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Research Project: Biology, Etiology and Host Resistance in Vegetable Crops to Diseases and Nematodes

Location: Vegetable Research

Title: Managing stubborn Oomycete plant pathogens

Author
item Kousik, Chandrasekar - Shaker
item QUESADA-OCAMPO, L. - NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
item KEINATH, A. - CLEMSON UNIVERSITY
item HAUSBECK, M. - MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
item GRANKE, LEAH - CORTEVA AGRISCIENCE
item Naegele, Rachel
item JI, PINGSHING - UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA

Submitted to: Plant Health Progress
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/26/2021
Publication Date: 9/30/2021
Citation: Kousik, C.S., Quesada-Ocampo, L.M., Keinath, A.P., Hausbeck, M., Granke, L., Naegele, R.P., Ji, P. 2021. Managing stubborn Oomycete plant pathogens. Plant Health Progress. 22:215-218. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHP-02-21-0047-FI.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1094/PHP-02-21-0047-FI

Interpretive Summary: Many kinds of plant Pathogens cause devastating losses to agriculture and native forests. Once such group of plant pathogens are knows as oomycetes. One of the well known oomycete called Phytophthora infestans was the cause of the great Irish famine in the mid-19th century. Significant research efforts have been conducted on these plant pathogens and helped advanced our understanding of these organisms. Nonetheless, managing them continues to be challenging. Researchers from University, USDA, and the private industry brought together their expertise and have written papers for the first focus issue of Plant Health Progress published by the American Phytopathological Society (APS). This focus issue contains 28 peer-reviewed papers including three diagnostic guides, three mini reviews, three briefs, two surveys, and 17 research papers. All these peer-reviewed papers help advance our understanding of these stubborn oomycete pathogens. The information presented will be useful to plant pathologists, extension agents, for seed company breeders, private plant breeders, USDA and university researchers for developing strategies to manage oomycete plant pathogens.

Technical Abstract: Diseases caused by oomycete plant pathogens cause devastating losses to agriculture and native forests, and significant research efforts have advanced our understanding of these organisms. Nonetheless, managing them continues to be challenging. The first focus issue of Plant Health Progress, Managing Stubborn Oomycete Plant Pathogens, brings to you a wide range of manuscripts on Phytophthora, Pythium, Pseudoperonospora, Peronospora, and Aphanomyces. This focus issue contains 28 peer-reviewed papers including three diagnostic guides, three mini reviews, three briefs, two surveys, and 17 research papers. Of the 28 papers, 20 are on diseases caused by Phytophthora, four on Pythium, 3 on downy mildews, and one on Aphanomyces. All advance our understanding of these stubborn oomycete pathogens.