Special Issue "Bacteria Associated with and Causing Diseases in Plants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2023 | Viewed by 1491
Interests: biology and ecology of plant pathogenic bacteria
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Bacteria are associated with plants as epiphytes (on the plant surface) and/or as endophytes (within the plant tissue) above and below ground. In these environments, they can act as commensals or can be beneficial/detrimental to their hosts. Bacteria can improve the health of plants via the production of, for example, plant hormones or by behaving as biocontrol agents. Others are responsible for economically important diseases (e.g., olive decline caused by Xylella fastidiosa).
Bacteria live in complex, multispecies communities in and on plants. Pathogenic bacteria form part of these communities, interacting positively or negatively with members of these communities. It has been shown, for example, that plant-associated bacteria can form synergistic relationships with pathogens, resulting in increased disease severity. In the case of olive knot, caused by Pseudomonas savastanoi pv. savastanoi (Psv), Erwinia toletana, Pantoea agglomerans and Erwinia oleae, frequently isolated from within the knots, cooperate with Psv in modulating disease severity.
In this Special Issue, manuscripts on bacteria associated with and causing diseases in plants will be considered. This can include beneficial bacteria as well as those responsible for plant diseases.
Prof. Dr. Teresa Coutinho
Manuscript Submission Information
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- plant diseases
- pathogenic bacteria
- beneficial bacteria
- biocontrol agents
- Xylella fastidiosa
- Pseudomonas savastanoi pv. savastanoi (Psv)
- Erwinia toletana
- Pantoea agglomerans
- Erwinia oleae