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Cover for Plant pathogenic fungi.

This chapter gives an overview of the characteristics (including fungal morphology, sexual and asexual reproduction, and lifestyle) and classification of plant pathogenic fungi, and describe some species causing important plant diseases.

Author(s)
Tronsmo, A. M.; Tronsmo, A.; Jørgensen, H. J. L.; Munk, L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243185)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Engineering pest tolerance.

This chapter summarizes the ways in which genetic engineering has been used to improve the survival, growth, and defence against various pests of poplar (Populus spp.).

Author(s)
Meilan, R.; Kirst, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643502)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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 Diseases.

This chapter focuses on the susceptibility of cultivated pawpaws to a large number of diseases. Information on the various pawpaw diseases caused by fungi and fungal-like organisms, bacteria, viruses and phytoplasmas are presented along with notes on their symptoms and control methods.

Author(s)
Vawdrey, L. L.; Campbell, P. R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241907)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Ganoderma</i> trials.

Ganoderma is the most important disease of oil palm in Southeast Asia. Resistance/tolerance to Ganoderma is therefore a major target for breeders and for field trialling. Methods for setting up and carrying out Ganoderma field trials are provided. Land preparation procedures are similar to those...

Author(s)
Sitepu, B.; Laksono, N. D.; Setiawati, U.; Nur, F.; Rahmaningsih, M.; Anwar, Y.; Widodo, P.; Forster, B. P.; Purba, A. R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241396)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Population genetics in plant-pathogen interactions.

Plant pathogens seldom fit into a classical definition of a population since many of these organisms reproduce both via sexual and clonal reproduction. One working definition is a set of organisms, defined in time and space. Genotypic and gene diversity can be measured with phenotypic and genotypic ...

Author(s)
Yuen, J.; Munk, L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243185)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Chemical plant disease control.

This chapter focuses on the use of chemical agents used to manage plant diseases caused by fungi and fungal-like organisms and discusses different aspects of the use of fungicides in plant disease control, including fungicide resistance.

Author(s)
Andersson, B.; Djurle, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243185)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Carrot disease management.

This chapter focuses on the various diseases affecting carrot production and their causal pathogens, such as Alternaria dauci, Xanthomonas hortorum pv. carotae, Cercospora carotae, Pythium spp., Sclerotinia spp., Rhizoctonia solani and Alternaria radicina, among others. Information on the symptoms...

Author(s)
Clerc, V. le; Briard, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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

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