Lethal Yellowing: Research and Practical Aspects

  • Editors
  • C. Oropeza
  • F. W. Howard
  • G. R. Ashburner

Part of the Developments in Plant Pathology book series (DIPP, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction to lethal yellowing

    1. Jose Arellano, Carlos Oropeza
      Pages 1-15
    2. S. J. Eden-Green
      Pages 17-33
  3. Aspects of the disease

    1. Philip Jones, Anatolia Mpunami, Anna Tymon
      Pages 35-42
    2. C. Oropeza, L. Alpizar, I. Islas-Flores, A. Escamilla, J. Santamaria
      Pages 65-77
  4. Diagnosis and detection

    1. Nigel A. Harrison, Patricia A. Richardson, Jim H. Tsai
      Pages 79-91
    2. Jose A. Escamilla, Nigel A. Harrison, Hernan Nuñez, Lucely Alpizar, Ivan Cordova, Ignacio Islas-Flores et al.
      Pages 93-99
  5. Control of lethal yellowing

  6. Genetic resources and improvement

    1. G. R. Ashburner
      Pages 111-121
    2. Daniel Zizumbo, José Arellano
      Pages 123-138
    3. Michel Dollet
      Pages 139-147
    4. G. R. Ashburner
      Pages 173-186
    5. Basil O. Been
      Pages 187-194
  7. In vitro tissue culture

    1. Jennet Blake
      Pages 195-201
    2. J. Buffard-Morel, J. L. Verdeil, S. Dussert, C. Magnaval, C. Huet, F. Grosdemange
      Pages 217-223
  8. Future directions for the coconut industry

    1. Basil O. Been
      Pages 225-228
    2. P. G. Punchihewa
      Pages 229-247
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 249-251

About this book


When I received an invitation to attend the International Symposium on Lethal Yellowing being organised by the Centro de Investigacion Cientifica de Yucatan (CICy), I was excited and a little nostalgic. During the 1970s, a series of similar symposia had been held under the auspices of the loosely-constituted "International Council on Lethal Yellowing" (ICL Y). These were the years when the MLO cause for L Y was first proposed, a vector was found, the disease was racing across mainland Florida, USA and it was suspected of having jumped to Cozumel. Analogous diseases were also reported to be spreading in Africa and elsewhere. The ICL Y meetings, held approximately every two years, proved to be an immensely valuable forum for all involved in the research and control of L Y. They attracted a very wide cross-section of scientists and practitioners working on L Y, on related diseases, and on palms in general. Many participants of those ICL Y meetings also attended this CICY Symposium. Unfortunately, during the 1980s, as countries learned to live with L Y, most of the national and international funding for L Y research dried up, and so did ICL Y. The present symposium is the only international meeting to have been devoted to L Y since the last meeting of rCLY in 1979. Its convening in Merida is timely.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4193-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-0433-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0929-1318
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