The Elms

Breeding,Conservation, and Disease Management

  • Christopher P. Dunn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Taxonomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Peter M. Hollingsworth, Michelle L. Hollingsworth, Max Coleman
      Pages 3-20
    3. Likuo Fu, Yiqun Xin
      Pages 21-44
  3. Diseases and Pests

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Jonathan Swinton, Christopher A. Gilligan
      Pages 73-101
    3. Lorenzo Mittempergher
      Pages 103-119
    4. Wayne A. Sinclair
      Pages 121-136
    5. Fredric Miller
      Pages 137-154
  4. Disease Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. R. Jay Stipes
      Pages 157-172
    3. Peter D. Gadgil, Lindsay S. Bulman, Margaret A. Dick, John Bajn
      Pages 189-199
  5. Breeding

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Eugene B. Smalley, Raymond P. Guries
      Pages 215-230
    3. Hans M. Heybroek
      Pages 249-258
    4. Kevan M. A. Gartland, Jill S. Gartland, Trevor M. Fenning, Angela T. McHugh, Richard J. Irvine, Garry D. Main et al.
      Pages 259-269
    5. Alden M. Townsend
      Pages 271-278
  6. Conservation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. Eric Collin, Isabelle Bilger, Gösta Eriksson, Jozef Turok
      Pages 281-293
    3. Alejandro Solla, Margareta Burón, Salustiano Iglesias, Luis Gil
      Pages 295-303
    4. Gordon L. Mackenthun
      Pages 305-314
  7. The Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 315-315
    2. Robert O. Sommer, Joshua Summit
      Pages 317-330
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 349-361

About this book


Elms occur, both naturally and cultivated, throughout much of the temperate world. Because of their high tolerance to extreme growing conditions and their widespread distribution, elms have been widely planted in cities, towns and rural areas throughout North America and northern Europe. As such, their current demise due to several pandemics of Dutch elm disease has spurred a huge body of research on breeding for disease resistance, conservation and systematics. The Elms: Breeding, Conservation and Disease Management provides the current state of knowledge in these areas and is an important reference work for pathologists, breeders, taxonomists, and arborists.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher P. Dunn
    • 1
  1. 1.The Morton ArboretumLisleUSA

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