Fungal Plant Pathogens (Principles and Protocols Series)

Fungal Plant Pathogens (Principles and Protocols Series)

By: Charles Lane (editor), Paul Beales (editor), Kevin Hughes (editor), Matthew Ryan (contributor), Cooke Cooke (contributor), David Galsworthy (contributor), Jenny Tomlinson (contributor), Belinda Phillipson (contributor), Christopher Thornton (contributor)Paperback

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Covering the key techniques used when working with fungal plant pathogens, this practical manual deals with recognition of disease symptoms, detection and identification of fungi and methods to characterise them well as curation, quarantine and quality assurance. The book is unique in its practical focus, providing an overview of both traditional and emerging methods and their applications, and detailed protocols on completion techniques such as microscopy, PCR, ELISA, freeze drying and DNA storage. Fungal Plant Pathogens provides a valuable guide to investigating fungal plant diseases and interpreting laboratory findings for postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students, extension plant pathologists, consultants and advisers in agriculture and horticulture and the food supply chain.

About Author

is a senior plant pathologist specialising in diagnostics of fungal diseases. Completing his PhD at the University of Hertfordshire on Rhododendron powdery mildew, he took up the role of plant disease diagnostician at the Food and Environment Research agency (Fera) where he has been for the past for 15 years, managing the plant clinic, seeds and export laboratory, electron microscopy suite and photographic services. He is a specialist in both indigenous and non-indigenous plant pathogens, identifying and discovering and researching new pathogens from around the world. He has a keen interest in Phytophthora and has developed many of the diagnostic methods used to identify Phytophthora ramorum, the cause of Sudden Oak Death in the USA. He was the first person to diagnose P. ramorum in the UK and discovered P.kernoviae, a newly described oomycete affecting rhododendron, other shrubby plants in woodland, heathland and trees. He is a sought after teacher and has spent time overseas training new European member states diagnosticians and inspectors in plant diseases and students around the UK in plant pathology. is a senior plant pathologist specialising in diagnostics of fungal diseases. Completing his PhD at the University of Hertfordshire on Rhododendron powdery mildew, he took up the role of plant disease diagnostician at the Food and Environment Research agency (Fera) where he has been for the past for 15 years, managing the plant clinic, seeds and export laboratory, electron microscopy suite and photographic services. He is a specialist in both indigenous and non-indigenous plant pathogens, identifying and discovering and researching new pathogens from around the world. He has a keen interest in Phytophthora and has developed many of the diagnostic methods used to identify Phytophthora ramorum, the cause of Sudden Oak Death in the USA. He was the first person to diagnose P. ramorum in the UK and discovered P.kernoviae, a newly described oomycete affecting rhododendron, other shrubby plants in woodland, heathland and trees. He is a sought after teacher and has spent time overseas training new European member states diagnosticians and inspectors in plant diseases and students around the UK in plant pathology.

Contents

1: Introduction to Fungal Plant Pathogens 2: Examination of Plant Material 3: Detection of Fungal Plant Pathogens from Plants, Soil, Water and Air 4: Detection of Fungal Plant Pathogens in Seeds 5: Identification of Fungi Based on Morphological Characteristics 6: Cultural Characterization 7: Serological Techniques for Diagnosis 8: Nucleic Acid-based Techniques for Diagnosis 9: Fingerprinting Techniques 10: Maintenance and Storage of Fungal Plant Pathogens 11: Quarantine Procedures for Working with Fungal Plant Pathogens 12: Quality Assurance and Quality Systems

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781845936686
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 324
  • ID: 9781845936686
  • weight: 880
  • ISBN10: 184593668X

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