This is a comprehensive up-to-date treatise including information on virus-, viroid-, and phytoplasma-induced potato diseases. The chapters of this book were written by internationally well-known experts and include novel techniques of detection, virus isolation, transmission, and epidemiology of the pathogens.
Contributors. Preface. Contents. 1. The Economic Importance of the Potato; M.F. Askew. 2. Biology, Physiology of the Potato; H.D. Rabinowitch, D. Levy. 3. Important Potato Cultivars; D.L. Corsini, C.R. Brown. 4. Historical Perspectives of Potato Virus Research; R.H. Lawson, R. Stace-Smith. 5. The Main Viruses Infecting Potato Crops; A.A. Brunt, et al. 6. Viroids; L.F Salazar, et al. 7. Phytoplasma Diseases; M. Klein. 8. Transmission of Viruses; G.D. Franc, et al. 9. Epidemiology, Field Control of PVY, PLRV; D.W. Ragsdale, et al. 10. Detection, Identification of Viruses in Potatoes; A. Gera, S. Marco. 11. Isolation, Purification; P.E. Thomas, W.K. Kaniewski. 12. Operation of a Commercial ELISA, Seed Testing Laboratory; Y. Alon, I. Ben Zeev. 13. Resistance; C.R. Brown, et al. 14. Control of Potato Viruses using Meristem, Stem-cutting Cultures, Thermotherapy, Chemotherapy; G. Faccioli. 15. Rapid Propagation of Virus-tested Potatoes; A.A. Watad, et al. 16. Seed Certification as a Virus Management Tool; G.D. Franc. 17. Common Seed Potato Certification Schemes; O.A. Gutbrod, A.R. Mosley. 18. Emerging Potato Viruses that Confront Regulations; L.G. Brown. Index.