|Title||The Top 10 oomycete pathogens in molecular plant pathology|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Authors||Kamoun, S, Furzer, O, Jones, JDG, Judelson, HS, Ali, GShad, Dalio, RJD, Roy, SGuha, Schena, L, Zambounis, A, Panabières, F, Cahill, D, Ruocco, M, Figueiredo, A, Chen, X-R, Hulvey, J, Stam, R, Lamour, K, Gijzen, M, Tyler, BM, Grünwald, NJ, M. Mukhtar, S, Tomé, DFA, Toer, M, Van den Ackerveken, G, McDowell, J, Daayf, F, Fry, WE, Lindqvist-Kreuze, H, Meijer, HJG, Petre, B, Ristaino, J, Yoshida, K, Birch, PRJ, Govers, F|
|Journal||MOLECULAR PLANT PATHOLOGY|
|Type of Article||Review|
|diversity, genomics, microbiology, oomycetes plant pathology|
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.