Immunology in Plant Health and Its Impact on Food Safety

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This book suggests cost-effective, simple, and sensitive immunological techniques to assess plant health and food safety for the production of desirable foods, feeds, and fibers. This book explores the structure and biochemical constituents of healthy plants and the abiotic and biotic stresses that can cause a marked reduction in quantity of agricultural produce. Researchers, faculty members, and graduate scholars in plant pathology, microbiology, biochemistry, environmental sciences, and food technology will ...
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Overview

This book suggests cost-effective, simple, and sensitive immunological techniques to assess plant health and food safety for the production of desirable foods, feeds, and fibers. This book explores the structure and biochemical constituents of healthy plants and the abiotic and biotic stresses that can cause a marked reduction in quantity of agricultural produce. Researchers, faculty members, and graduate scholars in plant pathology, microbiology, biochemistry, environmental sciences, and food technology will find this text useful for producing healthy plants while maintaining a pollution-free environment.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560222866
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Pages: 412
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Ch. 1 Introduction 3
Ch. 2 Principles of immunological reactions 9
Ch. 3 Preparation of antisera 15
Ch. 4 Basic immunodetection techniques 25
Ch. 5 Structure and functions of plant components 51
Ch. 6 Biochemical constituents of plants 59
Ch. 7 Plant-abiotic stress interactions 87
Ch. 8 Plant-fungal pathogen interactions 101
Ch. 9 Plant-bacterial pathogen interactions 141
Ch. 10 Plant-viral pathogen interactions 165
Ch. 11 Improvement of host plant resistance through genetic manipulation 199
Ch. 12 Induction of disease resistance and production of disease-free plants 245
Ch. 13 Mycotoxins and food safety 267
Ch. 14 Chemical residues and food safety 303
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