Plant Pathology Concepts and Laboratory Exercises / Edition 2

Plant Pathology Concepts and Laboratory Exercises / Edition 2

by Robert N. Trigiano
     
 

ISBN-10: 1420046691

ISBN-13: 9781420046694

Pub. Date: 11/08/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Revised and updated with new concepts, case studies, and laboratory exercises, Plant Pathology Concepts and Laboratory Exercises, Second Edition supplies highly detailed and accurate information in a well-organized and accessible format. New additions to the second edition include five new topic and exercise chapters on soilborne pathogens, molecular tools,

Overview

Revised and updated with new concepts, case studies, and laboratory exercises, Plant Pathology Concepts and Laboratory Exercises, Second Edition supplies highly detailed and accurate information in a well-organized and accessible format. New additions to the second edition include five new topic and exercise chapters on soilborne pathogens, molecular tools, biocontrol, and plant-fungal interactions, information on in vitro pathology, an appendix on plant pathology careers, and how to use and care for the microscope. An accompanying cd-rom contains figures from the text as well as supplemental full-color photos and PowerPoint slides.

Unique Learning Tools

Retaining the informal style of the previous edition, this volume begins each topic with a concept box to highlight important ideas. Several laboratory exercises support each topic and cater to a wide range of skill sets from basic to complex. Procedure boxes for the experimental exercises give detailed outlines and comments on the experiments, step by step instruction, anticipated results, and thought provoking questions. Case studies of specific diseases and processes are presented as a bulleted list supplying essential information at a glance.

Comprehensive Coverage

Divided into six primary parts, this valuable reference introduces basic concepts of plant pathology with historical perspectives, fundamental ideas of disease, and disease relationships with the environment. It details various disease-causing organisms including viruses, prokaryotic organisms, plant parasitic nematodes, fungi, plant parasitic seed plants, and other biotic and abiotic diseases. Exploring various plant-pathogen interactions including treatments of molecular attack strategies, extracellular enzymes, host defenses, and disruption of plant function, the book presents the basic ideas of epidemiology, control strategies, and disease diagnosis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781420046694
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/08/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
975,399
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introductory Concepts
Plant Pathology and Historical Perspectives, M.T. Windham and A.S. Windham
What Is A Disease? M.T. Windham and A.S. Windham
Introduction to the Groups of Plant Pathogens, M.T. Windham
Groups of Plant Pathogens
Plant Pathogenic Viruses, M.A.C. Langham
Mechanical Inoculation of Plant Viruses, M.A.C. Langham
Plant-Parasitic Nematodes, J.P. Noe
Pathogenicity and Isolation of Plant Parasitic Nematodes, J.P. Noe
Plant Pathogenic Fungi and Fungal-like Organisms, A. Brooks Gould
Slime Molds and Zoosporic Fungi, S.E. Mozley-Standridge, D. Porter, and M.A. Cubeta
Laboratory Exercises with Zoosporic Plant Pathogens, M.A. Cubeta, D. Porter, and S.E. Mozley-Standridge
Archiascomycete and Hemiascomycete Pathogens, M. L. Daughtrey, K. T. Hodge, and N. Shishkoff
The Powdery Mildews, M.L. Daughtrey, K.T. Hodge, and N. Shishkoff
Ascomycota: Pyrenomycetes, Discomycetes, and Loculoascomycetes, K.J. Curry and R.E. Baird
Deuteromycota: An Artificial Assemblage of Asexually Reproducing Fungi, R.E. Baird
Laboratory Exercises with Selected Asexually Reproducing Fungi, R.E. Baird
Smut and Rust Diseases, L.J. Littlefield, Y.H. Li, and D. Hensley
Basidiomycota: Fleshy Mushrooms and Other Important and Symbiotic Associations, R.E. Baird
Oomycota: The Fungi-like Organisms, R.N. Trigiano, M.H. Ament, and K.H. Lamour
Laboratory Exercises with the Oomycetes, R.N. Trigiano, R. E. Baird, and S. N. Jeffers
Soilborne Plant Pathogens, B.H. Ownley and D. Michael Benson
Laboratory Exercises with Soilborne Plant Pathogens, D M. Benson and B.H. Ownley
Parasitic Seed Plants, Protozoa, Algae, and Mosses, M.T. Windham and A.S. Windham
Abiotic Diseases, A.S. Windham and M.T. Windham
Molecular Tools for Studying Plant Pathogens
Molecular Tools for Studying Plant Pathogens, T.A. Rinehart, X.W. Wang, and R.N. Trigiano
Molecular Techniques Used for Studying Systematics and Phylogeny of Plant Pathogens, R.N. Trigiano, M.H. Ament, S.L. Finley, R.E. DeVries, N.R. Rowland, and G. Caetano-Anollés
Plant–Pathogen Interactions
Plant–Fungal Interactions at the Molecular Level, R.B. Ferreira, S. Monteiro, R. Freitas, C.N. Santos, Z. Chen, L.M. Batista, J. Duarte, A. Borges, and A.R. Teixeira
Testing Blad, a Potent Antifungal Polypeptide, S. Monteiro and R. Boavida Ferreira
Detecting and Measuring Extracellular Enzymes Produced by Fungi and Bacteria, R.N. Trigiano and M.H. Ament
Host Defenses: A Physical and Physiological Approach, K.D. Gwinn, S.E. Greene, J.F. Green, and D. Trently
Disruption of Plant Function, M.B. Riley
Epidemiology and Disease Control
Plant Disease Epidemiology, K.L. Bowen
Host Resistance, J.K. Pataky and M.L. Carson
Cultural Control of Plant Diseases, G. Moorman and K.D. Gwinn
Chemical Control of Plant Diseases, A.S. Windham and M.T. Windham
Biological Control of Plant Pathogens, B.H. Ownley and M.T. Windham
Integrated Pest Management, C.A. Hollier and D.E. Hershman
Plant Disease Diagnosis, J.M. Mullen
Diagnostic Techniques and Media Preparation, J.M. Mullen
Special Topics
In Vitro Plant Pathology, J. Subramanian and D.J. Gray
Proper Use of Compound and Stereo Microscopes, D.T. Webb
Appendix 1: Careers In Plant Pathology, A.S. Windham and M.T. Windham
Glossary
Index

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