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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

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
molecular marker-assisted selection, pyramiding of genes, and durable
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: 9781560229438
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 563
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Birth and Development of Plant Pathology
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
Phyla in the Kingdom Fungi
Mitosporic Fungi
Systematic Positions of Crop Fungal Pathogens (Including Chromista and

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

Chapter 7. Parasitic Nematodes
Structure of Nematodes
Plant Parasitic Nematodes
Disease Symptoms
Management of Parasitic Nematodes

Chapter 8. Phytoplasmas and 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
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

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
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
Living Ground Covers
Catch Crops
Manipulation of Soil pH
Inorganic Amendments
Crop Rotation and Intercropping
Hydrophobic Particle Films

Chapter 27. Exclusion and 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)
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
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
Antimicrobial Action of Phytoalexins
Role of Phytoalexins in Disease Resistance

Chapter 37. Physiology of Pathogenesis
Plant Barriers Against Pathogens
Role of Toxins in Pathogenesis
Reference Notes Included

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