Introduction to the History of Plant Pathology

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Cambridge University Press, May 28, 1981 - Science - 315 pages
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The losses caused to staple crops by diseases and disorders and by depredations of pests are a worldwide problem at a time of population increase and food shortage. Plant pathology - basically the study of infectious diseases of plants - is therefore an increasingly important branch of applied science. An attempt is here made to provide a concise and straightforward account of the historical development of the diverse and interwoven themes of which the subject is composed. This may be read without reference to the documentation, which gives supplementary information and additional clues. The standpoint from which this survey is written is that, as for medicine, the right end of plant pathological practice is the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases and disorders. Emphasis throughout is therefore on the more practical aspects of plant pathological endeavour.
 

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Contents

problems of aetiology up to 1858
12
Fungi
42
Bacteria including actinomycetes
63
Viruses and organisms confused with viruses
76
A note on nonparasitic disorders
99
Chemical control
108
Control by physical agents
134
The epidemiological approach
141
Organisation for plant pathology
197
Recent trends and future prospects
238
Notes on the text
245
Biographical references
252
Bibliography
259
Some landmarks in the history of plant pathology
294
Subject index
309
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Legislation and quarantine
178

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