Insect Transmission of Plant Diseases

Julian Gilbert Leach

Verlag: Biotech Books/Daya Publishing House, 2011
ISBN 10: 8176220051 / ISBN 13: 9788176220057
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Volume brings into focus the crucial role played by insects in the spread and development of various plant diseases. Against the background of advances in plant pathology, It is described how bacterial, fungus, virus and other plant diseases are transmitted through insects. Based on author\`s personal research work, a number of diseases in specifies crops have been discussed, supplemented with illustrations, tables of technical data and diagrams. Also there are special chapters on the anatomy and physiology of plants in relation to infection; feeding and breeding habits to insects; and the techniques particularly useful for the study of insect transmission of plant diseases.;With prolific reference for further and deeper information appended to each of the chapters, the book should interest the students and scholars of entomology and plant pathology, particularly.;Contents:;Chapter 1: Introduction; The science of plant pathology: its origin and growth, The passing ofthe exploratory and descriptive stage, Modern emphasis on more basic problems, Insect transmission a neglected borderline field, Some causes of neglect, Viewpoints of pathlogists and entomologists, Some results of neglect, Relation of Dipterous insects to bacterial soft rot misinterpreted, Failure to recognize role of flea beetles in transmitting bacterial wilt of corn, Confusion of tipburn and hoppeburn of potatoes, Bark beetles and blue-stain fungi as factors in death of pines, Need for more and better cooperation, Possible aids in overcoming difficulties in cooperation, The complexity of the phenomenon of insect transmission, Biological and evolutionary aspects, Interaction of plant, pathogen and vector and influence of environment, Need for special techniques, Lessons to be learned from insect transmission of animal diseases, Chapter 2: The Interrelationships of Plants and Insects; Close association of insects and plants in evolutionary past, Interdependence of plants and insects, Phytophagous insects: methods of feeding, injuries and benefits, Entomophagous plants, the flycatcher, the pitcher plants, the butterworts, the sundews, the bladderworts, the Venus\`s flytrap, Nematode entraping fungi, Entomophthorous plants: bacterial diseases of insects, fungus diseases, virus diseases, protozoal diseases, Entomophilous plants, agents of pollination, origin of entomophily, plant adaptations, insect adaptations, Symbiosis between insects and plants, Chpater 3: Symbiosis Between Insects and Microorganisms and its Significance in Plant Pathology; Symbiosis, origin of the term and concept expressed, Kind of symbiosis, Symbiosis between insects and microorganisms, Ecotosymbiosis: ambrosia, beetles, and fungi, termites and fungi, the fungus cultivating ants, Endosymbiosis: progressive series of complexity, The nature of the symbiotic association, Septobasidium and scale insects, Bacteria and Dipterous insects, The drug store bettle and yeast, Intracellular symbiosis in the Homoptera, mycetocytes and mycetomes, Rikettsia, Chapter 4: The Relation of Insects to the Spread and Development of Plant Diseases; Historical review: poineer work of Waite on insect transmission of fire blight, Takami and rice dwarf, early work on sugar beet leaf roll, Allard and tobacco mosaic, parallel developments in insect transmission of animal diseases, the olive fly and olive knot, bacterial wilt of cucurbits and the cucumber beeltes, Norton\`s review, hopperburn of potatoes and other plants, survey of field by Rand and Pierce, Symposium of 1921, Buchner\`s Tier and Pflanze in Symbiose:, Boning\`s review, Leach\`s review, Symposium of 1987, The roles played by insects: direct disease production, dissemination of the pathogen, inoculation, ingression, invasion, preservation, Possible role of insects in origin of new diseases; classification of methods of insects transmissi Printed Pages: 633. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 57478

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Titel: Insect Transmission of Plant Diseases
Verlag: Biotech Books/Daya Publishing House
Erscheinungsdatum: 2011
Einband: Hardcover
Zustand: New

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