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Author Singh Saharan, Govind, author
Title Alternaria diseases of crucifers : biology, ecology and disease management / by Govind Singh Saharan, Naresh Mehta, Prabhu Dayal Meena
Imprint Singapore : Springer Singapore : Imprint: Springer, 2016
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Descript 1 online resource (xxxvii, 299 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Note 1. Introduction -- 2. The Disease -- 3. The Pathogen -- 4. Infection Process, Pathogenesis and Disease Cycle -- 5. Epidemiology and forecasting -- 6. Pathogenic Variability -- 7. Fine Structures and Electron Microscopy -- 8. Biochemistry of Hose-Pathogen-Interaction -- 9. Resistance -- 10. Phytotoxins -- 11. Disease Management -- 12. Techniques -- 13. Future Strategies and priorities for the management of alternaria diseases of crucifers
This book deals with the various aspects viz., the disease, geographical distribution, symptoms on different hosts, host range, yield losses, and disease assessment method, while detailed description on pathogen include taxonomic position, phylogeny, variability, sporulation, perpetuation, and spore germination, host-parasite interactions in the form of seed infection, disease cycle, process of infection, and pathogenesis, epidemiology, forecasting, fine structures, biochemical changes, and phytotoxins, host defence mechanism, techniques to study host-parasite relationships, and management practices including cultural, chemical, biological control practices, and deployment of host resistance. The last section deals with gaps in our understanding, and knowledge about management of these diseases, techniques for the diagnosis of disease and offer suggestions for future research priorities. Each aspect has been vividly illustrated with photographs, histograms, figures, tables, electron micrographs for stimulating, effective and easy reading and understanding. We are sure that this comprehensive encyclopaedic treatise on "Alternaria diseases of crucifers" will be of immense use to the researchers, teachers, students and all others who are interested in the diagnosis and management of Alternaria diseases of crucifers world over. Four species of Alternaria are wide spread and most devastating on cruciferous oil yielding crops, vegetables, forage crops, ornamental plants, and numerous weeds all over the world. The damage to the plants is in the form of infections on seed in the soil during sowing, on seedlings during emergence and growth, on stem, leaves, inflorescence, pods and finally to the seed causing yield losses in seed quantity and quality
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Cruciferae -- Diseases and pests
Life Sciences
Plant Pathology
Agriculture
Plant Breeding/Biotechnology
Biodiversity
Plant Genetics & Genomics
Alt Author Mehta, Naresh, author
Meena, Prabhu Dayal, author
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