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Fungi as Biocontrol Agents: Progress, Problems and Potential

Edited By: T Butt, C Jackson and N Magan

390 pages, B/w plates, figs, tabs

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Aug 2001 | #116709 | ISBN: 0851993567
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There is increasing interest in the use of fungi for the control of pests, weeds and diseases. This book brings together perspectives from pathology, ecology, genetics, physiology and production technology that address the use of fungi as biological control agents. Topics discussed include fungal nutrition and pathogensis, fungal toxins, control of plant and animal parasitic nematodes and production, storage, formulation and application technologies.

"Fourteen contributions take a multidisciplinary approach to the study of fungi as agents of control of pests, weeds, and diseases in an attempt to provide a comprehensive overview of the topic. The articles, presented by Butt (biological sciences, U. of Wales Swansea, UK), Jackson (biological sciences, U of Southampton, UK), and Magan (applied mycology, Cranfield U., UK), explore such issues as the management of insect pests using hyphomycetus fungi, the biological control of root-knot nematodes using a nematopagous fungi, monitoring the fate of biocontrol fungi, strain improvements of fungal pathogens, the spray application of mycopesticide formulations, and safety in using fungal biocontrol agents."--SciTech Book News


Fungal nutrition and pathogenesis; fungal toxins; genetic improvement of fungal biocontrol agents; mycoparasites for the control of fungal diseases and of insect pests; control of plant and animal parasitic nematodes; biocontrol of weeds; production, storage, formulation and application technologies; biosafety.

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