The Pictorial Atlas of Soilborne Fungal Plant Pathogens and Diseases describes the soilborne fungal diseases caused by Oomycetes, Zygomycetes, Ascomycetes, Basidiomycetes, and Deuteromycetous (Anamorphic) fungi. Soilborne fungal diseases are significant as both environmental and agricultural problems, yet it is difficult to understand the ecology of pathogenic fungi and its effective control. This book provides very detailed information on many of the commonly and not so commonly encountered groups of soilborne fungi diseases. It will be a useful reference for those teaching and conducting research in mycology, plant pathology, soilborne plant diseases, and the ecology of fungal communities.
Pictorial Atlas Design and Usage. Diseases Caused by Oomycetes and Related Topics. Diseases Caused by Zygomycetes and Related Topics. Diseases Caused by Ascomycetes and Related Topics. Diseases Caused by Basidiomycetes and Related Topics. Diseases Caused by Deuteromycetous (Anamorphic) Fungi and Related Topics. Mutual Relationships Among Fungi and Related Topics. References.
Dr. Tsuneo Watanabe received his B.A. from the University of Tokyo in 1961 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in plant pathology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1964 and 1967. Dr. Watanabe was active as a plant pathologist and mycologist in the field of soil-borne diseases, their pathogens, and soil fungi at the National Institute of Agro-Environmental Sciences, Forestry, and Forest Products Research Institute of Japan for 30 years. He has written nearly 170 scientific papers on the subject and books titles Photomicrographs and Illustrations of Soil Fungi (Soft Science Publications, Ltd, Tokyo, 1993), and Dictionary of Soilborne Plant Diseases (Asakura Publishing Company, Ltd, Tokyo, 1998), and Pictorial Atlas of Soil and Seed Fungi Third Edition (CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fla, USA, 2010).