St. Paul, MN (February 2018)—Plant bacterial diseases are a major factor in economic crop losses worldwide. The transportation and use of clean, pathogen-free seed and propagative material is the most vital step in controlling bacterial diseases, but this requires accurate, rapid, sensitive, and reliable pathogen detection.
The second edition of Detection of Plant-Pathogenic Bacteria in Seed and Other Planting Material, edited by M. Fatmi, R. R. Walcott, and N. W. Schaad, is an essential, easy-to-use reference that describes and illustrates the latest methods for detecting a wide range of bacteria responsible for many of the world’s most economically significant bacterial crop diseases.
Yet this book does more than describe and illustrate the use of real-time PCR, rapid PCR-based assays, and other methods for sensitive detection of bacteria in seed and propagative material. Its 48 chapters offer information on specific bacteria and the diseases they cause, describing symptoms, detailing their epidemiology, identifying strategies for disease management, and providing protocols for detection in thorough detail.
The second edition of this comprehensive reference, published more than 25 years after the first edition, is organized into four parts:
In addition to serving as a vital resource for seed companies, quarantine operations, and diagnostic labs, this book is an excellent laboratory guide for classroom instruction. It can also help facilitate rapid technology transfer in developing countries, where opportunities to receive training in this important field are rare.
Visit APS PRESS to learn more about Detection of Plant-Pathogenic Bacteria in Seed and Other Planting Material, Second Edition, and other APS PRESS titles for the lab and field.
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© 2017; 8.5” × 11” softcover; 372 pages; 205 images; 4 pounds; ISBN 978-0-89054-539-3
This book is published by The American Phytopathological Society (APS) and may be purchased for $165 plus S&H from APS PRESS.
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