Disease and Insect Resistance in Plants

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Science Publishers, 2005 - Science - 417 pages
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The book covers in detail the principles and practices of conventional plant breeding as well as newer and recent biotechnological tolls such as marker assisted selection and transgenic crops. The book is suitable for use as an advanced text. A basic knowledge of plant pathogens, insect-pests and their genetics is assumed. In addition, the book can be used as reference book by plant pathologists, entomologists and geneticists engaged in developing germplasm, with resistance to biotic stresses. Attempts have been made to draw specific examples from as many different crop plants and their harmful parasites as possible, and an extensive reference list provides access to the original literature.
 

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Contents

Preface
1
Concepts in Disease Resistance
7
Concepts in InsectPest Resistance
52
Genetics of HostParasite Interaction
102
Sources of Resistance and Methods
183
Breeding for Resistance to Diseases and Insects
233
Production of DiseaseResistant Plants
275
Stability and Vulnerability of Resistance
313
References
323
Subject Index
396
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