October 30, 2009
ST. PAUL, MINN. (OCT 30, 2009)¾Essential Plant Pathology, Second Edition is completely updated with color throughout and is packaged with a new DVD that includes more extras for students and professors alike. The first edition of this best-selling introductory textbook was carefully reviewed by subject matter specialists and plant pathology course instructors to help update the content, especially some of the quickly changing molecular aspects of host-parasite interactions. This new edition includes an important new section to teach students about gene silencing using RNA interference.
The textbook is written specifically to the introductory plant pathology course level by award-winning educators Gail Schumann and Cleo D’Arcy. The book is reader friendly with important terms and concepts clearly identified. Special “Did you know?” boxes spark student interest by providing cultural and historical facts about plant diseases and every chapter guides students to recommended resources, study questions, “Words to Know,” Internet research exercises, and DVD exercises. A printed version of the glossary on the DVD has been added to the textbook. It includes synonyms, antonyms, and related terms that will help students master the plant pathology vocabulary. The disease examples have been revised to include more tropical crops and diseases for use in chapter exercises.
The new second edition text comes packaged with a dynamic DVD that works hand-in-hand with the APSnet Education Center and provides students and their professors with an engaging way to learn and teach plant pathology. This DVD contains many important supplementary materials that can be used without internet access, including: expanded and revised identification exercises, new APSnet Education Center peer-reviewed instructional materials, and new web links for each chapter. This DVD helps with course prep and gives professors the ability to easily tie their lectures to the textbook to emphasize key concepts.
The book and DVD are also useful to master gardeners who will gain a practical understanding of plant diseases, their causes, and practices to control them.
This title may be purchased for $89.95 plus S&H (USD) from The American Phytopathological Society. To order this title go to the APS PRESS online store or call toll-free 1.800.328.7560 (U.S.A. and most of Canada) or +1.651.454.7250 (elsewhere).
Essential Plant Pathology, Second Edition includes the following sections: What Is Wrong with My Plant?; What Are the Causes of Plant Diseases? Fungi, Bacteria, Nematodes, Viruses, Parasitic Flowering Plants, Abiotic Factors; What Types of Plant Diseases Are There?; How Do Plants Interact with Pathogens? How Do People Influence Plant Disease Epidemics?; and How Can We Prevent or Manage Plant Disease Epidemics?. 2010; 8.5" x 11" hardcover; 384 pages; 290 color images; ISBN 978-1-89054-381-8; (3 pounds); Item No. 43818; $89.95
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