This volume covers the high relevance of fungi for agriculture. It is a...
360 pages, 44 figs, 27 tabs
In this volume the relevance of fungi for agriculture is discussed in four sections. The first one 'Food and Fodder Production' concerns the application and potential of mushrooms, straw enrichment, and food or crop spoilage. The next section 'Mycotoxins and Detoxification' deals with the biosynthesis of mycotoxins and the use of fungi in organopollutant degradation. A large section entitled 'Disease Control, Diagnostic, and Management' covers various aspects of biological control (fungi, insects, and weeds), diagnostics with emphasis on the example of Magnaporthe grisea, and disease management with focus on the important fungal pathogens Phoma, Fusarium, rusts and powdery mildew. The last section 'Update on Host-Parasite Interactions' discusses signal transduction, avirulence determinants, phytotoxins, cell wall degradation, and the coevolution of pathogenic fungi and grass hosts.
From the reviews: "... the topics covered are dealt with by experts in their field and represent benchmark accounts of the current state of knowledge ..." (Bibliography of Systematic Mycology) "This volume of the series Mycota ! covers many of the aspects where fungi are of relevance to agriculture. ! There is much of interest to most mycologists in this volume ! . the topics covered are dealt with by experts in their field and represent benchmark accounts of the current state of knowledge, which those involved with the research on these subjects may consider worth the price." (J. M. Waller, Bibliography of Systematic Mycology, April, 2003)
Application and Potential of Molecular Approaches to Mushrooms.- Straw Enrichment for Fodder Production by Fungi.- Food and Crop Spoilage on Storage.- Genetics and Biosynthesis of Aflatoxins and Sterigmatocystin.- Molecular Genetics of Lignin-Degrading Fungi and Their Applications in Organopollutant Degradation.- Biological Control of Fungal Plant Pathogens.- Use of Entomogenous Fungi for the Control of Insect Pests.- Biological Control of Weeds.- Molecular Variability Studies of Magnaporthe grisea and Their Application in Disease Control.- Transposons in Fungal Pathogens: New Diagnostic Tools.- Disease Management of Phoma Infections.- Management of Fusarium Diseases.- Disease Management of Rusts and Powdery Mildews.- Signal Transduction Pathways in Phytopathogenic Fungi.- Avirulence Determinants and Elicitors.- Fungal Phytotoxins.- Contribution of Cell Wall Degrading Enzymes to Pathogenesis of Fungal Plant Pathogens.- Coevolution of Pathogenic Fungi and Grass Hosts.
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