Molecular Detection in Integrated Pest and Disease Management

  • M.M. Finetti Sialer
  • L. Rosso
Part of the Integrated Management of Plants Pests and Diseases book series (IMPD, volume 1)


The basic principles of detection applied to IPM of plant pests and diseases are described, including immunodetection, monoclonal antibodies, DNA-based detection procedures and molecular fluorescent probes. Applications in disease and pest management are revised, in reference to field detection of plant pathogens, detection in vectors and pathogens identification from soil through DNA extraction and identification. The role of detection in quarantine of invasive species, pests and diseases epidemiology and identification of biological antagonists, including parasitoids and biological control agents, is revised. Finally, the application of molecular markers in IPM strategies based on plant resistance is discussed.


Quantitative Trait Locus Biological Control Agent Environmental Microbiology Fusarium Head Blight Resistance Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M.M. Finetti Sialer
    • 1
  • L. Rosso
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Protezione delle Piante e Microbiologia ApplicataUniversitá degli StudiBariItaly
  2. 2.Istituto per la Protezione delle PianteConsiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche70126 BariItaly

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