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Plant Pathology and Plant Pathogens, 3rd Edition

Plant Pathology and Plant Pathogens, 3rd Edition

John A. Lucas

ISBN: 978-0-632-03046-0

Jul 1998, Wiley-Blackwell

288 pages

In Stock

$160.00

Description

This established textbook continues to provide a comprehensive introduction to plant diseases and the bacterial, fungal and viral agents that cause them. Aimed at undergraduate students in both the biological and agricultural sciences, the book covers all aspects of plant pathology, from a description of the diseased plant and the varius pathogens, to the way in which disease epidemics are caused and are controlled. This new edition has been extensively revised to reflect recent advances in our understanding of the intractions between host and pathogens at both the molecular and cellular levels, highlighting the impact of molecular genetic techniques on the analysis of host specificity, pathogenecity and resistance to infection. New chapters on chemical, cultural and integrated approaches to disease control discuss the topical issues of disease management.

  • A thoroughly revised edition of a popular, classic text authored by a leading expert in the field.
  • Contains new chapters on disease assessment and disease management.
  • Competetively priced.
Part I: Plant Disease:.

The Diseased Plant.

The Microbial Pathogens.

Pathogen Structure And Function.

Disease Assessment And Forecasting.

Plant Disease Epidemics.

Part II: Host-Pathogen Interactions:.

Entry And Colonization Of The Host.

The Physiology Of Plant Disease.

Microbial Pathogenicity.

Plant Defence.

Host-Pathogen Specificity.

Part III: Disease Management:.

Disease Management By Chemicals.

Disease Management By Host Resistance.

Biological Control Of Plant Disease.

An Integrated Approach To Disease Management

"This book is the best of a number of inexpensive paperbacks available for introductory courses in plant pathology...the authors are to be congratulated on a well-produced text. (Plant Pathology). The book is not intended to be a reference work but a guide, and if it is used as such, the reader should quickly, and enjoyably, gain a sound grasp of the principles of plant pathology." Journal of Experimental Botany <!--end-->

  • A thoroughly revised edition of a popular, classic text authored by a leading expert in the field.

  • Contains new chapters on disease assessment and disease management.

  • Competetively priced.