Molecular Plant Pathology

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Edited By: Marty Dickman

Impact Factor: 4.335

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 16/209 (Plant Sciences)

Online ISSN: 1364-3703

Associated Title(s): Plant Pathology

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New paper details the first use of CRISPR in oomycetes

CRISPR is a powerful molecular technique that enables the targeted slicing of DNA molecules, which in turn enables the sliced DNA to be modified or replaced by recombination. It has been applied to many species including plants, animals and fungi to introduce targeted mutations into those organisms.

Here we publish a Technical Advance by Yufeng Fang and Brett M. Tyler on the “Efficient Disruption and Replacement of an Effector Gene in the Oomycete Phytophthora sojae using CRISPR/Cas9

The paper demonstrates the first use of CRISPR in an oomycete. This is of particular importance because molecular techniques such as gene knockouts and gene replacements, widely used in other organisms, are not possible in oomycetes. The successful application of CRISPR described by Fang and Tyler therefore opens up a whole new area of research capability to the oomycete community.

CRISPR in oomycetes
Cas9 and guide RNA constructs for Phytophthora sojae genome editing

Opinion Pieces

Molecular Plant Pathology is now publishing Opinion Piece articles. These new pieces are intended to serve as a forum for healthy discussion and debate on molecular plant science, both within the journal's scope, and on broader topics beyond the research described in Molecular Plant Pathology.

Read the Editorial by Marty Dickman (Editor in Chief) on the new article format, and see here a list of all Opinion Piece articles from the journal, all free to read.

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New! The latest in our Top 10 reviews series, the Top 10 plant-parasitic nematodes in molecular plant pathology, is now available to download as a free A0 poster - an ideal resource for research and teaching. Download your copy here.

Our Top 10 series of reviews have been well received. All of them are free to download:
Top 10 oomycete pathogens in molecular plant pathology
Top 10 plant-parasitic nematodes in molecular plant pathology
Top 10 plant viruses in molecular plant pathology
Top 10 plant pathogenic bacteria in molecular plant pathology
The Top 10 fungal pathogens in molecular plant pathology

The fungal pathogens review was featured by the following news sites; RedOrbit and PhysOrg
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Each review has also been converted into free A0-size (ANSI size E) posters, ideal for the office or laboratory wall.

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