Induced Resistance for Plant Defence: A Sustainable Approach to Crop Protection

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Dale Walters, Adrian C. Newton, Gary Lyon
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 272 pages
Plant diseases worldwide are responsible for billions of dollars worth of crop losses every year. With less agrochemicals being used and less new fungicides coming on the market due to environmental concerns, more effort is now being put into the use of genetic potential of plants for pathogen resistance and the development of induced or acquired resistance as an environmentally safe means of disease control.

This comprehensive book examines in depth the development and exploitation of induced resistance. Chapters review current knowledge of the agents that can elicit induced resistance, genomics, signalling cascades, mechanisms of defence to pests and pathogens and molecular tools. Further chapters consider the topical application of inducers for disease control, microbial induction of pathogen resistance, transgenic approaches, pathogen population biology, trade offs associated with induced resistance and integration of induced resistance in crop protection. The book concludes with a consideration of socio-economic drivers determining the use of induced resistance, and the future of induced resistance in crop protection.


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Chapter 1 Introduction definitions and some history
Chapter 2 Agents that can elicit induced resistance
Chapter 3 Genomics in induced resistance
Chapter 4 Signalling cascades involved in induced resistance
Chapter 5 Types and mechanisms of rapidly induced plant resistance to herbivorous arthropods
Chapter 6 Mechanisms of defence to pathogens biochemistry and physiology
Chapter 7 Induced resistance in natural ecosystems and pathogen population biology exploiting interactions
Chapter 8 Microbial induction of resistance to pathogens
Chapter 9 Tradeoffs associated with induced resistance
Chapter 10 Topical application of inducers for disease control
Chapter 11 Integration of induced resistance in crop production
Chapter 12 Exploitation of induced resistance a commercial perspective
Chapter 13 Induced resistance in crop protection the future drivers and barriers

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Dale Walters, Crop and Soil Research Group, Scottish Agricultural College, Edinburgh, U.K.

Adrian Newton, Scottish Crops Research Institute, Dundee, U.K.

Gary Lyon, Scottish Crops Research Institute, Dundee, U.K.

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