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Nato Security through Science Series C:

Virus Diseases and Crop Biosecurity

Editors: Cooper, Ian, Kuehne, Thomas, Polischuk, Valery P. (Eds.)

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Biosecurity roughly means “safe life” and involves a variety of measures designed to prevent disease – causing agents from entering a region and there being spread. Food supplies are easy to disrupt and the provision of biosecurity at la- land borders is especially challenging if trade is to be maintained and when very few travellers are subjected to thorough inspection. WithinthecontextoftheNATOsponsoredworkshopthatwasheldinKiev, Ukraine during May 4–7, 2005, the pathogens were viruses that infect plants and the region encompassed developing states on the verge of acceding into the European Union. In publishing the papers presented at the workshop, we take this opportunity to thank the sponsors including particularly the NATO Science committee and also the contributors for making the discussions - tertaining and bene?cial. Under United Nations FAO auspices, the International Plant Protection Convention aimed to secure common and effective activities against pests and pathogens. Now, most countries party to that convention have laws and regulations in place to sustain agricultural production under natural threat. National plant protection services exist to inspect growing crops and imp- tations and to determine when and how introduced pathogens might be era- cated. The member states of the European Union, through their national [and also the regional plant protection service (The European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organisation)], advise national governments and develops speci?c protocols (identi?cation, containment and eradication) that aim at managing pests and pathogens in ways that have minimal impact on trade.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • A SHORT HISTORY OF WARFARE EMPHASIZING THE BIOLOGICAL ASPECTS

    Pages 1-8

    Osborne, Daphne J.

  • CROP VIRUSES AND VIRUS DISEASES: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

    Pages 9-32

    Thresh, J. M.

  • PLANT VIRUSES IN EUROPEAN AGRICULTURE: CURRENT PROBLEMS AND FUTURE ASPECTS

    Pages 33-44

    van der Vlugt, René A.A.

  • SIGNIFICANT WAYS TO SPREAD PLANT VIRUS DISEASES IN AGRICULTURAL ECOSYSTEMS: IS AGROTERRORISM POSSIBLE?

    Pages 45-54

    Adam, Günter

  • SOIL-BORNE VIRUSES OF CROP PLANTS—POTENTIAL AGENTS FOR BIOTERRORIST ATTACKS?

    Pages 55-69

    Kühne, Thomas

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Virus Diseases and Crop Biosecurity
Editors
  • Ian Cooper
  • Thomas Kuehne
  • Valery P. Polischuk
Series Title
Nato Security through Science Series C:
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5298-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5298-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5296-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5297-2
Series ISSN
1871-4668
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 148
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