Plant Pathologist's Pocketbook

Plant Pathologist's Pocketbook

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This essential handbook for student and practicing plant pathologists has been thoroughly reorganized and updated since the publication of the second edition in 1983. The new edition includes: rearrangement of topics to facilitate use; 49 short succinct chapters, each providing valuable practical information; new topics such as landmarks in plant pathology, survey of sampling procedures, disease evaluation, effects of climate change, biochemical and molecular techniques, epidemic modelling, breeding for resistance, laboratory safety and electronic databases; seven overall sections covering disease recognition and evaluation, causation, diagnosis, investigation, control, general techniques, and presentation of results.Only by isolation and identification of the causal bacterium can the cause of the symptoms be confirmed. ... Perhaps one of the simplest is based on a dichotomous key built around a small number of biochemical tests (Bradbury, 1970).

Title:Plant Pathologist's Pocketbook
Author:J. M. Waller, Jillian M. Lenné, Sarah J. Waller
Publisher:CABI - 2002


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