Plant Virus and Viroid Diseases in the Tropics: Volume 2: Epidemiology and Management by K. Subramanya SastryPlant Virus and Viroid Diseases in the Tropics: Volume 2: Epidemiology and Management by K. Subramanya Sastry

Plant Virus and Viroid Diseases in the Tropics: Volume 2: Epidemiology and Management

byK. Subramanya Sastry, Thomas A. Zitter

Hardcover | January 21, 2014

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Around the globe, besides fungal and bacterial diseases, both virus and viroid diseases have acquired greater importance in the realm of plant pathology and call for effective management measures as they are responsible for heavy yield losses and are a matter of vital importance and concern to farmers, horticulturists, gardeners and foresters. Understanding disease epidemiology is of vital importance for formulating viable disease management practices in a given agro-ecosystem. The development and progress of plant disease epidemics are variable from region to region. Epidemiology is not a static process, but rather a dynamic course that varies with a change in the ecology, host, vector and virus systems.
Title:Plant Virus and Viroid Diseases in the Tropics: Volume 2: Epidemiology and ManagementFormat:HardcoverDimensions:489 pagesPublished:January 21, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400778198

ISBN - 13:9789400778191

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Table of Contents

Chapter I - Ecology and Epidemiology of Virus and Viroid Diseases of Tropical Crops
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Epidemiological concepts
1.3 Conditions favorable for epiphytotics
1.4 Cropping systems and practices
1.5 Host properties
1.6 Pathogen properties
1.7 ICTV recognized viruses
1.8 Pathways of virus spread
1.9 Dispersal and Migration of Insect vectors
1.10 Factors of Vector transmission
1.11 Virus Survival and spread
1.12 Disease forecasting
1.13 The cyclical nature of plant disease
1.14 Disease progress curve
1.15 Growth models for disease progress
1.16 Spatial dynamics and metapopulations
1.17 Disease gradients and progress curves
1.18 Mathematical modeling techniques
1.19 Virus-vector population model
1.20 Systems Analysis and Simulation Models
1.21 Conclusions

Chapter II - Management of Virus and Viroid Diseases of Crops in the Tropics
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Need for diagnosis of plant virus and viroid diseases
2.3 Approaches for virus and viroid diseases management
2.4 Use of virus / viroid-free vegetative propagules and true seed
2.5 Certification schemes of crops having virus transmission through true seed
2.6 Virus and viroid disease transmission through Vegetative propagules
2.7 Success stories of production of virus-free plant propagules
2.8 Certification schemes of economically important crops
2.9 Production and use of virus-free transplants
2.10 Need for managing the virus diseases
2.11 Avoidance of sources of infection / inoculums
2.12 Variation of the crop cultural practices
2.13 Cross-protection in crop plants
2.14 Vector control
2.15 Role of botanicals in plant virus management
2.16 Role of oils in arthropod vector control
2.17 Biological control of plant virus vectors
2.18 Avoidance of vectors
2.19 Role of repelling and attracting surfaces in vector control
2.20 Resistance
2.21 Transgenic approach
2.22 Bio-safety regulations against GM Crops
2.23 Induction of systemic resistance
2.24 Quarantines
2.25 Pest risk analysis (PRA)
2.26 World Trade Organization regime and its implications
2.27 Plant biosecurity
2.28 Role of IPGRI and NBPGR in germplasm maintenance and exchange
2.29 Role of FAO / IBPGR in germplasm exchange
2.30 Methods of testing at quarantine stations
2.31 Important cases of introduction
2.32 Important diseases restricted to some countries
2.33 Effective methods of plant importations
2.34 General principles for the overall effectiveness of quarantines
2.35 Need for networking for the developing countries
2.36 Integrated approach
2.37 Challenges for the future

Editorial Reviews

"The book provides an effective and comprehensive information on epidemiology and management aspects of virus and viroid diseases in tropics which is well written by the authors, regarding present status and possible feature strategies in holistic plant virus/vorid disease management. It should find a well-deserved place in the laboratories of different institutions and universities engaged in teaching and research in plant pathology and plant virology." (V. Muniyappa, Virus Disease, Vol. 27, 2016)