December 1, 2011
This nearly 500-page book includes a history of the disease, plus detailed information about the biology, epidemiology, and host-pathogen interactions, as well as horticultural, chemical, and biological control management strategies. It includes important coverage of the discovery of pathogenicity and virulence genes, induced resistance, and the variability and diversity of the bacterial pathogen. These research advances offer promise for controlling the disease, where the traditional studies of epidemiology and conventional chemical or biological control have been unsuccessful. An addendum chapter compiling most of the literature covering phytobacteriological and molecular techniques for quick and easy reference is included.
The book will be useful to scientists beginning work on this disease and wherever scientists and the growers they serve are fighting its devastating effects on the economically important crops of pear and apple.
Fire Blight: History, Biology, and Management includes the following sections:
Book specifications and data
©2012; 8.5" x 11" hardcover; 460 pages; 122 color images; 53 black and white images; ISBN: 978-0-89054-394-8; Item No. 43948
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