Guest editors Dr. Thomas Jung and Dr. Bruno Scanu
The special issue accepts to receive articles until 30th June 2022
Fungal-like oomycetes from the kingdom Stramenipila are diverse saprotrophs, necrotrophic, hemibiotrophic, or obligate biotrophic pathogens of a wide range of plant species or, in rare cases, parasites of animals in both aquatic and terrestrial environments. They have water-, soil-, or airborne lifestyles and homothallic, heterothallic, or sterile breeding strategies. Due to the continuously increasing emergence of new pathogens in both managed and natural ecosystems and the advances in molecular methods, the systematic and our understanding of oomycetes has considerably changed during the past decade. It is estimated that only 10% of oomycete species are known to date, and their true diversity and roles in natural and, in particular, in marine environments are still a conundrum. This Special Issue aims to bring together a collection of papers focusing on the diversity, taxonomy, evolution, ecology, epidemiology, host–pathogen interactions, new detection methods and control strategies of oomycetes, with special emphasis on Phytophthora species and related genera in the Peronosporaceae family, such as Halophytophthora (sensu latu), Nothophytophthora, Phytopythium, and downy mildews. Review articles are also welcome, but please contact the Guest Editors before submission.