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  1. Betel palm is one of the most economically important crops in Southeast Asia. The occurrence and expansion of yellow leaf disease (YLD) have significantly impacted betel palm plantations. Our previous research...

    Authors: Xue Zhao, Ruibai Zhao, Xianmei Cao, Yutian Wang, Hongxing Wang and Xi Huang
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2024 6:10
  2. Rice is a staple crop feeding more than 50% of the world’s population and, its sustainable production is crucial to the global food security. However, blast disease caused by the filamentous fungus Magnaporthe or...

    Authors: Haifeng Zhang, Jun Yang, Muxing Liu, Xiaozhou Xu, Leiyun Yang, Xinyu Liu, Youliang Peng and Zhengguang Zhang
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2024 6:9
  3. Rice bacterial leaf streak (BLS), caused by Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzicola (Xoc), is a worldwide destructive rice bacterial disease, and seriously affects the global rice industry. Effective integrated manageme...

    Authors: Saiyu Dong, Nairu Liu, Xi Zhang, Cui Zhang, Bin Li, Qianli An, Xueping Zhou and Jianxiang Wu
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2024 6:8
  4. Rice blast is a serious threat to the safe production of grain crops such as rice and wheat. Sporulation, appressorium formation, and invasive growth of Magnaporthe oryzae are the key stages of the development an...

    Authors: Qing Wang, Zhicheng Huang, Irshad Ali Khan, Yan Li, Jing Wang, Jiaoyu Wang, Xiao-Hong Liu, Fucheng Lin and Jianping Lu
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2024 6:5
  5. The notorious woody plant-degrading pathogen Lasiodiplodia theobromae is a major causal agent of peach gummosis, one of the prevalent and devastating trunk diseases to peach production; however, its pathogenesis ...

    Authors: He Zhang, Xingyi Shen, Wanqi Shen, Dongmei Zhang, Xue Huang, Kaijie Zhu, Junwei Liu and Guohuai Li
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2024 6:6
  6. Helicotylenchus comprises a significant group of plant-parasitic nematodes that primarily feed on plant roots. This study focuses on the description of a newly discovered species, Helicotylenchus zenchengensis n....

    Authors: Yan Chen, Yang Lu, Hui Xie and Chunling Xu
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2024 6:7
  7. The integration of molecular markers in the realm of potato genetics has opened new avenues for accelerating genotype analysis and developing improved varieties. Many markers linked to important features have ...

    Authors: Saiful Islam, Jiana Li, Mohammad Ataur Rahman, Fangru Xie, Botao Song and Bihua Nie
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2024 6:4
  8. O-GlcNAcylation, an important post-translational modification catalyzed by O-GlcNAc transferase (OGT), plays critical roles in several biological processes. In this study, we present our findings on the functi...

    Authors: Yizhou Gao, Yitong Wang, Siming He, Haibo Li, Yuqing Wang and Zhihong Wu
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2024 6:2
  9. Pear anthracnose, caused by the fungus Colletotrichum fructicola, is a devastating disease for the pear industry. The apoplast, an extracellular compartment outside the plasma membrane, plays a crucial role in wa...

    Authors: Chenyang Han, Zhiyuan Su, Yancun Zhao, Chaohui Li, Baodian Guo, Qi Wang, Fengquan Liu and Shaoling Zhang
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2024 6:3
  10. Botrytis cinerea is the causative agent of gray mold, a fungal disease affecting a broad array of food crops and resulting in considerable agricultural and economic losses. Currently, chemical fungicides are the ...

    Authors: Xiaojun Yuan, Fugen Yang, Yameng Wang, Shaoxuan Li, Demeng Zhang, Wenxing Liang and Qianqian Yang
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2024 6:1
  11. Sorghum relies on its immune system to defend against various pathogens, including Pseudomonas syringae syringae van Hall (Pss van Hall). However, the sorghum immune system is largely unknown. Reports on pathogen...

    Authors: Xiang Wang, Fei Yan, Guojing Ma, Aixia Li and Lijing Liu
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2023 5:63
  12. The reniform nematode, Rotylenchulus reniformis, is a sedentary root parasite that poses a significant threat to agricultural production in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide. In 2021–2022, a population o...

    Authors: Qianqian Shi, Xinyue Cai, Ziqi Zhang, Wenwen Song, Chen Liang, Fangmeng Duan and Honghai Zhao
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2023 5:58
  13. Iron participates in various crucial metabolic processes as an essential cofactor of many enzymes, which are vital to the survival of plants and their pathogens. However, excessive iron is toxic to the cells o...

    Authors: Jiaying Sun, Shuqin Xiao and Chunsheng Xue
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2023 5:61
  14. RNA silencing plays an important role in plant antiviral responses, which trigger the production of virus-derived small interfering RNAs (vsiRNAs). The competing endogenous RNA (ceRNA) hypothesis revealed a un...

    Authors: Xinran Gao, Kaiqiang Hao, Zhichao Du, Sijia Zhang, Zhiping Wang, Mengnan An, Zihao Xia and Yuanhua Wu
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2023 5:60
  15. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been increasingly employed for fungicide applications in plant disease control. However, due to weight limitations, the fungicides sprayed through UAVs must be in low volum...

    Authors: Lijie Teng, Tuqiang Gao, Anyu Gu, Qizhen Zhang, Maolin Hu, Jianjun Hao, Xiaolin Li and Pengfei Liu
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2023 5:62
  16. Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) is a plant pathogen that causes devastating tomato yield losses worldwide. The Sw-5b gene is one of the most effective resistance genes for TSWV control in tomato plants, and has ...

    Authors: Cong Tong, Shen Huang, Yajie Shi, Qian Wu, Lingna Shangguan, Haohua Yu, Rongzhen Chen, Zixuan Ding, Yunxia Xiao, Yinghua Ji, Zhongkai Zhang, Hui Zhang, Min Zhu and Xiaorong Tao
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2023 5:59
  17. Bacteria have the ability to inhibit the growth of competitors by using contact-dependent killing devices, such as the bacterial-killing type IV secretion system (T4SS). A recent publication in The ISME Journal b...

    Authors: Lei Xu and Xihui Shen
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2023 5:56
  18. Litchi downy blight, caused by Peronophythora litchii, is one of the most serious diseases in major litchi-producing regions worldwide. The ankyrin (ANK) repeat is one of the most common protein-protein interacti...

    Authors: Junjian Situ, Xinning Zhang, Xiaofan Zhou, Zijing Zhang, Pinggen Xi, Guanghui Kong and Zide Jiang
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2023 5:54
  19. A large number of La-related proteins (LARPs), most of which share a La-motif and one or more adjacent RNA-recognition (RRM) domains, are known to play a function in diverse processes. Among the LAPRs, LARP4 a...

    Authors: Can Zhang, Shanshan Chen, Fan Zhang, Yuxin Zheng, Yuke Wang and Xili Liu
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2023 5:57
  20. Geminiviruses are a group of circular single-stranded DNA viruses that cause severe diseases in many crop plants. However, there is still no fluorescent protein tag suitable for labeling viral proteins endogen...

    Authors: Yaqin Wang, Tao Hu, Hui Liu, Chenlu Su, Li Xie, Zhanqi Wang and Xueping Zhou
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2023 5:55
  21. Fusarium head blight (FHB) caused by Fusarium graminearum complex is a worldwide devastating disease of wheat, barley, maize, and other cereals. In the field, application of fungicides is one of the main strategi...

    Authors: Jing Wang, Ziyue Wen, Yun Chen and Zhonghua Ma
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2023 5:52
  22. Cucurbit aphid-borne yellows virus (CABYV) and watermelon mosaic virus (WMV) are major plant pathogens that cause severe epidemics in cucurbit crops. While there has been an increasing interest in molecular ep...

    Authors: M. P. Rabadán and P. Gómez
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2023 5:53
  23. Fusarium head blight (FHB) caused by Fusarium species, seriously threatens the safety of wheat (Triticum aestivum) production. Resistant cultivars and fungicides are frequently used to control these FHB pathogens...

    Authors: Ya-Zhou Zhang, Zhuo Li, Jie Man, Dan Xu, Lan Wen, Chen Yang, Qiang Xu, Qian-Tao Jiang, Guo-Yue Chen, Mei Deng, Yun-Liang Peng, Kai Zhong, Peng-Fei Qi and Yu-Ming Wei
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2023 5:51
  24. Rice yellow stunt virus (RYSV) P3 protein functions as a movement protein during viral infection of a plant host; its function in insect hosts remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the subcellular lo...

    Authors: Zhejun Huang, Zhenxi Ji, Juan Wang, Zhanpeng Li, Zhoumian Jiang, Wei Ni, Hongyan Chen, Taiyun Wei and Xiao-Feng Zhang
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2023 5:48
  25. Wheat stripe rust, caused by Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici (Pst), is a devastating disease that seriously threatens the production of crops worldwide. Triadimefon is the widely-used fungicide for controllin...

    Authors: Aihong Zhou, Yaoxuan Feng, Xinpei Gao, Yue Liu, Fan Ji, Lili Huang, Zhensheng Kang and Gangming Zhan
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2023 5:49
  26. Natural rhizosphere bacteria has the potential to act as an alternative of chemical pesticides for sustainable agriculture. In the current study, tobacco rhizosphere Bacillus velezensis D exhibited great antibact...

    Authors: Jiawei Wang, Yulong Peng, Shanshan Xie, Xinru Yu, Chongyu Bian, Huiping Wu, Yun Wang and Ting Ding
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2023 5:50
  27. Dickeya dadantii is the causal agent of bacterial stalk rot and one of the most destructive and widespread diseases of the sorghum in the world. Here, we explored microbe-based approaches for managing this destru...

    Authors: Sujata Singh Yadav, Anshul Arya, Vishal Singh and Yogendra Singh
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2023 5:47
  28. Apple Valsa canker (AVC) has caused significant losses worldwide, especially in East Asia. Various fungal species from the genus Cytospora/Valsa can infect tree bark and cause tissue rot, and Valsa mali (Vm) is r...

    Authors: Hao Feng, Chengli Wang, Yanting He, Lin Tang, Pengliang Han, Jiahao Liang and Lili Huang
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2023 5:45
  29. High-throughput sequencing (HTS) has instigated a paradigm shift in plant pathology, showcasing its transformative role in the management of plant diseases. As a powerful tool, HTS aids in identifying pathogen...

    Authors: Mir Muhammad Nizamani, Qian Zhang, Ghulam Muhae-Ud-Din and Yong Wang
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2023 5:44
  30. Xrv proteins are a group of regulators in Xanthomonas spp., belonging to the histone-like nucleoid-structuring (H-NS) proteins of Gram-negative bacteria. The rice bacterial leaf streak pathogen Xanthomonas oryzae

    Authors: Jian-Ling Peng, Jia-Feng Shi, Zeng-Feng Ma, Xiao-Long Zhou, Wen-Xin Ye, Qian Su, Gui-Ning Zhu, Ji-Liang Tang, Rui-Fang Li and Guang-Tao Lu
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2023 5:43
  31. Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense (Foc) causes Fusarium wilt of banana (Musa spp.), a notorious soil-borne vascular fungal disease threatening the global banana industry. Phytopathogens secrete effectors to suppr...

    Authors: Tian Wang, Yun Xu, Yang Zhao, Xiaofei Liang, Shuang Liu, Yufang Zhang, Zhensheng Kang, Daipeng Chen and Li Zheng
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2023 5:42
  32. Sexual reproduction in fungi promotes genetic diversity and helps the fungus to adapt to environmental stresses. Fusarium verticillioides is a heterothallic filamentous ascomycete that is a major cause of maize e...

    Authors: Fengcheng Zhang, Tingting Tang, Fan Li and Wei Guo
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2023 5:40
  33. Viruses within the Polerovirus genus in the family of Solemoviridae have a single-stranded positive-sense RNA genome of about 5.6–6.2 kb in length. In this study, the bitter gourd leaves showing yellowing and cru...

    Authors: Rui Qiao, Linhao Ge, Mengjiao Pan, Shoulin Jiang, Jieyin Chen, Wenxing Liang, Xueping Zhou and Fangfang Li
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2023 5:41
  34. Anthracnose is a common disease found in Camellia oleifera producing areas across China, whose primary pathogen is Colletotrichum fructicola. We previously revealed that autophagy is essential for the pathogenici...

    Authors: Jing Luo, Yan Chen, Yuan Guo, He Li and Shengpei Zhang
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2023 5:39
  35. Argonaute (AGO) proteins are highly conserved and widely distributed across various organisms. They mainly associate with small RNAs (sRNAs) and act as integral players of the RNA-induced silencing complex in ...

    Authors: Zhi‑Xue Zhao, Si-Jia Yang, Xiao-Xiao Yin, Xiu-Lian Yan, Beenish Hassan, Jing Fan, Yan Li and Wen-Ming Wang
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2023 5:38
  36. Fusarium graminearum is an economically devastating pathogen that causes cereal worldwide. The plant disease cycle involves sexual reproduction, with the perithecium playing a crucial role in overwintering and th...

    Authors: Bing Li, Yuhe Shen, Yupan Zhu, Lingling Yang, Ruonan Ma, Hao Sun, Jingang Liang, Kangkang Chen, Zhen Jiao and Wenchao Yang
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2023 5:36
  37. Botrytis cinerea is one of the most destructive plant pathogens, causing great economic losses in a wide variety of crops. It is difficult to control the pathogen because of its flexible mode of infection, high r...

    Authors: Shasha Lu, Xiaokang Zhang, Chang He, Guangjin Li, Tong Chen, Boqiang Li, Shiping Tian and Zhanquan Zhang
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2023 5:35
  38. Oomycetes, such as Pythium species, contain numerous devastating plant pathogens that inflict substantial economic losses worldwide. Although CRISPR/Cas9-based genome editing is available, the selection markers a...

    Authors: Hui Feng, Tianli Liu, Jiaxu Li, Chuanxu Wan, Feifei Ding, Yuanchao Wang, Xiaobo Zheng and Wenwu Ye
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2023 5:34
  39. Upon Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo) infection of rice leaves, the invasion induces systematic expression changes for both the coding genes and the non-coding genes, allowing the plant to make corresponding r...

    Authors: Kuaifei Xia, Xiaoqing Pan, Xuan Zeng and Mingyong Zhang
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2023 5:33
  40. Phytopathogens secrete numerous effectors that facilitate their infection and colonization processes. However, the pathogenic mechanism of effectors in Cytospora chrysosperma, the causal agent of canker disease i...

    Authors: Zhiye Xu, Zheng Luo, Dianguang Xiong, Meng Gao and Chengming Tian
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2023 5:32
  41. Ubiquitination is an important modification process in eukaryotic organisms, and ubiquitin ligase (E3) is the most diversified component of this system. APIP6 (AvrPiz-t interacting protein 6) is one of the E3s...

    Authors: Yangyang Zheng, Xin Zhang, Yang Liu, Tongtong Zhu, Xuefeng Wu, Yuese Ning, Junfeng Liu and Dongli Wang
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2023 5:31
  42. Cereal cyst nematodes (CCNs) lead to major losses in the cereal crop industry worldwide and have been reported in many provinces of China. However, this plant nematode’s distribution and genetic differences ar...

    Authors: Hudie Shao, Linfeng Zhu, Zhiqiang Li, Ru Jiang, Shiming Liu, Wenkun Huang, Chuanren Li, Ling-an Kong, Deliang Peng and Huan Peng
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2023 5:30
  43. Calonectria leaf blight (CLB) is one of the most important diseases of Eucalyptus trees grown in plantations. This disease poses a serious threat to the sustainability of Eucalyptus plantations in southern China....

    Authors: Wenwen Li, Shuaifei Chen, Michael J. Wingfield and Tuan A. Duong
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2023 5:29
  44. Fungal pathogens are among the main destructive microorganisms for crops and ecosystems worldwide, causing substantial agricultural and economic losses. Plant cell surface-localized lysin motif (LysM)-containi...

    Authors: Lei Pi, Yifan Zhang, Jinghao Wang, Nan Wang, Zhiyuan Yin and Daolong Dou
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2023 5:27
  45. Soybean rust caused by the fungus Phakopsora pachyrhizi is one of the most destructive diseases to soybean production worldwide. For the rapid diagnosis and the control of soybean rust, we developed a loop-mediat...

    Authors: Haibing Ouyang, Zhichao Zhang, Guangzheng Sun, Huawei Yang, Wenwu Ye and Yuanchao Wang
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2023 5:25
  46. The 3-ketoacyl-ACP synthase III (FabH), a key enzyme for bacteria growth, catalyses the last step of the initiation of bacterial fatty acid synthesis. Rice bacterial blight is caused by the pathogen Xanthomonas o...

    Authors: Mingfeng Yan, Yonghong Yu, Lizhen Luo, Mei Huang, Yuanyin Zhang, Jingtong Su, Wenbin Zhang, Jincheng Ma, Zhe Hu and Haihong Wang
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2023 5:26
  47. Plant pathogens cause severe losses to crop yields and economic returns in agriculture. Despite plant tissue DNA extraction of typically constituting a preliminary step in nucleic acid-based molecular diagnost...

    Authors: Jie Li, Juan Du, Shengzhican Li, Jiali Dong, Jiahan Ying, Yuehao Gu, Jie Lu, Xinyu Zeng, Philip Kear, Daolong Dou and Xiaodan Wang
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2023 5:23

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