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Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 2017 Jul;30(7):515-516. doi: 10.1094/MPMI-01-17-0010-CR. Epub 2017 Jun 12.

Foundational and Translational Research Opportunities to Improve Plant Health.

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1 The Genome Center and Departments of Plant Sciences, Molecular & Cellular Biology, and Medical Microbiology & Immunology, University of California, Davis, CA, U.S.A.
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2 Department of Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis, CA, U.S.A.
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3 Danforth Center, St. Louis, MO, U.S.A.
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4 Iowa State University, Ames, IA, U.S.A.
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5 University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, U.S.A.
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6 Rothamsted Research Center, U.K.
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7 University of Sheffield, U.K.
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8 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, U.S.A.
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9 Plant Biology and Genome Center, University of California, Davis, CA, U.S.A.
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10 University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K.
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11 University of Dundee, Scotland, U.K.
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12 University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, U.S.A.
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13 University of Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
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14 North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, U.S.A.
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15 NIAB East Malling Research Station, U.K.
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16 Kansas State University, Manhatten, KS, U.S.A.
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17 Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, U.S.A.
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18 University of California San Diego, U.S.A.
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19 Washington State University, Pullman, WA, U.S.A.
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20 Indiana University, Bloomigton, IN, U.S.A.
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21 Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, U.K.
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22 University of California, Riverside, CA, U.S.A.
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23 University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.
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24 Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, U.S.A.
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25 Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, U.S.A.
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26 University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, U.S.A.
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27 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, U.S.A.
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28 Curtin University, Bentley, Australia.
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29 East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, U.S.A.
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30 Earlham Institute, Norwich, U.K.
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31 University of Reading, Berkshire, U.K.
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32 Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, U.S.A.
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33 University of St. Andrews and James Hutton Institute, Fife, U.K.
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34 Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, U.S.A.; and.
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35 University of Warwick, Wellesbourne, U.K.

Abstract

Reader Comments | Submit a Comment The white paper reports the deliberations of a workshop focused on biotic challenges to plant health held in Washington, D.C. in September 2016. Ensuring health of food plants is critical to maintaining the quality and productivity of crops and for sustenance of the rapidly growing human population. There is a close linkage between food security and societal stability; however, global food security is threatened by the vulnerability of our agricultural systems to numerous pests, pathogens, weeds, and environmental stresses. These threats are aggravated by climate change, the globalization of agriculture, and an over-reliance on nonsustainable inputs. New analytical and computational technologies are providing unprecedented resolution at a variety of molecular, cellular, organismal, and population scales for crop plants as well as pathogens, pests, beneficial microbes, and weeds. It is now possible to both characterize useful or deleterious variation as well as precisely manipulate it. Data-driven, informed decisions based on knowledge of the variation of biotic challenges and of natural and synthetic variation in crop plants will enable deployment of durable interventions throughout the world. These should be integral, dynamic components of agricultural strategies for sustainable agriculture.

PMID:
28398839
PMCID:
PMC5810936
DOI:
10.1094/MPMI-01-17-0010-CR
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