The Brown Rot Fungi of Fruit

The Brown Rot Fungi of Fruit

Their Biology and Control

1st Edition - January 1, 1977

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  • Authors: R. J. W. Byrde, H. J. Willetts
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483151892

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The Brown Rot Fungi of Fruit: Their Biology and Control describes the brown rot group of related pathogens. Organized into ten chapters, this book first discusses the history, symptoms, host, life cycles, and geographical distribution of brown rot fungi. Subsequent chapters describe the fungi's taxonomy, nomenclature, structure, morphogenesis, physiology, biochemistry, survival, evolution, and status. Other chapters elucidate the control of the brown rot fungi.

Table of Contents


  • List of Illustrations

    Preface

    Foreword

    Acknowledgments

    1. Introduction

    History

    Symptoms

    Hosts

    Life Cycles

    Geographical Distribution

    2. Taxonomy and Nomenclature

    General

    Generic Name

    Species Names

    Sub-Specific Forms

    Present-Day Taxonomy of Brown Rot Fungi

    3. Structure and Morphogenesis

    The Hypha

    The Mycelium

    Stromata

    Macroconidia

    Microconidia

    Apothecia and Ascospores

    4. Physiology

    Nutrition

    Temperature

    H-Ion Concentration

    Relative Humidity and Moisture

    Oxygen Relationships

    Light

    5. Biochemistry

    Cellular Constituents

    Intermediary (General) Metabolism

    Protein and Amino Acid Metabolism

    Sterols and Their Metabolism

    Polysaccharides and Their Metabolism

    6. Survival

    Desiccation

    Extremes of Temperature

    Radiations

    Competition from Other Micro-Organisms

    Starvation

    7. Infection

    Pre-Penetration

    Penetration

    Post-Penetration

    Resistance to Infection

    8. Chemical Control

    Economic Importance

    Vulnerable Stages in the Pathogen's Life-Cycle

    Protection of the Healthy Host against Infection by Spores

    Eradication of Overwintering Inoculum

    Suppression of Sporulation in the Growing Season

    Fungicidal Studies with the Brown Rot Fungi

    9. Control by Other Means

    Reduction of Fungal Inoculum - General Hygiene

    The Importance and Possible Control of Spore Vectors

    Control of Wound Agents

    Orchard and Store Management

    Breeding for Resistance

    The Possibility of Biological Control

    Government Legislation

    Disease Forecasting

    10. Evolution and Status

    Genetic Variability of Brown Rot Fungi

    Origins of Hosts

    Centers of origin of Monilinia

    Ancestral Form

    Possible Evolutionary Events

    Status as Pathogens

    Possible Reasons for Present-Day Distribution

    References

    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 188
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1977
  • Published: January 1, 1977
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483151892

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R. J. W. Byrde

H. J. Willetts

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