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Forest Microbiology, Volume 3 Tree Diseases and Pests

Series: Forest Microbiology Volume: 3
By: Fred O Asiegbu(Editor), Andriy Kovalchuk(Editor)
449 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour maps, tables
Publisher: Academic Press
Forest Microbiology, Volume 3
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  • Forest Microbiology, Volume 3 ISBN: 9780443186943 Paperback Jul 2022 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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Forest Microbiology, Volume 3: Tree Diseases and Pests provides an overview of major disease agents of trees, including viruses, phytoplasma, bacteria, fungi, nematodes and major insect pests. With a strong emphasis on genetics, biochemistry, physiology, evolutionary biology and population dynamics of the organisms involved, this book provides a comprehensive understanding on the health of forests. Sections cover important pest threats such as bark beetles, emerald ash borer, coffee borers, leaf cutting ants, cocoa mirids, and more. This volume highlights a range of emerging diseases of forest trees in temperate and tropic regions as well as information on habitats. Forest trees play crucial roles not only for mitigating effects of the climate change but also for their considerable economic and ecological value. Forest trees are equally vital as an alternative bioenergy source and play important roles in pollution abatement and the maintenance of biodiversity. Timber and its associated products from forest trees contribute substantially to the revenue generation of many countries of the world.


Part I: Forest and Tree Resilience
1. Forest resources and sustainable management
2. Anatomical, chemical, and molecular defenses of forest trees

Part II: Viruses, Phytoplasma, and other complex diseases
3. Viral diseases of trees
4. Phytoplasma diseases of trees
5. Witch’s broom disease

Part III: Bacteria Diseases of Trees
6. Bacterial diseases (including blight, wilt, galls, wetwood, scorch and canker)

Part IV. Nematode diseases of trees
7. Nematode diseases of trees
8. Beech leaf disease caused by nematodes

Part V: Insects and other pests of forest trees
9. Insect pests of boreal and temperate forest trees
10. Coffee pests
11. Eucalyptus pests
12. Vertebrate herbivore browsing and impact on forest production

Part VI: Complex diseases of economically important trees (case examples)
13. Dynamics of disease complex of cashew trees
14. Cocoa disease complex
15. Eucalyptus diseases
16. Oil palm tree diseases
17. Acacia tree diseases
18. Disease of rubber trees
19. Diseases of Bamboo trees
20. Diseases of conifer trees

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Dr Fred Asiegbu has been the professor of forest pathology at the University of Helsinki since 2007. He has a master’s degree in applied microbiology and plant pathology, and a PhD in biotechnology. His major research focus has been the application of biotechnology knowledge and tools for the determination of ecological, molecular and biochemical pathways required by emerging fungal and forest pathogens to spread, infect and cause disease to trees worldwide. He has been a member of the faculty interdisciplinary Master's Programme in Biotechnology and is also an invited professor at Nanjing Forestry University in China.

Dr Andy Kovalchuk is a researcher at the University of Helsinki. He has a PhD in molecular biology and has over 30 peer-reviewed journal publications on forest microbiomes.

Series: Forest Microbiology Volume: 3
By: Fred O Asiegbu(Editor), Andriy Kovalchuk(Editor)
449 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour maps, tables
Publisher: Academic Press
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