Studies of the interactions between plants and their viral, bacterial and fungal pathogens are of major importance in plant and crop production. More than 10% of potential agricultural yield is lost to these organisms annually worldwide, and major epidemics can cause significant local economic and environmental damage.
Molecular Plant Pathology addresses the underlying molecular principles of plant/pathogen interactions, in a readily-accessible textbook format.
1. The Fundamentals of Plant Pathology 2. Fungal and Oomycete Diseases – Establishing Infection 3. Fungal and Oomycete Diseases – Development of Disease 4. Fungal and Oomycete Genetics 5. Bacterial Diseases – Establishing Infection 6. Bacterial Diseases –Determinants of Host Specificity 7. Plant Viruses –Structure and Replication 8. Plant Viruses – Movement and Interactions with Plants 9. Resistance Mechanisms in Plants 10. Resistance Genes 11. Signaling in Plant Resistance Mechanisms 12. Molecular Diagnostics 13. Application of Molecular Biology to Conventional Disease Control Strategies 14. Transgenic Approaches for Crop Protection