Special Issue "Interactions between Microorganisms in Plant Diseases"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 December 2021.
2. Faculty of Sciences, Tel-Hai College, Upper Galilee, Tel-Hai 12210, Israel
Interests: endophytes; phytopathology; plant-pathogen interactions; crops biological; chemical protection
Plants are threatened by a diversity of pathogen species living in complex communities, including various other non-pathogenic microorganisms. Two or more pathogens on the same host can result in significantly different disease outcomes than those for single infections. The natural microorganism communities inhabiting the plant phyllosphere (the above-ground portions of the plant’s habitat) or the rhizosphere (the roots’ surrounding habitat) also include non-pathogenic members that have protective effects against pathogens. These beneficial species can also confer the plant with better immunity against environmental stresses. The plant’s pathobiome comprises a collection of co-existing phytopathogens that affect each other and the host plant’s health. They are formed by pathogens inhabiting the same ecological niche and either cooperating or competing for the same plant resources. This Special Issue welcomes papers focusing on recent scientific progress and innovation in the intriguing relationships between microorganisms and their implications on the plant’s immunity to biotic and abiotic stresses. Our ability to understand and intervene in this fabric of relationships is essential to increase plant health and crop yields.
Dr. Ofir Degani
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- abiotic stresses
- biological control
- crop protection
- plant health
- plant microbiome
- plant microflora
- microbial interactions
- microorganism communities
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Pathogenic interactions between Macrophomina phaseolina and Magnaporthiopsis maydis in mutually infected cotton sprouts