Traditional and Molecular Studies of the Plant Pathogen Phytophthora capsici: A Review
2Laboratorio de Patologia Vegetal, Instituto de Investigacion Agricola y Forestal, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo, Km. 9.5 Carretera Morelia-Zinapecuaro, Tarimbaro, Michoacan, CP 58880, Mexico.
- *Corresponding Author:
- Pedro Osuna-Ávila
Department of Basic Sciences, Institute of Biomedical Sciences
Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez
Surround Ring PRONAF and Stockholm s/n
Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, CP 32310, Mexico
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Received date: August 26, 2014; Accepted date: November 25, 2014; Published date: November 30, 2014
Citation: Rocha-Castro A, Flores-Margez JP, Aguirre-Ramirez M, Fernandez- Pavia S, Rodriguez-Alvarado, et al. (2014) Traditional and Molecular Studies of the Plant Pathogen Phytophthora capsici: A Review. J Plant Pathol Microb 5:250. doi:10.4172/2157-7471.1000250
Copyright: © 2014 Rocha-Castro A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Phytophthora capsici is a pathogen that limits the production of diverse crops of economic interest, mainly of the Solanaceae and Cucurbitaceae families. Many studies of this pathogen have been carried out due to its impact on agricultural production systems. This review covers studies on topics such as isolation methods, fungicide resistance, pathogenicity and virulence, physiological races, genetic diversity of its populations, and studies of the genetic expression during the plant-pathogen interaction. The objective of this review is to abridge the information generated on these topics in order to guide future research on this pathogen.