Virus and Virus-like Diseases of Major Crops in Developing Countries

  • Gad Loebenstein
  • George Thottappilly

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlvii
  2. I. B. F. Fofana, A. Sangaré, J. Ndunguru, K. Kahn, C. M. Fauquet
    Pages 31-54
  3. J. M. Thresh, D. Fargette, M. J. Jeger
    Pages 55-77
  4. G. Thottappilly, J. M. Thresh, L. A. Calvert, S. Winter
    Pages 107-165
  5. S. M. Paul Khurana, I. D. Garg
    Pages 167-193
  6. G. Loebenstein, A. Manadilova
    Pages 195-222
  7. G. Loebenstein, S. Fuentes, J. Cohen, L. F. Salazar
    Pages 223-248
  8. Yam
    G. I. Atiri, S. Winter, O. J. Alabi
    Pages 249-268
  9. Lee A. Calvert, Hiroki Koganezawa, Denis Fargette, G. Konate
    Pages 269-294
  10. D. T. Gordon, G. Thottappilly
    Pages 295-336
  11. Monique Henry, Michael J. Adams
    Pages 337-354
  12. R. O. Hampton, G. Thottappilly
    Pages 355-376
  13. John H. Hill
    Pages 377-395
  14. D. V. R. Reddy, K. Thirumala-Devi
    Pages 397-423
  15. Francisco J. Morales
    Pages 425-445
  16. K. M. Makkouk, S. G. Kumari, J. d’A. Hughes, V. Muniyappa, N. K. Kulkarni
    Pages 447-476
  17. J. E. Thomas, A. D. W. Geering, G. Dahal, B. E. L. Lockhart, G. Thottappilly
    Pages 477-496

About this book


It appears that a comprehensive and up-to-date book on the impact of virus diseases on the major crops in developing countries is now much needed, especially as there have been rapid advances in the biological and molecular characterization and detection of the pathogens and possible approaches for their control. On the other hand, the economic losses caused by many of these diseases are tremendous and much of the accumulated knowledge to diminish the crop losses has not filtered through, or cannot be applied.
This book is focused on the important crops. Each chapter on a specific crop will include inter alia, geographical distribution, the viruses - symptoms, damage, detection - a brief description of the viruses concerned, and present and future ways for their control. Experts from India, Nigeria, UK, USA, France, Germany, Peru, Japan, Australia, Netherlands, Venezuela, Kazakhstan and Israel (many of them from the International Research Institutions) have contributed chapters to this book.


Pathogen Viruses biological crops distribution molecular characterization virus

Editors and affiliations

  • Gad Loebenstein
    • 1
  • George Thottappilly
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of VirologyAgricultural Research Organisation, Volcani CenterBet DaganIsrael
  2. 2.Mahyco Research FoundationHyderabadIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3729-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-0791-7
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