Plant Pathology Concepts and Laboratory Exercises / Edition 2

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

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"There are many plant pathology textbooks on the market but few with this combination of features. It starts with basic introductory concepts then proceeds through the major groups of pathogens. These are interspersed with laboratory exercise chapters. Other chapters contain case studies, which illustrate the main text. There is a good glossary, and the index is reasonably comprehensive. It was very good to see a section on basics like proper use of stereo and compound microscopes. Tables and figures are all well set out and informative. The laboratory exercise chapters are well presented with sequences of experiments and procedures, lists of materials, anticipated results sections and questions. The text of the non-laboratory exercise chapters is informative, reads well and is sufficiently comprehensive without going into too much detail. The diagnostics chapter is adequate for beginners. As all chapters are adequately referenced with further suggested reading and sometimes websites, this should direct any reader requiring more detail. … a good source of ideas and information for more bespoke course material to be developed, and the book comes with a CD with PowerPoint versions of the illustrations in the chapters, which are very useful for preparing lectures for such courses. … Overall a very useful textbook."

Adrian Newton in Experimental Agriculture

"The CRC Press has an enviable reputation for producing a varied succession of bestselling, yet often staid, reference books; however, this edition is attractive as well as instructive. Invaluable for anyone, even novices, it can re-educate the more experienced practitioner in current concepts and techniques. The bullet point summaries beginning the chapters on concepts link to the associated practical chapters. These are great fun and should encourage confidence to tackle more complex investigations later…"

Roland Fox, University of Reading

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420046694
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/8/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 576
  • 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

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