Oomycetes Associated with Urban and Natural Forests: From the Past to the Future

A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Microbiology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 April 2024) | Viewed by 518

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Institute of Forestry, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Liepų Str. 1, 53101 Girionys, Kaunas District, Lithuania
Interests: forest pathology; disease epidemiology, biology, and ecology of tree pathogens, including their population genetics and interaction with the host.

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Department for Innovation in Biological, Agro‐food and Forest systems (DIBAF), University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Oomyceteshas contain some of the most devastating and economically significant pathogens for agricultural species, forest ecosystems, and urban trees worldwide. Since climate change and global trade are the main drivers of the spread of Oomycetes species, it is expected that the phytosanitary importance of these pathogens in the coming years will remain consistent.

This Special Issue of 'Microorganisms' aims to collate recent research on Oomycetes in urban environments and natural forest ecosystems, with particular focus on effector repertoires in oomycete genomes, diversity of host species and host range, the genetic and physiological mechanisms of host adaptation and specialization, early detection methods and mitigation strategies. 

We are seeking relevant original research or review papers addressing various aspects of Oomycetes research in the urban and natural forest ecosystems at both larger (regional or global) and smaller (local) scales.

Dr. Diana Marčiulynienė
Dr. Anna Maria Vettraino
Guest Editors

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  • oomycetes
  • host–pathogen interaction
  • climate change
  • tree susceptibility/resistance
  • risk assessment
  • disease epidemiology
  • disease control

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