Biological Management of Diseases of Crops, 1st Edition

  • Volume 1
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  • ISBN-10: 9400763808
  • ISBN-13: 9789400763807
  • DDC: 632.3
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 673 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Biological disease management tactics have emerged as potential alternative to chemical application for containing crop diseases. Biotic and abiotic biological control agents (BCAs) have been demonstrated to be effective against diseases caused by microbial plant pathogens. Combination of biotic and abiotic agents leads to synergism and consequent improvement in the effectiveness of disease control. It is essential to assay the biocontrol potential of all isolates/species of fungal, bacterial and viral biocontrol agents by different techniques in vitro and under greenhouse and field conditions and to precisely identify and differentiate the most effective isolates from less effective ones by employing biological, immunological and nucleic acid-based assays.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
Progress in Biological Control.
1: Introduction.
2: Detection and Identification of Fungal Biological Control Agents.
3: Mechanisms of Action of Fungal Biological Control Agents.
4: Detection and Identification of Bacterial Biological Control Agents.
5: Mechanisms of Action of Bacterial Biological Control Agents.
6: Detection and Identification of Viral Biological Control Agents.
7: Genetic Engineering for Improving the Performance of Biotic Biological Control Agents.
8: Abiotic Biological Control Agents for Crop Disease Management.