Plant Pathology Books

  • Genetics and Genomics of Soybean

    The Fabaceae (leguminosae) comprise the second largest family of flowering plants with 650 genera and 18000 species. The soybean is a member of the tribe Phaseoleae, the most economically important of the legume tribes. The soybean, Glycine max (L.) Merr. is the major source of vegetable oil and protein on earth. Soybean oil has garnered ...

  • Xanthomonas

    Xanthomonas is a bacterial plant pathogen which infects a wide range of crops worldwide. This book presents an overview of the host plants and the diseases caused by the pathogen on different crops. ...

  • Plant Responses to Abiotic Stress

    Environmental stresses represent the most limiting factors for agricultural productivity. Apart from biotic stress caused by plant pathogens, there are a number of abiotic stresses such as extremes in temperature, drought, salinity, heavy metals and radiation which all have detrimental effects on plant growth and yield. However, certain plant ...

  • Sustainable disease management in a European context

    The main theme of the book is sustainable disease management in a European context. Some of the questions addressed are: How does society benefit from plant pathology research? How can new molecular approaches solve relevant problems in disease management? What other fields can we exploit in plant pathology research? What challenges are associated ...

  • Allelochemicals: Biological Control of Plant Pathogens and Diseases

    Biological control of plant diseases and plant pathogens is of great significance in forestry and agriculture. There is great incentive to discover biologically active natural products from higher plants that are better than synthetic agrochemicals and are much safer, from a health and environmental point-of-view. The development of natural ...

  • Plant Relationships

    Since the publication of the first edition of 'The Mycota Vol. V – Plant Relationships' in 1997, tremendous advances in fungal molecular biology and biochemistry have taken place; and both light and electron microscopical techniques have improved considerably. These new insights led to a better understanding of the relationships between fungi and ...

  • Plant-microbe Interactions 1

    This new series will cover all aspects of research on plant-microbe interactions, including beneficial plant symbioses such as symbiotic nitrogen fixation, plant pathology, plant genetics, molecular biology, agronomy, ecology, and phytochemistry. Over the past several years there has been a tremendous increase in our knowledge of ...

  • Plant Pathogenic Bacteria

    Plant Pathogenic Bacteria includes symposia and research papers presented at the 10th International Conference on Plant Pathogenic Bacteria. The book provides the complete text of 22 symposia papers that summarize the state-of-the-art of the many facets of phytobacteriology including disease control, taxonomy, genetics of pathogenicity, ...

  • Biotechnological Approaches in Biocontrol of Plant Pathogens

    Biological control offers a promising alternative to chemical control which can have adverse environmental implications. This volume contains 16 articles describing the most modern topics in biocontrol of plant pathogens, including risk analysis for the release of microbial antagonists, genetic engineering and application of tissue culture. ...

  • The Role of Plant Pathology in Food Safety and Food Security

    This book views the vulnerability of our crops in general to devastating diseases as well as specifically the disease problems of two important staples, rice and cassava. Increased travel and increased transport of plant material throughout the world pose ever more significant risks to the health of our plants. These include not only the ...

  • Agrobacterium: From Biology to Biotechnology

    Agrobacterium is a plant pathogen which causes the 'crown-gall' disease, a neoplastic growth that results from the transfer of a well-defined DNA segment ('transferred DNA', or 'T-DNA') from the bacterial Ti (tumor-inducing) plasmid to the host cell, its integration into the host genome, and the expression of oncogenes contained on the T-DNA. The ...

  • Significance of Glutathione to Plant Adaptation to the Environment

    Glutathione is a thiol-containing tripeptide, which appears to be present in nearly all living organisms and which is involved in many important metabolic and physiological processes. The present volume focuses on the biological significance of glutathione in plants. The biochemistry and the metabolism of glutathione are reviewed, and its ...

  • Plant-Fungal Pathogen Interaction

    Research on the interactions of plants and phytopathogenic fungi has become one of the most interesting and rapidly moving fields in the plant sciences, the findings of which have contributed tremendously to the development of new strategies of plant protection. This book offers insight into the state of present knowledge. Special emphasis is ...

  • Advances in Microbial Toxin Research and its Biotechnological Exploitation

    This book is a reference book based on the contribution made by eminent scientists (toxicologists) from the leading laboratories of the world. This book includes discussions of toxins produced by microbes, particularly fungi and bacteria, their chemical characterization, mechanism of action at the cellular and molecular level and also exploitation ...

  • Micropropagation of Woody Trees and Fruits

    The key technology for biomass production of woody species is propagation via micropropagation. Recent development of in vitro culture techniques has made it possible to commercially propagate useful trees, both forest and fruit trees. In this book comprehensive information is provided on micropropagation of economically important forest and fruit ...

  • Knowledge and Technology Transfer for Plant Pathology

    This book contains fuller versions of the papers and posters presented in the Knowledge and Technology Transfer and Teaching Plant Pathology sessions at the 9th International Congress of Plant Pathology held in Turin, Italy in 2008.Extension/advisory plant pathology and teaching are about relationships: the relationship between the advisor and ...

  • The Ecology of Fungal Entomopathogens

    Understanding of the ecology of fungal entomopathogens has vastly increased since the early 1800’s, but remains challenging. The often complex interactions between pathogen and host are being unravelled through eloquent research and the importance of the often subtle interactions, in determining the success or failure of biological control, cannot ...

  • Cell Biology of Plant Nematode Parasitism

    Plant-parasitic nematodes are among the most destructive plant pathogens, causing enormous losses to agronomic crops worldwide. This book provides an up-to-date review of research related to two of the most important nematode pests, root-knot and cyst nematodes. Chapters cover early plant-nematode interactions, identification of nematode proteins ...

  • Plant-Pathogen Interactions

    Plant-Pathogen Interactions: Methods and Protocols provides key methods, approaches, and strategies to dissect the plant defense response. Addressing methods to identify and characterize plant resistance genes as well as pathogen-associated molecules that trigger the plant defense response, this volume creates a better understanding of the ...

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    Cryptosporidium Literature Review

    This report provides a review of the literature on Cryptosporidium and helps to identify the findings and formulates the key research questions.  It covers these central questions: • What are the sources/carriers of human pathogenic strains and what are the key species for a range of catchments? • What is the contribution of pre and post weaned ...

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