Special Issue "Ecology of Pathogenic Fungi"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2024 | Viewed by 2445
Interests: forest pathology; forest and nursery diseases; invasive species; biological control of tree diseases
Interests: Isolation and molecular identification of phytopathogenic fungi; plant resistance to diseases caused by fungi; microscopic and molecular detection of asco- and conidiospores of phytopathogenic and saprotrophic fungi in air samples
Plant diseases seriously affect human society and the wider environment through their damage to economic development, food production, and natural landscapes over human history. They are a continuous threat to crops and forests, causing significant economic losses in yields worldwide. Plant pathogens are present in every niche, from the air to plant tissues to the soil and water the plants live in. Despite pathogens being from different systematic groups, they share the ability to infect their hosts, and the key to their success often lies in high host density and stress—more recently also related to climate changes. Therefore, it is crucial to understand the plant pathogen ecology and etiology in order to develop effective management strategies and improve or minimise yield losses. Understanding the interactions of hosts with pathogens, the environment, mechanisms of disease transmission and sources of inoculum is vital for the proper management of plant diseases.
This Special Issue of Pathogens is devoted to the ecology of plant pathogenic fungi. We welcome researchers to submit manuscripts that focus on the ecology and etiology of plant pathogens. Multiple annual surveys and forest/field-oriented studies, and data to substantiate on plant diseases are highly encouraged. However, all types of articles will be considered for publication, including short reports, preliminary research articles, and reviews.
Dr. Marta Bełka
Dr. Joanna Kaczmarek
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- fungal ecology
- plant pathogens