Progress in Biological Control

Biological Management of Diseases of Crops

Volume 1: Characteristics of Biological Control Agents

Authors: Narayanasamy, P.

  • Discussion on the nature and biological activities of both biotic and abiotic bioagents is presented with large number of illustrations only in this book, providing a significant benefit and opportunity to the audience to have complete information from a single source
  • Various mechanisms of biological activities of biotic and abiotic biocontrol agents are critically discussed highlighting the similarities in their mechanisms and indicating the possibilities of selecting the compatible ones to enhance the effectiveness of biological control against the targeted microbial pathogen(s) causing different diseases
  • Presentation of several protocols for carrying out various experiments and the list of general and specific media for isolation of biotic biocontrol agents is yet another attempt to make the book to be more useful to the readers who cannot find this aspect in any other book
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Biological disease management tactics have emerged as potential alternative to chemical application for containing crop diseases. Biotic and abiotic biological control agents (BCAs) have been demonstrated to be effective against diseases caused by microbial plant pathogens. Combination of biotic and abiotic agents leads to synergism and consequent improvement in the effectiveness of disease control. It is essential to assay the biocontrol potential of all isolates/species of fungal, bacterial and viral biocontrol agents by different techniques in vitro and under greenhouse and field conditions and to precisely identify and differentiate the most effective isolates from less effective ones by employing biological, immunological and nucleic acid-based assays.

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“Narayanasamy provides a comprehensive discussion of the importance of biological management of plant pathogens in order to feed an ever-expanding population. Volume 1, Characteristics of Biological Control Agents, contains eight chapters with numerous appendixes with each. … Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals/practitioners.” (R. Frederiksen, Choice, Vol. 51 (7), March, 2014)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Narayanasamy, P.

    Pages 1-7

  • Detection and Identification of Fungal Biological Control Agents

    Narayanasamy, P.

    Pages 9-98

  • Mechanisms of Action of Fungal Biological Control Agents

    Narayanasamy, P.

    Pages 99-200

  • Detection and Identification of Bacterial Biological Control Agents

    Narayanasamy, P.

    Pages 201-293

  • Mechanisms of Action of Bacterial Biological Control Agents

    Narayanasamy, P.

    Pages 295-429

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eBook $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-6380-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6379-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover n/a
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9545-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biological Management of Diseases of Crops
Book Subtitle
Volume 1: Characteristics of Biological Control Agents
Authors
Series Title
Progress in Biological Control
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6380-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6380-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6379-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9545-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 673
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