Continuing in the tradition of its predecessors, this new edition combines an informal, easy to read style with a thorough introduction to concepts and terminology of plant pathology. After reviewing fundamental concepts, the book discusses groups of plant pathogens and molecular tools for studying them, pathogen interactions, epidemiology and disease control, and special topics in plant pathology. The book details various disease-causing organisms, including viruses, fungi, prokaryotics, nematodes, and various biotic agents. It also examines various plant-pathogen interactions, molecular attack strategies, extracellular enzymes, host defenses, and disruption of plant function.

New in the Third Edition

  • Molecular plant-fungal interactions
  • Expanded treatment of molecular tools
  • Advanced biocontrol concepts
  • How to use and care for microscopes

part |2 pages

Part I: Introductory Concepts

part |2 pages

Part II: Groups of Plant Pathogens and Abiotic Disorders

chapter 4|30 pages

Plant Pathogenic Viruses

chapter 5|22 pages

Plant Pathogenic Prokaryotes

chapter 6|18 pages

Plant-Parasitic Nematodes

chapter 8|18 pages

Oomycota: The Fungus-Like Organisms

chapter 9|20 pages

Non-Oomycota Zoosporic Plant Pathogens

chapter 10|8 pages

Plant Pathogenic Zygomycetes

chapter 12|14 pages

The Powdery Mildews

chapter 14|16 pages

Rust and Smut Diseases

chapter 16|28 pages

Soilborne Plant Pathogens

chapter 17|12 pages

Parasitic Plants

chapter 18|14 pages

Abiotic Plant Disorders

part |2 pages

Part III: Plant–Pathogen Interactions

chapter 20|10 pages

Physical and Physiological Host Defenses

chapter 21|14 pages

Disruption of Plant Function

part |2 pages

Part IV: Epidemiology and Disease Control