The Elms

The Elms : Breeding, Conservation, and Disease Management

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Elms occur, both naturally and cultivated, throughout much of the temperate world. Because of their high tolerance to extreme growing conditions and their widespread distribution, elms have been widely planted in cities, towns and rural areas throughout North America and northern Europe. As such, their current demise due to several pandemics of Dutch elm disease has spurred a huge body of research on breeding for disease resistance, conservation and systematics. The Elms: Breeding, Conservation and Disease Management provides the current state of knowledge in these areas and is an important reference work for pathologists, breeders, taxonomists, and arborists.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 361 pages
  • 157.48 x 236.22 x 27.94mm | 680.39g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2000 ed.
  • XVII, 361 p.
  • 0792377249
  • 9780792377245

Table of contents

Contributors. Foreword; J. Gibbs. Preface. Acknowledgments. Part I: Taxonomy. 1. The European Elms: Molecular Markers, Population Genetics, and Biosystematics; P.M. Hollingsworth, et al. 2. Elms of China; L. Fu, Y. Xin. Part II: Diseases and Pests. 3. Insect Vector Behavior and the Evolution of Dutch Elm Disease; J. Webber. 4. Intercontinental Spread and Continuing Evolution of the Dutch Elm Disease Pathogens; C.M. Brasier. 5. A Modelling Approach to the Epidemiology of Dutch Elm Disease; J. Swinton, C.A. Gilligan. 6. Elm Yellows in Europe; L. Mittempergher. 7. Elm Yellows in North America; W.A. Sinclair. 8. Insect Resistance of Elm Genotypes; F. Miller. Part III: Disease Management. 9. The Management of Dutch Elm Disease; R.J. Stipes. 10. Dutch Elm Disease Chemotherapy with Arbotect 20-S (R) and Alamo (R); M.A. Stennes. 11. Dutch Elm Disease in New Zealand; P.D. Gadgil, et al. 12. Viruses as Biological Control Agents of the Dutch Elm Disease Fungus Ophiostoma novo-ulmi; C.M. Brasier. Part IV: Breeding. 13. Asian Elms; Sources of Disease and Insect Resistance; E.B. Smalley, R.P. Guries. 14. Once and Future Elms: Classical and Molecular Approaches to Dutch Elm Disease Resistance; R.P. Guries, E.B. Smalley. 15. Notes on Elm Breeding and Genetics; H.M. Heybroek. 16. Genetic Manipulations with Elms; K.M.A. Gartland, et al. 17. USDA Genetic Research on Elms; A.M.Townsend. Part V: Conservation. 18. The Conservation of Elm Genetic Resources in Europe; E. Collin, et al. 19. Spanish Program for the Conservation and Breeding of Elms Against DED; A. Solla, et al. 20. Native Elms of Saxony, Germany; G.L. Mackenthun. Part VI: The Future. 21. Public Involvement with Elms and Other Species; R.O. Sommer, J. Summit. 22. The Promise and the Future of Urban Elms: A Personal Perspective; G.H. Ware. 23. The Return of the Elm: Status of Elms in the Nursery Industry; K. Warren. Appendix. Index.
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