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Biology of Fungal Pathogens, Vol. 4 (DVD)
Biology of Fungal Pathogens, Vol. 4 (DVD)

Provides fascinating insight into the life cycles of major fungal pathogens through vivid 3D animations and real images. Informative scientifically peer-reviewed commentaries add to your understanding. Perfect for teaching. Awarded "Best Scientific Film" at the 23rd International AGROFILM Festival.

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In-depth understanding of the conditions under which pathogens, in particular parasitic fungi, live and develop is a prerequisite for effective crop protection. The DVD series The Biology of Fungal Pathogens grants easy access to this knowledge. Through an exciting blend of vivid three-dimensional animations and real images, with informative commentaries, these videos provide fascinating insight into the life cycles of major fungal pathogens. The series is an outstanding example of communication in modern science.




Winner of the 2006 Scientific and Popular Scientific Films

Eyespot Disease of Small Grains was awarded top prize at the 23rd International Film Festival AGROFILM. The AGROFILM festival is organized by the Ministry of Land Management of the Slovak Republic and the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).


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The Biology of Fungal Pathogens, Volume 4: Fungal Pathogens and Diseases in Cereals DVD

Clips in this Volume:

4.1 Eyespot Disease of Small Grains
(13:00 min)
Winner of the 2006 Scientific and Popular Scientific Films
Where small grains are grown continuously and the climate is cool and moist, eyespot disease, also called strawbreaker foot rot, is a significant yield-limiting disease. This infection of the stem base is caused by fungi of the genus Helgardia (formerly Pseudocercosporella): Helgardia herpotrichoides (teleomorph Oculimacula yallundae) and Helgardia acuformis (teleomorph Oculimacula acuformis). Both species differ in terms of morphology and growth characteristics. This movie depicts the life cycles of both species using three-dimensional computer animations blended with real images. Particularly, the modes of infection as well as epidemiological spread of the disease are shown. Finally, methods for successful disease management are explained.

4.2 Bunt and Smut Diseases of Cereals (10:00 min)
Common bunt of wheat caused by Tilletia caries and loose smut of barley caused by Ustilago nuda are cereal diseases that have been increasingly forgotten as a result of modern seed treatments. However, when untreated seed is used, infection by these damaging fungal pathogens can lead to substantial losses in yield and seed quality. Using Tilletia caries and Ustilago nuda as examples, this movie illustrates the life cycles of bunt and smut fungi with extensive detail, thus leading to a better understanding of the development and epidemiological spread of these fascinating fungi. All stages of the life cycles are explained using photolike three-dimensional computer animations, macro images, and real-image video sequences.

The Biology of Fungal Pathogens, Volume 4 Terms of Use

Standard Limited Use License

The Biology of Fungal Pathogens, Volume 4 is protected by copyright and its use is limited. It may be shown to, or viewed by, groups within a classroom or educational presentation setting, but may not be made available via local area network (LAN) without permission (permission for LAN also requires an additional LAN license fee). It may not be copied, or otherwise duplicated to share with other individuals in full or in part. It may not be transferred to the Internet in full or in part.

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The DVD and its content may not be run concurrently on more than one computer and it may not be networked unless an upgraded Local Area Network (LAN) License is purchased. If a LAN License is purchased, its use is limited to a specific site access and must be controlled to include only staff and/or students at that location. Within the LAN License the videos may be shown with the same privileges as the Limited Use License and also allows the videos to be viewed by students and staff autonomously as long as they are limited to access from the specified single location. If you are interested in a single-site LAN license for this product, the additional cost is $300, please contact

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Publish Date: 2006
Format: DVD; Bilingual Narrative – English/German
ISBN: 978-0-89054-350-4
Publication Weight: 1 lbs

Edited by Prof. Dr. Joseph-Alexander Verreet and Dr. Holger Klink, Christian-Albrechts University, Kiel

The Biology of Fungal Pathogens, Volume 4: Fungal Pathogens and Diseases in Cereals DVD

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