Plant Pathology in the 21st Century

The Role of Plant Pathology in Food Safety and Food Security

Editors: Strange, R.N., Gullino, Maria Lodovica (Eds.)

  • Stresses the importance of plant disease as a drain on food supplies

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About this book

This book views the vulnerability of our crops in general to devastating diseases as well as specifically the disease problems of two important staples, rice and cassava. Increased travel and increased transport of plant material throughout the world pose ever more significant risks to the health of our plants. These include not only the destruction of our food crops by pathogens which may be imported accidentally or maliciously but also their contamination by fungi that produce powerful toxins (mycotoxins). How we should respond to these challenges is the subject of several papers. Clearly, quarantine is an important measure by which the spread of plant pathogens may be at least delayed, if not curtailed altogether, but breeding plants for resistance is the mainstay for maintaining the comparative health and productivity of our crops. However, adequate resistance may not be available in the gene pool of a given species or genus and therefore the possibility of genetic modification arises, a topic treated in two of the papers.

About the authors

Richard N. Strange is Senior Lecturer in Plant Pathology at University College London and has a special interest in the plant disease problems of developing countries. Maria Lodovica Gullino is a professor of plant pathology at the University of Torino and President of the International Society for Plant Pathology. She has long term experience in plant disease management.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This is again a slender volume, with only 12 papers, but represents a rapidly expanding area of plant pathology. … They bring together a summary of work across the whole field of plant pathology … . They thus enable specialists to see their specialism as part of an integrated whole, and for students and those at the start of their careers they provide an invaluable summary of what is going on, who the key players are and where the knowledge lacunae lie.” (David Ingram, Food Security, Vol. 3, 2011)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Plant Diseases and the World’s Dependence on Rice

    Zeigler, R. S. (et al.)

    Pages 3-9

  • Development of Appropriate Strategies to Control Cassava Diseases in Ghana

    Moses, E.

    Pages 11-24

  • Biosecurity in the Movement of Commodities as a Component of Global Food Security

    Graaff, N. A. (et al.)

    Pages 25-39

  • ISPP and the Challenge of Food Security

    Scott, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 43-51

  • Globalisation and the Threat to Biosecurity

    Evans, Harry C. (et al.)

    Pages 53-71

Buy this book

eBook $179.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8932-9
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8931-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3108-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Role of Plant Pathology in Food Safety and Food Security
Editors
  • R.N. Strange
  • Maria Lodovica Gullino
Series Title
Plant Pathology in the 21st Century
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8932-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8932-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8931-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3108-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 155
Topics