Ultrastructure of rust Fungi

Ultrastructure of rust Fungi

1st Edition - January 28, 1979

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  • Author: Michele Heath
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323157353

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Ultrastructure of Rust Fungi provides a comprehensive review of rust ultrastructure and host-parasite relations. This book also critically analyzes the studies that have been done in this field. Organized into seven chapters, this book begins with the morphology and ontogeny of sori and spores. It then explains the infections of the susceptible host and the vegetative growth of the fungi in it. It also describes the possibility of incompatibility in plant-rust associations, as well as the parasites of rust fungi. The dynamics of growth and differentiation are emphasized in this book rather than just the mature stage of the rusts. Moreover, this book identifies some topics in which ultrastructural research is particularly lacking and which provide fertile areas for future research. This book will be a valuable reference source for fungal morphologists, taxonomists, and plant pathologists. It will also be helpful to others interested in the anatomy and associated biology of the rusts.

Table of Contents

  • Preface


    1. Introduction

    2. Morphology and Ontogeny of Sori and Spores

    I. Basidiospores

    II. Pycnia and Pycniospores

    III. The Dikaryotization Process

    IV. Aecia and Aeciospores

    V. Uredia and Urediospores

    VI. Telia and Teliospores

    VII. Overview

    3. Infection of the Susceptible Host

    I. Directional Growth of Urediospore Germ Tubes

    II. Induction of Appressoria

    III. Development of Infection Structures

    4. Vegetative Growth in the Susceptible Host

    I. Intercellular Hyphae

    II. Intracellular Structures

    5. Nuclei

    I. Interphase Nuclei

    II. Nuclear Division

    6. Incompatible Plant-Rust Associations

    I. "Natural" Resistance

    II. Resistance Elicited by Systemic Fungicides

    7. Parasites of Rust Fungi

    I. Fungi

    II. Viruses


    Supplemental Bibliography

    Taxonomic Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 292
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1979
  • Published: January 28, 1979
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323157353

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Michele Heath

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