Biological Management of Diseases of Crops

Volume 1: Characteristics of Biological Control Agents

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  • 9789400763791
  • 9789400763807

Biological disease management tactics have emerged as potential alternative to chemical application for containing crop diseases. Biotic and abiotic biological control agents (BCAs) have been demonstrated to be effective against diseases caused by microbial plant pathogens. Combination of biotic and abiotic agents leads to synergism and consequent improvement in the effectiveness of disease control. It is essential to assay the biocontrol potential of all isolates/species of fungal, bacterial and viral biocontrol agents by different techniques in vitro and under greenhouse and field conditions and to precisely identify and differentiate the most effective isolates from less effective ones by employing biological, immunological and nucleic acid-based assays.

  • Springer Netherlands; June 2013
  • ISBN 9789400763807
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  • Title: Biological Management of Diseases of Crops
  • Author: P. Narayanasamy
  • Imprint: Springer
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  • 9400763808
  • 9789400763791
  • 9789400763807

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“Narayanasamy provides a comprehensive discussion of the importance of biological management of plant pathogens in order to feed an ever-expanding population. Volume 1, Characteristics of Biological Control Agents, contains eight chapters with numerous appendixes with each. … Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals/practitioners.” (R. Frederiksen, Choice, Vol. 51 (7), March, 2014)

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9400763808
  • 9789400763791
  • 9789400763807