Alternaria Diseases of Crucifers: Biology, Ecology and Disease Management

  • Govind Singh Saharan
  • Naresh Mehta
  • Prabhu Dayal Meena

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvii
  2. Govind Singh Saharan, Naresh Mehta, Prabhu Dayal Meena
    Pages 1-16
  3. Govind Singh Saharan, Naresh Mehta, Prabhu Dayal Meena
    Pages 17-51
  4. Govind Singh Saharan, Naresh Mehta, Prabhu Dayal Meena
    Pages 53-86
  5. Govind Singh Saharan, Naresh Mehta, Prabhu Dayal Meena
    Pages 87-98
  6. Govind Singh Saharan, Naresh Mehta, Prabhu Dayal Meena
    Pages 99-124
  7. Govind Singh Saharan, Naresh Mehta, Prabhu Dayal Meena
    Pages 125-161
  8. Govind Singh Saharan, Naresh Mehta, Prabhu Dayal Meena
    Pages 163-166
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    Pages 167-173
  10. Govind Singh Saharan, Naresh Mehta, Prabhu Dayal Meena
    Pages 175-210
  11. Govind Singh Saharan, Naresh Mehta, Prabhu Dayal Meena
    Pages 211-238
  12. Govind Singh Saharan, Naresh Mehta, Prabhu Dayal Meena
    Pages 239-272
  13. Govind Singh Saharan, Naresh Mehta, Prabhu Dayal Meena
    Pages 273-287
  14. Govind Singh Saharan, Naresh Mehta, Prabhu Dayal Meena
    Pages 289-291
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 293-299

About this book

Introduction

This book deals with the various aspects viz., the disease, geographical distribution, symptoms on different hosts, host range, yield losses, and disease assessment method, while detailed description on pathogen include taxonomic position, phylogeny, variability, sporulation, perpetuation, and spore germination, host-parasite interactions in the form of seed infection, disease cycle, process of infection, and pathogenesis, epidemiology, forecasting, fine structures, biochemical changes, and phytotoxins, host defence mechanism, techniques to study host-parasite relationships, and management practices including cultural, chemical, biological control practices, and deployment of host resistance. The last section deals with gaps in our understanding, and knowledge about management of these diseases, techniques for the diagnosis of disease and offer suggestions for future research priorities. Each aspect has been vividly illustrated with photographs, histograms, figures, tables, electron micrographs for stimulating, effective and easy reading and understanding. We are sure that this comprehensive encyclopaedic treatise on "Alternaria diseases of crucifers” will be of immense use to the researchers, teachers, students and all others who are interested in the diagnosis and management of Alternaria diseases of crucifers world over.

Four species of Alternaria are wide spread and most devastating on cruciferous oil yielding crops, vegetables, forage crops, ornamental plants, and numerous weeds all over the world. The damage to the plants is in the form of infections on seed in the soil during sowing, on seedlings during emergence and growth, on stem, leaves, inflorescence, pods and finally to the seed causing yield losses in seed quantity and quality. 

Keywords

Alternaria diseases Alternaria pathogen Brassica vegetables Crucifers Oil yielding Brassicas

Authors and affiliations

  • Govind Singh Saharan
    • 1
  • Naresh Mehta
    • 2
  • Prabhu Dayal Meena
    • 3
  1. 1.Plant PathologyCCS Haryana Agricultural UniversityHisarIndia
  2. 2.Plant PathologyCCS Haryana Agricultural UniversityHisarIndia
  3. 3.Crop Protection UnitICARBharatpurIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-0021-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-0019-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-0021-8
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