Molecular Biology in Plant Pathogenesis and Disease Management
Studies on molecular biology of pathogens, infection process and disease resistance, have provided information
essentially required to understand the vulnerable stages at which the pathogens can be tackled effectively and to
adopt novel strategies to incorporate disease resistance genes from diverse sources and /or to induce resistance
of cultivars with desirable agronomic attributes using biotic or abiotic agents. The nature of interaction between
the gene products of the pathogen and plant appears to determine the outcome of the interaction resulting in
either disease progression or suppression. Transgenic plants with engineered genes show promise for effective
exploitation of this approach for practical application. Research efforts during the recent years to sequence the
whole genomes of the pathogens and plants may lead to development of better ways of manipulating disease
resistance mechanisms enabling the grower to achieve higher production levels and the consumer to enjoy safer
food and agricultural products. Experimental protocols included in appropriate chapters will be useful for
researchers and graduate students.
Hardcover 3-volume-set. 832 pp ISBN 9781402082481
Hardcover Volume 1. 250 pp ISBN 9781402082429
Hardcover Volume 2. 264 pp ISBN 9781402082443
Hardcover Volume 3. 344 pp ISBN 9781402082467
Written for: Researchers, teachers, graduate students in departments of plant pathology, molecular biology
and biotechnology, microbiology and plant physiology.
Volume 1. Microbial Plant Pathogens: Assesses progress in understanding of pathogens, infection and resistance .
Describes new strategies for incorporating resistant genes . Includes useful experimental
protocols in appropriate chapter
Volume 2. Disease Development: Focuses on progress in understanding of disease development and host resistance.
Explores the use of molecular methods in measuring and managing disease .
Describes influence of environmental conditions on plants and diseases .
Volume 3. Offers useful information for the development of effective crop disease management
systems . Shows how molecular techniques have accelerated the formulation of short management
long-term strategies . Discusses the advantages of quarantines and certification
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