"Advances in Plant Pathology" publishes reviews on topics of current or future interest and importance to plant pathologists. This volume focuses on mycorrhizal fungi, a group of taxonomically diverse organizations which underpin many of the world's ecosystems, commercial forest plantations and agricultural crops. The contributions in this book should raise many new questions. They cover mycorrhiza in plant communities, the physiology of mycorrhizal plants, modelling plant growth responses to mycorrhiza, the physiology of mycelium, nitrogen metabolism of ectomycorrhiz and their fungi, genetics of the fungi and management of mycorrhiza in crops and plantations. The beneficial role of these fungi on plant production is in contrast to pathogens, yet many aspects of the plant/fungus interaction parallel that of pathogens. Future research on these fungi should hold many challenges.
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The Advances in Plant Pathology series publishes essays on topics of current or future interest and importance to plant pathology. The series strives both to draw insights from relevant biological disciplines into the realm of plant pathology and reveal the general principles of plant pathology to the broad audience of biologists, including undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and teachers.
This volume focuses on issues about plant pathology and sustainability. Chapters point out that good ideas for ecologically sustainable and socially acceptable food and fibre production may be abandoned for short term economic plans. Long term economic vision is needed. A logical place to begin reviewing the pursuit of such a vision is on farms or in forests both ancient and modern. Scientific, ecological, economic and social confines must be tested simultaneously. Chapters have emphasised that farmers and other land managers need to be involved at an early stage to test the practicality and appropriateness of new research or management strategies. Attention is directed to the complex biological interactions governing success in minimising pest or pathogen damage by biological or chemical strategies, benefits and costs to the producer, consequences for the environment of management options and the challenge of defining useful farm or forest indicators of sustainable practices.
"The two editors... have both made important and innovative contributions to the subject and together have a breadth of approach that means that what they choose to put before their readers is likely to be of unusual interest or significance."
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Descrizione libro Academic Press, 1993. Condizione libro: Good. *Price HAS BEEN temporarily reduced by 10% until Monday, Aug. 21. Order now for BEST SAVINGS* 238 pp., hardcover, ex library, else text and binding clean and tight. Codice libro della libreria ZB981044