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EPPO Reporting Service no. 06 - 2004 Num. article: 2004/098

New book: Introduction to plant pathology

A new book “Introduction to Plant Pathology” written by Dr R.N. Strange has recently been published. It provides a comprehensive coverage of plant pathology (etiology, epidemiology, diagnostic, pathogenicity and plant defence, disease control etc.) and is illustrated by many examples of pathogens and the diseases they cause. This new book contains the following chapters:

  1. The causal agents of plant disease: identity and impact
  2. The detection and diagnosis of plant pathogens and the diseases they cause
  3. Epidemiology
  4. The measurement of inoculum and disease severity and their effects on crop yields
  5. Inoculum control
  6. Locating, penetrating and colonizing the host
  7. Subverting the metabolism of the host
  8. Killing the host – the role of toxins
  9. The plant fights back – 1. Constitutive defence mechanisms
  10. The genetics of compatibility and incompatibility
  11. The plant fights back – 2. Active defence mechanisms
  12. Control of the disease process

Strange, R.N. (2003) Introduction to plant pathology. Wiley, London, 464 pp. can be ordered at a price of 32.50 GBP from:
John Wiley & Sons limited
The Atrium, Southern Gate
Chichester, West Sussex
PO19 8SQ, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1243 779777
Tel: +44 (0) 1243 775878
E-mail: cs-books@wiley.co.uk
WWW: http://www.wiley.com


EPPO Secretariat, 2004-06