This important new book covers the physiological responses of plants to attack by pathogens, nematodes, insects and parasitic plants. Providing an exciting, new and refreshing approach to this subject which is of vital importance to the proper understanding of disease and pest management in crop protection worldwide.
Physiological Responses of Plants to Attack opens with an introductory chapter looking at the host plant–attacker interaction, covering the various different types of attack and the symptoms and responses exhibited by host plants. Following chapters cover the effect on functions of the attacked plant, including growth, development and yield, photosynthesis, carbohydrate metabolism and partitioning, water relations, mineral nutrition, hormonal changes, and nitrogen metabolism. A final chapter draws Physiological Responses of Plants to Attack together, covering an attacked plant's metabolic reprogramming, and includes a look to the future development of this interesting and exciting subject.
Physiological Responses of Plants to Attack provides a huge wealth of information, giving a proper understanding of this subject which is vital to the future of crop development, itself crucial to our future imperative efforts in feeding an ever-increasing world population. Professor Dale Walters, who has considerable experience in teaching, writing and researching in this subject has written a book for use by upper-level students studying agricultural sciences, crop protection, entomology, plant sciences, plant pathology and weed science. Crop and plant scientists, plant pathologists, horticultural scientists, entomologists, agronomists, weed scientists, plant protection specialists and agrochemical company personnel will find a great deal of use within Physiological Responses of Plants to Attack's covers.
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