Phytobacteriology: Principles and Practice

J D Janse 
CABI  October 2009  

Hardback  368 pp  ISBN 9781845930257      £90.00

Softcover  368 pp  ISBN 9781845936006      £50.00
This comprehensive manual of phytobacteriology is heavily illustrated with over 200 colour photographs and line illustrations. It begins by outlining the history and science of bacteriology and gives an overview of the diversity and versatility of complex bacteria. It then explains the characterization, identification and naming of complex bacteria, and explores how bacteria can cause disease and how plants react to such disease. The book also discusses the economic importance of bacterial diseases as well as strategies for their control and the reduction of crop losses. It concludes with fifty examples of plant pathogenic bacteria and the diseases that they cause.

Readership: Researchers in plant pathology.


  • Introduction to bacteriology and bacteria
  • Phytobacteriology and diagnosis of bacterial diseases of plants
  • Disease and symptoms caused by plant pathogenic bacteria
  • Epidemiology
  • Damage and losses
  • Prevention and control of bacterial pathogens and diseases
  • Examples of bacterial diseases of cultivated and wild plants
  • Annexes
  • Suggested reading and literature cited

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