CABI Plant Protection Series Series 2


A Global Perspective

Edited by Kurt Lamour
May 2013
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  • Published
    8th May 2013
  • ISBN 9781780640938
  • Language English
  • Pages 256 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.25"
  • Images b/w photos

Members of the genus Phytophthora cause serious damage to a huge array of plants. From the nineteenth century Irish potato famine to current widespread threats to forests and ecosystems in North and South America, Europe and Australia, the genus lives up to its reputation as the plant destroyer. This book provides an overview of Phytophthora species impacting crops, forests, nurseries, greenhouses and natural areas worldwide. Chapters cover major hosts, identification, epidemiology, management, current research, future perspectives and the impacts of globalization on Phytophthora. Phytophthora: A Global Perspective is an essential resource for researchers and extension workers in plant pathology and crop protection.

1. A Historical Perspective of Phytophthora
2. Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Phytophthora and Related Oomycetes
3. Molecular Identification of Phytophthora
4. Characterizing Phytophthora Populations
5. Phytophthora Species Hybrids: a Novel Threat to Crops and Natural Ecosystems
6. Phytophthora infestans and Phytophthora andina on Solanaceous Hosts in South America
7. Phytophthora infestans and Potato Late Blight in Europe
8. Phytophthora infestans in the USA
9. Phytophthora sojae on Soybean
10. Biology and Management of Phytophthora capsici in the Southwestern USA
11. Phytophthora capsici in the Eastern USA
12. Taro Leaf Blight Caused by Phytophthora colocasiae
13. Phytophthora nicotianae
14. Phytophthora cinnamomi in Australia
15. Phytophthora in US Forests
16. The Impact of Invasive Phytophthora Species on European Forests
17. Phytophthora pinifolia: the Cause of Daño Foliar del Pino on Pinus radiata in Chile
18. Phytophthora in Woody Ornamental Nurseries
19. Distribution and Biology of Phytophthora tropicalis
20. Phytophthora palmivora in Tropical Tree Crops
21. Phytophthora Root Rot of Avocado
22. The Occurrence and Impact of Phytophthora on the African Continent
23. Phytophthora in Mexico
24. Phytophthora in China
25. Globalization and Phytophthora

Kurt Lamour

Kurt Lamour