Defense Mechanisms of Woody Plants Against Fungi

  • Robert A. Blanchette
  • Alan R. Biggs

Part of the Springer Series in Wood Science book series (SSWOO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. M. R. Nicole, J. P. Geiger, D. Nandris
    Pages 181-206
  3. F. F. Jewell Sr., D. C. Jewell
    Pages 246-256
  4. P. D. Manion, D. H. Griffin
    Pages 308-320
  5. K. F. Raffa, K. D. Klepzig
    Pages 354-390
  6. R. A. Blanchette, A. R. Abad
    Pages 424-444
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 445-458

About this book


For the past decade, it has been apparent to both of us that a reference text covering all aspects of tree defense mechanisms to fungi was missing, needed and long overdue. Such a book would provide a clear, comprehensive overview of how living roots, stems and leaves respond to fungal pathogens. The need for such a book became in­ creasingly clear to us from our conversations with each other, as well as from our interactions with students and colleagues who desired a sourcebook containing reviews of morphological, biochemical and physiological aspects of host-parasite interactions in trees. During a field trip sponsored by the Forest Pathology Committee of the Ameri­ can Phytopathological Society, on a bus from one site to another, we decided to take the responsibility to prepare a book of this type and began to plan its composition. To adequately address the topic of this book as we had envisioned it, we believed that well-illustrated chapters were needed in order to reflect the important advances made by the many investigators who have examined the anatomical and physiological changes that occur when trees are attacked by fungi. We are grateful to Dr. Tore Timell, the Wood Science editor for Springer-Verlag, for supporting our efforts and for providing an avenue to publish such a profusely il­ lustrated volume.


Baum Forstwirtschaft Holz Phytopathologie Pilz forestry mycology phytopathology tree biology defense mechanism forest fungi molecular biology mycorrhiza Pathogen plants roots wood Woody plant

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert A. Blanchette
    • 1
  • Alan R. Biggs
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Plant PathologyUniversity of MinnesotaSt. PaulUSA
  2. 2.Fruit Research LaboratoryWest Virginia UniversityKearneyvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-01644-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-01642-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-8563
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