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1st Edition

Plant Pathology

ISBN 9780815344834
Published January 19, 2018 by Garland Science
244 Pages

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Book Description

Plant Pathology explores the topic of plant pathology and aligns classic studies and knowledge in the topic with the current state of research, in an accessible format. The text is supported by summary tables of key information and, where appropriate, schematic diagrams to reinforce difficult concepts such as the process of disease infection, cell-to-cell recognition, and plant breeding mechanisms used to develop resistant cultivars.

The compendium of diseases focuses on important and major economic disease organisms from a number of crop and ornamental plants, including a dedicated section on fruit crops. The compendium is supported by original photographs, photomicrographs and electron micrographs of key pathogens and the development of structures such as the haustoria and the hypha, and show processes of cellular degradation.

The section on applied disease management contains short case studies highlighting key disease organisms affecting the crops of a range of growers, illustrating the environment, disease symptoms and control strategies these growers are currently using to mitigate loss of production.

Table of Contents

Section I: Aspects of Plant Pathology

1. Plant Pathology: Concepts and Principles

2. Characterization and Taxonomy of Plant Pathogens: Causes of Plant Diseases

3. Infection Processes

4. Plant Responses to Pathogens

5. Epidemiology

Section II: Compendium of Diseases

6. Fungi

7. Bacteria

8. Viruses

9. Other Disease Agents

Section III: Applied Management of Plant Diseases

10. Managing Plant Pathogens: Principles and Applied Practice

11. Managing Plant Pathogens: Integrated Pest Management and Disease Management in Organic Production Systems

12. Technology and the Future of Plant Pathology

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