Special Issue "Fungal Plant Pathogens"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 January 2024 | Viewed by 10290
Interests: fungal taxonomy; fungal plant pathology; fungal genetics; molecular mycology; metabolomics
Interests: plant fungal pathogens
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Interests: plant pathology; biodiversity; Colletotrichum
Fungal phytopathogens are a significant concern in the fields of agriculture, floriculture, and horticulture. They are major agents of plant diseases resulting in great economic losses every year. However, most fungal plant pathogens do not produce sexual morphs and may have overlapping morphological characteristics, making it difficult to identify these species accurately. DNA-based phylogenies may also encounter difficulties in accurate identifications due to insufficient sampling sizes, wrong sequence data, and misinterpretation of analyses. Current taxonomic systems of many pathogenic fungal groups are far from perfect, and complex and cryptic species are commonplace. It is interesting to see the same species causing disease in a wide range of hosts, whereas some species are host-specific or geographically endemic. Some phytopathogens are emerging or re-emerging, creating a potential threat to the biodiversity as well as the economy of a country. Hence, studies on phytopathogens are essential.
This Special Issue aims to unravel the taxonomic boundaries of fungal phytopathogens. Both original research articles and reviews about fungal pathogens, especially those on crops, are welcomed.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Xiangyu Zeng
Prof. Dr. Yong Wang
Dr. Ruvishika S. Jayawardena
Dr. Haixia Wu
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- fungal pathogens
- novel taxa