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Phytophthora Diseases Worldwide
Phytophthora Diseases Worldwide

Presents an overview of Phytophthora diseases and contains nearly 200 illustrations and photographs.

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This book presents an overview of Phytophthora diseases. Taking into account the needs of graduate students, scientists, and agricultural professionals, this volume integrates guides to literature, background information, physiology and genetics, the effect of environmental factors on disease, control by biological and cultural means, resistant cultivars, fungicides, and techniques for recognizing, identifying, and isolating Phytophthora pathogens. Featured are detailed descriptions of 59 species, including photomicrographs and drawings, and discussion of related diseases, their development and control, and distribution. Generously illustrated and printed on high-quality enamel stock, this volume will be welcome by plant scientists and libraries worldwide.

Phytophthora Diseases Worldwide


Introduction to Phytophthora

Taxonomic Position of Phytophthora Among Living Organisms
Life History of Phytophthora
Unique Features of Phytophthora Epidemiology of Phytophthora
A Cause of Multicyclic Diseases

Isolation and Detection of Phytophthora

Selective Chemicals
Isolation by Baiting with Selective Hosts Isolation from Plant Tissue
Isolation from Soil
Isolation from Bodies of Water
Detection by Serological Methods
Detection in Soil by Artificially Prelabeling Propagules with fluorescent Compounds
Detection of a Metalaxyl-Resistant Isolatein Soil
Detection of Phytophthora by DNA Probes

Culture, Physiology, and Genetics of Phytophthora Species

Purification from Contaminants
Single-Spore Isolation
Organic Media
Synthetic Media
Maintenance of Phytophthora Collections
Sporulation of Phytophthora
Genetics and Cytology of Phytophthora

Morphology and Identification of Phytophthora Species

Morphological Characteristics
The Identification Process
Molecular Technology for Differentiation of Species
Comparison of the Morphology of Pythium and Phytophthora

Cultural and Biological Control

The Susceptible Host, the Virulent Pathogen, and the Favorable Environment
Cultural Factors That Increase Disease
Effects Caused by the Pathogen
Cultural Control
Biological Control

Control by Host Resistance

Types of Resistance and Technology Mechanisms of Resistance

Chemical Control

Suppression of Inoculum by Eradicant Biocides Protectant Fungicides
Systemic Fungicides
Synergism Among Different Fungicides Disease Forecasting
The Status of Fungicidal Control of Phytophthora

Species Descriptions

Phytophthora arecae
Phytophthora boehmeriae
Phytophthora botryose
Phytophthora cactorum
Phytophthora cajani
Phytophthora cambivora
Phytophthora capsici
Phytophthora cinnamomi
Phytophthora cinnamomi
var. parvispora
Phytophthora citricola
Phytophthora citrophthora
Phytophthora clandestine
Phytophthora colocasiae
Phytophthora cryptogea
Phytophthora cyperi
Phytophthora cyperi-bulbosi
Phytophthora drechsleri
var. drechsleri
Phytophthora eriugena
Phytophthora erythroseptica
var. erythroseptica
Phytophthora erythroseptica
var. pisi
Phytophthora fragariae
var. fragariae
Phytophthora fragariae
var. oryzobladis
Phytophthora fragariae
var. rubi
Phytophthora gonapodyides
Phytophthora heveae
Phytophthora hibernalis
Phytophthora humicola
Phytophthora idaei
Phytophthora ilicis
Phytophthora infestans
Phytophthora inflate
Phytophthora insolita
Phytophthora iranica
Phytophthora italica
Phytophthora japonica
Phytophthora katsura
Phytophthora lateralis
Phytophthora lepironiae
Phytophthora macrochlamydospora
Phytophthora meadii
Phytophthora medicaginis
Phytophthora megakarya
Phytophthora megaspema
Phytophthora melonis
Phytophthora Mexicana
Phytophthora mirabilis
Phytophthora nicotianae Phytophthora palmivora var. palmivora
Phytophthora palmivora
var. heterocystica
Phytophthora phaseoli
Phytophthora porri
Phytophthora primulae
Phytophthora pseudotsuge
Phytophthora quininea
Phytophthora richardiae
Phytophthora sinensis
Phytophthora sojae
Phytophthora syringae
Phytophthora tentaculata
Phytophthora trifolii
Phytophthora undulatal
Phytophthora verrucosa
Phytophthora vignae
Sclerophthora macrospore = Phytophthora macrospore

Hosts That Are Susceptible to More than One Species of Phytophthora

Literature Cited
"One of the most comprehensive and invaluable sourcebooks ever written on Phytophtora and the diseases it causes."
—D. Michael
Publish Date: 1996
Format: 8.5" x 11" hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-89054-212-5
Pages: 562
Images: 62 color images; 82 black and white images; 52 line drawings
Publication Weight: 4 lbs

By Donald C. Erwin and Olaf K. Ribeiro

Phytophthora Diseases Worldwide

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