Special Issue "Plant-Pathogenic Fungi"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2023) | Viewed by 6837
Interests: plant pathogenic fungi; mycotoxigenic fungi; biocontrol fungi; fungal ecology; fungal secondary metabolites; fungal genome editing
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Plants: Biological Control of Plant Diseases
Special Issue in Microorganisms: Fungal Secondary Metabolites Involved in Plant Beneficial Interactions
Special Issue in Plants: Biological Control of Plant Diseases —Volume II
Fungi are one of the most ecologically successful groups of organisms due to their ability to colonize any environment. Some phytopathogenic fungi feed on a broad range of host plants, exploiting generalist traits often combined with strong competition strategies. Other fungi develop specialized mechanisms of plant infection and colonization that involve host-specific virulence factors. Environmental challenges shape fungal genomes, and their plasticity results in the evolution of novel traits for niche adaptation and plant disease establishment. Comparative genomics and genetic engineering expand the limits of basic research towards in-field approaches based on the development of more efficient tools for pathogen detection and disease management.
In this Special Issue of Microorganisms, the topics will include, but are not limited to:
- Fungal effectors;
- Secondary metabolites involved in plant colonization and fungal pathogenesis;
- Genomics and evolution of plant-pathogenic fungi;
- Novel patho-systems;
- Innovative tools for the early detection and management of fungal diseases on plants.
Dr. Sabrina Sarrocco
Dr. Isabel Vicente
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- fungal effectors
- plant pathogens
- fungal genomics
- fungal evolution
- fungal ecology
- plant disease management