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Cover for Diagnosis of plant diseases.

This chapter focuses on disease signs and symptoms, non-infectious factors (such as mechanical, environmental and chemical agents) causing abiotic disorders, pathogen detection, and classical and molecular techniques used in the diagnosis of plant diseases.

Author(s)
Munk, L.; Collinge, D. B.; Djurle, A.; Tronsmo, A. M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243185)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Plant viruses.

This chapter gives an overview of plant viruses and viral diseases, as well as virus detection and control. In addition, this chapter discusses infectious agents even smaller than viruses: viroids and satellites.

Author(s)
Blystad, D. R.; Kvarnheden, A.; Valkonen, J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243185)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Quarantine and the safe movement of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Musa</i> germplasm.

This chapter describes the movement of banana (Musa and Ensete) pathogens (fungi, bacteria, viruses and nematodes) and discusses aspects of spread of some major health problems. The principles of the safe movement of Musa germplasm are explained, as well as the development of a system for the safe...

Author(s)
Jones, D. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647197)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Integrated management of Asian citrus psyllid and huanglongbing in Florida: past, present and future.

First detected in 1998, the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) Diaphorina citri swept through Florida (USA) in record time, comparable in spread only to the citrus leafminer Phyllocnistis citrella detected 5 years earlier. Movement of both pests was aided by commercial transport of plants throughout the...

Author(s)
Stansly, P. A.; Qureshi, J. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diagnostic keys.

This chapter provides diagnostic keys to damage, caused by biotic (including pathogens and pests) and abiotic factors (such as heat, frost or fertilizers), on foliage; flowers, fruits and seeds; stems, branches and twigs; shoots and buds; and to roots and collars of broadleaf and coniferous woody...

Author(s)
Roques, A.; Cleary, M.; Matsiakh, I.; Eschen, R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394415)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Almond diseases.

This chapter aims to provide an overview of up-to-date knowledge on major diseases affecting almond, and it is intended to be applicable worldwide. It is divided into five sections. The first section describes diseases caused by graft-transmissible pathogens (viruses, viroids and phytoplasmas). The ...

Author(s)
Palacio-Bielsa, A.; Cambra, M.; Martínez, C.; Olmos, A.; Pallás, V.; López, M. M.; Adaskaveg, J. E.; Förster, H.; Cambra, M. A.; Duval, H.; Esmenjaud, D.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643540)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Fungal diseases of strawberry and their diagnosis.

This chapter provides a brief introduction on modern strawberry, a domesticated species for production, and on the economic importance of world strawberry production. It then discusses pathogen incidence in strawberry production, focusing on the main fungal pathogens, namely Botrytis cinerea,...

Author(s)
Garrido, C.; González-Rodríguez, V. E.; Carbú, M.; Husaini, A. M.; Cantoral, J. M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646633)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Molecular methods in plant disease diagnostics.

This book provides protocols for nucleic acid-based methods currently applied to plant pathogen detection and identification, showing that great strides have been made in molecular diagnostics since those first tentative steps back in the late 1980s/early 1990s. It takes the practitioner through...

Author(s)
Boonham, N.; Tomlinson, J.; Mumford, R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641478)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction: advances in plant diagnostics - historical perspectives and future directions.

In 2006, the editors of this book co-authored a review entitled 'Advances in molecular phytodiagnostics - new solutions for old problems'. In this, they summarized the progress made during the first three decades of plant molecular diagnostics - since nucleic acid-based methods first started being...

Author(s)
Mumford, R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641478)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP).

Amplification methods that work under isothermal conditions have been developed as alternatives to polymerase chain reaction (PCR). One approach to isothermal amplification is to generate products containing self-complementary regions that form single-stranded loops to which primers can bind. This...

Author(s)
Tomlinson, J.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641478)
Type
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