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Handbook of Molecular Technologies in Crop Disease Management

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ISBN 9781560222668
Published February 9, 2007 by CRC Press
462 Pages

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Book Description

The effective, environmentally sound approach to battling crop disease

The most effective, economic, and environmentally sound approach of managing crop disease in today’s world is by breeding crops resistant to disease. The Handbook of Molecular Technologies in Crop Disease Management provides a top-to-bottom detailed view of crops, from their molecular level to ways to manipulate a higher resistance to disease through breeding. This comprehensive, single-source reference text covers the entire field of molecular breeding, transgenic technology, molecular plant pathology, and molecular disease diagnostics, presenting it all in clear, understandable language.

The precise diagnosis of crop diseases is essential for the selection of proper disease management strategies. The Handbook of Molecular Technologies in Crop Disease Management reviews all of the technologies that bolster precision diagnosis of numerous diseases, where they affect the plant, and the latest genetic engineering technology available to help develop plants with broad spectrum disease resistance. This handbook is perfect for teaching as well as being a detailed research resource in molecular plant pathology, genetic engineering, gene transcription, gene pyramiding, disease resistance breeding, disease diagnosis, microbial pesticides, and plant activators. It contains an extensive bibliography and provides several tables and figures to clearly reinforce crucial points.

Topics in Handbook of Molecular Technologies in Crop Disease Management include:

  • disease diagnosis technologies
  • diagnosis by culturing pathogen
  • nucleic acid-based diagnosis technologies
  • fungal diseases
  • viral diseases
  • bacterial diseases
  • phytoplasma diseases
  • viroid diseases
  • molecular-assisted qualitative and quantitative resistance breeding and gene pyramiding technologies
  • disease resistance genes
  • dominant and recessive R genes
  • types of molecular markers and their uses
  • selection of genes
  • transgenic plants
  • transgenic technology
  • plant defense activators
  • precise application technology
  • biologic inducers of transcription of defense genes and the application technology
  • biosafety of genetically modified crops

The Handbook of Molecular Technologies in Crop Disease Management is an indispensable resource for private sector research scientists, plant biologists, biotechnologists, molecular biologists, microbiologists, plant breeders, biochemists, plant pathologists, mycologists, bacteriologists, virologists, botanists, educators, and students.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. Molecular Diagnostic Technology
  • Introduction
  • Importance of Disease Diagnosis Technologies
  • Visual Diagnosis
  • Digitally Assisted Diagnosis
  • Diagnosis by Culturing Pathogen
  • Immunodiagnosis
  • Nucleic Acid-Based Diagnosis Technologies
  • Diagnosis of Fungal Diseases
  • Diagnosis of Viral Diseases
  • Diagnosis of Bacterial Diseases
  • Diagnosis of Phytoplasma Diseases
  • Diagnosis of Viroid Diseases
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 2. Molecular-Assisted Qualitative and Quantitative Resistance Breeding and Gene Pyramiding Technologies
  • Introduction
  • Types of Disease Resistance Genes
  • Molecular Characterization of Resistance Genes
  • Clustering of Resistance Genes
  • Expression of Resistance Genes
  • Qualitative Resistance Breeding Using Different Major Genes
  • Molecular Markers
  • Selection of Major Genes for Qualitative Resistance Breeding
  • Importance of Background Genotypes in Qualitative Resistance Breeding
  • Breakdown of Qualitative Resistance
  • Molecular-Marker-Assisted Technologies for Pyramiding of Genes
  • Quantitative Resistance Breeding
  • Epistasic Effect of QLTs
  • Pyramiding of Genes for Quantitative Resistance
  • Durable Resistance
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 3. Transgenic Technology
  • Introduction
  • Transgenic Plants Expressing Genes from the Plant Kingdom
  • Transgenic Plants Expressing Fungal Genes
  • Transgenic Plants Expressing Bacterial Genes
  • Transgenic Plants Expressing Plant Viral Genes
  • Transgenic Plants Expressing Insect Virus Genes
  • Transgenic Plants Expressing Fungal Virus Genes
  • Transgenic Plants Expressing Bacteriophage Genes
  • Transgenic Plants Expressing Insect Genes
  • Transgenic Plants Expressing Animal Genes
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 4. Plant Defense Activators: Precise Application Technology
  • Introduction
  • Acibenzolar-S-Methyl
  • Probenazole
  • Prohexadione-CA
  • Phosphonate, Phosphate, and Phosphorous Acid
  • Riboflavin
  • Mineral Powders
  • Metallic Compounds
  • Carpropamid
  • Lactofen
  • BABA
  • INA
  • Salicylic Acid and Acetyl Salicylic Acid
  • Methyl Jasmonate
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 5. Biological Inducers of Transcription of Defense Genes: Application Technology
  • Introduction
  • Trichoderma
  • Pseudomonas
  • Bacillus
  • Serratia
  • Verticillium Lecanii
  • Curtobacterium
  • Saprophytic Fungi
  • Nonpathogenic Strains of Pathogens
  • Yeasts
  • Aureobasidium
  • Mycorrhizal Fungi
  • Harpin
  • Sulfated Fucan Oligosaccharides
  • Plant Products
  • Conclusion
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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