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Mol Plant Pathol. 2015 May;16(4):413-34. doi: 10.1111/mpp.12190. Epub 2014 Dec 11.

The Top 10 oomycete pathogens in molecular plant pathology.

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The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7UH, UK.

Abstract

Oomycetes form a deep lineage of eukaryotic organisms that includes a large number of plant pathogens which threaten natural and managed ecosystems. We undertook a survey to query the community for their ranking of plant-pathogenic oomycete species based on scientific and economic importance. In total, we received 263 votes from 62 scientists in 15 countries for a total of 33 species. The Top 10 species and their ranking are: (1) Phytophthora infestans; (2, tied) Hyaloperonospora arabidopsidis; (2, tied) Phytophthora ramorum; (4) Phytophthora sojae; (5) Phytophthora capsici; (6) Plasmopara viticola; (7) Phytophthora cinnamomi; (8, tied) Phytophthora parasitica; (8, tied) Pythium ultimum; and (10) Albugo candida. This article provides an introduction to these 10 taxa and a snapshot of current research. We hope that the list will serve as a benchmark for future trends in oomycete research.

KEYWORDS:

diversity; genomics; microbiology; oomycetes plant pathology

PMID:
25178392
DOI:
10.1111/mpp.12190
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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