Pine Wilt Disease

  • Bo Guang Zhao
  • Kazuyoshi Futai
  • Jack R. Sutherland
  • Yuko Takeuchi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXII
  2. Historical Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pages 2-4
    3. Bo Guang Zhao
      Pages 18-25
    4. Sang-Chul Shin
      Pages 26-32
    5. Manuel M. Mota, Paulo C. Vieira
      Pages 33-38
    6. Pages 39-40
  3. Pine Wood Nematode

  4. The Vector Beetle

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Pages 142-143
    3. Katsunori Nakamura-Matori
      Pages 144-161
    4. Etsuko Shoda-Kagaya
      Pages 184-198
    5. Pages 199-199
  5. Host Responses and Wilting Mechanisms

  6. Related Microbes

  7. Management of Pine Wilt Disease

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 383-459

About this book


Pine forests face a global threat of pine wilt disease, which is being spread by vector beetles carrying pathogenic nematodes from dead trees to healthy ones. Among the host pines there are varying degrees of susceptibility, and nematode strains also contain a variety of virulences, both of which factors help to determine whether infected host trees will die or survive. As well, biotic and abiotic environmental factors influence the fate of infected trees. This book describes the history of the disease, pathogenic nematodes, vector beetles, the etiology and ecology of the disease, microorganisms involved, and control methods that utilize host resistance and biological control agents. Concrete, comprehensive, and the most up-to-date knowledge about this worldwide forest epidemic is presented for readers, enabling them to understand the nature and epidemic threat of pine wilt disease.


Embryo Flora Fungi Pathogen cytology ecology fauna forest infection insect microbe microorganism taxonomy toxin wood

Editors and affiliations

  • Bo Guang Zhao
    • 1
  • Kazuyoshi Futai
    • 2
  • Jack R. Sutherland
    • 3
  • Yuko Takeuchi
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Forest Resources and EnvironmentNanjing Forestry UniversityNanjingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Laboratory of Environmental Mycoscience Graduate School of AgricultureKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  3. 3.Pacific Forestry CentreVictoriaCanada

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