Profiling the clubroot pathogen, a cruciferous killer – Molecular Plant Pathology Highlight

Ten years have passed since Plasmodiophora brassicae, the clubroot pathogen, was profiled in Molecular Plant Pathology and identified as an …

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Microscopic roundworm targets key protein in plant cell wall for feeding site formation – Molecular Plant Pathology Highlight

When was the last time you did some digging in the dirt? You probably came across a friendly earthworm, but …

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No functional evidence revealed for naturally occurring cross-kingdom RNA interference in the early stages of Botrytis cinerea-tomato interaction – Molecular Plant Pathology Highlight

The fungus Botrytis cinerea causes grey mould disease on a wide range of plant species, including fruits (strawberry, raspberry, grape), …

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CRISPR/Cas-based tools for the targeted control of plant viruses – Molecular Plant Pathology Highlight

Plant viruses are complexes of protein and nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) that rely mostly on host cells for their …

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Pepino mosaic virus strains gain the upper hand via key genes in the RNA silencing pathway – Molecular Plant Pathology Highlight

Pepino mosaic virus (PepMV) is a plant pathogen distributed worldwide and mixed infections of the two prevailing PepMV strains are …

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Regulation of immune complex formation and signalling by FERONIA, a busy goddess in plant-microbe interactions – Molecular Plant Pathology Highlight

Being sessile in soil, plants are continuously confronted with threats from their enemies in habitats, including bacteria, fungi, viruses, and …

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President’s Blog: lifestyles – understanding how some microbes can benefit and others harm plants.

After late spring teaching and the summer break, the presidential blog is back! Not all biotechnology is about genetic engineering …

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Pexophagy is critical for fungal development, stress response, and virulence in Alternaria alternata– Molecular Plant Pathology Highlight

The fungal pathogen Alternaria alternata can infect more than 100 plant species, including many economically important crops: citrus, apple, pear, …

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Wheat cultivar mixtures: a way to limit the intensity of septoria tritici blotch epidemics and also to extend the efficacy of resistance genes – a Plant Pathology highlight.

Septoria tritici blotch (STB), caused by Zymoseptoria tritici, is one of the most destructive foliar fungal diseases of wheat. For …

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Designing a molecular trap to capture the virus PVY which harms potato production – Molecular Plant Pathology Highlight

Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.), which we often consume in our daily life, is the fourth most important food crop in …

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Introducing Girlguiding members to plant pathology, one badge at a time! by Luca Steel (BSPP Plant Pathology Promotion Fund)

Thanks to the BSPP Plant Pathology Promotion fund, 3,500 Girlguiding members are being introduced to plant pathology. The ‘Plant Defenders’ …

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#wildplantdisease – join us on social media to explore the world of wild plant disease for #planthealthweek

On Sunday 8th May 2022, members of the British Society for Plant Pathology will be joining wildflowerhour on Twitter, Instagram …

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