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Plant Pathogen Detection and Disease Diagnosis (Second edition, revised and expanded)

P Narayanasamy 
Marcel Dekker  August 2001  



Hardcover  544 pages, Illustrated  ISBN 9780824705916      £153.00
This book, one of the series on Soils, Plants, and the Environment, provides an up-to-date account of recent information covering the detection, identification, and differentiation of all major microbial plant pathogens - presenting modern protocols for rapid diagnosis of diseases based on biological, physical, chemical, and molecular properties. It includes current methods for the selection of disease-free seeds and vegetatively propagated planting materials and covers quarantine techniques for screening newly introduced plant materials as well as procedures for the protection of numerous agroecological environments. Containing over 1800 references it will be of interest to plant pathologists, physiologists, virologists, and biochemists; horticulturists; botanists; microbiologists; environmental scientists; agronomists; agriculturists and foresters as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines. The contents are as follows:

  • Introduction
  • Characterisitcs of pathogenic microbes
  • Symptoms of plant diseases
  • Dissemination of plant pathogens
  • Cross protection
  • Chemodiagnostic methods
  • Electron microscopy
  • Seriodiagnostic methods
  • Nucleic acid based techniques
  • Detection of double-stranded RNAs
  • Diagnosis and monitoring of plant diseases
  • References

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