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Plant Breeding for Biotic Stress Resistance

By: Roberto Fritsche-Neto(Editor), Aluízio Borém(Editor)

173 pages, 13 colour & 18 b/w illustrations


Hardback | Oct 2012 | #201910 | ISBN-13: 9783642330865
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Experience shows that biotic stresses occur with different levels of intensity in nearly all agricultural areas around the world. The occurrence of insects, weeds and diseases caused by fungi, bacteria or viruses may not be relevant in a specific year but they usually harm yield in most of the years. Global warming has shifted the paradigm of biotic stresses in most growing areas, especially in the tropical countries, sparking intense discussions in scientific forums.

Plant Breeding for Biotic Stress Resistance was written with the idea of collecting, in a single publication, the most recent advances and discoveries concerning breeding for biotic stresses, covering all major classes of biotic challenges to agriculture and food production. Accordingly, it presents the state-of-the-art in plant stresses caused by all microorganisms, weeds and insects and how to breed for them. Complementing Plant Breeding for Abiotic Stress Tolerance, Plant Breeding for Biotic Stress Resistance was written for scientists and students interested in learning how to breed for biotic stress scenarios, allowing them to develop a greater understanding of the basic mechanisms of resistance to biotic stresses and develop resistant cultivars.


- The Biotic Challenges to Plant Breeding to Develop Resistant Cultivars
- Breeding for Fungus Resistance
- Breeding for Bacterium Resistance
- Breeding for Virus Resistance
- Breeding for Nematode Resistance
- Breeding for Insect Resistance
- Breeding for Post-harvest Insect Resistance
- Breeding for Weed Management

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