British Society for Plant Pathology

Molecular Plant Pathology - Pathogen Profiles


Pathogen profiles are a new regular feature in Molecular Plant Pathology and BSPPWeb providing an up to-date overview on the latest research on a particular pathogen. The following profile summaries are currently available and full articles can be downloaded from the Blackwells Molecular Plant Pathology web site.

Conifer root and butt rot caused by Heterobasidion annosum (Fr.) Bref. s.l. 
FRED O. ASIEGBU, ALEKSANDRA ADOMAS and JAN STENLID

Cladosporium fulvum (syn. Passalora fulva), a highly specialized plant pathogen as a model for functional studies on plant pathogenic Mycosphaerellaceae
BART P. H. J. THOMMA, PEDRO W. CROUS and PIERRE J. G. M. DE WIT

Genotypic and phenotypic diversity in Colletotrichum acutatum, a cosmopolitan pathogen causing anthracnose on a wide range of hosts
S. SREENIVASAPRASAD and PEDRO TALHINHAS

Chlorovirus: a genus of Phycodnaviridae that infects certain chlorella-like green algae
Ming Kang, David D. Dunigan and James l. van Etten

Stem rust of small grains and grasses caused by Puccinia graminis
Kurt J. Leonard and Les J. Szabo

Beet poleroviruses: close friends or distant relatives?
Mark Stevens, Benjamin Freeman, Hsing-Yeh Liu, Etienne Herrbach and Olivier Lemaire

Heading for disaster: Fusarium graminearum on cereal crops
Rubella S. Goswam and I. H. Corby Kistler

Turnip yellow mosaic virus: transfer RNA mimicry, chloroplasts and a C-rich genome
Theo W. Dreher

Claviceps purpurea:molecular aspects of a unique pathogenic lifestyle
Paul Tudzynski and Jan Scheffer

Gaeumannomyces graminis, the take-all fungus and its relatives
Jacqeline Freeman and Elaine Ward

Sugarbeet leaf spot disease (Cercospora beticola Sacc.)
John Weiland and Georg Koch

Black currant reversion virus a mite-transmitted nepovirus
Petri Susi

Ustilago maydis, model system for analysis of the molecular basis of fungal pathogenicity
Christoph W. Basse and Gero Steinberg

Xanthomonas axonopodis pv.citri: factors affecting successful eradication of citrus canker
James H, Graham, Tim R. Gottwald, Jaime Cubero & Diann S. Achor

Cotton leaf curl disease, a multicomponent begomovirus complex
Rob W. Briddon

Molecular, ecological and evolutionary approaches to understanding Alternaria diseases of citrus
Kazuya Akimitsu, Tobin L. Peever & L. W. Timmer

Fusarium oxysporum: exploring the molecular arsenal of a vascular wilt fungus
Antonio Di Pietro, Marta P. Madrid, Zaira Caracuel, Jesús Delgado-Jarana & M. Isabel G. Roncero

Pantoea agglomerans pvs. gypsophilae and betae, recently evolved pathogens?
Shulamit Manulis & Isaac Barash

Root-knot nematode parasitism and host response: molecular basis of a sophisticated interaction
Pierre Abad, Bruno Favery, Marie-Noëlle Rosso, Philippe Castagnone-Sereno

Alternaria spp.: from general saprophyte to specific parasite
Bart P. H. J. Thomma

Downy mildew of Arabidopsis thaliana caused by Hyaloperonospora parasitica (formerly Peronospora parasitica)
Alan J. Slusarenko and Nikolaus L. Schlaich

Xanthomonas citri: breaking the surface
Asha M. Brunings and Dean W. Gabriel

Turnip vein-clearing virus- from pathogen to host expression profile
Ulrich Melcher

Beet yellows virus: the importance of being different
Valerian V. Dolja

Potato leafroll virus: a classic pathogen shows some new tricks
Michael Taliansky, Mike A. Mayo and Hugh Barker

Soft rot erwiniae: from genes to genomes
Ian K. Toth, Kenneth S. Bell, Maria C. Holeva and Paul R. J. Birch

Tomato yellow leaf curl virus, the intracellular dynamics of a plant DNA virus
Yedidya Gafni

Alfalfa mosaic virus: coat protein-dependent initiation of infection
John F. Bol

Cowpea mosaic virus: effects on host cell processes
Jeroen Pouwels, Jan E. Carette, Jan Van Lent and Joan Wellink

Cauliflower mosaic virus: still in the news
Muriel Haas, Marina Bureau, Angèle Geldreich, Pierre Yot and Mario Keller

Turnip mosaic virus and the quest for durable resistance
John A. Walsh and Carol E. Jenner

Barley yellow dwarf virus: Luteoviridae or Tombusviridae?
W. Allen Miller, Sijun Liu and Randy Beckett

Bipolaris sorokiniana, a cereal pathogen of global concern: cytological and molecular approaches towards better control
Jagdish Kumar, Patrick Schäfer, Ralph Hückelhoven, Gregor Langen, Helmut Baltruschat, Elke Stein, Subramaniam Nagarajan and Karl-Heinz Kogel

Ralstonia solanacearum: secrets of a major pathogen unveiled by analysis of its genome
Stephane Genin and Christian Boucher

Sugar-beet powdery mildew (Erysiphe betae)
Sally Francis

Mycosphaerella graminicola: latent infection, crop devastation and genomics
Claire-Louise Palmer and Wendy Skinner

The tomato powdery mildew fungus Oidium neolycopersici
Hannah Jones, John M. Whipps, and Sarah Jane Gurr

Phytophthora infestans enters the genomics era
Paul R. J. Birch & Stephen C. Whisson

Colletotrichum: tales of forcible entry, stealth, transient confinement and
breakout
tales of forcible entry, stealth, transient confinement and
breakout

Akinwunmi O. Latunde-Dada

Tobacco mosaic virus, not just a single component virus anymore
Elisabeth Knapp & Dennis J. Lewandowski

Cucumber mosaic virus, a model for RNA virus evolution
Marilyn J. Roossinck

Xanthomonas albilineans and the antipathogenesis approach to disease control
Robert G Birch

Erwinia amylovora: the molecular basis of fireblight disease: the molecular basis of fireblight disease
J A Eastgate

Strawberry crinkle virus, a Cytorhabdovirus needing more attention from virologists
K I Posthuma, A N Adams & Y Hong

Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato: the right pathogen, of the right plant, at the right time pv. tomato: the right pathogen, of the right plant, at the right time
G M Preston

From host recognition to T-DNA integration: the function of bacterial and plant genes in the Agrobacterium-plant cell interaction
T Tzfira & V Citovsky

Tomato spotted wilt virus - positive steps towards negative success
S Adkins

Brome mosaic virus, good for an RNA virologist's basic needs
C C Kao & K Sivakumaran