Recommended by APS PRESS!"The Fusarium Laboratory Manual is a milestone in the study of the genus Fusarium and will help bridge the gap between morphological and phylogenetic taxonomy. It will be used by everybody dealing with Fusarium in the Third Millennium."-- W.F.O. Marasas, Medical Research Council, South Africa
For the first time in over 20 years, a comprehensive collection of photographs and descriptions of species in the fungal genus Fusarium is available. The Fusarium Laboratory Manual provides an overview of the biology of Fusarium and the techniques involved in the isolation, identification, and characterization of individual species and the populations in which they occur. It is the first time that genetic, morphological, and molecular approaches have been incorporated into a volume devoted to Fusarium identification.
This book is designed as a laboratory manual and a guide to techniques and species likely to be encountered. This manual includes some of the evolutionary biology and population genetics thinking that has begun to inform the understanding of agriculturally important fungal pathogens. In addition, it provides guidance in formulating questions and obtaining answers about this very important group of fungi. The need for as many different techniques as possible to be used in the identification and characterization process has never been greater. These approaches have applications to fungi other than those in the genus Fusarium. This volume presents an introduction to the genus Fusarium, the toxins these fungi produce, and the diseases they can cause.
John F. Leslie received his Ph.D. in genetics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1979 and is currently a Professor of Plant Pathology and Genetics at Kansas State University.
Brett A. Summerell received his Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from the University of Sydney in 1988 at which time he moved to the Royal Botanic Gardens (Sydney, Australia), where he currently is the Director of Science and Public Programs.
Drs. Leslie and Summerell organize an annual Fusarium Laboratory Workshop in which participants receive hands-on instruction in the implementation of and the interpretation of results from the techniques described in this manual.
“It was lovely to read the detailed techniques and methods included in this book. Taking into account all informative aspects and practical instructions which have been integrated in this text, The Fusarium Laboratory Manual would indeed assist as a guidebook for hands-on workshops as well as a guide for those who are looking for a reference, description of a common species, or a technique especially suited with such an important genus Fusarium.”-- Fungal Diversity "The detail given for techniques is extensive, almost anticipating any trouble one might encounter."-- Inoculum
"The Fusarium Laboratory Manual is a milestone in the study of the genus Fusarium and will help bridge the gap between morphological and phylogenetic taxonomy. It will be used by everybody dealing with Fusarium in the Third Millennium."-- W.F.O. Marasas, Medical Research Council, South Africa
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