We are writing to seek your input to generate a list of the Top 10 oomycete pathogens in molecular plant pathology to use as the basis for an article in the Top 10 reviews series to be published in Molecular Plant Pathology.
Several of you must be familiar with the Top 10 reviews, which have covered so far fungi, viruses, bacteria and nematodes. These articles are available free to download from the journal website.
Yes, it is about time to cover our cherished oomycetes so please do vote and indicate your favourite by emailing the ballot to email@example.com. Each of you can vote for up to 5 species. The criteria we would like to cover are both the scientific and economic importance of the taxa. Feel free to draft a brief justification.
Please send your responses before October 20, 2013. The voting ballot is available at http://kamounlab.dreamhosters.com/Top10oomycetes_Ballot.docx
Also, feel free to forward this message to relevant colleagues.
Sophien Kamoun and Diane Hird
Via Kamoun Lab @ TSL