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Title Fire blight : the disease and its causative agent, Erwinia amylovora / edited by Joël L. Vanneste
Published Wallingford, Oxon, UK ; New York, NY, USA : CABI Pub., [2000]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 370 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Fire Blight The Disease and its Causative Agent, Erwinia amylovora; Contributors; Preface; Acknowledgements; What is Fire Blight? Who is Erwinia amylovora? How to Control It?; I The Disease; Epidemiology of Fire Blight; Distribution and EconomicImportance of Fire Blight*; Genetic Diversity and Host Range of Erwinia amylovora; Migration of Erwinia amylovora in Host Plant Tissues; II The Pathogen; Erwinia amylovora: General Characteristics, Biochemistry and Serology; Exopolysaccharides of Erwinia amylovora: Structure, Biosynthesis, Regulation, Role in Pathogenicity of Amylovoran and Levan
Summary This book is the first multi-authored book on fire blight, the most devastating bacterial disease of apples and pears. It is divided into three sections. The first section is about the disease: its epidemiology, its worldwide distribution and its economic importance, the host range of the pathogen and how it migrates and survives in the fruit tissues. The second section is about the causal agent, Erwinia amylovora: its general characteristics as a member of the Enterobacteriaceae, but also the weapons it uses to cause disease: amylovoran, harpin, avirulence factors and siderophores. In the third section, the authors address the difficult problems of fire blight control. They look at chemical control, problems associated with streptomycin resistance, potential and limitations of traditional breeding and transgenic plants, and risk assessment strategies for the control of fire blight in orchards and in nurseries
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Erwinia amylovora -- Control.
Form Electronic book
Author Vanneste, Joël L.
LC no. 00022237
ISBN 128090819X
1845932986 (electronic bk.)
9781845932985 (electronic bk.)