A Dictionary of Plant Pathology / Edition 2

A Dictionary of Plant Pathology / Edition 2

by Paul Holliday
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Cambridge University Press


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A Dictionary of Plant Pathology / Edition 2

This comprehensive dictionary provides an essential reference for plant pathologists and agriculturalists at all levels, listing the authoritative names of all major plant pathogens. The 11,000 entries, which include fungi from over 500 genera, 800 viruses, bacteria, mollicutes, nematodes and viriods, contain brief descriptions and thorough supporting references. There are also entries for the names of diseases and disorders, crops and their pathology, fungicides, taxonomic groups, terminology, toxins, vectors and past plant pathologists. Overall, the volume provides a wide-ranging resource for all those working in the discipline. In this new edition over 3000 entries have been added and many existing entries updated and expanded. In addition, common disease names such as "blight" and "canker" are now more conveniently included under the relevant crop.

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ISBN-13: 9780521594585
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/28/2012
Edition description: REV
Pages: 562
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.26(d)

About the Author

Following a research career which focused on the pathology of the tropical crops cacao, black pepper and rubber, Paul Holliday spent 15 years as an Editor and Information Officer for the International Mycological Institute, Egham. He is also author of Fungus Diseases of Tropical Crops (Cambridge University Press, 1980).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; For the user; Major texts; Abbreviations and conventions; Dictionary.

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