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European Handbook of Plant Diseases


An encyclopaedic treatment of plant diseases in Europe, this book is designed as a standard reference volume for the general working plant pathologist and those taking advanced training in plant pathology. It provides a clear, informed and authoritative summary of each entry by an appropriate specialist, with a selection of key references for further reading. The handbook covers the economic diseases of crops and forest trees in Europe, treated by pathogen and classed as pathogens of major, moderate and minor importance. Approximately 1000 organisms are covered in total, including 600 fungi, 100 bacteria, and 300 viruses and similar organisms
Viruses I: General: Major virus groups.

Viruses II: Minor virus groups and virus complexes.

Viruses III: Ungrouped viruses and virus complexes.

Viruses IV: Diseases assumed to be due to viruses.

Mollicutes and rickettsia-like organisms.

Bacteria I: Pseudomonas and Xanthomonas.

Bacteria II: Agrobacterium, Corynebacterium, Erwinia and other bacteria.


Chytridiomycetes, Plasmodiophoromycetes, Zygomycetes.

Ascomycetes I: General: Endomycetales, Taphrinales, Eurotiales, Erysiphales.

Ascomycetes II: Clavicipitales, Hypocreales.

Ascomycetes III: Ophiostomatales, Diaporthales, Polystigmatales, Sphaeriales, Diatrypales, Coryneliales.

Ascomycetes IV: Dothideales.

Ascomycetes V: Rhytismatales, Caliciales, Pezizales, Caliciales.


Basidiomycetes I: Ustilaginales.

Basidiomycetes II: Uredinales.

Basidiomycetes III: Hymenomycetes.

Pathogen index.

Host index