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Powdery Mildew Disease of Crucifers: Biology, Ecology and Disease Management

  • Govind Singh Saharan
  • Naresh K. Mehta
  • Prabhu Dayal Meena
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lxiii
  2. Govind Singh Saharan, Naresh K. Mehta, Prabhu Dayal Meena
    Pages 1-15
  3. Govind Singh Saharan, Naresh K. Mehta, Prabhu Dayal Meena
    Pages 17-51
  4. Govind Singh Saharan, Naresh K. Mehta, Prabhu Dayal Meena
    Pages 53-94
  5. Govind Singh Saharan, Naresh K. Mehta, Prabhu Dayal Meena
    Pages 95-130
  6. Govind Singh Saharan, Naresh K. Mehta, Prabhu Dayal Meena
    Pages 131-143
  7. Govind Singh Saharan, Naresh K. Mehta, Prabhu Dayal Meena
    Pages 145-175
  8. Govind Singh Saharan, Naresh K. Mehta, Prabhu Dayal Meena
    Pages 177-295
  9. Govind Singh Saharan, Naresh K. Mehta, Prabhu Dayal Meena
    Pages 297-321
  10. Govind Singh Saharan, Naresh K. Mehta, Prabhu Dayal Meena
    Pages 323-340
  11. Govind Singh Saharan, Naresh K. Mehta, Prabhu Dayal Meena
    Pages 341-347
  12. Govind Singh Saharan, Naresh K. Mehta, Prabhu Dayal Meena
    Pages 349-351
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 353-362

About this book

Introduction

Powdery mildew disease is the fourth most widespread disease in cruciferous crops and a devastating effect, causing significant losses in terms of quality and quantity in rapeseed and mustard.  Powdery mildews are also a favourable host-pathosystem model for basic research on host–parasite interactions, developmental morphology, cytology, and molecular biology to identify the effector proteins/genes governing different biological functions.

This book provides a comprehensive overview of all the published information in the field for researchers, teachers, students, extension experts, industrialists and farmers, and includes illustrations, photographs, graphs, figures, tables, histograms, micrographs, electron micrographs, and flow charts to aid understanding. It also describes standardized reducible techniques.  The book discusses each disease in detail, describing the distribution, symptomatology, host range, yield losses and disease assessment, as well as the taxonomy, morphology, phylogeny, variability, sporulation, survival and perpetuation of the pathogen. Further, it explores topics such as spore germination; infection; pathogenesis; disease cycle; epidemiology; forecasting; fine structures; host resistance; biochemical, histological, genetic and molecular aspects such as cloning and mapping of R genes; sources of resistance; disease resistance breeding; and the genetics of host-parasite interactions and disease management.

Keywords

Oil Yielding Brassicas Powdery Mildew Diseases Crucifer Vegetables Erysiphe Cruciferarum Brassica Vegetables

Authors and affiliations

  • Govind Singh Saharan
    • 1
  • Naresh K. Mehta
    • 2
  • Prabhu Dayal Meena
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Plant PathologyCCS Haryana Agricultural UniversityHisarIndia
  2. 2.Department of Plant PathologyCCS Haryana Agricultural UniversityHisarIndia
  3. 3.Crop Protection Unit, ICAR-Directorate of Rapeseed-Mustard ResearchBharatpurIndia

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