Ultrastructure of rust Fungi - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124526501, 9780323157353

Ultrastructure of rust Fungi

1st Edition

Authors: Michele Heath
eBook ISBN: 9780323157353
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1979
Page Count: 292
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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 Acknowledgments

  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 Bibliography Supplemental Bibliography Taxonomic Index Subject Index


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