JOURNAL OF PLANT PATHOLOGY Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Società italiana di patologia vegetale

Journal description

The Journal of Plant Pathology (JPP) is the international journal of the Italian Phytopathological Society (S.I.Pa.V), covering fundamental and applied aspects of plant pathology. JPP will publish original contribution written in English, in the form of full-lenght papers, short communication, disease notes, and review articles on mycology, bacteriology, virology, physiological plant pathology, plant-parasite interactions, post-harvest diseases, non infectious diseases, and plant protection. All contributions will be peer reviewed under the supervision of an international Editorial Board. JPP is published quarterly.

Current impact factor: 1.04

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 1.043
2013 Impact Factor 0.768
2012 Impact Factor 0.688
2011 Impact Factor 0.912
2010 Impact Factor 1.054
2009 Impact Factor 0.974
2008 Impact Factor 0.786
2007 Impact Factor 0.974
2006 Impact Factor 0.783
2005 Impact Factor 0.647
2004 Impact Factor 0.586

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 1.20
Cited half-life 5.90
Immediacy index 0.31
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.33
Website Journal of Plant Pathology website
Other titles JPP
ISSN 1125-4653
OCLC 36896358
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Fig leaf mottle-associated virus 3 (FLMaV-3) is a putative member of the family Closteroviridae that has been found in fig mosaic disease (FMD) affected fig trees in Turkey (Elci et al., 2012). In May 2014, outdoor fig gardens in Mazandaran province (north of Iran) with FMD symptoms such as leaf mottling and systemic mosaic on young leaves were surveyed and 20 samples were collected from ten fig gardens. Total RNAs was extracted from all twenty samples and healthy fig leaves and used in RTPCR with primer pair FLMaV-3s F (5’-CTGTATCTGTCATTACCTCTTCGGG-3’) and FLMaV-3as R (5’-CTGTATCTGTCATTACCTCTTCGGG-3’) designed to amplify part of the heat shock protein 70 homologue (HSP70h) gene of FLMaV-3 (GenBank accession No. EF654103). The expected 375 bp DNA fragment was amplified from one fig sample but not from the others. The DNA amplicon was purified and cloned into pTZ57R/T (MBI Fermentas, Germany) and sequenced. The corresponding sequence of the partial HSP70h gene was deposited in GenBank under accession No. KM516760. BLAST analysis showed that the sequence of the Iranian FLMaV-3 isolate had 96% and 100% identity with an isolate from the USA (GenBank accession No. EF654103) at the nucleotide and amino acid levels, respectively. Various viruses belonging to different genera have been reported in fig trees in Iran (Shahmirzaie et al., 2012; Nouri Ale-Agha and Rakhshandehroo, 2013; Danesh-Amuz et al., 2014), however, to our knowledge, this is the first report of FLMaV-3 naturally infecting fig in Iran.
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    ABSTRACT: Blackleg, caused by the Leptosphaeria maculans/L. biglobosa, is one of the most damaging diseases of Brassica spp. Isolates of L. maculans and L. biglobosa were recoveed from oilseed rape, cabbage and broccoli in Lithuania. All isolates from cabbage were identified as L. biglobosa, while both fungal species were detected on broccoli and oilseed rape. Amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) analysis was used to assess the genetic diversity among 68 isolates of L. maculans and L. biglobosa. Cluster analysis divided isolates into two groups of L. maculans and L. biglobosa species. Analysis of molecular variance attributed 57.9% of molecular variance to differences among isolates within the population of L. maculans and 26.6% within the population of L. biglobosa. This is the first study that demonstrates the coexistence of both Leptosphaeria species on B. oleracea in Lithuania. Analysis of molecular variance showed that the populations of Leptosphaeria spp from different host plants were genetically differentiated.
    JOURNAL OF PLANT PATHOLOGY 07/2015; 1(2). DOI:10.4454/JPP.V97I2.027
  • JOURNAL OF PLANT PATHOLOGY 03/2015; DOI:10.4454/JPP.V97I2.023
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    ABSTRACT: Proteins from non-host higher plants are known to induce systemic resistance in plants against virus infections in susceptible plants. CAP-34 is one such known protein with molecular mass 34 kDa, isolated from Clerodendrum aculeatum. CAP-34 was also shown to be acting against Papaya ringspot virus (PRSV) in papaya by imposing a possible check on PRSV replication. Since the induced resistance was systemic, efforts were made to identify host components that could be involved in it. In the process, a virus inhibitory activity was observed concomitantly with the development of resistance. This paper reports the time-course of virus inhibitory activity, purification to electrophoretic homogeneity of a proteinaceous virus inhibitory agent (VIA), and the determination of some of its biochemical characteristics. Called CP-VIA-34, on the basis of the host it was isolated from (Carica papaya), and the determined molecular mass (34 kDa), this VIA was found to be a basic protein that inactivated Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) ex vivo when bioassayed on Nicotiana tabacum cv Samsun NN. CP-VIA-34 was thermostable and resistant to proteinase K. It did not exhibit protease (tested separately on BSA, and purified TMV), DNase and RNase activities. The paper discusses the characteristics of the CP-VIA-34, and its relevance in relation to some other known plant defence proteins such as the ribosome-inactivating proteins, inhibitor of virus replication, antiviral factor, and the PR-proteins.
    JOURNAL OF PLANT PATHOLOGY 03/2015; 97(1):45-54. DOI:10.4454/JPP.V97I1.002
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    ABSTRACT: Reports of decline and blight of hornbeam (Carpinus betulus L.) in Italy and surrounding countries have recently increased. Two fungi were constantly isolated from cortical cankers and identified as Anthostoma decipiens (Cytospora decipiens) and Endothiella sp. A. decipiens was also found on dead branches of species other than hornbeam. The pathogenicity of A. decipiens and Endothiella sp. was assayed on plant species taxonomically or ecologically related to hornbeam: Acer campestre, Alnus glutinosa, Betula pendula, Castanea sativa, Corylus avellana, Fagus sylvatica, Ostrya carpinifolia, Populus nigra and Quercus robur. The fungi were inoculated in bark wounds and cankers appeared after 30 days on the most susceptible species. Anthostoma decipiens infected all species except for Acer campestre and Populus nigra, whereas Endothiella sp. showed a narrower host range, infecting three out of nine species, i.e. Corylus avellana, Ostrya carpinifolia and Alnus glutinosa. These latter species were also susceptible to Anthostoma decipiens. The inoculated pathogens were re-isolated from the species on which cankers developed. Anthostoma decipiens and Endothiella sp. were pathogenic to a broad host range, therefore tree species that share the same ecosystem with Carpinus betulus may be at risk of infection, both in forests and in urban and sub-urban green areas.
    JOURNAL OF PLANT PATHOLOGY 01/2015; 97(1):93-97. DOI:10.4454/JPP.V97I1.013