Covering the key techniques used when working with fungal plant pathogens, this practical manual deals with recognition of disease symptoms, detection and identification of fungi and methods to characterize them well as curation, quarantine and quality assurance.
The book is unique in its practical focus, providing an overview of both traditional and emerging methods and their applications, and detailed protocols on completion techniques such as microscopy, PCR, ELISA, freeze drying and DNA storage.
Fungal Plant Pathogens provides a valuable guide to investigating fungal plant diseases and interpreting laboratory findings for postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students, extension plant pathologists, consultants and advisers in agriculture and horticulture and the food supply chain.
Fungal Plant Pathogens
Chapter 1. Introduction to Fungal Plant Pathogens
Chapter 2. Examination of Plant Material
Chapter 3. Detection of Fungal Plant Pathogens from Plants, Soil, Water and Air
Chapter 4. Detection of Fungal Plant Pathogens in Seeds
Chapter 5. Identification of Fungi Based on Morphological Characteristics
Chapter 6. Cultural Characterization
Chapter 7. Serological Techniques for Diagnosis
Chapter 8. Nucleic Acid-based Techniques for Diagnosis
Chapter 9. Fingerprinting Techniques
Chapter 10. Maintenance and Storage of Fungal Plant Pathogens
Chapter 11. Quarantine Procedures for Working with Fungal Plant Pathogens
Chapter 12. Quality Assurance and Quality Systems
“…provides a very useful guide to investigating fungal plant diseases and interpreting laboratory findings for postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students, extension plant pathologists, consultants and advisers in agriculture and horticulture and the food supply chain. Should be available in all schools, community & university libraries and any research laboratory dealing with plant pathology or mycology.”
Publish Date: 2012
Format: 8.5" x 11" softcover
Publication Weight: 2 lbs
Edited by C. R. Lane, P. Beales, K. J. D. Hughes