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 oomycete pathogens in molecular plant pathology

As with the previous reviews, the scientific community were asked to rank oomycetes based on both their scientific and economic impact. The resulting top 10 oomycete taxa are described in detail in the review. Recent molecular studies by the oomycete community have produced novel paradigms in our understanding of plant-microbe interactions. This important review is an ideal resource for both teaching and research purposes. Image from the review: This sculpture by Rowan Gillespie is one of the many Great Famine memorials around the world. It depicts figures walking towards emigration ships on the Dublin Quayside. Photo courtesy of Michael Seidl. Download a copy today.


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.

ISI Impact Factor

Molecular Plant Pathology ISI Impact Factor ® 2014 = 4.485



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

no 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 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: mbdickman@tamu.edu

Senior Editors

Ralph Huckelhoven
Technical University of Munich
Germany
e-mail: Hueckelhoven@wzw.tum.de

Robert Jackson
University of Reading
United Kingdom
e-mail: r.w.jackson@reading.ac.uk

Marie-Agnes Jacques
French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA)
France
e-mail: Marie-Agnes.Jacques@angers.inra.fr

John Jones
The James Hutton Institute
United Kingdom
e-mail: John.Jones@hutton.ac.uk

Kristiina Makinen
University of Helsinki
Finland
e-mail: kristiina.makinen@helsinki.fi

Libo Shan
Texas A&M University
United States
email: lshan@tamu.edu

Bart Thomma
Wageningen University
The Netherlands
e-mail: bart.thomma@wur.nl

Jeanmarie Verchot
Oklahoma State University
United States
e-mail: verchot.lubicz@okstate.edu

Yuanchao Wang
Nanjing Agricultural University
China
e-mail: wangyc@njau.edu.cn

Cyril Zipfel
The Sainsbury Laboratory
United Kingdom
e-mail: cyril.zipfel@tsl.ac.uk

Pathogen Profile Editor
Zonghua Wang
Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University
China
email: Zonghuaw@163.com

Editorial Assistant:
Diane Hird
Molecular Plant Pathology,
Life Sciences,
University of Bristol,
24 Tyndall Avenue,
Bristol, BS8 1TQ, UK
e-mail: diane.hird@bristol.ac.uk


Editorial Board

Marie-Anne Barny, France
Melvin Bolton, USA
Saul Burdman, Israel
Darrell Desveaux, Canada
Peter Dodds, Australia
Gunther Dohlemann, Germany
Sebastien Duplessis, France
Sylvie German-Retana, France
Hui-Shan Guo, China
Ping He, USA
Edgar Huitema, UK
Mehdi Kabbage, USA
Yoji Kawano, Japan
Taisei Kikuchi, Japan
Mike Kolomiets, USA
Yasayuki Kubo, Japan
Ioannis Livieratos, Greece
Cesar Llave, Spain
Juan Jose Lopez-Moya, Spain
Tesfaye Mengiste, USA
Attila Molnar, UK
Stefanie Ranf, Germany
Jeff Rollins, USA
Eugene Savenkov, Sweden
Barry Scott, New Zealand
David Studholme, UK
Eva Stukenbrock, Germany
Boris Szurek, France
Ji-Liang Tang, China
Lisa Vaillancourt, USA
Mireille van Damme, Netherlands
Peter van Esse, UK
Marie-Anne Van Sluys, Brazil
Saskia van Wees, Netherlands
Aiming Wang, Canada
Stephen Whisson, UK
Brett Williams, Australia
Veronique Ziegler-Graf, France