A Dictionary of Plant Pathology / Edition 2

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This comprehensive dictionary provides an essential reference for plant pathologists and agriculturalists at all levels, listing the authoritative names of all major plant pathogens. The 11,000 entries, which include fungi from over 500 genera, 800 viruses, bacteria, mollicutes, nematodes and viriods, contain brief descriptions and thorough supporting references. There are also entries for the names of diseases and disorders, crops and their pathology, fungicides, taxonomic groups, terminology, toxins, vectors and past plant pathologists. Overall, the volume provides 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.
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"This fully revised edition, published nine years after the author's first version, contains 11,000 entries with 3,000 of them new and numerous others updated and amended...Entries, printed in bold face, are alphabetically arranged. Compared to the first edition, the present book features additional literature citations and more cross references and common disease names...This well-bound and authoritative book fills an important niche as a reference source in plant pathology for individuals and research libraries interested in phytopathology." Streams

"This book is a valuable reference for plant pathologists and many horticulturists." HortScience

"This book, in my opinion, is a 'must have' for every person working in the field of plant pathology...Everywhere one looks, more information has been added to the second edition that improves its usefulness. For those who have the first edition and use it regularly or even occasionally, acquisition of the upgraded version is definitely worthwhile...In summation, this reference book comes highly recommended to new users or for those in a position to upgrade and is literally full of succinct data and information." Inoculum

"An authoritative reference on plant pathogens has been long overdue, and this book is a good attempt to fill that gap." Current Books on Gardening & Botany

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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521594585
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2012
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 562
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 1.26 (d)

Meet the Author

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).
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; For the user; Major texts; Abbreviations and conventions; Dictionary.
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