This is the second edition of a widely-respected book covering all aspects of virus pathology concerning trees and shrubs. The book commences with an outline of the features which distinguish viruses from other parasites and pathogens. It then describes current classification systems and detection options before detailing in a standardized way, the relevant viruses and their associated diseases. The book concludes with an appraisal of two questions: are trees reservoirs for viruses which affect food plants and are specific tree diseases linked with global warming and/or atmospheric pollution?
This new edition contains much new information, including details of a new taxonomic system, recently recognized virus-like pathogens and a changing approach to the subject of virology. The inclusion of a colourplate section is of great value for symptom recognition. The author, Dr Cooper, who is an acknowledged expert on plant virology, has provided a book which will be of great value to professional horticulturalists, plant pathologists, foresters and urban planners as well as to teachers, researchers and students of plant pathology, virology, horticulture, forestry and arboriculture.
... a welcome update on an under-explored subject - Horticulture Week; ...an excellent reference for virus diseases of woody plants - Agroforestry News; It can also be regarded as a standard work on an important subject for anyone involved in the care or economic use of trees or shrubs - Forestry; This second edition of a widely respected book covers all aspects of virus pathology in trees and shrubs - Quarterly Journal of Forestry
Number Of Pages: 206
Published: 30th September 1993
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5 x 1.27
Weight (kg): 1.1
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised