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Introduction to plant pathology

Author: Richard N Strange
Publisher: New York, NY, USA : Wiley, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Introduction to Plant Pathology provides comprehensive coverage of plant disease for plant science, plant pathology, biology, forestry and agriculture students. This invaluable resource introduces the eleven types of organism that cause disease, ranging from higher plants to viroids and describes examples of cash and staple crop diseases that have caused human catastrophes. Other chapters cover serological and
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard N Strange
ISBN: 047084972X 9780470849729 0470849738 9780470849736
OCLC Number: 52720585
Description: xvi, 464 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: The causal agents of plant disease : identity and impact --
The detection and diagnosis of plant pathogens and the diseases they cause --
Epidemiology --The measurement of inoculum and disease severity and their effect on crop yields --
Inoculum control --
Locating, penetrating and colonising the host --
Subverting the metabolism of the host --
Killing the host : the role of toxins --
The plant fights back -1 : constitutive defence mechanisms --
The genetics of compatibility and incompatibility --
The plant fights back --
2 : active defence mechanisms --
Control of the disease process.
Responsibility: Richard N. Strange.
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This book provides a clearly written introduction to plant pathology. It includes integrated coverage of the molecular biology of plant disease, emphasizing the importance of plant diseases by  Read more...

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