Fusarium Head Blight in Latin America

  • Teresa M. Alconada Magliano
  • Sofia Noemi Chulze

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Fusarium Populations Associated with Fusarium Head Blight in Latin America

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. María Marta Reynoso, María Laura Ramírez, María Cecilia Farnochi, Adriana M. Torres, Sofía Noemí Chulze
      Pages 3-13
    3. Emerson M. Del Ponte, Dauri J. Tessmann, Piérri Spolti, Paulo R. Kuhnem, Cleiltan N. da Silva
      Pages 15-29
    4. Mariana Umpiérrez, Gabriela Garmendia, Mónica Cabrera, Silvia Pereyra, Silvana Vero
      Pages 31-44
    5. María Laura Ramírez, María Cecilia Farnochi, Sofía Noemí Chulze
      Pages 45-55
  3. Mycotoxins

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Virginia Fernández Pinto, Andrea Patriarca, Graciela Pose
      Pages 59-73
  4. Interaction Plant Pathogen

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Teresa M. Alconada Magliano, Leonel M. Ortega, Andrea L. Astoreca, Clara Pritsch
      Pages 123-140
  5. Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
  6. Management of Fusarium Head Blight

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Erlei M. Reis, Marcelo A. Carmona
      Pages 159-173
    3. Martha Díaz de Ackermann, Man Mohan Kohli
      Pages 175-189
    4. Juan Manuel Palazzini, Adriana M. Torres, Sofía Noemí Chulze
      Pages 191-204
    5. Ricardo C. Moschini, Malvina I. Martínez, María Gabriela Sepulcri
      Pages 205-227
  7. Resistance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Carlos Bainotti, Enrique Alberione, Silvina Lewis, Mariana Cativelli, Mercedes Nisi, Lucio Lombardo et al.
      Pages 231-240
    3. Xinyao He, Pawan K. Singh, Etienne Duveiller, Susanne Dreisigacker, Ravi P. Singh
      Pages 241-262
    4. Man Mohan Kohli, Martha Díaz de Ackermann
      Pages 263-297
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 299-304

About this book


Fusarium head blight (FHB) on small-grain cereals is one of the most devastating diseases. Several species can cause head blight, though Fusarium graminearum is the predominant pathogen in most regions. F. graminearum is one of the most intensively studied fungal plant pathogens. This book presents the current state of knowledge regarding mycological aspects that make wheat-Fusarium interaction, such as hyphal growth, morphogenesis in germinating spores, visualization of enzymatic hydrolysis, production of mycotoxins, inhibition of the hyphal growth by antagonist microorganisms, use of natural substances or by modification of the host resistance, as well as genetic analysis and expression of genes that regulate the infection. Fungal ecology and epidemiology will also be discussed. Just as the analysis of environmental requirements for the establishment of the disease, the use of forecasts of disease risk with meteorological base and integrated management and control. This book includes the study of disease in Latin America, therefore will be of interest to researchers who are working on the issue, as for those who are interested in knowing about the disease.


Biocontrol Fusarium Fusarium head blight Prediction models Wheat

Editors and affiliations

  • Teresa M. Alconada Magliano
    • 1
  • Sofia Noemi Chulze
    • 2
  1. 1.Facultad de Ciencias ExactasUniversidad Nacional de La Plata, (CINDEFI)La PlataArgentina
  2. 2.Fco-Qcas y Naturales, Dept. of Microbiología e ImmunologíaUniversidad Nacional de Río Cuarto, Facultad de Ciencias ExactasRío CuartoArgentina

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