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Sustainable Approaches to Controlling Plant Pathogenic Bacteria

V. Rajesh Kannan Kubilay Kurtulus Bastas



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Apple Academic Press Inc.
08 September 2015
Plant diseases and changes in existing pathogens remain a constant threat to our forests, food, and fiber crops as well as landscape plants. However, many economically important pathosystems are largely unexplored and biologically relevant life stages of familiar systems remain poorly understood. In a multifaceted approach to plant pathogenic behavioral control, Sustainable Approaches to Controlling Plant Pathogenic Bacteria discusses the impact of plant pathogenic bacterial pathogenesis on scientific and economic levels. It introduces mechanisms, measuring tools, and controlling strategies you can use to meet the challenge of developing new and innovative ways to control plant diseases.

The book covers many aspects of the activities of pathogenic bacteria that interact with plants. With chapters contributed by experts, the book focuses on:

Pathogenesis Epidemiology Forecasting systems Control measures including diagnosis, quarantine, and eradication Adoption of agro-traditional practices Tools for the control of antibacterial polypeptides Nutrient supplements Metabolic substances from other organisms Mechanisms of siderophores Host resistances Quorum sensing and quenching Seed and foliar applications Impact of plant pathogens on scientific and economic levels The editors' approach provides a broad perspective, including modern trends in ecology that consider plant pathogenic bacterial control from all angles. The discussions and reviews in the book cover a wide range of aspects of plant pathogenic bacterial pathogenicity, epidemiology, and impact on the food chain as well as strategies for control, which will help you develop sustainable methods for controlling plant diseases.
Edited by:   V. Rajesh Kannan, Kubilay Kurtulus Bastas
Imprint:   Apple Academic Press Inc.
Country of Publication:   Canada
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 178mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   930g
ISBN:   9781482240535
ISBN 10:   148224053X
Pages:   405
Publication Date:   08 September 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dr. Velu RAJESH KANNAN, currently working as Assistant Professor of Microbiology in Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu, India, is Botany graduate from Madurai Kamaraj University. He obtained his master degree in Plant Sciences and Ph.D. from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India. As a faculty his 15 years of research and teaching won him several awards including CSIR and DST Young Scientist Fellowships. He has produced 8 Ph.Ds. 30 M.Phils. and presently guiding at 8 Ph.Ds. M.Phils. and completed several major research projects and some are in progress. He extends his service as member of board of studies in Microbiology, Biotechnology, Botany and Life Sciences and member of reviewer in more than 50 international reputed scientific journals and is an editorial board member in several scientific publications. His research specialization is Rhizosphere Biology and Bioremediation . He has published more than 80 research papers and several review articles in international refereed journals and an edited book in Springer entitled Microbiological Research in Agroecosystem Management (2013). Further, he has deposited nearly 100 microbial rRNA sequencing and 9 pyro sequencing in NCBI Genbank. He has organized 2 scientific conferences at national level, delivered keynote address in International conference in Taiwan, and several talks in All India Radio. His is active membership in professional bodies of Indian Science Congress Association, International Mycorrhizae Research Society, International Plant-Microbes Interactions Association, International Ecological Association, Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists and Association of Microbiologists of India. He has also visited in several Asian and European countries to present papers and to participate in deliberations.

Reviews for Sustainable Approaches to Controlling Plant Pathogenic Bacteria

... I strongly believe that this book will be a keystone of plant pathology in agricultural fields. I congratulate Dr. Rajesh Kannan and Dr. Bastas, and all the contributors on their arduous efforts in producing this volume. -From the Foreword by Dr. V. M. Muthukumar, Vice-Chancellor, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, India

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