Plant Defence: Biological Control by Jean Michel MérillonPlant Defence: Biological Control by Jean Michel Mérillon

Plant Defence: Biological Control

byJean Michel MérillonEditorKishan Gopal Ramawat

Paperback | November 30, 2013

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To meet the challenge of feeding ever increasing human population, efficient, economical and environment friendly disease control methods are required. Pests are responsible for heavy crop losses and reduced food supplies, poorer quality of agricultural products, economic hardship for growers and processor. Generally, chemical control methods are neither always economical nor are they effective and may have associated unwanted health, safety and environmental risks. Biological control involves use of beneficial microorganism to control plant pathogens and diseases they cause and offers an environmental friendly approach to the effective management of plant diseases. This book provides a comprehensive account of interaction of host and its pathogens, induced host resistance, development of biological control agents for practical applications, the underlying mechanism and signal transduction. The book is useful to all those working in academia or industry related to crop protection.
Title:Plant Defence: Biological ControlFormat:PaperbackDimensions:412 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.17 inPublished:November 30, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400737750

ISBN - 13:9789400737754

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Table of Contents

Section: A general biology of parasitism.- 1. Co-evolution of pathogens, mechanism involved in pathogenesis and biocontrol of plant diseases: an overview.- Section: B  Applications of biological and natural agents.- 2. Stilbenes: biomarkers of grapevine resistance to disease of high relevance for agronomy, oenology and human health.- 3. Alternatives to synthetic fungicides using small molecules of natural origin.- 4. Fungi as biological control agents of plant-parasitic nematodes.- 5. Secondary metabolites and plant defence .- 6. Trends for commercialization of biocontrol agent (biopesticide) products.- 7. The Role of Indigenous Knowledge in Biological Control of Plant Pathogens: Logistics of New Research Initiatives.- 8. Plant chemicals in post harvest technology for management of fungal, mycotoxin and insect contamination of food commodities.- 9. Ganoderma diseases of woody plants of Indian arid zone and their biological control.- 10. Plant defence against heavy metal stress.- Section : C  Host parasite interaction.- 11. Gall phenotypes - product of plant cells defensive responses to the inducers attack.- 12. The role of roots in plant defence.- Section :D  Mechanism and signal transduction.- 13. Activation of grapevine defense mechanisms: theoretical and applied approaches.- 14. Plant cyclotides: an unusual protein family with multiple functions.- 15. Methyl jasmonate as chemical elicitor of induced responses and anti-herbivory resistance in young conifer trees.- 16. Pathogen-responsive cis-elements.- 17. Pathogenesis Related Proteins in Plant Defense Response.