This is a classic textbook on plant diseases: how to recognize them, treat them, and prevent them. It is thoroughly updated and revised by the addition of color plates, new references, and a larger, more easily accessible format. "Plant Pathology, Fourth Edition", continues to be the most complete resource that students, faculty, and professionals turn to when in need of well-organized, essential information regarding the pathology of plants. Vital information, comprehensive coverage, and authoritative details make this the text that should be on the bookshelf of every plant scientist in need of a reference on plant disease. It is thoroughly revised and updated, including 30 per cent more new material. It includes the latest basic information on molecular techniques and biological control. It includes features such as: comprehensive in coverage; numerous excellent new diagrams and photographs that now also include a new section of color plates; new enlarged format; and a large variety of disease examples for instructors to choose for their course.
- Hardback | 635 pages
- 218 x 278 x 34mm | 1,700.96g
- 04 Mar 1997
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
- 4th Revised edition
- 457 b&w and colour illustrations, index
Table of contents
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.
"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