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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Prunus domestica</i> plum.

This chapter discusses the botany and history, breeding and genetics, molecular genetics, gene cloning, genomics, disease resistance, nematode resistance, micropropagation, micrografting, somatic cell genetics, genetic manipulation, genetic transformation and cryopreservation of plum.

Author(s)
Petri, C.; Ruiz, D.; Faize, M.; Burgos, L.; Alburquerque, N.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diseases and nematodes.

Cucurbits suffer from many diseases that are caused by bacteria, fungi (and oomycetes), nematodes, viruses and phytoplasmas. Disease pathogens attack cucurbits at every stage of development, from damping off at the beginning of germination to postharvest fruit rots. Reliable fruit yield and quality ...

Author(s)
Wehner, T. C.; Naegele, R. P.; Myers, J. R.; Dhillon, N. P. S.; Crosby, K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392916)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The papaya: botany, production and uses.

This book contains 16 chapters focusing on the origin, history, composition and processing, production and trade, taxonomy, botany and plant development, propagation, biotechnology, cultivars and crop improvement, plant nutrition and irrigation, plant water relations, effects of physiology and...

Author(s)
Mitra, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241907)
Type
Book
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Cover for What is a plant disease?

This chapter provides an introduction to the various factors, i.e. the host plants, the pathogens (fungi and fungal-like organisms, bacteria, viruses and nematodes) and the environment, and their interactions that may or may not result in a plant disease.

Author(s)
Tronsmo, A. M.; Munk, L.; Djurle, A.; Yuen, J.; Collinge, D. B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243185)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nematodes as plant pathogens.

This chapter provides information on the general morphological characteristics, ecological feeding types (bacterial feeders, mycophages, herbivores, omnivores and predators) and extraction techniques of nematodes. The systematics, morphology and feeding groups of plant parasitic nematodes are...

Author(s)
Magnusson, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243185)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Management of carrot pests.

This chapter focuses on the various insect, arthropod and nematode pests negatively affecting carrot production and quality. The efficacy of various methods used in the management of these pests are also discussed.

Author(s)
Collier, R.; Villeneuve, F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Organic carrot production.

This chapter provides information on weed control, insect and nematode control, plant disease management, soil fertility, fertilizer application, seed production, and plant breeding in an organic carrot production.

Author(s)
Colley, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Disease and pest management.

This chapter provides information on the broad array of fungal, bacterial and viral diseases and insect and nematode pests and their impacts on strawberry production. Some important notes regarding the causal organisms, damage and control methods are also presented.

Author(s)
Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242270)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cassava: pests and diseases.

Cassava is attacked by numerous pests and diseases that cause significant losses, especially in South America, its area of origin. Some pathogens attack only the stakes and invade the vascular system, constituting primary sources of infection, while others attack only foliar or root tissues. This...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Sweet potato: pests and diseases.

This chapter focuses on insect pests, plant parasitic nematodes, plant diseases caused by bacteria, fungi, and viruses, and their integrated control in sweet potatoes.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter

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