Plant Pathology: An Advanced Treatise, Volume I: The Diseased Plant presents an integrated synthesis of the scope, importance, and history of plant pathology, emphasizing the concept of disease, not of diseases. The book focuses on pathological processes, defense devices, predisposition, and therapy of the diseased plant. It explores the normal pathways that are obstructed in sick plants; how the pathogen causes dysfunction; and how the host plant reacts to the pathogen. This book also considers the logistics and the strategy of disease and how to combat it. This volume is organized into 15 chapters and begins with an overview of plant pathology, its history, and its relation to other sciences, along with plant predisposition to disease, and the resistance-susceptibility problem. The next chapters examine how sickness in plants is recognized and diagnosed, the tissue breakdown in diseases, and the effects of parasites on the processes in plants. The impact of disease on water balance and respiration in plants and the histology of disease resistance in plants are also explained. This volume also covers the physiological and chemical basis of defense by higher plants against potential or invading pathogens and the hypersensitivity concept in plant pathology. The final chapter discusses the physical and chemical therapy of the diseased plant. This book will appeal to all who are interested in a theoretical treatment of plant pathology and in the broad ecological relationships among organisms, as well as to research workers and advanced students of applied biology.
1. The Diseased Plant
II. Background for Volume 1
III. What Is Plant Pathology?
IV. What Is Disease?
V. Host or Suscept?
VI. Impact of Plant Disease on Society
VII. Classification of Disease
VIII. The Resistance-Susceptibility Problem
2. Scope and Contributions of Plant Pathology
II. Plant Pathology Among the Sciences
III. Plant Pathology and Human Society
3. History of Plant Pathology
I. The Beginnings of Botany
II. Two Millennia of Waiting
III. The Renaissance, the Discovery of the Western Hemisphere and the Beginnings of Modern Botany
IV. The Development of the Germ Theory of Disease in Plants
V. Some Effects of the Steam Age on Plant Diseases and Plant Pathology
VI. Establishment of Major Trends of Work Centering about Groups of Causal Agents of Disease
VII. Plant Pathology in the 20th Century
4. How Sick is the Plant?
I. Sickness and Loss
II. How Is Sickness in Plants Recognized and Diagnosed?
III. What Is the Value of Knowing the Degree of Sickness in Plants?
IV. Why Must the Degree of Sickness in Plants Be Measured?
V. What Are the Requirements in Measuring Sickness in Plants?
VI. How Does One Go about Measuring Sickness in Plants?
VII. How Much Sickness Corresponds to How Much Loss?
VIII. How Can These Measurements Be Summarized and Analyzed?
IX. The Reward
5. Tissue is Disintegrated
II. The Nature of Cell Disintegration
III. The Disintegration of Different Types of Plant Tissues
IV. Summary and General Conclusions
6. Growth is Affected
II. Harmonious Changes Involving Exaggerated Growth Responses
III. Amorphous Changes in Growth Pattern
7. Reproduction is Affected
II. Parthenocarpic and Underdeveloped Fruits
III. Nutritive Disturbances
IV. Water and Reproduction
V. Temperature and Reproduction
VI. Light and Reproduction
VII. Interactions of Nutrition and Climate on Reproduction
VIII. Impaired Growth Correlations of Reproductive Organs
IX. Premature Abscission of Reproductive Organs
X. Physiological Disorders Favoring the Establishment of Parasites on Reproductive Organs
XI. Infectious Diseases
XII. The Influence of Reproduction on the Activity of Pathogens and Disease Expression
XIII. Reproductive Organs as Injurious Agents
8. The Host is Starved
I. The Mechanism of Nutrition
II. The Meaning of "Starved Host"
III. Hunger Mechanisms at the Level of the Host Cell
IV. The Consequences for the Host of the Variable Nutritive Needs of the Parasite during the Period of Incubation
9. Water is Deficient
II. Water Balance in Normal Healthy Plants
III. General Symptoms and Nature of Water Deficiency
IV. "Water Imbalance" in Diseased Plants
10. Alteration of the Respiratory Pattern in Infected Plants
II. Respiratory Increase
III. The Hexose Monophosphate Pathway
IV. Biochemical Changes Accompanying the Respiratory Increase
V. Alteration of the Respiration in Relation to Defense Mechanisms of the Host
11. Histology of Defense in Plants
I. Static Anti-Infectious Structures
II. Dynamic Defense Reaction
12. Physiology and Biochemistry of Defense
II. The Chemical Battery
III. Dynamic Aspects of Defense
II. Hypersensitivity Reaction as Morphological Phenomenon
III. Hypersensitivity as a Genetic Problem
IV. Hypersensitivity as a Physiological Problem
V. Hypersensitivity Reaction as an Immunological Problem
VI. Problem of "Acquired Immunity"
I. The Concept
II. The Evidence
III. Implications and Discussion
II. Physical Therapy
III. Topical Chemotherapy
IV. Systemic Chemotherapy
V. Modes of Chemotherapeutic Action
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- © Academic Press 1959
- 1st January 1959
- Academic Press
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