Special Issue "Fungal Pathogens of Crops"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2023 | Viewed by 6002
Fungal pathogens represent a significant biotic constraint for crop production worldwide. It is estimated that fungi and fungi-like organisms cause >70% of microbial-associated quantitative and qualitative plant losses. This Special Issue of Pathogens, "Fungal Pathogens of Crops", seeks impactful contributions covering the major fungal or fungal-like pathogens of large- and small-grain cereals, oil, and fiber crops. The studied pathogens may be from groups including the plasmodiophorids, oomycetes, chytrids, zygomycetes, ascomycetes, or basidiomycetes. Diseases of various plant parts, symptomology and disease severity assessment, descriptions of breeding for vertical or horizontal disease resistance, pathophysiology, and molecular plant–microbe interaction studies are acceptable topics for this Special Issue. Given the importance of climate change, papers that integrate abiotic stressors such as drought, high temperature, and flooding with fungal pathogenesis are of value.
Dr. Christopher R. Little
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- fungal pathogens
- crop loss
- plant disease
- abiotic stress
- climate change