Plant Pathology and Plant Diseases
- ISBN 9781789243178
- Language English
- Pages 440 pp.
- Size 6" x 9"
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This new textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspect of plant diseases, including pathogens, plant-pathogen interactions, their management, and future perspectives. Plant diseases have limited crop production for as long as humans have engaged in agriculture and horticulture. With climate change, globalization and increasing awareness of the impact of pesticide use on the environment, today there is increased focus on food security as well as the various impacts of productive agriculture.
Written by a group of Nordic professors and teachers of plant pathology who have collaborated together for many years, the book gives expert and seamless coverage. Their approach to plant pathology is to describe the nature of the problem, the mechanisms behind it, the kinds of organisms which cause disease, the fundamental biology of plant-microbe interactions and the approaches used to control and manage disease.
The book is relevant for a worldwide audience, but offers a North European perspective in its selection of examples of plant disease.
PART 1: GENERAL PLANT PATHOLOGY
1: WHAT IS A PLANT DISEASE?
2: HISTORY OF PLANT PATHOLOGY
3: THE DISEASE CYCLE AND LIFE STYLE
PART 2: PLANT PATHOGENS
4: FUNGAL PLANT PATHOGENS
5: FUNGAL- LIKE PLANT PATHOGENS
6: BACTERIAL PLANT PATHOGENS
7: PLANT VIRUSES
8: NEMATODES CAUSING PLANT DISEASES
9: DIAGNOSIS OF PLANT DISEASES
PART 3: PLANT-PATHOGEN INTERACTIONS FROM GENES TO POPULATIONS
10: MECHANISMS OF PATHOGENICITY
11: PLANT DEFENCE AGAINST PATHOGENS
12: RACE SPECIFICITY AND PLANT IMMUNITY
13: POPULATION GENETICS IN PLANT-PATHOGEN INTERACTIONS
14: EPIDEMIOLOGY – DISEASE IN PLANT POPULATIONS
PART 4: DISEASE MANAGEMENT
15: CULTURAL PRACTICES FOR DISEASE MANAGEMENT
16: CHEMICAL PLANT DISEASE CONTROL
17: BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF PLANT DISEASES
18: DISEASE MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES USING HOST RESISTANCE
19: BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR PLANT DISEASE CONTROL
20: FROM DISEASE ASSESSMENT TO DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS
21: INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT
22: PLANT HEALTH LEGISLATION
PART 5: PESPECTIVES
23: PLANT PATHOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD