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About this book
About this book
The Fifth Edition of Agrios' classic and comprehensive text providing exhaustive pedagogical coverage of fungal, viral, bacterial, nematode and other plant diseases, and their associated epidemiology. It also covers the genetics of resistance and modern management of plant disease. This book continues to be the most exhaustive textbook and the complete resource that students, faculty, and professionals turn to when in need of well-organized, essential information regarding the pathology of plants.
Parasitism and Disease Development. How Pathogens Attack Plants. Effects of Pathogens on Plant Physiological Functions. How Plants Defend Themselves Against Pathogens. Genetics of Plant Disease. Environmental Effects of the Development of Infectious Plant Disease. Plant Disease Epidemiology. Control of Plant Diseases. Environmental Factors that Cause Plant Diseases. Plant Diseases Caused by Fungi. Plant Diseases Caused by Prokaryotes: Bacteria and Mollicutes. Plant Diseases Caused by Parasitic Higher Plants. Plant Diseases Caused by Viruses. Plant Diseases Caused by Nematodes. Plant Diseases Caused by Flagellate Protozoa.
By George N. Agrios
992 pages, Col photos & illus
A worldwide standard for teaching plant pathology
The Fourth Edition of this well-established text has created a classic textbook embracing the whole of plant pathology, ideal for undergraduate courses and for those associated with research and practice of applied plant pathology in all climatic regions. The new, larger format and extensive use of high quality illustrations (including colour plates) and the widespread use of annotated flow diagrams to show pathogen life cycles, the gene-for-gene concept, forecasting of epidemics and procedures for isolation and culture of pathogens are all exceedingly well done. I recommend this book highly for teaching and reference. --B. Williamson in EXPERIMENTAL AGRICULTURE