Plant Pathology V3

Plant Pathology V3

The Diseased Population Epidemics and Control

1st Edition - January 1, 1960

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  • Editor: James G. Horsfall
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323143370

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Plant Pathology: An Advanced Treatise, Volume III: The Diseased Population Epidemics and Control deals with the epidemics of the diseased population of plants and their forecasting and control. The book highlights the public health implications of plant pathology, giving major consideration to inoculum production, dispersal, and control. This volume is organized into 14 chapters and begins with an overview of populations of inoculum and the consequences of cultivation, emphasizing the inoculum potential. The next chapters focus on the autonomous dispersal of plant pathogens through the soil, seeds, or plant parts; the inoculum dispersal by animals, humans, air, and water; and the factors and processes that trigger an epidemic. The book also introduces the reader to the physical, chemical, and biological aspects of the performance of fungicides on plants and in soil, and then concludes by discussing the genetics of disease resistance and problems associated with plant breeding. This book is a valuable resource for those who are interested in a theoretical treatment of plant pathology and in the broad ecological relationships among organisms, as well as for research workers and advanced students of applied biology.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors

    1. Prologue—Inoculum and the Diseased Population

    I. Introduction

    II. Inoculum Potential

    III. The Dispersal of Pathogens

    IV. Control Measures and Inoculum Potential


    2. Inoculum Potential

    I. Introduction

    II. Inoculum Potential

    III. Mechanism of Inoculum Potential

    IV. Importance of the Living Host Plant as an Inoculating Agent and as a Source of Inoculum


    3. Autonomous Dispersal

    I. Introduction

    II. Soil

    III. Seeds

    IV. Plants and Plant Parts


    4. Dispersal of Inoculum by Insects and Other Animals, Including Man

    I. Introduction

    II. Dispersal by Man

    III. Dispersal by Other Mammals and Birds

    IV. Dispersal by Small Animals, Other than Insects

    V. Dispersal by Insects


    5. Dispersal by Air and Water—The Take-Off

    I. Introduction

    II. Violent Spore Discharge

    III. Passive Spore Liberation

    IV. Meteorological Conditions in Relation to Spore Liberation

    V. Periodicity of Spore Liberation


    6. Dispersal by Air and Water—The Flight and Landing

    I. Transportation Forces

    II. The Flight

    III. Concentration in the Air

    IV. Landing

    V. Various Problems


    7. Analysis of Epidemics

    I. Introduction

    II. The Multiplication of Infections

    III. The Amount of Inoculum at Its Source in Relation to Epidemics

    IV. The Spread of Epidemics

    V. Epidemics in Relation to the Abundance and Distribution of Host Plants

    VI. The Host Plants


    8. Forecasting Epidemics

    I. Introduction

    II. Primary Inoculum

    III. The Dispersal of Inoculum

    IV. The Transfer of Inoculum

    V. The Trapping of Pathogens

    VI. Infection

    VII. The Incubation Period

    VIII. Integration

    IX. The Usefulness of Forecasting

    X. Summary


    9. Quarantines

    I. Natural Spread and Man-Provoked Dispersal

    II. Quarantine Measures

    III. Legal Aspects

    IV. Evaluation of the Quarantine System


    10. Cultural Practices in Disease Control

    I. Introduction

    II. General Considerations

    III. Elements of Cultural Control

    IV. Intrinsic Measures Directly Affecting the Individuals Comprising the Host Population

    V. Extrinsic Measures Indirectly Affecting the Individuals Comprising the Host Population

    VI. Measures Affecting Elements Other than the Host Population

    VII. Summary and Prognosis


    11. Soil Treatment

    I. Introduction

    II. Basic Concepts

    III. Practical Aspects

    IV. Summary—Now and the Future


    12. Performance of Fungicides on Plants and in Soil—Physical, Chemical, and Biological Considerations

    I. Introduction

    II. Protection of Plant Surfaces

    III. Treatment of Soils and Seed


    13. Biological Interference with Epidemics

    I. Introduction

    II. Hyperparasitism: Parasites on Fungi

    III. Bacteriophage

    IV. Predators and Antagonistic Animals of Pathogens

    V. Microbial Antagonisms

    VI. Interactions in the Fungal and Bacterial Diseases

    VII. Complexes Associated with Nematodes

    VIII. Interferences in the Virus Disease

    IX. General Considerations


    14. The Problem of Breeding Resistant Varieties

    I. The Importance of Disease-Resistant Varieties

    II. History of Attempts to Produce Resistant Varieties

    III. Lessons from the Past

    IV. The Present Status

    V. Future Prospects


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 690
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1960
  • Published: January 1, 1960
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323143370

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James G. Horsfall

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