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cover of Phytopathology®


Published by The American Phytopathological Society

Editor-in-Chief: Nian Wang

ISSN: 0031-949X | e-ISSN: 1943-7684

For over 100 years Phytopathology® has been the premier international journal for publication of articles on fundamental research that advances understanding of the nature of plant diseases, the agents that cause them, their spread, the losses they cause, and measures used to control them. Articles are characterized by their novelty, innovativeness, and the hypothesis-driven nature of their research.

Volume 111, Number 2 / February 2021


January 2021
Fungicide Resistance in Venturia effusa, Cause of Pecan Scab: Current Status and Practical Implications
  • J. R. Standish,
  • T. B. Brenneman,
  • C. H. Bock, and
  • K. L. Stevenson
  • Pages:244–252
  • Date:11 January 2021

Short Communication

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November 2020
Protection to Tomato Wilt Disease Conferred by the Nonpathogen Fusarium oxysporum Fo47 is More Effective Than that Conferred by Avirulent Strains
  • Francisco J. de Lamo,
  • Staf B. Spijkers, and
  • Frank L. W. Takken
  • Pages:253–257
  • Date:21 November 2020


January 2021
Foliar Chemical Protection Against Pantoea ananatis in Onion Is Negated by Thrips Feeding
  • Spencer Stumpf,
  • Leana Leach,
  • Rajagopalbabu Srinivasan,
  • Timothy Coolong,
  • Ron Gitaitis, and
  • Bhabesh Dutta
  • Pages:258–267
  • Date:13 January 2021

December 2020
Complete Genome Sequencing Provides Novel Insight Into the Virulence Repertories and Phylogenetic Position of Dry Beans Pathogen Curtobacterium flaccumfaciens pv. flaccumfaciens
  • Gongyou Chen,
  • Moein Khojasteh,
  • Ayat Taheri-Dehkordi,
  • S. Mohsen Taghavi,
  • Touraj Rahimi, and
  • Ebrahim Osdaghi
  • Pages:268–280
  • Date:1 December 2020

Bioinformatics and Computational Plant Pathology

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February 2021
Genome-Wide Identification and Analysis of the Valine-Glutamine Motif-Containing Gene Family in Brassica napus and Functional Characterization of BnMKS1 in Response to Leptosphaeria maculans
  • Zhongwei Zou,
  • Fei Liu,
  • Shuanglong Huang, and
  • W. G. Dilantha Fernando
  • Pages:281–292
  • Date:8 February 2021

Biological Control and Microbial Ecology

January 2021
The Fungal Endophyte Epicoccum dendrobii as a Potential Biocontrol Agent Against Colletotrichum gloeosporioides
  • Jin-Yue Bian,
  • Yu-Lan Fang,
  • Qing Song,
  • Mei-Ling Sun,
  • Ji-Yun Yang,
  • Yun-Wei Ju,
  • De-Wei Li, and
  • Lin Huang
  • Pages:293–303
  • Date:13 January 2021

January 2021
Esteya floridanum sp. nov.: An Ophiostomatalean Nematophagous Fungus and Its Potential to Control the Pine Wood Nematode
  • You Li,
  • Haiying Yu,
  • João P. M. Araújo,
  • Xinfeng Zhang,
  • Yingchao Ji, and
  • Jiri Hulcr
  • Pages:304–311
  • Date:6 January 2021

Disease Control and Integrated Management

January 2021
Clade-Specific Biosurveillance of Pseudoperonospora cubensis Using Spore Traps for Precision Disease Management of Cucurbit Downy Mildew
  • A. Rahman,
  • J. R. Standish,
  • K. N. D’Arcangelo, and
  • L. M. Quesada-Ocampo
  • Pages:312–320
  • Date:16 January 2021

Ecology and Epidemiology

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January 2021
Forecasting Risk of Crop Disease with Anomaly Detection Algorithms
  • Peter Skelsey
  • Pages:321–332
  • Date:13 January 2021

January 2021
Quantification of Colletotrichum fioriniae in Orchards and Deciduous Forests Indicates It Is Primarily a Leaf Endophyte
  • Phillip L. Martin and
  • Kari A. Peter
  • Pages:333–344
  • Date:13 January 2021

Fungal Biology and Genetics

January 2021
A Histopathological Study Reveals New Insights Into Responses of Chestnut (Castanea spp.) to Root Infection by Phytophthora cinnamomi
  • Patrícia Fernandes,
  • Helena Machado,
  • Maria do Céu Silva, and
  • Rita Lourenço Costa
  • Pages:345–355
  • Date:16 January 2021

January 2021
Isolate-Specific Responses of the Nonhost Grass Brachypodium distachyon to the Fungal Pathogen Zymoseptoria tritici Compared with Wheat
  • Aisling Reilly,
  • Sujit Jung Karki,
  • Anthony Twamley,
  • Anna M. M. Tiley,
  • Steven Kildea, and
  • Angela Feechan
  • Pages:356–368
  • Date:18 January 2021

Genetics and Genomics of Resistance

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January 2021
Identification of Novel Sources of Resistance to Ascochyta Blight in a Collection of Wild Cicer Accessions
  • Toby E. Newman,
  • Silke Jacques,
  • Christy Grime,
  • Fiona L. Kamphuis,
  • Robert C. Lee,
  • Jens Berger, and
  • Lars G. Kamphuis
  • Pages:369–379
  • Date:16 January 2021

December 2020
Adult Plant Leaf Rust Resistance in AC Taber Wheat Maps to Chromosomes 2BS and 3BS
  • J. A. Kolmer,
  • M. K. Turner,
  • M. N. Rouse, and
  • J. A. Anderson
  • Pages:380–385
  • Date:30 December 2020

December 2020
Proteomics Reveals the Changes that Contribute to Fusarium Head Blight Resistance in Wheat
  • Mingming Yang,
  • Xianguo Wang,
  • Jian Dong,
  • Wanchun Zhao,
  • Tariq Alam,
  • Linda S. Thomashow,
  • David M. Weller,
  • Xiang Gao,
  • Sachin Rustgi, and
  • Shanshan Wen
  • Pages:386–397
  • Date:21 December 2020

November 2020
In Silico Identification of the Full Complement of Subtilase-Encoding Genes and Characterization of the Role of TaSBT1.7 in Resistance Against Stripe Rust in Wheat
  • Yuheng Yang,
  • Fengfeng Zhang,
  • Tianyu Zhou,
  • Anfei Fang,
  • Yang Yu,
  • Chaowei Bi, and
  • Shunyuan Xiao
  • Pages:398–407
  • Date:19 November 2020

Population Biology

February 2021
Mating Type Idiomorphs, Heterothallism, and High Genetic Diversity in Venturia carpophila, Cause of Peach Scab
  • Clive H. Bock,
  • Carolyn A. Young,
  • Minling Zhang,
  • Chunxian Chen,
  • Phillip M. Brannen,
  • Jim Adaskaveg, and
  • Nikki D. Charlton
  • Pages:408–424
  • Date:8 February 2021

Resource Announcement

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November 2020
Genome Resource for Pseudomonas sp. Strain L22-9: A Potential Novel Species with Antifungal Activity
  • Jingling Liang,
  • Sai Wang,
  • Ayizekeranmu Yiming,
  • Luoyi Fu,
  • Wenhan Nie,
  • Gongyou Chen, and
  • Bo Zhu
  • Pages:425–428
  • Date:10 November 2020

journal cover

Vol. 111, No. 2
February 2021




Pecan fruit showing no scab symptoms (healthy, top left). Heavily infected pecan fruit and shoot (bottom left). Small olive-brown to black lesions of pecan scab observed on the abaxial leaf surface (right) (Standish et al.). Photo credit: Tim Brenneman, Jeff Standish, and Lenny Wells