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Fungal Plant Pathogens
Fungal Plant Pathogens
"…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."
—Fungal Diversity

Covering the key techniques used when working with fungal plant pathogens, this practical manual deals with recognition, detection and methods to characterise them well as curation, quarantine and quality assurance.

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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.”
—Fungal Diversity

Publish Date: 2012
Format: 8.5" x 11" softcover
Pages: 324
Publication Weight: 2 lbs

Edited by C. R. Lane, P. Beales, K. J. D. Hughes

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