Molecular Plant Pathology

Molecular Plant Pathology Logo Molecular Plant Pathology is the leading new journal in the molecular biology of plant disease edited by the British Society for Plant Pathology and published by Wiley.

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Latest Publications in Molecular Plant Pathology

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New Review article: the top 10 nematode plant pathogens

A new addition to our top 10 series of reviews. Nematologists worldwide were asked to nominate the most important nematodes in molecular plant pathology. With over 1000 votes cast, the resulting top 10 gives a broad picture of the scientific developments and ongoing challenges in nematology today. The grouping of particular nematode species has also enabled some less well-known but economically important nematodes to make the top 10 list.


New Review article: the top 10 bacterial plant pathogens

Want to know more about the scientific and economic impact of plant bacterial pathogens? This new freely available review is just what you need. A survey of bacterial pathologists worldwide has allowed the creation of a top 10 of bacterial plant pathogens. Each entry is written by a leading research scientist and is clearly illustrated. Historical perspective, science, economics and the latest research are all discussed. This review complements our existing top 10 reviews on plant viruses and plant fungi. All 3 are ideal articles for both research and teaching purposes. Download a copy today.


New Review article: the top 10 fungal plant pathogens

Want to know more about the scientific and economic impact of plant fungal pathogens? This new freely available review is just what you need. A survey of fungal pathologists worldwide has allowed the creation of a top 10 of fungal pathogens. Each entry is written by a leading research scientist and is clearly illustrated. Historical perspective, science, economics and the latest research are all discussed. It is an ideal article for both research and teaching purposes. It is free to download. This popular review article is also now available as a FREE POSTER. Download one for your lab wall today!


New Review article: the top 10 viruses in molecular plant pathology

Just had another coffee room debate about which viruses are the most important in molecular plant pathology? Then stimulate the discussions further by reading a brand new freely available review of the top 10 viruses in molecular plant pathology.

Each entry is written by a leading research scientist and is clearly illustrated. The historical perspective, the science, the economics and the latest research are all discussed. It is an ideal article for both research and teaching purposes.


MPP Pathogen Profiles

Molecular Plant Pathology has launched a series of virtual issues to promote its large collection of Pathogen Profile review articles.

Pathogen Profiles are unique to Molecular Plant Pathology. Each review contains a brief summary, which can include pathogen taxonomy, life cycle and host range. Disease symptoms and strategies for disease management may also be presented and useful websites listed. Each review then goes on to discuss the particular pathogen in detail, presenting the latest research and strategies for future work.

For ease of use the profiles have been grouped into five issues in Wiley Online Library: bacteria, fungi, viruses and viroids, oomycetes and nematodes. Each issue has a short introduction and contains a range of Pathogen Profiles.

Molecular Plant Pathology has published almost 100 Pathogen Profiles to date and together they represent a considerable resource for the scientific community.

We hope these virtual issues will make Pathogen Profiles more easily available for both research and teaching purposes.


Free virtual issue

Challenges for molecular plant pathology over the next ten years, and plant diseases that changed the world

This virtual issue of Molecular Plant Pathology contains reviews in two broad areas; challenges for molecular plant pathology over the next ten years, and plant diseases that changed the world. These reviews are ideal for research and teaching purposes.

MPP ISI Impact Factor

Molecular Plant Pathology ISI Impact Factor® 2012: 3.8



Key features of MPP

9 issues per year

rapid acceptance to publication times

expert and thorough refereeing

your work is available online

no page charges and free PDF offprints to authors

low colour print charges

Over the last decade there has been a revolution in molecular plant pathology. This revolution has injected tremendous excitement into the field and has attracted many new investigators from very different disciplines, which have expanded the field, enriched it intellectually, and sharply increased its dynamism and importance.

Molecular Plant Pathology aims to provide a focus for this revolution. It accepts only the most innovative, original and rigorous research in the field for publication. A glance at the full contents list will show that we have succeeded in our aim.

Molecular Plant Pathology welcomes submissions from all areas of molecular plant pathology including research on diseases caused by fungi, oomycetes, viruses, nematodes, bacteria, insects, parasitic plants and other organisms. The journal is especially interested in manuscripts emphasizing molecular analyses of pathogens, determinants affecting host response to plant pathogens or the interaction of both. In addition to the principal content of full length and short research papers, there are review articles and a special regular feature: Pathogen Profiles. These provide readers with an up to-date overview of the latest research on a particular pathogen. The journal is dedicated to minimizing the time between submission, review and publication and to providing a high quality forum for original research in molecular plant pathology. Manuscript submission and peer review is handled online http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/mpp

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Full contents of Molecular Plant Pathology and Pathogen Profile summaries are available to download from the Wiley Online Library.You can subscribe to read the abstracts or full articles, and register to receive e-mail Table of Contents alerts as each new issue is published.


Editor in Chief: Marty Dickman

Borlaug Advanced Research Center,
Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology,
Texas A&M University,
2123 TAMU,
College Station,
Texas 77843, USA
Tel: +1 979 862 4788
Fax +1 979 862 4790 e-mail: mpp@bspp.org.uk
e-mail: mpp@bspp.org.uk

Senior Editors

Juan Antonio Garcia
Department of Plant Molecular Genetics,
National Centre of Biotechnology (CNB), CSIC,
Darwin, 3, Campus Universidad Autonoma,
28049 Madrid, Spain
Tel: + 34 915854535
Fax: + 34 915854506
e-mail: jagarcia@cnb.csic.es

Gert H.J. Kema
Plant Research International,
Department of Biointeractions and Plant Health,
PO Box 16, 6700 Wageningen, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 317 480632
Fax: +31 317 418094
e-mail: gert.kema@wur.nl

Howard Judelson
Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology,
University of California,
Riverside, CA 92521, USA
Tel: +1 951 827 4199
Fax: +1 951 827 4294
e-mail: howard.judelson@ucr.edu

John P. Rathjen
Research School of Biology,
Building 46, Biology Place,
Australian National University,
Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
Tel: +61 2 6125 4584
e-mail: john.rathjen@anu.edu.au

Bart Thomma
Wageningen University
Laboratory of Phytopathology,
Droevendaalsesteeg 1,
Wageningen,
6709 PB, Netherlands
Phone: +31-317-484536
Fax: +31-317-483412
email: bart.thomma@wur.nl

Ian Toth

Scottish Crop Research Institute,
Invergowrie,
Dundee, DD2 5DA, UK
Tel: +44 1382 562731
Fax: +44 1382 562426
email: Ian.Toth@scri.ac.uk

Cyril Zipfel
The Sainsbury Laboratory
Norwich Research Park
Norwich, NR4 7UH, UK
Tel: +44 1603 450056
Fax: +44 1603 450011
email: cyril.zipfel@tsl.ac.uk

Valérie Verdier
Institut de Recherche pour le Développement
UMR Résistance des Plantes aux Bioagresseurs (RPB) - IRD/CIRAD/UM2
911 Avenue Agropolis BP 64501
34394 Montpellier Cedex 5
Tel: +33 (0)4 67 41 64 86
Fax: +33 (0)4 67 41 61 81
e-mail : valerie.verdier@ird.fr

Steve Whitham
Iowa State University,
Department of Plant Pathology,
351 Bessey Hall,
Ames, IA 50011-1020, USA
Tel: +1 515 294 4952
Fax: +1 515 294 9420
e-mail: swhitham@iastate.edu

Pathogen Profile Editor: Dawn L. Arnold
Centre for Research in Plant Science,
University of the West of England,
Frenchay Campus,
Bristol, BS16 1QY, UK
Tel: +44 117 32 83819
Fax: +44 117 32 82904
e-mail: dawn.arnold@uwe.ac.uk

Editorial Assistant: Diane Hird
School of Biological Sciences,
University of Bristol,
Bristol, BS8 1UG, UK
Tel/Fax: + 44 (0) 117 331 7021
e-mail: diane.hird@bristol.ac.uk


Editorial Board

Marie-Anne Barny France
Melvin Bolton USA
Vittoria Catara Italy
Radhika Desikan UK
Darrell Desveaux Canada
Peter Dodds Australia
Gunther Döhlemann Germany
Sébastien Duplessis France
Michael Goodin USA
Ping He USA
Ralph Hückelhoven Germany
Edgar Huitema UK
Ingyu Hwang Korea
Robert W. Jackson UK
John Jones UK
Zhensheng Kang China
Konstantin Kanyuka UK
Na-Sheng Lin Taiwan

Celeste Linde Australia
César Llave Spain
David Mackey USA
Tesfaye Mengiste USA
Michael Milgroom USA
Gail Preston UK
Barry Scott New Zealand
Guido Sessa Israel
Libo Shan USA
Peter Solomon Australia
David Studholme UK
Eva H. Stukenbrock Germany
Boris Szurek France
Ji-Liang Tang China
Marie-Anne Van Sluys Brazil
Jeanmarie Verchot-Lubicz USA
Stephen Whisson UK
Hirofumi Yoshioka Japan