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Toxins in Plant Disease Development and Evolving Biotechnology

Edited By: RK Upadhay and KG Mukerji

Science Publishers

Paperback | Dec 1997 | #98349 | ISBN: 1886106754
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Toxins produced by plant pathogens are known to play an important role in plant pathogenesis and are actively involved in part of the disease expression. This text deals with both host-specific and non-host specific toxins in order to describe host-pathogen interactions leading to disease development and their biotechnological exploitation using genetic engineering tools for disease and weed management. A study of toxins produced by some of the important plant pathogenic species together with their isolation, chemical structure, biosynthesis, genetics and molecular aspects of production, mechanism of action and role in disease development are included in the volume.


Plant pathogens and their phytotoxins as herbicides; phytotoxins produced by alternaria brassicae and bioassay of destruxin B; the photoactivated toxin cercosporin - toxicity, resistance, regulations and role in disease; tabotoxin - structure, biosynthesis, mechanism of action and its role in disease development; the genetic engineering approach for the control of plant diseases; naphthazarins toxins of fusarium solani; cytochalasins from phytopathogenic ascochyta and phoma species; susceptibility inducing toxin(s), produced by pyricularia oryzae; phytotoxins associated with ascochyta species; culture filtrate as selective agent of resistance to phytopathogenci fungi; host specific toxins - status and perspectives.

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