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  1. Glomerella leaf spot (GLS) is a devastating fungal disease that damages the leaves and fruits and reduces tree vigor of apple (Malus domestica). The pathogen infection mechanism, however, remains elusive. Histone...

    Authors: Mengyu Cao, Zhaohui Zhang, Huanhuan Tian, Wei Yu, Xuemei Zhao, Wenrui Yang, Rong Zhang, Guangyu Sun and Xiaofei Liang
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2022 4:39
  2. Plant PR10/Bet v1-like proteins are involved in defense against microbial pathogens, however, whether they participate in host defense against plant-parasitic animals including nematodes remains unknown. Here,...

    Authors: Zhiwen Li, Qiuling Huang, Borong Lin, Bin Guo, Jing Wang, Chunhui Huang, Jinling Liao and Kan Zhuo
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2022 4:38
  3. Fusarium head blight (FHB), mainly caused by Fusarium graminearum, is one of the most devastating diseases in wheat and barley worldwide. In addition to causing severe yield losses, F. graminearum produces deoxyn...

    Authors: Ming Xu, Qinhu Wang, Guanghui Wang, Xue Zhang, Huiquan Liu and Cong Jiang
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2022 4:37
  4. Rice stripe virus (RSV) is one of the most important viral pathogens of rice in East Asia. The transcription of RSV is initiated by cap-snatching, a mechanism shared by influenza virus (IFV). This lends the po...

    Authors: Wenzhong Lin, Qingchen Zha, Wenwen Zhang, Guanwei Wu, Fei Yan, Zujian Wu and Zhenguo Du
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2022 4:36
  5. Phytoplasmas are small bacterial parasites that lack cell walls and are transmitted in a persistent-propagative manner by insect vectors. However, detailed multiplication patterns and movements of phytoplasmas...

    Authors: Xiaofeng Zhang, Zhenxi Ji, Zhejun Huang, Yibing Zhao, Huanqin Wang, Zhoumian Jiang, Zhanpeng Li, Hongyan Chen, Wenle Chen and Taiyun Wei
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2022 4:34
  6. Plant immunity is activated upon perception of pathogens and often affects growth when it is constitutively active. It is still a challenge to balance plant immunity and growth in disease resistance breeding. ...

    Authors: Kun Yang, Qiang Yan, Yi Wang, Hao Peng, Maofeng Jing and Daolong Dou
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2022 4:35
  7. Soybean cyst nematode (SCN, Heterodera glycines) is widely considered as the model plant-parasitic nematode, which secretes effector proteins to manipulate host responses. In this study, we cloned a dorsal gland-...

    Authors: Nan Yang, Qianqian Yu, Wenhao Li, Deng Chen, Jinzhuo Jian, Huixia Zhang, Gaofeng Wang, Shiming Liu, Wenkun Huang, Huan Peng, Deliang Peng, Jun Yang, Xiaoli Guo and Lingan Kong
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2022 4:33
  8. Rice false smut, caused by Ustilaginoidea virens, is one of the most destructive diseases in major world rice-producing regions. Basic leucine zipper (bZIP) proteins, which belong to an evolutionarily conserved t...

    Authors: Jinsong Qu, Yufu Wang, Minzheng Cai, Yueran Liu, Lifan Gu, Peng Zhou, Yulin Du, Chenghui Xu, Rui Wang, Weixiao Yin and Chaoxi Luo
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2022 4:32
  9. Glucosylceramides are a class of membrane lipids that serve as vital structural and signaling molecules in eukaryotes. In this study, we explored the function of FocGCS, a glucosylceramide synthase (GCS) in Fusar...

    Authors: Jian Wang, Kun Zhang, Li-Qun Huang, He-Nan Bao, Na Hai, Yu-Bing Yang, Si-Wen Liu, Chun-Yu Li and Nan Yao
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2022 4:31
  10. The effectome of the necrotrophic fungal pathogen, Alternaria solani, was determined using multiomics. In total, 238 effector candidates were predicted from the A. solani genome, and apoplastic effectors constitu...

    Authors: Jinhui Wang, Siyu Xiao, Lijia Zheng, Yang Pan, Dongmei Zhao, Dai Zhang, Qian Li, Jiehua Zhu and Zhihui Yang
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2022 4:29
  11. Peach is a popular and important tree fruit widely produced in the world, and the production of high-quality peach fruit does require management of pests and diseases. In this review, major peach diseases from...

    Authors: Chao-Xi Luo, Guido Schnabel, Mengjun Hu and Antonieta De Cal
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2022 4:30
  12. In China, soil-borne viruses transmitted by the root parasite Polymyxa graminis have caused significant yield loss in winter wheat for many years. At present, it is believed that two main soil-borne RNA viruses, ...

    Authors: Jian Yang, Peng Liu, Kaili Zhong, Tida Ge, Lu Chen, Haichao Hu, Tianye Zhang, Haoqing Zhang, Jun Guo, Bingjian Sun and Jianping Chen
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2022 4:27
  13. Small GTPases of the Rab family play important roles in membrane trafficking and autophagy. Previous studies have shown that the small GTPase Sec4 is involved in vegetative growth, protein secretion, and patho...

    Authors: Guanbo Wang, Jian Zou, Yadi Wang, Wenxing Liang and Delong Li
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2022 4:26
  14. Peroxisomes are very important organelles in eukaryotic cells and participate in various biological processes, including pathogen–host interactions. A variety of proteins involved in peroxisome proliferation a...

    Authors: Hongjia Han, Xuejing Niu, Wenxing Liang and Mengjie Liu
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2022 4:25
  15. Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici (Pst), the cause of wheat stripe rust, is a biotrophic and heteroecious rust fungus with five spore types. Cool and humid climatic conditions are conducive for the development ...

    Authors: Jianfeng Qin, Zhiyan Wang, Yanjie Lv, Zhensheng Kang and Jie Zhao
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2022 4:24
  16. Maize chlorotic mottle virus (MCMV) is one of the important quarantine pathogens in China. It often co-infects with one or two viruses in the family Potyviridae and causes maize lethal necrosis disease. Therefore...

    Authors: Xueyan Duan, Wendi Ma, Zhiyuan Jiao, Yiying Tian, Ragab Gomaa Ismail, Tao Zhou and Zaifeng Fan
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2022 4:23
  17. Potato rot nematode Ditylenchus destructor is one of the most damaging pests in potato-producing regions and causes severe yield losses worldwide. However, D. destructor has been rarely reported in potato crops i...

    Authors: Yunqing Li, Liqiang Huang, Ru Jiang, Shangming Han, Qing Chang, Yingmei Li, Zhijie Chen, Huan Peng, Wenkun Huang, Jingmin Guo, Huixia Li, Shiming Liu and Deliang Peng
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2022 4:22
  18. The reversible acetylation of histones is effective for controlling chromatin dynamics and plays crucial roles in eukaryotes. In the present study, we identified and characterized a histone deacetylase HOS2 or...

    Authors: Shike Liu, Qiannan Wang, Na Liu, Hongli Luo, Chaozu He and Bang An
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2022 4:21
  19. Sphingolipids (lipids with a sphingoid base backbone) are important components of eukaryotic membrane systems and key signaling molecules that are essential for controlling cellular homeostasis, acclimating to...

    Authors: Hong-Yun Zeng and Nan Yao
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2022 4:20
  20. In a long-term symbiotic relationship between plants and pathogens, plants have evolved to harbor beneficially endophytic microbiomes, thereby conferring them the ability to resist infection by pathogens. This...

    Authors: Bozhen Wang, Li Li, Yuheng Lin, Danyu Shen, Xiaolong Shao, Caihong Zhong and Guoliang Qian
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2022 4:19
  21. Greenhouse-grown cucumbers were monitored over two successive growing seasons to investigate the effects of successive application of ZJ0712, a new quinone outside inhibitor (QoI) fungicide, on the development...

    Authors: Qin Peng, Jieru Fan, Min Wang, Zeqi Liu, Jianqiang Miao, Meng Cai, Zhongqiao Huang and Xili Liu
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2022 4:18
  22. Systemic necrosis, induced by plant virus-derived elicitors, is considered as one of the most severe symptoms. It has never been reported that the elicitors encoded by wheat yellow mosaic virus (WYMV) can indu...

    Authors: Yan Zhang, Chuanxi Zhang, Junmin Li, Jianping Chen and Gang Lu
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2022 4:17
  23. Simplicillium spp. are mycoparasites that exert growth-inhibitory effects on phytopathogenic fungi. However, limited studies have examined the effects of Simplicillium spp. on powdery mildews. In this study, morp...

    Authors: Mo Zhu, Xiao Duan, Pengkun Cai, Yong-fang Li and Zongbo Qiu
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2022 4:16
  24. Hybrid rice has the advantage to pyramid multiple resistance (R) genes because a hybrid rice cultivar is developed from the cross of a sterile line with a restorer line that can harbor different R genes. Thus, kn...

    Authors: Beenish Hassan, Yu-Ting Peng, Sha Li, Xiao-Xiao Yin, Chen Chen, Faiza Gulzar, Shi-Xin Zhou, Mei Pu, Yun-Peng Ji, Yu-Ping Wang, Wensheng Zhao, Fu Huang, You-Liang Peng, Zhi-Xue Zhao and Wen-Ming Wang
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2022 4:15
  25. Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris (Xcc) is the causal agent of black rot of cruciferous plants, which harbor high levels of hydroxycinnamic acids (HCAs) in their above-ground parts. Thus, upon infection of th...

    Authors: Bo Chen, Rui-Fang Li, Lian Zhou, Kai Song, Alan R. Poplawsky and Ya-Wen He
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2022 4:12
  26. A novel monopartite begomovirus was found in naturally infected Conyza canadensis plants exhibiting typical begomovirus-induced yellow vein symptoms in Yunnan Province of China. Analysis of two obtained full-leng...

    Authors: Pengbai Li, Ke Li, Chenchen Jing, Rui Wu, Gentu Wu, Mingjun Li and Ling Qing
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2022 4:13
  27. Maize lethal necrosis (MLN) is a devastating disease of maize caused by synergistic infection with maize chlorotic mottle virus (MCMV) and at least one potyvirid (e.g., sugarcane mosaic virus, SCMV). MLN resul...

    Authors: Zhiyuan Jiao, Yiying Tian, Juan Wang, Ragab Gomaa Ismail, Ahmed Bondok and Zaifeng Fan
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2022 4:14
  28. Autophagy is an evolutionarily conserved degradation process that degrades damaged proteins to maintain homeostasis and to protect cells against stress. In this study, we identified and characterized a critica...

    Authors: Xiang He, Junjie Yu, Xiayan Pan, Huijuan Cao, Mina Yu, Tianqiao Song, Zhongqiang Qi, Yan Du, Rongsheng Zhang, Dong Liang and Yongfeng Liu
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2022 4:11
  29. Soybean mosaic virus (SMV; Potyvirus, Potyviridae) is one of the most prevalent and destructive viral pathogens in the world. The P1 protein is the first N-terminal product in the potyvirus genome and shows a hig...

    Authors: Chenyang Mao, Shiqi Shan, Yue Huang, Chong Jiang, Hehong Zhang, Yanjun Li, Jianping Chen, Zhongyan Wei and Zongtao Sun
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2022 4:10
  30. Blast diseases of rice and wheat are known to be caused by the specific pathotypes of Magnaporthe oryzae (syn. Pyricularia oryzae), M. oryzae Oryzae (MoO) and M. oryzae Triticum (MoT), respectively. Rice blast di...

    Authors: Sanjoy Kumar Paul, Nur Uddin Mahmud, Dipali Rani Gupta, Kanistha Rani, Houxiang Kang, Guo-Liang Wang, Ljupcho Jankuloski and Tofazzal Islam
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2022 4:9
  31. Strawberry vein banding virus (SVBV) is a double-stranded DNA virus. In our previous studies, we generated an infectious clone of SVBV, pSVBV, which causes light-green vein banding symptoms along the leaf vein...

    Authors: Xianchu Yang, Qingqing Zhao, Xizi Jiang, Zhanqi Wang, Jingang Liang, Lei Jiang and Tong Jiang
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2022 4:8
  32. Virus-derived small interfering RNAs (vsiRNAs) in plants can target host transcripts to induce symptom development. Southern rice black-streaked dwarf virus (SRBSDV) is the most damaging rice-infecting virus, ...

    Authors: Xiuqin Huang, Feifei Li, Xishan Zhang, Jiahao Chen, Junkai Wang, Jing Wei, Xin Yang, Guohui Zhou and Tong Zhang
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2022 4:7
  33. Pear (Pyrus spp.) is one of the most consumed fruits in China, but the pear production has to confront the growing threat from fatal diseases. In this study, we report two incidences of stem canker and twig dieba...

    Authors: Feng He, Jie Yang, Yancun Zhao, Pedro Laborda, Yifan Jia, Asma Safdar, Alex Machio Kange, Bingxin Li, Lan Zhou, Quan Zeng, Sally Brown, Zheng Qing Fu and Fengquan Liu
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2022 4:6
  34. Phytohormones play an essential role in plant immune responses. Many phytopathogens secret effector proteins to promote infection and plant hormone signaling pathways are considered to be the potential targets...

    Authors: Yanzhi Liu, Md. Rubel Mahmud, Ning Xu and Jun Liu
    Citation: Phytopathology Research 2022 4:5
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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

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