This comprehensive Dictionary provides an essential reference for plant pathologists and agriculturalists at all levels, listing the authoritative names of all major plant pathogens and also many minor ones. The pathogens, which include fungi from over 500 genera, 800 viruses, bacteria, mollicutes, nematodes and viroids, are briefly described and supporting references given. Entries are also given for names of diseases and disorders, crops and their pathology, fungicides, taxonomic groups, terminology, toxins, vectors and past plant pathologists. In total, over 11,000 entries provide a wide-ranging resource for all those working in the discipline. In this new edition over 3000 entries have been added and many existing entries updated and expanded. In addition, common disease names such as blight and canker are now more conveniently included under the relevant crop.
Some 8,000 entries list the authoritative names of all important pathogens and also many minor ones, including fungi from 460 genera, 675 viruses, bacteria, mollicutes, nematodes and viroids. The entries also provide notes and references in the following areas: biography and past plant pathologists, crops and their pathology, disease names, names of disorders, fungicide names, specific epithets for bacteria and fungi, taxonomic groups, terminology, toxins and vectors of viruses and mollicutes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Following a research career which focused on the pathology of the tropical crops cacao, black pepper and rubber, Paul Holliday spent 15 years as an Editor and Information Officer for the International Mycological Institute, Egham. He is also author of Fungus Diseases of Tropical Crops (Cambridge University Press, 1980).