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

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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: Jasminium multiflorum is an important crop grown extensively in parts of Southern India. A characteristic leaf spot disease was observed during a field survey conducted in 2013-2015. The disease incidence ranged from 18-23% over about 45 cropped hectares. Water soaked lesions (2-8mm) appeared initially on basal leaves followed by the development of large necrotic spots (0.5-1.5 cm) with sclerotial bodies at the center of the necrotized areas. Affected leaf tissues were surface-sterilized with 2% NaOCl, transferred onto potato dextrose agar (PDA) medium and incubated at 28+2OC. Fungal colonies with dense, aerial whitish cottony mycelia with uniformly globoid sclerotia (1-2.2 mm) were observed after 10-12 days of incubation. Based on the morpho-cultural characteristics, the fungus was identified as Sclerotium rolfsii. The fungal pathogen was further confirmed by PCR amplification of ITS-rDNA using ITS1/ITS4 primers. The PCR product was sequenced directly and the sequence analysis revealed 100% homology with S. rolfsii (GenBank accession number KP412469.1). A representative sequence of S. rolfsii was deposited in GenBank (accession number KT768140.1). Pathogenicity test was conducted on 30 healthy leaves by inoculating 2-3 sclerotia from 12 days-old culture. The appearance of necrotic leaf spot disease was noticed on 22 inoculated leaves after 7 days post-inoculation. No such symptoms were recorded on control leaves challenged with water. The fungal pathogen was re-isolated on PDA and its identity was confirmed. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report on the occurrence of S. rolfsii causing leaf spot of J. multiflorum in India.
    JOURNAL OF PLANT PATHOLOGY 12/2015; 97(3).
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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.
    JOURNAL OF PLANT PATHOLOGY 11/2015; 1:1. DOI:10.4454/JPP.V96I4.038
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    ABSTRACT: Abstract Septoria tritici blotch (STB) caused by the fungus Zymoseptoria tritici (formerly known as Mycosphaerella graminicola) is currently the most important foliar disease of durum wheat (Triticum turgidum subsp. durum) in Tunisia, causing serious yield losses and affecting grain quality. Resistance breeding in durum wheat to STB can provide an effective, economic and environmentally-safe strategy to reduce yield losses. However, this is hampered by a lack of resistance sources, and a limited understanding of Z. tritici pathogenicity. Here, we report the identification of nine resistant accessions to STB upon field inoculation of 144 old local durum wheat accessions with a virulent isolate “TunBz-1”. Crosses between the resistant accessions and evaluation of F2 progenies for their reaction to TunBz-1 led to the identification of four new resistant genes, associated with Azizi27, Agili37, Agili39 and Derbessi12 landrace accessions. Random distribution of the resistant accessions in an AFLP based-dendrogram of 123 old durum wheat accessions suggested independent resistance gene-evolution. Based on the identified resistance sources, the analysis of the virulence spectrum of 55 Z. tritici isolates collected from different durum wheat- growing regions in Tunisia showed a highly significant genotype-by-isolate interaction. Furthermore, pathotype variability among Z. tritici isolates was low as the isolates were classified into two groups (I and II) that showed differential reaction on the accession Azizi27. Our results show that the old local durum wheat germplasm might harbor novel resistance genes that can be deployed in durum wheat breeding programs.
    JOURNAL OF PLANT PATHOLOGY 11/2015; 1(2). DOI:10.4454/JPP.V97I3.028
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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