Molecular signalling in Ralstonia pseudosolanacearum, a bacterial plant disease exploiting quorum sensing – Molecular Plant Pathology highlight blog

The soil-borne Gram-negative beta-proteobacterium Ralstonia solanacearum species complex (RSSC) infects more than 250 plant species in over 50 families, causing …

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Revealing how Fusarium wilt fungus suppresses the plant immune system – Molecular Plant Pathology highlight blog

The fungus Fusarium oxysporum is a major threat to agriculture, causing vascular wilt disease in over a hundred different crop …

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Newly discovered protein helps a rice pathogen avoid alkaline toxicity – Molecular Plant Pathology highlight blog

Burkholderia glumae, a pathogen causing bacterial panicle blight in rice, must maintain an acidic environment following infection to turn on …

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Fungi that suppress the growth of other fungi: Trichoderma atroviride against the wheat pathogen Fusarium graminearum – Plant Pathology Highlight

During the 19th and 20th centuries, across the world, Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) and crown rot diseases of cereals were …

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Two Zymoseptoria tritici genes reveal key processes for successful infection – Molecular Plant Pathology highlight blog

Wheat is a major global food crop, accounting for 18% of total dietary calories consumed across the world. We are …

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A novel Phytophthora infestans genotype, EU43, is threatening potato production due to its resistance to one of the key fungicide active ingredients in European potato production – Plant Pathology Highlight

Potato growers face an annual battle against the devastating pathogen “Phytophthora infestans,” which causes potato late blight. Regular fungicide sprayings …

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An emergent plant-parasitic nematode is spreading, and the solution could be beneath your feet – Plant Pathology Highlight

The Guava Root-Knot Nematode (Meloidogyne enterolobii) is an emergent plant pathogen that has devastated farmers around the world, with some …

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Recombinant viruses may gain new evolution potential through shift of vector specificity – Molecular Plant Pathology Highlight

Begomovirus, the largest genus of plant viruses with >440 species, has caused severe economic losses by infecting many crops worldwide. …

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Environmentally friendly options against aggressive Phytophthora – Plant Pathology Highlight

Phytophthora species are destructive oomycete soilborne plant pathogens with a broad host range. They cause significant economic losses to crops …

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Cucumber mosaic virus inhibits tobacco plant defence in favour of its aphid vector – Molecular Plant Pathology Highlight

Like many plant viruses, cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) requires a transport system (seed, animals, insects, wind, or water) to move …

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Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Act 2023 passed into UK Law – New legislation unlocks key technologies to improve UK food security, reduce pesticide use, and enhance climate-resilience in our crops.

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PHUGS – Plant Health Undergraduate Studentships. Eleven awards are currently available for Summer 2023, with the Royal Society of Biology.

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