The Top 10 oomycete pathogens in molecular plant pathology: Top 10 oomycete plant pathogens

Sophien Kamoun, Oliver Furzer, Jonathan D. G. Jones, Howard S. Judelson, Gul Shad Ali, Ronaldo J. D. Dalio, Sanjoy Guha Roy, Leonardo Schena, Antonios Zambounis, Franck Panabières, David Cahill, Michelina Ruocco, Andreia Figueiredo, Xiao-ren Chen, Jon Hulvey, Remco Stam, Kurt Lamour, Mark Gijzen, Brett M. Tyler, Niklaus J. GrünwaldM. Shahid Mukhtar, Daniel F. A. Tomé, Mahmut Tör, Guido Van Den Ackerveken, John Mcdowell, Fouad Daayf, William E. Fry, Hannele Lindqvist-kreuze, Harold J. G. Meijer, Benjamin Petre, Jean Ristaino, Kentaro Yoshida, Paul R. J. Birch, Francine Govers

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Abstract

Oomycetes 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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-434
Number of pages32
JournalMolecular Plant Pathology
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2015

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