Plant Virus Epidemics : Monitoring, Modelling and Predicting Outbreaks
This book is designed to assist agricultural scientists working on the ecologies of plant viruses and their vectors to gain an insight into the usefulness of modelling for their research. Some of the basic elements central to the study of the vector-virus system, including virus survey methods and virus strain identification, are reviewed. Examples are given of where some virus-vector systems have been modelled for predictive use. This book itself provides a model for improving (or extending) the applicability of research in plant virus ecology to the prediction and control of plant virus outbreaks.
- Hardback | 550 pages
- 157.5 x 231.1 x 30.5mm | 907.2g
- 01 Oct 1986
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
Table of contents
Prologue: A Basis for Control. Monitoring: Vector Intensity: A Product of Propensity and Activity. The Distribution of Virus Disease and the Migrant Vector Aphid. Wind Currents. Predators: Agents for Biological Control. Parasites and Parasite Impact on Aphid Populations. Detection, Survival and Dispersal of Soil Vectors. Surveying for Plant Viruses: Design and Considerations. Strain Identification for Monitoring Virus Distribution and Spread, with Special Reference to Molecular Hybridization Analysis. Modelling: Simulation Modelling. The Construction and Analysis of Life Tables for Natural Populations. Modelling Plant Growth and Development. Descriptions of Virus Disease Epidemics in Time and Space. Soybean Mosaic Virus Epidemiology: A Model and Some Implications. Maize Rayado Fino: A Model of a Leafhopperborne Virus Disease in the Neotropics. A Planthopper-Rice Virus Epidemiology Model: Rice Stripe and Small Brown Planthopper. Modelling the Effects of Changing Windfields on Migratory Flights of the Brown Planthopper. Predicting: Plant Virus Disease Forecasting. Forecasting Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus by Monitoring Vector Populations and Infectivity. Virus Yellows of Sugar Beet. Forecasting the Incidence of Potato Virus Y0. Predicting Disease Incidence and Yield Losses in Sugarcane in a Fiji Disease Epidemic. Models of Epidemics of Rice Dwarf. Control: Integrated Control of Insect Vectors of Plant Virus Diseases. Plant Virus Control Strategies: Future Prospects. Epilogue: A Perspective. Index.