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Looks in detail at the international impact of plant disease on man and how this is measured, diagnosed and dealt with. Fully updated.
The impact of plant disease on man; organisms that cause plant disease - their detection, identification and proof of their role as pathogens; epidemiology; the measurement of plant disease and its effect on crop yields; implications of parasite identity, disease measurement and epidemiology for control measures; the genetics of host-parasite interaction; prepenetration and penetration; toxins; constitutive barriers to infection; induced resistance; symptom expression; exploiting knowledge of the genetics and biochemistry of host-parasite interaction in order to control disease.