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  1. Plant pathogenic oomycete species pose a worldwide threat to crop production and ecosystems. During infection, oomycete pathogens secrete a series of effectors to manipulate plant immunity. Many of these effec...

    Authors: Xiaohua Dong, Gan Ai, Chuyan Xia, Weiye Pan, Zhiyuan Yin and Daolong Dou
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2022 4:4
  2. Autophagy is an intracellular degradation process that facilitates material recycling to maintain cellular homeostasis in eukaryotes. Atg2 is a phospholipid transfer protein involved in cellular autophagy in Sacc...

    Authors: Na Liu, Sen Lian, Baohua Li and Weichao Ren
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2022 4:3
  3. Ubiquitination is a vital protein post-translational modification (PTM) prevalent in eukaryotes. This modification regulates multiple cellular processes through protein degradation mediated by the 26S proteaso...

    Authors: Yu Wang, Nan Yang, Yunna Zheng, Jiaolin Yue, Vijai Bhadauria, You-Liang Peng and Qian Chen
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2022 4:1
  4. Rice is a crucial food crop worldwide. The genetic diversity in rice germplasm indicates its promising potential utilization in disease and pest control. To explore the relationship between genetic diversity a...

    Authors: Ping He, Cong Wang, Neng Zhang, Bin Liu, Yang Yang, Yifan Zhu, Xiaofang Li, Xuanli Yu, Guangyu Han and Yun-Yue Wang
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2021 3:28
  5. RNA silencing is an evolutionarily homology-based gene inactivation mechanism and plays critical roles in plant immune responses to acute or chronic virus infections, which often pose serious threats to agricu...

    Authors: Muhammad Dilshad Hussain, Tahir Farooq, Xi Chen, Muhammad Tariqjaveed, Tong Jiang, Sijia Liu and Tao Zhou
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2021 3:27
  6. The Bacillus velezensis strain PG12, belonging to the Bacillus amyloliquefaciens group, is an endophytic bacterium known for its antimicrobial activities against crop pathogens. However, our knowledge of the mole...

    Authors: Qingchao Zeng, Jianbo Xie, Yan Li, Xinyi Chen, Xiaofei Gu, Panlei Yang, Guangcan Hu and Qi Wang
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2021 3:26
  7. Southern corn rust (SCR) caused by Puccinia polysora Underw is one of the most devastating maize diseases, resulting in substantial yield losses worldwide. The pathogen is an obligate biotrophic parasite that is ...

    Authors: Qiuyu Sun, Leifu Li, Fangfang Guo, Keyu Zhang, Jiayu Dong, Yong Luo and Zhanhong Ma
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2021 3:25
  8. Passionfruit (Passiflora edulis) is widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions around the world. Several viruses of the genus Potyvirus pose serious threat to passion fruit production. The origin, disp...

    Authors: Chaowei Yu, Qin Lian, Huihuang Lin, Lei Chen, Yizhong Lu, Yingying Zhai, Xing Han, Zhenguo Du, Fangluan Gao and Zujian Wu
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2021 3:24
  9. In recent years, tomato mottle mosaic virus (ToMMV) has become one of the most important viral pathogens affecting solanaceous crop production in Yunnan, Hainan, and Shandong provinces of China, often causing ...

    Authors: Xue Li, Liqian Guo, Mengmeng Guo, Duo Qi, Xueping Zhou, Fan Li and Jianxiang Wu
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2021 3:23
  10. Potato virus X (PVX) is a widely distributed viral pathogen that causes significant losses in potato production by co-infecting with potato virus Y or potato virus A. In this study, the resistance of 23 potato...

    Authors: Jiahui Liu, Ye Liu, Yue Fang, Lili Zhang, Kaixin Yu, Xiaoyun Wu and Xiaofei Cheng
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2021 3:21
  11. China is the world’s largest producer of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.). Considering that there are numerous sweet potato-producing regions in China and sweet potato is a vegetatively propagated crop, t...

    Authors: Yongjiang Wang, Yanhong Qin, Shuang Wang, Desheng Zhang, Yuting Tian, Fumei Zhao, Yingzhi Wang, Hui Lv, Qi Qiao and Zhenchen Zhang
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2021 3:20
  12. Fire blight is the most devastating disease affecting pome fruit production globally. The pathogen is native to North America and was imported to western Europe in the 1950s, progressively spreading over the c...

    Authors: Mirjam Kurz, Simon Carnal, Mery Dafny-Yelin, Orly Mairesse, Richard A. Gottsberger, Milan Ivanović, Mila Grahovac, Alexander L. Lagonenko, Nataliya Drenova, Galiya Zharmukhamedova, Tinatin Doolotkeldieva, Theo H. M. Smits and Fabio Rezzonico
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2021 3:18
  13. Co-infection of maize chlorotic mottle virus (MCMV) with a virus in the Potyviridae family, such as sugarcane mosaic virus, usually leads to maize lethal necrosis (MLN). Over the past decade, MCMV/MLN has emerged...

    Authors: Zhiyuan Jiao, Juan Wang, Yiying Tian, Siyuan Wang, Xi Sun, Siqi Li, Wendi Ma, Tao Zhou and Zaifeng Fan
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2021 3:17
  14. Transcription factors (TFs) play critical roles in the control of development and pathogenicity of phytopathogens by directly or indirectly regulating the expression of downstream genes. Here, we identified an...

    Authors: Yuandi Xu, Shuang Wu, Zhaomeng Yu, Emily Kolojane Moeketsi, Zhixiang Yang, Zhengguang Zhang and Haifeng Zhang
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2021 3:16
  15. Alternaria alternata, a causal agent of leaf blights and spots on a wide range of hosts, has a high risk of developing resistance to fungicides. Procymidone, a dicarboximide fungicide (DCF), has been widely used ...

    Authors: Bingran Wang, Tiancheng Lou, Lingling Wei, Wenchan Chen, Longbing Huang, Lei Ding, Weicheng Zhao, Pengcheng Zhang, Patrick Sun, Changjun Chen and Kai Wang
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2021 3:15
  16. Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) is a new member of the genus Tobamovirus, and has the potential to affect the production and marketability of tomatoes and peppers. In this study, we sequenced and analyze...

    Authors: Ziyue Ma, Hui Zhang, Ming Ding, Zhongkai Zhang, Xiuling Yang and Xueping Zhou
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2021 3:14
  17. The accumulation of soil-borne pathogens is the main driving factor of negative plant-soil feedbacks (NPSFs), which seriously restricts the sustainable development of agriculture. Using natural volatile organi...

    Authors: Chen Ye, Yixiang Liu, Junxing Zhang, Tianyao Li, Yijie Zhang, Cunwu Guo, Min Yang, Xiahong He, Youyong Zhu, Huichuan Huang and Shusheng Zhu
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2021 3:13
  18. Phytophthora cactorum is a devastating pathogen that infects a wide range of plants and causes Phytophthora rot disease, which has resulted in great economic losses in crop production. Therefore, the rapid and pr...

    Authors: Xinyu Lu, Heng Xu, Wen Song, Zitong Yang, Jia Yu, Yuee Tian, Min Jiang, Danyu Shen and Daolong Dou
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2021 3:12
  19. The Esca disease complex includes some of the most important trunk diseases of grapevines (Vitis spp.) and causes serious yield losses in grape production worldwide. However, there has been no detailed study on i...

    Authors: Qingtong Ye, Jingyi Jia, Ishara S. Manawasinghe, Xinghong Li, Wei Zhang, Laura Mugnai, Xuehong Wu, Kevin D. Hyde and Jiye Yan
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2021 3:11
  20. Coat protein (CP) is required for potyviruses to move and establish a systemic infection in plants. π-stackings formed by aromatic residues play critical roles in maintaining protein stability and functions. A...

    Authors: Zhi-Yong Yan, Xiao-Jie Xu, Le Fang, Chao Geng, Yan-Ping Tian and Xiang-Dong Li
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2021 3:10
  21. Ustilaginoidea virens, the causal agent of rice false smut, is an economically important filamentous fungal pathogen. A high-quality reference genome of U. virens promotes understanding of molecular mechanisms un...

    Authors: Kang Zhang, Zaixu Zhao, Ziding Zhang, Yuejiao Li, Shaojie Li, Nan Yao, Tom Hsiang and Wenxian Sun
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2021 3:9
  22. The powdery mildew fungi secrete numerous Candidate Secreted Effector Proteins (CSEPs) to manipulate host immunity during infection of host plants. However, the function of most of these CSEPs in cell death su...

    Authors: Xue Li, Cong Jin, Hongbo Yuan, Wanting Huang, Fang Liu, Renchun Fan, Jiankun Xie and Qian-Hua Shen
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2021 3:7
  23. Pennisetum plants (Pennisetum alopecuroides L.), displaying a dwarfing phenotype along with delayed flowering and mosaic symptom on leaves, were found in Beijing, China. Flexuous filamentous particles with a size...

    Authors: Xuedong Liu, Xi Chen, Sijia Liu, Kaitong Du, Pei Wang, Tong Jiang, Mengji Cao, Xiangdong Li, Zaifeng Fan and Tao Zhou
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2021 3:6
  24. Rice false smut caused by Ustilaginoidea virens is one of the widespread rice diseases across the globe in recent years, however, we know little about its molecular mechanism of infection. The cAMP signaling path...

    Authors: Hui-Juan Cao, Jin-Jin Zhang, Ming-Li Yong, Mi-Na Yu, Tian-Qiao Song, Jun-Jie Yu, Xia-Yan Pan and Yong-Feng Liu
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2021 3:5
  25. Bacillus subtilis, a plant-beneficial bacterial species exhibiting good biocontrol capabilities, has been widely used in agricultural production. The endophytic strain 9407 can efficiently control bacterial fruit...

    Authors: Xiaofei Gu, Qingchao Zeng, Yu Wang, Jishun Li, Yu Zhao, Yan Li and Qi Wang
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2021 3:4
  26. Bean common mosaic virus (BCMV) is one of the most widespread and damaging viruses of cultivated legumes in the world. In addition to serious yield reduction and germplasm decline, BCMV infection also makes le...

    Authors: Jiachao Qin, Zhe Yin, Danyu Shen, Huatao Chen, Xin Chen, Xiaoyan Cui and Xuehao Chen
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2021 3:3
  27. Huanglongbing (HLB) or greening disease, associated with the bacterial pathogen Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (Las), is currently the most devastating citrus disease worldwide and no cure is available. Induce...

    Authors: Jinyun Li, Vladimir G. Kolbasov, Zhiqian Pang, Shuo Duan, Donghwan Lee, Yixiao Huang, Jin Xu, Doron Teper, Tirtha Lamichhane and Nian Wang
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2021 3:2
  28. The basic leucine zipper (bZIP) transcription factor family, one of the largest and most diverse transcription factor families in eukaryotes, is associated with the development and stress responses of many euk...

    Authors: Yuting Sheng, Long Lin, Han Chen, Tianhuizi Pu, Xiaoyun Liu, Suomeng Dong, Wenwu Ye and Yuanchao Wang
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2021 3:1
  29. An unprecedented number of viruses have been discovered by leveraging advances in high-throughput sequencing. Infectious clone technology is a universal approach that facilitates the study of biology and role ...

    Authors: Mingmin Zhao, Beatriz García, Araiz Gallo, Ioannis E. Tzanetakis, Carmen Simón-Mateo, Juan Antonio García and Fabio Pasin
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2020 2:36
  30. Since its discovery more than 110 years ago, Valsa canker has emerged as a devastating disease of apple in East Asia. However, our understanding of this disease, particularly the identity of the causative agen...

    Authors: Xuli Wang, Cheng-Min Shi, Mark L. Gleason and Lili Huang
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2020 2:35
  31. NPR1 is a key regulator of systemic acquired resistance (SAR) in plant species. In our previous study, we identified a conserved fungal effector PNPi from Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici (Pst) that can suppre...

    Authors: Weishuai Bi, Shuqing Zhao, Jiaojie Zhao, Jun Su, Xiumei Yu, Daqun Liu, Zhensheng Kang, Xiaojie Wang and Xiaodong Wang
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2020 2:34
  32. C2H2 zinc finger transcription factors such as FlbC and Msn2, have broad regulatory roles in fungal growth and conidiation. In the present study, we cloned and characterized a C2H2 zinc finger transcription facto...

    Authors: Linlin Chen, Jingya Zhao, Huiqing Xia, Yuming Ma, Yankun Liu, Mengya Peng, Xiaoping Xing, Bingjian Sun, Yan Shi and Honglian Li
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2020 2:33
  33. Pyraclostrobin, a quinone outside inhibitor (QoI) fungicide, has been registered to control apple tree Valsa canker (AVC) caused by Valsa mali in China. However, there is no data available regarding the resistanc...

    Authors: Hao Feng, Shuai Wang, Zhaoyang Liu, Jianqiang Miao, Mingxia Zhou and Lili Huang
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2020 2:31
  34. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Dipali Rani Gupta, Musrat Zahan Surovy, Nur Uddin Mahmud, Moutoshi Chakraborty, Sanjoy Kumar Paul, Md. Shaid Hossain, Pallab Bhattacharjee, Md. Shabab Mehebub, Kanistha Rani, Rumana Yeasmin, Mahfuzur Rahman and Md Tofazzal Islam
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2020 2:32

    The original article was published in Phytopathology Research 2020 2:30

  35. Wheat blast disease caused by a South American lineage of Magnaporthe oryzae Triticum (MoT) pathotype has emerged as a serious threat to wheat production in Bangladesh since its first emergence in 2016. Efficient...

    Authors: Dipali Rani Gupta, Musrat Zahan Surovy, Nur Uddin Mahmud, Moutoshi Chakraborty, Sanjoy Kumar Paul, Md. Shaid Hossain, Pallab Bhattacharjee, Md. Shabab Mehebub, Kanistha Rani, Rumana Yeasmin, Mahfuzur Rahman and Md Tofazzal Islam
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2020 2:30

    The Correction to this article has been published in Phytopathology Research 2020 2:32

  36. Plant virus-induced diseases cause significant losses to agricultural crop production worldwide. Reverse genetics systems of plant viruses allow gene manipulation on viral genomes, which greatly facilitates st...

    Authors: Ying Zang, Xiao-Dong Fang, Ji-Hui Qiao, Qiang Gao and Xian-Bing Wang
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2020 2:29
  37. Wheat blast, caused by the Magnaporthe oryzae Triticum (MoT) lineage (synonym Pyricularia oryzae Triticum lineage), is a destructive disease in South America and Bangladesh. It is primarily a disease of wheat hea...

    Authors: M. Tofazzal Islam, Dipali Rani Gupta, Akbar Hossain, Krishna K. Roy, Xinyao He, Muhammad R. Kabir, Pawan K. Singh, Md. Arifur Rahman Khan, Mahfuzur Rahman and Guo-Liang Wang
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2020 2:28
  38. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Jie Zhang, Haixia Yan, Mingcong Xia, Xiaoyun Han, Lihua Xie, Paul H. Goodwin, Xin Quan, Runhong Sun, Chao Wu and Lirong Yang
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2020 2:27

    The original article was published in Phytopathology Research 2020 2:23

  39. Cucurbit aphid-borne yellows virus (CABYV), melon aphid-borne yellows virus (MABYV) and suakwa aphid-borne yellows virus (SABYV) are three poleroviruses that infect cucurbit crops. Developing specific antisera...

    Authors: Shao-Kang Zhang, Tian-Yu Zhao, Xing Shi, Yu-Zi Liu, Ying Wang, Zong-Ying Zhang, Da-Wei Li, Jia-Lin Yu, Qiao-Xia Shang and Cheng-Gui Han
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2020 2:22
  40. Phytophthora fragariae causes drastic damage in strawberry crops. P. fragariae infects strawberry roots and causes red stele root rot. Although P. fragariae is a quarantine organism, its spread in Finland continu...

    Authors: Mustafa Ahmad Munawar, Anna Toljamo, Frank Martin, Elina Oksanen and Harri Kokko
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2020 2:26
  41. Rice false smut (RFS), caused by Ustilaginoidea virens (Cooke) Takah, is an important fungal disease of rice. In China, sterol demethylation inhibitors (DMIs) are common fungicides used to control RFS. In a previ...

    Authors: Xiayan Pan, Huijuan Cao, Junjie Yu, Mina Yu, Zhongqiang Qi, Tianqiao Song, Yan Du, Mingli Yong, Rongsheng Zhang, Xiaole Yin and Yongfeng Liu
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2020 2:24
  42. Wheat root rot caused by Gaeumannomyces graminis var. tritici (Ggt) results in severe yield losses in wheat production worldwide. However, little is known about the molecular mechanism that regulates systemic sym...

    Authors: Jie Zhang, Haixia Yan, Mingcong Xia, Xiaoyun Han, Lihua Xie, Paul H. Goodwin, Xin Quan, Runhong Sun, Chao Wu and Lirong Yang
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2020 2:23

    The Correction to this article has been published in Phytopathology Research 2020 2:27

  43. Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) is a major staple food crop for more than a billion people in the world. Cassava mosaic virus (CMV), belonging to the Geminiviridae family, is a primary threat to cassava produc...

    Authors: Duan Wang, Guixiu Huang, Tao Shi, Guofen Wang, Rongxiang Fang, Xuan Zhang and Jian Ye
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2020 2:18
  44. Targeted genome editing technology is becoming one of the most important genetic tools and widely employed in the plant pathology community. In recent years, CRISPR (Clustered regularly interspaced short palin...

    Authors: Gokul Gosavi, Fang Yan, Bin Ren, Yongjie Kuang, Daqi Yan, Xueping Zhou and Huanbin Zhou
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2020 2:21
  45. Although Psathyrostachys huashanica has excellent potential for resistance gene mining and molecular genetic breeding, no reference genome is available. To date, most studies of P. huashanica have been focused on...

    Authors: Chuan Shen, Caiyan Wei, Jingyuan Li, Xudong Zhang and Yunfeng Wu
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2020 2:19

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