Botrytis – the Fungus, the Pathogen and its Management in Agricultural Systems

  • Sabine Fillinger
  • Yigal Elad

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Yigal Elad, Melané Vivier, Sabine Fillinger
    Pages 1-15
  3. Frances M. Dewey (Molly), Robert Grant-Downton
    Pages 17-34
  4. Rita Milvia De Miccolis Angelini, Stefania Pollastro, Franco Faretra
    Pages 35-53
  5. Nadia Korolev, Yigal Elad
    Pages 55-70
  6. Mingde Wu, Jing Zhang, Long Yang, Guoqing Li
    Pages 71-90
  7. Anne-Sophie Walker
    Pages 91-125
  8. Odile Carisse
    Pages 127-148
  9. Philippe C. Nicot, Alison Stewart, Marc Bardin, Yigal Elad
    Pages 165-187
  10. Sabine Fillinger, Anne-Sophie Walker
    Pages 189-216
  11. Gianfranco Romanazzi, Samir Droby
    Pages 217-228
  12. Celedonio González, Nélida Brito, Amir Sharon
    Pages 229-246
  13. Ulrike Siegmund, Anne Viefhues
    Pages 269-289
  14. Eva Liñeiro, Jesús Manuel Cantoral, Francisco Javier Fernández-Acero
    Pages 315-333
  15. Oliver Windram, Claire Stoker, Katherine Denby
    Pages 335-360
  16. Barbara Blanco-Ulate, John M. Labavitch, Estefania Vincenti, Ann L. T. Powell, Dario Cantu
    Pages 361-386
  17. Barbara Blanco-Ulate, Estefania Vincenti, Dario Cantu, Ann L. T. Powell
    Pages 387-412
  18. Yigal Elad, Ilaria Pertot, Alba Marina Cotes Prado, Alison Stewart
    Pages 413-486
  19. Philippe C. Nicot, Alison Stewart, Marc Bardin, Yigal Elad
    Pages E1-E1

About this book


Botrytis, a genus of fungal plant pathogens, is the focus of intensive scientific research worldwide. The complex interactions between these pathogens and the plants they infect (referred to collectively as the pathosystem) and the economic importance of the diseases caused by Botrytis on more than 1400 species of cultivated plants, many of which are important agricultural crops, render this pathogen of particular interest to farmers, agriculture experts, advisers, extension staff, students and researchers worldwide. This book is the product of intensive work by 41 authors, all of whom are leading scientists from various scientific disciplines studying Botrytis as a fungus and as a pathogen. The authors of this book have amassed state-of-the art knowledge on diverse topics, including Botrytis epidemiology, disease management, biological and chemical control and aspects of the plant-pathogen interactome, including virulence factors and defense processes, signaling cascades, the oxidative burst and general biological aspects, such as vegetative incompatibility, mycoviruses, and the revised Botrytis species concept. This book also provides reviews of the genetic and post-genomic analyses, such as transcriptomics and proteomics, used to study Botrytis biology and pathogenicity. This 20-chapter book is a comprehensive treatise covering the rapidly developing science of Botrytis and reflecting the major developments in studies of this fungus. It will serve as a source of general information for specialists in agriculture and horticulture, but also for students and scientists interested in the biology of this fascinating, multifaceted phytopathogenic fungal species.


control epidemiology infection plant pathogen plant response

Editors and affiliations

  • Sabine Fillinger
    • 1
  • Yigal Elad
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre de Versailles-GrignonINRAThiverval-GrignonFrance
  2. 2.Dept. Plant Path. and Weed Res.AROBet DaganIsrael

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