Description

This fifth edition of the classic textbook in plant pathology outlines how to recognize, treat, and prevent plant diseases. It provides extensive coverage of abiotic, fungal, viral, bacterial, nematode and other plant diseases and their associated epidemiology. It also covers the genetics of resistance and modern management on plant disease.

Plant Pathology, 5th Edition, is the most comprehensive resource and textbook that professionals, faculty and students can consult for well-organized, essential information. This thoroughly revised edition is 45% larger, covering new discoveries and developments in plant pathology and enhanced by hundreds of new color photographs and illustrations.

Key Features

* The latest information on molecular techniques and biological control in plant diseases * Comprehensive in coverage * Numerous excellent diagrams and photographs * A large variety of disease examples for instructors to choose for their course

Readership

Students in senior undergraduate and postgraduate level plant pathology courses, in departments of plant science, crop science, botany, forestry and related agricultural sciences.

Table of Contents

1. GENERAL ASPECTS

2. PARASITISM AND DISEASE DEVELOPMENT

3. EFFECTS OF PATHOGENS ON PLANT PHYSIOLOGICAL FUNCTIONS

4. GENETICS OF PLANT DISEASE

5. HOW PATHOGENS ATTACK PLANTS

6. HOW PLANTS DEFEND THEMSELVES AGAINST PATHOGENS

7. ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF PLANT DISEASE

8. PLANT DISEASE EPIDEMIOLOGY

9. CONTROL OF PLANT DISEASES

10. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS THAT CAUSE PLANT DISEASES

11. PLANT DISEASES CAUSED BY FUNGI

12. PLANT DISEASES CAUSED BY PROKARYOTES: BACTERIA AND MOLLICUTES

13. PLANT DISEASES CAUSED BY PARASITIC HIGHER PLANTS,
INVASIVE HIGHER PLANTS, AND PARASITIC GREEN PLANTS.

14. PLANT DISEASES CAUSED BY VIRUSES

15. PLANT DISEASES CAUSED BY NEMATODES

16. PLANT DISEASES CAUSED BY FLAGELLATE PROTOZOA

Details

No. of pages:
952
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2005
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780120445653
Electronic ISBN:
9780080473789

Reviews

"I have mentioned to numerous undergraduate and graduate students during the past two decades that plant pathologists are indeed fortunate to have the text Plant Pathology by George N. Agrios as an accessible, comprehensive reference on many aspects of phytopathology...The content of the fifth edition (922 pages) represents a significant expansion of content from the fourth edition (635 pages)...there are numerous new sections within individual chapters. Revised chapters contain significant expansion of text, figures, and photographs. A new feature of the book is shaded text boxes that contain brief articles of separate but related topics...Overall, the extensive use of color in the fifth edition readily accomplishes 'the author's dream to have all the figures in color' and is a welcome addition to this new edition...The comprehensive index to the text is very helpful as topics, pathogens, and diseases are all cross-indexed...Overall, the fifth edition is a welcome addition to the literature on plant pathology, and is highly recommended to anyone with an interest in this area of study." -G.J. Boland, University of Guelph, in AGRICULTURE, ECOSYSTEMS & ENVIRONMENT "Plant Pathology by George Agrios is a comprehensive treatise for those within or coming into this field. The fifth edition is partially built on the compilations of the previous editions, however, like following Dorothy from the black and white of Kansas to the color land of Oz, the addition of color has dramatically enhanced the clarity of photos and diagrams. This change is important for correctly identifying the plant disease symptoms. The photos, diagrams and text can be understood by readers ranging from master gardeners to basic researchers. The book's past reputation as the plant pathology "bible" is definitely enhanced and the price remains reasonable...With this book as a text, no excuse remains for a poorly taught plant pathology course."