Edible plants are an important vehicle in the transmission of human pathogens. Most such pathogens are food-borne, deriving from plants that are eaten raw or minimally processed. Molecular interactions between foodborne pathogens and plant hosts show similarities with those between plant pathogens and their hosts, although important distinctions are also evident. For example there are parallels between PAMP-triggered immunity to human pathogens and elicitation of defence responses in plants to their pathogens. Control of human pathogens on plants is exercised through food safety and risk management. The important overlap between crop protection and management of crop-derived human pathogens opens opportunities for the two disciplines to benefit from shared dialogue and research.
|Title of host publication||Plant Diseases and Food Security in the 21st Century|
|Editors||Peter Scott, Richard Strange, Lise Korsten, Maria Lodovica Gullino|
|Place of Publication||Springer, Cham|
|Publication status||First published - 21 May 2021|