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Virus and Virus-like Diseases of Major Crops in Developing Countries : Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine S - Gad Loebenstein

Virus and Virus-like Diseases of Major Crops in Developing Countries

Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine S

By: Gad Loebenstein (Editor), George Thottappilly (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st March 2004
ISBN: 9781402012303
Number Of Pages: 800

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It appears that a comprehensive and up-to-date book on the impact of virus diseases on the major crops in developing countries is now much needed, especially as there have been rapid advances in the biological and molecular characterization and detection of the pathogens and possible approaches for their control. On the other hand, the economic losses caused by many of these diseases are tremendous and much of the accumulated knowledge to diminish the crop losses has not filtered through, or cannot be applied. This book is focused on the important crops. Each chapter on a specific crop will include inter alia, geographical distribution, the viruses - symptoms, damage, detection - a brief description of the viruses concerned, and present and future ways for their control. Experts from India, Nigeria, UK, USA, France, Germany, Peru, Japan, Australia, Netherlands, Venezuela, Kazakhstan and Israel (many of them from the International Research Institutions) have contributed chapters to this book. We believe that the book will be of major interest to all those interested in crop production and their protection from viruses in developing countries including researchers and students, general practitioners and developing agencies.

Prefacep. v
Contributorsp. ix
Color platesp. xv
The Impact of Plant Virus Diseases in Developing Countriesp. 1
Principles for Control of Virus Diseases in Developing Countriesp. 31
Epidemiology of Tropical Plant Virusesp. 55
Plant Pathogens and Quarantines and the Implication for Global Trade and World Foodp. 79
Transfer of Crop Protection Technologies in Developing Countriesp. 91
Cassavap. 107
Potatoes in Warm Climatesp. 167
Potatoes in the Central Asian Republicsp. 195
Sweet Potatop. 223
Yamp. 249
Ricep. 269
Maize and Sorghump. 295
Other Cerealsp. 337
Cowpeap. 355
Soybeanp. 377
Peanutsp. 397
Common Beanp. 425
Other Legumesp. 447
Banana and Plantainp. 477
Papayap. 497
Cocoap. 519
Sugarcanep. 543
Coconut and other Palm Treesp. 567
Viroid Diseasesp. 567
Foliar Decay Disease in Vanuatup. 583
Lethal Yellowing of Coconut and Lethal Declines of Palmsp. 597
Graft-transmissible Diseases of Citrusp. 607
Tomatop. 641
Cucurbitsp. 665
Other Vegetablesp. 689
Tospovirusesp. 719
Cottonp. 743
Sunflowerp. 755
Spicesp. 773
Indexp. 791
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ISBN: 9781402012303
ISBN-10: 1402012306
Series: Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine S
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 800
Published: 31st March 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.0  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 1.62