Fusarium Head Blight in Latin America, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 940077091X
  • ISBN-13: 9789400770911
  • DDC: 633.119
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 304 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Fusarium head blight (FHB) on small-grain cereals is one of the most devastating diseases. Several species can cause head blight, though Fusarium graminearum is the predominant pathogen in most regions. F. graminearum is one of the most intensively studied fungal plant pathogens. This book presents the current state of knowledge regarding mycological aspects that make wheat-Fusarium interaction, such as hyphal growth, morphogenesis in germinating spores, visualization of enzymatic hydrolysis, production of mycotoxins, inhibition of the hyphal growth by antagonist microorganisms, use of natural substances or by modification of the host resistance, as well as genetic analysis and expression of genes that regulate the infection. Fungal ecology and epidemiology will also be discussed. Just as the analysis of environmental requirements for the establishment of the disease, the use of forecasts of disease risk with meteorological base and integrated management and control. This book includes the study of disease in Latin America, therefore will be of interest to researchers who are working on the issue, as for those who are interested in knowing about the disease.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Fusarium Populations Associated with Fusarium Head Blight in Latin America.
2: Population Structure of Fusarium graminearum Species Complex Genotypes and Chemotypes in Relation to Trichothecenes Production.
3: Species Identification, Genetic Diversity and Phenotypic Variation Studies on the Fusarium graminearum Complex Populations from Brazil.
4: Diversity of Pathogen Populations Causing Fusarium Head Blight of Wheat in Uruguay.
5: Ecophysiology of Fusarium graminearum Main Pathogen Associated to Fusarium Head Blight in Latin America.
6: Mycotoxins.
7: Mycotoxins Associated to Fusarium Species that Caused Fusarium Head Blight in Wheat in Latin-America.
8: Fusarium Mycotoxins. An Overview of Chemical Characterization and Techniques for its Determination from Agricultural Products.
9: Interaction Plant Pathogen.
10: Fungal Infection and Disease Progression. Fusarium spp. Enzymes Associated with Pathogenesis and Loss of Commercial Value of Wheat Grains.
11: Proteomic Approaches to Analyze Wheat-Fusarium graminearum Interaction.
12: Epidemiology.
13: Crop Residues and their Management in the Epidemiology of Fusarium Head Blight.
14: Management of Fusarium Head Blight.
15: Integrated Disease Management of Fusarium Head Blight.
16: Chemical Control of Fusarium Head Blight of Wheat.
17: Biological Control of Fusarium Head Blight of Wheat: From Selection to Formulation.
18: Modeling and Forecasting Systems for Fusarium Head Blight and Deoxynivalenol Content in Wheat in Argentina.
19: Resistance.
20: Genetic Resistance to Fusarium Head Blight in Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Current Status in Argentina.
21: Development and Characterization of International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) Germplasm for Fusarium Head Blight Resistance.
22: Resistance to Fusarium Head Blight in South American Wheat Germplasm.