Plant Breeding for Biotic Stress Resistance

  • Roberto Fritsche-Neto
  • Aluízio Borém

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Aluízio Borém, Roberto Fritsche-Neto
    Pages 1-11
  3. Arione da Silva Pereira, Cesar Bauer Gomes, Caroline Marques Castro, Giovani Olegario da Silva
    Pages 13-35
  4. Carlos A. Lopes, Leonardo S. Boiteux
    Pages 37-55
  5. Leonardo S. Boiteux, Maria Esther de Noronha Fonseca, Jairo Vidal Vieira, Rita de Cássia Pereira-Carvalho
    Pages 57-79
  6. Éder Matsuo, Paulo Afonso Ferreira, Tuneo Sediyama, Silamar Ferraz, Aluízio Borém, Roberto Fritsche-Neto
    Pages 81-102
  7. Alexandre Augusto de Morais, José Baldin Pinheiro
    Pages 103-125
  8. Alexandre Augusto de Morais, José Baldin Pinheiro
    Pages 127-135
  9. Roberto Fritsche-Neto, Júlio César DoVale, Lino Roberto Ferreira, Francisco Affonso Ferreira, Antônio Alberto da Silva
    Pages 137-164
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 165-166

About this book


Experience shows that biotic stresses occur with different levels of intensity in nearly all agricultural areas around the world. The occurrence of insects, weeds and diseases caused by fungi, bacteria or viruses may not be relevant in a specific year but they usually harm yield in most years. Global warming has shifted the paradigm of biotic stresses in most growing areas, especially in the tropical countries, sparking intense discussions in scientific forums. This book was written with the idea of collecting in a single publication the most recent advances and discoveries concerning breeding for biotic stresses, covering all major classes of biotic challenges to agriculture and food production.  Accordingly, it presents the state-of-the-art in plant stresses caused by all microorganisms, weeds and insects and how to breed for them. Complementing Plant Breeding for Abiotic Stress Tolerance, this book was written for scientists and students interested in learning how to breed for biotic stress scenarios, allowing them to develop a greater understanding of the basic mechanisms of resistance to biotic stresses and develop resistant cultivars.


food production plant disease plant pathogen resistant cultivars weed management yield reduction

Editors and affiliations

  • Roberto Fritsche-Neto
    • 1
  • Aluízio Borém
    • 2
  1. 1., Departamento de FitotecniaUniversity of ViçosaViçosaBrazil
  2. 2., Departamento de FitotecniaUniversidade Federal de ViçosaViçosaBrazil

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