The Top 10 Oomycete Pathogens in Molecular Plant Pathology

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Date 2014
Publication Molecular Plant Pathology
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DOI10.1111/mpp.12190.
AbstractOomycetes 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.
Full Citation Kamoun, S.; Furzer, O.; Jones, J.D.G.; Judelson, H.S.; Ali, G.S.; Dalio, R.J.D.; Roy, S.G.; Schena, L.; Zambounis, A.; Panabières, F.; Cahill, D.; Ruocco, M.; Figueiredo, A.; Chen, X.-R.; Hulvey, J.; Stam, R.; Lamour, K.; Gijzen, M.; Tyler, B.M.; Grünwald, N.J.; Mukhtar, M.S.; Tomé, D.F.A.; Tör, M.; Van Den Ackerveken, G.; McDowell, J.; Daayf, F.; Fry, W.E.; Lindqvist-Kreuze, H.; Meijer, H.J.G.; Petre, B.; Ristaino, J.; Yoshida, K.; Birch, P.R.J.; and Govers, F. 2014. The Top 10 Oomycete Pathogens in Molecular Plant Pathology. Molecular Plant Pathology. DOI: 10.1111/mpp.12190.