Special Issue "Plant Pathogenic Fungi"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 19025
Interests: plant fungal infection; fungal biology; plant pathology
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Plant pathogenic fungi encompass a large and diverse assemblage of eukaryotes with significant impacts on human health and natural ecosystems. Many fungal diseases are caused by multiple pathogens with lack of discriminatory morphological characteristics. In addition, traditionally defined pathogens have often been found to be species complexes containing a large number of cryptic species. Knowledge on their hidden diversity appears to be critical to understand the evolution of pathogenicity and to identify their biosafety and biosecurity threats. Biotrophic fungi are often obligate pathogens growing within living plant cells, and typically have narrow host ranges. Necrotrophs often use toxins, cell-wall-degrading enzymes, and ROS to promote disease and macerate plant tissues. Some pathogens exhibit both types of nutrition, switching from biotrophic to necrotrophic growth. Both genomics and proteomics hold promise to identify the pathogenicity and virulence factors of fungi and their mechanisms of resistance in order to minimize their adverse effects. This Special Issue welcomes high-quality contributions (original research papers and reviews) that shed light on any aspect of plant pathogenic fungi, with the new methods enabling their efficient detection and identification, etiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, and pathogenomics. Experimental studies, case reports, and review papers are all welcome.
Prof. Dr. Tomasz Kulik
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- fungal disease
- detection and identification of plant pathogenic fungi
- plant fungal infection
- plant pathology