The Top 10 fungal pathogens in molecular plant pathology


  • Ralph Dean,

  • Jan A. L. Van Kan,

  • Zacharias A. Pretorius,

  • Kim E. Hammond-Kosack,

  • Antonio Di Pietro,

  • Pietro D. Spanu,

  • Jason J. Rudd,

  • Marty Dickman,

  • Regine Kahmann,

  • Jeff Ellis,

  • Gary D. Foster


This article corrects:


    Figure 2 in this paper depicts the infection cycle of the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae. The scanning electron microscope image in the bottom right of the figure was first published in Mendgen K, Lesemann D-E (eds). 1991. Electron Microscopy of Plant Pathogens, Springer-Verlag, Berlin. This should have been acknowledged in the accompanying figure legend. The authors apologise for this oversight. An updated version of the figure can be viewed online at