Bacterial Wilt Disease

Molecular and Ecological Aspects

  • Philippe Prior
  • Caitilyn Allen
  • John Elphinstone

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. One Hundred and One Years of Research on Bacterial Wilt

  3. Bacterial Wilt: the Missing Element in International Banana Improvement Programs

  4. Diversity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. M. Fegan, M. Taghavi, L. I. Sly, A. C. Hayward
      Pages 19-33
    3. J. M. Van Der Wolf, P. J. M. Bonants, J. J. Smith, M. Hagenaar, E. Nijhuis, J. R. C. M. Van Beckhoven et al.
      Pages 44-49
    4. J. J. Smith, G. N. Kibata, Z. K. Murimi, K. Y. Lum, E. Fernandez-Northcote, L. C. Offord et al.
      Pages 50-55
    5. K. Tsuchiya, M. Horita
      Pages 61-73
  5. Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. S. Seal
      Pages 101-102
    3. P. Caruso, P. Llop, J. L. Palomo, P. Garcia, C. Morente, M. M. López
      Pages 128-132
    4. R. A. Griep, C. van Twisk, J. M. van der Wolf, J. R. van Beckhoven, A. Schots
      Pages 140-145
    5. J. D. Janse, F. A. X. Araluppan, J. Schans, M. Wenneker, W. Westerhuis
      Pages 146-152
  6. Pathogenicity

  7. Host Resistance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. N. Grimsley, J.-F. Wang
      Pages 197-199
    3. Mechanisms of Resistance

    4. Genetic Mapping of Resistance Genes

    5. Breeding for Resistance

      1. A. M. A. Gomes, R. L. R. Mariano, S. J. Michereff, J. G. E. de França
        Pages 276-283
      2. J.-F. Wang, N.-C. Chen, H.-M. Li
        Pages 284-289
      3. C. A. Lopes, A. M. Quezado-Soares, J. A. Buso, P. E. Melo
        Pages 290-293
      4. B. S. Liao, Z. H. Shan, N. X. Duan, Y. J. Tan, Y. Lei, D. Li et al.
        Pages 294-299
      5. Z. H. Shan, N. X. Duan, H. F. Jiang, Y. J. Tan, D. Li, B. S. Liao
        Pages 300-305
      6. C. M. Busolo-Bulafu
        Pages 306-308

About this book


Jointly published with INRA, Paris.

Bacterial wilt, caused by Ralstonia solanacearum, is a very destructive plant disease that attacks over 450 different species, including many of the most important economic crop plants. Often endemic, the bacterium transmits through the soil, penetrates the plant root system and eventually causes irreversible wilting and death. This book summarizes the current information on bacterial wilt for both the basic research community and for concerned professionals who are faced with the disease in the field, offering the latest approaches to diagnosis and control of the disease. Emphasis is placed on integrated and biologically sustainable control methods. Also presented is the most recent genetic/biochemical research exploring the interaction between the bacterium and its plant host at the molecular level.


Bakterien Nutzpflanze Pathogen bacteria genes host resistance microbe pathology phytopathology plant plant disease plant protection plants resistance soil

Editors and affiliations

  • Philippe Prior
    • 1
  • Caitilyn Allen
    • 2
  • John Elphinstone
    • 3
  1. 1.Domaine DuclosINRA-URPVPointe-à-Pitre CedexFrance
  2. 2.Department of Plant Pathology, Russel LaboratoriesUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA
  3. 3.Central Science LaboratoryYorkUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08361-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03592-4
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