At the IS-MPMI Congress in Glasgow, the MPMI journal
asked the community to identify their top unanswered questions in molecular plant-microbe interactions and narrowed it down to the top 10. Watch for articles about these top unanswered questions in
upcoming issues of MPMI!
The Top 10 Unanswered Questions in MPMI
- How do plants engage with beneficial microorganisms while at the same time restricting pathogens?
How does abiotic stress, such as climate change, influence plant-microbe interactions?
How can we translate basic research into emerging crop plants?
How do microbe-microbe interactions affect plant-microbe interactions?
Does ETI potentiate and restore PTI—or is there really a binary distinction between ETI and PTI?
- What’s the molecular basis of non-host resistance?
How do resistance proteins activate cell death?
Why do some pathogens need so many effectors when others need a few?
- How do pathogens evolve novel virulence activities?
How do observations of binary plant-microbe interactions hold in an ecological context?