Plant Pathology

Techniques and Protocols

  • Robert Burns

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 508)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Isla A. Browning
    Pages 1-13
  3. Hei-ti Hsu, Tsung-chi Chen, Chin-an Chang, Shyi-dong Yeh
    Pages 37-50
  4. Christopher R. Thornton
    Pages 63-74
  5. Ellen M. Kerr, Greig Cahill, Karen Fraser
    Pages 101-114
  6. Antonet M. Svircev, Won-Sik Kim, Susan M. Lehman, Alan J. Castle
    Pages 115-129
  7. Nikki D. Charlton, Stellos M. Tavantzis, Marc A. Cubeta
    Pages 171-182
  8. Vincent Mulholland
    Pages 183-192
  9. V. Pallas, J. Sanchez-Navarro, A. Varga, F. Aparicio, D. James
    Pages 193-208
  10. Mathieu Rolland, Agnès Delaunay, Emmanuel Jacquot
    Pages 209-234
  11. Neil Boonham, Lynn Laurenson, Rebecca Weekes, Rick Mumford
    Pages 249-258
  12. Alex Reid
    Pages 289-294
  13. Alex Reid, Lysbeth Hof, Danny Esselink, Ben Vosman
    Pages 295-308
  14. Cathy Southworth
    Pages 309-317
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 319-321

About this book


Plant diseases can have an enormous impact on our lives. In a world where total crop failure can quickly lead to human misery and starvation, accurate diagnostics play a key role in keeping plants free from pathogens. In Plant Pathology: Techniques and Protocols, expert researchers provide methods which are vital to the diagnosis of plant diseases across the globe, addressing all three categories of plant pathology techniques: traditional, serological, and nucleic acid. Chapters examine recent and developing issues with crop identity and authenticity, allowing workers to genotype samples from two major food groups. Composed in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series format, each chapter contains a brief introduction, step-by-step methods, a list of necessary materials, and a Notes section which shares tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

Authoritative and reader-friendly, Plant Pathology: Techniques and Protocols is an incredible guide which will soon prove to be indispensable, both to novices and expert researchers alike. 



Crop identity and authenticity Nucleic acid methods Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Seriological methods Traditional methods plant pathogens

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert Burns

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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2009
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-799-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-062-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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