Major Fungal Diseases of Rice: Recent Advances provides a comprehensive overview of latest research in rice fungal pathology. There are 25 chapters dealing with the blast, sheath blight, sheath rot, brown spot and scald diseases of rice as well as some broader topics. The book covers recent progress in a number of key fundamental aspects such as pathogenicity, pathogen diversity, molecular characterisation, gene cloning, genetics of host resistance and host-pathogen interactions. It also presents the current status and perspectives in strategic and applied areas such as epidemiology, resistance breeding, biological control, induced resistance, seed-borne diseases and quarantine issues and disease management strategies. This book is essential for rice researchers, pathologists and breeders and will also be suitable for cereal and plant pathologists in general, as there is an extensive coverage of recent research advances in rice blast, a model system in plant pathology.
Professor K. Manibhushan Rao -- Reminiscence. Professor K. Manibhushan Rao -- Publications. Editors' Note. Genetic and pathogenic diversity of the rice blast pathogen; R. Sridhar, U.D. Singh. Characterisation of the rice blast pathogen populations in West Africa; J. Chipili, et al. Identification of pathogenicity determinants in the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe grisea; N.J. Talbot, et al. The role of mpg1 hydrophobin in pathogenesis of the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe grisea; M.J. Kershaw, N.J. Talbot. Molecular signaling pathways involved in appressorium development by Magnaporthe grisea; G.C. Fang, R.A. Dean. Molecular aspects of host-pathogen interactions in the rice-blast system; T. Bhargava, J.E. Hamer. Cytological aspects of infection by the rice blast fungus Pyricularia oryzae; H. Koga. Conditions for sporulation and preservation of conidia of rice blast fungus Pyricularia grisea; S. Guochang, S. Shuyuan. Epidemiology of rice blast disease in Korea; C.K. Kim. Evaluation of genetic resistance to rice blast: searching for varietal resistance stable over space and durable over time; S.W. Ahn. Genetic studies on rice blast relationships; S. Kiyosawa, Z. Ling. Genetic analysis of field resistance to leaf blast in rice; T. Higashi. Genetic analysis of two components of field resistance, lesion size and number, to rice blast in rice varieties, Nipponbare and Juma; M.S. Ali, et al. Rice sheath blight -- pathogen biology and diversity; S. Banniza, M. Holderness. RFLP analysis of the PCR-amplified 28S ribosomal DNA for revision of genetic relationships in Rhizoctonia spp.; M. Matsumoto, N. Matsuyama. Protoplast fusion and DNA plasmid characterisation in Rhizoctonia solani; T. Hashiba, et al. Phylloplane yeasts as potential Biocontrol agents for rice sheath blight disease; A.K.M. Shahjahan, et al. Biocontrol strategies for the management of rice sheath blight disease; U.I. Baby. Sheath rot disease of rice: current status and control strategies; N. Sakthivel. Species concept in Sarocladium, the causal agent of sheath rot in rice and bamboo blight; D.A. Pearce, et al. Epidemiology and disease management of brown spot of rice in India; N.K. Chakrabarti. Rice leaf scald: pathogen biology and diversity; H.C. Turner, R. Black. Fungal diseases of rice in Ghana: Knowledge and research needs; S.K. Nutsugah, J.K. Twumasi. Seed-Borne fungi of rice and quarantine significance; O.R. Reddy, N. Sathyanarayana. Induced systemic resistance for the management of rice fundal diseases; P. Vidhyasekaran. Key Words Index.
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