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Plant Pathogenesis and Disease Control

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Environmental pollution resulting from widespread pesticide application has become a serious worldwide problem. Plant Pathogenesis and Disease Control is an important new reference that addresses this problem by exploring the biochemical and molecular mechanisms of plant pathogenesis and emphasizing the use of "pest control agents" rather than "pesticides" for plant disease control. Topics examined include pathogenicity, the resistance of plants against pathogens, the offensive and defensive struggle between ...

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Overview

Environmental pollution resulting from widespread pesticide application has become a serious worldwide problem. Plant Pathogenesis and Disease Control is an important new reference that addresses this problem by exploring the biochemical and molecular mechanisms of plant pathogenesis and emphasizing the use of "pest control agents" rather than "pesticides" for plant disease control. Topics examined include pathogenicity, the resistance of plants against pathogens, the offensive and defensive struggle between hosts and parasites, methods for using natural defense mechanisms to develop environmentally sound disease control agents, and the use of modern biotechnology for plant disease control. The book will be an essential reference for phytopathologists, plant biochemists, pesticide chemists, mycologists, plant cell technologists, and agricultural researchers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873717274
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/25/1993
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Basic Principles for Plant Disease Control 1
I Fungicides and Bactericides May Have Risks for Other Living Beings 1
II The Difference Between Natural and Agricultural Ecosystems 2
III Decline of Defense Function in Cultivated Plants 3
IV Understanding of Pathogenicity, the Basis for Plant Disease Control 5
Ch. 1 Pathogens and Pathogenicity 9
I Evolutional Aspects of Plant Pathogens 9
II Variation and Specialization of Pathogenicity 13
III Factors Causing Variation of Pathogenicity 14
IV What is Pathogenicity? 15
Ch. 2 Resistance of Plants Against Pathogens 45
I Resistance is the Rule and Susceptibility is the Exception 46
II Static Resistance Equals Constitutional Resistance 46
III Dynamic Resistance Equals Active Defense Equals Induced Resistance 58
Ch. 3 Defense and Offense Between Higher Plants and Microbes and the Mechanism 81
I Mechanism of Elicitation of Defense Reaction in Plants 82
II Suppression of Defense Reaction of Host Plants by Compatible Pathogens 91
III Detoxification of Phytoalexins by Pathogenic Fungi 101
Ch. 4 Disease Control Agents Based on Knowledge of Pathogenicity and Disease Resistance 111
I Disease of Cultivated Plants and Fungicides 111
II Compounds Which Inactivate Pathogenicity 116
III Increase in Resistance of Cultivated Plants 127
Ch. 5 Systemic Induced Resistance as a Tool for Disease Control 143
I Biological Control of Virus Diseases by Attenuated Virus Strains 144
II Biological Control of Fungal Diseases by Avirulent Strains 146
III Mechanisms of Systemic Induced Resistance 148
IV Biotic Signal Molecules for Induction of Systemic Resistance 153
V Abiotic and Synthetic Signal Compounds That Induce Systemic Resistance 157
Ch. 6 Biotechnology for Plant Disease Control 163
I Basic Techniques for Genetic Recombination 164
II Transformation of Recombinant DNA 165
III Reproduction and Regeneration of Transgenic Plant Cells 166
IV Reproduction of Transgenic Plants Resistant to Virus Diseases 167
V Production of Transgenic Plants Resistant to Bacterial Diseases 171
VI Production of Transgenic Plants Resistant to Fungal Pathogens 173
VII Other Means of Engineering Disease Resistance 174
Index 179
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