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Cover for Fungal-like plant pathogens.

The organisms described in this chapter are eukaryotic and they belong to two different kingdoms, Chromista and Protozoa. They are often incorrectly referred to as 'fungi' because they have some morphological traits in common with true fungi. Most of them are microscopic, but some can make...

Author(s)
Tronsmo, A. M.; Tronsmo, A.; Jørgensen, H. J. L.; Munk, L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243185)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Bacterial plant pathogens.

This chapter provides information on the taxonomy, symptoms, modes of dispersal, infection stages, survival and infection mechanisms and pathogenicity determinants of plant pathogenic bacteria. The lifestyles of some model plant pathogenic bacteria are discussed and some important bacterial...

Author(s)
Persson, P.; Pirhonen, M.; Collinge, D. B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243185)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Strawberries.

This book provides a broad, balanced review of the scientific knowledge of strawberries and their cultivation. This volume incorporates important changes to the taxonomy of strawberries and new understanding of how its ancestors evolved. It also includes coverage of new disease and pest control...

Author(s)
Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242270)
Type
Book
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Ulmus</i> L.

This chapter discusses the taxonomy and origin; distribution; silviculture and ecology; Dutch elm disease; flowering and seed production; timber and uses; and place of elms (Ulmus glabra and U. procera) in British forestry.

Author(s)
Savill, P.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393920)
Type
Book chapter
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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
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Cover for DNA barcoding for identification of plant pathogens.

In 2003, Hebert and co-workers published a seminal paper 'Biological identifications through DNA barcodes' in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, which proposed the use of DNA barcoding for species identification. Following on from this, DNA barcoding became known as a way to...

Author(s)
Hodgetts, J.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641478)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Blueberries.

This second edition contains nine chapters, providing an overview of the various aspects of blueberry science and culture. In chapter 1, the industry is described with information on the history of cultivation, the most important locations, the species and the cultural practices employed in the...

Author(s)
Retamales, J. B.; Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647265)
Type
Book
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Albugo candida</i>.

This chapter focuses on the taxonomy and nomenclature, host range, geographical distribution, inoculation techniques, epidemiology, association with Hyaloperonospora, pathogenic variation, virulence spectrum, host resistance, genetics of host-parasite interactions, slow white rusting in crucifers...

Author(s)
Verma, P. R.; Saharan, G. S.; Meena, P. D.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644837)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Viruses affecting tropical and subtropical crops: biology, diversity, management.

This chapter focuses on some of the topics that are of current interest and relevance to tropical and subtropical regions where a number of plant diseases that threaten food security are caused by viruses. It describes the biology (structure, taxonomy and diversity), evolution, reservoir hosts...

Author(s)
Fermin, G.; Verchot, J.; Azizi, A.; Tennant, P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644264)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Wheat dwarf.

Cereals can be infected by a vast range of pathogens of which Wheat dwarf virus (WDV, family Geminiviridae, genus Mastrevirus), the aetiological agent of wheat dwarf disease (WDD), is one of the most damaging of all. This chapter presents an overview of WDD, its causal agent, leafhopper vectors,...

Author(s)
Abt, I.; Jacquot, E.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644264)
Type
Book chapter

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