Emerging Oomycete Threats to Plants and Animals

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Date 2016
Publication Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B
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DOI10.1098/rstb.2015.0459
AbstractOomycetes, or water moulds, are fungal-like organisms phylogenetically related to algae. They cause devastating diseases in both plants and animals. Here, we describe seven oomycete species that are emerging or re-emerging threats to agriculture, horticulture, aquaculture and natural ecosystems. They include the plant pathogens Phytophthora infestans, Phytophthora palmivora, Phytophthora ramorum, Plasmopara obducens, and the animal pathogens Aphanomyces invadans, Saprolegnia parasitica and Halioticida noduliformans. For each species, we describe its pathology, importance and impact, discuss why it is an emerging threat and briefly review current research activities.
Full Citation Derevnina, L.; Petre, B.; Kellner, R.; Dagdas, Y.F.; Sarowar, M.N.; Giannakopoulou, A.; De la Concepcion, J.C.; Chaparro-Garcia, A.; Pennington, H.G.; van West, P.; and Sophien Kamoun. 2016. Emerging Oomycete Threats to Plants and Animals. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0459.