From 2006 Gene Therapy and Regulation is no longer published by Brill. Please contact the Editor-in-Chief: Roger Bertolotti, Ph. D., Gene Therapy and Regulation Research Faculty of Medicine, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, Avenue de Valombrose, 06107 Nice, France (Tel: +33 4 9381 7381, Fax: +33 4 9331 7253, E-mail: Roger Bertolotti).
The Journal ‘Plant-Arthropod-Microbe Interactions’ covers the multidirectional three-way interactions between plants, microbes and arthropods (PMA) from the molecular to the community level. It publishes contributions that enhance our understanding of the impacts of PMA interactions on the physiology, ecology and evolution of the species involved and the consequences for their associated communities and ecosystems, as well as the mechanisms underlying these interactions, and their potential for utilisation in sustainable agriculture and horticulture.
The journal covers impacts of plant-associated microbes including phytopathogens (viruses, bacteria, fungi, oomycetes, nematodes) and phytosymbionts (e.g. mycorrhizae, rhizobia, plant growth promoting rhizobacteria and fungi, endophytes) on plant-associated arthropods such as pollinators and herbivorous or disease-vectoring arthropods and their natural enemies, and vice versa. Likewise, it covers the impacts of arthropod-associated microbes including entomopathogens, baculoviruses and nutritional or defensive endosymbionts on plant-arthropod and plant-microbe interactions, and vice versa.
The scope of the journal encompasses both studies focusing on individual species and studies addressing impacts of/on whole communities, including plant, rhizosphere or arthropod microbiomes. Innovative contributions that address the multitude of PMA interactions in natural or food-production systems, the impact of abiotic environmental factors modulating these interactions, their underlying molecular and ecological mechanisms, and their ecological and evolutionary consequences are welcomed.
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