Detection and Diagnostics of Plant Pathogens

  • Maria Lodovica Gullino
  • Peter J. M. Bonants

Part of the Plant Pathology in the 21st Century book series (ICPP, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Erich-Christian Oerke, Anne-Katrin Mahlein, Ulrike Steiner
      Pages 55-68
  3. Case Studies and Special Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Robert K. Taylor, Joanne R. Chapman, Megan K. Romberg, Bevan S. Weir, Joel L. Vanneste, Kerry R. Everett et al.
      Pages 71-86
    3. Li Maria Ma, Jacqueline Fletcher, Guodong Zhang
      Pages 87-102
    4. Jacqueline Fletcher, Francisco M. Ochoa Corona, Mark Payton
      Pages 103-115
  4. Role of Diagnostics in Plant Disease Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. James P. Stack, Jane E. Thomas, Will Baldwin, Paul J. Verrier
      Pages 147-156
    3. M. Lodovica Gullino, Giovanna Gilardi, Giuseppe Ortu, Angelo Garibaldi
      Pages 157-165
    4. Vittorio Rossi, Thierry Candresse, Michael J. Jeger, Charles Manceau, Gregor Urek, Giuseppe Stancanelli
      Pages 167-193
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 195-200

About this book


This volume contains the lectures given at the 10th International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP 2013) held in Beijing, August 25-30, 2013 on detection and diagnosis of plant pathogens, which represent two fundamental steps in disease management decisions.

A quick and reliable detection method in combination with decision support systems is fundamental in order to reduce the damages caused by old and new pathogens, thus permitting to reduce the number of treatments and to contain the potential losses.

Molecular methods are available for a number of pathogens and the volume provide good examples of application in different production sectors. Innovative techniques and methods are described to detect and identify different targets: destructive and non-destructive, air- or soil-borne, human- and plant pathogens, in plants or seed-born, native or emerging pathogens, on-site or lab-based. All to support international organizations to secure global trade and agriculture all over the world.

This book is aimed at researchers, students in advanced courses and extension services.



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Editors and affiliations

  • Maria Lodovica Gullino
    • 1
  • Peter J. M. Bonants
    • 2
  1. 1.AGROINNOVA, University of TorinoGrugliascoItaly
  2. 2.Plant Research International, Wageningen URWageningenThe Netherlands

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