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Practical Tools for Plant and Food Biosecurity

Results from a European Network of Excellence

  • Maria Lodovica Gullino
  • James P. Stack
  • Jacqueline Fletcher
  • John D. Mumford


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  • Emerging discipline in Europe

  • Emerging challenge at global level


Part of the Plant Pathology in the 21st Century book series (ICPP, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Jacqueline Fletcher, Hami Alpas, Christine M. Henry, Edward Haynes, Heinz W. Dehne, Li Maria Ma et al.
    Pages 61-75
  3. Hami Alpas, Filiz Yeni, Yeşim Soyer, Jacqueline Fletcher
    Pages 77-96
  4. Abraham Gamliel, James P. Stack, John D. Mumford
    Pages 97-119
  5. John D. Mumford, Adrian W. Leach, Johnson Holt, Frédéric Suffert, Ivan Sache, Benedicte Moignot et al.
    Pages 121-142
  6. Abraham Gamliel, Heinz W. Dehne, Petr Karlovsky, Jacqueline Fletcher
    Pages 143-162
  7. Li Maria Ma, Jacqueline Fletcher, John D. Mumford, Johnson Holt, Adrian W. Leach
    Pages 179-207
  8. Jane E. Thomas, Thomas A. Wood, Maria Lodovica Gullino, Giuseppe Ortu
    Pages 209-226
  9. Abraham Gamliel, Jacqueline Fletcher
    Pages 243-256
  10. Jacqueline Fletcher, Abraham Gamliel, James P. Stack, Heinz W. Dehne, Yochai Isack, Ian Moncrief
    Pages 257-287
  11. Anita Kocic, Marta Bonifert, Alessandro Bertin, Paola Colla, Maria Lodovica Gullino
    Pages 309-325
  12. Christine M. Henry, Charles R. Lane, Paola Colla, Maria Lodovica Gullino
    Pages 327-347
  13. Tania Llera, Ian Moncrief, Yochai Isack, Filiz Yeni, Vincent Cardon, Giovanna Gilardi et al.
    Pages 349-361
  14. John D. Mumford, Maria Lodovica Gullino, James P. Stack, Jacqueline Fletcher, M. Megan Quinlan
    Pages 363-384

About this book


This volume is part of a series of volumes on Plant Pathology in the twenty-first Century and it stems from Plant and Food Biosecurity (PLANTFOODSEC), a Network of Excellence funded under the European 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development focusing on biological threats having the capacity to affect and damage agriculture, infect plants and ultimately affect food and feed at any stage in the supply chain.

Biosecurity is a strategic and integrated approach for analysing and managing relevant risks to human, animal and plant life and health, and associated risks to the environment. Although most plant disease and food safety outbreaks have natural causes or are the result of inadvertent introductions of pathogens through human activities, the risk of a deliberate introduction of a high consequence plant pathogen or human pathogen on plant cannot be excluded.

The considerable amount of research on plant biosecurity and food safety promoted by the European Union – which has also involved non-EU countries such as the United States, Israel and Turkey – has made possible the development of a comprehensive set of tools covering the entire risk management cycle — from prevention to preparedness, detection, response and recovery - which are presented in this book. 
In particular the different chapters cover the identification and regulatory analysis of biosecurity challenges; pest risk assessment; experimental and modelling approaches; decision tools and microbial forensics; diagnostics and detection tools. Moreover training, dissemination and networking subjects are also covered.

This book is aimed at researchers, graduates and policy makers in the field of Plant Health, Food Safety and Food Security.


Agroterrorism Biosecurity Biological Crime Plant Health Food Safety

Editors and affiliations

  • Maria Lodovica Gullino
    • 1
  • James P. Stack
    • 2
  • Jacqueline Fletcher
    • 3
  • John D. Mumford
    • 4
  1. 1.Università degli Studi di TorinoAGROINNOVAGrugliasco (TO)Italy
  2. 2.Department of Plant PathologyKansas State UniversityManhattanUSA
  3. 3.Department of Entomology and Plant PathologyOklahoma State UniversityStillwaterUSA
  4. 4.Centre for Environmental PolicyImperial College LondonAscot, BerksUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Prof. Maria Lodovica Gullino 
Prof. James Peter Stack
Prof. Jacqueline Fletcher
Prof. John Mumford

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