Molecular Biology of the Biological Control of Pests and Diseases of Plants

1st Edition

Muthukumaran Gunasekaran, Darrell Jack Weber

CRC Press
Published November 8, 1995
Reference - 240 Pages
ISBN 9780849324420 - CAT# 2442

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Summary

While many books are available on biological control, this is the only book to detail the application of molecular biology to control of pests and diseases. Each chapter deals with a different pathogen and the application of new molecular biological techniques to the biocontrol of the pathogen.
This new reference presents the most comprehensive list of organisms available. Internationally respected experts discuss viruses, bacteria, fungi, nematodes, protozoa, weeds, and insects. Types of control methods are described, and techniques commonly used in molecular biology to identify the etiological agents, diagnose diseases, and develop control methods are reviewed.