New book on virus diseases of ornamentals
A book on virus diseases of ornamentals by J. Albouy and J.C. Devergnes has recently been published by INRA (in French) entitled ‘Maladies à virus des plantes ornementales’ (492 pp). The first part is dedicated to general aspects of plant virology: viruses, symptomatology, etiology and diagnostic methods, dissemination of viruses, control methods. The second part includes a dictionary of the main ornamental plants (180 plant species) and the viruses which may affect them. For each plant species, symptoms, virus(es) involved and the importance of the disease are described. Many drawings and colour pictures illustrate this book.
It can be obtained at a price of 492 FRF from:
147 rue de l’Université
75338 Paris Cedex 07
Web site: http://www.inra.fr
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