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: 0.77

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 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 1.05
Cited half-life 5.70
Immediacy index 0.19
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.29
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: Sclerotium delphinii (syn. Sclerotium rolfsii var. delphinii) is a serious pathogen infecting plants in the genus Ajuga, Arachis, Hosta, Iris, Malus and many additional herbaceous ornamental species but there has been no report of this pathogen infecting cotton. Plants infected with S. delphinii were first noticed in the fields of Wardha, India, during 2011- 2012.. The causal agent was isolated in PDA medium and identified by sequencing the ITS region and its pathogenicity was determined by fulfilling Koch’s postulates.
    JOURNAL OF PLANT PATHOLOGY 05/2015; DOI:10.4454/JPP.V97I2.021
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    ABSTRACT: An emerging soybean disease observed in Cuba was investigated in view of the possibility that a phytoplasmas could be involved in its aetiology. Thirty-five soybean plants showing symptoms of stunting, chlorosis, crinkle and aborted seed pods were collected in Las Tunas and Holguin provinces during 2013, and analysed by nested-PCR with primers targeting the 16S ribosomal DNA (16S rDNA). Phytoplasmas were detected in 83% of symptomatic soybean plants. Conventional and virtual RFLP analyses of 16S rDNA sequences revealed the presence of strains of ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris’ (16SrI group). Phytoplasmas belonging to ribosomal subgroup 16SrI-B and two putative new ribosomal subgroups 16SrI-W and 16SrI-Y were identified. Phylogenetic analysis corroborated the RFLP analyses, in which the Cuban strains formed a clade with representative sequences of the 16SrI group. 16SrI-B was the most prevalent subgroup (45% of positive samples) and mixed infections of different subgroups were observed (10% of the positive samples). The partial 16S rDNA sequences of three strains showed 99% nucleotide identity to several GenBank sequences of group 16SrI phytoplasmas, including a phytoplasma associated with a soybean disease in Brazil. This is the first report of a phytoplasma belonging to the 16SrI subgroup occurring in soybean in Cuba.
    JOURNAL OF PLANT PATHOLOGY 05/2015; 1(2):online. DOI:10.4454/JPP.V97I2.001
  • JOURNAL OF PLANT PATHOLOGY 03/2015; 97(1):45-54. DOI:10.4454/JPP.V97I1.002
  • JOURNAL OF PLANT PATHOLOGY 01/2015; Vol 97, No 1. DOI:10.4454/JPP.V97I1.040
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    ABSTRACT: Olive (Olea europea L.) is cultivated in Lebanon on a surface of ca. 53.600 ha, accounting for 43% of the area given over to perennial crops (Anonymous, 2010). Olive trees are affected by a number of virus and virus-like agents that persist in propagating material, with which they can be transmitted and disseminated (Martelli, 2011). Twelve trees of cv. Airouni, which is one of the most important cultivars grown in the country, were sampled in northern Lebanon and assayed for determining their sanitary status, in view of their possible use by nurseries for propagation. No symptoms of putative viral origin were observed in the surveyed orchards. Leaf samples were tested by RT-PCR to assess the presence of viruses commonly found in olive, i.e. Arabis mosaic virus (ArMV), Cherry leaf roll virus (CLRV), Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV), Olive latent ringspot virus (OLRSV), Olive latent virus 1 (OLV-1), Olive latent virus 2 (OLV-2), Olive leaf yellowing-associated virus (OLYaV) and Strawberry latent ringspot virus (SLRSV), using the protocol and the sets of specific primers reported by Grieco et al. (2000). Results showed that CLRV, OLV-1, OLV-2 and OLYaV are present in nine trees, whereas ArMV and SLRV were not found. Two samples were positive for CMV and OLRSV, yielding the expected amplified products of 513bp and 492bp, respectively. Both these viruses were mechanically transmitted to herbaceous hosts (Cucumis sativus and Chenopodium quinoa, respectively) and their presence in these hosts was ascertained by RT-PCR. One of the trees proved free from all viruses and may constitute a source of virus-tested material for propagation. To our knowledge, this is the first report of CMV and OLRSV in olive in Lebanon.
    JOURNAL OF PLANT PATHOLOGY 01/2015; 97(1):209-222.
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    ABSTRACT: During 2010, black rot symptoms were observed in oilseed rape plants grown in a commercial plot in Serbia. Ten bacterial isolates obtained from diseased plants, and identified as Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris (Xcc) based on pathogenicity, physiological and biochemical tests, PTA-ELISA and 16S rDNA sequences analysis, were investigated in detail. Strains were characterized by comparing them by rep-PCR fingerprints using ERIC and (GTG)5 primers. The 16S rDNA sequences of strains TUr1 and TUr6 were deposited in GenBank under accession Nos. KF057196 and KF057197, respectively. Phylogenetic analysis of the 16S regions showed high similarity level for oilseed rape representative strains and Xcc strains of different origin isolated from kale, cabbage and broccoli.
    JOURNAL OF PLANT PATHOLOGY 12/2014; 96(3):553-560. DOI:10.4454/JPP.V96I3.012