So often new phytopathogens emerge and appear primarily in acute form and then take a chronic form; such populations, however, in general have a limited appearance because of the lack of suitable environmental conditions. The emergence of new pathogens needs to be explored in the light of their evolutionary adaptation. This new volume focuses on the study of quantitative aspects of host-phytopathogen linkages that result in the emergence of aggressive phytopathogens. The book examines the evolution and adaptation of phytopathogens from several cropping systems.
Table of Contents
Evolutionary Process in Phytopathogen. Evolution and Adaptation in Phytopathosystem. The Process of Co-Evolution of Plants and Their Pathogens. Reproductive Fitness of Fungal Phytopathogens: Deriving Co-Evolution of Host Pathogen Systems. Evolution in Bio-Control Agents and Its Adaptation to Suppress Soil-Borne Phytopathogen. Evolution and Adaptation of Phytopathogens in Perspective of Intensified Agroecosystem. Host Selection by the Phytopathogen. Host-Derived Specificity in Magnaporthe-Phytopathosystem. Host Specificity in Phytophthora: A Conundrum or a Key for Control? Evolution of Host Selectivity, Host Resistance Factors, and Genes Responsible for Disease Development by Streptomyces Scabies. Evolution, Adaptation, and Host Selection by Plant Viruses: Current Understanding and Future Perspectives. Host Preference by Evolving Insect Vectors in Relation to Infection of Plant Viruses. Adaptability and Dispersal of Phytopathogens. Changes in Wheat Physiology and Biochemistry in Context to Pathogen Infection. Dispersal and Adaptation of Phytopathogens on the Global and Continental Scales and Its Impact on Plant Diseases. Nature, Dissemination and Epidemiological Consequences in Charcoal Rot Pathogen Macrophomina phaseolina. Diversity of Phytopathogen in Natural Ecosystem. Soil Microbial Community and Their Population Dynamics: Altered Agricultural Practices. Population Diversity of Fusarium spp. and Its Interaction with Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria. Diversity and Variation in Major Insect Transmitted Viruses Infecting Various Crops.