Handbook of Molecular Technologies in Crop Disease Management by P. Vidhyasekaran | 9781560222651 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Handbook of Molecular Technologies in Crop Disease Management

Handbook of Molecular Technologies in Crop Disease Management

by P. Vidhyasekaran
     
 

ISBN-10: 1560222654

ISBN-13: 9781560222651

Pub. Date: 08/28/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The effective, environmentally sound approach to battling crop disease

The most effective, economic, and environmentally sound approach of managing crop disease in today’s world is by breeding crops resistant to disease. The Handbook of Molecular Technologies in Crop Disease Management provides a top-to-bottom detailed view of crops, from their molecular

Overview

The effective, environmentally sound approach to battling crop disease

The most effective, economic, and environmentally sound approach of managing crop disease in today’s world is by breeding crops resistant to disease. The Handbook of Molecular Technologies in Crop Disease Management provides a top-to-bottom detailed view of crops, from their molecular level to ways to manipulate a higher resistance to disease through breeding. This comprehensive, single-source reference text covers the entire field of molecular breeding, transgenic technology, molecular plant pathology, and molecular disease diagnostics, presenting it all in clear, understandable language.

The precise diagnosis of crop diseases is essential for the selection of proper disease management strategies. The Handbook of Molecular Technologies in Crop Disease Management reviews all of the technologies that bolster precision diagnosis of numerous diseases, where they affect the plant, and the latest genetic engineering technology available to help develop plants with broad spectrum disease resistance. This handbook is perfect for teaching as well as being a detailed research resource in molecular plant pathology, genetic engineering, gene transcription, gene pyramiding, disease resistance breeding, disease diagnosis, microbial pesticides, and plant activators. It contains an extensive bibliography and provides several tables and figures to clearly reinforce crucial points.

Topics in Handbook of Molecular Technologies in Crop Disease Management include:

  • disease diagnosis technologies
  • diagnosis by culturing pathogen
  • nucleic acid-based diagnosis technologies
  • fungal diseases
  • viral diseases
  • bacterial diseases
  • phytoplasma diseases
  • viroid diseases
  • molecular-assisted qualitative and quantitative resistance breeding and gene pyramiding technologies
  • disease resistance genes
  • dominant and recessive R genes
  • types of molecular markers and their uses
  • selection of genes
  • transgenic plants
  • transgenic technology
  • plant defense activators
  • precise application technology
  • biologic inducers of transcription of defense genes and the application technology
  • biosafety of genetically modified crops

The Handbook of Molecular Technologies in Crop Disease Management is an indispensable resource for private sector research scientists, plant biologists, biotechnologists, molecular biologists, microbiologists, plant breeders, biochemists, plant pathologists, mycologists, bacteriologists, virologists, botanists, educators, and students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560222651
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Series:
Crop Science Ser.
Pages:
478
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Molecular Diagnostic Technology     1
Introduction     1
Importance of Disease Diagnosis Technologies     3
Visual Diagnosis     4
Digitally Assisted Diagnosis     5
Diagnosis by Culturing Pathogens     6
Immunodiagnosis     7
Nucleic Acid-Based Diagnosis Technologies     16
Diagnosis of Fungal Diseases     27
Diagnosis of Viral Diseases     34
Diagnosis of Bacterial Diseases     42
Diagnosis of Phytoplasma Diseases     47
Diagnosis of Viroid Diseases     50
Conclusion     51
Molecular-Assisted Qualitative and Quantitative Resistance Breeding and Gene Pyramiding Technologies     77
Introduction     77
Types of Disease Resistance Genes     78
Molecular Characterization of Resistance Genes     80
Clustering of Resistance Genes     90
Expression of Resistance Genes     96
Qualitative Resistance Breeding Using Different Major Genes     97
Molecular Markers     101
Selection of Major Genes for Qualitative Resistance Breeding     115
Importance of Background Genotypes in Qualitative Resistance Breeding     118
Breakdown of Qualitative Resistance     119
Molecular-Marker-Assisted Technologies for Pyramiding of Genes     121
Quantitative Resistance Breeding     124
Epistasic Effect of QTLs     130
Pyramiding of Genes for Quantitative Resistance     133
Durable Resistance     133
Conclusion     135
Transgenic Technology     177
Introduction     177
Transgenic Plants Expressing Genes from the Plant Kingdom     179
Transgenic Plants Expressing Fungal Genes     242
Transgenic Plants Expressing Bacterial Genes     248
Transgenic Plants Expressing Plant Viral Genes     254
Transgenic Plants Expressing Insect Virus Genes     297
Transgenic Plants Expressing Fungal Virus Genes     298
Transgenic Plants Expressing Bacteriophage Genes     298
Transgenic Plants Expressing Insect Genes     299
Transgenic Plants Expressing Animal Genes     304
Conclusion     311
Plant Defense Activators: Precise Application Technology     385
Introduction     385
Acibenzolar-S-Methyl     386
Probenazole     397
Prohexadione-CA     397
Phosphonate, Phosphate, and Phosphorous Acid     398
Riboflavin     400
Mineral Powders     401
Metallic Compounds     401
Carpropamid     401
Lactofen     401
BABA     402
INA     403
Salicylic Acid and Acetyl Salicylic Acid     404
Methyl Jasmonate     405
Conclusion     405
Biological Inducers of Transcription of Defense Genes: Application Technology     417
Introduction     417
Trichoderma     418
Pseudomonas     419
Bacillus     426
Serratia     428
Verticillium Lecanii     428
Curtobacterium     429
Saprophytic Fungi     429
Nonpathogenic Strains of Pathogens     431
Yeasts     433
Aureobasidium     433
Mycorrhizal Fungi     434
Harpin     435
Sulfated Fucan Oligosaccharides     435
Plant Products     436
Conclusion     438
Index     451

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