Special Issue "Molecular Interactions between Plant Pathogens and Crops"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2023) | Viewed by 6396
Interests: agricultural nanotechnology; rapid diagnostic methods; breeding resistant varieties; pathogen genomes; eco-friendly nanomaterials
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Pathogens such as fungus, bacteria, and viruses are posing a threat to crops. Agricultural systems and industry have suffered significant economic losses due to plant diseases. To fully understand how these responses are integrated in space and time, and to leverage this information in agriculture, further study will be necessary, in order to uncover crop-specific resistance mechanisms against diverse diseases. Understanding the molecular interactions between crops and pathogens may help to avoid plant disease, which would benefit agricultural production and global food security. We seek multidisciplinary methods that can characterize the evolution, function, and control of the plant immune system. In this Special Issue, we hope to collect contributions that include improved information, approaches, viewpoints, and outlooks on the investigation of molecular interactions between crop and plant diseases. As a result, we encourage submissions of original research articles, reviews, and techniques, as well as research on the following sub-themes (but not limited to):
- Epigenetics mechanisms;
- Pathosystem mechanisms;
- Plant defense mechanisms;
- Effector biology of plant pathogens;
- Detection resistance genes (R genes) in plants;
- Secondary metabolites in plant–plant interactions;
- CRISPR technology and plant–pathogen interactions;
- OMICS approaches to understanding plant–pathogen interactions.
Prof. Dr. Kamel Ahmed Abd-Elsalam
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- epigenetics mechanisms
- pathosystem mechanisms
- plant defense mechanisms
- effector biology of plant pathogens
- detection resistance genes (R genes) in plants
- secondary metabolites in plant-plant interactions
- CRISPR technology and plant-pathogen interactions
- OMICS approaches to understanding plant-pathogen interactions