Fungicide Resistance in Plant Pathogens

Principles and a Guide to Practical Management

  • Hideo Ishii
  • Derek William Hollomon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Development of Fungicide Resistance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Rita Milvia De Miccolis Angelini, Stefania Pollastro, Franco Faretra
      Pages 13-34
    3. Hideo Ishii
      Pages 35-48
    4. Frank van den Bosch, Bart Fraaije, Richard Oliver, Femke van den Berg, Neil Paveley
      Pages 49-62
    5. Frank van den Bosch, Neil Paveley, Bart Fraaije, Femke van den Berg, Richard Oliver
      Pages 63-76
    6. Alexey Mikaberidze, Bruce A. McDonald
      Pages 77-89
  3. Mechanisms of Resistance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. David H. Young
      Pages 93-103
    3. Gerd Stammler, Antje Wolf, Alice Glaettli, Kristin Klappach
      Pages 105-117
    4. Helge Sierotzki
      Pages 119-143
    5. Makiichi Takagaki
      Pages 175-180
    6. Makoto Fujimura, Shinpei Banno, Akihiko Ichiishi, Fumiyasu Fukumori
      Pages 181-197
    7. Basil Nicholas Ziogas, Anastasios Andreas Malandrakis
      Pages 199-216
    8. Danièle Debieu, Pierre Leroux
      Pages 217-231
    9. Matthias Hahn, Michaela Leroch
      Pages 233-248
  4. Monitoring Resistance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Guido Schnabel, Meng-jun Hu, Dolores Fernández-Ortuño
      Pages 281-293
    3. Derek William Hollomon, Hideo Ishii
      Pages 295-309
  5. Resistance Management in Major Crops

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. Ming-guo Zhou, Xiao-jing Jia
      Pages 313-328
    3. Madeline Ann Tucker, Francisco Lopez-Ruiz, Kithsiri Jayasena, Richard Peter Oliver
      Pages 329-340
    4. Hideo Ishii
      Pages 341-354
    5. Huub T. A. M. Schepers, Louise R. Cooke
      Pages 355-378
    6. Mohamed F. R. Khan
      Pages 379-387
    7. Annette Penaud, Anne-Sophie Walker
      Pages 389-399
    8. Margaret Tuttle McGrath
      Pages 401-417
    9. Anne-Sophie Walker, Pierre Leroux
      Pages 419-432
    10. James E. Adaskaveg, Helga Förster
      Pages 449-466
    11. Andreas Mehl, Friederike Manger-Jacob
      Pages 467-479
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 481-490

About this book


This volume offers a comprehensive coverage of the general principles and recent advances in fungicide resistance. It describes the development, mechanisms, monitoring and management of resistance, and covers the most important group of fungicides that have caused resistance on various crops. An historical review of fungicide resistance over the past 40 years sets the scene for up-to-date basic information on mode of action, as well as the genetics, mechanisms, and evolution of resistance. Monitoring for resistance, including the latest developments in molecular diagnostics, moves readers into the practical aspects of resistance management, which is dealt with through a series of case studies outlining fungicide-use strategies on several key crops. The chapters reflect the experience of authors internationally recognised for their significant contributions to fungicide resistance research. The majority of crop diseases are caused by fungal pathogens, and disease control relies heavily on chemically synthesized fungicides. However, modern fungicides often encounter the problem of resistance development in target pathogens. Thus pathogen resistance to fungicides is an important factor that causes loss of yield and quality of crops. It often threatens biosecurity through the decrease of fungicide efficacy in the fields. To manage fungicide resistance successfully will require the promotion of integrated disease management, involving not just chemical fungicides, but also host plant resistance, agronomic factors, and reliable biological control agents where these are available.

Well referenced throughout, the book offers a comprehensive account of resistance, which will be useful as a source of material for lecturers and for both industrial and academic scientists involved in fungicide resistance research. It is also a valuable sourcebook for students.


Biocontrol agents Fungal pathogen Fungicide use strategies Monitoring resistance Pathogen resistance Resistance mechanisms

Editors and affiliations

  • Hideo Ishii
    • 1
  • Derek William Hollomon
    • 2
  1. 1.Kibi International UniversityMinami-AwajiJapan
  2. 2.BristolUnited Kingdom

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