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Advanced Series in Agricultural Sciences

Genetic and Molecular Basis of Plant Pathogenesis

Authors: Vanderplank, J.E.

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As befits a volume in the Advanced Series in Agricultural Sciences, this book was written with problems of practical agriculture in mind. One of the ways of controlling plant disease is by using resistant cultivars; and from the wide literature of genetics and biochemistry in plant pathology I have emphasized what seems to bear most closely on breeding for disease resistance. This has a double advantage, for it happens all to the good that this emphasis is also an emphasis on primary causes of disease, as distinct from subsequent processes of symptom expression and other secondary effects. The chapters are entirely modern in outlook. The great revolution in biology this century had its high moments in the elucidation of the DNA double helix in 1953 and the deciphering of the genetic code in 1961. This book, so far as I know, is the first in plant pathology to be conceived within the framework of this new biology. Half the book could not have been written 20 years ago, even if there had then been available all the literature that has since accumulated on the genetics and chemistry of plant disease. The new biology is the cement this book uses to bind the literature together. Another feature of this book is an emphasis on thermodynamics.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Variation in the Resistance of the Host and in the Pathogenicity of the Parasite

    Vanderplank, J. E., Ph. D., D.Sc., D.Sc. (Agric.), honoris causa

    Pages 1-19

  • The Gene-for-Gene and the Protein-for-Protein Hypotheses

    Vanderplank, J. E., Ph. D., D.Sc., D.Sc. (Agric.), honoris causa

    Pages 20-42

  • The Protein-for-Protein Hypothesis: Temperature Effects and Other Matters

    Vanderplank, J. E., Ph. D., D.Sc., D.Sc. (Agric.), honoris causa

    Pages 43-82

  • Common Antigenic Surfaces in Host and Pathogen

    Vanderplank, J. E., Ph. D., D.Sc., D.Sc. (Agric.), honoris causa

    Pages 83-89

  • Other Large Molecules in Relation to Gene-for-Gene Disease

    Vanderplank, J. E., Ph. D., D.Sc., D.Sc. (Agric.), honoris causa

    Pages 90-99

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Genetic and Molecular Basis of Plant Pathogenesis
Authors
Series Title
Advanced Series in Agricultural Sciences
Series Volume
6
Copyright
1978
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin ยท Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-66965-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-66965-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-66967-5
Series ISSN
0172-4207
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 170
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