Clearly written introduction to plant pathology. The first part of the text focuses on pathogens, with chapters ranging from methods of identification and quantitative analysis to the measurement of disease severity and its relation to yield and inoculum control. The second part covers events that ensue when inoculum has not been successfully controlled and also deals with host-pathogen interactions.
...is clearly written, comprehensive, and timely...a valuable addition to the literature on plant pathology... (Israel Journal of Plant Sciences, vol. 51) "...well composed with many figures...can be well recommended to students and young researchers..." (Journal of Plant Physiology, Vol 161, 2004) "... provides a comprehensive coverage...illustrated by many examples.." (EPPO Reporting Service, 1st July 2004. No. 06) "...excellent glossary and index...over 1000 references...I fully recommend its purchase..." (Plant Pathology, Vol. 53, No.5, October 2004) "...recommended..." (Phytopathology, Vol 153 (126) 2005) A
Preface. 1. The Causal Agents of Plant Disease: Identity and Impact. 2. The Detection and Diagnosis of Plant Pathogens and the Diseases They Cause. 3. Epidemiology. 4. The Measurement of Inoculum and Disease Severity and Their Effect on Crop Yields. 5. Inoculum Control. 6. Locating, Penetrating and Colonising the Host. 7. Subverting the Metabolism of the Host. 8. Killing the HostA--the Role of Toxins. 9. The Plant Fights BackA--1. Constitutive Defence Mechanisms. 10. The Genetics of Compatibility and Incompatibility. 11. The Plant Fights BackA--2. Active Defence Mechanisms. 12. Control of the Disease Process. Epilogue. Glossary. References. Index.
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RICHARD STRANGE is Senior Lecturer in Plant Pathology at University College London and has a special interest in the plant disease problems of developing countries. He has written an earlier book Plant Disease Control: Towards Environmentally Acceptable Methods.