Special Issue "The Remaining Threat of Magnaporthe oryzae"

A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817). This special issue belongs to the section "Fungal Pathogens".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 117

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Martha C. Giraldo
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Guest Editor
Plant Pathology and Tissue Culture Lab., Dept. of Agro-Environmental Sciences, College of Agricultural Sciences, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez Campus, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
Interests: understanding how the pathogen manipulates plant defenses to establish the disease, which leads us to generate the information required to develop effective strategies to achieve durable and broad disease control in staple crops; working on the development of IPM practices that lead to an increase in the marketable production of plantain, banana, roots, and tuber crops; working on areas related to food security, food safety, and agricultural biotechnology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The hemibiotrophic filamentous rice blast fungus, Magnaporthe oryzae, remains the biggest threat to global rice production being worldwide the most devastating disease of cultivated rice. Recent studies emphases on understanding infection-related development, host invasion, and fungal growth in rice cells to help us to understand the rice blast fungus biology and the molecular underpinnings of host infection. Such findings may aid the search for durable disease mitigation strategies. For this Special Issue, we seek original research or review articles or any other types of papers that focus on the molecular mechanisms and signaling pathways in both M. oryzae and rice during M. oryzae–rice interaction.

Dr. Martha C. Giraldo
Guest Editor

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  • Magnaporthe oryzae
  • molecular mechanisms
  • signaling pathway
  • plant-pathogen interactions
  • blast
  • rice blast
  • pathogenecity

Published Papers

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