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Molecular Plant Pathology

1st Edition

By Matthew Dickinson

Garland Science

244 pages

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Paperback: 9781859960448
pub: 2003-07-24
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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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Series

Advanced Texts

The Advanced Text series is designed for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students in the biological and biomedical sciences. Titles in this series will also be of interest to researchers new to a field and lecturers teaching outside their area of expertise.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General