Ideally a textbook should integrate with the lectures and labs in a science course. Select- ing such a book can be an onerous (and sometimes impossible) task for the teacher. Students are wary of getting stuck with a "useless" book, i. e. , one to which the instructor never refers. The reader probably has some practical appreciation of their concern. I remem- ber an instructor who not only denounced the very text he had chosen, but also informed the class that he wouldn't be using it. This was after I had already purchased a copy! Being mindful of the foregoing, I decided to try Barnes' Atlas and Manual of Plant Pathology in 1973. Six years and 800 students later I have no regrets about my choice. As far as I am concerned it is still the finest book of its kind on this continent. Barnes' Atlas contains an excellent blend of the diagnostic and experimental aspects of plant pathology. His treatment of each disease on an individual basis allows the instruc- tor to omit some pathogens without disturbing the book's continuity. My one-semester course in Forest Pathology is largely descriptive. Strong emphasis is placed on field recognition of symptoms and signs.
This is facilitated by Barnes' technique. In a sequence of photographs, the diseased plant or part is first viewed as a whole to show the general symptoms. This is usually followed by a close-up ofthe signs (i. e.
1. Definitions.- 2. Interpretation of Microscope Observations.- 3. Principles of Sterile Technique.- Experiment I. Application of Sterile Technique,.- Experiment II. Media Preparation,.- 4. Bacterial Diseases.- 5. Bacterial Soft Rot.- Experiment III. The Germ Theory of Disease,.- Experiment IV. Examination of Diseased Tissues,.- Experiment V. Isolation of Bacteria,.- Experiment VI. Koch's Postulates,.- Experiment VII. Inoculum Potential: An Epidemiological Factor,.- Experiment VIII. Pathogenesis: Tissue Maceration, by Pectic Enzymes,.- Experiment IX. Dispersal by Rain,.- 6. Fireblight of Apple and Pear.- 7. Common Bacterial Blight of Bean.- 8. Bacterial Wilt of Cucumber.- 9. Crown Gall.- Experiment X. Crown Gall,.- 10. Root Nodules of Legumes.- 11. Virus Diseases.- 12. Tobacco Mosaic.- 13. Potato Latent Mosaic.- Experiment XI. Biological Properties of Viruses-Local and Systemic Infections,.- Experiment XII. Biological Properties of Viruses-Synergism,.- Experiment XIII. Physical Properties of Viruses,.- 14. Aster Yellows.- 15. The Fungi.- 16. Club Root of Cabbage.- 17. The Oomycetes.- 18. Late Blight of Potato.- 19. The Downy Mildews.- 20. White Rusts of Crucifers.- 21. The Zygomycetes.- 22. Damping-Off.- Experiment XIV. Damping-Off: Inoculum Potential,.- 23. The Ascomycetes.- 24. Peach Leaf Curl.- 25. Dutch Elm Disease.- 26. Powdery Mildews.- 27. Hypoxylon Canker.- 28. Ergot of Grain.- 29. Black Leaf Spot of Elm.- 30. Sycamore Anthracnose.- 31. Beech Bark Disease-Complex.- 32. Tar Spot of Maple.- 33. Sclerotinia Diseases.- 34. Brown Rot of Stone Fruits.- Experiment XV. Brown Rot of Stone Fruits: Inoculation and Isolation,.- 35. Black Rot of Grape.- 36. Black Knot of Plum and Cherry.- 37. Apple Scab.- 38. The Deuteromycetes: (The Fungi Imperfecti).- 39. Alternaria Diseases.- 40. Botrytis Diseases.- 41. Fusarium Diseases:.- Experiment XVI. fusarium Wilt of Tomato: Isolation and Observation,.- Experiment XVII. Fusarium Wilt of Tomato: Effect on Transpiration,.- 42. Verticillium Wilt.- 43. Anthracnose.- 44. The Basidiomycetes.- 45. The Rusts.- 46. Stem Rust of Wheat.- 47. Hollyhock Rust.- 48. Cedar-Apple Rust.- 49. White Pine Blister Rust.- 50. Needle Rusts.- 51. The Smut Diseases.- Experiment XVIII. Oat Smut: Germination,.- 52. Wood Rots.- 53. Mistletoes.- 54. Dodder (Cuscuta).- 55. Nematodes: (Eelworms).
Number Of Pages: 344
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78
Weight (kg): 0.6