Water and Plant Disease - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124241558, 9780323155175

Water and Plant Disease

1st Edition

Editors: T.T. Kozlowski
eBook ISBN: 9780323155175
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th May 1978
Page Count: 341
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Water Deficits and Plant Growth, Volume V: Water and Plant Disease presents a comprehensive treatment of the role of water deficits and excesses in the plant disease complex. This book highlights water relations of diseased plants and the effects of water stress induced by disease and environmental factors, along with water deficits related to disease and water stress as a predisposing factor in plant disease. This volume is organized into nine chapters and begins with an overview of the water relations of diseased plants, focusing on root, foliar, and shoot diseases, as well as vascular wilts. The following chapters examine the effects of water deficits on pathogen and host, the degree and duration of water deficits as predisposing factors in plant disease, and important abiotic diseases induced by water deficits and excess. The discussion then turns to water in relation to active and passive liberation of spores, as well as to the infection process. This book also explains soil moisture in relation to spread and survival of pathogens, the link between water and seed decay, field and storage fungi that affect seeds, and water in relation to wood deterioration. This volume concludes with a chapter on moisture as a factor in epidemiology and the forecasting of disease. This book is a valuable resource for scientists and investigators in fields such as botany, plant pathology, forestry, agriculture, and biology.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors Preface Contents of Other Volumes

  1. Water Relations of Diseased Plants I. Introduction II. Solutes and Cell Water Relations III. Root Diseases IV. Vascular Wilts V. Shoot Diseases VI. Foliar Diseases VII. Combined Effects of Water Stress Induced by Disease and Environment VIII. Conclusions References
  2. Water Stress as a Predisposing Factor in Plant Disease I. Introduction II. Water Deficits Associated with Disease III. Effect of Water Stress on the Pathogen IV. Effect of Water Stress on the Host V. Influence of Water Stress on Plant Diseases VI. Control and Measurement of Water Deficits in Disease Research VII. Degree of Water Stress as a Predisposing Factor VIII. Duration of Water Stress as a Predisposing Factor IX. Influence of Water Stress on Host Defense Responses X. Concluding Remarks References
  3. Abiotic Diseases Induced by Unfavorable Water Relations I. Introduction II. Diseases Induced by Water Excesses III. Diseases Induced by Water Deficits IV. Diseases Induced by Alternating Stresses References
  4. Water and Spore Liberation I. Introduction II. Active Spore Liberation III. Passive Spore Liberation IV. Dry and Wet Air Spora References
  5. Water and the Infection Process I. Introduction II. Moisture and Spore Germination III. Water Content of Spores IV. Swelling or Shrinking of Spores during Germination V. Moisture and Infection VI. Sources of Moisture VII. Manipulation of Water to Control Disease References
  6. Effect of Soil Moisture on Survival and Spread of Pathogens I. Introduction II. Fungal Response to Water Potential III. Soil Water Content and Microbial Activity References
  7. Moisture and Seed Decay I. Fungi and Seed Quality II. Longevity of Seeds III. Field Fungi IV. Storage Fungi V. Measurement of Moisture Content References
  8. Moisture and Deterioration of Wood I. Introd


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