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An easy-to-use single reference source covering the full range of subject areas associated with plant pathology!

This comprehensive volume covers the entire field of plant pathology. It does not merely define the numerous subjects covered (297 topics carefully arranged in 38 sections!) but describes them in detail. Each section of this book serves as a comprehensive overview of a given area, providing breadth of coverage for students and depth of coverage for research professionals.

In addition to providing a dictionary of plant pathological terms and a complete list of crop diseases, accepted names, synonyms, and anamorphic/telemorphic names of pathogens, the Concise Encyclopedia of Plant Pathology is an essential reference for:

  • the latest nomenclature and classification of each crop bacterial pathogen
  • the complete listing of crop fungal pathogens, with their revised systematic position and classification of viruses into species, genera, families, and orders
  • classification of phytoplasmas and spiroplasmas
  • disease assessment, remote sensing, and digital image analysis
  • molecular diagnostic tools, plant clinics, and forecasting models in depth
  • microbial pesticides
  • induced systemic resistance
  • mycorrhiza
  • molecular marker-assisted selection, pyramiding of genes, and durable resistance
  • genetic engineering and transgenic plants
  • in vitro selection of resistant varieties
  • three kingdoms containing fungal phyla and the most recent refined classification of fungal phyla based on molecular studies
  • bactericides and viricides
  • seed health testing
  • indexing plant-propagation materials
  • plant activators and plant extracts
  • postharvest diseases
  • molecular biology of host resistance
  • the complete list of fungicides, plus ready-formulated fungicide mixtures, classification and mode of action of fungicides, the spectrum of diseases controlled by each fungicide, a computer-based decision support system, fungicide resistance, and modern application equipment
  • and much, much more!
With the Concise Encyclopedia of Plant Pathology you'll examine the ancient history of plant pathology; structure, nomenclature, and classification of fungal, bacterial, viral, and phytoplasma pathogens; parasitic protozoa, green algae, nematodes, and parasitic higher plants; disease assessment, remote sensing and digital image analysis; molecular disease diagnostics; disease progress curve models and forecasting models; several novel disease management strategies; and a great deal more. This well-organized, readily accessible reference is an invaluable handbook for students, educators, and practicing plant pathologists.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560229421
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2004
  • Pages: 563
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. Birth and Development of Plant Pathology
  • History
  • Modern Plant Pathology
  • Chapter 2. Bacteria
  • Structure of Bacterial Cells
  • Reproduction of Bacteria
  • Nomenclature of Bacterial Pathogens
  • Classification of Plant Bacterial Pathogens
  • Systematic Position of Crop Bacterial Pathogens
  • Chapter 3. Fungi, Including Chromista and Protozoa
  • Three Kingdoms Containing "Fungi": Fungi, Chromista, and Protozoa
  • Oomycota
  • Protozoa
  • Phyla in the Kingdom Fungi
  • Ascomycota
  • Basidiomycota
  • Chytridiomycota
  • Zygomycota
  • Mitosporic Fungi
  • Systematic Positions of Crop Fungal Pathogens (Including Chromista and Protozoa)
  • Chapter 4. Parasitic Flagellate Protozoa
  • Phloem Necrosis of Coffee
  • Hartrot of Coconut
  • Marchitez Disease of Oil Palm
  • Chapter 5. Parasitic Green Algae
  • Economic Importance
  • Disease Symptoms
  • Life Cycle
  • Disease Management
  • Chapter 6. Parasitic Higher Plants
  • Striga
  • Orobanche
  • Loranthus
  • Cassytha
  • Cuscuta
  • Chapter 7. Parasitic Nematodes
  • Structure of Nematodes
  • Plant Parasitic Nematodes
  • Disease Symptoms
  • Management of Parasitic Nematodes
  • Chapter 8. Phytoplasmas and Spiroplasmas
  • Phytoplasmas
  • Spiroplasmas
  • Chapter 9. Viroids
  • Structure of Viroids
  • Viroid Infection Process and Management
  • Virusoids (Encapsidated, Viroidlike, Satellite RNAs)
  • Chapter 10. Viruses
  • Structure of Viruses
  • Mechanism of Plant Virus Infection
  • Inclusion Bodies
  • Satellite Viruses, Satellite RNA, and Defective Interfering Viruses
  • Classification of Viruses
  • Systematic Position of Important Viral Pathogens
  • Symptoms of Crop Virus Diseases
  • Mode of Transmission of Virus Diseases
  • Virus Disease Diagnosis
  • Important Crop Diseases Caused by Viruses
  • Chapter 11. Common Disease Symptoms
  • Chapter 12. Crop Disease Assessment
  • Disease Incidence Assessment
  • Disease Severity Assessment
  • Disease Index
  • Area Under Disease Progress Progress Curve (AUDPC)
  • Remote Sensing
  • Digital Image Analysis
  • Chapter 13. Crop Disease Diagnosis
  • Diagnosis Based on Disease Symptoms
  • Diagnosis by Immunological Techniques
  • Nucleic Acid Probe-Based Methods
  • Diagnosis of Crop Fungal Diseases
  • Diagnosis of Crop Bacterial Diseases
  • Diagnosis of Crop Viral Diseases
  • Diagnosis of Viroid Diseases
  • Diagnosis of Phytoplasma Diseases
  • Plant Clinics and Diagnostic Service Laboratories
  • Digitally Assisted Diagnosis
  • Chapter 14. Assessment of Disease Progress
  • What Is Epidemiology?
  • Disease Progress Curve
  • Area Under Disease Progress Curve (AUDPC)
  • Apparent Infection Rate
  • Chapter 15. Factors Involved in Disease Increase
  • Environmental Factors Affecting Sporulation
  • Environmental Factors Affecting Spore Release
  • Environmental Factors Affecting Spore Dispersal
  • Measurement of Spore Dispersal
  • Disease Gradients
  • Environmental Factors Affecting Spread of Bacterial Pathogens
  • Environmental Factors Affecting Infection and Disease Development
  • Chapter 16. Forecasting Models
  • Types of Models
  • Specific Models
  • Chapter 17. Biological Control—Microbial Pesticides
  • Trichoderma
  • Pseudomonas Species
  • Other Organisms
  • Commercially Available Microbial Pesticides
  • Chapter 18. Biological Control—Mycorrhiza
  • What Is a Mycorrhiza?
  • Diseases Controlled by Mycorrhizal Fungi
  • Mechanisms Involved in Biocontrol by Mycorrhizae
  • Mass Production of Mycorrhizal Fungi
  • Commercialization of Mycorrhizae
  • Chapter 19. Breeding for Disease Resistance—Conventional Breeding
  • Types of Disease Resistance
  • Interaction Between Resistance Genes
  • Molecular Marker-Assisted Selection
  • Near-Isogenic Lines (NIL)
  • Common Breeding Methods for Disease Resistance
  • Breeding for Quantitative (Partial) Resistance Using QTL Linked with Markers
  • Chapter 20. Breeding for Disease Resistance—Genetic Engineering
  • Transgenic Plants Expressing Plant Resistance Genes
  • Transgenic Plants Expressing Plant Defense Genes
  • Transgenic Plants Expressing Genes Involved in a Signal Transduction System
  • Transgenic Plants Expressing Plant Proteinase-Inhibitor Genes
  • Transgenic Plants Expressing Viral Genes
  • Transgenic Plants Expressing Fungal and Bacterial Genes
  • Transgenic Plants Expressing Insect Genes
  • Transgenic Plants Expressing Animal Genes
  • Transgenic Plants Expressing Detoxification Genes
  • Transgenic Plants Expressing Genes Encoding Antibodies
  • Practical Utility of Transgenic Plants in Crop-Disease Management
  • Chapter 21. Breeding for Disease Resistance—In Vitro Selection
  • What Is In Vitro Selection?
  • Types of In Vitro Selection
  • Stability and Heritability of Resistance Evolved Through In Vitro Selection
  • Chapter 22. Chemical Control—Bacterial Diseases
  • Common and Trade Names of the Bactericides and Their Uses
  • Effectiveness of Bactericides
  • Chapter 23. Chemical Control—Fungal Diseases
  • History of Chemical Control
  • Development of Commercially Viable Fungicides
  • Ingredients in Fungicide Formulations
  • Types of Fungicide Formulations
  • Classification of Fungicides
  • Mode of Action of Fungicides
  • Spectrum of Diseases Controlled by Individual Fungicides
  • Fungicide Application
  • Fungicide Resistance
  • Chapter 24. Chemical Control—Fungicide Application Equipment
  • Dusters
  • Sprayers
  • Granule Applicators
  • Seed Treaters
  • Soil Application Equipment
  • Other Types of Equipment
  • Parts of Application Equipment
  • Chapter 25. Chemical Control—Virus Diseases
  • Control of Virus Spread by Viricides
  • Control of Virus Spread by Insecticides
  • Control of Virus Diseases by Plant Activators
  • Chapter 26. Cultural Methods
  • Prevention of Introduction of Inoculum
  • Soil Solarization
  • Organic Amendments
  • Mulching
  • Living Ground Covers
  • Catch Crops
  • Tillage
  • Spacing
  • Manipulation of Soil pH
  • Inorganic Amendments
  • Crop Rotation and Intercropping
  • Irrigation
  • Hydrophobic Particle Films
  • Chapter 27. Exclusion and Eradication
  • Exclusion
  • Eradication
  • List of Important Seedborne Pathogens
  • Seed Health Testing and Certification
  • Seed Health Testing Methods
  • Indexing Plant Propagation Materials
  • Chapter 28. Plant Activators
  • What Are Plant Activators?
  • Types of Plant Activators
  • Practical Uses of Plant Activators
  • Chapter 29. Plant Extracts
  • Antimicrobial Action of Plant Extracts
  • Induction of Disease Resistance by Plant Extracts
  • Chapter 30. Diseases of Major Cultivated Crops
  • Apple (Malus x domestica Borkh.)
  • Banana (Musa species)
  • Barley (Hordeum vulgare L. emend. Bowden)
  • Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)
  • Citrus (Citrus species)
  • Corn (Zea mays L.)
  • Cotton (Gossypium species)
  • Crucifers
  • Cucurbits
  • Grape (Vitis species)
  • Oats (Avena sativa L.)
  • Pea (Pisum sativum L.)
  • Peach [Prunus persica (L.) Batsch]
  • Peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.)
  • Pear (Pyrus communis L.)
  • Plum (Prunus domestica L.)
  • Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.)
  • Rice (Oryza sativa L.)
  • Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.)
  • Wheat (Triticum spp.)
  • Chapter 31. Cell Wall Reinforcement
  • Cell Wall Modifications
  • Role of Cell Wall Modifications in Disease Resistance
  • Chapter 32. Hydroxyproline-Rich Glycoproteins
  • Types of Cell Wall Proteins
  • Role of HRGPs in Disease Resistance
  • Chapter 33. Lignin
  • Biosynthesis of Lignin
  • Role of Lignin in Disease Resistance
  • Chapter 34. Pathogenesis-Related Proteins
  • Definition
  • Classification of PR Proteins
  • Role of PR Proteins in Disease Resistance
  • Chapter 35. Phenolics
  • Soluble Phenolics and Disease Resistance
  • Wall-Bound Phenolics and Disease Resistance
  • Chapter 36. Phytoalexins
  • Definition
  • Antimicrobial Action of Phytoalexins
  • Role of Phytoalexins in Disease Resistance
  • Chapter 37. Physiology of Pathogenesis
  • Adhesion
  • Nutrition
  • Plant Barriers Against Pathogens
  • Enzymes
  • Toxins
  • Role of Toxins in Pathogenesis
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included
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