The Top 10 oomycete pathogens in molecular plant pathology

Sophien Kamoun (Lead / Corresponding author), 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 pages22
    JournalMolecular Plant Pathology
    Volume16
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - May 2015

    Keywords

    • Diversity
    • Genomics
    • Microbiology
    • Oomycetes plant pathology

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    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., ... Govers, F. (2015). The Top 10 oomycete pathogens in molecular plant pathology. Molecular Plant Pathology, 16(4), 413-434. https://doi.org/10.1111/mpp.12190