Plant Pathology Concepts and Laboratory Exercises, Third Edition

Bonnie H. Ownley, Robert N. Trigiano

October 27, 2016 by CRC Press
Textbook - 582 Pages - 330 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781466500815 - CAT# K14381

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  • Explains disease, characteristics of organisms that cause disease, and how diseases interact with hosts and the environment
  • Presents useful protocols, procedures, and advanced laboratory exercises with anticipated results and thought-provoking questions
  • Provides case studies of specific diseases and processes presented as a bulleted list, supplying essential information at a glance
  • Contains downloads with supplemental full-color photos and PowerPoint slides to enhance understanding of material
  • Includes complete updates to previous edition and full color illustrations


Continuing in the tradition of its predecessors, this new edition combines an informal, easy to read style with a thorough introduction to concepts and terminology of plant pathology. After reviewing fundamental concepts, the book discusses groups of plant pathogens and molecular tools for studying them, pathogen interactions, epidemiology and disease control, and special topics in plant pathology. The book details various disease-causing organisms, including viruses, fungi, prokaryotics, nematodes, and various biotic agents. It also examines various plant-pathogen interactions, molecular attack strategies, extracellular enzymes, host defenses, and disruption of plant function.

New in the Third Edition

  • Molecular plant-fungal interactions
  • Expanded treatment of molecular tools
  • Advanced biocontrol concepts
  • How to use and care for microscopes