against fungal pathogens. Fungi have to surpass this complex multilayered defense system to successfully establish themselves in the host. Plants possess inherent physical and chemical factors to protect themselves against pathogens, and inducible defense systems to prevent further colonization. In this interaction, the defense strategy of fungi is mainly chemical defense such as toxins, stressing the physiology of plants.
In this Special Issue of the Journal of Fungi titled “The Role of Fungi in Plant Defense Mechanisms”, we are inviting researchers to contribute to the knowledge of advancements in plant defense mechanisms against fungal infection. Sharing innovative ideas across the globe opens new opportunities to develop novel strategies against pathogenic fungi and protect economically important crops, and for the development of specific fungicides. We welcome manuscripts addressing consequential questions and theoretical investigations that advance our understanding of the following: constitutive and inducible defense systems in plants against fungal defense strategies.
Dr. Premila Achar
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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. Journal of Fungi is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- fungal diseases
- epidemiology of fungal diseases
- control of fungal diseases
- integrated pest management