By: S Isaac
418 pages, 35 b/w photos, figs
Interactions between fungi and higher plants are considered at the biochemical, cellular and whole plant level.
..well worth buying..the text is certainly affordable for most undergraduates. - Plant Pathology
Part 1 Fungal life-style: fungal morphogenesis and physiology; fungal strategies. Part 2 Plants as an environment: living tissues as an environment; effects of environmental conditions on plant health; the plants' response to abiotic and biotic influences; effects of fungi on plant health; control of plant disease. Part 3 Fungal-plant confrontation: fungal invasion; mechanisms of disease resistance. Part 4 Effects of pathogenic fungal invasion on host plant physiology: physiological changes in host plant tissues; effects of invasion on cell growth. Part 5 Mutualistic symbioses: mycorrhizal symbioses; lichens; endophytic sybioses. Part 6 Biotechnology in the study of fungal-plant interaction: plant breeding for resistance to disease; the study of disease resistance using tissue culture technique; molecular biological techniques.
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