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Handbook of Molecular Technologies in Crop Disease Management

Handbook / Manual

By: P Vidhyasekaran

462 pages, no illustrations

Haworth Press

Paperback | Mar 2007 | #166339 | ISBN-13: 9781560222668
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Hardback | Jun 2008 | #166340 | ISBN-13: 9781560222651
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About this book

Provides a top-to-bottom detailed view of crops, from their molecular level to ways to manipulate a higher resistance to disease through breeding. This comprehensive, single-source reference text covers the entire field of molecular breeding, transgenic technology, molecular plant pathology, and molecular disease diagnostics, presenting it all in clear, understandable language.


Contents

Preface Chapter 1. Molecular Diagnostic Technology Introduction Importance of Disease Diagnosis Technologies Visual Diagnosis Digitally Assisted Diagnosis Diagnosis by Culturing Pathogen Immunodiagnosis Nucleic Acid-Based Diagnosis Technologies Diagnosis of Fungal Diseases Diagnosis of Viral Diseases Diagnosis of Bacterial Diseases Diagnosis of Phytoplasma Diseases Diagnosis of Viroid Diseases Conclusion Chapter 2. Molecular-Assisted Qualitative and Quantitative Resistance Breeding and Gene Pyramiding Technologies Introduction Types of Disease Resistance Genes Molecular Characterization of Resistance Genes Clustering of Resistance Genes Expression of Resistance Genes Qualitative Resistance Breeding Using Different Major Genes Molecular Markers Selection of Major Genes for Qualitative Resistance Breeding Importance of Background Genotypes in Qualitative Resistance Breeding Breakdown of Qualitative Resistance Molecular-Marker-Assisted Technologies for Pyramiding of Genes Quantitative Resistance Breeding Epistasic Effect of QLTs Pyramiding of Genes for Quantitative Resistance Durable Resistance Conclusion Chapter 3. Transgenic Technology Introduction Transgenic Plants Expressing Genes from the Plant Kingdom Transgenic Plants Expressing Fungal Genes Transgenic Plants Expressing Bacterial Genes Transgenic Plants Expressing Plant Viral Genes Transgenic Plants Expressing Insect Virus Genes Transgenic Plants Expressing Fungal Virus Genes Transgenic Plants Expressing Bacteriophage Genes Transgenic Plants Expressing Insect Genes Transgenic Plants Expressing Animal Genes Conclusion Chapter 4. Plant Defense Activators: Precise Application Technology Introduction Acibenzolar-S-Methyl Probenazole Prohexadione-CA Phosphonate, Phosphate, and Phosphorous Acid Riboflavin Mineral Powders Metallic Compounds Carpropamid Lactofen BABA INA Salicylic Acid and Acetyl Salicylic Acid Methyl Jasmonate Conclusion Chapter 5. Biological Inducers of Transcription of Defense Genes: Application Technology Introduction Trichoderma Pseudomonas Bacillus Serratia Verticillium Lecanii Curtobacterium Saprophytic Fungi Nonpathogenic Strains of Pathogens Yeasts Aureobasidium Mycorrhizal Fungi Harpin Sulfated Fucan Oligosaccharides Plant Products Conclusion Index Reference Notes Included

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