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Histopathology of Seed-Borne Infections

1st Edition

By Dalbir Singh, S. B. Mathur

CRC Press

296 pages | 85 B/W Illus.

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Description

Histopathology of Seed-Borne Infections is the first book to provide comprehensive coverage of seed infection and disease. It includes an up-to-date account on the development and structure of seed, pointing out the structural variations in seeds of the plant families to which most crop plants belong. The text presents techniques and advice for histopathological studies, as well as a discussion on physiogenic seed disorders and the penetration of ovule/seed by fungi.

Featuring an extensive bibliography, this book serves as a springboard for further research in seed biology and provides a literature review in a field where it is difficult to access older sources. It will be a valuable resource for seed and plant scientists, plant pathologists, crop scientists, ecologists, and seed chemists, as well as researchers and students involved in seed and plant pathology, seed technology, and agriculture.

Features

§ Includes separate chapters on seed-borne microorganisms (fungi, bacteria, viruses, nematodes) and their diseases

§ Covers the penetration of ovule/seed by fungi

§ Discusses physiogenic seed disorders

§ Provides common techniques and tips for histopathological studies

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

The Seed

Microorganisms in Seed

Histopathology

References

REPRODUCTIVE STRUCTURES AND SEED FORMATION

Flower

Sterile Appendages

Fertile Appendages

Nectaries

Ovule

Development and Structure of Female Gametophyte

Fertilization

Seed Development

Seed Coat Development in Selected Genera

Concluding Remarks References

STRUCTURE OF SEEDS

Constitution of Seeds

External Morphology

Internal Morphology

Seed Structure in Selected Families

Concluding Remarks

References

PENETRATION AND ESTABLISHMENT OF FUNGI IN SEED

Environments of Ovule and Seed

Nature of Pathogen

Seed Infection in Developing Seeds

Avenues of Infection in Threshed Seeds

Mechanism of Penetration of Ovary/Fruit and Ovule/Seed Surfaces

Concluding Remarks

References

LOCATION OF FUNGAL HYPHAE IN SEEDS

Severity of Infection and Location

Primary Sites of Colonization

Host-pathogen Interactions

Mixed Infections

Colonization of Seed Tissues

Endophytes

Implication of Internal Infection

Concluding Remarks

References

SEED INFECTION OF BACTERIA

Penetration

Histopathology of Infected Seeds

Survival in Seed

Concluding Remarks

References

SEED INFECTION BY VIRUSES

Infection and Multiplication

Cellular Contacts, Isolations and Transport Systems in Ovule and Seed

Virus Movement

Location in Reproductive Shoot, Ovule and Seed

Cytopathological Effects

Inactivation and Longevity of Viruses in Seed During Maturation and Storage

Concluding Remarks

References

SEED INFECTION BY NEMATODES

Penetration by Nematodes

Histopathology

Association of Nematodes and Bacteria

Survival in Seed

Concluding Remarks

References

PHYSIOGENIC OR NON-PATHOGENIC SEED DISORDERS

Mineral Nutrient Deficiency

Humidity Effects

Concluding Remarks

References

MICROTECHNIQUES IN SEED HISTOPATHOLOGY

Choice of Material

Determination of Identity of Internal Mycelium

Seed Softening

Histological Methods

Procedures for Preparing Some Reagents and Stains

References

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI011000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General
TEC012000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Food Science